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Progress tracking/Stepper UI/UX research

I'm currently working on an application where users complete a flow of tasks, divided over multiple pages. For this application, I'm considering using a progress tracking/stepper UI element. However, ...
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What's the standard way to show downloading notification to user for file downloads that require authorization in web applications?

Our web application needs to enable secured file download by requiring HTTP requests to have authorization token. Due to this, when user clicks download the file will be retrieved using AJAX GET ...
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Your progress VS Team progress [closed]

I'm in dilemma here. There is a big (can't do anything about it) survey a group of people should take, and when there are enough responses to make the data anonymous some reports are available. I'm ...
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Icons vs numbers progress tracker

My mobile application includes a 4 step process to create and publish a project with each step start, the progress tracker increments(highlights next step) as shown in the image below currently am ...
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Progress visualization of a person's self-development?

I'm talking about any kind of self-improvement that is monitored/tracked. Most common example are fitness trackers or apps. Now are there any guidelines or examples on this? How would one best ...
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Sequential representation of a parallel process? (skyscanner search progress) [closed]

When I search for flights on Skyscanner, it first shows a "Searching" screen with a spinner, then shows some results along with a progress bar and indicators stating "Searched 28/30 providers" and "...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

What should happen when a user clicks on a button that triggers an action that takes a short amount of time to complete, showing a busy spinner to indicate processing? [click]↖ => [click] ↖⚙ - ...
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Perception of progress - number of pages

I'm at the very beginning of redesigning a checkout/bag page and had a thought about how people perceive their progress through a form based on the amount/lack of pages. Currently we have a bag page ...
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Progress indicator for two steps

Is it helpful to include a progress indicator when there's only two steps in a process? For example:
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Wizard/progressive stepper: Should states only be controlled by back button?

Suppose a stepper has 6 steps. Can the user directly jump to the 4th step or should he follow the same flow with a click on "save and next". Same flow for the reverse order as well. For example: ...
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Are progress chevrons passé?

Is there a better best practice to use to signal to a user the steps they need to take, as well as which step they're on?
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How should I indicate that a download is in progress?

I have a data table that has a row of buttons with download format options. When one of the buttons is clicked, I want to display some sort of message to indicate that the download preparation process ...
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When displaying a download rate to users should it be Mbps or MB/s?

If a program is displaying the speed of a download (or an upload), how should that speed be displayed to the user? Mbps (Megabits per second) or MB/s (Megabytes per second) or something else? It ...
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Progress Tracker with 2 levels

I'm currently designing a step-by-step wizard, where the interface tells the user which section of the wizard he/she is visiting, using Progress Trackers, like the image below. The user can navigate ...
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Show progress of random process

I have a webpage where the client has to do some work, and would like to show progress of this to the user. The task is completely client-side. It consists of making an "attempt", which has a (known) ...
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Updating progress bar when identifying extra work

I have a slim, single progress bar in my simple search engine. The 100% of the progress bar is all the sources in which the search engine can search in. Sometimes, more sources can be discovered ...
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GUI - visualize table filtering speed

I'd like to present a UI element suggesting progress of a string filtering process. Filtering: We have a growing table/list of strings. We're filtering all the strings using some rule and filling ...
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Detailed progress indicator with different states

I am creating an application for mobile devices (tablet primarily, but in the future phone size). A user creates a new process, which has many 'cards'. A 'card' is essentially a collection of forms. ...
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How would you represent the progression of steps within steps?

I need to create a rather complex wizard which shows the progress of 3 main steps, and then between 4 and 10 sub-steps within each of the main steps. It would seem logical to have the sub-steps ...
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At what point does a user lose trust in a Busy Spinner?

The first scenario is an action that could take roughly 2–5 seconds to execute once the user has pressed a button. A Busy Spinner will be displayed in the button until the process has been ...
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How to treat 'activity' panel with no activity

I have a Web based UI, and it has a one line panel in which a summary of ongoing background activity is shown. When background activity is occurring, a spinner shows in the panel with a summary of the ...
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Show progress dialog or do task in background?

Example: User can write an article and when the user wants to submit it (send to server) how should the app handle that? Should it just show a progress dialog and while the dialog is shown restrict ...
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Gif Animation Progress Bar for Windows 10 Desktop behaviour [closed]

I am designing a native application which pushes windows bundles to Windows 10 desktop. Once the bundles are pushed from the native application you can install them on your desktop. I need to give ...
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progress indicator internet usage

I have to define the best pattern for an usage internet indicator, where the service plan doesn´t have limits but clients who move over the mark above 150 GB, your speed connection will be dropping ...
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Progress Indicator for Slow Progress Process

I am designing a quick reference status indicator for a customer facing application. We would like to allow our users to check their status with our help desk, though that process only has three ...
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Which direction gives the best sensation of progress?

I'm used to see that the progress bars fill from left to right (and in some cases from right to left in rtl languages). However, in a case where you follow a step by step that will always end in a ...
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How can I discourage users from using the back button?

I'm working on a web application where users submit a request, are redirected to a page that says something like "processing, please don't hit the back button", and after a few seconds, are redirected ...
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How do I make a lot of steps (and sub-steps) on limited space?

I'm looking for a better solution to visualize the steps shown on the images below. With ~5 steps it works just fine, although when I use more they start breaking the grid. I really want to keep the ...
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Do arrows pointing right mean progression universally?

Sometimes I use arrows pointing right to mean progression, and arrows pointing left to mean regression. Looking at internet browsers' back/forward buttons, I assume this is universal, but I don't know ...
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Any good examples of how to show an overview of the status of multiple items moving through a process?

I'm working with a client on the design of a tool runs an analysis on school data and presents the user with reports that help them support their schools This is the process a user goes through: A ...
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The effect of showing “wizard” style steps in a multistep process

I'm approaching this from the context of a user onboarding workflow. Specifically I'm looking for references to research that discuss what effect displaying "wizard" steps actually has on user ...
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For a checkout page progress tracker, is it considered bad practice to skip to step 2 (if the user is already signed in)?

For a checkout page progress tracker, if the first step is login/register, is it considered bad practice to skip to step 2 (because the user is already logged in when they get to checkout)? Would it ...
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Is a progress tracker necessary/beneficial for a 2-step checkout?

For many checkout pages, a progress tracker is touted as a good idea to help guide a user through the purchasing/checkout process (as outlined in this article: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/...
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Nonlinear Wizard Progress Tracking

I am designing the User Registration Wizard for a web application. Users register as part of a company, and sometimes that company is part of a larger network/group of companies. So there are various ...
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Progress bars over 100%

Does anyone have any advice or examples of what to do with a progress bar that exceeds 100%. I am working on a progress bar to indicate the status of an item. At 100% a deficiency is created for ...
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Estimating Remaining Time for a Progress Bar

What is the best way to estimate remaining time for a progress bar? In my case, it's a computing time, but I suppose this is a general issue of estimating the remaining time of a task in a user-...
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Best, most flexible way of presenting task progress

In the world of business, one of the most common scenarios is having some sort of task system that has a natural business progression. For example, someone at Department A initiates the task, it then ...
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Display multi-part progress

I am trying to come up with an effective way to show progress towards a college degree. I have tried a couple of different things, but no solution has been able to solve all of my requirements. I ...
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How to handle multiple versions of same application with different set of features

Imagine you have two versions of the same web application. Lets call them v1 and v2. The use of the two versions is the same. V1 is an older version which is extremely flexible and customizable but ...
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What are best practices for blocking UI when application is busy

I'm writing a web app using Twitter Bootstrap with PHP on server side. My app makes regular ajax requests via jQuery and i want to disable certain parts of the UI until the server completes processing ...
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Initial Setup Progress - should I show all required tasks or just next task suggestion?

I'm working on helping users through a non-obvious initial setup process for a product I work on, and so I'm displaying a setup progress indicator on the main screen. There are four separate setup ...
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Tracking Shipment Progress

I am currently in the process of designing an application where customers can log on and see a list of all of their existing orders and view where the current transit progress is. Just like FedEx or ...
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Which is more motivating to continue a process until completion: a percentage, or the number of steps?

I'm working on a set of guides to help users learn how to use our app. We want to show which guides are available and some data with each guide indicating how far you've gotten. The idea is that if we ...
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Using progress bars in long web forms: motivating or demotivating?

I've been going through the jQuery demos to determine which UI widgets could be used to help optimize our user's journeys through our web forms. One such widget is the progress bar, but it raises a ...