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Purposefully obscure user interface design to encourage behaviours

Installing Windows 8 makes it seem that it is mandatory to create a Microsoft account, however the option to install without one is there, albeit wilfully buried. Logging out of the Windows Phone ...
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Is Google Trends incremental search intuitive?

I am trying to create an incremental search in my website where each searched term is added to the previous searched terms. I found that using a single search input for that confuses users. They ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Why don't people use the “I'm feeling lucky” button more often?

Have you ever seen or heard of someone using it? Back in the days when Google didn't automatically redirected you to the results page as you typed, I think not a lot of people used the "I'm Feeling ...
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Chrome App install banner - Dismissed user install

In Chrome 43 Google added the feature to show an app installer popup out of Chrome and to get the feedback if the user added or dismissed the home install. ...
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What are the advantages of websites (eg:Gmail) not using a cursor:pointer for interactive elements?

Taking the example of Gmail, when you hover over "Sign out" or "Add account" buttons the cursor is instead of Is there any particular reason behind that? There are clear drawbacks (less ...
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Does anyone here know who's in charge of UX for Google Apps marketplace? [closed]

I have a suggestion that will increase the number of installs in the Google Apps. Does anyone know who in Google UX team I need to reach out to with this suggestion - see below? In the old ...
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What is this Google Apps popout menu called?

What is this menu called in UX/UI parlance? I want to implement this type of menu in my UI (ASP.NET MVC 5). My default styling is done with Bootstrap 3+.
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Is the following approach better for mobiles? Missing 'save' option in Google Keep

This is one of the example from Google's approach with almost all online products these days... In Keep, when you create/edit a note it is automatically saved(ofcourse) but you don't get any ...
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What you call this web site menu element?

The Google material design is new, I like to know how you call this menu element, or how will you name it: The page link:https://developers.google.com/ios/guides/cocoapods **The item we are talking ...
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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of “X” close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?

I've been getting into Material design lately, and I really liked one of the material concepts, and thats to think of the UI in X,Y,Z axis. But noticed a discrepancy with what might be extremely ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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Google Fonts within enterprise applications? [closed]

I know that using Google Fonts for websites are no cost but what about embedding those fonts within an enterprise application that the user doesn't access through the web? I've yet to see anything ...
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How did watsapp keep an image in the url? [closed]

See the globe picture? I could not find an answer in any website as to how they pulled this off. Any clue?
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Why does Google's main page have such a modest design? [closed]

A lot of modern-ish websites have slick effects: transitions, animations, filters, etc. But on Google, the main page doesn't have a single animated transition. No input, button, or link state change ...
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If a user has created an account on my iOS app using Google, how should I handle their effort to also create an email account?

Imagine a user logged into my iOS app using their Google account. Months later, they are trying to create an account using their email address (the same one connected to their previous Google social ...
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Why does Google remove special characters from search?

It's worth noting not all special characters are removed, for example C# and C++ (programming languages) return results, $ returns results, etc. However, I tried searching for a code segment that I ...
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Google Design Cards - Rich Media Giffs Acceptable?

Going by the specs for Google Design Cards, does anyone know if animated gifs are acceptable for the rich media?
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Google Design Website- What are these Card like components?

On https://design.google.com/ it looks like they are using titles instead of cards, because the edges are square. But they function as cards. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they whitespaces? ...
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How to manage scrolling issues of a full-width embedded google map in a webpage?

We would like to have an embedded map in a webpage. This map will have 100% width of the browser window meaning that there will not be any real estate left for the user to have the mouse out of the ...
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Why doesn't YouTube append the video title to the video URL?

How come YouTube doesn't append the video title to the video URL? I know they are owned by Google so good SEO isn't exactly necessary, but from a user experience stand point it makes much more sense. ...
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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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Is Google's new “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” user friendly? [duplicate]

I've been researching on CAPTCHAs and was wondering about Google's reCAPTCHA which is based on advance risk analysis to differentiate humans and computers. Sometimes to make sure it also generates ...
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Is there any research on downsides of Google's undo design?

Google often uses an undo system where an action is followed by a popup asking if you want to undo the latest action. This is probably satisfying for the most of us - but how often do people regret ...
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Testing on Googles new reCAPTCHA

Has anybody run user tests on Google's new reCAPTCHA? My company is looking at using it and wants to run some tests before we implement. If you haven't tested it, do you know of any places where ...
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Why is Google using a (new) 2 step Gmail sign in process?

I am not asking about the two factor authentication process where the user needs to enter both a password and a one-time-password. Gmail recently (I don't know from when exactly) changed their login ...
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Why is Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” button still next to the search bar?

I'm sure that Google must put a lot of thought into the display of its homepage. With such a minimalistic design, every element matters. So what's up with the "I'm feeling lucky" button? Why is ...
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Font 'Roboto' mandatory in Google's material design?

Is using the font 'Roboto' mandatory in Google's material design – or can I use different fonts in a material design based website?
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Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?

I have just noticed that Google as well as some other sites trims the whitespaces in the password. I can successfully sign into my google account even if I add extra spaces in the end of my password. ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

I've noticed that store location pages of various Australian retailers and services don't initially position and zoom directly into the users current location even when the GPS coordinates are known ...
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing Some newbie people open up a camera, and take ...
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What to highlight in autosuggest options?

When using an autocomplete or autosuggest component, which of the following highlighting options are preferable, and why? Assume user types Mal. The suggestions are: Option 1 (probably the most ...
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Different styling for different tooltips on a single page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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Which social login should I use, Google OAuth2 or Google+?

Google supports 4 ways to "sign in with google" OAuth OAuth2 Google+ Google Apps I want a generic "sign in with google", I'm not doing anything app-specific, so the last one is out. Presumably ...
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Embedded Google Maps or static stylized map

Embedding Google Maps on your website doesn't always have the right effect on the design. With some effort you can stylize Google Maps, but I have bad experiences with that. To me, the only real ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of “minimal” design?

E.g. Google has minimal web design (just a search box). How do you define minimal design? How does this relate to minimalism in general? Is Facebook also minimalism at least from the beginning?
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Viewing files and folders in Google Drive

Google drive has a grid view option with which the files are listed as tiles/cards and the folders are represented in a small rectangular box at the top. Why is that approach and is there any other ...
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Is this a right position to place “See more” button on the top of particular section in “Google Store”?

Google placed the "See more" button on top of each section. I wrongly clicked the bottom button of "Apps" section to see all kind of similar app. But it showed me all book apps. Then I pressed back ...
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Is Apple's or Google's meaning of the three-horizontal-bar icon more popular?

Apple and Google are going head-to-head to define meaning of the three-horizontal-bars icon: In iOS this icon means "drag me to rearrange items in a list" while Google Chrome's version means "click ...
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Google fake results count [closed]

I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found. If ...
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Google UX flaw? switching placement of Videos and Images

Google offers the possibility to search for several different types of media/information: Web, Images, Video, Maps, etc. Lately I noticed that these choices for other types of information is ...
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Implementing Google Material Design on non-digital products

Reading through the Google Material Design principles and explanations, it seems like they have abstracted the design of products to a high level that is applicable to a range of traditional and ...
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Does Google filter on auto suggestion to avoid causing offence?

I've discovered that Google removes auto suggestion for some phrases on their service. For example try googling: women should men should women are men are The auto suggestions will disappear ...
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Why does Google Calendar use a RED 'Loading…' overlay

I've noticed that Google Calendar uses a red Loading... overlay in the top righthand corner on Ajax actions (e.g. opening a calendar item): I know that Google, being Google, have redefined the ...
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Is there any reason Google does not provide any filter beyond bare search bar?

I have recently used the Russian Search Engine yandex.ru and was impressed by their filters assisting in easier search, see for instance, this page, here the screenshot: Any reason Google or Bing ...
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How does Apple/Google/other calendar see post-midnight? [closed]

As extension to my other question: Time after midnight, user experience Does Apple/Google/other calendars see post-midnight as very early this day, or very late this day? I can't test it myself, but ...
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Assessing a value of a page in Google Analytics (GA)

I am analysing an information architecture using GA and am trying to qualify the worth or value of a page. There are certain metrics I have at my disposal such as unique views, bounce rates, exit ...
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How to get people to click on the G+1 button

I would like my visitors to click on the G+1 Google plus button. What is the best way to achieve that - where should the button be located? Would adding it to the order confirmation page after a ...
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Auto-suggestion difference between Google Search and Google Maps [closed]

I've noticed that the auto-suggest behavior in Google Search and Google Maps is different. If you search in Google Search and enter "exa", you'll get suggestions like "exa mple". If you do the same ...