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Use either Responsive Disclosure or Responsive Enabling depending upon the standards in the format you're working in. Responsive Disclosure would mean first showing a radio button like this... download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...and then revealing the additional option in the whitespace if the user selects no, ...


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Neither. Settings are different from questions. This may seem obvious, but it drives a difference in UX design. Yes and No may be reasonable answers to a question: Are you a muggle? Yes / No However, in your case you are really asking the user to make a setting. For settings, don't make the user think too much: Describe what the radio button does ...


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I don't think this is about user intuition - it's much more about writing style and conventions. The norm in forms is that the heading serves a category label to the adjectives/nouns below. So Car Features should do the trick here. Another norm is to use imperative statements, but mostly for interactive controls (not labels), still you could also phrase ...


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Had to deal w/a similar issue last year. Our task, which we couldn't change, was to convert an 11-section, 120-question "learning style" survey PDF into an interactive quiz. The original PDF is a daunting 10-pg list of questions & checkboxes, much like your example, which no student really wants to complete. Our solution was to break it up by ...


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First: Hello. Welcome. Thank you for coming to see us today. Take a seat. Coffee. Put interviewee at ease. Then: "Tell me about the experience you had getting here today." It has no correct answer since the interviewer knows nothing about the journey. But the interviewee actually undertook the complete experience so should be very much in a comfort zone. ...


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You could always use a Mad Libs style: I drive a [Color v] [Brand v].


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I don't think either of these is the best option. Do you have to go with one drop down? I would prefer to see two. The first would display and the second would be hidden until the user selected either yes or no from the first. Once selected the second would display with the appropriate options.


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As you mentioned if the option B doesn't include the question I would go with A) because the question is simply enough to admit a Yes/No answer, plus the explanation next to the option is the expected and not something that really needs to be cleared before the user accept, the question already states the final consequence. Also you could use an alternative ...


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I think the length is the problem. A survey with 150 questions is simply not going to be user-friendly, no matter how you dress it up. You are asking far too much of your users. Also, a survey of this length is almost never necessary, nor is it even likely to be beneficial. Are there really 150 unique items you need to capture? Probably not. Most ...


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It seems like you have a relatively simple problem in terms of what you want to ask your users, so why not ask it explicitly with four options (where I would emphasise the safest option for each). So Import and Append and Export and Append would be the most common options I presume. The other options can either be de-emphasised text, another button. So ...


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Shorter survey will equal more completions. Since shortening the length is out of your influence, the following considerations will make it more likely to be completed. they are predicated on BJ Fogg's Behavior model. The formula is B= MAT. Behavior is a result of Motivation,ability and the trigger. Present the trigger to people in the right state of ...


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If we're talking specifically about SE, I feel that the current system works well. There are a number of deterrents to downvoting lightly: You need a significant amount of rep to down-vote - nearly 10 times the amount of rep required to up-vote. This eliminates the casual, unafiliated voters, and the mischief-makers Down-voting costs the voter rep ...


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It depends. If you have a conversation you have to use chronological order - otherwise people won't be able to read it with highly rated replies appearing before the text they are replying to. If every comment is standalone it's probably better to sort by rating so your reader don't have to read all the boring junk to get to the good comments. If you take ...


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In theory it sounds nice and I have found myself there, especially when I am new to the community, why I was downvoted. However, it does not work for the system. If there are a total of 8 upvotes and 5 downvotes and 5 comments as to why it doesnt seem so bad. But, scale that up to 5,000 upvotes and 2,000 downvotes. Now you have 2k comments that might all ...


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Disclaimer: without more info as to what this is regarding, it's hard to say for sure. The following is based on gut feel. "I have a car..." feels more appropriate when it's contrasted with other sections, like "I have a motorcycle..." or "I have a bus...", perhaps with a top heading of "What kind of vehicle do you own?" That makes it easy to find the ...


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I don't see anything wrong with using a partial sentence ending in an ellipses as a user prompt if the answer you're asking the user to input is a natural ending to the sentence fragment in your label. As you currently have it, the prompt and answers don't make a proper sentence: I have a car... blue Toyota Compare that with: My car is a... blue ...


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If you had the power to change one object/device/software application you use regularly, what would it be? How would you change it? I would then listen for answers to the 2 questions I didn't ask "why change it?" and "what will the implications be?" Everyone can come up with ideas but few people can explain them well and see the bigger picture.


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One thing we always do is a design exercise that is abstracted away from the specifics our application. It tests the creativity and interaction design talents of the applicant. There are half a dozen different answers, and any are good, we just want to see thought process. The specifics of the test have to do with taking something with alot of values and ...


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Radio buttons are perfect for asking a question with 1 and only 1 answer. I can assure you, however, that with each radio button click the user will hate you exponentially more and more so anything you can do to reduce clicks is the way to go. Ways to reduce user clicks... If you can reduce the number of options from 5 to 3 that will help. For example: ...


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Be careful what you're asking the user to provide. The application in this case needs to map things to those legal categories. You may think you're asking "What is your relationship status?", but in this case the application really needs to ask "Which of these legal statuses applies to you?" Because that's what you need to ask, that's what you should ask, ...


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Sometimes, an answer is unsatisfactory, misleading or poor advice. Giving a comment could be constructive, but that's not always easy/feasible/wise. For example: Language. The user is not very confident in their writing (english as a second language) and they don't want to be embarrassed, but they still feel the advice given was bad. Gut Reaction. The ...


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What StackExchange shows is that users expect chronological order, yet can be trained to accept otherwise. Besides SO heavily promoting non-chronological order as key selling point, it took not just me a while to get acquainted to, and still newcomers will reply as if order were chronological. Changing expectations and behavior worked well for SO, ...


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You're on the right track and you're close to solving the problem - you need to make the users WANT to continue answering questions. What incentives do you have for your users? Money / Discounts to goods and services? Rewards, such as participating in a community? The gamification aspect has to come first. Organizing the questions into convenient bite size ...


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You could convert the radio select into a check box and provide a tool tip with additional information about the option (i.e. public = visible on homepage)


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I would like to propose using Structured Matcher pattern and its implementation. A Structured Matcher is useful when making choices from a small, discrete set of alternatives. It decomposes a complex decision into simpler decisions about relevant factors and then uses decisions about these factors to make the decision. I think, it possible ...


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this may be too much of a desktop approach, but I would do it like this: You should present the choice of manual vs automatic as radio buttons. The options that are specific to the transmission type are listed underneath the corresponding radio button. Based on which radio button you select, the corresponding options will be enabled, the others will be ...


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Yes, users waste time to post exist information. Question and answer boards were designed to contain knowledge to be reused, so it is not make sense that askers do not learn from exist information, and ask questions which are similar to answered questions. Duplicate questions waste time of users who answer questions. Users should create new knowledge ...


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Why not use ellipsis to ask the user? When you end the sentence with an ellipsis, it looks like part of the sentence is missing. Ellipsis is mostly used to show the user the sentence is cut of. Here is an example of a question were the ellipsis is correctly used: Best aesthetically solution to overflowing data in a table


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Unless you have a large budget, alternatives to having a person (or group of people) parse the data are potentially complex and unreliable. Card Sort a Folksonomy Card sorting is a simple technique in user experience design where a group of subject experts or "users", however inexperienced with design, are guided to generate a category tree or ...


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Marriage has both societal and legal connotations. If you're only interested in the legal connotations, then you need to be explicit in that in both the questions and the answers.



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