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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What is a good visual way to show if a person has entitlements to Edit a table row?

I have an html table and to edit a row, you double click on the row and you get a popup that allows you to edit the record. In certain cases, people don't have entitlements to edit a row. The only ...
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Has there been any studies done on when it's useful to have a touchscreen?

Are there any guidelines as to when it's useful to have a touchscreen interface? My first experience was with my smartphone and I thought the touchscreen was great and a huge improvement on usability. ...
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How should a field in read-only be indicated from a usability perspective?

As the question states - How should a field in read-only mode be indicated? Should it be just a label, some very light grey background behind it, or something else? Is there any user research that ...
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Filtering Tables/Grids vs Sorting Tables/Grids

What are the advantages and disadvantages with filtering and sorting tables. Are there specific situations where one is preferred over the other?
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CTA buttons and usability on Mobile

I was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of usability tests on button sizes on mobile. My company is currently using a button that spans the entire length of the mobile screen, but I ...
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Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?

Many cars, such as the BMW M3 pictured below, have their fuel door on the passenger's side of the car. I do not understand the reasoning behind placing the fuel door opposite the driver; placing it ...
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Documents List on Mobile

What is the best way to represent a list of documents on mobile? I am designing a mobile web application developed in SharePoint. What are some must-have features for a documents page? Details + ...
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UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right [closed]

Many times I tried to give UX advice to my boss and reporting manager and it gets discarded. Few of the times, I have built screens based on my UX understanding, and later asked to change that, which ...
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Can a label and a count link to the same detail list?

We have a page with links to different lists and we are debating what the clickable link should be. What is the best option? The label and the count are both links to the same list. Is it ...
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uploading image separately versus inside rich text editor

In our web application we have List/Details and Edit pages On the list page we show default image, and some other short information download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Two-level menus: Why? and When?

Two level menus: should they be used? Why are they important? I never found any resource explaining this. Should I avoid them and only use them when you really have too much stuff to present?
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Measuring “point and click” accuracy/speed of mouse vs trackpad

Are there any quantitative experiments that have studied (or that can be used to study) the usability of the trackpad vs the mouse, for the task of point and click? vs Say, for example, that we ...
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Single or multiple drop zones for file uploads?

What is the most usable method to upload single or multiple files which relate to specific categories or fields? A) One dropzone/browse button for multiple documents, list is created, specify which ...
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How do left-handed people hold smartphones?

Is it with their left hand, using its thumb to tap UI elements? Or do they use their right hand like right-handed people? Is there any research into this matter with published numbers?
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Does a program need to respond straight to the point or politely? [duplicate]

I have read "What is the recommended wording for a generic error message" and it's helpful, but doesn't address my main question: What should I prefer in any written programm: The polite or the ...
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Tiles and product information

I am working on the redesign of a page that has a number of product “tiles”; the information relating to each of the items is quite dense for example: start and end date, notifications, status, ...
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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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What is behind entering email twice for registration?

What do you think to ask the email twice for registration? The context is this: In the e-commerce checkout/registration process where the email is mandatory to save cart or to proceed to the ...
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How should a control look for entering multiple translations?

In our application the user can add entries (like materials) and add names for multiple (between 2 and 20) languages. For example: Wire (en) Draht (de) Fil (fr) In our case english is always the ...
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UI design for Task randomization (online survey tool)

Let's say that my tool enables you to create remote usability test (kind of). Users need a new feature - task randomization. When user design a project, he/she can add a survey but it isn't ...
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Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?

Is it safe to assume all users are aware of using the mouse wheel to scroll and that all users have a mouse wheel on their mouse? I'm hoping to implement a scrollbar which stays hidden even when you ...
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Who introduced the term learnability to usability?

I am doing some research on the topic of learnability within usability. I am currently struggling to find out who was the first one to use it in this context? Any help would be really appreciated.
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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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Why do physical keyboards still have built-in numpads?

Normally I use a wireless keyboard without a number pad and a mouse right next to it. Having started a new job, I was finding my right arm somewhat more sore. This was confusing until I realized: ...
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Recommended button sizes on web pages

What are the current usability guidelines for the size of buttons (or anything clickable) on web pages?
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Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
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Disabling all text selection by default on mobile

From my perspective disabling all text selection by default on mobile is the correct approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be ...
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Should a wastebin be global?

I am currently implementing a trash / wastebin for a web-application that works with 3 different entities of data. Each such entity is displayed in unique views. If a user deletes such an entity, ...
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How To Convince [duplicate]

In a current project I am working on the stakeholders seem to think that functionality is king. While I agree that functionality is important it is only one factor in the success of a software ...
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Is copy and paste user-friendly in Mac? [closed]

Whenever I use copy and paste files in Mac, my eyes always search for copy and paste text in Mac context menu when compared with windows context menu. Is copy and paste in Mac context menu ...
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Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps

My organization is looking at developing mobile applications, we have a wealth of web development resources. There are many factors to consider in making the decision of how to develop this ...
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Vertical Inverse scrolling

I have visited the site http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/ . There you can see horizontal scrolling and in level 4, you can see the Inverse vertical scrolling. When I scroll back, it makes ...
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Escalation of Commitment

I was wondering if someone could point me to some resources on the concept of escalating commitment in regards to filling out forms online. A colleague of mine suggested that paginating web forms ...
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How to inform about functionality

My application provides some functionality that might not be recognized intuitively. E.g There is a section where one could mark blocks of data by CTRL+Click while a single Click would redirect ...
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UI/UX/Front End Dev Team [closed]

Does anyone have experience working with a team of UI/UX designers? I'm working on my first "mid-size" software application, and was wondering if the UI is a job for a single person, or a team of 2 or ...
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Why most software businesses require the users to “request a demo” to see their products?

I have noticed that on the large majority of software businesses, their products will not be shown to you unless you request a demo from their site, usually from a form by providing your personal ...
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Navigation on subdomain site

I'm redesigning and simplifying a FAQ page and I've run into a navigation problem. In the main nav bar, I have to include both the logo of the company, a link to the FAQ index and a link to go back ...
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How does one perfect the art of client-facing UX

I am new to UX design, and one of the things I've noticed is that UX designers in agencies wil typically drive and facilitate client-facing interaction. That is, we have to present concepts and act as ...
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Validating and (auto)saving data records created by user

My application provides a functionality for the user to add, list & handle (remove/edit) data records which represent address data. I just had a dispute with my trainer, who I have asked about ...
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Differentiating abbreviations for minutes and months

I want to, instead of showing "X minutes ago", show "Xm". The problem is, how would I differentiate if it were "X months ago"? I can't do "Xm" because that's used for minutes. What should I do if I ...
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Where to place icons in a checklist? Before or after?

I want to display a list of permissions, with tick icons to indicate what permissions a user has. Where should I place the tick icons - before (on the left) or after (on the right) each item?
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Tally sheet for measuring usability?

What do you think about writing a tally sheet for measuring the quantity and system-response-time of specific interactions? My goal is to identify the most frequent interactions and to categorize ...
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Why does Google Spreadsheet not use the same colors on each computer when collaborating? [closed]

When you collaborate on a Google Spreadsheet, you find yourself speaking of other collaborators with their color (the blue one, the red one, the green one, ...), however, the colors do not match ...
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Good UX for inputting 14 different times

I'm updating a form which has elements for each day of the week, and the user needs to select a start time and end time for each day. Currently this is just 14 different text boxes where users can ...
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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or idea and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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What is the best way to help a user map fields between two entities?

If you look at attached images, there are two XML files left and right mapped automatically by system with some logic. But if you see closely creation date and date of birth are getting mapped with ...
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Why can we save images only as a square or a rectangle? [closed]

My question is quite simple. Why can't we save images as a circle or a triangle? What is the reason behind it?
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Mobile. Long list to scroll, vs. collapsible trees

Regarding mobile.... The user uses 2 dropdown lists to select a date range for a filter. The results of the filter (date range), which are shown below the filter options, is where my manager and I ...
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Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?

I am developing a file sharing and hosting service, and right now I don't have any requirements set other then that a password has to be at least 6 characters long. I also accept all characters. I'm ...
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Importance of Lateral / Transverse Navigation in Hierarchy

Trying to resolve a navigation quandary for an e-commerce website. Current set up is like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Clicking either a link at ...