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My users keep naming things with special characters to thwart alphabetization
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This user behaviour indicates a great opportunity to improve the usability of your application. Ask a few users why they rename items and try to understand the underlying need or problem that they are ...

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Color picker - what to do if the user selects the same color as the background?
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You could try adding a transparent black or white border on the inside of the coloured squares. This will look okay for most colors. One drawback of this solution is that the border will be noticeable ...

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Why is this design considered cluttered or overwhelming?
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You have a good UI but a few things strike me that perhaps can be improved: Too many lines (you can remove most of them I believe) Too little contrast between the different parts of your design (try ...

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How to deal with with many fields
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You could present the mandatory fields first and then on a second page show the optional ones with a clear way to skip filling them out. This is a technique called progressive disclosure and might ...

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How to elegantly create new parent when midway creating new child and realize you need a new parent?
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I would go with the second option. It's unobtrusive and flexible. And it doesn't nessesary have to be a modal dialog, it can be integrated directly into the form so that you the user don't loose their ...

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Good way to implement secret startup options in a desktop application
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This doesn’t sound like a UX problem to me. Testing on different environments is a very common scenario in software development and is often best handled by a programmer that creates a separate debug ...

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What is UX localization?
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I have never seen that term before but "UX localization" sounds like it's about adapting graphical user interfaces to different markets and languages. Most likely the role would focus on translations ...

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Stuck with my UI design
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If you are willing to sacrifice some efficiency and accessibility you could try a node based UI. Connecting nodes with drag and drop can be fun and visually rewarding, but only if the number of nodes ...

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UI for Inputting Numbers Efficiently
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Since the users are only making small adjustments I believe a good and simple solution would be to enlarge the increase/decrease buttons. That would make it trivial to change the values. If you also ...

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Styling a hint for relative numerical value
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One idea is to write out the distance to a topic as a similarity score or percentage. This number could also be visualised using a bar graph or radial gauge. Color can be used too but shouldn't be the ...

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Mobile app requires user to pick a number (min: 10, max: 30, increment: 0.25). Should I use an input field, picker, or something else?
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One way to reduce the complexity is to split the number picking into two parts. Then you could use a swiping number picker like this that would work good on mobile: Since you have quite a lot of ...

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Select every Nth element or N element input
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I think your original solution is very good; probably the way I would have designed it myself. If you want to avoid "hiding" the options in a drop-down menu you could use a checkbox but I'm not sure ...

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Mobile display - projection on monitor
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If you have an Apple phone: Connect the phone to a Mac computer using a cable Open Quicktime and click File > New Movie Recording in the menu Click the little arrow next to the red recording ...

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What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?
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Inline interactions are disruptive to say the least. When reading, each word in a sentence is interpreted by the brain through the context of the surrounding words. By inlining spellcheck suggestions ...

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Should a style guide be defined before wireframes are started
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If your wireframes depend on your style guides or vice versa you are doing something wrong. Wireframes and style guides should be operating on vastly different scales of the design and can therefore ...

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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?
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Decide on a single color that is consistently used for interactive UI components throughout your app. This makes it easy for the user to quickly identify which parts of a UI that can be interacted ...

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What to incorporate into your MVP/first version to gain user insights for the next version?
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Imagine a task that could be solved using the new features of your application. Create a simple clickable prototype that only implements the functionality necessary to solve the task Ask potential ...

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A 101 question about UX and UI and IxD differences
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1) UI designer/Graphic designer: someone working with photoshop/illustrator/sketch to produce production ready graphics for the front-end developer including typography, icons, color schemes and ...

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What is the best layout to get an image from multiple sources?
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You may want to provide some more context, but a simple popup menu sounds like a good idea.

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