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What is the best way to indicate both the exact and relative remaining portion of a resource in a single element?

In the game I'm building, characters have a resource called Speed that they are frequently spending and regaining each turn. Think something akin to Action Points if you're familiar with tactical ...
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What should the summary count on an “active filter” button be representing?

Often, in facetted filtering experiences, on mobile, the filters are tucked offscreen. To indicate that the current view is being filtered, often the filter button is presented with a number ...
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What is behind the sudden “Accept Cookies” notification on Web sites?

Cookies have been around for decades, and honestly, I think at least 90% of all people on the internet have no clue how they work. So why, just in the last few years, does almost every Web site I go ...
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Mouse pointer - reason for it changing direction in visual studio [duplicate]

We all know the generic arrow mouse pointer points to the left, however in visual studio if you hover over the line number column in your editor it switches and points to the right. Does anybody know ...
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Why do many companies hide their navigation during the Sign-In and/or Sign-Up flow?

I have been tasked with designing a sign in flow, but I have noticed that many companies hide their site navigation during their sign in/sign on flows. I've seen quite a few articles on designing ...
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Adding search to a tree

This is about adding a search field to a tree: the search for a keyword is supposed to return all tree nodes containing that keyword Also the tree nodes have the usual expand / collapse checkboxes ...
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What is better: yes / no radio, or simple checkbox?

In a very big form on my company's website, there's this tendency to use Yes / No radio buttons combination. I can think of one argument of not using it, but it is not UX related: we need to ...
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Use of terms: Technical or Layman

Recently, I stumbled upon a situation where I need to create a form with fields that are somewhat unpopular. For example, I ask for users' post-nominal letters. Now this term is really not so ...
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How to collect users' task completion times?

I have to do a cost benefit analysis for a project in work. To get funding, I need to prove that the task to be fixed is time-consuming for users. We will only need to test about 20 users, but we'll ...
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Is there a standard for indicating a high contrast style? [closed]

I am working on a web app and have developed both a normal stylesheet and a secondary high contrast stylesheet. I am coming unstuck when it comes to allowing a user to switch between styles. Is ...
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Mark Link which blocks accesses from the EU because of the GDPR

I run a site for visitors from Germany who would like to visit the USA. Because of the GDPR more and more websites in the US block access from the EU like the LA Times, IHOP or Carrabbas. The access ...
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Should every website have a dark mode? [closed]

Personally I love websites with dark mode. It doesn't matter whether it's day or night, I always use dark mode whenever I can. But when I build some websites myself, I feel like dark mode isn't a ...
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Business Software and Policies/Usage Hints

We use business software of all kind (CRM, ERP,...). There are lots of things to remember for fluent usage as keyboard shortcuts, company usage guidelines, colleagues hints, software manuals, internal ...
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Should textbox labels be above or to the side of the textbox? [duplicate]

At a former employer, the interface guidelines strongly insisted that the labels for form elements are always above the element citing that It's more natural to follow It's easier to translate since ...
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WCAG/ADA Compliant Notice

A client would like to notify its users that their website is ADA compliant. Let's say the site meets all the criteria to be compliant, and all the copy is written by their legal/copy teams, where ...
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Multiple search values and filters

I have a table full of content, and there are multiple values users can search the content, example: User ID, Bill ID, Name.. And there are also filters, example: date, status, type, value... I think ...
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Graph with overlapping labels

I have a web app that builds and displays a bar chart based on dollar amounts. A typical graph looks something like this: As you can see, the layers at the bottom of the graph have dollar amounts ...
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Cookies - Should the toggles be on?

I'm not sure if the details of the cookies, GDPR policies, should be on by default or not? Is it bad or just convenient for the company? And should I have a Reject All and Accept All?
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Should I live update content list or implement pull to refresh in iOS?

I am developing an iOS app which has Firestore/Firebase as its backend datastore. Firebase provides live data change notification. Should I listen to those and update the tableview cell content ...
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Guidelines on introducing a legend to data tables

I have a grid, and I'm thinking about adding a legend to it. Like there are legends for charts. Here's what would go in the legend: 70% of columns are editable. Known pattern would be to put a ...
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Tooltip in a table

OK, so there's a Table. And a client who wants a tooltip in that grid. To show 13 additional columns (I am not kidding), and few rows. Please confirm, that tooltip usually shows a sentence. And a ...
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Input for Duration/Time Delta

What would be the best widget for duration/time delta? The duration can take days, hours, minutes, seconds, or a combination of those. Some use cases would be the length of a song or video, playlist, ...
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Perceived speed - single question, multiple screens vs multiple questions, fewer screens

In our phone app, when we have multi step flows we usually have one question per screen (except when obviously related, i.e. city and state). Recently folks I have been working with have proposed it’...
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Global object to apply to every page -or- Custom object

I have a site that allows users to create and share lists. Each page represents a different list. I'm adding a secondary list below which represents a shared or global list across all the user's pages....
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How to identify patterns from users survey comments

I have conducted an online survey where 1500 users participated. They have their opinions and comments about particular problems. I am trying to consolidate all their opinions & pulling out ...
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Form fields prefilled with default values

I am designing a form where users are asked to create an administrator for their website. These following 3 fields are not obligatory to fill: email username password If the user fills them, they ...
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Should the “delete” action be part of the “change” functionality? [duplicate]

Similar to this question here. Would the delete action of an object be part of the menu button with the label "Change object"? For example, in a gallery app, can we hide the delete button (that ...
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Name of a component that shows a hierarchy

Does anybody know if this component has a name? I think the design was very popular for breadcrumbs on the past, but in this case the options do not dissapear as we navigate backwards.
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New Features and minimum amount of users

Sometimes it happens that product owner says that he wants a new feature to be added to our information system and he wants it because our users want it. But the real situation is that 1 or maybe 2 ...
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What are the common techniques in dealing with too much data that's still necessary

I'm working at a company where the operations team uses a dashboard to manage/monitor logistical operations. Not to make this problem specific to operations or logistics, I want to ask it in generic ...
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Best message for “more posts” at the end of page (no pagination involved)

In my free time I'm building my site/blog from scratch using Jekyll (a template engine). Despite Jekyll has first-class support for pagination I want to avoid it so only the latest X posts are visible ...
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Filter Empty/Nothing Selected - Should it exclude or include all results?

On one hand, excluding all results isn't as useful to the user as including all results. On the other hand, I think including all results may make the filter less intuitive. Another consideration is ...
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How to display - unknown values (date)

My product is a condominium management software/app. My app will allow condominium management staff enter and display a period of time in which a unit will be empty (i.e. resident of the unit goes on ...
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Ask users if data is True Positive or False Positive

I'm currently working on a system that manages big data and has a classification AI. However, the AI is not yet optimally trained, and I would like to gather some True Positive (TP) and False Positive ...
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Add items to a collection from the item or from the collection?

I am building a song & playlist manager. Where should I put my join interface, in the song view or in the playlist view? Is it better to: enter a song's detail view select "add this song to a ...
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Applications: why are sometimes some characters underlined?

I just got to mind that some installers / wizards or application sometimes underline a single (or more) characters. Can someone brighten me up and explain why this is done? Example: I'm asking here ...
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How is a two-step login better than single-step when you have a password manager?

I am using a browser-based password manager. For most websites the login workflow is: Go to login page. Both username and password field are visible. Credentials are auto-filled by password manager. ...
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User friendliness of 'floating' WYSIWYG editors such as Medium and Summernote 'Airmode' [closed]

Currently there are some WYIWYG editors (medium.com and summernote airmode)that provide a 'floating' toolbar to edit the text. I.e. The user highlights the text and a toolbar shows up above the text ...
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Advice for improving internal dashboard [closed]

I work for a book manufacturer, a component from our internal dashboard looks like this: . I'm not a designer by trade and as it's come to refactoring the project, I figured now would be a good ...
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Best way to design custom apps to plug in Microsoft dynamics 365

We are a small team of 2 customizing a Dynamics 365 for our ~100 people company. Using built-in customization tools from dynamics for basic forms and actions works (fairly) great. However, for more ...
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Should a dialog close before a mutating change is accepted?

I have a simple settings dialog Some setting: [ ] [Update] [Cancel] When the user clicks on "Update", the app will send a request to the server to update the user's settings. Should the dialog ...
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How should double-click (to select text) on a space being handled?

When you have a text sentence, you likely know that you can double-click on any word to select it. That is very convenient and I personally use it a lot. Background To have a little bit of ...
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Text input field with multiple options

I have a medical app showing 3 input fields for drug dosage calculation. The middle field has 2 options, either to input the number of drug's ampules (as shown in the image), or to input thenumber of ...
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What is the least disruptive way to display ads in a mobile application

From this question I have understood popup ads are annoying to the end-user: When is the best time to display ads in phone applications Could you explain how one can generate a little revenue with ...
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What is a best way from the user experience point of view to list questions and answers (FAQ)?

At the "Questions and Answers" or "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) section it is often fashionable to have collapsing/expanding sections for each question and answer. Is it still the best way to ...
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Are icons in business software helpful?

me and my team are working on a re-design for an internal software, that people within our customer service do use to track shipments in real-time. I am thinking about a way to efficiently show ...
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iOS Long Press Button

I am putting together a simple single-player puzzle type app that has undo/redo capability. I would like to provide the ability to undo/redo a single action via a button click OR to undo/redo ...
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Should I use one form or Two?

I have two forms (below) one is a trip calculator and one a spending money calculator which are very overwhelming due to the amount of events users can calculate. There is a spending money radio on ...
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How do you stop people driving modern cars in daylight, in fog, without the lights on?

Modern cars increasingly have automatic lights. So users assume that the car is going to turn the lights on for them. However in daylight in fog the automatic system doesn't work (as its not dark ...
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Four (4) Form On-Boarding Process

My mobile application has an onboarding process comprised of 4 screens/forms. The forms have 3, 4, 2, and 7 questions. What is the industry standard user experience: (1) saving data at each screen ...

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