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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Why are chairs badly designed?

Why are chairs designed the way they are, when the sitting position of a chair isn't natural or healthy for humans? A squatting position is a lot more natural, and sitting on a chair for hours can ...
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list of items with status

Im with the design of an APP with a holiday request list. Each request has a type (Holidays, Illness, etc) a pair of dates, and an Status. The Status can be: Pending: Approved: Denied: ...
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Ethical issues in UX design: are they different to ethics in graphic design and design research?

I am still trying to track down references and resources regarding the topic of ethics in UX design. So far I have seen things like the Ethical Design Manifesto from Ind.ie that covers all aspects ...
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc. tend to have a dull finish to them. What’s the logic/psychology behind this?
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What's the best method to show how many enquiries are made for each pillow per week?

Say, I've a website that sells 350 different types of pillows from all over the world. Each week, there would be X number of people enquiring about the different pillows, and I would log the ...
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [on hold]

Basically, I need to show the total amt of sales made each week. For this case, let's put the figure at 200. Now, I need to further breakdown this figure and segment them according to salesperson. ...
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Authentication in a mobile app using OTP [closed]

Should it be manual or system should pick the OTP automatically?
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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [closed]

I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon. Are there any design principles, ideas or links for ...
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conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework

i'm a little confused about the concept of this words. conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework. is there anyone who can explain to what this words means. and more importantly what is the ...
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What is the best layout to get an image from multiple sources? [closed]

I have a mobile application and would like a better image getting layout. Image sources: URL, Local file, Camera, Facebook It's a simple mobile picture application and I would like to develop a ...
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Show star rating on frontpage or not [closed]

I am currently working on a website where you can compare travels. Data for this website is being supplied via affiliate feeds so it's not being owned by the actual website. This data also includes ...
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What is the difference between a Product Designer and a UX Designer? [closed]

I was wandering if you could help me understand the difference between these two roles? I'm interested more to understand the type of skills each person has and the types of problems he gets the ...
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How to make long forms engaging?

In a form I have over 30 fields on a single section of an application these 30+ fields can't be broken up into two parts along with the other sections. Long forms like this are really exhausting to ...
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Using the Office UI fabric [closed]

We are designing an Office Add in, and a question came up. Does the design needs to be in 100% correlation to the Office UI Fabric? In terms of Color, Icons and Typography ? Thanks,
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How does the choice of transaction models ACID or BASE affect UX design?

How does the choice of database transaction models: ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Duratbility) or BASE (Basic Availability, Soft State and Eventual Consistency) affect UX design? Can ...
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Should icons be based on what they do rather than the appearance of an object?

A lot of icons or universal symbols are showing their age, such as the telephone handset, or the thermometer images I have seen in recent questions. What if instead of depicting a device, the icon ...
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Navigation position

I'm re-rethinking my website and I would like to know what's the best for users. A navigation centered on the page + a centered logo A navigation on the left or right with a logo on the opposite ...
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Is there an optimal position of a phone's headphone jack? [closed]

Audio jacks can be seen occupying different places from top to bottom and left to right in different phone designs. There is a recent move of audio jacks to the bottom of the phone, which might as ...
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Should call to actions (CTAs) be included in product search result listings?

In my daily trips around the web, I've noticed that many of the most popular ecommerce sites (e.g. Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) are removing CTAs (e.g. "add to cart") from search results -- and I ...
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What is Unique Value Proposition in UX Design? [closed]

What is Unique Value Proposition? And what role does it play in User Experience design?
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

This question drives me crazy, as well as my dev colleagues. For which iPhone screen resolution I should begin designing so during development it easier adapts on other devices? Usually, I start ...
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What is emotional design?

What is emotional design? It would be good if you can give a couple of examples as well.
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

I just moved to a new flat, and I've a personal habit of removing my shoes when entering my flat, similar to the custom in some Asian cultures. This is in order to keep the house clean, and feel the ...
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Do product-based sites NEED review capability?

One of my newest projects is enhancing the user experience for a well-established industrial product site. (Instead of Home Depot's variety, think "huge variety of locks in many sizes, shapes and ...
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How is the UI of DADA-DADA.net built? [closed]

DADA-DADA.net How is the interface of this site built ? What's going on here ? Any hints would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Should the design/appearance of an application a part of a usability test?

So i was wondering, i developed an application (android) and put alot of effort in creating a user friendly and visual appealing experience for the user. Afterwords i held a small usability test ...
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How to implement or adopt the Ethical Design Manifesto

Ind.ie has come out with another iteration of their Ethical Design Manifesto, and I have noticed a lack of discussion around topics of this nature. I thought the most practical question to ask on ...
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Is there a UX reasoning for low-placed TVs?

When browsing furniture catalog, I can't but notice how low most TVs are placed in living room solutions, e.g. in IKEA's catalog 1 2 (photos at the end). I wonder, it there a UX reason for this? I ...
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Design using data instead of design with data

According to the GOV.UK GDS design principle number 3: Design with data In most cases, we can learn from real world behaviour by looking at how existing services are used. Let data drive ...
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Select template or provide filename - which comes first

Let's say I have a dialog used to create new files. I have to choose a template (Article, Task, Story) and provide a title and a filename (which can be automatically computed from the title). My ...
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product details page with different variations

i am working on a product details page for an ecommerce website and i am dealing with complicated products like (sofa , bed ..etc) in these pages we have a lot of variation regarding colors and sizes. ...
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Design of multipurpose form

Im designing a multipurpose form. Im working on a Windows Application to manage team schedules. We got a a visual component to represent the events of each person in the team. Something like a ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Best way to cater to two audiences on one website [duplicate]

We are re-designing our corporate website and we need to cater to two distinct audiences: small business owners and large enterprises. The products we offer are the same for both audiences - but how ...
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How far should I go with the prototype in regards to design?

I am building my first mobile app with the ionic platform: http://ionicframework.com/ I am currently using the Ionic creator tool to create the visual of the mobile app. This is my first prototype, ...
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What's the best way to have an auto-complete textbox with a filter

So basically, what I'm trying to do here is create an auto-complete text field. However, from the list of options, there are a number of them we're trying to push for and because of this, we'd like ...
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How to handle text in limited space with multiple languages and long words

We have english and german versions of a few pages, and the issue I've come across is that often, there are german words that have many more characters than their english translation. Laying the pages ...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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Fixed header, useful or wasted space?

I'm making a website now, and to be honest I'm not really a designer. Currently the site I'm making does not have a fixed header, and I'm not sure if I should make it fixed or not. A lot of sites I ...
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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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UX Qualifications?

My boss recently came to me and said that he was happy that we as a company had the experience to handle software projects we bid for, but that perhaps it was hard to prove. He mentioned that our ...
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What makes this POS design look dated [closed]

We are planning to update the design of our POS screens, so I want to understand what is making them look dated. The screens currently have all the functionality that we need -- we are just focusing ...
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ATM interface design elements

Why are actions like cash withdrawal, pin change, mini statement kept on the right hand side of an ATM screen? (Most of the time)
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User Journey Map

I am designing a mobile app. For that I interviewed many users and I created 4 Personas. Each Persona reflects unique characteristics, motivations and goals. Now I am onto creating User Journey Map. ...
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How to determine if button looks clickable?

I been making this message box's for my app, and i started thinking about how they presented to the user, if they are dominant enough that the user could easily understand what are the purpose of the ...
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a better interface for entering an age range with user-selected units

I am trying to create an age picker and this is the best i can come up with: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups the dropdown would have years, months, weeks ...
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What you call this web site menu element?

The Google material design is new, I like to know how you call this menu element, or how will you name it: The page link:https://developers.google.com/ios/guides/cocoapods **The item we are talking ...
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Dealing with characters not supported by a font

I have a website which is used by people all around the world. I use a certain font which only just came to my attention does not support characters which my users have mentioned such as ğ, ş and ı. ...
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On a table where rows can be selected with a checkbox - Should the checkbox be on left or right?

Say, for example, we have a table with various rows, and you can check a checkbox to select the row. Is it more natural to have the checkbox on the leftmost column, or the rightmost column?
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...