Questions tagged [user-centered-design]

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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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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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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What is difference between design from product and design from experience?

Would like to know what is difference between design from product and design from experience. Is design from product product-centric? Is design from experience user-centric?
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Given Item VS Custom Amount

As a user I'm able to donate money in two different ways: by choosing the amount from the given items, OR in alterative, by typing my custom amount. How would you better visualize these two options, ...
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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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conceptual, semantic, syntactic, and lexical levels

In relation to symbols or icons, the conceptual level is defined as the mental model of the viewer; semantic level is the meaning it conveys; syntactic level is attributed to its aesthetic quality or ...
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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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How to show better hierarchy for inter dependent fields in a table?

[Might be an existing question, couldn't find a better match] User scenario I have a list view that shows column headers ( fetched from a separate table ) User has the following ability to do. Can ...
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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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Where is the best place to put notifications?

Our app currently has a Notification Center that can be accessed through an icon on the upper-right hand corner of the page. I'm in the process of designing a Dashboard, which it and of itself will ...
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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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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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How to hide main navigation?

I'm designing an application where the main nav is on the left. This is because there isn't enough space if I put the main nav on top (to fit both the main nav and the utility nav). So this is how ...
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Prototype tools for Virtual Reality

I appreciate it if anyone can share your real experience about this topic. I already made paper prototypes and video concepts for this kind of project, but maybe someone already knows a particular ...
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Best way to present and document long screens

Currently I am using tools like Word, Powerpoint and Keynote to present concepts and specs to stakeholders. What is the best – or optimal – way to present and document long screens for stakeholders? ...
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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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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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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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Using genders in physiologically oriented UCD

I've this problem: as a policy, we usually strive to leave out gender considerations if possible. If not possible, we use a wide range of genders . Not as extreme as Facebook, but something more ...
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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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For a classifieds website, should we ask the user for location before or after searching?

Location in this context means the current city the user is residing in. I am designing a classifieds homepage and would like to know what which would be a better UX flow: Ask for location on the ...
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Do some technical documentation websites purposely have very plain design?

I notice some widely read/important websites, all technical documentation pages in my examples, have some really old, dull and seemingly poor design. Is this on purpose? Is it based on UX ...
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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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Design Process and Techniques

I have come across this scenario and I am interested to learn from the UX professionals here about the proper technique and process: You are hired by a University to investigate issues with their ...
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Log in before confirming a transaction

My team and I are building a self-service web portal that allows users to make the transaction as they would in person at a bank...first, when the users visit the web portal they process the ...
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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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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Points of reference, please, for documents and/or discussions that supported the design rationale. I'll add one answer, I don't know whether it's ideal. Background A brief, two-screenshot introduction ...
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How to display summary of user permissions from a data table into a row [closed]

I have a summary card for a web-based application which expands into an interactive table that consists of different users and permissions from Custom to Read, Write, Deploy, etc. There will be ...
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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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Which User research techniques can be used for new concepts?

I am trying to implement a solid UX strategy for a new web application. Most of the research methods I’ve read about so far involve existing users of an existing product. Alas, I have neither. Can UX /...
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OTP Verification - Which approach will lead to better and consistent UX? (Screenshot included)

I'm designing a screen for OTP verification. The design looks similar to this. Taken from here My questions are, Should I auto-verify the OTP when the user has entered all the 6 digits or Should ...
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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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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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How to adapt text and/or elements size while designing to smaller screens?

I have a layout I made some time ago on Adobe XD (that was just a personal project) and now I wanna put it on Behance. To do so, I need to duplicate/adapt that layout (designed for desktop) to smaller ...
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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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How to test which CTAs prompt users to take specific actions

I'm experimenting with different messages/Calls-to-Action in our product to see which specific CTAs are most successful at prompting our users to take specific actions we want them to take. Besides ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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Number keyboard UX

Hello Folks. I just wanted to understand what research results show why the number keyboard consists of letters which are not used. Why is this needed? The number keyboard should have only numbers, ...
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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 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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