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Better user experience while having a small amount of content to show

The first screen isn't "boring," it's "focused." A user will be task-driven and goal-oriented during this setup process. Rather than looking to be entertained or stimulated (as ...
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Too many reports because report button is too convenient

If the problem is that "...report button is too convenient" and you can't change this (otherwise check Thomas' great answer) then you already have the solution implemented here on Stack Exchange ...
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What's this dark pattern for placing an expensive product next to an even more expensive product to make it appear cheaper?

It's a cognitive bias called Anchoring. When people are uncertain of a product's worth, they use the information they can see to assess it - and the high-priced gold-plated widgets change that ...
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Too many reports because report button is too convenient

There are certainly options which make use of UI design and not only input validation. Don't get me wrong: input validation is also a good point, see the other answers. I just think it's not the only ...
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Practical origins defined our tastes When car finishes became shiny (because they weren't always) [1,2] due to the availability of the required technology and paint materials, it was mostly for ...
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Rewards System: Points or Money?

I previously designed/tested an application similar to FanDuel/DraftKings that included both points and cash as a reward. With the points system, the user could accumulate points - lose them or have ...
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Metro station stop design to prevent people from commiting suicide

Turin's unmanned tube (Italy) has barriers that extend from the quay to the ceiling of the basement. It is virtually impossible to fall on the tracks without tampering with the automatic doors. ...
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What's this dark pattern for placing an expensive product next to an even more expensive product to make it appear cheaper?

This could be called a decoy price, using the compromise effect: A firm sells two types of coffeemakers: A and B. The price of coffeemaker A is $20 including a $5 margin. The price of coffeemaker B ...
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Too many reports because report button is too convenient

The fact that your users submit pointless feedback is good. The far harder problem in collecting feedback is getting them to do it at all. Please improve the UX of your flag reviewers, not your flag ...
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Better user experience while having a small amount of content to show

A footer after the final list item (with, say, the number of results) may help indicate that the user has seen all the possible results. (Please excuse my art skills)
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Reason why brand logotypes are in lowercase?

While it's basically a trend, there are psychological reasons that support this trend: in consumer's minds, all lowercase logos are friendlier, while proper case logos have more authority. Across ...
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Better user experience while having a small amount of content to show

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Where should a delete action be inside a menu?

As a user, I would fall into the group of those who make a mistake and delete the item, but not only because of the location but also because of the lack of perceptual contrast between "Modify&...
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Where should a delete action be inside a menu?

To reduce user errors, I would put the delete action at the end of the action list. Also, add a red colour to the irreversible action.
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Rewards System: Points or Money?

I don't think the response to a shrinking money balance can be attributed to loss aversion. Your users are not being faced with a choice between certain small losses and less likely large losses. ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Getting real information is one of toughest thing in web. My approach to this problem is to utilise user's FEAR. When you know something can't be UNDO, some users sure think about it twice.
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Getting the real name of an user

You need to be transparent with the end-user regarding your exact intentions with their information. As @Jivan previously touched upon, this is more of a psychological issue than one of a technical ...
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Where should a delete action be inside a menu?

I'd say, make those options a little more difficult to reach and use: place them separately, use separators, maybe use confirmation dialogs, if it won't damage the flow. (I think CAPTCHA and password ...
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Too many reports because report button is too convenient

I find it frustrating as a user when it's too hard to flag or report come content, so I think it's good to have it be convenient. On the other hand, as you point, it could increase the number of ...
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

I suspect this is partly function of utilitarian materials choice, as well as customer choice. Customers have certainly pulled car colour choices down to a narrow range of gloss or metallic colours. ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Inform the user that the service would be useless without the real name, or make the service in such way. I think this is the best way to get real information. This will depend on the app but it could ...
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Behavioral Research regarding wait time display

Some interesting research on wait times from the Nielsen Norman Group. Response Times: The 3 Important Limits 0.1 second is about the limit for having the user feel that the system is reacting ...
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What metrics have been used differentiate between user engagement and addiction?

From Wikipedia Customer Engagement: Customer engagement is a business communication connection between an external stakeholder (consumer) and an organization (company or brand) through various ...
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Metro station stop design to prevent people from commiting suicide

In Japan they use fences to stop this from happening.
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Where should a delete action be inside a menu?

If the primary button is labeled "Yes", then you could change it to something like "Delete '...'", which indicates an action that performs the next task. The color of the button is ...
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The Psychology of Colors

It's necessary to have go with a ux project, having some color (should be match to the psychology), but before that you should know who are your USERS. I am saying this because color has different ...
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Which screen type is clearer, and why?

When you are concerned about familiarity you should structure your component left-aligned as 99% of other sidebar-account-header-components. It also creates a consistency of reading-flow from left i.e....
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how to know a user real name with psychology questions?

"Psychology questions" won't get you anywhere here because, typically, the person whose psyche you'd be probing was not in charge of giving themselves a name. It's usually the parents who do ...
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Were we mistaken about rounded corners being better UX?

If this question (whether or not our conclusions are subjective) is opinion-based, then I think that shows that the Field of UX is opinion-based. Let’s start here. UX is a huge field of study. Like a ...
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Designing Experimental Webapps and Avoiding Bias

Here is a list of biases you should avoid. These biases may result in bias in emotional responses from the subject of the pictures or from the subject of the test. Facial Expressions: The faces ...
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