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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Is this considered Formative or Summative Usability Study?

An A/B test done to introduce two new designs, version A and version B, collects three metrics, number of steps to reach page, System Usability Scale (SUS), and one question which uses Likert Scale. ...
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When should the usability of a software be taken into consideration?

ISO 9241-11 defines usability as “the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specific context of use”. ...
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What would be the best way to display 23+ filter categories?

Hope everyone is well and safe during recent times. I am currently working on the UX of a searchable web directory for tiny house communities in the US. When someone searches for a community to park ...
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What are the benefits of enlarging the address bar when focused?

I recently noticed that when Firefox focuses on the address bar, it expands the address bar. I thought this had a UI / UX benefit as it was a visual change. However, no literature was found on them. ...
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UX in an iterative software development life cycle process?

I am aware about the iterative model of software development life cycles. However, I have been Googling around and trying to find out more about various of tools that can be used in a software ...
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What is the best way to organize my personal/work computer folder/file structure in order to be organized by design?

It may not sound like a ux.stackexchange question, but I really think that UX designers may be the best people to answer something like that I want to organize my computer's folder organization ...
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Best UX for Tree Input

I have made a UI for creating recursive groups that can be made up of many items or other groups. I have a UI that looks like the following: It is not more likely one way or the other that the tree ...
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Best UI Practices to show Multi-Action Button while avoiding tabular layout

We have a screen which was given to us by a client. As per their module, when the user selects a tab, the page should show options to do certain tasks like create/edit/delete. One approach we went ...
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Best “click here” approach: glow or arrow

I have developed a web-based online game and I am currently working on a tutorial for new users. I wanted to show a "press here" type of element on the page wherever the user is supposed to click/tap. ...
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Are there guidelines or best practices for notifications or prompts for how to use your app?

I have even seen this in high-end professional 3d applications, where they will always show you messages, notifications, or prompts for how to perform the most basic tasks such as selecting things, ...
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Default filter state: active vs. inactive?

Consider the following scenario: The user goes on a restaurant search page in an app He/she enters some information, then clicks on "Filter results" There he/she finds the possibility to filter by ...
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How many types of typeface should I use to make the better user experience?

I am designing a style guide for my project and read few articles that suggest it's a good practice to combine more than one style of typefaces to enhance user experience. May I ask how to decide the ...
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Questionnaire for Small Sample Studies (5-7 users)

I am currently working on my thesis and am working on conducting an user research about chatbot experience with real users. Currently, I will test three different chatbot prototypes to test: (1) For ...
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Do some technical documentation websites purposely have very plain design?

I notice some widely read/important websites, all technical documentation pages in my examples, have some really old, dull and seemingly poor design. Is this on purpose? Is it based on UX ...
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“Realistic” Thermostat Interface vs Minimalist

I am developing a Web Interface for Temperature control of certain rooms/zones. Every time the + icon is clicked, a new card appears as shown. The large number will be the temperature based on a ...
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Is it a weird user experience to add parameters to a url just for internal tracking?

I have an internal request to add parameters to the url like ?from=productPage&searchTerm=[term] so that pages can be tracked for analytics. This feels like a weird smell to me, especially as the ...
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Show that input in list is editable

I have a list with items that can be changed. When the user clicks on the item, it can be edited. Which is the most intuitive way to show the user, that (s)he can edit the items? Following options ...
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Usability of toggles as a filter or sorting mechanism

I looked up a website (page link here) and noticed this at the bottom of the page (one of the few times that I managed to scroll that far): It shows a toggle being used to sort the comments added at ...
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Best way to display frequency

Do you guys know any other way to represent a list of items that have their own frequency options (Weekly, Monthly, Daily) that you can choose from. I was thinking maybe creating like a table and ...
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Need help with toolbar layout

I have a toolbar that needs 4 controls and a company icon on it. I cannot figure out the best placement of the controls and I cannot figure out the best look for the search controls and need advice. ...
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How to manage many level navigation before the main operation

I am designing web application which needs 4 levels to manage the flow charts which is the main purpose of the application . The structure is something like this: Company names - folder ...
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Dropdown that takes instant action on a web app - is this an accessibility or usability issue?

Dropdowns that take action on websites were frowned upon years ago in that users of screenreaders didn't necessarily want to activate an item in a dropdown as they navigated through the dropdown to ...
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How a “Still not what you're looking for?” element should look like?

I'm building a product page for customizable work. Each work can be customized by the user according to what the vendor specifies. However, if there's something that you want that is not customizable, ...
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Is there any guidelines regarding forms cancelling on iOS 13?

iOS 13 added the “swipe to dismiss” feature to form sheets. I’m trying to find how to manage saving and cancelling on my forms to be as practical as possible. On native apps I took a look at iOS ...
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Form: How to make multiple search paths clear in the UI?

Background info: I am working on a healthcare application for acute care. In this application you can request personal data from the national government if you met the following criteria: 1) If you ...
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What is a button supposed to look like?

Buttons used to be easily identifiable. Not anymore. Some buttons today are not immediately identifiable as buttons. And with some it's unclear whether they are enabled or not. But the old buttons ...
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Time elapsed/Total time vs Time elapsed/Time remaining in Now Playing

Are there any studies that shows which one is better - Time elapsed/Total Time or Time elapsed/Time remaining on the progress bar in a video/music player?
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How to ask for user's birth date with OAuth?

I'm developing a site that requires a user's birthday (both to validate they are over 18 and for use by other users). Asking for a birthday with an email registration form is trivial. Simply just add ...
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Labeling and using links that have alternate Spanish translation

I need to convey to the user that a link presented in English to a site or doc is also offered in Spanish. What's the best way to show this? Visualization through parenthetical (Espagnol), a flag?
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What would be the success criteria for user testing for 2FA authentication

i'm conducting a user testing session for a few prototypes. one of the prototypes of a feature i'll be testing is the 2 factor authentication. Compared to other features which have more of an ...
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Force RTL interface orientation or let the user decide?

If you've set a language on your operating system that defaults to right-to-left interface orientation, is there any reason that you'd like to set it to left-to-right anyway? Because you might already ...
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How to handle side-nav with multiple items?

I have built a dashboard where the user can handle totals for all it's shops, in a side-navbar over the items like 'settings', 'exit' and refs to other pages there are all shops listed as tree view, ...
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Are duplicate options in a single select good or bad?

If I have a list of countries (or anything really) with the most relevant ones at the top in a "Suggested" optgroup, and then underneath I list out all (other) countries, should I duplicate those "...
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Given Item VS Custom Amount

As a user I'm able to donate money in two different ways: by choosing the amount from the given items, OR in alterative, by typing my custom amount. How would you better visualize these two options, ...
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Telephone input (+ country code)

I am asked to improve the sign-up process of a double authentication system. At one step there, we ask users to input their telephone number. Right now users have to click on the flag and choose ...
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Just infinite scrolling or infinite loop with 'show more' button [duplicate]

Hi :) i want to know about your opinioin about how infinite scroll works (like twitter, facebook, etc) and compare it with infinite scroll + 'load more content' button after pass some contents (like ...
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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Why is automatic reopening previous windows/tabs such a common pattern?

I love being able to continue to work where i left off, but not if i explicitly told an application/os to stop or if it crashed. Sometimes i choose to restore what i had opened before, but i am not ...
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Two search bars, but only on the help page

I know multiple search bars is frowned upon, but what about on the help page? For example: Like Amazon, the main purpose of our site is to search for things. My thinking is, they're having trouble ...
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Do users need to filter search results?

I’m working on a ~100 page site for a financial services company, and was wondering if I need to include filtering on their search results page. I have prominent functionality to modify a search and ...
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List item label problem

I'm facing a problem where I have a list item that has multiple values and one of them is a number that's ambiguous, therefore I want to label it. However a problem (in my opinion) that it creates is ...
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Provide URI as cryptic hash or as human readable string?

I am working on a tiny webservice on which a user can make his profile public. By doing so a URI is generated that is changeable by the user. The system suggests a random generated streetname and ...
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Can you just put 99 for values over 100?

I have tabs that navigate to different list, and a badge button on each tab that displays how many values are in each list. It's difficult to fit 3 numbers into the small badge button. If I extend ...
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Button Group for filtering time range with no default value selected

I'm working on a Timeline component at the moment, and by default, this timeline would show the activities/events for the day. Users can select predefined time ranges such as the day, week, month, ...
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Showing name field in header and in edit

I have a small query regarding this design The right panel shows details of the left panel and the Header title of panel is same as that in field. Is it okay from UX point of view?
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How to indicate partial success but for android notification

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as Android Notification A user can send an alarm(calling for help)...
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Do text area boxes size affect the input size?

When a user is asked to fill in a text area box will the quantity of text that user inputs be affected in any way by the size of the text area? Are there any studies of this? Smaller text area ...
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How to approach usability testing for a portfolio project?

I'm transitioning into a UX/UI career from graphic design. Right now I'm working on an app redesign for my portfolio, and I don't know if usability testing is something I can afford to do. Some of my ...
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How does your company measure end to end experiences for their products?

At IBM we have a system that measures an offering's UX based on specific criteria. Does your company produce similar reports before a major release?
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Label bold & input normal vs. Label normal & input bold

This is a wireframe of an example of a future company styleguide. The styleguide says: option B (label normal, input bold), focus on the content in the textboxes. I have never seen anything like this. ...

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