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 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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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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Is my needfining observation plan methodologically sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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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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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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How to design user-centric feedback forms

It seems to me that most feedback forms have been designed for the simplicity of implementation, rather than providing users with a really good experience in giving feedback. I am wondering exactly ...
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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 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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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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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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Why does MediaWiki put little padlocks on HTTPS links?

Does anyone know why MediaWiki puts little padlock icons next to HTTPS links? For example, if I put this link in a wiki article: https://twitter.com/harry_wood it would get a little yellow padlock by ...
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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to switch between views? [closed]

I am designing a web page for regular drafts.(regular drafts are kind of drafts which are periodic)It means you can define amount of money to transfer from your account to another account in some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I suggest to our CEO that we need a UX pro on staff?

I work for an inbound marketing agency that is on a pretty rapid growth track. We're doing really well for ourselves. We have great project managers. We have a team of very talented designers and our ...
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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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Original design choice of back and forward directions?

There are numerous of evidence around us where forward and backward directions are predetermined. As if they are a conscious choice we all know. At least this in true in left-to-right reading ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...