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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Contact form fields priority

Is there any caution not to use the message field at first in a contact form?
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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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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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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Why do some cars only have a physical lock on the driver side?

I have a car (tsx) and I realize that sometimes I will need to use the physical key instead of the electronic key fob to unlock my car. Such as if there is something wrong with the electronics or my ...
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Why Google Chrome does not have a GoTo link button like other browsers? [closed]

Why google chrome does not provide a GoTo Link button like in IE, Firefox, etc.? And if this is because of the simple & modern design concept than why does other browsers still have GoTo Button?
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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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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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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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Countdown or start button before a fast interaction

I'm currently designing a small mobile application which requires fast clicking. Among other things, it measures how many times you can click in 30 seconds. I am not sure what put between a ...
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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,...
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Introducing inconsistent controls: is it appropriate for the sake of usability?

We're building a web application based on Material UI. Throughout the app there are select components, which behave like shown in the example below: The default label informs about the functionality ...
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For chicken-and-egg apps which require a network effect, should I try to delay my user from noticing early on that there aren't many others?

For example, in my user registration, I can let the user pick preferences for other users, similar to a dating app. If those other users get filtered out, this introduces the possibility for the user'...
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Reordering a list on mobile web that is larger than the screen height

In my app users can add items to lists and reorder the index of the listitems by whichever criteria they like. The users of this app are not tech savvy, and I would like to avoid any technical input ...
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Does having to introduce alternative behavior always indicate poor UX design?

Take the classical top-left go-back button on mobile apps. The main two issues with it are: Having to press a lot of times when you want to go far back Not being able to go forward in case you ...
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Number of data points on stock price chart

We're creating a graph where customers can see development of security price over time. We're going to use a line chart with which the user can interact by tap/hold gesture to see different data ...
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Should all toolbar buttons have shortcuts / hotkeys?

It seems like many products have hotkeys for "simple" toolbar functions like bolding, etc. -- functions that apply to a selection but don't require further input. For functions that require further ...
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How to get around wanting to use email as unique login, but having existing users with multiple accounts per email?

I viewed Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address? My problem is that we're writing the new version of our website, but need to migrate the old user database to the new ...
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Batch Actions in a Data Table when rows have different contexts

In a data table, each row represents a user. Each user has a status. The status can be different based on the users actions within the organization. It is shown in the data table on a dashboard for ...
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User Research Insights Database

at our company, we are struggling to document all the insights that we gain through user research and make them accessible and easy to find for everyone inside of the company. The perfect solution ...
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Should a preview be added to an address form?

Task The user wants to correct an address. The wrong address is displayed on the left and the user can enter or correct the address on the right in the address form. Edit: Context The addresses ...
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Drop-down list with advanced search

I am creating a control to allow users to select an item from a list. The number of items can vary greatly - anywhere from a handful up to millions. A drop-down with autocomplete functionality seemed ...
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Where to put *Footnote Text…Bottom of page or section?

I have a fairly long page that leads off with a bold statistic in the hero section of the page. That statistic has an * that needs to be cited where that statistic came from. Should the footnote ...
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Why is Google using this anti-pattern sign in feature? [closed]

Google has a feature "Sign in with Google" that auto appears on any site that supports it. This seems to have harmful UX repocussions? If Apple, Facebook, and others follow the same pattern we'll ...
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Location Filter UX Issue

Context I'm working on a SAAS product. We have multiple assets listed in our product and user can chose to specify location to an asset or choose to leave the location unspecified Problem We can ...
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Grid + Side Panel vs Just Grid

I am creating a desktop app, one of whose functions is to display a list of notes, which can be short or long (the longest may span 100s of lines in a box that is of similar width to the box I am ...
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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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How to make this interface work when there are too many objects?

My situation is this: I have an administrative app for a school. A teacher can see a list of her classes, and their students, and you can drag a player from one class to another: This works really ...
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How to provide information regarding the checkbox

The user needs additional information other than the label of checkbox and I have multiple check-boxes adjacent to each other horizontally how should I show the information when the user is about to ...
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Show option is both required and previously used in dropdown list

I realize this is probably not the best way to handle the problem, but I need to shoehorn in a solution to a previously existing design - and a dropdown list was used. In this situation there are a ...
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Why often exists a divider line between between a sign up and a login form?

Why is it needed a divider line between these two forms? Isn't proximity enough to group each individual form elements and make each a group? Or is it needed because, since they are sharing the same ...
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Placing full name, including prefix and suffix, on one line in a form?

I am working on a form page that has a name field, including Prefix, First Name, Middle Name (NOT Initial), Last Name and Suffix. The client would like to have all these fields on one line. So here's ...
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How to handle conflicting updates of a customer record

We are developing a simple web based single-page CRM-like app. I was thinking about what happens when two operators are both editing the details of a customer "John Doe". On the server side we use a ...
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Setting a shortcut to change focus to a different section in a web app?

Let's say you have a web app with 3 sections. A left nav menu, a toolbar/settings section, and a main application area. Most of the time, the user will be engaging directly with the application, and ...
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Interaction in the selection of row

Scenario: After the search, the name list gets populated on the popup window. User needs to select any one of the rows and continue and it which will get added into the next table. In option 1, the ...
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automatically calculate contrast

A user can change the default design of his site by selecting a color. This color is applied to the menu background color. The problem is that I have to change the menu text color depending on the ...
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Why most footers have a background color as a divider of section?

Why most footers have a background color as a division from the other content of the page? Wouldn't it be enough if they just used enough whitespace to separate? For example nielsen norman group: It ...
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What gestalt law is being used on main page of youtube for videos thumbnails?

I'm a bit confused on what law is being used on the video thumbnails, in the main page of youtube. The thumbnails are closer together then they are from the 4 lines of text below them, yet I see a ...
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Is the user attention required or not?

We are developing 'Work Experience' module. You can see the screen as wireframe attached here. Scenario: The User entered information in 1st block. After that, he clicked on '[+ Add Work Experience]'...
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How to handle multiple statuses when tagging items

Currently working on the 'tagging' functionality for a page of results. User needs the ability to tag and untag results Page may have active filers that exclude results based on tags What ...
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Field mapping ui for serialized data

I need to provide an interface for users to define field mapping for some associated uploaded data. This mapping will be used as a template to bulk import data. An example of the mapping is: [Field ...
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Should the mouse action which closes a dropdown menu trigger the actions under itself?

Assuming we have a dropdown menu which closes on a mouse click (instead of automatically when the mouse leaves the area). Should this mouse click perform its standard actions, if the mouse happens to ...
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Was USB-A always intended to be reversible?

We all know one of the problems (one might say major UX design flaws) with USB-A connectors is that it is difficult to know which way is the top leading to users plugging connectors in upside down. ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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How to solve the ambiguity of selected state in a segmented control with just two segments?

I'm working on a web application that has two similar data grids in a page. User should be able to switch between these two data grids within the same page. I have used segmented buttons to navigate ...

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