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First i believe you are well prepared to use only star rating system. As there are other ways around to compare products or profile (artists in your case). Side Note: YouTube switched from a star-based system to the binary thumbs-up\thumbs-down, their ratings shot up many-fold. It could be same in your case, Up-votes/Down-votes would be fine i guess. For ...


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Try using outlines but personally for your case here i feel two colors is better than one. It shows some sort of visual hierarchy when it comes to a user making a decision.


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Since toggle buttons are essentially just differently-styled checkboxes, it makes sense to use the same access key, which is normally Spacebar. (Here's an example of another toolkit's toggle button, which also uses Spacebar: Oracle JET.) Depending on your UI toolkit and the particular grouping of controls in your UI, the arrow keys may be used to move to ...


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Not using overlays/popups does not by default result in a better user experience. I don't know exactly what you will be able to do when you click on Assign Group and thus I don't know if my answer will be relevant to you. One way to approach your problem would be to use dropdown buttons. You can do alot with these kinds of buttons and if you have many ...


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You have heard the expression "Form follows Function"? You mention usability over design, but I suspect what you really meant was usability over visual design. Usability (function) always comes before visual design (form). If a third to half your participants struggled (even if they eventually figure it out) then this would indicate you have a usability ...


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Why do you think interacting with select boxes is annoying? Remember not all mouse clicks are to be considered bad. Select boxes have been around for a very, very long time, and are a neat concise way to select a value. You can also set a default value (if it makes sense), which could be beneficial to the user because they may not even need to interact with ...


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I would suggest using multi colored star ratings because in the first example where it is single star, I had an initial assumption that the last star is badly formatted or the interface is buggy/not finished. Actually it was half a star but I interpreted it wrongly. That may lead to confusion and decreased credibility for the site. Since most of the ...


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I would recommend implementing an autofilter search box with match-highlighting and checkboxes for directory/database filters: You could have the filter automatically update the list of contacts displayed in case someone typed a name and forgot to select a directory or selected the wrong directory. It will prevent them from having to redo the name entry ...


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In my opinion using buttons will be more ergonomical or efficient to use. Buttons demand less work from the user, because all the distances will be displayed, and the user won't need to play with the slider to see the different options. When interacting with the buttons only 1 click will be necessary to complete the action, while the interaction with the ...


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What do you think of using a colored status bar, like GPS or phonecalls do on iOS. By using this bar, you could allow the user to edit the filter by taping on it, or provide a simple "remove" button to discard it.


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I would recommend the reverse of what you described. Instead of having a button that allows you to scroll, show a static map, as Brett East described, with a caption/button of something like "Press to Open". In order to control the map, the user can press (or long-press) on the static map, which links to a new view with full-screen zoomable/draggable map ...


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By scrolling to the bottom of the page a user assumes that they have reached the end of the fold. By hiding more information at the end of the page you are in fact creating a bigger cognitive load for the user to work out where they can find footer links. In essence, a footer is the end of the page and it doesn't make much sense to hide it. If content is in ...


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Your industry or company may define any regulatory or other requirements you must be able to support, such as requiring a user's permission before you can log in as them. But speaking from a technical perspective, having built several systems like this before, here are some features that I have found helpful: Ability to log in as a customer is a controlled ...



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