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Since the tool doesn't know the ideal value, it can only tell the user if they are doing better or worse. They can use this information to find the best value (like "hot or cold" in Huckle Buckle Beanstalk). Option #1 - Simple UI This UI simply shows the current value. (No mock-up provided ;) As the user turns the ring, they see the value changing, and ...


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If this is pagination for a search result, keep in mind that the most relevant results are in the first couple of pages (I never really paginated Google search results beyond 2-3). So, the best experience is to show the most relevant results at the top and keep the focus on pagination low. If you are displaying an archive, then categorization is preferred ...


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People come to your service (web site, software etc) to reach a goal (listen to music in your case). To log in is not a part of their "to do" list. Ask them to log in only if necessary, and if it's not clear to them why they need to log in - tell them the reason! Many sites require login if you are a paying customer and wants to access what you paid for, ...


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For a simple reason that instead of giving your user and idea of what your site provides and what kind of content he can expect on your site, you are forcing him to login/register to view any content at all. Personally, if a site has some kind of a demo or trial section for me to explore (no doubt with partial content) then I will be keen on exploring it ...


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As a user of the websites, I would not prefer videos getting autoplayed as and when I scroll to that frame. It's really annoying in cases e.g. You are at home having your speakers turned on, or at office where accidentally your laptop speakers are unmuted. Many news websites start autoplay of the news hour stuff as soon as you load the page. Some of the ...


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Videos overcome everything else on a webpage. You can either read content, or watch a video at a time. Also, many times before I play a video, I grab my headphones and plug them in. So surely from a user's perspective, videos shouldn't auto-play. Background videos without sound seem to be okay, without considering how good or bad having them is. Sydney ...


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In my opinion, Youtube, Vimeo etc are exceptions to the rule. If it's a video site, autoplay is acceptable. However, if it's an embedded video on a non-video based site, autoplay is a bad idea. I absolutely hate when videos autoplay. Especially when I have my speakers turned up from some other video that had poor audio quality. It's jolting. If the video ...


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It's not only music sites, but also video streaming sites (Youtube, vimeo, wimp, etc..), blogs(tumblr, medium, etc), news sites (The New York Times, Washington Post, etc). Think of the user flow for a second. People go to those sites for mainly one purpose: to view/listen to content. Creating a login system for that will steer people away from what they ...


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Many sites are adopting the partially logged in state when the site recognizes your email address or other account identifier. Maybe the user has not cleared cache and cookies and cache are still good, or maybe he's come from an email. The user is neither fully logged in/authenticated NOR are you logged out. The "Hi Vincent, Sign In" indicates you are in ...


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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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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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It sounds like when a parent already exists, your "add a new parent" isn't so much an "add a new parent" as an "add a node between the parent and child". Acknowledging that there are really three distinct actions, you could put an "add parent" on every root of the tree(s), an "add child" on every leaf, and an "add between" on any connector. ...


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In regards to the 'half-authenticated state' being a good idea or not, I believe that's mostly a security "feature" to prevent unauthorized users from mucking about in your account too much. Like if your kids jump onto your computer, you don't want them adding stuff to the cart and buying $347 worth of pool noodles for some unknowable reason. Being ...


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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. 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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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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