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This sounds like the situation you're describing: Some layout programs (like InDesign) link to external files rather than fully importing them. So when a file gets moved, you have to relink the file by finding its new location. The system knows the filename, but not its location. InDesign does this with an Open dialog that displays the filename you need to ...


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I would place the upload dialog within a color-coded container, that indicates the following states: Empty. This is awaiting a folder selection. Invalid. The user has selected a folder, but it appears to be incorrect. This could be checked programmatically with a regular expression or a simple function that parses the string (ignoring the XXXX that ...


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Will the folder name always be the same pattern? If so, a simple label or tooltip should help guide the user. Maybe something like this: Or, if your app knows what the folder name will be, you could tell the user the exact name to look for:


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Do you think this could work? Consider that rectangle a variable space or column. I didn't make the complete animation but I hope it will give you an idea.


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If you're building a form, why not simply let the other chosen options dictate the column sizing? For example, I need a form that has... 6 text input boxes One set of radio buttons (5 total options) A large text box for an extended response I want these to be split into two separate columns, and I want the ability to arrange/order them in those two ...


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Can you just make the edge draggable? You could have notches in the dragging if needed. Any JS library has a drag edge feature. http://jsfiddle.net/euka4rm3/ For notches here is an example, just imagine the draggable element to be the whole border. https://jqueryui.com/slider/#steps


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One option that you could consider is combining the count down timer that you mention with another convention: dim the screen a bit with the countdown to represent the application is becoming inactive. This pattern is common in laptops and smart phones. Many devices will dim the screen for a short time before going into an inactive state (e.g. screen saver, ...


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A sequence is like 'user flow' What you have listed is a possible sequence. Whenever you go to a website, you can begin at any point. For example, I may access 'warranty' first or 'testimonials'. To make a particular action/behavior more likely, you emphasize that button through strong visual design and contrast. So, for example, if selling if your ...


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No. You can't make it general and abstract. The more examples that you give, the better your research/hypothesis on this concept will be. The behaviors are always specific to the problem because it takes that behavior to solve the persona's want/need. The persona has a want/need and the behavior addresses it. The UX designer has to do digging/research and ...


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You could have an empty text box mean "I don't need that field" and use a checkbox to use a value for all files. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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I have to agree with you. One argument that might be given in favor of using both directions is that the standard menu triangle or > (the one that appears on drop-downs, for example) shows directionality. That argument, however, doesn't hold, as unlike with the majority of icons, arrows are necessarily directional. If you look at icons for buttons that ...


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The first thing that comes to my mind is that text field adds unnecessary cruft while being needed in only one situation. Consider showing this field only when "Constant" is selected. Once "Constant" is selected, it might be a good idea to focus the associated text field, so that the user doesn't have to work to target the newly appeared field. To comment ...


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Of course...These various combinations will definitely effect the overall experience of the app. The overall effect will either be: pleasing, or annoying It will be pleasing if the animations/combinations are entertaining and appropriate. If there are so many animations that the user has to 'wait' to execute a test,you are are impacting Usability. ...


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It makes sense as long as there is a connection between these variables and the affordances you use. If you use these effects only for the sake of impressing your user, it won't lead to anywhere, but to an unnecessary complexity. There must be a purpose behind everything you put in value, including these features which pertain to HCI, if you think about it. ...


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OK, here's my take: You have at least 3 elements to consider: menu item link to screen a menu item with an associated behavior While I have no info about what do this settings affect, based on the information provided you have to consider this: menu items are at a "local" level (that is, they show in current screen) arrows are a "shuttle" to a ...


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How often dos the user need to access these settings? Because if it's only occasionally, then I don't think it's necessary to display that option permanently. How about this: Display something like "Edit" in the top right corner. When the user taps that control you display the settings icon on all the rows. Then it will probably also be clear what the ...


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Oh! I thought menu 4 & 5 weren't tappable because of the missing arrows. So based on this new information and your comment on Big_chair's post I have the following idea: User will be sent to "Menu 1" screen when tapped on Menu 1. On the Navigation Bar of Menu 1 a cog will appear, making the user able to edit the settings (either on the same screen or ...


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You have two designs - well done (too many designers only create 1 design). Now test both of them with some people and see which one they prefer. Even better, ask your developers to create both designs and when this is deployed to production, send half your customers to one design and the other half to the other for a month or two and then see which design ...


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As was pointed out in a comment, I would revisit the idea of using a multiline text field instead. I'm sure you can find a way to watch for changes -- for example, on Android, there's a TextWatcher class you can use. Another option is to make the field look like a text field, but open up a dialog when it is clicked. If you still opt for an edit button, ...


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I would have it break under the text area unless there are other form items that may be edited in this fashion. In which case having it flow in line like that is great. If this is a standalone text area then break it to the next line.


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I agree with eliminating the 'On Results Tab', I can't imagine anyone would ever read it. I would look at moving the other three controls you have on there, and grouping them all together. It's a bit of a 'treasure hunt' when you say 'look out for these icons' - treasure hunts aren't always bad, but in this case it's a bit weird. If you had the three ...


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You kind of answered your own question there. Material design makes development easier because there are lots of guidelines and examples and references so you don't have to re-invent the wheel. And for end users it's something the likely (partially) are used to, so it takes them less time to understand the app/UI. The downside is that you'll have some ...


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In my point of view, material design is awesome when it comes to clarifying the UI by mimicking physical properties on controls, toolbars, buttons and content. However, if not used properly, it can result in cluttered, distracting user experience. If your app is focused on interaction and requires user control (for example an alarm clock app), I would ...


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I get passionate about this, so if you want to go straight to the answer you're better off reading III. Process below. I. Preamble We're always building for a persona type, whether that's yourself, somebody else or a group of people. (In When we design, we're trying to systematize a solution to a problem. Therefore personas SHOULD inform and influence ...


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Depending on the tool you use (for instance Visual website optimiser or optimizely) you can target the whole site in the URL Targeting setting by simply changing the setting to URL Contains and putting it in like so > yourdomainnamehere.whatever or by using matches regex /yourdomain.whatever/


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If 2 personas are right handed and 2 are left handed? Center the menu button. If 2 personas see red as danger and 2 see red as good luck? Use Grey for negative and green for positive Did you produce the personas yourself? If yes then you are already on the road to failure. When you produced your personas you already knew what product they where being ...


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There are so many ways that personas are used as part of the design process, depending on the amount of research you have conducted. Instead of listing them all, here are some ideas to help you think how you can best apply the insights for your own projects: Pain points & frustrations - if you have uncovered this in the research, they will then point ...


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I clicked around with that radial slider in the link you provided and can tell you that I much prefer more standard methods of input (numerical input, horizontal sliders/range selectors, etc.). Why? Because a number range doesn't conceptually end where it begins as the radial slider shows. Furthermore, it tends to be a bit unclear how to update the range ...


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Any interaction is only useful if the target users understand it. I'd suggest making a quick and dirty prototype that just has the radial slider and asking users to input various values and see how they get on. You should also test inputting the same values using two sliders, two text fields with number pads, and any other methods you can think of that ...


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You can consider few ways to go about it. Simply just display a alert box saying "Item added to to list successfully". when the item is added, automatically scroll it down to the position where it is located in the list, highlight it (may be with a color fade), for few seconds.


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I would say your option 3 is better. In option 2 you are again pushing user to edit same record which is frustrating and bad UX for user.


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If you want to know the best solution from a user experience perspective, create mock-ups of a couple of those options and test them with a few people (you can use simple mock-ups to test design ideas) - you don't need to test with many people, and you will soon see which option one works best. I only say this because I work with Enterprise software and it ...


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Unless there is some internal requirement to use one system or another for bankers and traders, the fact that they are bankers and traders shouldn't be a consideration. They are people, and so the issue is more what's best for people. For navigation, ease of scanning and recognition should be your focus, more so than in most other forms of text. So, you ...


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The first thing is usability is a part of the Design. You might be talking of another aspect of design i.e. Creativity. I think referring the UX Magazine Design Pyramid will help you understand why Usability is a part of the foundation. Functionality is not same as usability. The order goes like - 1. Functionality 2. Reliability 3. Usability 4. Proficiency 5....


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Can you upload a photo? So that I can see what you mean when you say the text does not appear clickable? Check out this article on Usability vs. Desirability and you will see that both are equally important and have difference purposes It's true usability comes before design, that's like saying the skeleton of the body comes before fashion... They ...


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If both the age groups are so much important for your product and you want to satisfy both the segments, you can implement both the modes (swipe and button). Approach one: Provide a specific option in settings panel to switch delete mode. Approach two: while registration (if it's available in the flow) ask the age and provide the mode based on your ...


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Design is meant to solve problems. In order to answer your question, we need to think of some hypothetical situations where a self-distruct button is needed. We also have to consider that a "self-distruct button" could be abused by those who want to compromise your empire. By the simple fact that you put it there, you make it easier for them to bring to the ...


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For me the normal reading pattern is from left to right and top to the bottom and also my first need as a user would be "first to understand the data" and then to decide what to do, so for me the buttons on bottom seems more clear


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Why do you think interacting with select boxes is annoying? Remember not all mouse clicks are to be considered bad. Select boxes have been around for a very, very long time, and are a neat concise way to select a value. You can also set a default value (if it makes sense), which could be beneficial to the user because they may not even need to interact with ...


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The option with two select list is much better than adding 10 more options. Users do not like to read. They just scan, a big part of time. Considering the fact that you are gonna to use only two select lists with pretty small number of items inside, it is not such a big deal for user. Seeing a ton of similar information is pretty annoying and hard to ...



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