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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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You need to prioritize your requirements and place appropriate buttons on the map. You can place the buttons near any of the four corners(with some margin ofcourse) An example would be: Place the 'my-location' button on the map. this is so that the user can quickly return to his current location. For me, even though it takes some space, it is something ...


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I imagine that the criminal community is far ahead of us all on this topic. What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? Being British, I imagine that many of the issues that came up (rightly or wrongly) in the recent phone hacking trial / News Of The World enquiry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24894403 might be addresed ...


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What is the primary area of focus for users on your site? I'm going to take a guess and say Activities? If so, you might want to steal a concept from blogs dealing with categories & tags for linking information. Here's a typical example on the "our activities" page: If you click into an activity. You probably don't need to show list of all resources ...


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This isn't a huge amount of data - it's small to medium & looks like it should similar to lots of other sites that display this kind of data. You ought to be able to find lots of examples and try/test variations quickly. (I guess I'm saying that if you stop framing the design challenge as a difficult problem then it might get less difficult.). What is ...


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If you have the space then version 2 seems ideal as it prevents the user having to click into another tab to enter or view information. Also scrolling, in my experience, is an easier action than making the user click into tabbed panels to access information.


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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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A cluttered primary navigation menu loses it's effect and usability the more items that are stuffed into it. In my view, it's definitely recommended to utilise secondary navigation where necessary usually in the form of:- Primary Navigation Horizontal across the top includes the main parent categories/pages. Secondary Navigation Vertical in the sidebar ...


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perhaps a tabbed approach would hide the fields until their category is clicked, only then they will be visible to view or edit


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What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? And finally, and most importantly, what would it do? A self destruct button sounds like a perfect candidate for once and for all leaving a social network. It's so easy to sign-up but leaving can be a real pain (ever tried leaving facebook?). How would you as a UX ...


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If self destruction is a key requirement, I wouldn't leave it in the hands of the user. Instead, I'd go the route ala "this message will self destruct..."


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It all depends, I think, on what 'platform' you're going to be using this self-destruct button. Is it a digital destruction interface or is it necessary to have a personal self-destruct button on your person at all times? If you're going digital, how much does this button need to affect? To be a successful self-destruct button, it has to do what it promises ...


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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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The self destruct button should be available in both software and hardware formats. I will focus on the software side for this answer, perhaps someone else more proficient in nuclear reactor meltdowns can fill in the hardware side. The self destruct button need to balance the functionality with the urgent need for speed of deletion - something that deletes ...


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You can use 2x4 matrix, with Y-axis the product and X-axis the duration. EDIT : Roughly something like this : When a checkbox is selected all other checkboxes are unselected. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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You could use 2 accordions on the 1st step. Once the user chooses the membership type, the accordion will expand and the details will show. Clicking it again will collapse the details.


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You might consider using a drop-down menu (AKA a pop-up menu). This gives a quick indication of the size of the result-set, as well as allowing the user to jump to the first, last, and any interim page, with reasonable ease. This is from http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/browse/clothing/mens-clothing In user testing, I found the most important thing was ...


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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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Almost all user interfaces require some very basic computer literacy. Someone that has not worked on a computer before, will have some difficulty at the beginning. You can help these people to learn more easily by introducing redundant elements to your design, for example to answer your questions : You could add a help text in the text box “Click here and ...


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Two Options Option 1: Integer & multiplier You create an integer input field [ 1], with a label to its right "x 5000 = followed by a dynamically-updated label showing the product "60,000". A few examples: [ 1] x $5000 = $5,000 [ 7] x $5000 = $35,000 [ 12] x $5000 = $60,000 Drawback: if the user has a specific amount they want to ...


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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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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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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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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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My vote is 3 (a text box with up/down arrow buttons), but allow the text entry to be unconstrained (beyond being constrained to numeric input). If the input isn't an even multiple of 5k, a message could appear informing the user that their entry will be rounded to the nearest valid number. I always like providing a free-form text box for users that find it ...


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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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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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As an enterprise UX designer, I have come across this many times. The short answer is preset the radio button by default if null is equivalent to one of the choosable states and the default application state matches the choice. If not, you will have to dig deeper to make a decision. Here is how I would approach the decision. I would ask these questions: ...


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I also feel that the user needs to be able to reach the page that he wants to with the least possible number of steps. fibonacci numbers are cool but the least possible number of steps is by getting the number of the page that the user wants and jump there. If I know that something is in page 1512, I'd rather do that than play binary search with ...


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Don't troll. Sure, you could attempt to mess around with the people trying to get into your systems, but there are a number of issues with this approach. First of all, there is the risk that you'll catch legitimate customers/users who are trying to access your project. This could happen for a number of reasons, such as a banned IP address getting ...


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Firstly, how reliable is the IP list? Plus, it is most probable that the hacker's IP will not be listed in the list(due to proxies etc). Now, lets say that the IP is inside the list then out of the two solutions the cool one is definitely the second one, the relief you get when you know that the messers are being messed with. Although, I am speaking from ...


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Don't troll back. Paying them attention is the worst you can do. Or as George Bernard Shaw put it: "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." If possible ignore their attempts and silently revert their comments after some time. Ideally an automatic process can do this. It might sound strange, ...


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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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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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Except for few edge cases, I think pagination itself is a bad idea. 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. What users want is to skip those noisy posts ("Great post", "WOW", "LOL", "Thanks"), and (hopefully) get to that cat ...


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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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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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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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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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An interesting idea for sure, but if you plan to have hundreds or thousands of pages, browsing through all of them will probably be an unpleasant experience regardless. The cynic in me believes the creator's use case was showcasing the ability to solve a common programming challenge in writing an algorithm that prints the Fibonacci sequence.


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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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It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Nope. It's a well established recommendation for publications on paper containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Even on paper you will find a bunch of style guides that recommend against it. Remember that the one of the ...


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Kind of expanding on Nate Kerkhofs comment above, you could have a list of words that users can drag and drop into sentences similar to magnetic poetry. Or maybe have a mad libs style interface where during the show a new sentence pops up every 5-10 minutes, then the users drag and drop from a list of words into the blanks to describe how they feel about ...


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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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I personally try to avoid going in with a fixed number in mind. Instead I treat it as a continual process where we carry on interviewing while we're still learning new things (sometimes called the saturation approach). The point where we're start hearing the same stories repeatedly is the point where we move the focus from research to analysis and ...


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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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You can call it as Drag & Drop functionality. However, this is more towards the functionality question than the ux related. Since you have asked that your requirement is for mobile then am not sure in what scenario you need such functionality. So, lets explore these few examples and let us know, is that what you are looking or something different. Few ...


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OAUTH has become an industry standard for federated signon systems. Google and Facebook both implement the protocol. When you signon to stackexchange with Google, that is OAUTH under the covers. As a web developer, you can either implement an OAUTH server yourself, which federates to each of your other sites, or another option is implementing Google, ...


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The option with the least amount of work is using a third party. Google, Facebook etc. There are pros and cons to this, but from a UX perspective, this is probably the easiest and most trustworthy. Stack Exchange does this well. You can simply create a new account on any SE site and it links your accounts. They target an identifier, in their case, it's an ...



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