a picture appearing as an element in a UI. Usually photographic rather than a drawn representation.

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Ways for a company to organize common/shared Icons Images and Graphics

Are there any common tools that are used to store Icons Images and graphics for a company wide audience? As a programmer I would store everything in git so people could update it and track the ...
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Which is more likely to be read and processed: (related) text placed above or below an image/video?

I'm thinking about layout on pages where the main asset is visual — for instance, a photo of an item from the collection on a museum website, or embedded video as on YouTube and many news sites. ...
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UX impact of standard stock photos

It's pretty clear to me that standard stock images (examples 1 / examples 2) don't help to build a brand or identity. Are there any studies about the impact of stock images? Any other thoughts? In ...
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Bad picture, or no picture at all?

I am currently rebuilding an e-commerce website from scratch. The design that has been created for the new site features a lot of large images, which looks pretty good. However: not all pictures in ...
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How detailed should a text alternative version of an image be?

Had a debate with a collegue recently about a accessible text alternative to an infographic we have. When they wrote the text alternative they wrote in detail exactly what was going on in the picture ...
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Do people find someone in a list faster by name or a profile picture of the person?

I am looking for research to find out if when looking through a list such as a team list in a project management app people find it easier to find someone by their profile picture or their name? I am ...
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How to indicate that an image is a link too?

I have a section in my website called "Techonology" that is not part of the main content where I put the logos of each technology used in the website (PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, etc). But I'm searching ...
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Should images be given alt text if they contain no information?

Example: a biography page with a picture of the person. The image contains no useful information, yet it adds enough emotional value to the page that simply removing it is not the solution. If you ...
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What should the ALT text be for an image that is also a link?

An image alt="" text should contain information about that image in the context of the page, so for instance if you have an article about cats on skateboards and then a photograph of the cat on his ...
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Is there a reason for the recent shift to inner zoom images on ecommerce websites?

I've seen it around and I honestly find it quite frustrating. I've seen on a lot of ecommerce websites that when you put your cursor over an image, it automatically zooms in that box, and about half ...
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Best Approach for Responsive Linked Images from Desktop to Mobile?

I am redesigning a website from the early 90's and trying to make it more "responsive". An issue came up that involves two images on the homepage when viewed on mobile devices. These images are linked ...
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Caption below or above image for navigation purposes?

It was already discussed here that for layout purposes, where images and video appear on a web page, ordinary captions are probably best placed below the graphic — largely due to convention. I want ...
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Using a back panel image as navigation

I wanted to get some opinions and feedback on using an image of a back panel for navigation. In our current UI we have a setup of a appliance. The appliance has a number of ports and some need to be ...
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Should the description of a picture be above it or below?

There are many places where we've to put an image one below the other and write their description in a line or so. Where should the description text be? above it or below? I know the best option is ...
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398 views

Best way to show user image is being process by the server

I have an App that takes images from the users for a beauty competition. I use Amazon EC2 to process the images and SQS to queue images being processed. Right after the user upload when they go to ...
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955 views

Using country flags with currencies?

We are considering incorporating national flags into a currency selector, alongside ISO currency codes, like this: We are well aware we should not use flags for selecting languages because there ...
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Is 10 search results per page the best?

When there are a lot of search results they often are paginated. Most search engines I know show 10 results per page. I guess this was born out of an easy technical solution or habit. But I don't know ...
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How to visually suggest to the viewer that there is more than meets the eye in a elegant, neat looking way?

From a user experience design point of view, what would be a good way to let the viewer know, or better said, I want the user to "get it as he sees it" without further explanation that what I am ...
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Best Practice for Responsive Website Header

While working on converting an outdated website to be more responsive I came across a concern with the website header. The client wants to keep their large graphic (both image and text are 1, not 2 ...
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How to best deal with many thumbnails in a product image gallery

We have an image gallery with thumbnails that can be clicked to reveal a larger version of them in a viewport. Here are some conditions that the layout needs to meet: The Gallery has to cater to ...
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What's a good icon/paradigm for a “show/hide” toggle button image? [closed]

I need to give an option to show or hide certain detail. What's a good pair of icons for "show/hide"? Sorry, let me clarify. I am going to use it in a MS Office Ribbon style navbar at the top. The ...
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What websites present artwork well? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had seen some exceptionally good layout design in presenting a variety of paintings. My go-to resource so far has been the MOMA, but they are a little cluttered for my taste. ...
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Using stock imagery with sensitive subjects

Something I've always wondered about is what effect would bad stock photography have on the user for sensitive subjects. I'm talking cheap, literal and cliche. I personally find this type of thing ...
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Are these religious icons clear enough without supplementary labels?

Given this UI (in HTML), do I need to put texts beneath the large images, or is the small image displayed in the lists enough to make the connection? Conclusion The client has signed off on the ...
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How to modify an image to make it clear it's an image (and not a clickable button.)

The image has a button in it, as we're referencing another part of the site to show customers what they can expect, and what to look out for site-wide. What is a good way to modify the image to ...
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722 views

Should we keep image popup after page refresh?

Simple scenario: User visits site and clicks on small image to enlarge it - large image opens in popup with transluscent dark overlay. When user refreshes the page or shares the link, should the ...
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Default images in search result

Should search results with missing images use a placeholder, or fallback to textual data available on boxed/grid view mode? I feel that using image instead of data when available makes result look ...
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501 views

Placeholders for missing images

If a data source doesn't contain images for certain items, what is the best way to indicate that the image used is a placeholder image? The type of placeholder image would probably alter dependant on ...
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Modifying images for mobile sites: scale them or cut them?

This is the first time I design a website that has a mobile version. This is the original size of the images (well, they are a little bit bigger): This is the size when they are displayed in ...
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What menu strip items and other controls deserve their own icon?

I'm creating an application which has buttons and menu strips everywhere. I have icons for nearly object (from icons to menu strips). The problem is, I want my application to be professional and ...
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256 views

Screen resolution causing wave effect in background image

I'm in the process of developing a website that is reminiscent of an old CRT monitor. To achieve the effect, I've taken an image that consists of a horizontal black line and a white line repeating ...
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How big should an image be on a computer for you to clearly see someone's face?

I have a website where people need to be able to clearly see each other. What is the smallest that say, a PNG, could be, while allowing the viewer to clearly see the features of a face?
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How do we design elements that feature unpredictably sized images?

There are contexts where a design needs to represent several items, each with inconsistently sized images. One example might be a customer database, where the customer's logo is an identifying ...
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Panoramic images in a web context: good user experience examples? [closed]

I often create ultra-wide images on my iPhone (stitched together with Pano.app), and I'm looking for user experience examples to display them on a website. These are not spherical or 360º images ...
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Should the image popup be closed when clicking on image?

It is obvious that we close popup when we click on dark area, on close button, or press escape key. But should we close it when we click on center image? Let's assume that there are three scenarios, ...
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How to make a button look disabled

Hopefully this isn't too specific for here. I have the following button image that I use on my site Here's an example with text: This is rendered using the following CSS: input.borderlessButton ...
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Multitouch gesture Interaction: Beyond the pinches and swipes.

A mixed bag of interaction and expectation... You are using the photo app on the iP(hone/od/ad) you know there are a few familiar gestures to interact. Tap to select an image. Swipe left or right ...
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Why are image captions so compelling that they get read 300% more than body copy?

"Captions under images are read on average 300% more than the body copy itself". http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shocking-truth-about-graphics/ My research tells me this finding comes from David Ogilvy, ...
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Handling images larger than viewport in carousel-based gallery

I'm trying to figure out the best way to design an image gallery embedded in a lightbox. The gallery has thumbnail versions of each image in a carousel, and clicking a thumbnail brings that image ...
5
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A modern image gallery: fluid or elastic?

I am new to UX and IA and everything about interface and solution design. I need to do a simple image gallery based on grids. I read about responsive design and media queries. Ok, in wide screen i ...
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247 views

Image Search results: to crop or not to crop?

I'm currently working on a search engine displaying image results. We are currently stuck on choosing the best way to display image thumbnails. On mobile, major search engines (Google, Bing) tend to ...
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Radio button groups with thumbnails

Please advise which of the following approaches is more usable: Switching images, all captions are visible: All images and captions are visible: Swithing captions, all images are visible:
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Does Computer mean Desktop and Laptops?

I'm creating a step-by-step chart which specifies to users that we suggest them to be on a desktop (or laptop) to properly use our system. It's a web browser system, and it uses extensive text input, ...
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Are higher-resolution images always better?

I have had this perception that for a given size, higher resolution pictures will always look better than the lower ones. But on this link in StackOverFlow I read something different. So my ...
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Best icon to represent transparency? [closed]

What would be the best image/icon to represent transparency? It should be as compact as possible and fit in a 13x11 area. I see that I should add more information. I need this image/icon to be ...
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What is a suitable interface for exploring big images?

With the infographics fever there are a lot of big resolution images around the web. Usually, the designers are constrained to create them using long vertical formats otherwise it would be too ...
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Why do some patterns flicker in strange colors while scrolling? [closed]

This image (source: Guardian Business) exhibits strange behavior when scrolling on some browsers. At 100% in Safari (on OS X on an LCD display), it flickers red when scrolling; at some zoom levels it ...
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Product image links

The scenario: customer navigates to the start page of a e-commerce book site, is presented with various offers on new books. Books is shown just by its fairly large cover. Example: ...
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In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?

I published an article on the Cooking.stackexchange blog yesterday. I shot all photographs in a standard 3:2 side ratio, but when I inserted them whole, I didn't like the appearance. I asked for help ...
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Clickable and non-clickable images on the same page

In my portfolio I have case studies, where I explain a bit of my projects and place images of different sizes along with the text. While in some smaller images the user is able to click and view the ...