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How much should a UX professional know about front-end development?

Apologies if this is too much of a fuzzy question, I was wondering what people's thoughts were regarding the level of front-end development knowledge a UX professional (Experience Architect, Usability ...
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Aggregating and charting different values

I'm writing a web app that allows the user to define his own questions, where each question has a defined type: numeric (includes ranged, like from 0 to 100, monetary, etc) options (like a radio ...
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When is double-clicking appropriate for the web?

I recently saw a website that required the user to double-click an item in a scrolling list to 'open' it for editing. It surprised me, as I don't usually think double-click is appropriate for websites,...
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title placement in mobile apps

What's best practice for placing page titles in mobile development? In jquerymobile it looks like header is great placement, however titles can be long (ecommerce products), and because they're "...
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International Currency Formatting Guidelines — Currency Codes

In developing a web application that presents monetary data for a variety of locales, I have inquired about the differences of currency formats. In particular, I'd like to know when it is appropriate ...
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Plus icon for new tab not working in user testing. Anomaly or actually confusing for users…

For Context: So I am performing some user testing, and the interface is changing how tabs work with in the system. Currently tabs indicate the top level of different customer define hierarchies. The ...
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What should the default volume of an in-line video player be?

Given that the volume shown in an in-line video player (e.g. Flash or Silverlight) is relative to the system volume (i.e. 100% volume in the player is 100% of the current system volume level), what ...
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Senior Usability and Navigation

Does anyone have any current resources for senior usability? I'm specifically researching navigation: tabs and accordions. The Jacob Nielsen site has a report that's over a decade old. I'm looking for ...
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Should I refresh result set after changing Dropdown values ?

I've encountered with this question many times: Assuming I have a table which displays results according to dropdown value. Should I refresh the results automatically each time a value is selected, ...
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Wizard steps - how should I label them?

I've built a 3 steps registration wizard because my user must fill in 19 (!) fields. (Its a regulatory issue that can't be argued). I split them steps to 3: 1. Account information 2. General ...
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How should I align field “format” markers?

Let's say I have a form with fields that accept data in very specific formats, such as currency (£) or percentage (%). How should I convey that to a user? If I use 'sub-labels' (symbols that represent ...
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How necessary is it to point out your call to action so obviously on a simple site?

I am trying to figure out, especially for returning users, the value of pointing out a way to add input to a site. Facebook and Google+ both have placeholder text and placement of the input for status ...
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What is the new user interface that services like Google/Google+ are using? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the top navigation called when it is common to a network or suite of websites? Recently Google/Google+ and other services have adjusted their menus to the top of the ...
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Why is the following space highlighted upon double-clicking text?

I'm referring to when you double-click on the middle of a word in any sort of text editing situation (Google Docs, filling out this question, AIM, etc.) and the word as well as the space between it ...
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Methodology difference between UX and Usability

What methodologies do user experience professionals adopt that differentiate them from usability professionals.
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Are there any examples of well designed applications on iPad with 3 column layouts?

I'm designing an iPad application and had an interest in a 3 column interface with 3 tableviews across the screen horizontally and I was wondering if this interface has been done anywhere well.
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What is more pleasing to the eye fade in or suddently appear

I have a pop up menu. What is said to be easier on the users' eyes? Should I just have it appear immediately using visibility = true or should I have it fade in using opacity animation?
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What phrase would you use instead of “Likes” for an airline related forum?

Implementing a socially driven forum for a major Airline (similar to stackexchange I guess) and trying to come up with a different name for the "Likes" functionality which is essentially like the ...
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What kind of useful information shall we keep in a closed place page on a reviews site?

I'm making an experience design for a place page, knowing that I am working on a reviews writing and sharing site. If a place in real life is now closed and no longer in service, what kind of ...
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Are Ribbons touch screen friendly?

All over the web, I read that Ribbons are touch screen friendly, that they are made for touch etc. But I never got a real explanation why the Ribbon is as touch friendly as people say. The icons are ...
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What is the name for the technique used on Yammer, LinkedIn etc profile pages?

The technique I mean is where the profile page will say "You have completed 60% of your profile, fill in your x, y and z to get to 100%". I think this is a very powerful technique but I can't remember ...
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good metaphor for deleting tags

I'm looking for a good example for the look and feel of tags. There are a small number (usually 0-3) tags. If there are already tags present on a record, how should the delete functionality be ...
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Vertical & Horizontal Scrollable UI

I am creating a UI that will allow users to search. The search results are displayed in a section that is scrollable both horizontally and vertically. This is weird because the web page will end up ...
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What is the best way to allow users to navigate through a large amount of information on a website that is categorised in numerous ways?

As a web developer, I'm often given designs that look good from the web designer, but don't necessarily function as well as they should. This is especially true for navigation elements, increasingly ...
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Why are different cursors used when hovering over buttons in Gmail?

In the Gmail interface they are not consistent in which cursor they use on button/link hover. They use the "hand" pointer for: Links in the sidebar(mail, contacts, inbox, starred etc..) The mails ...
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When is it a good idea to perform actions on mouse-down *as opposed to click/mouse-up*?

I've grown used to the GUI paradigm of pre-select on mouse-down, action on mouse-up. In fact, I rely on it, sometimes canceling an unwanted action after mouse-down by dragging outside of the click ...
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Primary secondary actions - applicable in this case?

I'm working on a ui for a page in an application that is essentially an image library. The mocku shown below is the page the user sees when they have performed a search for items to update in bulk (by ...
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How should the sign-up page for a mobile website work?

How should the sign-up page for a mobile website be? For example:- Does repeat password make more sense or less on mobile version of a website. To put it differently, are users more prone to make a ...
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Which is better: Buy Now or Add To Cart as the label for a button in a shopping cart form?

I have a site that displays 3 major products and it all links to an external shopping cart which users will have to fill out a form to complete the order. Which label is better? "Add to Cart" or "...
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Most common ways users scroll a website

Are there any studies that show the percent usage of the following techniques for scrolling a long web page? Mouse scroll wheel Up/Down arrow key Page Up / Page Down | Home / End keys Dragging scroll ...
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How can Google+ Circles' UI be improved?

Since the day I used Google+, I didn't really like how "circles" were presented. I've had 4 main issues with them: You can't see who's in a Circle unless you hover the pointer over it. If a circle ...
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What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?

I am building a web application that deals with a lot of tables/lists of records. I am currently building an "AJAX edit-in-place" feature, so that you can edit a record while being on the same page. ...
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How to tell the user that an input box is autocomplete-enabled?

Is there a good graphical sign which tells the user that a particular field on the page is autocomplete enabled? For instance, the field name says "Document author". When you start typing in that ...
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User control for a two level selection

I'm about to develop an application that will be used by revisers to compile the errors they find while reviewing a translation. The application will consist of a simple form in which they will have ...
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What is the reason for Concave round buttons in Elevators

What is the reason many elevators have concave shaped buttons. Like this: Any special reason behind this?
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Which version of this upcoming beer app UI do you think is more effective and why? [closed]

I am trying to decide which version of my layout to go with from a color and post layout perspective. Any reasoning for your choice would be really helpful! http://forrst-production.s3.amazonaws.com/...
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what question should be asked to make a persona

I am currently designing an interview plan in order to make a persona for our products(an ERP software, already online). So here is the outline of the questions that i want to asked: know your user (...
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Are iPhone / mobile type toggle switches actually usable on the web?

Are iPhone / mobile type toggle switches actually usable on the web, to replace a yes / no radio button option? Will the change in normal user experience make it harder for the user to decide what ...
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What are the best client feedback tools around? [closed]

What are the best client feedback tools around, for getting the clients feedback on designs, wireframes, workflows and even the final product? I have found a few that do just the design, but none ...
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Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?

When user testing is performed, users are often presented with a serious of variations of a product and observed to see where they excelled and where they had trouble. People will often click in areas ...
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Use of Fluent Ribbon in MDI application [closed]

So, I work on one of those applications with a million little modules and a menu with hundreds of options. We'd like to simplify this since 90% of our users use 5% of the options on the menu and we'...
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Creating a shared pattern library

I work in a small but growing team of UX designers developing a suite of web applications. It's become obvious that we would benefit from a common pattern library, but are unsure how to get started or ...
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Best practice for log-in procedure in a conference-app [closed]

I'm preparing an app for a closed conference with log-in functionality. All the participants are on an email-list. How do other App's deal with the challenges around obtaining the initial username/...
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Mobile Help overlays

We are looking at creating some help screens for a mobile application. These will guide novice users through the interactions required. My question is: when required to show some content on the ...
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iPad/iPhone alternative for hover states

I've recently updated my personal portfolio with some CSS3 and jQuery magic. I'm extremely pleased with the results and yes, it's fully responsive. But i have an issue. I've structured my portfolio ...
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How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?

This question is in regards to expected behavior with drop-down navigation in web pages. This is part of an email I just got from a client: ("Admissions" is one of the top level navigation links) ...
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What are the UX strengths and weaknesses of Google+? [closed]

Google Plus is a new product from Google that seems to be a Facebook-like social application. It also seems to supercede Google Buzz. It is sort of integrated into GMail. It offers a number of UX ...
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Is The HTML5 Search Form Useful In Terms of Usability

HTML5 (the new version of html) has a number of new features, and one of those features is that there is a new type of input that is basically the same as the normal input field (like the one you use ...
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Resources for UI Architectural Concepts [closed]

I started getting my hands around some of the following UI related concepts but I thought it would be wise to request the experts I am aware of along these lines… • UI Design Concepts (Principles ...
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How important is white space in an interface design? [closed]

I'm currently developing a social network using Rails. It's quite good and it works well, unfortunately something is missing... The design :-( The weakness of many developers (and I'm one of them) is ...

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