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Imagine this for a second. The UX logo for this site disappears on the home page, but then appears again when you're on any other page other than the homepage. It wouldn't be a good experience. So, keep it, people are accustomed to the "home" button being there constantly. Especially if your homepage has dynamically generated content, because people use ...


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I'm not sure we can we specifically answer the question with the information given, but below are some ideas of what to do and what not to do that may help you determine the best course of action in your own scenario. Automate the sign-in after sign-up. I really dislike those sign-ups that gather all the site needs to use an account then redirect users to a ...


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It's already been done on a vast scale. Since the success metric is rebooted the machine over a 100 times before being unplugged and summoning IT. So the 100 reboots would be the conversions and the calling of IT I nominate Windows update from Microsoft because every Tuesday is causes at least one reboot, last time was 5 reboots the patches often ...


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There seems to be a heated debate about business goal of the self-destruct button in question. So, I will try to contribute to this side of the argument. I am currently working on an MDM (**M**obile **D**evice **M**anagement) project and we have a requirement that enables the administrator to create a device-wipe rule based on a status or event. (i.e device ...


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http://ux.stackexchange.com/a/64392 Is a great answer. Something to add to all this though: One of the main things I dislike when I need to create an account is the redirection to home-page / welcome page. Redirecting back to the home-page is fine, when the user has gone to the home-page and clicked a sign-up button. However, if I've created an account, ...


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The home button should stay, for reasons already listed. But users find controls which are disabled confusing. One could argue that it's an example of inconsistent design. It would be more effective, and easier for users to understand, to create another enabled state for your home button, like Axure's Selected state or CSS3's active state. That would ...


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You can create anything without ever speaking to a customer but its likely to be based on assumptions, not facts. Secondary research can help get you closer to the real customer journey. Try interviewing customer support, sales and other disciplines that regularly talk with customers. You can create a customer journey with that information; however, you'd be ...


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For me have all those terms slightly different meaning... Avatar is something, what I use on website, where my nick is "UX Fanatic" - my profile could be important and have valuable info, but it's not linked to my real name (like some community forum for example). I am expecting that avatar will not contain my actual face, but some movie star / abstract art ...


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As you said, interacting with your users during the research represents a critical activity without which is impossible to assure that the right journeys are designed and the product (or service) implemented will be fully adopted. The question I have is "why is user research not happening"? If time or budget constraints are partially playing a role on ...


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What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? An orbiting research facility, housing an extra-terrestrial contagion capable of wiping out every living species on the planet loses power. Airlocks on containment cells are losing pressure, all staff aboard are infected. As routine maintenance slows to a halt, the station begins ...


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I imagine that the criminal community is far ahead of us all on this topic. What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? Being British, I imagine that many of the issues that came up (rightly or wrongly) in the recent phone hacking trial / News Of The World enquiry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24894403 might be addresed ...


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The self destruct button should be available in both software and hardware formats. I will focus on the software side for this answer, perhaps someone else more proficient in nuclear reactor meltdowns can fill in the hardware side. The self destruct button need to balance the functionality with the urgent need for speed of deletion - something that deletes ...


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What user scenario(s) could prompt the inclusion of self destruct button? And finally, and most importantly, what would it do? A self destruct button sounds like a perfect candidate for once and for all leaving a social network. It's so easy to sign-up but leaving can be a real pain (ever tried leaving facebook?). How would you as a UX ...


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In my opinion, Youtube, Vimeo etc are exceptions to the rule. If it's a video site, autoplay is acceptable. However, if it's an embedded video on a non-video based site, autoplay is a bad idea. I absolutely hate when videos autoplay. Especially when I have my speakers turned up from some other video that had poor audio quality. It's jolting. If the video ...


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I'd say go for a sub domain. by doing this it'll clearly differentiate the different part of your website and will refocus users from viewing/getting inspired mode into shopping mode. have seen this practice across some commercial websites.


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This fully depends on what you are creating. Having no knowledge of your project, I would it assume it falls under 2 buckets: Inventing the Wheel or Reinventing the Wheel. Inventing the Wheel (The Only Scenario where you can do this) If you are building something that no one has ever experienced before, you would have no background research to rely on and ...


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There are many similar interfaces for selecting and adding items in a card interfaces with the most common being the selecting of addresses or credit cards in an e-commerce checkout process. It is important to distinguish the cards from the 'add new' option however, since they're two different type of actions. A good way to do this would be by using ...


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You're asking how to make it extremely obvious, so you could write Click to select other dates into the textfield. E.g. 24 August, 2014 (click to select other dates)


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Many of the sites these days get the details of the users in steps which also is not advisable when the user doesn't know how many more steps are there before he gets in unless a progress is provided. Second, you can ask the user to verify his mail id as provided in the previous step and from where he should verify his account so that you don't get in ...


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What are the user needs? It is next to impossible to answer the question without more information. Primarily, why would users need such feature to begin with? What I have in mind is that if there are 1000 versions, involving 500 objects (490 of which may have been deleted) you'll be showing so much information that the visualisation will be impossible to ...


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couple of rules in usability heuristic evaluation support the idea of keeping the home icon. 1.improving recognition rather than recall 2.enhancing user control and freedom (navigation) it always a good idea to clearly marks where the person is and where they can go by generating some sort of a feedback.


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Right answer depends on what's on your "home button". If it's your company logo (or another kind of logo, used as home button to save space) then I strongly suggest to don't hide it. Changes trigger attention and may confuse users (especially navigation panels are often an anchor where users can go back where they don't know where they are). Of course if ...


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I guess there are well defined platform constraints explaining why a trash bin is not there for mobile ios. From an App point of view the concept of trashed data is kept contextual to that app. From an user point view I know that if I delete something from an app I will find it somewhere stored within that app. I thing that, even if it was possible to have ...


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Below are some brain reaction times, I found from the book of Jeff Johnson, Designing with the Mind in Mind : Shortest time a visual stimulus can be shown and still affect us (perhaps unconsciously) : 5 ms Maximum interval for visual fusion of successive images : 50 ms Time lag between a visual event and our full perception of it : 100 ms ...


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It's not only music sites, but also video streaming sites (Youtube, vimeo, wimp, etc..), blogs(tumblr, medium, etc), news sites (The New York Times, Washington Post, etc). Think of the user flow for a second. People go to those sites for mainly one purpose: to view/listen to content. Creating a login system for that will steer people away from what they ...


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Make these fields part of a one form with a single submit button. This reduces the number of interactions for the user and cognitive load. I would also consider top alining the labels and adding padding between questions for clarity. In addition you could consider adding a title for each field-set.


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It sounds like when a parent already exists, your "add a new parent" isn't so much an "add a new parent" as an "add a node between the parent and child". Acknowledging that there are really three distinct actions, you could put an "add parent" on every root of the tree(s), an "add child" on every leaf, and an "add between" on any connector. ...


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I think the best solution has largely to do with what you're trying to achieve by displaying this information. Is it like a resume where someone wants to just get across the message that they know a lot of different things? Or is the goal to more clearly show someone's relative experience between different skills? And how accurate does the comparison need ...


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Jakob Nielsen warns about using automatic popups (even though old javascript popups aren't technically the same thing as modal windows, they have the same basic function) - http://www.nngroup.com/articles/most-hated-advertising-techniques/. These surveys are based on ads and not regular site content, but I think that there's a big chans that the users will ...


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There seems to be a common misconception that different apps should have different UX. I contend that what is good for ECRM is also good for a supply chain application. Ask them if they would like different UX design in Work versus Excel. Find some standard guideline to support that UX design. I personally don't like modal. I found this in some Microsoft UX ...



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