Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

18

Make it explicit that the scheduled campaign will run in the LA timezone to reduce any confusion. MailChimp does it quite nicely with their Delivery by Time Zone feature http://mailchimp.com/features/timewarp/


9

The user will be expecting it to be, by default, in their time zone. Anything other than this will cause confusion. However as @RizwanJavaid has highlighted, for some markets/projects (and I would say social media is one) it is perfectly well expected to be able to change this.


7

Well, it was old almost from its own conception. Think about this: how many times will you need to clear ALL info in ALL fields of a form? Now ask anyone you know and you'll probably have a very basic research study that will propably yield an absolute result: NEVER. And like I said, even at the beginnings (well, almost) of web applications this was ...


6

Vartabedian, A. G., published in 1971 that people can recognize isolated words better if all capital letters are used. “The Effects of Letter Size, Case, and Generation Method on CRT Display Search Time.” Human Factors, 14, 511-519, in Wickens. Abstract: The effects of letter size, case, and generation method were studied in a task of searching for ...


5

Design of anything in an aircraft is heavily regulated. It is likely their is a viewing distance requirement for the text. That would be translated into an appropriate character height. If you go to mixed case, the height of the smallest lowercase letter would need to be the appropriate character height. This would roughly double the font height of the ...


5

It depends on your situation; a simple one page contact / enquiry form does not need a reset form. Why would you need to reset anything since nothing has been stored yet. If you really need to start over, you could always just refresh the page. However, if you have a form consisting of multiple pages, the filled in fields have most likely been stored in ...


3

I often find myself one time zone away on trips, and dealing with my calendar on OS X or Windows Office is a mine field. I can summarize the problem as "too many choices": The calendar programs all try to do something clever, and not only do they not do what I need but I never quite know what to expect. Configuration options only make matters worse, because ...


3

Print icons go in the top right of your screen. In eye tracking terms, this is a strong fallow area, and makes a good place for secondary actions like printing. This is a scenario where there is a strong conventional design pattern, and you probably shouldn't mess around with it. If printing is the primary action i.e. users most often get to the end of ...


3

There are many reasons why UX designers make this choice A few observations: Settings are usually "out of flow" from the main app. For example, a music app's main flow is selecting and playing music. Settings like file locations, album artwork settings, and themes are not in the main workflow of the app. Settings are visited less frequently, which means ...


3

I think non-linear navigation is very common, but maybe is a terminology matter (English isn't my native language). Anyways, just for reference, take a look at the image below from Oracle Alta Documentation showing non-linear navigation. Additional info, including link to nav bar application can be found here However, based on your picture, I think you ...


3

Look at your target users and see what the existing best practices are for ergonomic UIs. It is going to vary by industry. I'll give a specific example of a UI that we implemented to reduce RSI. Our company introduced a new order management system about 18 months ago. Through our user research, we discovered that our power users often complained about the ...


2

This is a pretty loose question, but I think I know what you're after ... In-line or contextual controls They are really just buttons, but they apply to minor interface elements at the local level. As you point out in your examples, this pattern is most often used in data-heavy, highly editable views. Since the number of editable elements can be relatively ...


2

The problem here as you correctly mentioned is that users are confused. Its because they might confuse with booking the ticket rather than checking the availability of the flights. Most of the use cases are departure and return or day of flight. Your start date and end date is confused with the start of journey and return. Proper labeling is required to ...


2

It seems like your interface layout is going to be very similar to most booking sites in regards to the calendar selection. From what you've described it sounds like you just need to label and communicate clearly to the user that the dates being selected will result in a broad search, not an exact match. The word "scan" can be a little misleading. To better ...


2

I agree with @Vincent but I want to point out that an Horizontal bar guided just by colors isn't probable the most user friendly way of displaying this data.. I would go with the classic pie chart or at least with horizontal stacked bars. Here some that I consider good examples: Pie chart: Stacked bars:


2

For me it seems that the available space is quite small, colors are not optimal for normal reading conditions (gray text -or "dirty white" maybe due to low light or dust- on black background) and lines have just 1 to 3 words. Taking that into account the main goal would be just to get sure the text is readable (just effectively, since the text is very ...


2

Those are some crappy buttons There are several things wrong with the blue dots: It overloads the icon confusingly. This Neilsen article explains why icons should be used carefully. The angled up and down arrows are reasonably (but not ubiquitously) familiar. But the blue dots are not familiar and adding them to the button damages the familiarity of the ...


2

Breadcrumbs are used to show the location of the user in the site hierarchy. It is always a secondary navigation for moving in a site. The current location shown by breadcrumbs are relative to the high level concepts helping users know where they are in relation to the site. In your case, the two tables are part of Group 0 of the page. The breadcrumb ...


2

In the US, alcohol advertising is regulated by state and federal guidelines, as well as industry standards for self-regulation. For example, the Distilled Spirits Council has a set of guidelines for responsible digital marketing. Here's what they say about age verification: Age affirmation is a process or a mechanism by which users provide their full ...


2

From the top of my mind, for traditional desktop interfaces, no research backing to list: "the biggest button" a.k.a. desktop corners and edges (you can ram the mouse in at any speed Sub menus open centered around the selected parent menu item, to reduce overall travel time big controls "magnetic" controls (like snapping edges when resizing or moving ...


2

In my opinion I would leave it as is and let the users choose (I would think more would use google than twitter anyway), but if you want to do it that way I see a couple ways you could do it: Just tell the user your preferred option Have google as the default option showing, then under a dropdown panel of sorts have alternative options (twitter, fb, etc.) ...


2

Multiple interconnecting popups is in itself not a very delightful experience, since it causes confusion. For example, can I as a user step back to the previous popup when the next popup appears if I believe that my action on the first popup was incorrect? What happens if I accept the terms stated in the first popup, but cancel in the second, is the action ...


1

I think the system you have is getting too complex for the interaction model you are using - I would recommend just having a single print button (no options) that, when clicked, opens a dialogue or modal box where the various options can be explained more graphically (perhaps with small illustrations) allowing the user to make a more informed choice about ...


1

If your goal is to create an eye-tracker experience, a head-mounted GoPro won't help you with that. You will have a view of the screen (although if you use a top-of-head mount for the GoPro, you might not see the whole screen), but you won't be able to tell where the user is looking. Combining it with a Think Out Loud protocol doesn't tell you where the ...


1

It depends on your page design. The best position would be the point where user provides the last mandatory detail. That is the area where the print or call to action button must be placed. And hence it depends on the design or depth of the page. If its above the fold, you can provide immediately after the last input that is suppose to be filled by ...


1

Your observations and thinking is correct. Showing same icon as well as showing different icons might be confusing. What I think in this case is : You can use a hamburger icon at the top (if it is possible and you have some other options to display) and you can include both the type of settings in there. You can use icon with caption like Application ...


1

I think your real problem is not the icons but the fact that you have two different places with settings. Integrate the advanced settings in the application wide settings. Give it it's own tab or page if needed and make it always accessible (as long as the analysis section is accessible for the user). Consider creating a menu for different kind of settings ...


1

I'm not a UX expert but in my opinion, it'll be nice to have a single settings icon and display the different settings in an options-list when you click on the icon. Something like this (with some improvement) -


1

I think the light color on hover in the first example is better and more fast and simple to use. The second one could really be confuse, and you should not have to click on each line (I didn't even noticed at first the I each line was clickable). I suggest a simple solution, just show the edit/delete buttons (or icons) on the hover state. The table, in this ...


1

I think you're right with the first point you raised - the type of the survey will determine the way you display the results. Showing the numbers is pretty important to distinguish the validity of the survey results. Obviously a small sample size is very likely to skew the results and in most cases this is not a good thing. An issue with displaying the ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible