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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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Use of clickable ellipsis in data table row

In the interface I'm designing we have a page with a table that shows a list of support tickets. By clicking on a row, the user is redirected to the page of that single ticket where they can see all ...
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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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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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Can you advise a better way to display a popover of catalog items?

I have a catalog that I need to show full on one page. The catalog contains categories, subcategories, and items (5-12 items inside a subcategory). That's what it looks like (please, see the attached ...
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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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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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What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu?

What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu? Are they same in functionality or do they vary? If no, why so many variations? Popover menu drop-down menu Fly-out ...
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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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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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What to display if user does not enable location services?

This is a continuation of a previous question. I'm developing an app whose only purpose is to display the closest Joe's Florida Tacos locations to my current location in Florida. It will have the ...
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Adding asc/desc arrows next to dropdown

We have a sort selection dropdown list with around 6 options. We'd like the user to be able to specify the direction of the sort. Is adding up/down arrows like this intuitive? In looking at other ...
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How to motivate users to archive/delete to improve the performance of the system?

Users on our platform can create lists of groups that have unique items. The number of items in these lists can reach millions. Over time users have created hundreds of these lists to use in various ...
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The use of ellipsis in text paragraphs

In paragraphs of text on mobile, should we make use of ellipsis with a link, such as "read more” altogether, or keep them separated? What is best in terms of UX?
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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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Mobile form - autosave or do we need a “Save” button? [closed]

When designing a mobile app that contains a forms with various fields what is the best approach: 1)autosaving and show return arrow to go back to previous screen 2)fill fields and show a save ...
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How to design a control when you select any 3 of 4 parameters to get the remaining one

I am thinking from the UX perspective about implementing a control where there are four parameters (see example below). The user can select the values for any three of them to get the value of 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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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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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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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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Short Story / Full story Button inside a Case Study. Why is it a bad idea?

-- BACKGROUND -- Hey I'm working on my portfolio (UX/UI) website now. The main audience will be smaller companies who don't know much about UX and case studies. But I am also looking for work and ...
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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF? [closed]

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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Is Microsoft's Ribbon UI really that great, from a usability perspective?

The first time I ever used it was at my current job. Among my co-workers, the feelings towards it for usability are mixed. The other developer doesn't really care one way or the other, as long as the ...
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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 ...
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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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How to speak to a client about Carousel or sliders in website banners and their usability

Currently, I am working on a university website redesign project. The complication is that they used a lot of image carousels or sliders on their existing website. For example, in the banner, 10 ...
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User testing, simple flow testing

I am going to run a user testing for a bank in order to evaluate ''be our customer'' flow. Which starts with collecting basic information then connecting with a representative to finalise the ...
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What can we do to make UX Stack Exchange badges accessible?

In Stack Exchange, the three main Badge types (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) are differentiated with color alone. This would be challenging for users with color blind related issues to identify Badge ...
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Select a 3D cube face that's behind another face, without rotating the cube

I'm working on a software program that handles many 3D objects. Imagine for now that all objects are cube shaped and 100% transparent, only the edges are visible. In the software program you can ...
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How best to arrange a group of 6 numerical input fields, one text field, and 3 radio buttons?

I have a GUI form with multiple group boxes. One of the group box has 6 numerical input fields each with an average input length of 3 or 4 digits, one text field with an average input length of around ...
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How to support a “Save draft” to a wizard approach when the user takes a long time to complete a step?

I have simple user workflow, in which the User has to complete the process sequentially. But the step 2 might take a day or more to get completed. In the Current UI, If user decides to complete the ...
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A doubt whether Soft UI meets the accessibility criteria [closed]

I have made two prototype versions of a button type element one is a mixture of material design and soft UI and other is pure soft UI can you help me in deciding which one is better in terms of ...
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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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What is the best way to display a destructive action on this component?

The final assignment from my course is to create a mobile application similar to AnkiDroid where the user can create flashcards to study. I'm not sure about how to display a destructive action on the ...
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Bad or no Reputation! [migrated]

I'm sure again I won't get too many, if any, points at all for this post. I can't help to think about one of my late favorite French singers with his famous line "In the prétention free village I ...
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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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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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Character limits on textarea fields - pros and cons and best practices?

Some of our form fields have character limits. We're debating whether we should reflect the current size of data entry, or to simply hard-limit and inhibit data entry beyond that size. In HTML, ...
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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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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 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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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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Please help me figure out this included/excluded search filter interaction (4 options)?

I am working on a tool that allows users to analyze a report populated with a bunch of social media (primarily Twitter) posts relating to a topic they are interested in. Within this, I am building ...
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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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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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tab order of help button in dialogs

When I place the help button in dialogs like here: What tab order should I use? It's obvious that the content panel uses tabindex values that correspond to the reading order which is supported by the ...
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Design Process and Techniques

I have come across this scenario and I am interested to learn from the UX professionals here about the proper technique and process: You are hired by a University to investigate issues with their ...
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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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Switch camera icon on left or right side? [closed]

I'm building a custom snap-photo flow in between another flow in my App. So here I have an interesting dilemma. Should the Selfie/Rear cam toggle icon be on the left or right side and why? [image ...
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Aggregate values for lists

I have a topic and within a topic there is a list of actions user did related to the topic (like a work actions journal). Work actions have dates and duration (among other info). What i need to do is ...