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Implement Drag-Scrolling everywhere?

After using a smartphone for a year or so, I find myself sometimes on the PC trying scroll a page by just clicking into the empty space and dragging around. Of course, in most programs, it either has ...
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Android list layout for search results

I'm making an android app that queries an http endpoint and displays the results with a list. Currently the results appear 10 at a time which the user navigates with next/prev. buttons. The other day ...
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What are examples of complex digital interfaces? [closed]

This is a call for inspiration, as I don't seem to find any beautiful web-based UI that deals with complex actions and visualizations out there on the web. I'm designing a (web-based) digital ...
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Peripherial vision vs. results of eye-tracking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Peripherial vision vs. results of eye-tracking? I have found this article on the psychology of UX, and at the 10. bullet point the article points out the following statement! ...
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Peripherial vision vs. results of eye-tracking?

I have found this article on the psychology of UX, and at the 10. bullet point the article points out the following statement! http://uxmag.com/design/the-psychologists-view-of-ux-design "Research ...
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Examples of interactive TreeMap for iPad [closed]

Does anybody know of any interactive tree map examples for iPad ? I am not asking about libraries/APIs, etc. I am asking about actual applications.
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What ways can I present sorting options for individual drop downs in a web app?

Say I have a drop down with a full employee name and an ID, comma delimited... Some users may want to sort the values in this dropdown differently, in this example we'll say they may want to sort ...
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How do you control for a user's state of mind when asking for quantitative feedback?

So we have a site that processes the booking of a travel tour over 4 or 5 pages in a wizard format. A while ago I put a feedback section on the final page of that process. This consisted of a rating ...
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Search-- show items starting with, or show items containing the search term?

When searching a list, should the search return items starting with the search term or should it return items containing the search term? For Example Given a list of Camera Brands and a search box....
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CRUD Desktop Best Practice

I always use this design for CRUD Desktop Form: Is it a good design for a CRUD Form? Do you have any suggestions for a better crud desktop form?
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What other solutions do you use besides A/B tests for testing the efficiency of two site structures?

I've designed new site structures for one of our clients, and want to test which brings better conversion rates. using A/B testing seems obvious but are there any other solutions to cite differences?...
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Disabling the browser's back button in multi-page forms

We're having this internal debate where some people think that the user shouldn't use the browser's "back" button when filling a multi-page form (for security reasons), and that the whoever hits the "...
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QuickBooks UI and (still on) buttons position criteria

My company is redesigning one of its accounting software. Intuit's QuickBooks is something that be considered in the same market field, so I took a look at its UI. Here is the invoice management: ...
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Advise strategy for partially translated webpage

I am working on a site and some but not all of the content is being translated into French. The content that is being translated is the long description and summaries of the content items (which are ...
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Radio Button Best Practices (Answer Limit)

From a "Best Practices" perspective, is it better UX design to ask 1 question with a set of 4 radio buttons, 2 questions with a set of 2 radio buttons each, or is this really just splitting hairs? ...
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Do progress bars help completion rates?

I'm expanding on a question I posed in comments on How do you indicate progress to users in a multi-step form?. Roland made the comment "because everybody wants to reach 100% percent" when discussing ...
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Apply the legibility principles to screen reading

How to apply the legibility principles to screen reading? What is important point for it? What is the difference between the "legibility" and "readability"?
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What are the best guidelines for grammar and punctuation in alerts and user messages?

I know that button titles shouldn't just be "Okay", "Yes" or "No", but be the name of the specific action the button will perform. What about the message itself? For example, I display this modal ...
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Need a better way to list events

Our site, http://www.racedayworld.com has events that you can register for which are listed in a table with sortable rows ... I'm basically not too enthused with the design, but can't think of ...
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Using UISwitch to toggle favourite

I have an iPhone app that consists of events. Users can both favourite an event, and add an alarm to an event. Currently the favourite button works by using a checkmark accessory, whilst the alarm ...
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Signifying to user that field is editable

I have a grid that has a bunch of data. Some of the fields are editable and cause a postback updating the data. What are the best ways to show that to the user? i.e. Is there a best practice for how ...
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Contraction (grammar) in User Interface

Is it considered unprofessional to use contractions (doesn't instead of does not) in UI. Should I avoid contractions completely or are some ok and some not?
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social share buttons best position

If you go to any site with content you will have social share buttons. I was wondering where would you consider the best position for social buttons. I saw 3 approaches: bottom of the content page ...
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How do you indicate progress to users in a multi-step form?

What do you think of the following form design which I've prepared? there's a progress bar in the top on the right side the steps are listed, and every time the current state is indicated by ...
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UI metaphors for a collection of books

The web application that I'm working on presents a collection of books which the user may read or annotate. These books tend to be legal documents or tenders, not novels. At the moment, the user may ...
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Are some of Windows 7's UI less intuitive than previous versions? [closed]

One feature I can't understand is the minimize to desktop button. I can't imagine why it is more intuitive to put it as this little tiny transparent strip on the bottom right hand side instead of ...
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How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?

This question is a bit more subjective, but I'm hoping to get some new perspective. I'm so used to designing for certain screen size (typically 1024x768) that I find that size to not be a problem. ...
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How to Assess UI complexity / Intuitiveness

Which tools / tests do you use to compare user interfaces in terms of complexity? So far, I applied the NASA-TLX.
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What's up with the Preview Pane? Why or why not to use it in internal web app messaging systems

I am about to redesign an app w/ internal messaging (ala Facebook) and just curious to get some input from the UI community on the concept of 'Preview Panes'. It seems that the majority of the super-...
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Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?

A lot of websites these days have content area's which are center-aligned: User Experience Stack Exchange is an example. However some sites are left-aligned, e.g. Adobe Support Community, Area 17, ...
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Form's title and/or logo.

As you can see some applications have a logo or/and title at the top left side. Does it help to understand where is the user at this moment (what form user is working with)? Are there any other ways ...
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Legend Or Key??

What is the difference between a legend and a key? Is a legend still a legend if it is at the top of a page? Where is the optimal placement of a legend or key for a page that scrolls?
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What is the best UI for multi-selecting from a list?

We have a web form and one of the fields is a multi-select list. Our options are: List of checkboxes Listview (select box but allowing multi-select) Both seem to be a bit ugly and unwieldy when the ...
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Desktop software design patterns

There are a lot of resources on the web about web applications design patterns, but only a few about desktop applications. And this is quite strange as most of the business targeted software is (...
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To scroll down or to use thumbnails, that's the question...while building a web portfolio interface.

What is more efficient: scrolling down or opening thumbnails? Which one would respect the user's patience the most?
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What price would you pay for remote eye-tracking services? [closed]

What price would you pay for remote eye-tracking services? (per capita) Considering the following results delivered in 24 hours reliability of the test would be arond 80-90% pricing based on per ...
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How design a dashboard for mutiple-role users?

I'm developing a dashboard for a client, and we have some users who fit into multiple roles within the company, ie. a Project Manager and a Department Manager. In this case they function as two ...
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Guidelines for representing sentinel values within a list

I'm curious if anybody can point me to a list of guidelines (preferable regarding Windows Development UI design) that may help layout rules which to follow when representing sentinel or special values ...
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How Best to Add Lots of Tabular Items To a Form Before Submissions

I need to create a form for which salesmen (or women) register what products they sold and on what day they sold them. They can enter multiple products per claim form. The idea for how they add items ...
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Why will you choose to use 'Check Box' instead of 'Option List' for two options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How Yes or No Questions Should be Represented in Forms This is a usability query. Suppose you only have two options you want a user to pick, are there any design ...
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Which Free Wireframe and Mockup Application do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which prototyping tools? Things I would like: Open source No restrictions Simple and powerful
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Button bar: criteria and position

Me and my team are (re)thinking some UI details of our main application. It's a "traditional" desktop application for the Windows platform. It's a business targeted application, and our customers are ...
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Best way to show "select all" in paginated table with some of the "all" not shown on the screen

A user can conduct a search in a grid that has pagination (i.e. over 25 rows is shown on next page). If the search returns more than 26 results and allows a "select all" checkbox, what's the best way ...
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When to use previous/next vs. back/forward? (and what about back/next?)

Is there any standard recommendation on when to use previous/next vs. back/forward? Or is there any reason not to pair back with next? To me, previous/next make sense to use as a pair when ...
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Scrollable tabs

To use or not to use horizontally scrollable tabs? You can see them in iTunes store or see this demo: http://flowplayer.org/tools/scrollable/index.html#demos Sometimes I am little bit surprised while ...
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Is it worth using '>>' or similar marks on buttons?

I'm preparing wireframes for a huge company, and wondering if I should use '>>' or simply '>' on buttons for emphasis! (if yes which?) What do you think? Or do you have any other idea, how to ...
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Grouping Items into a set of Multiple Categories

I have a list of items which we need to have users place into one of three pre-defined groupings. Looking for an efficient way of doing this. There could be anywhere from 2 to ~100 items but the ...
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While designing web forms, should the buttons be left-aligned or right-aligned? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the OK/Cancel buttons be aligned right or centered? For greater usability, how should buttons be aligned at the end of input-forms?
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How Yes or No Questions Should be Represented in Forms

This question started out on the Pro Webmasters SE. See: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/q/8578/1847 I am a web developer. My designer gave me a mock-up of a web form. In it, there are several ...
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How to best represent a ToggleButton (representing on/off) with the ability to be locked

I'm designing a ToggleButton control that has the ability to be in a locked state in which user interaction will not be able to further toggle the control. In general I would like the button to appear ...
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