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What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?

I have a mobile photo app that allows users to adjust things like brightness, contrast and saturation via sliders. The default value for all sliders is the center position between two extremes. While ...
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Best way to show payment sites for in-app purchases in mobile phone apps

The other day I made a few purchases using a mobile phone app (Android). I used Paypal, but this could be applied to any payment gateway actually. Thing is, the application was just opening a ...
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How to take input from the user on which product to track?

I'm working on an app which tracks a product from online shopping sites like Amazon and notifies you when there is a price drop. But the problem is - how to take input from the user on which product ...
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multiple auto-suggest fields on the same screen

I need to design a screen where the user needs to choose 2 types of values before moving to the next screen. one value from one list and the other from a different list. The lists are dynamic, so I ...
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Switches in UI, that correspond to serverside settings: display wish or actual system state?

This is no exact dup of Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? Question is: I´m displaying a switch / toggle button on a mobile device, which represents ...
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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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Will the concept of “Up button” still exist in Material design?

"Up button" concept is different from "Back button". In android design patterns it said we should not put "Back button" in apps. In Lollipop the "Up button" looks similar to the Back button (on ...
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Is culture or language a stronger influence on UI design differences?

I read the article by Dan Grover on Chinese Mobile app UI trends and the differences compared to English or western mobile apps. The main list is provided below: Input is Hard Indeterminate Badges ...
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How to suggest sliding interaction on mobile app?

I'm helping a friend revamp a voting application. During vote creation we would like to let the user remove a proposition by sliding it to the left (rows 3 to 5 in the preview below). Update I ...
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Log In / Sign Up on Splash screen?

Is it common to include Login / Sign Up actions on an app's splash screen? Or is it more efficient to first have a Splash screen, and then follow with a dedicated Log In / Sign Up page?
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Ask a Question, Get a Response Now or Later

I'm building a mobile app about asking questions and getting responses. The responses can be almost immediate (~10-15 seconds) but about half of the time it may take hours for a response to be sent. ...
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Entering Multiple Items and Their Properties, how to go about on Mobile App?

I'm developing a simple Bill Splitting App First step is to add the people, then on the second page you add the items and who it belongs to. Now my issue here is that I'm not sure how to approach ...
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Where is the best place to put Terms & Conditions in a sign-up flow?

I am creating an app that when the user taps a certain action button such as "Follow" they are taken through the login flow. Included in the login flow is 1) Asking for Facebook permission 2) ...
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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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Pros vs Cons of a vertical scrollbar on a smartphone UI (app)

Nowadays it's totally common to see mobile UIs without any visible scroll bars. But I'm wondering if there actually are benefits with adding a vertical scroll bar on a mobile UI and if these benefits ...
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Direction of fretboard

I know it might be a bit difficult to find musicians who have experience with UX, but I'll give my question a try here. I am designing an app for musicians and need an opinion on something: Which ...
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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Location based Q&A I am developing a location-based Q&A app. The main screen of the app features a map with a search box above it. When the user chooses a location, the "ask" button at the ...
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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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Sorting order in archive

I have a mobile app where the user has "assignments" to do in a specific date/time. Naturally, the list is sorted chronologically from first to last: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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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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Is a visually unnoticeable performance improvement a valid excuse to reduce graphics quality?

I'm doing a mobile app that intensively needs to use CPU and memory. For a week, I went on a microoptimizations rush that led to reducing the whole memory usage by 25% and CPU stopped peaking so ...
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video player mobile - a way to represent two different sources

I've implemented two protocols to provide video on demand in my app. The first one is optimised for slow connections and the other one for better video quality. How to provide a way to let users ...
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Should I replace those texts on buttons by meaningful icons?

I own an application where users can organize meetings. Other users can participate. Here's a screen on the meeting I created: (so logged user is the creator) We can notice the three buttons at ...
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Making typing API keys easier for mobile users

I have a mobile application which uses data from a REST API, and needs an API key for that particular user to access what it needs. The problem is that the API keys are anything but short. ...
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Dropdown or Sliding for choosing

A user (conductor) will pick a destination taking the minimal amount of time. Since this is a ticketing system which user can tap or swipe. Check the Example of 2 set of images below: The 1st set ...
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Ideas for mobile, tablet, desktop or web for app that in a first step consists of lots of data entry?

With a friend I am making an app that basically consists of one big calendar in which data can be entered. The app will be a sowing calendar which can be used to enter the months in which you are ...
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Where can i find “numbers” about bounce rate statistics in mobile application?

I am about to offer my boss two user registration funnels. One that the user must validate his phone number before he can use the app (something my boss prefer), and the other let the user use the app ...
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 ...
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How to ask for details to a poor reviewer?

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
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Optimal video resolution for lecture videos on a tablet-PC

We are developing an educational tablet-app for our customer. The app is required to show fullscreen videos of university style lectures In-App. After a short introductory phase, where the lecturer is ...
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Better to use icons or text to present options on product listing

On my app, when a user taps an item, some icons (favorite, add to cart, more detail) pop out below giving them some additional features. Now my concern is that these icons can be difficult to ...
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Indicating list item is pressed

What would be the most conventional way in showing that an item has been pressed in the list below... that would fit into my current design?
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Split pane on mobile application, does bottom pane have to take up whole screen

I'm currently developing a UI for a tablet application (portrait view) The client asked us to split the application into two panes, where the left side is a preview pane, and the right side gives the ...
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Best way to overlay flat icon over a rich image in tablet applcation

What would you say is the best way of overlaying an flat icon over a image in a mobile application. I've tried fiddling around with the opacity on both images but they don't seem usable yet. Are there ...
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Should a document viewer app show the document name?

To save screen space, I decided to not display the document name in my document viewer screen. So only the standard action bar (with the app name) is shown above the document. Would it be better ...
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Best practices for picture password implementation

Instead using of the conventional password design (***** in a text entry field) in my mobile application, I've been thinking about letting the user create a 4 item password from a collection of 10 ...
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Why we don't have a Recycle Bin in mobile world

Why we don't have a recycle Bin options in the mobile world. Is that any specific reason for that ?
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How to effectively motivate a person to upload landscape orientation photos in a mobile app?

The application provides users a way to upload one or several photos at once. How can it effectively motivate a person to shoot or upload landscape orientation photos?
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What is the best way to invite a contact to download an app if a unique identifier (i.e. email address) is required?

I'm seeking thoughts or examples from existing iOS mobile applications where users invite contacts to download the app. A unique identifier is required to establish a relationship between the inviter ...
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Rate Now, Remind Me Later, Never Remind Me Again

I'm creating a mobile app that would alert users on its initial startup to rate it and link to the App Store for a written review. From doing some research so far I've found two approaches that ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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Position Of Buttons

I am trying to decide where to place my main buttons on my app home screen. Considering most screens are getting larger on apps, i think it makes more sense to place all of the buttons at the ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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Save Before Quitting

I'm designing a mobile app with a settings screen which allows users to save their settings or reset them. It's setup where if the users makes changes to their settings and taps to go back home, they ...
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Should upload or download progress notifications be summarized on Android L?

Google recently released new design guidelines for the upcoming Android L. In those guidelines, they say multiple similar notifications should be summarized. Does anyone know if this applies to ...
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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

In our mobile applications (intended for Android and iOS platforms), we have fields that should be filled by users. If the user fills the field not in required format what should I do show the ...
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For an app with videos, how do you get users to view more than just the first few pages of results?

I'm making an app that has tonnes of categories of videos and within each category could be hundreds of videos. The problem is that users generally only scroll through maybe 30 results which means ...
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Is it good UX to allow the user to browse a mobile app as a guest until they want to make a payment?

I have been through this dilemma many times with new apps. So finally I'm seeking some help. So when the app is new and in the process of gathering more users, is it good to let them use the app ...
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Placeholder text vs. disabled text

I currently develop some forms in a desktop application. There is the idea to use placeholder texts in some input fields (edits) as known from HTML forms or touch systems like smartphones. But ...
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Scrolling Tab Bar Mobile app

Scrollable Tab Bar... ...or 'More' button? Which is more user-friendly? I am new to mobile design and don't have a device myself so I could not say which is more used. I'm targeting Android, ...