Hot answers tagged

37

Luke Wroblewski (aka LukeW) wrote an article about different label position. Like many things in UX Design, its a question about pros and cons.http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1502 Mateo Penzo then did some eyetracking to test Luke's article on label placement: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2006/07/label-placement-in-forms.php For labels left ...


10

A good rule of thumb is that you should only-when-necessary corner users into one action. Ask: "Can the user explore and perform other tasks without this input?" Because popups (I'll call them modals here) inhibit interactivity with other elements on the page, this rule of thumb applies. So unless updating the status is essential to some immediate part of ...


6

The sales team is your best ally here. If your company is throwing more money at sales people, it means that the priority is acquisition. You probably have decent retention already due to leadership's lack of interest in surveying existing customers. That doesn't mean you have a good product, it could mean that there's a lack of options for leaving. See if ...


4

Whitespace, mostly referred to as negative space, is the portion of a page left unmarked, the portion that is left blank. Moreover, if the people who most need to increase font size are people 65+, which is the group least likely to be skilled enough to have adjusted settings. So first I think you need to understand whether its an IA issue or UI issue. ...


3

I think it's great to have this quantity stepper n Product Details page and in the Shopping cart. One interesting example I saw: When you click add to cart The buttons is transforming in the quantity stepper: I would also consider adding suggested amounts under this quantity stepper if you start noticing patterns for specific products where customers ...


3

First off, I believe you should do some research regarding your target users' screen sizes to see if it actually falls above or below their screen's fold, in case you have not created a fixed footer. The best case solution would be to place it in a fixed footer at the bottom of the viewport. Now going by your premise that the link falls above the fold, ...


2

If there isn't sensitive information like payment details you could consider allowing a direct link to renewal with encoded info from within the software, eg pushing a URL like: http://mysite.com/autorenew/E4238F8E-24DB-48FB-B319-E3950F3E6F1B And this link being made up of all the details necessary/non-dangerous. Edit: An alternative playing on the email ...


2

If your client is adamant that they want it to be a part of the same domain, you have another option, present in your browser address bar as you view this. You can use a subdomain to both separate and connect the sub brand, with a URL that looks like: SubBrandY.BrandX.com There is a more clear distinction with this approach for both humans and site ...


2

Could you implement a search-as-you-type functionality when a user enters a company name and alert them if their company is already registered? Workflow: 1. User enters their name, etc. 2. User enters company name. 3. While typing, system checks for an existing company with that name. 4. If a match is found, display an alert to the user asking ...


2

Visual merchandising plays an important part in ecommerce; however having worked in online grocery, a lot of our customers (B2C) had trouble gauging size/quantity by product image alone - unfortunately we learnt from several rounds of eye tracking that customers rarely checked product details to confirm their initial understanding and ordered by image alone. ...


2

Machine-readable content does not necessarily have to have any impact on the visual representation for humans. Potential solutions for you particular case include hCalendar Microformating and Dates, Times and Durations Microdata These are both written into the code rather than in the visual representation. This means they also work for RTL, East-Asian and ...


2

The tradeoff between getting good statistics vs good user experience should be examined when considering introducing intrusive UIs like Popups. I think you have a very valid concern. That being said, let's assume the statistics are very important... Instead of a new window popup, I'd do something like a modal container that's within the page. I've seen ...


2

I think you are describing a check box : download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I propose you to use your 50x28 room for a Plus button that delivers you the options in a drop down menu. download bmml source I do not know if I am or not respecting the following constraint : I can't change the dropdown box UI but your ...


2

While I don't have any real scientific evidence with graphical representations like SteveD above (great post BTW), I usually go between the vertically displayed labels versus the horizontal right-aligned labels (and left aligned fields). My rule of thumb is if the labels are of similar size I tend to go with the right-aligned label/left-aligned field ...


2

Try putting the stepper navigation up top. Allow them to see the criteria values, and refresh as needed. Since the quality of the list is dependent on the criteria, you could attempt a persistent sidebar, similar to filtering in ecommerce. Material design has some simple patterns for steppers. This will get you some horizontal space to work with. Can you go ...


2

If possible, I would extend the system a bit. With those under-categories of "out-of-stock": Ordered and Permanently out-of-stock. When permanently out-of-stock, the item should be removed of course and a notification appears, when the user opens the cart the next time. If the product is already ordered again, I would leave the item in the cart, but with a ...


2

It will likely be a very long and hard process to convince people like that. I'm currently going through something similar as UX designer at a b2b company trying to fight for resources to implement my designs. My approach is gathering evidence through analytics, which I assume you'll be able to implement as a developer. There are many free tools you could ...


2

The important thing here is to consider the use cases. There are a few things to consider, and I think you've hit on probably the main one, eye tracking, and in your example you've given an example with two fields. The reason I mention this is that if you have 1000 fields and only one of them is a number, you should consider how important it is to draw ...


1

I work a lot on .GOV projects over here in the UK. We advise splitting tasks into small components because we find it focuses users attention on a specific thing. Ergo, the step wise approach is always the way to go. It looks like with more complex interactions you are trying to do too much on one screen. This will make it harder to learn. And another ...


1

I came across a similar requirement where we had to onboard Enterprise social media accounts that had more than 40 Facebook pages. We were ad-tech company and our USP was we consolidate your various social media channels into 1 platform. We used to have a dedicated employee that handled onboarding with these clients as they were big whales. Here are my 2 ...


1

The most secure approach, which you've probably figured out already, is to tie each invite to a specific address and not allow it to be used with another. However, if you want to make things a little more user-friendly, then you could allow the invitee to use a different address, but don't allow any access to the shared content until the original inviter ...


1

Tie the invitation to a specific email address. As you mentioned, this is invite code grants permissions to your service, so it should be handled carefully, perhaps even on the level of a password reset link, where it expires after a period of time. Businesses typically issue their own email addresses to their clients, so there will likely be no question ...


1

It's worth mentioning that service pages should be approached as any other page in other types of websites. Understand who your users are, what they are looking for, what questions they have. Answering these questions and providing clear, concise content (no marketing fluff) is most of it. Also, consider your sales funnel and whether that matches how your ...


1

As @Awesome Designer asked, we need more data to answer this. If it is confidential data and since that you have already come up with the solution, you can use both, give options for your users to choose. Example below (Hope you have the information in data table, you can place the image on top of the data table, users can toggle between tightly packed ...


1

I feel that recent Digital growth (including freetoplay tools) made the B2B and B2C frontier very thin. Let's look at how big brands do it. Apple and Google sure have a single main web site, then their products may be used by individuals and/or companies. the more you can share, the better it is for everybody if you see value in verticalizing some sites (...


1

You should ask the user to register when it becomes impossible to deliver them additional value without a user account. This will depend on your application, but an example of when an account is absolutely necessary is when you need to save the user's progress for later. Note that account creation can be delayed for quite some time if you are working on a ...


1

I would remove the incrementing controls from the quantity inputs. The number HTML input type supports this by default, so it's probably unnecessary. Having users use the mouse to increment or decrement something is going to very slow. Ideally, you'd have the ability to exclusively use your keyboard for this whole process (tabbing left/right, incrementing/...


1

We're facing this exact issue with our B2B customers with a new app release next week. We're releasing an MVP mPOS. Instant gratification, or more specifically dead simple functionality that can be easily reproduced (and is rewarding in that it does what the B2B customer needs), isn't difficult for this user type. In fact, it's infinitely easier because hey, ...


1

I think you could use single Sign Up button on a Home page which leads to descriptive Sign Up page. The reasons are: Home page have small space to contain description for the options. So the options could be confusing for a user. User cannot make error clicking on a wrong button. Special Sign Up page contains description, which allows user to choose right ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible