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 my needfinding observation plan methodologically sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have +30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A - Category 1 - Category 2 ... Group B - Category 11 - Category 12 ... Group B - Category 21 - ...
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Assessing users' technical competence

What are some good ways to assess how competent and comfortable our users are with technology? What baseline knowledge should we expect users to have? This is a regular sticking point in my meetings ...
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High Usability for Parental Time Control?

This Screen Represents "Parental Control - Time restricting- in iOS. It includes: Days selection (Side-tabs). Times Vertical Columns (To select times to restrict the children from playing at this ...
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More efficient UI to progress the user through a complicated process?

Quick background I run a SaaS that lets users extract PDF data using my Chrome extension. They use the extension to create a job in their dashboard. They have up to 10 tries. How my current UI ...
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Providing grid summary

We have a grid listing some data and then there is summary, which is also a grid. What is the UX pattern/ideas/designs to display both? If there is an operation like clear (which should clear both ...
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Usability problem with access lists for a network UI

I have a problem with an application I am working on. The idea is simple, in this application you build up a system of networks that are connected with each other. Example would be: You have Network ...
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“Slider” with relative motion? What is this called?

I'm looking for control that allows relative motion. This isn't what I'm using it for, but you could consider it in the context of a volume control. My requirements: There is a range of ...
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How to define what field is required in a form?

if it's necessary to continue with the process it's clear. In my case I have a registration form for a recruitment agency. Some fields are really necessary (name, mail, phone, ...). All other ...
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Date wheel picker - better or worse than a drop down date grid?

I have always been really dissatisfied with picking a date using the typical dropdown date grid. They force me to squint and concentrate. The purpose of the date picker I have currently is to pick a ...
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Do UI adjustments for people 45+ harm younger user UX?

Sidewalk curb cuts benefit people in wheelchairs but also help everyone else. Is this also true when making buttons bigger, fonts larger, contrast stronger, timeouts longer, etc.? Or do younger people ...
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Splitting page layout

I'm working on a website for searching electronic projects. I'm considering two options: A user goes on my website and he gets redirected on the landing page. On the landing page, it says what he ...
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Replacing select tag on mobile

I'm currently using Select2 to replace some filters for a reviews' page. I think for desktop they work really good, having filters and more control over the CSS of it, but my question comes about it ...
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Redirect user to different pages, or Bring all together in 1 page?

I'm about to create a web platform. Users can just either sign-up or login and start using the web app right away. (client side is AngularJS) I've always wondered this. Does a web developer should ...
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How to display time consuming action?

we got the requirement to provide a function which could be time consuming when the rule has to be applied (up to several minutes). I would like to indicate what causes the performance issue. Some ...
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How to get users to tab through forms instead of mouse-picking?

Is there a way to teach, persuade or force users to learn to use the Tab and Enter keys to navigate simple forms, instead of clicking the next field with the mouse? This is such a productivity-killer ...
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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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multiple auto-suggest fields on the same screen

I need to design a screen where the user needs to choose 2 types of values before moving to the next screen. one value from one list and the other from a different list. The lists are dynamic, so I ...
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Using mixed radio and checkbox buttons - is there any efficiency or usability gain in the design?

I have noticed that many online forms and surveys these days are starting to use a mixture of radio and checkbox buttons for the same question, that is, for a question that gives the person a number ...
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Ship Date and Delivery Date Picking with Blackout Days?

Lets say that a user is entering a ship date and a delivery date for a customer order. The customer wants it delivered on a particular day. The customer has blackout days such as weekends and ...
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Why doesn't YouTube append the video title to the video URL?

How come YouTube doesn't append the video title to the video URL? I know they are owned by Google so good SEO isn't exactly necessary, but from a user experience stand point it makes much more sense. ...
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Handling a graph legend/filters

So, disregarding the image, on a program I'm working on, one function is to show a graph, a legend for it, and filters so that certain datasets can be filtered out. Problem being, I'm not sure ...
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iOS/ Android - Can we implement a popup over an other popup?

When a user is prompted with a popup to select a option, Whether we can invoke a second popup over this first popup or closing/hiding the first popup to showcase the second one?? Or any other good ...
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How to select a set of tasks for tree testing to prevent selection bias as much as possible?

We are working on the optimization of the information architecture (IA) of a business software with more than 100 menu items. We have hypothesis on current problems and possible solutions for the IA. ...
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How to direct users to opt for a particular social sign-in?

Suppose I am having login form as : How can I direct users to opt in for Google sign-in preferably against Twitter like by doing: placing google option closer to login form making google option ...
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Showing confirmation “added to shopping cart” in the “add to cart/shopping cart” button

I'm designing an e-commerce website and I was thinking of a way of showing to a user that the item has been added to the shopping cart. I'm not sure if my idea is correct but I was thinking of ...
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“0” values first or last in table when sorting/filtering table column

There are tables in our app with a sortable position column which contains values between 0 to 50. Which, in our case, 0 means the item cannot be found. So the question is, when sorting the column ...
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Which is the best way to display “Favorites” in a mobile app?

Which is the general practice to display a "Favorites" button in mobile apps? Should I should use a row in a list of options or a button in a fixed bar that is always displayed throughout the app? ...
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How to mark an input field with text longer than its width?

Given a form with many input fields, some have long text which exceeds the input field width. I wish to mark those input fields in some way which indicates they have more text than is visible. I have ...
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Usability testing using GoPro?

I'm thinking about using a headmounted GoPro to do some usability testing on a tablet combined with the Think Out Loud protocol (a poor mans version of Eyetracking). Are there any obvious hinderings ...
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Repeatative search flow

For my mobile application, I am planing to change current flow as I don't think it has good UX. In this app there are more than 10 categories each has some specific meaning and specific database ...
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Are there specific approaches in UI design to reduce the risk of RSI?

There are some things that feel like they should reduce the risk of RSI when developing a user interface, such as having more common menu options near the top of a menu to reduce the amount of mouse ...
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Best way to have volume buttons on phone?

I've been curious about how the volume buttons for phones could be improved and how they currently work. There are a couple different things that can be changed: Ringer volume Playback volume ...
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Best practice for multi selection of card

I've a web page with a lot of elements represented by cards. The cards have some actions: add to, show detail, add to archive, delete. The card can be made up of only text, text and image or image ...
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Music app. How should you display free and paid purchases?

It's a free music app. The app has free and paid purchases. I wanted to give users the choice after buying to remove the purchased download but still stream the song. This means the states for a paid ...
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Preserve Settings When a Feature is Disabled

I have an optional feature that requires a bit of setup from the user when its enabled, they have to fill in a form with ~8 fields when enabling this feature. I'm wondering if when the feature gets ...
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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Print different thing from same screen

I need some help on how to present many different print possibility from the same ribbon. Right now it is made as two print drop down action buttons, one to print the checklist and one to print the ...
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Why do websites of alcohol products ask for age by showing drop downs rather than simply asking if you are of legal drinking age?

Most of them often keep three drop downs and force user to select date, month and year. Then they calculate the age and redirect the user accordingly. Which I find a tedious task in this era. Is ...
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Why do desktop applications place settings in one dialog?

It's easier understand why web sites are doing it, but i'm not sure why desktops place settings in one dialog when, for example, multiple windows can be opened. I once wrote an application with a ...
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when do we need animation in UI

In the design workflow, when would be an appropriate time to think about ui animations? It seems to me many of the times animation is a nice to have feature. How do you make a decision that something ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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Should a user be able to control the timezone when scheduling something?

I have a product where users can schedule content to post to social networks. The users may have their account set to their local timezone, while running a campaign which requires them to schedule ...
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How should the favorites be organized in the breadcrumbs section?

During development of our application we found a problem related to breadcrumbs. We are not sure of two things. The first is what should go up where the question makrs are located. Both tables are ...
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GUI for a add-and-combine workflow?

I have the following scenario: the user picks a set of entities from a palette (each palette entry can belong to a different class, and each class can belong to a different subclass). After ...
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What is a good color combination, visibility for outside use

I am designing the layout for a touchscreen for outside use, What are some good color combination to use that will be visible under the sun light for outside use? Maybe bright neon colors?
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Print icon placement on a webpage

I am producing a site that generates financial information based on user inputs. Users input their expected financial contributions and are provided with a visual representation, graph and table of ...
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ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use

I'm on a plane and noticed the use of all caps on the flight crew phone: Generally I found the phone very well designed: it has rounded colors, decent contrast, is unobtrusive for passengers, and ...
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Should I use two different icons?

In an application I am working on, we have some application-wide settings that are available via a cogwheel button in the title bar. We also have part of the application, a kind of analysis, that have ...