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iOS Swipe to edit difficult to discover

I have seen some apps use a brief animation that slides over, partly revealing the hidden feature, and then slides back to notify the user of the hidden features. This could be done upon first load or ...
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How to best group interview subjects into “roles” for persona creation?

Interview / observe them, understand their behavior, then slowly uncover the commonalities. Use those to start uncovering their roles / groupings. Roles become apparent after the analysis of the data, ...
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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?

Add a discrete link in a secondary focus area (top right) This is how Gmail managed to remove the CC and BCC fields from their compose window. In your case it might look something like this: The ...
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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?

I think the suggestion @denislees offers makes sense. Also, by way of another example, below is how reddit (who require a title, but text in the message body is optional) does it:
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Is there a difference between affordance and discovery?

According to CodeAcademy, potentials for interaction are collectively called the affordances of an object. The visual cues or other aspects of an object that a designer uses to indicate potential and ...
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iOS Swipe to edit difficult to discover

Many apps opt to keep the swiping as a discoverability feature, because they rely on their target audience figuring things out on their own. But, not every group will do that, and generally the older ...
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Personas for Users who want to quit an unwanted habit

In the design thinking process, creating personas is stage 2 of the process. Stage 1 is research. From your question, it appears you don't yet have all the answers you need. Right now you have a quite ...
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Features of a complex interface: learnability or discoverability?

Working on similar thing The system ultimately needs to be used repeatedly in our service, so we are designing it with 'expert use' in mind. We know this will make orientation and learnability worse,...
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How to best group interview subjects into “roles” for persona creation?

The Interview should be focused around deducting what roles the subjects fit into, rather than predefining it. However, if the is distinction in terms of the roles is important, you could screen the ...
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How to differentiate two types of map pins

Use multiple subtle cues to make the partnered stations look more important, e.g. not just color but maybe also a little bigger, with a slight glow effect, maybe a star shape or something special, etc....
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Visited links: expectations and accessibility

Looking at Google (here's your example of a contemporary website still using it), it makes sense for search results to see which pages you have visited in search for that one page giving the right ...
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Is there a concept for "yet to be discovered" affordances?

From Wikipedia:, Gaver's named them hidden affordances : William Gaver divided affordances into three categories: perceptible, hidden, and false. A false affordance is an apparent ...
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Is hiding the search box at the top of a list on iOS good UX?

As with any sort of UX / IXd this is highly subjective; one person might think it's a wise idea, another not. I'm of the opinion that it's could be good, if it's implemented well. If I understand ...
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what are the differences between Scenario and user stories?

Too often in UX design we find both new and experienced designers debate over the definition of terminologies. Before I give my take on the answer it is important firstly for you to consider what you ...
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When to hide, disable or gray out a button that shouldn't be clicked on until a field is filled?

Usually there is one question that I ask while designing such an interface. Does any user action change the state of the control that is currently disabled? If any user actions toggles the state of ...
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What's the recommended way to help user discover new actions in Android application

Onboarding after a patch release is quite common in applications. It usually comes in the forms of tooltips or a "splash" screen when the user first opens the newly updated app. However, if you do ...
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Is it bad practice to hide content expecting some user interaction to show it?

I've done it both ways, and have now come firmly down on the side of not hiding. For me, the principle of Avoid Surprises is key, with Make Affordances Obvious following close behind. In the site ...
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Is it bad practice to hide content expecting some user interaction to show it?

Hiding titles sometimes makes sense. Check out any IMDB image gallery on desktop. By default, the blurb about who's in the image and credits, etc, are all hidden. You actually click the Image to ...
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Is it bad practice to hide content expecting some user interaction to show it?

In general, breaking user's expectation is bad UX. Imagine a newspaper without titles ). But in some particular cases it works good. In your example they try to provide smooth navigation within ...
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Why do apps not emphasise on 'Login' buttons like they do for 'Sign up' buttons?

Sometimes it's not a good practice to highlight too many elements since users might find it hard to get to the primary function. I think that's why designers focus on the most important one which is ...
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Is UX research, in a very specialist B2B space with no existing users, possible?

(In a nutshell: Do research with people who do what your system supports, not on "users.") You say there are no current users. But there are people who do the tasks that your system will support, ...
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Affordability for clicking

The box indeed invites the user to click, whereas without the box it looks like a simple status with no possible interaction. To decrease user cognitive load of having to match which status ...
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How to best group interview subjects into “roles” for persona creation?

A method that works very well for me is looking at the extremes of the personas attributes and form groups where the needs and outcomes seem to divert the most. So for example, in this case, you ...
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Best way to discover creating events in calendar application

I personally know much more obvious situations with large buttons where a normal user does not recognize the action to be executed. In the case of hidden actions such as the one shown on this calendar ...
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Personas for Users who want to quit an unwanted habit

I would just add to Leo Wattenberg's excellent response that one also needs to define what kind of addictions we are talking about. While the concept of addiction is fairly clear, the manifestations (...
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How to quickly benchmark for a beginner

For your assignment, I would focus less on finding the right tool to benchmark, and more on the metrics that you'll want to capture and improve. Nielsen Norman has a good 7-step process for your ...
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How to best group interview subjects into “roles” for persona creation?

"Roles" in this case should be taken in the larger sense of group. As Nicolas Hung pointed out, these groups become apparent only after conducting the research, through the analysis. Commonalities are ...
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Is UX research, in a very specialist B2B space with no existing users, possible?

I think that one possibility is to turn your approach upside down. Rather than doing a product related approach, I'd go with solved needs research. As you say, this is a ground breaking product and ...
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Order of conducting "comparative analysis" and "competitive analysis"

Ideally you would probably end up doing both as part of your research, so assuming you do them at around the same time it will not really make too much different the order that you carry them out. ...
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How to differentiate two types of map pins

Based on this comment Nope we do have extra benefits if user goes to partnered pumps . it is a major use case for us I would suggest to have a more subtle filling color for the other icons. ...
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