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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when to choose one between dropdown and typeahead

I am about to design a webpage wherein I got confused between few components which suits. Here, I would like to understand what is the best scenario for choosing between typeahead and dropdown menu ...
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What are some alternative ways to record data instead of a long form? [closed]

How to deal with long forms (Not conventional ways like form wizard etc) and what could be some alternative ways to gather information instead of a form layout? I really liked how TypeForm looks at ...
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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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How do I list contacts?

Let's suppose you have a chat mobile app that only sends messages. I'm the user. I want to send a message to X. If person X is in my contact list, but doesn't have the app, I text her and the ...
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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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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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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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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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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form background-...
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What is the challenge or resistance of inclusive design being used as a driver for better UX? [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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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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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ‘...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I tell what the function is or not?

Sometimes, when I design the layout of an app, I always think about that should I put a short description to tell user what this function is or how to use it. But, at the same time, I also think about ...
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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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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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Conceptual Design VS Conceptual Model [closed]

What is the difference between a conceptual design and a conceptual model? Thanks
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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 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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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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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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Modal, Slide In or New Page?

I'm currently putting together a page that consists of a grid of offers (say 24). The data I want to display along with a pic means that each offer will take up approx 200-300px square - not ...
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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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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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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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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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Design of a UI which has multiple Categories, where each Category holds individual Settings

I'm new to UI Design and I having a hard time designing a new Concept for a UI. I can't give you full detail about what the application is for but it's basicly a production-planning-tool for ...
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Displaying a complex set of criteria

I have a series of criteria required to get a permission. These criteria can be met by taking a class (this is for a hackerspace website I'm making). Some criteria have multiple classes, where any ...
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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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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What do you expect after a subscribing to a newsletter?

after user is subscribing to newsletter and so click the "register button" i can show a message where i alert the user that i have send an message to email... But i don't know how show this message: ...
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Editable Field Icon Placement?

I have a form for uploading attachments (PDFs). After uploading them, there is a section (as seen in the image below) allowing you to rename the attachment, view it, or delete it. The edit icons seem ...
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Is it better to hide upcoming core features or display coming soon text?

When you have an app with features that do not exist or are not production ready yet, is it ok to include the action element (example: a button) that will display a coming soon dialog or page when ...
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Saving tabbed content individually or as one

So users can login to this system and choose to edit an item from their list. I'm trying to figure out the best way to allow users to save the tabs they edit. From the design below, is it clear that ...
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How to Address Unclickable Tags That Look like Buttons?

On a portfolio site, after a project's title & description of things done on the project, there is a "skills used" section at the very bottom. Each skill is styled as a tag. They are not clickable,...
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What is the fundamental difference between HCI and Usability? [closed]

When evaluating an interface these two terms are very important. How do they differ from each other ?
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Alternate to gantt chart

I want to display two different tasks in my page. Type of the task will be two but number of tasks may vary up to 100 tasks. Very important thing is, all the tasks will fall under the timescale and ...