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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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? [on hold]

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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Property Grid vs Dialog

I have a general question about the use of property grids. There are forces within my company who want to implement a blanket rule of "no property grids". Here is an example image of a Property Grid: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is my needfinding 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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between Notice and Info messages?

I designed a program that is used to send data through the socket. In each program action, I display a message about process state. I'm confused by when to display a Notice message or Info message. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best practice for login in/ sign up android application

I need to know what is the best practice to design login/signup for in android apps for best user interface. Case 1 Load screen ask to log in or sign up after splash is loaded. Case 2 Choose ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Mobile site navigation - Burger menu or not? [duplicate]

Can anyone share some stats on the pros and cons of both using a burger menu (standard drop down or pop out) Vs a simplified navigation for mobile. Examples of great navigation can be found here: ...
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File Management As A UX Team

Working on a UX team, we've been looking at ways to improve the experience for our own workers in getting their job done and I was curious how other teams have approached file management. In the ...
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Selecting many licenses for many users

I need an optimal way in the user interface to assign many licenses to many users. The catch here is , a user could already have had a license assigned to him/her. What i have here is a grid having ...
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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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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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How can I show that data in a table is related to other data within the same table?

I have a table where every 6 entries of the data are loosely related. How can I show that these sections of data are related without adding a separate column explicitly saying so? I've tried to ...
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Whats the best pattern to use by letting user choose between two (2) options after enabling a specific feature?

I am creating this design pattern where user can enable or disable "Users Term and Condition", and by choosing in enabling it, user has to choose either using a URL hosted or a version created by the ...
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The value of bloat [closed]

I'm not really sure if this is the best place to ask this question. In this article, Joel Spolsky argues a case for feature bloat. In summary: the total userbase requires all the features, and if you ...
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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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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 ...