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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Simplifying Matrix UI Approach

I have a current design which is in matrix form where columns and rows can be added and value is added. Is there any other solution for this other than using matrix. I dont want to use the matrix ...
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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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Should all columns in a data table be provided the functionality of filtering?

In a data table with at least 20 columns and various data types, e.g. strings, numbers, categories, should we provide the functionality of every column being able to be filtered? Or only provide ...
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Create and manage the same list from two spots

I have a feature that can be enabled for different locations. When the feature is turned on, a part of the feature requires users to create a list. The feature is turned on in a dialog box. The user ...
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Balancing Create/Delete Options

In my admin page for a course registration system, administrators can create courses with attributes like city, school, and course name. Admins also need to manage cities and schools by creating or ...
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Card Sorting - Huge Company

We're going to redesign the company's website that I work on but I have a lot of menus and different services to organize We offer all these kind of services: Education Short-Term Courses, ...
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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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Handedness in touch or tablet software UI design

I read a previous post on discussions about designing UI for left or right hand users, but I thought they left out an important discussion when it comes to touch and tablet devices. For example, I ...
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Four different types of actions need to be applied to elements in a list on a mobile phone. How do I organize these actions?

I have a bunch of user created items in a list on a mobile phone. I've broken the possible actions applied to each into four types, listed below in order of most often used: reply to internal ...
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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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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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When is the best moment to show an input error on a multi-tab configuration menu?

I have a configuration menu with multiple menu, tabs, and some required options. I have asked a similar question regarding this issue, but I have a more specific question. At what point should I show ...
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How to handle requests that will be picked up by a person and responded to within 5 minutes

I'm currently designing a voucher/discount journey. Due to system constraints, this is the scenario User needs to request a voucher. The request then goes to a crm that is managed by individuals. ...
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Confirm PIN Creation on different screen

I'm working on a mobile app and we ask for the user to create PIN to access the platform. We want to ask for the PIN confirmation and I'm wondering if there is any best practice that says the PIN ...
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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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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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Likerts' scale usability in Google Forms

I've stumbled upon the way Google Forms uses Likert scale for mobile devices. Is there any reason why horizontal axis isn't fixed when user is scrolling down the Likert scale? Looking from UX point of ...
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Conveying Unknown Locations on a Map

Scenario: You have a list of machines with some missing location data due to privacy restrictions or incomplete information. You offer both a list view and a map view for users to explore these ...
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Designing a table with a lot of numbers, how do I make it look clean?

I'm working for a client who is switching from an old UNIX system to a web-based application for their internal system. There are several columns of numbers in colored chips. The colors have meaning (...
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How can i indicate which row was edited in a "preview changes" page?

I currently have a data table that the user can make changes to. None of this data has a key indicator since they can all be the same. My actual product uses lots of various objects/values and can get ...
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Error message on blue background form?

I am trying to make an error message that is visible and matches the styling of a blue form, image attached. I am having difficulty since the red doesn't stand out against the blue background. Any ...
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How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?

I have an application where the user can perform the following actions. Delete a project - Followed by a confirmation Rename a project Share a project Remove a shared user For those actions, as ...
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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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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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Progressive disclosure on hover - Best approach?

Context: I'm the sole product designer for a company with a product built around selling "knowledge packages" for getting your company on a better spot financially, fiscally, or productively....
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Is scrolling inside a modal bad when it doesn't look like there is more information to view?

I am currently dealing with lots of modals that contains a lot of forms. One problem I am facing is how to organize the forms, and I have implemented a mostly single column form, unless the forms are ...
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What's the correct to display a graph from a table row?

I'm working on a data cleaning feature. In this feature, users are required to assign each columns in a dataset be an input or an output. Optionally, users will be able to rename columns, ignore ...
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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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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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How can "exit" mean "continue"?

When you press Exit button on remote controller while using Kodi, this player won't stop playback. It will exit to one of the menu pages that you've been browsing before playback, but will continue ...
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From a UX perspective, what keycloak can and can’t do?

From a UX perspective, what keycloak can and can’t do? I was asked to design a signup page and follow and use our existing security tasks that a user must finish before they are allowed to log in. ...
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Updating config settings for an individual item vs a group config update. When should i change 1 item vs all items?

Lets say we have a group of devices (A, B, C). These devices have the group config settings: location: USA color: blue Now I take device B and individually change its location to Canada. Now I go back ...
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Icon-based sidebar navigation + sticky header. Good idea? [closed]

I'm designing a B2B web-app with a lot of tables and dense information. Each page has a header that can contain: Page title Tabs Action buttons We're using a sidebar navigation that shows section's ...
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Is it better to display and review the business information on the review page step or should it be presented in a step after selecting a business?

I am trying to design a business contractor licence application process. Before starting the application(the stepper), the user has to select and confirm which business account the licence is for. The ...
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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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Is "at the front" top, or bottom?

At our office we have a dual garbage bin behind a door. Let's put aside the fact that you have to open a door, and then pull out the bins. What has puzzled me is that the labels were placed on each ...
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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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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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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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Width and adjustment of arbitrary data tables

We have a couple of similar pages in our web app where each shows merely a data grid for tabular data. They differ only in the type of data to be shown, i.e. with different number and kind of columns. ...
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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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How do you manage creation of a heavy and complex Information Architecture?

Please share your techniques If you have ever been working on a design or redesign of a bigger website or an app that has a complex Information Architecture. While drafting it all manually (and ...
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Ag-Grid filter across pages or current page

When using the Ag-Grid with multiple pages, is it a good practice to filter records across pages or should it be just the current page ? Also for sorting, is it a good practice to retain the current ...
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Best Representation of Countdown Timers like "Deal Expires in MM SS"

UI cards in my application expire after 3 days of creation. I indicate this in a badge as shown in the image. The different states of the element are:- The live countdown timer starts once it ...
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How to show a summary on the checkout page for multiple orders?

I am working on the checkout flow(system) for tablet devices which has "three" steps: A list with existing orders (which were previously saved from another flow). The User should be able to ...
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What is this new insane trend to remove the "order by" feature from websites?

In the last couple of months, two major websites I use have removed the entire basic feature to order the list of items in any way other than by "relevance", if it even mentions what it ...
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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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How to handle side-nav with multiple items?

I have built a dashboard where the user can handle totals for all it's shops, in a side-navbar over the items like 'settings', 'exit' and refs to other pages there are all shops listed as tree view, ...
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What is the term for placing feedback/results of from an action near where the action took place?

Please help my failing memory. I'm trying to recall the term or principle related to placing system feedback near the place where the action occurred. For instance, if clicking a button triggers some ...
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Why are aluminium soda cans typically round instead of square?

Why are beverage cans usually round? Considering the amount that are made, and the need to be transported - isn't a round design inefficient? (ie the lost space from not tightly fitting together). ...

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