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Mobile tree structure with 2 tappable areas

I am designing a tree structure displaying the course content for mobile. Each row has 2 tappable areas: caret for the unfolding text area for detail content page. In the usability tests, most users ...
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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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Avoid "illusion of completeness" on list of items [duplicate]

I'm stuck with a client request that says his users don't really know they can scroll to see more content. See below some images to understand better (the first image is the problem, the second is the ...
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Can we have two type of alerts in an application?

In my application, I have two types of information in the content 1.Critical Alerts 2. Alerts that require user attention - may be or may not be critical, totally depending on the need. I planned to ...
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How can I say "there is a possibility, up to 30 mins delay in the time you booked for calling you" shorter?

I have a reservation web form. There is a field named "time". It's a select option like: # Select a time: <select> <option>09:00 AM</option> <option>10:00 ...
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In responsive design, where to show related content?

I have a question that I would like your help with. I am creating a responsive website with readable content that has an 'In this page' section and 'Related content' section. Is there a best practice ...
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How best to conduct user research on existing textual documents?

My team and I are designing an online service that hosts learning material in the form of articles with various sections that take maybe 10 minutes to read. While we can't change the content, we can ...
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Material Design | Cards - Rich Media - Above Primary Title VS. Below Primary Title for a Card Grid?

I'm designing a website under Material Design guidelines for an online media organization. I'm designing right now a card grid where each card will include a rich media component. The page the grid ...
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Is a scoped search the way to deal with different content types?

On my website, I have regular informational content and a shop. Both should be available to search, but I do not want to search everything with one bar and offer two separate lists of content after ...
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Using cross marks to indicate benefits

Posting this here as there's no marketing SE, but it seems marketing is topical here given that Marketing = UX. Say you have a product with six benefits, three of which indicate lack of negative ...
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How to display better text message if someone's enter wrong E-mail id?

How can we display a better text message when a user enter wrong mail id on any mobile application he/she is using ? Would - "Ugh, You entered an incorrect mail, please check again and fill the ...
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How to deal with collapsing back an expanded long comment?

When you have a site that has practically no limit on the comment length, and you inevitably get very long comments, you obviously have to crop them by default in order to keep the page neat, and then ...
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Content presentation pattern name and known usability cons and pros

I am currently designing a long product page; usability testing shows that the monotony and the high homogeneity of the page represents a findability, legibility, and overall experience blunder. We ...
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Feedback content for the request's response

Let's say I have a 'variables' form, the user is supposed to add a new variable or save an existing variable. I have made a feedback component which includes an icon, title, and a message. when the ...
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Separating vs Bringing Together - Software Project Knowledge Base

I am building a website with Atlassian's Confluence to fulfill these goals: Document a complex project with multiple websites (Product Management) Train non-technical staff to use it Store APIs, ...
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How should I display large amounts of text when user includes all available search criteria?

My application presents various articles to the user (mostly pertaining to Entrepreneurship). To help the user find the articles they're interested in, there are toggleable buttons that each represent ...
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Showing socially shared content to users who are not logged in

Almost all the content on my webapp/site is visible only after the viewer has logged in. But, when a user shares a piece of content with someone (who may or may not be a user of the app), that someone ...
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If a user clicks an action link from w/in a modal and is then taken to a separate page, do they return to that open modal after completing the action?

I'm designing an internal tool that enables my coworkers to curate post-op care plans for orthopedic patients on our platform (basically sending educational content to users at specific intervals). I'...
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Managing different sized contents in a card

How to manage different size of contents in a card, keeping the card size same?
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Why WCAG 2.0 doesn't comply with its own line length criterion of 1.4.8?

WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.8 clearly specifies that to achieve AAA conformance level, Reading content in a single line should not exceed 80 characters for non-CJK (Chinese Japanese & Korean) ...
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Sidebar modal - pros & cons?

Do slide-out modals work well in your experience? Our requirements are to present deeper, specific content to users without taking them out of a flow, so linking to another page is not being ...
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What is your go-to approach for content mapping?

What is your way to content map a website? My current redesign project has a span of 60+ governmentwebsites. I don't have the time to do a in depth research of each website/application, but I need a ...
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Should the user be given an option to scan or read an article?

I am working on my portfolio website and I wanted to allow the user (colleague/recruiter) to either scan or read the case studies. How to I validate this feature?
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Zero results search page - alternative content

I'm working on a redesign of zero results page and I was just wondering what content I should display, and in which order. The site I'm working on sells courses, both online and classroom-based, ...
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Having no content on product launch

My team and I are facing an issue regarding the release strategy of our application, that is said to impact the User Experience of our first users. We are building a content-driven app and our ...
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What is the best max-width content container in a website?

Following Bootstrap 3/4 or other frameworks, we have notice discrepancies in terms of max-width for the main content, for instance: In bootstrap 3 the max width of the container is 1170px In ...
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Is the noun "Trigger" a trigger-word to avoid?

In the document model for a rich messaging experience, my internal model is a hierarchy of Scenes and Nodes on them, with attached Triggers that invoke Actions. I'm exposing that hierarchy in a tree-...
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German style guide for capitalization rules of UI elements

I want to improve the text consistency in our software, because over time some things got messed up and we have different styles for example in captalization of UI elements (controls). I find a lot of ...
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Guidelines on the interaction and content design of visual displays inside elevators

I found the question What makes the elevator experience so awkward? rather interesting, but for practical purposes thought it was better to focus on one aspect of the experience that designers have ...
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Are content previews important?

What is the purpose of content previews? An example of content previews is that you have a list of news articles all with different stories, in the list is the name of the article and then 2 lines of ...
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Is there an argument for using smaller container widths as apposed to the standard 1170px?

From my experience in building websites, it's common practice for developers and designers to build websites with a fixed container width of 1170px. I believe this is because the standard screen size ...
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Quantifying Simplified Language

If you wanted to be able to quantify how much easier it is for users when you reduce the reading level of you text, how might you do that? For example, how would you figure out how much longer it ...
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Should the help centre for my company's product be on a separate domain?

I have to design a help centre for my company's product. I noticed that many sites place their help centres on a separate domain. Why do they do this? Does it make UX better for users?
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Is it possible to measure pretentiousness of a word?

Content obviously plays a huge part in how a UI is perceived. A beautiful UI design with ugly words and phrasing will still be a bad outcome. I am currently debating if the word 'wanderlust' is too ...
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Modal to prepare users for changes in payment system

I'm wondering if you could help me to gather some ideas. Basically, one of our products overseas has to make fundamental changes to its credit card deposit system due to a variety of problems incl. a ...
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"Months" vs. "Years" wording in the loan industry

Do you know about a study or research regarding the wordings “months” vs. “years” in the lent term context? Why and when do you suggest to use months/years instead of the other one and why? Loans ...
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Should I leave a button active within an empty state?

I have a window that's supposed to display screenshot that user has taken. Then they can choose one screenshot and send it further. So I have two button "Close" and "Choose". But what do I do when ...
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Do I display a button (that's directing to content, but there's no content yet) as disabled or active followed by an empty state?

I need to show a button that will take the user to the screenshot gallery. But when there are no screenshots yet should I disable the button or leave it active for the user to click and enter an ...
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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

What is the best possible way to integrate user post (text/media) without using hashtag (ex: Twitter) or tagging (ex: Quora/SE). I am building a social network site and I am confused with the ...
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Is it a bad practice to hide small blocks of content under a "see more" link/button?

I'm designing a page where there's a columnar list of shops and a small description for each of these shops. The client asked us to include logos and to hide the description with an arrow pointing ...
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how to reduce content scrolling without reducing a story?

This is what I came up with: (summarized version) After finishing the page I got user feedback (design leaders from the UX community). The feedback that I got was that it lacked storytelling and ...
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On-screen directions in UI: telling users to do the obvious

Should we include directions to a user in the UI content that tells them to do something that is visually obvious? For example, we inform users that they need to verify their device. Text includes "...
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Term for when an interface unexpectedly updates its content and causes users to mis-click?

There is a frustrating situation that I've encountered in multiple places that is hard to describe, but the consequence is always the same; causing the user to mis-click what they meant, due to the ...
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Color Contrast WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.3 and Video / Motion Content

There is no reference to motion/video found in SC 1.4.3 — simple "images" and "background." Do the color contrast requirements of SC 1.4.3 apply to text that is in a video and overlayed on top of ...
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Best practice for listing external news in website.

Companies often have external news coverage. For example, Company A might have articles written about them on the New York Times, CNN, etc... What is the best approach in terms of usability to list ...
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should header be fixed when using three column layout?

I'm designing three column layout website where all columns scroll independently. There is no problem on large displays, if header(I have large header) is fixed, but on smaller screens (1366x650 px) I ...
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Content on left with image on right in magazine websites

I came across the New Yorker website and noticed that in some of the inner category pages, the content is placed on left and the image on the right. This is a structure I see quite often. Is there ...
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Order of displaying information

Is there a golden rule to go by when deciding the order in which users are going to see the content? I made a mockup in which I compare two cases. The first one is the one I'd like to apply. The ...
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Displaying multiple Sections/Subsections in one page to avoid scrolling

I want to create a layout for web application where the user enters a large amount of information for review in the company. Multiple users can access the same review of company. The user can select ...
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Displaying Unnecessary Information

Again looking to push back on a client ask. We are creating a dashboard account page where a user can edit their plan, cancel, change their billing details etc. The client is set on promoting all 4 of ...
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