Questions tagged [profile]

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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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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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 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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Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to make name input one field instead of first name/Last name. Wise? Worth it? I want to know that whether full name or first name and last name is better to ask in user ...
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What is a great way to display a user's email address in a small amount of horizontal space (in a user card)?

I'm designing an area of an app that needs to display users in a certain group. To save space while providing larger (more recognizable photos), I've decided to use a "card" style with photo above ...
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What is the name for the technique used on Yammer, LinkedIn etc profile pages?

The technique I mean is where the profile page will say "You have completed 60% of your profile, fill in your x, y and z to get to 100%". I think this is a very powerful technique but I can't remember ...
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How to enhance user profile information (add a user nickname) after the fact?

One of the websites I administer has had an active user registration and log in for a long time, which was mostly used to confirm users and send merchandise. So far, there has been no user to user ...
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Best practices for content placeholders?

I'm currently designing a Profile page that requires users to add a variety of items using forms (different forms for each section). When they first create their account, the Profile will be ...
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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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Forms: Is it right to show empty fields in an info page?

In an application i am designing, there is a form, where the user completes the fields and some of them might remain empty (not filled by the user). Then we have the info page showing all these fields ...
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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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Balance between mandatory fields and optional fields

I am working on the project part of which is building a user profile page that is used to collect some information from the user so that this can be used to display better matching results for that ...
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How to wireframe an efficient UI when the project manager refuses to spend time to conduct user research?

I often have to face this situation. I'm asked to wireframe UIs without having any information about the final users (their profiles, needs, preferences, and key tasks). First, I usually study ...
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User Profile Dashboard Design [closed]

I am trying to create a user profile dashboard for an application I am building using CakePHP. However, I am struggling to wrap my brain around a good layout/design for it. Basically, I am looking to ...
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Empty Profile Pic options?

Wondering about a best practice for handling empty pictures for profiles. Surely one could just have a default silhouette, but on long list pages where most users do not have profile pictures this ...
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Permissions and roles

Do you think is better a permission-giving approach where by default you assign to new users the less powerful level existent or a permission-taking approach where by default you assign the highest ...
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How do I encourage users to fill their Profile

We are building a concept , where we want to encourage users- to write their learning experiences. Learning experience could be personal informal learning, for example- how I cooked curry, how my ...
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What's the best way to show multiple connected social media accounts in a user profile?

I'm currently redesigning a member profile page and wondered if anyone had a creative way to show having multiple connected/authorized social media accounts linked to their profile. For example, I ...
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What are appropriate fields for a job board profile? [closed]

I'm not sure if this fits quite into the category of UX, however I'm currently in the process of designing and developing a job board site for a specific industry which also gives employers the ...
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Multiple profiles in one single login

I shall allow my users to have multiple profiles in my website, to allow them to impersonate identities they create to post. But I have doubts about the best way to accomplish this. Assume that I ...
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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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Should 'site default' be an option in a select list?

An example: a user can choose the number of items per page when pagination is used. The choices could be predefined or free to choose. Should I provide an option like 'site default (10)', noting that ...
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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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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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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'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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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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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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“About me” -field usage in web app

I am creating a web application for college students where they can share their timetable and help each other in studies and courses. We are in the process of designing the profile of a user. However, ...
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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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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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Best way to prompt user for additional demographic info?

Trying to better profile our donors for marketing purposes. Short pop up survey? Append to registration? Email? But most people disregard such emails as spam, and adding an additional field to ...
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How important is it to show profile picture of a person in the header?

More and more social platforms have your name, after login, in the top right corner next to an arrow or icon where one can access settings, log out and other items. In many cases I also see the usage ...
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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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Denoting a Premium User

I'm working on a website where we have users' avatars pulled from their Facebook profile picture and sized down to a thumbnail. Now that users can upgrade to premium memberships to unlock advanced ...
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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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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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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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Maximum Profile Image Size

I need to store profile pictures on our servers. The profile pictures will be used on the web and mobile devices. The largest use is 400 x 400 pixels. On high res devices that's 800 x800. Should I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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User settings pages: is it better to ask the user to Connect to external networks (eg. Twitter) or simply provide dumb fields?

We're finally building user profiles on our site (gelaskins.com) and we'd like to allow our users/artists to publicly display their external networks like Twitter & Instagram. Is it considered bad ...
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Is it ok to incorporate engine-calculation and user-improvements-votes into one relevancy grade?

Our product provides search functionality as well as profile viewing. Each profile is assigned with engine-calculated tags, with a relevancy score. Example: Profile JohnDoe is assigned the tag UX with ...
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What are examples of mobile user profiles? [closed]

I'm working on a mobile application which needs a user profile page. I've tried to find mobile apps with user profiles (like the one in this site), but so far all of them have been read only. To ...
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Are users reading full-length biographies?

Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based ...
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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 ...