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 to force user to select a location and not simply type it?

Let's suppose this simple form: So, the user is expected to enter the keywords of the meeting's full address. While typing, suggestions are displayed (autocomplete feature). Here's an example: ...
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How should you size text in website design and what should be the relative sizes? [closed]

For example, you have Website Logo text Home page punchline text (the top most line visitors see describing what the website offers) Details on the punchline Page title text where title can be ...
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What user research data is available on Twitter Bootstrap? [closed]

Has anyone come across any user research or done studies that can show improvement in usability and user experience using the Twitter Bootstrap framework? I would especially be interested in the real ...
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Microsoft Ribbon “More” button of some sort?

We deal with the Microsoft Ribbon UI a lot, one of the things we are considering is if it is possible to have a "More" button on the ribbon somehow that will show extra buttons or options on the ...
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How to display an “upper bound” or “max” value when you really want infinity?

What I really need is a way for users to create, using numeric text boxes, ranges for quantities of items with their corresponding prices. For example: *Qty |____1_____| - |____50____| : $ ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have +30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A - Category 1 - Category 2 ... Group B - Category 11 - Category 12 ... Group B - Category 21 - ...
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Why would a company change it's landing page based on a user's operating system? [closed]

I was on www.Zillow.com today and I noticed that the landing page differs on both Windows XP and Windows 8 versus my Macbook Air running OS X 10.9; all running the latest version of firefox. Why would ...
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Suggestions for Microsoft Ribbon UI where multiple actions are required across groups

We have an application that heavily relies on Microsoft Ribbon UI to perform actions etc on say a document. We have a few ribbon groups defined and each have a certain set of actions they can perform ...
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How to design UI to allow user to enter multiple sets of data

I am having some trouble figuring out how to do an interface that has these characteristics: allows user to enter several sets ("cases") of data. Minimum one, and there is no limit but say 12 is ...
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allow for user to customize a ribbon and its buttons?

Are there any problems associated with allowing a user to "define" or customize a ribbon in any fashion that they would like>? In other words, if we allow them to re-arrange the buttons etc, would ...
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Where should I place the “Actions” button?

I'm building an iOS application aiming to let user create meetings and wait for some participants. Basically, when the user is on the meetings list page, he can click to open a specific one. ...
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A new way to display true / false values to user

The company I'm working for is looking to develop a new user control to convey true / false values to users. Currently we are using checkboxes but due to some constraints we are now forced to develop ...
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Why are smartphones getting so big? [closed]

It seems there is now a global trend among smartphone manufacturers, which is to make them bigger, over and over. It reached a point where they have to make "mini" phones which often are low-end ...
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Which page should I redirect to after item edit/creation?

Let's suppose a mobile app aiming to show "all" items, "my" items, and create some items. The important thing is that an item I create should appear to both "All" and "My". When I click on ...
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One or two columns for peoples' names in a table?

What are best practices for showing names of people in a table? I could do Name | First Name | More Columns -------+------------+---------------- Doe | John | more data or Name | ...
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How to show facts & forms in first fold of the browser?

I am working on a form page. In which first their is a page heading comes then facts related to form & then form comes. My project manager wants facts & form comes in the first fold of the ...
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Should I enable hover dropdowns?

I was reading this article about tips & tricks for Bootstrap 3 and it has a trick for a hover dropdown (so you don't have to click before a menu pops up). Should I enable this? Is it generally ...
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Show items related to selected item in list

I have a list on my UI. One item in the list is selected. Out of the remaining items, few can be related to this selected item and other may be totally unrelated. For example, Item4 is selected. No ...
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How effective are banners in the left sidebar on ecommerce websites?

Does anyone have a case or study about the effectiveness of the banner that appears after the sidebar menu? A client insists on using them but this banner represents less than 1% of clicks.
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Creating a control panel allowing users to control logic used for automation of tasks?

I am working on a web application. To put it mildly it has issues. I have performed my stakeholder interviews and am towards the end of the contextual inquiry. I have two different user types. The ...
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Is re-authentication necessary? [closed]

Is re-authentication necessary? If you login to a website, then want to change your username, password, or email address, is it necessary for you to have to login again?
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Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons? [closed]

Have you ever had trouble lining the arrows up with the correct button on ATM consoles and other similar interfaces? Height of user can affect perceived alignment, as well as poor installation or ...
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More efficient UI to progress the user through a complicated process?

Quick background I run a SaaS that lets users extract PDF data using my Chrome extension. They use the extension to create a job in their dashboard. They have up to 10 tries. How my current UI ...
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FROM address for users sending messages to businesses on a listing directory

I have a website which is a business listings directory. Users can register and optionally create listings. So for example: User: Joe Bloggs Listing 1: ABC Construction Ltd Listing 2: XYZ Catering ...
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Action icons on context menu

I have an object and a menu on its toolbar. When user clicks this an menu icon from top toolbar, a context menu opens in drop down like shown below: There can be actully three kinds of objects so I ...
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Table many users access checkbox usability concern

I have a data grid will allow an array of admins to update access for their associates. Are there usability concerns with just have a checkbox or will a user not understand that the checked box ...
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How to create a web application with good user experience or usability?

I am a front end developer, new to "user experience" world. I got a web application which has usability issues, which I have to recreate as per usability point of view. I referred many articles ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Show contextual FAQ's prior to contacting support?

Does providing contextual FAQ's prior to allowing users to contact a support specialist increase ROI? It seems that there is at least a perceived benefit (as many companies do it). Are they basing ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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Alternatives to Microsoft Ribbon design in WPF?

We have a WPF application that makes use of the Microsoft Ribbon technology. What started out as a simple application, now has many tab groupings etc., which is contributing to a bloat in the number ...
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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 ...
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Where should we redirect users to after sign up?

I'm working on a service project like Invision, Trello or UX Pin. The home page is just for showing what our service is about and we have a Profile page which is like Dashboard. I just wonder what's ...
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Is user stupidity reason for bad UX? [closed]

I keep hearing that users are stupid idiots alot, and that being said it is also used as a reason to have everyone's experience crap now and in the future. For example: not enough options for things ...
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Security questions vs secret password/passcode when logging in or retrieving login details?

I am currently in the process of re-designing a login process which uses security questions to verify the identity of users before they are successfully logged in, and also to allow them to reset ...
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What are the metrics for measuring security and cognitive load as attributes of usability?

I want to know the standard metric one can use to measure security and cognitive load as attributes of usability in Mobile E-Commerce site application. The explanation should be base on users' ...
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Drastic (promotional) design changes within the same website; recommendations on points to make to push back?

Am getting brought into a discussion where a Marketing team wants to have a big dedicated page with completely different branding colors to promote one section of a website (bold blacks and garish ...
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How to Design a large columns table [duplicate]

I have a table in which i need to include 20-30 columns in every row with proper font-size and padding. The Problem is few columns of the table will go out of screen. Is there any alternate for design ...
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Searching parent child combo boxes? Design issue

So i have 2 combo boxes showing results in the form of parent child relationship. The parent combobox has items like Countries say, and the child combobox has states as its items. Depending on what ...
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Filtering by distance based on an address as reference

Being aware that HTML geolocation API does not work on every browser without using Wi-Fi, I'm trying to use an alternative more accurate to present nearest items from the user location. I'd ...
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How to allow users to position newly created items in a sortable item list

Background I have a list of items that a user can create, move around, edit and delete. Each item can be a different type such as a textbox field or a header. To create a new item or edit an ...
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Interested in why the “Sign In” options are sometimes so trivially designed compared to the “Sign Up” option?

Over the past few months I've noticed a lot of big name websites that seem to trivialize the "Sign In" design in comparison to the "Sign Up" design, which is much more centrally located, and usually ...
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Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles? [closed]

When you go to www.google.com in Google Chrome and start typing into the search box, which is in the middle of the screen, as soon as you start typing Google Chrome is moving your search text into the ...
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UX resources for very specific use cases (Surveillance software)

I'll try my question as specific as possible. Where can I find UX or usability research regarding special use cases, such as video management software for surveillance systems? Almost all of the ...
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Responsive Design / What is an appropriate web component to choose a distance regarding user's geolocation?

I own a responsive web application. I want to let user filter results (supposing a page listing some data) based on his geolocation and a chosen limit. For instance, Bob wants to see all meetings ...
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Auto focusing erroneous form input fields

I'm auto focusing the first input field of my Sign up and Log in form before the page is displayed, but I'm not sure what to do as far as auto focusing erroneous fields after validation. I have a ...
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Responsive Design / Is it a good UX for a multi-step form?

I've got a responsive web app that displays a multi-step. There are 4 steps: What?, Where?, When?, With?, that are indicated on each step to let user know the progress. For instance, here's what it ...
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Grouping Similar Controls

For Windows based software regarding image processing, I am torn between two options for grouping logically similar parameter controls. The option on the left is more thrifty with screen space, ...
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Top-down hamburger menu / is it a cool experience regarding my application?

I own an application managing some meetings (conceptual example). Of course, my website is responsive so that it's fully usable on mobile devices. Before showing some screenshots of my navigation ...
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How to improve the UX of this filter area?

Let's suppose an application that manage meetings between employees of various companies. A meetings list is shown to any logged employee, and this one may mark himself as a participant if he's ...