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Another reason kind of related to some of the aforementioned ones probably has something to do with establishing Character. These pages, when done well, can communicate a good deal about the culture and people who work at the company. Are the C-level folks blazer-wearing middle-aged men? Or are they 20- and 30-somethings with tattoos and goofy photos? As ...


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You can't force them to read something, but you can: Mitigate the cases where they're instinctively skipping it. Remove the benefit for those intentionally skipping it. As Alan Cooper puts it in About Face, you need to "hide the ejector seat lever" and break their flow. TL;DR: Users who intentionally skip instructions should be held accountable....


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It sounds to me like what you really want is for the user to select a one hour time slot instead of a fixed time. This makes it much clearer that you cannot commit to a specific time and the user must be prepared for an estimated time given a one-hour timeframe. <select> <option>09:00 AM - 10:00 AM</option> <option>10:00 AM - ...


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I think the comment "ego, empathy, content?" by @midas deserves some elaboration, because it is actually a pretty good answer to the question: Ego: it is our company, and putting my face to it shows people that I am the top dog and the boss of all these people. Empathy: this is who we are (not just a piece of software), get to know us and you'll believe ...


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Add some catchy column titles. As it is right now, it looks like it's not free from animal testing, as the "No animal testing" item is not checked. Adding column headers will allow you to group them into "good things" and "no bad things" without relying on icons or color only while also helping the user scan the info quicker and ...


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Different audiences want different things. You're assuming these pages are for average customers: Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? ...but those aren't the only people viewing a company's website. A well-run website design process begins with an audit of all a site'...


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We are not talking about Facebook visitors, but professional users in the business environment. Simply hire people who understand what they are doing. No UX improvement can be a replacement for that.


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Because people do business with people, not with faceless algorithms and the marketing presentation of any given product needs to reflect that. If your product faced a robot, it would just be raw code (like mark-up for an search engine spider) but your product doesn't - it faces a human being who needs to be satisfied on a human level; faces and the ...


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Don’t make them read it I'm guessing your call center staff is like everybody else's: Unmotivated and paid as little as possible. How do you make them do anything? You do it for them. Record it 🤖 💬 Record the critical messages and embed them in the application. Make the employee click a button to play a recording of the message as part of their ...


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Use a "No symbol" (🚫) instead of an ❌. In general, a No symbol indicates the following situation: An environment does not have some item or activity in it That was a conscious decision, to improve the environment. It looks like this: ✅ Full-size, genuine plumbus 🚫 No Animal testing ✅ Only the finest dingle bop 🚫 No Maintenance fees ✅ ...


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Firstly, from your description, it sounds as though when your users click the button, they are not saving, they are publishing (which has the side effect of saving) - so the button should be labelled 'publish'. Secondly, you are merging two decisions into one, when they should be kept separate - mainly for clarity, but also because more choices require more ...


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EDIT: AFTER QUESTION TITLE CHANGE Now that the question has completely changed, I want to edit my answer to fit the question. This question, now, is definitely slightly beyond just user experience. Ensuring the staff's activity is like setting up regulations for their behaviors which cannot be achieved by UX changes. However, If the sound controls are out of ...


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On our clients CPA Accounting website, "Meet The Firm" is the 2nd most visited page on the site, right after the home page. They use it as a recruiting tool. Are these the type of people I want to: Work for as an employee Can I trust these guys with my sensitive tax data


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Most of the answers here are applicable to a typical self-service application, but you've specifically asked about a call centre situation. This means the UX should be optimised for users who are familiar with the screens, and you have more control over your users' behaviour (because they are working for you). Typically in call centres staff have a strong ...


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It can create confidence in your company, by showing that it has humans running it behind the scenes. I find faceless websites in some ways untrustworthy, as you can never tell if its just a one man band behind the scene. I guess someone could fake the about page but usually the biographies on about pages link to LinkedIn or Twitter to show a real human is ...


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If you break down the action in smaller steps, you can see the answer. Example: Single clicking selects an item and double clicking opens/executes the item. But, when you double click, you are essentially also performing the single click and hence, you see the item being selected first before opening it. In tap and hold, you are tapping the item which is ...


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I like the answer of @musefan, that was my first thought too. But there might be another solution: 09:00 AM (+/- 30 minutes) 10:00 AM (+/- 30 minutes) 11:00 AM (+/- 30 minutes) etc. you get the point Therfore the selection might be a little easier since the user has to concentrate only on one specific time. At the same time you communicate that the ...


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Lorem ipsum does have its uses. It is used to keep readers focused on layout instead of content. This is needed when reviewing the design and layout of a project. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less ...


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Since the goal is to get current members seen and to entice new members to join, you probably want to focus on the people themselves, not a list of names that require further, individual interaction. One solution: Cbusr.com - uses small cards and lazy loading to present members


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I've seen this also happen in windows (see screenshot), where the main option would be marked in bold. While rk.'s answer is a very compelling one (I know I was convinced!), my initial guess was that it exposes to the user the full array of options that is available. An important part of that is explicitly naming the main option. This is helpful since not ...


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tl;dr 3 positive options, 1 neutral and 1 negative, and that makes 5 in total to strike a balance. The choice of labels and emoji/smiley should target the least negative emotion and the least positive emotion; because you have to cross the minimum threshold to be in the extreme/maximum. If you are fishing for data then this is the best option. Also emotions ...


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The vast majority of users skip over that text and just try and click 'next'. Given that your users are obviously looking for the 'next' button, why not change the text of that button to something more indicative of the consequences of their action? For example, instead of a button that says , you could have one that says something like instead. See also: ...


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The deeper issue here, if I understand certain details in the question correctly, is less the UX/psychology of skipping instructions/text that the Nielsen quote is referencing (which is often best dealt with by refactoring so as to not need separate instructions), but instead making sure that your own personnel are correctly following a script and reading it ...


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Assuming that the technology in use supports it, an improved experience will be If have never retrieved data from that source, but do know the size, render a place-holder image. A subtle loading animated gif, with different desaturated icon per source. If have never retrieved data from that source, and don't know the size then render a place-holder at the ...


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This answer is inspired by Paul S above. Here is WordPress's save / preview / publish widget Most CMSs and blogs have something similar.


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Copywriting guides says that you should change negations to positives turning them into benefits for potential customers. So instead off x No animal testing, no maintenance costs, complex installation they could be: checkmark or some friendly icon with :cruelty free, free maintaince, dead simple set up. etc


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Seems like the perfect scenario to use an incremental slider. Increment slider values with the step option set to a value, commonly a dividend of the slider's maximum value. check out the jQuery UI Slider UPDATE: In addition to the slider, a number type input would be more useful (as depicted in the mockup in rk.'s answer) Check out jsfiddle demo (...


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If content is engaging, people will read it. That should be enough. You can fine tune your content's copy as much as you want, but you'll need to communicate something, and depending on what you want to communicate, lengths of content blocks will vary. Think about this: an e-commerce site will probably have short blocks of content, because they'll want you ...


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Answer At 200ms you're close to Google's Ideal Server Load Time You should reduce your server response time under 200ms There are small things you can do to decrease the perceived load time: Full Page Loads Work in transitions so the loading bar spends less time on the load screen Provide a loader that users can "play with" Remove the loading bar. ...


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Historically there was some research that indicated content that was too wide became hard to read and thus a standard of 960px was adopted. However there's a strong emphasis on "reading" width there... for a web application I hate it when I'm artificially constrained to a small width like 960 when I'm on a nice wide 24"+ screen and I want to see more ...


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