The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use.

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Why are developers ignored by UX? [on hold]

I'm a hobbyist software developer who dutifully looks at UX to better design software with the user in mind. I appreciate the nitpicking that UX does for three main reasons: The user's benefit ...
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how to implement a card style UI [on hold]

I am looking for a google/pininterest style card based UI for a blog/news site. Now i have a choice to properly create a grid of sorts ..fixed rows/coulumns . OR would a haphazard uneven sized cards ...
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Which component should I use to select user's friends in order to notify them?

I'm building a responsive webapp (mostly in Javascript/AngularJs). I would like to build a form component easy to use whatever the device is (website desktop or mobile). The use case is to expect the ...
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Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”

I am trying to show to user if "Content cannot be mapped to the desired location" on my UI. Refer to the image attached above, user can drag and drop a file to the rectangular areas defined but not ...
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Better way to offer a user a free plan vs paid options

When having to offer a user the choice between a "free forever plan" and a paid subscription, which is the best approach to present the plans to the user, in order to make the paid subscription more ...
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Visual comprehension of inclined line [migrated]

Here is a straight line, which visually looks like a straight line: Line below, at first look (lets say minimum 2-3 sec.) looks like straight line but after some time you can see that it is ...
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How to represent this notion of “favored” participant?

I'm introducing the concept : Suppose a webapp aiming to suggest some meetings to targeted people so that they can participate to at least one of them. So there's a page listing the items and a page ...
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Multiple page forms

What is the effect of using a multiple page form; as compared with a single page form with a lengthy content? What is most important in making the right choice of form format for tech-savvy users ...
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Is it possible to apply a valid usability test to a huge CRM software as a single person?

I was wondering is it possible to apply a valid usability test, with a limited people (just me as a UX analyst, and people who i can find for fidelity tests etc.). The software is not open to the ...
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contact us page link removed

Client asked me to remove the "contact us" page and place the contact information in the footer , i believe this is very awkward. do you agree Note : the website is for architect design studio
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Is My Needfining Observation Plan Methodologically Sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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All Caps in International Design

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
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How to launch an additional info popup from a set of cells in a grid

I have a grid with a large amount of rows and columns. Columns are logically grouped together in sets of 5 all related to one data item (the letters in the below example). Header | Property 1 (A) | ...
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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability

I recently read Joel Spolsky's article Designing for People Who Have Better Things To Do With Their Lives, Part Two, and was intrigued by this: ... You may have noticed that almost every edit box ...
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Mobile Site Usability

What are some of the tools to use for testing the mobile site UI and UX? My company has a desktop site and now we have decided to build a mobile website. We have tested our desktop site with services ...
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Layout options for Fast Item Entry

I'm redesigning a parts order entry system that is intended to make order entry simple and fast. Users often add 40-50 parts per order. For various reasons (client resistance, deadline, complex ...
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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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Product bundling on product page examples and best practices

I'm revisiting the product bundling feature (aka complete the look) on the product pages of our company fashion commerce website. At the moment it's at the bottom of the product page and not really ...
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Why the trend is going towards monochromatic icons? [closed]

Just now I upgraded my version of Lubuntu, and I saw that the software center went from this: to this: I think that from these pictures it is obvious that colorized icons are more readable and ...
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Usability of nested accordions

I have seen some interface designs that nest accordions that show/hide information at more than one level of hierarchy. The example show also uses both vertical and horizontal hierarchies to add ...
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Basic color scheme for great readability

Are there any good recommendations for web site color scheme that provide good readability e.g. body text color (body) main heading color (h1) sub heading color(h2, h3 etc) background color border ...
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System Usability Scale (SUS)

Can SUS be used in order to test the usability of a document? Any guidelines will be much appreciated.
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User can specify a directory for an auto-generated filename or specify an explicit filename

Software function Allow the administrator of a piece of hardware to download the server configuration and store it in a data file for backup / migration purposes. The interface is currently setup as ...
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Which experience is better, 'list views' or 'grid view' posts items? [closed]

In your experience or with validated data, which experience is better for post readers (i.e A magazine website), list views (one on top of other) or grid views (square like).
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Is there a correct UI pattern for advanced search?

I'm working for a company redesigning the searching interaction for a business application. Currently the only way for users to search through a huge dataset is through a collection of about 15 ...
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How to retain users when payment is *not* the last part of the process?

I'm working on a project in government that requires users to fill in an online form and make payment for the service online, but that's not the end — users then have to do some stuff in the real ...
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Wouldn't it be a good UX practice to give hints to users to help them remember their passwords?

Although most of the places on the internet allow users to login with their existing Google or Facebook account, there are still many places where this is not an option. In such cases, remembering ...
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How can bottom posting (chat) incorporate top posting content (newsfeed)?

My web app and native app currently has a newsfeed with top-posted content with statuses, photos, and events. My team and I are designing a chat feature for the app, and we'd like to allow users to ...
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Show not implemented functionalities to tease the user

I'm working in a startup and we're building a web based application. Not all our features have been implemented yet but we want a way to tell the user that they'll be there one day. Our current ...
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Any best practices or examples of mix and match functionality on a fashion e-commerce?

I'm trying to design this feature, but so far not much luck finding any decent implementations of this feature. one example is http://www.bonarium.com but even that is pretty basic. what would the ...
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For a website feature that is relatively new, what's a good way to guide users through it?

I'm working on a website and it has an interactive tool within it where users can build a number of picture galleries. Assuming their galleries page is empty and that they are fairly new to this ...
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Do images (icons/glyphs) on buttons improve usability?

I'm working on a desktop application where most of the buttons just have text on them. Putting images (icons/glyphs) on the buttons does make the application look more attractive, but does it improve ...
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How to depict an OR and an AND graphically?

So currently I have this basic layout for my UI: Where the '1' and '2' would be replaced by icons depicting a type of place (eg. supermarket/restaurant respectively). When the user first visits ...
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Do input box highlights improve user experience?

Modern operating systems and web browsers lightly highlight text input fields on mouseover: The highlight is so minimal it's easy to overlook. Other form elements (such as dropdowns) highlight more ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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Making exceptions on global website paddings on specific pages

I am designing a web app that requires that I display a map and a scrollable sidebar beside each other..like you have on youtube. The design issue I have is that, across other pages, I have padding: 0 ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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Using a Mixture of Record-Editing UI Strategies

I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the ...
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Showing users what kind of content is behind a link (popups)

I've been developing a website which contains quite some links inside a text block. Clicking one of those links will open a popup with one of these types of content: image video exercise translation ...
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Does placement in the tile/card pattern affect the number of clicks on the tile?

I’m looking for data on the popular Pinterest-like grid designs. I’m wondering -- Does placement in the grid affect the number of clicks on the tile (as evidenced by Google Analytics or other concrete ...
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The Keikendo Maturity Model for developing an organization's UX capabilities

I saw the Keikendo Maturity Model of an organization's UX maturity and immediately thought of the paper by Jonathan Earthy that talks about the Usability Maturity Model. Comparing the two ...
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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Why do some cars only have a physical lock on the driver side?

I have a car (tsx) and I realize that sometimes I will need to use the physical key instead of the electronic key fob to unlock my car. Such as if there is something wrong with the electronics or my ...
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What's the best type of car key? [closed]

Everyone is familiar with the regular physical key and lock for their car. But nowadays, new cars have all kinds of fancy key fob systems to lock and unlock their car. But what is the best in terms ...
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Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?

If a person wants to schedule something all day on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, should they enter 12 AM to 12 AM, or click on an “all day” checkbox instead?
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Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?

In browsing the site today, I came across a question about doors somewhat related to something I’ve been wondering for a LONG LONG time: Why don’t we remove all door handles and let doors open both ...
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Faces within text. Usability issue?

Many blog posts display their authors portrait within or next to their text. I suppose the idea behind this is to let the user feel the author is talking to her or to personalize the environment when ...
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Positioning of live chat window on webpage

Where is the best place for a live chat window on a webpage, so it doesn’t hinder the user’s navigation?
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Streamlining the Administration Panel

I am coding a blogging platform and my goal is to streamline the administration experience for the administrators and site authors as much as possible. As I already know, most web applications have a ...