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Why are censor bleeps so loud?

Why is the censor bleep (or beep) commonly implemented the way it is. Usually on the radio or TV (at least in the United States) if a word is used which is deemed to be undesirable for whatever reason ...
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1answer
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Best practices about options and toggles

I'm a developer building a data visualization page and I need a bit of advice on UX design, hope someone can help me! The product is a visualization SaaS that shows our users data in a novel way. ...
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2answers
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Placement for image credits/ acknowledgements for homepage banners

What is the best place to add in the image credits? Is it appropriate to have text on the banner itself. We have a carousel on the homepage with 4 stock images. Any examples would be helpful.
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7answers
3k views

Should I hide continue button until tasks are completed?

In a multi-step wizard, some of the steps present the user with a list of tasks that must be completed before continuing to the next step. Each task in the list opens a popup where the user completes ...
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2answers
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When one of two inputs must be updated to satisfy a consistency criteria, which should you update (if at all)?

Let's say we have three text boxes for positive numbers (say A,B, and C) that must satisfy the condition that their product is 1. For example, A=0.5, B=10, C=0.2, would be a valid input. Once the ...
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8answers
30k views

Security question: What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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0answers
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DesignOps in organizations with high levels of UX maturity

Now that we have moved on from ResearchOps to encompass the entire design process (DesignOps), is this a function that has been successfully implemented in what I assume would be very UX mature ...
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0answers
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Why does YouTube disable the comment button until text has been entered?

YouTube disables the comment button by default, and only enables it once text has been entered: Before: After: The general consensus on ux.stackexchange.com is to not disable submit buttons and ...
2
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1answer
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To show “treat entered string text” to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
2
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1answer
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On password recovery, what to do if device is already logged in?

Say a user requests a password recovery on a computer. Our system then sends an email with a unique link to recover the account. However now consider the user receives this email and opens it on his ...
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1answer
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1answer
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MultiTouch TouchPad versus Mouse - which is more powerful? [on hold]

There are old questions here from the 2012 era before MultiTouch became popular in both TouchScreens and TouchPads. Users tend to forget that using more than one finger is where the power comes in. ...
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4answers
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Names: MCGRADY instead of McGrady and ROLFO instead of Rolfö

This question applies anywhere last names are displayed, especially when displayed without first names. (Some examples: news or sports broadcasts or video games) When is it appropriate to use ...
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1answer
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A ripple animation to make the user aware of a new or unknown feature

There's a UI technique I've previously seen on apps where a new feature or otherwise a feature unknown to the user has some kind of round ripple animation the size of a fingertip on it to indicate to ...
0
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1answer
67 views

What is the best layout for a survey screen in a website?

I'm designing an onboarding survey for a sale education portal where the learner after signing up takes up a small survey based on which a program is recommended to the learner. This survey is ...
0
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3answers
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When providing programming documentation to users of an office suite software, does intelligent cell merging in tables, make the info more accessible?

Examples of such merged-cell use, alongside versions of same info without merged-cell use Info using merged cells Table 1 Table 2 Same info without using merged cells Table 1 Table 2 Background ...
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1answer
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Save As Template button, if application criteria changes, should the changes also be saved on Save As Template click?

Usability Issue I am running into with team: When in the middle of an application, there is a Save as Template button that, when clicked, opens a modal to name the template, then once template is ...
2
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2answers
96 views

Mobile website user behaviour - drop off

I'm trying to understand why users don't purchase products on mobile websites, but rather surf on the mobile web then drop off and only purchase on a desktop website. I know that I need to speak to ...
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2answers
89 views

Blocking duplicates vs penalizing duplicates

Consider a website where users can post house advertisements for free. Obviously, there should generally be one ad per address. If someone tries to create a duplicate for an address, then they are ...
1
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1answer
73 views

How UI/UX design work for android apps

How does a ui/ux designer provide android-app designs? As far as I know a designer will provide a psd file to the developer. But android apps come in different screen sizes. So how does the developer ...
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0answers
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Cocoa - When do you include a submit button?

I am designing an app with some forms. I have looked at other Cocoa apps to see how they handle the submission of forms. Some apps don't have a submit button and update their backing datastore (or ...
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4answers
604 views

Correct UX for the scenario when a user forgets the answers to their security questions?

We have an application where a user is required upon registration to set up three security questions and answers When they login to the application, they must answer one of the questions after ...
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1answer
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Good read (blogs, books, articles) regards enterprise desktop application Design? [closed]

We are moving from web application to Window based Desktop application, for enterprise use. ANy recommendation for reads around enterprise application design (Not web)? Thanks, Iris--
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1answer
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Multiselect dropdown where selected values cannot be deselected on edit?

I'm trying to find examples of a multi-select dropdown where once the form is saved/submitted, the selected values cannot be removed but, new values can be added. Currently, I've designed it to work ...
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3answers
3k views

When is an exception message too big?

I'm testing a web app that has a cumbersome exception message for attempting to add non-eligible invoices to a payment system, see the image below. The developer sees no issue with this but its ...
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3answers
3k views

Is an aria-label necessary on icon fonts with additional context?

Given the following code, which is an error message on an invalid field entry: <i class="attention" aria-label="alert">Please enter a valid email address. The icon font is an alert icon (red ...
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4answers
144 views

Users aren't allowed to reuse old passwords for security reasons. How to alleviate this pain point?

I work at a healthcare tech start up which is pretty strict about its login guidelines, largely because protecting patient and provider info is such a vital need in this industry. But while our ...
0
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2answers
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Multi selection of grouped rows

I have a table of files which are grouped by file type: The user can select rows by clicking. If a group header is selected (4 XLSX files), then all XLSX files will be selected. Multiple rows can be ...
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1answer
87 views

Ux ideas for search bar with multiple entries

Im trying to create a search bar that is able to search multiple keys and values. An example of the use will be "type: car, model: toyota". The available keys will have autocomplete. My initial idea ...
0
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1answer
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What is the correct LinkedIn page cover image size? [on hold]

I checked the size guide for LinkedIn cover images here For page, they say: 1192 (w) x 220 (h) pixels (min) 1536 (w) x 768 (h) pixels (recommended) Doubt 1: Both have different ratios. Why is ...
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3answers
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Are tabs and/or steps in a wizard displayed as separate boxes in a sitemap diagram?

I'm creating a sitemap for an enterprise application. For one section in the application, there is an edit calendar feature. Once clicked on, there are three sections/or different types of calendars ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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Good usability analytics tool for native apps?

I am looking for a good usability analytics tool to use on ios, android and web apps - one that does not concentrate on ad metrics and revenue, ideally with heatmapping, in-app metrics, funneling, ...
0
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2answers
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Any Alternative to Slide in Panels that does not compromise UX?

We are in the process of developing an Enterprise level Web Application where certain screens have cards housing some information on them and are clickable. Upon click instead of a Modal we have ...
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16answers
42k views

Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...
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2answers
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How to practice user centered design with no / limited access to users?

We have an interesting project which is a prototype for a hypothetical domain specific userbase which does not currently exist. I'd like to use good design practices and wish to adapt our existing ...
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3answers
929 views

WCAG 2.0 compliance: do I have to support browsers which don't support JavaScript?

WCAG 2.0 has some requirements on robustness: "Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies", but it doesn't ...
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1answer
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Validation of a text file: how to best show the inline editor?

I'm making an app that validates a text file and then shows the errors associated with it. Currently all errors are listed as rows. I'd like to make it easy to correct the errors in the text file so ...
2
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2answers
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Intuitive representation of “increase priority”

IGNORE THIS BLOCK We have a grid, each row represent a pending download. By default, downloads will proceed top-down, first row first, second row after that, etc. We want to put a column ...
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0answers
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Invisible layers in Sketch when using Material UI as the basis for UI component library [closed]

I'm trying to use the Material UI Theme Editor which spits out a Sketch file as the basis for our component library. I'm then exporting the components to Zeplin for developers to get specs on. ...
0
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1answer
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Font scaling from desktop to mobile

I am a designer and an issue I run in to all the time is how to scale font sizes down for mobile, and how to communicate that to a developer without 'just eyeballing it'. For instance, in my style ...
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0answers
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Is there a list of all user testing websites who let you upload designs? [on hold]

Can you help me with a list of websites that let you create a test script and let you either upload designs or include prototype links? For example: A - original PLP to PDD to Bag journey recreated ...
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7answers
10k views

When is a website too humanized/personal?

A popular technique to attract customers and instil trust in them is to “humanize” your website. You want to make it appear that there are actually people behind the users’ screens and that those ...
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5answers
1k views

What ASCII character to use for “align center”?

If I use < to represent the setting "align left" and > to represent the setting "align right" what symbol should I use for "align center"? Is there any de facto standard for this? The symbol ...
0
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1answer
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Need help designing a full-screen (laptop) notification viewable at a glance from ~5-7 feet away

I have software I'm working on in which a user has to scan a full pallet's-worth of various items of hardware for inventory-taking purposes (think of a wooden pallet in a warehouse laden with stacks ...
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10answers
8k views

What is the color associated with lukewarm?

I'm designing a web application that crowdsources user response to another user's initiative (or project idea). The overall user response to the initiative is represented using a status component with ...
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2answers
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How to display results from a search that searches across two entities

I am working on a lyrics site. The site is very much a work in progress. This is a re-write of the site. On the old site, Google Analytics informed me that 90% of my users were mobile users. So that ...
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1answer
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Looking for wireframes for wishlist design [closed]

I'm looking for a website where I can see examples of UX flows in wireframes. Specifically wishlisting with folders. Any advise? Thanks, Asli
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5answers
6k views

Why can I only close tabs to the right?

In both Chrome and Firefox I have the option the close the tabs to the right, but not to the left. Why is this? This seems like a somewhat ridiculous limitation to me.
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2answers
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Should I guide the user in their account set up? Designing for web

So, I know that when designing for mobile dividing processes into steps makes the user feel not so overwhelmed by the amount of options/fields that are required. Does this hold for web development? ...

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