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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Mobile Site Usability

What are some of the tools to use for testing the mobile site UI and UX? My company has a desktop site and now we have decided to build a mobile website. We have tested our desktop site with services ...
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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability

I recently read Joel Spolsky's article Designing for People Who Have Better Things To Do With Their Lives, Part Two, and was intrigued by this: ... You may have noticed that almost every edit box ...
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Alternatives to Heavily Datagrid based data entry / editing

We've got a well established software base... thats getting on the dated side... and a lot of our UI relies on many datagrids on the same page/form etc. I've mentioned that I think this makes our ...
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What are the good techniques to create a great onboarding process?

I'm looking for websites with good onboarding process. I like for instance Weebly because it explains me quite well on to build my first site step by step. Can you recommend any, telling briefly why ...
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Layout options for Fast Item Entry

I'm redesigning a parts order entry system that is intended to make order entry simple and fast. Users often add 40-50 parts per order. For various reasons (client resistance, deadline, complex ...
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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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Basic color scheme for great readability

Are there any good recommendations for web site color scheme that provide good readability e.g. body text color (body) main heading color (h1) sub heading color(h2, h3 etc) background color border ...
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System Usability Scale (SUS)

Can SUS be used in order to test the usability of a document? Any guidelines will be much appreciated.
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Usability of nested accordions

I have seen some interface designs that nest accordions that show/hide information at more than one level of hierarchy. The example show also uses both vertical and horizontal hierarchies to add ...
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Should applications include currently useless features?

We are developing Android application, basically timetables and exams. One team member says that exams should be visible there at all times, while I think it would be much less confusing if exams only ...
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Product bundling on product page examples and best practices

I'm revisiting the product bundling feature (aka complete the look) on the product pages of our company fashion commerce website. At the moment it's at the bottom of the product page and not really ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my ...
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Wouldn't it be a good UX practice to give hints to users to help them remember their passwords?

Although most of the places on the internet allow users to login with their existing Google or Facebook account, there are still many places where this is not an option. In such cases, remembering ...
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User can specify a directory for an auto-generated filename or specify an explicit filename

Software function Allow the administrator of a piece of hardware to download the server configuration and store it in a data file for backup / migration purposes. The interface is currently setup as ...
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How can I make monochrome icons work?

My company has just implemented a monochrome icon theme in an attempt to transition to a more "modern" interface. Feedback from the first round of user testing has been mixed: Almost everybody ...
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How to retain users when payment is *not* the last part of the process?

I'm working on a project in government that requires users to fill in an online form and make payment for the service online, but that's not the end — users then have to do some stuff in the real ...
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Which experience is better, 'list views' or 'grid view' posts items? [closed]

In your experience or with validated data, which experience is better for post readers (i.e A magazine website), list views (one on top of other) or grid views (square like).
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Show not implemented functionalities to tease the user

I'm working in a startup and we're building a web based application. Not all our features have been implemented yet but we want a way to tell the user that they'll be there one day. Our current ...
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Paging and Bookmarking

Lets say I have blog and I keep on adding Posts. So on day 1 it will show 5 posts on page 1 and someone bookmarks it. Next day I add 10 more post and someone opens the bookmark. They see completely ...
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Is there a correct UI pattern for advanced search?

I'm working for a company redesigning the searching interaction for a business application. Currently the only way for users to search through a huge dataset is through a collection of about 15 ...
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Best user friendly option for buttons and icons placement

I have created below UI controls... but I am not sure if they are really user friendly or not... so overall they should look good as well as user should be able to understand moment they see that ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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How to get users' heads around multiple views on the same dataset

Our product enables our (mostly non computer-savvy) users to gather data in a number of ways. They can they set all kinds of automatic behaviour based on this data. This data is stored in our ...
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How can bottom posting (chat) incorporate top posting content (newsfeed)?

My web app and native app currently has a newsfeed with top-posted content with statuses, photos, and events. My team and I are designing a chat feature for the app, and we'd like to allow users to ...
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UX responsibilities

Is there a number of responsibilities that fall under UX (for example, graphic design, usability etc), or is UX a sub responsibility of design?
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For a website feature that is relatively new, what's a good way to guide users through it?

I'm working on a website and it has an interactive tool within it where users can build a number of picture galleries. Assuming their galleries page is empty and that they are fairly new to this ...
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Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?

In browsing the site today, I came across a question about doors somewhat related to something I’ve been wondering for a LONG LONG time: Why don’t we remove all door handles and let doors open both ...
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Using email app to read onsite messages good or bad?

I am developing a system to serve the purpose of communication between specific users already registered on site. It will be part of a little social functionality. Will it be a good to have the ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Recommended books for enterprise application interface design [closed]

I've been reading a lot on UX lately with the intention of improving the user experience on the custom applications we develop. Most of the resources I used are targeting informational websites. I ...
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Do input box highlights improve user experience?

Modern operating systems and web browsers lightly highlight text input fields on mouseover: The highlight is so minimal it's easy to overlook. Other form elements (such as dropdowns) highlight more ...
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Which fields should be pre-filled with previously input information when there are form errors?

I've got a form with the following inputs: First name Last name Email New Password ReCaptcha Terms (checkbox) I'm thinking about pre-filling the following for sure with the same values that were ...
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Placing full name, including prefix and suffix, on one line in a form?

I am working on a form page that has a name field, including Prefix, First Name, Middle Name (NOT Initial), Last Name and Suffix. The client would like to have all these fields on one line. So here's ...
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Do images (icons/glyphs) on buttons improve usability?

I'm working on a desktop application where most of the buttons just have text on them. Putting images (icons/glyphs) on the buttons does make the application look more attractive, but does it improve ...
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Showing users what kind of content is behind a link (popups)

I've been developing a website which contains quite some links inside a text block. Clicking one of those links will open a popup with one of these types of content: image video exercise translation ...
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Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?

I've seen many sites using both horizontal (top) navigation, vertical (left) navigation, and both across web sites for a long time. My understanding is that they're both conventions, but I would ...
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The Keikendo Maturity Model for developing an organization's UX capabilities

I saw the Keikendo Maturity Model of an organization's UX maturity and immediately thought of the paper by Jonathan Earthy that talks about the Usability Maturity Model. Comparing the two ...
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How to depict an OR and an AND graphically?

So currently I have this basic layout for my UI: Where the '1' and '2' would be replaced by icons depicting a type of place (eg. supermarket/restaurant respectively). When the user first visits ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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Making exceptions on global website paddings on specific pages

I am designing a web app that requires that I display a map and a scrollable sidebar beside each other..like you have on youtube. The design issue I have is that, across other pages, I have padding: 0 ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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Using a Mixture of Record-Editing UI Strategies

I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the ...
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Indeterminate Progress Indicator Styles

When you have an operation that has too many factors to reliably give an estimate of actual progress towards task completion, you'll often find an indeterminate busy/progress indicator. Through the ...
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have a pagination on the home page can affect the page loading?

I developed a pagination with all news I have in database, and I did it in homepage of my website. I would like to know your opinion, if it´s correct to do pagination on homepage, or if it will be ...
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Does placement in the tile/card pattern affect the number of clicks on the tile?

I’m looking for data on the popular Pinterest-like grid designs. I’m wondering -- Does placement in the grid affect the number of clicks on the tile (as evidenced by Google Analytics or other concrete ...
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How to measure Success rate?

I'm reading this book: Tullis, Thomas, and William Albert. Measuring the user experience: collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. In this book, 5 usability ...
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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Better option to warn user about an existing name

I’m designing a UI and user can drag and drop fields from “Available Fields” area to “Selected Fields” area as shown in image below: Now, if a user wants to rename a field, he double clicks on field ...
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Faces within text. Usability issue?

Many blog posts display their authors portrait within or next to their text. I suppose the idea behind this is to let the user feel the author is talking to her or to personalize the environment when ...