Questions tagged [information]

Information is data within a context. It is conveyed through the presentation or representation of the data in one of many different modes.

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How to indicate to the user that they haven't completed a prerequisite?

In the application I am developing, the user cannot make a new product if they have not first created at least one category and one supplier to associate the product with. My question is: how should I ...
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Web application: showing information with form format

In the place I work (not a company) there's a team developing a Web app. In it, retrieved data information (a school) from a search is displayed as follows: As you can see they are using form format ...
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Presenting missing information on card

I have a multi-step form that requires filling in relevant details in each step. On each step we save the data. If a user leaves the form at any time, the draft will be saved and can be accessed from ...
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What are some alternatives to accordions?

I need to add "next steps" at the end of a form but there are ~11 steps that I need to add. I want to use an element like an accordion where I can list all the steps but not overwhelm 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 to display quotas to my user without using currency?

I'm part of the development team of a GIS (geographic information system) cloud platform (https://sepal.io). We provide our users access to storage and supercomputers for free. To avoid them ...
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For describing a connection to a server, what noun ("server", "cloud", etc.) is more recognizable to users?

In an app (web and mobile) I'd like to provide information to the user when they're no longer connected to the server. The app will still work while offline but will be missing some autosave and sync ...
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Scanning tables for information

I'm designing a table that shows information for rounds of golf, strokes, points, fairways and so on. The problem is getting the right layout to show this data without crowding the table too much. The ...
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Different styles for tooltip and infotips in the same system?

I have a question about using different styles for tooltips in the same system. We're creating a new platform so the styles are not all the way defined, talking to the front end developer he insists ...
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Testing Information Architecture with limited participants

I understand that a way to test IA is through tree testing. However, a lot of articles mentioned that tree testing requires at least 30 participants (best 50 participants). How else can we test our ...
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How to correctly position data that has additional formatting for context

I'm currently working on standardising how read only form data is displayed. Right now, it can be stacked labels and values OR label left, value right. My preference is to go for the stacked view and ...
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How to create a clear and editable hierarchy table?

I was seeing some old threads for hierarchical tables (like this one), but nothing quite fit my project requirements, so I thought we could update the discussion! In my application's hierarchy ...
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What is the best way for documents- user guides UI (easy navigation, sharing between teams)?

We (IT team) store general user manual about software system as word doc in folders on SharePoint. Other teams across business adopted the guides to their own business processes and store them only ...
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How to provide information regarding the checkbox

The user needs additional information other than the label of checkbox and I have multiple check-boxes adjacent to each other horizontally how should I show the information when the user is about to ...
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Best Practice for Vertical scrolling through long collapsible submenus

We're redesigning some of our landing pages. In this case each landing page has 6-8 course categories each of which contain 3-4 courses by date, time and price. Each course has a CTA button and is ...
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Is giving the user imprecise information good UX?

I noticed that YouTube now doesn't show the exact number of views anymore, when the video has more than 1.000 views. But instead of showing something abbreviated like 203k views, they show 203.000 ...
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Adjusting information inside a card visually

Context Currently, I'm working on Product Listing page of a web-store. Products shown on the web-store can basically be rented out and we have defined rental prices for different time duration such ...
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Desktop only: Display multiple one-row tables

I couldn't find a fitting solution to that so I am asking for your guys opinions - what is the best way to display multiple one-row tables? Since there is a lot of other information behind each row, ...
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Confusing button options for user

We are working on a design that allows users to select from a few designs and then print. The issue is that there are 3 options : Print with Regular printer Save as image and print with special ...
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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 tooltips-like objects 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 number ...
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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 users to edit their age?

I have a website that sells some services and products, including products with age restrictions, such as beer, cigarettes, etc. But it also sells other types of products that don't require age ...
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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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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 ...