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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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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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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Need suggestion in UX design [on hold]

Now working on Project related to form builder (form editor)... 1. How the user expect the flow ? 2. What kind of editor user may like ? eg: Drag and drop or click to create. Advance Thanks for Ur ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the difference between a Product Designer and a UX Designer? [closed]

I was wandering if you could help me understand the difference between these two roles? I'm interested more to understand the type of skills each person has and the types of problems he gets the ...
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Show star rating on frontpage or not [closed]

I am currently working on a website where you can compare travels. Data for this website is being supplied via affiliate feeds so it's not being owned by the actual website. This data also includes ...
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Should icons be based on what they do rather than the appearance of an object?

A lot of icons or universal symbols are showing their age, such as the telephone handset, or the thermometer images I have seen in recent questions. What if instead of depicting a device, the icon ...
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How to make long forms engaging?

In a form I have over 30 fields on a single section of an application these 30+ fields can't be broken up into two parts along with the other sections. Long forms like this are really exhausting to ...
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Using the Office UI fabric [closed]

We are designing an Office Add in, and a question came up. Does the design needs to be in 100% correlation to the Office UI Fabric? In terms of Color, Icons and Typography ? Thanks,
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Navigation position

I'm re-rethinking my website and I would like to know what's the best for users. A navigation centered on the page + a centered logo A navigation on the left or right with a logo on the opposite ...
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Do niche web applications still strive for legacy browser support?

I'm developing a web application that work on mobile, tablet and laptop/desktop. I'm curious about how common it is for niche web application developers to disregard legacy browser support, ...
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Is there an optimal position of a phone's headphone jack? [closed]

Audio jacks can be seen occupying different places from top to bottom and left to right in different phone designs. There is a recent move of audio jacks to the bottom of the phone, which might as ...
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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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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

I just moved to a new flat, and I've a personal habit of removing my shoes when entering my flat, similar to the custom in some Asian cultures. This is in order to keep the house clean, and feel the ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

This question drives me crazy, as well as my dev colleagues. For which iPhone screen resolution I should begin designing so during development it easier adapts on other devices? Usually, I start ...
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What is Unique Value Proposition in UX Design? [closed]

What is Unique Value Proposition? And what role does it play in User Experience design?
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What is emotional design?

What is emotional design? It would be good if you can give a couple of examples as well.
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How to get better at design? [closed]

I'm a pretty good programmer, and I am trying to get better at design. I have a really tough time putting my thoughts onto paper or really just making sites 'flow' and look professional. Does ...
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Do product-based sites NEED review capability?

One of my newest projects is enhancing the user experience for a well-established industrial product site. (Instead of Home Depot's variety, think "huge variety of locks in many sizes, shapes and ...