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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Comparison table design

I'm trying to design a product comparison chart, which provides details of various features (10-15) available across different similar products (25-50) in the market. The first thought I get is to ...
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What method can be used to inform the user of different levels of assistance that a service offers?

I am building a comparison shopping site for payroll processing. There are two aspects of payroll processing that differ across different providers: Tax Form Filing and Tax Payments. For each of the ...
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What are good UI Visualizations to show in a grid for ranking activity?

I have a grid with a list of runners (one person in each row) on a webpage. I want to show some visualization in a column to represent how much they have ridden in the last year. Right now I am just ...
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Why is User Experience treated different in digital and physical stores?

When shopping online there is (from my experience) a well thought through design of all the steps from finding the product(s) you want and need to the check out process and purchase of the product(s). ...
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How do you go about comparing the usability of platforms?

We're currently doing usability analysis a set of kiosks and we're in the comparative analysis phase. The trouble is, we're not exactly sure how to compare the usability of a platform (as opposed to a ...
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Examples of “Light table” GUIs for editing and comparing images, text or other data

I'm looking for examples of existing solutions of the following interface problem. The interface must have a table, list, thumbnail view or such of items, which depending on the example could be files,...
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What's the best way to implement product comparison on a mobile web site? [closed]

I have found only one example of this so far (Best Buy) and it is not very well executed. I'm wondering if there are any good examples of mobile sites that allow product comparisons, or if perhaps ...
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Studies showing significant usability differences between Windows and Mac OS X?

Everybody has their pet gripes about one or the other, but I'm curious if there is any actual science showing that "The Windows Way" or "The Mac Way" is significantly better for some task. Just to be ...
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What do you call a controll that gives the user the ability to match two lists?

Imagine two lists: colors objects Each of those lists has several dozens values. Is there a known UI widget that gives you the functionality to macth elements from one list to elements in the second ...
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How many objects/things can the average person compare at once?

I recall reading that the average person can only effectively compare 7 things at once. Has anyone heard of this and can reference any studies/research done on object comparison? To give you some ...
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UX of Quora vs Stack Exchange [closed]

Quora has been gaining momentum. They actually have decent traffic for user experience topics. The UI is eerily similar to Stack Exchange's, but not exactly the same. No reputation points that I can ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of dialog sheets as seen in Mac OS X?

Introduced with the original Mac OS X were dialog sheets: As I understand (not being a Mac user) these sheets are modal, requiring user interaction in the current window, but not limiting the user ...
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What are the differences between Progressive Enhancement and Graceful Degradation?

What is Progressive Enhancement? I'm not able to understand this concept. How it works, and how it’s a model different/better(?) than Graceful Degradation?
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ExtJS vs. JQuery [closed]

From a UX design perspective (design freedom, interaction polish, usability, skin-ability, etc.), what JavaScript UI framework is best? Particularly, we are looking at ExtJS and JQuery. And, yes, we ...
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Are there any tests that can be used to measure the quality of an UI?

What are the criteria that are used to measure the quality of an UI, or compare different UIs with each other?

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