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 the number of user flow steps affect the UX of the app?

When decreasing the number of the steps in the user flow affects the app/website usability? is there any reference ? in the following example, the change language appears in a separate screen is it ...
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Option of terms for navigation of government site?

I am working on creating a government site that will serve many purposes and different users. The board members I am working with came up with two options for the main navigation for the website. ...
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Splitting page layout

I'm working on a website for searching electronic projects. I'm considering two options: A user goes on my website and he gets redirected on the landing page. On the landing page, it says what he ...
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Creating a new password for login [duplicate]

I have noticed recently - that MOST websites - when you go through the "forgot password" loop - that you go to a page - enter your new password - and then they'll say "You have successfully updated ...
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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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How can I indicate that a certain action is either already done or waiting to be done?

In my app, each player performs a task called a Skill Set, levels 1 - 8. A team leader can view all the players on the team to see each task status, which can be: Incomplete Complete and has not yet ...
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How to inform a user of (possible) compatibility issues?

Situation: We've recently updated one of our software features with new functionality. Most of the source code for that feature has been rewritten with compatibility in mind, meaning that if the user ...
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Position of newest item in horizontal list of items (chronological order)

We have a problem with chronological order in a horizontal list. What would be the best practice in this case (please check attached sketch)? To give a context, we have a feed with containers (that ...
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Marquee or Ellipsis for song name in music player?

I have a music player where song that is being played is displayed on top side. Often there is a case where name of the song that is being played is long enough that it can't be shown completely due ...
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Radio buttons or Dropdown for same list of options

I have a list of options where the maximum number that can appear is 9. I am wondering if it will be confusing to switch controls for these options depending on how many appear i.e. use radio buttons ...
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Best way to capture payment for new customers

On a content creation website, we publish articles. I am primarily a backend developer and need help with creating the most optimal checkout process. What does the current flow look like today? A ...
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Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Asking for sign up with Credit Card, Should you show card info after sign up info?

I'm creating a sign up page for a user to purchase a service. There is no free trial so a credit card is necessary on sign up. I think having email, name, password plus credit card might be a little ...
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Would having people vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests keep people interested in UX?

I'd like to get people at my company involved in usability testing by encouraging them to vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests. A talk I saw at a conference a few weeks ago explained that this ...
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How to design usable web site terms & conditions?

What are some guidelines and examples for designing usable legal terms for web sites? I know that most users don't read it, but are there innovative ways to improve readability and presentation of ...
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Collection scrollers [duplicate]

My client has a ecommerce site selling collectable reggae vinyl. The top of the home page has a collection scroller where the user can scroll the latest additions to the database. My client says that ...
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How to calculate user interface's efficiency time

I'm making a user study. Users had to perform the same task 10 times. I've recorded the completion times of each task. How could I calculate the UI's efficiency based on this data? Does anyone know ...
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How to express that a form is part of a authenticity process?

I'm working on an app so user can ensure the products they are going to buy is not counterfeit and tracks its shipping. Tests To do so, we went for a form where people input a product's security ...
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Searching opinions: better register flow?

Scenario: There is 300 users that buy our product on a Kickstarter campaign two months ago. We need to create these users account on our database and notify them. We have thought two ways to ...
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How to group together blog posts/articles?

What should be the general criteria to group together blog posts/articles? I have just two ideas in my mind: One - To group by date of publishing. Two - To group by category. On what type ...
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One page checkout with add to cart at the top to enhance conversation rate?

We are building an E-commerce website for a client that only sells one product (with different size). The customer can buy multiple quantity and different size every time. Now, we're having a ...
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Column Headers in a mobile App

We are designing a task-oriented mobile Inspection App to be used by inspectors on the field. Attached is the Dashboard with all inspection requests. Is it a a good Mobile UX/UI practice to show the ...
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How to ask and determine what works, what doesn't work, and what's missing in a survey

I'm creating a customer survey to collect feedback about our user experience and user interface. As part of the survey, I want to try to determine what works, what doesn't work, and what is missing. ...
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Is it acceptable practice to use checkboxes as radio buttons?

Can someone point me in the direction to articles regarding checkboxes and radio buttons? I'm in a discussion with an Art Director and he is convinced it makes more sense to use checkboxes because ...
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Inherited massive (unusable) matrix of toggle buttons, wwyd?

I have inherited a code base that needs some UX love. One of the worst offenders is a matrix of toggle buttons with several hundred rows and columns. Although there is some basic filtering available ...
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Google Forms Multiple Languages

At work, it's very common to have a google form on our website. Someone recently asked me if it's a good idea to have a separate form for each language, or if it's ok to have it all in one form. ...
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What's the best location for a Continue button on multi stage Mobile App?

My app has multiple pages, each page the user adds info and continues to the next page. Where is the best place for the Continue control? Bottom & Centered for hierarchy or top right for ...
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Expected behaviour after file upload

What is the expected behavior of a file uploader, after the file is uploaded? Here is a use case where the expectation of the users depend on the current status. The user sees a large list of files ...
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How to deal with conflicting resource usage concerning repeating events?

We are working on a room booking calendar which allows users to set repeating events. Imagine a scenario where there are 2 repeating events which repeat for quite a long time but they conflict on some ...
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Character limits on fields - pros and cons and best practices?

Some of our form fields have character limits. We're debating whether we should reflect the current size of data entry, or to simply hard-limit and inhibit data entry beyond that size. In HTML, ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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UX improvement impact on revenue of financial institutes

Is there any quantitative study that shows how UX improvement can increase revenue of a financial institute? For instance, for each dollar we spend on improving UX of our web apps, roughly how much ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have ~30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A Category 01 Category 02 … Group B Category 11 Category 12 … Group C Category 21 Category ...
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User testing: asking experienced users to bring frustrating test cases?

Is it a valid testing strategy to ask experienced users to bring their own frustrating use cases to the table, rather than giving them our own task to work through? Are there caveats or best ...
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How many social buttons?

There are millions of social networks out there. Of the top popular ones, like Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc., Q: How many, in numbers, should be put up at all? UPDATE: Organization ...
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Is there a more effective way to convince users to sign up with their social media accounts?

The current design for a sign-up page of mine is split into 2 sections - Sign up using your social media account on the left and a sign-up form with 5 inputs on the right. We ran a quick user test and ...
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Branding and Red color

I making a web service prototype and design, this service designed for internal use (something like CRM). Main branding color of our company is Red (like #d50000). But red is almost always used for ...
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What is a good format/syntax for a coupon code?

For our online shop, we are giving out coupon codes (also called "promo code" or "voucher code"). Currently, these codes look like an insane developer has designed the format: ...
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“Create new” VS “Add to exisiting” what order

We are introducing a new feature for our customers. By clicking on the bokmarking symbol the user is able to save an item to a list. The user starts out with a "default list", but may create as many ...
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Filtering option with 3 states

I'm working on a filtering capability for venues. One group of filter options requires me to account for 3 different states. Unselected (neutral, user doesn't have a preference) Selected, Yes ...
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If the website automatically names the “submit” key on a website, can it lead to errors?

I just filled another form on an English website that didn't have name set for the HTML "submit" button. The browser filled in "Prześlij", which is "Send" in Polish. Given how many pairs of website ...
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Time intervals for prompting the user for profile information

I have to collect some piece of information from the user and add it to his profile. The screen that asks the user for the information is skippable but with without a "don't remind me again" option. ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols [closed]

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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Lightbox for footer links

Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead of making a page for it. I'm sure ...
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UI Memorability Testing

I'm about to start testing the memorability of a user interface the Nielsen's way, where UI memorability is the amount of time/number-of-tries needed for the user to reach the efficiency during a ...
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Intuitive All On/Off GUI?

Currently, I have a Server that has many different modules (Audi A1, Audi R8, etc.) with 4 different states (RESET, Monitor, Closing, and On). Each module also contains 6 data points that change over ...
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Indicate action only effects the current page

A user will be able to click a link in the th of a table (table holds list of products) to clear all inputs in table column. If there are more than a certain amount of products, the table will be ...
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Should we be including VAT in prices of products rather than adding it on at checkout?

Has anyone any experience of including VAT(Value Added Tax) in the price that is displayed next to a product? The standard pattern seems to be to add VAT on at the payment screen, after the user ...