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Looking for a HCI term for when a system has several modes of operation
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The term that you're referring to is called, unsurprisingly, MODE :) Mode It's a long-standing concept in HCI and UX, being criticized from very early on by several design and usability gurus, ...

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Will forcing response time to the average time as a minimum improve UX?
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While I agree completely with the accepted answer, and it's already late, I'd like to offer another perspective, focusing rather on the "perceived waiting time" (i.e. behavior problem), ...

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How to fix an overwhelming UI for reporting with too many options?
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Staged Disclosure UI pattern is one option here. It's a variant of Progressive Disclosure pattern. And Setup Wizard is a classical example of this pattern. In your case, I'd suggest **breaking the ...

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Navigation / Information Architecture
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The problem looks to me like it can be solved using Closed Card Sorting technique It's a well-known, quick and inexpensive activity for guiding information architecture work. Some quotes from the ...

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Should I have both username and email for registration/sign up?
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Should you have both pen name and email from the user? -> Yes. Should you have both pen name and email from the user during registration? -> No. On one hand, I'd agree that having pen name makes ...

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Disable or remove close button
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An incredibly hard question to answer. Not because of the difficulty per se, but because of the contradictory goals that the system is trying to achieve: Trying to cause annoyance by forcing users to ...

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Design Interaction for Item Status (Available/In Progress/Done): How best to display them?
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Here's what I think regarding your questions, one by one. 1- When is it appropriate to tell users that "this may take time"? I plan on displaying a confirmation modal with their list of content and a ...

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Where to place filter controls for a search
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This answer sums it up nicely that Filtering takes an existing full list, and removes items based on criteria that match/don't match. Search takes a blank slate and adds to it based on ...

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Is it the job of UX to own what happens when the user zooms in / out using the browser controls?
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First thing I'd like to say is that I'm not particularly impressed/ convinced by this kind of "who owns what" arguments. As far as I'm concerned, the end product is what matters. Everybody involved in ...

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What is Opinion based and fact based?
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While I'd mostly agree with the 2 previous answers, here's my take on it. The term “user experience” was coined by Dr. Donald Norman, a cognitive science researcher who was also the first to describe ...

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How to hide main navigation?
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Some tests already suggested that filter area on top is more likely to be used by users. The only problem in your situation is that you would like to keep the space for the content, which is a ...

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Why Does "X" Represent the Unknown?
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The first part of your question, Why Does “X” Represent the Unknown?, can be answered quickly from this short TED talk. In short, we use "x" to represent the unknown because the scholars in 11th ...

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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?
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By definition, a filter is a tool that help users narrow down to a subset of results that is most interesting to them. Consequently, when a filter is active, the results displayed should be less than ...

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Grid layout - why should I use it, and should I use a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation?
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The main reason to use a pre-made grid is not artistic (e.g. golden ratio, etc.) at all. In fact it is very practical and has real values Asthetically speaking, using the grid will help you achieve ...

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What is best practice for designing form error messages?
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As the question concerns real studies' results, here is a link to a 2009 study on different variations of validation messages by Luke Wroblewski (author of Fill in the Blanks). It provides very ...

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