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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Better way to show Priority Level in drop down

I just found below drop down for showing priority levels in JIRA: Does the above drop down - with icons and supporting message clearly demonstrates the priority levels? If not, then what will be ...
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Windows swipe feature [migrated]

Is there a way to disable the swipe left and/or right feature which changes the magnification of the view in Windows 8 or 10? When I want to select a phrase or line of text, the magnification changes ...
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“Inclusive/Additive” vs. “Exclusive/Reductive” filtering - How to differentiate?

I'm working on an HR application where admins can define the scope of a user's role based on their location and organization. So as in the example below, a role may be limited to the "Los Angeles" ...
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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Using card UI where should a set of actions go? (Share, details, info)

I'm using card UI for a project and while some cards maybe we in a row or a column many make up a grid. The issue is some cards have one action like "share" while others have 2 or 3 actions. I want a ...
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How to help blind people feel the other emotion?

My team and I are currently making a program which use camera in the google glass to help blind people 'see' the interlocutor's emotion (happy, sad, angry, disgusted and so on). I need help in case ...
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Indicating direction of an object using a basic string

I am trying to indicate the direction (left or right) of an object relative to a fixed point, which is itself located relative to a standard center, using simple text. This direction information is ...
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How to allow users to position newly created items in a sortable item list

Background I have a list of items that a user can create, move around, edit and delete. Each item can be a different type such as a textbox field or a header. To create a new item or edit an ...
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One big sign up button or 3 [closed]

I would like to know what is the best use in web homepage are for Sign up button: One big button (Like example 1) and then to open screen with option to sign up with facebook, google or mail or 3 ...
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Deciding about labels (Taxonomy in User Interface)

I work for a delivery company and we are creating a new section for our mobile app, which has the following features: Pending reviews of restaurants Order Status Order History Favorite restaurants ...
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Focus the user on save screen, or still show preview?

In my 3 screens below, I've shown the edit, review and save screens. These screens are part of a 4 stage process. On the final screen (save), instead of the interface having a new screen, a sidebar ...
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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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Good way to show Application reminder on home page

I am working on a financial website where people can take loan, insurance etc. I need to display a reminder of sorts when a visitor comes back again on the home page showing that they have been ...
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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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Direct selection vs confirmation of selection

Which is best practice? A user clicks a SORT button, goes to a screen with a longish list of "sort by" options. e.g. Sort by: date, price etc... The user selects an option and is taken directly ...
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Preference of paper prototypes over paper-in-screen prototypes

Similar to paper prototyping, paper-in screen prototyping displays low-fi mockups on the device itself. However, the latter will only work with some pre-defined scenarios. (i.e. the interactions of ...
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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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Usability of selecting a range of data in stock-type charts

A stock chart is a common tool for displaying financial data or other time-series related data where the data can be streaming by the minute or even by the second, and you also may have historical ...
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Example SUS scores / proof of outcome?

I'm currently investigating the probability of introducing System Usability Scale (SUS) as a means of quantifying the comparison of new vs. old systems. The system in-question is like-for-like, and as ...
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Inactive/dead UI element that should be hidden for permission reason

I work as a graphic/UX designer for a company that produces an highly complex web SAS. Lately, I've been confronted to a complex issue related to one of our app's functionalists. Our apps generates a ...
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What is the psychology behind website navigation?

I have been thinking a lot about site learnability lately. I remember being told that 7 items in a navigation is the most learnable for visitors. I think this has to do with human memory, and the ...
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Show “Tips” for features of an application?

I have an app that has several features that users will (hopefully) like, but are likely to miss. I'd like to tell them about these features. How would that be achieved with minimal spamminess? I ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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Non-technical term for “such that” in a programming language

I am writing a simple, declarative programming language, intended to be used by complete beginners and experienced programmers alike. The beginners have a simpler interface for writing the code, but ...
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Is the following approach better for mobiles? Missing 'save' option in Google Keep

This is one of the example from Google's approach with almost all online products these days... In Keep, when you create/edit a note it is automatically saved(ofcourse) but you don't get any ...
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How to deal with with many fields

I have a form in which there are many fields around 11-13(average not constant). Now some fields are required while others are not. My client intends to hide all non-required ones and show only ...
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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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what is the replacement to multi-step form in mobile apps?

Is there any easy to use pattern for mobile apps and better than multi-step forms in the case I have a mobile app to choose, the country, city, store, delivery days, delivery times, review and submit ...
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Modal pop-up window or push down

We are designing a web application. In the grid view list we have a add new link which can open a modal pop-up window or push down the content like an accordion type user interface. Regarding ...
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How do we go about designing for Touch based desktops & normal desktops? [closed]

Imagine you are getting a new project in manufacturing domain. Requirement is an Enterprise application which needs to be designed for user groups who will use it in office/factory floor. User uses ...
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Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. ...
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How to display that the product has different sizes?

How can I display that the product has different sizes available in stock in the homescreen/catalog without redirecting the user to a product details screen or by opening a pop up on the desktop. Keep ...
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Mailto: links, default and webmail options

Having a real hard time with my team over how to present options of how to send an email using the mailto function. We are going to offer ways to send it: via your default mail app as specified by in ...
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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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Editing a list that can be filtered while editing. Save edits that are not visible?

We have a long list with accounts for which users can set permissions through checkboxes in this list. But users can also filter the list (say with a search query). But what if a user sets ...
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What kind of card sorting is the best?

I have an online grocery website, it includes different categories and subcategories, I want to test the the usability of categories tree, in this case closed card sorting or open card sorting is the ...
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Is it usable to start application with asking the user to turn Location services?

I am designing an app for online grocery, the app asks the user to choose the city and the region these data will be used to filter the markets and for the delivery address. In the case the delivery ...
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Why are page numbers (il)logically inverted?

Let's use a web based image gallery as example: You load the gallery and land on page 1, seeing the most recent images as thumbnails. You take some time to load a few images and comment on them in ...
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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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When it is good to reduce the user steps?

I have a screen contains information about the order details as follows: order date and time delivery date and time delivery person and mobile number address to deliver to the order items There ...
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Is Microsoft's Ribbon UI really that great, from a usability perspective?

The first time I ever used it was at my current job. Among my co-workers, the feelings toward it for usability are mixed. The other developer doesn't really care one way or the other, as long as ...
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Can I put two buttons with same color in the same form?

I want to put two buttons in a screen, is it good practice to put them in same color ? side by side like this:
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An extra edit mode button for convenience of scrolled content?

Any concerns with 2 Edit Mode buttons that switch the entire view to edit mode? Second is just for convenience if scrolled. The Edit button is required as visual elements appear in this modal view ...
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A slider or a checkbox?

I want to place a filter for price on my website. Currently, I have it placed as slider. I've though about adding a input field on the left and right of the slider which will indicate the min and ...
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UI design for showing charts

I am currently working on a UI design to show charts. I have multiple charts throughout the application. Each charts should further drill down to show details. Currently I have two approaches. ...
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How can we visually improve the nested rule/predicate builder?

This has been discussed a bit here: Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc) - but we felt the examples left a lot to be desired. Apple (with their hidden nested rules/predicate builder) in ...
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which is more intuitive time picker?

I need to know which is more user-freindly. Option 1 Option 2 One gif shows changes in minutes affecting hour and in another gif, that does not happen. Please help me to figure out this.
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Solution for Batch / Mass Search and Match Functionality with Many Potential Results

I am in the process of building a new component for an existing application and I have a fairly specific scenario I need to design an interface for. The purpose of the tool is to allow a user to do a ...
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Arrowless tooltip: Usability?

I'm working on a project using Angular Material, a framework that implements Google's Material Design guidelines. As such, it uses arrowless tooltips like this: According to the guideline: ...