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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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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Determining which product features provide UX

Does anyone know of any papers/articles where the effort is focused on determining UX features (for any type of product) using scenarios/narratives. The key is that the article needs to be focused on ...
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UI Memorability Testing

I'm about to start testing the memorability of a user interface the Nielsen's way, where UI memorability is the amount of time/number-of-tries needed for the user to reach the efficiency during a ...
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How to friendly alert user of a specific browser issue?

In my app, an user fill a password confirmation form and submit, and the page is refreshed with JS. Because of an unresolved bug of Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23735), issued in ...
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Branding and Red color

I making a web service prototype and design, this service designed for internal use (something like CRM). Main branding color of our company is Red (like #d50000). But red is almost always used for ...
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Pretend a structure to write guides?

I am creating a website, where users are able to create guides for a video game. Since there is/could be a strict structure for the writing of the guide, I am not really sure if I actually should ...
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Intuitive All On/Off GUI?

Currently, I have a Server that has many different modules (Audi A1, Audi R8, etc.) with 4 different states (RESET, Monitor, Closing, and On). Each module also contains 6 data points that change over ...
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How to show entire webshop assortment in a “change item” button for a bundle?

I am trying to figure out a good interface for a ”complex” problem. I am working on an e-commerce solutions that sells what they call “Kits”. Each kit is in essence a bundle - or perhaps even closer a ...
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Modal pop-up window or push down

We are designing a web application. In the grid view list we have a add new link which can open a modal pop-up window or push down the content like an accordion type user interface. Regarding ...
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Should painting apps use right click?

I'm just making a simple painting app for practice using canvas and I can't decide whether or not I want right click to do anything. For example, in Microsoft Paint you can have two colors and use ...
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Editing a list that can be filtered while editing. Save edits that are not visible?

We have a long list with accounts for which users can set permissions through checkboxes in this list. But users can also filter the list (say with a search query). But what if a user sets ...
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Better ways to display/interact with text reports

I am working on a financial web application where user needs to generate reports. The reports are text files containing a lot of information (3000 lines may be) and of size 1 MB. I thought of 2 ...
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What needs to dominate an input: call to action or the current value?

Context: Cinema ticket booking app. App displays movie screenings in a geographical location. Initial location is determined using user IP. User can change their location by entering an address. ...
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UX best practice for role based access?

I am creating the information architecture for Enterprise software and currently putting in place Hierarchical Role based Access in order to personalise the user journey and allow my users to perform ...
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Pictureupload + Cropping - Best practice for the User

Having a Dating-Website the user can upload some pictures. We struggle a little with defining the best strategy how the user can handle his pictures. The first (ever) uploaded Picture is his ...
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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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What cursor would let the user know they need to double click a cell?

I have a cell in a column that is editable by the insertion of text. The user is able to add the text manually once they've doubled clicked the cell. What is the best cursor to display on:hover to let ...
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Huge horizontal sortable column lists issue

Sometimes pride doesn't let you but I decided to put that aside and ask for some extra opinions from minds like mine! Sorry for the long post, have to analyze my thoughts to explain my issue. I have ...
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Any user research done to know whether to use “Your/My” or “<person's name>”

I'm not working in the field of UX, but something occurred to me the other day that I would like to ask. Let's say we are logged into a website, and at the top of the page, you have a dropdown for ...
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When to display “Request is taking too long” message

Does anybody know if any solid metrics exist around when to display the error "Request is taking too long..." when trying to load a page? I know all pages will very depending on the DB calls etc., but ...
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How to display “number of days outstanding since last payment” in iPhone app?

I want to display this information in iPhone App "Number of days outstanding since last payment". The value can practically range from 0 to any value but I want to categorise it into three major ...
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Job title for someone who design and integrate physical products and ux research

What would be the job title for someone who design prototypes of the physical products, and also be able to modify/integrate existing hardware and software (ex. experimenting with arduino?) to make it ...
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Questioning Apple's new 3D Touch [closed]

I have serious doubts that Apple's 3D Touch will be a huge "success" with users unless there is a hint that touchable components in fact do support it. I am not a UX expert, so the points that I'll ...
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User inputs into tables

I'm working on a desktop-based app, where there is quite a large number of inputs the user needs to enter. I'm struggling to present the data to the user in such a way that looks good, whilst still ...
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How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?

I have an application where the user can perform the following actions. Delete a project - Followed by a confirmation Rename a project Share a project Remove a shared user For those actions, as ...
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“Create new” VS “Add to exisiting” what order

We are introducing a new feature for our customers. By clicking on the bokmarking symbol the user is able to save an item to a list. The user starts out with a "default list", but may create as many ...
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What is the most appropriate term discontinuing records in an application?

I'm developing an ERP type application that predominately does create/read/update/delete operations against a SQL database. Sometimes it not possible to delete a record from the database as it would ...
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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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Are heuristic evaluations valuable? [closed]

The literature seems to contradict itself. One side says they're great if conducted correctly (multiple experts) but the other side says even with multiple experts many issues are missed. The gold ...
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Why do ceiling fan speeds decrease when I pull the chain? [closed]

A typical 3-speed ceiling fan goes HIGH-MED-LOW-OFF when you pull the chain. Why not the opposite order?
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What is the best way to display deleted/removed file to viewer?

Scenario: A viewer make some bookmark of document that he can view. Then manager archive this document. Output: The viewer now can't view his document that has been bookmarked. File Permission ...
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Using a registered trademark in an action button

Over the weekend I ate at a Red Robin with their new "Ziosk" electronic menu/payment system. The final payment screen asks you to select a tip amount and confirm. Shown below (in a larger, more ...
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How to show disabled textfields on a form?

I have an HTML form with some textfields and datetime fields. Some elements should be shown readonly for a user group. Unfortunately, site's base color is gray so I could not use that color for the ...
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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols [closed]

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
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Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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Flow for scheduling payments

So am working on a mobile app that allows users to send money & pay their bills (electricity & telephone) Am adding a feature where these payments can be scheduled in advance. However i am ...
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Turning knobs with mouse wheel

When presenting (in a simulator) a user interface, that normally uses turning knobs, how should the mouse wheel map to the turning of the drawn knob? I am looking at a simulator which draws a bunch ...
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How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?

We are building a printed voucher (hard copy) for lab tests which looks like the following : The lab test center people who take the tests should mark the checkboxes with a pen or a marker against ...
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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Usability measurement: Nielsen's Attributes of Usability versus the SUS

From my research, the SUS seems to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring usability through a questionnaire. There are of course plenty of other instruments. Nielsen's attributes of ...