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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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Redirect user after login depending on the context

In the website we're building after users log in we redirect them to their "Organization" page. We have a new feature that allows two users to connect. Many users seem to ignore incoming connection ...
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Most products or alphabetical in filter

i was wondering if you have any best practices or theories about the sequence of features within the filter. And if it is more intuitive to show the amount of products that are within that specific ...
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What are the considerations of allowing users to change their usernames? [extended] [closed]

extended from stackoverflow Some applications use usernames and some don't. Some allow changing of usernames and some don't. I would like to know the pros and cons of allowing users to change their ...
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Can't find or don't need

It is very often that we find ourselves analyzing metrics and coming to the same cross-roads, do we remove this feature because it's not needed or do we change the way it's presented because it's not ...
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Should applications include currently useless features?

We are developing Android application, basically timetables and exams. One team member says that exams should be visible there at all times, while I think it would be much less confusing if exams only ...
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Are there any resourceful books for the planning process in creating and improving upon features for new and existing web applications? [closed]

I recently stumbled upon an article on CSS-Tricks which really dove deep into the intricacies for creating a new feature for existing web applications. The example used describes the steps it would ...
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Is there a site explaining common “feature not supported” issues in user friendly language?

When writing websites we often have to do feature detection, then figure out a plan for how to handle unsupported features (graceful degradation), sometimes being forced to resort no "not supported" ...
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App Usage Statistics - WHAT do you gather?

I am considering adding "gather anonymous usage statistics", and was looking around for suggestions and experiences. I was a bit surprised that I could find a lot of how, but only little discussion ...
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Does it matter how many users use a feature for it to be implemented?

This question slightly stems from this Meta.SE post I posted a while back. To summarize it, the delete prompts for users deleting questions don't actually delete or allow you to delete. Someone ...
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How to inform about functionality

My application provides some functionality that might not be recognized intuitively. E.g There is a section where one could mark blocks of data by CTRL+Click while a single Click would redirect ...
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How to present 3 options: not selected, selected, locked

I'm working on consistent way to show 3 types of tests user can choose from. One type of test is always active (user is doing this test). Options are: Flashcard Test (not selected) Guessing Test ...
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How to make this feature clear about what it really does?

I built a service in which you can browse html/css buttons and add new ones to the collection. When on a button's detail page you can access to the code, live edit it and see the result when clicking ...
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How do you decide what features to include in an app? [closed]

I am working on a mobile app with a developer. We want to keep the app simple, but I am more interested in making it an enjoyable/easier experience for the user verses only providing the nuts and ...
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How to ask a one-dimensional / performance attribute question in a Kano survey?

I am putting together a Kano analysis survey, and want to understand how to phrase the question for a performance attribute. In putting together the survey, for each attribute I would ask the two ...
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What are the differences between features and components?

My boss asked me to change a software installation. He wants to change the word features to components. I'm not sure about the meaning of this change. I've gone ahead and implemented this at his ...
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Communicating changes and new feature in my web application

We are currently in the early phases of developing a web application for a client. We have regular sprint demo's during which we take the client through the new features and changes from the last ...
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How to let users know of a new feature available throughout the website?

We are considering making our product's feature available as an add-on that websites can enable within themselves. Any help with the following is appreciated: What are some effective ways of ...
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Potential issues with using an 'Autoshow Fixed Menu'? [closed]

Upon a recent update to my Nexus 4, a new feature is present in my browser, whereby when I scroll down, the address bar disappears and the webpage is full-screen, only when you scroll back up do you ...
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Domain Specific Language for Stock/Inventory Management [closed]

I'm looking at implimenting a DSL, for managing inventory/orders. In this case it is for a game (Minecraft, with computercraft + Applied Energistics), however it could as reasonably be a real world ...
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How to introduce a new interaction style without using a help guide? [closed]

I wish to explore new design concepts in an application which break the traditional WIMP desktop metaphor. How can I guide the user through an app like this without using a manual?
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How to best conduct a mobile app features audit?

We're redesigning a pretty heavy app and I've been tasked with creating a list of all of the current available features since they'll all need to be included in the next release. The thing is that ...
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Crowdfunded feature request system - would it make users hate me?

I develop a free webapp and am thinking of taking some of the most popular and time consuming feature requests and turning them into mini, crowdfunded projects. I would post those on the site and ...
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What is the best way to demonstrate the value of registration to unlock features?

I'm not sure if I phrased that right, so perhaps my specific case will explain for me. I have buttons for "fave"-ing and marking-as-solved on puzzles in my blog. The users that know the features exist ...
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Is the browser back button still the second most used navigation feature?

In 1999 Jakob Nielsen stated that "the Back button is the lifeline of the Web user and the second-most used navigation feature (after following hypertext links)". But the web has evolved since then, ...
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Is making all your desktop content available the same as making all the functionally available?

I was wondering if the argument for providing all the content from your desktop site on your mobile site includes making all the functionality and features also available?
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Adding a new feature to an existing website

There is always the simple UX for having a popup when you log back into a site you frequently visit that says "Hey, look at this new feature we added! etc.." I am convinced there is more of a subtle ...
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From an application that prints, would users expect a print preview feature?

I am making a medical application, which has the need to generate reports. People want paper copies of the information visible in the application. I am loathe to implement any sort of print preview ...
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Can user experience be mutually exclusive for two groups of users?

Is it possible for an item to have good usability and a positive user experience for one core group of users and, by virtue of that design, make the experience worse for another core group of users? ...
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What's the best way to kill useless features?

I'm working on an web platform (SAAS) that's about six years old. Like a lot of new web services, it's evolving rapidly in response to client and user requests. In the short time that I've been here, ...
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Features that a “basic” Torrent client should use [closed]

I am not exactly sure that this is the right place to ask this question, but anyways, I am an eighth grader, looking to rewrite the rTorrent GUI (type thingy) nTorrent (hosted at ...
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Pattern For Secondary JIT Features

Lets say we are a picture saving service that allows you to save pictures you like from the community. When a user takes the primary action of "liking" another person's photo we offer up secondary ...
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How do you create or select an icon for a feature?

How do you work out what icon type or image you need for a feature? There's been quite a lot of very small questions here in the form of "What is a good icon for feature X?". Instead we should be ...
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Improving the UX of Clippy

Some 10 years ago, Microsoft tried to introduce a personal assistant for his Office suite, Clippy, in order to help their users discover new features. Even if there seem to be people that like it (MS ...
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Feature Exposure vs. UI bloating

When developing my web applications, I usually tend to have an icon/button per feature/function and place it in a way that it is easily accessible without distracting the user during his usual work. ...
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Should you disable more complex features for less-savy users?

The other day I was working on a basic HTML editor bar that floats right above a comment textarea and adds some insertion code. It's just like the one right here on the StackExchange sites, except ...
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Discovering new features

I work with a web-based platform with lots of data and various tools to view the data, perform analysis. Users are often impressed by one or two features and stick with them. The platform adds new ...