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

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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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What is the preferred shape of a messaging/chat icon? [closed]

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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When should we use Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA)?

According to the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) [1, 2], the model aims to measure an individual's behavior. The theory is applied in the social psychology literature defines relationships between ...
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Why most vehicle apps user orange / red color as their theme?

I was going through multiple car/bike apps across the world and there was striking similarity that most of them use a shade of either red or orange. I wanted to understand the psychological motive ...
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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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Help with Design Team Dynamic Problems

We are a small team of UX/UI designers in an organization. Often we are micromanaged by a single designer who has direct links with highest authority. Instead of going in the usual route of ...
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Behavior modification vs usability [closed]

I'm working on a project that has me a bit stumped. Thanks for any help you can provide! Background I'm working on the interface that is shown to a student before they take a quiz. Students are ...
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Metro station stop design to prevent people from commiting suicide

How to design a metro train stop that would prevent people from endangering themselves by accessing the rails when a metro arrives (perhaps by implementing the design of special doors or elevators ...
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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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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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Which is more motivating to continue a process until completion: a percentage, or the number of steps?

I'm working on a set of guides to help users learn how to use our app. We want to show which guides are available and some data with each guide indicating how far you've gotten. The idea is that if we ...
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Do shapes connote differing degrees of hazard?

I'm working on designing an icon set and experimenting with a few different styles. One style would involve every icon being the same color. However, color is really good at differentiating things ...
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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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Does testimonial actually work (we all know its fake)?

Before someone comes saying yes it works because of social validation or social proof, are there any user tests, research or case studies that backs up it up? It seems like most poeple I speak to ...
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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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Which cognitive psychology books can be used for web/mobile applications? [closed]

As the title said, which cognitive psychology book I can use when working on the web/mobile applications?
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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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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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Ratings: 3 stars vs 5 stars. Why 5?

It's the most common interface used to display votes is the “star rating system,” in which a particular number of points (often expressed as stars) is assigned to an item by each reviewer. We find ...
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What do dark and light dashboards communicate to users?

There are a couple of closely related answers about this on here, but none that gets to the question I'm asking. Outside of a what a user brings to a design (preconceptions, mental models, etc.) ...
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At what option count should I add a search filter to a drop down element?

I have a booking tool that offers a list of services to choose from. The option list is variable per client. Some clients offer one service, some have twenty or more. One client requested a search ...
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When you hate your design and you're almost finished with it, what do you do? [closed]

I started out with a web design template that I loved. I spent a few days finding, cropping, and touching up the perfect images. I tweaked the CSS to better fit my page's style. In short-- I was in ...
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Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish

The human eye can differentiate about 10 million colors. A 24-bit display mode can produce about 16 million. Why, then, do operating systems have 32-bit and higher display modes if the apparent ...
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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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Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?

I've heard that the term "abort" could have a negative meaning in some contexts (i.e. due to abortion-related issues), and for that reason it was avoided in some interfaces of the 80's/90's, probably ...
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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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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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What kinds of personality archetypes are taken into account when designing an application?

If somebody were to look out on the landscape of applications available, the amount of options is staggering. However, it's pretty easy to see that two applications that have the same basic functions (...
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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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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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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc. tend to have a dull finish to them. What’s the logic/psychology behind this?
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Is there any advantage in marketing my product for £99.99 instead of £100?

It's a wide-spread marketing technique that seems to have been around forever- selling products for £1.99, £9.99, £19.99, instead of £2, £10 and £20. Presumably the pyschology is that submliminally £...
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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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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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How many visually distinct colors can accurately be associated with a separated legend in a figure?

For charts and graphs it's a relatively common question by programmers to want to procedurally generate an arbitrary number of colors that are visually distinct. Various research (or educated guesses)...
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Implement gamification on Time reporting to minimize late reports?

A company is having trouble getting its employees to report time of their working hours. The time reporting is the source for invoicing the company's customers and it has to be done in time. To deal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?