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 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" ...
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Are Mailing list popups bad usability

I had a client request that they wanted a mailing list popup like the example given below where the popup is presented to the user as soon as they land on the site I am a little concerned about the ...
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Good reasons to use bad UI

When should we make a conscious decision to retain poor UI, even if temporarily? Not because of budget or time constraints but because of what I call the QWERTY paradox. In short, the QWERTY paradox ...
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Would putting a pricing page on our website more likely improve the user experience if our competitors only offer ‘contact for quote’ pages?

I'm in-house at a medium size call center. I've been trying to get a pricing page put up for us on our website for a long time. If we're not the lowest price we'll price match as much as we possibly ...
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Thinking of adding request button on site for items not available? Good idea or Facebook like button will do?

Thinking of adding Request Button for items not available on a planned site. Is this a good idea or will Facebook Like button do to express a"want this item" message?
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Is there a benefit to Mac OSX red/yellow/green title bar buttons being so small? [closed]

In Mac OS X, the red/yellow/green buttons in window title bars are much smaller and closely-spaced compared to other UI elements like toolbar buttons. Making UI elements small makes them harder to ...
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complex time-Input on mobile

I'm newish to developing and really new to ux / design. In a mobile app I'm building, I'd like the user to have the option to get an appointment using the app without having to call. Now my question ...
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Using card UI where should a set of actions go? (Share, details, info)

I'm using card UI for a project and while some cards maybe we in a row or a column many make up a grid. The issue is some cards have one action like "share" while others have 2 or 3 actions. I want a ...
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Is it bad UX to disable features (to protect the user)?

We have built a product tour, but due to the fact that it has to be editable by people who don't know code, it was done on a framework that uses twitter bootstrap's boilerplate and modules to build. ...
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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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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

Facebook has recently changed its video behavior. When you click on a playing video, the video is taken to fullscreen. On the fullscreen mode related videos are also shown so, I think the intention ...
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Clickable area of an Expand/Collapse button

I have an Expand/Collapse button with text beside it and the button occupies an entire row/block on the page: [+] Text Here What should the clickable area of this button be? Should it be just the ...
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Styling a calendar with/without border lines to help users pick a date

I imagined that this would be a topic covered on here or on some other place on the internet, but have struggled with finding the right key words or any sort of literature on the calendar. I would ...
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How would I display a numeric component stacked with other components without looking likes its out of place?

We have multiple component types which stack on a form, the majority of components look OK (there is a lot of wasted space on most..). Currently its looks something like this: Once there are ...
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Can we expect users to close popovers by just clicking away?

We use popovers quite a lot and, when you click away from them, they close. Do you think it's reasonable to expect that the majority of web users will know how to close it this way instead of adding a ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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Site examples which allow users to expose password field [closed]

I'm looking for some real world sites where the login control allows users to view the text inside the password field. I'm looking for examples of site-generated "Show Password" controls, not examples ...
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graph exploration and data overload

I love to visualize huge graphs (this is a hobby: http://anvaka.github.io/pm/ ). One problem however that keeps me awake at night, is data overload in such graphs. If I render all connections inside ...
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Does it make sense to combine select2 dropdowns with regular select dropdowns on a single form?

I have a form that has a number of select dropdown boxes. Some of them have large number of items (200+) so I have converted them to using the jquery select2 plugin which works great as you can ...
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Are smartphones accessible or operable by blind people?

I saw a number of apps on the appStore (e.g. Aipoly) that are aimed at assisting the blind people with object and colour recognition. Before touch screen smartphones I can imagine that the tactile ...
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Are there any usability issues with putting a file menu in an application's chrome?

Currently my team and I are creating standards for our software and we're running into a disagreement around the file menu location. We're trying to be modern in our software by trying to emulate some ...
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Are checkboxes in datagrids a good idea for selecting multi rows?

We have an html table component that we can add a checkbox as one of the columns to be able to select multiple rows. This table component can be paged with your typical next/previous/first/last ...
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Disabling the browser's back button in multi-page forms

We're having this internal debate where some people think that the user shouldn't use the browser's "back" button when filling a multi-page form (for security reasons), and that the whoever hits the ...
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What's the best way to display text / content if the container has a size limit?

We have a page in our website that has a container with a static width and height (e.g. 500px x 500px). We are intending to keep the content inside short (to make it fit the size of the box). But in ...
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Single Button Placement

A simple dilemma but one that I would appreciate your views on. I have a page title and near to it I would like to place the key and ONLY action that a user would need to take. I have mocked up ...
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What is the best way to display multiple columns?

I have been asked to come up with a solution for displaying 50+ columns that were previously viewed in excel and now need to be brought to the desktop application UI. Mobile version is out of scope. ...
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Modals on top of modals

Using bootstrap modals, I keep running into the issue of having an info modal with content inside of it, but there's a need to have a "confirm your decision" modal/popup on top of the initial modal. ...
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For an instant message program, should your messages sent be left or right side? [duplicate]

For many IM programs, especially text apps for phones, you can see a conversation with a specific person. To quickly distinguish between messages sent and received, they are pushed to each side, like ...
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All Caps in International Design [closed]

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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What are the best practices for the lead capture forms on mobile?

Those modal overlays/popups are being used a lot on mobile either timed after an article or triggered by certain actions. What are best practices for using them best for lead capture forms?
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What words would you measure useability in 3 levels for WCAG Accesibility, keeping it short, simple and easy to understand

So i'm making this WCAG 2.0 tool that needs to indicate to the user how well their sites and pages are doing in terms of Accessibility. I have called it 'Accessibility Usability' which indicates in 3 ...
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Do I need an extra checkbox column in the table

I have a table of students with their subjects. On the first column I can set a checkbox to select a student OR all subjects on the same row. Then I can click "Remove Students" or "Clear Subjects" ...
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Statistics and Usability [closed]

I have an engineering background and I work as an interaction designer at a website company. I started to work 3 months ago. I am new in this field. To interpret analytics data and usability tests, ...
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Content page prior to login screen?

Context We have been asked by a client to have a precursor page to house some content about product and services before the login screen. As our product is B2B SaaS proposition users/employees have ...
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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Should I combine two values for a single slider?

I'm designing a loan calculator, which based on the loan you request (separate input not shown on the images), allows you to explore your options of monthly paybacks, and the period during which you ...
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“Back to top” in sticky social bar (for mobile)?

i read more about "back to top" button and i understand that maybe i should to use it only for mobile (because for desktop is easy to got at top- start of the page with mouse, while with mobile is not ...
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Trouble Getting People to Complete Free Listing Form [closed]

I own a motorsports website which I have poured my heart and soul into to make it the best in the industry and of which does very well and is blessed by Google in search for popular queries such as ...
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How to review usability of a developer tool?

I'm about to try to test the usability of our developer tools, how can this be done? Articles I've read so far on UX testing seem to target website testing. I'm interested in reviewing the user ...
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How to test a change in document delivery

Current state - Existing customers, who are enrolled in our paperless delivery process, receive documents in PDF form via email. Future state - As a part of our project, all paperless customers will ...
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usability testing and target group

I intend to conduct a usability study on a website (say an elementary school) to find out about ease of use, learnability etc., the first group of prospective users I would approach are parents for ...
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How do you test navigation engagement?

Some coworkers and I are engaged in heated debate about changing the navigation arrangement from a left nav column to a top nav bar. Arguments in favor of a left nav are more visibility and more ...
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Meeting both user and advertiser needs

I'm designing an app for a client that's geared for college students. I can't give specifics as to what the app does, so I'll do my best to frame the question. As part of this app, each participating ...
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Best way to split website for two groups

The title is a little confusing, but it's hard to explain in one sentence. Let's say I have a website where a group of employees can create newsletters. list of functions: Adding/editing/deleting ...
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Putting name and description at the beginning or end of a long workflow?

I'm currently in the process of designing a quite long workflow (business processes) consisting of 30+ steps. Since this is covering quite complex content to fill in, are there any recommendations on ...
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Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? ...
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Prioritize usability problems

There are a variety of references and approaches to prioritizing usability problems, but the I have not identified any single approach that captures all the factors I feel are necessary to include in ...