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As per the official Google announcement, the reasoning behind this change is to try out methods which would complement new password authentication methods. To quote the post Today, you sign in to Google on a page that includes both the ‘email’ and ‘password’ fields on the same page. We’ll be gradually splitting those two fields into separate pages in ...


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Frankly, this is contextual. For a single word, generally 2-4 letters are kept as minimum to initiate the auto complete feature. There are at least two reasons for this. One being the performance as you pointed out. There is no need to fire up a filtering call when you know that the resultant dataset will be huge. Second being, the number of results you ...


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Official google explanation aside (as mentioned in the other answer), there is probably another work at play which goes unmentioned - using UX as stick/carrot method to promote desired behavior. Note that if you at any time previously checked the "stay signed in" checkbox, even after logging out of the Gmail the google will remember your username (via ...


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Why not style the Email Sign-up differently than other nav items to indicate there's a hidden bar that will accordion open on click. Bonus: styling it different gives it more of a CTA feel that draws the user's attention to it. And don't forget to autofocus the name field for accessibility and keyboard users :) Email sign-up closed Email sign-up open ...


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Google Scholar search for "haptic klm" came up with these updates to KLM: FLM (fingerstroke level model) The traditional Keystroke-Level Model (KLM) was not applicable to predict the task performance in the touch-sensitive user interface. This case study thus proposed Fingerstroke Level Model (FLM), and analyzed the inter-network mirroring game - ...


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That notification comes from software that is used on multiple lenovo laptops. In some cases, there is one audio port (1/8 inch / 3.5mm). The audio port serves as input and output. If you have a lenovo laptop with one port, further dialogue takes place asking what the device is (headphone, microphone, line in, etc.) For one port machines, I think it is ...


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If it's a website that has a lot of products in many categories, showing the category is a good way to help the user find what they are looking for. Example: when a user is searching for: game of thr Game of thrones in books Game of thrones in DVDs Game of thrones in eBooks Game of thrones Game of throubles Game of three and so on..


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Average Joe Average Joe doesn't know how to set the default browser from the OS, so browsers provide this option so they can be sure that they've done what's necessary for the user to choose them as the default. This way they get a way bigger chance of getting users and the more users (AKA clients) they get the more money they make. Application ...


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Let's start with your options... You have heterogenous options. That means, your options are all pretty different. Because maps are very different from ratings, which are very different from search, it's not easy for users to process a lot of heterogenous options. Compare that to homogenous options where the items are of the same kind. For 8-10 ...


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EDIT: Based on comment that this is the only utility-nav element that works this way... It's a bit confusing to put an email sign-up form (like for a newsletter) above everything else. Seems like a way to trick people into signing up when they simply want to log in to the site - not a good way to win customer trust. More importantly, putting the form up ...


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It is possible that I am not getting your requirement right, but are the radio buttons essential? Can you instead provide something like, On click of the button, you can provide the confirmation dialog, notifying the user that it is a non reversible action. Next time when user visits the page, there can be a notification label specifying that the ...


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A difference should be made between exact results for auto-completion/filter and inexact. A colleague complained to me that in most cases it is very dificult for him to look for or use/mention his own profile on many sites, because when he has completely typed his name, auto-complete doesn't kick in. His name is Li. One of the most used names around the ...


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It depends on the specific use case, but there is no agreed-upon minimum number of characters that is required before doing filtering. If too many results can get returned, limit the initial set, preferably to the most likely (if that can be determined), or some other metric like most recent. If you use Chrome, go ahead and try it. Enter a single character ...


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Just a note to add to @merqri answer: you may consider a feature, in which user typing a filter string gets information (it can be an approximation), how many results there are. If the number of results is narrowed down to eg. five, you may show them even after two characters. Take a look at MS Excel autocomplete feature: you have some texts (strings) in ...


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While you can re-process server side, it is a waste of your processing power. In addition, the markdown spec allows the insertion of arbitrary HTML, so unless you disable that you will be just as insecure. This forum is about UX, and your UX will be enhanced by the live preview. Out of the scope of this forum but necessary to answer your question: On the ...


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I'll kick this off. It may not survive on SE, but this is an interesting question to identify a new kind of heuristics. Familiarity breeds solid principles Much of UX and interaction design is connected to biological solutions because biology is familiar to our brain. Using solutions that require less adjustment makes things easier to learn, if not always ...


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Yes, there are at least 2 good reasons If you any interactive elements in the body (even an IOS-style ellipsis °°° navigator) it can be confusing to users to "tap on interactive elements, but tap anywhere else to move to the next slide". Users often tap accidentally on mobile devices, so if you decide to do this, make sure you provide a back button of ...


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If the arrow is to the right of the "Email Signup" link, it should point towards the link to call attention to it: Email Signup <-- Then, once clicked the arrow should point to the form, so as to indicate to the user where to look. Email Signup ^ Apologies in advance for my crude, text-only examples.


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Other applications do it as well. They ask you to associate certain file types with it. When double clicking a file it starts the default application. There is no OS-setting for text or image editors, but there is one for each file type (txt, doc, jpg etc.). For browsers there is "make default" setting probably because web browsing is not associated with ...


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That's a good question and easy to answer. As a UX Designer you shall think of both user's needs and business goals. Let's see what Google could win from making its great Chrome the default bowser? As simple as it may seems, it's important: Reputation. Collecting data: that's the critical reason for what can be called "browser-war". Every page you access ...


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Your con for email authentication by URL is that the URL is longer and scarier looking than the shorter URL to the location where people can enter a code. But you can simply hide the long and scary URL behind a bright and inviting button. True, you would have to display the entire URL for people to copy and paste in their browser, because some email clients ...



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