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Resources/solutions/websites for database management with UI component?

As a non-super technical person (at a new company), I was tasked with developing a framework of how to combine a bunch of datasets (currently all in separate .csv files) into one database (preferably a relational database management system) but given that both technical and non-technical people will be using it, the solution needs to have a UI layer that would enable non-techy folks to search/pull/download relevant data from the database on ongoing basis with minimal tech people involvement/supervision. More snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Nov 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Why won't Instagram allow me to register my name?

In a nutshell, I have a company and all my social media accounts have the same "/companyname" ending to the web address except for my Instagram. Trying to edit my profile while online, I get a message saying that 'That user name is not available'. When I try to log in with the name (I think I may have signed up with it initially years ago, but forgot), it says 'This username doesn't belong to an account'.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Nov 2, 2016 - 9 answers

Lean Manufacturing User Groups

I am trying to find organized groups of lean manufacturing practitioners in the Chicago Illinois area for benchmarking and best practice sharing. Any suggestions?
posted by grahahw on Jul 13, 2016 - 1 answer

Growth of User Efficiency Over Time

We recently measured user efficiency with a few custom web-based search tools. So that we can level set performance against our existing tools, with which the users have significantly more experience, we'd like to understand how search efficiency may be expected to improve over time as users become accustomed to a particular tool. Are there any studies or stats related to that I may be able to reference?
posted by willnot on Mar 31, 2016 - 0 answers

Mobile app design for beginners

Are there any basic online tips for how to approach mobile app design (for print designers who have a formal training)? Resources for how to design for different screen sizes (there are so many of them), latest trends in UI/UX, and most helpful critique/help forums for beginners would be a great help.
posted by omar.a on Aug 25, 2015 - 6 answers

My MacBook thinks I am an iPhoto library

On my MacBook Pro: when I double click on the computer icon and it opens (to show me Applications, Library, etc) and then I double click within that to Users (which shows me Guest, Me, and Shared), if I then click on "Me" it tries to open with iPhoto, claiming I am an iPhoto Library. I just want to be a User folder again with typical subfolders like Documents, Music, Pictures. Help. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on May 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Connecting to Postgres through Powershell/Changing Username

I'm trying to log on to Postgres using Powershell and it's not working. I did this before a little while ago and now I can't remember how I did it and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 4, 2014 - 8 answers

what basic word processing application for osx would you recommend?

Should be kinda an easy question in 2014, but I’ll ask anyway: What basic word processing (and preferably free/cheap) application have you found most stable/safest and user friendly (for Mac)? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on May 15, 2014 - 12 answers

Needed: Credit Card That Allows Hard Spending Limit On Companion Card/AU

Hello I am in need of a credit card that allows me to set a hard limit on authorized users. In addition I need for the card to allow a different limit for the primary and secondary card. [more inside]
posted by flummox on Mar 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Scrum: How to split a large user story

As part of the backlog items for a website, our team has been asked produce a web movie with an outside agency. The user story behind it it is huge - how can we split it? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Mar 18, 2013 - 8 answers

MacOSX: Create a new user, move safest bits over from my old user?

MacbookProFilter: I migrated my old user onto my new macbook, and carried with it a bunch of problems (slow startup, rapid battery life loss, etc.). Is there a clever, systematic way to migrate chunks of my user account to a new user? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Better search interface

I'm currently working on an app that does search in a limited domain (travel). The current interface is via a dialog textbox, where the user enters sentences or phrases as queries. While natural language offers lots of flexibility I'm realizing this kind of interface is inherently problematic. First, parsing the natural language can be tricky as there are many possibilities. Second, and probably more important, it's a blind interface. We have various types of data and functionality on how to search and present it. It becomes a kind of guessing game whether the user can form a search query that will hit our data and search capabilities. Unless they happen to hit pay dirt it becomes frustrating for the user. At the same time it feels like the user isn't seeing the best of what we can do for them. I'm sure I'm not the first to run into this. Do you have experience/ideas/research on how to improve/replace such an interface? Thanks
posted by blueyellow on Nov 17, 2012 - 10 answers

I don't even know where to begin.

I have a really good idea for an online...website thing. Involving user submission. I don't know anything about programming or what-all. Help me figure out what tools I need to create this! [more inside]
posted by threeants on Sep 3, 2012 - 15 answers

User Was Deleted from XP. Help me get back the settings.

XP Disaster - Deleted User - Help me. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jul 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Kick ass at user experience

Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal on Mar 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

A game about (your) death

Help me find the name of that brief interactive “game” where the narrator (speaking aloud, British I think) describes the actions of the player, marching us toward our inevitable demise… until we decide to disobey his narrative. [more inside]
posted by scamper on Feb 11, 2012 - 5 answers

How to automatically backup remote users data (OS X)

What is the best method to force my remote users to backup their data. They all use MacBook Airs currently, and I'm looking for a good solution. I need something that they dont have to think about and they will be protected. [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37 on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Let people be used by a user?

What is the best course of action after ending an affair with someone at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2011 - 31 answers

How can I make Adam's profile in to Bobs profile?

How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Aug 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Tablet application UI / UX resources

I'm looking for user interface (UI) and user experience articles, tutorials, and resources specifically targetted at tablet applications. [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Creating a clean Win7 user with no startup programs

How can I create a new user account with absolutely zero startup items Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 31, 2011 - 12 answers

What are good war stories about HCI / web design / UX design?

Google testing 41 shades of blue. AA firing one of their web designers for responding to a designer. Don Norman failing to get Apple to standardize their power switch on the Mac product line. What are other great war stories about HCI / web design / UX design? [more inside]
posted by jasonhong on Mar 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Congrats, You're our Billionth Follower...I think

Social media tracking: my organization's Twitter and Facebook pages are nearing milestone numbers of followers, and to help push us over the hump I'd like to do a giveaway to the round number follower. How can I track who is the X-th person to follow us on Twitter and the Y-th person to "Like" us on Facebook?
posted by moviehawk on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Automate web site usage?

How do I automate interaction with a web site via a computer program? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Sep 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Restricting computer account access and using Quickbooks.

My friend has a small taxi business that uses Quickbooks. He has a primary computer that he and his dispatchers use when he is not there. He's having problems with his dispatchers downloading spyware/viruses, etc. I help him out with IT needs and suggested having a restricted account for his dispatchers. The problem is that QBs requires admin access to run. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this? The computer is running WindowsXP Pro.
posted by paulyballs on Mar 3, 2010 - 14 answers

AppleScript dialog waiting for user input?

Can I make an AppleScript that will display a dialog box, wait for user input, and take an action if the user does not respond to that dialog box after a predetermined period of time? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Feb 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Twenty-Four Pixels of Sweet, Sweet Sticking it to the Man

How does one (or can one) spoof reported screen resolution from IE6 and up? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Windows 7 User Folder

I'm using Windows 7 RC. I usually move the entire 'My Documents' to another partition so that I can easily reinstall Windows. How do I do this in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Help ADDS Synchronize users to SQL

How to make Active Directory and SQL server synchronize User accounts/passwords. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

What is the purpose of this livejournal bot?

What mischief is this LiveJournal bot up to? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on Apr 12, 2009 - 6 answers

[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account?

[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account? I.e. doesnt share the same programs, settings, etc [more inside]
posted by Jimmeh on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 answers

PHP Script to Socially Network The Elderly...

Performing community work for a elderly care facility. They are interested in hosting a "facebook" for their 100+ residents. Plenty of computers around. Need help choosing an open source package. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Feb 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Innocuousness is not in vogue

Help me making an inflammatory, filter-friendly but ultimately cute/funny Xbox Live gamertag. [more inside]
posted by Franklin76 on Feb 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Looking for Tools to Develop YouTube-style application

What application/platform should I use to create a YouTube type portal (focusing on user-generated content) that allows site users to search for content (videos as well as other file types) and upload their own content? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on Oct 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me use GMail Better

My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me convince my company to put Human Factors Engineering (or User Centered Design) into their software CMMI process.

I am trying to educate and convince my company of the value of incorporating Human Factors Engineering (aka Human Systems Integration or User Experience) and User Centered Design into their software engineering processes and the software lifecycle. [more inside]
posted by Vegheadb4 on Jul 7, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you make your indie films?

What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
posted by seeminglee on Jul 4, 2008 - 3 answers

It's not me

There is someone with or using my name at one of the Yahoo services to access Asian porn sites. [more inside]
posted by mrleec on May 15, 2008 - 24 answers

Less passwording in Vista!

In Vista, how do I turn off the user login/passwords every time the computer goes to screensaver? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on May 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Intuitive to who?

Are there resources available that provide information about the intuitiveness of various user interface elements to various demographics? [more inside]
posted by OrlandoFurioso on Apr 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Fast user switching a pain with a Mac Mini

Fast user switching on a Mac with a custom keyboard layout [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Apple Cinema Display cords vs. Office Chair I: Chair won in TKO. Help me win the rematch!

Apple Cinema Display cords vs. Office Chair I: Chair won in TKO. Help me win the rematch! The end user ran over the DC plug of her Cinema Display monitor. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by joemax on Mar 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Identicalify two XP user accounts?

How do I make my limited user account and administrator account look identical, ie have the same tray and desktop icons, identical start menus, program settings, My Documents folder, etc. The only difference I want is for the limited user account to have limited privileges. Running XP SP1 home. Thanks.
posted by bbranden1 on Feb 22, 2008 - 11 answers

MS Excel going slow on me - Is my document too big?

Very average PC user here. The MS Excel document I use everyday has become huge over time. One sheet with 6 columns going down more than 4000 lines. It weighs 7,6 Mbyte. Too much? [more inside]
posted by amusem on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me help users identify themselves properly to mysql

How do I pass this password in the correct form to MySQL? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Sep 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Drive by downloads: how to prevent

"Drive by downloads": Looking for a program or technique to prevent them, other than creating a limited user account in Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by bbranden1 on Aug 8, 2007 - 7 answers

User navigation taxonomy around keyword

I want to have a visual map of how people navigate the web around a particular topic. I am willing to pay for this. For example, around the term "mortgages" I'd like to know all the ways people search and / or navigate to mortgage sites: e.g., some come from search sites, some referred from finance sites, some navigate directly to Citibank, etc. Any advice?
posted by mtstover on Jul 2, 2007 - 4 answers

My computer is being locked randomly

Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 21, 2007 - 28 answers

How do I make my network play nice?

Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jun 21, 2007 - 6 answers

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