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Here is my visual solution, don't hide options from users when you only have two to switch between... Also user should know what they are entering or setting so they should be able to see their color values at the spot.... Also try to show the result closer to this form, reduce the top header area size of your page so the main functionality is ...


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I think its too complicated and the users will have difficulties interacting with the field because they don't know how to use it. For this purpose you should give them instructions. Better use recognition rather than recall. Making users to write difficult queries may demotivate them as this requires high cognitive load. If I didn't knew that this field ...


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My instinct is to rephrase it: When [event occurs] If [condition is true] Do [action] Though, for a technical audience, perhaps "Given, When, Then" (borrowed from test design/user story creation) is worth a thought! Given [a context] When [condition is true or actions are performed] Then [perform action/test outcome of actions]


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OP: "Can you point me to any literature on designing useful command-line interfaces?" Concept: Command wizard I don't have "literature" per se, but in this post, I'm proposing the concept "command wizard" that presents the CLI as "a friendly search dialog", feeling familiar to Google.com. It relies heavily on regular expressions, dictionaries and ...


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Quantitative and Qualitative research will be hard to find. The Norman Nielsen Group do have an article on some aspects of what you are looking for, and also contains some guidance: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/international-web-usability/ The best advice seems to be, if you can detect the users language, then use this to default the language selector ...


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I like where you're coming from with this but I don't think you want to show the detected information underneath. It might be worth thinking about trying to detect the meaningful phrases as auto-complete options, allowing the user to confirm the 'fact' and then encapsulate confirmed facts in-line with the search string in the search box itself. That way, ...


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I think command based systems always come with a learning curve because ultimately you're giving a command. Affordances are not present for CLI or command based tools. The only option I can think of is context-sensitive tab-completion or context-aware suggestions. Related discussion on Hacker News. That being said, the example you've quoted reminds me of ...


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There is no programming language that uses 'such that' as an expression. Not in declarative, scripting or complied code. Usually declarative languages uses a different syntax. Querying a database is a declarative language which uses the following keywords: select [row(s)] from [table] where [expression is true] Such that would be equal to ...


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Speak with your target audience and ask them to verbalize the information you are presenting. This will help in finding the most appropriate natural language string that is clear to the largest user segment. You may find that the string turns out to be something very different: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...



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