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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Is there any evidence to back up the theory elderly people won't know how to use a smartphone?

I was discussing with my boss earlier and he mentioned that the app I am currently designing for iOS and Android will be used by elderly people. We then began to plan around the same old theory that ...
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How should hamburger menu open in mobile apps?

I have seen many mobile apps which currently use hamburger menu as sidebar menu as it is very convenient and user friendly. Now, we have started to use it in our mobile apps design and it is very ...
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Chat bubbles on a web or desktop view

Mobile chat applications seem to all follow a similar pattern - chat bubbles on alternating sides with colour differentiation between you and the person you are talking to. Examples of this: google ...
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Mobile App Home Page [on hold]

I'm a newbie in both app development and UI design in general. May you please give me any advice on how to improve the design of the home page of my app? Here's the link ...
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Why don't e-commerce sites use “quick view” on mobile?

I've noticed that e-commerce sites don't use quick view on mobile. Some sites have quick view as a hover treatment, which obviously doesn't work on mobile, but J.Crew has a "quick shop" button always ...
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Can two interactive UI elements overlap each other

I am working on UI designs for a mobile app which has a lot of games in it. This app is restricted for now to landscape mode. One important screen in this app is the game download screen where there ...
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Native mobile, user content editable

I was wondering because I can't seem to find any examples of a good native design for modifying user content; I'm an Android developer and I have a dedicated job to build one app for our company. For ...
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Different Screens/Functionality after login

There is an app with screens such as products, events, news; all accessible from bottom navigation. However after logging in the bottom navigation changes and a different set of features are provided ...
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What is the optimal load time for a website before users abandon a mobile application or website?

Obviously the goal is for an application to load almost instantly but I am curious as to what the average time would be before users perceive an application or website as "too slow". So, I'm curious ...
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How important is the portrait-only mode for long ipad form?

We are launching a long ipad form (quote-and-buy journey). it is designed primarily for landscape. How important is it to be optimised for portrait? Currently, the thinking is - launch landscape ...
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Close button on mobile registration process

I am working on a registration process for a mobile site which uses a progress tracker. On completion of the registration the user is instructed that they need to check their email to activate their ...
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When is using haptic feedback for button presses a good idea?

I've noticed that on Android phones only some button presses result in haptic feedback. For example, pressing any of the 3 main buttons (Back, Home, Multitask) will cause the phone to vibrate. So does ...
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Mobile Form + Master/Detail list

I'm currently working on an automotive review app which I have to display all the information related to the review in only one context. The review structure is based on a form of 4 fields and a list ...
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research: dark or light UI better outside

Has anyone done any studies or found any good research to see if a dark interface or a light interface is good for viewing outside on a mobile device? Does the color of the interface make a ...
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Tabbed (swipable) AND drop-downs mobile UX

I'm no UX expert but I've been tasked with reviewing our current design structure vs a proposed one for our mobile site. I've mocked something up in Balsamiq that utilises a horizontal tabbed ...
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Translating progress /navigation bar in questionnaire into good mobile ux experience

I have a series of questions, aimed at being an enjoyable experience, with a nice solution for the desktop already worked out, using a styled navigation bar, which doubles as a progress bar for the ...
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One page checkout on mobile devices

How should the checkout process look on mobile devices? Should I even use a single page checkout? I was thinking of having a single long page in which the user first adds name, email, address and ...
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Intuitive way of presenting options on toggle-able items

This question is a little hard to explain so I'll do my best to explain. I'm creating an alarm type app where a user chooses a location and has two options they can decide if they want on or not. Each ...
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Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
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Is there any difference between switcher and tabs when you have only two options?

I wonder if there is any difference between tabs and a switcher when you have only two options to choose from. Switcher is slightly different from tabs. I think that switcher is a better solution, ...
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How can I show popovers on a mobile browser layout?

What is the recommended way to share information pertinent to describing a button on a touch-based mobile browser layout? For desktop browsers the way to solve this is to use popovers that display a ...
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Where to place call to action on the iOS mobile form?

I've simple password change form. I'm wondering where to place call to action buttons. 1 option: big blue call to action is placed under the text fields focus on the first text field - we display ...
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Visual consistancy in mobile

I'm working in a mobile version of a webapp suite (30 modules). It's a enterprise context. So, i've tried to create a different approach of the web. And i got this doubt: The visual consistency ...
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Should I use multiple dropdown menus in mobile design?

I am developing a documentation website for a JavaScript framework I've developed. On Desktops The main navigation only has three links: When you navigate to "API Documentation", there is then a ...
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Native vs. Browser Based Sign in for Mobile Apps

Our application currently allows users to sign in using an email/password combination, Facebook or Google. In the update we're working on, we will also add the ability to sign in with a Microsoft ...
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Who used the Hamburger Menu as a Mobile UI-Element for the first time?

It probably existed way before Smartphones (in another context) but I'm curious on who used it on Mobile Devices for the first time. Was it Apple? Was it someone else?
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Mobile scrolling report

I had a strange question from a client regarding mobile scrolling. They were concerned about the length of 'pages' and wanted to know whether any reports had been conducted on users fingers or thumb ...
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Creating an avatar that shows the accuracy/recency of the data to show map position where there are multiple user avatars

So the problem is a follows, I would like to show user's location overlaid on a map, but the geo data for each user is only pulled from the server every 5 minutes or so, thus there is a decrease in ...
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Mobile UX - expand collapse sections

I need to have collapse and expand section (vertical) within mobile view. Once users click to expand section - shall other sections become collapsed or opened? Pro for close - mobile - not much view ...
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Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?

Mobile sites were originally conceived for very limited devices with extremely throttled download speeds. They are usually* hideous affairs with barely-functional drop-down lists, that leave out any ...
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What is the best UX pattern for large dropdowns in case of mobile web pages?

I need to create a mobile web page which will prompt the user to select a village name from a huge list of names (around 30000 villages). The desktop site renders properly, and is quick enough. The ...
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How should I display sync information in mobile app?

The product we are building requires immediate contact book sync after sign up. Right now I have to decide how to display info that the contact book is syncing: A. Have a small box on app UI which ...
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What techniques can be used to make promo boxes afford tapping?

On a mobile website, without recourse to hover states. What design techniques can we use to make promo boxes afford tapping? I'm running into UX trouble when doing the mobile translation for a ...
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Sharing User Flow - Use Separate or Combined Interaction?

I'm working on a sharing flow for an iOS Mobile App where the user will be gifting something to up to 10 different people. Those people could be contacts stored in Contacts, Facebook friends, Twitter, ...
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View cart location on a responsive e-commerce site 'on mobile'

Would it be better to have the view cart button or indicator showing in the header area? Or would you hide it away in a drop down or menu area? Has anyone got any good and bad points on this... or ...
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Combining Swipe menu and swipe screen

Is there a good way to combine a swipe menu with the ability to swipe multiple screen? Or is the idea generally bad? The idea is to create a swipe menu to select from multiple screens(let's say 6) and ...
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Opting In/Out Error Handling in Mobile

Designing a settings screen in an app, which involve user opting in or out of marketing from app and/or website and sync across devices. The issue I am having is handling an error if the user opts out ...
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Does a responsive design alter the screen to screen flow?

I am associated with a project and the design lead is attempting to take an existing desktop site and design the responsive breakpoints. The one issue I ran across is that it seems that the screen to ...
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Why do we waste so much Screen-Real-Estate? [closed]

Border around the screen this basically boils down to why dont make the whole front of device a screen and why have borders around everything on the screen too. Why not replace the material around ...
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Shouldn't a user have the option to dock the video or go back to the previous screen in YouTube Mobile?

YouTube Mobile has a great feature that allows a user to dock the video they are watching to the lower right hand corner of the screen. The issue I have with this experience is you are forced to ...
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Beyond a one-size-fits-many-Westerners approach: Which mobile apps take localization seriously? [closed]

If you adjust the UI of software to different cultures, user's experience can improve. I am referring to Reinecke & Berstein (2013): "Knowing what a user likes: A design science approach to ...
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How to combine tab bars and navigation controllers?

I'm working on an iPhone app for musicians. It allows you to import songs from several sources, select one and do different things with it, like display its lyrics, control playback and other things. ...
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Mobile Deep Links from Emails

I'm looking to send an email to our users that directs them to our app. This uses a mobile deep link (custom URI scheme) that we have been successfully using for a while now. If the user presses the ...
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How to deliver wireframes to off-shore dev teams

I am currently designing an iOS application. Before I move on, I know that the route we chose to go is not ideal at all. The app is social networking app. We have a team in India developing the app. ...
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Pinch/Zoom: evidence for bad UX

My company is redesigning its corporate website. the CEO is not entirely sold on the business/UX case for going mobile (and the added bandwidth that entails). Part of his objection is that he believes ...
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Mobile Phone Device Grouping

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...
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Photoshop Layer for Demonstrating Gestures on iOS

I'm building demonstration screenshots of how to use an app and would love to be able to show tap, drag, pinch, and zoom events. This video shows some really good ones: http://vimeo.com/19347629 ...
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How can I direct people from a mobile app to specifically a desktop site?

My issue is that I want to be able to send people from our app to a feature that is only available on the desktop version of our website. It's not available on the mobile responsive site, so tapping a ...
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Mobile App: A Detailed View with a Fixed Top

I am working out the details on how a user can see a 'Detailed View' of something, and then navigate back to the 'List View'. This is usually simple, using the Navigation Bar in iOS or the Back ...
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Dropdown issue in Mobile/Tablet view of the site [duplicate]

I'm having a confusion over the dropdown link in main navigation for mobile/tablet view. In desktop view, there's no issue at all. When a user mouse over s the parent link which has its own separate ...