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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Guidelines for text-free filter?

I'm wondering if there are guidelines on how to let my users enter a text-free filter where I want to let then use wildcards (besides 'simple' text). Assuming I have a report with columns and lines, ...
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How to change order of list Elements in a nice way?

I'm searching for an intuitive way to change the order of a list. I don't think that drag'n'drop would be a good solution, because it's a mobile browser based application and no user would try to long ...
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Should Brand accordion filter be alphabetized?

The 1st accordion filter on the search results page is "Select Categories", which is sorted by relevance. The 2nd accordion filter is "Filter Brands", which is also sorted by relevance. Both display ...
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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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Is User Centered Design a process-model of Usability Engineering?

I'm still having problems to classify User Centered Design. When you talk about Usability Engineering you probably heard of terms like "Usability Engineering Lifecycle","Contextual Design" or "Goal ...
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Undisclosed mailto: links. Why is this still prevalent?

I find it a wee bit obnoxious to see modern websites — even those with decent design —, still using contact links that open a user's email client without fair disclosure. Be it a lack of microcopy or ...
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Why Google Chrome does not have a GoTo link button like other browsers?

Why google chrome does not provide a GoTo Link button like in IE, Firefox, etc.? And if this is because of the simple & modern design concept than why does other browsers still have GoTo ...
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MarkDown Editor : Client side or Server Side or Both? [closed]

Planning to implement MarkDown Preview UI + Markdown Support for a chat application in development. Web framework is python-tornado MarkDown Lib i am looking is : remarkable (Faster than commonmark ...
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Which way should the indicator arrow be facing for this interaction?

I'm designing an interaction for email sign up for a client website, and I need to replace the red ? next to "Email Sign Up" with some kind of arrow to indicate that the site will slide down to ...
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Pick a unique activity for each day of the week

I am making an app that creates custom marathon training schedules and I want the user to be able to pick one of 7 activities for each day of the week without picking the same one twice. I made a ...
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Best UI for an school attendance mobile web app

I have never designed user interface before. And I have very little experience with front end technologies. This is my first opportunity where I have to make an interface for a mobie web app where the ...
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Are mathematical symbols easier to understand than text?

I'm creating a dialog and presenting a list of mathematical comparison options to choose from. e.g. [attribute] [>] [value] I'm wondering if there's any research as to whether it's more intuitive to ...
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Log in: username + password, or pin-code

For online services handling economic transactions, which login method has the best conversion rates: Username/e-mail and password E-mail/phone-number & a link sent to the user (like Swedish ...
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Should basket abandonment emails pre-populate the basket with its abandoned contents or take the user to their existing basket?

There are loads of topics around why abandonment emails are important, when they should be sent, how many stages and bla bla. But what is the common practice by the leading e-commerce companies and ...
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Separate console input field?

When creating a console like window, what are the advantages of: having user input in the same control as the output having separate controls for input and output windows? As I see it having ...
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Improving the feel and clarity in the message [closed]

I am developing a carpool app. After launch, I encourage the user of my app to hit the "carpool button". So I do a search closeby to see if there are any users. If I find people closeby, I check the ...
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Three select-able lists vs drop down list + 2 lists

I have a scenario where I can complete following 2 ways as below, 1st way 2nd way
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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What is the best way for a user to select an item by unique identifier?

My team and I are building a mobile app where the user will need to input a human-readable unique identifier (the serial number) of a single unit of inventory. Our system tracks the serial numbers ...
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usability testing with sensitive and private information

The current product I'm testing requires users to connect their financial information (such as their bank, credit cards, etc.); after this info is connected, the user is shown their balances, credit ...
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recommendations for best practices in testing upright and angled directory experiences on large-scale touch-screen display?

Has anybody had experience testing interactive touch-based displays for ux usability. Specifically, i'm looking at large-screen (i.e. wall-sized) touch screen software experiences that use advanced ...
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Hyperlinks replacing buttons for desktop software UI's?

I am a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) manager for a complex geology and geophysics software application. Recently I heard my SQA team complaining about the heavy handedness of the UX teams. They ...
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Magnifying glass cursor

I have had a quick look on this site but haven't found anything to help me (unless my search terms were poor). Anyway I came across a post a while back saying that for the cursor on zoom, a magnifying ...
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Should a device charger provide a visual indication that it is charging?

I just bought my brother an iPad and noticed there isn’t any visual indication on the charger when it's in an active charging state. Why wouldn’t a designer provide some visual feedback? ...
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Should users have/get to confirm a delete?

In my database I have a number of types of data, many of which are 'deletable'. When a user deletes content I store the date of the deletion and purge content that was deleted 30 days ago - This ...
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When is inline confirmation necessary and when is it not?

I have a scenario where the user is asked to select one of two or more options and then accordingly enter into another page. After selecting the desired option, should there be a secondary section ...
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Keyboard shortcuts and navigation in complex widget

I have this widget which will be widely used. It takes quite a few click to perform a relatively small action. Thus, I've decided to implement keyboard navigation, but I'm having trouble laying it ...
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Token based vs URL based email verification [duplicate]

For email verification during user registration which method would be better if we are taking following (or more - which I am missing) points: From user point of view Authenticity - Fear of ...
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Research on the most intuitive gestures for mobile devices

What does current UX research tell us about gestures on mobile devices? Which gestures are the simplest to execute and which are not? What makes a mobile gesture intuitive? For example: Do users ...
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Responsive vs adaptive vs fixed size video player

I am thinking to create browser plugin/extension to play videos over the webpage but from user experience point of view I am having doubt regarding size of player. Shall I keep it: Responsive : so ...
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Pagination for responsive e-commerce website

I'm working on the pagination topic for a responsive project. I'd like to have some feedbacks from you regarding this solution. Scenario: pagination for the search results page; pagination for ...
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How can I show that data in a table is related to other data within the same table?

I have a table where every 6 entries of the data are loosely related. How can I show that these sections of data are related without adding a separate column explicitly saying so? I've tried to ...
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Is it a good idea to make file path edit box multi-line?

I think it might be useful to make file path edit box in my program multi line, because file paths can be quite long, and when they don't fit the user has to scroll text left and right with cursor ...
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“I agree” check box or buttons

I'm designing an application which allows the users to sign up if they agree to the terms and conditions. If the user agrees to the terms and conditions, sign-up process will be successful and the ...
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Gestures and mobile websites

I was wondering if anyone could share findings/research/thoughts into the usability of gestures on mobile websites (not apps). Apps like Gmail allow users to swipe emails to perform certain actions, ...
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Focus state for Split Button?

What will be the action if the "Tab" key is focused on the split button? a. both the "A" & "B" gets focused. b. "A" gets focused first and "B" get focused on next "Tab". c. only the "A" get ...
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Domain name best practice when the last letter of the first word and first letter of the second word are the same

If I'm registering a two word domain in which the last letter of the first word, and the first letter of the second word are the same, is it better to drop usage of one of those letters? Examples: ...
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Best way of displaying how crowded your favourite pubs are

I'd like to ask you about the best way of displaying traffic (current situation) in favourite pubs. It should be easy to understand and it should be proper way for a map with places. My current idea ...
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How should form input fields on a landscape tablet be positioned? Stacked or side by side?

I designed the login form input fields stacked on an landscape tablet app, because that's the usability recommendation I know for forms. It's easier on the user's eyes. But the client is asking to ...
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How do I make it obvious that a question must be selected in order to filter a components list

This is a data analysis tool. The user poses a question, and then adds data analysis snippets that helps answer that question. On the left of the page, there is the list of questions and a field ...
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email field or username for logging in an application?

What is the best solution for an app : Email or username field? I like email because: it's unique user will easily remember it's personal (which can be a disadvantage sometimes; Multiple users on ...
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Gather - Capture User centered data

I have made a web application for educational purposed which is used by people living in rural parts of the country, who are not able to get access to proper education. I have centers in those ...
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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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Usability Concerns with Parallax Scrolling

I work for an agency that is very parallax happy. Clients seem to love it, so we keep pushing it. My goal is to build solutions that end-users love, so I've been trying to push more user-centered ...
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Research Study App - Could use some tips!

Really new to the UX field as well for designing for mobile. Currently working on a behavioral research study with the use case being for 500 incoming freshmen college students. 250 will be the ...
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Why do showers have “hot” and “cold” knobs rather than “temperature” and “quantity” knobs?

I do not understand the advantage of the popular "hot" and "cold" controls in showers, as opposed to "temperature" and "quantity" controls. Is it simply because the latter option is harder to ...
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Usability of map clusters?

Have there been any studies around the usability of map clusters? I am talking about the practice of grouping together map markers into one object on a map when there is a high density of individual ...
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Creating a Chat Room and Adding Users who are Not Registered Users

Background Note: This isn't the actual type of app, it's just a similar situation. If I have a mobile chat app in which a user creates an account, creates a new conversation and is allowed to add ...
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Help with chat feature

I'm building the chat feature for a web project. We have a couple of specifications: Support for general messages that will be broadcasted to all users subscribed to the room chat, and for that I ...
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Saving space on sort-function in table-head

I'm working on the sort-interface of a table. So far I've come up with two versions with space saving in mind. Also I try to bear in mind the difficulties that come with toggle-buttons. (see in this ...