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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How to friendly alert user of a specific browser issue?

In my app, an user fill a password confirmation form and submit, and the page is refreshed with JS. Because of an unresolved bug of Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23735), issued in ...
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Pretend a structure to write guides?

I am creating a website, where users are able to create guides for a video game. Since there is/could be a strict structure for the writing of the guide, I am not really sure if I actually should ...
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How to show entire webshop assortment in a “change item” button for a bundle?

I am trying to figure out a good interface for a ”complex” problem. I am working on an e-commerce solutions that sells what they call “Kits”. Each kit is in essence a bundle - or perhaps even closer a ...
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Should painting apps use right click?

I'm just making a simple painting app for practice using canvas and I can't decide whether or not I want right click to do anything. For example, in Microsoft Paint you can have two colors and use ...
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Flow for scheduling payments

So am working on a mobile app that allows users to send money & pay their bills (electricity & telephone) Am adding a feature where these payments can be scheduled in advance. However i am ...
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Huge horizontal sortable column lists issue

Sometimes pride doesn't let you but I decided to put that aside and ask for some extra opinions from minds like mine! Sorry for the long post, have to analyze my thoughts to explain my issue. I have ...
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What is the purpose of having unique URLs for each customer?

What do you think are the most bold reasons for using a unique user panel URL for each customer? For example: customer1.serviceprovider.com customer2.serviceprovider.com In what cases should ...
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What needs to dominate an input: call to action or the current value?

Context: Cinema ticket booking app. App displays movie screenings in a geographical location. Initial location is determined using user IP. User can change their location by entering an address. ...
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Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?

Is it safe to assume all users are aware of using the mouse wheel to scroll and that all users have a mouse wheel on their mouse? I'm hoping to implement a scrollbar which stays hidden even when you ...
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Pictureupload + Cropping - Best practice for the User

Having a Dating-Website the user can upload some pictures. We struggle a little with defining the best strategy how the user can handle his pictures. The first (ever) uploaded Picture is his ...
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Any user research done to know whether to use “Your/My” or “<person's name>”

I'm not working in the field of UX, but something occurred to me the other day that I would like to ask. Let's say we are logged into a website, and at the top of the page, you have a dropdown for ...
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UX best practice for role based access?

I am creating the information architecture for Enterprise software and currently putting in place Hierarchical Role based Access in order to personalise the user journey and allow my users to perform ...
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What cursor would let the user know they need to double click a cell?

I have a cell in a column that is editable by the insertion of text. The user is able to add the text manually once they've doubled clicked the cell. What is the best cursor to display on:hover to let ...
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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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When to display “Request is taking too long” message

Does anybody know if any solid metrics exist around when to display the error "Request is taking too long..." when trying to load a page? I know all pages will very depending on the DB calls etc., but ...
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How to display “number of days outstanding since last payment” in iPhone app?

I want to display this information in iPhone App "Number of days outstanding since last payment". The value can practically range from 0 to any value but I want to categorise it into three major ...
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Questioning Apple's new 3D Touch [closed]

I have serious doubts that Apple's 3D Touch will be a huge "success" with users unless there is a hint that touchable components in fact do support it. I am not a UX expert, so the points that I'll ...
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User inputs into tables

I'm working on a desktop-based app, where there is quite a large number of inputs the user needs to enter. I'm struggling to present the data to the user in such a way that looks good, whilst still ...
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Usability problem with access lists for a network UI

I have a problem with an application I am working on. The idea is simple, in this application you build up a system of networks that are connected with each other. Example would be: You have Network ...
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How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?

I have an application where the user can perform the following actions. Delete a project - Followed by a confirmation Rename a project Share a project Remove a shared user For those actions, as ...
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Toilet paper orientation [closed]

In surveys of American consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over. What are the primary experience factors that lead a majority of users to choose over?
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How to get users to tab through forms instead of mouse-picking?

Is there a way to teach, persuade or force users to learn to use the Tab and Enter keys to navigate simple forms, instead of clicking the next field with the mouse? This is such a productivity-killer ...
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What is the most appropriate term discontinuing records in an application?

I'm developing an ERP type application that predominately does create/read/update/delete operations against a SQL database. Sometimes it not possible to delete a record from the database as it would ...
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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Are heuristic evaluations valuable? [closed]

The literature seems to contradict itself. One side says they're great if conducted correctly (multiple experts) but the other side says even with multiple experts many issues are missed. The gold ...
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Why do ceiling fan speeds decrease when I pull the chain? [closed]

A typical 3-speed ceiling fan goes HIGH-MED-LOW-OFF when you pull the chain. Why not the opposite order?
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What is the best way to display deleted/removed file to viewer?

Scenario: A viewer make some bookmark of document that he can view. Then manager archive this document. Output: The viewer now can't view his document that has been bookmarked. File Permission ...
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Using a registered trademark in an action button

Over the weekend I ate at a Red Robin with their new "Ziosk" electronic menu/payment system. The final payment screen asks you to select a tip amount and confirm. Shown below (in a larger, more ...
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Should I remove the site header and footer from a sign-up page?

I've been reading this usability book and it says that the sign up page must be as free of noise as possible and some websites seem to be doing similar things (Last.fm for example). Is the header and ...
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How to show disabled textfields on a form?

I have an HTML form with some textfields and datetime fields. Some elements should be shown readonly for a user group. Unfortunately, site's base color is gray so I could not use that color for the ...
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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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Is there research into how the UI of content input (email, tweets etc) affects the actual content created and how can you improve it?

On the project I'm working on (Q&A platform), we're trying to get users to spend more time on their answers. We want to encourage longer form helpful replies, rather then spur of the moment short ...
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Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
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A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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Product bundling on product page examples and best practices

I'm revisiting the product bundling feature (aka complete the look) on the product pages of our company fashion commerce website. At the moment it's at the bottom of the product page and not really ...
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Turning knobs with mouse wheel

When presenting (in a simulator) a user interface, that normally uses turning knobs, how should the mouse wheel map to the turning of the drawn knob? I am looking at a simulator which draws a bunch ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
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Inputs for difficult form

we have difficult form in our application. There are inputs for start date, end date, full name, phone and e-mail adress and section for count of persons on rooms (adult/child...). The basic ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Usability measurement: Nielsen's Attributes of Usability versus the SUS

From my research, the SUS seems to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring usability through a questionnaire. There are of course plenty of other instruments. Nielsen's attributes of ...
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Content first or Design first?

When designing a layout, should we consider content first or design first? I make websites and 99% of the time my client wants the design before they start thinking about the content. In these cases, ...