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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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 ...
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Drag and drop in long lists

I continue to hear drag and drop can be a bad user experience when dragging to reorder over long distances, such as within a list and when scrolling to the target location is required. Are there any ...
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Multiple Timer display UI/UX problem

So, For our app, we have a 'matchlist' screen where all the people you've matched with are listed. We are now introducing timer/countdowns. You will have 24 hours to initiate a conversation to your ...
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Is there a design or pattern that is SO PERFECT, there is no other way to do it? [closed]

Let it be Automobile design, Packaging, web, logo or anything, Have you come across any design that looks so perfect and complete?
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What is a real life example of “The Elastic User”

I'm reading The Inmates are Running the Asylum, 1998, by Alan Cooper. And I get a lot out of it. In chapter 9 there is a section, The Elastic User. It is about when developers/designers make design ...
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What type of plastic band to use on a plastic bottle [closed]

This is a fairly theoretical question, but I'll try my best to explain it well. If I were a plastic water bottle designer and I were in charge of designing a bottle that stood out from other water ...
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Alternative to many buttons for adding new member to group

I think my current solution for this looks ugly and feel like it's too many buttons. Do you have any better solution without taking away from the quickness by having many buttons. What are the ...
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Grouping and present a part of the form as optional

I have a "create project" screen. Here the user may choose to add members to his project. I.e adding members is optional and can be added later too. But i want to present him an option to do and start ...
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Should I switch my major to Computer Science to become a UX designer? [closed]

I'm an Architecture student, but I want to be a UX Designer or researcher, a choice I am quite definite on based on my interests and passions which I've come to learn throughout my years in college ...
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Seeking feedback for website design [closed]

I'm the co-founder of a startup called SparkPCB Technologies in India (website: www.sparkpcb.com). I'm not any expert on customer-centric design, but I tried my best in culminating all my previous ...
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Is there a journal, dictionary or database of fonts and their established usage?

I'm looking for a font dictionary that will allow me to choose a font by conventional meaning and traditional usage. What I'm thinking of should exist, since I think that font meaning is learned ...
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How to show sleeping on a slider?

I'm developing an application for a client that asks lots of questions to determine compatibility between people. Unfortunately, the questions vary greatly, as they can pertain to sleep habits, ...
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Giving an option to go back from the 'Save draft' page

For a multi-page online form our developers disable browser back options and have included a back button on every page of the form. However most pages have a 'save draft' option. The 'Save draft' ...
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What is the color logic behind big mobile application brands like facebook, google etc.? [closed]

Why is facebook blue? Why is whatsapp green, skype in skyblue, Gmail in Red? What is the color logic behind all these applications?
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Icon for Request [closed]

I need to design icon for "Request a Feature" Anyone Please suggest any idea to design a icon for 'Request a Feature' context.
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UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?

I've notice that more and more people who used to call themselves UX Designers are now calling themselves Product Designers. I have a rough feel for the differences but I'm struggling to find any good ...
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How to provide an “easy to understand” UI to display/hide checked items?

I have a tree where the user can check/uncheck each item. Since there's many items, I would like to provide a way to filter the tree to display: all items only selected items only unselected items ...
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What is the best multi-select filter for an article list?

I'm building wireframes for an intranet site. The user needs to be able to select states so they can see articles for that particular state. They need to be able to select multiples states because ...
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How do we encourage users to write reviews on product details pages

We're re-designing the product details page of a fashion e-commerce website. Until now we still haven't been able to get customers to consistently write product reviews. One way that we do this is ...
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What makes a user want to engage heavily into the application? [closed]

I have recently been working on a desktop application, however I don't think "what" the application does is really important for this discussion. When I ask what makes the user want to engage in the ...
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Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission or consent ethical?

There are a lot of UX designer being hired in the e-commerce space at the moment, and no doubt many will have experience competing or conflicting interests when it comes to business and sales-driven ...
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Gamification app walkthrough description

We're creating a gamification application that uses crowd sourced data to track animals within a region. On the first page of the walkthrough, the product owner has stated that we should state the ...
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Why are messages on the road printed in reverse?

After reading this question, something occurred to me that I've always wondered - but never thought to ask. Why are road messages/signs printed in reverse? (source https://xkcd.com/781/) Anytime ...
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Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?

I was driving earlier today and I came across a stretch of road that didn't have signs for the speed limit but instead had it written on the road like so: Image source It got me thinking that it ...