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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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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When it is good to reduce the user steps?

I have a screen contains information about the order details as follows: order date and time delivery date and time delivery person and mobile number address to deliver to the order items There ...
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Is Microsoft's Ribbon UI really that great, from a usability perspective?

The first time I ever used it was at my current job. Among my co-workers, the feelings toward it for usability are mixed. The other developer doesn't really care one way or the other, as long as ...
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Can I put two buttons with same color in the same form?

I want to put two buttons in a screen, is it good practice to put them in same color ? side by side like this:
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An extra edit mode button for convenience of scrolled content?

Any concerns with 2 Edit Mode buttons that switch the entire view to edit mode? Second is just for convenience if scrolled. The Edit button is required as visual elements appear in this modal view ...
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A slider or a checkbox?

I want to place a filter for price on my website. Currently, I have it placed as slider. I've though about adding a input field on the left and right of the slider which will indicate the min and ...
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UI design for showing charts

I am currently working on a UI design to show charts. I have multiple charts throughout the application. Each charts should further drill down to show details. Currently I have two approaches. ...
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How can we visually improve the nested rule/predicate builder?

This has been discussed a bit here: Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc) - but we felt the examples left a lot to be desired. Apple (with their hidden nested rules/predicate builder) in ...
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which is more intuitive time picker?

I need to know which is more user-freindly. Option 1 Option 2 One gif shows changes in minutes affecting hour and in another gif, that does not happen. Please help me to figure out this.
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Solution for Batch / Mass Search and Match Functionality with Many Potential Results

I am in the process of building a new component for an existing application and I have a fairly specific scenario I need to design an interface for. The purpose of the tool is to allow a user to do a ...
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Arrowless tooltip: Usability?

I'm working on a project using Angular Material, a framework that implements Google's Material Design guidelines. As such, it uses arrowless tooltips like this: According to the guideline: ...
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UI pattern for a user to enter in someone else's birthdate

I've read many articles about the best UI practice for a user to their own birthdate, but what would you consider the best practice for a user, such as a nurse, to enter in a patient's birthdate? ...
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Baseline website user survey, standard vs. custom questions?

I am planning on doing a baseline user survey this holiday season to assess where we are at before starting the entire user experience tests and study. I think the following questions are a good ...
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What do you call a point-by-point (like Slack's) registration ui?

Slack has an effective registration that prompts the user for each data point on a different view. I've found the pattern is very nice in terms of reducing the user's cognitive load. I'm curious if ...
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GeoIP redirect users to regional site

I am working on the early stages of a project which will invovle merging three regional sites into one large site with GeoIP functionality to redirect the user to the appropriate subdirectory which ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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Emails generated from web application or email marketing platform?

For those of you working on web applications, I am wondering if you use an email marketing solution such as HubSpot to send emails based on user actions within a web app or do you send messages ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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Should whitespace next to forms be avoided?

The problem: On desktop view form inputs (with labels) take less that half of width of the website and we gets big whitespace next to form which is bad for websites SEO. In the other hand forms ...
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What sorts of questions should I be asking after each usability task? [duplicate]

What sorts of questions should I be asking at the end of each usability task? I am trying to identify usability problems - but I was wondering if there is an efficient way of doing this - i.e. ...
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When does horizontal scroll feel intuitive to a user?

Was reading a few answers on UX Exchange, which lead me to question the utility of horizontal scroll in web apps. In particular, I had done a horizontal concept site recently : here , which was meant ...
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Determining which product features provide UX

Does anyone know of any papers/articles where the effort is focused on determining UX features (for any type of product) using scenarios/narratives. The key is that the article needs to be focused on ...
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How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?

We are building a printed voucher (hard copy) for lab tests which looks like the following : The lab test center people who take the tests should mark the checkboxes with a pen or a marker against ...
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String contains operator character

I'm developing a search mechanism to which the search query is provided via a text field. The query is then parsed and the results are presented to the user. I've got the syntax definition covered ...
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With link and button side by side, and the link is the more important action, how can I SHOW that it's the more important and frequent action?

In this question I asked about the appropriate label for viewing/editing an item in a list. I settled on a different solution than any there given - that of using a link for the viewing/editing, and ...
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Optimizing website text input for tablet device by pre-selecting text on edit

Say I have a search form and a booking form: is it good usability to automatically select all text in the input if the user taps them (to edit)?
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Free usability questionnaire templates to follow?

I am a programmer, and whilst I may know a lot about programming - I do not know a lot about UX or usability testing in general. I plan to undertake a usability test on a website that I designed. ...
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Do I need to show a selected state in main navigation?

I'm working on a large, content-heavy website with multiple levels of navigation and was having a discussion with the designer about selected states in navigation. She said that since we have ...
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Should I ask the user to enter their age or their birthday?

I am making a health and fitness app and I want to know the age of the user using the app. What will be the best way to go about this? Currently I am debating between using a slider to select the ...
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Grid with cards

I want to create grid withs cards that looks like on photo, every card have text in it. What would be better to make , all square or rectangular cards ?
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Show to users there's content below

I've been designing a website for one of my clients and I have a cover image on the landing screen. It's basically a 100vh + 100vw image. I wanted to know what is a good way to show the users that ...
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How to display my sidebar on mobile devices?

I'm currently building an app for an card game. You actually play a champion. For each game you can pick x cards out of a pool of available cards which you actually could draw within this game - a ...
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How to display this piece of information on a web app?

I'm in the middle of building some drafts for a future web platform for boardgame players. As I have a design question, I just discovered this web site, so this is the first time I post here. I will ...
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Appropriate label for a button that takes a user to an item?

I have a simple setup for this scenario... A page that lists all "playing seasons". Each season in the list has two buttons on the far right, an "Open" and a "Delete" button The "Open" button takes ...
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Customize table columns

What is the best practice to place customize columns button for the Data table. Please suggest if am right with the images added.
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Carousel: next and previous buttons

Many websites leverage carousel design pattern. I've seen many cases where on first page the "previous" arrow is either hidden, or disabled or active. Same is applied to the last page and "next" ...
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How do I display two notifications types on same icon?

What is the best way to display two notification statuses on one icon. Business has requested need to view escalated items as well as new items on first glance. I would like to know is if its proper ...
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Trust and interrupted user journeys

I'm considering a user journey which will be hosted on a single site, but will launch into another site (e.g. PayPal) for the user to make a payment. I'm concerned that launching into a different site ...
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parallel filtering dialog

Im currently designing a parallel filtering mechanism, and am confronted with the question: whether to start by 'all selected' to signify that nothing is filtered or start by 'none selected' to ...
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How to display Current Score if max score is variable?

In this application we have sort of a multiple choice questionnaire to fill out. The Business Owner set the requirement of showing the Current Score on page in the format of: "CurrentScore/MaxScore" ...
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In order to become a UX professional,should you also know how to design?

This may be a stupid question since I don't really know a lot about this field. I am currently involved in product development but I find UX to be a lot more interesting. However I don't know how to ...
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Executing usability tests on a system which has on-boarding. Should the users be aware of this?

Planning on running usability tests with a product that has an extensive on-boarding tutorial/process. Of course the actual product will allow the users to skip such steps however the product it self ...
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How to name those two buttons to switch from effective attendees to invitees

I own an app that suggest an event to some users I chose. So I select, let's say, 40 invitees and I expect some of them (or all of them) to effectively participate to my event. I want to have two ...
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Discard changes in a hierarchical desktop application

The application I'm working on a desktop application whose purpose is the configuration of a complex electronic device. The configuration process is done through several different pages which are ...
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Does the content of the HTML5 placeholder attribute affect usability?

When using the placeholder attribute in HTML5 has there been any research into how the content of the placeholder affects the usability of the form? I'm thinking specifically about using the ...
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How best to securely present personal info in a members account page

I’m currently working on a utilities site for which signed up customers can access their personal information by means of an Account Page i.e. name, home address, email address, tel no. , billing ...
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How to show “favorites” in a list of news posts, in an app? [closed]

I'm creating a new kind of app where one of the layouts shows only some news with the date it was posted: I would like to add a Favorite option to every post. So, if a user favorites that news, it ...
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Job title for someone who design and integrate physical products and ux research

What would be the job title for someone who design prototypes of the physical products, and also be able to modify/integrate existing hardware and software (ex. experimenting with arduino?) to make it ...
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How to do usability study, when I do not have access to the users?

Users are in Africa and stakeholder is talking to me to design a system. It is a ecitizen system where users can apply for a passport, driving licence and other citizen related services. What ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

My online banking channel has a weird problem: When a transaction cannot be completed. On backend side, I dont know, whether the problem is temporary or permanent and it's the user who is doing ...