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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Enable Button Only to Give an Error? Or Show a Mysterious Disabled Button?

Currently our system is limited in that we only allow documents to be downloaded and not folders. Eventually we will allow the download of folders, but not in the immediate future. So right now if ...
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Is it a bad idea to have all credit card fields on one horizontal line?

My checkout form is a bit long and I don't like it, so I placed credit card fields on one line. Is it a bad idea to have all the fields on one line horizontally like the image below?
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What's the best tab order for a login form?

I was wondering: Should the login button be above the "stay logged in"-checkbox or the other way around? My personal preference is version b as I want to stay logged in most cases. But the more ...
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Does the file input type provide a reasonable call to action?

I have a use case where a user wants to convert a text file, from one format to another. This may however not always be the same user, effectively anyone could be left instructions telling them. ...
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Should the state of each change be beside the file name or should files be grouped by state?

I am working on an application that is similar to a source control tool in that we have a view to display the state of each change in a changeset. For example, with Mercurial, I can get the state of ...
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Signal Strength or Connection Speed icon [closed]

We have a stand alone application on our site that uses realtime video/audio. We are in the process of adding a connection speed icon but it seems we have some disagreements on the icon that should be ...
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CLI: How should I order sub-commands in usage messages?

I'm developing a tool with a command line interface. I am seeking the clearest, most obvious/user-friendly way of ordering the sub-commands in the usage/error messages. The nature of the tool is that ...
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why must point of sale have a bill-preview on the same page as product selection?

Most of the POS system images I see from google image search on "Point of Sale' have a bill- preview section on the same screen where the products are selected. Is this driven due to user-habit of ...
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Traditional file upload vs repository

I'm working on a b2b web application where users might want to upload files for several purposes: assigning images and/or documents with specifications to their products or businesses, attaching files ...
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mobile first design - main navigation placement & considering desktop users too

I'm considering placement of the main navigation for a responsive site in a thin sidebar similar to the navigation on Twitter's iPad app, as seen on the left. However with the icons and links ...
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What is the best method to show selected filters from very long lists?

I need to find a solution for displaying flagged items from a very long list. The following pics shows the filter panel of the iPad App. Users can select all the items or search for specific items ...
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What should the default selected action be for destructive actions in a dialog?

When a user is about to perform a destructive action that cannot be undone, what should the default selected option be on the confirmation/warning dialog box? In this example, the user is about to ...
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Best examples of “How it works” designs for Ecommerce/Deal sites [closed]

What are the best web design examples, having creative "How it works" sections on their homepages, that help new users to grasp the basic idea of the site within a few seconds? I have also seen many ...
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Guiding user on two separate choices that begin with the same first step

I am working on building a site which has two steps as the basis for the main functionality of the site: Asking a question Creating a new page Before they can ask a question or create a new page ...
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Where we should keep primary navigation in a mobile website, especially on the Homepage?

1) Vertically On home page with logo and footer and then at bottom of each page see on iphone http://j.mp/qpbN1A 2) Or horizontally like desktop websites see on iphone http://stackoverflow.com ...
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How should a field in read-only be indicated from a usability perspective?

As the question states - How should a field in read-only mode be indicated? Should it be just a label, some very light grey background behind it, or something else? Is there any user research that ...
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When are clear/reset actions in forms useful?

I was wondering when a "Clear" / "Reset" action in a form is needed. Example at the bottom right. What would be a common scenario for needing a "Clear" / "Reset" action? When would a "Clear" ...
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Does A Slider Control UI Element Like This Exist — The Joystick Slider?

A standard slider, such as an html5 <input type ="range"/> or its many javascript-enhanced brethren, works by providing a handle that you slide between two endpoints, typically with your mouse ...
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What is the logic of showing the number of messages that the user has not read?

Ok, I have a mail icon for the message system. Whenever there is a new incomming message , the system will count the number of UNREAD messages & show that number on top of the mail icon. It look ...
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Accepting multiple Terms and Conditions at once

I am working on a mobile and web form. There are a few products X, Y, Z under an umbrella product, let's call it XYZ. Is there a way for accepting multiple Terms and Conditions by placing all of them ...
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1-column vs n-column timelines / news feeds

Facebook's news feed employs a 1-column layout, whereas Google+ employs multi-columns, depending on the width of the browser. (It appears it's between 1-3 columns). Pinterest have many. Are there ...
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How are alternating illustrations experienced?

In our website redesign we are considering using alternating illustrations at the top of each landing page. This was a suggestion from Marketing to make the pages a little more interesting for each ...
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Maximun number of page scrolls (or swipes) on mobile website

I'm trying to find some numbers / data / studies / testing that uncovers the maximum number of scrolls (swipes) that should be used on a mobile site in determining page length. I know the typical best ...
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What is the best time to create Usability Goals (or Criteria) for your application/website and on what basis?

We know the characteristics of UI being: Effectiveness Efficiency Error Prevention Memorability Ease of learning Satisfaction While evaluating our design against these measures, it makes sense ...
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Best Method for Adding Ingredients

I have a recipe application that has a "Add Your Recipe" feature that's current implementation looks like this: Some notes: Upon clicking "Add Ingredient", a ingredient form is added. Same for ...
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Which is better option Create/Save for Activity and Circle? [closed]

I want to create an Activity as well as Circle for networking. Which button will be suitable 'Create' or 'Save'.
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Placeholders for format in address form

I am creating an address form and want to add placeholders to the fields to display the format of what the user needs to enter. For email addresses, phone numbers and credit card details this is ...
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ajax loader (spinner or progress bar) where to place it? [closed]

I have a web page (web app ?) where users click on some buttons and we fire an ajax call which then eventually updates some elements of the page. I am thinking of putting an indicator (spinner) of ...
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How to effectively paginate many objects

We used to have a table interface which showed 1-10 on load and had the pages listed all the way from 2, 3, 4, ... n. We would like to re-design this interface to support scrolling of objects much ...
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“Important” Items Box versus Pinned Items

I am designing an application which has panel with a list of items. The items in the list can be re-ordered by drag and drop: The number of items in the list has the potential to be very large. In ...
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“About me” -field usage in web app

I am creating a web application for college students where they can share their timetable and help each other in studies and courses. We are in the process of designing the profile of a user. However, ...
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Name and Company - One field or Two?

I am laying out a form on a website with the typical name & address fields. While I've done this a number of times, I have began to try and trim fields from my forms that will be on smaller ...
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Is there a good reason to have HTML and PDF version of TOS?

We have our Terms of service available as HTML and PDF. Is there a good reason to keep providing PDF version? It's extra work: Several languages Privacy policy / tos Room for mistakes between html ...
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How should I divide my site between B2B and B2C?

I've spent about 3 years trying to answer this question myself, so I thought I'd give you guys a go. Here's the situation: My company provides training services. You can either (i) book a course ...
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Does having different functionality for the same button on different screen cause a usability issue?

Within two different screens of a product I'm designing I would like to use an icon for a secondary action. In both screens using an icon with an X in it seems the most logical choice, although the ...
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Functionality of a form that receives bids for an item. What's best?

I have a form that receives bids for items. It is shown below: In green you can see the price for the current winner bid, below, the minimum increase for the next bid (in the case of the image, the ...
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Ordered Grids And Live Updates

My web app displays a simple table. Users can order their data by clicking on the column headers (quite standard). We now are making background calls (ajax) so that data we are displaying might ...
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jQuery AutoSuggest or Dropdown for Data Input

We are working on an improvement to a project that requires users to enter their state, city, and street to get a result back based off what they entered. The current model asks users to freeform type ...
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What is the best way to ask users for multiple passwords?

I am creating an app which includes payments and by following banking regulations I need to ask the users for a four-digit password as well as an OTP (one-time PIN sent to the user's phone) every time ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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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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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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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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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or idea and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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What are the best ways to get SUS score on mockups?

Can we just showcase static mockups to users and as them to respond to SUS questionnaire? Or, is it good to provide a clickable mockups so that they can get a feel of the workflow? Do we have any ...
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Is an off-canvas slideout menu usable when placed on the bottom-right instead of the top-left?

As I'm going into CSS frameworks(Toast, Yaml ,Bootstrap, Foundation, etc) I've hooked into the usability of navigation menus when viewed in smaller screens, some frameworks convert it into a ...
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Does a social timeline makes sense?

As the social networks have increased, there are several scripts and plugins to display a chronological social timeline from various networks. Is it possible to use a social timeline on your ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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Measuring/Quantifying Usability & User Experience

This morning i was looking online for articles that could lead me to a method that can be used to measure/quantify usability & user experience. The method i was interested in finding more ...