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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Is it ok for a landing page image to take up a full screen?

My landing pages have large images, each of an individual building. I'm worried about information scent issues causing usability problems. The images have a parallax effect. Any suggestions on best ...
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Why are USB ports in laptops so close to each other?

A few months ago I wanted a new laptop, so I ordered it from a big brand considering its solid features (like Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM etc.). The laptop is perfect and runs well, but it ...
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What are the ways our USA UX team could use UX Lab (in India) for research / usability testing activities?

We have a UX team in India along with a small UX lab. Our USA UX team members also want to use UX lab for various research activities including Usability testing. Can you guys please tell me, how can ...
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How to display blocks with line items on a Ledger, where pricing per block may be computed differently?

I have a situation where we have a web-assisted ledger where sales people can add line items (products), and they can also add options of the product that are entered as sub-line-items. ...
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Design of a UI which has multiple Categories, where each Category holds individual Settings

I'm new to UI Design and I having a hard time designing a new Concept for a UI. I can't give you full detail about what the application is for but it's basicly a production-planning-tool for ...
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How do you deal with personal information during usability testing?

I'm wondering what do other UX professionals do when they need to see personal information for a test? Like home address or salary? Especially if conducted at the company you work for?
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Should I ask the user to complete the task as fast as she can in user test?

I need to evaluate insurance auto quote process which has 3-4 pages of forms to fill. I have designed a prototype with two variations and want to test which of them is easier to use. So I plan to ...
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How to prioritise features for mobile devices?

When you build a mobile client application for enterprise software, how do you decide feature/ function priority from a UX standpoint?
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How to indicate a text field does not contain content?

In the wireframe below, the three containers could contain text. The user can add text to empty containers and edit existing text. Note that this form is not just for entering text, but often the ...
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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 from the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot know what the next stage/step will be (therefore I ...
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Multiple preferences 3 layers deep

I'm trying to come up with a solution for the problem that is the ability to select multiple preferences with upto 3 layers deep. The primary layer would affect the options shown for layer2, and ...
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Displaying a complex set of criteria

I have a series of criteria required to get a permission. These criteria can be met by taking a class (this is for a hackerspace website I'm making). Some criteria have multiple classes, where any ...
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What are the most effective icons to use so that users don't need extensive walkthroughs/tooltips? [on hold]

I'm designing a user interface for a type of printer. My goal is to create a simple, easy to use screen for users who are not usually tech-savvy. Because of the limitations (either inherent or ...
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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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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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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How to label site language toggle? [duplicate]

Basically I'm choosing between two options for labeling a control that toggles language in the interface: Currently: English | Spanish Proposed: English | Español It makes sense to me that if ...
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When new user come to web app, what is better: give him possibility to save data to local storage or prompt him to login to demo account?

I have an app that saves user input to server side database. In order to be able to use such app user usually must create an account first. I want to give him possibility to try app without creating ...
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Indicate user feature uses fake data

My application has a 'templates' and a 'dashboards' pages. In the first one user can create dashboard templates containing charts, in the second one he can select a template and apply filters on it to ...
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Need suggestion for selecting icon for this menu [closed]

I need some icon for this bold titles. I can,t find any icon idea for some titles. I have a accordion menu, look,s like this:     Settings           ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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Incomplete input data: is it better to abort processing or produce incomplete result?

I'm having a hot debate with a colleague. We're working on an image processing software that accepts a set of images and produces a single result. The debate concerns the behavior when one or more of ...
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Where to put personalized recommendations feature?

I would like to add a Personalized recommendations feature to my E-comm website. Should I add it as a floating,fixed button on the side? Is that considered something users are annoyed by? If I ...
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Table with Action Buttons Versus Turbotax Wizard-Like Experience

I am working with a team to develop a web application where people can come and request access to various intranet applications. For the "Requestor" side of things, we have a Turbo-Tax wizard-like ...
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Editable Field Icon Placement?

I have a form for uploading attachments (PDFs). After uploading them, there is a section (as seen in the image below) allowing you to rename the attachment, view it, or delete it. The edit icons seem ...
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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?

The main navigation of a website I'm working on uses hover menus and every main navigation item has children that reveal on hover/tap. Do I need to include a down arrow (chevron) that indicates to ...
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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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Alternate to gantt chart

I want to display two different tasks in my page. Type of the task will be two but number of tasks may vary up to 100 tasks. Very important thing is, all the tasks will fall under the timescale and ...
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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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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or bad idea, and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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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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Is it better to hide upcoming core features or display coming soon text?

When you have an app with features that do not exist or are not production ready yet, is it ok to include the action element (example: a button) that will display a coming soon dialog or page when ...
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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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What is the fundamental difference between HCI and Usability? [closed]

When evaluating an interface these two terms are very important. How do they differ from each other ?
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Saving tabbed content individually or as one

So users can login to this system and choose to edit an item from their list. I'm trying to figure out the best way to allow users to save the tabs they edit. From the design below, is it clear that ...
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How to Address Unclickable Tags That Look like Buttons?

On a portfolio site, after a project's title & description of things done on the project, there is a "skills used" section at the very bottom. Each skill is styled as a tag. They are not ...
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Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?

Which one is the better option and why? Delete with Confirmation [The action cannot be undone] or Delete with one click [And provide option to Undo]
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What are the most efficient user interactions needed on a community forum?

When participating in a user community, like StackExchange or Reddit (or any other forum/bulletin board), what are the useful essentials that make it a good experience for you? I'm trying to whittle ...
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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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Material design change password behavior

I am using this behavior to make user change password: When a user clicks on the change password button, 3 text fields appear and the button changes into a "cancel" button. Do I have to separate the ...
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Best UI layout for the scenario?

We have items and settings for them. All the settings done will affect the selected item(checkbox). Now what is the best way to show them on UI Layout. Splitting screen horizontally or vertically is a ...
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What's the key information in a cashback UI

I am building an interface where users view details about cashback they receive for x. The cashback is supposed to be re-used within the application for ordering x again. As I understand it, the ...
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Does a program need to respond straight to the point or politely? [duplicate]

I have read "What is the recommended wording for a generic error message" and it's helpful, but doesn't address my main question: What should I prefer in any written programm: The polite or the ...
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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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Why do some cars only have a physical lock on the driver side?

I have a car (tsx) and I realize that sometimes I will need to use the physical key instead of the electronic key fob to unlock my car. Such as if there is something wrong with the electronics or my ...
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What would be a better typing experience in landscape mode of a keyboard?

While designing a keyboard app for android, I went through a lot of testing of various existing keyboards. One thing found in common was that typing in landscape mode of every keyboard wasn't very ...
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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 to visually show hierarchical structure with inherited attributes

In my system I have projects which each belong to one group. Groups can have sub groups and those can have more projects etc. Projects consist of attributes. Attributes can be project specific or ...