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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Horizontal Scrolling for mobile and desktop - Is this a good idea?

I'm re-doing my portfolio site with some updates. As I was creating it I was thinking of various ways to present my work. It's a mixture of iphone and desktop design work, sometimes both together. ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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Tabbed Pane : Multi-row style. To jump or not?

Most applications that have tabbed panes use the standard Windows style of dealing with multiple rows of tabs. Ie. if a tab in the back row is clicked then the WHOLE row jumps forward, and the forward ...
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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 enter image description here
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Why are coiled cables rarely used?

Yesterday I saw an interesting idea: What are some potential reasons why so few cables have a coil in their middle - like old telephone cables? I know that we don't want all cables to be like that, ...
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What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details. ...
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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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Change negative checkbox labels to positive?

I know that the ideal state would be to use positive connotation for checkbox labels as in [✔️] do this rather than [✔️] don't do this The system I am working on has many checkboxes in many ...
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Is Inner scroll on pop up to show history/log a bad UX practice

I've to show a history/log of user actions in a pop up for that particular user along with other information. I thought of showing latest 5 actions and place a "more" button. this "more" button will ...
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When to go against “industry standards”?

I work on a control panel for a webhosting company and we recently implemented DNS. The resulting table with all records for a domain (or a template) looks a little something like this: My question ...
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What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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Checkbox Label Clarity

I have a checkbox that is used to toggle a filter on a returned set of data displayed on the page. The data consists of rows of media items (i.e. photos, video, docs) each with a date range during ...
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Is there a more effective way to convince users to sign up with their social media accounts?

The current design for a sign-up page of mine is split into 2 sections - Sign up using your social media account on the left and a sign-up form with 5 inputs on the right. We ran a quick user test and ...
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Select & Preview Thumbnail View

I have list of thumbnails on 5 different categories, wanted to select according to categories, view the thumbnail and get back to the category. The list I have as a hierarchical grid view with 2 ...
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What's the difference between “Discovery” and “Usability”?

User Research - Google Ventures I wonder what do you think are the real benefits from doing "Discovery" questions?
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Saved Search vs Ad Hoc Filters

I'm looking for a way to allow the user to perform a search quickly & easily, most of the time using saved searches with relative dates. Frequently the user will want to perform ad-hoc searches ...
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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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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Is this Mobile Navigation usable? [closed]

Hi, my question is this mobile navigation usable? You have to be able to go to all pages (home, work, about us, contact) I have this website that goes 4 levels deep and im trying to come with ...
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Why use the append text to copy-paste (“Read more at …”) pattern?

I was copy-pasting some text from a website and besides the text I copied, the following text was appended "Read more at: http://www.YYYY.com Copyright © YYYY". I've seen this pattern in many ...
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How to indicate an element is loading without animation?

I'm working on a product detail page that contains a 'Table of Contents'. Due to some not so great API work, I'm in a weird situation. It takes between 10-20 seconds for the app to check if there is ...
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How far should UX venture in graphic design territory?

As a UX designer I have encountered situations where UX recommendations were followed in terms of layout, functionality and interaction design. However when it comes to the details of the design ...
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Domain name best practice when the last letter of the first word and first letter of the second word are the same

If I'm registering a two word domain in which the last letter of the first word, and the first letter of the second word are the same, is it better to drop usage of one of those letters? Examples: ...
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Simple POST Form for car insurance agency

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to add data for a simple backend for a car insurance agency. I have three tables: clients, cars and insurance. Clients can have multiple cars. Each car ...
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Where is the best placement of the form to see a results?

I am creating this form with the results to be shown, not really sure though if it is exact way to put at the right side.
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Best placement for a “Go Back” button: top or bottom?

I know that it is bad practice to use a "Go Back" button (since the browser has such a function) but when it can't be avoided for some reason, is it better to put it on top (similar to how the back ...
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Many dependent combo boxes used as filter

I have 6 combox boxes used as filter for a data table. Each combobox is filled with many values. (100-1000) If user select a value in a combox, the other comboxes should constraint the "selectable" ...
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Cards: single column or multiple columns

I'm working a card-based UI concept which allows grouping. As an example I look at a person and see his tasks and documents (and there could be many more categories): So far so good. Now if I only ...
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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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Purchasing item without registering as a user

I have this site where visitors can pay for certain digital goods, after which they'll be presented with a download link. These downloads links last for a week before they die and become useless I ...
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Cards View Vs Tabular View

I am in the process of redesigning an interface with a lot of Tabular data that is previously simply used as tables that look like the 19th century. I was a bit confused whether to switch it to a Card ...
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How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?

I'm well aware that text in ALL CAPITALS is harder to read than text in lower case or mixed case, for whatever reason. But what about Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs? With a bit of Googling I can't find any references ...
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Should I offer an “If your download does not start…” option?

I'm designing a web app where you can download a single file or a dynamically-generated zip file of several files. For single files, I am planning for the file to be downloaded immediately. For ...
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Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?

Which one is the better option and why? Delete with Confirmation [The action cannot be undone] or Delete with one click [And provide option to Undo]
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How to improve the experience of finding a stall in a public restroom?

Why do I try to avoid using public restrooms at all costs? Maybe I'm going to the wrong public restrooms because I can't think of a single time when using a public restroom has been a great ...
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Order of keyboard tab navigation within a form with help links

Situation: I am supporting some old web forms and each input box has an icon next to it that opens up a description section directly below the field. Right now, tabbing through the form alternates ...
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How does one present the features and functionality of an app to a new user

Example: Financial applications require a lot of information before generating reports. What are some good ways to demonstrate the features to users when app hasn't yet been populated with data? I ...
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App selection/store with not many apps

I'm making an internal-facing web-based interface for our corporate management platform. Users land on a homescreen with different applications available for them to then click on to use. (eg I can ...
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Does a loading animation on a websites initial load improve usability?

I'm working on a site where I am being asked to implement a loading animation on page loads. Essentially, the site will display a loading animation as soon as possible, which will go away once all of ...
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Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?

Is there any logical reason behind digit alignment on a calculator? If yes, can we apply this for visual interfaces of numbers on the web?
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Should a list of team members be divided into sections and years?

Our project team is divided into sections: core team, fundraising, representatives, media, etc. We want to show the member list each year so that visitors can see who is behind the project, and to ...
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A better name for “Non Archived” entries

My app shows a list of items that require the user's attention, and allows to "archive" some of them, and access the archived items later (like in Gmail) I can't figure out a name for the "Non ...
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Edit document name option in pop up

On my UI, when user clicks to create a new document, a pop up opens where a wizard is launched where user must select a folder in which he wants to create the new document. Pop up has a list of all ...
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User available at times

I was looking trough some answers best practices on 'user availability' or whatever it's called. Let's say I'm a user renting out or providing some kind of service. Let's assume this is my side job. ...
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Best practice for month / year input

Is it best practice to have text fields or dropdown + textfield combination form month year? Does it changed if the month is listed as 01 vs January? (The ^ indicates dropdown) Note: Users use the ...
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Auto-creating new Items vs. “Add New” button

I'm iterating on a mortgage CRM system, which involves the broker providing previous incomes of the future home owner. Currently, the system "invisibly" provides a mechanism for creating new ...
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Flexibility-Usability tradeoff: Is it OK to recommend a specific set of security settings?

As the flexibility of a system increases, the usability of the system decreases. The flexibility-usability tradeoff is related to the well-known maxim, jack of all trades, master of none. ...
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How to inform about fields in a big form?

I have to improve a very big form with at lot of fields. I'm thinking about making some type of marking to inform the user about: 1. Fields that should be filled 2. Mandatory fields 3. Content that do ...
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How to show why the button is disabled?

I need some ideas on how to show the user why the button is disabled. It is a very big system with a lot of rules and therefore it can be hard to fin out why. I would like to help the users but how? ...