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"1 other" or "one other"?

AP style says "spell out whole numbers below 10, and use figures for 10 and above". Chicago Manual style says spells out numbers below 100, or as an alternative rule to use AP style instead. ...
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Why is Figma/Adobe XD needed?

Because not everyone is working alone. Of course when you're the developer of your own design you don't need to sketch everything. I don't need to do it for my own app I'm developing either. But in a ...
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When you don't understand your users

Recently I developed a software in the nuclear energy domain, which was completely new to me. I hope you'll find some advice helpful: Learn the Basics. You need to know the basics. Visualize the ...
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What's a good single-word term that means "a user who's signed in to your website"?

Authenticated For example: Windows user groups have defined names one of which is Authenticated. The Authenticated Users identity Any user accessing the system through a logon process has the ...
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"1 other" or "one other"?

Use numerals for digital purposes The standard for 'traditional' copywriting is to fully write any number under 10, so one, two, three and so on. However, when it comes to digital interfaces, it's ...
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Should I assume that my users are computer literate?

Short answer: no. I don't know about your parents, but mine each have a smart phone and they have a Windows laptop at home. I wouldn't say they're computer literate, though. They know how to do the ...
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What's an inclusive way of asking for a user's gender and sexual orientation?

The Williams Institute of the UCLA Law School published a paper titled Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys. It'...
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Why is Figma/Adobe XD needed?

It is true you can design your app in Illustrator but where XD or Figma really shine is user testing. It is not called user experience (UX) for nothing. Sure you can print out your designs from ...
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What's a good single-word term that means "a user who's signed in to your website"?

Edit: Actually "Active" might be the best. You wouldn't really refer to "active" guests, but you do have "active" members. This is what Slack uses and Google also uses 'activity' to refer to log of ...
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Should a button say "Upgrade subscription" or "Change subscription"?

I have three main thoughts when it comes to your question. 1. Don't use the phrase "Upgrade Subscription" To me, this phrase says: "increase cost of this service". While you may ...
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What is the optimal time for a user on Login Page?

The answer is: as fast as possible Logging in is no user goal. It's simply a security gate that actually hinders the user in achieving his goal. A login page should be as clear as possible. Don't ...
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Is it a good idea to expire passwords after a time relative to their complexity?

NO This would be a security risk. You would be storing information about which passwords are less secure. The fact you had implemented this system would be easily discovered. If hackers acquired your ...
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So I created personas. What's next?

Well, it all depends. Each project has its particularities, you'll have different resources, time, budget and so on. There's always the temptation to do more and to over analyse to play safe, which of ...
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"Your app is empty man!" / How to modify UI/UX to stop this kind of feedback?

This can be clearly solved with a small foot note: Note you are only seeing outs that you have been invited to. As to where you could put it. You put it where you expect users would want to see it ...
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Show user 'Access denied' page or redirect to landing page

There's a 3rd option for security concerns: denying a page exists Working on enterprise software, I've come across feature request for customers who used our platform: Customers who do not want to ...
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Can animals perceive screens?

From this answer at Biology StackExchange: Cats and dogs can both view tv screens & monitors ... though their viewing experience is a little different to ours thanks to differences in cone ...
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How do I devise a notification frequency algorithm that won’t annoy users?

By all means introduce new users to your app the first time they ever use it, preferably by guiding them through that "cool new feature". This is actually a very useful on-boarding technique, and you ...
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What's the difference between User profiles and Personas?

This is a good question as you will find people have mixed responses about this. The way I have viewed this and multiple agencies and companies I have worked at also view this is: User profiling is a ...
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How can I make a good user experience if all users are different?

A good experience is tailored to accommodate specific user needs and surveys, for example, help uncover these needs. While your users are different individuals, you can segment most of them into ...
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Is it a good idea to use red color in User Interfaces?

You seem to be under the impression that color blind people cannot see certain colors at all. This is not the case. Most color blind people are able to see things just as clearly as the rest of the ...
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Full screen modal vs normal modal?

A full screen modal interrupts the workflow of the user and forces their attention towards the modal content. This works well if you want users to undertake actions which require full attention and/or ...
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How to indicate that a circular progress bar is clickable?

Progress of the challenge itself should not be clickable. The image you have attached gives me the notion that you are currently showing the progress of challenge 1. The progress itself cannot be made ...
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UX improvements for tabs with access control

Users that have no access to a page should not be able to click at it at all. If you let a user click on a button only tell them later that they have no access to its content it can make them ...
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When you don't understand your users

From my experience, my advice is that if you want to remain in the aeronautics domain, to learn about the domain e.g. attend some fast-track courses, spend sometime with the experts etc. This will ...
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What's the best way to tell a user that the field is a textbox?

That is a very broad, but interesting question. To be honest, I'd simply follow an established set of design guidelines than try to re-invent the wheel. You also appear to be overthinking this a ...
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What is the difference between user testing and user research?

User testing refers for a specific method for evaluation of an interface while user research incorporates a group of methodologies for evaluation of a system/interface that include user testing, ...
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What techniques can be used to assure users of their unique selection?

Continuity: Often the design, appearance and layout of popups differs drastically. Such popups are often provided via 3rd party tools or companies with limited style control, meaning that the language,...
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How would you display users engaging in the same app activity with the same first name and last name?

I would do two things simultaneously: add "you" to username (e.g. "John Doe (you)") - which would allow them to easily know which one is them - however not having any distinction between the other ...
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