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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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Does it make sense to have an Access Security page before landing on an Online Statement of Health form?

I'm working on an online statement of health form. The dev asked me to create the first page of the online statement of health form, which would request the user to enter a Security Access Key before ...
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How to design a cascading selection process in filters

I'm designing a filter for a tickets table in a SaaS product. This filter has a cascading selection process. There are two categories: A and B. Category B is dependent on the selection made in ...
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How to make it clear when data is live and when it's a replay and when it's a preview?

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make it clear to the user what the current screen is displaying. In the application I'm developing most of the screen is occupied by a 3d scene that contains ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effective graphical representation for parent-child containers to indicate relationship level

I'm seeking insights on the most effective graphical representation for visually indicating the relationship between two containers: one serving as the parent and the other as the child. The primary ...
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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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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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Complex table with many rows and values

I have multiple list values , areas of analysis and impact over time as below also impact recovery values Please suggest on my a better way and easy to user to use than the one I made.
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Training page with multiple paths for different roles

I've got a client with internal employees and external contractors in a number of roles. Depending on the role, the project workflows are similar but not identical, and not all internal resources are ...
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Alternative to scroll bar

I work on a desktop application which has a sidebar with different workplaces. Most of the time there are around 4 workplaces but there can be use-cases with more workplaces that don't fit on a screen ...
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Using ellipsis for commands in web applications

In history in desktop applications ellipsis are used to indicate the user that additional information are required, when he execute the command. I'm surprised that in many web applications no more ...
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How to organize duplicated buttons on different sections

I have small window for applying different filters, each filter type has its section and its buttons. For me repeating the same buttons in a small sapce is confusing and unnecessary, what is the best ...
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Consistency VS usability

Hope to get references to articles/ideas to guide me in the following question The facts: I'm designing 2 different products under the same products family / suite. The products are complementary, ...
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When my page has multiple input forms with a range of options from 2 - 10, should i use dropdowns, segmented control, or a mix of both?

I have a form where the user select multiple different inputs. One input might have only 2 options (parent,child), while the next input might have 5 options (age: 0, 1-18, 18-25, 25-55, 55+), etc. ...
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Multi Select Search Bar [closed]

I have boolean search bar and a user want to make search in a param, b param, c param but this is good for single category selection to sho
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Using NOT in quick filters

We have an option in our system to use a quick filter as "not" See example: We have a keyboard shurtcut to use this option but the downside is that users are not aware of that option. ...
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How to Communicate a Delay in Drag-Start Interaction?

I want to visualize a drag start delay, it takes 1 second hold before drag starts, and I want the user to understand they should keep on holding the item. What is a good practice for a ui/ux ...
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Improving confusing product permission settings UI with explicit / implicit multi options

I have a product permission settings component that allows users to include/exclude companies' current and future products. Many users find the current UI confusing based on feedback. Below is an low ...
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Choosing between two UI variations

Assumption: I assume no user testing could be done, and implementation decisions should be made based on the logic and available data. Let's assume there are two possible implementations of how UI ...
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What is the term for an actual UI specialist?

The currently omnipresent term for someone involved in designing, prototyping, testing and refining the usability of online and desktop interfaces is "UX/UI designer". Alas, that term is ...
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Hiding layer of player controls automatically after audio playback ends

For our app (media guide app for museums), we are implementing an "inline audio player", which should look like this: When the user clicks or touches the gray field, the control bar below ...
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Suggestions for UI for Delicate Question w/ Several Options?

I’m a longtime (20+ years) UI/UX designer and full stack developer, but I’m running into a wall with the UI for a specific field, concerning a delicate question that can be approached and handled in ...
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N/A - Not Applicable vs Not Available

For our app, we looked at creating a guideline on what to display when data is (temporarily) not available. The scenario: it's a technical application, a service engineer clicks a piece of equipment ...
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Academic journals for publishing usability research?

In most scientific disciplines, research is published in academic journals, undergoing scrutiny based on quality criteria such as peer review, standardized presentation structure, etc. However, when ...
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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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What type of design pattern to use to toggle list actions?

In the design draft pictured below, you can see a number of events in a list. Users reviewing this list want to be able to add events to other lists: a watchlist or send list -- or both. They also ...
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Seeking Help with a UI Pattern for Segment Selection in Analytical System

My team and I are currently working on developing an analytical system that employs a segment-based filtering mechanism. In essence, this system shares similarities with Google Analytics, where ...
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Is it better to have an add/remove feature or a "manage list" function? [closed]

I have a data table and currently the only thing you can do is add/remove things from this list. So I have it setup where you click "add" and it shows you the master list of all items you ...
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How to expand data table when only 2 columns have data that can be expanded on?

I have a data table where you can click to expand upon the row. Two out of my four columns have data that can be expanded upon if the column is set to enabled. If disabled, there is no additional data ...
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Form filling: Should we hide non-essential fields, or should we display all fields to the user?

My current task involves enhancing the user experience (UI) in various sections of the SaaS product I'm working on. Within this system, some non-essential fields are currently concealed behind the '...
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What is a good aria-label for a button that opens a modal to pick a region and/or language for the webpage?

I have a <button> element that opens a modal to change the webpage region and/or language. The <button> element needs an aria-label that gives the user information about what the modal ...
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Non Modal Persistent element - Best practices for tab sequence and general accessibility

We're working on a compare widget that appears when products are selected for comparison. This tray continues to persist as long as the products are in this widget. Even if users move to other pages. ...
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How many error icons are enough in a nested configuration menu?

So I have been developing a way for users to track where they left mandatory fields blank, so that they can freely go back and forth between menus, the input field would just turn red. In the example ...
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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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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 do I make sure that the user enters their input fields correctly?

I have two input fields which need to be formatted a certain way. Ipv4 addresses need to have the "." to separate the numbers and ipv6 addresses need to have ":". I'm not sure what ...
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What are the high level requirements common to all business apps?

I know that every application will have its unique requirements, and I am looking for something REAL high level such as the following where I could assign all other specific requirements under a topic....
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Is it good UX to provide an example of the correct input if the user entered a wrong amount?

if the user entered an amount less that the money he has in his wallet,can I say you don't have enough money try x$ or it's a bad user experience?
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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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