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Suggestions for UI for Delicate Question w/ Several Options?

I’m a longtime (20+ years) UI/UX designer and full stack developer, but I’m running into a wall with the UI for a specific field, concerning a delicate question that can be approached and handled in ...
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What do you call a UI menu that has controls whose state will not be stored or persist?

We have a UI that shows an audio equalizer and a control menu that pops up on clicking a gear icon. Changing the settings in the control menu will immediately update the equalizer but the settings don'...
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Are mandatory notifications GDPR compliant?

I have designed a notification center for my app. I would like to make sure users can't turn - off some types of in-app notifications: comments and replies. Our app should be GDPR compliant. Is it ...
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What attributes make vim so enjoyable to program in?

I hope by parametrising this well enough, I can prevent it from being opinion based. I do believe there is a relatively objective answer. There may be more than one element to the answer. It's a ...
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Where is the best place for settings in a product with a lot of them?

Suppose you have a software product with five modules. Each module has its own settings to configure. There are also settings around admin functions like User Account Setup. The settings won't ...
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Filter by dietary preferences

I'm designing dietary preferences filter for a food ordering app. unlike regular filters where users want selected filters to show, in this case the users will be selecting what they DO NOT want in ...
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Remember dialog sizes or not?

A lot of program dialogs can be resized. Some programs remember the new size of the dialog after you've resized it. So next time you open the same dialog, the new size is being used. Right now in the ...
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Correct Terminology for windows: keyboard preferences

This is a UX/documentation issue combined with a "what the heck" windows issue; hopefully this is the right place to post it, I couldn't find a stackexchange site focused on documentation. In my ...
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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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Best way to link from an informative teaser text to additional informations?

What is the best way to link from a block of information (essentially text, like a small block of teaser text) to additional information? In the past I usually saw words (especially buzzwords) ...
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Unsubscribe/Email Preferences

There are several approaches I see out there when it comes to email/notification/messaging preferences. My question is what approaches and features are most useful? Specify preference as to the type ...
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Does .org really makes your visitor trust you more than .com?

I'm currently launching a new storytelling community, which its goal isn't targeted as making profit. Should we use .com or .org? Talking beside buying both, I prefer .org since we're a community ...
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Predicting language preference before its known

I'm building an app for both Android and iOS. The app will be fully internationalized, with support for several languages right out of the box and more coming soon after. When the user starts the app ...
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Should I use a blacklist/whitelist toggle?

I've been meaning to add a feature to my application's config files that allow you to blacklist or whitelist certain users. Which one is a better mechanic? Mechanic 1 Block certain people { "...
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Deliberately make customisation features hard to find in order to avoid customisation

We have a mobile App and the main screen is a card layout. Users asked for customisation features in order to change the order of the cards or even hide certain cards. The cards show different, fixed ...
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Country/Societal Preferences for Leading Zeroes in Clocks?

Numerous resources indicate that preferences regarding the inclusion of leading zeroes in clocks (08:42 vs. 8:42 in 24-hr clocks; 03:42 p.m. vs. 3:42 p.m. in 12-hr clocks) may be unique to individual ...
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What is the best way to ask a user to make a preference tradeoff between two options?

We are currently building a form where we collect information from users and then based on this information present ranked recommendations to the user. In what we are doing there are a few definitive ...
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Mobile website menu. Should hamburger menu be on left or the right?

Quite a while ago we decided to move our hamburger menu (I know they are evil but we got stupid amount of subcategories) to the right. Reasoning behind that was based on accessibility and in indoors ...
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Designing a large user preferences menu that isn't confusing

My app helps pianists to practise their scales. They press a button and are shown a random scale to play. They press the button again and they get another. I need to allow users to "turn-off" scales, ...
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How to design for preferences when optional and mandatory options are both available?

I saw an unexpected sign up process with the Ghostbrowser beta invite when creating an account, and I wondered what the conventional strategy is when you have to mix mandatory and optional choices on ...
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Design patterns for user dropdown on top right corner [closed]

Is there any design pattern for user drop-down which will be on top right corner of the application? I want to know some best possible features of this control. Please share some ideas.
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc. tend to have a dull finish to them. What’s the logic/psychology behind this?
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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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Show loading animation while pre-loading page or load page and show animation while loading data?

There is a simple button. When it is clicked some data is loaded and displayed to the user. It may be some images or data that requires some processing time before it can be displayed and can't be ...
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What type of plastic band to use on a plastic bottle [closed]

This is a fairly theoretical question, but I'll try my best to explain it well. If I were a plastic water bottle designer and I were in charge of designing a bottle that stood out from other water ...
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Is it bad practice to use "Lorem Ipsum" example text in a text-preferences screen?

I'm the developer of an application where text plays a major role in the user interface. Users can adjust the style of the text in a preference screen. I have added an example text to the preference ...
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Is address title field important in shipping address?

I am working on address book feature on ecommerece site. This feature lets user select shipping address from his previously saved addresses from a address book page. Is it important to have a seperate ...
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Should language be part of a website url?

When designing a website that can be viewed in multiple languages, should I put the language in the urls? Like: http://www.site.com/en/ Or alternatively, should I put it somewhere in the session or ...
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How to best to describe a user preference option to play all videos in succession?

I've created a program that contains eight chapters (they are actually videos) and I have a user preference that when checked will play all eight chapters in succession one right after the other. ...
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Best UX for creating or saving a "pre-set filter" or "favorite view" in a huge listing with filtering options (checkboxes)

Background A user is presented a panel with a big listing. There is a default view, but the user can also filter the listing to refresh the "panel". There are two sequential and almost dependent ...
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Should I randomly pick an avatar for new users?

I would like my users to upload their image to their profile. The image is used in discussions and profile pages. My question is, what should I display until they upload an image? Should I have a ...
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Volume control on the media player

Very often I have noticed that whenever a video or audio is played on the most common sites (like youtube, vimeo, facebook, soundcloud..) the volume is always at the maximum by default. Now, I am not ...
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What to do if a user accidentally clicks 'Deny' when the browser asks for Geolocation

There are two main points of view that I'm hearing: My preferred point of view is that if the user denies access to geolocation, we should assume that they have done this on purpose and will not ...
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Should we explicitly or implicitly save filtered search criteria for re-use?

We are redesigning filters in our file search engine. Currently there are 3 options like file source, size and, date added. We observed that many users use the same combination of filters every time ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Allow users to change text and background color in my web app?

Background: I'm building a basic web app that's targeted toward (wait for it) academics. The app is entirely text-driven, and will not involve any images. It will incorporate some databases and longer ...
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Should Preferences Be Phrased Positively or Negatively?

Say I have a preference that determines whether or not something is visible within an app. Because there are two states (visible or not visible), a checkbox would be the best UI element to use. But ...
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Should you display author information next to Google search results?

For a while now google allows website owners to connect a google+ profile to your search results which will most importantly lead to a "profile" picture being next to the search result. However, will ...
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Single Page or Modal signup form

We have a sign up form where we are trying to get those who sign up to our newsletter and hopefully continue to creating an account. One of the requirements if for the users to add in their ...
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Which is the more common term used: Preferences or Settings?

Given that preferences and settings are roughly equatable to users of websites, it seems the more commonly used term would be preferable for the sake of being more readily understood. I haven't been ...
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Is there a standard way of asking users to set their country locale preference?

If you have country / language specific settings that you want to allow users to select so they can view the relevant content, is it standard to ask them in a dialog box (or on the page) when they ...
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Should I provide the option to change the language in an app?

Smartphones settings allow you to choose a default language thereby ensuring your application displays in that language. Is it useful to provide an option to change this language within my application ...
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What is the best way to ask/set language preferences without using text?

I'm working on a mobile application for learning foreign languages. In order to use the app the user must provide provide two pieces of information: tell us what language you want to learn tell us ...
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Should 'change profile picture' go on its own page or with Profile Information?

I see that Facebook and other sites have the change profile picture on its own page. But, I don't know if I should add another tab to the already long settings tabs on the sidebar, so what is the most ...
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Should the Print Preview Window Intially Open as Maximized?

I'm redesigning an application and I'd like your feedback on Print Preview. Should this screen initially open as maximized? Should the application remember and apply the last used screen size used? ...
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Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?

There is nothing worse than getting automatically redirected to a mobile version of a site, and not having (or not easily finding) a "view normal site" link. It's not just that the mobile site is a ...
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How could I best organize email preferences for several "groups"

In my web app users can join many different groups (think facebook groups). Users need to be able to set email preferences for every group individually. I'd like to set up a single page for this (...
Clayton Correia's user avatar
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Testing multiple page level design changes for perfomance and preference

I was asked to pick one page on a large site and mock-up improvements for testing. I tested the old page with task analysis, satisfaction survey, and a card sort. I changed about 15 aspects of the ...
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Behaviour of a user diary with both general patterns and specific entries

I'm working on an application that allows users to keep a 'diary' of times they are available to work. The interface is very simple, and deals purely with ad-hoc availability. It's effectively a ...
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Marketing opt-in/out preferences

Has anyone seen any evidence of best practice for displaying marketing opt-in/out preferences? I'm trying to convince a client that it's not a good idea to make it "difficult" for users to opt out of ...
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