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Questions tagged [psychology]

Psychological principles as they relate to user interface and user experience design.

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What domain name would be best from ux point of view for my website? [closed]

I have a clothing brand by name of pendu streetwear. I was thinking of getting the domain name pendustreetwear.com But isn't it too long for the user to type in. Or pendu.store, but that way it ...
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Whats the best way to graph percentage data?

Lets say I have the following data: Category positive neutral negative total 0 Category 1 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 2 1 Category 2 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 1 2 ...
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Why some users buy a product with higher price?

I recently talked to a person who is a supplier for an E-commerce website. In this website suppliers can provide their products at the price they choose. So it is probable that a specific product is ...
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What metrics have been used differentiate between user engagement and addiction?

There have been some recent press about the computer game Fortnite that has caused concern for parents of children that are spending excessive time playing due to its seemingly addictive effect on ...
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How can I prevent the users from feeling awkward or uncomfortable when talking to an unknown user with no available profile or references at all?

I'm analysing a web project where you can connect and talk to other users, but there's no information available about them but their usernames. This site is intended to help people to communicate with ...
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How important are avatars/profile images in the context of social feedback?

How important are avatars/profile images in the context of social feedback or inticing behavior as opposed to just the name of a user or an abstract avatar? Specifically, in the case of consumer ...
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Preventing users from posting toxic content [closed]

I'm not 100% sure if this fits here, but I would guess it does... I'm building an app where users can post and talk to each other anonymously. With that comes a lot of responsibility as I feel like ...
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What is the preferred shape of a messaging/chat icon?

As stated in this answer, an elliptical speech bubble is more commonly seen than a rounded (rectangular) speech bubble. This is perhaps true of comics, but not in messaging/chat services; it makes ...
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Is there any way (or best practise) to measure the perceived workload caused by a software on a certain user?

Perceived Workload has a subjective character trait, but I would like to find a way how one can measure for example the perceived workload from any individual. Here I mean the workload, which is ...
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Is there any scientifically proven way to get criteria or factors, why a user accepts a software?

Sometimes I notice the effect in my company, that a software is accepted by a project team - even though in Usability Testing the software (not having monopoly in functionality) turned out to be more ...
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Why do app developers generalize changes in their update notes?

Considering the case of app updates, why do app developers generalize changes in their update notes? How does each writing style (general or specific) for update changelogs affect UX? Image samples:
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Which way should I design coupon codes?

There are two ways of creating a coupon code: The easy way Something like bike17. The random way Something like fj348osfgl. For the first one following applies: It's easy to remember. However, I ...
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In an e-commerce site why the checkout card is often placed in right hand side…why not in left?

I visited over maximum e-commerce web site but they have a common thing is that the check out page is always in right side of the page. what is the UX logic / mental model / cognitive science behind ...
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People like to read their own names and not others? - UX Design - psychology [closed]

I read somewhere that people secretly hate to read the name(s) of other people/product over and over again. They only like to see their own names. And that is why most people draw tattoos of their ...
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The Psychology of Colors

I have a few categories in my application regarding the various needs/dimensions of human lives such as health, social services etc. I am not sure which color would best represent each category. Could ...
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What do employers except for Web designer job profile? [closed]

Not sure if I am asking this question in the right forum I am a web designer currently searching for a job. I have really good portfolio and work experience and when applying for a job, almost ...
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Can comments decrease content creation in fear of not receiving enough social feedback or acknowledgment?

It's been written that one of the reasons for Snapchat's success is the fact that they did not implement likes regarding photos. Some reasonably theories that likes inhibit the frequency of content ...
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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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Is there a metric for how much cognitive effort it takes a person to execute a task?

I'm curious if there is a branch of science that has tried to quantify the amount of attention or cognitive effort it takes to complete a task? Some high/low examples: A musician performing on the ...
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How to encourage quality content in small populations?

I'm creating an app that allows users to post content onto the app for other community members to use. The content is forever changing IE, eventually the content posted by a user will be deleted and ...
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Behavioral Research regarding wait time display

I'm going to be making the case to a client and am looking for evidence to my claim. I proposed that when their system is loading or "warming up", it would be better show the wait time as a count-up ...
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Reason why brand logotypes are in lowercase?

Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Flickr, Intel, Citibank, Macy's, BP, Vitamin Water to name a few, have their logotypes entirely in lowercase. I assume the reason is to make it more casual and friendly. Is ...
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Designing Experimental Webapps and Avoiding Bias

I am designing a webapp for psychological research and my goal is two fold: Make a user feel as though they can trust this experiment (especially when they look at the consent form). University IRB ...
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Click on main text opens a new detail page on a card

I have a situation where I have a card as an element and it had primary Title, Sub title, and other texts and one secondary CTA. The problem that I am facing is the click on the main title opens a new ...
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Should I tell interviewees remaining time for tests?

Context I was running a series of tests last week, with 6 groups of 4-5 people each. Tests consisted in showing images to participants and asking a qualitative open ended question that had to be ...
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Looking for Research on Loss Aversion

We're dealing with an ongoing research process and finding some noticeable pain points, specifically related to loss aversion (this is for a risk investments app). After lots of brainstorming, we're ...
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does top-level domain name affect user experience? [duplicate]

does these new top-level domain names (.guru, .rocks, .ml, .tk) affect user experience? do they like to type generic top-level domain names only?
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What's a professional approach to discouraging web developers from contacting a business owner through a contact form?

Currently, there is a contact form on a site I develop, with a dismissible (bootstrap-style) alert below the submit button that says No Solicitors And when it is closed, a cookie is stored to ...
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What timing of visual emphasis paired with a spoken word provides the best cognition?

I am working on an animation in which there are three somewhat small font words (Environmental, Social, and Economic) together with three colored horizontal histogram bars on each side of the labels ...
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What defines the acceptance of fingerprints/smudges on touch screens?

This may be a very subjective observation, but everytime I ask people, more question marks occur. Situation given: When using a mobile touch device or laptop with touch screen, some (observed) ...
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Is Aesthetics sometimes preferred in Forms?

Is there some instances where form design is preferred? I already searched about the topic and the most common is: "Base the input width on user's expectation" But how about when the form looks ...
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Does personal photo on the website improve its credibility?

I know there are several techniques to improve website credibility like putting client references, portfolio (or any proof of work and its presentation) etc. Does personal photo on the website ...
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How to make waiting time when connecting to a conference better for the user?

We have a part of our app where in the user has paid for a consultation and is then presented with a button to connect to the consultant. As in below: When the user clicks on this button, the ...
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At this point, placebo buttons are still helpful for users in web design?

I had this question related to the redirect buttons. Some apps or websites need time to save data before making a redirect or load some content. Usually, an action from the user can't help. In these ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Currently, when registering on my site, users are presented with a first name field and a lastname field (plus an email and password field as usual). My reasoning behind this was to encourage users to ...
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Does stereotype thinking affect the application design?

I am wondering how does stereotype thinking affect the way we design for users. Will user experience designer/researcher be able to empathize with user if he/she suffers from unconscious bias.
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How do we help users save money? [duplicate]

We're developing a number of banking products to help our users save more money. More importantly, we'd like our users to develop money-saving habits. I'm pretty aware that lots of people have made ...
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Badges for donations

I am trying to implement a donation system for a website/app that isn't going to generate any money. Once a person donates to the project, I was thinking I could give them a badge/icon that would be ...
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Were we mistaken about rounded corners being better UX?

I am learning HTML and CSS, discovering that browsers implemented rounded corners and shadows using CSS... just about the time that UI went to "flat / sharp corners" without shadows, etc. It seems sad ...
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Too many reports because report button is too convenient

I have an app that enables users to exercise questions. The users have an option to report a faulty question. The problem is that the users use the option too frequently. The reviewer has checked the ...
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One CTA or many Shortcuts?

We're building a product where we can either give one main Call to Action on home screen (Mobile app) which conforms to Hick-Hyman law and reduces cognitive load to make a decision easy but lowers ...
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How to emphasize/mark one option over the other?

I'm attaching screenshot of the current section. The left option, is the free option(obviously), while the right one, is the paid option, marked with "locked" emoji. I'm trying to increase the "...
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Cross product YES-NO answer model

I was just thinking, many questionnaires model yes/no answers as one or the other, with some logicians using fuzzy logic to describe situations in between. I wonder though, if yes and no were ...
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Rewards System: Points or Money?

Scenario We have a soon to launch app which includes a rewards system. These rewards are real money, so a direct Rewards Balance: $xxxx should suffice (in theory). Basically put, rewards are a real ...
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Accepted color or treatment for negative numbers?

As most people know, red is a color used in many apps to display negative numbers, specially in financials. I also remember old calculators with paper rolls having that color by default for ...
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Placing pictures on a scale from happy to not happy

I work on an application that allows users to tell their story of their experience in health and social care. At the moment, that's an entirely text based affair. To try to make it easier for people ...
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Impact of plural vs singular names [closed]

I've just bought a domain for my mobile app/website project, and an interesting question popped to my mind. I don't know what would be the impact of this decision in terms of user experience, user ...
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When did the concept of flagging start?

Seeing another question at UX.SE related to flagging, I realized that flagging is always associated to a negative connotation. I understand that Flags are Used to Convey Messages (such as Naval Flag ...
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Studies on button text for agreement?

We have an application, that due to factors outside of our control (legal/regulatory), has some very complex rule sets. Because of this, we need users to read a short amount of context on a modal the ...
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The psychology of color that a child would most likely choose

As a UI designer, I have always wondered if there has been any psychological studies that can prove that children will pick certain colors over other colors or if there is a common pattern that occurs ...