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Semantic structure of information within a website, desktop application etc.

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Better distribution of information on subpages without a good navigation or everything on one page?

I have to create a subsite with a lot of information for a customer and their CMS. However, their system does not allow me to include the subpages (4 Pages) within this subsite in the navigation. The ...
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UX Research: Tree Test with profile picture menu

I would like to do a Tree Test for a site (using UserTesting.com) but one of the nodes in my tree would be a profile picture in the top right of the screen that clicks open to reveal a menu. It's ...
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Show menus that should be contained in each module

I am creating a system that has different modules that need to be shown (in my example: Payroll, Bonus, Loan, Severance, Annual Tax) that each have different processes but all of them (except Annual ...
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Best method for ordering information in a form

Is there a good method for deciding on layout and order of information in a complex form ? For example - deciding how to order many customer details in a CRM system. Should the main criteria for order ...
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Table that mixes different type of data

I am designig a SaaS product and it has a table that is mixing different types of data. It's a sort of register that lists all customers' assets. It provides a ton of value to the users, giving them a ...
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Products are grouped in categories, but can too many categories hurt the UX?

I am working on an e-commerce platform, with products such as vouchers, gift cards, health subscriptions, gym subscriptions, etc. as employee benefits. The users can log in and choose a few ...
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Looking for library of resources on real product's design, Information Architecture, etc

For my current project, I am looking for inspiration related to how different digital products (web applications, mobile apps) are organized: navigation + menu structure, Information Architecture So ...
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Does objects cause less cognitive load than tables

I have a feeling that if you make card view or similar object that represents an item from the real world, such as a 'car' or 'person', then it causes less cognitive load than a table view - except ...
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Navigation and sidebar questions

For a forum type service that has a calendar, files section, photos section, etc, we use a sidebar on the left side to provide navigation to these pages. The sidebar has about 13 items, including ...
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Payment methods on the product page or checkout?

I'm facing an issue with an e-commerce platform, particularly concerning how the prices of products are affected by various payment options. Some products (not all) offer multiple payment methods, ...
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Visualizing a Multidimensional Data Structure Hierarchy

I am trying to design a system that is capable of displaying the hierarchy of a collection of containers containing many sub nodes to a common user. The underlying structure is actually a graph, but ...
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Design intended to discourage certain actions

I call it negative design, it's sort of like hostile design, without the social nonsense attached. I don't know what it's called in UX or UI terms though, I'm sure it isn't negative design. A good ...
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How to visualize complex connections between items

I’m working on the tool for creating complex workflows, as you see on the attached image each item called “process” has multiple inputs and outputs which are connecting other “process items” even ...
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CTA is being hidden by keyboard on long form in mobile

While working on long forms on mobiles, such as multiple business expenses, the CTA to finalise adding is getting hidden by the keyboard. The common way of putting one input field and one cta may not ...
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Call out to secondary audience

I'm working on a website/online store where the primary audience is retail consumers. For a secondary audience, in this case, health care professionals, we want to send them to a separate site ...
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"More" as a menu item

I'm dealing with a relatively large menu. I'm thinking about displaying the more important items (6) and create a "More" item that displays the less important ones (5). I've tried to make ...
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Card sorting for deep and narrow IA

Our menu is getting too big and we want to explore other ways to organize the content. For that reason we're planning an Open card sorting with users. I'm struggling to find the topics/cards because ...
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Custom back button vs multiple user paths

I'm working on a Hotel chain website that has custom back buttons on their hotel pages. The back button takes users to the previous level in the navigation. E.g: A user in "Hotel page" ...
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Is it a good idea to have a back button go back if the link is the same as the previous history entry?

Let's say you have a website / app where there are user pages, and on the user page there are additional links for things like that user's awards or posts. Something like this: The issue I'm having ...
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UI/UX for menu tab, 1 main function has only 1 sub-function and that sub-function also has just 1 sub-function

I have a context of a function menu for an auto-recruiting system(ATS) briefing below. I have three function cards, Position Question Pack Question. The concept is that a Position includes some ...
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Where should we place a "New Item" link

Context: In the "Returns" details page we have a form where we can add Items, that items represent what we want to send back(return) eg. 1pen and 2 notebook. So I have a list of "n"...
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Multiple websites vs single website when client's businesses overlap

I work for a company that has many hotels in the country and a website where it is possible to check information about them and book a room. The hotels have many good restaurants (2 or 3 per hotel in ...
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Complex forms that have no confirmation on exit are everywhere. Why?

I'm working on a SaaS product for 4 years and am going through a phase of re-evaluating my old decisions. One of them is the following rule: When the user is leaving a complex form, and at least one ...
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Top nav bar with only CTA's?

I've tried Googling, but didn't find anything concrete. What are your thoughts about the top nav bar of a volunteering platform containing only a sign in and sign up CTA and no other navigation links? ...
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Application with Multiple Modules: shared vs separate data types

This is my first post here, I apologize if this is confusing but I attempted to make it clear as possible. The web application is one big application for multiple related teams. We have split up these ...
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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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Switch between admin account and "me"

I am working on a design for a platform where there are users, and some of them are "managers" so they are able to view data about the team they manage. The home page shows a dashboard with ...
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Daily maintenance tasks vs. set-and-forget

The scenario: An enterprise software product has a heavy navigation system and a vast amount of functions. It's important to keep the number of primary-level tabs at a minimum, because the menu is ...
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How is the first 'page' of a tabbed layout represented on a sitemap?

I understand that tabbed navigation is a lateral pattern, but I'm unclear on how this is represented on a sitemap? Is the first tab visualized as a parent screen to the adjacent tabs because it is ...
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Methods or Tools to Determine a Menu's Item (Command) Sorting

If user input is not available. Any tools or techniques to use to determine menu item order? Most used commands towards the top, but is there a way to determine this without end-user input?
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How to properly test hierarchy and order of the toolbar?

We are improving our toolbar in our web app. We are planning a tree test or similar to test the tools out. A bit stuck on how to properly test the hierarchy and order of it. Any available methods or ...
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What is a good way to display a list and editable list item on a detail page? [closed]

I have detail pages that are kind of like the attached image. An "entity" might have 1-15 children. Each child can be edited. You can also create a new child. I can think of two ways of ...
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Card sorting exercise for a complex platform that is more focused on actions than information

I am working on a platform that has very repetitive information but very different actions in different modules. Like: So there are multiple modules with similar clients but different actions module-...
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How do you explain information architecture to non designers?

I am working on a large financial application and would like to know few ways to present an IA or sitemap to other stakeholders (business development teams) Do you start by explaining the goal or the ...
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How do I solve the two column layout challenge for question and answer sections?

Overview We have a platform where students can take an online assessment anytime and anywhere. We offer this online assessment mainly for English, Science, and Math subjects. The students need to ...
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How do I conduct a content inventory/audit for a site that doesn't yet exist?

so long story short: I'm working my way through a side project and am at the stage of considering the information architecture of the site. From what I've learned, information architecture ought to be ...
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How should sub-items behave with multi-select controls?

The scenario: A user can add individual items to an order, or use a template to get started, which preselects several items. If a template is used, the user can de-select items that they don't want to ...
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Linking a sub-menu item to another main menu item

I saw this in a wireframe from a team that was designing the menu of a website and saw a weird behaviour where one of the item in the drop down menu linked to the next main element in the menu. I have ...
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Should a sitemap show how a web page is linked to all the other pages, and if so, how?

I'm starting out in UX design. I am attempting to map the relationship of the pages of a website, but am unclear if the sitemap is the best place to do it, or whether another way to show it is best. ...
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"Back to category" button for product belonging to multiple categories

I'm working on an e-commerce website and I'm faced with this issue: I need to place a "Back to category" button on my product pages but some of these products are linked to 2 or 3 different ...
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Responsive design for mobile phones looking like mobile app design

What do you think about the use of a bottom menu in a responsive design ecommerce site for mobile devices, resembling a mobile app?
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Required fields on tabs

Scenario: There are four tabs on a webpage. Each tab contains a webform. Some of the fields are required. If a user doesn't complete a required field on tab two, and clicks tab four without saving, ...
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Where is the best place for settings in a product with a lot of them?

Suppose you have a software product with five modules. Each module has its own settings to configure. There are also settings around admin functions like User Account Setup. The settings won't ...
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How to showcase additional menu level items within the current menu UI without breaking it

We have an app that lets users modify their face as they are taking selfies. Under the Beauty option, users have the option to Smooth their skin, add Lipstick, edit Eyes, etc. The user can see in real ...
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Looking for advice on organizing an app which is basically just a collection of functions a user can trigger

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a mobile app, which pretty much acts as a launchpad for a variety of different payment functions. The app's current architecture relies on a bottom-...
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When is the best time to conduct a card sorting exercise?

When is the proper time to conduct card sorting in the process of designing information architecture? Is it better to do this before attempting to do any design on the IA, or afterward (so as to ...
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Are dynamic menus an anti-pattern?

I'm analyzing the menu of construction management software. I don't know if I don't have the same user mental models and what was the research behind those decisions, but I wonder based on HCI and ...
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How can I simplify this highly nested data structure?

I have this data structure Category 1 Sub Category 1 Medium 1 Language 1 Language 2 Medium 2 Language 1 Language ...
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What would users feel comfortable to see first in navigation

Reading about object-oriented UX and audience based navigation, I am still not sure how to approach the following problem: I am building a careers section of a web site, where I must present job/...
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Structured info with a stand-out element

Principal Element Our learning webpage / application will display various information organized in different structures. All of those information bits are displayed as cards. We are currently trying ...
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