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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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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Making stakeholders choose the right solution

I often find myself in a situation where stakeholders ask for a specific solution to a new feature that is not the best one in terms of usability compared to what I usually suggest. I always have ...
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High fidelity prototypes, how complex and detailed they should be?

We are at the stage to test some of our high-end prototypes. Our client types are very different, from fashion to furniture retailers. So each client uses the tool in their way and also the list of ...
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Is payment instruction needed after checkout?

I work for charity app project and want to know about your opinion with checkout flow. So this project's potential users are people with 20 - 40 y.o Im curious what if i don't show payment ...
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Typewriter text effect usability

I've been asked to implement, and have seen this typewriter effect on a number of web sites: https://mattboldt.com/demos/typed-js/ Typically it is in the header with 3 or 4 sentences about what the ...
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Horizontal slides editor - How improve its navigation?

I'm building an editor to create a structure of a page based on a full-screen vertical and horizontal slider. A site is composed for vertical sections. Each of those can have 0 or a limited number ...
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Need feedback on displaying tabs with icons

Actually we're building the gis application for Police Department. I have a widget called "Camera" and in that widget, we've added multiple camera locations as per their geo-ids. The camera widget ...
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Language and country selector on a website

I'm currently designing a website for a global company with multiple market sites (website.com, website.co.uk, website.ru etc). Some markets also have multiple languages (website.be can be browsed in ...
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Where's the risk on gradual enhancements vs redesigning the whole app?

I'm working on a legacy software built on Java 6, the design is old and the components look like they're from Windows 98. We're introducing a new big feature and one of the requirements is to design ...
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Better way to get user progress?

Basically, Users do "tasks" which the website gives them, they perform them outside the computer on pen & paper. Once they're done or didn't succeed they can move to the next "task". I want to ...
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Should we allow inner component scrolling? or let the screen stretch and use browser scroll?

Our testing web application currently displays inner component scrolling when the question's body exceeds a specific size (to prevent browser scrolling). Should we allow the content to be ...
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Video play button on overlay images

I recently came across a big play button on an overlay image for a video. Pressing the play button displays the player, but does not start (play) the video. The user needed to press play on the video ...
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what is the ideal buttons size for both ios and andriod [duplicate]

I have designed a mobile application, but I want to know what is the best size for the buttons for both (ios and andriod) so that I do not encounter problems with the operating system and user ...
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settings for sampling at a rate vs fixed increment

I am currently working on a web app for a sensor. This sensor logs a value at set increments. In the settings, I want the user to be able to change the units of time they use. I also want them to be ...
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When to show content as un-editable vs disabled

The company I work for is integrating some new users data into our platform and it's brought on a new set of challenges. One area in which I'm undecided is this: Users have a set of tags which can ...
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Use of clickable ellipsis in data table row

In the interface I'm designing we have a page with a table that shows a list of support tickets. By clicking on a row, the user is redirected to the page of that single ticket where they can see all ...
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Can you advise a better way to display a popover of catalog items?

I have a catalog that I need to show full on one page. The catalog contains categories, subcategories, and items (5-12 items inside a subcategory). That's what it looks like (please, see the attached ...
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How to motivate users to archive/delete to improve the performance of the system?

Users on our platform can create lists of groups that have unique items. The number of items in these lists can reach millions. Over time users have created hundreds of these lists to use in various ...
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How to design a control when you select any 3 of 4 parameters to get the remaining one

I am thinking from the UX perspective about implementing a control where there are four parameters (see example below). The user can select the values for any three of them to get the value of the ...
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How to handle multiple data attributes with inconsistent timestamps

Building a dashboard that pulls large amount of network information from various data sources, each with different timestamps. Example attribute A is realtime, attribute B is updated 10 mins ago, ...
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User testing, simple flow testing

I am going to run a user testing for a bank in order to evaluate ''be our customer'' flow. Which starts with collecting basic information then connecting with a representative to finalise the ...
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Short Story / Full story Button inside a Case Study. Why is it a bad idea?

-- BACKGROUND -- Hey I'm working on my portfolio (UX/UI) website now. The main audience will be smaller companies who don't know much about UX and case studies. But I am also looking for work and ...
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Select a 3D cube face that's behind another face, without rotating the cube

I'm working on a software program that handles many 3D objects. Imagine for now that all objects are cube shaped and 100% transparent, only the edges are visible. In the software program you can ...
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What can we do to make UX Stack Exchange badges accessible?

In Stack Exchange, the three main Badge types (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) are differentiated with color alone. This would be challenging for users with color blind related issues to identify Badge ...
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A doubt whether Soft UI meets the accessibility criteria [closed]

I have made two prototype versions of a button type element one is a mixture of material design and soft UI and other is pure soft UI can you help me in deciding which one is better in terms of ...
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How best to arrange a group of 6 numerical input fields, one text field, and 3 radio buttons?

I have a GUI form with multiple group boxes. One of the group box has 6 numerical input fields each with an average input length of 3 or 4 digits, one text field with an average input length of around ...
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How do I treat an 'Incomplete' in a Usability study?

I conducted a usability test where a user is given a set of tasks and we score them based on task completion (completed with ease, completed with minor difficulty, completed with major difficulty, and ...
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Relationships between tables - PArent Child

Trying to find a better way to show relationships between one main table (parent) to two child tables. The main table has a list of items, selecting one will update the two tables. Right now the ...
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Adding asc/desc arrows next to dropdown

We have a sort selection dropdown list with around 6 options. We'd like the user to be able to specify the direction of the sort. Is adding up/down arrows like this intuitive? In looking at other ...
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How to define modal size?

I want to design a modal-dialog, which contains a stepper. Also in some cases, the input fields are not too many and in other cases, they are A LOT of them. Which means if I predefine the size of the ...
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The use of ellipsis in text paragraphs

In paragraphs of text on mobile, should we make use of ellipsis with a link, such as "read more” altogether, or keep them separated? What is best in terms of UX?
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Switch camera icon on left or right side? [closed]

I'm building a custom snap-photo flow in between another flow in my App. So here I have an interesting dilemma. Should the Selfie/Rear cam toggle icon be on the left or right side and why? [image ...
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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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Exploring alternatives to a tree view for selecting a person's race

I work for a company that is software as a service for the social services industry. We're redesigning the race selection so that we can conform to the standard necessary for data exchanges in the ...
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How to support a “Save draft” to a wizard approach when the user takes a long time to complete a step?

I have simple user workflow, in which the User has to complete the process sequentially. But the step 2 might take a day or more to get completed. In the Current UI, If user decides to complete the ...
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Recommendation: Multi-step VS One Page product Builder

I have a website where the user needs to fill in 4 steps: Pick a box design Add message Upload 4 photos Pick a gift inside the box I'm currently using a multistep wizard, but conversion rate is low. ...
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Best way to indicate secondary list items within an expandable list will lead to a new screen? iOS mobile app

I'm designing a page with an accordion list (not a sidebar menu) in a financial iOS app. I'm trying show that eacg primary list item is expandable/collapsible (indicated by up-down chevrons), and that ...
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Where could exit button be removed from during onboarding process?

My company is re-designing the on-boarding process for Emergency Service within the app. The process as follows: Page 1: Intro of Emergency Service Page 2: Terms of Services (TOS) Page 3: ...
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tab order of help button in dialogs

When I place the help button in dialogs like here: What tab order should I use? It's obvious that the content panel uses tabindex values that correspond to the reading order which is supported by the ...
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How should UX designers review the completed web application and prepare a report about it?

How Should a UX designer review the completed app? What are the main credentials and How do you report if something is not working like expected? Do you have some check-list during your review or a ...
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What is best displaying a long list of items [closed]

Hi in my app user can select an item in a long pre-defined list to add to the user owned list. The user's list therefore may have hundred of items. The user must be able to see what items are in his / ...
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Too many loading indicator on a single web page

I was assigned to design a web page, which has a lot of control buttons. Each button requires an activity indicator, to tell the user that the corresponding action is in process. There are some ...
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What to display if user does not enable location services?

This is a continuation of a previous question. I'm developing an app whose only purpose is to display the closest Joe's Florida Tacos locations to my current location in Florida. It will have the ...
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Will requiring “Enable Location” negatively affect user perception?

I'm not a mobile phone poweruser, so please bear with me. Let's say I'm developing an app whose sole purpose is to display the closest FloridaBestTacos restaurants to my current location of Florida. ...
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Validity of in-line help content over time as users graduate from novice to Intermediate stages

This is a question in regards to an Enterprise product. Consider a selection menu - Option 1 help text (2 liner max) Option 2 help text (2 liner max) Option 3 help text (2 liner max) Notes - ...
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Placement of Help button: left or right to OK/Cancel

I'm adding help to a Windows desktop application that is being in use since the Windows XP era. All the modal dialogs display the typical OK/Cancel button set placed at the bottom right as shown in ...
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Why try to hide the sleep button in GNOME?

Background: Where is the suspend/hibernate button in GNOME Shell? I think this design looks clean and is convenient to use but practically impossible to discover without the help of google. It feels ...
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What is the best way for user to use a filter [closed]

Good day, I would like to get some feedback on our decision. We have a system in which our user can create, store and manage metadata (we call it an object card) of various intellectual property ...

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