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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Search box with clickable keywords?

I'm working on a search box in which the user will be entering keywords that can be clicked/interacted with. For example, say, a user types in "Fender Guitar", the words "Fender" and "Guitar" will be ...
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Display hashed security answers in front end

My web app requires the users to provide secret questions and answers. The users can't pick a question from predefined ones, but have to write their own questions and (of course) answers. For ...
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Most user friendly way to present exclusive archetypes with nested configuration options

I'm currently implementing a UI for a configuration application. The typical user would be an employee changing the configuration parameters of some client software (like theme, available features to ...
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Most user friendly way to represent radio button with sub options

I'm working on a settings section where the user needs to pick a radio button (or a segmented control) and each option generates a set of multiple options that can be selected in any combination. Lets ...
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Best way to enter time in an optional 12 hr format?

What's the best way for entering time in a 12-hour format? It's easier to select from a radio button AM / PM but since this field is optional, what if they decided not to fill it out, they cannot ...
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Expand/Collapse functionality best practices for a table

What do you think that we use instead of a checkbox to expand/collapse a table subgroup? I feel like 'checkbox' to expand wouldn't be the best practices. Image attached.
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Better options for action buttons in 'Cancel' Pop up

My users have options to 'Cancel Order' that they have placed. When user clicks on 'Cancel Order', a confirmation pop up appears asking the user if he/she really wants to 'Cancel the Order' or 'Not ...
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Please help me figure out this included/excluded search filter interaction (4 options)?

I am working on a tool that allows users to analyze a report populated with a bunch of social media (primarily Twitter) posts relating to a topic they are interested in. Within this, I am building ...
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What is the best alignment of the main container in a dashboard?

What is the best alignment of the main container in a dashboard if just a little content is displayed? Let's say the dashboard has a classic structure - header, footer, sidebar and the main container ...
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Clickable behavior of the checkbox with a link

How should checkbox behave if it has a link inside text field? Is it a good UX if only underlined link links to another page when the rest of the text in the control and the box itself check the ...
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Usability or Accessibility

Overview I am writing some UX Guidelines for our organization which is a Software as a Service business. Our organization relies heavily on Presentations, Marking Material, as well as our Software. ...
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Usability evaluation methods: which was first?

Nielsen and Molich introduced the heuristic evaluation method in 1990, and it was reviewed by Nielsen until 1995, when he exposed his 10 Heuristics for User Interface Design that currently still are a ...
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Which of these cryptocurrency charts communicates percentage gain or loss in the most clear manner?

Cryptocurrency websites have been popping left and right for some time now and it seems they are already trying to establish patterns around their tools. One of the things most websites assume is that ...
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Best way to indicate usage of 'points' to offset an amount?

I'm having a bit of a dilemma on how to properly do the interface for using points to offset an amount. Let's say I have 5000 points in my wallet. Of course, I need to indicate that I have 5000 ...
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Retaining a value after hiding and un-hiding a field

We have a screen when we hide/disable a comment field based on a value in some dropdown. For some values of the dropdown the comment is shown, for other values it's hidden. For example, imagine a ...
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Should we ask for area code or just the country code?

When asking for phone number (open to international users), which is better? Have a separate field for area code. Let them choose just the country code and let them type in whatever comes next (area ...
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Questions in Usability Testing without giving any lead

How to make good questions that asking if "Z" feature is easy to use or not in Usability Testing for web or app, without giving any leads to user?
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Co-browsing support: initiated by customer or service rep?

We are currently putting together a co-browse feature for customers using web chat on our website, and the software that was purchased allows the customer to initiate a co-browse session (take control ...
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Access control where a user can belong to multiple groups with multiple permissions?

For example we have: User1, User2, User3 Group1, Group2, Group3 Permission1, Permission2, Permission3 User1 belongs to Group1 where it can do Permission1, and Group2 where it can do Permission2 ...
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How to allow batch editing “m to n” relationships (tags on elements)

I have the same "problem" as WordPress, as in I need to allow batch changes of tags. The relationship is m to n; each element can have multiple tags. Now my main problem is that the elements might ...
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How to provide better UX for a list of user consents

I'm working on a UI that requires end user consent to proceed with a sign-up. Thought of using inline checkboxes within the consent statement. As you see below... I have not come across this method ...
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Best way to ask frequently used infromation?

I have a requirement for a web form (desktop) where user is asked to enter "Three Frequently Dialed Numbers (Last 30 days)". What would be the best way to handle this? Three different input fields or ...
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Start time and end time relating to the start of an event and end of an event

I'm trying to figure out what the best design format will be for an event selection tool. Issue: The start time is strictly related to the start date of the event (Example, July 30th, 2018 at 3:00pm)...
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Is horizontal scroll usable in mobile view?

When building a responsive view of a page with a grid of content boxes, is it a good solution to use a horizontal scroll? Imagine page layout with a header, main column of content (680px) and a ...
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Alternatives to Justinmind for mac [closed]

For a long time, I have been using Justinmind on my Windows laptop to define complex cases in prototypes using conditions and events. Is there any similar tool for Mac that supports handling of ...
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Why center align text in 2018? [closed]

I feel like in 2018 I see more centered blurbs and paragraphs on the web. Centered text is a real problem for me because I can't read it. It makes my eyes spaz and my head avert. Am I the only one ...
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What if those with disabilities aren't your user base?

I have a slight problem with accessibility. I have no issue with those with disabilities but here is my problem. They are not primarily my user. I build recruiting sift questionnaires for ...
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How to evaluate tasks in a usability test?

I need to do a usability test with 5 participants +- for a system that is like a content mangagement system with crud operations and things like that. So for this I created 5 tasks and now Im with ...
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How do I know why people prefer our competitor's web site?

First let me explain the context: We have a web site that helps people to find jobs (e.g. https://www.careerbuilder.com/ https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm ) In our country, there are some web ...
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Should I clear form data after a new form is selected?

In my web app we have an area where you can choose the type of "query" you want (left block) and then you see the selected form with the fields in the right As you can see, 'Risk' field may appear a ...
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Usability of having a mailto link open a popover prompting the user to copy the email address to clipboard or open their default mail application

I've been thinking about how to handle mailto links on a website redesign, and I know that having an email address listed can make a user feel more comfortable about contacting rather than just a ...
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Ending user agreement [closed]

How to end user agreement or forcefully end such torture and deceptive practices that have been forced upon an intellectually challenged man. I want to end this now!
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How to open inline text editor not selecting a text?

There is inline text editor which opens when you select some text. You can also insert images using the editor, but first you have to select text. This approach looks a bit silly to me, so I'm ...
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Will users understand this horizontal spin wheel below a number input field?

I have implemented a horizontal spin wheel as an additional method to input a number: You can slide or scroll the measurement left or right and this will change the number in the input field directly ...
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Automation Testing for Mobile Web UI

Recently, I've set-up a device lab for my company and we would like to bring it further. I am looking to set-up an automation testing platform to simultaneously test on mobile web UI across multiple ...
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Tables - Freeze columns functionality

We are building a new table wherein it allows the user to freeze any columns in the table. The problem now we are facing is what if user freezes the 4th column in the table should the 1st, 2nd & ...
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Saving Video on Mobile - Hide or Show Video while saving it?

Quick and short question. I'm building iOS Video Editor app. Within the Video Edit Screen I'm placing a "Save button" so the user can press Save quickly. Do you think: 1) I should place the "...
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Force full registration now or only when needed?

I'm creating an app where most users will only use it temporarily, like guests at an event. For this reason I used Firebase Anonymous Login, to where they just supply a name and they're ready to go ...
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How to display included/excluded applied filters?

I am building something that allows users to search (for things like words, hashtags, etc) and apply this search to a report that they have built off of twitter posts. So for example, a user that ...
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What is the difference among link styles?

There are three types of link styling: line underline, dashed underline and dotted underline. What is the difference among them and in what cases each of them should be used? Often I see dashed links ...
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How to display a mnemonic phrase

I am currently working on a app that has to display a mnemonic phrase. A mnemonic phrase is a list of 12 words that act as a seed for a private key. Since the mnemonic phrase essentially is the ...
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What is this chart type?

I was reading the article Marketing Analytics Is Broken. Salesforce Is Fixing It With AI (And IoT) on Forbes and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there was a name for the type of chart they ...
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UI issue for Add, Edit and Delete experience

First question on UX, so let me know if need to add more details. I have a budget module where user can add budget detail and later they can edit those detail. Budget Add Page So this form is ...
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How would you usability test wording of an action?

We're designing a portal where users can create pages with content. One piece of content is 'embedding' something like a form or document into the page. The term 'embed' has been confusing in ...
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Are tabs a good fit with data that have a cause and effect relation?

Tabs are used to show content that: A.is not needed to be shown simultaneously and B.has a relation with similar hierarchy (like different chapters of a book) In the following case this web tool ...
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How to Format Displaying Users “MyBids”

I am working on an Auction site and I am trying to show the users the items that they currently have bids on when they click "My Bids". The format I currently have it is to separate in two columns the ...
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Usability Testing a website redesign

My company is working on an agile website redesign project. The website is a content-focused, lead gen website. We have come to a disagreement internally about when to perform usability testing. I ...
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What is best practice on how to arrange products within a given category/department?

Customers have the option to filter by designer, price, item type, etc., but I have not been able to find any information on how to merchandise/arrange the products on the aisle level category page. ...
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How to add a list item of different type

I'm working on a list containing expandable items that have properties and actions. Every list item can have 6 different types. Currently, at the bottom of the list there are 6 different add new ...
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Best Interface for an Auction Website MVC [closed]

I am designing an auction website using ASP.NET MVC. I am trying to get a home layout that is both appealing and functional for the users. Here is my basic site as I have it now: And here is what my ...