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

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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?
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Fling cells in table view

I'm currently working on a concept that allows user to "fling" table view cells in the reordering process (you can watch my short demo here). I have broad experience with iOS apps but haven't seen ...
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Why do department stores create bad experiences with escalators?

In my local department store (House of Fraser, High Wycombe, UK) there are 3 floors with escalators in the middle of the store. It drives me a little bit crazy, because the direction the escalators ...
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What is the correct currency formatting with zero amounts?

I have couple of questions: I am representing decimal values in dollars in my table as follows $2.30 $0.15 I need to know how should I represent 0 (zero) dollars. Which of the following is ...
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Content Recommendation Design Layouts

What design layout do studies (if any) show is more effective when reccommending content to users based on their past user data?: horizontal lists similar to what we see on Amazon's product pages or ...
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What happens when gamification is poorly done?

Gamification originally sought to take advantage of the fact that intrinsic, embedded rewards are more effective motivators than external ones. It has also become exceedingly common, but the ...
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Best way to teach novice programmers?

I'm working on a project that aims to teach programming novices. I want them to follow specific guidelines of programming and get accustomed to those (due to the fact that these guidelines are ...
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Why people minimize the screen rapidly [closed]

I had observed this user behavior many times when one person go to other person desk or cubic place he or she minimize the screen windows rapidly.
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Search auto complete / suggestions usage

Does anybody have any statistics as to how many people end up selecting an auto-suggestion versus typing their own search phrase when performing a search online with auto-suggestion capabilities? ...
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What is the UX strategy for not allowing tweets to be edited? [closed]

I have read articles written about why we should be able to modify existing tweets, but I haven't been able to find anything substantial about why we can't. My initial thought was that edited tweets ...
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DC or District of Columbia in State List?

When making a drop down to select state is it generally preferred to put DC or District of Columbia? Should you just go with DC if all other states are abbreviated and District of Columbia otherwise? ...
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Toilet paper orientation [closed]

In surveys of American consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over. Which usability factors bring better user experience of the "over" choice?
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What is a best practice for branch/leaf creation?

My app has functionality for users to create a number of objects, each of which may have multiple child objects. I'm going to generalize the terminology a little more so we don't get hung up on the ...
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1answer
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Protect mobile app agains abuse with a login screen

Case So I am talking about a very simple app that I am developing for android. The user selects three things, to keep it simple, and hits the buy button. Upon that he will be prompted with a dialog ...
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Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked? [closed]

This leads to a bottleneck of people going in/out because there's only a single point to enter or leave. Not to mention potential stampede situation in the event of a fire. Is this just something we ...
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Need better UI representation of comparing two data source

Looking for good UI representation of showing differences in each ROW between two different two data source. One data source is Source Data and another is transformed data (destination) which is more ...
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What factors are the most influential in the usability and UX of a mobile app, that utilizes crowd sourced information? [closed]

When creating a mobile application that uses crowd sourced information, what factors influence the usability and UX. So in my case the information has already been crowd sourced by users of the ...
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Does a self-learning UI make sense?

Let's say we have an application with 50 functions. Six of them are directly accessible as top menu items, the rest is accessible via sub-menus or sub-menus of sub-menus. While working with the ...
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difference between liking and following something

I am curious if there is a consensus to what could be considered the substantive differences between liking something and following it. It seems following is for users that you are not friends with ...
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Automated options vs. confirmative options

I got two options in my application: Auto save on close Confirm saving I believe both options are obvious in their functionality, but what should I do when the user wants saving to be confirmed, ...
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Techniques to aid remembering serial numbers

What methods can I use to aid users to remember a serial number? While you might expect people to write them down, many just try and remember them, then get it wrong, and need to retrieve the number ...
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How should I update the UI after user role change

One of the guys that tested the ERP I'm developing has noticed the following: When a user role changes, this should be reflected immediatelly in the system. At this time the changes in user ...
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User Research: What would be an appropriate way to observe users' true behavior in a very personal environment?

The question is about qualitative research (not tracking or usability testing). Contextual inquiry (for example) is mostly described in the context of "work". Users are being observed while ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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User research on 100 people

Has anyone ever conducted user testing on a mobile app or service with a large amount of people? (around 100 people). We plan to give the users the application and have them use it for 1 week. It ...
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wildcard * representations for non technical user (delimiter synonyms)

So what I am looking for is a way to represent a wildcard or * delimiter for non technical users that possibly may not need an explanation. i.e. If a user wants to search for EJ-205, EJ - 205, EJ ...
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Do savings and subtotal need to be displayed on a product page?

We are designing a product page and I think having money you saved and subtotal is redundant as it appears in cart and during checkout. My colleagues think "You saved a total of $XX.XX" is crucial. ...
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Where / how is the best way / location to display a menu under a menu

Upon login I have a menu with options and underneath it another menu ("what to do with those") What will be the best practice in this scenario to display this menu and buttons from a UI perspective? ...
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Are people more weary of Location Services when it's not a smart phone?

Our web site uses location data to give the user a localized UI. I was wondering what other peoples experiences were with the newer HTML 5 pop ups that offer to automatically grab the user's exact ...
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Phone call or contact form?

Is there any research into which and why people prefer filling contact forms/writing e-mail to calling by phone? I want to check my hypothesis that wealth people over 30 y.o. prefer phone call over ...
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Slider/slideshow behavior on inactive page

What's the appropriate behavior for a slider/slideshow on a page when it's not visible (e.g. user switched the tab or just scrolled down, so the slider is outside of visible part of the screen)?
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Automatically push relevant documents to user.

We have a library of documents available for user. Current approach is upon selecting the document on the mobile device, if it's downloaded, it will open, else the document will be downloaded ...
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returning customer vs new customer

Currently I am using the below scenario for returning customers and new customers. The address form is beneath. So if you are a new customer we require email and phone, but if you are returning then ...
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Users keep missing an important page element

I run some user tests on a finished page (not the mockup you see below) and found that two thirds of the users (in a sample of about 10) miss the Back to previous page link at the top left of the ...
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Handedness in touch or tablet software UI design

I read a previous post on discussions about designing UI for left or right hand users, but I thought they left out an important discussion when it comes to touch and tablet devices. For example, I ...