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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Considerations when naming a new user feature (eg. Snapchat Stories, Facebook Timeline)

With the right name, an otherwise complex web feature can be easily understood and digested by users. Snapchat use of Stories to describe the idea of piecing together different snap videos to tell a ...
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User experience issue and technical limitation in drag and drop functionality

In order to provide more information I am explaining you with more pictures with actual functional scenario. I am creating internal ticketing support system where super admin can able to see list of ...
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How to accommodate more items in the same UI

I'm looking into a change request from a client which requires the following. Have a look at the visual below. The clients would like to be able to show more then 5 of the blue boxes (these show ...
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Personas design and segmentation of research data

I'm working on a redesign project and time for personas design comes. I did a users research with 15 interviews and a survey which received about 120 responses. I read a lot about personas in past ...
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Schedule time UX

What I am trying to solve from the above screen shot is scheduling update. With the new update "to" field is optional, and not required field and also the UI and wording is confusing as when Run ...
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Do Users Take Product Tours?

Product tours have become very popular in recent times. It's also used here on StackExchange. I personally mostly skip the 'Take a 2 min Tour' notifications or link. So I'm wondering; based on ...
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Responsive Design Checkout - Single Page AND Accordion?

I'm working with a team on implementing an improved checkout flow to a new multi-store web platform. All of our stores will be based around responsive design on migration to the new platform so we ...
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App login, why do users need to login?

I was browsing a nice restaurant finder app called Zomato recently. However the first page is a login screen which is bad in my opinion, it does have a skip login at top although not immediately ...
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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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What's the rationale behind Google's “no save” approach?

Before anything, this is something I'm seeing on several sites, not only Google, but I think it started with Google, and it's obviously the most known case. There are several UX aspects quite arguable ...
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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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Multiple Timer display UI/UX problem

So, For our app, we have a 'matchlist' screen where all the people you've matched with are listed. We are now introducing timer/countdowns. You will have 24 hours to initiate a conversation to your ...
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Writing persona narratives - about existing scenario vs envisioned end scenario

Question in short When writing personas, do I: 1. Describe them in their current situation using whatever tool they may be using, or with no tool 2. Describe them using the tool that I am ...
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Concept testing

I'm currently working on a strategy project. The team conducted interviews with users on what kind of impressions they have about our product and other products like ours. They've told us what they ...
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Tooltips, where to place?

We have an internal, json editor web application. It is extremely form heavy, basically pages worth of one dimensional tree structured nested forms. Think something like this, but bigger and some ...
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What research method is appropiate for this case?

We have a mobile app, with 3 million of downloads and 1.5 million of active users. This is a young product with the main market overseas. I just arrived to the company and I realized that they haven't ...
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Should I switch my major to Computer Science to become a UX designer? [closed]

I'm an Architecture student, but I want to be a UX Designer or researcher, a choice I am quite definite on based on my interests and passions which I've come to learn throughout my years in college ...
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What the best way to highlight a button in iOS App that collects user focus?

I am developing a mobile iOS App. In my app, there is (what I consider) the most important section where user will able to see content related to celebrities after making in app purchase. On the home ...
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If I replicate a UX strategy from a popular app for my app, is there any proof that it'll work for my users?

Let's say for e.g I replicate the Facebook app but as another social media platform. My users are similar to facebook's users, their habits and lifestyle are similar too, would that guarantee me ...
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Need Help Identifying Audience & User Motivations

I've been hired as the UI & UX Designer for an app focused around online dating. Typically, I work with clients that have an existing solution, like a website or app. This gives me a jumping off ...
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Is Activity-centered design better than User-Centered design in practice? [closed]

A decade ago, Don Norman proposed Activity-centered design (ACD) as a better approach compared to Human-cenetered design. I'm curious if anybody here has practised ACD. Did you find it better than ...
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Best way to add filtering for the data in grid ? dynamic filter fields or filter for each column separatly?

How I can add 'Multiple' filters on my page for the data in the grid (grid is having 10 columns and I want to add filter for all the columns) which will be more obvious and easy to use for the user ...
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Merging categories and subcategories and having a singular category for user generated content

I work for a website which lists all the products and designs for 3d printers. We also make 3d printers and encourage users to upload their designs and print it with our printing services. Basically ...
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How many personas should we use to design a mobile app?

I'm actually working on a mobile app. My boss asked me to focus all the design on one principal user archetype because he thinks that the way to create product interfaces and features with a strong ...
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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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Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?

As you might be aware, there is no context menu button (similar to right click action) in modern keyboards. In latest laptops such as HP, Lenovo, etc. and Lenovo slim keyboard are missing the Context ...
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Where can I find a complete list of web element names

I found some names of web element like "pricing table", "slider", "navigation menu" and "subscribe form". What is their general category name and where can I find a complete list of names of the ...
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Is there a minimum viable number of personas you could use?

I seem to always end up making 5-8 personas in any business I work for. Sometimes we end up with more, but rarely (if ever) less. I love using personas and think they're an invaluable tool...but I ...
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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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How to configure a graph widget? [closed]

I am working on a web app to help the user create configure a graph widget wherein the user: Names the widget Selects a graph type (one of many) Provides the details (5 to 6) that graph. I'm ...
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when do we need animation in UI

In the design workflow, when would be an appropriate time to think about ui animations? It seems to me many of the times animation is a nice to have feature. How do you make a decision that something ...
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Asking for relationship status

Forms made by and for the government that concern an individual or family/household often – usually in one of the first questions – ask for the family/relationship status of the applicant. The ...
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UI to display individual items that have been updated

Currently our users are able to find and replace cells in data tables in bulk. What icon, sign, ui would you recommend to show the user which data cells have been updated? We implemented a span tag ...
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Requiring users to click multiple buttons for one action

So we are integrating a bulk editing feature for our users. Typically users want the ability to bulk edit numerous texts while being able to inline edit them. Currently we have them click "replace" ...
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User involvement by voting/ranking

I am trying to find a tool where I can allow users to vote on which features we should priorities to develop. Important is that I decide what ideas they should to be able to vote for and it could be ...
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what are the techniques that allow design to teach user to use an interface in a way that seems natural?

I was reading this article, that at the end states there are two conditions that make one design intuitive: Condition #1: Both the current knowledge point and the target knowledge point are ...
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How does size/complexity of a project impacts efficiency of a user centered design process?

Which approaches help for small/middle/large scaled software projects? I'm working sometimes on projects with 50-100developers (+other stakeholders) over several years and I'm still unsure if ucd ...
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Presenting both information and validation errors in the same form?

Can I show the 'info' and 'validation error messages' in the same page. Could you please give me your comments? Attached screen shot.
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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 User Centered Design a process-model of Usability Engineering?

I'm still having problems to classify User Centered Design. When you talk about Usability Engineering you probably heard of terms like "Usability Engineering Lifecycle","Contextual Design" or "Goal ...
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Pick a unique activity for each day of the week

I am making an app that creates custom marathon training schedules and I want the user to be able to pick one of 7 activities for each day of the week without picking the same one twice. I made a ...
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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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Are bright colors needed to entice users to a simple UI (e.g. productivity apps)?

This is a screenshot from a windows store productivity app called OneCloudDrive. As this is a productivity app, I have tried to keep the UI simple and pleasing to eyes. Is this really a correct ...
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Simple vs Childish [closed]

What is the general rule of thumb regarding iconography style? I'm more concerned regarding the feeling that some of my icons are too childish (using stick figures)... I'm afraid that the experience ...
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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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Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?

This question is written with digital product design in mind, but is not exclusively tailored towards digital. It is pretty accepted that in order to design the 'best' solution to a problem, you need ...
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Modern example of picklist?

I am trying to find modern implementations of the picklist. The main benefits of this ui being the ability to see all selections at once in order to add/subtract them from a group. This kind of ...
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How detailed does a paper-mockup have to be?

The question looks silly but I'm currently working on a small project that involves creating a paper mockup. The point is to learn and understand how paper mockups help to do user centered design ...
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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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Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...