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Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?
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Bad idea, for at least 2 reasons you take away control from the user even if your validator says the fields are correct, the user might have made a typo somewhere and has no chance to see it before ...

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What is this UI element on OS X?
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it's a status bar. it's not specific to osx, all browsers have one. it used to show the url of hovered links, status of requests, etc and then some add-ons/plugins started using it to show ...

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How do you indicate progress to users in a multi-step form?
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Because mathematically the percentage progress bar represents an interval of real numbers between 0 and 100, it doesn't really lends itself to a situation where you have a discreet number of steps you ...

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How to tell user if they are offline or online?
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Is the offline/online status linked to the user or the app? it feels like it's more user related than app related. In this case, for the online/offline part, you can do something similar to how ...

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Would an inline page search field (ctrl + F) be useful or not to users?
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I don't believe Ctrl+F is that unused. It's a very basic shortcut available in a wide array of applications: browsers, text editors (from Notepad to the full Office suite), File Explorer, etc. You ...

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Best way to allow user to create a table
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main problem I see with your version, it's not clear what value goes into which cell. have you thought of something more interactive? either via drag and drop (you increase the number of columns or ...

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Date picker subtleties: Input year by using numeric keys
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As I see it, there are multiple potential problems with this system if I want to enter 1920 and use the double digit format, it will assume it's 2020 instead of 1920 in the current form it's ...

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Designing date inputs that can also be null
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There are many solutions to this, depending on what's the purpose of the tool. Think about how the actual admins would like to report the absence; what info you'd like to keep for each report; what ...

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Why warn about caps lock for passwords, instead of ignoring caps lock for password characters?
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It's a good practice because any good UI should tell you of its current state; It's not so much of a warning, more of a notification. Accepting multiple variants of the password is really bad; you're ...

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Perform complicated actions in a huge data entry form
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The solution with the modal box seems your best option here. Filtering the fields or moving them up based on action will confuse your users because the position of the selected fields will be ...

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Layout for assigned roles to users and organizations and managing those users
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In both your examples the applicant will have to go back and forward between roles and persons/organizations. It seems to me that you have some roles that are defined earlier in the process and you ...

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Visual language development
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One way of doing it would be to have mood boards (more info here: http://www.viget.com/inspire/getting-moody/), showing color palettes, typography, imagery, basically anything related to the site.

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Grouping and present a part of the form as optional
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You could try showing only a link/button at first. Clicking on it will show the members input and move the focus on it. (somewhat related, you could allow users to add multiple members at once by ...

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Vertical Inverse scrolling
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EDIT: the question changed so the answer isn't relevant anymore in general no. but here the scrolling is used to advance the "story". it's more like navigating a video/timeline (the inverse ...

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What's the clearest way to show partial status of multiple selections?
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i don't think you need a tri-state checkbox for this. they're 2 separate things the list of users on which the editing is taking place; maybe you can have something like: "2 administrators and 5 ...

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Icon to convey "New," to be placed next to new features in a web-based app. Any successful precedents/examples?
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The problem with just an icon for new features is that if the user doesn't normally use that particular section, they wouldn't necessarily know about it. also how do you decide when to hide a ...

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What's the best flow for selecting the right product?
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you could try a search box with autocomplete. there are many options here; an example below

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Intuitive Form Design for Assigning Devices to Users
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It seems to me that the content of the second window is redundant and maybe should be replaced with a confirmation message; additionally you could add some explanation on what happens when the user ...

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What would be the best way to format a time range?
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One solution would be to display it something like this: 6:24 pm + 3h, Jul 22, 2013 6:12 pm + 15m, Jul 22, 2013 etc basically just show the start time + the interval's length; i think this way it ...

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How can I improve this simple form?
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The sorting of the results should be displayed after the results are shown. Currently, it's not very clear what the context for ascending is or how the results will be sorted - depends on what fields ...

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Managing multiple windows in one application
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By using a new window for each block, things could get out of hand really fast when editing multiple blocks. (for example when editing 5+ blocks at a time) A solution would be to use only one ...

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Is it a bad idea to put the logo in the top-right corner and the navigation in the top-left?
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I wouldn't say it's a concrete rule, but it's based on one's cultural preferences. Western cultures read from left to right and in a way you can say that the logo is the first word in the sentence. ...

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How to make it obvious when filtering by time
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One way to do it would be something like google analytics (the calendar widget filters the results) and separate visually the filters related to data from the "time filters". This would work ok for ...

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Two step selection in windows phone 7
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Overall, I think option B and D would feel most at home on windows phone 7. Option D would be the more generic one, where one selects a specific state/city, while option B is a bit different in that ...

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