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Another alternative to consider is the initials of the user. This is done by the collaborative card site Trello.com. So if your name was John Smith, you would see for example a gray square like you had for that first image, with the two centered letters 'JS'. A font like Helvetica would be perfect for that. For example: That would be the easiest ...


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You can certainly objectively define the characteristics that would make an avatar male or female. Take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_sex_characteristic (there are other lists that might work better, but this one was easy to find; cultural aspects of "gender display" should also be considered) There are some characteristics that would ...


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Good designs ! I would recommend going for Option B. The reason being : Option A: Even though your users might know that your email has been truncated,the lack of a visual affordance such as ellipsis might confuse them and someone might accidently take it as the full email. Also they might not know that they have to hover over the email to see it ...


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While this is practically feasible due to Big data analysis, there are a number of logistic issues. Updating the software to provide the kind of customized service : A quick search revealed that most ATM's softwares still running windows XP and now under a deadline to update the operating system since Microsoft will shortly will be stopping support to XP. ...


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One major advantage of adding permissions rather than removing them is that if you add new features, they are, by default, not permitted to anyone, and you have to make a conscious decision as to who needs this functionality. This can be used to give permissions to a few test users to start with, and then expand it. It is also very important to give users ...


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I'm willing to bet that you are more concerned with users not getting their desired nickname than the user will ever be. Right now, users have no reason to care what their nickname is on your site because it doesn't show up anywhere on your site. Because of this, I recommend not pestering your users with any obtrusive process or notification (especially a ...


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The ui control or pattern for this is Completeness Meter (See the ui pattern for this). It's sometimes called a Progress Bar, but that term also has a much more generic use - such as in the case of a download percentage, and less specific to the sort of profile completeness you are talking about. The underlying concept is that of Gradual Engagement. The ...


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One of the simplest methods that I have seen for this is to assign every user a nickname based on their UserID. So one may be "user157" and another "user18" etc. Of course most people won't like these names, which is the incentive to get them to change them. It would also help to send everyone an email letting them know that this is the case and that ...


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You should always strive to provide some form of reciprocity. Meaning that if you are getting something out of it, you should let the other person also get something out of it. My suggestion would be to make as many fields as possible optional. Then instead of nagging people to fill them in, incentivise them to fill in additional fields by giving them ...


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You can use gamification elements to engage users into filling their profiles. One of the examples is engaging users to complete LinkedIn profile: Some gamification tricks for user motivation are: Make form filling meaningful for donors. You could explain why it is so important to fill the form. Provide some kind of PBL (Points-Badges-Leaderboard) as ...


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Okay, as a BSA working with ATM's here are my two cents. ATM's UX is different from that of a PC. They are basically finite state machines, so every screen you see is a state on which the device finds itself. While this may seem sluggish and unreasonable in terms of UX, it's essential to the transactional nature of ATMs. Note: While ATMs do run WXP, they ...


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A placeholder is an efficient tool for teaching what your user is going to do next without spoon-feeding him. The key of success here is to give an answer to the question: What am I gonna to do next, how and why? As this could be a lot of information, it's okay to split the answer on multiple dialogs. An example: If you want to get the user's profile image, ...


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Simply put - folks from non-English-speaking countries may not know what in their full name is the first name and the last name, trust me. This is probably due to the complexity of their names. So your best bet is to ask for their "Full Name" which would be a lot clear and straight forward to most. And if you have to ask for their first name and last name ...


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well, I do not know about your strategy, but it is very easy to award them if they fill out all their profile information. Stackoverflow does it simply with the concept of badges, like you get the badge Autobiographer if you filled out all the fields on your profile. If you reward people for doing it and other people can see that they have been rewarded, ...


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As a user, is there any benefit in knowing the default value? For pagination, probably not. For some other cases, probably yes. Anyway, if you want to note which value is the default one, you should change the order of your example, so that each value keeps in line: 5 10 (default) 15 instead of 5 default (10) 15 "Site" could ...


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I can only comment on the "amount withdrawn" suggestion. The available denominations for bank notes are dependent on the cash left in the ATM machine. The particular "configuration" of denominations per machine depends on the profile of people that use the machine (in the neighbourhood where it is installed), the time of the month, and the time since the ...


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Though using a gold border is nice (and I don't think you should remove it) it may not be very obvious to people. I assume that you want it to be quite noticeable in order to get more people to upgrade to a premium account. Is there anywhere that you show more info about the user? For instance on ux.stackechange the users name, rep, badges are shown next ...


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I've come across a similar situation in a company where they work this way. Fortunately it was in a job interview and I refused to work there. But I was curious how it can actually works. For more than 10 years as market leader... LeanUX Anyway, I 've sticked with this for some time and studied different design approaches. And there is a solution for you! ...


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Well, face is a much faster and intuitive way to identify yourself, than just a name. Also, it's much harder to ignore by habit. This is good, since the login information is there also to make sure you notice if you've accidentally opened your living partner's account (by going to the site on a browser that remembers the previous session). I would guess ...


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Don't worry I am sure you will find a good layout, you are off to a good start taking the time to find one that works before doing the grunt work of filling it in. A good layout will improve the UX of your product more than anything else. That being said here is a list of examples: Patternry has a list of Dashboards (Mint.com, Google, more) Quince also ...


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From an application security standpoint, you may want to implement the Principle of Least Privilege where possible. In addition to security benefits, it may also help reduce cognitive load and help users perform their tasks easier without having to figure out which features they do/don't need.


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I think I would go with inline editing, with either a hover button on each row switching it to Edit mode, or a big static button switching the entire screen to Edit mode and back.


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Before I ever do any UX, UI or visual design I apply behavior modeling to every project where there is an action we want people to perform. Your concept is a compelling case for behavior design because you are asking someone to articulate a lot of information. I supplied links to materials at the end of this post. In nutshell start with the ideal behavior ...


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When reading a profile, being told what isn't there isn't particularly useful to the average user. So, unless there is some reason that you need to indicate that a field is blank, I would simply not display any empty fields in a profile. Look at this example, and you decide how much value it adds: "There isn't a fax number, and there isn't a facebook ...


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From a UX perspective, there should be one field: Your Resume EDIT: The point of my answer from a UX perspective is that a user already has a resume. The smoothest process is to upload that resume and be done with it. There are things you can do with that resume. On one level, you can parse it out and let a user validate the sections. I've seen systems ...


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There are a lot of social networks, but only some are popular. So you could design the dialog which allows to connect to the popular platforms in a quick way, displaying appropriate buttons, and propose to select other platforms with additional control. Connected platforms are visually distinct and ordered. This allows to perceive information faster. The ...


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In my opinion, your screen is one of the most efficient that i have seen. • The "add" and "remove" links are important to reassure the user. Maybe you can just show these on roll-over to avoid visual noise. • 1 column list is easier to embrace all the options and make a confident choice • if you want to cover a lot of social network, you can show the most ...


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Because you will be sending these images over the web you should strongly consider storing multiple versions of the image in different sizes (i.e., 32 x 32, 200 x 200, 400 x 400, 800 x 800). This is for several reasons: Disk space is (relatively) cheap You can now serve an optimally sized image for whatever context it is needed in (thumbnail, high def, ...


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If the CEO is someone I can relate to, think is funny or important figure who make substantial contributions to help organizations, then yes. If the CEO is a family member or a friend, then yes, but she would probably not be friend or family member to the majority of others. If the CEO is funny, like Conan O'Brian or Will Ferrel. If the CEO acts like ...


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Why do you need to have all the information up-front right now? Requiring 25 fields to complete just to get the details is overkill and will turn people away from even starting the form. Why not get the initial details - name and email address first and then allow them to complete the additional fields at their leisure, or when they're actually required ...



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