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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Up & down arrows vs Drag & drop for reordering elements

Something I often argue with a lot of dev & ux guys, I think for simplicity of use, arrows will always be easier than using a drag & drop action, Seeing normal people use drag & drop is ...
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Web-Based SQL Query Builder

I've built a simple web-based query builder using a series of dropdown lists such that the only typed input is the final value field. In the example above simply adding the filters consecutively ...
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Should I use .com as default suffix in email field?

For example, if I have a landing page. Is a good approach an autocomplete with .com when the user start to write his email? Most of email providers use .com, like hotmail ou gmail, but i am not sure ...
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Best way to display continents and countries lists on a web page

A world map and two lists displayed on a web page are connected. Hover over "Romania" link and the Romania region highlights on the world map (jVectorMap fiddle example). As you can imagine, the two ...
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Site payment widgets

My company offers several dozen services and lately I have been seeing these widgets come about to give them the ability to drop products into an existing client site. Let's say you are on a branded, ...
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How to navigate between item list, search and item details?

I have a hierarchy explorer-like list of folders and items. User can select one and explore its children (child folder and items): [Top folder] -> [Child folder 1] -> [Child folder 2] -> ...
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Usability issue with horizontal scroll bars and page scrolling

Picture describing the problem can be seen below. Issue : users can't scroll the page (vertically) properly as the mouse wheel is caught by the categories of items which do scroll horizontally There ...
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Quizzing users on key points of the EULA?

Is it too annoying to have a summarized "de-legalesed" version of the EULA for users to read, and then have a simple quiz on the EULA that must be passed before installation continues? For example, ...
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Sudoku Solving Web App; Best Way To Get Input?

I am making web application where users can enter a Sudoku puzzle (a puzzle that they have found somewhere else), and the solve it using the application. I want to have two stages to the application: ...
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Should a mobile site link to the desktop site where features are unavailable on mobile?

The project I'm currently working on has a phased release. This is a decision the business has made and they intend to launch a mobile site that caters to the majority of mobile use cases, but there ...
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Hamburger menu icons - should they be on the left or right?

Hamburger menus (the three small horizontal bars: the new menu icon). Should they be on the right or left? I'm only thinking of mobile and tablet applications. The pattern I see the most is on the ...
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How should I present 100+ client logos on a website?

I have more than 100+ client's logos to show on the website. Would it be good to show 5-10 clients on the home page and direct users to the main client page if s/he wants to see more? I say this ...
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Bug tracking add new bug screen correct positioning of fields

Below is my add new bug screen, I have the following fields, with the below layout. I want to add an another field called "project:" which will be a a drop down filled with all project name assigned ...
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Add bug screen, design / layout suggestion

I am working on a bug tracking system, below are two design/layout I have for the 'add new bug' feature. Screen 1 Screen 2 Which of these two screen look more intuitive ? Any help or ...
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What are your prefered tech tools to note take during a usability study?

What are your preferred tools to take notes during a usability session or UX fieldwork? looking for creative ways to put together a list for HCI students. there might be some cool software out there ...
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Users keep missing an important page element

I run some user tests on a finished page (not the mockup you see below) and found that two thirds of the users (in a sample of about 10) miss the Back to previous page link at the top left of the ...
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Any suggestions for finding items quickly in a long list of checkboxes?

I have a list of names, each with a checkbox to indicate that they have been selected to do a job. Because the list is long I have made the list scrollable. I've put together an example of what I ...
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Sort / Filter relevant results

We are currently building a "find cab" app. The search results needs to be more relevant to show cabs that have the most probability to be available and closeby. Since I have so many search results, ...
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Comparison of charts: side-by-side vs. top-to-bottom

I'm trying to design an analytics screen where users can compare different aspects of the same data. Is there any evidence that it's easier to compare 2+ charts side-by-side vs. top-to-bottom? ...
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Is labelling a checkbox as mandatory redundant?

I've recently seen a system where an on/off checkbox is labelled as a mandatory field with an asterisk. To me, this seems redundant as it isn't mandatory to check the box, merely to have it either on ...
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Domain Specific Language for Stock/Inventory Management [closed]

I'm looking at implimenting a DSL, for managing inventory/orders. In this case it is for a game (Minecraft, with computercraft + Applied Energistics), however it could as reasonably be a real world ...
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Examples of hierarchy in data tables and their usability

Has anyone come across data table UI design/patterns that also show some form of hierarchy? I am trying to think of examples similar to Excel, but used in web applications or mobile apps because it ...
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booking app and account deletion

I am building a booking app where regular users will be able to make bookings for business users. Regular users will connect to the frontend of the site and business users to the backend where they ...
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How can Gmail-like “on-page” dialogs be improved to facilitate long form writing?

Caveat: I was inspired by this UX.SE question, and have reused an image from it. Recently, gmail has switched its "reply" function to use an "on-page-docked" window. Responses to this new UI have ...
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Is that a common thing to rely 100% on 3rd party UI tool?

I am a UI developer working for a software company. We are at the initial stage of planning our first online product. Kendo UI is in the list for UI and it's our leader's idea who is a back-end ...
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Uppercase for a mobile app

I'm designing a mobile application (android) that should be very simple and easy to use because the users are in motion and quick maneuvers that require concentration and have to record some data on ...
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Handedness in touch or tablet software UI design

I read a previous post on discussions about designing UI for left or right hand users, but I thought they left out an important discussion when it comes to touch and tablet devices. For example, I ...
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Should the state of each change be beside the file name or should files be grouped by state?

I am working on an application that is similar to a source control tool in that we have a view to display the state of each change in a changeset. For example, with Mercurial, I can get the state of ...
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Method for usability testing of physical products

I am looking for a methodology for interaction testing of a physical product / interface. I am thinking something like expert testing (Heuristics) but just not for digital interfaces. Are there any ...
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Best practice for messaging system (microblog) using a “n-tier” model

I currently have a UX problem that I have seldom seen done well (or at all)... I am developing a messaging feature for a site (a messaging system for business, think Yammer), and I am in the ...
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Android contextual menu

I'm developing an Android app and one screen (Favourites) is a ListView of items (bus stops); so, if the user select one stop he can do two things: Send the arrival time for that stop Eliminate the ...
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Is a middle dot (·) the best way to signify a space?

In our web application we try to give explicit instructions of what to do or to type if the user desires so. One of our tips looks like Click or type /r to respond. If /r followed by a space is typed ...
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Dynamic Form Inputs - Hidden? Hidsb

I'm working on a responsive site where the lead gen form that needs users to select a store location (this is required by internal system), first name, last name, phone, email, and how they heard ...
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Is it ok to force uppercase for the first letters of names? [duplicate]

If a user enters their name with lowercase letters, should we respect that or force it uppercase? "john doe" displayed as "John Doe". There is a contingent in our group that thinks it would be ...
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Disabling text selection on mobile

From my perspective disabling text selection by default on mobile is a good approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be not able ...
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Remember Me in an enterprise application: What to remember?

I've just finished a well-thought login validation mechanism and have asked myself the following question several times: What does the user expect when he checks the Remember me checkbox in an ...
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Best suitable multiple select with optgroup UI element

My website has a drop-down list that displays all countries, grouped by continent. A user has to select all the countries he needs, as shown in the following figure: The main issue here is the user ...
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Should I remove the site header and footer from a sign-up page?

I've been reading this usability book and it says that the sign up page must be as free of noise as possible and some websites seem to be doing similar things (Last.fm for example). Is the header and ...
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Best solution for recurrent tasks in a calendar

I am trying to design the user interface of a program that tracks recurrent activities and the daily progress. "Done-not done", like a daily to-do-list. What's the best experience for the user when ...
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What is the best way to bring your old users to your new site?

A project I'm working on involves the creation of a new site that will host around 80% of the content of an old one. The content will disappear from the old site, and become solely available on the ...
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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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Selected and processed states in one workflow

I have just noticed (on vacation with iPad only) that the interface that allows you to import photos from camera to iPad has very similar representation of photos selected for import (checkmark on ...
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Is 'usability' enough for a company portal?

I want to know if this argument is a common one that is made - as it's one I was intending to conclude a report with. I have been asked to advise on how to improve the usability of a company portal. ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Emails (B2C) Best Practices

A client recently asked me to look into developing a horizontal email for one of their campaigns. I've been coding their emails for a year or so now but am unfamiliar with the best practices from a ...
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Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right?

I'd very much like to get some feedback on this, as of right now, it is a point of contention among the devs at my office and myself. Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the left?
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How much value does Human factor's CUA certification hold for a Senior web developer? [duplicate]

I am working as Senior web developer with 5 years of experience. I also create wireframe mockups and have good experience in photoshop. I am looking to pursue HFI's CUA certification. Is this ...
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Long press (press & hold) gesture in iOS app

I was wondering if this gesture is as commonly found in iPhone and iPad as in Android apps, or if it is more used in iPad than in iPhone or vice versa. I personally don't use this gesture very ...
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How to add a number of items in to a “new category” or an “existent category”

I have a list where the user can choose multiple items, and than he can press a button that will "add the selected items to a category". But I want the user to be able to add the items to: a) A new ...
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Displaying large category menu on a mobile device?

I've looked into this question, and this one as well; I didn't get an accurate answer. I have a fairly large category menu that I want to display for touch mobile devices with relatively small ...
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Best way to ask user for large amount of data input on iPhone?

I have a question about designing the UX that requires a large amount of data to be entered by the user upon signing up for an app - needed as the app cannot function without this data - how can this ...