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How to represent an X/Y mood data to a user within a very small space (32x32)?

I'm building a mood tracker app for iPhone and am running into a user experience issue - I would like users to be able to track their moods, along with other events in a vertical "history". The mood ...
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How to showcase UX work?

Presenting your UX design on the portfolio is more than just showing off some screenshots of the wireframe or finished graphics. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the ideal way to display ...
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where to source images for personas [closed]

I've always used istockphoto to find images for personas but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find 'real' looking people. I feel that the more real they look the more believable they are. But ...
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what's a good way to show the left/right hand of piano notes in “piano roll” format?

I'm a "lone developer" in need of some UX advice. I'm working on a piano practice program and currently show notes like this: (argh, please note that these are shrunken images of the real thing) ...
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How to handle out-of-range data in a realtime plot?

Background I am working on real-time data acquisition and visualization software for a scientific measurement device. The software gathers data from the device, and plots the data in real time. Data ...
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Do infographics work?

Is there any solid experimental evidence on how successful infographics are at getting the viewer of the graphic to think about the data presented, understand it, and retain that understanding, ...
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What is the layout interface that guides a user through multiple steps called?

I have a general questions on the definition of a flow of highlighted images defining where you are in a web application flow. I want to buy some template online but I dont know what this UX ...
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How should you create simple, color-coded graphics for color-blind people when the graphics are particularly thin?

I'm starting to make a Flash puzzle game, and I started thinking about how to implement a color-blind mode. (I know there's a game development SE, but this is a user experience question.) To keep it ...
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How to distinguish between a tab widget and a table using Material Design?

An example... Huh? How can there be stats for Republicans voting for the two Democrats? I see this in most all flat icon design. It takes me a few seconds of comparing the different elements to ...
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A case against multi-colored navigation buttons

I am trying to find some evidence against multi-colored navigation links, however it seems to be surprisingly hard to find.. perhaps not so many people have come up with the "innovative" idea of ...
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Aggregating and charting different values

I'm writing a web app that allows the user to define his own questions, where each question has a defined type: numeric (includes ranged, like from 0 to 100, monetary, etc) options (like a radio ...
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What's a good icon to represent testing? [closed]

Looking for an icon that could represent "click here for significance testing" I have seen scales, bell curves, etc. Looking for other ideas and/or graphic sources.
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Do we have name for these images [closed]

I need to search these kind of images on google. But I don't know with what name shall I search for these images. Do we have name for these kind of images *not to confuse with gif images
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How to depict a bottomless pit from a top-down perspective [closed]

I have an top-down perspective android game that uses opengl-es. In the game, the user moves around a cylinder to navigate obstacle courses. I have implemented a jump effect (user flicks the screen up ...
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1answer
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Ideal number of data points per 100 pixels for a chart

If there are too many data points too close together in an image, it can look pretty choppy. In this case, we are tracking number of data points over time; eg 500 per minute, 500 per minute, etc. ...
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My client is asking for more “wow factor.” [closed]

I have heard since the beginning of this project that the product I am redesigning lacks the "wow factor." I assume that in this context, the wow factor ("properties belonging to an object that ...
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Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?

I've been reading up a lot on UX lately. The terms computer graphics, HCI and User experience keep coming up together. Could someone explain to me how Graphics, HCI and UX are all linked?
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Need some ideas on how to let the user choose level pack, then a particular level on a mobile platform

For an Android application, the user is to select a group of levels, and then a particular level within that group. The phone orientation is to be held in landscape (e.g. sideways). What do you think ...
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Why do drawing applications use handles to connect lines to shapes?

Most drawing programs that I know of (eg. Visio) give shapes handles in order to connect two shapes with a line. These handles allow lines to be "locked on" to the shape so if you move the shape, the ...
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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What proportion of desktop browser displays are Retina / high-DPI?

I don't seem to be able to find, by googling, the proportion of desktop users that have a high-DPI or Retina display. That is, for what proportion of users are we spending effort making double-...
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How to represent, in a dot-progress-bar “Finished, Next, Future” items [duplicate]

I'm working on some educational software (for adults). Part of a lesson involves moving from one step to the next. So we have a next step button. I want to show the user: How many steps there are ...