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Why do webpages scroll vertically instead of horizontally?

It is a common convention that webpages scroll up and down instead of right to left, but all printed material that's not written on rolls of toilet paper 'scrolls' horizontally. Why did the web break ...
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Should "Customer Service" be considered a function of user experience?

Despite the efforts of UI and UX professionals, users sometimes get stuck, or experience bugs using software. I think we can agree that their frustration is an indicator of bad user experience. Yet, a ...
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Does leaving a field blank - mean "everyone"

I'm beating myself up over this one, since we had just that discussion today. We were arguing why a customer was eager to pay a week of work for something that could be trained. And to me it’s pretty ...
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How do I make every user's data "the most important"?

I'm working on an internal website for our employees. [Apologies if this background is too vague, but this isn't a public-facing website.] This site tracks a huge amount of data made up of many ...
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Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy; assigning people to groups in hierarchy

I'm looking for an Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy and assigning people to groups in the hierarchy. For example, the app's users will need to define a hierarchical ...
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What to do when your application has an "unmanageable" number of settings?

I like how Google's Material Design approaches patterns for application settings: Settings should be well-organized, predictable, and contain a manageable number of options (emphasis added). The ...
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What are conventions for keyboard shortcuts in Windows and OSX?

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows appear to follow some sort of convention based on the modifier key, but I can't figure out precisely what it is. Here is my current best guess: Ctrl-* often does a ...
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Best way to organize data gathered during research?

What is the best and most scientific way to organize all the qualtative data gathered during research? I think this is important because with easy to understand research and data, it will be difficult ...
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Graphically displaying a conversation between more than two people

I'm working on a project that involves displaying a text-only conversation between anywhere from two to ten or more people. The reader will be either zero or one of the participants. The main UI will ...
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What is the best way to visualize an org chart when people have multiple responsibilities?

I have asked the following question on stackoverflow around modeling an org chart. This focused on the DB modeling details, etc but I want to ask a related question here focusing purely on the user ...
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Passive tabs on a drop down navigation menu?

Imagine I have a menu where I have several options, and on one of them I have subcategories (Products): Should I always put some content on the button "Products"? Or I can skip it so people ...
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Organising Spices for Cooking

In my kitchen I use a variety of spices, both powders and loose whole spices, numbering maybe 30 or 40 individual ingredients. Each one needs to be kept separate and reasonably well sealed while also ...
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Naming conventions /terminology for different types of users?

Let's start with the most basic example: an UX company creates a website for a client (user). The website will be ran by a staff (users). This staff is divided in admin/tech staff (users) and ...
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How to handle lists with 10,000+ entries?

I'm working on a feature that will allow administrators to manage lists of resources (people, vehicles) that number in the thousands. One client even has over a million entries. Making a simple list ...
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Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?

I have been doing research on how software development organisations adapt UX practices as natural part of their processes and accept it in the whole organisation, what some researchers including me ...
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Are there any UI pattern sites with a bookmarklet / selective screen capture (think Skitch) tool?

For over a year now I've been trying to get into all of these UI pattern sites, but the fundamental flaw I've found across the board is the level of effort it takes to create/post styles you come ...
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Organization of 500+ items

Our team has to work with a very large number of image resources (over 500). We're struggling to figure out how best to organize these items such that they are easy to work with. We're specifically ...
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Do training groups sit under or parallel to UX groups?

So we all know the goal of UX is to develop simple designs that require little training. However some complex system just require training, no matter how well the UI is designed. My question is should ...
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Organizing UI elements differently based on user permission level UX guidelines

Does anyone know of any articles or write ups around this topic? I can't seem to find any resources around this. Think different users in the same organization that can see the same page of an ...
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Where is UX in an organizational structure?

My context/problem: I've worked in few organizations as a freelance UX consultant (researcher, analyst, coach, designer)... and I had always huge problems to make others in the company feel empathy ...
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Dropping the UX title in a fully mature organisation [closed]

I have not worked in a fully mature organisation (feel free to rate yours using any type of UX maturity model), but I want to know whether the designers and developers are simply called designers and ...
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Spacing of items inside a panel (WrapPanel)

Many sites and applications using WrapPanel to display your items. Items are queued from left to right and when there is no more space tend to skip to the next line. For Example: What is the best ...
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How to deal with a lot (250+) of settings?

I'm currently working on an Android application that has a lot of (over 250) individual settings. During most of the app's existence there was no designer working on it, so the settings UI is mostly (...
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Multiple Contact Us forms and how to handle them

What is the best approach to organize multiple forms? Simple websites might only have 1 contact form for any type of questions. However, some sites have contact forms for difference users. For ...
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WCAG 3.0 structure and assessment criteria benefits in current practice

Even though it is currently in draft form, the WCAG 3.0 document is looking to be more user-friendly and easier to assess compliance against. I think the change in the document structure and language ...
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Display temporary action in table

I have a table with a bunch of data in it that needs to be reviewed by a manager. The requirement is when they review a line of data (ie, a customer order), they can click something to indicate they'...
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"Starred" or "Favorited" items in an organizational app

I am designing an organizational app, and, per the specs, it has a "favorites" tag/shortcut/folder. This would exist alongside folders and tags. In your experience, is it a good idea to include "...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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Managing/organizing a portfolio of UX for a company

Working as a full-time UX professional for a company, after a while you can build up many projects that should also be kept track of and watched carefully. If you think about a site as having an ...
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Date in the url

I am in the early stages of a web site where I post every week. each post has a file. I thought it was better not to include the date in the name of the file and that makes the url the same way. I try ...
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Best way for users to explore non-visual content

I'm working on a project that offers a library of content to choose from. The challenge is that the content is purely textual. My users will roughly know what they want, but they'll also want to ...
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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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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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Navigation position

I'm re-rethinking my website and I would like to know what's the best for users. A navigation centered on the page + a centered logo A navigation on the left or right with a logo on the opposite (...
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Folders with one option vs the one option alone

I am designing a site for a school and I have reached a problem: I am putting teachers' websites (where the teachers post homework) under folders by the class they teach. However, some classes are ...
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Ways of organizing a lot of cards

For an intranet application we've developed a way for users to create dashboards. Each dashboard is named and then displayed as a card. In the beginning this was very easy to work with. Now we have ...
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What are best practices for naming convention, hierarchy structure for shared drives? [closed]

I'm working on a project to organize a Google Drive used to share company folders and files. I don't want to make changes for the sake of change. I do want to base the changes on a well documented ...
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Organizing UX bookmarks folder [closed]

I enjoy stumbling upon the web for finding great and inspirational UX resources which I bookmark for future reference. I think I have a well organized UI & Design bookmark folder tree that ...
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to have or to not have multiple categories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Including unique content under multiple navigation trees It's simple - how visitors respond to one product/item placed in multiple categories? Is it considered as benefit or ...
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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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Organize a social network by age

Would it be a good idea to organize a new social network by age? This social network is intended to organize activities for people to go out home and meet new friends. For example, ages would be ...
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Should large corporations have dedicated UX teams? [closed]

I'm just curious if my opinion is outside the norm. I work at a large corporation with a 200+ person IT department -- which includes 2 UX Architects, 3-4 frontend web developers, and a couple graphic ...
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mobile screen game: 2 list of options

We have mobile game which includes 3 levels (training, public, expert), this game has 4 modes. now we have added new modes for training mode, these new modes are related to Training level only, what ...
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Should the UX team be organizationally with IT or Product Management?

I'm a UX veteran but new to company that has a Product management team. There is often questions about UX being under Product instead of the IT area. What are your thoughts? If it helps, my UX team ...
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UI pattern for organizing/categorization where items can become a category?

The picture below show pretty much where I am right now, category on the left & in my app I can drag items in categories & move it like that. The issue I have right now is that an Item can be ...
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How to organise navigation items with quasi parent-child relationships

I'm looking for an effective way to organise navigation items where some items are closely related to another in the same list. This is how they're currently listed: Home Users Teams Products Groups ...
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Need design that allows users to pick from existing documents

A key feature of our product (which creates legal documents for companies) is our data room, which stores their corporate documents. The data room has a large directory of pre-existing folders that ...
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Graph Showing Quantities of Multiple Categories for Multiple Years

I have three sets of data: +--------+------+------+------+ | Apples | | | | +--------+------+------+------+ | | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | | Jan | 40 | 36 | 44 | | Feb | ...
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Card Sorting - Huge Company

We're going to redesign the company's website that I work on but I have a lot of menus and different services to organize We offer all these kind of services: Education Short-Term Courses, ...
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Is there any better way of organising details in page [closed]

Please have a look at screen shot attached. Is there any way to organise the details. I am not a designer but tried with following but looks clumsy
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