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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I'm considering two different layouts for an index of articles. Which of these is more usable?

I'm redoing the layout for a website that contains technical articles. The demographics are mostly engineers. I'm trying to decide between two different layout styles for the actual article listings, ...
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Research on the Usability of Grid Views

I have been trying to persuade my colleagues that viewing, sorting, and searching large lists of data in a grid are less usable than performing those actions on that data in the context where it is ...
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Best practice for indicating a live connection

I'm working on a project where we, amongst other views, have a grid displaying a list of units around the world and their last given status. Each unit can also have a live connection between itself, a ...
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Desktop patterns for displaying long lists of sorted data

On mobile devices, we have an alphabet scroll thumb. What is an appropriate substitute for a web page viewed on a desktop? I don't want to interfere with the native scroll bar or overwhelm the ...
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Are there any benefits to using a slideshow for content

I don't often go to answers.com, but when I do, I just really wonder... why are their answers presented in a slideshow format? Here is an example of one such question. What I'd like to know is if ...
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iPad horizontal swipe

We're having a debate on the direction a user ought to swipe to get to the next asset. Each screen is self-contained information. Should the user swipe to the right ----> to access the previous asset ...
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Does a social timeline makes sense?

As the social networks have increased, there are several scripts and plugins to display a chronological social timeline from various networks. Is it possible to use a social timeline on your ...
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Multiple choice with Yes/No but some are not mandatory

I am looking for UI patterns for scenarios where the answer to a question can be Yes or No but the user can also choose to not answer the question. The meaning is different in all the 3 scenarios. ...
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Is this notification page for my taxi-booking/sharing app clear enough?

I've recently redone the UI wireframing for my taxi booking/sharing app's notification screen. On the notifications screen, the user receives updates on any taxi share requests or messages they ...
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Is it a bad idea to have all credit card fields on one horizontal line?

My checkout form is a bit long and I don't like it, so I placed credit card fields on one line. Is it a bad idea to have all the fields on one line horizontally like the image below?
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Hiding vs disabling for showing concept features

Although the ubiquitous question about hiding vs disabling menus and icons is more than discussed, I would like to know your opinion about the same debate but concerning the representation of ...
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Should tabbing focus on datagridview

Should pressing the tab button within a windows form take the focus through a datagridview? What is the typical expectation of windows forms users from other applications? The purpose of the form is ...
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Should I provide login functionality in mobile version?

I am working on a mobile version of the new website for my company, if users visit my website on a mobile device/tablet, they will be asked whether the visitor wants to go to the mobile version or the ...
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Is there any attempt to standardize a “cancel” action in elevator buttons?

I live in a country where only a few (I've heard of 2 or 3) elevators has the option to toggle back a pressed button in order to cancel the request. Of course, I'm waiting for all elevator buttons ...
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Should tab move through the contents of a tab container before moving between tabs?

I have a question about tabs (like containers, used to group information together) and tab ordering (used when pressing the tab key to move between elements on a page) in terms of accessibility and ...
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Single-character convention for weekdays?

In the ever challenging pursuit of simplifying visuals for Users, an issue came up while web developing. It is a relative simple issue: I want to offer Users a selection for weekdays using only one ...
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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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What should be taken into account when designing easily identifiable symbols?

I am currently designing a website with multiple filters. The first set will be Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport and Economy. Each of these will have five sub-sections and then there will be a long ...
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Form and inputs - ajax vs client side validation [closed]

i'm wondering why i have to validate forms on client side while they anyway need a server side (ajax) validation for not being hacked? IS there any benefit on having both client side and server side ...
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How can you change a poor design without alienating experienced users?

I work for a company that produces a large, 13-year-old web application. Lately, I've taken on the task of trying to get some kind of User Experience guidelines going for the system - something that ...
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Text alignment for display of business opening hours

There's a great question about the input of opening hours but I want to ask specifically about displaying opening hours. What is the most readable text alignment to use for displaying opening hours? ...
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Search Results Of Relationships

I'm working on an application that has many many-to-many relationships. In this applications there is a search feature. With this search you are able to search for a person. A person can belong to ...
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Desktop tools installations' UX. How can it be improved?

I'm designing a cloud service that needs a desktop tool in the end user's laptop. When end users reach my cloud service, they'll have to install this desktop tool. I'm thinking, how can I give the ...
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user testing: users not in your target market

Are there any benefits to using users who are not in your target market to test your website? e.g a car website tested by users who don't drive
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Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)

Over the past months I have been turning small websites responsive and encountered PDF links that spell out Opens in a New Window instead of using an icon. I spoke to the client about using an icon ...
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What pattern should I use for merging data display tables

I have a situation where i'm splitting one huge table (it is beyond 3 folds of screen) and creating two tables (one is new and other is updated version of old) Which are again huge in terms of ...
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Showing the user the hierarchy of inputs in a form

I'm working on a form where the user can enter multiple "disciplines" using multiple text fields, the form starts out like this: then if they press the button (Add SUB), this happens: As you ...
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Reasons to use traditional next button over Infinite Scrolling [duplicate]

To browse through the various pages , Infinite Scrolling has been touted as a better alternative to the traditional next page icon because of a better user experience. It much easier to scroll down ...
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What's the most efficient way to allow users to add items to a set?

The context for this question is a web application. Let's say we've got 400-500 widgets. Users can create an unlimited number of sets to group related widgets in ways that make sense to them. Each set ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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What is better to display the sub categories? Roll-over or click?

I'm wondering if in my header the best way to display the subcategories is to click on the categories or displaying the subcategories when roll-overing on it? Woman, Man and Kids are my categories. ...
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How will you explain responsive web design to a potential employer? [duplicate]

I have been working as a UI/ UX engineer for more than three years. Three years aren't enough to have great knowledge but I have good knowledge on giving the user a good visual experience and a good ...
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How to optimise our data entry page for tablets

SetUp: In our Inventory Control application, we have updated our Stock Count page so that restaurants can count by counting area which then adds up to a total for each item. The old way just allowed 1 ...
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Ask for time of arrival in a restaurant before or after the lunch's choice? [web app]

For a university project I have to design a web app which allows to pre-order the lunch in a restaurant. The brief asks to indicate the time of arrival and the number of people, in addition to the ...
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How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?

Provided that print publications produced in-house and "physical" advertisements have to reference or "link" to online content, what is an accessible (in broader sense) and user-friendly way to do so? ...
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Where can I find Spanish & Portuguese versions of the System Usability Scale (SUS)?

I've found mention of them BUT, I don't find them. Ideally, I seek the all-positive versions. Thanks!
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Is there evidence that users ever look to a website's URL as a breadcrumb for navigation?

On-the-page breadcrumbs often mirror the directory path anyway. To my mind, it stands to reason that that clear, human-readable, hierarchical URLs can enhance a site's usability[1]. But I have no idea ...
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Automatic forwarding or not? What is better for the user?

I have created a multilingual website. Currently, the website recognizes the language that is set in the browser and then redirects to the appropriate page (subdomain). Now I read in some articles ...
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YouTube “Load More” button [closed]

YouTube had pagination before "Load More" button era. I could just change the page number in the URL and navigate to a specific page if the channel had many videos. These days if I click the "Go Back" ...
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Why don't chinese teacups have handles

I am mystified over the difference between an English tea cup and a Chinese tea cup. The difference is that a chinese teacup does not have a handle/"ear" while an English teacup does have a ...
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ISO 9241: How do the dialogue principles affect the “suitability for the task”?

The ISO 9241 norm for ergonomics of human-computer interaction is composed of 7 guidelines: suitability for the task, suitability for learning, suitability for individualisation, conformity with ...
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Radiobutton list and or dropdown together

I have a system, where users can pick an item to confirm. However, there's only space for few radio buttons, so I added a dropdown in order to pick more than just an option between 6 or 7 button ...
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Measuring/Quantifying Usability & User Experience

This morning i was looking online for articles that could lead me to a method that can be used to measure/quantify usability & user experience. The method i was interested in finding more ...
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Merging huge data

I've searched UX.SE and other resources but not able to find any solid answers on how to merge N multiple records. Here is the attached screenshot of application which needs to be revamped. Before ...
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The use of “successful” in confirmation messages

I'm wondering about the use of "successful" in confirmation messages after a form has been submitted ("The form has been successfully submitted." or "The mailbox has been successfully set up"). To me ...
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How to represent repeats?

I'm trying to write a budgeting web-app and wants the user to choose how many times a budget should repeat itself. I have the following options: I want One-time to mean that the budget only happens ...
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Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?

I'm working on setting up a CAPTCHA on a project, and just thought about the user experience of it. I personally find them tedious, especially if they're too difficult. Even these are pretty easy ...
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Multiple modal windows on one page?

I have a user-input form appearing in a lightbox, essentially a modal window. Any validation errors on the input form appear as an alert box, which is basically another modal window. Intuitively, ...
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Best approach to creating a report generator

I'm working on improving an application that provides users with data metrics via tables and allows them to generate reports of the data metrics. The current implementation is that, depending on what ...