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Does the quality of a web interface generally degrade with the growth of market share of the business behind the web site?
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Disagree. I think Amazon, for example, has done a pretty good job in terms of improving the information architecture (IA), search and personalization of their interface over the years. I suppose this ...

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Best choice for avatar, where user data is sensitive?
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Confusing users is generally inadvisable. You've noted that you've received direct user feedback that the animal designs are considered odd/confusing to users. Sounds like you like the idea for ...

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Material dialog with multiple actions
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Keep studying Google's Material guidelines :) Their recommendations re: „Cancel“, „Request“ and „Save“ button placements would be in there. "Cancel" is generally the left-side button on a modal. "...

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Is there a good reason for the modern trend of removing dividing lines?
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It's just another step toward the philosophy of minimalism and "less is more" in design. The question becomes, how much can you take away before you're compromising the user experience by reducing ...

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Persona creation
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I'm surprised that you have already identified some potential persona personality types without having done any actual user interviews, first of all. Rule #1 of persona creation (I think it should be, ...

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How to measure information overload of an UI?
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Sounds like leveraging a tool like the Five Second Test from UsabilityHub could be useful here. We show your design to people for five seconds. When the time is up they're asked questions about ...

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Interaction Tme
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You're referring to the Doherty Threshold. The "rule" about <400ms that came from the Doherty & Thadani research paper was around productivity. So if your app is very task-based and about ...

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Filtering/Searching of Search Result Sets
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It is a classic information science/search & retrieval debate. Freestyle (partial-match) vs. Boolean. To directly answer your question, this paper references LEXIS/NEXIS's Freestyle as an example ...

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How do I indicate that a column in a data table has been added or changed?
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Do a little UI highlight animation on the column(s) updated. It could be a short pulsing effect for the highlight. Example... not exactly, but something like this: https://dribbble.com/shots/2201819-...

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What is the best way to statistically analyze a score system and number of steps for users?
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John Brooke's SUS provides a kind of quantitative evaluation and final number/score that could be customized for doing task analysis. Template can be found here: https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-...

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Is a floating, collapsible bottom navigation bar a good pattern on mobile web?
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Have you considered doing a segmented control nav design instead? That seems to me the more common solution to this kind of problem: https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/...

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Running a "Wizard of Oz" UX session without disclosure of the "magic"?
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I don't think the user research subject ever needs to be "let in" on what's behind the mirror in Wizard of Oz prototyping. From an ethical standpoint, I think it's pretty harmless. When a research/...

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Does the location of "main buttons" affect usability?
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Yes. I think it could confuse users, but difficult to say without usability testing with end-users. You'll definitely want to avoid hard-and-fast rules like "site-wide "main" buttons should always be ...

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Repeated verification showing last status
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Match the labeling more closely to users' mental models. After their account has been approved, users are likely not expecting to be put into a "draft" status again. It has already been submitted/...

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Ask Permissions on a button or icon with tool tip
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I think the lock icon adds value here, as it's a clearly understood convention for protected pages, so I would keep it. As for tooltip -- that should be added as a supplement to the text, but not ...

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Are there any science based studies on separating username and password in two screens?
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This seems to be a heated debate but here is Google's official explanation regarding why they separated username/password onto different pages for Gmail: This new Google account sign-in flow will ...

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Behavior of the search icon in the search box
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First thought is: not sure you really need to do anything with that search icon. I think you can provide the user with sufficient feedback in simpler ways, e.g., the text in search box when typing/...

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Hide 'OFF' Button in Dropdown or make it a separate Button
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Definitely make it a separate button. User should NOT have to open up the dropdown to see the option to not be subscribed. Also, consider: labeling the ON/OFF toggle... would further enhance clarity ...

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Generative research - methods for finding areas of improvement in an existing app
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Ethnography would be ideal, if you have the opportunity for it. And just document/record everything you can while in the field... ideally, with them using the product or prototype. This doesn't have ...

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User Centred Approach or Technical approach?
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So, you're essentially asking when system-centered design might make more sense vs. doing user-centered design. This was done a lot back in the day before user-centered design became widespread. One ...

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Typical mouse hover position - left or right side of the screen?
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The cursor is often used as a guide to support reading. The F-Pattern is the most common reading pattern when scanning a website, so it would be reasonable to infer that the cursor is often in line ...

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Best individuals to interview for my UX research
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Have you defined the user personas already? If so, always try to usability test a representative sample of these personas (primary, secondary, etc). As you said: stick to journalists, since they will ...

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Best bottom navigation elements order?
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If you're doing user-centered design, ordering should also be based on user needs coming out of the research, e.g., are most users looking to access the checklists function more than the others? It ...

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Evidence of user habituation to support elements
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Inattentional blindness/the Invisible Gorilla perhaps? ...what you describe also seems similar to just good old-fashioned banner blindness. Plenty of research on that phenomenon.

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Is it an inconvenience if my installation script requires a lot of reboots?
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Yes, it's an inconvenience. I think most people are annoyed when even just ONE restart is required. If you can clearly communicate to your users upfront why these multiple restarts are required, maybe ...

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What is the best way to display a destructive action on this component?
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That swipe left action to get the delete button is more common in chat UI. Not sure many users would know to swipe left in this non-chat UI. But that would come out of usability testing. You could ...

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Edit many inputs
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"Less is more" when it comes to UI design, generally speaking. If the scrolling issue mentallurg mentioned isn't present because you're able to keep all fields above-the-fold, then just do the one ...

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How do you stop learned behavior when testing very similar scenarios?
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This is the classic Within-subjects vs. Between-subjects conundrum. Sounds like you're leaning toward doing a within-subjects testing approach. If you're concerned about knowledge transfer or "...

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It is a good idea to use a cta button on a search bar for an app?
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Agreed with the project team. Having the search button makes it clearer that an action is going to be performed. The keyboard enter key option should also be there, but only as an alternative to the ...

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Users' attention to minimized video
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I've noticed that YouTube has now implemented a similar functionality. I haven't seen a study specifically addressing user experience with these in-corner videos playing, but I'd imagine it is fair to ...

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