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A profile is a dataset which describes a user of a system. Examples of information stored might include biographical information, contact details, an avatar, or data about activity or content associated with the user.

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Alternative synonyms for “My Stuff” [on hold]

Are there any good alternatives/synonyms for a menu item where the user can access their "stuff" or personal items? Not only their settings and personal data, but also their items, favourites, own ...
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What is the proper way to change user email?

I could just put "Email:" field into "Edit profile" form (that is the form to edit current user information) of my site. But this way it is possible that a user both changes the email in a wrong way ...
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Single Question Many Answers vs. Several Binary Questions

I have several topics in a questionnaire for user profiles that they should be able to answer without a lot of hassle. They all contain the same components, but I'm not sure whether I should split ...
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Profile screen when tabs on top

I am making an Android app. When the equivalent of this app on iOS is using bottom tabs, the recommended way to get it onto Android is to use a top tab bar like this: So true to this, I have created ...
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Pop-up or separate page for user account settings?

I'm working on a betting website, so it is kinda one game dashboard for all games, user only navigates from left side bar to change events. I have standard header where on the right top corner is ...
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Where to land after the onboarding process?

I'm developing a social media app and I'm currently mapping out the onboarding process. My onboarding process won't include fulfilling profile information, adding profile pictures, etc. in order to ...
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Should Settings be inside Profile Screen?

I'm working on a mobile app where I have a profile screen which tracks your stats from previous months on how long you've been meditating for. Should Settings go inside Profile or should I access ...
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Top Navigation with Profile headache

We have introduced a beta version of our web app 2-3 weeks ago. Although we have not benchmarked it, i feel that something is very wrong here, in the way we present the top nav bar and the profile via ...
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“Buy subscription” or “upgrade account” button?

The user is on a free trial. When user goes to account settings, there's a button that allows to "buy subscription". When a subscription is bought and user want's to change a plan the same button says ...
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Email notification on Profile Update

Is there a rationale for sending email notification to a user after he changed some information in his own profile? Example Dear user, you have modified the credit cards in your travel profile. ...
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Should an Uber like app have two modes, one for customers and one for workers?

I am trying to make an Uber like website, where you can sign up as a customer (someone who uses the service) or a worker (someone who provides the service). Should I create two models for each of ...
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Order of displaying information

Is there a golden rule to go by when deciding the order in which users are going to see the content? I made a mockup in which I compare two cases. The first one is the one I'd like to apply. The ...
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Displaying 'favourite' content

On a feed of images, 3 images per column, instagram profile like, making an image the size of two columns is suggesting that the image is 'favourite' in any way? LE: The content is being favourised ...
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Tell people to not use their PIN as name?

I recently noticed that in the WhatsApp profile section, below the text field for changing my name, there is a hint saying that this is neither my username nor my pin. The form looks like the ...
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User profiling for personalized apps

I am trying to create a taxonomic user profile for a personalised recommender system. thought this system we can make user behavior assumtions such as: User A from country A is interest in Parks 20% ...
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What to use as placeholder for text on a preview page

One of the pages of my platform contains a preview of a profile page with descriptions here and there. Its an example of 'this is how your page is going to look like when your guests (in this case) ...
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How effective in terms of conversions is a logged out user profile creation?

I am designing a responsive website (app in phase 2) whose target audience will be 25-45yo parents/educators. We want users to be able to browse the website without login barriers but ultimately we ...
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What's the difference between “account” and “profile”?

On many websites you have a settings section where you can view and edit your profile data. On others you can edit your account data. Some sites even have both. What is the difference between "...
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When should avatars or profile pictures be used in a application?

Designing a new application and wondering when avatars or profile pictures should be used. e.g. Let's says there is an application which can be used to manage a list of user tasks. Each task is ...
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Changing between privacy type of profile attributes

The privacy settings page will list all the user profile attributes like Name, Age, School, Work, Hobbies, Contact Info etc. sans their values. The user can then choose which of the attributes to make ...
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Proper usage of terms for a webapp

I've been tasked to wireframe a user management component for multiple applications and was having a concern about the proper naming of the included sections. download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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What is a good way to display initials of multiple persons in Profile picture

We have a display picture, where we show the initials of a user if his picture is not present. Example, John Doe will see JD enclosed in a circle. There are profiles where we have multiple users in a ...
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Profile Picture, Circular? Square?

I have been reviewing standards that show the benefits of using circular pictures. We recommended this option to a client but the developer raised concerns over cropping. The developer mention when ...
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A different profile photo for each user's role?

I'm building an app where a user may have many different roles. Each role is distinct and each role will be shown in different parts of the application to other users. I had thought to give users the ...
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What is the best location to place an identity context control (avatar, name, sign out button)

I'm working on a (web) design that implements both an identity (user) context, and an organization context -- similar in the way that GitHub allows you to log in as yourself, then be a member of one ...
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Best design for profile page? [closed]

I am building a website where students can register themselves build their profiles. These profiles could be viewed by registered institutions to see if they are a right fit for them and invite them ...
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Why do profile pictures overlap banner images in most websites?

Why is it that every social application has the user's avatar fully or partially overlapping the user's banner/cover image? The same thing happens with pages also.
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Why use the “last seen” feature?

Stack Exchange websites have a feature called "Last seen some time ago". What is the real purpose of this? And why do social networks like Google+ or Facebook don’t have it? And what are the pros ...
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How to efficiently show lots of profile data in a glance?

We're in the process of creating an International Directory System for our Employees (which would provide details of Employees - summary of their education, experience, contact, and social media ...
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The Profile Page at Work?

In social networking applications it's pretty obvious that the profile page tells others who a user are, and what her views are. That's how Facebook originally started its service: a users wall. When ...
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Professional network site: best approach to hierarchical user interests using acts with tagggable gem

I have an interesting problem that pertains to UX. I have a QA website for doctors who specialise in respiratory medicine. It's a Rails app and I use the acts as taggable gem for user interests tags ...
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Is there a downfall to using collapsible panels for a contacts list, rather than linking to an additional profile page?

Right now our site has a Contacts page with a list of contact profile names which link to a separate profile page. My team suggested we design an accordion style (expand/ collapse) list for our ...
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What should be allowed in full name in a sign up form?

Building an international web app like Quora or twitter to serve many countries. What should be allowed for person's name in profile. Only one full name field or first name and last name How many ...
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Are avatars needed where the user isn't the focal point of the product

I'm building an app where user's vote/rate on restaurant dishes. The objective for visitors in general is to find which dishes are worth trying/not trying. In a app like this should there be an option ...
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How to handle blank state on profile pages?

What are some good examples of empty / half-filled out profile pages? Say the user filled out all the required fields, but not the optional ones. How do you handle these situations design-wise? Also, ...
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multiple 'profile pics' per user?

In my social network, I would like to give each user an option to enter 1 Then throughout the site Whenever the user is shown, with (traditionally) their profile pic -- I would show one random pic of ...
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Should the user's password field be included (with all the hassle) on the settings page?

What is the best implementation of changing user settings with respect to the password change? I have a rails app, and if a user goes to the "update profile" page, the password field has to be re-...
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Is there value in a user profile photo for an enterprise app?

I have an app that helps users get thing done - sort of an ERP for a particular vertical. There is quite a bit of interaction in there among users, but it's not a social app. Is there value in a ...
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Progressive Profile Capture

Can someone please point me in the right direction of research on progressive info collection? Seen in apps like Match and LinkedIn where they ask a few questions, then later prompt for more. ...
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Where would users expect to undo a major account change that was made outside of user profile page?

I operate a website for a facility that hosts a public resource for researchers. You can think of it as a shared computing facility. The website hosts several web-based tools that allows users to ...
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Why should a user complete a user profile?

In the design and implementation of user profile UI, the following questions seem unavoidable: What is the benefit to the user of completing a profile page? What is the benefit to the site? Why not ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via APIs....
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Avatar vs Profile Picture vs Display Picture

I have noticed that on message boards, that we use the name avatar for the picture on our profiles. On Facebook and Twitter they are called profile pictures, and on Skype it is called Display Picture. ...
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What is a good size for profile pictures?

I'm trying to implement profile pictures on a site that I'm working on, and I'm wondering what is a good size for the pictures (what users should upload and what the picture will be ultimately resized ...
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Gender neutral photos for users who don't yet have a profile picture

I am administering a web application that has male and female users. Currently, the default user photo is: I don't like this because it seems rather masculine and gives me the impression that the ...
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Does adding a twitter feed from the CEO increase conversion rate of a website?

I'm thinking of adding a live twitter feed from the CEO to the company profile page. Do you know of any research about adding this to an e-commerce site? I'm asking as twitter is most commonly used ...
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How to handle many data related to the user(profile)?

I want to create profiles for employees which hold all their personal data; general data, vacations, salary details, etc... All in all it's about 30 categories. I have tried to create a different tab ...
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Why do ATM's not adjust to the user?

There are lot of questions on here about cash machines, and the poor user experience around them. The question is, Why Don't Cash Machine Automatically Adjust to the Person Using It? For example, ...
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Examples of websites catering to two different profiles? [closed]

I'm developing a new digital product, and am designing the home page now. I am looking for some samples of ideas of how, in a single home page, to cater to two different profiles, like: employee and ...
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User profile design for mobile appliation

Above is a sample user profile summary section for a taxi booking app that I've been working on. It seemed flawed conceptually for several reasons. The icon on the left is meant to represent the ...