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We take the phone with our preferred hand :) IMO, as they are more right-handed persons than left-handed in the world AND because a back button is one of the most used button, some manufacturers might consider that it's more appropriate to place it on the right. Indeed, it would involve less effort for a right-handed person to push it with such a position ...


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Essentially this question is about the difference between usability and user experience. User experience is about how the user feels. Improving usability by removing unnecessary cognitive load etc. is essentially removing friction from the process so things move along smoothly. However this does not automatically lead to a good user experience. Filling out ...


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Quoting a respected member of the User Experience community I can recommend some things to further enhance user experience. Note: I think the form already is very clear and probably user friendly. resource article link Not splitting first and last name is tricky on a back-end level. The application might want to address the user just by it's first or ...


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How about this: Intro text adds nothing Name is not essential to create account, or at least make it one field Re-enter email is redundant The way you aligned labels is not optimal New password? I don't have any existing password at this point, am I? Choose one colour for your links that is not red and not the same colour your headers have Consider ...


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System Usability Scale questions I think that I would like to use this system frequently. I found the system unnecessarily complex. I thought the system was easy to use. I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use this system. I found the various functions in this system were well integrated. I thought ...


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What is missing is the visual separation of the UI elements. You need to separate them, and for that, changing opacity does not help much in this case. I would try t add wider borders between main image and thumbs - to indicate that separation, and another, even wider border around the current thumbnail, indicating that it is currently "separated out" in ...


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There are several reasons for decisions like this: Mobile apps tend to favor simplicity over efficiency. The quick view is a convenience feature that can potentially make the app more confusing/cluttered without helping deliver on the core functionality. Features like the quick view make it faster to use the app, but end up being more confusing for users. ...


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If there's a lot of complex interactions where the admin needs to handle but the user doesn't, then what bzav suggested of having two separate views: admin and user is preferable. If there isn't or the devs can't support two separate sections, you can try putting in permission based controls directly on the page. I've worked on a previous project that ...


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Re-entering data is always a pain for the user, so avoid forcing them to do so where possible. If you have 2 password fields (a 2nd for confirmation), you could reduce the pain by just blanking the 2nd confirmation field so they only have to retype it once. If it was data in a field which caused the error, it is nice to have the cursor on that field so the ...


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Is FILE a blindly accepted standard: Yes. UI experts have argued against it, but nobody's going to change something that's been in both Mac and Windows GUIs since, forever. The whole metaphor of a computer working with files and folders kind of requires a File menu. Are the commands in the File menu about the File you are working on? Yes and no. You are ...


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I'm thinking about pre-filling the following for sure with the same values that were previously input by the user: First name, Last name, Email, Terms (checkbox). I think you are right to do that. But should I also do that for the New Password and Re-enter email fields? In the case of an error with the e-mail, I think that you should ...


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I'd go this way: Post an update [Link] [Comment] [Movie] (Optional) – Gives an idea that other two are required, but not forcing to fill both of them [Submit] – Disabled until link or comment is filled Now I can't think of any error case, can you?


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Why would you want to force a user to choose between finishing something now - (s)he may not have the credentials ready - and having to re-enter everything they already entered just now when they do have everything? So go for your option 1 but with information (not an error!) as to why the object is currently non-functional and how to address that. This ...


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User can enter his name later in his profile, if he wants to. The ultimate rule of any form is to be as simple (use as less fields) as possible. Users are lazy. Assuming you have proper labels above your fields (and that all of them are mandatory), it makes sense to highlight erroneous fields with red outline and display one "Please fill" message at the ...


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Your error messages can be more polite and specific. You cannot have this message "Please enter your name." for both your conditions. If the user has entered a name and if you show him the above message then he will be confused. You need to tell him more specifically what is the error and what will be the correct input. Like "Your name cannot have illegal ...


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Your error messages seems correct to me (however, I'm not a native english speaker). Edit : If you want to keep the e-mail confirmation, I would recommend you to say that the two e-mails doesn't match (with a better english than mine ;) ). It goes a little bit out of the scope of this post, but since you are concerned by your UX, here is an advice for you ...


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I could not comment to the question since I am not reputable enough yet. It would make a difference if filling both fields creates additional value for you. Do you prefer the users to fill in both but you allow them to fill in only one or it is enough for you if you have one of the info.


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Your question is a bit abstract so it's hard to answer specifically. In general I like option 1. To me it's like asking if you should let a user save code if it doesn't compile. Of course it won't be complete/work until they fix the compilation error, but you still let them create/save it. Be upfront about requirements such as needing to register, or pay, ...


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First thing, you need to group your alternative fields together. It will be a hassle for a user to move around back to the first field if he doesn't want to fill the third field. You should not move the user up and down the form for filling the details. It should be a top down approach. So I would suggest you to group your link and comments fields together. ...


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You could reference the names and look for existing entries after you unfocus the last name field, but the problem is if you have users with the same name. Working for a company running national registration-oriented promotion campaigns, this happens more often than I had ever realized. We cross referenced name and email address as well, but since your scale ...


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Will this document shown as PDF preview? or HTML page? If it is PDF Preview, then I think you don't have any control to modify Adobe components. If it is an HTML page then, I think you can have a pattern like page properties. In that you have bring on hide/show widget and provide the properties. If you don't have such flexibility, then try providing ...


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If you are considering this design for multiple device support then I will agree with Mart, you will have to avoid the hover event since touchscreens wont have direct support for that. Now that you have to provide the option I suggest that you can try the following Provide the option in the context menu on the page (right-click) provided you want to let go ...


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I suppose that you don't have space around your document, or don't want to use some. Then your only solution is to display the action button on the document. You chose to show an icon on mouse hover, probably in order not to cover the document unnecessarily. This is fine but be careful as tablet touch screens don't have hover events. Another solution is to ...


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If you want to go with a low-friction login system like this, why not implement login with a third party service like Mozilla Persona which requires only that the user input their email?


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Irrespective of the securtiy requirements of the system I personally feel that instead of falling into the cycle of entering the username > awaiting email > clicking on url to access the website a simple username password would suffice. In today's era somehow the end users want simple and quick responsive systems. So making them wait for an email to get the ...


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If you have troubles integrating a desktop component on mobile, the best solution would be to change the component to a specific mobile one. In your case you can change the 'map with directions' with a button/map that launches on tap google maps directly with the navigation predefined. You can also detect the type of phone and change gmaps with apple, ...


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I would try to keep content architecture similar on all platforms. There will need to be some adjustment of content, especially when you can use two to three columns on a desktop site and will likely use one column with a mobile layout, but generally try to keep site architecture consistent. There are special design considerations for mobile, for example you ...


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You are thinking from the user experience. But perhaps over thinking. The user will want a mobile design on the phone and a desktop design at home. Users will search for the info they are looking for, and good ux makes that search easier. By predicting their behavior correctly, they will judge your interface as intuitive. You asked about best practices... ...


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Tag clouds should not be used for tags, much less for website functions. One of your problems could be the site's functionality is somewhat complex, and so explaining its functionality is one of the main challenges). Taking a complicated problem, and adding a complicated way of displaying that problem does not simplify the solution. And tag ...


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Redirect to the client page. That’s the place where the editors can verify that their edits were successful and as intended. And, of course, show a link on the client page that leads to its edit page.


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At first, please make yourself sure that such a feature is necessary — you describe you checklist as "small", so multiple selection can make your tiny checklist more functional, more complex, but it can be not useful for and unused by most users (so by adding such a feature in certain contexts cane make the checklist worse, not better). If such a feature is ...


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The bigger question is who is your audience. In word, Excel, etc; they use the word "Insert Picture". In Adobe Photoshop, where users mostly know the different types of images, uses "Insert Image". So, the answer to your question lies in the audience.


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image: mostly related to digital photo. More technical term picture: can be digital photos , paintings. Less technical term If you are expecting people to upload their photo,paintings most appropriate will be Picture If you are expecting people to upload photo of things ,most appropriate will be Image. its also depends on context: Technical Issues , ...


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If you plan to have content to the left of the form or right of the form, then either one works. If you do not have any content on the page other than the form, it is best centered.


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As I understand it layout is more important to comprehension than UI markers. In the Code Complete book by Steve McConnell there is empirical research as to what code block formats are robustly understandable, and which cause issues. In short, as I remember it, nested blocks should be indented, and a block should be left aligned. Now if you have issues ...


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To improve your UI/UX and would strongly suggest you to put a legend somewhere near, so it is clear for your users and then it will not be so important how exactly you show start/finish of a block as long as you notify your users about the meaning of colors/blocks in your interface. That would solve the essence of your problem and the question how to show it ...


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If you have some kind of touchpoint with these users, reach out to them directly. You can directly email them with a personalized email (not just a mail merge!) to ask them if they are interested in providing feedback. If others in your organization have such touch points and a good relationship with users, they might be better suited to sending out your ...


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I would design the interaction such that each task includes an optional survey that is considered part of the task. That way, randomization will not break the link between task and survey, because they are considered one unit and will always travel together.


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I think sliders are bad practice in general when it comes to selecting a precise number. A slider is a good choice when you know that users think of the value as a relative quantity, not a numeric value. For example, users think about setting their audio volume to low or medium—not about setting the value to 2 or 5. — Microsoft Sliders are functional ...


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From what I can deduce, Google is emphasizing and using bold text to draw attention to areas of interest specific to the type of search in the auto suggestions. Different information will cause a need for different emphasizing basically. Example 1: The general search auto complete / suggest produces bold text of multiple things: misspelled words, common ...


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Placing hamburger icon and back button on the left side of the header in iOS make sense when you want to group all navigation functions in one place. On the right side of the header there are displayed other functions like editing or filtering. Suppose that user on one screen could: go back, see all menu categories (hamburger icon), search and filter ...


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It's bad UX to take settings away from people that need them. It's good UX to hide the complexities of software that most people have no need to deal with. I think Firefox's decision is simply a balance of that. They've (making an assumption here) come to the conclusion that most of the internet requires JavaScript to make it enjoyable and usable, so few ...


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I think it makes sense to remove this option from the default GUI. And I also think that this removal won’t noticeable change the number of users that disable JS. It doesn’t remove the possibility to disable JavaScript, it just removes one of three ways how to accomplish this: Graphical default menu (removed) Textual menu about:config (still possible) ...


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On the one hand, controls on the bottom right are easier to target with the right thumb. On the other hand, hamburger buttons, also known as off-canvas menus, are conventionally positioned in the upper left. So the question is, "Which is more important, ease of targeting or cultural convention?" Let's see what Don Norman has to say: "A convention is a ...


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This article gives a good overview of the subject. The author's main point is that the vast majority of web users don't really understand the role of Javascript or its risks, so disabling it is unlikely to be based on an informed decision. Furthermore, it is a necessary technology for many, many sites to operate properly and there is little reason to ...


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Since you mentioned the different selections having equal weight in importance, I would present them equally on the page. Better possible options: A standard menu, with short descriptions underneath each option Radio buttons if you want the user to only choose one option and then move on to the next step Users spend very little time on landing pages so ...


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I agree this is a tricky one, there's no easy way around it. One of the more popular comment services these days is Disqus - their comments are responsive. It's not perfect, really only handles up to about four levels of indentation. Example. The other option, if you think you are going to get more and more levels of replies like this would be to just ...


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Not everything is UX/UI design, sometimes it's technical/legacy choice. Your navigation with left click and your right click are 2 different things. The right menu is populate with all available options from a the object under the mouse. This list of actions contains browser actions, browser extension actions, system actions, antivirus actions... this list ...


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Start by Categorizing My high school did the same thing but on one big long paper when it was time for choosing electives. Having the courses listed by category made it easier to go through. You can create a series of filters in a tabular list that allows users to see and drill down to more detail if needed. Coursera.org has a pretty great system for ...


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I think the two steps is definitely confusing. Making it a list of search terms that you can add via dialog would simplify it for me: Most users will understand that these terms are and'ed together. Handling combinations of and/or can greatly increase the complexity: "brunette man or redhead/blonde female." Then you really have to weigh the benefits of ...



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