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

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How to consolidate two web platforms with slightly different IA?

I need to consolidate two web products that have some similarities and many differences in labels and groupings. For round 1 testing, I plan to do open card sorting with content from both sites. I ...
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Good way to present wireframes to stakeholder for application concept?

For a lesson-making application, I have designed wireframes with multiple user flows to help illustrate the important features within the application (i.e user creates a lesson , user clicks and drags ...
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How to show better hierarchy for inter dependent fields in a table?

[Might be an existing question, couldn't find a better match] User scenario I have a list view that shows column headers ( fetched from a separate table ) User has the following ability to do. Can ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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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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Tree testing during a redesign - which answers are correct?

I'm working with another UX person on reorganizing the information architecture for a large website. The IA work may eventually lead to a complete redesign of the website and will certainly impact ...
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Multiple tabs vs multiple menu items

I am in the process of designing a new settings part for a section of our Saas. With my non-ux team, we are discussing wheter we should change the overall navigation of this section by removing the ...
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Folders and Tagging pattern for a shared files?

I'm developing a user interface for an enterprise product that has programs that are created, run, and shared by members of an organization (i.e. a company). I want users to be able to easily find ...
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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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Browse and select from a list at the same time

We're looking for a way to cut down on pogosticking - users popping back and forth between a summary view and various detail views. One pattern we're experimenting with is pager arrows, for when users ...
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Integrate multiple forms as optional steps in one form

Context I'm working on a CMS portal that supports content in a set of categories. The categories important for this questions are in particular; Media Pages When adding media, the users has to ...
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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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Is preparing workflow/ userflow also part of information architecture?

When we have too much information, we need to organize it by helping with some IA methods (e.g. Location, Alphabetical, Time, Category, Hierarchy and for some cases Process as well). So, in the same ...
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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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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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Effectively grouping context settings with global settings

I am currently working on a pretty old food ordering SaaS for restaurants. Part of the settings in our system is in the context of a particular restaurant (one account can manage multiple restaurants) ...
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Determining Information Priority using digital Survey

This question is regarding an event/activity booking mobile application. The content users are served (offers and vendors) can be grouped by Regions (multiple) & Interest categories (6). Users ...
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How do you manage creation of a heavy and complex Information Architecture?

Please share your techniques If you have ever been working on a design or redesign of a bigger website or an app that has a complex Information Architecture. While drafting it all manually (and ...
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What should be considered when deciding on the order of input fields for a contact tracing form

I'm working on a contact tracing form for a travel booking website. The following fields are required to be filled in by the user when they book their travel tickets. email address phone number my ...
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What are the best macro-areas for an Editing Tool Dashboard?

I am a designer, working on an editing tool. The tool will be an online platform used by a team of instructional designers to create presentations. You have an editor where you create the ...
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How to do information architecture of a UGC based website/app?

What's the best possible way to make a user-generated website classify its content into categories or topics or tags to make the content searchable and discoverable? How does one start redesigning ...
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Better way to compare two data sets visually on a page?

I have a site that allows you to set up two groups of criteria (here it is states in the USA) by searching and refining, then allows you to view data and analysis of these two groups of criteria on ...
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IA mapping - Should I include filters in the IA map?

I'm creating an app and there's no need for a search bar, just filters to make the navigation easier to find. Should I include them the filters in the IA document?
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the following ...
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