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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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 ...
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How to combine tab bars and navigation controllers?

I'm working on an iPhone app for musicians. It allows you to import songs from several sources, select one and do different things with it, like display its lyrics, control playback and other things. ...
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How to handle many data related to the user(profile)?

I want to create profiles for employees which hold all their personal data; general data, vacations, salary details, etc... All in all it's about 30 categories. I have tried to create a different tab ...
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When to use cancel, done and back text buttons?

All the buttons mentioned in the title above have similar actions. They move the user back to the previous screen in mobile apps. What option is best to use consistently?
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what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?

males and females sexual orientations in a terminology that is easy for the user to select them. Exmple .male straight , female straight including gay and lesbian and other kinds. please i am ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Converting two character dates into four character dates

I have an application that converts the following invalid dates, with only two-character years into a valid date format automatically while the user's filling out the form: (NOTE: The application is ...
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Adding a way to tag tags?

I have what I call a 2 dimensional tagging system. You provide a data element and tag it. In this case the data element is a ( url , title, favicon ). Here is the UI for it: However I want to ...
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2 Line Calendar Module | Alternative Calenders

I'm exploring a new format for a calendar module. It only uses two lines for the dates causing it to be more of a landscape format than square. The only problem is for users deciphering how the ...
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Alerting user to possible duplicates during record creation

I'm working on a website to help animal rescue organizations keep track of their adoptable animals. As part of the sign up process, a user can create a rescue organization. Assuming the organization ...
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List of selectable fields for query

How would you go about displaying a list of fields that a user can select to make a query? The list can get pretty long (we are not talking hundreds of items but it would still be a sore to the eye) I ...
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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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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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Should I auto register users behind the scene when using social login button?

I am building a service where I am allowing users to login using social buttons (for example, Facebook connect buttons). When a new user clicks on this social login button, I have two options: Auto ...
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Usability issue when resizing browser window on responsive website

As I was discussing about the benefits of using responsive web design (RWD) nowadays, my manager said that one of his biggest gripe is the fact that horizontally resizing the browser window often ...
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How to effectively point users to a text that has 'more info' attached to it?

I need a simple and effective way by which I can let my users know that a particular column in a table has more information attached to it when you hover over it. It is not a link, just text (a number ...
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Benchmark for usability test

I'm working on a usability test of a e-commerce website. The test is a validation test (the kind of test performed close to service's release). I read that, for these kind of tests, I have to use ...
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How to avoid error messages in form validation? [closed]

Too many error messages will confuse the user. Is there any simple method to overcome validation?
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Are there any benefits to using a slideshow for content

I don't often go to answers.com, but when I do, I just really wonder... why are their answers presented in a slideshow format? Here is an example of one such question. What I'd like to know is if ...
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What text should be used for an insertion button? “Create”, “New” or “Add”?

Whenever I have been designing interfaces, I always wonder if I should name the button Create, New or Add. I have never decided and stuck with one and would like to get an explanation on what use ...
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Why do light switch buttons have up/down direction when it's really a toggle function?

If you do a quick image search on your favorite search engine on "light switch" you get a large number of images. Most of them have up and down direction, to represent state. Up for on in the US, and ...
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Why do some websites only allow you to see a small portion of the full size product image? [closed]

Is it so that you can't steal the image or is there more to this? I personally prefer seeing the full resolution image at once instead of trying to analyse a small image with a magnifying glass. ...
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What is the correct way to format cents and dollars in a grid column with a total?

I have a grid with columns that are formatted as cents and dollars. By default, the tender and amount columns are being formatted as integers, but for the total we are formatting it as 2 decimal ...
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Percentage of users who edit the URL of the site they're on?

The company I work for rents out vacation properties, with an alphanumeric ID for each property. Such as http://www.example-domain.tld/abc123456 There are SEO recommendations for using a slug / ...
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Designing an app that will be used as an iframe within 30 different applications

The context: A native app that went through a complete life-cycle. The Problem: Recently, on one of the calls with client, it was revealed that this native app will also be used as an iframe in 30 ...
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Are overlays / modal alerts that display on site load accessible?

Some websites welcome you with a Cookie Disclaimer or to Join their Social Page. You'll find a big modal window, mostly in center overlay rest of the site. (as an example: http://www.lynda.com/) ...
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Fast / numereous animations. Possible Epilepsy / Seizures from website game?

I'm building a pretty simple Question and Answer game. It's in the beginning stages now, but I would like to know what your thoughts are on the background animation I currently have. 1) Is there too ...
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Automatic log-in

I've just seen a question here about auto submitting form on a webpage (Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?). Most people answered 'no', because the person ...
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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 ...
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How to resolve a multilevel sidebar menu where parent sections must show children AND link somewhere

Note: When reading this keep in mind we may have more of an information architecture problem than a menu usability one. Suppose we have this menu: Item 1 ............ Should link to ...
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Comments at the heart of a document

Context I just read the amazing question Emerging UI trend: comments in the margin - pros and cons?. I noticed this trend of putting the comments on the side of the documents (Google Docs is maybe ...
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Thermostat UIs make me guess and think too hard

Every digital thermostat panel I've come across - just HORRENDOUS! There's a temperature display. Fine. There's an up and down arrow. First thought, it's to change the temperature. Good. There's the ...
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Whether the security verification code in sign-up form is user-friendly? [duplicate]

Am redesigning my sign-up form, some users feel bored with filling security field. Is really the Security verification code is user-friendly?
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using subtle animations for page transitions in single page apps?

In so-called "single page applications" for the web, I am seeing a trend, especially in demo applications, where any navigation between sections of the application/site involves a css animation of a ...
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Research on impact of display ads on UX?

Is there any research on how the kind and amount of display advertisement affects UX and or usability of the site?
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Best way to show users that they can change colour

Just for a project I am making a note taking web app. I thought it would be a nice idea to let users add a colour to the note to 'categorise' it. The most logical space to put it would be in the input ...
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What type of usability test to perform on android app?

What is the best app test type to perform on a native mobile application? Currently I'm developing a tourism Android application, and so far I've decided to perform A/B testing with questionnaires, ...
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How can I design an effective GUI for labels and values for an Android Tablet?

I'm trying to create a simple GUI for an android application that will primarily be used on tablets. I have portrait and landscape screenshots of my current GUI. Note that this is literally the only ...
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What is the best way to show various options dependent on another user's account?

Say you are in Linkedin's Network page. (If you log onto Linkedin and click on "network") Let's hypothetically say that Linkedin contains both people already on the platform and people outside of the ...
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Would it be bad design (and unsafe) to put password guidelines next to a login box?

Different websites have different password requirements Some are content with a combination of just lower case words Some require a combination of lower case and upper case words Some require ...
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I'm considering two different layouts for an index of articles. Which of these is more usable?

I'm redoing the layout for a website that contains technical articles. The demographics are mostly engineers. I'm trying to decide between two different layout styles for the actual article listings, ...
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iPad horizontal swipe

We're having a debate on the direction a user ought to swipe to get to the next asset. Each screen is self-contained information. Should the user swipe to the right ----> to access the previous asset ...