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Are tips of the day, like in 90s Microsoft products, on application start an effective and non-deleterious way of improving discoverability?

I remember from using 90s and I think also 2000s versions of software, mostly from Microsoft that there would often be a window (like the screenshotted one, although with non-joke advice), that would ...
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Is there any resource for UI patterns of web applications?

I've recently started designing a web application for a project and at times, I realize there is a better solution but don't know where to look or how to do it myself easily. Is there any resource ...
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Video learning platform for User Experience Resources

Having recently made a transition from software development & cloud architecture to a purely User Experience Research & Human Factors role I was wondering if there are suggested video ...
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How to categorise UI/UX notes?

I would like to start taking down notes on UI/UX but I do not know how to categorise them. Take UI for example, there are so many UI elements. And should I separate UI from UX? But then again, it is ...
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Create Routes from tasks

In the admin panel, I have the ability to create a game using a multi-step form. There is one game type that gives the user the ability to place tasks on the map and create a routes from these points. ...
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Can anyone recommend the best textbooks for students learning UX and UI design? [closed]

I've just started studying UX and UI design online, but could really benefit from having some good, comprehensive textbooks to refer to. Can anyone recommend the best books for students? Books that ...
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What are your thoughts on approaching UX from a coding background? [closed]

This is not a tech question but is more related to knowing prototyping apps and approaching UX from a coding background. What are people's experience with having to be familiar with or understand an ...
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Memory task usability test

What is the appreciate scenario to have a task in a usability test be focused on evaluating participant recollection of content on a page? I recently what a user test where participants where asked ...
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How do I make my fill-in-the-blank exercise more obvious?

I developed an app for learning Chinese that requires the user to do fill-in-the-blank exercises. A word in the sentence will be blank, and the user has to select which options is correct. It looks ...
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Should users know advanced and low priority features of the app?

Financial apps have lot of features, most of these features are nice-to-have features (e.g. changing PIN CODE, reports of income/outcome.. ) and advance features which few people may need (e.g. paying ...
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How could I make this sheet more intuitive?

I recently wrote an open-source application that lets you practice Chinese writing and the decisions I made about its inner workings were related to my theories of how human memory works. I'm not sure ...
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Need help for naming a switch on our website

I need help for naming a switch on our website. Our company provides online education services. On our website, learners can view learning materials and content. The learning materials and content ...
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User Research Insights Database

at our company, we are struggling to document all the insights that we gain through user research and make them accessible and easy to find for everyone inside of the company. The perfect solution ...
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Should we design for matured system or evolving system?

This is somewhat similar to a previous question, but not the same. Our system is evolving and learning based on data and is designed to suggest some course of action for end users. Initially, we ...
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Technology stack for UX Development [closed]

I have CS degree, and have been doing programming for a while. I'm interested in gravitating towards full-stack development, meaning being capable of programming + doing UX Development/ Design work. ...
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Is there a reason to not allow fast forwarding on a video player?

My University's Calculus textbook has a companion eBook. The eBook has a couple of tutorial videos in each section. Some of the players prevent you from moving the scrubber forward to a point later ...
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Where do I start with learning user experience? [duplicate]

I found the realm of User Experience one of the more wonderful sides of Software Engineering (and life). Recently, I've installed Google Analytics on our website and I'm trying to study the data it ...
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Feelings to avoid when learning something

I will soon be implementing a learning platform for blue collar workers about security for a client and as a hobby, I'm making a completely different platform on the side for children about science. ...
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Guidance on "test and learn" / rapid feedback interface design?

Background We need to build a system that helps users understand the interconnection among related variables. A concrete example (not ours - but analogous) is the relationship among Temperature, ...
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What is the best combination of shortcuts for sending text message and breaking line?

So far I have encountered web applications that use these shortcuts to send messages(posts, emails etc) without clicking the submit button: ctrlEnter or cmdEnter ShiftEnter Just Enter On the other ...
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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Introducing a new pattern vs learned pattern

Assume that I have a heat map UI showing company stocks. The current pattern that users have been exposed to for the past 2 years is dark green being low value and light green being high value. To me, ...
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Online courses: Open structure versus Closed structure

I'm building a simple course platform that uses content like articles and videos as the building blocks of the course. You have to learn the content in a chronological order to make sure you ...
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Improving discoverability of advanced features

Most productivity and communication apps have advanced features (e.g. keyboard shortcuts, advanced search etc) to allow users be use the tool more effectively, but they are not readily discoverable ...
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Where does user experience begin and end?

Does user experience have a role throughout the entire development lifecycle of a product (in industry), even as far back as determining what stack developers will use? What are the key influences and ...
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What's the best way to show resize handles for objects

I'm working on a web-based editor that lets people include shapes, images and different kind of objects on an interface. Considering this, they must be able to resize the objects, place them anywhere ...
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Text articles vs Video tutorials

I noticed recently that many web sites advance video tutorials over text articles. Why is that so? In my opinion it's much easier to learn from text because: You can read faster than most people ...
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Would a hard to learn UI be acceptable?

Most often I see software aiming for easy to use. This usually does not mean easy to use, but easy to learn. For example, vim is really easy to use, but extremely hard to learn. Most webpages are ...
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Is it our job to "slow down" user interaction to enhance learning?

I asked my self this question based on this answer to the question about elevator-button affordance issues: Users in a hurry or hectic mood are willing to press any kind of elevator-button to prevent (...
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How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
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How to design for people not willing to learn?

During quite a few usability tests in the past I have noticed the following: A test person gets a simple task to achieve. Lets say "Book a flight from A to C via B". He should then fulfill the task ...
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How does one go about starting an UX portfolio? [duplicate]

I've been visiting this site for a while and while I'm really curious about UX, I've become really frustrated switching between reading about theory and usability. I'm asking this question with the ...
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Is it realistic to learn UX design and web development at the same time, on top of school?

I have a strong passion to learn both UX and web development, but on top of school it seems like a burdensome task. I am studying computer science.
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What are the minimum skills I should have before starting a UX portfolio?

I have free time after school priorities for "fun learning", yet I do not know what skills I'm expected to have to start building a portfolio for UI/UX practice. I'm not sure whether I should focus on ...
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Why the familiarity of a button can decrease as users experience grows?

Recently, I was working on understanding how familiarity changes as users' experience increase. A very normal understanding will be that the familiarity increases as users use the button and the ...
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What's a good book to read on designing back-office/admin/CMS interfaces? [closed]

One of my projects involves designing new features and bits of of interfaces to a back-office system my company uses. Unfortunately, I mainly bring to the table experience and familiarity with ...
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Are these $ symbols awkward for UX on Who Wants to be a Mil... parody that's titled Who Wants to be an Expert?

Below is a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" type game show parody used as a practice quiz at the end of an online course, before the student takes their final exam. While it's obvious that this is ...
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How to improve UX understanding efficiently? [closed]

What do you think is the most efficient way to get an better understanding of general UX apart from just reading a lot books & blogs?
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Teaching SMS sending procedure in mobile

We are working on an SMS based reporting project where the people with age 30-60 will be sending SMS reports. Apart from the complexity of the SMS structure, one of the major issues I have faced ...
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"Pharma" UX Model? [closed]

Is there any known "Pharma" like UX examples or flows out there in the digital world? Example: Doctor recommends a drug to a patient, hands off prescription to receptionist to make a copy. ...
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Would doing freelance usability testing help me learn more about UX?

I am looking into joining the following services: UserFeel - (http://www.userfeel.com/) Analysia - (http://www.analysia.com/Index.asp) I want to make some income on the side while looking for more ...
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What guidelines are there for programmers wanting to learn UI skills?

Design and programming seem to be two different disciplines. But as a programmer myself, I really want to have some UI skills too. But I feel at a loss because delving into a different industry can ...
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Teaching HCI to graphic design students

I'll be teaching an undergrad course in HCI to graphic design students. I'm looking for assignment ideas. The assignment should lend itself to research by the students, and be inspiring enough to keep ...
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Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?

I have just started taking UX classes and am designing my first e-commerce webpage. I was wondering what type of navigation works better for users? Do users prefer eBay's vertical navigation http://...
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Is it necessary to tell users that Usability was improved?

I'm about to release a polished version of a multiple-window gui-application I wrote years ago. I improved usability a lot (it was BAD!), with which i mean stuff like: fixing tiny errors in alignment ...
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Teaching UX theory to beginners [closed]

What are the top UX theories to teach to beginners in the field? What are the basics no designer could go without knowing? For example: fitts law, hicks law, principles of gestalt, concept of ...
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How should I go about finding a UX mentor? [closed]

There seems to be a lot of evidence that having a mentor is crucial to career success and even more important when transitioning between careers. I've read that social networking sites - twitter & ...
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What are the best UX seminars in USA, for beginners? [closed]

I am pretty new to the whole UX realm of things and I am in the process of hiring an employee to manage the UX of the e-commerce sites I own. I know it's necessary to get a UX employee since I have ...
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What do I need to know to get started as a professional UX/interaction designer? [closed]

I am a student of Software Engineering (mainly focusing on Requirements Engineering). I am a beginner in the field of UX. There already are a few questions on this forum regarding books etc. Still, I ...
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usability training sessions

I have been asked to run a 0.5 day training course into 'usability' for a client and I am trying to distil all my years of experience into something non-rambling and simple; something that captures ...
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