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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Car infotainment system research [on hold]

We wish to design a IVI system but are struggling to find useful materials on the subject to get us stated. Best design practice, design guidelines etc. are almost non existing online when it comes to ...
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How do I suggest to our CEO that we need a UX pro on staff?

I work for an inbound marketing agency that is on a pretty rapid growth track. We're doing really well for ourselves. We have great project managers. We have a team of very talented designers and our ...
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What are some design patterns for a cycle button?

I'd like to make use of a cycle button, i.e. a single button that will toggle between a number of states (three or four). Since these buttons are generally frowned upon, there are few examples of ...
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Clear selected character of Alphabet Filter

I'm working with a results grid for which I am adding an "alphabet filter": The darkened portion indicates the selected letter for which to filter. I'm attempting to find a good way to indicate ...
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Spice up UI with Black Text on White Background

I've got a smaller banner ui (think 300 x 300px) which currently has solid black text on a white background. The text corresponds to new article titles, so it's really hard to place color on them that ...
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How can I accentuate values in this form to aid fast visual identification?

My web app has a need to display multiple values. Right now I find it hard to visually discern quickly. Observe UI Observe minimized html: <table> <tr> <td>gpm</td> ...
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Should unavailable buttons in a wizard be disabled or hidden?

On a wizard form I have the navigation, save, and cancel buttons. Currently I disable the buttons according to the context. The save button is enabled when the user actually can save (ie, last page). ...
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Can/Should primary actions change according to context?

I'm designing an internal system and I'm trying to achieve better consistency amongst the different types of pages that I have. For every functionality the main page is a "Search" page. And given ...
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Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI? [closed]

I dont know if its a valuable argument or not, but its something that I think about it sometimes. As a UI designer I always face a situaution when other people give their opinions about the UI, I ...
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What are you looking for in design interviews?

When conducting user interviews as part of the design process of a page, before any mockups have been built, what are the key questions that should be asked? What is the best way to wheedle out what ...
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How can I most effectively communicate design specs to my developer? [duplicate]

I am currently designing a complex app for a large energy corporation and I need to provide diagrams explaining the dimensions of my UI elements, layout constraints, typefaces, colours etc to my ...
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How much design change can users and stakeholders appreciate?

Summary When you seek to improve a bad design, how do you get enough buy-in from stakeholders and users to "rip the band aid off", or is incremental improvement usually the only way to get enough ...
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Existing design methodologies for considering design in device ecology

I am most familiar with user centered design processes that focus on the UX between the user and a device. However, sometimes it needs to go beyond just between the pair of human/device, but view ...
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Might a design be “too good” for users that expect a low price?

I am working hard on the new design of an online shop using all the best practices. But I had this strange thought: What if a design is so good that it worries the user? When you see something well ...
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What are some alternatives to dropdowns and wizards for multi-level options?

I am trying to design user interface that allows a user to select out of multiple workflow options. The options list is fixed but has more than couple of options. It's important for the user to be ...
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How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?

I work on a web app where users have to create and manage their projects. Each project is defined among others by a list of sub-project, which is defined by a list of tasks, which is defined by a ...
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How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?

I've heard it a hundred times. "I love it. It's so... clean". It's a mildly frustrating response. When it comes to design review with stakeholders, the word "clean" is the equivalent to the word ...
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Board game design: Which design is clearest to indicate failure?

I'm trying to design a board game (and am not an artist) but want to ensure that I've got some practical aspects designed appropriately for the layout of a card. I tried asking on ...
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Pixel Perfection in Development

I am new to this community and I apologize if I am asking an obvious question or one that has already been posed to the community. I am a UI/UX Designer working for a software and services company in ...
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Design pattern for sorting / ordering items in card view

In a table design pattern there is usually a 'primary' key value which all the other values can be sorted by, and it is easy to sort or order the rest of the attributes associated with the item. ...
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Are there guidelines for Viewer-friendly interface design?

For clarification: Viewer-friendly interface Any computer interface that is designed to be seen on television, as opposed to actually be useful for the user. Movies and television often show ...
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Why do numbers on a keyboard increase bottom to top, but on a phone they increase top to bottom? [duplicate]

On a keyboard: 7 8 9 4 5 6 1 2 3 0 On a phone: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Why are they different?
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What is the best way to switch between views?

I am designing a web page for regular drafts.(regular drafts are kind of drafts which are periodic)It means you can define amount of money to transfer from your account to another account in some ...
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Listing products on rows with multiple pagination

I had have an idea to display products in multiple rows that each of them can have pagination to see more related products, and I will love to discuss about this solution. The results presented on ...
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Job application. Design without background information?!

I applied for a UX job, and I got a task to complete to show my skills... I got a task to redesign one screen of their app, and they didn't give me any user researches, personas, user ...
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Looking for a way to “teach the user” gestures

I'm working on a mobile app for guitarists for which I've been tasked with coming with a witty way to teach the user how to use some features there and there with the requirements : No explanatory ...
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Should Portfolio Site Backgrounds Be Static? [closed]

I am currently working on my portfolio site, and currently have a color wave effect in the background. It started as just a fun thing, but has become the background to the site, meaning I have no ...
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Is top-tab bar anti-single-hand operation?

Some Design such as Android Design suggests that we place the tabs in the top. It will be very cool to swipe to change a tab to another close one. But when it comes to more than Three tabs, it will ...
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How to design an interface for planning and booking itineraries

I'm building a webform application that allows visitors to plan and book an itinerary with multiple pickups and destinations in the same reservation. A user can add up to 4 'transportations' and will ...
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How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group? [closed]

I am a web designer and often my clients ask me these kind of questions: What kind of site colors reflect my product? If my target group is of low income, what kind of colors/shapes does my website ...
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100% width user's profile cover photo?

I just wonder whether anyone or services allows a user to have a 100% width profile cover photo like these examples I found on Dribbble. I want to try to put this feature into my one of my projects. ...
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What is “elegant” design?

I'm sure you've either heard, read, or used "elegant" to refer to a good design, but does it have a specific meaning other than "great?" Is there a rubric you'd use to judge an interaction or design ...
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In a google glass why are past events moved to right of the main menu?

Generally in a time line users would image past events to be on the left, current events in the center and future on their right.But Google glass's timeline seems to be little intriguing as it has ...
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How do you handle a conflict between user goals and business goals when designing enterprise software? [closed]

If business and user goals are out of alignment in an enterprise app, the business usually is the tie breaker. They are funding the project (albeit through technology) and view the business needs with ...
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Use of technical terms

I am lead developer and in regular debate with marketing about use of technical terms. Currently users can search on string, date, and decimal. Users wanted to sum integer values in string so we ...
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What are some good examples of announcing new features within a mobile app?

I'm designing a new feature for my company's mobile app, and I want to make a splash with a brief announcement explaining what the feature is and how to use it. This announcement would appear in the ...
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what is the critical mass for design research

For my project, the first step of designing a service is design research. how many people should I interview to reach the point of synthesizing the interview results? is there any to go place to find ...
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Why hexagons look better than circles?

I am seeing in some apps, like Swarm and google play and many webs, flat-design based, that companies are using hexagons to contain images, but I am wondering why is this happenning? and whay it feel ...
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Best Loading Screen [closed]

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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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..