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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Choosing between buying and selling

What is the best approach to showing the difference between wanting to buy and having an item for sale? These options come to mind: A filter or sorting menu like list view and thumbnail view; Tabs ...
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What is the best way to organize the categories in this app?

I'm developing an iPhone app. This app is really simple: a user can search if (for example) an product contains milk (maybe you are allergic to it) and give you a feedback (you can eat, or you can't ...
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What's the most logical place for a read more link?

I've designed a website with a blog section. My mates and I fail to come to an agreement. My opinion : Left I think it's better to place it on the left according some studies with heat map and ...
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What's the best tab order for a login form?

I was wondering: Should the login button be above the "stay logged in"-checkbox or the other way around? My personal preference is version b as I want to stay logged in most cases. But the more ...
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What is a common pattern on highlighting in ebooks

There seem to be coming out new ebook readers and application for a digital reading experience everyday. Now my question is what is a common pattern on highlighting in ebooks. And how can it be ...
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Best practice for choosing an amount for donation on a mobile form

What would be (from a UX perspective) better solution: Use radiobuttons to choose an amount (eg: 2,5/5/7,5/10) and use a large submit button or Use 4 buttons with the amounts on it (eg donate ...
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Object creation and managing in web application

This is a very simple example, but say I have a page where the user can add pets and edit or remove existing pets. At the moment I can't decide if I should use one page from creating and managing the ...
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How can I improve this large grid of checkboxes?

I'm doing a usability pass on a scheduling application. Users specify when they are available to work (by hour and day), and then a supervisor needs to select which of those users are assigned to ...
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Search button versus Auto-search

I'm currently working on a search engine for a software package. With this search, you can search for specific events in a video file if the software can find it. You set a predefined set of ...
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How to measure Success rate?

I'm reading this book: Tullis, Thomas, and William Albert. Measuring the user experience: collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. In this book, 5 usability ...
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Checkboxes in a dropdown. Need a “validate” button?

I use a dropdown menu with checkboxes to select multiple options for field. I am not sure if I need a "validate" or "save" link, or if the user will understand that they just have to click outside ...
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Why are normal water coolers so low?

A lot of water coolers look like this: You usually have to bend down in order to place your glass under the spigot and fill it, which is annoying it if you're doing it more than a few times a day, ...
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New window icon opens link in new window but regular link opens link in same window

An application development team has recently requested to overload the standard open in new window link with a dual purpose set. I.E the regular text link as mocked up below would open the link page ...
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How to design an experience so users can identify data in an application instead of leaving the app and then manually enter the info

Does anyone know if there any reliable 3rd party APIs in which store Hotel Name, Addresses, and phone numbers? The same goes for Airports. The reason why I ask this is because I am building an ...
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Where do I place my checkboxes in relation to labels?

I'm doing a slight redesign of some forms and I'm trying to get good consistency amongst fields. I've placed the label above the field for most of the forms, as some of the labels are quite lengthy, ...
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Changing error message colours on different backgrounds

On our site, we have different backgrounds colours for various forms, and the designers have assigned different colours for the error messages, depending on the background. I was wondering whether ...
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Is there a term for a smart text field that provides a different experience based on the content entered into the text field?

I'm designing an experience that will require a text field to "recognize" content and instantly direct users to different paths from the same point (same text field & CTA) based on the text ...
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Does the file input type provide a reasonable call to action?

I have a use case where a user wants to convert a text file, from one format to another. This may however not always be the same user, effectively anyone could be left instructions telling them. ...
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Is it OK to create a user account on website for user while he presses the 'Login with Facebook' button to view a website?

After user has granted permissions to an app to fetch certain data from Facebook, while he does a 'Login with Facebook', is it OK for me to create an account for him on my app using his data fetched ...
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What is a better phrase that will inform the user about app autostart?

What is a better phrase that will inform a user about an app autostart after power connected: "App will run automatically on power connected" "App will start autommatically when power connected"
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How do I direct user's attention to navigation in sidebar?

My client publishes 7 industry directories. The website has pages that are common to all of them such as the product page which explains the different formats. It then has a section for each industry. ...
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How to prevent yourself going a step back in usability?

I am working on a application which already had user research documents, now i am adding my user research document to it. At every usability session more and more documents been created. How i ensure ...
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Recommend an application that maps the menu architecture of a desktop/enterprise application

I want to map all the GUI menus in an application. For example, in Firefox: "New Tab > Open File > Open File dialog. Is there an application that can map this by analyzing the executable or code? Or ...
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Having Vertically Long display of Posts are good or not?

I have a fashion website deemasfashion.com, and the main webpage has a very long vertical display of content. My target market is Pakistani / Indians living outside of Pakistan or India. My products ...
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Rationale to avoid login screen as the first page

I am trying to find studies showing that users don't like to login and/or are not willing to get a login screen as the first screen of an application. I am waiting for analytics to push this idea and ...
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What is more accurate “Click in the checkbox” or “Click on the checkbox”

I have a checkbox on one of the pages i am designing. My original suggestion was to have this text "Click on the checkbox....". However the technical writer is saying it should be "Click in the ...
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How can we have usability and UX tests around PAN (personal area network) gadgets interfaces?

Our gadgets around us are changing and I think that it will continue for a while. I really wonder if there is a nice example about usability and overall experience testing methods for Personal area ...
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Better way to provide software downloads for an exe application

We plan to release an .exe file to public. The options would be to download the .exe file from the websites direct server link, so that we can provide direct download support with respective to ...
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Should I force the user to enter an email before actually using a paid app?

I am working on an iPad app. It's in the medical field and the app will be sold for $99, which is kind of expensive! The client and the developer want to force the user to give his/her email address ...
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Should a UI say “My Stuff”, or “Your Stuff”? [duplicate]

I've been getting some different opinions on this question, and wondered if anyone has a well-motivated response. Basically, if I have a part of a website that's called "My something" or "Your ...
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What factors are the most influential in the usability and UX of a mobile app, that utilizes crowd sourced information? [closed]

When creating a mobile application that uses crowd sourced information, what factors influence the usability and UX. So in my case the information has already been crowd sourced by users of the ...
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What are the main contributions of Apple Inc. in the advancement of user interfaces in the last 10 years? [closed]

I often hear people saying "apple has pushed forward the development of usable interfaces", "apple products are examples for great usability" and so on. My question is: is this a proven fact? And if ...
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Dashboards: What's more important, upper right part of the screen or the lower left?

Sort of new to UI design. From intuition it seems that the top-left corner is the "most important" or easiest seen part of the screen and the lower-right is the "least important" or last seen part of ...
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What do you think of gauges to display information in web dashboards?

I'm redesigning a reviewer-type website for college entrance exams - there are different categories such as math, science, english. Students can take as many review quizzes/exams as they want, and ...
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Which implementation for a dynamic hierarchy tree will show as much info as possible while still allow seeing the changes made in the background?

I'm in the middle of building a search engine website for a specific corpus. We've already implemented most of the menus and the structure of the website. recently we got some feedback that forced us ...
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Does a self-learning UI make sense?

Let's say we have an application with 50 functions. Six of them are directly accessible as top menu items, the rest is accessible via sub-menus or sub-menus of sub-menus. While working with the ...
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Should I pursue career in UX design if I'm not very passionate about development and visual design?

I am very interested in Usability research and testing, but I don't share the developers' and designers' passion for the actual design and product creation. Does it mean that I shouldn't be doing UX ...
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Permissions and Roles

I'm attempting to implement an interface for managing user roles. Each role can be allowed access to specific modules. Within those modules the user is also allowed access to specific activities. ...
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How can you measure the impact of a redesign on usage time before implementing it?

What are some methods (other than task based usability testing) to identify the impact of an interface redesign on users? Specifically, if an interface used by the same user base is redesigned, how ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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Selected group item - How should collapsed group indicate selection?

Requirements: . selectable groups and items . click on the arrow expand and collapse groups . click on row selects the item or group . click on group row select all items within download ...
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Infinite horizontal scrolling in a timeline

It's known that infinite scrolling may be harmful for the usability and that sometimes it's better to set an end and provide a button to show more content. My question is, in a web application ...
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How to make mass mutation intuitive?

We are redesigning an existing application in which the user has a typical master-detail view with basic CRUD operations for a certain entity type. (Actually, the majority of screens are of this ...
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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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Why are switches with light indicator common but outlets are not?

Wall mount light switches that have a neat light indicator that turns on when the switch is in "off" position are quite common. The purpose is to make finding the switch in the dark easier. Looks ...
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Using numerical scores for ratings?

We are trying to build the 'Yelp of Personal Finances' at SuperMoney. It's basically a community driven reviews site in the personal finance niche. One of the things we are doing differently is ...
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How to simplify this content upload form? [closed]

There are several options, all of which are necessary, but it's very intimidating and kinda unwieldy -- especially for nontechnical users. A similar form is used to type in plain text.
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iPhone App, using thumb to press buttons covers the value being changed

I have an app that displays two values (weight and # of reps) a user can change these values by pressing a - or + button on the left and right of the values. However when a right handed user reaches ...
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How to evaluating the usability attributes?

Based on the application I'm working on, I had to choose 4 (learnability, comprehensibility, simplicity and user satisfaction) out of 9 attributes. These attributes are refined from standard ISO 9241, ...
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How to layout form navigation for best usability?

Is there any usability study about layout of form buttons? I have a simple registration process. The user is guided with several forms through the process. Each form has a <next> and a ...