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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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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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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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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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Is it valid to administer a SUS questionnaire after a system training session?

We would like to do some tests to determine usability and learnability of a new system we have produced. We have a very short time period, so right now we are only looking at something quick and high-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The placement of Next button in app for warehouse men

The app will be used on an Android device with touchscreen but physical keyboard. The device allows for bar code scanning so there's also a handle for more comfortable usage. There are a few steps ...
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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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Aesthetic appeal of the software

what is meant by Aesthetic appeal of the software? this is used in usability of a software but i don't know what is Aesthetic appeal in software engineering, please anyone help me explain it with a ...
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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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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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Implementing Filters as Tabs in a Web Dashboard

We are trying to provide users with a strong filter mechanism on a Dashboard that collects visit data. It feels like we have arrived at a point where only a few pieces of the puzzle are missing and we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Usability testing of design system components and patterns

This is my first post here, and what I am searching for have not been found yet so I must be very innovative (jokes aside). I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test ...
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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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Global filter - is there a better solution?

I'm currently working on the design of a new version of our current SaaS and I am having an issue with a functionality specific to the SuperAdmin. Our SuperAdmin, when setting up the environment for ...
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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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Onboarding with many user profile fields - lengthy and detailed vs. short and essential?

So if you can imagine a dating app, the essentials are stuff like: gender, location, age, name, a photo Then say you have some optional fields that are pretty useful such as "looking for" - their ...
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Input a lot of data with select vs checkbox

I want to input some sets of data. Let's say it's like an assignment for a member on a team in some task. I want to apply several members in the task but how is the best experience to input these ...
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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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Content Gating - Paywall Experience

Is anyone able to provide examples of companies that pay gate content on their website? Possible case studies you've used when implementing something along these lines? The only sources we've looked ...
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Is it recommended to have tab index navigation for complex web application?

I am doing requirement gathering for a complex in house web application. My customer is adamant to have keyboard tab index interaction for the application along with regular mouse interaction. My ...
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User interaction for interdependent fields

Context: I'm working on a screen where a table will be rendered based on the user's choice of "Country" and "Organization". Both these fields are interdependent and the user needs to have the ...
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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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Memory task usability test

What is the appreciate scenario to have a task in a usability test be focused on evaluating participant recollection of content on a page? I recently what a user test where participants where asked ...
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Usability testing analysis

I've seen some researchers "behavioural analysis matrix" when analysing user testing sessions, they have participants at the top and tasks at the bottom and simply tick yes/no if participants complete ...
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How do I make my fill-in-the-blank exercise more obvious?

I developed an app for learning Chinese that requires the user to do fill-in-the-blank exercises. A word in the sentence will be blank, and the user has to select which options is correct. It looks ...
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Usability testing old and new design at the same time?

One of our designers has redesigned a page of ours using insights from another piece of research we did months ago. I want to test old design and new design at the same time to evaluate if the ...
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Expected User Interaction behaviour for selectable tabs laid vertically

Context I'm working on a user preferences settings page where a user can choose between products and features for themselves. The "Product Settings" section below is where the user can select a ...
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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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Why does Tinder/Bumble put navigation at the top? [closed]

I noticed on the two most popular dating apps, Tinder and Bumble, they made the decision to put tab-like navigation at the top of the screen. Admittedly this is a stretch to reach, and I've always ...
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How many questions do I need for SUS method

I'm currently conducting a research, and I want to use SUS method, as we know based on the literature, the questionnaire consists of a 10 item questions with five response options for respondents. ...
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Should allow upload file in the same page or a new page?

I am building a web site where students have to do their homework online. I have a page that shows a list of cards , every card represent a homework. On every homework the students have to upload ...
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Clear selected items when filter is applied?

Trying to justify my approach here. When multiple items are selected (for bulk actions to be taken) what should happen when the user applies a filter? Should any selected items be cleared as soon ...
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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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Making a Tab control system smaller [closed]

Below is the desktop UI that I'm currently working on and I need to make it much smaller. It is 1266px wide and my task is to make something that is maximum 390 wide. I've been trying to look up UI ...