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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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Is "at the front" top, or bottom?

At our office we have a dual garbage bin behind a door. Let's put aside the fact that you have to open a door, and then pull out the bins. What has puzzled me is that the labels were placed on each ...
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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 am ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Best practice for a public page (not logged in page) prior to log in

Hoping to get some best practices on what should be shown on a landing page or a not logged in page prior to our users logging in. We have a landing page / public page before the login page. And we ...
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Complex, multi-step filter vs "dumbed" down filter

This is my first post here. I was going to ask in meta if it's appropriate, but I need 5 posts before doing that. So I'll just ask and hope it's on-topic enough. I am designing a search form that has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is scrolling inside a modal bad when it doesn't look like there is more information to view?

I am currently dealing with lots of modals that contains a lot of forms. One problem I am facing is how to organize the forms, and I have implemented a mostly single column form, unless the forms are ...
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Should all columns in a data table be provided the functionality of filtering?

In a data table with at least 20 columns and various data types, e.g. strings, numbers, categories, should we provide the functionality of every column being able to be filtered? Or only provide ...
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Confirm PIN Creation on different screen

I'm working on a mobile app and we ask for the user to create PIN to access the platform. We want to ask for the PIN confirmation and I'm wondering if there is any best practice that says the PIN ...
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Training page with multiple paths for different roles

I've got a client with internal employees and external contractors in a number of roles. Depending on the role, the project workflows are similar but not identical, and not all internal resources are ...
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Improving confusing product permission settings UI with explicit / implicit multi options

I have a product permission settings component that allows users to include/exclude companies' current and future products. Many users find the current UI confusing based on feedback. Below is an low ...
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When is the best moment to show an input error on a multi-tab configuration menu?

I have a configuration menu with multiple menu, tabs, and some required options. I have asked a similar question regarding this issue, but I have a more specific question. At what point should I show ...
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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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How to create a web design and actually implement it via exporting to HTML code

I know it takes skill to research and create a mockup design as a UX designer, but if you want to take it to the next level - what do you do? What platform do you use to actually realize it and ...
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Create and manage the same list from two spots

I have a feature that can be enabled for different locations. When the feature is turned on, a part of the feature requires users to create a list. The feature is turned on in a dialog box. The user ...
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UI for setting up availabilities

Background: allow vendors to setup their availability for booking, on a mobile app. Availability goes down to hourly basis (e.g. minimum 1 hour blocks). Goal: allow different types of user (part-timer/...
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How to properly expand/collapse the top level of a side navbar while using the second level nav bar?

so I am designing a device manager with a two-level side navbar, where the second level is constantly showing while the top level is hidden. I am having trouble deciding on how to design the expand/...
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How to make selecting fields behavior obvious in a conditional fields configurator?

Application is a document editor with the ability to add text, images, blocks, and fields. Users can assign fields to recipients and send a document. I'm currently working on an interface where users ...
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Filtering: Input-fields or buttons?

I'm currently working on new tables for our web platform. I came to a point when I need to design some filtering options as part of the design. One of our developers told me to use a text field that ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it good practice to place tabs at the same level when search is the main feature? How to deal with spacing?

I'm building a dashboard I'm stuck at one level whether keeping the title on the same line as the search bar (as highlighted below)? For example, I select Option1 from the list of drop-down (check the ...
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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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How to represent a list of items which can be edited or deleted without taking a lot of space on the page?

I have a long list of items which user can edit or delete. Previously, I had all of them as a list on a page with edit and delete button. But now it is too big and I want to change the representation ...
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Explaining button functionality on mobile app?

I'm working on an app design for updating item prices at different department stores. Essentially, the user updates the app prices by taking a picture of the actual price and the backend processes the ...
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Why 7/4 (175%) for zoom and speedup?

Many user interfaces allow zooming (or speeding up) by pre-configured amounts. For example, Google Chrome suggests zooming with the +/- adjustments, and youtube lets you speed up or slow down the ...
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Adding links to Help Center of SaaS product

I need to add more information about how our product works and link to our Help Center, the requirements for this task are: to link to an outside help center make it quick to develop it needs to be ...
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How to prompt users to download the PWA on mobile, from a registration link on Desktop?

I'm working on designing a PWA on mental healthcare at work. I have a hard time imagining a smooth registration/signing-up flow because : Users will be sent a registration link from their HR team, ...
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How to design a cascading selection process in filters

I'm designing a filter for a tickets table in a SaaS product. This filter has a cascading selection process. There are two categories: A and B. Category B is dependent on the selection made in ...
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How to make it clear when data is live and when it's a replay and when it's a preview?

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make it clear to the user what the current screen is displaying. In the application I'm developing most of the screen is occupied by a 3d scene that contains ...
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