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Create a repository with actions from where they can be dragged to days. The question is what happens when you try to drag an item to a day that is already occupied. Replace the item and send the previous one to the repository Swap both items. In this case, if you start with a preset for every day you don't even need the repository.


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As per the official Google announcement, the reasoning behind this change is to try out methods which would complement new password authentication methods. To quote the post Today, you sign in to Google on a page that includes both the ‘email’ and ‘password’ fields on the same page. We’ll be gradually splitting those two fields into separate pages in ...


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Provide a regular register method In a comment to your question I said that I wouldn't use your app if the only way to register is via social networks. The reasons vary from person to person and to not make this answer go off-topic too much I'll give you just a quick outline about some issues: Simple but relevant: I don't use the famous networks I don't ...


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Try drag and drop.. have a table or placeholders for Weekdays and user should be able to drag and drop activities (Run, Rest...) for each day.. it would be quite clear to the user that he/she would need to select 1 activity for each day.


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Official google explanation aside (as mentioned in the other answer), there is probably another work at play which goes unmentioned - using UX as stick/carrot method to promote desired behavior. Note that if you at any time previously checked the "stay signed in" checkbox, even after logging out of the Gmail the google will remember your username (via ...


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Use specific math symbols, not para-math or pseudo-programming. Some part of your users may not be familiar with math, so provide a description next to symbol. Group similar symbols (less & less or equal) into pairs. Consider using "belong/not belong to set" instead of "between".


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Don't show the review widget The user cannot review the item, so it's not a good idea to waste space and create frustration for users (with disabled controls, etc) when you already know that they cannot review the product. Instead, you can provide a link to explain why users can't review: (click image to expand) If a user wants to leave a review, you ...


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Since every choice must be unique, you can highlight this fact in your choice matrix after each selection, reducing the complexity offered to the user: Additionally, you can add a 'reset' button, letting the user start over if they want to start afresh. This is a multi-choice matrix, and unless there is an specific need to be different, the standard ...


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If I understand you right, this is an app for the teacher, to record attendance of students at each lesson. Put yourself into the teacher's shoes (or better, interview a few teachers) and think about the entire process: What is the teacher's motivation? A requirement by the school? The need to factor attendance into grading? You may identify ...


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Designing a visual indicator here is non-trivial A charger has at least the following states, and possibly more: The charger is not plugged in correctly, or there is no power in the wall socket The charger is plugged in correctly but the device is not charging (e.g. faulty cable, device isn't fully plugged in) The charger is plugged in correctly and the ...


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Let's face it, serial numbers weren't meant to be consumed by humans. Can you imagine going to the grocery store and waiting for someone to manually enter each and every bar code number for all your items? In your situation I think option 3 is your best bet but I don't see why you couldn't combine option 3 with option 2. If the bar code scanner is failing ...


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We work in mobile and have developed apps for the NHS and other healthcare clients. Clearly the patient's details and medical information is of a private and sensitive nature. The way we have tackled this in the past is that our developers have wrote routines to anonymize the data. For some clients it is simply enough to replace names, addresses and dates ...


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Why not style the Email Sign-up differently than other nav items to indicate there's a hidden bar that will accordion open on click. Bonus: styling it different gives it more of a CTA feel that draws the user's attention to it. And don't forget to autofocus the name field for accessibility and keyboard users :) Email sign-up closed Email sign-up open ...


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It is not a pattern - it is an error and poor usability. You have shown a pathological examples. Both elements looks like menu item, not an e-mail address. In this two cases what should happen is opening contact page, not e-mail. Affordance tels us that - this elements are percieved as items in menu which open some pages. If they do not do that, user has ...


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I tried many configurations both at home and at work and I found that setting my laptop and external monitor vertically aligned made the most sense and it was easier on my neck. Voila option D (forgive me if this solution has already been proposed) In my specific case I handle all browsing/email typing in my laptop screen while tasks that require a ...


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Only using these big social media authentication accounts to sign into your website aimed at students/young people will work fine. However lets think about the users who dont have a gmail twitter or facebook. You should put a section in there for them. Dont have a twitter/gmail/hotmail? sign up for one here. Suggest them to sign up for one that takes the ...


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The methods of registration you provide define your addressable market of users. Whichever option you provide your users, you are hoping for two things: They actually have that sign in method. They trust you with having access to the method they choose. Do they have the sign in method? Think about your market of users and if they'll have these methods. ...


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Gaming popups have some different constraints For many games, notifications/notices are challenging to design because the user will be focused on the core game play: So, designing notifications is difficult because you have to make sure the user sees the notification, but it cannot be so intrusive that it takes the user's focus away (in space or time) ...


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First of all - not ABCD... but autocomplete in search (consider Cyrillic, Greek or other alphabets). Drag-n-drop is a beautiful feauter, but consider dragging aprox. 50 elements. I will be extremely time consuming. Clicking on item on the left to assign it to group will be much easier. For mobile my proposition is to switch view between Available <-> ...


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Meanings of colors vary by culture. Of course, a few colors have similiar meanings everywhere, for example gold stands for sucess and high quality in most cultures. On the other hand in the U.S. white signifies purity and is used at weddings, but in other cultures white is color used for death and funerals. It's very likely that the authors used meanings of ...


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I dont see an issue with the naming. We had a similar issue in one of our applications, the solution was to display a column after the sorting with the number of days remaining along with the actual due date. Due in X Days. Although, I believe these labels are more common: Due date soonest first Due date latest first


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Seems like the main difference/difficulty is the extra steps required to see how people interact with it in context up on the wall. Hope you have a budget to design and print giant prototypes! :) I don't think "best practices" change as much as internal workflow. You still need to observe users in context & note what works vs what doesn't, but if the ...


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The answer is: it depends. Imagine for a moment that your application is an invoice builder. Within the invoice you have multiple line items of goods or services that you will bill to the client. The fine folks at the accounting department build and manage these invoices. My personal design would involve confirming the deletion of an entire invoice but ...


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I did a search on Google Scholar and found a paper in which the authors develop a user-defined gesture set to use on mobile device. Resulting gesture set is motion based (OP was probably looking for touch based gestures) but it is more intuitive to the test users as they have defined it themselves. Modern smartphones contain sophisticated sensors to ...


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Here are some of the most common ones I have seen in a variety of style guides and documentation. If you want to see if users are familiar with them you could set up a mechanical turk and ask them to guess what they would think the following features might mean on a device. Or if its a new gesture or a gesture they are already aware of. via uxmag.com ...


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I have tried to visualize after going through the problem statement. In your use case, there are important things missing. Those are the feedback from system. For example, after entering the URL, username and password, there must be confirmation to user, that he/she has been logged in. And ready to fetch the data from the server. I do not agree with ...


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Let's start with your options... You have heterogenous options. That means, your options are all pretty different. Because maps are very different from ratings, which are very different from search, it's not easy for users to process a lot of heterogenous options. Compare that to homogenous options where the items are of the same kind. For 8-10 ...


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Advantages of single text box As I see it, the main advantage of a single text box design is to give the user one thing to look at. With two boxes, the user has to constantly shift his/her eyes back and forth between their command text box and the main text box (between typing their entry and reading the response, or checking something they inputted ...


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I think your beginning is a good way. I recommend you to read a short introduction into user-centered design. First you need to get your user requirements (who does what and why, what is the environment, life cycle, ...). You started already, but in your post the requirements are too generic, too formal - I guess that humans will using the app? If you have ...


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It is extremely complex problem, because your user may want to change picket combination. Imagine that he/she decides to do that in step "Sunday". One click needs to change one of previous answers. Also consider how people makes plans. For me I do plans accoding to time, not actions, so natural for me would be to assign activity to a day, not a day to ...



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