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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Redundant : enter user id again for forgot password

Many a times, I use forgot password link after trying a password that I think is correct but doesn't work. In other words I have already provided my userid/email address. Since the password is ...
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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?

We need to use more than 3 button in a form. So we would provide something that contained Authorize, Reject, and Cancel. All are placed at the bottom of the form. Is it good practice to have more ...
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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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What is the best way to indicate a “Sub Menu” on a non-traditional screen?

Currently my team and I are working on an interface where the user interacts with navigation buttons on the side of the screen. After conducting several usability tests, we are running into the ...
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What is the standard-practice for defining a monthly subscription service?

For my startup, I'm designing a recurring option that allows users to recur a payment method, one of which happens to be monthly (another is tri-monthly). Weekly should be fairly simple, since it's ...
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Understanding users' ideal workflow

I'm going to be running a task-based test with some members of staff for a new version of an internal tool that a few departments use daily. I'd like to get the test candidates to tell me what their ...
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Alternative to many buttons for adding new member to group

I think my current solution for this looks ugly and feel like it's too many buttons. Do you have any better solution without taking away from the quickness by having many buttons. What are the ...
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“To do” or not “to do”

I need to display a small block on site which displays actions, that user may pay attention for (unread messages, unfilled profile fields, etc.). Is it a good practice to have such blocks at all and ...
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Advice on removing header and footer when user is in waiting room for tickets?

We're currently working on a project for a local theatre, updating their website and booking process. We're currently reviewing the waiting room experience and the client has requested we remove the ...
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What's the rationale behind Google's “no save” approach?

Before anything, this is something I'm seeing on several sites, not only Google, but I think it started with Google, and it's obviously the most known case. There are several UX aspects quite arguable ...
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Lightbox for footer links

Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead of making a page for it. I'm sure ...
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When should animation animate when scrolling?

I like using animations that happen whilst visitors are scrolling down my site. In order to do this, I need to set a height for at what stage of how far down they have scrolled, to create an action to ...
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Why does the fridge thermostat have an inverted scale?

In all fridges that I've ever encountered which had a manual thermostat, the scale on the thermostat was a scale of "inverse temperature": 1 means keep the fridge hotter 5 means keep the fridge ...
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What help systems (KB's) are mostly used in bigger companies? [closed]

I know the first answer would normally be NO help system at all. make your UI as intuitive as possible. second would probably be about studies showing no one reading help files and the better option ...
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Saas price table advice

I am working on a plan /tier selection view for a Saas product. We are offering a monthly subscription model as well as fixed term model. So user can choose between recurring monthly payments or ...
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Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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What's the difference between user experience and usability? [duplicate]

Is there a difference? Does one fall under the other?
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Effective entry of fractions divided to multiple elements

There are several resources divided into groups with different count (from 1 to 10). User has to enter an approximate usage of every resource in group, so average group cost can be calculated. This ...
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Is it better for readability for links where link text equals document title to both be in title case, or both be in the usual capitalization?

To pick one example of a class of links I'm considering changing, https://CJSHayward.com/library/ has a link text of "Ajax Without JavaScript or Client-Side Scripting". The link points to ...
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Is it time for parallax scrolling to die?

I've never been a fan of this UX technique: It's almost always counterintuitive (deliberate cognitive dissonance) because a single scrolling motion produces varying scrolling effects Many sites ...
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When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?

Currently we are designing a task management system that notifies users of current tasks they need to complete and about the status of tasks they have assigned. We are struggling with using "You" ...
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Ajax login vs navigation

I am redesigning my login page to be a tabbed modal (sign in / register). I asked my wife "which do you prefer, sign in page or a pop up / slide down sign in page," and she surprised me by saying the ...
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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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A good way to let a participant confirm its participation

Let's suppose a mobile application aiming to suggest some meeting to others. One user creates a Meeting (announcement) (without invitations) and some interested users can detect it in a list of ...
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Should I hide the details of banned users?

I'm developing a website where users can be banned for unwanted behavior. When a user is banned, he won't be able to log in on his account anymore. As a result he wouldn't be able to change/remove his ...
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Can username be omitted if profile picture is present for an “account options” button?

I'm creating an account system for my website and the account controls will be in the top right corner, as shown in the samples below. The more stuff I add to the top bar, however, the more cluttered ...
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Why do mobile ads fail?

I want to know from a UX perspective putting aside the fact that the time at which the ad is displayed is never right. Lately I've been noticing various formats to try and engage a user (me in some ...
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Bulk actions on a left-navigation tree of folders/contents - Best way to handle this experience?

I have a situation where the current UI is set up in a left-hand navigation that contains a tree structure containing folders and their contents. The right-hand side of the application is where the ...
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Full screen and centre page advertisement take overs

I'm looking for any stats on the effects of displaying full screen and centre page advertisement take overs on a webpage? - specifically on editorial style websites where the user is tasked with ...
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What's the best way to highlight errors in an unconventional form?

Over at UXswitch we created a WYSIWYG form for posting a new UX job. Have a look http://www.uxswitch.com/post-job. Our job adverts are like an infographic and they are built on the fly. Problem is, ...
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UX Calculation for non equally probable choices?

We are redesigning an HR portal, and we are flowing options differently than before, by bundling logical groups in "areas", rather than having a large page with 30+ links. So rather than scanning an ...
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Best practices for asking user to “Rate this app”?

Is it more common to place the "Rate this app" prompt to be triggered when the user has made it to a certain point in the app (after beating a certain level, gaining access to a certain tab, etc). Or ...
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Assessing users' technical competence

What are some good ways to assess how competent and comfortable our users are with technology? What baseline knowledge should we expect users to have? This is a regular sticking point in my meetings ...
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High Usability for Parental Time Control?

This Screen Represents "Parental Control - Time restricting- in iOS. It includes: Days selection (Side-tabs). Times Vertical Columns (To select times to restrict the children from playing at this ...
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“Slider” with relative motion? What is this called?

I'm looking for control that allows relative motion. This isn't what I'm using it for, but you could consider it in the context of a volume control. My requirements: There is a range of ...
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How to define what field is required in a form?

if it's necessary to continue with the process it's clear. In my case I have a registration form for a recruitment agency. Some fields are really necessary (name, mail, phone, ...). All other ...
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Date wheel picker - better or worse than a drop down date grid?

I have always been really dissatisfied with picking a date using the typical dropdown date grid. They force me to squint and concentrate. The purpose of the date picker I have currently is to pick a ...
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Inline Editing v Section below grid to edit

Is inline edit good UX? Which is a better way to edit a grid, providing an inline edit option or providing a view below the grid, (display additional details and provide editable fields)?
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Do UI adjustments for people 45+ harm younger user UX?

Sidewalk curb cuts benefit people in wheelchairs but also help everyone else. Is this also true when making buttons bigger, fonts larger, contrast stronger, timeouts longer, etc.? Or do younger people ...
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Replacing select tag on mobile

I'm currently using Select2 to replace some filters for a reviews' page. I think for desktop they work really good, having filters and more control over the CSS of it, but my question comes about it ...
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Redirect user to different pages, or Bring all together in 1 page?

I'm about to create a web platform. Users can just either sign-up or login and start using the web app right away. (client side is AngularJS) I've always wondered this. Does a web developer should ...
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How to display time consuming action?

we got the requirement to provide a function which could be time consuming when the rule has to be applied (up to several minutes). I would like to indicate what causes the performance issue. Some ...
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Does the hover functionality on Netflix's website break UI best practice?

For example: My explanation of what's happening in the gif: When a title has been hovered for a short amount of time, that title expands, pushing other content off the screen and grabbing the ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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How to select a set of tasks for tree testing to prevent selection bias as much as possible?

We are working on the optimization of the information architecture (IA) of a business software with more than 100 menu items. We have hypothesis on current problems and possible solutions for the IA. ...
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iOS/ Android - Can we implement a popup over an other popup?

When a user is prompted with a popup to select a option, Whether we can invoke a second popup over this first popup or closing/hiding the first popup to showcase the second one?? Or any other good ...
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How to direct users to opt for a particular social sign-in?

Suppose I am having login form as : How can I direct users to opt in for Google sign-in preferably against Twitter like by doing: placing google option closer to login form making google option ...
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Showing confirmation “added to shopping cart” in the “add to cart/shopping cart” button

I'm designing an e-commerce website and I was thinking of a way of showing to a user that the item has been added to the shopping cart. I'm not sure if my idea is correct but I was thinking of ...
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Designing password entry to provide hints

Should it be way that the interaction is designed for password field in any web form or login page? Can it be the right way to showing total number of character of a password while user enters it? ...