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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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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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iOS app: Action Sheet, single Screen Detail or Scroll View?

I can't decide what option is best. What I know for good is that, in 'Section1', if I tap on 'All' next to the 'CHAPTERS' line, I get the full list of chapters in order to perform multiple choice and ...
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Representing a network delay in fetching the status of a network object

Back story I am working on a monitoring view of a network management system. The system allows the user to deploy a network object in a client environment. Once done, this monitoring view shows the ...
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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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Display hashed security answers in front end

My web app requires the users to provide secret questions and answers. The users can't pick a question from predefined ones, but have to write their own questions and (of course) answers. For ...
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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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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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Should the mouse action which closes a dropdown menu trigger the actions under itself?

Assuming we have a dropdown menu which closes on a mouse click (instead of automatically when the mouse leaves the area). Should this mouse click perform its standard actions, if the mouse happens to ...
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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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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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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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Browse products - search results page

I'm having some trouble thinking of a way to present a browse products feature on the search results page. The main problem is how best to display a product which sits in two different categories. ...
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General design principle to assist functionality but be out of your way

I don't have the language to even ask this question appropriately. I am designing a spec for a design of a UI that will assist the functionality of another device. I'd like to state in words that a ...
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Co-browsing support: initiated by customer or service rep?

We are currently putting together a co-browse feature for customers using web chat on our website, and the software that was purchased allows the customer to initiate a co-browse session (take control ...
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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 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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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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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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User uploaded header image standards

We are working on an app where users can create their own page and then upload a header image sized ~ 1344 x 420 px. Over the image there will be some text imported from the database like title and ...
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Automation Testing for Mobile Web UI

Recently, I've set-up a device lab for my company and we would like to bring it further. I am looking to set-up an automation testing platform to simultaneously test on mobile web UI across multiple ...
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Is there a standard way of doing map or drawing annotation

I have a question regarding putting/dragging and dropping annotations on a map or plan. Is there a standard way of doing this? The annotation has flexible dimensions and is placed on the map/drawing ...
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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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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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Examples and suggested principles of designing dissipating usage tracking experiences?

I was wondering if anyone could assist, I'm not sure what the correct terminology for this is, and therefore struggling to find any research on it. I'm designing an experience where users have a ...
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Why are page numbers (il)logically inverted?

Let's use a web based image gallery as example: You load the gallery and land on page 1, seeing the most recent images as thumbnails. You take some time to load a few images and comment on them in ...
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What's an alternative to the hamburger menu icon for a college newspaper's mobile website?

I am designing a weekly college newspaper's mobile website interface. The newspaper is comprised of a number of subsections: creative, commentary, on campus, etc. The design is based on a block ...
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the following ...
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Presentation of blog entries with small word count?

How would you present a list of blog entries with small word count from 50 to 100 words? So that you have a list of clickable links of titles that takes you to that blog entry with small word count?
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reference requests on usability of scientific software libraries

I'm writing an academic paper now describing a software library that I'm developing for modeling the flow of glaciers and ice sheets. One of the points that I'd like to make in this paper is that we ...
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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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How to handle filtering on columns of a table?

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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Best layout for a MATLAB based GUI dropdown menu

I'm writing a GUI in MATLAB which allows users to designs pulses. The pulses are optimized based on their class (AM/FM). If the pulses are FM, then they belong to a subclass (RapidPassage or Adiabatic)...
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What is the best way to display read-only fields in Polymer?

What is the best way to display read-only fields in Polymer? With fields in disabled mode but with custom styling (without transparency): Without , and then change view (to fields in edit mode) if ...
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Creating experience for seeing/finding/creating ER Relationship for large data (Big Data)

Brief- The above image is the wire frame that I have created for a big data application, which provides functionality to see ER relation for selected repository/data source/tables. User selects ...
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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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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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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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Is it Confusing if a Link from a Modal Goes to a Different Page?

I am reviewing a design suggestion where a modal window contains a link to another page, i.e. not the original background page. This seems to me to be a non-standard pattern and I believe it will ...
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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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Editing related text groups

Consider an application which allows an administrator to enter information about cities which could be viewed by others. There are only three groups (continent, country, city) which they can (but not ...
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Log in: username + password, or pin-code

For online services handling economic transactions, which login method has the best conversion rates: Username/e-mail and password E-mail/phone-number & a link sent to the user (like Swedish ...
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How to show that items in a “Filtered” List will contain only a portion of what would be in the unfiltered item?

OK, I'm showing brain injured users (we may software for therapy software for folks with head injuries) a list of Tasks. Each Task has several Lessons. I want to filter those Tasks so that we show ...
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Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and can'...
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What are the metrics for measuring security and cognitive load as attributes of usability?

I want to know the standard metric one can use to measure security and cognitive load as attributes of usability in Mobile E-Commerce site application. The explanation should be base on users' ...
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Is there any evidence that typing DOMAIN\Usename to login to a company network affects usability?

We seem to be having a number of issues related to users having to enter the company DOMAIN and then their usernames to log in to our internal web based systems. For example the username would need ...
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Adding Live Chat on mobile and desktop if there is a sticky bar at the bottom?

Typically, live chat is located on the bottom right as a floater either on desktop and mobile. However, on some of my pages, I have a sticky bar with a CTA button on the bottom right. If we were to ...
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How can bottom posting (chat) incorporate top posting content (newsfeed)?

My web app and native app currently has a newsfeed with top-posted content with statuses, photos, and events. My team and I are designing a chat feature for the app, and we'd like to allow users to ...