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The style of shapes can alter the look and feel of the application and thus change the user experience. Apple got praise with their rounded corner movement showing that a different style shape can lead to a better User Experience. Lets look at examples Which image is easier to follow? Which Image would you prefer to look at (aka is easier ...


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Your current approach is heading in the right direction. When your users use this data regularly, they will already know the relationship between the groups. Switching background color is one way of creating contrast between groups. Other ways would be to use line separators and white space. One thing you can have do to make it more obvious is by ...


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Use grouping horizontal lines and eliminate the verticals one. Horizontal lines helps to lead the eye along the line, while vertical lines become a barrier along the eye path:


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Bob has, I think the correct answer. I'd add two considerations specifically for your site: If it's a new, consumer-facing site, then the consumer will already have a learning curve to climb with understanding your site. Making that curve more difficult by introducing non-standard/unusual control designs makes for a worse learning experience (and ...


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Observations The existing approach is awkward because the add node buttons are placed in a toolbar away from the actual node being operated on. So the user needs to select a node, move the cursor to the toolbar, and then figure out what operation to select. The tree control is notoriously complex (multiple nodes, multiple levels of hierarchy). Therefore, ...


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The solution here would be to go for progressive disclosure where you first show the list of questions and then tell the user that he needs to select a question. once a question is selected, then you can show the related content. Here is a quick wireframe to illustrate the flow download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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If you value social authentication more than the regular approach, it's better to have social log in logos as CTAs (buttons instead of only logos; e.g. Airbnb), and at the top. Also, studies has shown that labels for input fields perform the best at the top of its respective field. I'd prefer having placeholders to save space. I would also suggest you to ...


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In these cases, I tend to 2 two things: 1) Use a list approach, something similar to Material lists (when not Material lists directly) 2) Limit content length However, since it seems this might not be an option for you, I'd go with a Masonry grid, like teh image below: This will allow you to play with both vertical and horizontal lengths without ...


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The creator of the IDE or tool could collect data from users with common workflows and try generalize that perspective for a "suggested perspective" Here is one way they could do it and sort of predict what a users perspective might be. Lets say you work on a variety of projects in eclipse. Lets say right now your working on a JAVA Spring application ...


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The vertical spacing between rows is small enough to make the whole thing blur together as "one thing" when first looking at it - it's only after some examination that I realize that there's three major options at the top level that I need to choose from. Furthermore, the wide horizontal spacing between LinkedIn and Yahoo makes it seem like "Google LinkedIn" ...


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I used to work in print and it was generally known that the optimum line length was about 11 words - the reasoning is that, as you extend the length of the line, it becomes more difficult for the reader to return to the beginning of the next line - This naturally affects the speed that the reader can navigate they way through the text and affects ...


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The use of multiple columns for text comes from newspaper layouts and the time constraints involved in the days of physical type which was arranged by hand, where using multiple columns to a page allowed space to be changed easier should a new story break or an advert need to be placed/removed. So it could be another hang up from an older medium that ...


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I'm a bit surprised, that none has suggested the Master-Detail pattern yet. We have exactly the same problem in several of our own products: Too many columns to fit on a screen, however, every piece of information will be relevant in some use-case. Actually, we decided to do, what you(r boss) ruled out: Cutting the default number of visible columns to ...



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