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 are aluminium soda cans typically round instead of square?

Why are beverage cans usually round? Considering the amount that are made, and the need to be transported - isn't a round design inefficient? (ie the lost space from not tightly fitting together). ...
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Icon/message for language switch

I have a site in 6 languages and I want to do something creative and not use flags. Ideally it'd be an icon and message to change language which opens an overlay with all languages available, but say ...
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Should table rows be numbered?

I've created a a form that generate a list of results in a table. I'd to know if it's interesting to number each row of table, the default number of row is 20. there is a pagination too. 20 results ...
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List Builder: Application access with multiple feature selection pattern

In the list above, the user selects the "Application". Based on the selected application, a "Features and Feature Stage" list is being displayed. This feature list may vary per application. ...
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Are symbolic rating scales easier for the user to understand compared to numbered scales?

I saw on a website's feedback widget that provides a rating scale using a combination of '-' and '+' symbols to replicate a five point rating scale. Even though it is not common practice to indicate ...
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How to build UI/UX for aircraft? [closed]

Currently, I am the student of CS in aviation. My project is about research in UI for board system (Boeing). Now I have the necessary technical documentation and examples of current interfaces (to ...
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Pavination Vs. Infinite Scroll in Datagrids

Pavination Vs. Infinite Scroll in Datagrids Are there any research findings or papers or usability testing findings on Pagination Vs. Infinite scroll in a datagrid. I am trying to define UX patterns ...
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How do usability testing and beta testing intersect?

I am currently the sole UX designer on my product team and have been tasked with coming up with a strategy and schedule for our upcoming beta programs for testing a new hardware product and ...
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How can I tell whether to use input masking or magic inputs which accept any format?

Inputs which are designed to accept a user's phone number, a date, or a Social Security Number can use input masks. Input masks are inputs which will show the format required within the text box (for ...
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Is there any way to ask for a like when user shares an article on facebook?

Say a user shares an article in facebook, is there any way we can include our page name and ask for a like in the same post?
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

Is there is any difference between alert, notification banner and toast message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario. In which component does the below image will suit?
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Improve exprience/usage of Zoom In option(similar to Instagram)

I have this interesting situation which i'm trying to understand whether my Zoom In utility will be obvious to the users or not.Whenever they change image from the picker, they see this preview : ...
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How to help blind people feel the other emotion?

My team and I are currently making a program which use camera in the google glass to help blind people 'see' the interlocutor's emotion (happy, sad, angry, disgusted and so on). I need help in case ...
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No “save” option in Android new contact activity?

When I want to add a new contact on stock Android 5.1, I'm presented with this activity: What I've never understood about this is why isn't there a "save" option/button? Instead, when you tap the ...
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Best way to represent a group of information

What is the best way to represent the group of information considering UX and UI, what styles should I used ? See the image attached here.
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UX Process of creating a user friendly interface to database?

I would like to create a Controlled Natural Language vocabulary & Syntax to provide a user-friendly way to query a relational database ( Employee Records). The example below, though not directly ...
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How to design a form with lots of possible values

I am working on a technical application, used in the industry. I have been asked to redesign the GUI for it, but I am having trouble. The program is basically just a way to set the values for a large ...
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Inline or modal dialog for responsive filters?

I need to filter a large list of items in a responsive web app. I'm working on two different approaches: A) Filters open in a modal dialog. In small screens, it would open taking full screen. B) ...
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Any alternative to responsive autocompleters?

I'm working on a responsive web app form which contains more than one autocomplete fields. I don't quite like how the autocompleters work in mobile when is not in the top of the screen. When you edit ...
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Replacements for Path Navigation

I'm working on a modern project where path navigation can not be used, which is very old. Are there are any good modern replacement for this?
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User-friendly name for Boolean options?

I'm creating an interface, meant to be used by non-technical business people, which needs to be able to define simple structures to hold some user data. I want to be able to support Boolean fields, ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

When a transaction cannot be completed in my banking software, we display an error message to the user. In the back-end, we do not know whether the problem is temporary or permanent. We also do not ...
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Direct selection vs confirmation of selection

Which is best practice? A user clicks a SORT button, goes to a screen with a longish list of "sort by" options. e.g. Sort by: date, price etc... The user selects an option and is taken directly ...
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How to integrate blogging into an existing one page portfolio site and keep it usable

The one-page portfolio site in question is based on the Bootstrap Freelancer theme: a responsive, one page theme with a home, portfolio, about, and contact section. I currently have a blog section ...
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Is this clear enough for the user?

I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to ...
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What is the best experience for exporting a spreadsheet on a mobile device?

I'm currently tasked with creating an Export feature for a logged in experience. Users have access to a list of people, that can reach an upper limit of ~120 individuals. And our users want to be ...
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more details icon with or without labels?

i am working on the product details (PDP) page for ecommerce website , in the Information Section on the PDP (to the right of the main product image)for some information i need to add more details ...
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What user experience level to target with usability testing?

I'm working on a project where we have the opportunity to test an upgraded version of a system with 4 users. The new version isn't radically different from the current version, but there are some ...
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Usability in names of services

Currently I am pursuing a masters degree in CS and I am following a course called 'HCI' (human machine interaction). The professor asked us a question, but no one can define a clear answer for it. ...
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Forced to ellipse label, how many characters do I allow before ellipsing?

I'm in a position where I have a horizontal scroll view with a list of labels inside. These labels are navigation buttons, so would generally be words like Next, Previous, Submit, Cancel, but they are ...
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How to cluster map markers with different statuses

We're designing an application that displays a large number of markers on a map. We need to do some clustering on these markers, but the problem is that each marker has four possible options for ...
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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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Is strike through text a good indicator for an item in a list for being deactivated

In a healthcare product how will we show deactivated list items. I have given two options below where the first one is strike through option, which is there already in the older product and a new ...
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Making a Heuristic Evaluation

I'm upgrading our IT (acted as Dev) and am delving more into UI and UX. I've been reading the 10 heuristics of Nielsen and had a doubt: Is the analysis done as list check (ie, caught the first ...
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Legends in table data

We have a table of data that is not interactive but is too wide and growing so we need to consolidate the columns. Currently the headings are taking up the most space so I am trying to provide a ...
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In a form, is Switching between advanced to basic a good idea?

I have a web page/form which users have to fill in before clicking the 'proceed' button. Same old story I guess. It looks like this: report name: [...] report type: (*) PDF ( ) HTML ...
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Is it a good idea to give different sizes of fonts in mobile site?

I am sorry for not being clear. This is about an article page content font size, yesterday I asked my dad to read the article from a website but he couldn't read it properly because of the small font ...
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Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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How can I convey the mean of a button with an icon on a html page on a mobile device?

I have an application which uses buttons with text when working on a large screen. Buttons such as "Start", "Continue". To make it clear to the user what these mean I also use a title such as "Start ...
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Hitting enter to submit a form

Is it a good user experience to be able to hit enter at anytime when filling out a form to submit the form? I understand if it is on the last field on a login form and you hit enter it submits. ...
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Conventions for Current/Active state on a list item

I have a list of items one of which will be in a current/active state. Let's for instance say its an outstanding list of jobs but I need to differentiate between the job I am currently working on and ...
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What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
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Mail icon, is the envelope icon dead?

The question Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead? made me think about another icon. As the number of mailed letters drops from year to year, I wondered if the icon just can't be associated ...
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Sorting & Reverse Sorting: How to name options?

We are working on an app that contains a library. this is sortable by different criteria. The user can select the sorting via an action sheet. If a criterion is selected again, the sorting is ...
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Address Autocomplete: Manual or Autocomplete

We are currently under going a re-design in a a sign up process for getting your house connected to electricity and natural gas. The first step asks you to enter your address in a number of fields as ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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How I make a start screen, without a linear path, that let the user choose 3 items to act on?

A start screen of an app can present you with one choice, usually in the form of a menu, or a screen with big buttons (example: Smithsonian app) Or two, for example an action, and what you want to ...
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Standards for two-finger touch gestures?

I tried to define the follow gestures in a remote desktop app. (Native Touch vs. Cursor Mode) I am worried that the two finger behaviors are too difficult. One-finger (native touch) One-finger tap ...
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Two pagination styles in one site

Is it good practice to have two kinds of pagination UI on the same site? On one part of the site (the blog) I'm working, I'm using the traditional numbered links with "Older Posts" and "Newer Posts" ...