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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Gamification app walkthrough description

We're creating a gamification application that uses crowd sourced data to track animals within a region. On the first page of the walkthrough, the product owner has stated that we should state the ...
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Why are messages on the road printed in reverse?

After reading this question, something occurred to me that I've always wondered - but never thought to ask. Why are road messages/signs printed in reverse? (source https://xkcd.com/781/) Anytime ...
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Are there any wireframing/protyping tools that generate production ready HTML? [closed]

I am looking at trying to bridge the gap between the design and development in Agile. One feature that keeps coming back is that Agile doesn't always give you the luxury of time to design wireframes, ...
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Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?

I was driving earlier today and I came across a stretch of road that didn't have signs for the speed limit but instead had it written on the road like so: Image source It got me thinking that it ...
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Mobile site navigation - Burger menu or not? [duplicate]

Can anyone share some stats on the pros and cons of both using a burger menu (standard drop down or pop out) Vs a simplified navigation for mobile. Examples of great navigation can be found here: ...
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Selecting many licenses for many users

I need an optimal way in the user interface to assign many licenses to many users. The catch here is , a user could already have had a license assigned to him/her. What i have here is a grid having ...
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Property Grid vs Dialog

I have a general question about the use of property grids. There are forces within my company who want to implement a blanket rule of "no property grids". Here is an example image of a Property Grid: ...
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What is the best practice for login in/ sign up android application

I need to know what is the best practice to design login/signup for in android apps for best user interface. Case 1 Load screen ask to log in or sign up after splash is loaded. Case 2 Choose ...
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How can I show that data in a table is related to other data within the same table?

I have a table where every 6 entries of the data are loosely related. How can I show that these sections of data are related without adding a separate column explicitly saying so? I've tried to ...
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Whats the best pattern to use by letting user choose between two (2) options after enabling a specific feature?

I am creating this design pattern where user can enable or disable "Users Term and Condition", and by choosing in enabling it, user has to choose either using a URL hosted or a version created by the ...
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The value of bloat [closed]

I'm not really sure if this is the best place to ask this question. In this article, Joel Spolsky argues a case for feature bloat. In summary: the total userbase requires all the features, and if you ...
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How to step outside one's own “perception bubble” when doing UX/Design?

I'm reading this article on how people tend to be caught in their own "homophilic [perception] bubble" when working at tech companies. People are focused on what they are designing, they work in ...
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Which ONE iOS device would you choose for design & testing? [closed]

If you had a shoestring budget and could purchase any SINGLE iOS device for testing design and interaction of an iOS app, which would you choose? iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5S, iPod touch, something else? I ...
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How to improve the UX of self driving cars? [closed]

What are the most important things a self driving can do to be trusted by humans? Google claims that a driverless car doesn't have to be perfect -- it only needs to be better than humans. Is this ...
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How should I present an error message to iOS users?

I'm working on an iOS 8 iPhone app and I'm looking for a way to present an error message to the user like You're offline, please check your network settings. that goes away after a few seconds. What ...
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UX to consider on a business card design

On a UX stance, what are the best practices to consider when designing a business card? I've done some research in order to find some that I might not have considered and I have to admit that I've ...
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What design elements should instructions on a form incorporate?

Users rarely read instructions. In most cases it's best to design an interface so that instructions aren't necessary. In some cases however, a short, instructional sentence can't be avoided. In ...
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Should the voice button become a permanent addition for search fields?

E.g. This search box on Guardian.com's website shows the voice button. While this is a desktop example, on Mobile the voice button is way below (out of focus) near the space bar of the keyboard. ...
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What is best UX design process for a Startup? [closed]

I work for a startup and I am helping them to build their product. Past six months they have been iterating over the ideas to what to build and now they have finally have some ideas. When I joined ...
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Design tips and best practices for visual navigation on mobile

I'm designing a visual drop down menu something like this: Any suggestions on how to adapt this for mobile and tablets? I'm struggling with balancing the imagery vs making it fast and functional. ...
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Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
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Recording Dimensions of Boxes

I am designing an interface for an application in which operators have to enter the dimensions of boxes they are handling. They place each box on a flat surface, and then use a tape measure. This has ...
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Format for a design specification for an Interactive Product

Assuming you are following a design methodology such as the IxD iterative approach which covers requirements gathering, prototyping, evaluation etc This creates a lot of information (data) usability ...
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Begin the column at the top of the title or at the top of the first main content text block?

On our homepage we have a content and a column with some boxes. What is the better approach: 1. Begin the first column box at the top of the title: 2. Begin the first column box at the top of the ...
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Why does everybody use Yes/No/Cancel buttons?

Is there any reason with respect to Interface Design or Usability that someone (I guess Microsoft in the early days of windows?) started using this 3 buttons twenty years ago? Has anybody any sources ...
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How to design icons that convey multiple parameters?

I have a game in which I need to display icons on a map denoting the presence of other players. Each player has multiple parameters -- friend/foe; age; team; estimated direction of movement etc. I ...
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What is the purpose of jackets having small zipperless back pockets just below the neck?

I was a little bit surprised to find that my Bench-branded 100% polyester jacket had a little zipperless back pocket just below the neck, especially since placing something like keys there would make ...
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Should an app auto fill information for editing?

I have an app that stores previously saved information, for viewing and editing. When it is edited, the user chooses which piece of info (from a list) and can then currently change the sections. I ...
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Best practice for ordering social media login buttons?

Basically I have a login page, and it has log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google. What would be the best way to order them? I've often seen it be Facebook, Twitter, then Google, though I never ...
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Is a user requirement document commonly used? Is there an alternate name or more common type of document that already exists?

It is common for business analysts to create business requirement documents to detail the business process and rules that underpin how the system needs to behave. It is also common for solution ...
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Are design frameworks, design guidelines and design languages essential for UX design work? If not, what is used instead?

A development framework such as Bootstrap and Foundation provides the set of guidelines, tools and components for building interfaces that can be standardized, maintained and extended. In the same ...
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Mobile app form - Better Alternative to horizontal progress bar?

I am working on mobile app form. Form contains 5 steps, given below- This is for iphone 5 and will not be fit in as it is, because on portrait mode step 3 and 4 getting chopped. What is the better ...
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“Back to the top” call to actions, why do we need them?

I'm particularly interested in the concept of the "back to the top" functionality that a lot of sites still have. I'm confused by this, ux wise, especially when it comes into play with a sticky ...
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Settings and Switch Account in Windows 8 Tablet Apps

I am designing a file browsing windows apps like one drive or dropbox. I tried Dropbox and Box on Windows 8 Surface. I didn't see how I can log out or switch account in this app. How those features ...
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Rationale behind off-center trackpads?

Many laptops come with an off-center trackpad as seen below: What's the rationale behind this design? Has any research been done into what end-users prefer? As my personal and very subjective ...
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Should a website for a business look the same as its leaflet?

I'm creating a website for a family friend who has a small business. They already have a leaflet that was designed a few years ago. To what extent should web/mobile design match an existing print ...
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How to implement a Web UI feature to insert default sentences in an textarea

We are talking about implementing a system that easily generates sales reports for our sales employees. We want to create a web application with one or maybe more text area's to gather the input data ...
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Is a “zero” value in a legend necessary?

Background I'm working on a calendar display for my application. I'm using the Cal-Heatmap library, however I've modified the legend. With this calendar library in particular, the square representing ...
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What should be displayed when the user selects an overall category?

Background So I am working on a project for a client that has filters for different weather events. There are categories and sub categories (example below) Winter Snow Freezing Rain Sleet Slush ...
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What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?

What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI? I don't want the data to be displayed in formal tables with rows and columns. Is there any way of grouping ...
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What does “chrome” mean in Microsoft design guidelines?

One of the most important principles in Microsoft Design Guidelines is: put content before chrome. What does chrome refer to? Just like action items?
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Is a higher priority a smaller number?

If I tell you drinking coffee is "priority one" for me; I am reasonably sure you will assume that is it very important for me to drink coffee. But is it logical to think of a low number as a high ...
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Wire-framing tools to use your own custom assets and styleguide [closed]

I'm looking for a way or a wireframing tool that has a way to create high fidelity mockups using custom UI assets that have been already created and custom defined grid to match your own design style ...
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Does material design form fields provide good UX? [closed]

We recently changed our website design to use Google's Material Design. Quite a good number of long time clients had problems with the new forms layout. Problems identified by us; Presented with a ...
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Best way to place a logo with a new merger company logo

Best way to place a logo with a new merger company logo? Would placing it next to each other be confusing?
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What's the clearest way to visually show greater or less than

I am designing a UI to allow users to set time-based goals. What is more recognizable, why: (a) >5h (b) +5h (c) 5h+ (d) 5h or more This is tabular layout so saving space, consistent ...
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dashboard design and reports [closed]

Hi I am working on a dashboard, give me some suggestions to make the report and the dashboard better
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Does Feng Shui have an impact on User Experience?

Being a part of the digital world since the beginning of internet, I’ve seen many different web design techniques, from the obviously scary example from Lings Cars... . . . to web designs that ...
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UX Team Layout and Structure [duplicate]

I'm managing a team of 10 UX designers in an agile environment. Each designer is assigned to a sprint team and sits with that team. The office are revising their seating plan and I'm making a stance ...
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How do I write a design rationale presentation for my client?

I am currently working on a project and have been asked to submit a design rationale report that provides a coherent overview of the prototype design and reasons for choosing that design. I'm looking ...