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88 votes

How can I say "there is a possibility, up to 30 mins delay in the time you booked for calling you" shorter?

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 ...
musefan's user avatar
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81 votes

Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

Show the numbers. If the user selected three fruits to be shown, Apples, Oranges, and Melons, and only sees Apples and Melons in the pie and in the legend, they will wonder where the Oranges went. If ...
SQB's user avatar
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69 votes

Is it okay to name submit button as "Select"

...but name buttons after what they actually do. This might seem pedantic, but looking at the screenshot the "Select" button doesn't select the video, it confirms a previous selection, presumably by ...
Steve Jones's user avatar
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51 votes

Dealing with long-title buttons

Remember the user's context. Sometimes when we are creating an interface, we tend to forget that our user is navigating through a specific set of information to reach an action button. At that point, "...
Adnan Khan's user avatar
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49 votes

Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

How about his. show the percentage in the legend: Apples (20%) Melons (80%) Oranges (0%)
SAWilliams's user avatar
30 votes

Dealing with long-title buttons

Can you just annotate the button with a label? The label explains the action, and the buttons indicate a clear and specific action that will be taken. In some cases, we do something like this: ...
kettch's user avatar
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30 votes

Graph with overlapping labels

You have several visualization problems to solve in one graph. How are the users interacting with this? Your question is focused mostly on labels, however, you also mentioned showing when an element ...
Mike M's user avatar
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28 votes

Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

Yes, show it. The data IS important. Others gave given good reasons (the inclusion of Oranges clarifies they HAD been taken into account) and suggestions (show percentages or numbers, show a thin ...
kaay's user avatar
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25 votes
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Align text left or right Next to textBox?

It depends. LukeW has covered this in his book Web Form Design. It's not a new book, but covers most of the common web form problems. Each has an advantage/disadvantage: Right aligned: Right-aligned ...
Mike M's user avatar
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21 votes

Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

Don't use a pie chart Your problem stems from the fact you're using a pie chart. Pie charts are simply not a very good way of representing data (see here, here, here or here for some discussions of ...
Jack Aidley's user avatar
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19 votes
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Should I use "Search" or "Find” on my buttons?

With regard to English in general, "Search for Flights" and "Find Flights" would work equally well. "Find Flights" is subtly optimistic that there are flights that match the user's criteria. That may ...
Michael Zuschlag's user avatar
19 votes
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Graph with overlapping labels

If it is absolutely necessary to see all the amounts in detail all the time you could go with a variation of your second solution but still keep the figures in one column. like this Alternatively you ...
BrunoH's user avatar
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15 votes
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Should labels in forms follow the same grammar rules as titles

This is from Microsoft Title Caps: Capitalize the first letter of the first and last words. Capitalize the first letter of all words in between, with the exception of articles (a, an, and the); ...
Dipak's user avatar
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14 votes

Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

Definitely keep it in the legend. If you only have the two items in the legend it looks like you created a chart to show the comparison of Apples and Melons. For all the user knows there could be ...
DasBeasto's user avatar
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14 votes
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Form fields as sentence

Recent trends call that technique a Natural Language Form. That field and label appear appropriate to me in given situation; as it doesn't leave any scope of confusion. I just rearranged the fields ...
Dipak's user avatar
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14 votes

Is it okay to name submit button as "Select"

Take a step back here, do you need that button at all? The title of your dialog asks the user to "Select video", which they do by clicking straight on the video. Isn't that good enough? Do they ...
NH.'s user avatar
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13 votes

Dealing with long-title buttons

There are at least a couple of strategies you can apply to deal with this: Stick with the primary action word larger, then the rest of the words in smaller text, but it won't necessarily solve the ...
Michael Lai's user avatar
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13 votes
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What to do with button that have long labels

Buttons shouldn't be that long A button should be a succinct action statement: Download Upload View results Add to cart When the button verges on a sentence, there's likely room to optimize. How ...
plainclothes's user avatar
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12 votes

How can I say "there is a possibility, up to 30 mins delay in the time you booked for calling you" shorter?

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 ...
BrunoH's user avatar
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11 votes

Which is better to show "Label (optional)" vs "Label (not required)"?

There are few reasons to prefer optional but they do not make its usage mandatory. First and most simple because it is shorter then it requires less screen space. This has two advantages: It's ...
Adriano Repetti's user avatar
11 votes

Unit to display for 00:00 minute:second format

You can make something like : 11h32m or 18m17s Which is both short and pretty clear.
Adam's user avatar
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9 votes

Placement of buttons

As far as the buttons are concerned, I would suggest something like the attachment. I am not aware of the complete scenario though.
Fasih's user avatar
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9 votes

Form fields as sentence

Its not a no-go. This pattern is called "natural language form" and in some cases it can even be more effective then normal input forms. In your example its definitely okay to use this pattern, but ...
Pectoralis Major's user avatar
9 votes

Mark Link which blocks accesses from the EU because of the GDPR

Disclaimer: I am a usable privacy researcher employed by a German Data Protection Authority (DPA). This might be an unpopular opinion, but how about an alternative version of the site that provides ...
ralien's user avatar
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9 votes
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Progress bar design with text overlay

You could try making the bar thinner. right now, the thick bar almost looks like a button, or some kind of slider control. You can place the text just above. This way you don't have to worry about ...
Mike M's user avatar
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8 votes

Should I use "Search" or "Find” on my buttons?

If you started with a list of records/objects, FIND would be more grammatically correct. If you just started with a Search field (and nothing else), then SEARCH would be grammatically correct. So in ...
SteveD's user avatar
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7 votes

OK/Cancel on left/right?

Wow! Such a lot of answers arguing left or right. I ran tests on this myself and found them to be statistically inconclusive. The best answer I found was that it doesn't really matter which order ...
Roux Martin's user avatar
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7 votes
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Why do app icons on force touch popups not appear consistently in the same left or right spot

It keeps the icons in a single column when the eye scans down from the app icon. A user familiar with the icons can easily scan down to find the right selection. They are not forced to scan to the ...
Nicholas Pappas's user avatar
7 votes
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Do top, or left aligned field labels perform better at form completion?

There are many articles which recommend TOP ALIGNED over LEFT ALIGNED. It’s clear that top aligned and infield labels aren’t the quickest and easiest to scan, but what’s a better approach? The better ...
Mayo's user avatar
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7 votes

Is it okay to name submit button as "Select"

Well, let's step back a little. What is a person doing when they interact with the image based control? Making a "selection". (what does that mean? we'll get to that later) What is a person doing ...
taswyn's user avatar
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