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

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When is it appropriate to use masking on an input field?

I am having some difficulty convincing myself that users will like masking applied to input fields (Web form). I personally hate it when forms manipulate my input while I'm typing it. I'd rather have ...
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How do I take feedback about a bare minimum live feature?

I am part of a small startup and I am new to the UX process. I have been designing for about a year without following a process or structure. We offer MOOCs and we are looking to overhaul the video ...
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Design consistency issues when allowing the user to change design

What's the best way to solve user design consistency problems inside an application that gives total control over the appearance? For example, user can choose font of element X, then later adds ...
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Do users like or star? [duplicate]

Like Star Is there any science between liking or staring? Does the user click one faster? Does the user respect one more? Do users like or star? EDIT: This question has been marked as a ...
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Do login pages need a title?

I have two forms: Username and Password. Under these forms, I have a "Login" button. Do I need a title for the Login Page? Can the user understand the button? Otherwise, I would have two sections ...
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Do users like to feel more special than the elements of a webpage? [closed]

I have two drop-downs, one for users and one for movie sorting. Do users like to see themselves represented in the same way as other interface elements? Or, do they prefer to look special? In this ...
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What is the proper balance between clean and ethical design?

Every company has a balance between clean and ethical design. Is there a particular standard or is it solely based on the type of business operations? I've given a few examples to help illustrate my ...
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Do users care if avatars have a style of opacity on hover?

I have a site that allows users to watch movies. Users can send friend requests to see what movies their friends like. I have made this feature convenient by putting some of their friends avatars on ...
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Priming in User Experience Design [closed]

How can we use priming / subliminal messages to increase the visitor / user's joy on a website? The topic "Subliminal Perception" a.k.a. "Priming" is often used by marketeers to subliminally ...
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Improve exprience/usage of Zoom In option(similar to Instagram)

I have this interesting situation which i'm trying to understand whether my Zoom In utility will be obvious to the users or not.Whenever they change image from the picker, they see this preview : ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

When a transaction cannot be completed in my banking software, we display an error message to the user. In the back-end, we do not know whether the problem is temporary or permanent. We also do not ...
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Proper wording for “Cancel Undo”?

The Problem: Users need to have an undo control over changes they have made. However, these changes might be really big, so, while we have some contingency plan just in case something goes wrong, we ...
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Selecting elements from a list box

I have a list box that with a lot of items as follows : I want to enable multiple selection on this list box and carry over the selected list items into a separate bucket : Now I want to find the ...
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Table Pagination

I have a standard table with around 1500 enteries as shown below : How do I capture the fact that I want to migrate on a particular page(for eg say page no.13) without having to click multiple times ...
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How to Verify Parent/Adult identity

This is a long reading, but it is a challenging concept so I have to explain the process. My company builds apps and sites specialised for kids under 13. According the COPPA legislation every kid ...
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Do you keep your submit button in the same location across all forms, or base it off the individual form?

I'm at a crossroads determining if the primary action / secondary action should always remain in the same location across as many forms as possible. Or if the standard gets determined by the context ...
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How to display gamification progress when 100% completion of a task might not be possible(or desirable in some cases?

There have been some comments asking for specific details on the system I am trying to build, which are now at the bottom of the question. I am designing a system that allows users to enter content ...
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Alternative wording to 'upgrade from free trial to a paying plan'?

Looking for an alternative to 'upgrade'. The problem is that in our web-app ui and communication, we are currently using two different versions of upgrade: the common upgrade/downgrade of the ...
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Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey

Given a 10-step online survey (mostly yes/no radio buttons), where is it best to ask for the users' personal data e.g. name, age, contact details? My intuition says putting it at the end will yield ...
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What is user's quote?

Im new to the field of User Experience and currently studying on how to conduct user research and gather helpful data from various users to figure out or have an idea who's Im designing for. But along ...
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Auto advance to next question in a questionnaire on user response

We am creating a survey (9 questions), each of which has four options (more like user preference with no one correct answer). We intend to show him one question at a time and let him move to the next ...
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Why is it an industry-standard to have a window automatically grab focus and how do we change it? (in Windows at least)

Why is it an industry-standard to have a windows automatically grab focus? From a usability point of view, why is it considered "good practice" for a desktop application to grab (more like hijack) ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material-design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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Best experience for forcing the user to open a form-centric PDF in Reader and not the browser

I have a series of PDF's that are contain a form that must be filled out completely. The form also has a submit button which will save and send the form via email. The intended use case is for the ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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Standards for two-finger touch gestures?

I tried to define the follow gestures in a remote desktop app. (Native Touch vs. Cursor Mode) I am worried that the two finger behaviors are too difficult. One-finger (native touch) One-finger tap =...
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Best way to manage user experience when doing a database reset within a trivia app

BACKGROUND Apologies in advance, but this question requires some context. I'm working on a trivia app which has 600 questions in the database. Upon launching the app, the user is presented with a ...
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How to show more or less info based on user's experience in the field rather than on system?

While designing an app for Coupons and Promotions for a salesman (just info of various Coupons) I was thinking about giving a personalized experience to each salesman based on his years of experience ...
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Would putting a pricing page on our website more likely improve the user experience if our competitors only offer ‘contact for quote’ pages?

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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Thinking of adding request button on site for items not available? Good idea or Facebook like button will do?

Thinking of adding Request Button for items not available on a planned site. Is this a good idea or will Facebook Like button do to express a"want this item" message?
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What tools are available to collect statistics on user behavioral patterns?

I have an application with a relatively large user base. I would like to collect statistics on user behavior, analyze patterns etc. I expect that statistics to answer questions like: How many female ...
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Most Intuitive way to organize images into albums?

I need to create a interface wherein a user can quickly categorize few of his photos into albums. Constraints 1 photo can be a part of multiple albums. Atmost there are 15-20 photos and 5-6 albums....
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Should an API documentation include When-to-use and when-not-to-use list?

The target user base for the problem described below is one of the most neglected and underrated one - Programmers/Developers/Coders. Consider, for example, this java doc which is explaining about ...
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User classification

Are there any "standard" frameworks for user classification/categorization in terms of behaviour, frequency of use, expertise, loyalty, attitude to product etc? Examples could be: early adopter, ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states of 2 types of data?

We are writing a web-based testing application where the user (teacher) can't move on to the next step in the process until all students (a young age group) have completed 2 separate tests. First all ...
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What is the best layout for a hierarchical menu with multiple actions?

I am working on a project that uses a root/leaf node hierarchy menu to search, view, select and open content on a desktop platform. The user will need to have the option to do one, 2 or all of these ...
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How to convince a client that the website doesn’t need to be too animation-driven to stand out?

I had a discussion with my client about a website revamp (it's an agency website). He’s a business strategist and not a web / UX designer. In the meeting, we showed him several websites (from ...
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Search results - bring data by custom query or all data ? (Performance issues)

We are developing a system which uses a web console. Once the user logs in, he can choose a date from a date slider and click the “Get” button to retrieve relevant data which can be more than 5000 ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to happen ...
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Why is the visual behavior for a WPF checkbox reversed when checking/unchecking?

The WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) checkbox control has opposite visual behaviors for when it is checked and unchecked. That is, when the mouse button is pressed, the check mark fades into ...
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SaaS plan names for B2C [duplicate]

I'm creating a SaaS which will primary be marketed towards the B2C segment, but will also have a single plan for professionals/B2B. Plan 1 - Cheapest one (B2C) Plan 2 - Like Plan 1, but with ability ...
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How to inspire users to share the app?

There could be some app platforms where multiple user participation is essential. For instance, a multiplayer game, in which user could pick another user to play the game from the list of his phone ...
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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 discourage users from using a feature?

I'm working on a hardware+software product that displays video. It has a brightness/contrast control. Unfortunately, it plugs into another machine (made by a 3rd party) that also has a brightness/...
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Dialog box button behavior based on state

I have a dialog that upon opening performs some data validation (none of the data visible). The dialog is determining whether an action can be taken or not. The dialog has only two buttons - OK and ...
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Call to action to take visitors to the payment page in the header

In the header it is common to display number of items in the cart, with a button that says something like "cart". This button is linked to the start of the payment process. But what call of action ...
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Undefined behaviour in response to unusual action

I'm working on a page where you have a box of things and you can drag the things around to reposition them. You can also drag them to a specified drop zone to move them to another box. This brings up ...
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Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality [closed]

I know it's a bit of a stretch considering it's ultimately opinion (but most UX is) but I'm coming up blank on a visual concept I could use to "iconify" the functionality of "Keep Open" to the user. ...
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Why are pop up ads still present?

People are very good at avoiding ads, especially those who know that they are ads. Usually, I see pop ads on less popular websites. And I also think people who are not very much internet literate ...