Questions tagged [usability]

The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use.

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How should you organize 3 charts when two of them are the same type? (i.e. 2 bar graph, 1 line graph)

so I am designing a dashboard and on this dashboard there are going to be 3 graphs, 2 of them are bar graphs and one of them is a line graph. The bar graphs have similar x axis, but different y axis. ...
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Space in-between font and icon on links

Is it good to have too much space in-between typography and icon (arrow) on a link? For instance, when looking at the Adidas website on tablet and mobile you notice that there is a lot of space in-...
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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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Permanently disabled checkbox?

Suppose I have a GPS assistant function that the user can turn on/off. When enabled, the function has a few options related to it. The user can turn these on or off too, except for the Suggested route ...
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How can I design this toggle button to make more sense?

I have this toggle button that toggles whether "trails" are on or not. Currently, I have one button that changes it's own text to toggle the state from "ON" to "OFF". I'...
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whats the best way to approach multiple optional forms

so I am designing a form that has multiple optional forms, where users will very rare use all of the options. I have so far thought about two different ways I could go about this. The first would be ...
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Best practice for optional date

The user must be able to set a date, in which case a certain event will happen on that date. Or don't set anything and the event won't happen. A couple of ideas: I prefer 1 for compactness but I'm ...
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How to properly expand/collapse the top level of a side navbar while using the second level nav bar?

so I am designing a device manager with a two-level side navbar, where the second level is constantly showing while the top level is hidden. I am having trouble deciding on how to design the expand/...
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Measuring UX in a data visualization application

We design and maintain a web app for projects monitoring and data visualization. The product is used in an intranet with 500+ users. The main feature of the product is using a dashboard with metrics ...
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How to make sure the user knows interactivity of this widget

I want to keep the interface as clean as possible, but I want the user to know, that they can edit the exercise (eg. the list tiles with the not-so-dark background), where I then display the exercise ...
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How can I better organize this table data, where rows are repeated since metrics have both a 'lights on' and 'lights off' value

I have a web app where a user needs to set a lot of values within a table like this: metric lights target max min hum on 50 70 30 hum off 40 70 25 temp on 23 26 21 temp off 21 25 18 In my app ...
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How to make selecting fields behavior obvious in a conditional fields configurator?

Application is a document editor with the ability to add text, images, blocks, and fields. Users can assign fields to recipients and send a document. I'm currently working on an interface where users ...
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How do I design a state machine?

I am trying to design a data catalogue page that shows the state of the data (draft, pending publish, published, pending archive, archived). When users add their data to the catalogue via a form, they ...
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Hiding certain elements from unqualified users

Our product is heavily influenced by local and state laws. Therefore some designs are not relevant to users who live in these unqualified areas. We will broadcast this new feature on the homepage with ...
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How to communicate that an item can no longer be deleted

Scenario: Imagine a kanban system and some tickets in it (Like Jira, Trello, etc.) The user can add various information to a ticket, such as assignment, description, checklists, etc. There is a time ...
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Allow user to select between 1 minute and 1 year, best ux

For one of my inputs I want the user to be able to select a duration, which can be between 1 minute and 1 year If they're working in the minute area it should be easy to select 1 vs 10 minutes. Easy ...
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What to report when conducting a usability testing with a small sample (5 participants)?

We are going to conduct a usability testing with a small sample (5 participants) as part of an iterative design process meaning we understand that the whole idea of 5 participants is to gather ...
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How to display failed records on a table

I’m designing a screen that contains a table which displays files that have been imported into the system automatically. There is a possibility that the entire file will fail (for various reasons) ...
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Can there be 3CTAs at one place with equal weightage?

On the checkout screen there are 3 CTAs, simple checkout Payment with debit card Buy now pay later All three with equal weightage of primary CTA. Is it the right way?
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Accessibility of Icon Buttons?

I have a challenge: I'm working on a project and I used icon buttons. Someone said icon buttons are not accessible because they don't have labels. ARIA and some HTML techniques can achieve ...
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Rethinking the header - its visual weight and its navigation purposes

Introduction: A web site's navigation menus usually get placed at: a) the top area of a web page - filling the header, that is; b) the top (the header), on demand - by means of a hamburger menu button;...
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Complex, multi-step filter vs "dumbed" down filter

This is my first post here. I was going to ask in meta if it's appropriate, but I need 5 posts before doing that. So I'll just ask and hope it's on-topic enough. I am designing a search form that has ...
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Bad wizard navigation?

I'm working on an installation guide, or "wizard", for a web application. The installation guide will be quite complex, with many different steps, each taking up around a minute or two for ...
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Study showing it's better to have images in their own row on a text/news article page, rather than in a column with text wrapping around it

I'm remembering a usability study I once saw that demonstrated it's better for scanning or readability on a website's news article or text-heavy page to have any photos as their own row by themselves, ...
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What would entail hiding the price for some products on Amazon?

I've noticed that when I search on Amazon for a product, there usually will be some results where the price will not be visible until you click on the product and then again click on "See all ...
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How do I create a UX review for a website? Never done one before

Pls can I get a guidance as to how to create a UX review for a website? I'm a total noob on this. What do I look for?
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How to make an accessible RWD multi-level main navigation without hamburger menu?

I am currently working on a project to redesign a website for a large government organization. Therefore, meeting WCAG Level AA criteria is essential. I make it a point to use fewer labels on the main ...
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How to properly test hierarchy and order of the toolbar?

We are improving our toolbar in our web app. We are planning a tree test or similar to test the tools out. A bit stuck on how to properly test the hierarchy and order of it. Any available methods or ...
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How could I recruit neurodiverse participants on a user testing platform?

I already test designs for accessibility with users of screen readers, magnifiers and switch navigation. We recruit for this through a platform called Fable, which is specific to testers who use ...
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Proper UX to combine dropdown and segmented control?

Is it good UX to combine dropdown and segmented control? Something like this:
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When/how to use skeleton loaders

I am on a project where we have different views in terms of medical data (user list, forms, vital signs, documents, graphs etc.). I read about skeletons and when to use them but when in practice, it ...
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Filtering: Input-fields or buttons?

I'm currently working on new tables for our web platform. I came to a point when I need to design some filtering options as part of the design. One of our developers told me to use a text field that ...
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How to present two filters when one depend on the other?

I have two filters in a filter bar that are like supplier and product number. Each supplier has a list of products. Some products might have the same product number. Right now I have a typeahead for ...
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Card sorting exercise for a complex platform that is more focused on actions than information

I am working on a platform that has very repetitive information but very different actions in different modules. Like: So there are multiple modules with similar clients but different actions module-...
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How to display an event with multiple sessions on different days on a calendar?

This issue surrounds a particular type of webinar we sell: Webinars with multiple sessions. So, our customers can buy said webinar (that has multiple sessions) with one click on a product page or they ...
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Should an app remember its last state after re-opening from background by push notification?

Imagine this scenario: There's a mobile app. The user navigates between different app pages. The last page the user visits is the Edit profile form. Then the user goes to the iPhone home screen, which ...
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What is best approach for radio button where "none" is acceptable?

I am designing a section where a user configures account details and profile preferences, including adding and editing phone numbers. Within the phone number section, the user must also allocate one ...
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How do I solve the two column layout challenge for question and answer sections?

Overview We have a platform where students can take an online assessment anytime and anywhere. We offer this online assessment mainly for English, Science, and Math subjects. The students need to ...
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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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Having the same form fields in two different places

I'm working on a project for an educational technology platform. Essentially, there's a set of 3 settings that are required to make an assignment a "common assessment": 1.) "Is this ...
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Bug report feature. Looking for better solution

I'm working on an application for managers who check questionnaries from other users. In this application, managers should be able to indicate errors in the questionnaires next to each field. I've ...
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How to design a UI to reduce eye fatigue?

I am an operator for a large piece of industrial equipment that has a new digital interface, but operating that equipment requires staring at a computer screen for several hours to ensure that ...
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Should you use skeleton loading when you can't promise content?

For example, we have a search where users will be searching from a finite amount of content that they have generated. If they search for something too specific and get 0 results there would be no ...
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How to get insights from a usability test?

I am new in the UX world, as practice I have conducted a usability test, but I am having problems when identifying insights. I have used an Affinity Diagram to organize my observations and come un ...
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Can I use an Infield Top-aligned label text field for a mobile number?

Is it appropriate to use an Infield Top-aligned (IFTA) label text field for mobile numbers where the country code can be changed
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Is the charging port in Apple's Magic mouse a design failure?

I have seen people bashing Apple Computer for the charging port in Magic mouse. The purpose of asking this question is: If this is design failure, Apple being such a huge company and credited for ...
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How to interpret a qualitative user testing feedback?

I recently did a virtual shop-along on an e-commerce site. I observed users using the site and asked questions along the way. I was able to gather a lot of good insights. All seemed good, except for ...
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Reviewing the UI design to see if there is anything forgotten

I wonder if there is a some kind of guideline and/or a detailed analysis of an application to be sure everything works fine and help me to see what I have forgotten to design? The guideline/analysis I ...
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What would be a good UI element to give user ability to enter arbitrary text, or one of several special values?

Specific example is that we have a form which allows searching of issue tickets. One of the fields we want to allow search on is the assignee, currently this is a simple textbox. We also want to give ...
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Braille input alternatives for people with less than three fingers per hand

I would like to know what braille input alternatives exist for blind users who do not have all of their fingers. I am interested in both software and hardware methods implemented in assistive ...
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