A user is an agent, either a human agent (end-user) or software agent, who uses a computer or network service. Someone who uses the UI as opposed to someone developing it.

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Studies showing what prompts users to view the privacy policy of a website that does not have user accounts?

As opposed to websites where A user signs up and can be concerned about their privacy (i.e. Instagram, etc). What have case studies shown to motivate a user to look through a website's privacy policy? ...
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What welcome text to use when user name not known?

What is generally recognised as the best way to handle a welcome message for a user whose username may not be known? In my menu I have a "Welcome " title, with the user's photo but thinking ...
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Adding restrictions vs. adding options

I'm working on a b2b marketplace that is completely free as of yet but I'd like, in the near future, to give users the option of purchasing a premium account of some sort. What I want to know here is, ...
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Best way(s) to register a user, including a file upload on mobile [closed]

I'm creating a form for a site which requires, as part of the registration, the user to upload a file (a CV/ resume). I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to handle this, i.e what if they ...
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User Authentication/Timeout for web-app with personal Information

The concept behind "Remember my Username" and even allowing browsers to save your "username and password" for this site seems like it could be controversial. Given that different audiences prefer ...
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Including everyone in the company User Story creation?

I am a firm believer that design happens in every part of a company. Encouraging participation in Story creation follows that vein. We have been experimenting with encouraging anyone - programmers, ...
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When doing user studies of paper prototypes should you wait till one fails or test in parallel?

So lets say you want to see how confusing a first go at your user interface might be. (new its never been released to the public before). your before the steps at which you might do a heuristic ...
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Should I have users look for stuff that isn't on my intranet? Testing when users give up

-This is why I'm asking. Skip to TLDR if you just want what I'm asking- We're in the early stages of getting ready for redesign of a massive messy intranet using modern design principles. One of the ...
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Resources for UI Architectural Concepts [closed]

I started getting my hands around some of the following UI related concepts but I thought it would be wise to request the experts I am aware of along these lines… • UI Design Concepts (Principles ...
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Where and when to prepare the user stories in Agile development?

I'm using Mobile-D which is a substance of Agile methodology. I've been asked to prepare the user stories. So in case you are familiar with Mobile-D, please tell me in which phase I must add the ...
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How to indicate a control's value is pending submission

In the application that I'm currently working on, the user is allowed to make changes to a subset of data from an external data source. Changes are made using basic or custom controls such as Toggle ...
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Placing buttons on section headers is correct or not?

Is placing buttons on headers to the middle or extreme right side is correct or not? Could you please suggest me the appropriate place? Example:
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Benefits of testing at a wireframe prototype stage rather than design stage?

Trying to convince internally that testing at an interactive prototype stage will be more effective at ridding usability issues than at a design stage. What are the benefits of testing early other ...
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When is user authentication really necessary?

Better said, how much harder is to mantain a forum/message-board/community webiste with unauthenticated users and what would be the benefits and disadvantages in comparison to an account-based one? ...
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Identifying a fair and representative set of users for interviews and persona development

How do you make sure you have a statistically representative and accurate sample of users from a population and what criteria would you base that sample on? I want to make sure that the people we ...
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When to ask a user to take an action multiple times vs. batching it?

Let's consider a "follow" type feature where a user can follow other users. The user lands on a page with a list of users they would potentially be interested in following. Like this: Users you may ...
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Can users get angry if their posts get deleted automatically due to storage limitations?

I am making a web app similar to 4chan (for a very specific audience), but due to database storage limitations (currently at most 5 MB), the app needs to delete old posts by anonymous users to prevent ...
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Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
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Best practices for picture password implementation

Instead using of the conventional password design (***** in a text entry field) in my mobile application, I've been thinking about letting the user create a 4 item password from a collection of 10 ...
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Interesting ways you can provide a client with feedback from user testing?

User testing reports are often pages long, lets face it how often do clients actually read this. What interesting ways can you share the results of user testing?
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How to depict a bottomless pit from a top-down perspective [closed]

I have an top-down perspective android game that uses opengl-es. In the game, the user moves around a cylinder to navigate obstacle courses. I have implemented a jump effect (user flicks the screen up ...
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Maximum number of Color-Codes

What do you think is the maximum number of color-codes you should use in a web project? Suppose you use the optimal combination of colors in order to get the best usability. For better understanding, ...
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Role management with Parameters

I am currently developing a User management Form. Each User can be assigned to multiple Roles. I would create this as 2 Listboxes with one showing all selected Roles and the other all unselected ...
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Who are the most common visitor types to a web site?

Creating a detailed stakeholder analysis is fundamentally when you are planning to build a usable web site. Prior to a workshop I've tried to list the most common stakeholders that are likely to ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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Design for users - Preliminary tests / methods?

Usability seems to be placed, after the application is developed. What methods should we look at, when we want to build a user centred application, before we actually create a version for users ...
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Does a crime security alert app need its users to register?

I was asked to work on a police security alert system as a school project. The app notifies a user about security info and lets users (citizens of a place) notify police agencies around them. I was ...
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Icon for Appending a file after existing file

I am designing an editor. On my UI, there is an icon for importing a file. When user opens the editor and clicks on “Import” icon, that file is opened in editor. Now I want that if user clicks ...
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Best way to assign users and groups to tasks

I have an application where i want to assign users to a specified task. There are a lot of application that do that with two lists where available and assigned users are located. Is this best ...
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using subtle animations for page transitions in single page apps?

In so-called "single page applications" for the web, I am seeing a trend, especially in demo applications, where any navigation between sections of the application/site involves a css animation of a ...
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How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story

My manager has asked me to create 1 or more UX stories for a project I'm about to begin. By a UX story, I'm not referring to the USER story (i.e. as an accountant I want to write checks so I can pay ...
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Automatically end an exam when the test taker achieves the minimum passing score?

And possibly even end the exam automatically when the user has enough wrong answers early enough? My "written" learner's permit exam was on a computer. There were 20 items, and I got stopped right ...
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Blocked User Functionality

We have an iOS app that lets user post and share content. An admin can block certain users. Once a user is blocked the content they have posted will not be visible to anyone else. Additionally, we are ...
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Prevent Active Directory password expiration when user never logs in

Let's assume the following in a hospital: Each nurse has her own Active Directory user, with a password. The password expires automatically 90 days after the password was set. A nurse uses her own ...
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Tips for a “New Project” dialog

I am designing a new project dialog for my Database deployment application. The dialog should present the user with the list of possible project types (On the screenshot these are on the left column: ...
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The implications of showing the same content to different types of users but still making them believe it is specific to their needs?

Let me try to elaborate a bit more about my question: Some websites, like financial institutions, target a large audience. They divide their business users into multiple segments(e.g.: corporations, ...
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UX Documentation and sign off

I have a query on UX documentation. The company I work for build wireframes & interactive prototypes using Axure. However to document the work we use InDesign templates as the docs are branded. ...
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Should I require user verification before publishing article?

I am currently developing a website that's all about used written content. Users write columns that will be available on the website, thus giving them a place to be read. In the old version of my ...
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User notifications on a social network type site

I am trying to create a notification list for my website which is a small social network. The idea is that the notification list will list all new users who sign up who have similar interests as you, ...
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To use a third party email service for my own website or not [closed]

I have a very simple question. I am building a social networking website for people in the same profession as myself (Medical researcher). I want to send email notifications about threads posted on my ...
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How to show a bar graph for an approximate percentage value in a given range?

Requirement: First Column should show a value for Total Space Second Column should show a graph for Percentage Used Example: Please find attached the example graph_question.png Question: How to ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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UI : How to edit, save and load a list?

I work on a list builder component that the user must be able to build easliy, save and re-open if needed. I precise that only one list can be active. I didn't find any similar component on the web, ...
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Are terrible-looking skins still considered friendly? [duplicate]

I use the word "skin" quite liberally here to also include website design, and assuming that all usability aspects (wording, placement, readability, input element choice, etc.) have been addressed and ...
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single radio button vs 2 radio buttons vs checkbox

I am having a user enter search terms to search a document. The issue of how to have them determine if that term is case senstive when being used. OPTION 1 - I was thinking to make it a dropdown ...
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How to create a business directory without business owners' explicit consent?

I'm working on a business directory for my city, and seeding it with public information (data that was already available in the web or in physical directories which anyone has access to see). I know ...
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Display + Ordering Issues w/ Inventory at Two Warehouses

I am building out an e-commerce site for a screen printing ink manufacturer. They have around 300 SKUs and warehouses in two locations - one on the east coast, one on the west. Generally when ...
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What's the best way to allow users to reset their licence keys

Ok, so I'm making an ecommerce website with Drupal to sell my software. One of my application uses the standard licence key type method, where a licence key is generated and sent out to the user via ...
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Embedding options in a forum

I'm developing a forum/community site and I was thinking how much embedding options should I give to the users. Until now, it is possible upload images and the URLs in the posts are parsed and ...
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Button Names 'Click here' vs 'something else'

We're having internal arguments about how to label buttons with actions. Other folks in the internet teams, who aren't necessarily User-Focused, demanding that 'Action' buttons to simply read "click ...