Questions tagged [business-application]

a program written to be used by a business.

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What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?

I'm trying to give the best experience to users of a very huge system (like a CRM). It has a lot of forms and much of these have a lot of fields. My doubt is about if I should use a single column form ...
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Truncating long text labels - Best Practices?

I was wondering whether there are any studies around truncated labels, in case if they ever get too long and layouts can't fix it? Does it confuse users if a label is truncated with an ellipsis ...
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Do we need good-looking design for a program internal only to our company?

Do we need to make the user-interface look good (adding images, animations, etc.) for a program internal only to the company? Making the user-interface look good might slow the performance of the ...
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Preferred format to display negative currency (US English)? [closed]

Which would be the more readable way to format negative numbers: -$99.99 ($99.99) Some other format I haven't considered Details: Most of our user base has finance experience, but some have none at ...
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Can an input field be too wide?

Topic of discussion. Is it a usability problem to have an input field be too wide? For example: I am creating an internal management system where users come to view orders in the system. When ...
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Should we kill the features that users are not using frequently, to improve performance?

According to the heat map that we generated for our app (an ad server), users rarely sort the items in the lists, they usually use the search to find the items they wanted to find. Developers said it ...
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What is the best way to deal with very long form labels?

I have very long labels in some forms, including forms in modal windows. There are some cases we have labels with more than 80 chars, which is bad because: Users need to read/track all the labels to ...
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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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upgrade-friendly visual treatment for features disabled in the free version of a freemium product

My company is preparing to launch a "freemium" web application for business users. Most of the surface area of the app will be enabled in the free version, but a few features (e.g. ability to assign ...
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How to create bands of number ranges for a field?

I have a field in a system called "Score" which ranges from an undetermined negative number to an undetermined positive number. I am trying to figure out a UI for the user to create "bands" of ...
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Reason that most (business) applications have a blue theme?

Most applications use blue as their central color, particularly business applications (e.g. Windows uses blue in most of it's chrome). I am being pushed to use purple throughout our current ...
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Alternative control to drag and drop for assigning tasks to an individual?

I am working on a web application for Branch Managers at an investment bank to assign accounts that are without Financial Advisers for whatever reason. Some reasons are the Financial Adviser has ...