Questions tagged [user-behavior]

the way a user interacts or reacts to an artifact and/or scenarios (i.e. combinations of stimuli + environment + circumstances) within a particular context.

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Mobile doodling with finger, and being able to scroll?

I am building a doodling app and I would like the user to be able to scroll the page and doodling with their finger. I presume I must use buttons for the user to be able to switch between doodling and ...
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Should hitting the ESC key close a modal that has a form?

Typically, when you hit the ESC key, that closes a modal. But if this modal contains a form that the user needs to fill out, that would mean that hitting ESC (sometimes, inadvertently) closes the ...
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Split pane vs Action for multilple selection

I'm bulding a User interface that the user has a split pane with a list and the detail of the selected item in the right. I chose to use these approach because the user could see the important ...
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Which screen type is clearer, and why?

I know it's a dead-simple and an incredibly clear UI, but my question is when it comes to familiarity as the extension of the principle of clarity, which makes the good UI/UX to the user? Why centered:...
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How to tell user to publish first to share the latest version

In an editor, changes are auto-saved but when you publish the presentation you are saving a version in the version history. So how to tell the user to publish first so that when he/she clicks Share, ...
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eCommerce -> After a digital course has been purchased, should I still show this course in category page?

I am developing an online course website based on WordPress. Website has 30 courses in total. Courses are divided into 5 categories (A, B, C, D, E). There are 6 courses per category. Each course ...
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Is a 'scheduled' send feature an improvement on the user experience (for the recipient) for Gmail?

I know that in business or enterprise software, a scheduled send feature is vital for planning and co-ordination of activities that have defined window of time for its implementation or execution. ...
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UX Best Practice: When to remove item from filtered list?

I have a list of items to be displayed to the user. The user is able to select an item and configure its properties. The user can also filter the list based on some of those properties. If the user ...
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UI for Selecting Date Time Differences

I'm creating a Windows MFC app in which I can ask the user to select a time difference from years right down to the second from a known time. For the sake of example, let's assume a file's creation ...
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Why do users have a tendency to miss things written in big bold/colored letters?

So, I've noticed this quite a lot. Almost every time something is emphasized (be it in an email, website, paper, etc.) with big, bold and red-colored letters, it most likely will not be read by people,...
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Are there alternative methods to reducing screen addiction that have been successful?

I was reading an article about the ways that children are getting around Apple's Screen Time to continue feeding their screen addiction habits. It seems to indicate that trying to make apps engaging/...
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What UX decisions to make to promote civility online?

Folks aren't as nice online as they are in person. Trying to find ways to mitigate this, a cursory search only turns up suggestions that each user can do to be more civil online. What UX decisions ...
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First page of a commercial service web site - explain what you offer or win the visitor's trust?

If you have a web site describing some type of a commercial service, where customer trust is a deal-breaker (e.g. construction work company), which perception model is more common among visitors: a) ...
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Is it worthwhile to offer a "recover your status" functionality for a paid version in phone app?

I'm thinking about offering this functionality for the paid version of an app, I think it would take around to 80 hours to achieve the development of such functionality. To better clarify what the ...
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Information on Duration or Start/End Time

My question has split my team in the middle, so I'm here for more opinions. We have this Gantt Chart where you can extend/shrink tasks by hovering then dragging them from start/end. When this ...
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Web page refresh (F5) user expectations and behavior

There are several good researches on how an average user expects the browser's Back/Forward buttons to work. But there are quite few well-known good practices regarding the browser-level page refresh (...
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Multi-Line Text Box vs Single Line Text Box

We have a 'Notes' section in several of our webpages that is currently only displayed as a single line text box. We tend to get short responses (5-7 words) describing what they need. This almost ...
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Is nesting modals considered a good practice and what are the alternatives?

Within an editor, I open a slide-up panel to manage some assets, but I would also need to add some additional assets. Which would bring me to adding a second layer on top of the first one. Would it be ...
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What do you call it when a simplified function masks another?

What do you call a user interface decision that makes a it partially easier to do a thing, but as a result you overshadow a more complete solution. The users then don't end up using the complete ...
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How to engage user if some API is taking time on website or app

What are the methods using which we can engage the user on website or mobile app page where some backend API take more time to provide the output.
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How to present locked sections that are clickable?

Currently, I design sections that are locked for the user but also "clickable". When you click on them the user gets an opportunity to contact with sales and CTA button. I wonder how to ...
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UX for Range Control within a Carbon Footprint Tracking App

I am working on redesigning the UX for a carbon footprint tracking app. The issue is when it comes to letting users select miles travelled via airplane, car, bicycle etc..with airplanes, the data ...
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Use of lines or Text Boxes

I am currently designing a financial app, which is more trendy and user-friendly, the use of lines or text boxes ?
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Best practices for long data entry forms

I'd like to know if there is some kind of best practices for this kind of form. There is a redesign project for a long data-entry form, not only for aesthetics and UX, but there are also some fields ...
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How to indicate to user that a field is not optional, but that a blank value is considered valid input?

We have forms in our application with a number of strictly required fields (marked with red asterisk, will fail validation if left blank). There is also one field that can be submitted as blank - this ...
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How to make nested input groups more iniutive

I have found something similar to my UI design here: Intuitive interface for Composing Boolean Logic? The problem I am having is I want to have a lot of functionality inline. In this example, the ...
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Apply theme customization on a financial app [closed]

I am designing a UI design for a financial app, can a user apply different themes to change between colors of the UI, so what themes are best suited for this feature?
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Good place to put delete button for accordion?

I want to incorporate a delete button/option on an accordion (I don't want the delete button to be hidden to users since it's important for the function of my design.) Currently, I'm not sure of a ...
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How should an app clarify that you can choose the outcome size only during the first 2 of the 4-step process?

I am working on an app that synthesizes long texts, articles, essays. You paste in the text and the system starts synthesizing. You can choose a size or length for the final format, say Short, Medium, ...
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Thoughts of mobile design, where search input at bottom static navbar?

How do you guys feel maybe taking a slice of how starbucks does their PWA design and applying it to ecommerce? Long story short, I am designing an ecommerce site mobile first; and I've come up with ...
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Scroll v/s tab-based layout within an app - Is there evidence that tabs work better?

So, I am working on a climate change app wherein people can view and compare their carbon footprint. We need to showcase recommended actions to reduce that footprint and then those actions turn into ...
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What is the typical ratio of downloads to sign ups for B2C product apps eg A typical fitness/health app?

I have a health app where the user sign up is quite straightforward(at least in my eyes). It goes as follows - Screen 1 - enter email id, password Screen 2 - enter verification code sent on email ...
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UX/UI Solution for Having an edit on one component be reflected on all components? (Google Forms Study)

I'm currently building a form editor and I've been looking at different editors (Typeform, Google Forms) as inspiration and competitive analysis. There is a specific pain point I'm looking to address. ...
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Is it acceptable to have three call-to-action buttons?

I'm working on an application that displays a dialog box. This dialog box prompts users to switch to a new editor. That will be the main call-to-action (CTA). The 2nd CTA will be to retain their ...
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Displaying sections in the UI in Support Search as additional results

We have a large application where sections of its UI may be hard to find. In an attempt to ease the user's navigation path, we plan on offering "shortcuts" from the Search functionality ...
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Should custom month and year picker be inside a dialog box?

I'm working on an application that allows users to sort their photos. Please note that in the mean time, we hit a technical hurdle where an actual calendar is not possible to implement for an MVP. But ...
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What should be the value shown for a collapsed custom date range picker?

I'm working on a custom filter for a photo application. If the user wants to search for a photo, they can select from predefined date ranges or input a custom date range. Selecting a custom date range ...
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What's the best approach to display a month/year filter?

I'm working on an application that allows you to filter your files by month and year. This is what I have so far. As you can see, the "Apply" button is disabled if fields are empty: But ...
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How to show "variants" of a product when adding to cart?

I have a list of products that the user is able to add to cart fastly so from main page the user could click just add to cart button on each product and the product will be added to the cart. BUT each ...
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Is it the best practice to make the whole webpage clickable?

I have a lead generation webpage which has a pop-up form which appears wherever clicked on the page. Is is it good to make the entire webpage clickable or only buttons & icons should be clickable?
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What's a reasonable amount of time to wait for an SMS?

We have a form where mobile users submit their mobile number to receive an SMS with a PIN, which they have to use as confirmation in an online form. The PIN expires in a few minutes, so a user can ...
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What are some authentic resources to find research papers on Healthcare UX?

I'm working on the digital ecosystem of Healthcare applications. Because of Covid-19 we are unable to reach out to actual users for primary research. So, it would be really helpful if someone can ...
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Should users have to press enter when using a search filter?

I'm working on a photo app that lets a user search through their photos. It currently has these filter types - category, date range, and favorites. A user can pick one or all of these filter types. ...
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what are good questions for a survey for a dashboard design? [closed]

I am a designer, working on a web application, a tool that will be used by multiple users, in collaboration, to create presentations. These users will create presentations for their clients. I now ...
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How to make sure the user does not inadvertently dismiss a modal?

I'm working on a page editor where you have the ability to insert images from an external/third-party source. The library of images will be displayed in a modal that sits on top of the page editor. ...
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Recommending specific tasks vs showing all tasks to do

We have a safety training app that shows "x To Do" items on the dashboard and we are trying to drive user engagement on specific components frequently ignored. Do you think users would be more ...
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Is it ok for a button to open in a new tab?

We have an application that allows users to write posts/articles. Within this application, there are a couple features that require users to upgrade. I think it's reasonable for the upgrade button to ...
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Synchronizing lists between visitors

I have an app that allows users to browse stored data in a list format. All users see the same state of the data. Users can click on a "hide" button which removes a particular item from the list and ...
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UI for multiple forms with several input fields needs to be designed? How do to make user not get lost filling the form? [closed]

I have long and multiple page forms. I have made them into sections by using accordions so that user has ease of identifying the sections and not get lost. Is there any way to make the journey for ...
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Any link to some usability study on dashboard menu?

I am working on designing dashboard screens for a directory of tiny house enthusiasts(the site will also have social features like making friends, following people etc.) Here's a screen that I ...
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