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Most user-friendly collaborative editing way short of real-time?

Arguably, the most user-friendly way for multiple users to edit the same content is what google wave / google docs represents: Users see each-others' work in real-time. What could next most known way ...
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App product designers, how do you track user flows?

Hi I'm a product designer for a single page app. I would love to hear how others document/share screen flows w/ developers and product owners. How do you illustrate navigation from one screen to the ...
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What's the best UI to use to select between a before and after?

I am currently working on a web application that allows two or more people to collaborate on a legal document, where they can propose changes and either party will be given the option to choose ...
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Metrics for comparative study of collaborative systems

I have a collaborative computing platform which I want to run a user study on, and compare it with an existing, paper-based system. Both systems are meant to be used in some specific types of meetings ...
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UX team of 10, looking for functional and effective ways to collaborate?

I manage a UX team of 10 designers working within an agile software development company. The team are located together in the same area but each designer works with a different agile scrum team. I'm ...
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I create HTML mockups. How do I share them for collaboration?

When working with a client, I build several sets of HTML mockups. They range in fidelity, are responsive, sometimes have a bit of content, have a few animations etc. They usually come in batches - a ...
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Is there research quantifying benefits of user pictures for online collaboration?

My company users an interoffice messenger. Recently, they are disabling the ability for users to upload pictures (we will then have the default shadow pictures). This is basically an "easy button" for ...
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Collaboration for creative digital teams

Here's the problem: We have interactive designers who output interactive wireframes (depicting interactions / states). We have copy writers who output copy based on wireframes. We have visual ...
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The calling the shots dilemma

This is a quote from an interview with a product manager (PM) expressing their concern regarding UX practices in their company: one thing which always failed is that we didn't define who has the ...
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Is it really better to “A/B test” everything in lieu of understanding usability research?

Have you worked with people who don’t believe in learning from UI research and instead going with their own beliefs? Were you able to convince them that bad ideas are bad ideas before time is wasted ...
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Offline mode and resolving sync issues [closed]

Let's say there's a web app where you can edit documents, similar to Google Docs but more lightweight. A document can be shared and multiple people can edit it. Every change is immediately synced to ...
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Collaboration between UX designers and algorithm designers

This is a multi-discipline question - a question about collaboration between CPU algorithm developers and User Experience designers. The software is similar to (but not exactly) a mobile image ...
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What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase? [closed]

We are applying a rapid prototyping process quite successfully in our team. With our new project we have designers and developers separated by a large body of water. Hence our normal approach of ...
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Conditional ordering of a thread list, cognitive load?

I'm working on a communication platform, that help teams (in healthcare) to work together. People most often post a message to the entire team (~25 people), but can also post a message to one person, ...
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What are the best ways to integrate online collaboration tools (e.g. a wiki) into a UX workflow?

I often work with teams that are both co-located and have team members, such as front end developers, in another country. If you work on high end projects what are the best practices in using online ...
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Advice on collaboration with creatives and developers?

Our current workflow has creatives receiving wireframes from a rather green UX designer. Our creatives then design too constrained to said wireframes. When I receive the design I find many UX flaws ...
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UX around open data [closed]

I'm looking to better understand Web User Experience around the opening of data by organizations. An example is what the world bank has done with their data, see this. So I'm looking for: Notes, ...
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File Management As A UX Team

Working on a UX team, we've been looking at ways to improve the experience for our own workers in getting their job done and I was curious how other teams have approached file management. In the ...
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Why does MediaWiki put little padlocks on HTTPS links?

Does anyone know why MediaWiki puts little padlock icons next to HTTPS links? For example, if I put this link in a wiki article: https://twitter.com/harry_wood it would get a little yellow padlock by ...
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What should be considered when launching a Wikipedia-esque site to make it as useful as possible?

What should one consider to increase usability in general when launching a wikipedia-esque site? Is there any specific kind of Wikipedia portal that is more user-friendly than others? How should ...
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Should developer's ideas also be considered in UX discussions?

Can Developers also be included in UX discussions? Sometimes technical issues also hinder the UI layout and personas. How can one get this resolved when it happens?
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How to set up a “war room”

I've seen a couple of web agencies using the term "War room" to describe a place where they sit and and brainstorm web projects. The room usually contains a lot of sketches on the walls and it all ...
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best methodology to create a war room like environment when the design team is spread across oceans?

war rooms, when the whole design team are in the one location is great, big wall space, post-it everywhere, the energy, atmosphere is inspiring. what's a good method (tools?) to recreate the same vibe ...
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What techniques are successful to achieve compromise with other disciplines within your project teams?

I find many designers run into difficulty getting their designs built or even getting the visual designer to stay true to wireframes. What techniques and strategies work for defusing the us vs. them ...
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UX and design for Gamification of Collaborative Learning

What are proven gamification techniques that promote collaboration? I don't mind whether the specific techniques come from educational sites, or pure game sites or some other source. I want to ...