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Questions tagged [comparison]

Comparison is necessary when a user needs to compare and contrast two or more different options before making a choice. Often this is complicated by the options having many characteristics that could be compared.

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Representing increase/decrease at glance on “opposite” labels?

I'm building the front-view of a marketing Ad fraud analysis tool that wants shows users how much ad fraud vs valid traffic they get. It already does this, and the purpose is to show at a glance in a ...
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Comparing user flows for products

I am challenged with presenting 2+ applications & their user flows to my product partners as a bird's eye view. Some of the steps will be common & some unique to these products. The purpose is ...
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Looking for options to make the UI more pleasant and understandable

We are making a bunch little strategic tools. Most of them are really simple and should be super easy to understand. One of them is made to execute a comparison of multiple items by pairs. It's ...
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Plotting a comparison graph where less is better

Say I want to compare many machine-learning models based on the error produced by each model. In this case, smaller error means better model. If I want to visualize this, the first thing that comes to ...
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Order of conducting “comparative analysis” and “competitive analysis”

In general, what would be the order of developing a product? Is there any suggestion that we do the competitive analysis first or comparative first? or at the same time if needed? And what are the ...
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Responsive feature comparison layout / grid

I have a list of applications (~120 items). Each application on the list has the same features (logo, name, OS name, price range, short product info), so basically this is a table with 120 rows and ...
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User interface design comparison test

I need to elicit quantifiable responses to two designs. One is the live design, the other is a prototype, so I cannot evaluate directly via usability or ease of use. It has to be via Q and A. Anyone ...
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Efficient vs Elegant design

I'm currently weighing up a variation of designs for the same task, there are two standout designs, let's call them 'Design A' and 'Design B', however they are both quite different. Design A is ...
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Comparison of values in chart field cell

I have a situation that I could use help with. I've thought about every scenario possible and have ran out of ideas. Scenario: The user changes, make additions, or removes information in the system. ...
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How to get feedback and preference choice regarding several design screenshots? [closed]

I would like to show several (2-3) design screenshots of web pages to users and get feedback to their choice. Currently I am using UsabilityHub for that but the presentation of more than two screens ...
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Side-by-side code diff view UX

I'm working on code diff view design, and would like to gather your opinion on two existing patterns. Below are screenshots of two different side-by-side diff view designs. One is leaving white ...
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How should a quarterly price be displayed- quarterly or monthly (billed quarterly)?

I want to show customers landing on a product page 2 pricing options: annual and quarterly. If customers choose to pay annually they will receive 15% off the price. Quarterly is more expensive as ...
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Comparison of data tables

What is an effective pattern to allow users to compare two or more data tables with multiple (i.e 4) columns in each table? For example, we have a table with 4 rows and 4 columns for geographic ...
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Best way to structure a table with several columns

I have the following table that needs to be structured in a much more appealing manner - I've been breaking my head into how to structure this better to fit in a desktop screen and also make the ...
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How should I visualise 2 different estimated waiting times?

I am working on a feature for a screen which shows our clients a list of legal certificates they have ordered with us, but they are produced by external authorities. Our turnaround time is much faster ...
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Why online shopping websites are removing comparsion feature?

Recently I'm watching online shopping website and found out most of them are removing a useful feature which allows users to compare products. Some leading brands like Amazon and Newegg don't let ...
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Allow a user to engage with components that are loaded while waiting on others?

We have a comparison platform with five categories. Three of the categories load instantly because it's from our data feed. The rest take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds. So should you let the ...
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Feedback on how to compare two groups of data visually on one page?

I have a site that allows you to set up two groups of criteria (here it is two categories of products) by searching and refining, then allows you to view data and analysis of these two groups of ...
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Better way to compare two data sets visually on a page?

I have a site that allows you to set up two groups of criteria (here it is states in the USA) by searching and refining, then allows you to view data and analysis of these two groups of criteria on ...
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How to compare similiar products and highlight differences and USPs?

As a user I want to compare different product variants and evaluate the one matching best my needs. Most websites using comparison tables to show at a glance every single differenct feature. For me ...
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Tooltips on a tiered donut chart - what to display?

I am using a half-donut chart to show a user's progress over time. I want to show their current score and their previous score. Green means they are improving. Blue and red means they are doing worse. ...
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Specific term in UX for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages?

Is there an UX/design terminology for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages? As of now, I am referring to it as VD comparison or VD compliance check. Please help me to ...
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UI/UX for Comparing items based on parameters side by side in an Android App

What is the best UX/UI for comparing three to four products based on certain set of parameters in Android app. The audience is predominantly an Android phone in portrait mode. Basically users should ...
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Show star rating on frontpage or not [closed]

I am currently working on a website where you can compare travels. Data for this website is being supplied via affiliate feeds so it's not being owned by the actual website. This data also includes ...
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Comparing multiple attributes of multiple things

I am working on a hotel comparison site where we parse and quantify the reviews of various hotels and display the comparison in a user friendly way. Here is what I have right now. I am trying to ...
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Do you know any mobile alternative to sliders?

I'm looking for alternative solutions to a slider. What I need is something that allows users to easily compare a price based on the variation of a given variable. For example: I set numbers of ...
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Better UX when comparing large copy on a mobile display

We are looking for a way to improve existing UX optimized for larger screens and not mobile. Use case: There are three offers. Each offer has a hefty copy outlining what's included and what is ...
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Ways to Show Relative Rank?

I am comparing 3 columns of data with multiple rows. For each row I want to show the highest, lowest and middle number. The middle number is not the mean. I've considered "1st, 2nd, 3rd" but I don't ...
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What is the way to display and navigate 40+ products at a time?

I've attached an image of the current implementation (custom control and arrows), but to me it feels too clunky and awkward because of the custom slide control. Our client seems to like the "3-Up" ...
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Comparing/merging two records using Material Design

Problem: We are working on a medical scheduling application. A common problem are duplicated patient records, stemming from legacy data or from careless inputting under pressure, without consulting ...
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Using color and graphics to improve visualhostkey, and make comparing SHA256 hashes easier

I need anonymous end users to visualize hashed data, be it a Bitcoin Address (converted to the Sha256 hash it's based upon) File hash SSH key Since my target audience is normal consumers, and not ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years

On a website of our local sports competition I am planning to have a section, where you can compare the players scores. (Everyone attended the same 10 disciplines.) The interface should be really ...
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Does it make any sense to show previous value on edit product page

I want community's thoughts on product edit page. Currently it is two column layout; one with attributes and other with input boxes but I'm having an argument with my product owner who wants one more ...
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How to compare two videos in a small space?

How to compare two videos in a small space? On the website is one place where are several videos about the same matter. On the list may be more than 4 items. I would like to emphasise - the space is ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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One button for two actions

I have a comparison site. On the landing page there are two text boxes which are used for products to be compared, and a button to trigger "compare". If a visitor fills these two boxes, products are ...
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Which indefinite progress spinner is better? [closed]

I have two styles of "indefinite progress" spinner to choose from: They are both variations of the typical , but The First spins the entire image, while The Second rotates which shade of grey ...
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Compare two list of elements & visualize similarity between them

I have a two List of Strings; ex: ListA = {"A","B","C", "F"} ListB = {"C","D","E"} I need to compare these two lists & present the difference to user in UI. I have implemented algorithm ...
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Best examples of iphone and ipad app that differ? (Comparison of iphone & ipad apps)

I am studying the UX of iphone and their equivalent ipad apps. Does anyone have good examples of designs that differ because of the distinctive user experience that the two devices provide?
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How best to display a picture comparison in IOS?

SO I want to allow my user to compare two pictures and decide between one or the other through a thumbs up/down. I also have a list of these, so there are multiple 'cards' with this comparison and my ...
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How to compare two items side by side within limited space on iPad?

I'm building an inventory feature for my game and have ran into an issue where I need to modify my existing inventory layout or introduce way to allow side by side comparison of two items. Each item ...
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detect when 3 boolean variables are true at the same time? [closed]

**to sum it up- lets say i have 4 things i am looking at over a time period. they can be true or false. I am trying to notice their state (whether they are true or false), and when all 4 are true at ...
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Flight comparison websites 'delaying' search results?

Is it true that price comparison websites, particularly flight comparison websites 'delay' the search results of price information so users feel that the search is comprehensive? Otherwise what is ...
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When doing user studies of paper prototypes should you wait till one fails or test in parallel?

So lets say you want to see how confusing a first go at your user interface might be. (new its never been released to the public before). your before the steps at which you might do a heuristic ...
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How to quantitatively compare two interfaces?

I am in the process of building a tool to make some tasks easier than an existing application allows. Right now I am surveying users and receiving feedback but I want hard numbers. The only ...
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Feature Matrix: Compare Products by Date/Time Range?

Problem Statement It is common to allow a user to compare two or more products in a matrix that lists features/benefits down one axis and the selected products along the other. But how do you ...
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Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?

This question is about data visualization, but ultimately it deals with usability and user expectations, so I felt it was appropriate to post it here. Imagine you are doing a comparison over time ...
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Tufte's data density, readability and comparison

I'm intrigued by Tufte's data density. While I love his definition of data / ink ratio which can be easily measured, I have hard time measuring data density. He defines data density in a graphic as a ...
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How can I avoid placing a legend on top of the table to tell the user what each icon means?

You can see an example here: As you can see, I am stuck with having to tell the user what each icon means. I also mention what a functionality does, such as "Click on a feature to filter out ...