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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Do input box highlights improve user experience?

Modern operating systems and web browsers lightly highlight text input fields on mouseover: The highlight is so minimal it's easy to overlook. Other form elements (such as dropdowns) highlight more ...
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Which fields should be pre-filled with previously input information when there are form errors?

I've got a form with the following inputs: First name Last name Email New Password ReCaptcha Terms (checkbox) I'm thinking about pre-filling the following for sure with the same values that were ...
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Do images (icons/glyphs) on buttons improve usability?

I'm working on a desktop application where most of the buttons just have text on them. Putting images (icons/glyphs) on the buttons does make the application look more attractive, but does it improve ...
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Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?

I've seen many sites using both horizontal (top) navigation, vertical (left) navigation, and both across web sites for a long time. My understanding is that they're both conventions, but I would ...
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The Keikendo Maturity Model for developing an organization's UX capabilities

I saw the Keikendo Maturity Model of an organization's UX maturity and immediately thought of the paper by Jonathan Earthy that talks about the Usability Maturity Model. Comparing the two ...
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How to depict an OR and an AND graphically?

So currently I have this basic layout for my UI: Where the '1' and '2' would be replaced by icons depicting a type of place (eg. supermarket/restaurant respectively). When the user first visits ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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Making exceptions on global website paddings on specific pages

I am designing a web app that requires that I display a map and a scrollable sidebar beside each other..like you have on youtube. The design issue I have is that, across other pages, I have padding: 0 ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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Using a Mixture of Record-Editing UI Strategies

I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the ...
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Indeterminate Progress Indicator Styles

When you have an operation that has too many factors to reliably give an estimate of actual progress towards task completion, you'll often find an indeterminate busy/progress indicator. Through the ...
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have a pagination on the home page can affect the page loading?

I developed a pagination with all news I have in database, and I did it in homepage of my website. I would like to know your opinion, if it´s correct to do pagination on homepage, or if it will be ...
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Does placement in the tile/card pattern affect the number of clicks on the tile?

I’m looking for data on the popular Pinterest-like grid designs. I’m wondering -- Does placement in the grid affect the number of clicks on the tile (as evidenced by Google Analytics or other concrete ...
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How to measure Success rate?

I'm reading this book: Tullis, Thomas, and William Albert. Measuring the user experience: collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. In this book, 5 usability ...
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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Better option to warn user about an existing name

I’m designing a UI and user can drag and drop fields from “Available Fields” area to “Selected Fields” area as shown in image below: Now, if a user wants to rename a field, he double clicks on field ...
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Faces within text. Usability issue?

Many blog posts display their authors portrait within or next to their text. I suppose the idea behind this is to let the user feel the author is talking to her or to personalize the environment when ...
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Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?

If a person wants to schedule something all day on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, should they enter 12 AM to 12 AM, or click on an “all day” checkbox instead?
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Positioning of live chat window on webpage

Where is the best place for a live chat window on a webpage, so it doesn’t hinder the user’s navigation?
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What's the best type of car key? [closed]

Everyone is familiar with the regular physical key and lock for their car. But nowadays, new cars have all kinds of fancy key fob systems to lock and unlock their car. But what is the best in terms ...
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Is it best to be exclusively a UX designer or Do development, products or UI as well?

I was wondering if it's good to be a UX enthusiast and also do other things such as development as noted in this article or is it best to work only on UX design?
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Streamlining the Administration Panel

I am coding a blogging platform and my goal is to streamline the administration experience for the administrators and site authors as much as possible. As I already know, most web applications have a ...
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Is it possible to create a different experience for both internal and end users viewing the same information?

I am in need of advice. I'm working on a web application with two distinct user groups. The application has both an admin and user view. Seemed simple enough, however the stakeholders have a ...
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What to do when there is a delay in syncing due to no internet connection?

I am making an app which lets the user keep notes. One of the features is that the notes can be synced to a remote server and can also be edited online from the website. Here is a scenario that I ...
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Telling users to avoid a setting

Say, I have an application with some advanced settings, which can be used for granular control over the application's behaviour. Most of these options are placed under a section called "Advanced". ...
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Showing the day of week next to the day selection field in a datepicker component

It seems to me that one of the main reason why people use a calendar widget in a datepicker component is to see the days of the week when they are selecting a specific date. It also allows a user to ...
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Refine on search results

I want to make my website refine panel on the search result more user-friendly. Im dealing in realestate portal and have already implemented one but not sure if that is the best way to do it. So need ...
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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?

We have a selection field on our website. And today we had a discussion at the office about our filter options when the user is facing the filter options for the first time. Option A No filters are ...
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HTML4: Insert IBAN by seperate fields?

I am not sure with input fields for IBAN numbers. Often the IBAN is seperated into different fields. XX00 0000 0000 0000 0000 00 Sometimes the customers have their IBAN's in one line ...
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Can I make double-clicking on a table row to open a details view intuitive?

We have tables with data where double clicking a row switches the table with corresponding row details. Currently a user can select a row and click a button to view details as well. Is there a way to ...
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Random banner image with content on each page refresh Vs carousel

On a website re-design, instead of using Content slider/carousel, I'm thinking of randomly showing new banner image with new content with each homepage refresh. Because carousel are not good for UX ...
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What is the trend with buttonless mousepads? [closed]

Why is it that every laptop I see in the shops has copied Apple's concept of having no buttons on the mousepad, i.e. buttonless mousepads? I can't think of a more horrendous usability decision. Every ...
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Best interaction/layout for contact forms when users are ESL? [closed]

I'm helping design a website for a non-profit company and need some help. The company's audience are mostly uneducated mobile users. Many of them are English as a Second Language. I am wondering what ...
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What is a good visual way to show if a person has entitlements to Edit a table row?

I have an html table and to edit a row, you double click on the row and you get a popup that allows you to edit the record. In certain cases, people don't have entitlements to edit a row. The only ...
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Has there been any studies done on when it's useful to have a touchscreen?

Are there any guidelines as to when it's useful to have a touchscreen interface? My first experience was with my smartphone and I thought the touchscreen was great and a huge improvement on usability. ...
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How should a field in read-only be indicated from a usability perspective?

As the question states - How should a field in read-only mode be indicated? Should it be just a label, some very light grey background behind it, or something else? Is there any user research that ...
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Filtering Tables/Grids vs Sorting Tables/Grids

What are the advantages and disadvantages with filtering and sorting tables. Are there specific situations where one is preferred over the other?
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CTA buttons and usability on Mobile

I was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of usability tests on button sizes on mobile. My company is currently using a button that spans the entire length of the mobile screen, but I ...
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Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?

Many cars, such as the BMW M3 pictured below, have their fuel door on the passenger's side of the car. I do not understand the reasoning behind placing the fuel door opposite the driver; placing it ...
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Documents List on Mobile

What is the best way to represent a list of documents on mobile? I am designing a mobile web application developed in SharePoint. What are some must-have features for a documents page? Details + ...
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UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right [closed]

Many times I tried to give UX advice to my boss and reporting manager and it gets discarded. Few of the times, I have built screens based on my UX understanding, and later asked to change that, which ...
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Can a label and a count link to the same detail list?

We have a page with links to different lists and we are debating what the clickable link should be. What is the best option? The label and the count are both links to the same list. Is it ...
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uploading image separately versus inside rich text editor

In our web application we have List/Details and Edit pages On the list page we show default image, and some other short information download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Two-level menus: Why? and When?

Two level menus: should they be used? Why are they important? I never found any resource explaining this. Should I avoid them and only use them when you really have too much stuff to present?
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Measuring “point and click” accuracy/speed of mouse vs trackpad

Are there any quantitative experiments that have studied (or that can be used to study) the usability of the trackpad vs the mouse, for the task of point and click? vs Say, for example, that we ...
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Single or multiple drop zones for file uploads?

What is the most usable method to upload single or multiple files which relate to specific categories or fields? A) One dropzone/browse button for multiple documents, list is created, specify which ...
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How do left-handed people hold smartphones?

Is it with their left hand, using its thumb to tap UI elements? Or do they use their right hand like right-handed people? Is there any research into this matter with published numbers?
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Does a program need to respond straight to the point or politely? [duplicate]

I have read "What is the recommended wording for a generic error message" and it's helpful, but doesn't address my main question: What should I prefer in any written programm: The polite or the ...
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Tiles and product information

I am working on the redesign of a page that has a number of product “tiles”; the information relating to each of the items is quite dense for example: start and end date, notifications, status, ...
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Why don't chinese teacups have handles

I am mystified over the difference between an English tea cup and a Chinese tea cup. The difference is that a chinese teacup does not have a handle/"ear" while an English teacup does have a ...