Functionality of a system that is desired or required by end users of an application. Requirements are usually written in natural language.

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What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details. ...
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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Requirement Gathering from Scientist user group

My users are scientists and are quite busy. I do not have options for contextual inquiry, but I am getting 15 scientists in a meeting room. They generally prefer not to talk and are always on their ...
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Use of technical terms

I am lead developer and in regular debate with marketing about use of technical terms. Currently users can search on string, date, and decimal. Users wanted to sum integer values in string so we ...
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How to describe functional requirements for a software with high degree of freedom like photoshop/excel?

I am wondering how you would describe the functional requirements for a large/free system like Photoshop or Excel. In this case, we want to describe the requirements of an existing system which we ...
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Required fields

What are the rules around indicating required fields in a flow that has some pages that have all required fields and some that are mixed? Is it better to denote optional fields in this case?
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refine popup in search panel

Have 2 questions related to refine panel in search results. How should we showcase more options in 1 category – should I add individual popup for each category or all options in 1 popup. Have ...
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Stakeholder identification and communication methods in UX [closed]

Can any one suggest few existing methods for identifying/communicating stakeholders in user experience design? Thanks in advance
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What questions should a UX designer ask in kick-off call for requirement elicitation? [closed]

For starting any new project we generally ask questions to elaborate on functional requirements, so what are those questions in the requirement gathering focusing on the UX dimension? Do they vary ...
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Setting a standard for user input

I have a project on a classified ad site, and my client wants a QUALITY requirement when users post. It has 2 purposes: To filter out spam and other useless stuff To make sure that content posted ...
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What to look for at a customer site visit?

I'm a software engineer responsible for the development of UI software for an embedded device that will be used in laboratories and hospitals. I have the rare opportunity to visit one of our ...
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Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?

When should you create a functional requirements document for a website redesign project? Are there instances where an FRD would inform the wireframes? I'm used to functional requirements being ...
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Expectation Management

I'm struggling to convince the team of developers I work with to let me show users mockups to explore ideas and make sure we understand their requirements fully. Although I swear that I will ...
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Best type of UI specifications for UI design?

I've had some problems handing over specifications that were wireframe designs + explanation of elements, to UI designers/artists. What tended to happen was that the first few screens created were ...
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Design requirements for displaying Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy

My clients needs to put Terms of Conditions and a Privacy Policy on their site. I know little about this area and I am wondering if there are any design specific requirements (legal?) that I need to ...
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Usability requirements [duplicate]

I've been asked to document a set of usability requirements, is anyone aware of a set of unambiguous, measurable requirements I can provide to our supplier please? We (generally) use a waterfall ...
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Are wireframes appropriate for requirements documentation?

The design, development, and testing folks are having a conversation at the moment about requirements. Part of the conversation is about the purpose and use of wireframes. Our change analyst is ...
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Why “x seconds to download”, and “if not ready, click here to download”? [duplicate]

I'm a web developer, but I can't figure out the business or technical problems behind this. Many websites have something to offer, and user has to download it. But some of those websites instead of ...
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What are some good questions to pose to stakeholders before redesign?

I've just started work with a big travel company that is working on redoing their 'self service' page. What would be some intelligent questions to ask the stake holders? How do I understand what ...
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Is there a generally accepted template for user requirements on a UX design project?

In one of my projects, user surveys are about to complete and my next tasks are creating the personas and generating the user requirements document. Since this is one of my first UX projects, my ...
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How Do I Collect UX Requirements for the System in Agile Development Environment?

I am starting working on project planning application, which the client wants to develop using the agile model. I want to understand how can i take the requirements and convert them to the usual UX ...
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Should User Experience Designers / Architects be responsible for the CMS requirements of a website rebuild?

The requirements for the CMS needed to power a new website are often treated as technical requirements, and are therefore considered the province of developers or solutions architects. On the other ...
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Managing Customer's UX expectations [closed]

Is there any good theory about it? What elements should one consider? User Interface / Cognition / Latency / Anything else? Is it only on the side of Non-Functional Requirements? or it lives also in ...
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What is the difference between site objectives and business requirements?

A lot of generic ux processes usually start with defining a sites goal and objectives such as "reduce customer calls by 5%" or attract new customers by 10%" etc. Then it is recommended that you ...
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How to gather and weight stakeholder ideas

When you interview stakeholders in order to gather business requirements – do you also document content ideas such as product benefits or ideas for sections on the web site? Do you put them in the ...
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Do we have a taxonomy of UX requirements for software products?

I am a researcher on UX. My research aim is to help software engineering practitioners in early stages, i.e. requirements engineering, to deal with UX requirements even if their knowledge on UX and ID ...
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Entered text is selected on input focus in a search box. Is this usable?

On input focus, I ask the developer to automatically select any previously entered text. Doing so, it will allows users to enter a new search by typing, or to modify the previous search. Is this ...
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What is the standard of validating business requirements?

When a vendor is designing a website for a client - an organisation with Business Analysts and Project Managers assigned to the project - we need to provide concepts/wireframes and with annotations, ...
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Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering

What arethe main differences in methodology between "Requirements Engineering" and "Usability Engineering"? Where do they overlap, where not? Which activities are common between the two and which are ...
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How to write a website requirements? [closed]

Initially, who is responsible to write the requirements for the developer, the ux designer or the manager? - what is the easiest way to write them? and how ? - and is that the right way to let the ...
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Where to find design patterns for product management web apps?

I'm creating a IA-prototype for a product-management web app. I don't know the field (product-management) that well and I'm looking for samples. The requirements for this Web-app are: web-based ...
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Recommendations for storing design documents?

I'm an Interaction Designer working in an Agile environment, and my team members are located across the globe. My challenge is getting the team to move away from making design decisions over email and ...
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Requirement gathering in absence of user involvement?

In typical UCD we begin requirements with methods that enable us to capture the wants and needs and get a fair idea about the user's mental model. Which helps us in developing the requirements for the ...
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Where to begin when designing a User Interface?

I'm on a project that has complex requriements (no visuals), and I am the User Interface lead. I'm not sure where to start, I was thinking about conducting a white-boarding session to start ...