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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How to step outside one's own “perception bubble” when doing UX/Design?

I'm reading this article on how people tend to be caught in their own "homophilic [perception] bubble" when working at tech companies. People are focused on what they are designing, they work in ...
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Responsive Design / What is an appropriate web component to choose a distance regarding user's geolocation?

I own a responsive web application. I want to let user filter results (supposing a page listing some data) based on his geolocation and a chosen limit. For instance, Bob wants to see all meetings ...
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revealing more information about an item: Slide-in on hover vs Flip on click

What should I take into consideration when making a decision about the right transition to use to reveal more info about an item? Do I use a slide-in on hover or flip item on click to reveal more ...
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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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Expected result: Is alert required when changing settings?

Currently I am testing a Windows Phone application. It is a calendar application. It has a settings page using where we can switch between two types of calendar. After I change the option, is it ...
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What factors are the most influential in the usability and UX of a mobile app, that utilizes crowd sourced information? [closed]

When creating a mobile application that uses crowd sourced information, what factors influence the usability and UX. So in my case the information has already been crowd sourced by users of the ...
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user flow using a feedback button

Suppose I have a mobile app which asks users for their feedback on the app. The feedback button is located on the main screen at the bottom of the list (the app is built with a list). After the user ...
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Username vs “My Library” for media collection menu bar link

My application has two libraries: a user's private library and the application's public library. The user has no user profile, just a settings page and their library, listing the content they've ...
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Mobile search: Should variables be separated with a comma or space?

We run a financial site where visitors will be inserting multiple company codes in order in order to compare prices. Should we expect visitors to type. aaa, bbb, ccc (comma separated) aaa bbb ccc (...
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What is the difference between 'live photos' and a video? [closed]

Apple made an interesting advertisement showcasing one of the latest features of iPhone 6 Plus called 'live photos', and from the ad it looks like an image which when you click on it play a 3-5 sec ...
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Filtered and unfiltered list in the home page of a mobile app

I am designing a mobile application and I need to display a list of Bluetooth devices in the homepage. There are two flavors of the list : devices that are in range all the devices, without ...
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Manual Saving/Loading from Dropbox in Mobile App

I have a real estate investment app on iOS that is used to evaluate and manage fix and flip projects. I want to integrate the app with Dropbox to allow for cross-device access to data as well as ...
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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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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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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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UX Guidelines for Responsive Web Design of Print Button?

Some quick questions are: As a part of responsive web design, website contains print article option, but should there be a print option/button in an Tablet or Mobile version of the Desktop website? ...
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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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How to display a long list of FAQ on a mobile app?

I am designing the FAQ page for a complex mobile application. Faqs can be more than 20 and text might be very long. I have tried to list them with an accordion solution first but it seems to be heavy ...
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Should multiple gestures be used for the same action on mobile devises?

I'm having an argument with a colleague of mine. It has never made sense to me why someone would implement multiple gestures that perform the same function in a mobile app. Gestures depending on "...
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Mobile. Long list to scroll, vs. collapsible trees

Regarding mobile.... The user uses 2 dropdown lists to select a date range for a filter. The results of the filter (date range), which are shown below the filter options, is where my manager and I ...
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Should there be a refresh button if a page automatically refreshes once network is available?

I have a view in my iOS app that displays an error if there is no internet connection. Upon detecting a working internet connection, the page will automatically refresh. Is there any point to having a ...
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Could putting a menu button on the bottom center work well in a mobile app? Sort of like a “Virtual home button.”

Instead of putting a hamburger style menu button on the top corners, could it work well always on the bottom center? It would be visible on almost every screen and free up the top corners for other ...
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Which is the best mobile pattern to use for a form's select box?

I need to design a responsive website with many widgets and forms. I want to provide the best UX to mobile users also when they interact with forms, which is often a nightmare on mobile. You can ...
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Action buttons for mobile — ok to go full width?

Is it acceptable to use full width mobile action buttons, say in the footer, like in the 1st example? It's nice and simple but I'm afraid users might mistake it for a regular footer. The 2nd example ...
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Why do mobile video apps encourage taking short videos?

Recently there's been a rapid increase in the number of mobile video apps that limit their recording length. These are some popular examples: Vine - 6 seconds Viddy - 15 seconds Keek - 35 seconds ...
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Android - Visually impactful representation of small but important data

I am building an app where lets say I have four to five very important terms, clicking which take me to separate activities. I want these terms to be visually impactful in what they convey and how ...
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Mobile ux: How to indicate the presence of side panel/drawer/sidebar

The company I work for has had a desktop website for ages, but recently I had the task to make a small mobile version with limited functionality. It's been online for a while now and I've been ...
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Is adding an edit option near each section too excessive?

Do you think adding an edit option in each section of this screen is too excessive for the user?
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If initial configuration is necessary for core functionality, should I lock user on configuration page until it is filled out?

I'm writing an Android app. The core of its functionality is performing location checks to check if a user is near a certain location. For this question, let that be called home. The first time it ...
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How well do users understand the word “Filter”?

How well do users understand the term “Filter” when used as the label for an interface control? Ideally the label would reflect specifically what you're filtering by - “date” or ”status” for example, ...
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UX/UI Documentation

In the next few weeks I'll be working on a project that teaches students how to program and design apps for Android Wear, tablets, and TVs. I'll be there as a UI and UX consultant, and will have about ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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Hiding vs. disabling actions and show a message on mobile

EDIT To clarify, I meant hiding vs. disabling actions with a message (similar to a toast) showing why it's disabled. I'm curious as to whether it makes sense to hide or disable actions on mobile. I'...
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i18n and L10n on mobile for rtl languages

I am working on a mobile application which need to support rtl languages as well. I got confused how I should render this menu I have in mobile application. It's a normal menu with Icon, Label and ...
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From a UX point of view, what is the preferred way to develop cross platform apps in 2015? [closed]

My organization is looking to develop a cross-platform application. I see that there are a large number of frameworks available that translate javascript of HTML5 code into native apps for iOS, ...
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Gestures and mobile websites

I was wondering if anyone could share findings/research/thoughts into the usability of gestures on mobile websites (not apps). Apps like Gmail allow users to swipe emails to perform certain actions, ...
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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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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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How to let the user decide to keep the state of a site

I’m looking for ideas to resolve the following: In a Web application with different parts that don’t have a direct relation it should be possible to switch between these parts and not losing the ...
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Nested menus on small screen

I have a small number of pages but one page had a few sub pages. In mobile I was happy to have the nav open like so. More sub pages have now been added to the sub pages so the mobile nav looks ...
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What are the pro's and con's for adapting (or failing to adapt) a companies marketing/corporate website to be responsive?

Weighing up the pro's and con's, should a company invest the time, money and staff in adapting an existing site to be responsive (definition below)? I'm after a solid argument for (or against) ...
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Conventions for expanding accordions

It seems like there is a lot of variations and confusions about the control element used to expand and collapse panels or sections of a page. I believe some refer to it as a 'twistie' and others call ...
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Alternative UI to Spreadsheet

I'm working on a an app that has a large spreadsheet of data - individual and office sales stats to be specific. X number of rows and about 13-14 columns of data. User selects the office to view stats ...
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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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Is using a partialy shaded sandwich icon more effective the solid sandwich icons

After a sudden realization my mobile banking app that I had been using for 2 weeks had a side menu I started to think about how the sandwich icon is used to indicate a side menus existence. At ...
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Should a password change/reset log you out remotely?

I have a app with multiple frontends. (Web/Android/iOS). If you do a password reset/change at one of the frontends, should it log you out of other places? I don't want to make things hard for users, ...
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Same gesture for multiple actions in a mobile app?

Say we are have a TODO list app. Our app has just one view for simplicity: 1. Left swipe shows menu on the right (similar to facebook chat on right) 2. Right swipe shows menu on the left (similar to ...
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loading new view from which direction ? L2R or R2L?

I've been developing mobile apps using sencha touch for quite a time now. In that, whenever a new view is to be loaded, default animation direction is from Right-to-Left. This can be seen in android ...
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Is grid the right layout for mobile web applications?

Suppose you are creating a web application which supposed to work on mobile platforms like Android or iPhone, and one of the features of your app is to give the user an interface for adding, viewing, ...
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Tap, Double Tap, Long Press [closed]

What are some good general principles to keep in mind when designing and developing mobile application with touch interfaces?