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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Length of Page Concerns

This is a reoccurring problem among clients I work with, so wanted to see if anyone else had some insight. Every client I design for tends to be hyper-aware of page length, with the tendency to fret ...
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Accepting multiple Terms and Conditions at once

I am working on a mobile and web form. There are a few products X, Y, Z under an umbrella product, let's call it XYZ. Is there a way for accepting multiple Terms and Conditions by placing all of them ...
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When to use a slider versus an input field for indicating a value?

For example, when you're indicating your weight / height, is it better to use a slider or should the user just type in the value? In what instances should you use one or the other?
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Quizzing users on key points of the EULA?

Is it too annoying to have a summarized "de-legalesed" version of the EULA for users to read, and then have a simple quiz on the EULA that must be passed before installation continues? For example, ...
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How to edit form with existing uploaded file

I have a simple form which requests text data, and has a file input. When the data is entered and a file selected, it is uploaded and becomes part of the record. I'm wondering what is the correct UI/...
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Type at least n characters before you can submit the form

This is not a duplicate of this question since that one is about searching. We have a simple form containing one text area and a submit button. download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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How to define what field is required in a form?

if it's necessary to continue with the process it's clear. In my case I have a registration form for a recruitment agency. Some fields are really necessary (name, mail, phone, ...). All other fields ...
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How to show why the button is disabled?

I need some ideas on how to show the user why the button is disabled. It is a very big system with a lot of rules and therefore it can be hard to fin out why. I would like to help the users but how? ...
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Carousel to explain the product

at our company we are struggling with the explanation of our product to our audience. Context: Tech B2B company, based in Czechia, 80-90% Czech customers, the name of the product couldn't be changed....
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Revealing full text cut off with ellipsis in a table

I have a lot of text cells in a lot of tables that use an ellipsis for text overflow and I need a way of revealing the full text. The way they've currently got it set up is they've made the text look ...
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How to resolve a multilevel sidebar menu where parent sections must show children AND link somewhere

Note: When reading this keep in mind we may have more of an information architecture problem than a menu usability one. Suppose we have this menu: Item 1 ............ Should link to ...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my "...
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Is reliability as an important component of a user experience?

I'm asking that because, in my own experience, I sometimes have to use less usable or less featured competitors just because of a poor reliability of the tool of my choice. It makes me think that ...
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showing unsaved changes to a user on a web form

I've done some research on this and so far I can only find guidance for files and tabs: Denoting a tab as being "unsaved" in a web application Is there a better character than the asterisk ...
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What is the difference between spatial analogy and perceptual analogy in Natural mapping

I am reading Norman's book, The design of everyday things where I came upto the natural mapping part. There, he defined 3 kinds of natural mapping. 1- Spatial 2- Cultural 3- Perceptual Now, In ...
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Focus state for Split Button?

What will be the action if the "Tab" key is focused on the split button? a. both the "A" & "B" gets focused. b. "A" gets focused first and "B" get focused on next "Tab". c. only the "A" get ...
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What is a good format/syntax for a coupon code?

For our online shop, we are giving out coupon codes (also called "promo code" or "voucher code"). Currently, these codes look like an insane developer has designed the format: FCF4A803-18F0-46BE-...
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Which part(s) of the overall user experience is best represented by the NPS?

I have seen some companies define KPIs for their UX efforts based on metrics like the Net Promoter Score (NPS). However, having worked with many qualitative and quantitative metrics to try and model ...
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Usability of autocomplete overwriting user input

We have a web application for professional users, who have to register with their organisation and department. And of course there are tons of ways to write out the name of the same department. But ...
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Redundant : enter user id again for forgot password

Many a times, I use forgot password link after trying a password that I think is correct but doesn't work. In other words I have already provided my userid/email address. Since the password is ...
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How to handle state of a toggle switch?

I'm wondering about how to create a useful implementation of a toggle switch. (think iOS style: ) It is meant to be used in web applications. Because of that, an important point is, that after ...
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Heuristic approaches for users' evaluation of UX

A heuristic evaluation typically employs three main approaches; Provide evaluators with a set of tasks to be carried out Provide system goal’s and let evaluators develop their own tasks Let ...
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Mixing LTR (left to right) and RTL (right to left) content on the same page

Looking at the image below, let's pretend that we are seeing a series of blog posts on a website. The first post was written in Arabic and the second in English. The user viewing the website primarily ...
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The best practices for a rating bar/slider/buttons

I need to make a rating scale input device that satisfies the following requirements: 1) Each value must be associated with a number to the user. 2) It must be immediately clear that this thing ...
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Best way to call out important content to screen readers?

We're adding new content to our page that describes the accessibility options available at a destination. The user may make accessibility requests via checkbox inputs (bathroom, hearing-impaired ...
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UX navigation best practices for older adults

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to navigation on tablet devices: are menu bars preferred or ...
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Minimum distance between click targets

What is the minimum distance between click targets on web for an optimal UX? I have read this article: An Interactive Visualisation of Fitts's Law Here is a menu with items I'm trying to position in ...
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Date input: Dropdown or Date picker when planning/decision making

I already searched about this topic but most of them are concerning about birth dates. It narrows down my option to dropdown or date picker only. Based on the said research I did, it seems that when ...
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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Heuristic evaluation. Which set of heuristics follow?

I have to perform an heuristic evaluation of a website. I found in internet several guidelines on which the evaluation is based. I found also this article from Smashing Magazine (http://uxdesign....
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Bug tracking add new bug screen correct positioning of fields

Below is my add new bug screen, I have the following fields, with the below layout. I want to add an another field called "project:" which will be a a drop down filled with all project name assigned ...
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Expected behaviour after file upload

What is the expected behavior of a file uploader, after the file is uploaded? Here is a use case where the expectation of the users depend on the current status. The user sees a large list of files ...
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Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and can'...
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How should I handle search when data keeps updating via websockets?

I have a real time news feed that keeps updating via websockets Lets say you went to the search bar and typed new york I will fetch all 'new york' related articles from the database But since I am ...
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In a Verify OTP Modal Box, “verify OTP” button will be first or resend OTP link will be the first [image attached]

In the OTP(One Time Password) Verification Modal card, which will get more preference to be placed first Check the Image bellow Option 1 : Validate OTP, Button will be on Top and resend otp will be ...
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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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Editing related text groups

Consider an application which allows an administrator to enter information about cities which could be viewed by others. There are only three groups (continent, country, city) which they can (but not ...
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What is this type of interaction/component called?

When a user fills out some input fields and adds it as an entry to an existing list. Usually there's a way to edit/delete these entries as well.

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