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I am practically convinced that using real objects is more intuitive... The power of computers comes from abstraction. Computers are glorified calculators. Everything in them is in bits, but because of abstraction, they can do much more than just add or subtract. Does anyone's desk look like a computer "Desktop" with items arranged in a grid? Would anyone ...


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JSON really just structures data in containers - {} or []. So the question really is what ways can you find of showing structures in a containers. I can't think of any more global container than a simple rectangle, and by using colours and some basic design elements, you can easily show a visual representation of the data. Here's a rough idea of what I ...


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As usual, it depends It’s true that task-centered UI structures can better fit the user’s mental model of the task, but object-centered UI structures can better fit the user’s mental model of the objects (e.g., what belongs to what). Thus, object-centered UI structures are preferred when the user is primarily studying or appraising the content mentally, ...


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First and above all, i encourage you to do usability testing or card sorting. Whatever answers you'll get from experts are going to be based off a project with unique properties that are unlikely to match yours, despite the fact that some heuristics will help, but still testing with users will get you the best answer. Happy to list the following pointers: ...


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All of the "3 levels" seem to me as one level actually. Where you could show some sort of filter, all on same level, with Profession - Type of employment - Location, all of which should have option for multiple selection. When you finish your prototype (either on paper with all screens drawn, or even better digital clickable version) you could just ...


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I am not sure if there is a correct answer, without at least conducting user research. With all products being different, there might be room to investigate your use cases better. You could break the information out into separate sections by bucketing the listings in separate categories, and then list the postings in an A-Z sort, something like the example ...


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As I say, I am practically convinced that using real objects is more intuitive, but I do not find research about this aspect of the user experience and I would be happy to confirm whether or not I am right. Absolutely yes! The very idea is very intuitive. Humans remember by linking things and association of things with each other. When we look at things, ...


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Red and green are loaded with meaning, so you should be careful how you use them while representing state. New - blue (or something else neutral) plus, or an icon that looks "shiny" Removed - is the removed state something missing? then definitely a red x, but sometimes you might not want to make such a negative statement about removed items. In this case ...


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