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What should we focus on when storyboarding? Application interaction or user goals?

I'd like to know in what context do we build "Jobs-To-Be-Done" stories. We are going to build a portal/system for teachers to report certain incidents (currently they are not using any). For example, ...
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Recommended pattern for Select / Ignore / Exclude functionality

We have a page of filtered results, and in the sidebar the user can choose which values to filter by. We usually use check boxes, so a user can tick an item to select to filter by a value or it or ...
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SSO registration different ways to ask for account name

I'm creating a user portal to manage Dongle Licenses with Single Sign-on for a niche 3D Cad software. We have both single users "B2C" and companies "B2B" Business rules cannot change now, such as: ...
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Accessibility Guidelines for saving changes to boolean controls in a web app

We currently have some settings pages in a web app where there is a list of controls with checkboxes, so you can enable/disable certain features. We also have a save option below these that is ...
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How to place two controls in a good way

I have no advanced UX experience and need some help in placing one input and one button on a whole screen. Is there any way to do it pretty? There will not be any other controls on that screen.
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Video without a scrubber [closed]

In google's machine learning crash course they have embedded youtube videos without scrubbers if you need to seek through the video you have to use the buttons below the video. Why are they doing this?...
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Messaging system - deleting a conversation

I am building a messaging system on my website. This is a threaded messaging system where a conversation can take place between two people. One of the challenges I'm working on is how to handle ...
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Is there a program that can select a set of 5 to 10 colors based on a few main colors?

Say I want a color scheme to be 'vintage' and I know that, at least to me, that means a lighter sea green and a faded orange color. I know the art students will understand color theory enough to do ...
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Filtering with multiple choice depending on OR, AND previous selection

i'm working on a site where users need to filter candidates (Human resources site) on different ways... The thing is, they have for example 6 options displayed with checkboxes, if they select 3 ...
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Should we show user information for deactivated accounts?

I am building a dating website, which contains a messaging system. On each conversation I display the username and avatar image of the person you are talking to. Users have the ability, at any time ...
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Considerations regarding hamburger menu in HP and traditional menu in subpages, for desktop

I know hamburger menus in desktop are not optimal but our team is stuck with it. Therefore, we wanted implement a normal main nav for subpages, which will result in a inconsistent experience. Wanted ...
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Is it good to expose the score of a relevance search to the user

So, our main search tool will get a relevance search, which means that the output is somewhat sorted by how important an entry is. Before that the entries were sorted by date and if two entries had ...
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Best way to structure team

I recently started working in a state government project that is being built from the ground up. I was brought in by the communication team to champion user experience in the technology platform the ...
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Is it a problem if my form takes up twice as much space in web form than it does in the desktop application?

I am trying to migrate some forms from a desktop implementation to a web implementation, which should still primarily be used by desktop users. Currently, we have a generic out-of-the-box theme (the ...
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Multiselect confirmation - App Design

In our app we allow users to select multiple items to search for data on. We also allow users to search this list of items as it can be quite long. So for example the main purpose of a page is to ...
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How to convey the user that some of the form fields cannot be changed later?

I have a form wizard some input fields. On the first step of the wizard, there are 2 checkboxes which once the form has been submitted, cannot be edited. All other fields can be edited later on if the ...
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Changing a navbar to show 'contact us' only on scroll

My navbar changes on scroll - hiding all links and just showing our contact details. Docked: On scroll: Is this a good idea? Bad idea? The objective is to drive phone calls and contact form ...
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Making up user audience?

I understand that, for someone who’s just starting to put together a portfolio without any “real” projects under his belt, made up projects and scenarios are acceptable pieces of work to include. ...
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Split app into two or not? [duplicate]

Wanting to know your opinion on two-sided apps. I'm working on a project at the moment where there will be an app which a regular user would use and an app which a business will use (Similar to what ...
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Is there any reason the discussion is inverted in e-mail threads?

In all e-mail clients I know, when someone is responding to an e-mail, the response is written at the top, above the original e-mail. I don't understand the reason for this choice. It seems that: ...
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reference requests on usability of scientific software libraries

I'm writing an academic paper now describing a software library that I'm developing for modeling the flow of glaciers and ice sheets. One of the points that I'd like to make in this paper is that we ...
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How to decide dashboard's general buttons when having multiple clients with different colors each?

I have this project, where I have to implement text, raised and ghost buttons depending on the different sections. It's kind of a wizard-style app, with a dashboard with steps to complete and submit. ...
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What is best practice for large amounts of options in an HTML form?

I inherited an old web app, which includes an HTML form. This form has a large list of checkboxes for a yes/no on selecting counties to receive updates about. Obviously this is not best practice, ...
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Availability of tooltip text for keyboard users

I am programming a desktop application and I use some icon-buttons without labels. I do not want to use Labels because of layout. So I set to every icon a descriptive tooltip text, because some icons ...
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Desktop-Mobile layout change Framework

Looking for a Toolset/Framework of ~5+ different concepts about how content placement should be changed between desktop and mobile displays. It was called something like: "The 5R's of X", which ...
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Accessibility for deaf or hard of hearing users

Going through the accessibility posters from the UK Home Office I found something I can't understand. In the section about Designing for users who are deaf or hard of hearing they recommend to do not ...
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What alternatives to the Venn diagram are there to show alignment of 2 things?

The Venn diagram is probably the most common way to show alignment, but we're looking for something more fresh. However, we don't want to require our users to understand advanced math in order to read ...
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Does an Admin need to a reminder about other roles?

I'm working on a UI where a site Admin can add another user role. In the mean time, we're calling this new role, "Collaborator". The Collaborator is typically a freelancer the Admin adds to help ...
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Physical device and app user testing

I'm looking for any resources that you might know of that deals with user testing a physical device, in this case, a toy, that works with an app. I've searched a few times and haven't found any ...
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What to display in place of the “pay” button while payment is underway?

In our application an "order" (subscription to an event) can be (partly) modified after it has been paid for. For this reason orders aren't removed from the visual indication during or after payment. ...
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Do users use their arrow keys to cycle through auto complete search results?

I'm working on a webapp/site that allows users to sign up to training courses that is aimed at the construction industry. The main users of the website are self employed tradesman and office admins ...
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Input validation for login page

We have a password input for both our login and signup pages. As the user types their password on the signup page, they will see something resembling the following: Note: Our password input doesn't ...
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How to show important items at the top in an ordered data table

I am creating an application for a client, it's essentially a large data table with many rows that they use to monitor the status of systems (each row is a different system). Some of the columns track ...
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Is there a problem with hiding “forgot password” until it's needed?

To be honest, I don't really see any use for the "forgot password" button/link unless the user put in a wrong password before. In my current project, we need as much space as possible and I was ...
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Ethnographic research frame types

How to structure a complete ethnographic system? What are the main frames of ethnographic research and what are the major questions associated with it? Do we need artifacts too?
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Do tabs belong in a Material Design dialog?

I'm building a MD styled desktop application that essentially acts as a dashboard (w/ a data table) for a list of remote devices. Within the data table, I have a button for each item that presents a ...
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Ethnography done solo and with stakeholders

How might I best conduct ethnographic research done solo or with stakeholders (without the support from another trained professional) so I capture the highest quantity and quality of information ...
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Which sentence to use for save my name and email checkbox?

Which sentence would be more clear and correct: “Save my name and email for my next comments”, “Save my name and email for my future comments”, “Save my name and email”, “Save entered data for my ...
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Deletion: Require two clicks instead of confirmation?

I have an idea regarding deletion buttons... The usual idea is to either present confirmation modals or allow undoing. My idea to avoid accidental destructive actions is a little bit different: ...
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Looking for options to make the UI more pleasant and understandable

We are making a bunch little strategic tools. Most of them are really simple and should be super easy to understand. One of them is made to execute a comparison of multiple items by pairs. It's ...
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Best UI for items with assigned percentage

I want to get my user to create a list of items. Then each item in that list needs to have a percentage assigned to it. The tricky part is that the percentages need to add up to 100%. So let's say ...
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Should software allow saving a blank/empty document? [closed]

Certain types of software prevents saving a blank/empty document. Is there a reason for this? Under what conditions is saving a blank document useful?
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Should input fields be used as ready only information?

I have a license that will be transferred from user "James" to someone in my database (this is enterprise application): When I click on the name (it means assigned to) it opens a popup so it goes ...
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What's the difference between a panel and pane?

When naming different components in a layout what is considered a panel and what is a pane?
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Are there studies on in-app user feedback?

I'm considering to ask users in app for feedback on a specific feature, right after they used it. The goal is to have a) quantitative feedback on the feature and b) a list of comments from step 3 ...
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How long should I wait before animating the navigation bar in/out when the user scrolls?

I'm currently working on a new design for a site and I've encountered a problem I've never found before. I want to collapse the navigation bar up when the user scrolls down to increase available real ...
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How to indicate actions on an expandable list?

TL;DR I need an expandable/collapsable list where each item indicates that some actions are available and each category may be expanded/collapsed allow more actions on that category Material ...
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Whitespace versus content

Given a larger amount of content (e.g. a table of data or a list of fields and options in a form) that absolutely need to be on a website, would it be better to space it out so that scrolling is ...
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Adjusting for color difference between monitor and TV

I am creating a UI, but there is a large difference between the colors that I can see on my monitor, and my TV. Is there a way to adjust for the difference between what I see on my monitor and my TV? ...
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References needed for website with a hamburger menu to show about us

I am working on a website that has a main menu visible on the home page and has a hamburger menu, clicking on which about us is shown. Looking for some other website that use similar approach.

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