Questions tagged [experience]

The process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something

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Why is sound sparingly used on websites?

In an application like Skype for example, there is a thoughtful sound design that complements the user experience - for example, when an user logs in/out. There are multiple examples of such ...
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Using flags vs. three-letter codes for countries

Do you think replacing country flags with three-letter country codes gives a better experience? I have seen lot of users facing problem in detecting countries' flags when shown small. The attached ...
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How to design a great unboxing experience?

I'm looking for examples or case studies for designing a manual for a physical as well as a digital product. We have an app which needs to be controlled by a physical checklist. Now I'm starting to ...
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Should I capture exceptions and present a nice error page to hackers? [closed]

If a hacker is trying to hack, should I present a pretty error page or redirect somewhere instead of a generic/cryptic error? I feel that the hacker knows what they are doing, I know what they are ...
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Is it possible for a web application to be *too* fast?

Note, I've seen: How fast is too fast?, and What to do when loading is TOO fast? so I want to clarify the non-duplicity: I'm not asking about the animations, but more or less about the application in ...
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How do I measure a user's seriousness while filling an online form?

I'm going to measure a user's seriousness while filling a form. One example of a way to do this is with a time calculation from when the survey starts until it is submitted. By considering this time, ...
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Live preview - alternative to split screen

I am working on a playground for designers and front end developers. One of the features it has is the live preview. This means that while you are changing your html or css code you can preview the ...
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Showing the full path to a folder when changing its name

I have a form where a user can enter a new name for a specific folder. The full folderpath is displayed on the form for informational purpose which leads to a problem. I don't want my form to expand ...
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Expressing brand personality in the UI with animation

Working on giving some character to the APP UI by coming up with some animation presets. These could be used on various elements of the app and will be included in a style guide. Hope to follow a ...
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Introducing usability into a large Government organisation

I'm hoping you can help me. I've been allocated the role within my organisation to look at how we can improve the usability of our systems. I'm not from a UX background at all so this is proving quire ...
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How to write correctly the term “User experience”?

I'm filling an user experience portfolio for my business and there is bagarre how to write "user experience" correctly. The terms now inserted are much fragmented like: User eXperience user ...
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Graphs - Contrast b/w colors are eye soothing colors

I have recently had a chance to work on graphs and charts, and I'm facing a problem when there are a lot of bars in a chart or stacked bars in a graph. Should we consider going with eye soothing ...
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How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
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Is making an important action harder to find an effective practice, when trying to discourage its use?

The recent Android Gmail App is a perfect example of what I'm talking about (see screenshot below). When you open an email to view, Google has moved the Delete action into the sub-menu. In previous ...
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Other term for “user experience”

User Experience usually refers to human-computer interaction, but the underlying concepts and research methods are relevant to many other fields, particularly the built environment (architecture, ...
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Alternative questions to the Net Promoter Score or better metrics of User Experience

There are some very detailed discussions about the validity of the NPS. But the take home message is that you can't really improve what you can't measure effectively, so it is still important to come ...
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How would one define the scope of UX

So part of my job involves reviewing existing applications from a UX perspective and then take a consultative approach and suggest improvements. This task however runs in parallel with other teams who ...
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Hungriness chart - where to find?

So, I have a funny, border-UX question... My friend will have a wedding soon. I'm the best man or whatever it's called - organizer. We'll have some users called guests. Some will travel a long way (...
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Using pop up or modal for mobile/tablet a good practice? If yes, why? If no, what are alternative options? [duplicate]

In what cases should pop up and modal should be used? What are the best and worst case scenario of using pop up and modal? In mobile/ipad version which option is most suitable option & why? ...
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How do i balance MI requirements with the user experience?

Im designing an online form, to start the form, the user has to select between x3 options: (option 1) or (option 2) or (option 3) If the option 3 is selected, a lightbox appears to tell users they ...
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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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Looking for a good analogy! [closed]

I've recently been finding analogies quite helpful when explaining something to clients. Something I'm explaining on a regular basis is that causing users to stop and pause to think about something ...
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Is there a nice way to deal with geo-restricted access?

In a site which, by law (or otherwise?), cannot display certain content in a particular geographic region, what's a good way to deal with this? Hulu is pretty terrible (click here, seriously?): ......
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Are primary red buttons a good option?

It's known that red buttons are mostly used for dangerous actions. This makes sense and it's all great. But then some big companies come and start using them as primary buttons.. And not just any ...
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Show user 'Access denied' page or redirect to landing page

When authenticated user in a particular role is trying to access a page (by manually typing URL) to which the user's role does not have permission: It is better to show an access denied page or ...
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Preloader for search form

I have a tool (webapp) that allows people to search my database. They are able to choose filters and sort their results, etc. I wanted to add to the experience to let the user know that their search ...
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“Are you sure?” Request for confirmation modal usability research

A user is about to delete a crucial object with no undo. The designer puts an "Are you sure?" modal confirmation. The user says "Yeah yeah yeah do it" Immediately the user regrets his/her decision ...
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VUI Interfaces - it is learning, personalized AI?

Good day, In reference to recent experience and check for possible affordances in scope of Voice interfaces in practise, several questions appeared that may define the quality of the service provided ...
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Any thoughts or research on forced updates on apps?

I was wondering the UX impact on forced updates on apps and found little to no research on the subject so far. There may be crucial information that needs to be accessed in certain cases but an ...
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Challenge in showing more column data table

I am designing a data table in which a lot of columns, probably around 20 to 25, will be placed. The question is, when the parent container has a very minimum width, I cannot show all the columns ...
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Is it good to have multiple steps in pop up?

I have a card with edit option. When I click on edit a pop up will be displayed with 3 steps. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups download bmml source Is it good ...
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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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Is Gmail verification really user friendly?

I want to access my gmail, but when I try to login in via the web it shows an alert "verify its you". In case if I lost my mobile or the phone is dead or network is down, I'm unable to verify the code ...
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Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)

NOTE: I had originally asked this question on https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/, but I had been asked to move it here. I am currently developing a Simplifier for a Calculator. This ...
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Specific messages for wrong password or wrong mail - which is the correct practice?

I built two different error messages in login flow. One for when users err the mail and another when users err password. The developer whom I'm working with suggests to let just one message to avoid ...
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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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Pinterest: Can first time users understand “Repin” & “Like”? Why should'nt I simply “like” it as a behavioral attribute?

Similar to Twitter, where RT and Favorites are around - which in is an extension as in on Pinterest. But how often people to manage to understand stark differences on "Repin" and "Like" - If I repin ...
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What's best UX practice for a OR/AND search box?

I am creating a search box that allows searching for 2 terms, separated by ; but I want to give the user the option to choose between searching only the profiles that have BOTH terms (if "all" is ...
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So I created personas. What's next?

I'm doing UX for the mobile app for the first time. I have developed user personas and don't know what to do next to get to the visual design. I suppose I have to create these things: application map, ...
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Module Tab & Navigation tab Interaction

I am currently working on an enterprise website with loads of different views/content. I have chosen tabs as a navigation and each tab has a new view in it .On top of this, i have grouped all these ...
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How to improve user experience in mobile/responsive screen when we deal with complex table structure?

How to design complex table structure in responsive screen (mobile)? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Above is the table structure. Each cell in the table can 'n'...
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Back/Cancel Button on Registration/Checkout

It's generally recommended to place a Back, or Cancel button depending on information committed, on multi-step systems to allow the user to escape a process. It is one of the most basic heuristics ...
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Volunteer Work to get exposure to UX

I wanted to see what would be the best way to look for volunteer work so that I can get some exposure to UX. I want to know where designers such as yourself started looking for side project to get ...
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On a mobile, why is the search bar position different in an web app and a mobile app?

What is the ideal position of the search bar on the mobile screen? Is it in the top-right corner or at the bottom? Here is an web-app. In this case, the search bar is placed at the top. In ...
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Is “UI Event logs” a thing?

working on a "Google/AWS Cloud management console" style web-app where I need to "make UI better". I recently noticed a pattern in zocdoc app where if you click the arrow on date selector 5 times, ...
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More option interaction for both table row and tile view

I am designing a web application which has table row and tile view in dashboard screen. In terms of aesthetic and functionality achievement, I decided to put more (three dots as material design style) ...
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What should happen when deleting a table?

Let's say we have a table with 10-50 rows, and 3 column each. Below the table we have a button like empty table, which removes all the rows from it. After the click happens, what do you think should ...
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Best practices using free camera in 3D settings

We are looking to build an application with a 3D render of some object. We came across two different way of handling the camera with the mouse. Setting 1 babylonJS (select 2-basic elements in the top ...
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MockUps - Prototyping UI using After Effects. Is it worth it? [closed]

I am a visual Designer and currently work as a UI_UX designer at the company I work for. I wanted to ask my colleagues here and front-end Devs as well your opinion about presenting After Effects ...
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How important is tool-tip in the website

What is the best practice to use tool-tip in the website? Say for example I have product ABC which contains info (Country, category, price) USA | Electronics | $500. In similar way I've long list of ...