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User centered design (short UCD, sometimes called Human centered design) emphazises focus on end users of a product and aims to test and develop products in close interaction with users.

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How to be user-centered with enterprise solutions?

I work in a large organisation with a culture shift to configuring enterprise solutions, buying solutions or building sofware - if no options are available. In my experience, enterprise solutions have ...
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Filling input with maximum number of available shares

The problem: If the user has 5 available shares, and would like to sell those 5 shares, he'd have to input them manually in the below field. Some users have large amount of shares, and i'd like to ...
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Managing Recurring Bookings (allowing how many & cancellation of monthly membership)

I am new here. I thought I give it a shot. I am a product manager in a Startup offering a service that can be booked by clients on a monthly membership basis. I want to offer recurring bookings but in ...
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How to handle multiple pathflows without making the user choose?

I'm building an app where there's a subscription fee to create projects, but their team members can join for free. I had a user stuck in this screen wrong for so long, where they kept clicking on &...
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How to align user needs and business goals?

Seeking a good answer on how user needs and business goals can be aligned. I'm also looking for practical methods for accomplishing this. Please advise.
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How do you empathize with users for an ecommerce website?

In design thinking the first stage often revolves around gaining an empathic understanding of the problem we're trying to solve for our users. With something like a physical product or an app you can ...
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How many problem statements should I create?

I'm learning UX design, I've decided to start my first project and right now and in the define stage. But I've got a doubt. How many problem statements should I create? In the empathize stage I've ...
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Usability of Purchase Experience

This is a product card within a carousel, showing a past purchases and aims to encourage a repurchase. My question is, does the interaction at the bottom of the card get missed? Do you understand what ...
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Hiding or showing upcoming functionalities

We are developing a data-heavy site and I was wondering, how should we present (or hide) upcoming functionalities. Let's say in a form an option which will only be available later. Or a button that ...
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Building my UX Portfolio - Where to find Users to Interview?

I have been interested about a career in UX/UI for a long time and even had a chat with some working UX professionals about their jobs previously. It really sounds like the way to go for me. So ...
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Defining profit value in usability testing

Question: Is there a method of defining potential profit value or loss on visual design tests? Background: I was recently asked how to quantify a profit value or loss based on a set of tests for ...
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Can a collapsible card have move/drag functionality?

While working on a sidebar panel of an application, I have encountered a unique problem. A user needs to create steps (think in terms of creating an online course via a builder). One can add as many ...
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Why in some Dribble UI's User Avatar (user settings) are kept in bottom left?

Just curious, I saw in some of the dribble shots are designed with the User Avatar in the bottom left of the screens and also noticed on BitBucket UI. Is there any usability factor for keeping it at ...
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Will it be distracting to shift from dark to light background?

I’m working on a portfolio and the landing page I imagined with dark background and white text, while rest of the pages are normal black text on white background. This landing page won’t be scrollable ...
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Gap between research and design

In his book, About Face, Alan Cooper uses term research-design gap when he speaks about the gap between user research and designing phases of user centered design or to be more specific goal directed ...
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Fuzzy search page for an online travel agency

I'm building the search page for an OTA (online travel agency). The brief has a few quirks that make this task difficult, so I need some help to identify some feasible ideas. Most OTAs have a "...
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How should I best approach a project which involves merging separate apps together?

I need to merge 3 separate apps for a project at work. One app is for smart homes devices, one is for smart condo management (booking facilities, etc.) and one is for smart towns. Does anyone know any ...
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What's the best practice for placement of settings menu in a webapp or website?

I was wondering is there any reason behind placing "settings" alongside other menu items and placing it inside profile or some other menu? Can anyone tell me what's the difference?
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Usability testing dashboard

I want to usability test the current dashboard before I start any designs to understand how current users are using it and what are their pain points. In the past when I have done such testing I have ...
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What is the difference with People-centered design (PCD), User-centered design (UCD) and Human-centered design (HCD)?

So I've noticed many people mention these 3 approaches: People-centered design (PCD) User-centered design (UCD) Human-centered design (HCD) I have been researching and I only found a good article in ...
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Best way to ask for "This Or That Or Both" on a Form

I have a page where the user can search for customer details based on multiple criteria, as shown in the screenshot below. Here First Name and Last Name are mandatory. But the user is expected to ...
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Does using research goals to support note-taking during interviews bias the results?

We have some observers for our user interviews and have been considering using some note-taking frameworks to support observers to see how research is relevant. We had the idea of using the research ...
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How can the StackExchange websites have a better user experience (cookie banner and new user information banner)?

Long ago, I remember reading either Joel Spolsky's or Jeff Atwood's blog post (can't find it now) about how StackOverflow was founded as a way for people to find answers to questions easily. This was ...
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How to make checkbox selection less of an eyesore?

I'm working on a component (see image) that shows the results of a keyword search. Each result displays: the title/link to an article, a snippet from the article, a checkbox reading "This ...
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Placement of warning within a trade flow

We need to warn customers who are about to trade a stock that it is currently suspended (https://www.nasdaq.com/glossary/s/suspended-trading). What's the best place and way to notify the customers ...
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Can we create Empathy Map without creating Persona?

I am new to this UX industry. I have a task with a brief to create an Audiobook app experience & to map out and simply describe what will be your end-to-end design process to tackle this problem. ...
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Visual Indicators for editable content and non editable content

Brief Product Description: So I have been working on a digital project where the product is an online presentation software where the user(Teacher) has presentation slides to select and conducts ...
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User research strategy [closed]

I am a rookie. As the only UX designer on my team I have been assigned to create the research strategy. The product is an existing Learning Management System (LMS) and the vision is to revamp and add ...
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Multiple web templates for a website?

Is it OK to use multiple (probably 2) dashboard templates for a website? My web app has two components: a general discussion forum with profiles and a one-to-one chat section, and a section that ...
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How to create appropriate user flow for multiple choice pop up modal windows belonging to side filter bar?

currently, I'm redesigning a data-driven platform with a side filter bar. Every filter opens a pop-up window with filtering choices. To apply filter user has to click the "apply filter" ...
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Small UX problem for an App as a portfolio use case

I am working on my UI/UX Designer portfolio and I have 4-5 projects to choose from what to include. I will need to write about the process that I had during these projects etc. But recently, when I ...
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Pro's and Con's of having Register/login vs. only login

What do you guys think is better for the user experience: Having single sign in: New User/Returning User --> Sign in Modal --> social button --> Authentication --> User Home New User/...
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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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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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Best way to illustrate comments hyperlink on dropdown dashboard component?

I'm designing a dashboard with dropdown components. Every component is a "driver" group. The dropdown consists of questions within the survey that belongs to this driver. Every driver ...
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How can I conduct user research on a product that already exists?

I am working on a school project as my team's UX researcher. Our product has already been designed, prototyped, and launched, without having conducted any research. The team wants me to create ...
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Automatically detect preference for kilometers vs miles, or explicitly ask?

On my website / app I am currently using miles only to designate distances, and some European users have asked for the ability to have it use kilometers instead, as they are not very familiar with ...
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I’m a fashion designer looking to move into UX, should I do a masters or a short course? [closed]

I’m currently a fashion designer looking to move into UX design. I am adept at adobe suite and have a great interest in psychology and sociology. I’ve found myself bored recently with the ongoing ...
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What's the best way to test out an app idea

I've got a client who wants to design and develop an app where you can build personal profiles as an artist in the entertainment industry. As they are from this industry they have a lot of background ...
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Best way to display page full of links?

I have a page that looks like below. I shrunk it in dimensions to give a broad idea of the page. So it has categories and under them there are links. What would be some of the options in terms of ...
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How to balance user-led vs. user-centered design when it comes to navigation labels?

We just completed some research with card sorting and tree testing. Two of the categories were consistently labeled the same by a large percentage of participants. It seems to make sense to name the ...
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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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Intuitive Boolean operations in filter for non tech users

Note, Don't suggest old post: There are number of questions I found which are the pretty decade old and the solution too. I have gone through all of them and never found any of the solutions that are ...
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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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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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What is system-centered design?

I can't understand the idea or concept of system-centered design. I have researched the topic but it mostly directs me to user-centered design. What is system-centered design?
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Interviews aimed for a website redesign

When conducting user interviews for a existing website redesign, do you ask them questions regarding their pain points of using the current site or do ask questions regarding the sector itself? So for ...
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Vertical tabs to horizontal tabs [closed]

Is there any comment or best practice to use the below case I have a vertical tab of material design used in desktop version of a website portal. It is a Resposive web and when the viewport size is ...
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How to display "Select all" in multi select auto complete pattern?

Existing Design: Scenarios: In the default state, we don't show the entire list to the user. Once user starts typing, we show the predictive matches We don't use a checkbox pattern for the ...
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At which stage of the design process do we use 'How Might We' and 'As a user' statements

This might seem pretty obvious to some. i'm a self learned designer i'm always trying to figure out and fill my knowledge gaps. At which stage of the design process do we use. 'How Might We' ...
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