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UX/UI designer. Certified Usability Analyst (CUA). akolchenko@gmail.com

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Dec
3
comment Graphical alternatives to mini-language to operate on large sets
Language isn't good for non-frequent users, as it rises usability issues (learnability, memorability). Filters or key-value pairs editor could be better solutions for managers, who usually do this stuff.
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment How to enhance bilingual - auto suggest search box?
@Spicerjet you don't limited with dropdowns to provide selection flow to lowest level. Building right information architecture isn't easy, but it helps for users to reach a target in a smooth way. You need no count clicks, rather think of users' cognitive load. Conduct comparative usability test to get the better solution.
Nov
25
comment What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?
@Preyash I don't know neither your users specificity, nor task. Still from my experience users use search results as feedback to refine the results on the next iterations. This is especially true for complex data. It's more cheaper to make several search by PC, than manual selection in bad-filtered data. Just observe your users and make decision.
Nov
24
answered How to enhance bilingual - auto suggest search box?
Nov
24
comment Which input control is recommended for a large value range?
You could align the UI with the source of the timing, i.e. where they got this numbers from. Anyway, you need to conduct the research of how the users represent these values (it's possible most of them expess it using some unit). For power users single input field is okay.
Nov
20
answered What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?
Nov
14
awarded  gui-design
Nov
9
comment Making typing API keys easier for mobile users
Almost the same issue had occured with IP addresses, then they implemented DNS. Sorry, this is a technical solution, not usability one, still it has great impact on UX of your app.
Nov
7
revised displaying required field indicators based on action
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Nov
7
answered displaying required field indicators based on action
Nov
6
comment What's the best way to explain what the options in a drop down menu mean?
Your solution is reasonable: having descriptions users will pick correct level easily. Still pay attention of how the descriptions are formulated. It's better to use terms and concepts which are used by school, as they are familiar to users. Also +Add Permissions button looks confusing. Did you mean Add School?
Nov
6
comment Indicating user-independent updates
If you need no point out what exactly was changed and need only convey group awareness, you could implement some minimal dashboard to display users' statuses/activities/changes. Pay attention how Google Docs implement this. Anyway this solution shouldn't distract the flow )
Nov
6
comment Indicating user-independent updates
Are other users really need to know it? If do, and updates are non-critical, use notification style, which are less distacting. The overal idea is to reduce distracting factors from users' flow.
Oct
29
answered Strange login flow in Microsoft Products
Oct
29
answered Best way to add the same information to more items on a list
Oct
29
revised How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?
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Oct
29
answered How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?
Oct
28
comment What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements
@PhillipW sure, they are key UX concepts, but we need usability attributes, which are measurable. We cannot set e.g. mental model as a usability requirement, bacause it's hardly measurable. And the question was about requirements and attributes.
Oct
28
answered What semantics should the back button in a wizard UI have?