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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Repeat the same word over and over in menu

I have a menu with a list of a lot of management and configuration GUIs. They are listed below a headline of the category. Like so: Managemanet Xxxxxx Management Xxxx Management Xxxxxxxx ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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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 handle/"...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?
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Another word for “Back”?

The application has "sub-levels". Once a user dips into a sub area of the site, should "back" go back a page OR should back take them to the parent level? history.back() doesn't seem appropriate in ...
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Interface requirements for both left-to-right and right-to-left reading

Most interfaces, gestures and UI patterns are based on reading from left to right (sinistrodextral). Swiping to the right to go back is based on making the same motion with your finger if you want to ...
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Update deleted object or object that pass away

I work on home project that has server-side API and client UI. Regardless of the techincal side, my question is about user reaction of the following situations (and how to handlie it): What if user ...
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Alternatives to 18 options in a radio group?

I have an application built in Delphi7. A particular screen displays a radio group with about 8 items, which is just manageable for the users by normal standards. But now I need to add another 10 ...
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Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs?

Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs? Obviously, I'm talking about apps like text editors and word processors, apps that are used for editing content. It just seems strange, at best,...
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Why isn't inclusive design being used as a driver for better overall user experience [closed]

Looking at some of the red dot design award winners from last year, I noticed a particular entry in the communication design category that again highlighted the value of inclusive design in creating a ...
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Filter placement

I'm working on a page which shows multiple products and it needs some sort of filtering. I've seen a lot of websites place filters for the content either above or left of the content, as shown in the ...
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Best approach to show and insert nested data

I have 2 tables, one is company and the other is salesperson. The requirement is that "one company can have many salespeople. Also a company and salesperson can have many phones" I have a datatable ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Click-to-edit and click-n-drag combined

I'm considering an option to combine two behaviours in a list: Click to edit an item (like in Asana) Click-n-drag an item (like in JIRA) As illustrated in the screenshots, the cursor in both ...
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How should I present 2 search tools that cannot be used together?

I have a page displaying details regarding a specific piece of equipment. To view the details of an individual piece of equipment, a user has to filter down to only one piece of equipment. The plan ...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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Existing product: how redesign a product of a user only?

I participate in a project where "the owner" of the project is also user of it. Overall, it is a project to manage hardware certifications and / or software. The system is scalable and can be used by ...
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Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?

This Twitter post sparked me to ask the question: totally! RT @damienguard: Dear UI designers everywhere. Stop using floppy disk icons for save. Too many people have no idea what it is now. ...
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List vs tiles for links

I am designing a drop down panel which houses a collection of quick links / bookmarks to other areas of an intranet. Users access the intranet through a laptop or desktop pc running windows or mac osx,...
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i am interested in knowing about Full Screen Modal Window [duplicate]

Please specify about where to use full window modal over Modal popup. Refer attached images
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Best user friendly option for buttons and icons placement

I have created below UI controls... but I am not sure if they are really user friendly or not... so overall they should look good as well as user should be able to understand moment they see that ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts and navigation in complex widget

I have this widget which will be widely used. It takes quite a few click to perform a relatively small action. Thus, I've decided to implement keyboard navigation, but I'm having trouble laying it ...
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A different profile photo for each user's role?

I'm building an app where a user may have many different roles. Each role is distinct and each role will be shown in different parts of the application to other users. I had thought to give users the ...
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How to add more columns to data grid keeping it more expressive

If i have a grid view like this and i have to add more columns one as link button and one for notes (text) .the table is full of data how to handle this problem:
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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Conceptual Design VS Conceptual Model [closed]

What is the difference between a conceptual design and a conceptual model? Thanks
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Showing single file download and multiple file download options?

Background We are creating wireframes for a website that acts as a repository for where users can download various files. Users should be allowed to download one file at a time and also multiple files ...
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Reducing repetitive actions in cataloging software

I have inherited a piece of software that is used to catalogue objects using a series of 6 dropdown menus with around 3-15 options in each. Once all selections are made the user can click a button to ...
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How do rules of Ben Schiderman apply/violate? [closed]

I read about 8 Golden Rules of Ben Schiderman which are as follows: Strive for consistency Permit easy reversal of actions Offer informative feedback Enable shortcuts for frequent users Provide ...
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What's the connection between HCI and Sociology? [closed]

Is there any connection between HCI and Sociology and if it is what are tools and technologies available to implement it.
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How do you deal with personal information during usability testing?

I'm wondering what do other UX professionals do when they need to see personal information for a test? Like home address or salary? Especially if conducted at the company you work for?
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Searching in maps [closed]

My site has a map (real map, like google maps) page. Logged in users have a list of their favorite locations, as well. How can I make this map easily searchable? People are going to want to search ...
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Advice / pointers / research on UX design for single pushwheel button [closed]

I'm in the unfortunate position of having to design an UX for a mineral analysis machine where the input/output hardware is limited to an 8" LCD (non-touch) and a single "pushwheel" button (a wheel ...
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Is a Q&A site a reasonable replacement for a forum for a software product?

I'm building a website for an open source piece of software that revolves around backups and cloning. I was originally going to use phpBB for the forums, but then thought about the possibility of ...
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Why are USB ports in laptops so close to each other?

A few months ago I wanted a new laptop, so I ordered it from a big brand considering its solid features (like Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM etc.). The laptop is perfect and runs well, but it ...
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How to display blocks with line items on a Ledger, where pricing per block may be computed differently?

I have a situation where we have a web-assisted ledger where sales people can add line items (products), and they can also add options of the product that are entered as sub-line-items. ...
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Should I ask the user to complete the task as fast as she can in user test?

I need to evaluate insurance auto quote process which has 3-4 pages of forms to fill. I have designed a prototype with two variations and want to test which of them is easier to use. So I plan to ...
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How to prioritise features for mobile devices?

When you build a mobile client application for enterprise software, how do you decide feature/ function priority from a UX standpoint?
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How to indicate a text field does not contain content?

In the wireframe below, the three containers could contain text. The user can add text to empty containers and edit existing text. Note that this form is not just for entering text, but often the ...
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How to use a wizard to create step by step dynamic workflow?

I am working on a dynamic workflow. General expectations from the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot know what the next stage/step will be (therefore I ...
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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How to label site language toggle? [duplicate]

Basically I'm choosing between two options for labeling a control that toggles language in the interface: Currently: English | Spanish Proposed: English | Español It makes sense to me that if ...
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When new user come to web app, what is better: give him possibility to save data to local storage or prompt him to login to demo account?

I have an app that saves user input to server side database. In order to be able to use such app user usually must create an account first. I want to give him possibility to try app without creating ...
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Indicate user feature uses fake data

My application has a 'templates' and a 'dashboards' pages. In the first one user can create dashboard templates containing charts, in the second one he can select a template and apply filters on it to ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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Incomplete input data: is it better to abort processing or produce incomplete result?

I'm having a hot debate with a colleague. We're working on an image processing software that accepts a set of images and produces a single result. The debate concerns the behavior when one or more of ...
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Table with Action Buttons Versus Turbotax Wizard-Like Experience

I am working with a team to develop a web application where people can come and request access to various intranet applications. For the "Requestor" side of things, we have a Turbo-Tax wizard-like ...