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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Sharing link to software installer

When sharing a link to a software installer what is the preferred UX pattern, to share a link to a download page or a direct link to the downloadable executable? Using GIMP as an example... GIMP ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form ...
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What do you expect after a subscribing to a newsletter?

after user is subscribing to newsletter and so click the "register button" i can show a message where i alert the user that i have send an message to email... But i don't know how show this message: ...
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Why don't TVs indicate which HDMI ports that are connected? [on hold]

I think there's many things that a TV could do to help me switch to the desired HDMI input, for example: When I insert a cable, temporarily show a text saying "HDMI 4 connected". In the input ...
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Where to place controls in user account form?

I'm creating an user account window for my instant messenger application. User have to: enter name, password, server press button "Connect". Also user can: close this form without connection ...
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Under what circumstances would you NOT want a clean and minimalist website design? [on hold]

I'm currently taking a web design/web development course and the two following questions are being touted as being extremely difficult by the course instructor, and I'm not too sure how to answer ...
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How to show linked entity inside another entity

I need to show some way to indicate that the green colour entity is linked and not owned by the parent (blue) entity you were currently in. Currently i'm using colour variation like here and wrapped ...
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How do I list contacts?

Let's suppose you have a chat mobile app that only sends messages. I'm the user. I want to send a message to X. If person X is in my contact list, but doesn't have the app, I text her and the ...
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Single and Multi-Select Up & Down Arrow Locations

I'm currently working on a interface that allows the user to order elements within in a box by using two arrows(up/down). Having designed and implemented controls of this nature in the past(some ...
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Should I indicate qualifying categories on the product top-level landing page?

I'm working with a store landing page that displays the main five product categories. All five category images are displayed inline, and are same height and width. Each has an appropriate label and ...
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Download template preview

I have a predefined template with some columns of data, basically should be grid. For example, There are columns like X,Y,Z and and user downloads the template. how do i show the preview of ...
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I'm looking for articles, best practices, and research on user profile UX [on hold]

I'm designing a user profile for an E-commerce mobile app and looking for best practices on user profiles. Header to content ratio, the importance of the header if any, and things like that. Any ...
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when to choose one between dropdown and typeahead

I am about to design a webpage wherein I got confused between few components which suits. Here, I would like to understand what is the best scenario for choosing between typeahead and dropdown menu ...
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What are some alternative ways to record data instead of a long form? [on hold]

How to deal with long forms (Not conventional ways like form wizard etc) and what could be some alternative ways to gather information instead of a form layout? I really liked how TypeForm looks at ...
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Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
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Repeat the same word over and over in menu

I have a menu with a list of a lot of management and configuration GUIs. They are listed below a headline of the category. Like so: Managemanet Xxxxxx Management Xxxx Management Xxxxxxxx ...
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Do you think people would use a site like http://bakon.ca? [on hold]

I just created a brand new website at bakcon.ca The idea is that anyone can add store(s) for a city. And for each store, anyone can add products and describe where the products are located. ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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Page navigation help for business application site

I'm making a UX/UI for email service provider software and I'm stuck on how best to do the navigation/controls for this page style: first, you view your email campaigns second, you check a box ...
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Why don't chinese teacups have handles

I am mystified over the difference between an English tea cup and a Chinese tea cup. The difference is that a chinese teacup does not have a handle/"ear" while an English teacup does have a ...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?
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Communicating to user that content is associated with a specific record?

Lets say a main page provides navigation to two sections: Doing X and Doing Y. Doing X is associated with a single record, however, Doing Y is associated with zero to many records. Upon clicking Do ...
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Another word for “Back”?

The application has "sub-levels". Once a user dips into a sub area of the site, should "back" go back a page OR should back take them to the parent level? history.back() doesn't seem appropriate in ...
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User choosing frequency-based thresholds

As part of a site's advanced filters, I want to give people the ability to filter based on the frequency of results. i.e. "show only results that occur at least once per month" or "show only results ...
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Interface requirements for both left-to-right and right-to-left reading

Most interfaces, gestures and UI patterns are based on reading from left to right (sinistrodextral). Swiping to the right to go back is based on making the same motion with your finger if you want to ...
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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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Update deleted object or object that pass away

I work on home project that has server-side API and client UI. Regardless of the techincal side, my question is about user reaction of the following situations (and how to handlie it): What if user ...
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Alternatives to 18 options in a radio group?

I have an application built in Delphi7. A particular screen displays a radio group with about 8 items, which is just manageable for the users by normal standards. But now I need to add another 10 ...
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Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs?

Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs? Obviously, I'm talking about apps like text editors and word processors, apps that are used for editing content. It just seems strange, at ...
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Why isn't inclusive design being used as a driver for better overall user experience [closed]

Looking at some of the red dot design award winners from last year, I noticed a particular entry in the communication design category that again highlighted the value of inclusive design in creating a ...
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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ...
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Filter placement

I'm working on a page which shows multiple products and it needs some sort of filtering. I've seen a lot of websites place filters for the content either above or left of the content, as shown in the ...
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Best approach to show and insert nested data

I have 2 tables, one is company and the other is salesperson. The requirement is that "one company can have many salespeople. Also a company and salesperson can have many phones" I have a datatable ...
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Should I use Collapsible Panels on Landing Page or something else?

I am looking to build a landing page for new users from advertising. On my site, there are several ways to get what you want -- all of them equal weight from my perspective -- but with different ways ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Click-to-edit and click-n-drag combined

I'm considering an option to combine two behaviours in a list: Click to edit an item (like in Asana) Click-n-drag an item (like in JIRA) As illustrated in the screenshots, the cursor in both ...
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How should I present 2 search tools that cannot be used together?

I have a page displaying details regarding a specific piece of equipment. To view the details of an individual piece of equipment, a user has to filter down to only one piece of equipment. The plan ...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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Existing product: how redesign a product of a user only?

I participate in a project where "the owner" of the project is also user of it. Overall, it is a project to manage hardware certifications and / or software. The system is scalable and can be used by ...
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Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?

This Twitter post sparked me to ask the question: totally! RT @damienguard: Dear UI designers everywhere. Stop using floppy disk icons for save. Too many people have no idea what it is now. ...
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Splitting page layout

I'm working on a website for searching electronic projects. I'm considering two options: A user visits the website and gets redirected to the landing page. The landing page explains what they can ...
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List vs tiles for links

I am designing a drop down panel which houses a collection of quick links / bookmarks to other areas of an intranet. Users access the intranet through a laptop or desktop pc running windows or mac ...
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Does this scenario make sense within truncated search results?

Currently our search results are truncated at 90 characters. We are discussing adding the option for users to "read more" with a drop down to the rest of the summary/search text. I've certainly seen ...
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i am interested in knowing about Full Screen Modal Window [duplicate]

Please specify about where to use full window modal over Modal popup. Refer attached images
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555 views

Best user friendly option for buttons and icons placement

I have created below UI controls... but I am not sure if they are really user friendly or not... so overall they should look good as well as user should be able to understand moment they see that ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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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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Should I tell what the function is or not?

Sometimes, when I design the layout of an app, I always think about that should I put a short description to tell user what this function is or how to use it. But, at the same time, I also think about ...