The process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something

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Why is sound sparingly used on websites?

In an application like Skype for example, there is a thoughtful sound design that complements the user experience - for example, when an user logs in/out. There are multiple examples of such ...
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How to design a great unboxing experience?

I'm looking for examples or case studies for designing a manual for a physical as well as a digital product. We have an app which needs to be controlled by a physical checklist. Now I'm starting to ...
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Should I capture exceptions and present a nice error page to hackers? [closed]

If a hacker is trying to hack, should I present a pretty error page or redirect somewhere instead of a generic/cryptic error? I feel that the hacker knows what they are doing, I know what they are ...
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How do I measure a user's seriousness while filling an online form?

I'm going to measure a user's seriousness while filling a form. One example of a way to do this is with a time calculation from when the survey starts until it is submitted. By considering this time, ...
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Showing the full path to a folder when changing its name

I have a form where a user can enter a new name for a specific folder. The full folderpath is displayed on the form for informational purpose which leads to a problem. I don't want my form to expand ...
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Live preview - alternative to split screen

I am working on a playground for designers and front end developers. One of the features it has is the live preview. This means that while you are changing your html or css code you can preview the ...
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Expressing brand personality in the UI with animation

Working on giving some character to the APP UI by coming up with some animation presets. These could be used on various elements of the app and will be included in a style guide. Hope to follow a ...
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Is making an important action harder to find an effective practice, when trying to discourage its use?

The recent Android Gmail App is a perfect example of what I'm talking about (see screenshot below). When you open an email to view, Google has moved the Delete action into the sub-menu. In previous ...
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Introducing usability into a large Government organisation

I'm hoping you can help me. I've been allocated the role within my organisation to look at how we can improve the usability of our systems. I'm not from a UX background at all so this is proving quire ...
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How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
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How to write correctly the term “User experience”?

I'm filling an user experience portfolio for my business and there is bagarre how to write "user experience" correctly. The terms now inserted are much fragmented like: User eXperience user ...
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Hungriness chart - where to find?

So, I have a funny, border-UX question... My friend will have a wedding soon. I'm the best man or whatever it's called - organizer. We'll have some users called guests. Some will travel a long way (...
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How do i balance MI requirements with the user experience?

Im designing an online form, to start the form, the user has to select between x3 options: (option 1) or (option 2) or (option 3) If the option 3 is selected, a lightbox appears to tell users they ...
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Is there a nice way to deal with geo-restricted access?

In a site which, by law (or otherwise?), cannot display certain content in a particular geographic region, what's a good way to deal with this? Hulu is pretty terrible (click here, seriously?): ......
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Other term for “user experience”

User Experience usually refers to human-computer interaction, but the underlying concepts and research methods are relevant to many other fields, particularly the built environment (architecture, ...
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How do users perceive the display of the number of other users currently viewing an offer (booking platforms)?

We are currently doing an expert evaluation of a booking platform for holiday accomodations. In this context, the question arose how users perceive the display of the number of other users currently ...
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Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)

NOTE: I had originally asked this question on http://programmers.stackexchange.com/, but I had been asked to move it here. I am currently developing a Simplifier for a Calculator. This allows the ...
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Pinterest: Can first time users understand “Repin” & “Like”? Why should'nt I simply “like” it as a behavioral attribute?

Similar to Twitter, where RT and Favorites are around - which in is an extension as in on Pinterest. But how often people to manage to understand stark differences on "Repin" and "Like" - If I repin ...
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Back/Cancel Button on Registration/Checkout

It's generally recommended to place a Back, or Cancel button depending on information committed, on multi-step systems to allow the user to escape a process. It is one of the most basic heuristics ...
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Volunteer Work to get exposure to UX

I wanted to see what would be the best way to look for volunteer work so that I can get some exposure to UX. I want to know where designers such as yourself started looking for side project to get ...
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So I created personas. What's next?

I'm doing UX for the mobile app for the first time. I have developed user personas and don't know what to do next to get to the visual design. I suppose I have to create these things: application map, ...
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What should happen after soft deleting a record?

Scenario as follows, example is an online survey (policy is to not hard delete anything): You open a survey from the survey list. On the survey, for admins only, there is a special Tools menu in the ...
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Which methodology ensures good user exprience? [closed]

There's discovery, design, implement and refine where designers have their own set of tools to achieve the expected output and make clients happy.I came across this blog today, there are a few good ...
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How important is HFI Certification for a UI-UX Designer?

I'm planning to do HFI Certification, how important is it for a designer (UI-UX) and is there any alternatives for the same?
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What would be a better typing experience in landscape mode of a keyboard?

While designing a keyboard app for android, I went through a lot of testing of various existing keyboards. One thing found in common was that typing in landscape mode of every keyboard wasn't very ...
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How to start a ux project (website) from scratch? [closed]

I have been following the JJG elements of user experience design for most of my projects. Most of the time I don't have to start a website from scratch. They usually have the idea and I would be ...
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Is it a good idea to hide logout button with error/warning message?

I'm building a secure website, closer to banking. I'm bit hesitant to hide the logout link with the error/warning message. I think design look simplistic when I add error/warning over the logout panel....
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Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
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How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story

My manager has asked me to create 1 or more UX stories for a project I'm about to begin. By a UX story, I'm not referring to the USER story (i.e. as an accountant I want to write checks so I can pay ...
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Best way(s) to register a user, including a file upload on mobile [closed]

I'm creating a form for a site which requires, as part of the registration, the user to upload a file (a CV/ resume). I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to handle this, i.e what if they don'...
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Two Factor Authentication (2FA) - Does this impair experience?

One of our products that we have built in our workplace is a dashboard where users can view their "big data", visually and broken down into digestible chunks. Recently, it has been suggested in a ...
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How do you measure global UI experience [closed]

How can we measure if our UI is suited for global markets? When you're present in 22 countries with very different user experiences and demands, what is the metric which indicates if our UI needs to ...
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Better way to act on grid data?

I need to assign different levels of permissions to users in a grid. But in-line/direct editing of grid data is not allowed! As shown in the mockup below, in the action column, clicking "Add" will ...
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Hide feature until user reaches a level of experience, show them in disabled state, or show in full state?

I have a feature that only allow users to use it when they've already reached a level of experience in the app (similar to stackexchange, stackoverflow). Should I: hide it until they reach the ...
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Confirmation Yes/No button pattern [duplicate]

I have 2 questions. Can we ask the user in a confirmation dialog, "Do you really want to discard changes?" Is this the right way to ask? Also, can the YES/NO options be replaced by Yes, I want to/No, ...
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Forcing a user to sign up to download a file

I don't want to compromise the user experience, but I have been thinking about forcing my users to sign-up to download free files created by myself. Although, it may sound ridiculous, nevertheless, I ...
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Should I use multiple '*' when typing in one character?

I am designing a secure password login page. I am thinking about outputting multiple * for one typed character. For example: User types: a Password field shows: ****** My rationale for this is ...
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Test to evaluate a UX designer in product company [closed]

We are in the process of hiring a UX designer for our company, for which the primary skill set is: Ability to understand the product and its features Provide input on requirements Ask questions Come ...
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Best place to display error message in the page?

Need to place error message. (also info message, success message) on page submission. or any error occurrence on the page. Problem statement - Right now, in the layout if we show the error message on ...
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Clickable area of an Expand/Collapse button

I have an Expand/Collapse button with text beside it and the button occupies an entire row/block on the page: [+] Text Here What should the clickable area of this button be? Should it be just the ...
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User experience: Enjoyment, pleasure, fun, joy [closed]

Enjoyment, pleasure, fun, joy in relation to user experience. Article "The semantics of fun: Differntiating enjoyable experience" : Over the last 20 years repeated attempts have been made in HCI to ...
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Why does too much customization feels dull and disjointed?

We are developing a saas program for the ecommerce platform. Each product has a name, price, sku, description, variant and etc. By going into a product page, users can edit each product. Instead, our ...
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Using an icon to accompany text for better conversions

I have an add to cart button on my products page, and I am trying to decide if it is better to have an icon or not. This is what my current button looks like, but I see companies like Walmart just ...
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Should my Home insurance transactional site have a page footer?

Im designing a home insurance transactional journey (what the user sees after they select 'get a quote' from the product page). Should my x4 page journey (enter details, get quote, buy quote, view ...
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Can the color aware LED backlighting for HDTV give a better User Experience?

There are products that let you install LED lights behind your HDTVs so that it matches the colors on the shows that you watch and projects the light on the wall behind. e.g. www.ambiscreen.tv, www....
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UI/UX for Comparing items based on parameters side by side in an Android App

What is the best UX/UI for comparing three to four products based on certain set of parameters in Android app. The audience is predominantly an Android phone in portrait mode. Basically users should ...
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How comfortable are users with sharing their numbers with mobile apps?

There are applications which request the user to share their mobile numbers for various reasons(like for authentication, OTPs and so on).Are the users comfortable with sharing their numbers?
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Is OTP (one time password) the best way to authenticate a user?

Are one time passwords the best way to authenticate a user when he/she logs-in the first time in a mobile application? Or are there better ways to authenticate a user in terms of user experience?
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Should I allow the user to select an amount to donate or have them enter the amount?

I am figuring out what is best for the user and ease of experience. Should we give them pre selected amounts or let them enter in whatever amount they desire? Example:
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Is it good to put a player into detention (jail) or just kick the user from a server?

I am developing a game server in an open-world game where players can do whatever they want. Once however my staff encounters a rule breaker I advise them to, by their judgment on how bad it is, to ...