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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Clear selected items when filter is applied?

Trying to justify my approach here. When multiple items are selected (for bulk actions to be taken) what should happen when the user applies a filter? Should any selected items be cleared as soon ...
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Incorrect iframe implementation

Some context, we are using a third party authentication platform where ecommerce sites can choose to display this platform within an iframe during their checkout process. We have media queries that ...
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Making a Tab control system smaller

Below is the desktop UI that I'm currently working on and I need to make it much smaller. It is 1266px wide and my task is to make something that is maximum 390 wide. I've been trying to look up UI ...
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User friendly or not? [on hold]

My first introduction to Word was in 1995 when I was hired by Nortel Networks, so I am a vanishing breed of dinosaurs dating to from before some of today's users were even born. Word was at the time ...
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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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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 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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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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What are the best online design thinking courses available? [closed]

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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The inverse of UI/UX. Countering Dark Patterns [closed]

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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Correct Dropdown Interaction

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 enhanced. If you click ...
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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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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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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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Accept EULA, provide email address and download app [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best practice to show errors when parsing a large csv file?

I am designing the experience for uploading and validating a large CSV file, which can possibly have as many as 20,000 rows. It will really help if there was some way to show the user all the row ...
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Sign Up with Email for Students

I have an issue, I want users to be able to sign up to our platform. However, as they are students... They don't have an email address or use them Majority have telephone or social media Our ...
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Language Selector

I need to integrate a language selector in my app with 2 ones: Spanish Basque I have two options, adding "Spanish / Basque" but, in responsive I need the prefixes, but I'm unable to find the ...
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Pre-define bulk upload settings or prompt the user to choose their settings each time they upload

The scenario is a user has organised a bunch of folders and files which will be stitched together to form a book online. The idea is users will be able to drag & drop / click to upload all of ...
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Too much content. Too little space

Images and text to be placed in a limited space are too many and unrelated. I can't tell what to do. What can I try as a UX designer when I can't determine the size of the space and what needs to be ...
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A/B/n Testing: All at Once or In Succession?

If I want to A/B test a button color, but for 5 colors, how do I do it? Do I equally split traffic to all 5 button colors for 5 weeks Or… do I run split traffic between red button vs blue button the ...
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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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Change main screen/section of product depending on user progression with product

Is it possible to create a product where the main section (where users land after login) changes depending on the progresses made by the users with the product? I'm currently working on a career ...
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Asking for permissions to access contacts Android and IOS on native apps

Hi wondering if someone can answer this... Is it necessary to ask the user for permission before accessing a list of contacts on a native app.. see attached image for context.
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If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed?

I was having this conversation the other day, well, a meeting where I heard If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed. Now, in some circumstances, without a doubt, ...
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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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Groups vs notebooks

I'm working on a note taking app. One of the feature is that you can group the notes in a folder like manner in which one can create. subgroups inside groups and more subgroups and put notes/notebooks ...
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Release notes after an update for users

Stakeholders want to show release notes after an update of the system is released. And they want to show it once after the user has logged in. They want to put the information in a modal and so that ...
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Page slide display area

I'm questioning which is the best area to display this type of component, to not get lost in technical names, to the type of component I'm referring to is this one: Example Should the area of this ...
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How to consolidate multiple versions of a download page into one?

I currently am building a bulk download page for my application, and am running into some problems designing the predictability of the main workflow for an end user. From this screen below (which ...
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What design pattern should I use to migrate windows lists with buttons to web?

I have a Windows application that I need to migrate to web. This application has many forms that follow the same pattern: (1) a grid on the left with columns and rows than can be selected, and (2) ...
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How to improve the user experience on a user records flow?

I'm building a SaaS product and having doubts on how to organise the navigation and interaction in a user records flow. The flow consists of a stock transaction record and the document objects are ...
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What are the pros and cons of using 2 fonts on a single page/throughout an application?

As a very relatable example, we have Android OS (since which version I do not remember) using 2 fonts, one for headlines and one for the rest of the text. As in the image, we can see that it uses 2 ...