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 point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
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How do I show that a wide dropdown is clickable?

I have a select tag that looks like this: It spans along the top of the page contents, which is roughly 90% the screen width. So, while it's not obvious in this question, the caret is roughly 400px ...
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Better UI for exchanging blocks up and down

I have developed a UI as shown below: Now I want to add a functionality to this UI that if user wants to exchange positions of if and else if blocks, he must be able to do that. One option could ...
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Is good UI design something that reflects the underlying system/process or something that is used to solve the problem?

Inspired by this previous question on UX SE: Good reasons to use bad UI? I asked myself the question, "Are there bad reasons to use good UI?" And just to clarify, I am talking about UI design and not ...
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Best way to give user information on a layer

The Idea I have a layer list that is being created like this d3 version here and I want to append some sort of information icon to the lowest level nodes. To give some background, the user will be ...
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How to detect bad UI design [closed]

I am a software developer who also does UI design. My question is, is it for me possible to detect UI issues during development. The big problem I know from other developers, they don't see bad UI ...
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Gamification: Scalability and affordance of visual rewards? [closed]

By the end of 2014, Gartner Research Report predicts that over 70 percent of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one "gamified" application, and that "gamification is positioned to become ...
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Drastic (promotional) design changes within the same website; recommendations on points to make to push back?

Am getting brought into a discussion where a Marketing team wants to have a big dedicated page with completely different branding colors to promote one section of a website (bold blacks and garish ...
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Like vs “Did you find this review helpful?”

For a site like IMDB in which users write reviews, is it preferable to allow users "Like" a review( e.g. goodreads.com) or answer "y/n" to the question "Did you find this review helpful?"?
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How do we show custom holidays in calendar?

I wanted to show custom holidays in the calendar component. I am already displaying Saturday and Sunday in gray color. Now I wanted to show two other categories of holidays which are real banking and ...
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Should certain functions be “hard to find” for powerusers to discover?

This is more of a fundamental question about access to the "poweruser" features for an application. One side thinks that power features should be more or less, "tough to find" and leaves the curious ...
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Position of Discounts & Promotions in a website

I have an Internet Booking engine where the layout is as following. Now in this layout I'm trying to show the available promotions and discount when the user selects an arrival date. My Concept is ...
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UX best practice: Familiar or Innovative?

My team and I are facing a UX decision where we have 2 options, we can go the traditional way or the most innovative but unfamiliar way. Both are very good options but with the unfamiliar one we ...
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Personalised user Experience: Theme selection?

I am working on a design to allow users to set their preferences in terms of product themes/topics; this functionality will sit within a profile area where users provide other types of information.The ...
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Better options to show Open and Save option for each file in a list

A list of all input files is shown. User can click ‘Create Output Files’ to create output files for each input file. Now when all output files are created, ‘Create Output Files’ button becomes ...
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How to design the form, for an admin, for approving or rejecting changes?

I have the following scenario - in my web application each user can update their profile. But before their profile goes live, an admin goes through the changes of each field and approves/rejects a ...
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Whether to use checkbox or radio button to distinguish an item

On my site, CodeHive we have a thing called Boards. Boards are used to either share a programming tip or ask a question. Currently we don't have a way to flag a Board to differentiate between a tip or ...
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How to best structure web flows consisting of multiple paths and goals [closed]

We have a process where a user uploads a file and then is shown a results page with information we've gleaned from their file as well as the option to: explore search results related to their input ...
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Expand / collapse all buttons above accordion

I have a typical accordion with 7 items that can individually expand or collapse. I want to place a collapse all and expand all button above the accordion, but it seems kinda misplaced if it is just ...
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Where should I put an Add button in a Bootstrap Modal dialog?

I have a UI like this designed at the moment with Bootstrap modal: I was thinking the "Add Shift" button looks misplaced. Would there be any better placement for the button so it doesn't look so ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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What kind of language is most acceptable for placeholder text?

I have a form that displays the user's current address and allows them to change it. I have a preferred format that I want so I want to provide hints to them as to what is acceptable and what goes ...
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What's the optimal seat arrangement for a self-driving car?

Take your average mid-sized sedan layout (though this is the view of an SUV, it should illustrate the idea for anyone who has never been in a car before.): You have a driver's seat and a ...
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Show time left, warn before automatic hangup

I'm working on a Windows desktop application where the user deals with incoming calls by emergency devices. Because the inbound capacity is limited, the connections should be kept short, a time-out ...
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Showing duplicates in group or category

I'm working on an application which handles billions of records, where lots of records could be duplicates. My task is to make it easy to find and correct the duplicate data, but I'm bit confused how ...
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Alternative for the hamburger icon in webapps

I know the hamburger icon for long now, I used it several times and I personally like it. But as it seems, it isn't state of the art. I am wondering, what would be a good alternative for web apps? ...
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How should I display notifications on the tab?

I'm developing a user-script for StackExchange sites, where I display inbox notifications as well as rep change notifications. Currently, it is displayed in the following way [inbox] if inbox only, [...
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Floating vs Hovering share buttons for listicles?

I have a blog that focuses on listicles that's very image heavy (eg. 10 Cats That Looks Like Madonna). And I'm trying to make it as "share friendly" as possible. So far, I have had floating share ...
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How to present 50+ features in product website

We are designing a website for our new software product. It's a versatile application and has more than 50 distinct features. It's one application but acts as a pack of different tools. In the ...
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Do older adults prefer white-on-black or black-on-white?

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to contrast: white on black, or black on white. [I did an ...
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Should you change your prototype mid-test?

I am conducting usability tests internally and consistently a design choice keeps coming up as confusing. The tripping point is toggleable tags and whether they should look disabled when not toggled(...
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Compact readable boolean expression

I have a boolean expression which I want to show perhaps in a text box which could be easily copied or modified. The expression has conditions ( C1, C2 ... Cn ) and boolean operators ( AND, OR ). I ...
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Expand/collapse all - Combined or separate button(s)?

Note: This isn't a question about which icons or labels to use. It's purely about usability. So, I have a page with expandable panels and I want to add a button to expand/collapse all panels. Now, I ...
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Good UX for a form

I am working on a UI design. I have good CSS/HTML knowledge. But not good in UX. Attached image is the UI I created for one page. I tried alter it nearly 10 ways, still my customer says it looks ...
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User's availability calendar - what is the most intuitive way to allow them to complete this?

I need to allow users to complete an availability calendar. Very basically, they'll either be available or unavailable on a given day. I don't need to go any deeper than days. However, I'd like them ...
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List of non-confusable characters

We're about to create a number of physical objects with codes imprinted on them. We have decided to only use uppercase letters (no numbers). This is supposed to be read by humans in a hurry, and we ...
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Why do radio buttons precede the labels?

Radio buttons always seem to precede the label and not the other way around. Is there any reason for this? Don't user first read the label before selecting a radio button? Does this have to do ...
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Dropdown vs radio button

User have to choose type of food (from 3 or 4 choices) in our application. Default selection is used in 60 - 70% of cases. What will be better: dropdown or radio buttons?
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Best way to call out important content to screen readers?

We're adding new content to our page that describes the accessibility options available at a destination. The user may make accessibility requests via checkbox inputs (bathroom, hearing-impaired ...
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Gratuity (tips) interface for Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS)

here is our current design of Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) UI for the Gratuity (leaving tips if simple). MPOS is that device that you see mostly in supermarket when paying by card (small screen, card ...
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What is the difference between login throttling and temporary account lockout? what impact on the end user?

I am currently working on the redesign of a login page. I have initially suggested that login be throttled whereby pauses (incremental - in number of seconds) are introduced between each failed login ...
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Interested in why the “Sign In” options are sometimes so trivially designed compared to the “Sign Up” option?

Over the past few months I've noticed a lot of big name websites that seem to trivialize the "Sign In" design in comparison to the "Sign Up" design, which is much more centrally located, and usually ...
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Viewing files and folders in Google Drive

Google drive has a grid view option with which the files are listed as tiles/cards and the folders are represented in a small rectangular box at the top. Why is that approach and is there any other ...
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UX resources for very specific use cases (Surveillance software)

I'll try my question as specific as possible. Where can I find UX or usability research regarding special use cases, such as video management software for surveillance systems? Almost all of the ...
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How to explain to a client that User Experience and web/graphic design is different?

My client is absolutely sure that there is no difference between these topics. How do you explain that making a UX adjustment plan is not the same as a web design task? You have to write a contract ...
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Impact of images and icons on user perception when capturing personal information?

I am designing an account area where users are required to provide some personal information.I have came across research that suggests that the use of icons such as a "Padlock" or similar has a ...
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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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Action requires users leave and interact with another site, how to ensure they come back?

I have a scenario in which a user must copy code from a Site A, paste it into the source code of Site B, then return to Site A to confirm the action was successful. What's the best way to make ensure ...
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What is an surface-perpendicular wheel control called?

Please bear with me as I attempt to describe this control (since I don't know its name I wasn't able to google image search for it). It's a physical control, used for adjusting a quantity up or down. ...
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Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)

Over the past months I have been turning small websites responsive and encountered PDF links that spell out Opens in a New Window instead of using an icon. I spoke to the client about using an icon ...