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

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How should I handle conditional content for product listings?

I have a client who wants to have conditional content in the product catalogue of their website for each market/user base. The client has a lot of "user bases" and markets, each with different needs, ...
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Adaptative Web Design + UX deliverables

does it make sense to create UX deliverables about wireframing information design, when nowadays we are evolving to adaptive web design, with more than 2 or 3 different layouts for different devices? ...
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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 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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Tiles or Grid as default view ? (for files) [closed]

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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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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Improving speed of data entry in a single page calculator form

I've been asked to try and improve a one page calculator form. It is used by telesales people to work out what sort of deal they can offer to a customer and how much commission (called LTR) they stand ...
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Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards actually named “Print Screen”?

Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards named "Print Screen" when it actually takes a screenshot and copies it to the clipboard? What is the reason behind it? Shouldn't it be called “Copy ...
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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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In reports, Displaying 0 is always good?

The image below is monthly attendance report of an employee. You can see no holidays and no late days displayed here. My question: Is it always good to show the 0 value on reports, even the ...
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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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How to optimally place time, temperature and icons in a grid?

I am coding a personal dashboard which includes, among others, weather forecast. I have a hard time optimizing the structure of the weather forecast. The constraint I have is that the time, ...
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Updating page information - Inline vs selecting edit

I am redesigning an app from scratch, and have a little dilemma on the UX behind updating page information/editing page information. The information can range from profile settings to user pages to ...
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scale or rating design

I was wondering what would be the best way to say someone is one thing or another. So, i want to create a form for Jungian Personality, but i want to make it fast and simple. So i was thinking of ...
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Help with information architecture vocabulary

So, I'm trying to expand my information architecture vocabulary in english and I'm struggeling with tags. Lets say I want to describe a product with a couple of keywords. I've desided that you could ...
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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons

Is it appropriate to have a single checkbox on its own? For example, if a user has the option to select an existing employee from a drop down or to create a new employee, I want to add a checkbox next ...
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What's “scan column” and why do we name it like this?

What's "scan column" and why do we name it like this? Why not just call 'left column' or 'right column'?
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Task vs object focused IA and navigation

I'm thinking about the best way to structure UIs for enterprise management tools and dashboards. Often, one could either choose a UI structure that is around the tasks of the users, or then one that ...
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What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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What makes a form field mandatory?

In a Web form I have a question to which an answer needs to exist, so that a result can be shown to the user. It's about the users family status (single, family). Because there is a majority of users ...
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User experience and the trailing slash for directories in the URL?

From an SEO perspective, it may be negligible if you include a trailing slash for directories or not, as long as you set redirects to the chosen one (to avoid duplicate content) and link-build to the ...
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Information architecture width and depth, looking for studies

I remember reading recently some studies (lot of them pretty old) that claimed that in general it is better to go with wide and shallow information architecture rather than narrow and deep. However ...
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How to visualize a large Neural Net?

How to visualize a Neural Net with thousands of input nodes and tens of thousands of connections? The image above does not have any connection values, but the visualization that I am creating does. ...
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Anyone have experience with Customer Carewords

See: http://www.customercarewords.com/what-it-is.html Summary: You construct a list of around a 100 words/tasks and ask users to identify top five (or similar). You then analyses the results and ...
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Web application & scalable left side navigation

Background I am redesigning the navigation for a B2B web application, we are currently using a dropdown menu to help users navigate to different products. I would like to move towards left side ...
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Switching between dashboards vs. having one dashboard

I am designing a web application and I recently have been faced with a problem. The problem is that I am confused which method to use or which method is better to use. First let me give you a little ...
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Separate Admin Website?

Is it best to have separate websites for the Data Entry Team and Customer Service Team? Data Entry Team are responsible for inputting the data (adding records). Customer Service Team are responsible ...
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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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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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How to handle settings that change (or needs to be reviewed) yearly?

I am creating a module for a school. Now a school has a lot of data like: school general info, grades, classes, rates, registration dates, etc. Now, there are some information that should remain more ...
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How to tell a user about an option to move file out of a folder?

In my web app, I have a file/folder tree structure. I want to give a user ability to move a file out of a folder into the 'root' of the file/folder tree. So the file won't be inside of a folder. ...
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What Comes After PDFs? [closed]

I do IA for a large manufacturer. Our product catalog has over 500,000 items in it. Each product has at least two PDF documents associated with it. So, at a minimum, we've got a million PDFs in the ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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When creating an object, ask for all informations upfront or only necessary informations and let him complete it afterwards?

Following scenario: I am asking the user to create a campaign and I am thinking about going for one of those two approaches: a) Ask for everything the campaign needs to be published right in the ...
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Best way to use a slider

I'm currently designing a news website based on sports betting. The sites content is mainly composed of blog posts from industry journalists. These posts are split up into 5 categories for each sport. ...
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Where can I find info about rudimentary navigation / architecture paradigms?

I need something that refers to classic approaches to structure content and the reason to choose them over others. For example: Tabs - use tabs when the different sections co exist and can be ...
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Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?

I'm rebuilding a site from scratch and would like to make better informed decisions about UX and IA. Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate catagory ...
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Editing data on confirmation page of multi-step form

I am designing a very complex form for a signup process for a new web product. We have not yet decided whether the form will be a Wizard or Intelligent (one-page) form yet; we are A/B testing both ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between hierarchical tree navigation and nested doll navigation?

Wondering about the difference between these two types of organizational models when it comes to parents, siblings, etc.
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User Flow for Multiple Types of Professional Users

For the website of a manufacturing company that markets to both B2B and B2C, my team is creating a "Professionals" section to provide resources to the professional markets that we serve. (Our website ...
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User and Role management is a mess

At the local level, the system admin can add add/remove/modify users and user groups. At the same time, we have an internet based user management system. The device is registered to the cloud account, ...
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 Nav ...
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Including “and” or “&” in labels

I am working on the labels of a webshop content management system. For some of the labels, I feel the need to have more than one word to make it concise, even though I know this is not nice because ...
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Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
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What is the difference between a sitemap an architectural blueprint and a task flow?

As I understand and so far I have been reading about this, sitemaps would only show pages and relations between them. An architectural blueprint would show pages, pages components and relationships ...

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