a field that is concerned generally with human-computer interaction and specifically with making human-computer interfaces that have good user experience

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Big list of UX techniques

Can anyone point to a big list of UX techniques? I'd like to build a matrix of those I use, those I don't, along with relative cost estimates.
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Why do stairs have overhangs?

Most stairs (at least here in the US) have an overhang or 'nosing' where the edge of the stair protrudes over the riser: I've heard different reasons for why the nosing exists, but I've not been ...
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How do you decide when a website or application is “usable enough”?

I did see the related question How do you know when an interface is complete - Though the answers in this question are very interesting,they are more from a product management perspective of what to ...
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“I agree” check box or buttons

I'm designing an application which allows the users to sign up if they agree to the terms and conditions. If the user agrees to the terms and conditions, sign-up process will be successful and the ...
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How do Enterprise Softwares validate A/B testing?

I just started working for an enterprise software company, and I'm having a hard time integrating validation to see "what works" for the user. I'm used to working for more consumer-based software, ...
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Is it usable to start application with asking the user to turn Location services?

I am designing an app for online grocery, the app asks the user to choose the city and the region these data will be used to filter the markets and for the delivery address. In the case the delivery ...
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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 measure Success rate?

I'm reading this book: Tullis, Thomas, and William Albert. Measuring the user experience: collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. In this book, 5 usability ...
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Should I pursue career in UX design if I'm not very passionate about development and visual design?

I am very interested in Usability research and testing, but I don't share the developers' and designers' passion for the actual design and product creation. Does it mean that I shouldn't be doing UX ...
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How to run quick usability tests for a large organization with no process in place

Our company is rolling out a program so the UX team can quickly conduct usabiliy test on easy features, instead of having to farm these quick usabilty test to expensive agencies. we are looking for ...
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Guidelines for Console UI (CLI)

I have to build a Console UI which will consist of a few main groups each consisting of nested labels and input fields. Are there any guidelines out there for making something like this easy to ...
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Why is embedded help not popular?

I'm wondering why modern help systems are more passive than active? For example, each good guide through something look like this: So why we don't see this directly on website (service provider), ...
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Is there a scale for identifying the complexity versus usability of a software product?

Sometimes software has usability bugs, and you can tell that it ought to be easier to install / maintain / perform a task in it. However, not all software is a one-click smartphone app with simple ...
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Action buttons in data tables

Please consider the following two options: Just an edit button in the Caller ID column. Edit and remove buttons in the Caller ID column. Removing a caller ID will seldom be done. You would do it ...
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Is there a disconnect between the fields of neuroscience and user experience on the topic of horizontal-bias?

Jakob Nielsen says that: Horizontal Attention Leans Left While evidence from neuroscience, as described by Jeremy Tunnell (Product Manager for Stack Exchange) suggests that "the brain’s visual system ...
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Best way to handle permissions editing towards multiple objects

I am trying to figure out what would be most user friendly interface to handle permission editing towards multiple objects. In my eyes the probably most user friendly way to handle permissions ...
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What is a good format/syntax for a coupon code?

For our online shop, we are giving out coupon codes (also called "promo code" or "voucher code"). Currently, these codes look like an insane developer has designed the format: FCF4A803-18F0-46BE-...
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How to create a web application with good user experience or usability?

I am a front end developer, new to "user experience" world. I got a web application which has usability issues, which I have to recreate as per usability point of view. I referred many articles ...
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Under what circumstances would you NOT want a clean and minimalist website design? [closed]

I'm currently taking a web design/web development course and the two following questions are being touted as being extremely difficult by the course instructor, and I'm not too sure how to answer them:...
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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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Confusion regarding Android's cut and paste icon recognition

Android gives you the ability to cut and paste text to a clipboard. Tap and hold and you can select the part you want to copy/cut. You also have the option to select all the page. so far so good. I ...
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What are some examples of things designed/engineered to require no maintenance? [closed]

I've read somewhere that most items that are built by professional engineers (think roads, cars, etc) are built with some kind of maintenance in mind. In other words, things that are built well are ...
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What words would you measure useability in 3 levels for WCAG Accesibility, keeping it short, simple and easy to understand

So i'm making this WCAG 2.0 tool that needs to indicate to the user how well their sites and pages are doing in terms of Accessibility. I have called it 'Accessibility Usability' which indicates in 3 ...
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What are the similarities and difference between 'institutionalisation of usability' & 'institutionalisation of UX'?

Over the last couple of years, the field of HCI has slowly moved beyond the concept of usability towards the concept of UX (hereafter, I use the terms usability and UX for the sake of simplicity) ...
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How to implement a Toggle Switch behavior for multiple Input Boxes

Consider part of the web page below: Currently Users can add new rows and and enter values, which are either various numbers that are considered as English Units upon entry. i.e. feet, inches, and ...
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How to design an experience so users can identify data in an application instead of leaving the app and then manually enter the info

Does anyone know if there any reliable 3rd party APIs in which store Hotel Name, Addresses, and phone numbers? The same goes for Airports. The reason why I ask this is because I am building an ...
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Storyboard Workshop, User Story Workshop or Another Usability Workshop?

I'm trying to propose a way to heighten communication for all departments involved within a new project. Primarily we build backend administrative systems, however there is a lack of inter ...
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Usability vs. Security [closed]

This question has started to preoccupy since read Stevey's Google Platforms Rant by Steve Yegge. (The original post was removed.) Among many other things he asserts that usability is more important ...
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What is the UX strategy for not allowing tweets to be edited? [closed]

I have read articles written about why we should be able to modify existing tweets, but I haven't been able to find anything substantial about why we can't. My initial thought was that edited tweets ...
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Is User Centered Design a process-model of Usability Engineering?

I'm still having problems to classify User Centered Design. When you talk about Usability Engineering you probably heard of terms like "Usability Engineering Lifecycle","Contextual Design" or "Goal ...
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Is it appropriate to discussed the proposed usability method in literature review or in methodology chapter?

I need some clarification on where to put the proposed usability evaluation method in my thesis. Is it appropriate to discuss it in literature review chapter or in research methodology chapter of my ...
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How much value does Human factor's CUA certification hold for a Senior web developer? [duplicate]

I am working as Senior web developer with 5 years of experience. I also create wireframe mockups and have good experience in photoshop. I am looking to pursue HFI's CUA certification. Is this ...
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What are the metrics for measuring security and cognitive load as attributes of usability?

I want to know the standard metric one can use to measure security and cognitive load as attributes of usability in Mobile E-Commerce site application. The explanation should be base on users' ...
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How to prepare “user task” table for usability testing?

Nancy J. Wahl's article: student-run usability testing mentioned 8 steps for preparation of usability testing. Not to forget that he adopted them from Branghan's website. The third step is to ...