Unanswered Questions

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Correct window dimensions

Update: Just to clarify that this question is not about imitating the OS but more about what the ideal dimensions should be, especially when they seem so random natively. I am building an application ...
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1answer
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Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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1answer
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Context-switches & integration of workflows to avoid them

I've been searching everywhere I know for research concerning the topics listed below, but have been unable to find anything specific. The best I can come up with is general literature. Specifically I ...
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1answer
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Should a user be informed if their Do Not Track request is honoured?

In recent years all major browsers have added support for the HTTP Do Not Track (DNT) header. The user is able to configure their browser to send the header with all HTTP requests to a web server, ...
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1answer
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What is a standard symbols for “more info” or “expand to show more”?

We have a screen with a list of items. Each row (item) can be expanded to show more info. We were planning to use a down arrow but that is counterintuitive for the items at the bottom b/c they expand ...
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2answers
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Is a hover tip with a slide out drawer that reveals labels enough to consider the cognitive load hit acceptable?

I'm exploring using icon only navigation for tasks/sub-nav on an education app. The interaction would provide a hover tip and also an arrow at the bottom would expand the menu to show the icon text. ...
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1answer
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Best practice to include developer's area inside user's account options

In this concept, normal users see an option for "signing up as developer" then they would receive access to developer's options. the normal way I assume is like this: But I think of some ...
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1answer
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How do I edit a table of text items in IOS

I am looking for help editing a list of text items (names) in a table in IOS. I am using a simple table that displays the name of an item(first mockup). Currently, I allow the user to enter Edit ...
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2answers
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Mobile scrolling report

I had a strange question from a client regarding mobile scrolling. They were concerned about the length of 'pages' and wanted to know whether any reports had been conducted on users fingers or thumb ...
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1answer
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Native apps | Mixing compiled UI-UX with unknown dynamic controls and interactions

The problem I am planning a mobile / tablet app that aims to combine ‘knowns’ - a largely static, pre-defined UI-UX as is the nature of compiled binaries - together with a potentially quite wide ...
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1answer
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How can we have usability and UX tests around PAN (personal area network) gadgets interfaces?

Our gadgets around us are changing and I think that it will continue for a while. I really wonder if there is a nice example about usability and overall experience testing methods for Personal area ...
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Are there usability problems with optgroup?

The application I'm working on rewriting has 4 major categories, where 2 of the categories each have 3 subcategories. Any given item can only belong to one of the 8 categories. An optgroup (which is ...
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Name this widget: mouseover extends text that doesn't fit in its table cell

I'd swear this used to be a widespread feature, but now I can't find any evidence of it. A table cell contains information that is too wide for the column, so it is displayed in truncated form, and ...
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1answer
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How does the visual size of a text input field affect users' expectation of how much they should write?

It's well-known that you should size your input fields to the amount of text you want the user to write. There's an example of that on this very page: even though the "Your answer" field can stretch ...
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1answer
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Password Complexity Requirements

Anyone has research or data that shows correlation between using password complexity requirements and sign up conversion rate? Example of password complexity requirement:

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