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If the exams option is always empty, then the users will (at some point, depending on the individual person) give up checking that menu option. If there is no mechanism in the application to draw the attention to new exams that appear, then you have a usability issue. Your suggestion is one way to indicate the "new items" idea, but it is not necessarily ...


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A component is a tool, in this case it's a piece of software. Many components and their relationships make a system. A feature is some functionality, that is what the tool does. E.g., "My system has a share-to component; it's written in python. Its features include sharing to personbook and whistler." Typically, you can install a component, as it's a ...


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I see several aspects in your proposal that I would solve differently. "Flash cards" appears disabled, but is actually a valid option. That option currently appears as disabled as your "locked" option. I'd color all available options black, not gray, to avoid that. Show clearly which option is currently selected. It's always a challenge to show which one ...


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Basic steps to identify the minimum set of features that your app requires, involves identifying your users and their needs first. That helps shortlisting features at the end. If a feature doesn't help to achieve the most important goals (or outcomes) then you can leave it out or put in a backlog. Step 1: Define the Users (Personas) that will use your app. ...


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First, you shouldn't assume a particular feature or attribute of a product will end up being classified as a Performer feature. It could be that enough time has passed and enough standardisation has occurred that the requirements for that particular feature has stabilised at some plateau level, and the customer satisfaction response now follows the Basic ...


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If you have feature requests, complaints or questions on your forum or even public places (StackExchange, Quora etc) from your users asking for solutions to problems that normally should already be solved by the implemented features, then you need to rework that part. If you have very low usage with no requests then it is safe to assume is not something ...


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A user typically chooses to filter by brand because they want to see products from that brand, regardless of how many products there are. Listing the brands in alphabetical order is therefore sensible because it makes it easier to find the desired brand in the list, compared to presenting them in a random order. It is still useful to know how many products ...


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Example: user's real-life name has changed. In many systems, a username is based on the user's proper name, e.g. given name initial plus family name "jsmith"; over time, these users may change their names, and wish their system username to change to match. One particularly sensitive example is if a person divorces, and reverts from their married name to ...


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One book I'm going through now is Interactive Design by Andy Pratt & Jason Nunes. It focuses on UX in general, but introduces you to UX practices and methods through real-life examples, which in turn gets you thinking about how to consider it in your own application. It covers some design principles, such as Affordance" and gives concrete examples of ...


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FavBrowser as very good ones for the specific case of Internet Explorer 6: Why People are Still Using Internet Explorer 6? You Seem to Be Using IE6 Internet Explorer 6 Motivation How To Deal With People That Use Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 6 CSS Mess


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Since technically the idea is to copy the buttons code, I would use a simple text such as "Use this button's code" which will allow the user to know what will happen when he clicks on the option. Another option is "Generate button code" If your button is completely via CSS, you can do what button Maker does which is given below


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Step 1: Define the purpose of your application. Which problems does it solve? Why should anyone use your application instead of the competitors? In other words, why would anybody use your application? Step 2: Define who your users are. Which types of people are the target base for your application? Creating personas would be a good idea here. Interviews, ...


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I personally don't like the idea of graceful degradation, especially now that almost every new Windows PC from an OEM ships with Chrome preinstalled and Mac's should mostly have some sort of version of Safari that supports most HTML5 features. One approach is that the app is either fully supported or it doesn't work and the user is pointed to a free web ...


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You use the data to answer questions. So: If you know the questions you are asking, gather the data you need to answer your questions. If you don't yet know the questions you are asking, gather everything (or as much as possible and practical).


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Does it matter how many users use a certain feature for it to be implemented? Off course it is, but as Stephen has said, this is much more of a product management business than UX (particularly as you talk about implementation), but UXers may be the ones deciding priorities as well. Coding We do quite some coding in UX. Perhaps the most obvious place ...


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Shortcut keys are the domain of more experienced users who know the system and like to get things done as fast as possible. Your problem as I see it boils down to "How do I help a user get from beginner to advanced?" The problem is that people don't look for new features and new ways of doing things, they just stagnate. Whatever the underlying biology, ...


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You can use a check box type thing to mark the data block, and single click to move the user to block details.


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If Mr. X ask about an object Y, What Y is made of --> it's components ... What Y can do --> it's features ... for example, take Microsoft Office, Components: Microsoft Word again, it's components: spell-checker, Page designer, Word art etc. Excel it's components: formula editor, Graph editor, Diagram etc. But, features ? Microsoft Word ...


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A simple approach you can utilize is the top notification bar which is visible to users as they log in or come to the page as thats the first thing they would notice due to the color differential. Stackoverflow uses it quite frequently as shown below. You could also use the idea of movement or small animation to ensure that users attention is drawn to it ...


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I'd read a book about DSLs. Martin Fowler also talkes about them on his website, which may be helpful. Also, if you have time before your assignment, try to use a few DSLs. Is it worth cleaning the syntax, making it more natural language like Yes. To the best ability your team has. DSL's are pretty good at helping teams be more productive because they ...



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