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The following are guidelines that I typically use when making this decision. Tables are good when comparing data points across records/sorting/filtering. Use a table display when: it is important to be able to visually compare values from several different records (e.g. which address records are from Spain, order records by users' last name) you'd like ...


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You might do two versions and A/B test them to compare the user reception and content results. One with confirmation checkbox (additional step) that blocks the 'Submit' action. Second one could be sth simplified, like this: It's clear call to action and should raise the awareness of the newcomer but would not block the flow of the frequent user.


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Given the fact that you are working on a product where: High accuracy/truth is important It may be worthwhile including this confirmation step because: It will start a feedback loop in the user's mind that asks "Did I in fact answer everything truthfully?" It will encourage the behavior of revisiting fields in order to confirm that no errors or ...


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The best solution is typically option 3. Say the screen holds roughly 10 items, on page load send out the request for those 10 items and the 10 items immediately proceeding them (20 total). Then when the user scrolls past your first 10 items send the request for the third set of 10 items and load those in. This way the user will always have a buffer as they ...


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I'm not normally an advocate for browser sniffing but this is one case where it may be highly useful. If you sniff out the browser (say Safari on iOS) you can display a message positioned correctly and give a directional arrow to indicate that the user can add to their home screen. Now doing this all the time and blocking part of the precious Real estate ...


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What about "platform" or "system"? Words like that capture the notion that there are several "sub" applications working in tandem to form something broader. "So, is it an app?" "Not so much an app, as a platform for ______. We're building apps for each mobile OS as well as a web app."


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While there is no standard definition, this may help: The history Historically, a web site was a page on the world-wide-web that served content. Links where nearly the only way of interacting with each page, simply navigating you to another page. But soon the need for better interaction was clear, and Javascript became prevalent. Regardless, a site can ...


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This seems like a case where you could employ progressive disclosure to hide some of the elements until they're needed. For instance, you could hide the filter controls by default, revealing them when users make the decision to "filter." (Usually that decision is represented by a button or dropdown control.) download bmml source – Wireframes ...


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You could try an 'affordance', which is more like a bucket fill type indicator. Something that indicates approximately, by a visual mark, of how filled the archive cabinet could be. Check the Attachment 1 for a quick mockup. Now, somethings to note are: 1) Since as you rightly said, archive holds unimportant things. Hence its not super important to the user ...


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If background use is important, provide a pop out button that opens a new, small player window. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups This also might be a use case for other implementations such as a browser extension.


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You could add a suggestion for the user to pin the tab to the left most side of the browser. I believe there's an option on Chrome to do this. Now, as a web app developer, if the audio in your app cuts out if the user switches tabs, it is not intended behaviour, since tabs are meant to exist to multi-task. If this is a limitation by the browser itself, try ...


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You've mentioned two different attributes here in age and staleness, which might share the same values or be completely different depending on the type of content you are working with. As far as age is concerned, there is only the value which continually increases depending on your reference point (e.g. creation date or published date), and this makes ...


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I doubt there are any accepted conventions, but there are some good examples which may or may not be acceptable for your solution. Organise the rows so that the most recent is at the top. Add a column which shows the age. Represent the age differently based on its age, e.g. the older it is the less granular the age becomes: 5 minutes ago 4 hours ago 3 ...


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A way I would like to suggest, is using a background color for the row that can indicate the staleness. The older an item, the less prominent it should be (I guess from the question). So I would work with a background color that matches the background of the page when it's the most stale row. And more oustanding/striking when it's fresh. (Sorry, I can't ...


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If you are just focusing on visualisation without considering learn-ability and user goals, so you might run into problems, e.g. three differently sized coloured curved bars with no legend will be tricky to comprehend. Your designer goal is to create a visualisation which communicates its meaning effectively. You first mention mention you want to show ...


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Use a line across the image to indicate the previous score. That way you can use the same look whether the previous score was higher or lower.


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I'm sorry but icons simply aren't the primary content here. Icons are nice. Labels are good. Good labels are critical. If there are so many buttons or controls that it's a struggle to include the accompanying text, then it's the structure of the layout that's at fault not the inclusion of the labels. Take a step back. Lets say the labels are non negotiable ...


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I think you should go with help-mode switch because a lot of users are going to use it when they get lost and more advance users would understand the icons as longest is good iconography. Don't rely in first screen tutorials because it is been prove people skip those all the time. no matter how many animations you add they don't work trust me Force touch ...


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I think you can have a list of all the devices. The user can select the device they want to sync looking at the name. When they press on the icon you see which device is syncing A good idea could be after the device is sync you get some vibration feedback on the device. In that way you can have a confirmation you have the right device. this would be ...


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I can relate this to how Windows shows/manages wi-fi connections. How about showing it like this:


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Just refer the google inbox for web on providing the shortcut, you will get better idea. They have consolidated all shortcut to a modal page. It's easy to understand, the way they placed the shortcut list is clear and easy to scan. ( we don't read the text, but we scan - cognitive process of scanning text) Refer the attached screenshot for more info


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You're overthinking this problem. It's one thing if you're forced to decide between a 5MB or 5GB limit, it's another when it's between 10MB or 20MB. The truth is, storing static files is extremely cheap nowadays. If it's costing you a lot of money, you're likely doing it wrong. Don't get me wrong, this is a question I've asked myself numerous times, only ...


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There's a very good read from Aurora Bedford on icon usability: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/icon-usability/ and there's a section arguing that "icons need a text label": To help overcome the ambiguity that almost all icons face, a text label must be present alongside an icon to clarify its meaning in that particular context. (And even if you’re ...


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Try to stick with the mobile-os standards. On Android, long-pressing an ActionBar/Toolbar icon will show the label as a small pop-up in every app that uses the default ActionBar/Toolbar. I can't speak for iOS, but most apps on iOS i know use a permanently visible label below the icon. Please do not try to create a layout that fits different OS's if you want ...


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If you need more space to show labels for the actions then I think it would be best to have less actions visible at one time and give them each enough space. This would mean being very clever in two ways Knowing what actions the user is most likely going to use to have them visible (this might be different for different users, and might even change over ...


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First I would say look at the the data. What's the average file size uploaded? What are the outliers? Were the outliers attempts to upload legitimate files? Were users getting frustrated frequently with not being to upload legitimate files? What are the upload limits of your competitors? If you are worried about the size of the files you can talk to your ...


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We're running a web application and are coming across the same question. Here are some considerations: There is a cost to storing larger files (disk space on a cloud repository or having to move to a larger physical server). That cost may be outweighed by the time spent addressing complaints by users (particularly novice or elderly users) who may have ...


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One solution would be to add undo buttons to every action. That way, users would become comfortable experimenting, with pushing buttons they don't fully understand. Once they tap something, the app would demonstrate the effects of that action, and give the user a better understanding than any tooltip would. At that point, if the button did what they want, ...


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Assuming that you are targeting Android and iOS devices, you should try to use icons that are already known to users and popular among the Android/iOS ecosystem. For web, you could use Material Design Lite or Polymer to do the same. You can see a list of icons following Material Design for Android here. Now, if you have any icon that is not accurately ...


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I've asked Your questions to our lead ux tester and she answered the next: That is a very good idea - and also proved to be useful - to let the user turn on textual controls or function titles alongside icons on their wish and that is even better when this 'help' switch is available on every page consistently at the same place - but if You put it ...


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If it were me, and we're only talking about images, I would start with a file size limit in the 2.5MB - 3MB range and see how well that goes. My basis for this size range is: the most popular smartphone models will take photos in the 2MB - 3.5MB range taking photos of receipts and/or certificates will result in less data than your typical family or ...


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No. Not a technical consideration other than as a result of developer laziness and/or demanding/desiring to have control/knowledge of user activity. It's not a "standard practice", just the result of the above criteria coming into play. More often than not because of the laziness factor. It takes extra work, so it's not done. If you seriously and deeply ...



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