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Questions tagged [usability]

Questions about specific and local issues of a user interface that can affect overall user experience.

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Has there been any significant scientific research on the readability of flush left text vs. justified text?

Basically, has anything been shown (in terms of statistical significance) on whether justified text is more or less readable than flush left text? When I say "justified," I mean expertly justified—...
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Where are the light sources located in Material design?

Google says that Key lights create directional shadows, and Ambient light create soft shadows from all angles. Referring specifically to the image below, where are the Key & Ambient Light ...
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Should I accept my own redesign?

have a webapp where I make http post requests and I wanted to improve the form where users post advertisements. Now when I improved it, how do I actually measure or know that I made an "improvement"? ...
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The strange case of Japanese Websites

Japanese Websites are strange entities that live a digital world far away from the one we are used to. They probably have their standards, that are still obscure to me - and it's not a matter of ...
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Which colors to use besides black & white for colorblind users? [duplicate]

Let's assume we cannot use shapes, textures, or anything else to visually differentiate two elements. We must rely on colors. Which colors, besides black and white, are best to use? We only need to ...
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How to explain “achieving good Usability”

I have a quite hard task right now: I need to explain agencies and graphic designers, how to design a usable website concept and visual design. The goal is to give designers a workbook/tips&...
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Please critique my pending website's home page with these two questions:

I have the following questions regarding my design: Does my website have a professional, high-end feel? Why are why not? Does my current "Call To Action" button stand out or can you find it easily ...
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How do you handle client's browser zoom ?

I have a lot of images on a page, a gallery. I want the images to stay sharp, so I don't do any browser scaling, I use the original dimensions of the image. However, this works only when the browser ...
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Best List lots of Address BUT SIMPLE as well

I am trying to get a clean look yet not give up detail when displaying quite a bit of addresses. Here is the current method using toggling: But from a user looking at this, they can't tell which ...
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How to distinguish between links and headings without colour variation?

Yes, I know that I shouldn't make links and text the same colour. But I am restricted by corporate guidelines. On the whole site, I am only allowed to use the company's shade of blue with a few ...