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How to overcome feature blindness

I honestly do not think that this is a UI issue but it has rather evolved into a trust issue. All things considered, you clearly have a good UI because new people are actively checking their ...
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"Can you make it more prominent?" stakeholder phenomenon

tl;dr: Focus your audience on the Product's purpose In the absence of a clear product strategy, use the User Journey Map and documented workflows to remove executive opinion and self-interest from the ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

As other's have said already it's a very good idea to change the colours and even add a more friendly color than the danger one that is red. However maybe you should give notifications a new use. Add ...
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Did guestbook features on websites exist? Are they still used these days?

Guestbooks aren't too useful anymore as most of what they do, social media does better. Usage Guestbooks were definitely a thing, GuestWorld alone had 1.1 million users in 1998, when it was bought for ...
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How does e-commerce product quick view affect conversion rates?

Here's a great article from Baymard on Quick Views Baymard writes in their article that quick views often lead to small increases in conversion. However... Though quick views may slightly increase ...
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"Can you make it more prominent?" stakeholder phenomenon

The stakeholder owes you more information. If something is asked to be made MORE prominent, something else has to be made LESS prominent. This is like the full glass syndrome. Nothing new can be added ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

First, a couple of points about your new users and the new design Can you be sure that new users are clicking to view notifications because the design has been improved, and not because they're still ...
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Fake call-to-action buttons for research

It's quite a broad question and requires a lot of elaborate discussions to arrive at a conclusive "answer" but here are some of my observations and experiences User Expectation - Users don't like to ...
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One app with more features vs. separate apps focused on one thing

The term you're looking for is debundling. Debundling is definitely not just a UX decision. It's a collective decision between business technology and design. There are many reasons why not to ...
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One app with more features vs. separate apps focused on one thing

As with most questions on UXSE, context is the key when it comes to making decision about your users. You used the example of Facebook which initially had a lot of different 'products and services' ...
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is there a limit of list items displayed on mega menus?

I don't think there is a maximum number, other than the difficulty of use. There are several solutions: Left side bar menu with main categories Scrolling window Horizontal slider Personally I would ...
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Two People screen sharing in MS Teams

I'm going to quote Roux Martin's comment... If I share my screen with you then my screen appears on your screen. If you then share your screen with me then I can see my screen and your screen showing ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

One solution I can think of is can be a reminder of alerts on the screen as a pop up information box (near the edge of the screen where alerts displayed would be most suitable "I suppose". I don't ...
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"Can you make it more prominent?" stakeholder phenomenon

"Prominent" is relative to other things that compete for attention. It isn't something you declare, it's measured. Let's say you give some element a nice fat stroke and drop shadow and color it day-...
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Good UX for handling partial application failure?

I think what you are looking for is Graceful Degradation of User Interfaces. Gmail does a very good job of letting users know very gracefully that something is not working. Everything else seems to ...
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Is it better to hide upcoming core features or display coming soon text?

There's a big difference depending on how you do this. Frustration As you mention (just a link, and when they click the user finds out the feature doesn't exist yet) will probably create a lot of ...
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New Features and minimum amount of users

Prioritizing work and features is difficult and complex. It's definitively important skill for ux-professionals to be able to distinguish between good ideas, nice-to-have and killer additions. In my ...
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Fake call-to-action buttons for research

First of all your design should do what it says, if you try to trick your user it might give negative vibes to the users. Probable Solution The solution you have proposed seems a bit risky, as your ...
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Is it better to hide upcoming core features or display coming soon text?

The answer is rather subjective and depends on what those features are. For example, if your app is in the MVP or Alpha stage and lacks important functionality such as Checking Sent Items in a Mail ...
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Understanding uplift in A/B testing

Optimization tools usually give more statistics than the uplift %. Some will even tell you how many days/weeks the test should run given your current traffic, current conversion rate, and expected ...
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feature prioritization

I think your next step here should be focusing on the improvement of the current features. If you have already discovered that "most calls point to issues that could be solved by improving current ...
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What are the benefits to product teams when designs are done in user flows

Over the past year we have adopted a similar method to producing specifications for a new app. Gone are lengthy specifications and use cases and in are wireframes, often backed by workflows or ...
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Can you test an idea, as opposed to testing an instantiation of an idea?

I guess the way to test the idea and not the form you take to represent that idea is to test several forms of that idea, and then take conclusions from it. Creating several solutions and then making ...
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Should we disable an action in our system because we don't have a use case for it?

I would recommend a single button with a dual-purpose word like "Remove" or "Hide". The tooltip or help text can explain: This record will be archived with its full history and can be unarchived in ...
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Search: Same Phrase. Many Alternative meanings

Is there a way? Yes. If you (or someone) tags the relevant articles or associates the relevant search terms. Large retail companies do this all the time to deal with customer misspellings or ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

I think the change of the color and icon is a good idea, but I am not sure if this alone will be enough to get the existing users to check the notifications. But that is just a guess. You could ...
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Are shoelaces replaceable by more usable alternatives? If so why are they still so common?

Historically, laces have been used for at least 5,500 years. The oldest leather shoe ever discovered (known as the Areni-1 shoe) dates back to 3500 BC. It features leather laces as the method of ...
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Editor functionality

I would say yes its ok to add them (even preferable to keep user confidence high) but they should be visually separated to keep the functionality vs business intent obvious. These type of links are ...
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How many product features to include on a homepage

Possibly you need to ask marketing or sales department - which features are hot sellers. Or what features should be offered first due to this webpage or even whole website audience? Or what features ...
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"Can you make it more prominent?" stakeholder phenomenon

When a stakeholder asks for a feature to be made more prominent, explain the entire problem to the stakeholder - that other stakeholders might object, that other stakeholders are likely to increase ...
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