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Both indicators have pros and cons, but probably using only the ratio puts the highest cognitive burden on the user as math processing might be involved. So why not play safe and use both? Specially when you can get away with it without penalising your design.


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Might I suggest making some distinct separations of different levels so that users know what they're looking at. This isn't really tabular data, if it were just category and topics, then it would be tabular data, but because it is by product, its a 3 dimensional table which html tables are not very good at representing. If you are going to nest, ...


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Your three designs have always 3 labels at top, I think it's too much weight for "the header". Also there are too many labels taking in count the data that is being displayed (14 labels for 8 results in the worst case VS (below) 8 labels for 8 results) I think that the kind of data that you're displaying is important to make the decision about merging or ...


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The same user may experience different cognitive loads depending on their goal When the goal is just to understand how long a download will take, a general sense of size is fine. "0.08 MB" will be understood as "a small faction of a MB, something quick to download" and this is low cognitive load. However in cases where people need to accurately understand ...


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Both approaches result uncomfortable. Between the two I would choose the simple "No" one. (btw, I'm a native Spanish speaker). Why? Because if I just want to select "No" and for some reason didn't read the other button, when I see the button with the "No/No" I would tend to check if I'm missing something with the 2nd "No". If there's just 1 "No" or I want ...


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Obviously, they aren't consistent because as pointed out, the rest of the text isn't translated. I imagine to a Spanish speaking person, the Si/No buttons only offer definitive answers to a question they don't understand... involving their money! That is a bad user experience compared to English speaking folks with an eye for interface design that evokes a ...


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I was about to suggest that it differs by audience (high tech users appreciate details : low tech users prefer consistency) but in terms of downloadable assets, I'm reconsidering. Maybe a standard unit of measure would be an improvement for everyone. It definitely can't hurt the low techs, who may not know the relationship between KB, MB and GB. It won't ...


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As a Canadian, I've grown accustomed to seeing things twice on buttons, documents - everywhere - because we have two official languages. It's so pervasive that I don't see it as redundant, though from a design perspective it clearly is. However, from a technical and programming perspective what your seeing may have more to do with translation strings than ...


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OK sorry for the mistake. To answer your real issue some elements. If you display time be sure it is a real average time make test with several users or better if possible calculate dynamically average time by record each user stage. You can even take in account the percent he is speeder or slower to calculate a real personal average time. and mandatory ...


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It depends of how slow is your system. Have a look about this good article of Norman Group. http://www.nngroup.com/articles/progress-indicators/ Progress bar has 3 goals : - 1- helps user to say him the system is alive. As heart rythme - 2- helps user to know "around how many time" he has to wait - 3- and finally make a distraction to help the system to ...


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If I'm in class and staring down the clock until I can leave then I have zero desire to know how much time I've spent in there. All I care about is how many minutes till X o'clock. With the psychology stated above I think the most beneficial piece of information you can give is Time remaining: 17 minutes and update this as time passes. I think that if you ...


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It depends on your intent. In the Khan Academy's example you provided, I believe emphasis is on the percentage specifically cause it is more abstract. For someone trying to complete something, being 50% of the way looks more positive than being 100/200, it may feel like less work to be done. Now if you think about a download progress UI, I as a user would ...


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My honest opinion is that the time spent / total time label is enough, and that also adding the percentage is redundant information. So why do I think that, especially considering Khan Academy has both a Done / Total label + a percentage label? The answer is in what differentiates your two scenarios. In your design you have a progress bar which doesn't ...


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Another option would be to create a pattern where you keep labels in the format of section titles and move any questions that need to be read to to the column with the form elements. Like this:


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I would keep it consistent with the rest of the form. It's not too difficult to read, in my opinion. If it was substantially longer I might look for a different text treatment. My advice: keep it consistent and right aligned.


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I decided to check the experts (FedEx) and they eliminate the first three fields right out of the gate, but just for their rate quote. Their sign up form is more like the international form above, but with one required address filed and a second not required. Countries with a postal code especially US 9 digit codes shouldn't even need all those address ...



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