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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What is the best way to display deleted/removed file to viewer?

Scenario: A viewer make some bookmark of document that he can view. Then manager archive this document. Output: The viewer now can't view his document that has been bookmarked. File Permission ...
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Using a registered trademark in an action button

Over the weekend I ate at a Red Robin with their new "Ziosk" electronic menu/payment system. The final payment screen asks you to select a tip amount and confirm. Shown below (in a larger, more ...
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How to show disabled textfields on a form?

I have an HTML form with some textfields and datetime fields. Some elements should be shown readonly for a user group. Unfortunately, site's base color is gray so I could not use that color for the ...
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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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Right Click options in Web Applications? [on hold]

Is it good to have Right Click options in Web Applications?
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How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
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Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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UX process in PRODUCT BASED COMPANY? [closed]

What are the things that involved in usability process in a PRODUCT BASED COMPANY?
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Flow for scheduling payments

So am working on a mobile app that allows users to send money & pay their bills (electricity & telephone) Am adding a feature where these payments can be scheduled in advance. However i am ...
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Turning knobs with mouse wheel

When presenting (in a simulator) a user interface, that normally uses turning knobs, how should the mouse wheel map to the turning of the drawn knob? I am looking at a simulator which draws a bunch ...
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How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?

We are building a printed voucher (hard copy) for lab tests which looks like the following : The lab test center people who take the tests should mark the checkboxes with a pen or a marker against ...
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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Question or statement [migrated]

Suppose there is very cold weather of zero temperature. Someone might say "How cold is that" (Usually with uptalk inflection. I think they mean "How cold that is" Really it sounds like a question, ...
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Usability measurement: Nielsen's Attributes of Usability versus the SUS

From my research, the SUS seems to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring usability through a questionnaire. There are of course plenty of other instruments. Nielsen's attributes of ...
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Enormous and unwieldy Windows Form

I have this ugly interface in WinForms that is both character-limited and slow. The basic idea is that it needs to be a dynamically sizeable 2D array. Each position in the array can be set ...
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What does “Ignore” and “Ignore All” really mean in Spell Check

Let's look at the below statement: What happens when you ignore the word "beleeve" from the sentence. It ignores it for the current session. If a new session is created it shows it as an error. It ...
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Why do toaster ovens go from light to dark to “top brown”?? Why “top brown”?

This UX issue has been bothering me for decades. Every toaster oven I've seen has a knob for setting the toast darkness. The knob goes from "light" on one end (presumably barely toasted at all) to ...
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On a fullwidth/mobile view master calendar, should a day with no events be removed or collapsed?

User Expectation on a Master Calendar I'm a web intern retrofitting the master calendar page of the University I work for. We're updating the site for responsiveness (yay!) after a long spell of not ...
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CMS: Best way to arrange a large number of fields? [closed]

I'm redesigning a CMS and I wanted to gather some opinions on what makes the best user experience for my particular dilemma. Here it is: The CMS controls a marketing-focused website for large ...
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Best Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing Tool? [closed]

My name's Ivan and I am a UX Specialist in Belgium. Since we are a rather small UX team within a big company, we are trying to find ways to help us in our day-to-day activities. As such, we are ...
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Is importance of ease of first use a recognized UX concept?

This is a bit strange question. I was wondering is there a named concept that ease of first use/trial is critical for winning new users and conversion. I'm referring to products/apps/services rather ...
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Display numerical value associated with each calendar day in month view

What is a good way to show a numerical value associated with a date, and make sure the date and value aren't confusing? For example if a user wants to see how many meetings they have on each day of ...
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Linking a parent section link straight to child section

I have a parent section titled "Campaigns" with two children sections titled "Rules" and "Results". When the parent section is clicked in the drop down on the right (please forgive the rough ...
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Best way to approach payment form

In my web app I am creating currently the process I am thinking is this (it's a content creation site i.e. we write articles) I am mainly a backend developer. They enter title and click get started ...
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How to analyze Pre/Post Single Ease of use question data?

Hello all UX researchers, In my recent UX study, I used a single ease of use question at the start and end of the each task on the scale of 1 to 7 ( where 1= strongly disagree, 7= strongly agree). ...
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Search field with or without a button?

I can see two broad patterns as far as the design of the search field is concerned. One like we see on Google has a button that the user can hit to initiate Search. (They could also hit enter to do ...
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Redundant : enter user id again for forgot password

Many a times, I use forgot password link after trying a password that I think is correct but doesn't work. In other words I have already provided my userid/email address. Since the password is ...
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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?

We need to use more than 3 button in a form. So we would provide something that contained Authorize, Reject, and Cancel. All are placed at the bottom of the form. Is it good practice to have more ...
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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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What is the best way to indicate a “Sub Menu” on a non-traditional screen?

Currently my team and I are working on an interface where the user interacts with navigation buttons on the side of the screen. After conducting several usability tests, we are running into the ...
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What is the standard-practice for defining a monthly subscription service?

For my startup, I'm designing a recurring option that allows users to recur a payment method, one of which happens to be monthly (another is tri-monthly). Weekly should be fairly simple, since it's ...
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Understanding users' ideal workflow

I'm going to be running a task-based test with some members of staff for a new version of an internal tool that a few departments use daily. I'd like to get the test candidates to tell me what their ...
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Alternative to many buttons for adding new member to group

I think my current solution for this looks ugly and feel like it's too many buttons. Do you have any better solution without taking away from the quickness by having many buttons. What are the ...
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“To do” or not “to do”

I need to display a small block on site which displays actions, that user may pay attention for (unread messages, unfilled profile fields, etc.). Is it a good practice to have such blocks at all and ...
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Advice on removing header and footer when user is in waiting room for tickets?

We're currently working on a project for a local theatre, updating their website and booking process. We're currently reviewing the waiting room experience and the client has requested we remove the ...
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What's the rationale behind Google's “no save” approach?

Before anything, this is something I'm seeing on several sites, not only Google, but I think it started with Google, and it's obviously the most known case. There are several UX aspects quite arguable ...
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Lightbox for footer links

This is quite ridiculous question. Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead ...
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When should animation animate when scrolling?

I like using animations that happen whilst visitors are scrolling down my site. In order to do this, I need to set a height for at what stage of how far down they have scrolled, to create an action to ...
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Why does the fridge thermostat have an inverted scale?

In all fridges that I've ever encountered which had a manual thermostat, the scale on the thermostat was a scale of "inverse temperature": 1 means keep the fridge hotter 5 means keep the fridge ...
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What help systems (KB's) are mostly used in bigger companies? [closed]

I know the first answer would normally be NO help system at all. make your UI as intuitive as possible. second would probably be about studies showing no one reading help files and the better option ...