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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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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Should New and Edit pages look the same?

I'm currently working on a a SaaS which allows the users to upload media content on their screens; the content is not put directly on the screens but instead it's organized (similarly with music) in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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When is it appropriate to expand a button to fill its parent container a.k.a use a full-width button?

I always find it fairly straightforward for me to determine when to apply stretched button that can expand its width and fills its parent container. However, it is challenging to do the same for ...
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How to present filtering items in a sidebar?

I have a site where I need to present filtering items in a sidebar. These items work as "filters" for the site's content on the right. The user can click these filters on or off (selected are ...
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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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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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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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Navigation from a filtered list to default view?

Suppose I am designing a web site to display a list of items. I'd like to add a category filter to display only the items of a given category. Now I'm wondering how user should move back from the ...
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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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Improving UX for multi-selectable cards

I'm designing a screen where the user should be able to: 1. Select b/w multiple options (displayed in cards) 2. Search for other cards and be able to select those as well. Here's a picture for better ...
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Are unclickable tags/chips a good practice?

Title says it all basically. I have to show a trip that contains Title, description and a bunch of random additional info (the tags). The issue lays in those tags they should not be clickable and ...
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Using a select for navigation instead of tabs?

Is a select box appropriate to control navigation on a page? For user profiles, I'm considering putting a select box in the header to change views, so a user can select from 'About', 'Calendar', '...
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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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Icons alignment issue

I'm trying to find out another way to show the big icon (dumbbell) or re-arrange the rows, because the first icon from the third row (the clock) looks a bit strange when it's next to that big dumbbell ...
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What's the point of deactivating Num Lock on login screens? [closed]

Many login screens automatically deactivate the Num Lock key on the keyboard before the user can enter their password. This is extremely frustrating for the user as they involuntarily type their ...
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Layout for Manuals - “Hiding” content in Large Page vs Making lots of small pages?

I've been writing down an Online Manual for a programming library, and the service I'm using (ReadTheDocs) allows me to use plenty of HTML features in Markdown + JavaScript besides integrating nicely ...
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Best way to show an inner submenu on mobile website?

On my mobile website I have a menu for the main website navigation. When you are in your account area, this is a further submenu, which is accessed by clicking the second burger menu button. The ...
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How to deal with untranslated pages?

I have an e-commerce website available in French and English. All the pages are translated (homepage, about, shop, terms, etc.) excepted for the Blog which is only available in French for the moment. ...
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My iPhone app requires sellers to verify their email address and phone number, when should I do that?

I searched User Experience before posting this question. I saw a lot of related questions but not this one in particular. My organization is creating an app that permits users to sell a service or a ...
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reference requests on usability of scientific software libraries

I'm writing an academic paper now describing a software library that I'm developing for modeling the flow of glaciers and ice sheets. One of the points that I'd like to make in this paper is that we ...
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How to decide dashboard's general buttons when having multiple clients with different colors each?

I have this project, where I have to implement text, raised and ghost buttons depending on the different sections. It's kind of a wizard-style app, with a dashboard with steps to complete and submit. ...
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How to represent alternatives in a column view (like the Mac OS Finder)

Background In an expert system, configuration users may be able to define custom behavior by way of business rules or decision tables. For those to be meaningful, the system offers its domain-...
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Simplify an interface for flexibly applying rules to periods of time

We have a module in an application where users define time periods for different criteria that will be used later to filter some lists. By default each criterion applies any time. Its validity can be ...
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Should a “Close” button on a dialog message modal always be in the same position and style?

Here are two examples of a current message dialog we have in the application I'm working on. The close button is the primary and only button in the left dialog. It's one of two options in the right ...
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Why is there a small gap between the usb port and laptop skin? [closed]

I've noticed a small gap between the point the USB port starts (metal part) and the external surface of the laptop or PC. You can clearly see it in the picture. . Thanks
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Conveying relationship between form input fields

Context I'm working on an audience selection workflow where a user can specify certain attributes to select their audience. For example, the user may want to create an audience of entirely male ...
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Component Select with a lot informations

I have a component select and it has a lot of information about Bank account. I need to improve it because this component will have more then 300 bank account. Is a good idea put in order the bank ...
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How to design navigation/interface for multiple input dashboard

I'm working on an update to an app with a dashboard. The dashboard has three "inputs", if you will: a location (defaults to the root location for the app) from a predefined set; a specific year of ...
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Representing asset expiration and rating in a single dashboard

We're presently going through introducing a new concept into an existing customer facing dashboard. At present customers are used to navigating their assets by using a site-wide "rating". This is ...
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How to make content disappear when scrolling underneath the “header” area? Is there an example of this?

So I have a UX problem to solve - Here's an example of the issue: As you can see, the message steps are nested underneath the folder. In order to view all of them, you would have to scroll from ...
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Should every website have a dark mode? [closed]

Personally I love websites with dark mode. It doesn't matter whether it's day or night, I always use dark mode whenever I can. But when I build some websites myself, I feel like dark mode isn't a ...
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Advice for improving internal dashboard [closed]

I work for a book manufacturer, a component from our internal dashboard looks like this: . I'm not a designer by trade and as it's come to refactoring the project, I figured now would be a good ...
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What is a best way from the user experience point of view to list questions and answers (FAQ)?

At the "Questions and Answers" or "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) section it is often fashionable to have collapsing/expanding sections for each question and answer. Is it still the best way to ...
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Are icons in business software helpful?

me and my team are working on a re-design for an internal software, that people within our customer service do use to track shipments in real-time. I am thinking about a way to efficiently show ...