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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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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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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Exploring alternatives to a tree view for selecting a person's race

I work for a company that is software as a service for the social services industry. We're redesigning the race selection so that we can conform to the standard necessary for data exchanges in 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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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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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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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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Why try to hide the sleep button in GNOME?

Background: Where is the suspend/hibernate button in GNOME Shell? I think this design looks clean and is convenient to use but practically impossible to discover without the help of google. It feels ...
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Multiple actions on a single search bar

Can a search bar have multiple actions that the user can take on it? Context: I'm designing a system for a bike shop to manage the maintenance of all their bikes. Currently the mechanics fill out ...
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Should a Save button be disabled if there have been no changes made?

I have a desktop application, and in this application, there is a non-modal dialog where a user can make changes to something. The dialog has a Close button and a Save button. The Save button does not ...
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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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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 choices 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 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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How can I improve add entry tab?

I'm making a UX/UI for Telenor software that we are developing as summer project. How to do the navigation/controls for this Software style: I'm stuck on how best to do the Add Entry for this tab. ...
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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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How do I treat an 'Incomplete' in a Usability study?

I conducted a usability test where a user is given a set of tasks and we score them based on task completion (completed with ease, completed with minor difficulty, completed with major difficulty, and ...
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Validity of in-line help content over time as users graduate from novice to Intermediate stages

This is a question in regards to an Enterprise product. Consider a selection menu - Option 1 help text (2 liner max) Option 2 help text (2 liner max) Option 3 help text (2 liner max) Notes - ...
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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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The placement of Next button in app for warehouse men

The app will be used on an Android device with touchscreen but physical keyboard. The device allows for bar code scanning so there's also a handle for more comfortable usage. There are a few steps ...
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Implementing Filters as Tabs in a Web Dashboard

We are trying to provide users with a strong filter mechanism on a Dashboard that collects visit data. It feels like we have arrived at a point where only a few pieces of the puzzle are missing and we ...
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Usability testing of design system components and patterns

This is my first post here, and what I am searching for have not been found yet so I must be very innovative (jokes aside). I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test ...
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Content Gating - Paywall Experience

Is anyone able to provide examples of companies that pay gate content on their website? Possible case studies you've used when implementing something along these lines? The only sources we've looked ...
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SUS Questions- Infrequent Experience

We started using the SUS to baseline our online activation process experience, but the first question: I think that I would like to use this system frequently. doesn't suite an infrequent ...
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Should allow upload file in the same page or a new page?

I am building a web site where students have to do their homework online. I have a page that shows a list of cards , every card represent a homework. On every homework the students have to upload ...
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Does action text near social sharing buttons increase sharing?

Are there any studies that prove that action text like "share this" near social share buttons increase sharing? For example, would "share this" action text in the header encourage users to share ...
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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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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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Using a select for navigation instead of tabs?

Is a select box appropriate to control navigation on a page? For user profiles, I'm considering putting a select box in the header to change views, so a user can select from 'About', 'Calendar', '...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Tables - Freeze columns functionality

We are building a new table wherein it allows the user to freeze any columns in the table. The problem now we are facing is what if user freezes the 4th column in the table should the 1st, 2nd & ...
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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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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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Taking users from Offer's T&C page to Listing or Details page?

Case: In my e-commerce website/mobile-site/mobile-app, we run offers that are shown on PDP (Product Details page). These offers are a bit complicated and hence a detailed T&C page has been created ...
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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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What would be the best way to show 3 actions on the bottom half of the page

We are confused as to which of these UI should we go with to as we have three actions relating to the content on the bottom third of the screen. Three buttons are: 1. Write to Device 2. Load from ...
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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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Video play button on overlay images

I recently came across a big play button on an overlay image for a video. Pressing the play button displays the player, but does not start (play) the video. The user needed to press play on the video ...
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How to handle multiple data attributes with inconsistent timestamps

Building a dashboard that pulls large amount of network information from various data sources, each with different timestamps. Example attribute A is realtime, attribute B is updated 10 mins ago, ...
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How to define modal size?

I want to design a modal-dialog, which contains a stepper. Also in some cases, the input fields are not too many and in other cases, they are A LOT of them. Which means if I predefine the size of the ...