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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Disabling the browser's back button in multi-page forms

We're having this internal debate where some people think that the user shouldn't use the browser's "back" button when filling a multi-page form (for security reasons), and that the whoever hits the ...
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Are there any usability issues with putting a file menu in an application's chrome?

Currently my team and I are creating standards for our software and we're running into a disagreement around the file menu location. We're trying to be modern in our software by trying to emulate some ...
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Can pricing pages in an industry where mostly everyone else is 'contact for quote' help or hinder sales?

I'm in-house at a medium size call center. I've been trying to get a pricing page put up for us on our website for a long time. If we're not the lowest price we'll price match as much as we possibly ...
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What's the best way to display text / content if the container has a size limit?

We have a page in our website that has a container with a static width and height (e.g. 500px x 500px). We are intending to keep the content inside short (to make it fit the size of the box). But in ...
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Single Button Placement

A simple dilemma but one that I would appreciate your views on. I have a page title and near to it I would like to place the key and ONLY action that a user would need to take. I have mocked up ...
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What is the best way to display multiple columns?

I have been asked to come up with a solution for displaying 50+ columns that were previously viewed in excel and now need to be brought to the desktop application UI. Mobile version is out of scope. ...
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What is the best experience for long mobile questionnaires?

I am designing an app where the user is allowed to select multiple services which lead to a questionnaire around each service. If the user selects all the services this potentially could be a very ...
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Modals on top of modals

Using bootstrap modals, I keep running into the issue of having an info modal with content inside of it, but there's a need to have a "confirm your decision" modal/popup on top of the initial modal. ...
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For an instant message program, should your messages sent be left or right side? [duplicate]

For many IM programs, especially text apps for phones, you can see a conversation with a specific person. To quickly distinguish between messages sent and received, they are pushed to each side, like ...
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How to use a wizard to create step by step dynamic workflow?

I am working on a dynamic workflow. General expectations of the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot assume what the next stage/step will be (That's why I ...
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All Caps in International Design [closed]

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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What are some good lists featuring people in ux or usability? [on hold]

Something similar to this - http://blog.usabilitytools.com/usability-experts-you-should-follow Looking to expand my Twitter feed, so I've been wondering.
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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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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 are the best practices for the lead capture forms on mobile?

Those modal overlays/popups are being used a lot on mobile either timed after an article or triggered by certain actions. What are best practices for using them best for lead capture forms?
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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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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Do I need an extra checkbox column in the table

I have a table of students with their subjects. On the first column I can set a checkbox to select a student OR all subjects on the same row. Then I can click "Remove Students" or "Clear Subjects" ...
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Statistics and Usability [closed]

I have an engineering background and I work as an interaction designer at a website company. I started to work 3 months ago. I am new in this field. To interpret analytics data and usability tests, ...
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Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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Content page prior to login screen?

Context We have been asked by a client to have a precursor page to house some content about product and services before the login screen. As our product is B2B SaaS proposition users/employees have ...
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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

Facebook has recently changed its video behavior. When you click on a playing video, the video is taken to fullscreen. On the fullscreen mode related videos are also shown so, I think the intention ...
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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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Should I combine two values for a single slider?

I'm designing a loan calculator, which based on the loan you request (separate input not shown on the images), allows you to explore your options of monthly paybacks, and the period during which you ...
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graph exploration and data overload

I love to visualize huge graphs (this is a hobby: http://anvaka.github.io/pm/ ). One problem however that keeps me awake at night, is data overload in such graphs. If I render all connections inside ...
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“Back to top” in sticky social bar (for mobile)?

i read more about "back to top" button and i understand that maybe i should to use it only for mobile (because for desktop is easy to got at top- start of the page with mouse, while with mobile is not ...
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Can we expect users to close popovers by just clicking away?

We use popovers quite a lot and, when you click away from them, they close. Do you think it's reasonable to expect that the majority of web users will know how to close it this way instead of adding a ...
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What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
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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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What's the best navigation UI pattern for nested resources on mobile?

I have a web app with a flow involving deep nested resources e.g class -> attendance dates -> attendance (show) -> edit attendance I explored various nav options like - Whatsapp unidirectional ...
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Trouble Getting People to Complete Free Listing Form [closed]

I own a motorsports website which I have poured my heart and soul into to make it the best in the industry and of which does very well and is blessed by Google in search for popular queries such as ...
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How to review usability of a developer tool?

I'm about to try to test the usability of our developer tools, how can this be done? Articles I've read so far on UX testing seem to target website testing. I'm interested in reviewing the user ...
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How to test a change in document delivery

Current state - Existing customers, who are enrolled in our paperless delivery process, receive documents in PDF form via email. Future state - As a part of our project, all paperless customers will ...
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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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usability testing and target group

I intend to conduct a usability study on a website (say an elementary school) to find out about ease of use, learnability etc., the first group of prospective users I would approach are parents for ...
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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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How do you test navigation engagement?

Some coworkers and I are engaged in heated debate about changing the navigation arrangement from a left nav column to a top nav bar. Arguments in favor of a left nav are more visibility and more ...
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Meeting both user and advertiser needs

I'm designing an app for a client that's geared for college students. I can't give specifics as to what the app does, so I'll do my best to frame the question. As part of this app, each participating ...
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Best way to split website for two groups

The title is a little confusing, but it's hard to explain in one sentence. Let's say I have a website where a group of employees can create newsletters. list of functions: Adding/editing/deleting ...
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Various UI patterns for connecting panoramic images in a virtual tour

Here is the problem: There is a number of panoramic images available, made mostly in the indoor environment. Our user is assembling them all into a virtual tour, where a different kind of user will ...
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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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Putting name and description at the beginning or end of a long workflow?

I'm currently in the process of designing a quite long workflow (business processes) consisting of 30+ steps. Since this is covering quite complex content to fill in, are there any recommendations on ...
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Standards for two-finger touch gestures?

I tried to define the follow gestures in the remote desktop app. (Native Touch vs. Cursor Mode) I am worry about the two finger behaviors are too difficult. One-finger (Native Touch): (1.1) ...
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Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? ...
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Prioritize usability problems

There are a variety of references and approaches to prioritizing usability problems, but the I have not identified any single approach that captures all the factors I feel are necessary to include in ...
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Are there any rules to differ between Errors, Warnings and Notifications? [duplicate]

I am looking for any rules to give developers how they can differ between Errors, Warnings and Notifications. I haven't found something in literature or the web. Is there a standard that needs to be ...
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Activate item for visibility in menu

My application has quite a long menu. It's divided in 7 big sections with +5 items inside each one. Some of this sections have items that may never be used by the user (p.e. there is a Rubric ...
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Better way to show Priority Level in drop down

I just found below drop down for showing priority levels in JIRA: Does the above drop down - with icons and supporting message clearly demonstrates the priority levels? If not, then what will be ...
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Windows swipe feature [migrated]

Is there a way to disable the swipe left and/or right feature which changes the magnification of the view in Windows 8 or 10? When I want to select a phrase or line of text, the magnification changes ...