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Functionality of a system that is desired or required by end users of an application. Requirements are usually written in natural language.

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What are the high level requirements common to all business apps?

I know that every application will have its unique requirements, and I am looking for something REAL high level such as the following where I could assign all other specific requirements under a topic....
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Field only required during Edit mode

I have a form that allows the user to add a "Location" for a particular entity. Each location should have an "Assignee." In that sense, the "Assignee" is required, ...
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Can I use semi-structured interviews for collecting insights for a prototype?

I have a low-fidelity prototype and I would like to use semi-structured interviews to ask users questions while having a walkthrough of the prototype. Do you think it's a good idea to choose semi-...
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UX research after functional requirements

I'm working as a UX Specialist and need to plan/build the processes involving UX. Perhaps any tips on the following: If functional requirements are already determined and project costs are estimated ...
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Where/How do I gather data for this portfolio project...?

I'm sure I'll be called, as a UX designer, to give a total-usability-makeover to a website or two. Wanting to include in my portfolio a demonstration of my preparedness for this, I simply Googled "...
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Standardized behavior of object selection in application UI

This is more of a usability question. I want to know if there is any recommendation for selection behavior for an application development. Example: there are objects in the UI you can select. You ...
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How do i design website mockups when i already have a css framework in mind?

Do I choose the CSS framework first before designing the website mockups? Or is it the opposite. What if I finish designing the mockups, but the css framework isn't a perfect fit ?. Should I first ...
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User Centred Approach or Technical approach?

I've just started a HCI module, and i've chosen to discuss 'The Importance of Used Needs and Establishing User Requirements' for my presentation and short paper. I strongly believe that a user ...
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How much input should a UX Practitioner have into user requirements, when working with a Product Manager?

UX practitioners -- such as UX Designers, IAs or UX Researchers -- typically consider understanding the user's needs as part of their role. By extension, UX practitioners often define some, or even ...
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How to balance user freedom and requirements when filling out forms

I'm currently working on a project where users can upload media to a website. This website will display media in a playlist format. See image below. When uploading media users have a few properties ...
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In an organization using SCRUM, who guides design?

I'm working in a company that has assembled a small team to develop a web product for this organization's clients and themselves. We are new to SCRUM and we're running into 1 issue around design - ...
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Term "Requirement Gathering" in UX - A misnomer?

Having spend some good time in the Interaction design domain, I have started to think that the term "Requirement Gathering" is somewhat a misnomer and conveys a incorrect image of the process. Is ...
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Does the following constitute a use case? "I want a score to represent the product usage in correspondence with their likelihood to churn."

My understanding is that a use case is a particular role's interaction on a system to achieve a goal. Nevertheless, I repeatedly see people calling things like the above a "use case," so maybe I'm ...
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gathering requirments from client who thought she had already made everything clear

I had accepted the task of building a client a website. She had the requirement “it had to scale to mobile devices”. Not even that, but I’m assuming her screen size she viewed the site on is a little ...
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Is UX yet another 'cross-cutting concern' or software quality?

Some software engineering researchers believe UX is yet another software quality (i.e. quality requirement or non-functional requirement-e.g. security, performance), or yet another 'cross-cutting ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

We do iterative releases, and thus I see a good number of user UI/UX requirements come in. Which is great so we can focus on the key areas. Naturally these requests are in the format "The system ...
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Format for a design specification for an Interactive Product

Assuming you are following a design methodology such as the IxD iterative approach which covers requirements gathering, prototyping, evaluation etc. This creates a lot of information (data) ...
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Is a user requirement document commonly used? Is there an alternate name or more common type of document that already exists?

It is common for business analysts to create business requirement documents to detail the business process and rules that underpin how the system needs to behave. It is also common for solution ...
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UX Process / Requirements [closed]

Yes it is kind of long. So please just skip if me getting to the point is going to frustrate you. I am in an arrangement with a re-seller where they have exclusive rights to my software in a market ...
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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Requirement Gathering from Scientist user group

My users are scientists and are quite busy. I do not have options for contextual inquiry, but I am getting 15 scientists in a meeting room. They generally prefer not to talk and are always on their ...
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Use of technical terms

I am lead developer and in regular debate with marketing about use of technical terms. Currently users can search on string, date, and decimal. Users wanted to sum integer values in string so we ...
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What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details.
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Required fields [duplicate]

What are the rules around indicating required fields in a flow that has some pages that have all required fields and some that are mixed? Is it better to denote optional fields in this case?
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How to describe functional requirements for a software with high degree of freedom like photoshop/excel?

I am wondering how you would describe the functional requirements for a large/free system like Photoshop or Excel. In this case, we want to describe the requirements of an existing system which we ...
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refine popup in search panel

Have 2 questions related to refine panel in search results. How should we showcase more options in 1 category – should I add individual popup for each category or all options in 1 popup. Have added ...
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Stakeholder identification and communication methods in UX [closed]

Can any one suggest few existing methods for identifying/communicating stakeholders in user experience design? Thanks in advance
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Setting a standard for user input

I have a project on a classified ad site, and my client wants a QUALITY requirement when users post. It has 2 purposes: To filter out spam and other useless stuff To make sure that content posted ...
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What to look for at a customer site visit?

I'm a software engineer responsible for the development of UI software for an embedded device that will be used in laboratories and hospitals. I have the rare opportunity to visit one of our customer'...
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What questions should a UX designer ask in kick-off call for requirement elicitation? [closed]

For starting any new project we generally ask questions to elaborate on functional requirements, so what are those questions in the requirement gathering focusing on the UX dimension? Do they vary ...
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Best type of UI specifications for UI design?

I've had some problems handing over specifications that were wireframe designs + explanation of elements, to UI designers/artists. What tended to happen was that the first few screens created were ...
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Expectation Management

I'm struggling to convince the team of developers I work with to let me show users mockups to explore ideas and make sure we understand their requirements fully. Although I swear that I will ...
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Why "x seconds to download", and "if not ready, click here to download"? [duplicate]

I'm a web developer, but I can't figure out the business or technical problems behind this. Many websites have something to offer, and user has to download it. But some of those websites instead of ...
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Design requirements for displaying Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy

My clients needs to put Terms of Conditions and a Privacy Policy on their site. I know little about this area and I am wondering if there are any design specific requirements (legal?) that I need to ...
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Is there a generally accepted template for user requirements on a UX design project?

In one of my projects, user surveys are about to complete and my next tasks are creating the personas and generating the user requirements document. Since this is one of my first UX projects, my ...
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What are some good questions to pose to stakeholders before redesign?

I've just started work with a big travel company that is working on redoing their 'self service' page. What would be some intelligent questions to ask the stake holders? How do I understand what ...
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Should User Experience Designers / Architects be responsible for the CMS requirements of a website rebuild?

The requirements for the CMS needed to power a new website are often treated as technical requirements, and are therefore considered the province of developers or solutions architects. On the other ...
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Managing Customer's UX expectations [closed]

Is there any good theory about it? What elements should one consider? User Interface / Cognition / Latency / Anything else? Is it only on the side of Non-Functional Requirements? or it lives also in ...
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What is the difference between site objectives and business requirements?

A lot of generic ux processes usually start with defining a sites goal and objectives such as "reduce customer calls by 5%" or attract new customers by 10%" etc. Then it is recommended that you ...
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How to gather and weight stakeholder ideas

When you interview stakeholders in order to gather business requirements – do you also document content ideas such as product benefits or ideas for sections on the web site? Do you put them in the ...
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Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?

When should you create a functional requirements document for a website redesign project? Are there instances where an FRD would inform the wireframes? I'm used to functional requirements being ...
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Entered text is selected on input focus in a search box. Is this usable?

On input focus, I ask the developer to automatically select any previously entered text. Doing so, it will allows users to enter a new search by typing, or to modify the previous search. Is this ...
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What is the standard of validating business requirements?

When a vendor is designing a website for a client - an organisation with Business Analysts and Project Managers assigned to the project - we need to provide concepts/wireframes and with annotations, ...
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Do we have a taxonomy of UX requirements for software products?

I am a researcher on UX. My research aim is to help software engineering practitioners in early stages, i.e. requirements engineering, to deal with UX requirements even if their knowledge on UX and ID ...
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How Do I Collect UX Requirements for the System in Agile Development Environment?

I am starting working on project planning application, which the client wants to develop using the agile model. I want to understand how can i take the requirements and convert them to the usual UX ...
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How to write a website requirements? [closed]

Initially, who is responsible to write the requirements for the developer, the ux designer or the manager? - what is the easiest way to write them? and how ? - and is that the right way to let the ...
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Recommendations for storing design documents?

I'm an Interaction Designer working in an Agile environment, and my team members are located across the globe. My challenge is getting the team to move away from making design decisions over email and ...
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Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering

What arethe main differences in methodology between "Requirements Engineering" and "Usability Engineering"? Where do they overlap, where not? Which activities are common between the two and which are ...
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Requirement gathering in absence of user involvement?

In typical UCD we begin requirements with methods that enable us to capture the wants and needs and get a fair idea about the user's mental model. Which helps us in developing the requirements for the ...
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Where to find design patterns for product management web apps?

I'm creating a IA-prototype for a product-management web app. I don't know the field (product-management) that well and I'm looking for samples. The requirements for this Web-app are: web-based ...
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