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Various hotels I have come across (though I remember that primarily from China) had simple lamps with the respective do not disturb and please clean room signs next to the door and accordingly labeled switches on the inside of the room to activate either of the exterior lights. It cannot be used by anyone other than the guest. It costs somewhat more than a ...


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I have seen indicators that are inserted into the key card slot so that keys can't be inserted until the indicator is removed. These solve the problem of being accidentally changed, since they are anchored to the door. Pros: The user is almost always required to be looking directly at the tag when inserting it into the door lock, so it is unlikely to be ...


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tl;dr: Some of the invoices are not eligible for payment. They were excluded from payment processing. [details] Error messages should separate two things: Information for the end user (What they can do to "fix things") Diagnostics for support and for the developers Of course the developer is happy because they see what they want. But it's not helpful ...


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There is something called Paperless Signs like below While a passerby can still switch the action. Here the mode of turning the light on should be only available with the guest. I guess punching the room card/keys. Whichever sign you'll punch your card on the light will glow.


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I notice that the answers cover a slightly different field from what was asked in the comment by JonW: Really, what I'm interested in is whether or not people know what they can do with tags after they've already been assigned - such as browsing the site using tags to find related content, as opposed to just tagging content with relevant tags. so here's ...


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In What Drives Content Tagging: The Case of Photos on Flickr (Nov, Naaman, Ye, 2008), content tagging by a random sample of Flickr users is analysed: We contacted a random sample of users, selected from a page of photos uploaded recently to Flickr, and emailed 1373 users an invitation to participate in the webbased survey. A total of 237 valid ...


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Sliders attached to the doors can do the trick. The material used will determine the options to fix them, their appearance and their longevity. This solution seems to be consistent with your two first conditions. Here are examples : Original wordings can then check your two last conditions. For example : on the left under half : "Everything is just fine. ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag Hashtags are mostly used as unmoderated ad-hoc discussion forums; any combination of characters led by a hash sign is a hashtag, and any hashtag, if promoted by enough individuals, can "trend" and attract more individual users to discussion using the hashtag. The tag you are talking of in this context is a keyword/...


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Sometimes it's called Token input. For example here: http://loopj.com/jquery-tokeninput/


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They receive many names depending on the script you use, there seems NOT to be a consensus on a single specific name. Just to illustrate different options, here you have the names and link to the script that generates these blocks. Tags Input Token Input Tag Selector Select Box and also select box There seems to be some kind of consistent naming around ...


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I had this exact problem about a year ago, and ended up doing a number of interviews to try work out whether it was clearer. What I found is by no means definitive, it is just sharing my experience. We found that most people in our target group understood the concept of tags. A few understood them better as 'labels', which it seems they got from gmail. ...


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Partly to do with the likely matching lower case of the word when found embedded in the relevant content. Partly to provide a consistent nature to the tags without seeming to give any one tag preferential treatment or any sense of importance that is not due. Partly to remove a layer of complication when creating, defining, exposing, using, sharing, ...


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We are facing a similar situation where our client has a huge catalog and wants to allow its users to successively filter down the content by drilling down into a hierarchy defined by them; a hierarchy they can decide to change anytime and as much as they want. Add to that the fact that the target platform is Android, its omnipresent back button and ...


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It's not my words but NNGroup's: Simplicity Wins over Abundance of Choice Adding features that have little to no value to most users undermines people’s innate abilities to collect and process information efficiently. "Simplicity Usually Wins" I would strongly suggest solutions like the following for this situation. A simple Hint + Button named ...


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As mentioned in Smashing UX Design by Jesmond Allen and James Chudley of cxpartners, who have many years of experience with high profile retail website, they recommend using tabs in this way with caution as in usability testing they find that people don't always see the tabs. Tabs typically differentiate unconnected groups of items. Compartmentalizing items ...


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When the description has a hashtag, automatically add a corresponding number of tag buttons to the right of the row. Those will take the user to the results of the search query for "#Lunch" or "#clients" for example. As soon as the user adds/removes the hashtag to or from the description, the tag button gets added to or removed from the right hand side. ...


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A solution that seems to meet the requirements, but still doesn't seem great: a stiff piece of plastic with a profile like this: __________________|___________________ Top down it looks like this: [ Clean | Do not disturb ] You slide it under the door, with the appropriate bit sticking out. The vertical tab in the middle stays inside the room,...


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My company's product uses several entities that work like tags and form graph-ish tree structures, much like your example shows. (The product isn't public, so I can't get too detailed, sorry.) From a UX perspective, the main win that we've found is that the system is very flexible and can often describe more complex subject matter than a flat tag list or ...


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For replacements I always prefer to use double square brackets with natural language: Hello, [[first name]] Double brackets rarely appear in normal text but are easy to type and read, natural language removes the need to know/lookup field names. Alternatively you can use real data with highlighting and some tool-tips, bit trickier to implement but much ...


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One way to guide the user would be to style the tags as soon as the users finish typing a tag, thus indicating that the application/system has recognized their tag. For example, when the user types in the tags that you have entered for this question i.e. "user-behavior", "tags", "warnings", this is what people typically do. Instead, try the following. As ...


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Using search tool to find categories is not the best way: Search terms may contain errors in typo People tend to use different words for the same meaning Search makes invisible all the categories, so it is guessing-like The idea is to let create new category only after failing to get right one. To get appropriate category you could provide: filtering ...


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I'm not sure there is actually name for the field itself, but what you are referring to appears to be a tag editing widget applied to the field. A link to an implementation of it called 'Tag-it!' is here: http://aehlke.github.io/tag-it/


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You could have a long U-shaped plastic tab that fits over the latch portion of the door, with one side of it labeled 'Do Not Disturb' and the other side as 'Please Clean The Room'. The occupant puts this over the door latch before closing & then locking the door. This should meet all of your requirements: hard to misuse - the side of the plastic ...


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Although I wouldn't change a prototype based purely on the feedback from the first tester, I would definitely and fearlessly make such a change if I got a majority of the first 4-5 testers revealed a problem. ...and I would stop wasting testers on the old design until that change was complete. Here is why... In UX, Ignorance is precious. Every user only ...


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Maximize information density Tags are great for categorizing, but tough for quick scanning. If your goal is to enable users to quickly find an exercise to sculpt a specific muscle or region, try a visual approach. Create a standardized map of the body that is small enough to fit your UI, but large enough that users can distinguish the muscle groups. For ...


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A tags primary use is to place content in context, which means they are labels first and foremost. In real life we use tags all the time to label things to its belongings. Take a suitcase on an airport, it has at least two tags; (1) The suitcase destination airport and (2) the suitcase owners home address. These tags place the suitcase in context of ...


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Is "all lower-case" a rule? If you google "tag cloud images", you'll find all kinds of tags. Example from Wikipedia: The advantage I see for a pure lowercase situations, is that the tags could be used in a context where lowercase makes sense. Eg This post is marked with tag, tagging, lowercase and question as opposed to This post is marked ...


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~5k tags are far too confusing for any users so it is sure that without a search field it would be almost impossible to handle You should use a general search field (just like in YouTube) and maybe add among filter options ('Search among tags'). But if your built-in search engine is clever enough the results would be much more relevant to the search term if ...


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Yes tags can be hierarchical and there is actually a lot of (not yet widely recognised) potential in it. Although some people (probably like the question asker) have been curious and/or after hierarchical tagging for years, the reason it is not present on the CMS market now is more because of technical obstacles rather than not seeing point in it. With pure ...


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Thinking different I would like to answer this from another angle, as I feel the straight up answer has already been given. The question implies that users are alone and responsible of their own content like this system was some unattended SharePoint Intranet. But it's not. On all StackExchange sites, and on Wikipedia (which also uses tags) there are ...


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