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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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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 am ...
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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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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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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 do I solve the two column layout challenge for question and answer sections?

Overview We have a platform where students can take an online assessment anytime and anywhere. We offer this online assessment mainly for English, Science, and Math subjects. The students need to ...
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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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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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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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whats the best way to approach multiple optional forms

so I am designing a form that has multiple optional forms, where users will very rare use all of the options. I have so far thought about two different ways I could go about this. The first would be ...
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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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Rethinking the header - its visual weight and its navigation purposes

Introduction: A web site's navigation menus usually get placed at: a) the top area of a web page - filling the header, that is; b) the top (the header), on demand - by means of a hamburger menu button;...
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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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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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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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Check box and radio button - hover and focus states

I'm currently defining the hover and focus states for my Design System and looking at the major DSs (carbon, material, spectrum, eg) out there I see that the focus and hover definitions for these are ...
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Floating action button with two similar functions on different pages

We are designing an app and want to use a floating action button (FAB) in order to add an item to our list. Now this list can be either a "task" or a "reward" depending on what ...
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Usability disadvantages to an Opera-style menu as the standard navigation model for web sites?

Premises: (1) Opera-style menu refers to a navigation menu which shows or hides when you click anywhere on the left edge of the application window. It must have been introduced by the original Opera ...
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Placing a non working icon or menu option in an application

My CEO asks me to place in a MVP (alpha version of a product in production) icons for functionality that does not yet exist. Specifically a filter icon. This way he will be able to tell - when he ...
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Any alternative to bad UX when changing color styles in Figma?

Figma works fine until you need to change a color styles in your designs. It's absolute nightmare. You have to select an element, click on color style on the right panel, click on «edit style» icon ...
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How to differ two different items on the same list (base of contents)

I've content bases that can be exported and imported into other environments. **A content base is a set of specific files. When I import a content base from another environment, my source files are ...
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Measuring UX in a data visualization application

We design and maintain a web app for projects monitoring and data visualization. The product is used in an intranet with 500+ users. The main feature of the product is using a dashboard with metrics ...
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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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How to display failed records on a table

I’m designing a screen that contains a table which displays files that have been imported into the system automatically. There is a possibility that the entire file will fail (for various reasons) ...
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