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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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Filters in Youtube search are not working

When I go to www.Youtube.com and search for e.g. "London", I see many videos. When I click on the "Filter" button and enable any filter (e.g. Upload Date: Last Hour, Today, Last week, or Features: HD,...
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How to represent alternatives in a column view (like the Mac OS Finder)

Background In an expert system, configuration users may be able to define custom behavior by way of business rules or decision tables. For those to be meaningful, the system offers its domain-...
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Simplify an interface for flexibly applying rules to periods of time

We have a module in an application where users define time periods for different criteria that will be used later to filter some lists. By default each criterion applies any time. Its validity can be ...
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Should a “Close” button on a dialog message modal always be in the same position and style?

Here are two examples of a current message dialog we have in the application I'm working on. The close button is the primary and only button in the left dialog. It's one of two options in the right ...
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Why is there a small gap between the usb port and laptop skin? [closed]

I've noticed a small gap between the point the USB port starts (metal part) and the external surface of the laptop or PC. You can clearly see it in the picture. . Thanks
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Conveying relationship between form input fields

Context I'm working on an audience selection workflow where a user can specify certain attributes to select their audience. For example, the user may want to create an audience of entirely male ...
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Component Select with a lot informations

I have a component select and it has a lot of information about Bank account. I need to improve it because this component will have more then 300 bank account. Is a good idea put in order the bank ...
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How to design navigation/interface for multiple input dashboard

I'm working on an update to an app with a dashboard. The dashboard has three "inputs", if you will: a location (defaults to the root location for the app) from a predefined set; a specific year of ...
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Representing asset expiration and rating in a single dashboard

We're presently going through introducing a new concept into an existing customer facing dashboard. At present customers are used to navigating their assets by using a site-wide "rating". This is ...
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How to make content disappear when scrolling underneath the “header” area? Is there an example of this?

So I have a UX problem to solve - Here's an example of the issue: As you can see, the message steps are nested underneath the folder. In order to view all of them, you would have to scroll from ...
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Should every website have a dark mode? [closed]

Personally I love websites with dark mode. It doesn't matter whether it's day or night, I always use dark mode whenever I can. But when I build some websites myself, I feel like dark mode isn't a ...
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Advice for improving internal dashboard [closed]

I work for a book manufacturer, a component from our internal dashboard looks like this: . I'm not a designer by trade and as it's come to refactoring the project, I figured now would be a good ...
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What is a best way from the user experience point of view to list questions and answers (FAQ)?

At the "Questions and Answers" or "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) section it is often fashionable to have collapsing/expanding sections for each question and answer. Is it still the best way to ...
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Are icons in business software helpful?

me and my team are working on a re-design for an internal software, that people within our customer service do use to track shipments in real-time. I am thinking about a way to efficiently show ...
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Four (4) Form On-Boarding Process

My mobile application has an onboarding process comprised of 4 screens/forms. The forms have 3, 4, 2, and 7 questions. What is the industry standard user experience: (1) saving data at each screen ...
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Wide table for bulk items addition

I'm designing a form with which users will be able to bulk add some items into our database. The database consists of 16 columns including the delete button, it looks like this: There are obvious ...
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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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Usage of table layout on Mobile

Is there any better way to show Normal table layout in the Desktop views and easy to use view of the same in Mobile? In an environment that the table columns and rows can be multiple number of rows ...
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How to run heuristic evaluation

While running a heuristic evaluation, is there a recommended number of tasks? I'm struggling with the scoring part. Do I perform all tasks, take notes of the problems and then identify severity based ...
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Bilingual Navigation

I am working on a pro-bono project. We are designing a website for a bilingual parent workshop (80% Spanish Speakers and 20% English Speakers). Funders for the organization are English speakers. That ...
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Setting acceptance threshold for usability evaluation outcome

I am working on a framework to evaluate our products usability against our product design tenets which are nothing else than 10 usability (N&N) heuristics in our own words. The goal is to identify ...
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Should keyboard suggestion bar be enabled when typing password?

Some apps have keyboards suggestion bar, like on the picture below, enabled on password fields. Is it a good UX or security practice to have suggestions while typing existing or creating a new ...
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Best way to display a lot of schools information on a single webpage?

I'm a front end developer and I need a page to display information about all schools in my city (52). I tried using Bootstrap Cards and an input where the user will type and the cards bellow will be ...
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Task completion rate increased from 53% to 73% but still under the standard average of 78%

A tree testing conducted for a website navigation and the result was 53% then, we redesigned the information architecture and produced a new tree testing with the new navigation. The result improved ...
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Expandable rows, quick view or modal to show a big section with details for a row in a table?

I have a table and in the first version of implementation, I had expandable rows with info. In the new version, the client wants expandable sections in the section expanded because it is a lot of info....
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Why doesn't Windows tell me which program / process is using that specific file I want to delete [closed]

Most of you should already at some point experienced this when using the Windows operating system: You want to delete a folder, Windows will gladly delete every file except that one file which is used ...
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Studies on item selection behaviour? [closed]

I was wondering if there have been studies on the best practices for the behaviour of a card on selection. I'm in a disagreement with my frontend colleagues that on selection, a card should disappear ...
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Concise points: how to offer extra information [closed]

A friend of mine made a site which lists pointers for teachers at regular schools who have one or more deaf children in their class. These are clear, concise, one-sentence "Do's" with regard to ...
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Changing emotions when a user going to unsubscribe newsletter? Is it good practice?

Is that a good idea to make a response regarding user actions like this one? When user about to unsubscribe changing the face to sad and when click cancel makes face happier. Is it good practice? ...
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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Checkout button in searchbar or not

I'm making a UI for a webshop for internal users. They're using our site for placing their orders for their store. Because they know what to search for, their search queries are very precise. My ...
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Multiple tables on a page displaying only the header row when empty, developer does not want to change implementation

There is a page in a system I'm working on, that deals with user permissions regarding the current item being viewed. There are 4 groups that people can be added to. When creating a new item, you need ...
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What is the best way to statistically analyze a score system and number of steps for users?

I'm trying to analyze two measurements, the number of steps it takes the user to complete a task on a website, and a ranking rubric of 1 - 3 (1 is simple and 3 is considered difficult) for each step ...
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Why are there two checkboxes for 1 state selection?

Those permissions could be handled only with one checkbox. Checked - allowed, unchecked - Full Control denied, for example. Why two checkboxes, not one? Also why not radio buttons?
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Should the paywalls of an app be easy to bypass?

While reading Medium, I got prompted with the you reached your reading limit, subscribe to read more paywall while trying to read an article. After opening the exact same page in a private window, the ...
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Is it an inconvenience if my installation script requires a lot of reboots?

I'm writing a shell script that automatically installs some drivers and programs that depend on each other sequentially, which are required to run the main application. After each successful ...
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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

To anyone who has participated in the creation of a mobile app I have a question: Was it designed/planned for both portrait and landscape? If not: Why? Did you discuss this with your team? What was ...
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SUS evaluation on the same system but different sections and participants

Would it be okay to use 2 SUS scores to come up with a single score in the case I explain below: I conducted a user testing for a banking mobile app, the app under investigation has lots of tasks ...
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What is the best way to show eshop products inside a blog article?

I am having troubles with placing multiple eshop products into / near a picture that is in an article on the supporting blog. These products are related to the content in the picture (e.g picture of ...
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Best practice for selecting a recurring event?

I need to allow users to set the frequency with which they would like for a certain task to occur (example- every X days/week/month/year). So far, what I've come up with is an input box and a drop ...
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Displaying Filters in search

I have business roles as a group of check boxes and based on selection of this group system will show Business activity. Is there any alternate way to show Business Activity on selection of Business ...
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UX metrics categories for a web app

We want to start using metrics to help drive design improvements. I like to tackle things from a high level down approach and I am trying to find some categories of metrics for web apps but not have ...
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Modal or new Page for product description?

I have a question it's kind of research and I have researched a few before posting but I want direct pros and cons for my concerns thus I am posting this question here. I have a page which has a sort ...
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on-screen keyboard covers input field

Are there best practices for forms with HTML input elements when they must be used on a mobile device? On my in-development web application, when running on an Android phone, the input field is often ...
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Which indicator is more understandable?

Which indication of "high" level is more understandable? For example, when users sees an indicator (v2) on the humidifier that was launched for the first time is he going to think that sensor hasn't ...
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When to use a filter that shows all by default when no filter is applied?

This has always been strange to me. On most ecommerce websites, they usually have a filter for something like colors. When the user sees the page for the first time, it shows all the colors. But none ...
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How do I show the selected items in an easier manner in this dropdown

I have a dropdown with checkboxes as items. HERE is the working example I let people select multiple options from this after they search for it One problem I notice is that it is not immediately ...
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Best practices for using check mark or X to fill out an attendance sheet

Part of my duties at my job are to take meeting minutes, which are then uploaded and shared within the Organization and throughout the State. The previous tech writer made a hard-to-read table, where ...
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Ambiguous chevron styles in an expander

I've begun to notice that a lot of apps have opted to use a right arrow chevron on the right edge of the header. However, I am used to seeing it to indicate that it will transition to a different ...
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How to overlap Menu title?

I have a question about availability for menu title, sidenav title and title in context area. Which of them is needed to remove to provide good readability. P.S. sorry for other words in russian ) ?