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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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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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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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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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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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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Validating a Preferences/Configuration “app”

I have a system configuration / preferences "app" I'm designing as part of a larger browser-based application. Our overall application has "apps" (like a development app, a user management app, a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to render user interface when there is no inputs for a certain fields

We capture various messages in a certain form and the user might fill out only say 10 out of the 30 messages which were presented to him. e.g. messages given below. Login Message: Welcome Message: ...
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How to get users' heads around multiple views on the same dataset

Our product enables our (mostly non computer-savvy) users to gather data in a number of ways. They can they set all kinds of automatic behaviour based on this data. This data is stored in our ...
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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 Experience Evaluation [duplicate]

I wish to carry out a complete User Experience Evaluation for a portal providing education. What are the best methods for it ? The end users are barely computer literate, and they make do with ...
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Gather - Capture User centered data

I have made a web application for educational purposed which is used by people living in rural parts of the country, who are not able to get access to proper education. I have centers in those ...
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Why does apple hide the vertical scrollbar on mac laptops?

I am interested in the logic why Apples hides the vertical scroll bar. In many cases it hide the fact that there is more vertical data that what appears on a specific window. Only when you scroll up ...
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Handling large lists of comments on multiple items within a page

I have a site that includes lists of 25 items, each one of which has its own comments block, and each comment can be linked to directly, in which case the page is loaded, scrolled to that comment. ...
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mobile html5 input type=“x” vs custom mobile controls

There has been some back and forth with the developers and the design team over building controls that match the design vs using mobile html5 standard controls for datepickers and timepickers for a ...
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Select vs. Null Placeholder

I'm working on a large data-entry application. I'm wondering what is the better method for displaying drop-down lists where the defaulted value is null. I see a couple of options: Option a) Use a ...
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Why does Balsamiq talk about mockups when it doesn't seem a mockup

I have read about the difference between a mockup and a wireframe and it states that a wireframe is like a blueprint of how an application should be built while a mockup is a more visually detailed ...
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How to deal with superfluous numbers in input text fields?

I'm working on input textfields for lab assistants, e.g. a textfield to enter a temperature value (in a custom designed UI, not a web-site). Users don't have to enter the Celsius or Fahrenheit unit, ...
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Does it make sense to combine select2 dropdowns with regular select dropdowns on a single form?

I have a form that has a number of select dropdown boxes. Some of them have large number of items (200+) so I have converted them to using the jquery select2 plugin which works great as you can ...
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How to carry out heuristics evaluation? [duplicate]

I am preparing to carry out an evaluation for user interfaces that I have created for my web application. I am using the 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design by JAKOB NIELSEN as a ...
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Should distinct parts of a system share the same login?

So let's say we have a web application for an autoshop. The employees use this application to keep track of cars and other related work as it moves from checkin to diagnosis to repair, and then back ...
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Is sidebar really needed

I was thinking about this subject since i started in web design and usability. Is left/right sidebar really needed or is it used just to fill blank space? I'm talking about news/how-to websites.
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Best practices for name search?

I have an app that will allow you to lookup the salaries of public officials. I have a few multiselect boxes to narrow the search by role and department. I am thinking about how to design the name ...
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Best way of making a credits transfer dialog

I am designing a dialog which would allow user to transfer credits from his account to "an object's account". Transfer is only in one direction -- after you confirm transfering credits to an object's ...
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Terms and conditions checkbox and/or Accept/Decline buttons

The curent UX for my app is: Terms & Conditions text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ut turpis ipsum. Ut cursus cursus scelerisque. Mauris lacus neque, ...
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Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?

Recently, I checked out a concept design for a traffic light with only one light. Do you know the exact reason for having three lamps in a row, instead of one like in this concept?
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big form VS steps/wizard

In a form to insert products/services (in wich products will have extra data for products that are composed by a mix of quantities of other product(s)) is it better to have a large form with all the ...
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What is the best multiselect picker where you think a high percentage of use cases will select a lot of options?

I need a multiselect picker where in many cases the user will select most of the options. The current list has about 20 items in it and in many cases people would be choosing 15+ items so i want to ...
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When are clear/reset actions in forms useful?

I was wondering when a "Clear" / "Reset" action in a form is needed. Example at the bottom right. What would be a common scenario for needing a "Clear" / "Reset" action? When would a "Clear" ...
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Animating items as they come into view

What are the good usability and UX guidelines when considering animating elements when you scroll down the page and they come into view? For example, this template - ...
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Increase zooming scale at higher scales?

as i zoom out more the changes are less meaningful 1x to 2x is a lot more different then 31x to 32x google chrome seems to deal with this by changing the scale at which it zooms 100% 125% 150% 175% ...
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Alternate for radio button to show default selected file

User has a list of multiple files. When user logs in for the first time, I want to show current application selected by default. Currently I am doing it using Radio Button like shown below: But in ...
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Text Field Validation vs Prevention

I've been having a debate (mostly with myself) over the best approach to deal with invalid input in text fields -- validation versus prevention. Taking a numeric text field as an example, is it ...
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Maximum number of Color-Codes

What do you think is the maximum number of color-codes you should use in a web project? Suppose you use the optimal combination of colors in order to get the best usability. For better understanding, ...
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Design pattern for drag drop within a ListBox?

Need advice on how to build an intuitive UI: I have a ListBox of items, that can be re-ordered by drag drop. I get to this screen when I add a new item. Now this new item needs to be inserted into ...
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Can a button be too wide?

I have a form which has been designed as mobile first. Currently (most) of the form field are set at 100% width, including the submit button. Some people are of the opinion that the submit button is ...
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What is a good name length limit? [duplicate]

Our names are personal things that people attach great value to, so in general we should try to accommodate a person's full name. However at the same time, a persons name (especially in an app) is ...
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Overuse of JQuery animation; hiding text behind (animated) headers - how to make a case against it?

A client I'm working with wants to implement a "peekaboo" block where information is revealed when a client rolls over headers, (basically an image-block JQuery accordion) as shown here: (in the ...
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No division between tableviewcells

So I've got this list of items I'm displaying in a tableview and we've got a single thin line between items that divide them. I've got a request to remove all of the lines and have them all bleed ...
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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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Back button placement on tablets and smartphones

Considering modern tablets and smartphones, why do some manufacturers (for example, Samsung and Lenovo) place back capacitive button on the right side, while the major trend is to place this button on ...
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slide menu locations and icon

what is the best location on the side slide menu? and lets say the app is localized to many different languages and its web app responsive to mobile , is it better to shift is place in each language? ...
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Rich interaction experience in forms

The guys say that by adding their animation plugin the experience is improved: https://medium.com/ui-ux-articles/3d1b0a9b810e Now, of course it is prettier, but what about the whole theory of ...
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Anything I could do to improve my sign up form?

So I think that I'm finally at a point where I can say that my sign up form for desktop users is pretty much done. I've tried to make it user friendly at first sight by keeping it as short as ...
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What are the best ways to get SUS score on mockups?

Can we just showcase static mockups to users and as them to respond to SUS questionnaire? Or, is it good to provide a clickable mockups so that they can get a feel of the workflow? Do we have any ...