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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Telephone input (+ country code)

I am asked to improve the sign-up process of a double authentication system. At one step there, we ask users to input their telephone number. Right now users have to click on the flag and choose ...
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What is the best way to display user company role and application role when logged in to the application

An application having two roles i.e Company Role and Application Role based on which different sections of the application are accessible to the person. Company Role describes either Admin or Users ...
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Why are AC adapters (wall warts) designed to block adjacent AC outlets?

The AC adapters for a lot of equipment seem to be specifically designed to block the AC outlets around it (this is in the US). Is this a safety feature to minimize the power to that outlet or just ...
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Are duplicate options in a single select good or bad?

If I have a list of countries (or anything really) with the most relevant ones at the top in a "Suggested" optgroup, and then underneath I list out all (other) countries, should I duplicate those "...
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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 would be the best way to show 3 actions on the bottom half of the page

We are confused as to which of these UI should we go with to as we have three actions relating to the content on the bottom third of the screen. Three buttons are: 1. Write to Device 2. Load from ...
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Recommended button sizes on web pages

What are the current usability guidelines for the size of buttons (or anything clickable) on web pages?
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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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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Just infinite scrolling or infinite loop with 'show more' button [duplicate]

Hi :) i want to know about your opinioin about how infinite scroll works (like twitter, facebook, etc) and compare it with infinite scroll + 'load more content' button after pass some contents (like ...
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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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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Correct way to display row name/label

I want to display label (or name) for second row in a table so users know about what that row contains, please see image. Please note: On left there is another grid, thus adding name/label for the ...
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Do users need to filter search results?

I’m working on a ~100 page site for a financial services company, and was wondering if I need to include filtering on their search results page. I have prominent functionality to modify a search and ...
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Why is automatic reopening previous windows/tabs such a common pattern?

I love being able to continue to work where i left off, but not if i explicitly told an application/os to stop or if it crashed. Sometimes i choose to restore what i had opened before, but i am not ...
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List item label problem

I'm facing a problem where I have a list item that has multiple values and one of them is a number that's ambiguous, therefore I want to label it. However a problem (in my opinion) that it creates is ...
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Can you just put 99 for values over 100?

I have tabs that navigate to different list, and a badge button on each tab that displays how many values are in each list. It's difficult to fit 3 numbers into the small badge button. If I extend ...
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Is payment instruction needed after checkout?

I work for charity app project and want to know about your opinion with checkout flow. So this project's potential users are people with 20 - 40 y.o Im curious what if i don't show payment ...
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Provide URI as cryptic hash or as human readable string?

I am working on a tiny webservice on which a user can make his profile public. By doing so a URI is generated that is changeable by the user. The system suggests a random generated streetname and ...
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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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Interface that supports “add new” and “add existing” for a many-to-many relationship

A Role can have many Permissions, and a Permission can belong to many Roles. I am designing an interface that allows the user to manage a specific role, and any associated permissions at the same ...
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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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Button Group for filtering time range with no default value selected

I'm working on a Timeline component at the moment, and by default, this timeline would show the activities/events for the day. Users can select predefined time ranges such as the day, week, month, ...
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How to handle filtering on columns of a table?

I am currently working on a pretty complex (and convoluted, I'll admit) table in terms of filtering. One of the options for filtering allows the user to filter on an item that is displayed as a column ...
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secure banking apps

A while ago my bank introduced an online banking app. This allowed me to quickly access my bank account and make payments right from my phone with the best experience. In order to gain access to the ...
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How to approach usability testing for a portfolio project?

I'm transitioning into a UX/UI career from graphic design. Right now I'm working on an app redesign for my portfolio, and I don't know if usability testing is something I can afford to do. Some of my ...
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Label bold & input normal vs. Label normal & input bold

This is a wireframe of an example of a future company styleguide. The styleguide says: option B (label normal, input bold), focus on the content in the textboxes. I have never seen anything like this. ...
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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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High fidelity prototypes, how complex and detailed they should be?

We are at the stage to test some of our high-end prototypes. Our client types are very different, from fashion to furniture retailers. So each client uses the tool in their way and also the list of ...
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Should a Save button be disabled if there have been no changes made?

I have a desktop application, and in this application, there is a non-modal dialog where a user can make changes to something. The dialog has a Close button and a Save button. The Save button does not ...
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Horizontal slides editor - How improve its navigation?

I'm building an editor to create a structure of a page based on a full-screen vertical and horizontal slider. A site is composed for vertical sections. Each of those can have 0 or a limited number ...
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Need feedback on displaying tabs with icons

Actually we're building the gis application for Police Department. I have a widget called "Camera" and in that widget, we've added multiple camera locations as per their geo-ids. The camera widget ...
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Language and country selector on a website

I'm currently designing a website for a global company with multiple market sites (website.com, website.co.uk, website.ru etc). Some markets also have multiple languages (website.be can be browsed in ...
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Where's the risk on gradual enhancements vs redesigning the whole app?

I'm working on a legacy software built on Java 6, the design is old and the components look like they're from Windows 98. We're introducing a new big feature and one of the requirements is to design ...
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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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SUS Questions- Infrequent Experience

We started using the SUS to baseline our online activation process experience, but the first question: I think that I would like to use this system frequently. doesn't suite an infrequent ...
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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Better way to get user progress?

Basically, Users do "tasks" which the website gives them, they perform them outside the computer on pen & paper. Once they're done or didn't succeed they can move to the next "task". I want to ...
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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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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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Prioritize SEO over Usability?

I'm working on a microsite which has only one level of navigation. The SEO guy wants a breadcrumb on each page, but it doesn't make any sense for me as there is no level of navigation. Also HOME ...
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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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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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Editable Radio Buttons (UX)

I need a way to select a date range and edit the date range. Also when a date range is selected it will show other dependent information. My plan was to use radio buttons and whichever date range ...
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What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu?

What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu? Are they same in functionality or do they vary? If no, why so many variations? Popover menu drop-down menu Fly-out ...
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Display hashed security answers in front end

My web app requires the users to provide secret questions and answers. The users can't pick a question from predefined ones, but have to write their own questions and (of course) answers. For ...
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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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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 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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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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