User centered design (short UCD, sometimes called Human centered design) emphazises focus on end users of a product and aims to test and develop products in close interaction with users.

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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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Research CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) with mobile devices

I am looking for more researches on this particular use of technology. If anyone know similar cases or studies about, please, share with me! In the meantime, thank you so much for your attention and ...
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Is OTP (one time password) the best way to authenticate a user?

Are one time passwords the best way to authenticate a user when he/she logs-in the first time in a mobile application? Or are there better ways to authenticate a user in terms of user experience?
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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How to apply the Pareto principle in UX design [closed]

Pareto's principle (80/20 rule) makes sense, but I can't think of a real scenario for it's application to UX design. How can we use this rule in the UX design process?
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Intuitive UI for query having boolean operators(lookin out for latest design patterns and referrences) [duplicate]

I am looking out for suggestions on creating a user interface where one can create certain policies based on some conditions. As an example : (Person A or Person B) cannot talk to (Person C) provided ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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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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What is the difference between user centered design (UCD) and Design Thinking?

I'm confused. I have been searching a lot and can't find the difference in between them. Even the processes are quite similar. 1. Empathy/Analysis/Research 2.Define 2.Ideate 3. Prototype 4. Test ...
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Exact difference between User Centered Design and Consumer Centered Design?

Would like to know what differentiates consumer centered design from other design approaches eg. user centered design. What are the additional key elements that need to be addressed. Would be ...
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How to inform people that there's bigger fish to fry while still encourage them to talk about UX?

As a UXer, it's our job to spread the "doctrine" that UX should be something that should be on everyone's mind as oppose to it being something that dealt with solely by the UXer. As a product ...
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Can UCD become an agile process?

All the discussions about Agile UX relate to how we adjust UX Activities to an agile development process but I want to know how we can turn UCD in to an agile process that supports the development ...
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What are some good examples of using participatory design in user research?

My product team and I attempted to conduct a participatory design exercise with some users. We printed out some blank mobile screen templates on an 11" x 17" piece of paper and asked them to draw ...
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developing a quality search - what is the best style? sidebar vs filter bar vs…?

I am working on a job board site at the moment. We have a sidebar filter system for our users to filter their results. We have only just implemented testing to track what our users are searching ...
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Best way to verify a user for a dating app? [duplicate]

What is the most user friendly way to verify a user’s identity for a dating app? We currently use Facebook login but we receive a lot of complaints that we don’t have another login method. So I’m ...
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Breadcrumbs and Page Titles

Keep in mind that there is a GLOBAL navigation that sits above the top of this page. The screenshot you see is the top left of the page. Below it is where the page's content sits. The question is— ...
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User Journey Map

I am designing a mobile app. For that I interviewed many users and I created 4 Personas. Each Persona reflects unique characteristics, motivations and goals. Now I am onto creating User Journey Map. ...
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Using card UI where should a set of actions go? (Share, details, info)

I'm using card UI for a project and while some cards maybe we in a row or a column many make up a grid. The issue is some cards have one action like "share" while others have 2 or 3 actions. I want a ...
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Do you know any e-commerce platform that successfully helps consumers compare different products with infographics

When it comes to decide what camera to buy, or any other complex product, within hundreds of other choices, users could use comparison tools to make their decisions. Infographics seem a great way to ...
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Research behind current design patterns? [closed]

Recently I have found that so many websites are starting to look the same (logo left, menu right, nav floats, big large cover image (blurred e.g.), flat light design. Outside of these just being ...
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Do you use infographics in UX?

I am studying the role of visualisation in UX and how it helps users understand content in a easy and quicker way. Does someone know of any studies that support visualisations at a cognitive level?
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Is it better to include cart view as 1st step of checkout?

We are trying to optimize on the checkout flow of our mobile app. This is the current flow of our app User adds product to cart > goes to cart page > clicks to start checkout it's a 3 step ...
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What words would you measure useability in 3 levels for WCAG Accesibility, keeping it short, simple and easy to understand

So i'm making this WCAG 2.0 tool that needs to indicate to the user how well their sites and pages are doing in terms of Accessibility. I have called it 'Accessibility Usability' which indicates in 3 ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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One-step versus two-step user feedback experiences

I am working on a user feedback mechanism, and have seen conflicting content out there on the best way to remove user-friction from submitting useful feedback. There is the simple and streamlined ...
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display multiple time series

i am trying to display the behaviour of an asset as compared to a benchmark across multiple volatility phases ..the user should be able to look at these images and tell that the asset generally ...
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How Should I phrase a request? [closed]

I am creating a HTML form and I was wondering how I should phrase the request in order to help create a comfortable, credible environment for the user. So far I have What Type of Cancer Are You ...
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Difference between User Story and Use Case

I'm not certain I understand what differentiates a user story from a use case. It seems like a very fine line to me. What is a use case and how does it differ from a user story?
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Music app. How should you display free and paid purchases?

It's a free music app. The app has free and paid purchases. I wanted to give users the choice after buying to remove the purchased download but still stream the song. This means the states for a paid ...
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Determining which product features provide UX

Does anyone know of any papers/articles where the effort is focused on determining UX features (for any type of product) using scenarios/narratives. The key is that the article needs to be focused on ...
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Is the number of clicks the only user interface perspective?

We are developing an application which is divided in different modules (logical groups). When I proposed any UI for specific functionality, I try to make a logical grouping of the elements. Because of ...
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Job title for someone who design and integrate physical products and ux research

What would be the job title for someone who design prototypes of the physical products, and also be able to modify/integrate existing hardware and software (ex. experimenting with arduino?) to make it ...
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How to do Remote User -research?

Our product users are not local users instead they are going to be from other part of the world. How do i understand the user behavior towards product, personas, how do i draw user journey for those ...
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Creative Real Estate Website Experiencing Usability issues [closed]

A recently launched real estate website that differs substantially from the norm is experiencing usability issues. Because of the uniquness of the look and feel of the site, users are unclear that the ...
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User centered design and user research in startup

I've worked with a startup recently and I've noticed that they didn't do any user research upfront. They wanted to go straight to design without knowing users needs and problems. So, I've started ...
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Should usability experts be included when testing the first initial prototypes?

My project consists of three iterations: Low-fidelity usability tests Redefined prototype usability tests Final prototype usability tests. I am unsure whether to include the HCI expert review ...
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Do you use “scenarios” and “use cases” as one or separate?

There are a lot of discussions and information on the difference between scenarios and use cases, but I want to know how do they - or don't they - work together? At a high level, the main difference ...
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A concrete approach to user evaluation

I am conducting a research in which I plan to rely on user-centered design methodology. If my understanding of this methodology is correct, it is important to have many iterations in the end of which ...
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What are the drawbacks of a sign up form with fewer button clicks?

I have a UX dilemma regarding a sign up process I'm trying to create. In essence the idea behind the sign up form is to have fewer button clicks as the UX of the sign up is split over entering your ...
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Where is UX in an organizational structure?

My context/problem: I've worked in few organizations as a freelance UX consultant (researcher, analyst, coach, designer)... and I had always huge problems to make others in the company feel empathy ...
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Interactive illustrated map experiencing UX issues

An illustrated interactive map has been designed for a real estate brokerage company trying to emphasize the focus on a particular subset of a neighborhood. The users are having difficulty figuring ...
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Where to put a single menu item on a Windows form

This is more of a design question than a technical one. I am developing a Windows application with a menu bar and toolbar. I have menu items for the File, Tools, and Help menus, but I have a few other ...
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Female Lifestyle website

A SITUATION - I am making women's lifestyle website & there are several categories. For example, Beauty, Style, Health etc. Users can browse content related to that topic. Content will be of 3 ...
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Is user centered design only about hygiene factors?

There is one thing that bothers me about UX-design. One of the shortcomings of a user centered design approach, is that it only focuses on existing needs and not on new revolutionary ideas. For ...
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What are the best ways to show the statistics of Hours? [closed]

I found one of the good option which Google is using "Popular Times" in Google Maps for the store searched. Below is a GIF showing a quick demo: Any other idea or option can you suggest which has a ...
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Using genders in physiologically oriented UCD

I've this problem: as a policy, we usually strive to leave out gender considerations if possible. If not possible, we use a wide range of genders . Not as extreme as Facebook, but something more ...
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Help regarding creating an interface for privacy settings

I have create a demo interface/solution so that users of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr can manage their privacy settings in all three of these networks easily. It could be something like Hootsuite. ...
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Which is the best geographical classification?

Usually in classified advertising websites to catalog ads by area is used the category/subcategory system's. Like this: Region / province / city / district It's quite understandable for users, but I ...