A user is an agent, often a human agent (end-user) instead of a software agent, who uses a computer or network service.

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What is the difference between a UX Architect and a UX Designer?

I am not so sure what is the difference between ux-architect and a ux-designer? UX-Architect - involved in research - create wire frames + interactive wireframes - create guidelines - involved with ...
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Should we ask users to play a role when performing user testing?

I'm actually working on a users-testing session, to test an expense report application. My question is: When I ask the user to do a task, should I ask them to play a role? Example: If we want users ...
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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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Differentiating the “device” calendar from online calendar services when asking the user to add an event

I have an event for users that they can add to their calendar. So, users are given multiple options of which calendar program or service they want to add the event to. However I am having trouble ...
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What proportion of desktop browser displays are Retina / high-DPI?

I don't seem to be able to find, by googling, the proportion of desktop users that have a high-DPI or Retina display. That is, for what proportion of users are we spending effort making ...
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What is the best use of icons in the header? (icons replacing free text)

What is the best use of icons in the header? In my application I am using a number of icons for simple features such as "find friends". "ask a question" etc. This is mainly because I need to keep the ...
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“Clear” button necessary in request/query form?

I have a book request form where user enters his user id details, no of books, no of pages delivery mode and other booking details(comes to around 5-6 input fields). It has Submit, Clear and Cancel ...
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Best UX for suggesting members to connect with? Carousel on profile page or separate page with GRID

I am toying with how to show my users potential colleagues (friends if you will) on my site. These "friends" are a list of academics that have been drawn up based on 1) common research interests with ...
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Why does too much customization feels dull and disjointed?

We are developing a saas program for the ecommerce platform. Each product has a name, price, sku, description, variant and etc. By going into a product page, users can edit each product. Instead, our ...
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Any user research done to know whether to use “Your/My” or “<person's name>”

I'm not working in the field of UX, but something occurred to me the other day that I would like to ask. Let's say we are logged into a website, and at the top of the page, you have a dropdown for ...
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How do users benefit from having a browsing history?

I'm putting together a music based website where users can explore artists and albums. One pattern I've noticed amongst content heavy sites like IMDB and YouTube is that they go the extra mile as far ...
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Is it bad UX to have animation on a user's profile page to highlight the info they haven't given yet?

Let's say some personal info, like interests or location, would really improve the usefulness of my site. Is it excessive to have my profile pages set up so that, when a user opens their own profile, ...
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What's the pros and cons of the arroba @ use to references profile on url

Many services as twitter references profiles as hostname/username. Medium (by twitter) references yours users as medium.com/@username. For me, medium's way is so good because not causes confusion. ...
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Forcing a user to sign up to download a file

I don't want to compromise the user experience, but I have been thinking about forcing my users to sign-up to download free files created by myself. Although, it may sound ridiculous, nevertheless, I ...
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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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Is product material in a category or product title unnecessary

I am having another discussion with a colleague and the debate is now whether to create product categories based on product material, or to include the product material in the product title. The two ...
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What is the best way to indicate a “Sub Menu” on a non-traditional screen?

Currently my team and I are working on an interface where the user interacts with navigation buttons on the side of the screen. After conducting several usability tests, we are running into the ...
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Does catering to new customers affect returning customers

Often times you will see deals and bonuses given to new customers or first time users. These deals can be anything from sign up fees waived, deals on products, to a month free subscription. Of course ...
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how will IOT (internet of things) influence UX Design [closed]

Been hearing and reading up a lot about how the internet of things will change the way we use the internet. As designers that are just getting used to designing for the increasing amount of mobile and ...
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Could banners not have an 'X' to close?

I'm designing a community page where once a new user logs in, there will be a banner on top that says something along the lines of: "Welcome, click here to learn more about the community" with a CTA ...
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Editing user permissions within a group?

I am creating a user management tool for scientific labs where there are three sets of groupings. Users on their own, Groups of users, and then Labs, where Users and Groups are given one of three ...
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Should I show the user how many views its content has received?

If the user uploads a content of any type (video,photo,url,text) should I show him how many times it has been viewed even though other parameters such as e.g. Kudos,Likes and Shares are available to ...
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How do users perceive the display of the number of other users currently viewing an offer (booking platforms)?

We are currently doing an expert evaluation of a booking platform for holiday accomodations. In this context, the question arose how users perceive the display of the number of other users currently ...
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User Flow for Multiple Types of Professional Users

For the website of a manufacturing company that markets to both B2B and B2C, my team is creating a "Professionals" section to provide resources to the professional markets that we serve. (Our website ...
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How do you create onboarding logic for first time user experience?

Are there any good resources for writing logic for a series of coachmarks for onboarding users? Specifically, actions that trigger a coachmark in a series, how long they are shown, when they are ...
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Classifying users into beginners, intermediate, experts

In a survey, how can I find out about the experience of a user with a specific website? How can I classify the users into different types - novices/beginners, intermediate, experts? Are there ...
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Is there a need to develop for IE8 and earlier?

As a web developer, is it ok if I decide no longer to support ie8 and earlier. Google Chrome is the most popular web browser and IE is dwindling down. Plus, ie9 has been around for 4 years now. ...
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Is it okay to remind users about benefits and services of using my website (features) while they are completing “sign up” form?

Is it okay and not distracting to put some features beside a sign-up form? What's the best solution for a sign-up form like this? Please help I have translated the form for you to understand what ...
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How to tell Users that a Tooltip lies behind a Text/Textbox/Image, etc.?

In my UI, I have a normal text headline that covers a block of checkboxes. Without further information I'm scared of users not knowing what to do with the window. My idea is to put a tooltip in the ...
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Moving onto next step when a selection is already made on mobile app

Working on a mobile app which prompts the user to select country and then select language during its 1st time load. In this 2 step localisation wizard (select country and select language) the action ...
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Datatable edit delete and new buttons placement

I am developing a web application which has a datatable in the user inteface. Datatable has got couple of common actions to do like the basic CRUD operations. The questions is how & where should ...
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How do I display a lot of account information in the Navigation bar?

My client wants to display several numbers: How much cash you have How much cash you saved How much cash you gave to charity My proposition was along the following lines. Just display your ...
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How do we encourage users to write reviews on product details pages

We're re-designing the product details page of a fashion e-commerce website. Until now we still haven't been able to get customers to consistently write product reviews. One way that we do this is ...
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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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Selecting many licenses for many users

I need an optimal way in the user interface to assign many licenses to many users. The catch here is , a user could already have had a license assigned to him/her. What i have here is a grid having ...
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Incorporating fun into systems design [closed]

Is it possible to use the concept of 'fun' to make a system more effective? How can fun actually improve the functioning of a system? I am looking for clear, solid reasoning around how this might ...
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How to gather “post-experience” user insights

I want to gather some user feedback about an application process. I was thinking it would be ideal to 1) do real-time usability testing and 2) gather some feedback from people who completed the ...
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Making a Streak Visualization More Intuitive

I'm currently working on a website for tracking habit change. On the report page, I have goal cards users interact with in order to record their progress: The donut chart in this example is trying ...
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Does the average web user know about Boolean algebra?

I am working on a product and it works based on building queries and logical expressions. I am faced with a dilemma to design the product. A simple to understand method without any AND/OR logic, ...
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Mapping “Reports” under Master Web Application having multiple products

There is web based application which has bad experience issues with reports and mapping. Currently application is mixture of 4 different products and they provide service to customer as per needs. ...
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How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?

In my office space we have a main trash can and "recycling" can in the break room. They are simply two bins, with the same color, that are hidden in a cabinet. Outside of the cabinet are two ...
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Is labeling my button as “Back” too general?

I have an application that has a variety of different panels on it (similar to a dashboard of sorts) and I'm struggling with how to inform my users about a specific Back button and how to label it. ...
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Visual reference for user impersonation feature

Right now, when a user logs in, on top of the page it shows it's nick name and an exit icon to sign out. I'm about to implement an "impersonate user" feature and I was wondering how to make it clear ...
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Process layouts and userflows

I was wondering if there is a difference between process layouts and userflows when it comes to ux? Or are they the same but can be mentioned in either name?
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What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?

I have a website where you can enter in some inputs and a report comes out. You can then save any report and load it up in the future with all your settings. I have one example where you can create ...
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Rules that enforce reciprocation - What is this principle called?

In certain websites or communication apps users are often forced to enable certain settings so that they are able to see others actions. For example, LinkedIn shows Who's viewed your Profile only ...
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How to display languages in a complex social media similar url structure?

Here is the summary of the contents of the website: There is a single page for every business per country. Every single page is available in different languages. There are users that can log in to ...
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Best practice for location based URL structure?

I have a website like Zomato. There are restaurants, and each restaurant has a page based on the country it's located in. One restaurant in the US can have the same name as another in Switzerland, but ...
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Drop down button or new dialog

I need to give the users the possibly to browse for a template in the program or on the computer. Which of the shown ways do you think is the best way?
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Best Practice Users and Businesses URLs

I need help in figuring out what is the best URL structure for my website. On the website, I’ll have pages for users and business and would like to give each a custom profile URL. Here are the ...