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 should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?

I've recently become product manager for a small team - our product is a business management software (HR, Estimating, Contracts, etc). In a survey of our current user base, Usability improvement is ...
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What is the reason behind the upper-case-lower-case behaviour of the Apple iOS keyboard?

On Windows and Android phones/tablets the case of the keypad letters alters when pressing SHIFT: But Apple seems to ignore this presumably useful feature. Does Apple really know it's better NOT to ...
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Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
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Synchronizing game with Google Drive [closed]

I build an android game and I am working with google drive to synchronize the progress of the user. Rite now I build a mechanism to sync file to drive. This file may include game progress-information ...
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Any studies on how styling standard UI elements affect the experience?

I´m interested in understanding how a customized form affect usability and the learning curve on operating an interface. Sure, we have some guesses that users are used to standard UI,and native ...
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Very Long Form in modal box?

I have long form around 25 form fields in web application and it covers 2 whole page. currently it is showing in the same page and cancelling the form goes back to main page. How much lengthy a form ...
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iOS picker usability

I ran a usability test where I discovered that some users failed to initially notice the iOS picker. I’ve included a link below to a short clip where a tester didn’t notice the picker and instead ...
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What's a good way to show people that they can swipe on an app [duplicate]

I'm trying to give people a visual clue that they're able to scroll left and right inside of an app for the iPhone. I tried to show that you're able to scroll left and right by having a tiny part of ...
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Best practice for quick file searching

So I want to start my question with an example: In pretty well known extension for Visual Studio called Visual Assist there's a functionality for quick file searching. Which basically just creates ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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How do I make a photo look like a checkbox?

I am working on a web application where I am using a picture as a substitute for both the text (label) and the checkbox. For example, this is what normally displays, and is universally recognized as a ...
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Using radio buttons or drop down list when the number of options can vary greatly

I am designing a web application which consists of several modules, and for some of these modules the user must be able to select how many/which sources of data to display in the module. I had ...
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Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?

This Twitter post sparked me to ask the question: totally! RT @damienguard: Dear UI designers everywhere. Stop using floppy disk icons for save. Too many people have no idea what it is now. ...
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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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Should primary navigation items always link to a page?

I'm always a bit thrown when a primary navigation item doesn't link to a page. However I do sometimes see primary navigation items used as category headings for a drop down menus. Should primary ...
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How to show that items in a “Filtered” List will contain only a portion of what would be in the unfiltered item?

OK, I'm showing brain injured users (we may software for therapy software for folks with head injuries) a list of Tasks. Each Task has several Lessons. I want to filter those Tasks so that we show ...
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Why does everybody use Yes/No/Cancel buttons?

Is there any reason with respect to Interface Design or Usability that someone (I guess Microsoft in the early days of windows?) started using this 3 buttons twenty years ago? Has anybody any sources ...
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How to improve anonymous statistics reporting rate?

There are many different organizations starting to collect usage statistics in an attempt to improve the usability or user experience of their software. One of the common frustration when designing an ...
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Is there a common practice for cases of very delayed responses?

I'm wondering what the behavior should be for an interaction in which the user sends a query but the data reply takes several minutes (more time than in probable for the user to look at a loader or ...
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Content dependent on combobox

I have just tested my solution and can conclude that the users overlook the combobox that decide what type of filter that will be shown underneath - interval (Take a look at the picture) I have ...
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Save/cancel or automatically save on long settings page. Especially on email notifications settings.

Sometimes on long list one might miss the buttons after clicking edit or opening an accordion to see more details and then make changes. There's a dilemma what to do on long profile settings. The ...
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Lowering opacity on hover. Isn't it totally wrong?

It's a common practice to highlight an element on hover state. By highlighting it, I obviously mean making it more visible than other elements. But lately, I've witnessed the opposite trend on a ...
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Make clear the relationship between dynamic checkbox and other components

I have a dialog,as a below. In a dialog you can choose a state, mark it as "like / not like", and write a comment. In dropdown box for states you can also choose an option "All states". Then comment ...
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How to add dependencies between tasks in a list

I have a list of tasks that can be dependent on each other, e.g. task #2 cannot be begun until task #1 has completed. In schematics, it might look like this Id | Dependency ----+----------- #1 | ...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my ...
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Too many calls of action on product page

On my products page, I have a large image, then next to it I have add to cart. Below the add to cart section, I then have an Enquire Now button. And below that I have click for Live Chat, and below ...
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Usability problem when using multiple selection combobox

I have a screen where user can select multiple values from the database. This screen follows a standard used in every screen with similar cadastre, where de data being edited or created is shown on ...
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Rate or Like…What is the best? [duplicate]

i want to make a good design for products, services and offers in a mobile application and i need users opinions about this, So i am asking what is the best for usability a "5-Start" rating or a ...
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Using a section title as a link to deeper navigation

After selecting data and filters to narrow it down, the user is taken to a 2nd level of the navigation where he is presented with content displayed in a table like in the following image: Each row ...
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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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Decoupling 1 technical function into 2 UI features

The context: I am developing this application where users can discuss about and contribute with some documents. Can think of it like an easy Document Management System. The main background technology ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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Showing logical operations with query language [duplicate]

We are struggling with how to incorporate AND/OR logic amongst a list of filters in our user interface. I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm trying to fit the logic addition into ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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What practical steps can I take to reduce bias in usability testing?

I'm acutely sensitive to bias in usability testing. For example, I'm aware that task-selection bias is an issue, so I try to keep the tests more open/loose and let participants explore. I know that ...
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Setting for left-handed users

This application has a ribbon. If you pull a panel opens. For left-handed users it's a little uncomfortable, while opening the panel, arm occludes part of the screen and interferes with their intent ...
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Is there any research on colors choice for the web?

I'm writing a thesis on web usability. I'd like to mention the choice of colors and which ones are appropriate to use and which are not. Now I've searched on the internet but what I've found so far ...
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How to obscure data in a screen captured image?

Many people I work with need to share a report with sensitive data. This is usually a multistep process where the user takes a screenshot of a chart or graph with numbers and then manually removes, ...
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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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Showing / Hiding Inactive Features in a Product

I'm currently working on a product that includes a few features and other sub-products that aren't always included in the basic package. These features are opt-in and the client would have to pay an ...
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What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?

We are implementing a temporary account lockout after throttling login attempts and actively directing users to reset their password. Users can still go through the reset journey even during temporary ...
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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 ...
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Horizontal Scrolling for mobile and desktop - Is this a good idea?

I'm re-doing my portfolio site with some updates. As I was creating it I was thinking of various ways to present my work. It's a mixture of iphone and desktop design work, sometimes both together. ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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Tabbed Pane : Multi-row style. To jump or not?

Most applications that have tabbed panes use the standard Windows style of dealing with multiple rows of tabs. Ie. if a tab in the back row is clicked then the WHOLE row jumps forward, and the forward ...
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i am interested in knowing about Full Screen Modal Window [duplicate]

Please specify about where to use full window modal over Modal popup. Refer attached images enter image description here
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Why are coiled cables rarely used?

Yesterday I saw an interesting idea: What are some potential reasons why so few cables have a coil in their middle - like old telephone cables? I know that we don't want all cables to be like that, ...
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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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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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Change negative checkbox labels to positive?

I know that the ideal state would be to use positive connotation for checkbox labels as in [✔️] do this rather than [✔️] don't do this The system I am working on has many checkboxes in many ...