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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Lowering opacity on hover. Isn't it totally wrong?

It's a common practice to highlight an element on hover state. By highlighting it, I obviously mean making it more visible than other elements. But lately, I've witnessed the opposite trend on a ...
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Make clear the relationship between dynamic checkbox and other components

I have a dialog,as a below. In a dialog you can choose a state, mark it as "like / not like", and write a comment. In dropdown box for states you can also choose an option "All states". Then comment ...
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How to add dependencies between tasks in a list

I have a list of tasks that can be dependent on each other, e.g. task #2 cannot be begun until task #1 has completed. In schematics, it might look like this Id | Dependency ----+----------- #1 | -...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my "...
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Too many calls of action on product page

On my products page, I have a large image, then next to it I have add to cart. Below the add to cart section, I then have an Enquire Now button. And below that I have click for Live Chat, and below ...
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Usability problem when using multiple selection combobox

I have a screen where user can select multiple values from the database. This screen follows a standard used in every screen with similar cadastre, where de data being edited or created is shown on ...
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Rate or Like…What is the best? [duplicate]

i want to make a good design for products, services and offers in a mobile application and i need users opinions about this, So i am asking what is the best for usability a "5-Start" rating or a "Like"...
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Using a section title as a link to deeper navigation

After selecting data and filters to narrow it down, the user is taken to a 2nd level of the navigation where he is presented with content displayed in a table like in the following image: Each row ...
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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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Decoupling 1 technical function into 2 UI features

The context: I am developing this application where users can discuss about and contribute with some documents. Can think of it like an easy Document Management System. The main background technology ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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Showing logical operations with query language [duplicate]

We are struggling with how to incorporate AND/OR logic amongst a list of filters in our user interface. I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm trying to fit the logic addition into ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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What practical steps can I take to reduce bias in usability testing?

I'm acutely sensitive to bias in usability testing. For example, I'm aware that task-selection bias is an issue, so I try to keep the tests more open/loose and let participants explore. I know that ...
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Setting for left-handed users

This application has a ribbon. If you pull a panel opens. For left-handed users it's a little uncomfortable, while opening the panel, arm occludes part of the screen and interferes with their intent ...
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Is there any research on colors choice for the web?

I'm writing a thesis on web usability. I'd like to mention the choice of colors and which ones are appropriate to use and which are not. Now I've searched on the internet but what I've found so far ...
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How to obscure data in a screen captured image?

Many people I work with need to share a report with sensitive data. This is usually a multistep process where the user takes a screenshot of a chart or graph with numbers and then manually removes, ...
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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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Showing / Hiding Inactive Features in a Product

I'm currently working on a product that includes a few features and other sub-products that aren't always included in the basic package. These features are opt-in and the client would have to pay an ...
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What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?

We are implementing a temporary account lockout after throttling login attempts and actively directing users to reset their password. Users can still go through the reset journey even during temporary ...
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Horizontal Scrolling for mobile and desktop - Is this a good idea?

I'm re-doing my portfolio site with some updates. As I was creating it I was thinking of various ways to present my work. It's a mixture of iphone and desktop design work, sometimes both together. ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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Tabbed Pane : Multi-row style. To jump or not?

Most applications that have tabbed panes use the standard Windows style of dealing with multiple rows of tabs. Ie. if a tab in the back row is clicked then the WHOLE row jumps forward, and the forward ...
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Why are coiled cables rarely used?

Yesterday I saw an interesting idea: What are some potential reasons why so few cables have a coil in their middle - like old telephone cables? I know that we don't want all cables to be like that, ...
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Change negative checkbox labels to positive?

I know that the ideal state would be to use positive connotation for checkbox labels as in [✔️] do this rather than [✔️] don't do this The system I am working on has many checkboxes in many ...
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Is Inner scroll on pop up to show history/log a bad UX practice

I've to show a history/log of user actions in a pop up for that particular user along with other information. I thought of showing latest 5 actions and place a "more" button. this "more" button will ...
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When to go against “industry standards”?

I work on a control panel for a webhosting company and we recently implemented DNS. The resulting table with all records for a domain (or a template) looks a little something like this: My question ...
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What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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Checkbox Label Clarity

I have a checkbox that is used to toggle a filter on a returned set of data displayed on the page. The data consists of rows of media items (i.e. photos, video, docs) each with a date range during ...
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Select & Preview Thumbnail View

I have list of thumbnails on 5 different categories, wanted to select according to categories, view the thumbnail and get back to the category. The list I have as a hierarchical grid view with 2 ...
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What's the difference between “Discovery” and “Usability”?

User Research - Google Ventures I wonder what do you think are the real benefits from doing "Discovery" questions?
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Saved Search vs Ad Hoc Filters

I'm looking for a way to allow the user to perform a search quickly & easily, most of the time using saved searches with relative dates. Frequently the user will want to perform ad-hoc searches ...
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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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Is this Mobile Navigation usable? [closed]

Hi, my question is this mobile navigation usable? You have to be able to go to all pages (home, work, about us, contact) I have this website that goes 4 levels deep and im trying to come with ...
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Why use the append text to copy-paste (“Read more at …”) pattern?

I was copy-pasting some text from a website and besides the text I copied, the following text was appended "Read more at: http://www.YYYY.com Copyright © YYYY". I've seen this pattern in many ...
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How to indicate an element is loading without animation?

I'm working on a product detail page that contains a 'Table of Contents'. Due to some not so great API work, I'm in a weird situation. It takes between 10-20 seconds for the app to check if there is ...
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Where is the best placement of the form to see a results?

I am creating this form with the results to be shown, not really sure though if it is exact way to put at the right side.
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Best placement for a “Go Back” button: top or bottom?

I know that it is bad practice to use a "Go Back" button (since the browser has such a function) but when it can't be avoided for some reason, is it better to put it on top (similar to how the back ...
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Many dependent combo boxes used as filter

I have 6 combox boxes used as filter for a data table. Each combobox is filled with many values. (100-1000) If user select a value in a combox, the other comboxes should constraint the "selectable" ...
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Cards: single column or multiple columns

I'm working a card-based UI concept which allows grouping. As an example I look at a person and see his tasks and documents (and there could be many more categories): So far so good. Now if I only ...
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Why do physical keyboards still have built-in numpads?

Normally I use a wireless keyboard without a number pad and a mouse right next to it. Having started a new job, I was finding my right arm somewhat more sore. This was confusing until I realized: ...
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Purchasing item without registering as a user

I have this site where visitors can pay for certain digital goods, after which they'll be presented with a download link. These downloads links last for a week before they die and become useless I ...
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Cards View Vs Tabular View

I am in the process of redesigning an interface with a lot of Tabular data that is previously simply used as tables that look like the 19th century. I was a bit confused whether to switch it to a Card ...
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How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?

I'm well aware that text in ALL CAPITALS is harder to read than text in lower case or mixed case, for whatever reason. But what about Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs? With a bit of Googling I can't find any references ...
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Should I offer an “If your download does not start…” option?

I'm designing a web app where you can download a single file or a dynamically-generated zip file of several files. For single files, I am planning for the file to be downloaded immediately. For ...
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How to improve the experience of finding a stall in a public restroom?

Why do I try to avoid using public restrooms at all costs? Maybe I'm going to the wrong public restrooms because I can't think of a single time when using a public restroom has been a great ...
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Order of keyboard tab navigation within a form with help links

Situation: I am supporting some old web forms and each input box has an icon next to it that opens up a description section directly below the field. Right now, tabbing through the form alternates ...
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How does one present the features and functionality of an app to a new user

Example: Financial applications require a lot of information before generating reports. What are some good ways to demonstrate the features to users when app hasn't yet been populated with data? I ...
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App selection/store with not many apps

I'm making an internal-facing web-based interface for our corporate management platform. Users land on a homescreen with different applications available for them to then click on to use. (eg I can ...
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Does a loading animation on a websites initial load improve usability?

I'm working on a site where I am being asked to implement a loading animation on page loads. Essentially, the site will display a loading animation as soon as possible, which will go away once all of ...