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Name on card, or Card number first?
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Short Answer Ask for the name after asking for the credit card number, adopting either idea 2 or 3. Long Answer I recently did some admittedly basic research into this question. The reason for ...

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Why is the settings icon either associated with gears or a wrench + screwdriver
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Traditionally the operation of a mechanical tool was determined by the physical constraint of the position/type/size of the gears used. So if you wanted to change a tool setting, you would have to ...

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Intuitive interface for Composing Boolean Logic?
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There's quite a few good ideas/references here, especially to some existing approaches. Often, though not always, Apple's approach is a good place to start - but perhaps in your case it may not be. I ...

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Should nav items be hover or click to activate dropdown?
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Short answer Don't user hover. Long answer While I don't think it will make too much difference in 2016 as web users are much more familiar with these menus and quickly work it out on a site by ...

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How do I encourage users to supply information that might not be available, if it is available?
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I had to design a similar form a few years back. The way I handled it was by providing a link to further info and having a checklist appear at the bottom if the information wasn't provided. The user ...

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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?
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It used to be that arrows were preferred as they provided a visual cue to users there was more to the menu if they clicked on / hovered over them. Over time web developers started making these menus ...

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Push notifications vs basic notifications/alerts
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My view is that if you're using push notifications you have to give control to your users. The best way of doing that is to make their 'alerts' as customisable as possible. If it was me, I'd have a '...

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Where should the icon to the mobile menu be placed?
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There's is a lot of research around that explains the way a reader's eyes naturally flow when reading, so you may find some of that useful. For example, you may get some insight from: http://...

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How can we go about deciding an appropriate filesize upload limit?
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If it were me, and we're only talking about images, I would start with a file size limit in the 2.5MB - 3MB range and see how well that goes. My basis for this size range is: the most popular ...

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Improving on the abcdef password
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Okay, regardless of whether you're just talking to someone about it (because they've had a whinge about passwords etc) or you're trying to present a better user interface on a website or some app, I ...

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Should I write a title next to a button icon?
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Okay, to start with I'll say that it wasn't clear to me what your icon meant. For me, the first thing that popped into my head was "turn back time" which may have been totally appropriate for ...

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Entering a relative date range (in a report writer)
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If it was me I would design the interface so that the most common (or useful) choices can be selected with the simple click (or tap) of a button/icon and the less common choices would be accessible ...

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Logging (already registered) user through registration form?
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Short answer The optimal user experience would be to log them into their account. Long answer However, one could put an argument forth that if the user realises they just tried logging in via the ...

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Usage of mascot to increase user engagement and happiness
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Yes, there are studies that show that having a mascot increases engagement etc. East Tennessee State University has published an Undergraduate Honours Thesis entitled: Analyzing the effects of brand ...

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What is the rationale behind the way modern elevator dispatch systems are implemented?
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As a starting point for you I can help answer the following part of your question: I am curious as to whether there have been studies of elevator dispatch algorithms combined with human behaviour to ...

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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?
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I think the suggestion @denislees offers makes sense. Also, by way of another example, below is how reddit (who require a title, but text in the message body is optional) does it:

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Ethical issues in UX design: are they different to ethics in graphic design and design research?
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Short answer I think ethical issues should largely be covered by the standard guidelines etc for each particular product or service. However, I do think it is possible to have some sort of ...

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Combining 6 apps into one
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I've actually been involved in something similar, and with more than six in one. In the end we went with the approach of having the main home screen of the app display an icon and label for each of ...

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How to prioritise features for mobile devices?
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To be honest, your question isn't 100% clear - are you after some of the ways that an organisation can seek feedback from users to determine their requirements? For example, using evaluation processes ...

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What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?
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Considering your design layout, I really think the best option is to use either checkboxes or radio buttons (depending on whether the user can select more than one option or not). Below is a quick ...

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How can I make this user selection screen offer a better user experience?
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Without seeing the context within which your user selection choice appears, any answer you get will require a bit of guesswork on our behalf. However, at first glance, I have the following to offer: ...

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Good UX patterns for data entry on a tablet
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I think you're on the right track. However, I do think you need to consider a few things. Multi-step forms My wife's parents own a farm and you never know what can happen on any given day (tractor ...

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Rule to display a date difference in natural language
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Without knowing the full context of your question, I would start off with the lowest common denominator and expand out from there to a maximum of two levels. What I mean could be expressed by the ...

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Best method to indicate "sweet spot"
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It sounds like you actually like the slider approach generally, so I'd suggest keeping that and finding a way to minimise your concerns. I'd probably use some background shading to help differentiate ...

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Best time of day to deliver daily notifications?
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If it was me, I would just have it as an option in the settings. The user can choose the time of day they'd like to be reminded, or whether they want it to be random between some set hours. After all,...

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Alternate to gantt chart
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Gantt charts do take a while getting used to, there's no doubt about it. Most of my experience with them has been with Microsoft Project, which is very good at what it does. One of the things about ...

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How should I test my mobile app's user interaction qualitatively?
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If I take your question title literally, then you're really after qualitative feedback rather than quantitative feedback. And, if that is the case, then the body of your question is only partly ...

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suggestions for dealing with multi-dimensional hierarchical data
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Perhaps I'm just not getting it, but your two options sound confusing. My approach would be something different. Using computers as the example, let's say you have three different main models of ...

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In a survey, will the size of buttons for choices bias the responses?
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Short answer Yes, although the degree of bias will depend on the overall layout of the survey and the survey questions/answers. Long answer Do not design your survey platform so that the answers ...

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Editing and Deleting smart folders
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Short answer You should go with the first option. It is what people would be expecting from an App environment, especially a web app. Long answer So, why is what people are expecting important? ...

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