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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How to handle filtering on table columns?

I am currently working on a pretty complex (and convoluted, I'll admit) table in terms of filtering. One of the options for filtering allows the user to filter on an item that is displayed as a column ...
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Creating an accessible, animated, and responsive navigation system

I've been struggling for the past couple weeks to design the perfect navigation (menu) system for my personal website which I am designing. First, I need a system that is completely accessible as I ...
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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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What is the best way to display user company role and application role when logged in to the application

An application having two roles i.e Company Role and Application Role based on which different sections of the application are accessible to the person. Company Role describes either Admin or Users ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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Braille input alternatives for people with less than three fingers per hand

I would like to know what braille input alternatives exist for blind users who do not have all of their fingers. I am interested in both software and hardware methods implemented in assistive ...
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Settings check box functionality

I'm working on adding a small piece of functionality to a part of an app that contains 4 settings check boxes. I'd like to make some small tweaks to improve the UX of these checkboxes. There isn't ...
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Product Purchase flow with Add-ons

I have a page where the user can purchase a digital product by itself, in a three pack, or in a five pack. The complicated part is that the user may also purchase add-ons for the products in the pack, ...
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How should our app provide feedback on background jobs?

I have a web application that performs background jobs triggered by the user. Typically, a user can have 5 to 10 background jobs running at a time. A background job will run from 15 seconds to a ...
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It is better to give a quick experience missing features or ask for details upfront to make the experience better?

I have a pretty complex financial app that allows users to add their accounts and then use various tools, calculations, reports and graphs with these accounts. The more accounts they add the better, ...
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Is there a specific name for this type of navigation?

Currently, I'm working on a project that requires a lot of repeated navigational options. For example: System 1: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 2: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 3: ...
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Marketing preferences in a checkout process

I can see there's different approaches to showing the marketing preferences when buying a product. In your opinion, if the marketing preferences has a long text and a long list of opt-ins, do you ...
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When to show content as un-editable vs disabled

The company I work for is integrating some new users data into our platform and it's brought on a new set of challenges. One area in which I'm undecided is this: Users have a set of tags which can ...
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Ecommerce - Effectively display sale on a product swatch

Is there an effective way of displaying a sale on a product swatch which is universally recognizable? I have read the following NN article, which suggests icon and color are the best way of ...
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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Automatic Reordering items in the Cart. Read the case

Case: I have a feature in my eCommerce website where I run bundle-offers (example: Buy 1 get 1 free, Buy any 2 shirts of Brand X and get 20% off on paid price) User Journey: User goes to the ...
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Discard changes in a hierarchical desktop application

The application I'm working on a desktop application whose purpose is the configuration of a complex electronic device. The configuration process is done through several different pages which are ...
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How to analyze Pre/Post Single Ease of use question data?

Hello all UX researchers, In my recent UX study, I used a single ease of use question at the start and end of the each task on the scale of 1 to 7 ( where 1= strongly disagree, 7= strongly agree). ...
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Research behind select all/none

There are a variety of ways to implement selecting everything or nothing in a list. Is there any usability research comparing the different approaches?
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Dropdown with - progressive disclosure with accordions vs chevrons

What is the best UX for the user? Expanding the field in the same dropdown or opening a new dropdown? The first image presents an accordion option when the user is able to preview the content in the ...
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What's the best practice for placement of settings menu in a webapp or website?

I was wondering is there any reason behind placing "settings" alongside other menu items and placing it inside profile or some other menu? Can anyone tell me what's the difference?
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How to make tables accessible

The main issue is that if some cells are NOT clickable and others are, then it will be a poor user experience if user tries to click on the cell and nothing happens. I need some help in writing labels ...
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How to display numbers of an estimated amount

Which is the best way to display numbers of an estimated amount of items. for example, if my algorithm can only display the following answers: at least 5 / above 5 for 'above' it can be something like ...
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A better way to deal with scrolling inside iframes?

I have site A, a dashsboarding site, that we are embedding in site B. Site A is built as a single page application that cannot be auto height. It's intended to be 100vh height. I embed it in Site B, ...
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Split pane vs Action for multilple selection

I'm bulding a User interface that the user has a split pane with a list and the detail of the selected item in the right. I chose to use these approach because the user could see the important ...
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Improvement of current & active suborg information dropdown

currently, I'm redesigning a component where big organizations that consist of smaller sub-organizations are able to switch between the organizations (by choosing organization as a current) to preview ...
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How to handle delivery time slots that expire before purchase is complete?

I have an e-commerce web app where you can choose among multiple time slots for your delivery. There are some rules that depend on when the purchase is completed. For instance, if I purchase something ...
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Using circular shaped brush over rectangular for painting

There is a brush tool inside a semantic segmentation AI tool that I am working on. The brush that is used currently in a rectangular shape. Now while doing UX testing of that tool I realized that ...
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Best UX for Tree Input

I have made a UI for creating recursive groups that can be made up of many items or other groups. I have a UI that looks like the following: It is not more likely one way or the other that the tree ...
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Is there any guidelines regarding forms cancelling on iOS 13?

iOS 13 added the “swipe to dismiss” feature to form sheets. I’m trying to find how to manage saving and cancelling on my forms to be as practical as possible. On native apps I took a look at iOS ...
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Are there any standardized questionnaires available for asking adults about their opinion on the suitability of a system designed for children?

My team and I have developed an augmented reality app for children (primary school students). I would like to get their teachers' opinions about the usability of the system in the context of their ...
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How to handle multiple statuses when tagging items

Currently working on the 'tagging' functionality for a page of results. User needs the ability to tag and untag results Page may have active filers that exclude results based on tags What ...
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UI Approach to Question/Reply Table

I got Project of One table which needs to be designed as per latest Design Standards, Old Table has a data of Question, Question's date & time, Reply and Reply Date & Time, UX perspective this ...
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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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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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Correct way to display row name/label

I want to display label (or name) for second row in a table so users know about what that row contains, please see image. Please note: On left there is another grid, thus adding name/label for the ...
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How to configure the same value in all cells in row

I have a table in which I want to set a value for an entire row. In excel and such, after you enter a value in one cell you can copy it (expand but "pulling" the cell edge) to other cells. Do you have ...
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Redesigning product blocks in search results / listings

What are some good practices when it comes to presenting a product on a listing / search result page when they contain a lot of information? Currently the product block for our website looks like this:...
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Auto-completing sign up forms using email enrichment API

I am building a professional network and I am considering whether I should pre-fill sign-up form with the data that we obtain from the email enrichment API. The current sign-up flow is: User gives ...
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Is there evidence that shows stairs with open risers are less safe than those with risers

I know code allows open risers but I am trying to find more definitive information on safe design. As usual, opinion and anecdote is easy to find but I haven't seen a more academic/scientific look at, ...
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In Android quick settings menu why is Cellular data on/off option in a second screen?

In the quick settings menu that slides down from Android, all settings are activated or deactivated tapping the icon. With the exception of the sounds settings which needs to be choosen between 3 ...
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Can I use an Infield Top-aligned label text field for a mobile number?

Is it appropriate to use an Infield Top-aligned (IFTA) label text field for mobile numbers where the country code can be changed
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Reviewing the UI design to see if there is anything forgotten

I wonder if there is a some kind of guideline and/or a detailed analysis of an application to be sure everything works fine and help me to see what I have forgotten to design? The guideline/analysis I ...
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What is the best practice to invite user to access the web application?

Currently, I am planning a web app that will be something like Google Forms, though with a different model. I'd really appreciate any opinions you have regarding better UX and a more sensible approach....
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Wich one do you think is a better solution for the product card of a grocery app

Which of the options do you think to have better usability for the product cards for a grocery app (Shoppers) The problem: I need to give to shoppers a better visualization of the basic products ...
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Why is Amazon using Text Fields instead of Radio Buttons for mutually exclusive options?

I have been trying to return an item on Amazon, and this window popped up asking me to fill in the bank details. Although they have used Radio Buttons in the first line for Yes/No question, Account ...
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Is it okay to combine Log-in and Sign-up for passwordless/magic-link logins?

The generally received wisdom online seems to be to keep your log-in and sign-up/register flows separate. The reason being, that they are very similar and it is easy for users to get confused. I plan ...
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How to let an existing user buy a subscription without signing in?

How can an existing user continue buying a subscription using the same email ID without signing in? I have made the new user to create a password at the end of the checkout/purchasing the subscription....
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iOS download behaviour for pdf files in a shop

I developed a small shop for a client and have stumbled upon a bigger problem. After completing a purchase for an e-book, customers can download it in the order overview. However, iOS does not load it ...
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Good ways to show detailed info selecting from a table?

Lists (tables or grids) may hold much information behind the list. I have seen popup windows and split screens etc. Most of them works in a desktop environment, but on a small smartphone the detailed ...