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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Select vs. Null Placeholder

I'm working on a large data-entry application. I'm wondering what is the better method for displaying drop-down lists where the defaulted value is null. I see a couple of options: Option a) Use a ...
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mobile html5 input type=“x” vs custom mobile controls

There has been some back and forth with the developers and the design team over building controls that match the design vs using mobile html5 standard controls for datepickers and timepickers for a ...
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Why does Balsamiq talk about mockups when it doesn't seem a mockup

I have read about the difference between a mockup and a wireframe and it states that a wireframe is like a blueprint of how an application should be built while a mockup is a more visually detailed ...
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Does A Slider Control UI Element Like This Exist — The Joystick Slider?

A standard slider, such as an html5 <input type ="range"/> or its many javascript-enhanced brethren, works by providing a handle that you slide between two endpoints, typically with your mouse ...
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Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?

Recently, I checked out a concept design for a traffic light with only one light. Do you know the exact reason for having three lamps in a row, instead of one like in this concept?
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What's a good way to use text over a picture?

My dilemma is aptly shown in the picture below: How can I make the text more legible?
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When are clear/reset actions in forms useful?

I was wondering when a "Clear" / "Reset" action in a form is needed. Example at the bottom right. What would be a common scenario for needing a "Clear" / "Reset" action? When would a "Clear" /"...
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Should distinct parts of a system share the same login?

So let's say we have a web application for an autoshop. The employees use this application to keep track of cars and other related work as it moves from checkin to diagnosis to repair, and then back ...
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Is sidebar really needed

I was thinking about this subject since i started in web design and usability. Is left/right sidebar really needed or is it used just to fill blank space? I'm talking about news/how-to websites.
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Text Field Validation vs Prevention

I've been having a debate (mostly with myself) over the best approach to deal with invalid input in text fields -- validation versus prevention. Taking a numeric text field as an example, is it ...
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Terms and conditions checkbox and/or Accept/Decline buttons

The curent UX for my app is: Terms & Conditions text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ut turpis ipsum. Ut cursus cursus scelerisque. Mauris lacus neque, ...
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big form VS steps/wizard

In a form to insert products/services (in wich products will have extra data for products that are composed by a mix of quantities of other product(s)) is it better to have a large form with all the ...
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What is the best multiselect picker where you think a high percentage of use cases will select a lot of options?

I need a multiselect picker where in many cases the user will select most of the options. The current list has about 20 items in it and in many cases people would be choosing 15+ items so i want to ...
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Animating items as they come into view

What are the good usability and UX guidelines when considering animating elements when you scroll down the page and they come into view? For example, this template - http://mamootstudio.com/themes/...
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Increase zooming scale at higher scales?

as i zoom out more the changes are less meaningful 1x to 2x is a lot more different then 31x to 32x google chrome seems to deal with this by changing the scale at which it zooms 100% 125% 150% 175% ...
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Should I add a floating, fixed feedback button on the pages of my website?

I would like to add a Feedback feature to my website. Should I add it as a floating,fixed button on the side? Is that considered something users are annoyed by? If I shouldn't, which method is ...
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Maximum number of Color-Codes

What do you think is the maximum number of color-codes you should use in a web project? Suppose you use the optimal combination of colors in order to get the best usability. For better understanding, ...
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Design pattern for drag drop within a ListBox?

Need advice on how to build an intuitive UI: I have a ListBox of items, that can be re-ordered by drag drop. I get to this screen when I add a new item. Now this new item needs to be inserted into ...
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530 views

Dynamic Progress Indicator

I am currently working on a responsive web app and am having some issues designing a progress indicator that I am happy with. The app is a workflow based tool which works by displaying cards ...
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Can a button be too wide?

I have a form which has been designed as mobile first. Currently (most) of the form field are set at 100% width, including the submit button. Some people are of the opinion that the submit button is ...
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What is a good name length limit? [duplicate]

Our names are personal things that people attach great value to, so in general we should try to accommodate a person's full name. However at the same time, a persons name (especially in an app) is ...
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Overuse of JQuery animation; hiding text behind (animated) headers - how to make a case against it?

A client I'm working with wants to implement a "peekaboo" block where information is revealed when a client rolls over headers, (basically an image-block JQuery accordion) as shown here: (in the multi-...
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No division between tableviewcells

So I've got this list of items I'm displaying in a tableview and we've got a single thin line between items that divide them. I've got a request to remove all of the lines and have them all bleed ...
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Back button placement on tablets and smartphones

Considering modern tablets and smartphones, why do some manufacturers (for example, Samsung and Lenovo) place back capacitive button on the right side, while the major trend is to place this button on ...
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Rich interaction experience in forms

The guys say that by adding their animation plugin the experience is improved: https://medium.com/ui-ux-articles/3d1b0a9b810e Now, of course it is prettier, but what about the whole theory of ...
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Anything I could do to improve my sign up form?

So I think that I'm finally at a point where I can say that my sign up form for desktop users is pretty much done. I've tried to make it user friendly at first sight by keeping it as short as ...
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What are the best ways to get SUS score on mockups?

Can we just showcase static mockups to users and as them to respond to SUS questionnaire? Or, is it good to provide a clickable mockups so that they can get a feel of the workflow? Do we have any ...
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Highlight the selected image in a slideshow - more or less opacity?

I'm working on the Image Gallery of a webshop. There are 6 thumbnail-images, that can be clicked and are displayed in full-size above. How should you show the currently selected thumbnail? ...
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Why don't e-commerce sites use “quick view” on mobile?

I've noticed that e-commerce sites don't use quick view on mobile. Some sites have quick view as a hover treatment, which obviously doesn't work on mobile, but J.Crew has a "quick shop" button always ...
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“File” for name of drop-down menu

In Windows mostly, a lot (most?) applications have a "File" drop-down menu, with things like "Exit", "Import/export settings", "Preferences", ... Is "File" a blindly accepted standard/default? ...
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Are my Sign Up form error messages correct?

I just got done with my Sign Up form set up for my File Sharing & Hosting service and now I'm at a point where I'm developing the returning of form errors. There are 6 fields, and they are all ...
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How to present a form where all fields are optional but at least one must be filled out

I have a form like this: The user must fill in the first or third field. They can also fill out two fields or all fields. Essentially they need to provide a link or comment for the form to submit. ...
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Should I allow a user to create an object without all information needed for it work function properly?

I have a task wizard that requires the user to supply their log-in credentials in order for the object to work successfully. There is debate whether we should prohibit the completion of the object ...
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adding new users VS existing users

let's say that i have a form to enter members subscriptions in a fitness center club. the "Add member" form contain the member personal data (first name, last name,phone, ... etc) and the club plans ...
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Allow Multiple Instances of a Page

On my UI, I want to have any option/icon so that user can show that this page can be copied or not e.g: The sample that I have decided so far is that when user hovers over the page, "allow multiple ...
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Which login system should I use?

I am currently developing a website with a login system. The server will not have HTTPS available and will not handle critical data such as credit card info or addresses, the most critical data ...
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Reordering content for mobile devices - distracting or helpful feature?

With CSS3 its really easy to reorder the content depending on the screen size, which leads me to the question: Only because its possible, should I? A use case could be directions - one could assume ...
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Tag cloud for web site actions - a no-no?

I am building a website, and my designer came up with the idea of using a (3d) tag cloud to display the different actions a user can take (the site's functionality is somewhat complex, and so ...
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upload an “image” or “picture”, which is the right text to convey? [closed]

Working on the feedback form with an image or picture attachment, let me know which is the right text be used?
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After updating form should redirect back to form itself or to the show page or back to the list?

I am developing an app that consists of the CRUD operations. Lets say I want to create, read, update and delete clients. I have a page that lists all of the clients, page that shows a particular ...
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How should I include a multiple selection mechanism in a checklist site?

I'm building a small checklist on a website. It'll have multiple items that are able to be "completed" by checking them off the list by ticking a checkbox. However, I also want to add a multi-select ...
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Should forms be aligned left or center, if less than full page width?

Our web application has a small header and nav menu at the very top, and below, there is simply a large area of open space. We have no need for an always-present sidebar, so there is just one column. ...
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How to recruit engaged users for mobile apps usability study?

We're looking at redesigning our mobile app and we are also looking at adding new features. To evaluate some of the ideas, I'll need to recruit users that are familiar with the app and/or users who ...
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Auto-suggestion difference between Google Search and Google Maps [closed]

I've noticed that the auto-suggest behavior in Google Search and Google Maps is different. If you search in Google Search and enter "exa", you'll get suggestions like "exa mple". If you do the same ...
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Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript? [closed]

I realise that I am no longer able to disable javascript from the preference setting of FireFox browser 27.0. As a developer, I always think about graceful degradation for my users. And I know how to ...
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Is an off-canvas slideout menu usable when placed on the bottom-right instead of the top-left?

As I'm going into CSS frameworks(Toast, Yaml ,Bootstrap, Foundation, etc) I've hooked into the usability of navigation menus when viewed in smaller screens, some frameworks convert it into a "...
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How to present reply chains on a mobile/condensed interface? [duplicate]

Take a website such as reddit where users can reply to a post, and then users can reply to that reply, etc. I'm building a mobile application that deals with a similar situation with nested ...
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Useless IE context menu option

I was using my IE 10 when I right-clicked a link and its context menu showed up, I saw the first option was "Open Link". First thing that came to my mind was "What a useless option!". Since if I would ...
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How to present a usable checklist with 100+ items plus descriptions to a user?

My school has a form students complete before attending where they can check off what clubs they may be interested in. (There are over 100 possible clubs so it is a rather large form). The current set ...
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How to convey set inclusion and exclusion?

We have an application where users perform an action on a large set of things. The user decides which things to perform the action on by selecting to either include or exclude things based on various ...