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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What is the best method to choose between two options in UI?

What is the best method to choose between two options - toggle, dropdown, radio or segmented button? For example, the two options I have are 1. horizontal 2. vertical They are mutually exclusive. Eg:
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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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Visual Indicators for editable content and non editable content

Brief Product Description: 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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Dynamic Forms Best practices

I am trying to understand best practices around dynamic forms v/s static forms. e.g. Say I have a business flow with Create/Modify/View Now say for View screen, the fields applicable are Field 1 | ...
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Two People screen sharing in MS Teams

Is there any references that anyone knows or has done research on why the applications like teams or webex do not allow two people to share the screen at the same time ? Eg: I am sharing my screen to ...
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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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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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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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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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Suggestions, isporations and ideas for report page for an ERP

I am designing a reports page where users come and fill in the required fields and get the report. They can then choose to download or view the report. Considering that our users are not very tech-...
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How to show advanced search in a mobile view? And also how to take a care of utilizing the space of a mobile screen?

I am trying to get a solution for the mobile version of a web layout for an advanced search which includes dropdowns, filters, checkbox and toggle buttons. I tried to get it in the responsive format ...
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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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Should newly added card be displayed above default card on list?

This question is regarding payment during checkout. Say user already has 2 cards (Card A, Card B) in his wallet, and Card A is the default card. During checkout he decided he wants to use Card C ...
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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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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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App based on mind map to model what lies around the heart, and how to maintain it

I am using the mind mapping software miMind, on Android, from Google Play. I want to make the following mind map, but the features are not available. In the center of the mind map, I want to place the ...
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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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How to properly let the user know that there are restrictions for a dropdown menu that are dependent on each other?

Kind of confusing title, but basically I am designing something that allows for the max of 20 total connections. There are two types of connections, main and guest. As you can see, I am using a simple ...
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How to depict different categories on a table?

So the user will have to add a department and choose one of the two categories for the department. What is the best way to depict on a table what category the department belongs to? Option 1 Option 2 ...
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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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How do i let the user know the server is updating on the back end and their change is not active yet?

Imagine a long list of websites that you can either allow or block from your internet. The user can go down the list and block every single one relatively quickly, however on the backend each of these ...
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Should we auto-select a new default payment method when the current default expired?

I'm currently working on error message handling for payment failures. A couple of the reasons why a payment may fail is because a card is returned as expired or unauthorised. If a customers’ default ...
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Why do chat apps inform the user that a message has been deleted?

Is there a reason to show the user that a message was deleted, rather than just remove the message? What benefit does this provide the user over simply hiding it?
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Do savings and subtotal need to be displayed on a product page?

We are designing a product page and I think having money you saved and subtotal is redundant as it appears in cart and during checkout. My colleagues think "You saved a total of $XX.XX" is crucial. ...
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How to display features that are "coming soon"

We have a product with multiple different features, and at this point in time we must postpone about 3/7 of the features on a page until further development. 2 of them are somewhat significant ...
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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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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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Select vs. Null Placeholder

I'm working on a large data-entry application. I'm wondering what is the better method for displaying drop-down lists where the defaulted value is null. I see a couple of options: Option a) Use a ...
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Microsoft Teams - Status colours shown on the UI for Away & Be Right Back are same?

I have been using teams for sometime now and I usually check the status of people on their profile photo displayed. My observation is that the two status' 'Away' and 'Be Right Back' are of same color ...
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Greying out disabled items that can be enabled vs items that cannot be enabled

so I am working on a device management system and to add a new device to a group you must input some info into a form. Some items, you must click a check box in order to enable the dropdown, while ...
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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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Is it better to show all options or let user add options in a form

So I'm designing a tool for system administrators and one thing I am having trouble with is the large amount of info that is required for certain tasks. There is a section where the user has 4 ...
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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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Is it OK to show the side navigation when the users are filling long forms in web app?

I am building a web application where my design always shows the sticky side navigation on the left. Now I am wondering: is it good for usability to always show it, especially when users have to fill ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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