Questions tagged [information-architecture]

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

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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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What can be the best UX for Stock Transfer between the locations

I am working on warehouse application and I already have one transfer flow designed and in use currently but I want to know like what can be the best UX for such transfer activity. Here are the ...
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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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Recommendations on IA of Account Settings

I'm working on adding a page in our app that allows you to integrate with third-party services. So "connecting to third-party services" could mean a few different things here: 1) Logging in to third-...
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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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Best way to display a lot of schools information on a single webpage?

I'm a front end developer and I need a page to display information about all schools in my city (52). I tried using Bootstrap Cards and an input where the user will type and the cards bellow will be ...
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To show “treat entered string text” to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
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Bifurcation of website landing page

Not sure what the technical UX term might be, but I have been using the term "bifurcation" to explain back to clients what they are asking. Here's the crux: Landing page needs to present two options; ...
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How to best name enterprise tools or portals?

If you have worked within a large organisation you would have most probably operated in highly siloed environments with a lot of legacy systems and third party software. I have worked in a number of ...
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How to overlap Menu title?

I have a question about availability for menu title, sidenav title and title in context area. Which of them is needed to remove to provide good readability. P.S. sorry for other words in russian ) ?
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Single Page Application - In-app New Tabs

I have a table of items and when I click on an item, the details open in the same view. So, to view another item, I need to go back and click on another one. To avoid the back and forth, I want to ...
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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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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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Two 'directions' in form

I'm creating a form that has a 'split' section, where the user either has to fill in 'Section A' OR 'Section B'. These sections are quite large, with around 6-7 fields in both. Another requirement I ...
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How to improve discoverability of unclicked tab?

This is a two-part question. I'm a designer at a health tech company that helps post-op patients track their rehab progress, and we're currently redesigning the site's timeline, which displays the key ...
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Tabs VS Menu hierarchy . Material design VS informational architecture

There are two levels of menu. Tabs and usual sub menu. The problem is when tabs are under home/manage/analytics menu - it doesn't make sense because hierarchy is actually backwards. Because ...
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Documentation: one long page or several short pages

We're working on the design and organization of our documentation. The current structure is something like this: General info on topic specialized sub-topic 1 specialized sub-topic 2 specialized sub-...
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Selecting from a list of 200-character items [closed]

Background I'm a product manager working on an application that allows users to send out custom email campaigns (e.g. newsletters, coupons, etc). On our campaign edit page where the user prepares ...
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What is the utility of creating a full-depth Visual Sitemap?

I’m a programmer that is new to UX and have a potential web project that has probably ~5k pages. What type of information could I take away and benefit from this tedious exercise?
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Best alternative to on click menus in product design

Current situation I am currently working on a product where the users can modify text, image, logo and shape elements by clicking on them. On click, a small menu opens that allows the user to view ...
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Displaying categories in tables

I am designing a table for my company's dashboard. I need to show type of the data shown in the table. So far there is 6 type categories: Job ads, E-mail campaign, Display ads, Event, Referral and ...
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Can the web content creation and Visual design start simultaneously? How?

I work for a digital agency on a commercial website for a client, we are creating a website from scratch. A third party agency is assigned for content creation. As a UX specialist I am assigned to ...
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User testing of multi dimensional information architecture

i'm working on a project where I have to test an information architecture. This kind of IA is multidimensional. So you can access to the same content through several path. Each content is tagged with ...
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How can I show more than 50 services on one page?

I am currently working on a site that must display more than 50+ government services on a single page, as well as details for each service. Categorizing them is a not an option because the user needs ...
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Tablet form design navigation: Up/down or left to right

I'm designing a long tablet form and trying to decide on the navigation. My intuition is telling me option A in the image is the right approach. It feels like one long form on one page vs. several ...
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Playing around with a mobile app's IA

I have an app which contains several features and among them payment. A user selects the amount to pay, selects a payment method and then the payment occurs. After the payment occurs, we show the ...
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How to clearly display automated auction bids

I am currently working on a small Auction site. On this Auction are items and on the item's "Details" page displays a list of bids on the item descending from the amount, so the "active bid" will be ...
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Sorting parent objects with multiple children

I'm working with an application for the construction industry which lets users manage and organize their daily jobs. Part of this app is a view in which you can add jobs and assign cost codes (the ...
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How to toggle truncating of long radio button labels?

In my application, I have a series of radio buttons. The associated labels can contain a number of fields and become quite long, so I'd like for the labels to be expaneded and collapsed. I've ...
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Researchers: How do you deal with Research Insights as you scale?

I am lucky enough to have enough research coming in at my company that I am beginning to have a hard time organizing my research insights. I am evaluating some options that allow me to organize ...
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Should I use the accordion with long text?

We design the help centre for our product. We have an idea to put each long articles, instructions and the form to leave feedback to accordions. Will be it convenient for users? I think that if there ...