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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Which implementation for a dynamic hierarchy tree will show as much info as possible while still allow seeing the changes made in the background?

I'm in the middle of building a search engine website for a specific corpus. We've already implemented most of the menus and the structure of the website. recently we got some feedback that forced us ...
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Does a self-learning UI make sense?

Let's say we have an application with 50 functions. Six of them are directly accessible as top menu items, the rest is accessible via sub-menus or sub-menus of sub-menus. While working with the ...
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Should I pursue career in UX design if I'm not very passionate about development and visual design?

I am very interested in Usability research and testing, but I don't share the developers' and designers' passion for the actual design and product creation. Does it mean that I shouldn't be doing UX ...
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Permissions and Roles

I'm attempting to implement an interface for managing user roles. Each role can be allowed access to specific modules. Within those modules the user is also allowed access to specific activities. I'...
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How can you measure the impact of a redesign on usage time before implementing it?

What are some methods (other than task based usability testing) to identify the impact of an interface redesign on users? Specifically, if an interface used by the same user base is redesigned, how ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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Selected group item - How should collapsed group indicate selection?

Requirements: . selectable groups and items . click on the arrow expand and collapse groups . click on row selects the item or group . click on group row select all items within download ...
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Infinite horizontal scrolling in a timeline

It's known that infinite scrolling may be harmful for the usability and that sometimes it's better to set an end and provide a button to show more content. My question is, in a web application ...
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How to make mass mutation intuitive?

We are redesigning an existing application in which the user has a typical master-detail view with basic CRUD operations for a certain entity type. (Actually, the majority of screens are of this type.)...
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Using radio buttons or drop down list when the number of options can vary greatly

I am designing a web application which consists of several modules, and for some of these modules the user must be able to select how many/which sources of data to display in the module. I had ...
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Why are switches with light indicator common but outlets are not?

Wall mount light switches that have a neat light indicator that turns on when the switch is in "off" position are quite common. The purpose is to make finding the switch in the dark easier. Looks ...
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Using numerical scores for ratings?

We are trying to build the 'Yelp of Personal Finances' at SuperMoney. It's basically a community driven reviews site in the personal finance niche. One of the things we are doing differently is ...
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How to simplify this content upload form? [closed]

There are several options, all of which are necessary, but it's very intimidating and kinda unwieldy -- especially for nontechnical users. A similar form is used to type in plain text.
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iPhone App, using thumb to press buttons covers the value being changed

I have an app that displays two values (weight and # of reps) a user can change these values by pressing a - or + button on the left and right of the values. However when a right handed user reaches ...
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How to evaluating the usability attributes?

Based on the application I'm working on, I had to choose 4 (learnability, comprehensibility, simplicity and user satisfaction) out of 9 attributes. These attributes are refined from standard ISO 9241, ...
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How to layout form navigation for best usability?

Is there any usability study about layout of form buttons? I have a simple registration process. The user is guided with several forms through the process. Each form has a <next> and a <back&...
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Should a bug listing have a delete button?

I am working on a bug tracking sytem. Right now I am on the listing bugs page, where I have used a grid to list down few details of the bug, like created date, reported by, priority etc... I wanted ...
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Mock-ups for each device, or just one global one?

I'm new in user experience design. Now I started working on my first app idea, it is really interesting. I want to make this application for 3 main platforms right now. If it gets positive responses, ...
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How should I update the UI after user role change

One of the guys that tested the ERP I'm developing has noticed the following: When a user role changes, this should be reflected immediatelly in the system. At this time the changes in user ...
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Modals on top of modals

Using bootstrap modals, I keep running into the issue of having an info modal with content inside of it, but there's a need to have a "confirm your decision" modal/popup on top of the initial modal. ...
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What is the best format to capture addresses for a universal user-base?

What is the best and most usable format to capture address information from a universal user base? I was thinking to have the system detect the country by IP address and have that selected by default, ...
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Is it OK to automatically scroll website down

On the web page I have the list of countries (country selector). When the page is loaded user location is determined and the page is automatically scrolled down to the corresponding country. Example: ...
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Where can I find broad White Papers on Usability Experiments [closed]

For example studies on what makes for the most effective shopping cart, how people prefer to view photos in their browsers and on their phone, what people appreciate in a search engine, whether left ...
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Nested titles for grouping inline editable ordered lists

Overview The following image provides background information for this UX problem I've encountered: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The above image shows ...
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Flipping cards, good or bad idea?

I want to implement flipping cards on my website because they look awesome and they allow the user to see more information on hover. However I started to think it was a bad idea because instead of ...
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Upgrade experience for PaaS/ SaaS offers: should I care about seamless upgrades? [closed]

In traditional software development, if you were programming in a framework such as .NET 2.0 and a new framework was released, such as .NET 3.5, you'd go through a painful upgrade, where you'd have to ...
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How shall I present high volume(messages/hour) messages?

I'm building a dashboard that allows people to view messages they received via SMS and that could easily be thousands of messages per hour for radio stations, for instance. Shall I use pagination( ...
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Professional Slides presentations. Light or dark background?

I must choose my company's default PowerPoint presentation template. Having in mind that this template should be versatile, and that people want to create presentations quickly, should I create a ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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Scrolling user down to content after a slight delay?

I'm looking at a website which has large headings, pushing the main content down the page. After a slight delay, the content scrolls up the page. This scrolls the main navigation and page header off ...
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Usability studies on navigation of mobile websites

I recently experienced serious usability with a website I have done using twitter bootstrap. When accessing the website on a phone, specially older users did not recognize the 3 horizontal lines ...
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Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?

Lately I've had this thought that books were more user friendly than applications. Why do I say that? Because of these reasons: You can visibly see, at a given time where you are and how much you ...
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Text link distinction

I am working on on a site which uses a hover state on a link within copy (a window pops up, much like a tool tip) as well as a standard link (which takes the visitor to another page). The distinction ...
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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 page....
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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 ...