It won't be as black and white as that.
For instance - if it's a weather website and there is a button on there for Report a Tsunami then that's almost never going to get clicked, but that doesn't mean it's not needed.
It's all going to depend on a variety of factors. Business requirements / politics dictating that features need to be present, legal ...
As always, XKCD has an appropriate comic:
If you have a button on your website that is very rarely used, consider that the people who use that button might rely on it more than you think. For example, Word has an option to insert an ActiveX object. I doubt many people use it nowadays, but it's still in there because some people do.
Backwards compatibility ...
Try showing them visually, as they build the restriction and exemption times. With each criterion added, the timeline updates.
I'm not sure I fully understand your use case, but it sounds like users need to clearly see the results of their restrictions and exceptions. I'm focusing a little bit on how to see the outcome as feedback.
Forcing them to read and ...
The click-through rate should not be your only consideration.
Google's I'm Feeling Lucky button is used for less than 1% of searches. That 1% costs the company $110 million per year (in 2007) in lost revenue due to advertising being skipped. The button doesn't even work that well for getting you the optimal search result. Despite these drawbacks, Google ...
I like the answer of @JonW that is quite complete.
I'd add a note: if the feature is polluting your view, you might want to hide it under a "advanced features" collapsible panel. It is important a person (especially a newcomer) can see the frequent operations right under his nose (typically grouped at the right, the top or on a flying panel with noticeable ...
A lot depends on your audience and your product, but in general the term "Millions of colours" isn't particularly helpful. Do you mean 2 million or 786 million?
If you're selling a new DSLR camera, the common jargon is 12-bit, 14-bit, etc. and not the number of colours - so that is what you should stick to.
If you're talking about software (especially ...
I hope I am not misunderstanding your needs, but my recommendation is to do away with the exception/exclusion periods, as they are merely reinstating the default (criterion* applies) in a period of "restriction" (criterion does not apply). Intuitively it might appear simpler to say (as in your 3rd example) "The criterion should apply all year, except for a ...
For "quick-glance" it is okay not only hide y-axis but also hide x-axis. An example are sparklines, although they fit more as inline graphics.
The reduced version of a trend line is just an arrow. It is perceived really fast and any axes make it look complex.
One thing you should consider is to use such graph in strong context as supplementary material so ...
I would describe the options in terms of "quality", with technical footnotes. This teaches the user at a high level what a phrase like 16 bit vs 32 bit means. It also provides the information for more technically minded users to get exactly what they want.
Low Quality (8 bit)
Medium Quality (16 bit)
High Quality (32 bit)
Others have mentioned that a lower bottle is easier to replace. Two other reasons:
Stability. The faucets must be lower than the bottle, so rasing the faucets would mean raising the bottle. This would raise the centre of gravity of the cooler and make it more likely to tip over.
So people can lean on it, as in the picture. :)
People are making a lot of sense from the software side, but I think we need to look deeper. You essentially don't want people to be an expense without providing revenue. In that case, what's to stop a user from going to the restaurant, checking in, and leaving without spending any money?
The only way to ensure revenues exceed expenses is to tie them ...
The Apple terminology dates back to a time when the options in the list were:
Black & White
Later, it changed to:
The amount of millions doesn't matter for two reasons:
The number is really a relative measure of size and is presented in sequence with others like it. "Millions of colours" in isolation isn't meaningful, ...
There are a few questions you need to ask before removing the axis.
Is the user familiar enough with the content of the graph that he will never have to second guess what the content is? eg: Since I have no idea regarding the context of the graph, it took me a while to figure out what it is about.
Is this the only graph in view? If so, I would keep the ...
1) Absolutely do not distinguish between upper-lower case. (So, i can type EITHER abc or Abc or aBc, and it works.)
(In presenting the string, do use only UPPER case letters, of course: they are clearer. But the user can enter either with no difference.)
2) Absolutely do not use any of the "problem" letters/digits that look like other letter/digits, ...
Overlap of rules
I apologize if I misunderstood the ASK, but I feel this is a classic case of AND & OR operations (kind of :P).
Users add a rule (set up time period) i.e Application
Users can add another rule on top of the above rule i.e Exception, which may or may not overlap with the set time period.
Since the application and exception are closely ...
Without looking through the internet for help it is a steep learning curve for some new users. A massive part of Apple's product is having the support to complement it, in this case the Genius Bar, and also telephone support.
I first got a macbook around 6 years ago, and I also struggled to work out how to rename a folder. I achieved this learning by ...
I would agree with the user testing suggestion above, but you might also have some pretty good idea of what your users want to do when they come to your site - if they have to log in, there must be some clear actions they will want to take once there.
Your job is to make it as easy as possible for them to accomplish the tasks they want to accomplish, so ...
What if a Temporary QR code is Randomly Generated in the Rewards App, and then scanned in the premises? So, here is the story -
1) When I want to check-in, I fire the rewards app, and it generates a random QR code.
2) At the counter, or say a mounted tablet device or something, the scanning app is available. I scan the random QR code and check-in.
3) The ...
It depends on the target audience. For Squarespace, it makes perfect sense for them to focus on a more visual/audio experience since that's their target demographic (artists, musicians, etc.).
The page can be better utilized if it's designed to guide the user towards relevant information. This doesn't mean cramming everything into the top 600 pixels but ...
for a first-time user, who never worked with any computer, its really confusing
I don't think that's Apple's target demographic. For that matter, I don't think that, in 2014, that's any OS manufacturers target demographic.
So, if accommodating that demographic results in a cluttered UI for others, it's understandable why they may omit it.
As for Apple, ...
Companies such as Apple and Facebook can somewhat get away with being trendsetters and dictating behaviour to their users. This is because they have such market penetration and users will spend more time using them than others.
ie, if you propose a different 'Like' button behaviour on your low-traffic website than Facebook or Google+ do, then you are likely ...
What's a File Extension?
From a user point of view "file extension" is troublesome. Extensions can be hidden and often times are by default by modern file browsers.
For many common file types, it doesn't matter to the user. For example, I don't care if the extension is ".doc" or ".docx" -- all I care about it that the file ...
Effective design is more important that exciting design
If this is a system you want users to feel comfortable learning and using frequently, your primary goal should be to provide an interface (including a set of colors) that allows users to manipulate their cloud files as quickly and effectively as possible.
Once that goal has been accomplished, you can ...
Usually simplifying the copy language helps (something like "add valid time range" & "block specific dates".
A second option would be adding colors such as green (for restricted times) and red (for exception times), following the logic:
Green => go, Red =>stop
A third option is to add an icon (+ for add, - for restricting).
Best if you do all ...
It all depends on the user need that you are trying to satisfy. Is the product going to be used for scheduling/time management?
Is it going to help anyone if there is no time/location set?
Does the user use anything else for setting up meetings and this app that you are building serves another purpose ?
In order to make a good decision you should find out if ...