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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Preslecting button for user in finance environment

Im fighting to figure a problem I need to solve in our crypto deposit app we have: Problem: We want to show the user what is the best amount to deposit/exchange Our chef leader if pushing to preselect ...
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Textbased RPG: in a battle, how can I distinguish between your actions and the enemy?

In my game, the way my battles work is you attack and sometimes the enemy attacks in return. It's always one on one. Here's how this looks: The first line is your action, the rest is the enemy's. ...
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Step shaped visual layout of cascading filters

I find this layout of cascading filters: much more intuitive and much more "welcoming" to use, over the traditional, horizontal axis layout: I am trying to explain to myself why this is so....
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How to best display read and read/write permissions in a table

Our app consists of different sections (here Section 1, Section 2 etc.) where the users can view and edit their data. The user can also choose to give read or read/write access for each of these ...
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Running usability tests with the same people that have passed it previously

I will be doing the second testing soon. The question is: Is it possible to invite to the second testing those people who passed the first testing?
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UX: Installment & Payment table

Need your insights regarding a Payment details form Concept I have a table for (payment) and other table for (installment) per that payment Payment and installment have different info (more column ...
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Different views in table - omit column without relevance?

In a user interface, I am showing a table with a list of broken links and their context. It is possible to select the depth of the pages, based on the current page. For example you can show all broken ...
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Stuck on handling common scroll gestures

I have a screen where users can switch between tabs via swiping back and forth. In each tab, it has a list of items. Recently I implemented a gesture handler for that list (so list can have more ...
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Visibility of system status for long term status

The first heuristic of Nielsen speaks about "** Visibility of system status **" that suggests the designer keep every information the user about the state of some operations, the classic ...
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Split pane vs Action for multilple selection

I'm bulding a User interface that the user has a split pane with a list and the detail of the selected item in the right. I chose to use these approach because the user could see the important ...
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Product quick view

Would you add a product quick view option on hover in the product listing page? Maybe you have any experience with how users respond to such option? Example can be seen here, where the "quick ...
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Allowing users to purchase a “spot” on a group advertising software

I'm working on an interesting design challenge for an online advertising platform, and this part of the project is stumping me. The basic concept of the current flow is that users can purchase a "...
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How to undo selection in optional select

The case is that the form contains select which is optional and if user selects one option from select but wants to undo that, should list contain blank option or "none" option or how this ...
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Select and remove accordion option

Context: I have a website where you have the ability to select a delivery option but also read more information on each one and potentially have some custom options for each option too. Depending on ...
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Order of list boxes in a dual list box

A dual list box is a component-based on two list boxes placed together that allows adding, removing, and ordering items. According to Kaley from the nngrounp: "The Listbox on the left holds ...
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How to label resources belonging to users in a two-sided marketplace?

I read great advice on “Your” vs “My” in user interfaces and 'My Account' or 'Your Account'? But neither deals with the special case of two-sided marketplaces. Example - airbnb clone Suppose a user ...
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eCommerce -> After a digital course has been purchased, should I still show this course in category page?

I am developing an online course website based on WordPress. Website has 30 courses in total. Courses are divided into 5 categories (A, B, C, D, E). There are 6 courses per category. Each course ...
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How do you consider the number of items in a mobile application menu

What kind of menu is recommended for mobile applications? What is the maximum number of items to place in the menu? Regards.
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Why is a cancel “X” icon required if there is already a “Cancel” option in a modal?

We are following this pattern, inspired by Mac and Windows OS, but I don't have a solid answer for why web apps use it. What is the importance of the X button? Is it really required?
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Best UX for displaying a continuously scrolling set of videos

I have a constantly updating (every few seconds) set of videos being uploaded by users and I need to display them continually updating. What is/are the best practices for showing a constantly ...
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How to let user know that an automatic process in a mobile app can still be triggered from a different screen?

I'm working on a mobile app with Bluetooth Low Energy, that can trigger some hardware by either holding the phone near it (primary action) or trigger the hardware manually by looking for nearby ...
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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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What is best practice for remembering last position in audio player for logged out users?

I am developing an online course website based on WordPress. Each course has audio file only so I am using an audio player to play the courses (no video). Assume website has 10 courses with names A, B,...
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Do you think that terms such as manicure and hair stylist fall under the umbrella term of cosmetics services?

I am building an app where my customers will be businesses like hair salons,manicure etc. Business users will have to register of course. The (business) user when registering must say what type of ...
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When it is preferable to have a multi-language platform and when is not?

In a world where English became the second language for most people or at least for the users that buy on international platforms, multi-language websites/ apps are still the best choice for a good UX?...
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Is there any reason why software version number is not written alongside software name in the main navigation panel?

I have realized that finding the current version number of any tool takes effort, like going into preferences/setting. It makes sense to me to add it alongside software name, like instead of just ...
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Which will be the best UX to show three channel report, including sub items like the below screenshot

I want to create a view to show three channel traffic report with the sub menus. SMS WhatsApp Voice Email In the Channel SMS menu We have further categorization SMS PUSH PULL OTP and another ...
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Disable field or button if user exceeds number of tries

I'm currently facing this design issue: When a user exceeds the number of attempts given to fill up a verification code field, he or she will not be able to try again until 20min later. If within this ...
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What are the alternative solutions for easy One Handed navigation?

The super-sized smartphones of this era make the user stretch their thumbs to reach touch targets on the top. The one-handed mode does not really solve one-handed reachability as it shrinks the screen ...
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Is Swipe OK for accessibility in Native Apps? WCAG says no

Reading up on WCAG (Rule 2.5.1). they state that all the content in the app should be able to be viewed without Swipe (path based gestures). I think this makes sense on Web, but on native apps there's ...
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Show/Hide Toggle for a Toggle

We have a toggle available in our main screen, to enable/disable an important functionality. Since, only 30% of our users use this functionality at least once per month, we are considering to (...
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What are the best user research practices when launching a beta site with a very small # of first users?

I believe it is a good idea to conduct user interviews to understand experience of first users soon after they try out the site. What are some types of helpful question examples that might be relevant?...
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Android: built-in text input tools shortcomings, poor UX

I am wondering about some shortcomings in text input tools on Android. IIUC, it is a system on-screen keyboard that pops-up in all (or most?) applications so I believe it can be considered an OS-level ...
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Exposing dropdowns in nav bar

Our team is currently debating on which navbar layout they should go with. The main discussion point is whether we should expose dropdowns on the navbar. These dropdowns are for selecting a customer ...
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Excel spreadsheet colour coding/design/layout principles?

With programming you have "software design patterns", with websites you have design standardised (and then some templates, e.g. "bootstrap"), and people know where the input etc. ...
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Should users be prompted to determine bandwidth intensity of a site?

Serving up web content based on user agents alone seems exclusionary to me; mobile devices aren’t always constrained to low bandwidth. From a UX perspective, would it be a bad strategy to present ...
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What is the best way to represent editable options that change the viewport?

I am trying to figure out how what the best approach UI/UX wise is for the behavior I desire. I have a dashboard with a sidebar on the left, and all of the behavior I am describing happens on one page,...
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Financial planning site — show a negative balance in italic type?

I have read the discussion from some years ago about whether to use a "minus sign" in front of a negative balance or to put it inside parenthesis. Our website is used primarily by people 45 ...
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When an accordion or collapsible panel is open, are there any concerns with having the header BELOW the panel?

According to this article, an accordion is composed of headers and panels as follows: I will refer to a single one of these elements, with a header and panel, as a “collapsible panel”. Below is part ...
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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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What is the purpose of a swap button in an airline booking app?

I am new to the community so I appreciate all replies :) First, what is the official terminology for this type of button? Second, what purpose does it serve in booking a flight?
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Multiple web templates for a website?

Is it OK to use multiple (probably 2) dashboard templates for a website? My web app has two components: a general discussion forum with profiles and a one-to-one chat section, and a section that ...
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Desktop Application Multiple Level Navigations on the page!

I am having 2 options as mock-ups wherein i am here to collect your opinion on the same. The user will be clicking the global menu and he will land on the listing page. If the user needs to check the ...
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Redesign of a resultpage card [closed]

I am wondering about a redesign I have been doing. It is about a resultpage in which we have home insurance cards.. the current setup was not flexible enough to show a longer text for the usps. My ...
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In a Desktop application, should the recent file list placed directly in the file menu

A desktop tool mostly offers recent files. I am used to press Alt+F and then 1 to open the first recent files. It seems that I learned it from Notepad++. I thought it was a "platform convention&...
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Time picker with blacklisted times

What would be a good design on an app for a time picker, incremented by 30 min with some blacklisted times? So for ex. 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:30am 12pm, 12:30pm etc. checked all over for inspiration, but ...
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Work with a consequent mobile app [closed]

I'm a developer and I have to participate in the creation of screens/mockup for our new mobile app. We have an ERP which manages a lot of activities of a company. For example: human resources, ...
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What would be a reason to scramble posts' dates during copy-and-paste (as Facebook recently started doing)?

As a UX engineer, I try to stay current with best practices. I noticed that Facebook recently changed their HTML to be scrambled for the datetime of a post. I'm wondering why that would be a good ...
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How to design the following part without any user confusion?

I've a wireframe that looks like following. I've removed the non-essential parts for the sake of brevity. As per the above image, table has two columns Start and End date and other 3-4 columns. Since ...
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I want to write an article on Universal Usability [closed]

I want to write an article on Universal Usability. What are the aspects shall I cover ? Any suggestions

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