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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What's the best way to allow/disable features for users in admin panel. For both individual users and groups [closed]

For a feature to be allowed/disabled across many users, how should it be? Some users have a privilege and others don't. This is not necessarily a ban list. Ideally a search button should be there by ...
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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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When designing a website for stock price prediction what additional options can be added to it ?. Also need your feedback on the current prototype

A site/app that allows you to guess stock prices and win money if you are correct.  We would start with allowing people to guess the prices of IPOs (companies going public). The user who correctly ...
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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 ...
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Gamification and punishment

StackExchange is a website that uses gamification. I am curious if punishment is a suitable method in gamification. I recently posted a question on this site on how to improve my survey about UX and ...
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Universal Human-Interface Guidelines

Have there been academic attempts to produce a collection / framework / taxonomy of generally applicable HIGs (Human-Interface Guidelines)? Each major platform tends to have their own, and while they ...
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Is there a better suggestion for web design container width?

So we know the majority screen sizes research already, But what are the optimal max-width suggestion for the container in each of screen sizes? I can only find a suggestion report like this, from ...
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...
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Grid with cards

I want to create grid withs cards that looks like on photo, every card have text in it. What would be better to make , all square or rectangular cards ?
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How to display my sidebar on mobile devices?

I'm currently building an app for an card game. You actually play a champion. For each game you can pick x cards out of a pool of available cards which you actually could draw within this game - a ...
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Pushing back on attitudinal feedback?

I work in an Enterprise UX environment (designing apps for use by my company). We often get feedback that seems heavily attitudinal from many of our employees. Much of this feedback seems to be based ...
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Features that have ramifications beyond the direct experience with the software

This isn't so much a "how do I do this" question as it is a "real world ramifications of a design decision" question. I noticed today that, when using Google Wallet for a payment, when one goes to ...
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How to ensure design is involved in product development

We have several development teams, a Product Owner team and a Design team. The PO team generally works with the design team whilst writing the user stories and acceptance criteria and then typically ...
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1-10 survey questions and options on a mobile device

Many survey questions ask the respondent to choose one option from 10 (e.g. the Net Promoter Score). However Apple's HIG recommend that touch targets on mobile have a minimum of 44x44pts. So we have ...
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How to show “favorites” in a list of news posts, in an app? [closed]

I'm creating a new kind of app where one of the layouts shows only some news with the date it was posted: I would like to add a Favorite option to every post. So, if a user favorites that news, it ...
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For death year, should I use N/A or — if person still alive?

I am making an app that displays detailed information of all U.S. presidents. For each president, you can view data such as the year the president was born and died. George Washington ...
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Is there an optimal position for user polls on a website?

I am in the process of designing a sports website. Users will visit to check the scores and fixtures of their team for various sports. On the home page I am thinking of putting a user poll, just to ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

I'm a UX designer in a small software development start up. Until now, I've always worked with developers since the beginning of interface creation, because I don't want to lose time working on many ...
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Upload forms, should they open on a new page or in a pop-up box?

My website will have a feature that allows users to submit/upload pictures and blogs for a competition. This is done on my competition page. In terms of good UX design, is it better to have the ...
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What is the rationale behind the design to bring “everything” ahead of the lock screen?

On Android Lollipop, even with a PIN-enabled lock screen, it is possible to: Turn on/off Flight mode Turn on/off Location Turn on/off WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data See all available WiFi and ...
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Where to put a single menu item on a Windows form

This is more of a design question than a technical one. I am developing a Windows application with a menu bar and toolbar. I have menu items for the File, Tools, and Help menus, but I have a few other ...
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Headline vs. Image: What are the best practices for designing article-based interfaces for maximum readability?

In every interface, understanding the importance of each element in fulfilling the users need is a primary task. In the case of article page designs, in order to maximise the optimal reading ...
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Why aren't keyboards' home and top rows aligned nicely?

If you're like most people, your keyboard looks something like this: The keen eye will notice that all but one set of adjacent rows on a regular keyboard are aligned at half-key increments: the top ...
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What is a good exercise or activity to help non-UX professionals understand the UX design process? [closed]

I realize there is no right answer to this question, but your input will help me select an appropriate group activity for an upcoming seminar. Some examples I've used in the past are: design a ...
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Justification of petrol station design [closed]

Would appreciate help on this issue. We plan to reconstruct our old petrol station. At present, it has one single row of pumps, so all cars have to move in queue or bypass each other. New design will ...
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What is the difference between 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' design

I have seen these terms used in the context of discussions about the responsibilities and obligations of designers to their own ethical and moral standards. I wonder if these terms are commonly used ...
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What's the best UI Element / something new for a single select list where at least 10 options must remain visible?

I'm working on an application redesign, and I can't determine a better replacement for what we are currently using, which is a single-select list, showing about 10 items, where you can only select one ...
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Combine Search/Results or Keep Them Separate Pages

I'm designing a search interface for an insurance claims system. The system contains hundreds of thousands of records. Most users will know and search by a claim number, though claimants name can be ...
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Do we really need a page to indicate that introduction slides are about to begin?

I am designing a mobile app. To make users aware about the app concepts, I am adding few slides (pages with dot indicators at the bottom). These slides will appear when the user opens the app for ...
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Why does the cursor have a tail?

Look at your cursor. What's the purpose of its tail—the small rectangular portion at the bottom-right? To me, it follows that it would be equally useful without a tail. I can certainly see why its ...
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Are there any standards to certify or verify that a digital product or service has been designed ethically?

I was thinking about how these days consumers are conscious about whether certain types of food products are certified to be compliant with ethical processes or practices such as the fair trade ...
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Back/Cancel Button on Registration/Checkout

It's generally recommended to place a Back, or Cancel button depending on information committed, on multi-step systems to allow the user to escape a process. It is one of the most basic heuristics ...
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Why do ceiling fan speeds decrease when I pull the chain? [closed]

A typical 3-speed ceiling fan goes HIGH-MED-LOW-OFF when you pull the chain. Why not the opposite order?
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Why the hardware button of mobile devices is not placed at the front?

The button at the bottom front of iPod/iPhone/iPad/Samsung is great UX. Why other mobile manufacturers don't offer such a button at the front as well? Most smartphones have a hardware button on the ...
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Forcing a user to sign up to download a file

I don't want to compromise the user experience, but I have been thinking about forcing my users to sign-up to download free files created by myself. Although, it may sound ridiculous, nevertheless, I ...
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Where exactly should I put a search box in this form? [closed]

I need to add a search box to this form and may be in future I need to show user's email address as well, which place would be best for that ?
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Wake Up key on keyboard

Noticed this keyboard that has a "Wake Up" key next to the "Sleep" key. What is the use of this key? Most keyboards I know that have a Sleep key don't have a Wake Up key; to raise a computer from ...