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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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, I must be very innovate, joke aside. I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test through ...
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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 ...
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Does action text near social sharing buttons increase sharing?

Are there any studies that prove that action text like "share this" near social share buttons increase sharing? For example, would "share this" action text in the header encourage users to share ...
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Is it a bad practice for a required switch to start without having any option checked?

I currently have several (required) components in a form, in which I must select only one option (of the 2 that exist). The previous designer used a switch, however the first time none of the 2 is ...
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How to handle the data that are entered in the filed that are triggered by toggle

Here is a hypothetical test case Test Case User is asked if they want to provide an address Answer options: Yes or NO User answer yes and fields to provide an address appears User entres the ...
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Ecommerce - Effectively display sale on a product swatch

Is there an effective way of displaying a sale on a product swatch which is universally recognizable? I have read the following NN article, which suggests icon and color are the best way of ...
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UI Approach to Question/Reply Table

I got Project of One table which needs to be designed as per latest Design Standards, Old Table has a data of Question, Question's date & time, Reply and Reply Date & Time, UX perspective this ...
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Instruction manual for each feature (page by page) on my web app? (instead of tooltip)

Problem: I'm designing a web app that has features that people are not familiar with (learned this through user testing). I need to guide users through, like hand-hold them, telling them what this ...
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How can i show and save details of two inter-related editable tabs on same page?

I am working on this sales app, where the manager can assign a sales target to an individual salesperson. Now the " Target Amount" can be split into two ways: 1) By adding Items and setting the ...
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Offering a compressed file for download that's around 1.2 GB, should we split it into smaller parts?

The file contains thousands of PDFs and will be posted on a government website. The primary audience is researchers and the media, desktop, not mobile. We plan to indicate the filesize. Given 1.2 gb ...
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Progressive disclosure on multi-selection interaction

I have a screen where the user can select between 3 options. These are multi-selectable. However, each option has specific settings (minimum 3, maximum 8) for it. How should this be displayed? I ...
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When to use 'View more' and 'Show more'?

I am using 'Show more' and using modal window to show the hidden content (see the attached image). Do I need to use 'show more' or 'view more'?
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Deselect after bulk actions

Working on a bulk actions flow at the moment and would like some thoughts on my approach. Wireframes here https://invis.io/7YTBHEJPXEA I have two core options... A button toggles the bulk ...
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Behavior of Tab in a form

Is there a case where it makes sense to use Tab to trigger a search with a long form of search criteria? I work on complex applications in the medical field and the dev team wants to go from hitting ...
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Good way to break monotony on “never-ending” apps

As a good example/case-study of this, let us consider running type of video games (e.g. temple run) or swipe left/right type of dating apps, or image browsing apps, etc. In general, these apps "just ...
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What is the best way to communicate to a user that a pricing package is no longer available?

We currently offer 4 pricing packages, but will no longer be offering one of them. What is the best way to communicate this to users, particularly the ones who were on that (deprecated) plan and are ...
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What to do with loading animation for very short load times?

Within our iOS mobile app, we have a list of templates the user can choose from: Each template has (initially) remote assets that need to be downloaded and cached before the user can go into edit-...
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Standardized behavior of object selection in application UI

This is more of a usability question. I want to know if there is any recommendation for selection behavior for an application development. Example: there are objects in the UI you can select. You ...
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Usability testing mouse trails [closed]

Is there a FREE software for Mouse movement recording that would display mouse trails/heat maps for a desktop testing environment i.e. (in a 50min testing session)? thanks in advance
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Character to designate default list item

If I want to designate an item in a text-only list as default, is there some standard character or symbol that I can use? I considered using *, but it is commonly used to designate modified files, so ...
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Grid/table with lots of buttons

Considering I have a grid with a number of buttons for actions the user can perform. It looks like this. I have a number of similar grids in the system. I am wondering peoples opinions on if I should....
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How do present information in a pricing table to make it less cluttered and overwhelming?

I'm working on a Pricing table that not only has a lot of plan options involved, but also a lot of features under each plan. The higher the plan, the more features you get. To make it less ...
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Implicitly overwrite file content

I'm currently programming a tool for downloading stuff from the internet. For the user, it is possible to specify a download folder where all downloaded files are stored. Assume that the program ...