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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How to optimise our data entry page for tablets

SetUp: In our Inventory Control application, we have updated our Stock Count page so that restaurants can count by counting area which then adds up to a total for each item. The old way just allowed 1 ...
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Ask for time of arrival in a restaurant before or after the lunch's choice? [web app]

For a university project I have to design a web app which allows to pre-order the lunch in a restaurant. The brief asks to indicate the time of arrival and the number of people, in addition to the ...
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Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?

I'm working on setting up a CAPTCHA on a project, and just thought about the user experience of it. I personally find them tedious, especially if they're too difficult. Even these are pretty easy ...
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Is there evidence that users ever look to a website's URL as a breadcrumb for navigation?

On-the-page breadcrumbs often mirror the directory path anyway. To my mind, it stands to reason that that clear, human-readable, hierarchical URLs can enhance a site's usability[1]. But I have no idea ...
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Automatic forwarding or not? What is better for the user?

I have created a multilingual website. Currently, the website recognizes the language that is set in the browser and then redirects to the appropriate page (subdomain). Now I read in some articles ...
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YouTube “Load More” button [closed]

YouTube had pagination before "Load More" button era. I could just change the page number in the URL and navigate to a specific page if the channel had many videos. These days if I click the "Go Back" ...
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ISO 9241: How do the dialogue principles affect the “suitability for the task”?

The ISO 9241 norm for ergonomics of human-computer interaction is composed of 7 guidelines: suitability for the task, suitability for learning, suitability for individualisation, conformity with ...
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Hamburger menu icons - should they be on the left or right?

Hamburger menus (the three small horizontal bars: the new menu icon). Should they be on the right or left? I'm only thinking of mobile and tablet applications. The pattern I see the most is on the ...
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Radiobutton list and or dropdown together

I have a system, where users can pick an item to confirm. However, there's only space for few radio buttons, so I added a dropdown in order to pick more than just an option between 6 or 7 button ...
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The use of “successful” in confirmation messages

I'm wondering about the use of "successful" in confirmation messages after a form has been submitted ("The form has been successfully submitted." or "The mailbox has been successfully set up"). To me ...
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How to represent repeats?

I'm trying to write a budgeting web-app and wants the user to choose how many times a budget should repeat itself. I have the following options: I want One-time to mean that the budget only happens ...
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What would be the best way of combining these two UIs?

I'm in the process of redeveloping a "request seat" page for a taxi sharing application that I am working on. Users can request a seat on a booking made by another user - this page allows them to view ...
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Multiple modal windows on one page?

I have a user-input form appearing in a lightbox, essentially a modal window. Any validation errors on the input form appear as an alert box, which is basically another modal window. Intuitively, ...
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Best approach to creating a report generator

I'm working on improving an application that provides users with data metrics via tables and allows them to generate reports of the data metrics. The current implementation is that, depending on what ...
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Which implementation for a dynamic hierarchy tree will show as much info as possible while still allow seeing the changes made in the background?

I'm in the middle of building a search engine website for a specific corpus. We've already implemented most of the menus and the structure of the website. recently we got some feedback that forced us ...
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What is the best way to display the file and line number to a user?

I am working on a UI to to display a test to the user. I would like to display where it is defined. For example: /path/to/file:line_number Given <this condition> When <I do this> Then ...
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How to review usability of a developer tool?

I'm about to try to test the usability of our developer tools, how can this be done? Articles I've read so far on UX testing seem to target website testing. I'm interested in reviewing the user ...
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Best place for media mentioned logos and customers' logos

I was handed a one pager that is already designed. I was asked to insert these two category of logos: Media mentioned logos Customers' logos The main sections of this site are: Why use this ...
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Strategy for making easy remembered, easy typed and secure password for mobile devices?

I make great passwords which I remember in my fingers when I'm on a laptop keyboard. But when I turn to mobile devices, I lose my muscle memory on the soft keyboard. To overcome this problem, I store ...
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Wait cursor and progress showing time for long running tasks

I have a long running tasks in my desktop application. Sometimes tasks complete in 1-2-3 seconds and it does not sense to display big progress bar to an user because of the showing progress panel time ...
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Group list by content or by language: is there a usability advantage to one or the other?

The page I'm designing is a list of publications. There are two ways it could be sorted. Does one have a known or documented usability (or other!) advantage over the other? Here is the first way: - ...
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Sql Server, How do I make a front end? [closed]

extremely nooby question. I've worked with access for a while but now I'm trying to dive into SQL. I've looked around and I can't seem to figure out how you make a front end for the damn thing. I need ...
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secure banking apps

A while ago my bank introduced an online banking app. This allowed me to quickly access my bank account and make payments right from my phone with the best experience. In order to gain access to the ...
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How to navigate between item list, search and item details?

I have a hierarchy explorer-like list of folders and items. User can select one and explore its children (child folder and items): [Top folder] -> [Child folder 1] -> [Child folder 2] -> ...
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How to measure the difficulty of a question

This might be a more different question about difficulty than others, and might be a hard one to answer. I am designing an educative application for tablets. The concept consists of a game where ...
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How to deal with IE8 Compatibility View in a user-friendly way?

I'm struggling to understand how IE8 Compatibility View works. Sometimes we find some bugs on IE8 Compatibility View that cannot be found on IE8 and other browsers. We wrote a message telling the ...
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Mixed classifications in IA — ever appropriate or effective?

I got to thinking about this question actually at the supermarket recently. I was looking for an item that I thought just had to be in the baking section ... because that's how brick-and-mortar stores ...
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which distance filter is more acceptable by users?

I’m currently working on a project which need a distance filter show on both list view page and map view page. It allows one to decide how far he wants to show posts nearby. Here are two examples ...
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Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate

I'm trying to tackle the high abandonment rate for a certain step in the checkout procedure. The first step in the checkout procedure of the company I work for is a step where customers have to log ...
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What UI elements would improve my booking page? [closed]

I'm in the process of redeveloping a "request seat" page for a taxi sharing application that I am working on. Users can request a seat on a booking made by another user - this page allows them to view ...
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“Tags” vs “Topics” as terminology for the masses?

StackExchange uses "Tags" which I feel might be more geared towards a tech-savvy audience. For the mainstream users, do you think "Tags" works or would they understand "Topics" better?
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Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?

Here at Stack Exchange we're currently wrestling with weaknesses in our tags system. As we open up new verticals – some of which include very non-technical users like cooking – we suspect that the ...
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What is the best way to display a queue of items in a large space?

In a desktop web application I am working on, I was considering several designs for an ordered queue of items. My initial design was: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Is 'usability' enough for a company portal?

I want to know if this argument is a common one that is made - as it's one I was intending to conclude a report with. I have been asked to advise on how to improve the usability of a company portal. ...
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Search button versus Auto-search

I'm currently working on a search engine for a software package. With this search, you can search for specific events in a video file if the software can find it. You set a predefined set of ...
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How would you classify UI/UX issues as show stoppers for product release?

The question of which UI/UX issues should be considered as showstoppers when releasing a product to the market has always been of interest to me. I am curious to get some thoughts as to how would you ...
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Good reasons to use bad UI

I know you just read the title, take a deep breath. I'll explain. When should we make a conscious decision to retain poor UI, even if temporarily? Not because of budget or time constraints but ...
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Remember Me in an enterprise application: What to remember?

I've just finished a well-thought login validation mechanism and have asked myself the following question several times: What does the user expect when he checks the Remember me checkbox in an ...
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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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Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms?

Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms? For example should i keep date field un-selected by default like this or with dates of next 3-4 days. and user ...
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Rationale to avoid login screen as the first page

I am trying to find studies showing that users don't like to login and/or are not willing to get a login screen as the first screen of an application. I am waiting for analytics to push this idea and ...
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Custom back button in page

I had a discussion with a friend about adding a custom back button on every page in a website. What I mean by a custom back button is a link or a button, that will do just onclick="history.back();". ...
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What should the default display in a middle column of a frameset be?

I am working on a site, which displays statistical data about computers (disk, usage, etc...) and there is a web page, which consists of three columns: two smaller on the side, and a large one in the ...
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What is the correct currency formatting with zero amounts?

I have couple of questions: I am representing decimal values in dollars in my table as follows $2.30 $0.15 I need to know how should I represent 0 (zero) dollars. Which of the following is ...
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How to display the relevant data on the UI

I was going through a book, which said that the data should be organised in such a way that primary and secondary levels are accessed within 3-5 clicks and remaining data should be at ternary level ...
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How to display unfilled fields in a view mode?

How can I show to a user, on a view mode page, an unfilled field of an edit mode? I have on the form, on edit mode, this type of a field: Label: (input) (type of unit) (button with contextual help) ...
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Side Navigation Highlighting Current Page Link Items

I've been working on a side navigation reconstruction project that is now entering the design phase. Through research i've noticed many sites using different colored text to highlight/bookmark user ...
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What could be alternative to text selection?

Say you are using some conferencing application, and are in an active session. Another person is online on Skype and is asking for the meeting info so they can join the session too. Time is critical ...
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Label for collecting information on last day(time) of tobacco usage

I have a form where, among other things, we ask the user to enter the last time (date) they used tobacco. Currently the label for this is "Tobacco" with a date picker to select the date. I feel that ...
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Option depends on global settings specified elsewhere - how do I make this clear?

I've got a checkbox option 'show feature', that a client can enable or disable. This is an individual setting for each instance. However, each instance depends on the global settings, which determine ...