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 it better for readability for links where link text equals document title to both be in title case, or both be in the usual capitalization?

To pick one example of a class of links I'm considering changing, https://CJSHayward.com/library/ has a link text of "Ajax Without JavaScript or Client-Side Scripting". The link points to ...
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Is it time for parallax scrolling to die?

I've never been a fan of this UX technique: It's almost always counterintuitive (deliberate cognitive dissonance) because a single scrolling motion produces varying scrolling effects Many sites ...
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When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?

Currently we are designing a task management system that notifies users of current tasks they need to complete and about the status of tasks they have assigned. We are struggling with using "You" ...
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Ajax login vs navigation

I am redesigning my login page to be a tabbed modal (sign in / register). I asked my wife "which do you prefer, sign in page or a pop up / slide down sign in page," and she surprised me by saying the ...
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A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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A good way to let a participant confirm its participation

Let's suppose a mobile application aiming to suggest some meeting to others. One user creates a Meeting (announcement) (without invitations) and some interested users can detect it in a list of ...
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Should I hide the details of banned users?

I'm developing a website where users can be banned for unwanted behavior. When a user is banned, he won't be able to log in on his account anymore. As a result he wouldn't be able to change/remove his ...
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Can username be omitted if profile picture is present for an “account options” button?

I'm creating an account system for my website and the account controls will be in the top right corner, as shown in the samples below. The more stuff I add to the top bar, however, the more cluttered ...
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Why do mobile ads fail?

I want to know from a UX perspective putting aside the fact that the time at which the ad is displayed is never right. Lately I've been noticing various formats to try and engage a user (me in some ...
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Bulk actions on a left-navigation tree of folders/contents - Best way to handle this experience?

I have a situation where the current UI is set up in a left-hand navigation that contains a tree structure containing folders and their contents. The right-hand side of the application is where the ...
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Full screen and centre page advertisement take overs

I'm looking for any stats on the effects of displaying full screen and centre page advertisement take overs on a webpage? - specifically on editorial style websites where the user is tasked with ...
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What's the best way to highlight errors in an unconventional form?

Over at UXswitch we created a WYSIWYG form for posting a new UX job. Have a look http://www.uxswitch.com/post-job. Our job adverts are like an infographic and they are built on the fly. Problem is, ...
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UX Calculation for non equally probable choices?

We are redesigning an HR portal, and we are flowing options differently than before, by bundling logical groups in "areas", rather than having a large page with 30+ links. So rather than scanning an ...
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Best practices for asking user to “Rate this app”?

Is it more common to place the "Rate this app" prompt to be triggered when the user has made it to a certain point in the app (after beating a certain level, gaining access to a certain tab, etc). Or ...
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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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“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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Inline Editing v Section below grid to edit

Is inline edit good UX? Which is a better way to edit a grid, providing an inline edit option or providing a view below the grid, (display additional details and provide editable fields)?
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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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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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Does the hover functionality on Netflix's website break UI best practice?

For example: My explanation of what's happening in the gif: When a title has been hovered for a short amount of time, that title expands, pushing other content off the screen and grabbing the ...
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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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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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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 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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Designing password entry to provide hints

Should it be way that the interaction is designed for password field in any web form or login page? Can it be the right way to showing total number of character of a password while user enters it? ...
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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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“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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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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What's the best navigation UI pattern for nested resources on mobile?

I have a web app with a flow involving deep nested resources e.g class -> attendance dates -> attendance (show) -> edit attendance I explored various nav options like - Whatsapp unidirectional ...
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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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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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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 ...