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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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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Security question: What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...
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Implementing different levels of drag/drop functionality?

I'm working on a tablet app for a motel. Initially, the app was going to be tested on one floor. Essentially, the app would be used to move guests from one room/bed to another room/bed. As you can ...
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Save Search in session or database

I have a table with records. The user can search the table using a Search Dialog. Due to our design constraints, I cannot have the Search criterias as part of a sidebar. Main Screen: Search Dialog (...
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SUS evaluation on the same system but different sections and participants

Would it be okay to use 2 SUS scores to come up with a single score in the case I explain below: I conducted a user testing for a banking mobile app, the app under investigation has lots of tasks ...
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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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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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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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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

To anyone who has participated in the creation of a mobile app I have a question: Was it designed/planned for both portrait and landscape? If not: Why? Did you discuss this with your team? What was ...
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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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How to display multi level multiple tab or options in UI?

For my project, i am having the following need. We have folder tree kind of options in Left side ( say it as folder ) Each folder has its own multiple options ( say it as 'opt1,2 etc' ) Each opt1,2,...
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Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?

Is it safe to assume all users are aware of using the mouse wheel to scroll and that all users have a mouse wheel on their mouse? I'm hoping to implement a scrollbar which stays hidden even when you ...
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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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Manage long tab list menu in responsive

I'm actually working on an interface with a long tabs list menu (seven tabs. It's not so long in english, but in German version it begans to be complicated. It works perfectly in HD desktop but in ...
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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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Adding label or supporting text to a loading animation (spinner)

I have an interactive map container that requires some time to load. I placed an animated loading spinner while the map loads. Is the animated spinner sufficient visual feedback or should it be ...
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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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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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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 ...
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Setting a time interval for an automatic message

I have a form where a user needs to set how often and at what time a certain report is send from the system. The report is created and sent automatically. In the current system the form looks like ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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Word suggestion - “empty” vs “blank”

Have a question as to what makes more sense... we have a "visual search" component which allows users to type in a category (column header) and then type in what they are looking for (e.g. First Name: ...
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Is a mirror link mandatory in any email?

I have to design emails on mobile first for B2B users. Some professional mailboxes don't support HTML5, and display may be broken. I wonder if the mirror link (e.g. 'If you can't see this email, click ...
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To align radio buttons in columns or not

I am building a form with two settings that have two choices each. The two settings are completely independent; the choice for one setting is unrelated to the choice in the other. The design calls for ...
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Is a table a good idea for navigation?

We're discussing in my office about having a table where every row is clickable and used for navigation. Is that a good idea? The context is: "Users" are involved in "projects", a "project" contains ...
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Making complex user-interaction more intuitive

I've created a "poke" functionality for a social networking web app I maintain. I need help in presenting this feature to my users in the most intuitive way possible. How it works: A user can poke ...
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Is it necessary to add “Any price “ option in budget category if on desktop user search with an open price range?

Image for mobile web design. Not showing any price tag as wanted to make user perform a more focused search.The most widely searched ranges are upfront.
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How to design usable web site terms & conditions?

What are some guidelines and examples for designing usable legal terms for web sites? I know that most users don't read it, but are there innovative ways to improve readability and presentation of ...
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Modal page and button click [closed]

I have a modal page with login button. Clicking on the button verifies the username or password. And if incorrect, error messages will be shown while still being inside the modal. But I can not find a ...
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Mobile “Clear Search History” Best Practice

I'm building an iOS app. Within the app my users are searching for other users. The searched users kept and show in a "Search History" list when there is not input inside the Search Bar. When the ...
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Multiple options vs single option UI

On the dashboard we are building we got 2 sets of options users can pick: Multiple options (checkboxes) and single options (radio buttons behavior) while the look of the components is similar, ...
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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User testing navigation with one or two groups

We want to test a set of five users to compare usability between our existing application navigation and our proposed next generation navigation. During the course of planning how we will do our ...
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Questionnaire for determining usability of a system

As part of a pitch, business are determining the usability of two software products and have come up with a questionnaire to ask a set of end users. They have asked me to feedback on the ...
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using bar-code scanner within website

I'm a backend developer who wants to put together some decent fullstack service for the community (entirely non-commercial): a shared library. User is supposed to scan a barcode on a book to save the ...
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When is automated remote usability testing useful?

There seem to be a fair few services these days offering automated remote usability testing, so I'm assuming there are a fair few people using those services, which implies that they ARE useful - ...
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Pagination for responsive e-commerce website

I'm working on the pagination topic for a responsive project. I'd like to have some feedbacks from you regarding this solution. Scenario: pagination for the search results page; pagination for ...
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Any best practices or examples of mix and match functionality on a fashion e-commerce?

I'm trying to design this feature, but so far not much luck finding any decent implementations of this feature. one example is http://www.bonarium.com but even that is pretty basic. what would the ...
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Hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat

I'm having some trouble hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat hover the main UI (3). On iPhone, this action is usually done by clicking on the zone (3) or dragging down. But in my ...
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How does the 27 character wide search box recommended length apply to Asian languages and Russian?

I work for a multinational company. We have a global site, and individual country sites. I am trying to set a width for the search box that will accommodate all of our sites and languages. We've got ...
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How to usability test a prototype of mobile app

I've written "User Stories" in "Gherkin Syntax" for native mobile app and want to get it "User Tested" to find our any usability issues. Do I need clickable mocks which can be shown to user on mobile ...
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Best practices: Position of cancel button in modals

I am currently working on modals for our software and I have been placing the 'Cancel' button always on the extreme left (Version A in picture). However while documenting myself more on modals, I ...
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Is having a “Contact us” form in the footer of every page on a website considered good ux?

Inside a footer which appears to be constant everywhere on the website, is it best practice to give this option on every single page or should it be ignored on some?
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Is it OK to add a Notification area/widget on a dashboard where there is already a notification icon on the header?

I'm building the dashboard page for a complex system. The system has a notification icon that is on the header and can be seen from all pages. the user needs to mouse over or click on the icon to ...
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Password-less log in with webviews

I just added a password-less log in option to my website, which emails users a login link. If they click it within 10 minutes, they are logged in and cookies are set in their browser to remember them. ...
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FB/LinkedIn like app- how many posts above the fold?

I'm working on an app that is similar to LinkedIn/FB from a UI perspective. Are there any best practices to how much text/posts are appropriate above the fold to avoid congestive overload?
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Any recommended keyboard accessibility solution for user to navigation to the menu efficiently? [closed]

We have this top bar on the page and the menu is on the left. Every page has lots of content within it (could have 100+ tabbable elements). For screen users, they have shortcuts to invoke the ...
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How best to guide your users when you move a critical feature?

The users of my site start a single user journey via an entry point on the home page. We have trained them to do this, but since it is not the universal pattern and has monetary implications, we want ...