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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Tag cloud for web site actions - a no-no?

I am building a website, and my designer came up with the idea of using a (3d) tag cloud to display the different actions a user can take (the site's functionality is somewhat complex, and so ...
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upload an “image” or “picture”, which is the right text to convey? [closed]

Working on the feedback form with an image or picture attachment, let me know which is the right text be used?
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After updating form should redirect back to form itself or to the show page or back to the list?

I am developing an app that consists of the CRUD operations. Lets say I want to create, read, update and delete clients. I have a page that lists all of the clients, page that shows a particular ...
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How should I include a multiple selection mechanism in a checklist site?

I'm building a small checklist on a website. It'll have multiple items that are able to be "completed" by checking them off the list by ticking a checkbox. However, I also want to add a multi-select ...
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Should forms be aligned left or center, if less than full page width?

Our web application has a small header and nav menu at the very top, and below, there is simply a large area of open space. We have no need for an always-present sidebar, so there is just one column. ...
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How to recruit engaged users for mobile apps usability study?

We're looking at redesigning our mobile app and we are also looking at adding new features. To evaluate some of the ideas, I'll need to recruit users that are familiar with the app and/or users who ...
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Auto-suggestion difference between Google Search and Google Maps [closed]

I've noticed that the auto-suggest behavior in Google Search and Google Maps is different. If you search in Google Search and enter "exa", you'll get suggestions like "exa mple". If you do the same ...
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Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript? [closed]

I realise that I am no longer able to disable javascript from the preference setting of FireFox browser 27.0. As a developer, I always think about graceful degradation for my users. And I know how to ...
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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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How to present reply chains on a mobile/condensed interface? [duplicate]

Take a website such as reddit where users can reply to a post, and then users can reply to that reply, etc. I'm building a mobile application that deals with a similar situation with nested ...
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Useless IE context menu option

I was using my IE 10 when I right-clicked a link and its context menu showed up, I saw the first option was "Open Link". First thing that came to my mind was "What a useless option!". Since if I would ...
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How to present a usable checklist with 100+ items plus descriptions to a user?

My school has a form students complete before attending where they can check off what clubs they may be interested in. (There are over 100 possible clubs so it is a rather large form). The current set ...
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How to convey set inclusion and exclusion?

We have an application where users perform an action on a large set of things. The user decides which things to perform the action on by selecting to either include or exclude things based on various ...
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When searching for a course online, which start-date term has more meaning? Now or Continuous?

We're overhauling our Course Search service and the question has come up: Which has more meaning? Continuous or Now. Our UI allows choosing a course start-date from a selection menu of fixed dates. ...
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XML generator through UI

I'm working on an application which helps user to create XML from UI and below is the UI screen shot. Problem statement: User can create field groups and fields attached to it, there will be 20+ ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Gallery Lightbox

What do you think of letting one image open a gallery instead of a single image where one can show next and previous (regular lightbox)? I'm thinking something like this: ...or something like ...
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How to offer multiple actions on table items, within the table?

I have a table that users need to scroll through and carry out specific actions. The actions are things like "Remove", "Flag", "Send to", but in the mockup below they're just Action 1, 2, etc. Right ...
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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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Heuristic evaluation. Which set of heuristics follow?

I have to perform an heuristic evaluation of a website. I found in internet several guidelines on which the evaluation is based. I found also this article from Smashing Magazine ...
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How to represent medium difficulty? (fitness)

We have several video fitness programs with difficulties related to the intensity of the workouts. When categorizing them by difficulty "Easy" and "Hard" are clearly communicated by these terms but ...
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Why does dashboard navigation pattern doesn't have 2nd/3rd level menu?

As I've noticed on some dashboard navigation pattern like Pure andFoundation, they don't have 2nd/3rd level menu. What is the reason why does that type of menu doesn't have 2nd level? If I'm going to ...
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Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)

NOTE: I had originally asked this question on http://programmers.stackexchange.com/, but I had been asked to move it here. I am currently developing a Simplifier for a Calculator. This allows the ...
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Using the right terminology to differentiate an online shop from the actual shop [closed]

I am wanting to know your views on differentiating e-commerce sections of a site from pages dedicated to the actual walk in store... in the navigation? For example, the navigation bar at the top of ...
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Standardization vs uniqueness in web design

It seems to me that standardised interfaces are regarded as a good thing in interface design, since it allows users to reuse their knowledge in different interfaces. This seems very true in desktop ...
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609 views

Should social media links open in a new tab or window?

Is it advisable that social media links (facebook, twitter, etc) will open in a new tab? Does it depends on the number of social media links?, What if there were only 3 social media links?, should I ...
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refine popup in search panel

Have 2 questions related to refine panel in search results. How should we showcase more options in 1 category – should I add individual popup for each category or all options in 1 popup. Have ...
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Use of internal direct links inside a navigation menu

I have got an navigation menu like this example: the black arrows symbolise links from main menu to submenu pages. This pages contain a page to subject specific forms. I want to collect all the ...
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accessing the same info from different places?

I am working on a high level flow for a mobile app and I have created two launch points that renders the same screen one from the details screen of the primary information and the other from the ...
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Full width background images

I want to allow users to upload full-width background images that would take up the entire width of the page (with a set height of 500 pixels). However, the issue is, what should be the minimum ...
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How to keep the user engaged while waiting for a period of time?

I am designing an app for an online taxi booking portal. The workflow is designed in a way in which the users must wait for 120 secs for booking to get confirmed. While the customer is waiting for the ...
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Does “Enter” key action is required for web form submission? [duplicate]

working on web form with 5 fields, once i fill all the fields, i usually clicks the submit button. Is necessary to give similar action to "Enter" key for submission?
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Compact vertical menu navigation ux

I have a compact vertical menu that's app-drawer style. It works really well since I only need the menu for basic navigation but need it small otherwise, but it has a navigation visualization issue. ...
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Open page in Parent, Tab or Pop-Up

I'm working on an application with a lot of user functionality and navigation which stems from the ability to create, edit,update,delete (C.R.U.D) the majority of objects/entities. My question is, ...
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Can't get users to choose the language they speak on language learning site

I making this website for users to learn languages. The idea is for them to choose a language they understand and a language they want to learn. In the home page the users choose a language they ...
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How can I make a textarea larger and keep a clean UI?

I need a better way to of working with the textarea on the left without relying on the horizontal scroll for large amounts of text. Atm it's a horrible UX editing large amounts of text. This is an ...
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online game landing page

In designing an online, in-browser game, I found in my research that many other games have "priority" in registration over login on their home page. They usually show a big form for registration, ...
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Why are vote buttons on Stack Exchange shown when they can't be used?

I've often wondered why Stack Exchange has opted to keep the upvote/downvote buttons available for clicking on question/answers posted by the user. For instance: Even though these buttons have no ...
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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Is there a method for deciding when it is okay to remove a feature?

I have a website that provides 42 search parameters. Of those 42 parameters 5 account for about 900K searches performed. The other 37 are used very rarely and account for about 21k searches combined. ...
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Is there a term for a smart text field that provides a different experience based on the content entered into the text field?

I'm designing an experience that will require a text field to "recognize" content and instantly direct users to different paths from the same point (same text field & CTA) based on the text ...
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How many Task Questions in Usability Testing [closed]

I am about to conduct remote usability test on some e-commerce sites. Can anyone tell me how many task questions are acceptable to be asked. Am working on my PhD Thesis now.
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How to make input/output connections between lots of items easier to make and manage?

I have an application that I'm trying to finish for release that allows a user to link "channel values" together. Here is an example workflow of how this currently works - taking an on-screen fader ...
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Does displaying images on level 2 menu enhance UX?

Here is the context: Type of website: Apparel e-commerce Thoughts: I am wondering if displaying any images related to a product category on a level 2 side menu will improve my UX ? Example: Any ...
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Is Parent.se confusing users with link color?

Today, I stumbled upon http://parenting.stackexchange.com/ browsed coupled of threads and noticed that site is creating confusion to users [personal experience] using dull color for non visited link ...
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Tests on more “human-ish” forms

Is there any usability test about using the following style of forms? It would be displayed after the user clicks on "register". Welcome, [full name]________ To save your progress, you will need to ...
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Should users see a 404 page if they are trying to view locked content?

If a user attempts to view a private repo on GitHub when they are not logged in, they get a 404 error page. Pro) It seems that the repo does not exist to those lacking proper access. This might help ...
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Form with both save and submit buttons

I am working on a Web application that consists of a number of forms. Each form can be edited and the user can elect to save their work so far and come back to resume at any time. However, once the ...
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Using justified type on body copy [duplicate]

I feel like I know the answer to this, but how do you feel about justified type when it comes to common ux principles. My gut tells me not to use it, but I'd like a better reason than that. I'm ...