Ken
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What to use for "other" or "unknown" gender?
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It seems that "Unknown" is true to the situation. Go with that. You could always explain, as you did on this site, why gender is unknown.

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Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
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It is a right-handed world. It used to be that if you switched our right/left click buttons the arrow would point towards the right (opposite of the images cited). This supports that the arrow ...

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Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?
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Think of this as a data visualization problem: The awards make up an ordinal scale, where a "particular value has no significance beyond its ability to establish a ranking over a set of data points". ...

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What is the reverse of an Unsubscribe?
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If the user has just clicked 'Unsubscribe' then you might show 'Resubscribe' to afford them an option to Undo. However, if some time has passed then just show 'Subscribe' as its essentially the same ...

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What to use - "Login" or "Sign in"? What about both?
5 votes

Be Consistent If you are leveraging Facebook then you want to align the labeling with that system. They use "Log In". This is not so much a semantic issue as it is a design consistency issue. ...

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Show submit button only after the form has been validated?
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4 votes

Usually the primary active element (in this case a 'Submit' verb button) affords the user a clue about what to do. A disabled button is encoded with two dimensions: what do do and that you cannot do ...

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Should a form's back button save the data entered before navigating backwards
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Be weary of mixing form buttons and navigation links. A user will likely think 'Back' button is a navigational item not a form submission. Assuming button click = server trip to save data. The ...

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Colleagues drip-feeding me feedback from random users. What should I do?
3 votes

Collecting knowledge is extremely important. Keep that barrier to entry low. It is a good thing to get data like this without friction. Unless you don't want the information, I would discourage you ...

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Selected state of two icons--clarity
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Version 2 looks to me more like a grid selection to me. But I am not your user (most of the UX community here probably is not either). I am also well aware of select/deselect and grid/list views ...

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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience
3 votes

Stand on the shoulders of giants Leverage familiar patterns (google maps, yahoo maps, etc) and talk to your user. See if they are accustomed to using another mapping UI. Here is an ESRI Map Design ...

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How tech savvy a good UX Designer should be?
3 votes

Pursue the activities that make you most happy (and successful). Then seek clients/employers that have needs best suited to your interests. Its a two-way street and you'll also want to look for ...

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How to approach a UX Strategy presentation
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I urge you to consider the format with deep regard. This is a presentation. Think of it as a pitch of sorts. The message should match the receiver(s). Get to know your audience as much as you can, ...

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Ideas for mobile, tablet, desktop or web for app that in a first step consists of lots of data entry?
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Design for people not device. You might prototype a few scenarios that involve mobile + desktop pairing. Wearable UXD is a good example of this paradigm. Generally desktops are better for data ...

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"My account" page mockup - change password form on this page?
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2 votes

Overall this looks like a great start. However, consider the following points to help streamline the UX making your design more efficient and easier to use. If possible make one purpose per page. You ...

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Will using "X" for both "close" and "remove" cause confusion
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This is a snap to test. I agree with + add, - remove, x close. You can use a tooltip to combine symbol and word labels. Mock up both and put it in front of about 5 users, get their feedback. ...

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Unlimited scrolling via an accordion
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A good approach is Lean UX. Sketch both solutions and then run it by a few users. Let users guide your design. Since you have some tasks outlined already, a cognitive walkthrough is probably going ...

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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?
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Whatever your constraints, stick to conventions where possible. Check out Nielsen's 10 Heuristics for good rules of thumb. If an element is not editable, it should appear disabled or inactive. Help ...

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how to optimize candlestick charts from finance
2 votes

Yes! Colors and line thickness all matter. They add complexity to the image, increasing the amount of information the user has to absorb to understand. This question is about your audience: Are they ...

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Reactive (real-time update) or not for better user experience
2 votes

While page-refresh (or request), database locking and async can be technical solutions, I think that all three options are a little bit near-sighted. Always manage expectations and tell the customer ...

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Street address confirmation
2 votes

This is an A/B test waiting for the 'test'. You have a use case, prototype and now talk to some users, even if its UserTesting.com. I recommend having the user speak aloud as they walk through the ...

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What is the best way to display the main menu on my app?
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Like most things, there is no magic bullet solution. Leveraging standards, for better or worse, can guide you down an established direction. Your users are likely have seen and possibly gotten ...

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Design pattern to display missing data in line/bar chart of a daily data feed
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Leave it out. Be true to the data. If it is missing (and your scale starts at a non zero) leave it out. The white space is true to the data by showing a gap. Tufte says something to that effect when ...

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How to enhance bilingual - auto suggest search box?
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Enforcing one language on an element within a multilingual experience might be confusing. If your users are using several languages on the app, then that should be respected. Otherwise it could be ...

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How can I show a clear hierarchy in a small space?
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Keep DRY With categorical information, you do not necessarily have to show the category label repeatedly. Use proximity to group the category and subject. My guess based on your img your users are ...

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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?
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The 10 Usability Heuristics are as close to a 'Bible' as you can get. Visibility of system status: The system should always keep users informed about what is going on, through appropriate feedback ...

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Is there a heatmap solution that works behind a login redirect?
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I work for an enterprise analytics company and have similar issues with security. Unfortunately I have not found a pretty heatmap out of the box per se, but I have looked into Piwik. I cannot use it ...

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Mobile money input, easiest method
1 votes

Consider native mobile controls The number input will show a number pad with decimal. It is probably best to keep it straight-forward and provide a single number input with help text with an example ...

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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience
1 votes

The image below is an example of how to handle some of the visual design issues. Further analysis is needed for more a solution that includes interaction design, validation, data connections and ...

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Using both horizontal and vertical scroll on mobile
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At first glance, this appears to be similar to having a carousel within a browser window. This pattern works well for browsing a series of items. There are in-page indicators of scrolling progress and ...

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Mixing LTR (left to right) and RTL (right to left) content on the same page
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One option is to offer a language preference so the entire screen/site is a consistent. Or try a language translator (google?). If those are not feasible, the direction should reflect how its read ...

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