Feedback covers both how apps and websites respond to user input, flagging errors, showing effects of actions etc to them AND anything to do with giving and soliciting feedback for the developers and site owners through e-mail, written reports etc.

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What do you call a website which is not in beta, but a re-launch with possible teething problems?

we are a launching a new website soon. We have ran some beta versions to users, but we are going to finally press the button, turn off the old one and only have the new website. I want to let users ...
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Difference between Notice and Info messages?

I designed a program that is used to send data through the socket. In each program action, I display a message about process state. I'm confused by when to display a Notice message or Info message. ...
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Progress Box and Subversion Repository Backend to update user on revert progress

I am currently on a project that uses a Subversion Back End to commit/revert/lock content. Right now, I am trying to find a way to communicate to the user when a revert fails, why it failed. ...
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Guidance on “test and learn” / rapid feedback interface design?

Background We need to build a system that helps users understand the interconnection among related variables. A concrete example (not ours - but analogous) is the relationship among Temperature, ...
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Best strategy to gather feedback for beta android app

I am working on a product that will soon release a beta android app, not through google play, but just sending the apk around to a couple of people. I am now looking for ways to gather user feedback ...
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Wikipedia UX - Paginated content appealing? [closed]

I would like to get feedbacks on the UI of the service. It provides 48000 public domain books and Wikipedia. The service called "Wikipedia for Readers" let the readers focus on one article, providing ...
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Loading message

I have page that contains a list of tenants that are currently active. To add a new one, there is a link to a full page form that adds the new client to the list of active tenants. This operation ...
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Self hosted user feedback options

Our product requires us to self-host whatever tools we use for information privacy. If our on-site lawyers do not approve a tool or service, we cannot use it. I have been tasked with coming up with ...
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How to best collect Facebook username?

Situation I have a website that allows users to (mostly) anonymously send links to friends via a variety of methods, including a private Facebook message. This does not require logging in. I am ...
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What is the best solution for a session timeout while in edit mode?

We have an enterprise web product that times-out after 15 minutes (for security reasons). We automatically log the user out if they don’t respond to the prompt to stay logged-in. What should we do if ...
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Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so?

I have encountered users (and myself) who feel that at times when clicking on links it can be surprising when things open in a new window or tab and they didn't expect that action. I believe it would ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

We do iterative releases, and thus I see a good number of user UI/UX requirements come in. Which is great so we can focus on the key areas. Naturally these requests are in the format "The system ...
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At what point should an application change the cursor to an hourglass or display a progress bar?

Our WPF desktop application will be executing various tasks. In general, the average length of time for each task will range from basically instant to a few seconds or longer (possibly minutes). We ...
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Get User To Click The Feedback Button

We have an application (service) where most of our users are not the direct customer. Most of the users are contractors performing data entry and analysis using our software. We don't have direct ...
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Should disabled elements ever have pointer events?

Modern browsers have a CSS property called pointer-events which has a possible value of none. This value makes it so that no JavaScript listeners nor CSS pseudo classes fired by events (:hover, ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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Action confirmation through double clicking (click-twice confirmation)

Clarification: Let me clarify first: By double-click I mean clicking something twice but not in a quick succession. So here is the question/suggestion: Usually on the web applications, designers have ...
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What is the best way to get good feedback on my designs from my team?

What is the best medium for getting feedback from my team? Sitting down with people is most helpful but takes most time. Sitting down with individuals gets high quality feedback but ends up with me ...
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How to deal with multiple feedbacks from a single action

This one is a bit tricky: I have to give the user 2 actions for every object on my app: Add to list and Feature (that's the best translation I could come up with). The problem is: Add to list adds an ...
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Is it a good idea to check if user has already registered an iCloud email and alert if they have?

I think checking coincidences between an user email with another email but with the @icloud.com extension would be a great feature to add on a registration process. This would be a great way to try ...
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How do you build empathy for users that you don't relate to?

I'm currently working on defining and improving the way my company handles customer feedback and, in particular, feature/improvement requests. One challenge I have is that I don't empathise with our ...
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Colleagues drip-feeding me feedback from random users. What should I do?

I'm in the middle of a UX project, including on-site user tests. Colleagues are drip-feeding me ideas / suggestions / feedback etc from random users that I haven't tested. In some ways it's fair ...
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Indicating the stages of loading in an app rather than just the word “Loading…”

If a process takes a long time to execute in a tablet app and the ui is blocked during this load time, is there any benefit to informing the user what is actually being performed, e.g the stage that ...
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Is the JIRA Issue Collector useful for collecting UI feedback? If so, any best practices? [closed]

In my company we use JIRA issues in each product function to track and manage our work. The UI designers also use this on a daily basis. While exploring, I came across a feature called Issue ...
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What do you call a form that changes based on users answers?

I am looking for what to call the UX idea of a form that changes based on the answers a user has entered. For example a web form that asks: Are you satisfied with your purchase? If you answer ...
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How to “force” users to upgrade their browser?

I couldn't think of a better title for this question, but please don't jump to conclusions - I don't really want to point a gun at my users heads! I have a site that works well with the modern ...
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How to handle success feedback message for negative setting preferences?

For any settings/preference related changes (positive), we show a success message. We are using "success message text with light green box with green tick" placed on the top of the page for this. Our ...
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SMS: Confirm Opt Out

I am working on a SMS (text message) service. Customers will receive text alerts to important information. The message will inform the user they may reply "STOP" to opt out of future messages. This ...
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What is the best feedback for a generic error? [duplicate]

What error message can I use instead of the following: "Oops! Something's wrong.. Sorry!" "An error occurred." We are developing a business web app so I need something that's not too casual. Thanks ...
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Context-switches & integration of workflows to avoid them

I've been searching everywhere I know for research concerning the topics listed below, but have been unable to find anything specific. The best I can come up with is general literature. Specifically I ...
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Production Reaction Cards - too many?

Microsoft Production Reaction Cards (doc) The set includes 118 words which presumably you would reorganise, format and print off as individual "cards". I've never used them but I do see how the tool ...
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How to ask for details to a poor reviewer?

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
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How to display UI operation delay

I am implementing some UI functionality. I have a button that perform some short or long (time) action. I have implemented so logic: if action's execution time more then some in milliseconds, then ...
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Delivering updates: Separate beta channel or staged rollouts?

Let's say I have a program with an automatic-updating feature. When I'm shipping a new update, I can do either of the following (or both): Provide a beta channel for advanced users to test the ...
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What would be the best way to display “Content submitted” confirmation message after an user posts a question / answer / comment?

Usually it is displayed similarly to this: [Your content has been submitted - System message] [Content - Copy of the content that will be visible] [Edit | Remove]
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How do you reduce the number of emails users send you?

We have a website for an amateur sports club www.cugc.org.uk with a lot of content, we have put a lot of effort into providing all the relevant information to new members or those interested in ...
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Changing text on a button twice after action

Is it acceptable to change the text in a button straight after an action has been performed to show the action was successful and then change the text again after a short delay (as the button will ...
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Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?

We see it everywhere: database queries to shopping carts, the message "Operation X successfully completed" is ubiquitous. But is the word "successfully" really necessary? Is there a way to ...
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Drawbacks to user feedback

User feedback is the information provided by users after using your product or site, usually provided via form, email or in person. It can be solicited or unsolicited, though my question focuses on ...
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How can users take part in sorting of articles that need changes in a website?

For a portal that houses thousands of articles and posts, how can users take a part in the entire process of marking what posts and articles need changes? A lot of posts can be helped with valuable ...
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Auto focusing erroneous form input fields

I'm auto focusing the first input field of my Sign up and Log in form before the page is displayed, but I'm not sure what to do as far as auto focusing erroneous fields after validation. I have a ...
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Asking feedback/rating for a mobile app?

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Should error messages apologize?

We are having a discussion on our team about an error message that says "Sorry, you do not have permission to access this feature. Please contact your administrator for assistance." Is it ...
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How to handle rating indicator when no one has rated yet?

My website is showing a rating for each product (up to 5). ---------------- | 4.2 average | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The problem is that when no one has rated the product yet, if I put it can be ...
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Choosing a Feedback Mechanism For Delayed Commands

On a typical application when a user submits a form, it's good practice to provide a success message that the information has been submitted and saved. This makes sense for an application that ...
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Rating systems: Stars vs Numerics vs Smilies? [duplicate]

Anyone have any information on studies etc. which show the difference in the effectiveness of the rating systems. All systems are 5-point scales, I'm just interested in anything which proves which ...
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Handling empty search results

In the event that a user search displays no search results, what is the best thing to do? Say: "Found no results. Try widening your search criteria". Display a button that takes you to a screen ...
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Should an interface ever say “thank you”?

I just read an answer to another question, in which Roger Attrill wrote: You might not need to say Thank you if this is a very frequent action or if your user's won't appreciate the nicety - ...
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Building out UI for Org to kick off Remote Process, How to Display Feedback?

In Unix, the correct procedure is to be quiet when your process successfully works. In modern Graphical User Interfaces, the Unix standard does not apply. We're piloting and releasing updates ...
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Visual feedback of “no new data” after pull-to-refresh

I really like pull-to-refresh as a way to force an update of a reverse-chronological list. However I've noticed a somewhat awkward pattern in my own use of pull-to-refresh, and I assume I'm not the ...