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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What is more accurate “Click in the checkbox” or “Click on the checkbox”

I have a checkbox on one of the pages i am designing. My original suggestion was to have this text "Click on the checkbox....". However the technical writer is saying it should be "Click in the ...
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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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Mobile Usability issues reported by Google Search Consol [closed]

Today I received the following email from Search Console regarding the bilinual website homepage. When I check the Search Console there is no hint how this can be fixed. Any hint of how this can be ...
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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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Navigation menus on financial apps [closed]

Does the hamburger menu simplify the user experience as opposed to the bottom navigation menu on a financial app?
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What are the best practices to design user interfaces that are going to be used under direct sunlight?

I'm designing an application that will be mostly used under direct sunlight, and I would like to know if there are some recommendations or best practices to improve usability under that conditions. ...
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Is it right to use horizontal scroll to show information related to the same content in details page

I have a Mobile app for recipes, the user can click on recipe to see its details, in details page we have image, title, tags, ingredients, and steps for preparation. So my question is, is it right to ...
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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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Card with Button or Completely Clickable Card

If card is having button, CTA will be more clearer but it'll be more useful from usability point of view if card completely clickable... So in mobile, will a card with button or a completely clickable ...
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how to communicate select any(future and present) vs select all(present) in multi select input?

we're doing a trend/policy builder, and our default checkbox list drop down has a wired UX bug. when the client 'selects all' he selects all present options, but than the trend doesn't include new ...
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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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A/B Usability Testing Technique Format?

I'm currently preparing a usability test for a module interface I'm designing and I want to be able to structure the test to ensure the best results. Currently, there are 3 versions of the interface, ...
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Notification icon on mobile app only home screen?

I am designing an Artisan app, I want to know, is notification show only on home screen? or we can show notification icon on every screen. I saw multiple mobile apps they don't show notification ...
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Good place to put delete button for accordion?

I want to incorporate a delete button/option on an accordion (I don't want the delete button to be hidden to users since it's important for the function of my design.) Currently, I'm not sure of a ...
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How to make is look like results have updated?

I have a site with a search bar. When a user enters a query in the input field and clicks the submit button, front-end JavaScript searches some JSON and returns results based on their search. In this ...
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Show/hide actions when the user doesn't have permission

I'm working on an App where users can see or edit an image. My question is about user permissions and what to show to the user. Users can have view only or view and edit permissions. I have 3 options ...
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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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Passcode generation guidelines?

Is there any kind of guidelines on passcode generation with regards to UX? In particular I just ran into a site that used auto-generated codes but the codes it made were impossible to tell if a letter ...
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Automatically detect preference for kilometers vs miles, or explicitly ask?

On my website / app I am currently using miles only to designate distances, and some European users have asked for the ability to have it use kilometers instead, as they are not very familiar with ...
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Nested Accordion or Nested Tab to show information?

I'm currently trying to display information for a passage editor and am wondering which approach I currently have is better UI. On a high level, I have a Passage tab (at the top). Within each passage, ...
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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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Is it valid to administer a SUS questionnaire after a system training session?

We would like to do some tests to determine usability and learnability of a new system we have produced. We have a very short time period, so right now we are only looking at something quick and high-...
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Given Item VS Custom Amount

As a user I'm able to donate money in two different ways: by choosing the amount from the given items, OR in alterative, by typing my custom amount. How would you better visualize these two options, ...
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How do I effectively show success/failure without using green/red colors?

I have to display a table and the last column of the table shows success/failure of that row. I cannot use green/red as it represents the result of the subsequent operation a success now does not mean ...
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Number keyboard UX

Hello Folks. I just wanted to understand what research results show why the number keyboard consists of letters which are not used. Why is this needed? The number keyboard should have only numbers, ...
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How do you present the analysis of the stakeholder interviews?

I have recently conducted a series of stakeholder interviews as part of a sports website redesign I am currently in the process of analysing all the responses. What is the best way to present various ...
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UX/UI Solution for Having an edit on one component be reflected on all components? (Google Forms Study)

I'm currently building a form editor and I've been looking at different editors (Typeform, Google Forms) as inspiration and competitive analysis. There is a specific pain point I'm looking to address. ...
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Good examples of governmental digital products [closed]

I'm trying to find good examples of governmental digital products (such as mygov, personal portal, websites, digital forms etc). One of my favorites is Califonia's DMV website How well-designed are ...
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Marking nodes in tree as important

I’m working on kind of explorer which has a tree hierarchy which consists of two types of nodes, first type is a category and second is a resource. Category can contain only resources and resources ...
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Display dates for a long period on the graph

I'm working on an app where I need to show a graphs for different period of time. The problem is that when I'm picking long periods like a 5 or 6 months, the labels for days are all squished together ...
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Integrate combobox/dropdown in smartphone app?

I'm working on a smartphone app for searching prices. This is what the menu looks like. In the app, I can switch between the results of "CHEAPEST" and "CLOSEST" without moving away ...
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Multiple CTA buttons (same link) in Email marketing?

Thoughts on having the same CTA appear twice in a short marketing email? One is in the main image (the whole thing is essentially clickable) and the second is after some copy on the bottom. They both ...
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Heuristic evaluation: user control and freedom for long-winded undo

Is the "user control and freedom" heuristic violated if an "exit" option from an unwanted state is available, but the user has to put a lot of extra effort into exiting? For ...
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Forcing Sign-Up For a Mobile App

Currently in the process of desgining a mobile app in the 'mental wellness' space. Features include; Journalling (w/geotagging) Mood tracking Affirmations recording To Do Goal setting/tracking My ...
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How to detect bad UI design [closed]

I am a software developer who also does UI design. My question is, is it for me possible to detect UI issues during development. The big problem I know from other developers, they don't see bad UI ...
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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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How to indicate partial success but for android notification

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as Android Notification A user can send an alarm(calling for help)...
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Aesthetic appeal of the software

what is meant by Aesthetic appeal of the software? this is used in usability of a software but i don't know what is Aesthetic appeal in software engineering, please anyone help me explain it with a ...
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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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Should I Store User Data Locally on Device or Server Side Database

I'm currently working on a 'mental wellness' app, functionality for which include things such as; Making journal entries (typed and voice recorded) To Do Notes Setting Goals/Targets Recording ...
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Best way to mark a filter as active

I'm struggling to find the best way to mark a filter as active in a multi-filter customize option panel. Here is a screenshot of the current UI. Filters are the most right column. I'm already using ...
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What button labels would best describe the experience of talking to a virtual assistant?

Background: I have a virtual assistant which sits on a website with the purpose of helping people with their general 'FAQ' type questions. So, when you launch the chat feature, there are two buttons ...
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Appropriate way of Averaging an infinite rate or ratio

Something that I haven't been able to get my head around is a case where an average measure is needed, but one of the rate or ratio inputs could be divided by 0. Allow me to explain: Suppose we have a ...
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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 studies about B2B service pages?

I'm looking for research done on best practices when designing and writing content for B2B consulting service pages. A B2B consulting firm could be management consulting firms, law firms or ...
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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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Is it always bad to force users to click to show them your products?

Let me explain. Suppose you have a a lot of products (they might be physical goodies or not - like courses). Here you have some options to display your products: You can create a very long list in ...
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Typewriter text effect usability

I've been asked to implement, and have seen this typewriter effect on a number of web sites: https://mattboldt.com/demos/typed-js/ Typically it is in the header with 3 or 4 sentences about what the ...
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Onboardings and wizards - should I show the steps of the process?

So I need to design onboarding screens for a credit card company. I started to look around on different onboardings and collect ideas from different products such as Lemonade, Forward, Grammarly etc. ...
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USA date format best practise

I am working on a table that displays dates by using USA format. I was wondering which format below is more legible or usable - I guess there's a slight difference between these two, but I was ...

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