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

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How to observe users without seeing confidential data

My team's application lets users share files in the cloud. It's a bit like Dropbox, but our product encrypts everything to ensure security and privacy. It's intended for business users who need to let ...
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Do you know any good source for human-robot interactions?

"In most cases, user experience design (UX or UXD or UED) fully encompasses traditional human-computer interaction (HCI) design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as ...
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How obvious does an icon need to be for young readers to click to “read more”?

I have a photoblog that I am building, the prototype is on CodePen. The focus in photos, but I also wanted to include a brief set of details. But I wanted this to be unobtrusive for power users that ...
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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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How to encourage users to discover software functionalities?

A perceived advantage of graphical user interfaces over text user interfaces is the ability they give to the user to explore the set of functionalities available and exposed through menus and icons. ...
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Studies about how many lines from a testimonial a user will read on home page

I am building a home page for one of our products and researching how to integrate testimonial section. In my first prototype, I have 3 sentences which makes 6 lines on a tablet. My thought is ...
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How to maintain a total of 100%

I'm working on a OSX desktop application for rebalancing investment portfolios. I have a screen where the user can input his desired target allocation for different sectors (US equities, Bonds, ...
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Should I provide login functionality in mobile version?

I am working on a mobile version of the new website for my company, if users visit my website on a mobile device/tablet, they will be asked whether the visitor wants to go to the mobile version or the ...
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What's the point behind badges? Do they make the UX more pleasant?

I'm designing badges for a client's app (when users get a certain number of points, they get a badge). It seems like badges are used in nearly every type of challenge/game app. I understand that it's ...
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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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Studies about yellow increasing readership of technical materials?

I have read contradictory opinions on this topics. In general it is thought that yellow is an intellectual color. The problem is that most of the "studies" seem very pseudo-scientific. Some point out ...
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Percent vs. Numeric Values for Voting Systems

I plan on building a voting system for rating objects using a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The question is this does it entice users to vote more when viewing the total amount of votes represented as a ...
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iOS: Best way to present and receive user input?

Background: I'm building an app that uses the camera to overlay objects (helmets, glasses, etc) over people's faces. I'm building a simple algorithm that checks if people are wearing glasses. ...
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If a checkout fails, should I still create a user's account?

As part of our checkout process, if you don't exist as a user in the system, you're prompted to create a username and password as one of the steps of the process. Let's say this happens at the ...
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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 useful are heat maps when learning about a small user base?

I just started a new project and I have a very small user base of 50-100 users for a specialized web application. I believe that using heat map data along with analytics will help me get a better ...
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Would it be risky to gamify school?

I feel that gamification could help kids to get engaged with their courses. There is probably lots of ways to make school enjoyable and it's even more obvious when you look at stackexchange platforms. ...
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Should I design the UI for other people's taste or my own?

While implementing an interface, should I consider what I like myself or what people might prefer? I believe, generally speaking, people don't have good taste and what I design might not seem good to ...
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Disabled button or enabled button with potential error message for actions with complex logic behind?

Say I have a button for a complex state machine which can be disabled for a number of reasons. I feel if I run some business logic CanActionBeDoneNow() and simply disable the button if it returns ...
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Selecting a unit of measurement

I need to allow the user to select a unit when entering a certain amount for a certain ingredient. Certainly :-) I want this to be rather dynamic. My web-app has many facets and I want to use the same ...
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How to convince client to categorize personal stuff in MyAccount

We're doing an entire redesign of a website of a bank. (I made a simple scheme of the IA with some main categories -Insurance, Loans, CC, Bank accounts- in reality it's a bit more complicated) In ...
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Creating a header for better conversions

My current header is showing site navigation at the very top. The links don't have any call of action, and they are duplication in the footer. I am sure this part of the site is some valuable real ...
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Show approximate time to complete on a form?

Today, I'm dealing with forms of all kinds. There are small ones, large ones and then ones capable of making a user cry. It is necessary evil - because it is an application that collects a user's ...
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Is it regarded as unprofessional to use YouTube to host videos on a paid site?

I am creating a site that has a paywall. Only registered users may view content, and as part of that content we are allowing upload and sharing of videos to other registered members. Currently I am ...
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Radio Buttons - To Default or Not To Default…that is the question [duplicate]

We are displaying a list of items, each with a set of options (or single option in some cases). The options are displayed using radio buttons because only one may be selected. A selection is required ...
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Showing the user the hierarchy of inputs in a form

I'm working on a form where the user can enter multiple "disciplines" using multiple text fields, the form starts out like this: then if they press the button (Add SUB), this happens: As you ...
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Reasons to use traditional next button over Infinite Scrolling [duplicate]

To browse through the various pages , Infinite Scrolling has been touted as a better alternative to the traditional next page icon because of a better user experience. It much easier to scroll down ...
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What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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What's the most efficient way to allow users to add items to a set?

The context for this question is a web application. Let's say we've got 400-500 widgets. Users can create an unlimited number of sets to group related widgets in ways that make sense to them. Each set ...
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Ask for time of arrival in a restaurant before or after the lunch's choice? [web app]

For a university project I have to design a web app which allows to pre-order the lunch in a restaurant. The brief asks to indicate the time of arrival and the number of people, in addition to the ...
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How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?

Provided that print publications produced in-house and "physical" advertisements have to reference or "link" to online content, what is an accessible (in broader sense) and user-friendly way to do so? ...
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How to best layout a table where one column has lots of text?

I have a table that has a couple of relatively short columns and one column witha long text. (See example at the bottom.) The idea is the user can scan through each entry for comparison. Now, in the ...
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How to provide a good UX even with poor results?

I'm facing a problem about a design of a platform which provides to users a list of restaurants. Currently, we have only 10 restaurants on it, and we're working to improve the number of the ...
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Convey State or Action? [duplicate]

I'm sure we're all aware now that when we see a greyed-out button, it either means that 1) we cannot click it, or 2) its current state is off - or false. In my application, I have a square, which ...
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What is the goal of Soundcloud's comment feature from UX point of view?

The way Soundcloud is using the comment feature is brillant and interesting but well, I find it so hard to use. Comments are displayed all over the song, they are hard to hover and without it you ...
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From a UX perspective what are the main limitations of stack exchange? [closed]

I'm trying to come to grips with exactly what UX is and how it relates to my interests. So please allow me to get a bit meta here (without getting shunted off onto the meta forum). I think ...
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Which of those two design best symbolizes emptiness and makes you want to fill it?

I'm working on a service with limited credits and designing a counter displaying how much is left. I came across two approaches (below) and even if the first one looks simpler I feel like the second ...
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Should a bookmarking site open content directly within it or in a new window ?

I'm currently working with a startup providing a bookmarking service. When a user saves a website into his account, it's also published on our service so the other users can see it. Here is my ...
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Is it relevant to be sarcastic/funny when you want a product to be friendly ?

When you're not facing the one you're talking to, without body language, it's hard to communicate what you want him to feel. A good example is those status on Facebook : God damn it, I woke up ...
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Why show usage numbers on the website?

Many websites show their usage statistics. For example, this website on the bottom of the page shows the number of people that are using the website at the moment, and how many updates were made. It's ...
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How do Notifications affect User Behavior?

We all use notifications in some form to keep us informed of what is happening around us. If we got a new e-mail, a new text message, a missed phone call, a mention in a tweet, a Facebook like or ...
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What would be the best way of combining these two UIs?

I'm in the process of redeveloping a "request seat" page for a taxi sharing application that I am working on. Users can request a seat on a booking made by another user - this page allows them to view ...
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Are there any UX Patterns or research that support Mac OS treating standard dropdowns (selects) as modal like interaction?

Background: Recently I was working with a widget (Select2), and found what I felt was a rather large UX issue, the <select> box (dropdown) was being treated as modal interaction with a ...
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which distance filter is more acceptable by users?

I’m currently working on a project which need a distance filter show on both list view page and map view page. It allows one to decide how far he wants to show posts nearby. Here are two examples ...
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What UI elements would improve my booking page? [closed]

I'm in the process of redeveloping a "request seat" page for a taxi sharing application that I am working on. Users can request a seat on a booking made by another user - this page allows them to view ...
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Why have two mouse buttons when one is sufficient?

Alternatively, why have only one mouse button when you can fit two into the same space? This is a question that a friend asked me during one of those silly Mac vs PC arguments that still happen for ...
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Would the concept of gamification be a bad idea in government?

Govenrment or "the authority" is no fun, not worth while and just a pain when we interact with them. At least this is the standard comment from everyone I've talked to on the subject (and at the age ...
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Can I ask a user to provide Mandatory description of the error?

In my app when an unhandled error occurs a popup window opens. It has a field to add additional info but it's optional. This is completely anonymous. Due to security issues I cannot use a stack-trace ...
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Best way to get feedback from users [duplicate]

Form fillings through survey or feedback form and even email responses is now getting boring and appears to be a waste of time for many users to click on or even answer. I even revert to "you must ...
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“Tags” vs “Topics” as terminology for the masses?

StackExchange uses "Tags" which I feel might be more geared towards a tech-savvy audience. For the mainstream users, do you think "Tags" works or would they understand "Topics" better?