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Diagram depicting the flow (a series of steps) of information in an application.

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User Research Estimation

What are the units/factors you take into account when estimating or scoping your user research? Other than the business domain's complexity, remote/in-person research and the difficulty of participant ...
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How to improve UX on deeply nested form functionality in the browser?

I have this, which is horribly unstyled but shows the inputs and grouping (which is also described in terms of the HTML structure in more depth here). Basically, you have a form for a "...
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Should a CRUD table mix user tasks?

Let's suppose our user has two primary tasks. Task 1 is to review all of today's apples, and task 2 is to turn the apples into applesauce. She is used to using an Apple Review Queue to review each of ...
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Should I cover every single user flow including error states in wireframes for web and mobile applications?

While creating wireframes, I mostly create the obvious screens and flows, and leave out all the micro flows like error states or less important screens. These are then fleshed out when creating the ...
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Search - autocomplete - hover a result to features in dropdown

I am working on a project where a user has to navigate to any feature for any product. So I came up with a search box component. Here the user can search for a product and when a user hovers on a ...
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Good examples of contextualized/pre-conditioned user flows?

Let me explain the problem briefly: I'm working on user flows for a customer support system. The system is structured to have several (horizontal) modules, namely messaging, contracts policies, ...
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What's the equivalent to a 'visual site map' or a 'product flow'

Basically, if user flows and task flows outline forms of interaction between screens (by tree flows or single linear flows), what is the mapping of all screens (and interactions) that exist in the ...
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How to prevent users from circumventing a form?

I have a multi step form which starts with a question. If the user says No, they are taken to a screen instructing them to call in (since the system cannot process No answers). If the users say Yes, ...
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How to map out user actions with connected features?

I am dealing with a new feature for our dashboard and I am trying to map out all the user's possible actions and connect them to features we have so I could see if we are missing something and improve ...
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Start time and end time relating to the start of an event and end of an event

I'm trying to figure out what the best design format will be for an event selection tool. Issue: The start time is strictly related to the start date of the event (Example, July 30th, 2018 at 3:00pm)...
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Wizard with optional steps

I'm currently designing a wizard dialog for saving a search. There are three steps of which the first one is required (provide a name) and the subsequent two are optional. I would like the user to be ...
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What is the difference between a workflow and a user flow? [duplicate]

I am new to UX just graduated and I was asked to do a design challenge about service accessibility. They provided assets, personas and a use case scenario. The main problem is to find ways to the ...
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User Journey Flow: Whole Process or Singular Process

So I'm working on this product at work, I'm designing a user journey however I am a little stuck between choosing to design the whole process from signup till the end and following a specific scenario....
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How to show optionally editable form fields on a task flow?

I'm creating a task flow (for the first time) for a mobile app. This app contains an edit/update page where the user can choose to edit/update one, several, or all the fields in a form. What would be ...
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How to make it easier to cancel bookings for a class?

Let's say I have a gym class and have scheduled slots for the classes. Now Customer A booked on Friday at 8pm class. This is the last slot. Now Customer B booked on Friday at 8pm class too. But this ...
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What is the easiest method to study a system as a UX person?

I am assigned to a huge project as a ux design intern, currently this project doesn't have any documentation. And apparently anyone in the project doesn't know 100% of logic and domain of the system ...
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What would be the best way to guide users in this design and avoid forcing users to make the mistake then correcting them?

I am trying to find the best way to guide user to achieve their goal (Submitting a course) without the need to force users to make a mistake then correcting them. In this design: User lands on this ...
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clickable flow control bread crumb vs next / prev button

I have a checkout flow - breadcrumb UI component at the top of my page that looks like this. The labels are different from what have been shown. A form is associated with each step in the flow. It ...
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Multiple Trip Booking

I have a car service that allows multi-trip online booking. The user can configure the destinations, date, time, passengers, additional accommodations and choose the car for EACH trip. My dilemma is ...
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Task flows diagram for creating task analysis [closed]

I am a Graphic designer learning User experience design. I need some help on creating Task flows diagram while working on task analysis. Is there any resource where I can learn how to create task flow ...
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Tasks State Colors with Icons

I am currently trying to implement a task system that can have 5 "states". I've been playing with icons to differentiate between each, but also speculated that colors would be beneficial to include. ...
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How to create a task flow after scenario?

I am trying to create a user experience design for ATM users. These users are semi-literate. I have created a Design strategy, Persona and Scenario. My next step is to create a Task flow and then ...
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So I created personas. What's next?

I'm doing UX for the mobile app for the first time. I have developed user personas and don't know what to do next to get to the visual design. I suppose I have to create these things: application map, ...
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Task flow - Action then save to folder or create folder then action

I'm working on a web research tool and unsure which flow makes more sense. My users have multiple projects so saving their research under folders is important. About 20% of the time, they'll perform a ...
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Why do so many e-commerce sites break the purchasing flow when forcing a user to login or create an account?

Taking Amazon as an example, but I've seen it in other places as well. This is the screen you get once you click 'Proceed to checkout' in your shopping basket as a new user. Wouldn't it be better ...
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Creation flow: I have a Wizard that creates campaign, but it has multiple sub wizards and steps

I have a problem don't know how to effectively solve it. My sketch below illustrates briefly the flow. Problem I have a wizard that creates (objects) so it has 5 steps with sub steps. Once all steps ...
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How should a single task in linear process be presented to a mobile user?

I have a multi-step process that a mobile user will repeat many times. They are familiar with the steps. As an example, imagine an app for a courier, where the tasks are: Use the app to accept an ...
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Understanding users' ideal workflow

I'm going to be running a task-based test with some members of staff for a new version of an internal tool that a few departments use daily. I'd like to get the test candidates to tell me what their ...
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Should my Task Modal comments be threaded for reply comments or single inline ordered by DateTime?

Below is my Project Management Task Modal App (work in progress and far from final and done so lots will change still). My question is in regards to my Task Activity Panel on the right side. It ...
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Adding steps to make it clearer

I am creating an on-boarding process for a tool. In every piece of UX theory it says that is about removing complexity and making it easier for the user to do something. I'm wondering if it would ...
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Best practice for design CRUD Split-form UX which have "associate with user's task" mode

I've been searching for how we design Split CRUD form UX which have "associate with user's task" mode. I have a Master-Detail CRUD web-based form. Basically, my form has 1 fields-form, 1 datagrid, 5 ...
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Should a progress bar reflect the current step if a user goes back to edit a step?

I have a simple 4 step process where a user goes into each step, chooses items and checks out at the last step. A fixed overview sits to the left of the page and tells users what their choices have ...
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Screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app?

What is the recommended (optimal) screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app? The two options I came up with are: (Shopping Cart Style) Start with a blank form for adding or finding a ...
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Best practice: show load indicator and wait until completion or give error afterwards?

I've got an app in which the user has to wait about 1-2 seconds before confirmation by the server. It basically exists of 1) uploading a picture and 2) sending a request to a cloud server. After both ...
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How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
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Thinking about splitting out similar processes. Dilemma

I am working on a project that involves sending messages. Messages come in two flavours - a simple quick message and a full message (or campaign) which includes some additional information. I am ...
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Design Interaction for Item Status (Available/In Progress/Done): How best to display them?

I'm working on a web application that allows product owners to publish content across various devices. Publishing is not instantaneous and I must inform product owners that this process can take time ...
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Add simple option to an InstallShield Express project?

I've got a very simple, straightforward Install Shield Express project that installs our client software. Currently, I only show a minimal set of dialogs during the installation process (Welcome, ...
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Similar functionality on multiple pages

Does it make sense to carry similar functionality on two different pages? In my case our team is considering allowing images (which are versions of an asset) in a gallery to be commented and ...
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Filter and highlight items in a complex workflow

The application for which I'm the UI designer includes a "workflow canvas" showing an overview of a process. This is a workflow of 3 tasks: Complex process can occur, where there are 20 tasks or ...
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Task Feedback Screen - Multiple Choice

I'm designing a feedback screen for a task management system. I require the user to tell the system if they have completed the task or not: If they have completed the task the "How did you find the ...
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How can we design the communication flows? Is there any tool for that?

I am writing this question to user experience since I believe that service design is highly related with user experience field. I searched for finding a tool for designing the communications of a ...
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Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions

The question is, if a user is performing an important interaction multiple times, is it good or bad to make them take an extra step in-between? And more broadly, what responsibility does a UX designer ...
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Display a list of current tasks, future and past

The user comes to perform the current task. If the task is done — the task goes to "done list"; if the task is skipped — it goes to "skipped list". The current design has completed tasks indicated by ...
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When to ask for registration

I'm designing an iOS app to order groceries online. I have a doubt about when ask for registration. To proceed at payment you must be a registered user. One can use an app like this several times and ...
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What are the differences between user flows, task flows and workflows?

I'm looking to clarify the differences/overlaps between the three and, if the terminology isn't accurate establish the correct terminology
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Best practices for a 'refer a friend' feature

I have been asked to design a referral feature on a site. The site is a non-profit that contains services for parents around children with learning disabilities. The referral aspect is for parents to ...
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Proper symbol in a flow diagram for 'state'?

When creating a flow diagram, there are some universal symbols. For instance a rectangle for a 'screen' and a diamond for a 'decision/action'. What is the symbol to show a branching outcome based on ...
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Insight on Number of Subtabs

Anyone know of usability studies that indicate how to deal with a design that comes your way and has a lot of subtabs? By subtabs I mean tabs within tabs on the same page. So, there might be a row of ...
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What is the difference between user journey and task flow

I was wondering if you could explain me what is the difference between a user journey and a task flow? I tried to read and look for example images in Google...and I can't find the difference between ...
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