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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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 ...
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How should I visually represent multiple three-state flags?

I'm building a piece of software which will have a filtering system that involves multiple flags. The complication is that each flag has three possible states: On Off N/A (i.e. It can't be applied, ...
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should my website be the product or the name of my business(we switched to selling just one product)

We recently did away with "other products" and we now specialize in just tabcoupon booklets(for fundraising) and my belief is that we should just simplify it to its essence and do away with the ...
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As a highschool graduate what essential skills do I need before I even think about getting into UX/UI? [closed]

What are important software I should master before breaking into UI/UX? -Thanks
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What are the implications of different button sizes?

What are the implications of different button sizes in terms of what the designer is trying to convey to the user and what the user is implying as to the function of the button? For example, does a ...
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Developing a Design Policy (for font usage, resolution support, and accessibility)

As a product manager, I am trying to help my development team by setting up boundaries and policies: what browsers to support, what resolution images must be hosted, how many fonts can we use, and ...
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How would you explain spatial ux design?

A colleague introduced me recently to spatial design and how it was used in the classic mac finder. He also said it is what apple propagated for the iPad (but not the iPhone because the screen is too ...
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What is so special about “Twitter Bootstrap”? [closed]

I have seen Twitter bootstrap and Yahoo purecss but I don't understand why they are becoming industry standards. People tend to directly use them for their project without thinking of something unique ...
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Best resolution for creating a design

I'm just starting to learn web design and ux and I have a very simple question. What is the best resolution to design for? For example, I want to design a WP Plugin settings page, what resolution ...
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How could petrol forecourts be designed to improve efficiency?

I am always shocked when I go to a petrol station. The layout- in the UK, at least- seems to be fairly standard. But it always seems to me to be incredibly inefficient. These are the issues: When ...
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How could you prevent users from leaving their original copy in the photocopier?

I've done this myself on many occasions, even though I know it's a common mistake I need to watch out for. The steps seem to go as follows (with typical thoughts in brackets): Walk up to ...
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How does the projection-angle of road arrows change drivers' expectations of the appropriate speed in a curve?

Have any studies been conducted to decide the 'print angle' (anamorphic projection) of road signage? Are there any other expectations involved?
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What is the psychology behind laying out slabs at different angles for cyclists and pedestrians?

In the UK, we have many paths that are shared by pedestrians and cyclists, with a dividing line down the center to show who should be on which side of the path. I noticed that at the end of such ...
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Is a raised-looking textbox appropriate or confusing?

I'm working on a website and the client is asking for raised-looking textboxes to match the look of the rest of the site. However, this makes the textboxes look like buttons that could potentially ...
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Design Suggestions On A Program

I've been working on, more for a hobbyist sake (and my personal use), a music player program. Actually playing the files is not at issue, but what is more at issue is the layout of the functions. ...
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How does game interface design differ from web design? [closed]

I recently saw a similar question on Quora, and was curious about how design focuses in both fields differed? Bonus points if you can summarize it in a catchy little sentence or something.
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What default font to choose for desktop applications?

Finding the right font for an application seems to be an art. There seem to be many standards. Arial seems to be used in most applications I have seen, Segoe UI is the standard for Microsoft Windows ...
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Managing UX technical debt in a new application [duplicate]

I am an SQA working on a new Learning Management System, that will launch in the next month. I think the system is very ugly and has bad UX. We are using JSF and Prime Faces and my team does not ...
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Design vending machine for Blind and Deaf [closed]

I recently came through this interesting design question, which has been stuck in my head since then. Now, putting myself in such a persons shoes (though its weird and tough to think like that), ...
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iPhone vs. iPad Apps

I am trying to create an iPad app using the existing iPhone app design. I would like to know what kind of differences should I introduce in the app design as to suit it for the bigger iPad screen. I ...
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Mixing rounded corners and square corners

The question of the usability of rounded corners versus square corners has already be answered here. My question revolves more about the consequence of having them intermingled. I've heard some ...
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What sort of menu stucture/site design is appropriate when there are hundreds of pages to be described and referenced?

I'm creating a WordPress website/blog for the purpose of sharing years worth of technical works in physics, quantitative finance and mathematics. Most of these works are in the form of Mathematica ...
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Scaling up team sizes to crowds

The UX industry is still growing and finding its feet, but by now we have a pretty decent set of standards and practices that most people agree on. One of these is team size. I think almost everybody ...
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Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?

The image below shows the controllers of the three eighth-generation consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U). As you can see, both the PS4 and Wii U controllers have symmetrical analog sticks, which seems ...
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Names of common UI styles [closed]

Are there official names for the overall UI design styles of some common layouts? The one I have in mind specifically is the minimal style of the windows 8 desktop. Are there any good resources for ...
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Porting iOS to Android

I'm not really a designer/UX expert, however I have been developing on Android for some time now and I always try to stick to the look and feel of the standard (ICS) look and feel (with some degree of ...
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What is the optimal snooze time for a task (mobile software)?

I'm developing a mobile application like the stock Reminders.app offered by Apple, and I'm deploying a "snooze" functionality for overdue tasks. I'm not sure what the optimal snooze time is or how to ...
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Red text for confirmation message [duplicate]

I'm working on a site which has its main colors as a dark red and carbon fiber as main colors. After an email is sent, a confirmation message is displayed. Would it be acceptable to make this ...
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How to define the status between now and a last checkpoint?

I have sets of probing data from an internal monitoring tool which represent the availability of different services (databases, webservices and so on). Now my task is to visualize this data and I ...
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Differences between iOS and Android GUIs [closed]

People sometimes ask me why I chose to buy an iPhone instead of an Android. I always reply the same thing: iPhones (and Apple devices in general) are more user friendly, in my opinion, than Androids. ...
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Should I use pagination in a forum's thread

I am designing a forum with large discussions, with no specific need to order answers. Do I need to implement pagination or should I maintain one unique page per thread?
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The current NEW looks OLD later [closed]

Whenever I see a modern stylish new logo / design, I have a feeling that the designers have reached the pinnacle of design and that there is nothing major that can be done. Time passes and I'm proven ...
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How to design a wireframe logically?

I'd like to know what is the reasoning you go through when you wireframe a page. After having determined the different components of a page, I usually identify the primary/secondary contents and key ...
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Best iPhone app design process

What is the best way to design an iPhone app? What do I do first. Is it best to do the following?... Do a paper wireframe? Do a digital wireframe (Adobe Illustrator)? Design the real thing (Adobe ...