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Accessible tooltip with links

I'm working on an accessible input component with built in tooltip. I've managed to create a solution that seems to work fine for people with limitations — whenever user focuses that input with ...
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Persistent textfield hint on input - Bad UX?

In my app users get suggestions for things they can put on their list of so called "self-affirmations", things that you read out to yourself to improve etc. Background: It's been scientifically ...
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Screen readers and mouse

I'm building an accessible tooltip — my first dive into the world of accessibility. It is shown next to an input and right now I'm thinking about how to show them to users with disabilities. The ...
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How to let users know grid rows can be double clicked to show more detail?

I was using a web app and I double clicked on a row in a grid for kicks and it opened a section under the grid with extra information about the row's data. That wasn't obvious and discoverable. What ...
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android visual clue/hint that long-tap is available for a control

I am implemnting an app that can tag photos The listview-items contain 3 image-buttons and a text. If user long-taps on a list-view-item-button there will be additional functionality (menu or dialog)....
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Type at least n characters before you can submit the form

This is not a duplicate of this question since that one is about searching. We have a simple form containing one text area and a submit button. download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Hint for the hover state in both web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I am designing a portfolio page which showcases a list of photographs. Below are is wireframe and my main doubts. Doubts: How will the user know the portfolio items have a description on the hover ...
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Is it true that people expect tooltips in 'old looking' systems but not in 'new looking' systems?

My hypothesis is that if you have old plain HTML forms, users are more likely to hover over elements and read tooltip texts giving more details about them. But if you style the forms to look new/fresh/...
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How to make the app workflow easily understood?

I am working on an app that should work like this: user searches his favourite items he clicks "Like" on his favourite items he presses "Suggest items" to discover some new ones I am struggling to ...
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How to indicate that there is a context menu?

In my desktop app, there are some charts. The charts all have context menus, that show zoom options, "Save as...", and a couple of other things. It is not clear to users that this menu exists. I'd ...
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Android: Hint/Clue to distinguish (product) categories from (product) items?

I am currently designing an Android app that allows users to browser a product database. The database has a defined tree structures with inner nodes representing product categories and leaf nodes ...
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Best way to integrate validation errors and hints into web form

I'm creating a web form and have followed the best practices laid out here and on other UX sites so far. The one decision I still have to make is regarding the display of error messages and input ...
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Pop-up with "do you know that..." tips in web app

I've got a functional-heavy web app for a closed number of users who tend to forget about some features, like shortcuts. I could periodically train them, but that's not a good way. I'm wondering is ...
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How to hint that there's more beyond what you see in a scroll view?

I'm developing an (iOS) app that mainly consists of a UIScrollView. The view is paged and the scroll bar turned off, so currently there is nothing to indicate to the user that they can scroll down and ...
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Best way to add extra information to a log table?

In a web application, I've just added a log tables that displays chronologicaly the last events that are monitored by the application. Those events are of two main types: inputs and outputs. In ...
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When to show lengthy search hints: always, on focus, after trial, other?

I'm working on a address search which is targeted at a not very web/tech-savvy audience (mostly mid-aged male electricians or electrical engineers). The implementation already allows us to have a ...
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How should I interview UI and IA job applicants?

I'm a programmer who knows enough about UI/IA to sound convincing and cares enough to want to hire someone who actually knows what they are doing. Interviewing programmers is easy - they go on and on ...
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Are 'hints' or 'tips' popups a good idea?

I have a popup that will show every time the user navigates through different sections of the website, with hints like 'how to find feature X'. The popup can be disabled by clicking in a checkbox. I ...
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