SwankyLegg
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What is the term to describe the percentage of users that don't proceed from one page to another?
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It depends on the context, but these are often used interchangeably. A few options are: bounce rate (if initial page) drop-off rate (not initial page) exit rate (not initial page) abandonment ...

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Text Field Validation vs Prevention
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There are 3 common solutions to this problem, and depending on your specific use case, a balance of 2 or 3 of them is most likely the best. As a rule of thumb... give feedback early and often You ...

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What are these "dial gauges" called?
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Assuming you mean the circles with the 62% and 85%... Doughnut Charts A doughnut chart (also spelled donut) is functionally identical to a pie chart, with the exception of a blank center and the ...

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Do you use infographics in UX?
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It sounds like your question is two-fold. Here's my refinement: "What are best practices for data visualization to optimize for memorability and comprehension?" In short, the two are at odds. ...

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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of "X" close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?
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It seems like you're asking two things: Why was the ← used instead of ×? Why is this search bar z-indexed above the other content? RE: Question 1 In Material Design, × represents "clear" in text ...

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Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?
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Like with most questions like this, the tl;dr is: It depends. The correct navigational pattern is largely contingent upon three things: App structure (IA) Leaf page functionality (IxD) Desire to ...

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Do email placeholders affect anything, and which kind should I use?
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I would discourage you from using "technical" terms. Misusing placeholders can cause accessibility issues, confusion, and violate the HTML5 spec. It's important to note that placeholders are not ...

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What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?
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It's cheaper to ship them. This is a case in which the monetary considerations often outweigh the usability considerations. Imagine the milk crates containing the packages. Some big-box retailers ...

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Incoming / Outgoing Calls
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The lowest-effort solution: Move the incoming/outgoing icons to the left Advantages: Composition pattern more closely matches that of Android (KitKat US) history (from left to right): photo name &...

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Gauge user preference given four options
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I'd advise against using the current concept. It's clever, but it should be obvious. Additionally, if you're assuming that it'll be used on both desktop and mobile, the way that users interact with ...

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Question for UI/UX designers re: prototyping UI animation
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DA01's answer was fantastic and thorough. I'd like to applaud you for making the transition as well! Getting comfortable with the code itself is incredibly valuable because it will allow you to ...

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Is there a method for deciding when it is okay to remove a feature?
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tl;dr: Remove it, but test. If the 37 parameters account for ≈2.333% of searches, they're averaging ≈0.063% each. But, queries vary by importance. As an example, if your users are searching Google ...

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Having settings in edit mode across multiple tabs - confusing?
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Mark D's suggestion to "think about how frequently users will be editing information across multiple tabs" is a really good one. However, having worked in a place where my ability to actually push ...

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Is this notification page for my taxi-booking/sharing app clear enough?
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You may want to provide some more background on the issue that users are solving (ie. cab with strangers going the same way, leaving exact same place, etc.) It may make more sense to keep it how you ...

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"Don't ask me again" as a checkbox or a button?
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It depends on if and how you need to re-prompt the user. If the system needs the info... You're required to re-prompt the user anyway. If the buttons are "Not now" and "Submit," ...

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Conveying another user's vision impairment
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Assuming that the only state you need to represent is visual impairment, you could have icons to represent that: These are the Material Design icons for "visibility" on and off, respectively. ...

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Better way to display only one word (Twitter hashtag) in table row on iOS
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In order to answer your own question, ask yourself how this UI works and dig deeper into what's being communicated to the user. What does each row do? The rows' function(s) should dictate their ...

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Do you know any e-commerce platform that successfully helps consumers compare different products with infographics
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Infographics aren't a great mechanism for this. They don't allow for easy comparison of complex products. Here are some designs that are good for this: FitBit's Find Your Fit for wearable devices ...

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Using black for CTA
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Black is definitely not what you want here. Contrasting the primary CTA element with other UI elements is essential for task completion. The key tools for creating visual distinction are: position, ...

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Scrolable Tabs or Navigation Drawer for navigation in Android app?
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There has been a lot of discussion lately about killing the hamburger menu, but before you start diving into what types of design elements you want, you should look at the information architecture (...

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Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?
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They're both still responsive design (thanks John). I'd like to expand, noting that Bridgestone's site does a mobile redirect. The advantage to this technique is that you can serve entirely different ...

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Loading dynamic or location based content
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I would discourage you from showing a global loader. A potential use case for your app is "I have an emergency, and I need a doctor now." Showing the loader initially could induce panic in users. ...

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Optional question with one selection from multiple options
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In the answer you cited: You catch this in validation (preferably in page). This lets you make sure the user has filled in the field, rather than assuming the default, which can be very ...

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Why do call centers suck so much, and why do people hate them?
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People hate different types of call centers for different reasons. @Pdxd had a solid explanation of why people are averse to outbound call centers. For inbound call centers, there are a number of UX ...

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Benefit of "Twisty bottom" ballpoint pens over "Clicky tops"
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Click Mechanism Pros: feedback on toggle: aural, visual, and tactile speed of opening ease of one-handed operation lighter (spring operation) perception: pen is "fun to play with" due to feedback ...

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How many products on a landing page?
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These suggestions are good, but what are users' goals when they visit your page? What are your goals when users visit your page? The price and complexity of your product(s) and will dictate how ...

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Do interfaces evolve?
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This is a soft science answer, but think about how symbols are added to the collective vocabulary. Symbols indicating new actions are often (and should be) accompanied by words at first: As people ...

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Property Inspector - values for multiple objects / state - graphical presentation?
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How many widgets are there? I'm assuming 5 given what you provided. Don't feel obligated to display the data in one format across the board. The display of the data should be relevant to its type. ...

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When to leverage spatial inconsistency?
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Check out the Notification patterns for Android Lollipop, specifically the Summarize your notifications section. These are the Do and Don't images for Hangouts notifications: Generally speaking, ...

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Placing full name, including prefix and suffix, on one line in a form?
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Do you have the capability to dynamically sync the data entered in the input fields? If so, you can provide feedback to the user like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...

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