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Confusing checkboxes and radio buttons
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Since the change of current Manager is an action invalidating the other options - I would present it in a manner which communicates clear what is about to happen. Waiter/Chef are Radio-Buttons, so ...

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Toilet flush buttons
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A possible alternative could be a slider: PUSH RIGHT small BIG FLUSH -------------------------------------- | |===\ o O O | | |====> o o O O O | |...

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How to tell the users about a unpredictably long process?
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If the progress takes longer than a few seconds, you should think about the user-experience. You cannot expect the user to stare at a progress bar for one minute - the user will do something else in ...

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Name on card, or Card number first?
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Moonmeth shows some valid points about expectancy why you should ask for the name after the number Rule of least surprise: I would not hide the name-field completely and only show it when the number ...

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How do you make it clear to the user when the data in a table is updating live (or not)?
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If you have a complex information for the user, in most cases the best solution is to simply spell it out. Display a gray information box directly above the table if the user is viewing search results:...

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Why is the file icon usually folded from the right corner?
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Here is a typical letter or page of a book: Heading 1 Dear Mr. Lorem Ipsum Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna ...

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What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
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I think the Arrow symbol is pretty universal, even without spears or perspective. Easy task: Specify a certain point / direction with colour on a wall. If you just paint a Dot it is hardly visible. A ...

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Need a pattern to choose 1 or both of 2 options (+ edited for clarity)
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I would go with a mix: A checkbox, a button and a link/less prominent button. Benefit: You can save the users preference, so in most cases he just has to click the single default button.

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How to avoid the "local elevator" problem?
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Elevator1 Elevator2 Elevator3 Elevator4 ~4 min ~1 min ~3 min ~3 min >CALLED< The problem seems to be people believing they get a benefit out of pressing both ...

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Which option better communicates the default state for a search box as "everything."
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You could just split the Filter into two parts: A display of the current Search Filter An input Field to search a suitable filter Initial State: After Typing: You can then synchronize the two ...

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Best way to select a subset of items in a long list
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I have to agree with Micky Duncan : I think searching/grouping/filtering are not at all suited for this task. You don't want to search and select a few items from a big list. You want to select about ...

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Should a progressbar go both ways?
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Since many answers imply that user experience may suffer with indeterminate progress bars, or a progress which is slowing down/jumping/moving backwards, here an another approach similar to how many ...

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Delimit multiple names that are display like lastname, firstname
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If you are on a Web app, you can use the full set of UX elements, not only the usual text symbols. Most email programs draw a shaded box around a person's complete name to represent the name as a ...

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Proper wording for "Cancel Undo"?
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If you want to be really sure that they click the right button, how about: [Remove your Changes] . . . [Do Nothing] "Remove" carries significance that they will actually remove something they have ...

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If marking menus are more efficient than linear menus, why haven't they been adopted?
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The reason: Shortcuts and gestures Traditional menus are just as fast for infrequent use and have less friction, since they are widely used and always look similar - a single app with a mark menu ...

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How would you usability test wording of an action?
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To minimize interaction with your test supervisor, you could provide a search field labeled "enter desired action or keywords" and record what commands or keywords they enter to discover your ...

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Displaying a citation list with many authors on mobile
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I'm going on a whim here but I think almost nobody actually wants to view 5000 authors in a list. I think possible workflows are: Searching for a certain name (maybe your own, or a few names) in the ...

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How to display gamification progress when 100% completion of a task might not be possible(or desirable in some cases?
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Approve the complete item! And use four simple states with icons/colors. New - If a new item is created with minimal information (blank page) In progress - When several fields are filled in (editing ...

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How to display different levels of importance?
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Inspired by MonkeyZeus - you can group the categories to achieve an easier structured overview: View Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/o3mbryg6/

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Authentication frequency for polling system
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If you really want a great deal of security for your transactions, you should probably do it like banks (I heard they are very security concious ;-) So the User logs in with his username + password, ...

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User friendly and clear way to present possible answers to a question
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If space is a consideration, you could also make a second step with a popup, or a second page. The first page consisting of a single Yes/No Choice, for example two buttons. If the user chooses No, he ...

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Should disabled buttons give feedback when clicked?
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Since in mobile vertical screenspace is (almost) unlimited, I would just add a permanent visible message just above the disabled button. You need to fill out name, mobile number and agree to our T&...

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What would you call a font size between "small" and "regular"
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Other possibilities are combined words like: sub-regular regular-reduced small-medium Or a word with a corresponding meaning: reduced fitted low modest decreased scaled But in any case it could be ...

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Modal table with big cells (long text)
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After clarification in the comments the use-case seems to be, that the cell is mostly empty and sometimes filled with an arbitrary amount of information, which is sometimes relevant, sometimes not. ...

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Alternative wording to 'upgrade from free trial to a paying plan'?
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Or you can use the word "renew": Your current subscription (free 15 day trial) is ending. Pay now to renew your subscription and continue enjoying all benefits of Snusnu... I think renew carries the ...

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