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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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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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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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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Is it a bad practice for a required switch to start without having any option checked?

I currently have several (required) components in a form, in which I must select only one option (of the 2 that exist). The previous designer used a switch, however the first time none of the 2 is ...
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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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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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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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Component Select with a lot informations

I have a component select and it has a lot of information about Bank account. I need to improve it because this component will have more then 300 bank account. Is a good idea put in order the bank ...
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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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How to handle the data that are entered in the filed that are triggered by toggle

Here is a hypothetical test case Test Case User is asked if they want to provide an address Answer options: Yes or NO User answer yes and fields to provide an address appears User entres the ...
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What is the logic behind delete other-end chat?

I am design a social network site. One of the most important feature of site is chatting. But I have no idea that should I give feature to delete messages including other end too. (Eg: If A send a ...
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What are the best online design thinking courses available? [on hold]

I have asked this before as well. Please guide me with the best course available online for design thinking. As of now, I am working as an intern in a bootstrap start-up company and want to accelerate ...
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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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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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The inverse of UI/UX. Countering Dark Patterns [on hold]

After studying HCI and reading a couple of books, I found out that UX/UI is very strong manipulating tool in the capitalistic society in which we live in. Is there an inverse method to deal with the ...
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Instruction manual for each feature (page by page) on my web app? (instead of tooltip)

Problem: I'm designing a web app that has features that people are not familiar with (learned this through user testing). I need to guide users through, like hand-hold them, telling them what this ...
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Material Design Select box /Dropdown Usability which is correct interaction

I like material design, when using one of the material design components (select box/dropdown), I got confused about which interaction is correct, the link below has 2 interactions filled and filled ...
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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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What are the stages of design thinking? [closed]

I am a fresher looking forward to explore design thinking and pursue a course for it. Before that, I want to clear some doubts, please let me know in brief about the stages of design thinking.
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How can i show and save details of two inter-related editable tabs on same page?

I am working on this sales app, where the manager can assign a sales target to an individual salesperson. Now the " Target Amount" can be split into two ways: 1) By adding Items and setting the ...
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How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?

I'm well aware that text in ALL CAPITALS is harder to read than text in lower case or mixed case, for whatever reason. But what about Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs? With a bit of Googling I can't find any references ...
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How to add more columns to data grid keeping it more expressive

If I have a grid view like this and I want to add more columns. One column will display buttons and the other one - notes.
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Progressive disclosure on multi-selection interaction

I have a screen where the user can select between 3 options. These are multi-selectable. However, each option has specific settings (minimum 3, maximum 8) for it. How should this be displayed? I ...
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Offering a compressed file for download that's around 1.2 GB, should we split it into smaller parts?

The file contains thousands of PDFs and will be posted on a government website. The primary audience is researchers and the media, desktop, not mobile. We plan to indicate the filesize. Given 1.2 gb ...
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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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Usability Benchmarking and Rating - choosing an approach and rating scale

I’m conducting some UX benchmarking activities and am trying to compare various approaches, both at the individual task level, and activity (multi-task, overview) level. I’m not well versed in the ...
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Challenge in showing more column data table

I am designing a data table in which a lot of columns, probably around 20 to 25, will be placed. The question is, when the parent container has a very minimum width, I cannot show all the columns ...
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Accept EULA, provide email address and download app

Shall I email the download link to user, or just start the download when email address submitted. Downloading will be taken as accepting EULA.
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Behavior of Tab in a form

Is there a case where it makes sense to use Tab to trigger a search with a long form of search criteria? I work on complex applications in the medical field and the dev team wants to go from hitting ...
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Standardized behavior of object selection in application UI

This is more of a usability question. I want to know if there is any recommendation for selection behavior for an application development. Example: there are objects in the UI you can select. You ...
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When to use 'View more' and 'Show more'?

I am using 'Show more' and using modal window to show the hidden content (see the attached image). Do I need to use 'show more' or 'view more'?
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Deselect after bulk actions

Working on a bulk actions flow at the moment and would like some thoughts on my approach. Wireframes here https://invis.io/7YTBHEJPXEA I have two core options... A button toggles the bulk ...
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Why green on green bar paper?

One of the biggest business application my company builds uses green and white as the alternating background color in tables. This is due to the green bar paper used in former decades with line ...
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Character to designate default list item

If I want to designate an item in a text-only list as default, is there some standard character or symbol that I can use? I considered using *, but it is commonly used to designate modified files, so ...
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What to do with loading animation for very short load times?

Within our iOS mobile app, we have a list of templates the user can choose from: Each template has (initially) remote assets that need to be downloaded and cached before the user can go into edit-...
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Good way to break monotony on “never-ending” apps

As a good example/case-study of this, let us consider running type of video games (e.g. temple run) or swipe left/right type of dating apps, or image browsing apps, etc. In general, these apps "just ...
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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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What is the best way to communicate to a user that a pricing package is no longer available?

We currently offer 4 pricing packages, but will no longer be offering one of them. What is the best way to communicate this to users, particularly the ones who were on that (deprecated) plan and are ...
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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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Usability testing mouse trails [closed]

Is there a FREE software for Mouse movement recording that would display mouse trails/heat maps for a desktop testing environment i.e. (in a 50min testing session)? thanks in advance
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Expandable rows, quick view or modal to show a big section with details for a row in a table?

I have a table and in the first version of the implementation, I had expandable rows with info. In the new version, the client wants expandable sections in the section expanded because it is a lot of ...
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Grid/table with lots of buttons

Considering I have a grid with a number of buttons for actions the user can perform. It looks like this. I have a number of similar grids in the system. I am wondering peoples opinions on if I should....
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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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How do present information in a pricing table to make it less cluttered and overwhelming?

I'm working on a Pricing table that not only has a lot of plan options involved, but also a lot of features under each plan. The higher the plan, the more features you get. To make it less ...
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What does “Ignore” and “Ignore All” really mean in Spell Check

Let's look at the below statement: What happens when you ignore the word "beleeve" from the sentence. It ignores it for the current session. If a new session is created it shows it as an error. It ...
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Is Markdown Friendly Enough for Non-Technical Users?

The Problem I love using Markdown to write questions, answers, posts, comments, etc. That being said, I am a very technical, detail-oriented, programmer type. However, I am working on a CMS of ...
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Any Alternative to Slide in Panels that does not compromise UX?

We are in the process of developing an Enterprise level Web Application where certain screens have cards housing some information on them and are clickable. Upon click instead of a Modal we have ...
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Implicitly overwrite file content

I'm currently programming a tool for downloading stuff from the internet. For the user, it is possible to specify a download folder where all downloaded files are stored. Assume that the program ...
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Popups default focus on button - best practice

Do we need to auto focus on any one of the buttons inside a popup? Since, some users prefer keyboard to interact with the application. For example: Confirmation popups in destructive actions like ...
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When to ask user to enable desktop notification?

I have an app that the user sends texts to experts, and after 5 minutes he get back a response. I want to show a notification to the user when he got a response. The question: When & How do you ...