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Icon Representation Ideas. [closed]

I'm looking for some black and white/transparent icons that represent the following words and semantic concepts: General - general settings area. Header - settings for a site's header. Frontpage - ...
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How do you communicate severity of design bugs? Do you have any standardized ways of doing it?

When addressing and triaging usability-related bugs, I frequently find that I must resort to making a show or elaborately and dramatically describing the user's pain around an issue. While I'm sure I'...
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Combining a Ribbon with a Search Bar

We have a fairly large application that has moved from the menu/toolbar motif to the ribbon motif. One piece still bothers me: We used to have a search bar in the toolbar/menu area packed at the far ...
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An icon indicating something has changed or been edited? [closed]

Any suggestions besides the obvious pencil or highlighting with colours? I am stumped, this was trickier than I thought. It is for a search function/filter if that helps but a universal symbol would ...
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What's the difference between what's best for the user and that what the user is used to?

See title, this needs to be at least 15 characters
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Any studies (or experience) regarding mobile device use and purchasing behavior?

I am presently trying to determine whether the creation of a mobile-friendly interface to an established retail site is worth prioritizing over other improvements; given that the present ...
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Why does the golden ratio work? Or does it?

This is just one example of an article promoting use of the golden ratio in design. Over the past few years I've seen quite a few similar articles, but none of them really seem to go into depth beyond ...
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What is a clean, uncluttered way to have a “Main Menu” access button in a videogame?

I am trying to design a UI system for a computer game I am creating, but I don't know how to have the player access the main menu without clutter and unnecessary distraction. The ideas I have ...
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Hiring Web Designer/Usability Expert - What should I be looking for? [closed]

I work for a small data management/warehousing company that also focuses heavily on web applications. We are looking to "beautify" our existing web apps into something along the lines of mint.com or ...
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What symbols can I use to represent different levels of probability? [closed]

I have an app where I need to show how likely an item is, e.g. "very likely", "quite likely", "not very likely". What kind of icons could I use to show this? I don't need any pre-made icons, I would ...
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Can we do better than CAPTCHA?

There are a variety of different forms of CAPTCHA and other strategies in order to prevent spam. To briefly list a few: Simple math or word questions. Obfuscated text. JavaScript-based CAPTCHAs. ...
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Snoozing an alarm: should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer?

Hypothetical design question: upon snoozing an alarm, should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer? Case for louder: you’ve been snoozing too much; wake up now. Case for softer: maybe you ...
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Can you describe the attributes, properties, and/or elements that make a user interface pleasing to the eye? [closed]

I've read that beauty is subjective and I've read that it is objective (I tend to believe a mix of both depending on the context). However I've also read that scientists found that a person generally ...
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Preparation and plan for a day UX workshop

I am organizing a day workshop for an custom products online shop startup. They have cool graphic design and strong development team, but did not have any UX or general online marketing thinking. ...
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How to visualize a calendar with a vast amount of recurring events?

Many of the events are recurring daily or weekly but are only interesting to the user once.
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External link warnings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External links: Whether & how to distinguishing them from internal links, and to open them What would be the best method of warning a user that the link they are about to ...
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What are common keyboard shortcuts for WYSIWYG form/report generators?

I'm re-writing a program I wrote right out of college, now I know a lot more about the programming language, but I'm not too up on common design issues and I don't want to leave anything out this time;...
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Innovative alternatives to the classic “tabbed” window

Has anyone come across any online content that jumps outside the box and re-thinks how we can organize multi-windowed content more effectively than using the classic tab bar along the top of the ...
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Should an iPhone application scroll to the top of a table when resorting

My application has a table view with a segmented control in a navigation bar. When the users taps a segment in the segmented control, the application fades the table into it's newly sorted state. The ...
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What examples are there of animated toolbar icons? [closed]

Are there applications (including web applications) that have animated toobar icons? I would imagine they would only animate on hover/mouse over, but I'd be interested to show someone this so we can ...
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What should a local musician's website look like?

Last week, I found a client that is a Hawaiian local artist. His music is really good and I would love to design his site. The problem is, I don't really know what to design. I have all of these ...
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Visualize a “reset” functionality in a toolbar icon [closed]

We have a 3D model viewer application. The user can scale, rotate and translate the model. We want to add a toolbar button that allows the user to bring the model back to the original position, scale ...
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How can I place contents on the body of this site layout without making it look like it's floating? [closed]

I am a programmer and I need a designer's expert advice regarding the website layout I am currently working on. Here is the layout to start with: Click image for full resolution I have a full width ...
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One website for multiple client resolutions

I keep thinking that although creating a single website for multiple client resolutions or screen sizes might be hard work, it's far more maintainable than creating a separate website for each device ...
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How to graphically represent a language

Websites often present language selection to users with flag icons, but I think this is simply wrong. Flags represent countries. There are two reasons for a user to change the display language (or at ...
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Is it appropriate in a touch-based mobile web app to place the equivalent of “apply” in the header?

I'm creating a mobile web app for modern touch-based browsers, and I'd like to know if it's appropriate to put the equivalent of an apply / search / go / view results / proceed button in a thin ...
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How to display a list of videos like YouTube?

I'm trying to find a nice way to display a list of video's in a way that'll allow the user at a quick glance get insight to the video's and easily let them navigate through the list of video's without ...
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How to get a consistent “perceived” color on a transparent BG? [closed]

I'm in a pickle. I have to make form controls (buttons, checkboxes, text inputs, etc.) on a semi transparent black background (85% alpha). Here's what they look like so far: Notice the difference ...
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What is a good replacement for the menu bar in a Windows app?

The old Windows menu bar (File, Edit, View, etc. ) is tried and true, but seems to be disappearing from popular usage. I have a new desktop/client application that I am developing and I would like to ...
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How should icon views (eg. file managers) handle multiple selections?

Some interfaces, such as file managers, contain icon views where several icons can be selected at once. What is the most usable way(s) to select multiple icons and why? I can think of a few ways: ...
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Good examples of websites that drive engagement for causes? [closed]

I´m looking for good examples of websites for government, NGO´s and such that have clear and specific functions in their UI´s that make it easy to get involved and that drive engagement. Example: ...
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What's the best way to find candidates for UX Designer? [closed]

Beyond the obvious (posting on LinkedIn, Craigslist), what techniques have you found to be the most successful in finding good UX candidates to hire?
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How can I get started presenting at conferences?

I would like to start presenting at UEx conferences about our experiences of combining UEx, web design and agile development. It's all new to me - can anyone suggest a good way to start responding to ...
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How to best display a long list of check boxes

In my application users are required to select from a drop down, a list of projects they wish to include in their custom search. The easy part is that users can select one project to filter on or ...
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What is the best way to manage windows?

There are a few possibilities out there for window management. In Mac OS, the bottom right corner of every window is draggable and will resize a window. There is no window border. Window controls for ...
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Table usability/Readable font for a data table

What's the best font for a data table? Monospace is good but takes up more room, so you can't have as much whitespace between the items. Similarly, what are some good usability principles for data ...
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guidelines for creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets?

Does anyone know any guidelines in creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets? I can find lots of material on why particular instances are good or bad, but the actual design ...
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How does a “random page” option help an application to succeed?

Some documentation applications, particularly wikis (including, of course, Wikipedia) have a Random Page function. My question is - how important and useful is that? Is there any objective data ...
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How do you define interactions in a mockup?

I'm both a programmer and a UX/UI designer. When I design things, I generally make static images of what the interface will look like. The problem is, most UI's aren't static; they change and resize ...
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Is search a necessary navigation element?

I often have arguments about navigation at work with programmers who think search is a required part of any navigation. I think this is because programmers are advanced computer users who use search a ...
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Should a “search results” return the number of items found?

Is it recommended to add the number of items found on a search results? In my opinion it is a useful information that gives a quick idea on what you are going to read. Could it be omitted?
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What font is used in this image? [closed]

Can someone tell what font was used to write "november"? I really like the look of it but cannot tell the font ...
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How best to display a point of interest extra information?

I need to show points of interest on a map, and extra information when the user clicks the marker. For the extra information, I am thinking of either a popup on the map, or showing the information ...
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What can I do with my interface to get users to read the directions?

I've got a simple web page from which my users can install software. It's a 2-step process so they must click on two different links (No, I cannot make it a 1-step process). Example: Short ...
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How to setup UI for a program to split up the quantities in C#?

I have a list of items that will be chosen in the program and then need to separate the quantities of the number into different amounts. Here is an example: 10 pipes get separated into a set of 3 ...
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What objective qualities or elements of a website design can help build trust with users?

I've seen some anecdotal evidence of trust seals or security badge helping improve conversions on ecommerce sites by boosting the user's confidence in the site. Companies like Verisign, TrustGuard, ...
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How do I force the user to select a date on iOS?

When creating a new entity in an iPad application one of the mandatory properties is a deliver date. There is no way to predict this deliver date. Choosing the wrong deliver date leads to all kinds of ...
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When to omit zero from numeric table presentation

Give a table of numeric data in which many cells contain zero, under what circumstances would it be appropriate or preferable to present the zero-value cells blank or otherwise obscured (eg. in ...
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Friendly format for phone numbers

Currently on my website users are required to input their phone number in a very specific format (555-555-5555). If you forget the dashes it breaks. Does anyone have a good suggestions for how to be ...
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Labeling an advertisement

Management at my company said we needed to start labeling our ads. We need to make it clear that an ad is not part of our site by putting the word "advertisement" near the ad. (A) Is labeling ads ...

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