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a set of important aspects of a thing than can be said to collectively define it and used to compare it to others

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New Features and minimum amount of users

Sometimes it happens that product owner says that he wants a new feature to be added to our information system and he wants it because our users want it. But the real situation is that 1 or maybe 2 ...
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Is spilt layout good to display active and non-active products after user sign in to their saas account? [duplicate]

I have created a wireframe for this. Am I doing it correct or is there any other best way in UX/UI? My goal is to upsell/promote non-active products. Why My question here is different? Its ...
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Editor functionality

We have an editor that allows you to build a static page. On the left sidebar of the editor are buttons that allow you to change the colors, text, add images, etc. On the right is a preview of the ...
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Are shoelaces replaceable by more usable alternatives? If so why are they still so common?

Compared to alternatives like velcro (which have been around for quite some time) or mechanisms that allow you to tighten shoes with a twisting mechanism (as seen on some of the football boots), ...
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When to merge features into a “master” mobile app or create a dedicated mobile app

The general question is how do you decide that these features should be merged to an existing mobile app OR we should build a dedicated mobile app? Let's say for instance that you work for a bank. ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

I work on a product called AwesomeAds, a marketing platform that specializes in kid industry where users can create an ad campaign and monitor the performance of their campaign (engagements, budget ...
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Search: Same Phrase. Many Alternative meanings [closed]

Is there a way/tool/ search engine that would allow me to search for multiple variations of the same phrase at the same time? For example, I want to search for "revealing his true belief". But I also ...
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Feature Set in Excel [closed]

Microsoft provides a new version of - let's say Excel - every two years or so. Every new version comes with a set of new features as well as bug fixes. I'm aware that it necessary for MS to come up ...
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Which would be the best way to show purchased products in a dashboard?

In my company we´ve created a site about rent and sell properties. Inside of it users can make different tasks, one of them is buy products. Like a really simple e-commerce. Now we´re creating a ...
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What is the best practice for upselling features?

I’m trying to add a new feature to improve our product in the site. Currently I have this: Explain the specific features of the product and price packages. Display an order summary on the right hand ...
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How to indicate custom (unique features per client) in a UI

I have a (quite big) software, and some features are custom for each client. I want to highlight the fact that those features are handcrafted for them in the menu, but I don't have any idea on how to ...
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“Can you make it more prominent?” stakeholder phenomenon

I'm designing many features for a product, where many of these features are shared across the real estate of a screen. It's common for each stakeholder or product manager to feel that their feature is ...
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What amount of use indicates that a feature is valuable

I don't expect that there's a one-size-fits-all answer. I hope this isn't too subjective. I'll use this StackExchange page as an example. There are links for Tags, Users, Badges, and Unanswered. At ...
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Should we disable an action in our system because we don't have a use case for it?

I work on a complex and heavily data-backed app (essentially an ERP) that has a number of different objects in the system that track real objects in the world. Users can create objects which later ...
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Best practice for informing users of upcoming features

We are currently in the private beta stage of an Agile project delivering an internally facing information application for a client. This is a replacement for a much older legacy system which is ...
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What are the benefits to product teams when designs are done in user flows

Recently i've been designing UI for various features in sketch in terms of user flows. This means multiple artboards of each state and scenario will be in a layout of a flow. similar to how Jakub ...
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Can you test an idea, as opposed to testing an instantiation of an idea?

As product managers, UI/UX specialists, engineers, etc., we often deceive ourselves into believing that when we test a new product feature, we’re testing an idea, when the fact of the matter is, we’re ...
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Good UX for handling partial application failure?

It's common for modern web applications to be split into a UI that runs locally in the browser, making requests to backend services that just return data, not UI components. Is there a pattern to ...
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How can dot-voting for feature prioritisation take the user into consideration?

Dot voting is a very straight-forward activity: You get a bunch of relevant people together in a room You give them a[n un]limited number of votes You ask them to vote on a list of elements they ...
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Notifying The User When Something Changes [closed]

What are some general UX best practices when notifying the user that something in your app has changed?
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Notifying user that a specific feature will require login in the future

So, I'm in this situation. I have a widely used and strongly advertised feature in my app, that, like almost any other features in my app, does not require a user login. Here's the problem. Say, I ...
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Understanding uplift in A/B testing

Let's say we have a(n) (positive) outcome rate which we try to optimize. Features affects this outcome. In a test, we find that users that used a specific feature X have a higher positive outcome ...
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feature prioritization

I want to prioritize a list of features that our customer facing application does not currently have. I've first taken a look at our CSR call data to discover what services our customers call-in most ...
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Is it better to hide upcoming core features or display coming soon text?

When you have an app with features that do not exist or are not production ready yet, is it ok to include the action element (example: a button) that will display a coming soon dialog or page when ...
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Is the “Save as…” option at all required in browsers? [closed]

On right-clicking on a web page in Chrome you get an option "Save as..." which basically saves the entire web page locally in your system. I'm wondering what is the importance or priority of that ...
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Is status relevant in enterprise chat applications?

We have user status e.g. online, offline, busy, away, etc. in our chat application. Are they still relevant? When using a chat application especially for work, you use it to communicate with a person....
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How to manage a priced app; in terms of timing and managing after license expiry?

I am developing a desktop app; and it is the first time I intend to publish it to the public for selling. I have two options for pricing, and two options for managing after license expiry. The two ...
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Use of Emojis in Email Subject Lines

Recently many of the subject lines of the 'bulk offer mails' (list includes names like SalesKart, BigStock, Vodafone, etc.) come with these fancy emojis/ emoticons. In my Gmail client, they all land ...
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Which Feature request to implement?

One of my clients use a voting system like GetSatisfaction to collect feature requests from users. But I, as a Product consultant, don't really insist in executing the most voted feature as the same ...
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Is it essential to let users change their email in an app?

I'm developing an app that will target almost every segment of the general population and the login will be done with the user email. My question is, should I absolutely allow a user to change his ...
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User research drives design or vice a versa for existing product?

Looking for feedback on this work process: The product team is coming up with design features for existing product & then validating it based on user research (self reported). As a user/UX ...
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Best text/icon/title alignement for feature box pattern?

You often see this pattern: My gut feeling would say the first is more readable (Is left-aligned text generally preferable over centered text?) but I could agree the third would look nicer (and ...
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Are avatars needed where the user isn't the focal point of the product

I'm building an app where user's vote/rate on restaurant dishes. The objective for visitors in general is to find which dishes are worth trying/not trying. In a app like this should there be an option ...
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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 it'...
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Reviews or features - what's more important for product page?

I've recently designed the UX for retail product page for a website. Hierarchy is as follows: Image> Product title> Review score> Price Then in the details section: Product features>Reviews ...
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Mixing flip-flop/toggles and binary state buttons

I'm facing a rather curious predicament. I'm working on a page with two columns. The one column has a list of actions that are essentially just things that run when clicked (so they've been grouped ...
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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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What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?

Getting clear user feedback is great. But what do you do with the feedback when different people, or groups of people, want different things? I have encountered this situation a few times recently. ...
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Showing / Hiding Inactive Features in a Product

I'm currently working on a product that includes a few features and other sub-products that aren't always included in the basic package. These features are opt-in and the client would have to pay an ...
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Showing alerts on item's “best before” changes in web application

I need to show 2 level alert for material stored in refrigerators. Orange and red alerts. The alert depends on how close item is to expiring date. Refrigerators are tree structured objects so I have a ...
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Hide feature until user reaches a level of experience, show them in disabled state, or show in full state?

I have a feature that only allow users to use it when they've already reached a level of experience in the app (similar to stackexchange, stackoverflow). Should I: hide it until they reach the ...
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Redirect user after login depending on the context

In the website we're building after users log in we redirect them to their "Organization" page. We have a new feature that allows two users to connect. Many users seem to ignore incoming connection ...
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Most products or alphabetical in filter

i was wondering if you have any best practices or theories about the sequence of features within the filter. And if it is more intuitive to show the amount of products that are within that specific ...
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What are the considerations of allowing users to change their usernames? [extended] [closed]

extended from stackoverflow Some applications use usernames and some don't. Some allow changing of usernames and some don't. I would like to know the pros and cons of allowing users to change their ...
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Can't find or don't need

It is very often that we find ourselves analyzing metrics and coming to the same cross-roads, do we remove this feature because it's not needed or do we change the way it's presented because it's not ...
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Should applications include currently useless features?

We are developing Android application, basically timetables and exams. One team member says that exams should be visible there at all times, while I think it would be much less confusing if exams only ...
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Are there any resourceful books for the planning process in creating and improving upon features for new and existing web applications? [closed]

I recently stumbled upon an article on CSS-Tricks which really dove deep into the intricacies for creating a new feature for existing web applications. The example used describes the steps it would ...
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Is there a site explaining common “feature not supported” issues in user friendly language?

When writing websites we often have to do feature detection, then figure out a plan for how to handle unsupported features (graceful degradation), sometimes being forced to resort no "not supported" ...
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App Usage Statistics - WHAT do you gather?

I am considering adding "gather anonymous usage statistics", and was looking around for suggestions and experiences. I was a bit surprised that I could find a lot of how, but only little discussion ...