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Use workflow analysis to figure it out Think about the user's workflow for a popup. A typical workflow might be: User sees something onscreen User wants to find out more, and presses a popup trigger Popup is displayed User re-orients vision to the popup, and reads the popup title. User may close the popup after the title (if it's not useful ...


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This question is quite broad for a single answer to cover everything, but I'll give it a go! First of all, motion sickness. In actual fact it's not even motion sickness, it's the opposite - it's the brain telling you you're moving when other senses tell you you're not. And in any case, it's not the manipulation of scene elements itself that is directly ...


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No; it's uncommon and would lead users to thought that action has been already performed after mouseover, rather than indicate possibility of clicking. Also, note that volume control in vast majority of cases is under control of user and it's often the case it's just set to 0. I would suggest: Underlining, changing background, changing/emphasizing ...


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Have a look at Similar Question asked before In a nutshell given that both the patterns have been used, let the decision be driven by which OS is your audience likely to originate from. If it is iOS then place the close on the top left and if windows then top right. If you closely notice you will find discrepancy everywhere. For e.g. Inbox app(by google) ...


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I'm guessing this is a simulator for internal systems only? Because if it is to be distributed to many users there are going to be all types of devices some with no mouse, some with a mouse but no scroll wheel, and some with no middle/right click. So it would be best to drop the wheel interface all together. If it is on standardized devices, and to answer ...


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Find your balance Do not ask the question, Which is the best position? But instead ask the question What do I want to get from the popup and how can my exit point help? Most of the time a little bit of ambiguity will work wonders for advertisements. You want to challenge the typical location of things, this is to escape falling victim to sleep-walking ...


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A message near the mouse cursor that says "You can [tab] to move between fields!" would at least get the message out. It could fade after a few seconds and only appear once to minimize distraction.


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Learned helplessness is going to forever be your enemy. No matter what you do to make your login form super-efficient, there will always be some other forms out there. As soon as a user tries to tab on a poorly designed login page and the focus jumps to some random link, or completely fails to appear, they will fall back on their trusty click-to-input ...



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