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Method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark

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How to display more than three buttons?

I'm developing a web application using Material UI as a design system. In a page of this application the user can create an article (for a blog). The article can have differents status and for ...
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How to display [missing text] in a form

After a form is saved and displayed, I want to show a placeholder if a field was left empty, so that the user reading it understands that it is not a UI issue. Example: Name: Jeff Surname: – Mail:...
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Best Practices for Native iOS Drop-down?

When designing a form for native iOS, what would be the best practices for choosing the best type of picker for a drop-down? scroll wheel picker pull down menu (pop-over) action sheet other?
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"Best Practices" vs. user research

I have been hearing and seeing "using best practices" as an alternative for not doing research and/or justifying tight deadlines imposed on UX practitioners. This excuse is used especially ...
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Tables: Entire Row as Link but with other Action buttons in the row as well

I'm trying to figure out what the best pattern or solution for this would be. Basically, I have a table that will display rows and rows of items. The idea is that each row represents a data-entry, ...
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Is it best practice to permanently keep historical activity in a web app?

I am learning how StackOverflow implements its "review queue" feature. Going to /review, you see an overview of the queues. Going to https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/...
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Users' Preferred Default Table Row Count

I'm designing a data table with results that may be in the thousands. I am wondering if there is a preferred amount of results that display on first page load (10, 20, etc.?). The user may change the ...
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Assumptions related to PainPoints?

I am starting a simple service that helps with rent paperwork management. In this first phase of understanding the users, I bring the pertinent questions I should ask myself but also for the user. I ...
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Does numbering survey questions affect survey completion?

Does displaying the number of the question in front of the question on a survey affect completion rates in any way? E.g., Lorem ipsum? Dolor sit amet? Consectetur adipiscing elit? vs. Lorem ipsum? ...
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Increasing UX maturity of an organization

I was asked by my boss to implement the UX practice in our organization and our UX maturity is like 2/10. It is a 70 years old financial organization with lot of departments and many of them got their ...
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What's the best way or practice to align the 3 lines at the bottom like the 3 ones at the top

I have too long text that I don't want to shorten or get rid of and it gets returned to the next line (Avis des tous les clients d'Abricibuis.www.Abricibuis.com) What's the best practice to align the ...
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Is it bad practice to have different menu actions in the same table?

I have a table which is a collection of several different types of item, Documents, Images, and Assets (domain specific). I originally had different columns for each item and this was messy so I added ...
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Which is the consensus for button action labels? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a button that varies it's label between Lollipops and Marshmallows. When pressed, it will show a list of one of those. Like this: <button id = "showCandies">Lollipops&...
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Creating a form with multiple posibilities

I'm relatively new here so please forgive me if this question is to open ended. I am working on a form for the user to enter an event. The catch however, is that there are 4 ways of entering the dates ...
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What is the best practice to make sure the user only can take one action at a time? [duplicate]

I have a web application where a user can perform actions on rows of data. When an action is performed all other actions should be disabled until the action is done. Usually it takes < 1 sec for an ...
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What are best practices for on/off toggle on sensitive/adult content (specifically when it comes to photos) example included?

For example, on a website that has a gallery of Breast Implant procedures before and after photos, if the photos are blurred by default with an eye icon and users have to click on any one of the ...
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Dropdown menu width best practice

Issue: When creating a dropdown menu for options, I came across a question from the developers about how it should respond. Should it have a fixed width, or expand with the content? We will have data ...
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Creating a design system after initial implementation(s)

I have recently started as a UI/UX designer at a new company, where I am working mainly on a mobile app product but also a website. There was a big visual renovation done by a couple of consultants on ...
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Modal dialog with form workflow

I have a discussion with colleagues about what is the correct dialog workflow. My scenario is: Open dialog Enter and validate data (disable submit button if data is invalid). Submit the form to API. ...
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Shall I set an expiration mechanism for a dismissible info banner?

I'm adding a new data column to a table on a back office page (the interface is desktop only) and I want to highlight this new feature by displaying an info banner on top of said table that spans the ...
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How do I know which measurement units to use for which elements in CSS?

My question why would I ever NOT use percentage for sizes? got some good feedback, some good comments and some good answers. They told my why not to always use percentages, and even when certain ...
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In breadcrumbs, how to name a selected entry/location with no clear name?

Imagine a breadcrumb like this: Example: Projects > "My Project" > Accounts > "Hans Muster" > Details (If we omit "Details" (the current location) or not, is ...
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Using only arrow keys, navigate from a scrollable gallery to action buttons

I have a gallery of images which scrolls vertically. There is no limit to the amount of images, so the gallery could scroll for a long time. Outside of the gallery, there are "action" ...
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How can I make this table in our sales proposals clearer?

The company I work for sends out sales proposals to potential customers. It is common for companies here to outsource Activity. If they do Activity in-house, they can save a lot of money. To do ...
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Presenting access codes on a website with limited formatting options?

I am making a game that has a free demo and a full version. When you are playing the free demo, you can enter an access code to unlock the full version. My issue is, when users go to the webpage with ...
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Expand All / Collapse All / Expand All of Type / Collapse All of Type

I have a specific "expand/collapse" problem that I'm pretty sure I have the best solution to, but my collaborator is calling "clunky." The particular view I'm designing is similar ...
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Should I avoid underlined links on mobile app?

We have a discussion in my team about links into mobile apps. Developer said links shouldn't be underlined. But in complex mobile apps sometimes, we have link to different entities. I can see that ...
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Tree testing during a redesign - which answers are correct?

I'm working with another UX person on reorganizing the information architecture for a large website. The IA work may eventually lead to a complete redesign of the website and will certainly impact ...
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WCAG 3.0 structure and assessment criteria benefits in current practice

Even though it is currently in draft form, the WCAG 3.0 document is looking to be more user-friendly and easier to assess compliance against. I think the change in the document structure and language ...
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Points rules for an online community

Let's say we have a very big directory based on community, members of which participate on forum and write reviews. Their main counts are number of reviews, number of posts in forum, and reactions ...
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When displaying an "OK/Cancel" button group that is right-aligned should the main action be on the right?

I am designing an "OK/Cancel" button group on a modal hence this button group is right-aligned. Since this is the case I have placed the main action button "OK" on the right, and ...
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What is the best way to represent editable options that change the viewport?

I am trying to figure out how what the best approach UI/UX wise is for the behavior I desire. I have a dashboard with a sidebar on the left, and all of the behavior I am describing happens on one page,...
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In a Desktop application, should the recent file list placed directly in the file menu

A desktop tool mostly offers recent files. I am used to press Alt+F and then 1 to open the first recent files. It seems that I learned it from Notepad++. I thought it was a "platform convention&...
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How to name shops, cafes, entertainment centers in one word for good UX?

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask this kind of question. We are launching a website for selling coupons. And there user can search coupons and companies(brands), like in google ...
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Best practices for radio buttons with number options?

I'm redesigning a form that includes a Priority dropdown, this field has 5 options: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. One being the most important priority and five the least important. Given that there are 5 options ...
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Is it a good practice to include created and last modified for technical articles?

As a software developer, I often read technical documentation. I might be biased due to the high usage of Stack Overflow and internal tools like Confluence which are full of timestamps (almost any ...
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Should I prevent a user from navigating away from a form while it is being processed?

I'm designing a CRM (Web-based. Optimized for desktop use. Clients are using Chrome on Windows) which has a lot of forms in order to edit everything. Currently, when you save a form, the Save button ...
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Is it a good practice to auto "switch-on" a setting based on a dialog confirmation?

Imagine that as a user, you can use an app to start the A/C of your vehicle remotely. To do that you just simply need to open the app, tap on "A/C" and then press start. But if the car is not plugged-...
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Differences between UX processes for a new client and a redesign

I was asked a question recently about the differences in the UX process when starting with a new website from scratch, compared to the UX process of a redesign for an already existing website. I said ...
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UX improvements for tabs with access control

Let's say a tab menu like the example below was used. https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_js_tab_header.asp Each tab has access control. Some users can see all the tabs, some users can only see ...
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How should overriding a checkbox field be displayed?

Within our software we need the ability to override fields. Our standard is the following: Original field must be read-only with an "Override" checkbox next to it When checking checking "Override" a ...
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What kind of message should I display for processes that are queued because other users are currently running the process?

Let's say user number 1 goes in and starts running a big process that can only have one instance running at a time. In the meantime 2 more users attempt to run the same process while it is still ...
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Portable input device, best practices for setup

We're working on a mobile 3D scanning device. The device is small handheld device, about the size of a gopro camera. The device has no display or other controls. The idea is that the user connects the ...
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What are the most commonly understood signs/icons for chat interactions?

I'm designing an in-app chat feature where users get can live support from chat agents. What are the most commonly understood signs/icons for chat receipts like sending sent not sent delivered not ...
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Is it wrong to cover a form with the "Saving..." notification?

Some forms could take a while to save (internet speed, slow data validation...) and there is the need to show that the system is saving the data while locking the form from further edits. Is there a ...
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position of an icon with a text next to it [closed]

currently i'm designing a back-office to manage geolocation of items in realtime, well... The thing is you can download a csv with all data detailed... which is the right position to put an icon ...
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What is best practice for images in mid fidelity designs?

Can a mid-fi design have photos or do they absolutely have to be image place holders? Can black and white photos be used? Any resources about convention for mid-fi images is helpful. Thanks!
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Two search bars, but only on the help page

I know multiple search bars is frowned upon, but what about on the help page? For example: Like Amazon, the main purpose of our site is to search for things. My thinking is, they're having trouble ...
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Is there a good way to display (big) numbers in different bases?

Big numbers in base 10 are displayed with a dot every 3 digits*, like: 1.000.000.000.000.000 Base 2 numbers are different, probably is better to have no divisions: 0000001010001011111101 But what ...
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Valid to / Expiration date inclusive or exclusive

I have a form with a "Valid to" date field. This field represents the date in which something will expire. Should the "Valid to" date be inclusive or exclusive? E.g. Valid to = 04.02.2020. Should it ...
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