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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UX and Software Architecture tech talk [closed]

Does anyone know of any good videos about UX vs backend? Specific points I'd like to see discussed are: how to better design the backend for UX. how to reconcile backend and UX design when they ...
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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 ...
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Responsive website UI mockups for different devices and screens?

Traditionally for UI designs, we usually do the mockups and UI layouts in Photoshop, then give it to the programmers. The UI would usually be 1920 x 1080 or 1024 x 768 or other common resolutions. ...
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What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs? [closed]

I am a user experience designer who is recently assigned to work on a Windows 10 desktop application. I am not sure with what tool I should use for prototyping and illustrating the interactions to ...
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Create a 'detective board' for a web application

I would like to create a map of the web application that we are building at the company that I work at. I'd like to stress that it HAS to be physical, so not created digitally. I feel that paper, ...
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Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ? [closed]

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly? If craiglist redesign their website today can it get more traffic is ...
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Documenting Design Decisions?

I manage a team of 10 UX Designers across 10 Sprint Teams (A designer to assigned to each team) I'm looking for ideas into how designers can document design decisions. Take this scenario: As ...
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US vs. New Zealand web design: the differences?

I design enterprise web apps in the US, and am looking to take on a New Zealand client. At first glance, the UI/UX tendencies of the New Zealand web space appears to be very similar if not identical ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Minimalistic or fancy?

There is this question that is in my mind for a long time, and I personally feel I'm not pretty good when it comes to user experience, so because of that I had decided to stick to minimalistic ...
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Is there any convention about iOS forms

I've been searching for a while now and didn't find the right answer for my question about iOS forms, that is: Studying some iOS forms, I discovered 02 main styles for forms's title and placeholders. ...
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Difference between Notice and Info messages?

I designed a program that is used to send data through the socket. In each program action, I display a message about process state. I'm confused by when to display a Notice message or Info message. ...