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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First column href or edit button per row in table?

Im building I table and I need an advice in which technique is the most recommended and why. I currently have an "edit" button at the end of each row , but I believe adding a link on the first column ...
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how to design mobile application interface [on hold]

Im a newbie here. and i hope Im asking in the right place. I am a newbie web designer and i like start designing mobile application for iOs and Android. how does it work? is there any programming ...
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Profile Picture, Circular? Square?

I have been reviewing standards that show the benefits of using circular pictures. We recommended this option to a client but the developer raised concerns over cropping. The developer mention when ...
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Is there an alternative for tabular?

I have an amount of objects (can be any amount - 1, 5, 10...) They have about 12 characteristics - maybe +/- several, but not less than 9 I believe. The question is, is there any more appropriate ...
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New and Existing Addresses in Form

I have working in designing and implementing a form for adding the address in the Shopping Cart for our website, the form initially for first timers or without existing address will looks like the ...
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Which methodology ensures good user exprience? [closed]

There's discovery, design, implement and refine where designers have their own set of tools to achieve the expected output and make clients happy.I came across this blog today, there are a few good ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Designing for tablet- best practices? [closed]

A new site is looking to optimize design for tablet ( thebambergergroup.com ) A few questions: From the small amount of data collected through analytics thus far, it seems as if most people are ...
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How important is HFI Certification for a UI-UX Designer?

I'm planning to do HFI Certification, how important is it for a designer (UI-UX) and is there any alternatives for the same?
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Status Circles for displaying tracking information inside a list [closed]

So I am currently working on a Tracking-Application. There is a list of orders and I want to display right in the list the statuses of all the six steps. Currently I have something like this: https://...
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Tools Vs Advanced Settings Icon [closed]

I am designing a paint app in which I am not sure about the two Icons I am using. One is called Tools and the other is advanced settings. When you tap on the tools: Brush, Eraser and advanced Settings ...
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Should I tell what the function is or not?

Sometimes, when I design the layout of an app, I always think about that should I put a short description to tell user what this function is or how to use it. But, at the same time, I also think about ...
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product details page with different variations

i am working on a product details page for an ecommerce website and i am dealing with complicated products like (sofa , bed ..etc) in these pages we have a lot of variation regarding colors and sizes. ...
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Should call to actions (CTAs) be included in product search result listings?

In my daily trips around the web, I've noticed that many of the most popular ecommerce sites (e.g. Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) are removing CTAs (e.g. "add to cart") from search results -- and I ...
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Design implications of Balloon Tooltip vs Rectangular Tooltip

I'm using a tooltip for a validation message and trying to weigh different design options. I'm curious because in this walkthrough on using MaskedTextBox.ValidatingType, they go out of their way to ...
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Should related posts show excerpts? [closed]

What is the benefit of showing excerpts in related posts vs showing just titles? Provided that excerpts are normally just 1-3 lines of text, does this really make it more compelling or does it add ...
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Displaying post and file likes

Consider a social-interface like Facebook and Twitter. Users can share posts/notes that are displayed in feed. In a note/post, you can add text as well as images & files. Now if a user likes that ...
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What's the best method to show how many enquiries are made for each pillow per week?

Say, I've a website that sells 350 different types of pillows from all over the world. Each week, there would be X number of people enquiring about the different pillows, and I would log the ...
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Design patterns for user dropdown on top right corner [closed]

Is there any design pattern for user drop-down which will be on top right corner of the application? I want to know some best possible features of this control. Please share some ideas.
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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Why is bright pink background a bad UX/UI?

A lot of people commenting on What color for error messages for a form with a red background? say that bright pink background is a bad UX/UI. Is it true? Is using bright red/pink as a background ...
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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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Paper on the significance of terminology regarding users

Does anyone know of material regarding the significance of terminology in (participatory) design processes? I'm looking for theory regarding cases such as this: If some users are patients being ...
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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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Is shortening numbers good for UX?

For example 200,000 takes up more space but it is more obvious what the number is. 200K takes up less space but it is less obvious what the number is. Is showing numbers in shorter form good for UX? ...
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How to implement or adopt the Ethical Design Manifesto

Ind.ie has come out with another iteration of their Ethical Design Manifesto, and I have noticed a lack of discussion around topics of this nature. I thought the most practical question to ask on ...
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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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Should the steering wheel of car be on right or left? [closed]

What is the user experience of steering wheels placement based on? I recently visited US and they have steering wheel on the left whereas back in asian countries we usually have it on the right. What ...
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pros and cons of multi search box vs one search box

I have been asked to come up with a search mechanism for a database. The database stores details about electors. Is a multiple search field interface better than a single search field interface? The ...
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Default screen size for web applications

I am designing the web application which will be used by network engineers. This application will help them to know the statistics of their network. I would like to know which is the minimum ...
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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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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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Looking for an effective way to allow people to put on a slide show of documents and videos [closed]

Currently we have this http://torontotigroup.byethost7.com/documents.html I'm looking for something that is easy to use, for both me and the reader, and works effectively on as many devices as ...
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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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Ethical issues in UX design: are they different to ethics in graphic design and design research?

I am still trying to track down references and resources regarding the topic of ethics in UX design. So far I have seen things like the Ethical Design Manifesto from Ind.ie that covers all aspects ...
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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Conceptual Design VS Conceptual Model [closed]

What is the difference between a conceptual design and a conceptual model? Thanks
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Which colors should I use for a game result graph?

I'm designing a game app for Android. We have three states for the game result with the following colors. Win - Green Tie - Yellow Lose - Red What do you think about this color combination? Is ...
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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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Why are chairs badly designed?

Why are chairs designed the way they are, when the sitting position of a chair isn't natural or healthy for humans? A squatting position is a lot more natural, and sitting on a chair for hours can ...
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list of items with status

Im with the design of an APP with a holiday request list. Each request has a type (Holidays, Illness, etc) a pair of dates, and an Status. The Status can be: Pending: Approved: Denied: ...
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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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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc. tend to have a dull finish to them. What’s the logic/psychology behind this?
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [closed]

Basically, I need to show the total amt of sales made each week. For this case, let's put the figure at 200. Now, I need to further breakdown this figure and segment them according to salesperson. e....
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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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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [closed]

I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon. Are there any design principles, ideas or links for ...
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conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework

i'm a little confused about the concept of this words. conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework. is there anyone who can explain to what this words means. and more importantly what is the ...
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What is the best layout to get an image from multiple sources? [closed]

I have a mobile application and would like a better image getting layout. Image sources: URL, Local file, Camera, Facebook It's a simple mobile picture application and I would like to develop a ...
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Best way to cater to two audiences on one website [duplicate]

We are re-designing our corporate website and we need to cater to two distinct audiences: small business owners and large enterprises. The products we offer are the same for both audiences - but how ...
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How does the choice of transaction models ACID or BASE affect UX design?

How does the choice of database transaction models: ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Duratbility) or BASE (Basic Availability, Soft State and Eventual Consistency) affect UX design? Can ...