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As you rightfully pointed out there are a lot of articles which mention the increase in productivity levels. To quote this Computer Services Auckland Blog - Pulse IT Blog A University of Utah and ATI Technologies survey of 108 university & non university personnel using Dual Screen monitors reported increases of productivity with 33% fewer ...


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No. The amount of results per page should depend on: The display size of each result - the smaller the result the more you should show per page e.g. from small to large: thumbnail, one line, multi line, large image, ... The window size - the larger the user's window is (or device's screen if in fullscreen mode) the more results you should show. Showing 10 ...


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One big advantage for software developers is that you can have your application running one one screen and your development environment running on the other. This means that there are hardly any issues when you have to switch your attention from one to the other. Having both things visible at a reasonable size at the same time makes it much easier and more ...


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We always need a negative space around our content and that negative space helps our mind comprehend which sections of content are connected and which are separated. There is another concern and that is related to perception of content. if there was no border around the content, how would you know if the words which are now touching the edge of the ...


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This is a very common problem in UX, or certainly has been for me. I'm currently working on a map based enterprise system where location based data viewed via the map will be required to fill in forms which appear as dialogue windows over the map. I think the question you need to ask yourself with ALL functionality is: Am I making the system easier to ...


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For big sites the likely reason is response time. For example according to a blog post from 2006: So, Marissa ran an experiment where Google increased the number of search results to thirty. Traffic and revenue from Google searchers in the experimental group dropped by 20%. Ouch. Why? Why, when users had asked for this, did they seem to hate it? ...


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What I noticed when I was working on search results is that you are likely to change the amount of results shown on the first page based on the chance that the right answer is among them. Therefore, it's good to understand what kind of search it is. Is it to gain some understanding about a particular type of car? Maybe 20 pictures provide a good start but ...


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Funny you should ask, because my first project had the same issue. Our users needed to select event on a map, and then insert loads of data into it with a form (you know, the enterprise kind). Naturally, we split the screen to the left and right sides. We designed it to be workable within only a single monitor, but knew many of the users would have two ...


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Good question. I had a similar issue: there was a special search for an organization, and when you clicked on a search result row, a pop-up window was opening up with the details. That popup window was usually at the right hand screen while they used the left hand (as far as I watched them) The problem was that it was awfully slow, taking more than 2 ...


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List of usage scenarios I have encountered: Work on one, watch the results on the other, random surfing/(news|stocks) ticker/TV/Game/Skype/Documentation lookup for the last Program in linux, test browser compatibility in that other OS family that can run five major web browsers, look up API in the last Code review setup with diff 1, diff 2, others. I find ...


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It can greatly improve the productivity by preventing lots of window changing. Below I give some examples: Being a software engineer, I need to compare code or documents once in a while, for comparing, put both items to be compared either on one monitor. This is almost impossible to do on one screen unless you make windows very small (resulting in using ...


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We use a base-10 system of numbers. As such, whenever grouping things, we tend to lump them into logical divisors of or multiples of 10. So, that's likely the thinking (or intuition) behind showing 10 results or 20 results instead of 7 or 14.


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I recently started using more than one monitor, and I got couple of observations: Many people start using second, huge monitor (like ~24"), connecting it to notebook/netbook they've used before (so ~15"). That's giant difference, and much of initial excitement after buying second monitor has source here - there's just so much room for everything, compared ...


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Microsoft Research : 9..50%$ for copy & paste Paper : 9% Fujitsu-Siemens : 35% The results aren't exactly blinding, but even the 9% make the cost/benefit ratio stellar. (It would be interesting to see if the improvements descline after a while, though). I couldn't find something on the limits, so here ar some personal observations: 2 is easy to set ...


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I think being able to use landscape and portrait keyboards is a basic feature, and should be left to the user to decide what they prefer. I know users that use scaled landscape keyboards exclusively by necessity, due to the size of their fingers. If you want to reach a wider range of body types, keep both keyboards. Especially if the app is heavily focused ...


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Given the nature of this task I would offer a single text-area where the user can write or paste the emails separated by a space, a semicolon or both. Below the text-area there could be a greyed out sentence that counts the number of available emails allowed. If the number of email addresses exceeds the allowed amount, the text gets red and the sentence ...


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Why not replace the material around screens with the screens? Do you have a smartphone? If so, you probably use it with one hand only. It would be hard to interact when you want Can you imagine having to interact with an on-screen element that's on the side of the screen next to your palm? You would have to bend your thumb in a very uncomfortable way. ...


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You could provide better experience implementing task-oriented interface, which contains a set of tasks, each task has only relevant data and input fields. Input fields are placed in a way, which is most appropriate to the task. This brings better performance and reduce user's cognitive load. Also disabled controls isn't appropriate way for displaying ...


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So the answer should be as DA01 said An refresh button when some one hovers over your window and as Danny Varod said If you are deploying this on windows, then the third version should work as even through we have removed the window's borders, with some custom code you can get the window to move around when users drags it anywhere, let re size options ...


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You could use the third option (a window with no OS title bar) and add your own bar above your content which contains both a close button and a refresh button.


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psychology the right side is perceived as rational, while left as more emotional/creative and sensitive. interaction you describe ideal model according to the Fitt's law at which the value of interaction aspires to infinity (an interaction element at single monitor corner). Fitt's Law Fitt's Law demonstration ux. I use for a long time two monitors for ...


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Some search pages offer a selection box, where you can decide yourself, how many results you want. With slow internet connection, and smartphone display, you might like another solution than on highspeed with a big monitor. If possible, you may store the users preference, and offer it per default the next time. Else, take Danny Varod's advices.



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