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Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
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Not option 1. 90% of the time I'm copying and pasting IP addresses from another source and I'll bet these expert users are doing this too. Because of this I have to say Option 3 is the best bet.

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Thoughts on mobile 'matrix' style navigation?
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In other areas I've often heard this referred to as Springboard navigation. The biggest benefit in using this in my opinion is that it's already a navigation pattern that most mobile users know and ...

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Better to use generic verbs or slash-separated specific verbs in navigation?
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Do you have UI space for a two line menu description, so that the second line would offer a hints as to what the option does? Basecamp does a good job with this, see below. I love this method for ...

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Press-and-hold or Long-Press Gestures: Unintuitive?
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I think the point is that this gesture is unobtrusive. It doesn't take up UI real estate or complicate the interface. Because there is general problem with discoverability (if that's a word) as there ...

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How to display complex, interactive grid?
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I've struggled with these sorts of permissions matrices before. I've turned it on it's head in a business analytics app. I've made columns for each of the 3 levels of access. You can move an area from ...

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Is duping the consumer really a good business practice?
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Similar to Dark Patterns in interface design. The laundry cap is a good example. I'm sure they could make a smaller cap, one which is the adequate size for a normal load, instead of providing an ...

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What is a good way to position chart elements on a dashboard?
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Take everything mentioned by @JohnGB into consideration, but also note that Tables typically take up more horizontal space and that pie charts often require a square container. In my experience with ...

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Show more information from a table row
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Two patterns come to mind: Pop-up modal form when clicking edit in row: or Place the Edit form below when they click on the row. I would suggest that the pop-up modal form is a bit better, as '...

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Is there a widely-understood visual metaphor for using part or all of an existing item to make a new one?
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Focussing on a single component of a multi-part object might be the visualization you're looking for. This is rough:

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UX considerations for interactive mobile maps?
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For a number of reasons outlined by Brad Frost here I would vote for 'static, and clickable' to launch the default map app on the mobile device. Edit to provide more detail: Brad Frost proposes ...

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Best way to display plus/minus or pros/cons short sentences
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The bullet style in Update 2 is too representative of a trend. You see this type of indicator in stocks or other performance monitoring to represent a positive of negative trend since the last ...

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Where should I put my 'desktop site' link?
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In a similar project, we put a link at the top and at the bottom, combining both of your examples. Obviously the top link was clicked most. About 70/30, but that's not surprising. No matter what ...

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Vocabulary for a common interface bug
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In our office we call these TAWOL, target absent without official leave. The biggest offenders are slider content by far. "Oh that's interesting, let me click. Oops, too late."

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Concept for adding reminders
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I'm assuming the reminders are sent via email and that a survey will expire after a defined period, likely 30 days? The intent is to remind someone that you want their feedback and to encourage them ...

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Drop down menu best practice question
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I'm not sure I fully understand the part: drop down menus take up as much space as the options they contain... So you're not talking about this type of drop down, where the options can be any ...

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Best way to include multiple upload fields in crowded form?
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How about the pattern where they click an 'attach file' link, choose their file, then the link turns to 'attach another file', etc. Stop them after 4 files. Fogbugz uses this method and it works ...

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Should I provide template functionality?
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If you, as the SaaS provider, are able to offer predefined templates, it helps you stand out as an 'expert' for users and prospects. If this is possible, then that is a huge win for you. Being able to ...

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Announcement text length should be restricted or not?
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@Matt Rockwell's strategy of a mouse-over allows was one I was fond of on a recent project. We worked through several strategies on our app landing page. In beta we used the hover to expand, but opted ...

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How to allow two actions per list item?
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We had a similar concern in our app. We added a hamburger menu on the left side of each record to expose commonly used action buttons. Flow #1: tap action menu (overlay buttons appear), tap Add ...

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When to show a lock screen (iOS mobile app)
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I believe b) through e) should always require a passcode lock (if passcodes are enabled for this user). On the lock screen, have a checkbox that says 'Don't ask me again for this session' which will ...

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Controls on moving controls?
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It's not just that you drive a Peugeot, there are genuine limitations given what the driver is willing to pay for said feature. I would consider the desperate need to turn down the volume while in ...

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Suitable control to specify a filter parameter with a main category and its subcategories
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In our app we use a nested pick list type filter. This could become unwieldy in some circumstances, but in your case you only have two main categories, it should be fine.

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Empty Profile Pic options?
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I would suggest that trello's method is the most useful. They use a gravatar (or file upload), then fallback to the initials method. 37signals has a blog post about reinventing the default profile pic,...

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Is it a good idea to allow drag and drop items to be dragged from a slide-in menu?
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I agree with the lack of affordance on drag & drop. It also adds more effort to development, especially when supporting various versions of Internet Explorer. Drag & drop is sexy, and sells ...

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