Skip to main content
47 votes

Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Abbreviations or Flags only = worst comprehension Using abbreviations only could cause uncertainties because users might not know the abbreviation for the particular country and leave them guessing. ...
Kristiyan Lukanov's user avatar
30 votes

Is it a good decision to include monospace fonts in UI?

Monofaked fonts There's a solution already planned in design for this type of situation, it's to use pseudo monospace fonts or proportionally spaced typefaces with a monospaced appearance. Type ...
Danielillo's user avatar
  • 19.2k
18 votes

Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Keep in mind that the full country names are language dependant, while the flags and ISO codes are not. I’m not sure displaying all country names in english would be preferable to using language-...
Sxilderik's user avatar
  • 281
16 votes

Should hourly email notification accumulate all the notification from past hours?

As the user requested hourly updates, they'd probably be confused if notifications from previous updates were included. Of course, the text has to be modified: 1 new notification since last update. A ...
Gerda's user avatar
  • 479
14 votes
Accepted

Is it possible for a web application to be *too* fast?

If the system responds so quickly to a user-initiated action that there's no indication that the application has completed a task, this can be detrimental to the user experience. The usability ...
Jonathan's user avatar
  • 2,519
12 votes

Is it a good decision to include monospace fonts in UI?

Often people use monospaced fonts to create simple tables or ASCII art. If you don't allow a true monospaced font you are making a blanket decision for all of your users that those uses are ...
WiringHarness's user avatar
11 votes

Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Depending on whether the information is relevant or merely informative, I would always display the flags (the graphical information has more impact) and, if relevant, the two letters of ISO 3166-1 ...
roetnig's user avatar
  • 450
8 votes

Specific messages for wrong password or wrong mail - which is the correct practice?

Giving separate error messages for a wrong password vs a wrong username (or email) allows users to easily find out whether or not a given username exists in your system. All they have to do is enter ...
Daniel Beck's user avatar
  • 4,592
7 votes
Accepted

So I created personas. What's next?

Well, it all depends. Each project has its particularities, you'll have different resources, time, budget and so on. There's always the temptation to do more and to over analyse to play safe, which of ...
Devin's user avatar
  • 38.1k
7 votes

Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Yes, switching to three-letter abbreviations makes sense, because flags are not unique. Technically, there's a minor hue difference between the Dutch and Luxembourg flag, but your average device isn'...
MSalters's user avatar
  • 1,376
7 votes

Show user 'Access denied' page or redirect to landing page

There's a 3rd option for security concerns: denying a page exists Working on enterprise software, I've come across feature request for customers who used our platform: Customers who do not want to ...
Mike M's user avatar
  • 24.7k
6 votes

Action Menu on table

So here showing this actions on all the rows all the time doesn't look good. To solve this, you need an action bar. You could have it like how you currently have, which is shown in yellow. Another ...
Kish's user avatar
  • 2,607
6 votes

Is it a good decision to include monospace fonts in UI?

Typing and reading are two distinct things If I were you, I would go for monospace or monofake for the one liners and maybe headings, and proportional sans-serif for whatever can grow to multiline. ...
Pavel's user avatar
  • 443
5 votes

How to improve user experience in mobile/responsive screen when we deal with complex table structure?

The typical alternative on mobile would be to stack it in to one column and use cards for each area. Something like this:
Matt O'Keefe's user avatar
  • 1,860
5 votes

What's best UX practice for a OR/AND search box?

I think the learning curve comment you received was more because the switch along with either "All" or "Any" was confusing. When the user is viewing the switch with "All" there is no context as to ...
TDsouza's user avatar
  • 658
5 votes

Looking for a good analogy!

Death by meeting ☠️ The best analogy I've come up with for office-dwellers is meetings. Both the scheduled and unscheduled variety apply, but the latter is the best parallel. There's nothing more ...
plainclothes's user avatar
  • 21.3k
5 votes

Looking for a good analogy!

I have a demotivational poster behind my desk that sums this up quite nicely. Irresponsibility- No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood. It's in the owner's best interest to remove ...
Starshine's user avatar
  • 151
5 votes
Accepted

Is "UI Event logs" a thing?

It sounds like what you're describing is some form of analytics. And yes, that is a thing. Not only traditional analytics such as Google Analytics that show you the various journeys people take on ...
JonW's user avatar
  • 37.4k
5 votes

Should all my buttons be the same size if they are on different screens?

Size communicates importance, and it could be confusing as to why some categories are "larger" than others. Opt to stay consistent with the sizing, even if they don't all fit on one line. (...
Izquierdo's user avatar
  • 12.7k
4 votes
Accepted

Is there a difference between Experience Design(XD) and UX design

Sachin, correct me if I am wrong, I Google and sharing you the information below from Wikipedia, Quora, Youtube along with source link because the topic is very well explained in detail. User ...
Sourabh Rangdal's user avatar
4 votes

Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Country codes and names are often confusing. I'll give an example. English: Switzerland Switzerland has four official languages: German: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft French: Confédération ...
Frezzley's user avatar
  • 141
4 votes

Using pop up or modal for mobile/tablet a good practice? If yes, why? If no, what are alternative options?

Use when you want to allow users to maintain the context of their task. the user needs to know/do something important before they carry out their task. you require acknowledgement and the cost of an ...
Dipak's user avatar
  • 16.2k
4 votes

Best interface for when you have to restart a system

The longer the duration or the higher the risk that something goes wrong, the more information you should provide. I assume that restarting the server takes several minutes and has a high risk to not ...
Christian Strempfer's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Graphs - Contrast b/w colors are eye soothing colors

Graphs are always used to display different set of values. Contrast helps users to instantly distinguish and categorize the values; whereas shades of same color will create confusion and would require ...
Dipak's user avatar
  • 16.2k
4 votes

Specific messages for wrong password or wrong mail - which is the correct practice?

There is no one universal answer. IMO, the developers have a relevant argument: security. Alternately, as a UX Designer, I alway favor my user's experience: be specific in which field was wrong. Your ...
jhurley's user avatar
  • 1,257
4 votes

Are primary red buttons a good option?

There are A/B tests that tell us red is more effective than green. But you have to ask why the A/B test swung that way. All we know really is that red was more effective because more people clicked on ...
Roger Attrill's user avatar
4 votes

Preloader for search form

I would suggest a loader for the grid only, after the user clicks on search. This is how we had it done previously.
Kish's user avatar
  • 2,607
4 votes

Looking for a good analogy!

A good analogy for this can be found in this article from nngroup: Most computer users have learned that running too many programs at the same time can slow down or even crash the machine. We ...
Aline's user avatar
  • 1,904
4 votes

"Are you sure?" Request for confirmation modal usability research

This pattern is often called friction. Below is an excerpt from the article Friction in UX design can be benificial, by Mia Sheffields: Friction in UX design is when something in the design slows the ...
haugsand's user avatar
  • 416

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