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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Do these button appearances give mixed messages about what will happen if you click the buttons?

There's a current discussion on meta StackExchange about extending a change being trialled on the Android Enthusiasts site to other StackExchange sites. This would bring changes to the voting buttons, ...
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Datatable edit delete and new buttons placement

I am developing a web application which has a datatable in the user inteface. Datatable has got couple of common actions to do like the basic CRUD operations. The questions is how & where should ...
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How do I display a lot of account information in the Navigation bar?

My client wants to display several numbers: How much cash you have How much cash you saved How much cash you gave to charity My proposition was along the following lines. Just display your ...
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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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How to make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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In survey results which one is better - to show number of voters or not?

I have checked number of online survey results and in few they show number of voters and in few they dont't. So, thinking about the scenario I came across following questions: Is it something that ...
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Switch User over Sign out

Do you think "switch user" option can be a great feature for a user having multiple account in sites like gmail rather than sign out option?
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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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Decluttering forms

I am required to add a date range selector to a report page and I've tried doing this below. My team finds this cluttered and taking too much away from the Search feature. I also suggested we could ...
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Is the “clear” button still necessary in a contact form?

I'm putting together a basic contact form for a standard business/company site. First name, last name, email, phone number and message. I was tempted to put a "clear" button to clear the form and I ...
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Better List Builder Pattern

In the list entry pattern here the user searches for a record using the form input, and the results are displayed below in a grid. Selecting a record from the grid adds the record to a list. The ...
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What is this type of interaction/component called?

When a user fills out some input fields and adds it as an entry to an existing list. Usually there's a way to edit/delete these entries as well.
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Bill Pay Portal

I'm working on a project where we are building out a new business bill pay portal in addition to our existing residential portal. The bill pay portals have a similar set up, but they differ and color ...
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Laptop usability design flaw from a big corporation

A few months ago I wanted a new laptop, so I ordered it from a big brand considering its solid features (like core-i3, 4 gigs of RAM, etc.). The laptop is perfect and runs well, but it has a small but ...
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What is an acceptable page width for a semi-responsive website?

We have a website through a vendor that we iframe the heading over and there are both fixed and full width containers/elements on the page. The site is just 100K internal users at our company. Sorry ...
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What is the best multi-select filter for an article list?

I'm building wireframes for an intranet site. The user needs to be able to select states so they can see articles for that particular state. They need to be able to select multiples states because ...
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Should a 'delete image' button be on the top-left or top-right?

I am working on an application that allows status updates related to the application. It is very similar to posting a Facebook status so I have been using a similar layout to their posting screen. ...
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Interacting with big data tables [duplicate]

I have to give solution for a big data application, the problem I'm facing is to provide interaction for tables having number of columns that too with editable form fields. The difficulty is to design ...
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What is the best UX for success and error messages? [closed]

I've seen this done a number of ways. The most common being a banner across the top of the page indicating success or failure. A few things I'm curious about... Should the banner appear at the top ...
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Star vs Heart icon to represent save as a favourite

I am working on a mobile app that involves the user saving a favourite location. I wanted to use an icon to represent that feature, but I'm not sure which one is better – a star or a heart icon. Some ...
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Label for account settings, “user's name” or “account”?

Assuming that we have the full name of a user, what heading would be better for a someone to access his/her account settings & profile? 1) Just his/her name with a dropdown like the mockup ...
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Whether to use “Click Here” in Links for non techincal users

The hyper links containing the word "Click Here" is against the principles of Usability as the whole focus shifts towards the mouse and further it does not guide the users about the information of ...
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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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What label would best describe sorting items by due date?

I have a list view of jobs that need to be sorted alphabetically by name, or numerically by due date. Currently sorting is done by toggling ascending or descending sorts for these attributes, but ...
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Should I display progress bar for completed jobs?

I have a webapp with list of background jobs (interface is similar to this template). It displays progress bar on each job. Queued jobs have indeterminate style, running have some percentage and ...
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Indicate to users that they can't review an item until they've purchased it?

We want to restrict users from reviewing items they haven't purchased. At the moment they can review anything, so we're wondering how to implement the UI so that the feature is clearly disabled until ...
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How to add many date ranges

I'm currently sketching a report module. The options for one value you can add are: - Object ex New York Office - Device ex My Awesome Weather Station - Value ...
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What is the best way to convey duplicate content or task already exists message?

App context is a simple todo task app. So, what would be the best way to convey to the user the task already exists on the list? Basically, I want to keep the message and prompt as humorous and less ...
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How to get the best UX in multi-lingual blogs?

I'm about to start a blog, written both in English and Spanish, so I have several concerns: 1) Default language: Is setting it based on the users's browser language really accurate? (any ...
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Designing a popup notice for a game

To put this question in context, this is for a (mouse-driven) ui-heavy game. During this game many popup windows will appear. They are mostly non-interactive, just displaying updates on various ...
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Is social register enough or should you always add regular register method?

I'm building a web application, primarily aimed at students and young people. I'm guessing everyone has at least one social account(Facebook/Twitter/Google etc.) Is it enough only to offer ...
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Why is Google using a (new) 2 step Gmail sign in process?

I am not asking about the two factor authentication process where the user needs to enter both a password and a one-time-password. Gmail recently (I don't know from when exactly) changed their login ...
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Color Emotion Naming Convention Standard?

So I'm using one of the UI frameworks for a project I'm working on and I notice that there's a general naming convention for use of specific colors that are represented as moods. e.g.; Assertive ...
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What is the best way to allow users select items from a very long list in a responsive web app?

Scenario I'm designing a web app where the user adds predefined items from List A to a custom List B. List A is over 100 items sorted alphabetically. List B can be customized according to user needs. ...
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Presenting both information and validation errors in the same form?

Can I show the 'info' and 'validation error messages' in the same page. Could you please give me your comments? Attached screen shot.
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How can unintentional duplicate purchases be prevented?

When a customer clicks to complete a purchase, if anything happens that prevents the confirmation page from loading (user temporarily loses internet connection, etc.), but the purchase is still ...
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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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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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Should Brand accordion filter be alphabetized?

The 1st accordion filter on the search results page is "Select Categories", which is sorted by relevance. The 2nd accordion filter is "Filter Brands", which is also sorted by relevance. Both display ...
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Is User Centered Design a process-model of Usability Engineering?

I'm still having problems to classify User Centered Design. When you talk about Usability Engineering you probably heard of terms like "Usability Engineering Lifecycle","Contextual Design" or "Goal ...
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Guidelines for text-free filter?

I'm wondering if there are guidelines on how to let my users enter a text-free filter where I want to let then use wildcards (besides 'simple' text). Assuming I have a report with columns and lines, ...