Hot answers tagged

122

"Recovered" is a poor choice of words here. All that app is trying to do is warn people that the action is not reversible and they can't simply hit cancel or undo and all their files will be returned. A better solution would be: Formatting SD card will delete all data. This action cannot be undone. Continue? This is more direct to the point that you ...


28

People with Parkinson Disease (or PD as it's also known) need special considerations as you correctly figured. However, keep in mind that most of those considerations are covered by special peripherals rather than specific UI. As a matter of fact, just following common WAI- ARIA guidelines is more than enough. Keep in mind that, like many people with ...


28

I see no problem with the message that other suggestions completely solve. Formatting SD card will delete all data. Data cannot be recovered. Continue? Data cannot be recovered gives a very good sense of urgency, and speaks well to the target audience who at this juncture needs to know the likely worst case scenario. Even though the data can be ...


14

Really good question. I've thought about this inaccuracy (although in a security, not UX context) and had to explain to several colleagues that most "delete" options (yes, even formatting a drive) are not secure and that the data is quite often recoverable. I have never found it difficult, nor has anyone failed to understand, that the way to think about ...


13

My father has late-stage PD and after watching him use his Mac for the last 15 years here are some thoughts in no particular order: Assume the user can't use both hands or combinations of keys. My father uses his non-dominant hand with a track-ball because it shakes less, but has to use the keyboard and click with the same hand. Try that one out yourself ...


8

The best user experience is the one where the user has to think about this stuff as little as possible. Offer the user the ability to specify whichever timezone they deem most appropriate and handle the conversion and calculation in the code. Because your users are mainly in MST, make that the default. download bmml source – Wireframes ...


5

I think you should go a week or so using some of the peripherals that these patients would use. You probably know UX as you experience the web, but you should get to know the challenges that they face when they're not using a mouse and a screen. They might have a hard time reading on the screen because of the shaking, so maybe they use a screen reader with ...


5

I know the question is about the text, but in addition to others responses, consider that user don't always read what you have written and can click on a single button as a habit/reflex. Consider adding 2 buttons with exact same formatting to force them process the information


5

I would suggest "Data will likely be unrecoverable" as having a clear meaning that is unlikely to materially mislead anyone. While it is true that the likelihood of data being truly unrecoverable if nothing is done with the cartridge following the format might not be as high as the adverb "likely" would suggest, few if any users will care about the odds in ...


4

Maybe the UX should go in a completely different direction here. Starting with some (always dangerous) assumptions about context: The majority of users landing on this bit of UI are here because they want to re-use the SD card on the same device. They have no intention of removing the SD card, or sharing it with anyone. And many of those users actually ...


4

There is a quote that says : "The best icon is a text label". However the icon on a button along with text provide a nice example, it enhance the beauty and better user experience. But too many icons can create a mess.Icons are more effective when it improve visual interest and grab the user's attention.


4

Why not round up to the next full hour? You'd get all the benefits of defaulting to the current time with barely any of the hassle. If the target time is within the hour, you'd only have to access the minute controls to reach your desired alarm time. I'd imagine that most people only set their alarms for events in the more-or-less immediate future (using ...


3

I would put this on a comment but I don't have enough reputation. In your case I believe the problem is you don't have a good UI for the small actions defined and want to solve it through keyboard shortcuts. Maybe you could rethink the whole process, simplify it an then think again about the shortcuts? Why does it take so many clicks? How many panels can ...


3

Yes! The buttons have to be close to each other and vertically center aligned. And move the settings icon to header. Here's a quick edit - EDIT: Also the 'What would you like to do' text should behave as a title in the page, so, keep it above the buttons in a little large font.


2

Even without knowing the exact algorithm, you can probably observe a few factors that come into the equation: Views: one way of defining popularity is the number of views that the shot has received, but because a person can look at a picture without necessarily liking it (and high views doesn't necessarily mean the work is of higher quality), it is only an ...


2

Drill down means you show only one menu at a time. It brings you further down the menu structure. An example is the iPod menu: Or see this working example in jQuery. A hierarchical multi-level menu is more like a dropdown or accordion menu where the whole submenu structure is visible: Accordion example: Or as dropdown menu: An example in bootstrap


2

The question is not so much about what the OS is doing, as clarifying the assumptions that naive users are making about what the OS is doing. How about ... Formatting this card will allow it to be used for new data storage. Assume you will not be able to recover your old data. Assume that any bad guy that gets this card will be able to recover your old ...


2

You could have a "More details" button/link that opens a modal window with additional fields. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Clicking on "More details" would open a popup similar to the one below. download bmml source


1

How about: Formatting SD card will erase existing data. Continue with erasure?


1

Add another paragraph after the warning that your data may not be retrievable: Warning: formatting is not an authorized method of destroying classified or confidential data such as old passwords, naughty photos, or your credit card number. (What would I recommend? (a) contact a reputable data destruction service, (b) read the government standards for ...


1

I think the message is fine. It's not about giving people all the information, or even all the options. Formatting SD card will delete all data on this specific card Serial Number XXXXXXXXX. Data cannot be easily recovered, but may be recovered using some tools with an unknown degree of success depending on how many sectors of this device are altered ...


1

I wouldn't add Data cannot be recovered I would add it only in the case of a full erase (in case you have the option available to your users). An other issue is with Continue ? I believe you than give "Yes" and "No" as choices to your users ? If you do, it probably isn't the best practice as it forces the user to read the whole message to know ...


1

Why not implement the icons with accurate alt text? I'm assuming these are just navigation icons to get to the various areas you have. If they're actionable buttons that are assisting users with accomplishing some task, I'd say to avoid icons and just use text so there is nothing lost in translation.


1

Combining icons and text will take the load of the cognitive process. The user will recall the action behind the icon faster and will choose faster the filter he is looking for. The number of filters (text and icon) should be considered. If there is a lot of filters probably it would be a good idea to remove the text (so that you won't cluster the screen ...


1

Optimize navigation Make sure users could logically tab through each control and make selections without the mouse. I think it could also help if each dropdown supports type ahead to pick faster Consider Templates? Allow users to save the object description as a named template. Next time user could just pick the template and all of the fields could be ...


1

A good idea for this problem is defaults. There are two ways you can do this, observe common patterns in the selections and provide them as a set options, the selection of one of which would autofill all of the options in the six drop-downs. Or, you can let users save their defaults, meaning they could configure common option sets and re-use. It would ...


1

What is shocking in your design is that 40% of the space is taken by action button and not by the main information. The buttons are taking to much space. Promote the content, not the tools. Some icons are very generic and don't need explanation. I don't speak Arabic but I can tell that the first button is "edit", second is "print", third "validate", fourth ...


1

Additional Menu One of the main sources of potential confusion here is that an individual hyphen in a cell can end up a long way from the icon in the menu bar that lets the user know what it's for. Showing the same menu bar when the user expands a section could alleviate this. 'Frozen Row' or 'Sticky' Menu You might also consider replicating the ...


1

As per my comments I thought I would post a mockup to explain. If you maintain your current workflow then I would use the following: A prominent "Save"/"Save Photo" button first (Directs to in app purchase content) A secondary level "Save with watermark" button The in app purchase content should also explain somewhere that they can still save photos ...


1

I think the answer is provided by your first screenshot. The cursor changes to allow input over the text; it would I presume change to the hand cursor when it hovers over the drag indicator on the left edge of the list item. Gmail also does it this way. When you mouse over an inbox item, the draggable indicator appears and when you hover over that part, it ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible