Questions relating to mobile computing devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and e-readers. Includes consideration for both small screen size as well as the mobile and "always on" nature of the devices.

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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?

Everytime I start designing for an App project I get stuck on user's list of options which my brain instantly associate with a desktop dropdown list like this: From what I could gather Android have ...
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which is the better way to make the mobile app UI measurements [closed]

which is the better way to make the Mobile UI measurements http://developer.android.com/design/style/metrics-grids.html For a example app having 50 screens to making measurements of each screen ...
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When to open the keypad by default?

To give an example - in stock Android when I click on New Contact, the focus(cursor) is on the Name field and one needs to tap on the field to open the keypad. VS In some Android devices, when I ...
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Balancing between UX and Back Office Operations (The one click booking)

I am working on developing a simple home cleaning booking mobile application and I've been looking at what's out there: Most of them have a multi-step "wizard" that goes from asking the user for the ...
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Use of website / computer to setup mobile app?

Suppose you have a strictly mobile app that requires the users to go through a setup process involving a fair amount of text input. Does it make sense to request the user to complete the setup on a ...
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How to map existing apps in a group

I have set-up a no-profit UX work-group with about 13 active members in Brisbane called AppsMockups. The idea is to collectively retro-engineer one popular application at a time like Tinder or ...
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Preferred Tab Order - Chronological or Importance?

In an app where you earn credits and then spend those credits, there will be a history screen with two tabs - earning history and spending history. Which tab order makes the most sense? 1) ...
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Which is good user experience while deleting an item from list view

While developing a mobile app and working on listview I found two patterns to delete an item from listView which are mentioned below: Using a checkbox: Use a checkbox in each listview item and ...
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Efficient way to enter link on phone

I am currently working on a web app that requires users to type the given link on their phone's browser to access the info. I am thinking of putting in a QR code. Is there any better way to do it?
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How to display restaurant menu on mobile

I would like to know whats the best way to display a long restaurant menu on a mobile? The menu consists for 7 categories. On tablet/desktop I have used a 2 column layout, one for the list itself and ...
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Mobile interface - how to non-obtrusively ask user to do an optional action (alert equivalent)?

Modern mobile users have been conditioned to very quickly find the X, close or cancel buttons to dismiss all kinds of modal dialogs and ads in mobile apps. The typical scenario is - a user returns to ...
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article? [duplicate]

I'm working on iPad and mobile app and want to add the option to swipe the article to get the next one. In order to get newer article what should be the direction of the swipe?
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Which gives heavier congitive load in grid on phone screen? Grid of images or grid of text? And which is faster to recognize?

Im creating an app where on main screen I'll present contacts. Im wondering if I should present them to user in grid view or table view. I assume that list view is probably faster. But if I choose ...
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Page slide in/out transition for android/iOS apps

Is there a generally accepted duration for sliding transitions in android/iOS that feels "natural"? In a similar vein, do these transitions accelerate, or do they move at a constant speed? I'm ...
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Is responsive web design worth it (in my situation)?

I've both designed and developed multiple websites where I worked on making the site responsive for mobile/tablet. It's easy work, but it's extremely tedious and lengthy. Knowing that I am a single ...
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Horizontal or vertical swiping?

I am currently working on an app and came across the following. Let's say we are making a table with whatever data (music as example) to use on a mobile device. What will the user like more swiping ...
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using a password in registration when SMS is also an option

Upon registering as a user to an app, user will need to enter his phone number to recieve a SMS with a code, which he needs to enter, to continue with registration. On the next screen, the user is ...
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Date Picker Wheels - When to validate?

This is a fairly simple question but may have wider-reaching answers: when is it appropriate to validate entry in a wheel-based date picker (such as the iOS standard ones)? Since there are three ...
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Search button always visible on products listing? (reference needed)

This is about the placement of a search option on a products listing on a smartphone. Between 4 scenarios, which is the best according to you? : Search button at the top of the scrollable content ...
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What are the best fonts to use in a text heavy screen in smartphones? [closed]

I am designing app for a online service provider. Most of the screens are text heavy. So which fonts are better to use?
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Responsive form design

Is it better to break a responsive screen into 2 steps? Having a long form like this attached image, Is it bad for UX or is it better to break into 2 steps?
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Header Filter in Mobile Apps

In my mobile app I have to display a grid. When we're talking about desktop apps or web apps, a header filter, where the user can click the header of a column (causing the grid to display a list of ...
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Better way than scrolling a long list

I have a mobile app that allows you to browse lists of songs: [a][b][c][d][e] Elvis - Song 1 Elvis - Song 2 Elvis - Song 3 Ernie Wood - Song 4 You can jump to the letter to filter based on the ...
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What to do when (phone) storage is full?

My team is working on a (phone) app which continually logs data to the internal storage or SD card. This data is periodically sent to a server. (No worries - this is not spyware, and the users are ...
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How can I show a “list” of all the showtimes of a single in multiple theaters?

There are 5 movie theaters that belong to the same company; most of them show the same movies. The number of movie theaters might increase over time (they just opened a new one already; the company ...
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Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
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For a wall of text, is a lot of columns or one long column better? [closed]

I'm designing a website, and it's probably going to have some long walls of text because it'll be an info site. I have two design ideas that would make it easier to read, but I can't decide. Both ...
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Background video on tablet/phone? Or still image?

As I understand videos won't auto play on tablets/phones to prevent user from using unwanted data. At the same time there's a trend on using videos full window backgrounds. I was wondering what's ...
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Edit mobile notifications on desktop client

Should there be a setting in the desktop client to let users edit mobile notifications? Is it ok to not allow this in the desktop client and just let them set mobile notification preferences from ...
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How to display long text in a short input box?

I can't decide which of the following 3 options is best so I'll ask here which option would you choose and why? Edit: to be clear those are text input controls and not cells of table data. Try them ...
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How does changing method of requesting reviews for mobile apps affect the ratings?

I am looking for statistics on how changing how you ask users to rate your mobile app can drastically change user ratings. Other questions have just asked for ways, pros or cons, but I am ...
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Picking a hymn with a minimum numbers of clicks from main menu

I am building an android app (hymn book). Users need to pick a particular hymn with a minimum number of clicks from the main menu. The problem is that the hymns are around 800+ and will keep ...
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iPhone app - Assign 15 people to event from a pool of 550

I'm trying to design a way to assign 15 to 20 people to a scheduled event choosing from a pool of around 500 available persons. Currently, I use one screen that should show number of available slots, ...
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Resizable left hand menu panels - do they work on mobile?

Consider the three pane layout characteristic of many PC based applications and websites, with a left hand panel. In many cases, the left hand panel has a handle on it and may be resized by the user. ...
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What would be a mobile friendly solution for a range slider with input controls?

I have a range slider with two input controls, each with a higher/lower button. The user should be able to make his input by sliding (fast but not accurate), typing into the inputs (average speed, ...
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“Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit anti-pattern for mobile.” What does Google mean by anti-pattern?

So what is an anti-pattern anyway? Source: http://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/selection.html
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Page Specific Breakpoints

I am working on a mobile first project and have run into an issue with the design of one of the screens. The issue is that the content of one screen in particular doesn't work within one of the ...
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Country switch / selection on mobile site

I have found quite many discussions around country and language selection but none of them was mobile specific. So I'd like to open a new discussion around that ... I'm currently designing a mobile ...
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Android Favorites Tray UI Specs

I am building out measurement specs and can not find the full specs for Android's 'Favorites Tray'. Specifically, I am trying to find the padding/space around and between the icons. I have looked all ...
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Inline checkbox that excludes previoius possible input, how do I combine this elegantly?

I'm designing a mobile web form where a user will fill in various personal information and finally add a signature, where users with touch capable devices will be presented with a full screen view ...
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CSV Column mapping on mobile devices

I'm designing an interface that allows users to import employees into our system using a CSV file. I'm having trouble finding a way to allow users to map their columns to the system columns on mobile ...
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What is the best way to ask users for multiple passwords?

I am creating an app which includes payments and by following banking regulations I need to ask the users for a four-digit password as well as an OTP (one-time PIN sent to the user's phone) every time ...
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What is an surface-perpendicular wheel control called?

Please bear with me as I attempt to describe this control (since I don't know its name I wasn't able to google image search for it). It's a physical control, used for adjusting a quantity up or down. ...
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Is there a better way to represent a hierarchical user selector for mobile?

We have a hierarchical user tree that allows users to drill down to each level below them and at any point switch any branch in the tree. This doesn't exactly translate so well to mobile devices. ...
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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button ...
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Approaches on having a sign in, sign up, and guest form in mobile app with as little annoyance as possible

At a university class we are to create an application for mobile devices for an actual client (a municipality). The app allows inhabitants of said municipality to file complaints concerning roadway ...
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iOS indicate to user they can use a swipe gesture [duplicate]

I have a puzzle game for iOS where the user can swipe left to skip the current puzzle and try another one. They can also swipe right to view previous puzzles. However, I'm having trouble coming up ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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Tabular data on a mobile device

I've built a responsive web application, and while its functional on mobile, it can be a bit clunky to use. It has a page with a table of students, contact information, contact person, edit page and ...