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Questions tagged [information]

Information is data within a context.

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One service or split into several? [on hold]

I'm looking for an information architecture solution for a large magazine website. The website will contain articles of several subjects: real estate, construction, interior design, gardening, also ...
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How important to require users to put details on About Us?

I am creating this application where business users can have a vendor page by providing details ex. services, prices, this happens only after these vendors signed up as an onboarding process. I also ...
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UX pattern for two people to agree a date/time

Background: Freegle allows people to give away things they don't need to other people nearby. Part of this involves agreeing a date/time for collection. People do this by messaging back and forth, ...
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Purpose of Google Results Speed Indicator

What purpose does the speed indicator (the 0.44 seconds in the image below) serve the user when using Google search? Does this have a specific use to a specific user of Google or is it just Google ...
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How to measure information overload of an UI?

I would like to measure the "information overload rate" of an UI. It's important to note that I'm searching more for a questionnaire / analysis which evaluates the information overload implicitly or ...
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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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What are these called in UX design?

I have been tasked with creating an information (e.i. helpful tip) scrolling bar for a mobile application. I am not very satisfied with my choices of color. So I am trying to look for outside ...
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Showing (binary) availability on date picker

I'm working on a system which uses a date picker to reserve a date in the system. The specs are: Dates have two states: Available for booking, or not available. You can only book one date at a time. ...
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Why is being “on hold” on the telephone not made less annoying?

I am on hold right now while calling my internet provider for a service question, and all I am hearing is some music and a voice saying "please be patient" every 30 seconds or so (for 30 minutes now). ...
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Labels for general personal information. Essential or not?

Is it necessary to provide labels mentioned in the picture. I mean for user these are quite self-explanatory. Any suggestions?
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Why does LinkedIn switch to an unspecific number after 500+ connections?

LinkedIn displays the number of connections a user has very prominently on their profile, in the top card on the page. However, once a user has over 500 connections, it switches from a specific ...
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How to visualize many weighted scores contributing to a final score?

I have a couple of (only very slightly technical) users that require a way to visualize a "scorecard". They have different factors that are scored. Each factor has a weight associated with it and the ...
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Visual hierarchy of typography in UI in practice

There are so many resources about this in theory, but I can't find any detailed guides or resources on how to apply the principles in an existing complex UI. The most obvious ones would be ...
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What methods can be used to give additional important information in a web app/page on mobile?

When you're designing for mobile, you have to convey the same information in a lot less space. Right now I'm designing a website that I want to be responsive, but I'm having some difficulty. We want ...
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Does natural language work on this Dashboard? [closed]

This is an overview screen for a support team of to glance at throughout the day. It displays information related to a number of factors for their client base. There is a bit of a debate going at the ...
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How to make the user understand a web form

How can I make a user understand a form? I have a form which is quite complicated I am afraid. But I need to make the user understand what each field is for. Sure, there is a user guide for this ...
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What is the difference between information design and usability? [closed]

I couldn't find a suitable answer to the question. I was hoping if you could point out the difference between information design and usability? Or is it the same?
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Disabling parts of application

I'm working on an application. In this application we've got a page and in this page there are 2 different areas. The top area is used to define information and has a radio select group where we ...
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Alternatives to pop-up window when editing item details

I am now designing a browser based software where user selects products and adds them to his "basket" after the user selected all he needed he then proceeds to edit each item in the basket. Items look ...
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Alternative to tabs in long list?

I've been asked to build a page that lists 6 features. - 2 of these features are bundled : basic + premium (they are managed on separate Apps) - 4 features can be purchased separately. - All features ...
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Should I allow user to edit his age?

I have a web site that sell some services and products, including products with age restriction, such as beer, cigarette, etc... But also other type of products that doesn't require age restriction, ...
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What to do with too many columns in a table?

What if you have too many columns in a table? Possible solutions: Horizontal scroll bar Re-sizable columns Table settings to filter out some columns What is good/bad practice? Is there any other, ...
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Displaying informations to fill the width? [closed]

I have the following page I am working on : What bothers me, is am I right to display the informations under the picture like I did ? I wonder if it's good to fill the width space with boxes next to ...
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Plot positive AND negative change on the same axis

I'm designing a view for Android where the user can see a set of lists ordered in a tab bar. Each tab is represented by a block in a bar chart (+a label) which the user navigates through. So far so ...
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Can someone tell me SIMPLY the difference between site maps and IA Document?

1ST QUESTION: What is the difference between these two types of paper or electronic documents often created during a UX process for a website or app: 1) Information Architecture document (IA ...
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Inspiration for a report browser [closed]

We are building a web report browser as part of our restaurant management system. Something like this: Not being a designer, I'm finding it quite hard to design web pages that lists our reports. ...
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What methods are preferred for analysing communication and information needs?

I have an issue regarding a client I'm hopefully working with soon. They want a full analysis of how their communication and information is received by their audience. They are using digital and ...
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Greyed out text field

I have a sign up form where the email address needs to be displayed, but cannot be edited (it is pre-determined, like an invite). Is it sufficient to grey the populated email field out to signify that ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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Is it a good practices if I give helpful information about operating the search box to user?

On my data tables view, I have a search box that search information from database and shows it on the data tables. There are any need to use button with the search box? I use key up event handler ( ...
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What information is recommended when signing up for a newsletter

Is it necessary to inform the visitor about why we want the information we ask for if they want to sign up for a newsletter. At this moment we ask for: E-mail Title First name Surname Date of birth ...
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Would having people vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests keep people interested in UX?

I'd like to get people at my company involved in usability testing by encouraging them to vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests. A talk I saw at a conference a few weeks ago explained that this ...
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How many characters to show before truncate a review on mobile device?

Working on Customers reviews in mobile app. Does anybody know how to determine the best amount of text to show before truncating? or whether to not truncate at all? Here are some statistics from "big ...
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Best way to show “more info”, Tooltip vs no tooltip?

Which is the best way to display more info next to an option while completing a form in a minimal way & little space? the "i" icon which can be clicked or hovered over & a tooltip appears ...
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How to inform users of product variations from Category and Product pages

My e-commerce is a marketplace, where it sells products by other stores. I'm having trouble trying to inform the users of the product variations inside each product details page. Let's say I have a ...
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Is there a function to get the optimal number of choices in a Likert scale?

I was answering a question today and it reminded me of a discussion I had with a couple colleagues about the optimal amount of choices in a Likert scale. I vouched for the classic 5, one of us stood ...
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How should acronym explanations be displayed in a mobile app?

I have a lot of acronyms/abbreviations (mostly medical) that I can't really replace by their full name. Users will eventually learn them but I can't expect them to remember all of them. I may also use ...
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Mapping “Reports” under Master Web Application having multiple products

There is web based application which has bad experience issues with reports and mapping. Currently application is mixture of 4 different products and they provide service to customer as per needs. ...
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What would be the best way to show a long changelog?

My software has frequent updates. The changelog ontains adequate amount of information about each change (often complete sentences). It's currently more than 100,000 characters long (16,000 words over ...
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How much information should be included in a Saved list's item?

When showcasing products in a gallery, we display a bunch of information in each product cell. Those infos include: Picture Full name Rating (stars) & number of user ratings product ...
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Post Action Confirmation / Next Steps Page

In the application I am working on, a user would create a new entity (e.g. a topic) which will remain hidden until it is checked by a moderator. once approved, child entities can then be added to that ...
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Show Education/Government/Non-Profit pricing with normal prices?

We offer discounts to education, government, and non-profit organizations (different discount for each) as well as volume discounts on top of that. On the pricing web page for a product should all of ...
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Can one display too much information?

Can one display too much information in an app? Does providing more than simply vital information divert the user or can one simply place the information judiciously. Take a messaging app for an ...
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How should I display this information if not in a tooltip?

I've got a tooltip (image below) that when the user hovers over it, they are given a quick one line summary of what they hovered over and then 8 more lines of information. I already know that's way ...
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How can I accentuate values in this form to aid fast visual identification?

My web app has a need to display multiple values. Right now I find it hard to visually discern quickly. Observe UI Observe minimized html: <table> <tr> <td>gpm</td> ...
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Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture?

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture? When you start a new project, usually the software architecture starts its development and UX designer begins ...
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What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
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Building an archive of insights into our users

As UX Designers & Researchers we collect all this knowledge along the way, most of which is tied to specific projects. The crux though is that the insights can be highly relevant to later projects ...
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creating documents in folder system

I have a large document management system that manages 1000s of documents. The organisation of this needs to be tightly controlled so it doesn't turn into a mess. The way it works right now is that ...
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When to Request Contact Info in Survey?

My business (B2B) created an online survey to be used for lead generation and to show potential customers why they need our services. We need to collect some user information (name, email, company) ...