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Place empty cans and bottles on a table instead There is only one way to stop all people from putting trash in a recycle bin and that is by not having a recycle bin. This might mean more recyclable items go in the trash but I think most people will learn the system with a few cans and bottles on a table close by with a sign that says, "Please put empty ...


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Your graphic seems to require far too much information to describe what it means. Github does this through a table of Longest Streak next to Current Streak. It is easier to understand with just text. To keep it compact you could remove everything but the most important information: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...


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**Here are two alternative ways to represent ratios ** Using a high watermark line. This allows them to contrast their all time best with the current streak while also affording them to see some minor trends in their performance. A risk is them not understanding the high watermark which a screen overlay the first time might help them out. Apples health ...


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For administrator or testing mode, the testers usually want to be able to see the website as closely as possible to the user's point of view. One way to do this is to just highlight the top nave bar a different color (like red or green) so that the tester knows the browser is in impersonation mode, but all everything else is the same so they are seeing ...


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I've been suggested it might be a good idea to require an email address for the first two plans before showing the price. This would also discourage people from staying on your site. I personally would have to be very motivated to leave my email address on your site for a product which I don't even know if I want. I'm not alone in this and price is one of ...


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Type of impersonation Interesting question! how exactly this might look will depend on the aim of impersonation and the relationship between the impersonator and impersonated. Few questions might be helpful in devising the right approach: For example, is the impersonation feature required for social networking product or for an enterprise solution? Is it ...


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I think an aspect that hasn't been discussed are social dynamics, particularly, how can we use social indicators to incentivize behavioral change. A nice parallel is how hotels have nudged people to reuse towels. Simply stating that by reusing one's towel is better for the environment had a nominal effect. What had a larger impact was stating that X% of ...


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Take a page from video games and treat your personal best streak as a high score. Classic games like Pac-Man show your high score at all times as a goal to reach, and when you achieve it you get to see both numbers change at the same time to reinforce the fact that each point is setting a new record. More recently, Diablo 3 offers increasingly ...


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This is a common UX situation Most users 'self police' and do not need warnings or guidance. You have few heavy users who need to be [gently warned/dissuaded] to avoid waste or abuse. You have isolated cases of abusive users. This heavily skewed distribution of users is very common in lot of applications (cell phone usage, all you can eat buffets, ...


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A different approach perhaps: make users of the bins 'agree' to what they are putting inside them. Imagine the below is the lid of the bin, with the OK 'button' being the handle to open the bin. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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I would do this through the combination of a pretty obvious UI state change and a change in wording. For example, if your header is normally white when you're logged in as you, change it to bright orange to indicate a difference in status. Similarly, you could also just stick a bar over the top of the UI like this. As for the wording, maybe something like ...


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I agree with Ranjan's answer that you want to see the website as close to reality as possible. Thus keeping the user profile and logout link in tact and add a topbar as indication that you're in an impersonating mode. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups You can give the impersonating user a clear explanation on how ...


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Is there a reason you're doing a ratio of "current streak" to "longest streak"? I don't know why that would be helpful to the user and encourage them to continue with their habit change. Do you want to go a more aspirational route? The user is either going to be 1) In the middle of creating their longest streak or 2) working towards meeting their longest ...


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No, I would strongly recommend otherwise. A month or so ago I was searching for a library that was compatible with Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android. Technical stuff aside, I was comparing the product of different companies. Some companies provided a straightforward, fixed price, whereas other companies required you to leave info for a tender. The latter was ...


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A simple resolution would be to show a simple descriptive text which tells them what to do i.e. they need to atleast upload two images to continue. Here is a quick wire frame for that. Until the user doesn't add the required number of images keep the continue\save button disabled.


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Well, first of all, I'd seriously consider using another logic that implements non confusing, semantic URLs. Assuming this is not possible, I'd recommend you to track your user's behavior and see what happens. Nevertheless, the solution for your problem is quite simple: just use htacces to redirect any user that hits somesite.com/event/ to ...


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I think you should look at the use of bullet charts/graphs, which is an enhanced version of bar graphs commonly used instead of dashboard gauges and meters. Characteristics of the bullet chart allow you to a lot of information in a small amount of space, and are cluttered with useless and distracting decoration. The bullet graph features a single, primary ...


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I think even extroverts would find that prompt weird/corny and that the site is ultimately weird/corny/creepy. The thing is, you want to cater to a general audience, so wording or coloring to suit one temperament can mean you'll lose others. So, don't design to particular personalities unless you actually want to weed out those who are not that particular ...


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Instead of showing an empty list, show one with two placeholders that need to be filled before continuing - this shows the user that you're expecting at least two images. As real images are added, remove the placeholders.


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Having implemented this feature a few times, I have found the cleanest solution to be "exec" instead of "sudo". Steps: Power user logs in. Power user accesses "login as" feature. Power user types Target user username. Power user clicks submit button. Page boots, sees Target user in session, execute Auth::login(target). App now behaves as though Target ...


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This is more than a reading issue. You are trying to change people's behavior. This break room recycling can - is it for bottles (plastic/glass) only? Do you have other bins for paper elsewhere? Changing the shape of the access hole to the can might get people to stop and think - especially if the hole is inconveniently small for regular refuse, but works ...


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Opening Hmmm interesting UX question. I usually assume UX will be about websites... but this is completely valid, too! Color Code It You guys had it right when you were color coding things. My suggestion would be to make the trash can red. Of course, red means "stop" or "danger" to us so you'll [hopefully] find that people will hesitate before using the ...


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The ideal UX solution is that you handle the recycling separation on the back end. For your particular problem: They are simply two bins, with the same color ...start my differentiating them by color... that are hidden in a cabinet. ...and consider not hiding them in a cabinet. Outside of the cabinet are two doors, one door saying ...


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Add a drop shadow to the box to a elevate it, making it appear tactile. Or underline the number to indicate it's clickable. The drop shadow approach is better because it correctly indicates the entire square as clickable, versus just the number. For example (the drop shadow and underline are poorly done because I'm on mobile right now):


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Make milestones. Once a certain amount of recycling is done, everyone at the office gets a beer. Anything on those lines should or might help a bit.


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There isn't much point cluttering the interface (visual noise) with actions that cannot be performed. It violates quite a few UX heuristic. Obviously when an action can be unlocked via user action, orientation comes to mind (although it may still be worth hiding the locked actions so their introduction to the interface will draw attention). Aspects such as ...


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Power users open links in new tabs and rarely use the Back button, while most users rarely open links in new tabs and rely on the Back button instead. Patrick Dubroy conducted this study for his master’s thesis while working at Mozilla. You can read about the presentation that he gave there and the paper that he wrote for CHI. In describing his ...


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Asking a user for anything is a barrier to entry I've seen some websites ask for a list of friends email before you even get to use the site which is ridiculous. Let me answer your question with another question... Is it a good idea to require users give an email address to see our prices? Would you go into a grocery store if someone at the entrance ...


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The problem with the "split button" is that it is not just one control but that it is presented as one. I've seen people pressing the button while expecting opening the menu. Since they are seperate controls my first impression was to focus on A when pressing the tab key, and focus on B when pressing tab again. But I agree with @AlexeyKolchenko that it ...


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In my opinion this can have a couple of different reasons – here's just some thoughts: Moderation of comments can be a lot of work – especially if you have a popular blog and you're writing all by yourself. For a high quality, high traffic blog I would estimate that moderating incoming comments may take as much time as writing the actual articles. If the ...



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