the way user interacts with an artifact and the reaction and/or behavior to the environment

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Gather - Capture User centered data

I have made a web application for educational purposed which is used by people living in rural parts of the country, who are not able to get access to proper education. I have centers in those ...
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Using warnings to reduce printer waste

I've seen where businesses try to limit printing usage by limiting users from printing more than 100 or so pages per month with an application like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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Research Study App - Could use some tips!

Really new to the UX field as well for designing for mobile. Currently working on a behavioral research study with the use case being for 500 incoming freshmen college students. 250 will be the ...
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How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?

In my office space we have a main trash can and "recycling" can in the break room. They are simply two bins, with the same color, that are hidden in a cabinet. Outside of the cabinet are two ...
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Do people actually use tooltips?

I know I use them, and my peers use them, but how much does the average user actually use tooltips to figure out functionality?
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Chat sidebar: Allowing users to chat & see who is online with just a follow?

Looking for input on the best approach to having a chat sidebar similar to Facebook's web app. I'd like to display a list of online users so users can chat with each other. However, I was looking to ...
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which is more affordable “tap to click” is turned off or turned on? [closed]

By default in apple notebooks, "tap to click" is turned off, every time users have to press the trackpad just to select. I feel it annoying and hope other does too. Will it be more affordable if "tap ...
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Why would some high profile blog not allow commenting? [closed]

Comments have been an important part from the evolution of blog. But I can see some blogs like http://www.lukew.com not allowing comments at all. It surely hurts the user experience for genuine ...
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I need a suggestion to separate two forms on user details

I'm working on a tutor website and after the user sign up, I send the user to edit his profile. Here is the screen: As you can see I have two forms, one for the user information and the other one ...
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How to make this number obvious for user to click on it to see list of items

What can be done to this matrix to make it more obvious to end user to click on number to see list of items in it, when a user will click on the box, if there any number shown on it e.g. starting from ...
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What is the Best Practice for Measuring User Behavior for Enterprises?

We have a product that goes behind the firewall and frequently pings back a (small) amount of information once a week or less. While we have tossed around a number of ideas: Paying the customer to ...
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Should controls be removed or just greyed out in a tool for power-users where they repeat many times?

This answer by JohnGB on "Greyed-Out vs Invisible" by Joel B kind of touches on the idea, but this question focuses specifically on a moderation tool for power users. Should buttons that don't apply ...
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Extroverts vs introverts - user profile design considerations? [closed]

When speaking with a person who is more reserved, quiet, or shy in nature I need to ask more generic questions in order to make them feel comfortable and open to respond. When having a conversation ...
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Visual reference for user impersonation feature

Right now, when a user logs in, on top of the page it shows it's nick name and an exit icon to sign out. I'm about to implement an "impersonate user" feature and I was wondering how to make it clear ...
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Intuitive Inline editing

I have an edit page with a bunch of select menus, text inputs, and radio buttons, and a save button. Upon clicking the save button, a detail page is displayed with text of the given select menus, ...
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Is it really a bad thing to place an ad TV in front of the stairs?

We have the following room arrangement with a plan on a 40 inch TV mounted on the wall. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups In this place people usually walk ...
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About building Q&A system, should we allow user to modify their Q & A, or user can only do “Add Only” when posting Q & A?

Let say we want to build QA system like Stackoverflow, and I wonder whether "we should allow user to modify their Q & A, or user can only "Add Only" when posting Q or A?" -Option 1: User can ...
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Optimizing interface for creating files

We're building an app in which the user is able to upload or create a file and we're currently trying to optimize the experience of file creation. Currently our interface looks like the following: ...
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How can I communicate the user, that the refresh button must be clicked to refresh the content?

In an web app the user can restrict the timeinterval of an chart via a min, and a max date. When the two desired dates are set, the user has to click on the refresh button. Observated users hastiated. ...
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Button Labels : Contextual Names or Generic Names [duplicate]

When we label the buttons should we use contextual names or generic names. For example, I have a form to add a new employee.Here the button is named as "Save", which is more generic. How about ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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Different ways of entry points in a form or one way?

So I am trying to digitalise a business from for my client. I will quickly explain the work flow: User fills a from which has Shipping address, payer address, biller address. They creates new form for ...
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Blog Commenters - OAuth or Manual?

In designing a cms for politically focused blogs, I've come across a bit of an interesting situation in which I have two options for how to identify a commenter: Use OAuth as the mechanism for a ...
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Terminology for user fear of unbounded space

There is a term used for describing a behavioral pattern where users feel disoriented or anxious when a navigable space is unbounded and there is no reference point. For example, in a 3D drawing ...
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Is use of disabled option on select a good approach for showing existing invalid value?

Sample scenario to illustrate the type of problem I'm trying to solve: Online store has orders and in the order it refers to a product. Users can edit existing unsubmitted orders and one of the ...
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Usability problem when using multiple selection combobox

I have a screen where user can select multiple values from the database. This screen follows a standard used in every screen with similar cadastre, where de data being edited or created is shown on ...
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Acceptable to use the logo as the only link to the home page? [duplicate]

I would like to remove the Home Page button in the navigation bar from a website. My reasoning is that the logo itself can act has a link to the home page. Is it reasonable to assume users will know ...
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Showing/Hiding/Identifitying Unavailable Options

I am working on a simple application. It's class/seminar picker application. The user logs in then selects the seminars they wish to attend. Some of the seminars have pre-requisites (which each user ...
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How to know what user likes or dislikes about a product or service when user is unable to express it himself?

I see many people prefer one product or service over another in same category but when we ask them what did you like or dislike in those products they don't really have any answer. They say "I don't ...
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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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Is it a good idea to check if user has already registered an iCloud email and alert if they have?

I think checking coincidences between an user email with another email but with the @icloud.com extension would be a great feature to add on a registration process. This would be a great way to try ...
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What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?

We are implementing a temporary account lockout after throttling login attempts and actively directing users to reset their password. Users can still go through the reset journey even during temporary ...
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How can I ensure users understand how to answer SMS correctly?

I work on a CRM system for healthcare and there's a feature where we send an SMS to a patient reminding her of some scheduled consultation. The patient can then answer the SMS with either "yes" or ...
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How do i decide how the same website behaves in two different tabs in one browser?

See this is very interesting issue. User on my website uploads a design for 3D printing and then we offer him different prizes for different materials. For an example, if you upload a model and want ...
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Tablet Games - Most often used fingers

I'm looking for some statistics about how people use their tablets when they play a game. We're talking about complicated one with multiple interactions like strategic style. Do they hold the device ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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Should i make users login to my Mobile App?

I am making a Free Mobile App - where user's can find images by categories, and rate them. I do not need to know which user rated what image. So, Should i make user's login to the app? If, i force ...
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Is a “zero” value in a legend necessary?

Background I'm working on a calendar display for my application. I'm using the Cal-Heatmap library, however I've modified the legend. With this calendar library in particular, the square representing ...
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How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?

Retractable pens typically have a rather noisy mechanism. Some users periodically start pressing the pen button frequently (while they're talking on the phone or while they're waiting for some result ...
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What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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Is it okay to allow customers to create an account with hyphen(-) and underscore(_) in the email address at the end of username?

I personally think it is a bad idea to let users use _ and - in the end of desired username. Example guru_@abc.com. My management is asking me for the solid reasons behind me not letting them use ...
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Should mobile websites show a dedicated area for scroll bar like on desktop websites?

I often get these complain from my management team when i design long pages for them. I cant cut on information only because i have to fit in it one page. Some really basic users do not know if they ...
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The side help bar is being missed by our users. How do I refuse a screen judder?

I'm designing a page which has a side help drawer for users. I.e. the users click on the 'help' text on the right hand side, and a drawer flies in from the right. The page is long so the 'help' drawer ...
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Why do sites like Amazon not show Buy Now or Add to Cart buttons in product listings?

I have observed recently that sites like Amazon have made some changes and the Add to Cart button now appears only when the user clicks on the thumbnail and goes to the detailed product page. Does ...
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Does spamming users work?

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely mad it's when I sign up to a website or an app and they send me emails without my consent to either "remind" me to use their product more often or give ...
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Is address title field important in shipping address?

I am working on address book feature on ecommerece site. This feature lets user select shipping address from his previously saved addresses from a address book page. Is it important to have a seperate ...
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Struggling with implementing a 'Basket' area when the available content can be free as well as priced

We have a system that allows for companies to either have a selection of free items that their users can pick and choose from (which they can then add to a personal list of items), or a selection of ...
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What are the effects of A/B Testing if the user is aware of it?

I went on the same website on two different browsers, and I got two different layout + design. I was being A/B tested. I didn't like that, probably because: I don't like to be part of an experiment ...