Design is a plan for making an object. Anything that will ever be built usually has a design up front before production of the object. A design can be a wire frame, a prototype, a schema, an image or a drawing.

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Best Loading Screen [on hold]

I have always been a fan of what developers use as their loading screens. I've always enjoyed unique ones that give me something to look at while I'm waiting, rather than a bar measuring the data ...
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Where can I get the dummy content for the website? [closed]

I am trying to add UI project in my portfolio so I though I would start with web design. For these dummy website can I get some dummy content?Plesae do not suggest lorem ipsum text because those are ...
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Difference between blocking and deleting?

I'm building a chat application and I'd like to give the users the ability to block and delete users, but I'm not entirely certain what their differences are. What is the typical "experience" a user ...
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Why are jail bars vertical and not horizontal? [closed]

One reason could be that they are better fixed in ground than in walls. Was this the only reason?
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Examples of loud representation? [closed]

I was looking for some designs which are referred as loud representation design. I know very little about this and am willing to learn more. AFAIK, loud representation design can be a design with ...
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Spacing between UI components

I tried looking up previous questions but came up empty on this one. I am sure that there are various standards and guidelines out there for this (Android, Apple or Windows), but it also seems like ...
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Is My Needfining Observation Plan Methodologically Sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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An icon that best represents a user's karma points or a particular score? [closed]

Instead of displaying a numerical amount in the header of a user menu, is there an icon that best represents karma points? Similar to StackExchange but something that further elaborates the concept ...
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Health bar decreasing orientation

I'm having a contradiction with a friend about the health bar in a game. He designed it so that the hearts are getting empty (greyed out) from left to right, and I said to him that they should empty ...
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Which experience is better, 'list views' or 'grid view' posts items? [closed]

In your experience or with validated data, which experience is better for post readers (i.e A magazine website), list views (one on top of other) or grid views (square like).
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Who are we designing for? The majority of our users or the users who bring in the majority of our revenue?

Just had one of my attitudes challenged: My attitude: We should be designing for our users. Yes, we need to have a good understanding of what else is going on in the market, understand what the ...
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best way to display parent child relationship in simple heirarchy

I have been given this screen grab to comment on I don't think there's an awful much you can say aside from the colours are wrong because they imply that one is clickable while the other isnt (both ...
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UX principles while designing a logo ? [closed]

what would be the ux principles that needs to be considered while designing a logo ?? Although this link gives a bit of an idea, it doesnt specifically mention any ux principle as such..
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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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Design Matrix for Client Input

I have a question regarding client input in the UX process. I'm planing a Stakeholder Interview to kick off this project as it's a complete redesign of a existing web system. But I'd like to see where ...
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Why most of the microphones are placed on the left of headsets / headphones?

I've noticed that the mayority of the well-known brands (Sennheiser, Logitech, Plantronics, Razer, SteelSeries, Audio-Technica, Phillips, etc) tend to make headsets with the microphone on the left, is ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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What are the criteria for determining the 'clutter' on a web page?

I came across the clutter test offered by websitecriteria.com while doing some research on guidelines about content readability and presentation of information on a web page. It makes reference to an ...
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Why are clients afraid of empty space?

At first everybody agrees about the simplification need and the "less is more" theory. But when it comes to design, they are uncomfortable to see a minimalist page and want it to be filled with ...
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UI customisation principles and guidelines

I am working on a project that requires catering for a large number personas and scenarios. Key to meeting these needs is a UI that provides a customised experience. I was wondering if there is any ...
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Preventing text clutter on Weather app

I am currently working on a Pollen application. The biggest issue I have is dealing with text clutter and information overload. Here is my app so far: The app is incomplete without the tips ...
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When web designing for the baby boom era should mobile first be considered?

Recently I have been asked to help in a website that targets an elderly age group (50+) and when I was thinking about how to execute the site I debated on the mobile first web design approach. ...
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How to design user-centric feedback forms

It seems to me that most feedback forms have been designed for the simplicity of implementation, rather than providing users with a really good experience in giving feedback. I am wondering exactly ...
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How to design a long list page in Android?

I am designing an Android application for people who haven't used Android before. This application contains a long form that these users should fill out. What of the following methods is the best way ...
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Term that describes saving & unsaving content to an offline/online only state?

Would "save" and "unsave" make sense for the user to clearly make a piece of content in an app available for offline viewing? (Potentially the use of a star alone will be used instead of a word but ...
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Design and development team experience with community/user driven feedback platforms

In reviewing the benefit of transitioning to a user/community driven product design and development process, the availability of platforms such as GetSatisfaction and UserVoice (plus other similar ...
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Show that a higher or lower number is better

This post is similar to another of mine, but going in a different direction. The problem: How can we show that a higher number or a lower number is better? For example, suppose we have a percentage, ...
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My client is asking for more “wow factor.” [closed]

I have heard since the beginning of this project that the product I am redesigning lacks the "wow factor." I assume that in this context, the wow factor ("properties belonging to an object that ...
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Showing which direction a value should go towards

I have an interesting UI challenge. I have a ratio that I am showing in two ways: one using a percentage surrounded by a circumference pie chart, and the other showing a status bar. In some cases a ...
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Should I have one unified design between mobile and desktop?

With a website I'm building, I'm wondering if I should combine the experiences between platforms together. For example, I'm wondering if I should keep this for both mobile and desktop. Here are some ...
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How to render user interface when there is no inputs for a certain fields

We capture various messages in a certain form and the user might fill out only say 10 out of the 30 messages which were presented to him. e.g. messages given below. Login Message: Welcome Message: ...
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Should input fields be cleared out when the user selects them?

I have a few input fields in my form with some default values (numbers). Please note, they are not just placeholders, i.e. they can be used as is, if they are not changed. I was wondering if I should ...
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What is the best screen resolution to start designing website in 2014? [duplicate]

I have been designing in 1024 X 768 resolution by default, I used to do this because i use laptop where my max screen resolution is 1280 X 768. So what is the best screen resolution do we need to ...
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Onscreen keyboard standards [duplicate]

I need to design an onscreen keyboard for a touch device and wondering if there are any standards to follow especially pertaining to key sizes?
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Is sidebar really needed

I was thinking about this subject since i started in web design and usability. Is left/right sidebar really needed or is it used just to fill blank space? I'm talking about news/how-to websites.
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Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?

Flat design has many merits, including being visually simple and easy to recognize. However, I don't think flat design is a one-size-fit-all solution to all situations. Flat-designed buttons or ...
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Colourblindness in design

I'm doing a little research to see how many people are affected by colourblindness to see if it is useful for our company to put some extra attention into our designs for those who are colourblind. ...
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Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills?

Well, here's the deal, I'm trying to figure out what I want to as a career in the future. I'm nearing the end of my 2nd year of college so it's kind of something I need to think about. For awhile, I ...
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Colors and labels on buttons that reflect state

I recently read the "Should 'Yes, delete it' be read or green" (Should "Yes, delete it" be red, or green?) thread and was impressed with the responses. I'm currently having a very similar ...
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Designing For Big Screens / TVs Best Practices

I'm currently designing some web pages that are to be viewed solely on a large screen TV display in a venue. A lot of this data is text driven to show everyone the schedule (think airport flight ...
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UI design for Task randomization (online survey tool)

Let's say that my tool enables you to create remote usability test (kind of). Users need a new feature - task randomization. When user design a project, he/she can add a survey but it isn't ...
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What is a good definition of simplicity that can be applied to user experience?

Everyone in my organization wants to make our products & website as simple as possible for our customers. They've seen articles like the one in the Harvard Business Journal (2012) showing that ...
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How to Improve this design, make people understand Accuracy?

I have a rough design for a progress report, primarily to be shown on the iPad. This is supposed to show what the kid is good at, and what the kid is not good at. Feedback I've received: It's ...
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Design Best Practices - Question Answer Comment Forms

I am working on a Q/A type of web app. Below is how an answer looks like in my system. Have a couple of queries Should the comment section have Avatar and the "Admin" title ? What can be done to ...
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Are there any guidelines for having space between the form elements (fields)?

Are there any guidelines for having space between the form elements (fields)?
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Difference - Font and Typeface

I would like to know the difference between a font and a typeface. If anyone could please help me. I tried to Google it, but I can't understand that in general, Why the term 'Fonts' is used rather ...
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Are there examples of 'anti-patterns' being used effectively? [closed]

I am sure many of us have come across a situation when we have been asked to design or implement something that appears to be an 'anti-pattern', that is to say, something that doesn't seem to follow ...
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Why do some games represent experience level with stars?

In some games, stars are used to represent a player's experience level. Does anyone know the origin of why people do this? I guess it might be because it represents reaching another milestone but I ...
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Does a responsive design alter the screen to screen flow?

I am associated with a project and the design lead is attempting to take an existing desktop site and design the responsive breakpoints. The one issue I ran across is that it seems that the screen to ...