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You can't, but there's a better way Sometimes, concepts are too complicated to communicate in a few words. This is especially true when the consequences of miscommunication are large, such as overwriting a file. The best practice here would be to notify the user as soon as you know that there is a conflict (that might be while the user is editing, or ...


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Switch them around, and stick to plural: Whilst "1 Errors" looks rather clumsy, "Errors: 1" is ok. Errors 0 Errors 1 Errors 2 ... (Drawback is that the list of numbers is harder for the eye to scan in a table)


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I would go with the natural language option supplemented by potentially relevant links. Natural language help makes sense from a marketing/branding POV but from a technical perspective, the questions or guidance you provide may facilitate the user in refining their own idea of what it is they're looking for, which in turn would reduce frustration. I ...


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I would take a step back and look at what you need to accomplish for this product. Some factors that should come into play for this particular question: Which "tone" is the product speaking? Do you want it to be very technical, or to feel more friendly and talkative? How much space do you have available? How much development time is reasonable to spend on ...


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If your audience is anything like software developers, they will report the bug over and over and over and over and over again if you don't implement number agreement. Save everybody lots of trouble and implement it from the start. It's not that much work.


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This may not be an answer to the specific question you are asking ("Any specific site, application or book...?"), but perhaps it can help... A drag-n-drop, graphical interface for Set-Manipulation should have a strong mapping of screen-geography to some aspect of the data being represented. When viewing a selection of Sets, the arrangement of those Sets on ...


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Well in short - and I'm sure your team has come to this conclusion already - users won't be able to run all of these in one fell swoop. The closest you could get would be to mimic Excel-like functionality whereby users can add cell-level functions to manipulate the values. My gut reaction/solution: Grids. 3,000-5,000 records is a trivial amount. Minuscule ...


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The requirements sound like a good fit for a spreadsheet-like application to me: the primary focus should be on the data - display as much info as possible about the records (5000 is not that many data, but you could use infinite scroll techniques) autofilter-like search on the data, saved searches and tick-box selection would provide the best way to ...


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A similar scenario I have come across is with Prezi.com where you can make slides/presentation online. When you already have a presentation open in a tab and you open the same presentation again in a new tab, a message pops up stating, "You are already working on this file in another tab. Please continue there" The above scenario and your case fall under ...


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The guide below lists consistent terms for various actions and even shows how to spell things in American English as they value consistent spelling and capitalization across action buttons. http://www.uxmatters.com/aboutus/uxmatters-style-guide.php The verbs you use will vary greatly depending on your target audience (old, young, technical, ...


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The links on a 404 page should suit the problem either Simple navigation for one or a detailed list of information.


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"Any specific site, application or book where I can find more about such an approach?" None I know of. Your best bet may be some Ph.D/M.Sc visualisation research thesis. To get the UX design right need to understand the Users Domain and create a model of this in the system that they can interact with. What not many people realise is that SQL is a textual ...


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Most websites seem so make use of the words "back" and "top" most of the times (see this list for examples) in various combinations (back to top, back to the top, to top, top,...). I do not completely understand what you mean with it not being "classy" enough. What is your definition of classy and which analysis shows that users find it insufficiently ...


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I use an up-arrow and the word "Top". Regular Hovered Here is why I use it: It is intuitive - Everyone knows where it's going It is clear - Don't have to worry about ambiguous wording like 'Back to Top' It is simple - Minimal wording to reduce crowding of the button.



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