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I don't think this is a matter of choosing the right animation. Sure, a nice exciting animation is more entertaining to watch than a dull one. But this is only true for the first time(s) the animation is shown to the user. After that, especially when your application enhances productivity, the animation will get in the way of what the user wants to achieve. ...


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Maybe I got qour question wrong, but I'm just wondering, why you actually try to define six steps in the first place? In my opinion it would be well possible to put all input and upload fields on one page – and then let the user decide, in which order he wants to fill out the fields. Having everything in one form / one page could be particularly handy when ...


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It's really hard to tell because there isn't the context of the rest of the page. Your typical landing page for a SaaS or product has buttons side by side. However, one thing to point out is that both of your buttons are the same color and have equal visual weight, which implies they have equal importance. You should have one primary call-to-action and one ...


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Does it matter to the person searching, if a node is of type A or B? I mean – do you have to make the tree structure visible within the search? If not, I would recommend using the ux pattern "faceted search" or "faceted navigation". In my opinion this can be a helpful ux pattern especially for 'power users' that know what they're looking for – but also for ...


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This article by Leisa Reichelt explains that confidence in decisions is more important than proof and suggests ways of improving understanding: If you are doing qualitative design research, don’t worry about sample size. Sample size and statistical significance don’t matter. The only thing that matters is how confident your team is about the ...


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By taking @izhaki's tip into consideration, I've changed the design to the one in the image below. To list the changes, I have decreased header font size to make button stand out added "Play Video" as suggested


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From a pure cognitive perspective, you should ask yourself: Can the user gather this is a video? Does the user want to the play the video? As for 1 - the fact it is a video is implicit - it requires users to look at the play icon, which will suggest it is a video. But there might be many other distractions on the screen and the eye may miss this icon. So ...


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From the Neilson/Norman group on icons: Summary: A user’s understanding of an icon is based on previous experience. Due to the absence of a standard usage for most icons, text labels are necessary to communicate the meaning and reduce ambiguity. Icons Need a Text Label To help overcome the ambiguity that almost all icons face, a text label must ...


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These have been my reactions looking at the image: "Hey, there's something I can play" (when I've seen the "triangular play icon inside of a circle"). "No wait, that must be something else. Perhaps a slider?" because the placement of the icon is quite confusing to me. "Play" icons are usually centered in the middle of the image (e.g., Youtube, Vimeo) or on ...


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As a UX professional - who is your target audience? List them. Think about the people you know who are in those roles (obviously asking / testing would be a the best of all solutions.) To start the ball rolling you have headhunters and HR staff who look at your site; BAs, Project Managers, Creative Directors, UX/UI/IA Professionals and others. What are ...


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I don't think that they are badly designed. I use both stackoverflow and ux.stackexchange, and what I've found is that SO includes a different text that includes a lot of code and text altogether, which requires clean UI to see with aesthetics. While Ux.stackexchange only has text, which is easy to read, so they can provide a typical Quora like interface ...


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You may use name and description columns and merge them all into a single table. Name is mandatory while description is optional.


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Google Chrome > Legacy Browser Support Google offers Legacy Browser Support, enabling automatic switching between Google Chrome and an older legacy browser (such as Internet Explorer). From their web site: Your organization may use web apps built for browsers that are now a few versions old. Deploying Chrome unlocks the benefits of the modern web, ...


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First of all I must agree with the comments that having a kind of checkbox to turn on/off email notifications is a good practice. Because this is what they really are, these emails are graphical notifications that have as a goal to drive the user back in the application in order for him to execute an action or get informed. In other words something like ...


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You may use a hierarchical structure. If the risk is global then place it under the top level goal, if the risk affects only some events then place it under the affected events only. You can do something like the following :


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I thought about sharing an interesting insight: IE8 is dying fast (looks like exponential decay). Not dead yet, but by the end of the year and by the current trend, IE8 market share globally should be under 1%. This is great news for most developer thinking about starting to build something now. However, as it has been explained, you should know your ...


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I'm biased towards not catering to users who are still on IE7 given how old it is and MSFT's lack of support for it. IE7 was released in 2006. 8 years ago. I'd encourage you to resist the temptation to hold back on releasing the entire site because some percentage of your potential customers will be unable to access it on some percentage of the devices at ...


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is [it] a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices? Yes. Meaning, both are valid approaches. It's going to depend on a wide range of other factors as to which path you take (if not both paths).


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First I would like to mention that you are actually bundle three questions in one – which is not such a good idea, since it's fairly unlikely you'll get all three quenstions answered in one thread: Is responsive design good for web based software? Should I develop native apps, even if my web based software has a mobild friendly / responsive design? Can ...


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With the rise of mobile phones, I don't think you can afford not to do it responsively. This is essentially because many people will want to use the web from a mobile phone. I do it and I am not particularly... how to say it... a phone person, i.e. I'll mostly keep my phone in my coat when I am in work, so I don't look at it as much as other people. I do ...


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You will need to write a whole bunch of additional styles. You can do so with this syntax: <!--[if IE 7]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="ie7.css"> <![endif]--> ... and it's gone. EDIT To explain this, yes of course it is necessary to support IE7. Your goal is to design a user experience for the client, and if the ...


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Don't blame the user for their situation. This is not about who's right, and what's correct. The last thing you want to do, from a UX perspective, is judge your users. A modal dialog telling them to upgrade is the ultimate form of self-righteousness. They are not you, it is not their responsibility to know about browsers and stuff. You may feel like it is, ...


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I think the best thing is to use some kind of progressive enhancement. Anything IE8 and below should get served a simplified single-column site and any more advanced layouts should be in media queries that will only be processed by more modern non cringe-worthy browsers. I agree with JonW that the people who are stuck in the situation likely can't upgrade ...


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For the general Internet audience, you'd be better off telling the users that they could/should upgrade to a newer browser. After all, IE7 or less is run on less than 1% of the world's web (thankfully!), and you shouldn't be supporting such a minimal audience. For your specific audience, where money runs tight and upgrades are not forthcoming anytime soon, ...


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It strikes me that you probably should have researched your userbase before building the site. But hey, you're in this situation now so you need to deal with it as you find it. I am not surprised that hospitals / academic institutions are using IE7. Performing an entire refresh of the OS, browers, hardware etc. is a very costly exercise, so you'll likely ...


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Windows Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if you use it (or any other browser) to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Ref: Windows XP support has ended It is safe to address this to IT of the hospital that they need to upgrade to at least IE 9 due to safety reasons.


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I think just showing a message asking user to upgrade the browser is enough. It is difficult to satisfy needs of all. Satisfying the old browsers may lead to compromise on user experience for new browsers Considering your target audience, if they are looking for academics related information then I am sure they would be using latest browsers like chrome, ...


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Designers should design using what makes sense for their product, their team, their skills set... and various other factors. So no particular method is universally right or wrong. As time goes on, we see new and often better ways of designing. When I was first starting out, many said not to use use FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop... to design with. Their ...


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Yes, one page websites or SPAs (web apps) are very popular nowadays, they boost engagement and transmit the message faster to the user. The problem with them is SEO, which is tricky to implement because of the Javascript used to manipulate the transitions and effects between sections and different effects and animations on the page. As you might know ...


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First of all: you can not really design in a browser –– except you use some web based service or a sophisticated add-on or the like. A browser is basically made for displaying layouts / designs / webpages – and not for designing them. During a design process you can however (and should) check your design from time to time in a browser. This can be very ...


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We all do stuff differently, but whatever workflow gets you good results. For me, once IA and UX research is undertaken, I sketch on paper to find solutions before taking ideas into Balsamiq/Axure for lo-fidelity fast iterations on structure, navigation & interaction producing prototypes if complex. Enables you to sound out and test ideas quickly, ...


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Designing in Photoshop is easy for me. However, updating Photoshop is not. Updating multiple areas for responsive design is a pain. Photoshop is usually the first and last step for me. In between I'm using Balsamiq. It's also good to design somewhat in the browser because there are variables that you don't think about often without testing inside of the ...


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If you mean designing websites - kinda yes. You can achieve same result (now very quickly) using CSS and HTML 'directly'. Furthermore you won't waste your time for rewriting photoshop project into a code. If you mean other things, I guess you need to design eg. JAVA projects somewhere...


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I think it depends on the person. I am very familiar with HTML and CSS so I design in what feels right at the moment. Pencil and Paper, Visio, Photoshop, HTML/CSS (and sometimes Illustrator or Axure). I always start with paper and pencil but after that, for instance, I might make a table in excel and copy and paste it directly into Photoshop. I just, ...


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What do you mean by "designing"? - UX, Themes, Graphics? In my opinion UX is the easiest to do in wireframe tools, e.q. Balsamiq which is embedded is this site (or paper). For visual elements such as logos and icons are best done in vector graphic tools e.g. Adobe Fireworks. For large raster images, image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop are more ...


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They are called Vertical Tabs Sources: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742441(v=vs.85).aspx#guidelines http://jqueryui.com/tabs/#vertical


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Yes, I agree with what @TMiller has said. The thing being that you need to keep the neutrality to not to trigger any direction of the minds of the stakeholders. It becomes fatal in the later stage. I have found in many cases that after showing the initial mockups(not well planned), product owners who cannot see the small yet important difference tend to ...


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Like anything, it depends. If the images are small (in dimensions) and illustrative in nature, they may compress just fine and not be much more of a download than the originals. Using sprites and such can help with all of that as well. And with mobile, SVG is often a viable option. For large images or photos, again, it would really depend on the ...


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I don't see a problem with what you have now. "Free practice questions from real exams" catches the eye quite well, but it doesn't detract from the main service you are offering.


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From the very well formulated article Myth #28: White space is wasted space, one can say that White Spaces is as important as other design elements, such as buttons fields, headres and navigation. Allows for easier readability and scannability Web Design Tuts’ tutorial on using white space effectively points out that the basic role of white space is ...


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Because when used effectively white-space has been empirically shown to improve key usability metrics. Nielsen's 10 Usability Heuristics were evolved from reverse engineering a large sample of strong and poor tested UI's. The "Aesthetic and minimalist design" heuristic makes significant impact on usability, and you'd often use white-space to achieve this ...


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You should not re-organize your site, just for promoting a specific feature. The information architecture of your site is a long-term objective, while the promotion is a very short-term. I recommend adding redundant elements for a limited period of time, to promote the new feature. I like the sash you are considering, you could also add links on the home ...


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White space is used to attract the attention of the user toward an element, and also is used for organizing meaningful chunks. See below two extracts from the book Designing Visual Interfaces by Kevin Mullet, Darrel Sano. … white space is not wasted space – it is a powerful tool that allows the designer to direct the viewer’s attention to critical ...


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This blog illustrates the use of whitespace and provides examples http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/white-space-in-web-design-what-it-is-and-why-you-should-use-it Here is the original article, http://alistapart.com/article/whitespace Whitespace may not be just white but could be of any color but was left blank to create simple and elegant design.


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Customers don’t want to buy a product, they want to find a solution to their problem. So you should organize your site based on the function of your products. Since both versions (cloud based and non-cloud based) serve the same function, I recommend you to group them together. Find bellow two alternative suggestions : You can divide existing product slides ...


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Depends on the target audience. If this is for power users, i'd show "Fields not provided by user/empty" (probably collapsed by default) so at least the system is reporting the data correctly. This is especially true when the data is from multiple sources and also way to ensure the system is working properly.


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I notice that you have both view tabs and edit tabs in the same hierarchy. To most people, tabs organize viewed data into logical sections, not separate different tasks (such as edit meta, description, and images). So your Overview, Stats, and Mods can stay as they are, but the rest of them should be transferred to the Overview pane as buttons or items in a ...


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In most cases, the way that you would advertise the existence of these options would be to show badges like that on the homepage of your website or wherever your app is acquired. If your app is downloaded from a site somewhere, that's where I'd put some kind of note or badge. If you app is distributed through some other means, you may need to look into ...


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There are two parts to your problem. How do you disambiguate locations How do you disambiguate locations If you use counties to disambiguate locations, which definition of county to use My immediate advice is that if you really want to disambiguate locations, and counties are problematic for doing that, then use another technique. It's hard to offer ...


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Make the default state of the box include a default address - even if it is totally unrelated to the user. A visitor may not see a blank box as an "incorrect" state, so they may not know to "fix" it by entering their address - but they will see an address that is not their own as "incorrect" and will change it to the correct address. If your solution allows ...



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