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 do we waste so much Screen-Real-Estate? [closed]

Border around the screen this basically boils down to why dont make the whole front of device a screen and why have borders around everything on the screen too. Why not replace the material around ...
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Analog Clock or Digital Clock to tell the time

I am designing a website where a clock has to be placed in the website to tell the time. I have to choose between an Analog Clock and a Digital Clock assuming both take up the same space on the ...
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Any tools to help communicate design specs to Engineering?

I am in need of a fairly robust way to communicate Element, Component (& scaffolding) design specs. to Engineering. At this point they are in a defensive posture and are asking for deltas and ...
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Is there a standard for the positioning of the elevator control buttons?

I've always wondered why elevator control buttons are found where they are. For example, the following image shows the elevator control buttons positioned on the right side. The way I see it, ...
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What's the optimal seat arrangement for a self-driving car?

Take your average mid-sized sedan layout (though this is the view of an SUV, it should illustrate the idea for anyone who has never been in a car before.): You have a driver's seat and a ...
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Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?

Many cars, such as the BMW M3 pictured below, have their fuel door on the passenger's side of the car. I do not understand the reasoning behind placing the fuel door opposite the driver; placing it ...
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HUD UI design - what drives the line and transparency theme

I notice one thing common in HUD software, and that's the line-ish (thin line bordering, line pointing), semi-transparent UI they have. Even some icons are outlines of the actual thing. Haven't tried ...
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What are the the best Error Message Icons to use for each type of error in .NET? best practices

I'm currently working on a project in .net... I have handled error messages with user friendly instructions, however I'm trying to determine the best error message icons to use. I previously just left ...
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Should a logo always be square? [closed]

I want to create a new logo for myself. Because I love typographic logos, I'll create such a logo. The most of the logos I see are square, but for a typographic logo it is sometimes hard to create a ...
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Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple? [closed]

Around the time when the Windows 8 is out, the design is moving toward simplicity. In Android, in iOS, in everywhere. A rounded rectangle button with visual cues that it's a button, often changed into ...
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Discoverability of complex interactions

We create 3D design systems for engineers (think AutoCAD, SolidWorks, 3D Studio Max, Blender, etc.) and often have a set of complex interactions that can be completed in the graphical area of the ...
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Task Feedback Screen - Multiple Choice

I'm designing a feedback screen for a task management system. I require the user to tell the system if they have completed the task or not: If they have completed the task the "How did you find the ...
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Full-screen slideshow thoughts about website opening page

Would like some thoughts on the first (entry) page of our current website, www.saintpetershcs.com Personally I don't like it and I think we should being users to a real entry page that could have a ...
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What's the difference between white words black background & black words white background in a book

In general the pages of a book are white and the words of the book are black Why is it not the other way around What are the possible reasons that books were designed this way , Why is the ...
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What kind of job can I get with a human-centered computing major?

So, I'm at a point in school where I have to start looking for internships. But, I'm not entirely sure what I can do with my major. I am majoring in Informatics with a cognate/specialization in ...
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How can I graphically display my data on car sales trends over time?

Shown here is a graph that displays statistics on car sales trends. While the information is there, its not exactly readable and I would say an eye-sore, you have to peer in and start matching ...
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Do we lose touch with our users? [closed]

I showed the hamburger menu icon ☰ ☰ to my wife (and living with me she's quite computer literate). But she couldn't make sense of the hamburger menu. "There's two of them, one each ...
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Why is everything becoming flatter? [duplicate]

Things in the design world seem to be getting flatter! I can produce infinite examples; iOS7, Windows 8 (and everything else in Windows 8), Pepsi, the Dropbox logo, even things outside the computer ...
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How to represent repeats?

I'm trying to write a budgeting web-app and wants the user to choose how many times a budget should repeat itself. I have the following options: I want One-time to mean that the budget only happens ...
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Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?

Designing an interface for a CMS (Content Management System), I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do. Context Before deleting an album, the user is asked to ...
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Best examples of iphone and ipad app that differ? (Comparison of iphone & ipad apps)

I am studying the UX of iphone and their equivalent ipad apps. Does anyone have good examples of designs that differ because of the distinctive user experience that the two devices provide?
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What does visual center mean?

I keep seeing "set the visual center," but all I can do is assume they mean set the style of a project, but I hate to assume. Any thoughts? Edit: It was in a role description. Google turns up ...
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How can I deal with many buttons in a scope bar?

I am looking for a UI way to deal with more title buttons than one can put in a scope bar. All of the screenshot/examples I see only deal with 3 or 4 options. What if I have 10?
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What's wrong with this picture?

Context I'm a developer (not a designer) working on a drawing app, and I'm a little clueless about ui / ux design. The functionality is there, but something is really wrong with the look of the menu ...
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How to evaluate mockups?

In my master thesis I aimed to design user interface for a website. Right now I have designed several mockups (around 25) that represent the user interface. I have to evaluate these mockups as fast as ...
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Accounting for browser resizing in a site layout

Accounting for window resizing in a site's design and layout When designing a site's UI and layout, I've always wondered how much I should accommodate for the user resizing the frame ...
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Common responsive design practice for lightbox on web?

I am design a page which populates a lightbox on the page with medium size of information on the lightbox itself. I also have to design this page to be responsive on a mobile device particularly smart ...
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Some advise for front-end design&developing tools [duplicate]

I'm looking for some tools that can help me design&develop html & css. Suppose I have a psd file of my website, and I know how to cut each piece into HTML&css. Is there any tool that can ...
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Best solution to show the number of comments?

I wonder which solution is better, is there really a better solution or maybe it depends on context?
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Chinese Smart phone keyboard

Do the Chinese Smart phone keyboard need a lot of keys on their keyboard compared to the simple generic iOS keyboard that we see currently? (iOS has less keys and its simple to look at. Compare it to ...
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How to make a long text look interesting?

I'm currently designing and building a job board website. I've started designing the page which shows a full job description posting once the user clicks through from a list of search results. The ...
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Android UX: Smart to use consistent design pattern?

I'm developing an app for Android and was wondering on a basic design decision. I have three screens. Two of these use the sliding layer design pattern: However, the main menu screen uses a ...
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Displaying links to Privacy Policy and terms of Use on App

I'm creating a mobile app (for iPhone) for a product which has a website right now. The website Log In/sign up page consists of links to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, FAQ, consent Policy, Contact ...
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Is there a specific method/Approach to improve UX/UI?

In my master thesis i aimed at improving an exisitng system UI. the solution i proposed is analysis and evaluate the system based on the documentation and running web site and next develop scenarios ...
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Several data visualizations on one page?

I have a set of visual models that can answer different questions such as: How is Country A doing in x What is Country A's proportion of y ... There will be approximately 5-6 questions with ...
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Real-life UX: What's wrong with our coffee maker?

At Stack Exchange, we have a very expensive espresso machine - professional quality. However, we are having a persistent, companywide problem with its use. It seems that after using the wand to ...
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Is it 'evil by design' to give logged in users more options?

I am doing some research on whether it is considered good practice (or evil), to give more options to logged in users... there are practical reasons why we may want to do this - eg, we don't want to ...
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Bug tracker add remove project member from the project UI help

I am working on a bug tracking system. Currently I am working on Add/Edit projects screen. A user will be assigned to a project, and an admin can add/remove users from the project. So below is what ...
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What is the psychology behind road markings on lanes unaffected by speed cameras?

In the UK, speed cameras are usually accompanied by white striped lines on the road. I have always assumed that was a visual reminder to the motorist to "watch your speed- it's about to be checked". ...
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designing CSV column mapping interface

I am working on a interface that allows a user to import his contacts (read millions of contacts) using a .csv file. I need to extract the following fields from the .csv file email_address ...
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Bug tracking add new bug screen correct positioning of fields

Below is my add new bug screen, I have the following fields, with the below layout. I want to add an another field called "project:" which will be a a drop down filled with all project name assigned ...
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Add bug screen, design / layout suggestion

I am working on a bug tracking system, below are two design/layout I have for the 'add new bug' feature. Screen 1 Screen 2 Which of these two screen look more intuitive ? Any help or ...
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section header with Spinner (drop down menu) in android using holo visual language

I have a screen that displays section headers. I display 3 section headers in a scroll view. My problem is that each section can change its content based on time intervals. For example, I have 3 ...
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What are some examples of enterprise software with excellent UX? [closed]

Are there any enterprise software companies that do UX well? What are some examples of enterprise software that nails the UX?
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How to present a list of sentences in a beautiful and useful way

This might not only be a user experience question but also a design one. I am designing a corporate website and my manager didn't really like the first idea I presented. I have to show a list of ...
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Which should be the correct behavior for sort in multi-page list?

We are building an application which may have thousands item in the table list. As we decide each page only show 25 item, so there maybe 10-100 pages. We allow the user click the table column header ...
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When to use static (i.e., sticky) navigation bars?

As an amateur web designer I've been paying close attention to websites' designs to improve my grasp on this field, I noticed that some websites are using sticky navigation bars while others are using ...
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iTunes, iOS and Apple inconsistent about GB vs GiB [closed]

Does anyone know of the story behind this specific UI? I mean I get the base 2 vs base 10 math but whichever route you pick, shouldn't there be consistency? Or is there a story behind this? 2^30 vs ...
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Transparent resin casting vs. solid metal color

I am designing an electronics circuit (gps-tracker/recorder) that I would like to cast in a material for durability and aesthetics, as pictured. I may decide to sell it at some point. It would be ...
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...