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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Should we allow inner component scrolling? or let the screen stretch and use browser scroll?

Our testing web application currently displays inner component scrolling when the question's body exceeds a specific size (to prevent browser scrolling). Should we allow the content to be ...
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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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what is the ideal buttons size for both ios and andriod [duplicate]

I have designed a mobile application, but I want to know what is the best size for the buttons for both (ios and andriod) so that I do not encounter problems with the operating system and user ...
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settings for sampling at a rate vs fixed increment

I am currently working on a web app for a sensor. This sensor logs a value at set increments. In the settings, I want the user to be able to change the units of time they use. I also want them to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Relationships between tables - PArent Child

Trying to find a better way to show relationships between one main table (parent) to two child tables. The main table has a list of items, selecting one will update the two tables. Right now 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 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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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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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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How should I handle search when data keeps updating via websockets?

I have a real time news feed that keeps updating via websockets Lets say you went to the search bar and typed new york I will fetch all 'new york' related articles from the database But since I am ...
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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 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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Recommendation: Multi-step VS One Page product Builder

I have a website where the user needs to fill in 4 steps: Pick a box design Add message Upload 4 photos Pick a gift inside the box I'm currently using a multistep wizard, but conversion rate is low. ...
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Best way to indicate secondary list items within an expandable list will lead to a new screen? iOS mobile app

I'm designing a page with an accordion list (not a sidebar menu) in a financial iOS app. I'm trying show that eacg primary list item is expandable/collapsible (indicated by up-down chevrons), and that ...
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Where could exit button be removed from during onboarding process?

My company is re-designing the on-boarding process for Emergency Service within the app. The process as follows: Page 1: Intro of Emergency Service Page 2: Terms of Services (TOS) Page 3: ...
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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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How should UX designers review the completed web application and prepare a report about it?

How Should a UX designer review the completed app? What are the main credentials and How do you report if something is not working like expected? Do you have some check-list during your review or a ...
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What is best displaying a long list of items [closed]

Hi in my app user can select an item in a long pre-defined list to add to the user owned list. The user's list therefore may have hundred of items. The user must be able to see what items are in his / ...
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Too many loading indicator on a single web page

I was assigned to design a web page, which has a lot of control buttons. Each button requires an activity indicator, to tell the user that the corresponding action is in process. There are some ...
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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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Will requiring “Enable Location” negatively affect user perception?

I'm not a mobile phone poweruser, so please bear with me. Let's say I'm developing an app whose sole purpose is to display the closest FloridaBestTacos restaurants to my current location of Florida. ...
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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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Placement of Help button: left or right to OK/Cancel

I'm adding help to a Windows desktop application that is being in use since the Windows XP era. All the modal dialogs display the typical OK/Cancel button set placed at the bottom right as shown in ...
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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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What is the best way for user to use a filter [closed]

Good day, I would like to get some feedback on our decision. We have a system in which our user can create, store and manage metadata (we call it an object card) of various intellectual property ...
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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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What's the best practice for screen navigation after invalid user input? [duplicate]

Consider an Angular app with many user inputs over screens A, B and C. Screen C needs valid inputs from A and B; B from A only; and A is independent. Suppose while on screen B the user enters invalid ...
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Placement of entities, global to the app

I am working on a web app with the current website header as shown below From the left, Product Selection: the app helps the user store data about multiple products. The user can switch between ...
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Should a message show up confirming the user wants to leave when they press on a 'back' button within an app?

I'm having trouble deciding if an app should show a message when the user presses the back button while he/she is leaving. See image below showing how 9gag does this (note the "Press back again to ...
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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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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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Which is the best way to present to the user a 2-categories-login-field?

I have a login screen that has two ways of authentication: via e-mail or a numeric code. So i'm wondering if i should make the user decide(use a tab-bar or a switch...) which kind of login auth he ...
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What do I do when my backend is not in sync anymore with what the user sees on the UI?

The Problem I have a live data feed Users load 50 items on the home page and click load more to scroll infnitely As new data comes in every minute, I also push this new data to each user via ...
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How to explain the authorisation of the system to users

The problem I currently have is: users do not understand the authorisation of the system well (i.e. what a user can do in the system depending on his roles and other things, not to be confused with ...
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When should a toast arise in web app? [closed]

When should a toast arise in web app (need psychological suggestion)? Why Add to favorite action has no toast, while Archive or Delete actions have ones? Toasts or snackbars are used for low-priority ...
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Positioning an all purpose 'smart' button

I'm building a desktop app which has a kind of smart button. On click, the focus switches into a search bar and a pop up shows up (not a modal box). One may use the search bar to quickly add reminders,...