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We ran a quick user test and found that more people were signing up with their emails If you trust your test, then you should trust your users and design a solution that meets their desires. We are trying to encourage users to connect with their Facebook/Twitter accounts instead Why is that? Do you have sound reasoning behind this in that it will ...


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The only advantage that I see as a user (for sites that I don't actually want to use in combination with twitter/facebook) is that it is quicker to log in with an existing account. As such you may want to structure it like so: Log in with existing account (can be social media or email) vs Register new account


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A drop down is probably not your best option here. To make this task clearly understandable a more suitable UI would be some form of dual list as in the example below: This does not only offer a selection mechanism but also a constant visibility of what has been selected. Update: Given that you have limited manoeuvre around the design i would suggest ...


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I was inspired recently by @jeffatwood 's excellent article about The God Login where one would ask: What would God do? Well if God was doing this, there wouldn't even be a selection list - the option the user wants would be right there already - no selection necessary. God already knows which one you want. The drop down is being used for someone to ...


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I generally avoid signing up to random websites with Facebook, because I don't want those sites posting junk to my Facebook profile. One recent exception was Fallen London, which has a link saying "Read our civilised social media policy" right next to the "create a free account" -> "sign in with Facebook" link. The linked policy says things like "It's your ...


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Disambiguation & Labeling : Preliminary vs simulated : you should try to be specific about the process in which this calculation is taking place, using "preliminary" suggests it is part of staged process. "simulated" on the other hand suggests a modeling activity where users could play around with the figures before committing. these considerations need ...


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I trust facebook.com (sort of), so I put information on there such as my likes. I don't trust just any old site I stumble across on the Internet. So there's no way that I'm going to register for your application with my Facebook account. However, after some use, I may find that I do trust your application. Then I might be ready to click "Connect with ...


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I don't understand why you want to change the user habit for the sign up? (business goals?) Sign up with social media is just an alternative for the user. Moreover, your test tells you that your users prefer email. Maybe, you would have to ask users why they prefer this solution instead of social media accounts? Maybe you don't use the good social media ...


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This isn't really a framework issue as much as an overall corporate process issue. The bigger the organization, the more documentation and details it tends to require (which is antithetic to the agile process, but I digress...) That said... I am thinking of defining different components of this framework by establishing patterns in areas such as ...


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I think all options you have are not that good. Adding "none" option spoils the overall idea, because "none" is not an option. It just shows options can't be used. Radio buttons without selection is an anti-pattern ComboBox is not a good replacement for a radio buttons. According to my understanding of the problem, you have two options. In some cases ...


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Show him this website: http://shouldiuseacarousel.com/ There are a couple of reasons why he shouldn´t do that. 1% clicked a feature. Of those, 89% were the first position. 1% of clicks for the most significant object on the home page? nd.edu stats by @erunyon “We have tested rotating offers many times and have found it to be a poor way of presenting home ...


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The convention on search result pages is to present the actual content looking almost the same. The reason behind it is that's it easier to scan content and find keywords representing the thing the user is searching for. Filtering search shouldn't be done in the actual result list but in a faceted navigation tool to the left of the search result listing. ...


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In the described scenario, you should never provide an edit option or you'll have the problem you're mentioning. Basically, you're writing to a database, so let's say I have this question and answer: Q: roses are red, sky is... A: blue And now I edit the question, effectively overwriting the database's value: Q: Your teacher is... A: blue Which can ...


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I think what you mean is strongly related with the difference of the mental model of the user on how a system/program works and the experience the user has when expecting the behaviour of his/her mental model. The term "logical" will be defined for each user a little bit different, based on knowledge, tech skills, experiences,... So to make a program ...


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If people have avatars, you could show both avatars beside each other. Nothing more. Do not try and connect the avatars as this may be confused or even misconstrued! If there are no avatars for someone then use a default head/shoulder blank avatar. Let whitespace do the separation between the avatars and the description. Take Trello as an example, where ...


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I think you have several ways people could relate: Handshake Synergy Conversation Social Images below are illustrated below. Note: These were are all taken from Google Images, so credit is not mine and some are stock photos. They are just examples. Handshake Synergy Conversation Social


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You could user a "user" icon for a manually generated document, and a "computer" icon for the automatically generated ones.


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Well, I guess it depends on how simple you want this search to be. Are users going to be able to filter? Is it going to be a drop down search or a something like Google, where if you search, the whole page becomes your results? Is the website going to be responsive and allow users to view the data on their phone or is it strictly a desktop website? I'm ...


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Most users feel that they should be allowed to easily change their minds If many users are asking for this then go ahead and move it up top but given what you said about how rare and permanent this action is I would leave it in a section at the bottom that clearly signifies how permanent this action is... You could also add a non-prominent link up top ...


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Although not widely used, there are may different ways you can do this. Some include: 1. Ask the user his/her most recent transaction This would be good, because it is something that the user would definitely remember, as it would be very recent, and would not be easy to forget (Maybe add this if a big transaction was made, or a transaction that relates ...


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There are 2 main ways for showing search results for different content types: Single search result listing Discrete result sections for each item type -- Single search result listing Used when users want to find something but don't know or are less concern about the item type. This approach better suits browsing of search results and is favoured by ...


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This is a difficult problem, I can give you that. I am thinking that the solution is something along the lines of your third option. Here is how you would present the sentence: John received an award. The translator would type something like this: John recibió una distinción. Then the app would ask the user: Please indicate the highlighted ...


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If there are just a couple of extra features that registered users have access to, and a user logs in, you should interpret this action (logging in) as the user manifesting her intention to use one of those particular features, and should therefore try to take away as many steps as possible that stand between the user and their purpose. Now, if one feature ...


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There are many options, depending on what you're trying to achieve. All fit certain situations, so you'll need to think about what you're trying to achieve, and how your content fits your design. 1. The Facebook Comment method is fairly neat The comment is shown in the original language, with a small, unobtrusive "Translate" underneath it (similar to the ...


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If you can't put all three buttons (why not?), another option is an action combo button where the primary (or most important for your site) action is the default. When the user clicks in the "button" area the displayed action is triggered. The other actions are available by clicking the down arrow.


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When you want to sell products to customers, it should be made apparently clear how to “Add product to Basket” and “Check-Out” the product and pay. For this reason alone, option two is the preferred one. It is clear, and to the point. One click less is one click less of a bailout. The dots are commonly known as “More…” option where favorites and stock items ...


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It would really depend on how complicated this game is, but luckily there is a great example of card-game UX in a game called Hearthstone. Their approach would most likely take more work than you'd like to put in, which is to have a series of tutorial games against AI. They are carefully sequenced to introduce elements at a learnable pace, and while it ...


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"Carousels exist to keep people from beating the $*&# out of each other in meetings." -- Brad Frost Problem: The home page isn't big enough to show all the stuff for sale. Solution: Recommend the top selling item with easy access to the full list.


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Having 3 sliders is not a bad idea here. Having a single big slider is! Whenever someone comes to your website to purchase anything, he/she would have a product in mind to buy, the three distinct sliders will nicely categorize items. So when, I for example am visiting your website to find discounted deals for t-shirts on your website a single carousel will ...


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You can check the trustworthiness of your product and service. If users are choosing e-mail registration, there can be a trust issue. It may not be the company itself, but that the contextual information is important for users. As in the context, a user can enter a job application site with LinkedIn account and a person may not want to use their Facebook ...



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