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

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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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How to organize nested groups of forms where a user can just keep adding to them?

Here's how it works: The user uses the dropdown in the gray "new service" area to select a service. Once one is selected, let's say Web Design (cuz why not?), then they can click "Add ...
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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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Why does UX StackExchange have both “Home” and “Questions” tabs? [migrated]

Does UX StackExchange really need both "Home" and "Questions" tabs in its left nav? "Home" seems to be the Questions page with the "Hot" filter applied; it's ...
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How can I improve hierarchy of information?

Any insights / ideas as to how I would be able to improve the information hierarchy on the screenshot below? The headliner's data and questions data (Development / Company's benchmark / Comments) are ...
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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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Display old value and new value on forms and grids

In my application if user modifies the existing value then we need to show the previous value (existing) and also the modified value. The same feature is also needed for fields which are in the grids. ...
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Careers links in mega menu

I am designing a corporate website career page. Should I use a mega menu for the career page? Here are some of the items related to the career page: Who we are! What we do? Life at Our Company! ...
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How to battle for UX over Marketing with regards to product navigation?

We just completed some card sort and tree test exercises. One of our main nav labels was clearly more successful when using the label most commonly suggested by our study participants (which were ...
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UX Approaches to Competitive Analysis for a University Branding/Communications Toolkit Website?

I'm being asked to do a "competitive analysis" for a university website that has communications and brand guidelines/resources. This is meant at as a solo project done in a few days, I don't have many ...
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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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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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What is the best way to organize my personal/work computer folder/file structure in order to be organized by design?

It may not sound like a ux.stackexchange question, but I really think that UX designers may be the best people to answer something like that I want to organize my computer's folder organization ...
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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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Developing good UX for handling configurations of multiple objects

I am developing a dashboarding system that lets users drag and drop charts of interest. Some of our users may want to have 4-7 charts on a given page. For each chart, there are certain parameters that ...
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What are the UX Patterns for complimentary roles in a mobile app?

Consider an application where there are two parties with different roles that co-operate with each other. For example, rider and driver in a ride sharing scenario, or a client and a coach in sports ...
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How to manage many level navigation before the main operation

I am designing web application which needs 4 levels to manage the flow charts which is the main purpose of the application . The structure is something like this: Company names - folder ...
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UI design: Selecting pre-filled max value or a part of it

I have pre-filled available displayed in tables data such as: 1 [80.00] [Input design here: Select whole row (default) or part of part of 80.90] 2 [4.65] [Input design here: Select whole ...
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Tiles or Grid as default view ? (for files)

Are there any statistics on whether users use more often list/tiles view in their file drives? e.g file explorer, mac finder, G-drive, Drop-box, OneDrive... I know the value of each display but want ...
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What is the adequate terminology for describing a page/view representing a business concept?

In the context of information systems, and in particular during information design, what is the adequate terminology for referring to the views of the business concepts? E.g., considering the ...
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How to differentiate navigation along the hierarchy from cross references

I noticed a pattern in the links in my web application: They either follow along the hierarchy (e.g. /projects/ -> /projects/5/ -> /projects/5/members/) or are cross references to a different place (e....
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Displaying large amounts of content on a page that we know people dont read

Due to compliance requirements I have to display essentially two large a4 sized pieces of copy within a single page on an already large web-form journey. I've collected data on the current page and I ...
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What are good principles for organizing files?

My job is to organize department shared drives - which often contain hundreds of thousands of documents (mostly Word documents, but also spreadsheets and media). I'm quickly coming to the realization ...
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Best location for current file title

This is an enterprise web application. It has a workspace in which a file can have multiple tabs. The user opens the file, then creates as many tabs as they want (up to some reasonable limit) to ...
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Using multi-level numbering in a form

I have a long form that I am designing with approximately 30 fields. The form is divided into 3 expand/collapsible sections. I would like to know what the community here thinks about using multi-level ...
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Separating vs Bringing Together - Software Project Knowledge Base

I am building a website with Atlassian's Confluence to fulfill these goals: Document a complex project with multiple websites (Product Management) Train non-technical staff to use it Store APIs, ...
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Best sitemapping and content planning tools?

We currently use Slickplan for building sitemaps and content management. It's okay. I'm wondering if there might be something better?I've also used JumpChart in the past. What are you all using?
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Less clicks or less choice?

I'm currently working on a new IA for a webshop. I've drawn out two examples. OPT 1 (option 1) (more a flat(ter) hierarchy) This 'could' be our new IA (it's restructured). More choice (of categories)...
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Timesheet Entries UX

How to distinguish new time entries I have a timesheet that looks like this: Which works well. the customers can see all their time entries on one screen and works well reading the times across the ...
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Where to access archived items/lists given this layout

I have an application layout with no side navigation. It just has a horizontal navigation with 5 tabs (some are greyed out). Each tab is really it's own module. I have a todos module where a user can ...
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Page thumbnails - right or left side of document?

Working on a "fancy PDF viewer". Was thinking of moving the Page thumbnails to the far right of the page (to clean the design up a bit), but all apps I can recall have the thumbnails on the left side ...
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Paths Short or Long

I am working through a problem with path names. The previous version of a site used short codes for url paths. Coming into this for a new project and the short code based paths, while deterministic, ...
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Breadcrumb and search behavior

How should the breadcrumb menu behave when entering the sub-page via search autosuggest? We have a global search and this kind of breadcrumb structure: Overview > Company > Group > Person. How should ...
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Progress tracking/Stepper UI/UX research

I'm currently working on an application where users complete a flow of tasks, divided over multiple pages. For this application, I'm considering using a progress tracking/stepper UI element. However, ...
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Capturing Alternate Point of Contact Information

Does anyone know of some good articles or documentation I can read for identifying the best practices to follow when designing the information architecture (forms) for allowing users to provide ...
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Should we repeat menu items in the main navigation if they fall into two categories?

I am working on navigation for a retail site. I have a typical account menu (My Account, Sign In, Create Account etc) and I have a main hamburger menu with department pages etc. The site experience ...
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How to test a mega menu

I've been asked to test a mega menu. I can't use a tree test because that tests the information architecture and I'm looking for a way to specifically test the layout and organisation of the mega menu....
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Redesign of megamenu

I've been asked to redesign a mega menu. The mega menu lists selected child items from a particular parent in the IA, but not all children. There must therefore be an option to 'view all' from a ...
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UX for non-traditional working time [duplicate]

This is my first post so please don't be critical with me if I do something wrong. So what is my case - Everyone knows the standard method to visualize the working hours of business: But what is if ...
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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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Are tabs and/or steps in a wizard displayed as separate boxes in a sitemap diagram?

I'm creating a sitemap for an enterprise application. For one section in the application, there is an edit calendar feature. Once clicked on, there are three sections/or different types of calendars ...
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Content system patterns repository [closed]

Does a pattern library for content systems exist? I think that content systems for group interaction like wikis, forums (Reddit-styled or traditional), message feeds, chats (Slack), blogs, link ...
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What are good ways to present an info table that has info spanning 2 vertically-adjacent cells in a middle column, & that has no other merged cells?

Explanation of question The following table illustrates the issue: HTML source for table: <table> <thead><th>Column 1</th><th>Column 2</th><th>Column 3<...
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Editing the same information from multiple pages

I am having some trouble figuring out the best experience here. Let's say you have separate user and team pages, contextually it makes sense in those pages to show the users you have in your team and ...
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Best way to manage multiple users on mobile dashboard

I am designing a mobile dashboard which needs to allow the admin user to manage anything from 20 - 100 sub users. For each of the sub users, there are multiple possible actions EG: pay bill, analyse ...
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UX best practices for a help desk/ticketing system? Views and steps

I am building a "help desk/ticketing system" app from the ground up. I am quickly finding out that I am reinventing the wheel in terms of workflow for the admin and users. Where can I find best ...
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Where should dependencies show for grouped checkboxes? After the selection or after the entire group?

I am looking to set a system wide standard for the design of dependencies for grouped checkboxes. Are there any best practices for doing it one way over the other? In my examples the first 3 ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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What would be the best way to organize a form development tool that has questions that can optionally be grouped by categories and subcategories?

I am building a form design tool for some clients to use when filling out some surveys. The form can be populated with questions which map to varying form elements (Text, Select, Checkboxes, etc) - ...
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How would you differeniate between a user login and another account on a website?

I am working on a project with a financial company. They require a user to create a financial account and then create an online account. Currently, they are both referenced as "Account". The issue I ...

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