Questions tagged [usability]

The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use.

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Implicitly overwrite file content

I'm currently programming a tool for downloading stuff from the internet. For the user, it is possible to specify a download folder where all downloaded files are stored. Assume that the program ...
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UX Benchmarking: How much detail should be collected from a user within an enterprise product?

There's a lot of value collecting benchmark data about a user's experience over time. The problem that we are running into is how much information should we ask from our user to help us make informed ...
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Popups default focus on button - best practice

Do we need to auto focus on any one of the buttons inside a popup? Since, some users prefer keyboard to interact with the application. For example: Confirmation popups in destructive actions like ...
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Why green on green bar paper?

One of the biggest business application my company builds uses green and white as the alternating background color in tables. This is due to the green bar paper used in former decades with line ...
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What is the best practice to show errors when parsing a large csv file?

I am designing the experience for uploading and validating a large CSV file, which can possibly have as many as 20,000 rows. It will really help if there was some way to show the user all the row ...
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Sign Up with Email for Students

I have an issue, I want users to be able to sign up to our platform. However, as they are students... They don't have an email address or use them Majority have telephone or social media Our ...
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Language Selector

I need to integrate a language selector in my app with 2 ones: Spanish Basque I have two options, adding "Spanish / Basque" but, in responsive I need the prefixes, but I'm unable to find the ...
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Pre-define bulk upload settings or prompt the user to choose their settings each time they upload

The scenario is a user has organised a bunch of folders and files which will be stitched together to form a book online. The idea is users will be able to drag & drop / click to upload all of ...
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Too much content. Too little space

Images and text to be placed in a limited space are too many and unrelated. I can't tell what to do. What can I try as a UX designer when I can't determine the size of the space and what needs to be ...
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A/B/n Testing: All at Once or In Succession?

If I want to A/B test a button color, but for 5 colors, how do I do it? Do I equally split traffic to all 5 button colors for 5 weeks Or… do I run split traffic between red button vs blue button the ...
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Any Alternative to Slide in Panels that does not compromise UX?

We are in the process of developing an Enterprise level Web Application where certain screens have cards housing some information on them and are clickable. Upon click instead of a Modal we have ...
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Change main screen/section of product depending on user progression with product

Is it possible to create a product where the main section (where users land after login) changes depending on the progresses made by the users with the product? I'm currently working on a career ...
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Asking for permissions to access contacts Android and IOS on native apps

Hi wondering if someone can answer this... Is it necessary to ask the user for permission before accessing a list of contacts on a native app.. see attached image for context.
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If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed?

I was having this conversation the other day, well, a meeting where I heard If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed. Now, in some circumstances, without a doubt, ...
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Usability studies about B2B service pages?

I'm looking for research done on best practices when designing and writing content for B2B consulting service pages. A B2B consulting firm could be management consulting firms, law firms or ...
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Groups vs notebooks

I'm working on a note taking app. One of the feature is that you can group the notes in a folder like manner in which one can create. subgroups inside groups and more subgroups and put notes/notebooks ...
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Release notes after an update for users

Stakeholders want to show release notes after an update of the system is released. And they want to show it once after the user has logged in. They want to put the information in a modal and so that ...
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Page slide display area

I'm questioning which is the best area to display this type of component, to not get lost in technical names, to the type of component I'm referring to is this one: Example Should the area of this ...
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How to consolidate multiple versions of a download page into one?

I currently am building a bulk download page for my application, and am running into some problems designing the predictability of the main workflow for an end user. From this screen below (which ...
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What design pattern should I use to migrate windows lists with buttons to web?

I have a Windows application that I need to migrate to web. This application has many forms that follow the same pattern: (1) a grid on the left with columns and rows than can be selected, and (2) ...
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How to improve the user experience on a user records flow?

I'm building a SaaS product and having doubts on how to organise the navigation and interaction in a user records flow. The flow consists of a stock transaction record and the document objects are ...
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What are the pros and cons of using 2 fonts on a single page/throughout an application?

As a very relatable example, we have Android OS (since which version I do not remember) using 2 fonts, one for headlines and one for the rest of the text. As in the image, we can see that it uses 2 ...
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Setting a time interval for an automatic message

I have a form where a user needs to set how often and at what time a certain report is send from the system. The report is created and sent automatically. In the current system the form looks like ...
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To align radio buttons in columns or not

I am building a form with two settings that have two choices each. The two settings are completely independent; the choice for one setting is unrelated to the choice in the other. The design calls for ...
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Is a table a good idea for navigation?

We're discussing in my office about having a table where every row is clickable and used for navigation. Is that a good idea? The context is: "Users" are involved in "projects", a "project" contains ...
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Should New and Edit pages look the same?

I'm currently working on a a SaaS which allows the users to upload media content on their screens; the content is not put directly on the screens but instead it's organized (similarly with music) in ...
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Is it necessary to add “Any price “ option in budget category if on desktop user search with an open price range?

Image for mobile web design. Not showing any price tag as wanted to make user perform a more focused search.The most widely searched ranges are upfront.
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Modal page and button click [closed]

I have a modal page with login button. Clicking on the button verifies the username or password. And if incorrect, error messages will be shown while still being inside the modal. But I can not find a ...
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User testing navigation with one or two groups

We want to test a set of five users to compare usability between our existing application navigation and our proposed next generation navigation. During the course of planning how we will do our ...
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using bar-code scanner within website

I'm a backend developer who wants to put together some decent fullstack service for the community (entirely non-commercial): a shared library. User is supposed to scan a barcode on a book to save the ...
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Save Search in session or database

I have a table with records. The user can search the table using a Search Dialog. Due to our design constraints, I cannot have the Search criterias as part of a sidebar. Main Screen: Search Dialog (...
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What would be the best way to show 3 actions on the bottom half of the page

We are confused as to which of these UI should we go with to as we have three actions relating to the content on the bottom third of the screen. Three buttons are: 1. Write to Device 2. Load from ...
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Hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat

I'm having some trouble hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat hover the main UI (3). On iPhone, this action is usually done by clicking on the zone (3) or dragging down. But in my ...
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How to display multi level multiple tab or options in UI?

For my project, i am having the following need. We have folder tree kind of options in Left side ( say it as folder ) Each folder has its own multiple options ( say it as 'opt1,2 etc' ) Each opt1,2,...
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How to usability test a prototype of mobile app

I've written "User Stories" in "Gherkin Syntax" for native mobile app and want to get it "User Tested" to find our any usability issues. Do I need clickable mocks which can be shown to user on mobile ...
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Is having a “Contact us” form in the footer of every page on a website considered good ux?

Inside a footer which appears to be constant everywhere on the website, is it best practice to give this option on every single page or should it be ignored on some?
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Best practices: Position of cancel button in modals

I am currently working on modals for our software and I have been placing the 'Cancel' button always on the extreme left (Version A in picture). However while documenting myself more on modals, I ...
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Is it OK to add a Notification area/widget on a dashboard where there is already a notification icon on the header?

I'm building the dashboard page for a complex system. The system has a notification icon that is on the header and can be seen from all pages. the user needs to mouse over or click on the icon to ...
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Adding label or supporting text to a loading animation (spinner)

I have an interactive map container that requires some time to load. I placed an animated loading spinner while the map loads. Is the animated spinner sufficient visual feedback or should it be ...
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Editable Radio Buttons (UX)

I need a way to select a date range and edit the date range. Also when a date range is selected it will show other dependent information. My plan was to use radio buttons and whichever date range ...
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FB/LinkedIn like app- how many posts above the fold?

I'm working on an app that is similar to LinkedIn/FB from a UI perspective. Are there any best practices to how much text/posts are appropriate above the fold to avoid congestive overload?
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When is it appropriate to expand a button to fill its parent container a.k.a use a full-width button?

I always find it fairly straightforward for me to determine when to apply stretched button that can expand its width and fills its parent container. However, it is challenging to do the same for ...
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How to present filtering items in a sidebar?

I have a site where I need to present filtering items in a sidebar. These items work as "filters" for the site's content on the right. The user can click these filters on or off (selected are ...
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Password-less log in with webviews

I just added a password-less log in option to my website, which emails users a login link. If they click it within 10 minutes, they are logged in and cookies are set in their browser to remember them. ...
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Multiple options vs single option UI

On the dashboard we are building we got 2 sets of options users can pick: Multiple options (checkboxes) and single options (radio buttons behavior) while the look of the components is similar, ...
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Any recommended keyboard accessibility solution for user to navigation to the menu efficiently? [closed]

We have this top bar on the page and the menu is on the left. Every page has lots of content within it (could have 100+ tabbable elements). For screen users, they have shortcuts to invoke the ...
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Navigation from a filtered list to default view?

Suppose I am designing a web site to display a list of items. I'd like to add a category filter to display only the items of a given category. Now I'm wondering how user should move back from the ...
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How does the 27 character wide search box recommended length apply to Asian languages and Russian?

I work for a multinational company. We have a global site, and individual country sites. I am trying to set a width for the search box that will accommodate all of our sites and languages. We've got ...
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Improving UX for multi-selectable cards

I'm designing a screen where the user should be able to: 1. Select b/w multiple options (displayed in cards) 2. Search for other cards and be able to select those as well. Here's a picture for better ...
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Are unclickable tags/chips a good practice?

Title says it all basically. I have to show a trip that contains Title, description and a bunch of random additional info (the tags). The issue lays in those tags they should not be clickable and ...