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What problem are you solving with this? This seems like a developer's solution to a problem they think exists. Let's actually look at how users use pages. They want to go to: a specific page the first page the last page a specific item held within one of the pages going to the next or previous page (oops, forgot that, thanks 3nafish) Jumping 10 pages ...


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If you really want to provide a possibility to choose any page from even 3000, there is an old soulution from karaboz. The idea is to make a page choosing like a scroll bar. For example, how it looks for 50 pages: You can move the scroll pointer (gray) very fast to reach a group of pages you really need at this momet. The orange marker - page wich is ...


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Except for few edge cases, I think pagination itself is a bad idea. Question: How would a user know that there is an interesting cat picture in post 3 of page 1534? They don't. Users requiring to access a specific page is a non-existing requirement in common forum formats. What users want is to skip those noisy posts ("Great post", "WOW", "LOL", "Thanks"), ...


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What is the business goal of the Self-Destruct button? UX is all about balancing business needs with user goals. So, let's say the business goal is to sell more computers. The user goal is to disable their computer so that they can open an IT ticket, have IT investigate, and eventually replace their computer, having found nothing wrong. Let's talk to some ...


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It's already been done on a vast scale. Since the success metric is rebooted the machine over a 100 times before being unplugged and summoning IT. So the 100 reboots would be the conversions and the calling of IT I nominate Windows update from Microsoft because every Tuesday is causes at least one reboot, last time was 5 reboots the patches often ...


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I've seen it called a List Builder This question I think is a duplicate of this question I wouldn't call it a "design pattern", but a commonly used interface element.


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Take the decision out of the hands of users. Have one button but make the toilet smart based on level of displacement, it wouldn't need an electronic sensor, just a better designed bulb in the reservoir right? Or possibly an extra pressure tube similar to how a barometer works? As the toilet is filled higher and with denser material the physical pressure of ...


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You could use a stepped value slider: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups There is such a slider that snaps to increments in jQuery UI: http://jqueryui.com/slider/#steps If you need a range slider, you may wanna check out jQRangeSlider: http://ghusse.github.io/jQRangeSlider/


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There seems to be a heated debate about business goal of the self-destruct button in question. So, I will try to contribute to this side of the argument. I am currently working on an MDM (**M**obile **D**evice **M**anagement) project and we have a requirement that enables the administrator to create a device-wipe rule based on a status or event. (i.e device ...


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To me, this user interface element reminds the user that he or she has a relationship with the website in question, even if he's logged out of the site. For example, I've used various travel-booking sites, and for some I might have an account, and with others I may have transacted as a "guest." So it's hard to remember where I have an actual account. If, ...


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I think it stops after the cool factor. It's one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" type of situations. It's best to follow what's conventional. Jumping ten steps forward or backwards is most common (after moving one, of course). I would think the next large number to move through multiple pages would be a common number we jump to in ...


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This is an issue of scaling, which is a common problem in data visualisation :) Your Y axis has data (page numbers), and ideally you would want to display all of it at once - but that won't fit, so you scale it. We scale by log(10) usually, because it is one of the easiest transformations for people to conceptualise - but you could go by any scaling ...


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What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? Well from a users point of view - bad, slow, inefficient, time wasting, buggy software. Software that never receives updates or fixes because the developer is in denial that their software has bugs in the first place. This piece of software constantly loses the users work, ...


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A few suggestions I'd have for distraction-free, or user-friendly, text writing UIs: • Tall text field Longform text fields, like the one I'm using to reply to you, provide an inherent white space - so making this field sufficiently tall to feel spacious would be the first step. One helpful additional feature is an expandable text field, as this one on ...


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What about using progressive disclosure. So when the user clicks on the checkbox you display the input field. This way you will only display the fields when they are needed and use of animation will catch users attention. Other option is removing checkboxes and asking the user to fill out one of the input fields. Please select one of the alternative ...


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First, you should start of talking to some users, getting a feel for their personal destruction needs. Doing some background research on self destruct systems online should also be informative. Once you've got some basic background info, you can move onto system architecture. What kind of self destruction is the most efficient? How can we maximize ...


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I'd suggest you go with the empty item. For two reasons: To be consistent with your criteria options. Why should a user have to leave the date fields empty to get the complete range but have to select an option when it comes to types You usually refine your search by applying filters. Selecting "All" does not refine your search result whereas selecting a ...


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This is a common and effective pattern if done correctly. Essentially if there are a few sensitive actions and other less sensitive then delaying the authentication check may allow the user to perform low risk activity unhindered. Examples of sites that do this well are: Amazon: Browse and add products to your cart. Try to check out or view account / ...


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Don't reinvent the wheel unless you need to. If you wanted a text field, you'd start with <input type="text">, so since you want a field representing numbers, start with <input type="number">. You may need to polyfill the type for older browsers, but at least you're going to take advantage of native device rendering and accessibility hooks. All ...


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Perhaps a combination slider/spinner could work. Use the slider to get close and the incremental buttons to make fine adjustments. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups (This mockup uses a cap of 1,000,000. If there's no actual cap, you could perhaps add a button to increase the total width of the slider by a factor ...


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There's a trend in the US to get rid of the handles and buttons completely. Sensors determine when the person has moved and auto flush. Sinks dispense water while hands are under the faucet and dryers auto turn on. Pretty much the only thing left in a bathroom to physically touch is the door on the way out. Which, ultimately, is why I prefer single ...


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What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? An orbiting research facility, housing an extra-terrestrial contagion capable of wiping out every living species on the planet loses power. Airlocks on containment cells are losing pressure, all staff aboard are infected. As routine maintenance slows to a halt, the station begins ...


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Acoustic sensor in the u-bend that detects the density of the deposit you have made using pulses of sound. Place a single button to trigger a flush. The on board computer can then detect a #1 or #2 and flush accordingly. Computer then charges battery using a water wheel. FLAWLESS. What could possibly go wrong?


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I think you're on the right track here. You could, however, make a combination of both solutions combining both strengths. Place the new entry button at the top of each list, next to the title. This way the button doesn't need a label (like Actions), the position makes sense and if you'd like you can keep both the title and the button fixed of the top of the ...


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The top answer is excellent, but I thought I would share an alternate idea for this. I would love to know if others think this is useable/a good idea, since I don't have any research or data to back this up: A colored bar, either on the right or bottom, like a "progress bar" shows how much relative text has been entered. It is green until some point, then ...


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Your case is all about a third party identity provider. It does all the things above and more. You don't have to worry, at all. My banks (I have more than one) provide a Bank-ID valid for my both banks and a number of official state controlled sites. I can use my Bank-ID to sign in almost anywhere without creating an account, with the boring sign-up ...


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Academic studies tend to say between 8-12 is optimal for qualitative research. However if you are targeting discrete groups of users (e.g. teachers and students) you may need 8-12 of each discrete type. In my experience, the cost starts exceeding the benefit after about the 8th participant. The following factors should also be taken into account: ...


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Taking a page from the our usual video player, a 'fast-forward' and 'fast-rewind' button can be added for faster navigation through the pages. But Fibonacci? Doesn't make any sense to me.


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It's an interesting idea, but the use of the Fibonacci sequence seems fairly arbitrary. With the assumption that the user wants to find a specific item that is positioned uniformly across the pages, and they know about the rank order of the item, the most efficient algorithm would be a binary search algorithm. So, it would be more suitable to use the ...


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That may be a good idea if you assume that a user want to move to pages, possibly jumping. But still, it does not have to be a Fibonacci sequence. You can have a logarithmic scale of any base. But actually in the first place, I don't think any buttons of the kind other than "previous" and "next" (or equivalents) would make any sense. If users had a ...



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