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Are there interface design principles that apply to mobile user hand/thumb positions?

Whilst on the train I observed a number of people with mobile devices but what was quite obvious is that no two person held their devices in the same way. On first thought it seemed rather surprising, ...
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Should the focus be set on the first field on a mobile app registration form on screen load?

Should I set the focus to the first field on a registration form when the screen loads? This means that the keyboard is then in view and will obscure the rest of the form from the user. The ...
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What is the better way to create navigation for 2 pages application?

I am working on wireframes for small application, which has 2 screens. One of them is primary, the other one is secondary. Now I am thinking of what is the best way to create navigation for this kind ...
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User Experience: map on mobile -

I am creating the application that will manage (CRUD) different routes on a map (inside of cities). So my users will have the possibility to create a route between two points that they specify on the ...
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Where should I put a UIBarButtonItem if there is only one? On the right or on the left?

here is my question. What is better for the UX, put a UIBarButtonItem (or equivalent in other platforms) at the right side of the UIToolbar (like the image below shown, like Whatsapp does it on the ...
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'Organic' versus 'structured' display of information on desktop applications

Not sure if this is really due to the lack of space on mobile devices or if there are a number of factors, but I have noticed that the 'organic' way of organisation and displaying content (think of ...
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What is a good way to handle many to many relationships with mobile views?

I know my question isn't very specific and uses Android specific terminology (i.e. views) but the idea is there's a many to many relationship between Provider's and Location's and we need to display ...
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Selecting country in a mobile/tablet landscape mode vs portrait mode on a responsive APP

For selecting country on an APP when it's being opened for the 1st time, On mobile or tablet portrait a 1 column list view is the best option. However is it better to switch to a 2 column view when ...
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Does swipe behaviour on mobile devices take into account left or right-handedness?

It seems like for desktop applications it is not necessary to take into account of left/right hand differences since the mouse can operate well enough for most screen designs. However, for mobile ...
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Best practice for having a user enter their location?

I'm designing a mobile app (iOS and Android - mobile only) that requires location-specific content to be shown to the user (roughly knowing the user's city is fine for scope). We'd prefer not to use ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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How to inform user about multiple important events at one moment

I have to show user information about many important events at one moment - e.g. when he enters the app. So far I was showing just one event but now requirements changed and multiple events must be ...
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Welcome screen best practices: signup, login, or both?

When looking at a mobile app's welcome screen, there are generally two types of designs: - One that targets new users by prominently displaying the Signup option - One that targets existing users by ...
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Best Practices in Merging Email and Notifications in one Inbox

I am designing a classroom application for a school, and my client wants the students to be able to see system/class notifications and classmates/instructors emails in one inbox... Have you heard or ...
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Any studies comparing Inertia Motion vs Value Selection in form data?

The Scenario: We're developing this new app which uses a selection slider to select some value (in this case, weight). Now, coming dev time, the client wants this slider to have an inertia scroll ...
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Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app

I have a client who INSISTS on using TWO hamburger menus in their app: one in the top left, one in the top right. This is to basically mirror functionality from two related websites: one uses the left ...
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Why minimum resolution for mobile web design vs. mobile app design is different? [closed]

After a lot of experience with mobile-first responsive design, I recently got a weird question from a visual designer colleague: "Why do we have to design mobile websites at minimum resolution of ...
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Best way to turn down iOS users with legacy version of iOS

I am building an iOS 8 app (iOS 7 and below not supported). Is there a standard procedure to "turn down" a user with a legacy version of iOS? (E.g. Use a modal with some text, and then automatically ...
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Best way to display 3 different keyboards in a single flow even if the input is variable in each screen?

I'm gathering feedback on the best way to show a keyboard on screen that will provide different keys depending on the input needed. The user will have to input 3 different values in three different ...
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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from ...
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Is the any design principle that would help to decide which screen, or steps, should go first in a two-steps form to create an event?

In order to create an event, there are two types of information to complete, divided already in two screens. One screen is to fill out details about the people going to the event, the reason of it, ...
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Where to position Back and Home buttons?

When you watch tv on a tablet via an app, where do you put the "Back" icon and where do you put the "Home" button?
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Best way of displaying how crowded your favourite pubs are

I'd like to ask you about the best way of displaying traffic (current situation) in favourite pubs. It should be easy to understand and it should be proper way for a map with places. My current idea ...
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Is there a research about effectiveness of swipe interfaces vs tap interfaces?

Basically what I want to learn is how popular or useful is the swipe in comparison to the tap button in Tinder? Which one do users prefer? Are there any numbers or data about this topic? I read some ...
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How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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X Button (close) position in mobile app

I'm Designing a mobile app (for android and iOS) the "side menu" icon is on the left and when needed changes to "back". when using the X button - should i position it the same as "back" - on the ...
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Should an app auto fill information for editing?

I have an app that stores previously saved information, for viewing and editing. When it is edited, the user chooses which piece of info (from a list) and can then currently change the sections. I ...
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Mobile app form - Better Alternative to horizontal progress bar?

I am working on mobile app form. Form contains 5 steps, given below- This is for iphone 5 and will not be fit in as it is, because on portrait mode step 3 and 4 getting chopped. What is the better ...
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How to make user understand differences in swipe actions

In an iOS application the user can swipe a card left or right and each has a different meaning. Swipe left skips the card and presents the next one. Swipe right spreads the content to other users. ...
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Multilingual Mobile Application - How to implement language change

We're building a mobile application that will initially support English and German, perhaps more languages in the future. My question is what is the best way/most common practice to handle language ...
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Should i make users login to my Mobile App?

I am making a Free Mobile App - where user's can find images by categories, and rate them. I do not need to know which user rated what image. So, Should i make user's login to the app? If, i force ...
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Pan when dragging near edge of container

I am implementing a container view for a native mobile app that has draggable objects and also allows panning. To drag an object, the user presses and holds until it activates (by highlighting and ...
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What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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What do you think is the best way to promote a Twitter account in an app?

I have an app and on the "About" page, there is a label which says Handmade coded by, then a button which makes the user follow me (the developer) on Twitter. The question is, what do you think it ...
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Does term “page” apply to a mobile app?

I'm developing a mobile phone (iOS/Android) app and alongside that, an admin website where the app owner will update the content of the app (so basically a CMS for the app). The app has tabs at the ...
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Indicating the stages of loading in an app rather than just the word “Loading…”

If a process takes a long time to execute in a tablet app and the ui is blocked during this load time, is there any benefit to informing the user what is actually being performed, e.g the stage that ...
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Android design convention for saying a user needs to complete an action first?

I've read the Android design conventions, but can't see a good solution. I have a 3 tab mobile application. Tabs 2 and 3 need a selection made on screen 1 before they will work. The user enters at ...
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Are there Android design conventions for an empty screen? [duplicate]

I am designing an application with 3 screens, each on their own tab. Screens 2 and 3 require data to be inputted on Screen 1 before they work. The app will open at Screen 1. Are there any conventions ...
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Displaying a “waiting to download” message within an iPad app

I am designing an app that will require data to be pulled from our main servers, and upon the first use of the app, there is one screen that will take a few minutes for all data to load. I've been ...
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Web Application vs Mobile Application [duplicate]

Last week my senior asked me this question but did not provide me with the answer :(. I researched the web but could not clear myself till the date. I even don't know if this is the right place to ask ...
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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 ...