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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Looking for a way to “teach the user” gestures

I'm working on a mobile app for guitarists for which I've been tasked with coming with a witty way to teach the user how to use some features there and there with the requirements : No explanatory ...
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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 Portfolio Site Backgrounds Be Static? [on hold]

I am currently working on my portfolio site, and currently have a color wave effect in the background. It started as just a fun thing, but has become the background to the site, meaning I have no ...
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Is top-tab bar anti-single-hand operation?

Some Design such as Android Design suggests that we place the tabs in the top. It will be very cool to swipe to change a tab to another close one. But when it comes to more than Three tabs, it will ...
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Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?

Flat design has many merits, including being visually simple and easy to recognize. However, I don't think flat design is a one-size-fit-all solution to all situations. Flat-designed buttons or ...
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How to design a long list page in Android?

I am designing an Android application for people who haven't used Android before. This application contains a long form that these users should fill out. What of the following methods is the best way ...
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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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Why most of the microphones are placed on the left of headsets / headphones?

I've noticed that the mayority of the well-known brands (Sennheiser, Logitech, Plantronics, Razer, SteelSeries, Audio-Technica, Phillips, etc) tend to make headsets with the microphone on the left, is ...
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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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Design Matrix for Client Input

I have a question regarding client input in the UX process. I'm planing a Stakeholder Interview to kick off this project as it's a complete redesign of a existing web system. But I'd like to see where ...
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How to design an interface for planning and booking itineraries

I'm building a webform application that allows visitors to plan and book an itinerary with multiple pickups and destinations in the same reservation. A user can add up to 4 'transportations' and will ...
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What is “elegant” design?

I'm sure you've either heard, read, or used "elegant" to refer to a good design, but does it have a specific meaning other than "great?" Is there a rubric you'd use to judge an interaction or design ...
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Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group? [closed]

I am a web designer and often my clients ask me these kind of questions: What kind of site colors reflect my product? If my target group is of low income, what kind of colors/shapes does my website ...
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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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100% width user's profile cover photo?

I just wonder whether anyone or services allows a user to have a 100% width profile cover photo like these examples I found on Dribbble. I want to try to put this feature into my one of my projects. ...
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How do you handle a conflict between user goals and business goals when designing enterprise software? [closed]

If business and user goals are out of alignment in an enterprise app, the business usually is the tie breaker. They are funding the project (albeit through technology) and view the business needs with ...
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In a google glass why are past events moved to right of the main menu?

Generally in a time line users would image past events to be on the left, current events in the center and future on their right.But Google glass's timeline seems to be little intriguing as it has ...
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Speech Bubbles meaning

I am developing a toon story to illustrate my company's offerings. May be I'll use a landing page, or just create it on the home page. I have 3 actors in it, a cab driver, a bpo company owner and ...
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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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What are some good examples of announcing new features within a mobile app?

I'm designing a new feature for my company's mobile app, and I want to make a splash with a brief announcement explaining what the feature is and how to use it. This announcement would appear in the ...
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Use of technical terms

I am lead developer and in regular debate with marketing about use of technical terms. Currently users can search on string, date, and decimal. Users wanted to sum integer values in string so we ...
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what is the critical mass for design research

For my project, the first step of designing a service is design research. how many people should I interview to reach the point of synthesizing the interview results? is there any to go place to find ...
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Why hexagons look better than circles?

I am seeing in some apps, like Swarm and google play and many webs, flat-design based, that companies are using hexagons to contain images, but I am wondering why is this happenning? and whay it feel ...
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What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?

When Nintendo brought out it's first game system, the NES, it had a controller with four buttons: Select Start A B However, somewhere, a designer, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the A and ...
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Best Loading Screen [closed]

I have always been a fan of what developers use as their loading screens. I've always enjoyed unique ones that give me something to look at while I'm waiting, rather than a bar measuring the data ...
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Where can I get the dummy content for the website? [closed]

I am trying to add UI project in my portfolio so I though I would start with web design. For these dummy website can I get some dummy content?Plesae do not suggest lorem ipsum text because those are ...
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Difference between blocking and deleting?

I'm building a chat application and I'd like to give the users the ability to block and delete users, but I'm not entirely certain what their differences are. What is the typical "experience" a user ...
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Why are jail bars vertical and not horizontal? [closed]

One reason could be that they are better fixed in ground than in walls. Was this the only reason?
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Spacing between UI components

I tried looking up previous questions but came up empty on this one. I am sure that there are various standards and guidelines out there for this (Android, Apple or Windows), but it also seems like ...
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What can be an alternative to tabs in an iphone or android application

What type of a design/design philosophy/gesture can be a good alternative to tabs in an iphone or an android application? Tabs are good and tell the user that there is another ...
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An icon that best represents a user's karma points or a particular score? [closed]

Instead of displaying a numerical amount in the header of a user menu, is there an icon that best represents karma points? Similar to StackExchange but something that further elaborates the concept ...
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Health bar decreasing orientation

I'm having a contradiction with a friend about the health bar in a game. He designed it so that the hearts are getting empty (greyed out) from left to right, and I said to him that they should empty ...
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Who are we designing for? The majority of our users or the users who bring in the majority of our revenue?

Just had one of my attitudes challenged: My attitude: We should be designing for our users. Yes, we need to have a good understanding of what else is going on in the market, understand what the ...
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Which experience is better, 'list views' or 'grid view' posts items? [closed]

In your experience or with validated data, which experience is better for post readers (i.e A magazine website), list views (one on top of other) or grid views (square like).
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best way to display parent child relationship in simple heirarchy

I have been given this screen grab to comment on I don't think there's an awful much you can say aside from the colours are wrong because they imply that one is clickable while the other isnt (both ...
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UX principles while designing a logo ? [closed]

what would be the ux principles that needs to be considered while designing a logo ?? Although this link gives a bit of an idea, it doesnt specifically mention any ux principle as such..
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UX responsibilities

Is there a number of responsibilities that fall under UX (for example, graphic design, usability etc), or is UX a sub responsibility of design?
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Why are there three (3) default worksheets in MS Office Excel?

As far as I can remember there have been 3 worksheets ("Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3") by default in any new MS Excel's workbook. What is the reason for that? I'm pretty sure the most popular number of ...
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How to Design a better Timeline Navigation for Responsive Pages?

I was trying to design a Timeline Navigation component for a responsive page. So i started with mobile view(320x480) and made a wireframe. Please check the wire frame below Why i designed like ...
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What are the criteria for determining the 'clutter' on a web page?

I came across the clutter test offered by websitecriteria.com while doing some research on guidelines about content readability and presentation of information on a web page. It makes reference to an ...
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Why are clients afraid of empty space?

At first everybody agrees about the simplification need and the "less is more" theory. But when it comes to design, they are uncomfortable to see a minimalist page and want it to be filled with ...
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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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UI customisation principles and guidelines

I am working on a project that requires catering for a large number personas and scenarios. Key to meeting these needs is a UI that provides a customised experience. I was wondering if there is any ...
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Which type of experience for exploring added reviews is more interesting and useful for exploring newly added beer?

I am trying to nail down a good experience for user's who want to browse added beer reviews for my upcoming site. I'd like it to be a fun experience so I've tried a few different ways of displaying ...
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When web designing for the baby boom era should mobile first be considered?

Recently I have been asked to help in a website that targets an elderly age group (50+) and when I was thinking about how to execute the site I debated on the mobile first web design approach. ...
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UI design for Task randomization (online survey tool)

Let's say that my tool enables you to create remote usability test (kind of). Users need a new feature - task randomization. When user design a project, he/she can add a survey but it isn't ...
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Preventing text clutter on Weather app

I am currently working on a Pollen application. The biggest issue I have is dealing with text clutter and information overload. Here is my app so far: The app is incomplete without the tips ...
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Showing which direction a value should go towards

I have an interesting UI challenge. I have a ratio that I am showing in two ways: one using a percentage surrounded by a circumference pie chart, and the other showing a status bar. In some cases a ...
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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 ...