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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Android UX question regarding state of a selection screen

In an Android app I have a screen where the user can select some parameters for a search. Among those parameters is a location. The pre-selection is Berlin. The user can click on a button (select ...
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How to display timestamps on activity feed

I'm designing a mobile iOS app with a predominant focus on an activity feed of salespeople and customers. I'd like to place time stamps on each activity feed item, but am stuck deciding which format ...
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Four different types of actions need to be applied to elements in a list on a mobile phone. How do I organize these actions?

I have a bunch of user created items in a list on a mobile phone. I've broken the possible actions applied to each into four types, listed below in order of most often used: reply to internal ...
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Shifting a view into inline-edit mode VS. dedicated edit screen?

I'm developing an iOS app, and I'm conflicted on which is the better UX choice to make. The main screen displays a nicely arranged carousel of objects, with just a few core details. The user can edit ...
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Combining Login and Forgot PIN in a mobile interface

This question is for an interface used on Mobile Phones, specifically for logging in to Mobile websites with the MSISDN of the user. Currently the local version of the interface in question looks ...
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Choosing the right resolution to target for the mobile web

I have problem with choosing the right pixel size to design for when sketching Mobile user interfaces. I'm designing a mobile web that can be opened by different mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, ...
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Gathering end user feedback on a mobile device

I would like to be able to solicit feedback (comments, suggestions, etc) from end users within my mobile business applications. I would expect the feedback to range from "I really love/hate this" to ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Information in a Mobile App

trying to come up with a good way of presenting a hierarchy of information on a mobile device. Specifically, I wrote this Khan Academy app for Windows Phone: ...
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Bus Ticket Booking Form - Mobile

While designing a Bus booking site - i was thinking on the number of inputs i will require for searching all the buses between two routes. The Web version contains these forms One Way/ Round Trip ...
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How to indicate top level menu not clickable?

Working very test example here: http://learntango.webfactional.com/ I am working to make my Argentine Tango website more friendly to new devices mobile touchpad etc I (the tango teacher) am ...
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Detail disclosure button for non-iOS devices

On iOS devices, Apple uses a Detail disclosure button for additional details that are aside from the main list navigation. The image below is taken from the iOS HIG. Another example of this can be ...
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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?
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A grid system (Photoshop/Pixelmator) for designing for the iPad

I am designing an iPad app, so I could really use a grid template. I could probably just work with the 960 grid system; however, I'd love to find a solution that is tailor-made for the purpose (that ...
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Should I use a Dashboard for a mobile website

Should I use a Dashboard, in the style of an app, for the mobile version of a website? Is it considered a good or bad practice? There is some images associated with the news feed on the home pages of ...
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Allow numeric input or have user pick from dropdown?

I was just wanting to see what people thought about how I should allow users to specify a year. Currently they are able to select a year from a dropdownlist but I was wondering if users might prefer ...
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How to have tool tips on touch devices?

I want to provide tooltips for the UI buttons, but obviously a "hoverable" tooltip will not display on a touch device. what is an alternative way to display the same information as a tooltip (in this ...
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Any recommendations on horizontal scrolling on tablets/mobile apps?

Some apps such as the Netflix app use double scrolling: you can scroll vertically within the page and horizontally within a component. I know that Microsoft has moved away from horizontal scrolling ...
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What is the best way to add a secondary action to a row in a mobile app?

I'm working on an app that allows the user to browse through a list of items. All of these items have a primary action (compose) and some of them also have a secondary action (search). As of now I'm ...
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Workout app, what is wrong with these interfaces? [closed]

I have a workout app where you have a training session, and you add/edit individual lifts. I got feedback from people that the interface is very clunky, but I can't see what is wrong with it? Are ...
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What's the best way to present NPS survey questions to users on phones?

NPS surveys generally take the format of: The touch area of each selection seems to be pretty tight when I put my mockup on a phone... Is there a better design pattern that I could be using here ...
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what to use instead of swippable table view cell in android?

Currently i'm working on a project which has list items that include swippable table view cell. Since this is so popular in ios and rarely used in android (only partly in google inbox app), I wonder ...
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Native app - entering amount

Currently we have two different ways to enter amount into amount field. Example 1 - formatting is done automatically. User always needs to enter decimals even if they want to pay only 1 EUR. Example ...
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Are expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS an anti-pattern?

I'm trying to find examples of expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS but I cannot seem to find any. I haven't seen any official statements from Apple but it seems as if all native apps prefer menu ...
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Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
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Use labels/text under icons in the iOS tab bar?

An example of Tab bar is shown below: I'm designing a new iOS app with tab bar as shown above. The tab bar has five icons of which three are generic and easily understood. The other two are relevant ...
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Interactions for moving to the next step in a mobile “slideshow” onboarding / tutorial.

Quite often, mobile apps have a 3-6 step "slideshow" tutorial/onboarding in the beginning. The user can slides through it by swiping or just choose to skip it. Some initial user research that I have ...
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Should mobile navigation maintain state between pages?

I'm creating a typical mobile website, with top navigation revealed by the "hamburger" button. My questions: Should this menu maintain state between pages (you open it, click an item, and a new ...
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Design tips and best practices for visual navigation on mobile

I'm designing a visual drop down menu something like this: Any suggestions on how to adapt this for mobile and tablets? I'm struggling with balancing the imagery vs making it fast and functional. ...
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Choosing Language on Mobile Game

Currently I'm trying to localize a mobile game into popular language. I'm a bit confused about designing two things: choosing first language when they play game for the first time and changing ...
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Should preferred control come first on mobile device?

I've got a check for pass, and an x for fail. Both controls are positioned next to each other on the right side of the screen. The preferred action is pass so it should be the most natural gesture. My ...
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Acceptable length of video for mobile?

We have video content that will supplement written content on our responsive site. All of the videos will be less than a minute. Are there any guidelines for length/size of video content on mobile ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Dealing with double navigation when coming from iOS apps

When opening a link within an iOS app, it opens a browser directly inside the app. So you get the navigation from Facebook app and the navigation from the web app/website What is the best way to ...
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Is using an accordion in a mobile footer better than a long list?

I'm working on a mobile website and I have to consider quite many links within the footer - depending on the country version from 13 to 18. The links have to be in the footer, so there's no discussion ...
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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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Complex data input form on mobile device

I need to create an Input form that allows a user with a mobile device, to insert informations with this structure: output = { context: ‘Context Title’, products : [ { name : ...
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Is the idea of having a “trash” in smartphones namely iOS and Android a good idea?

Looking at major operating systems, they all have the concept of trash, recycle bin or something similar. However, the same concept doesn't seem to be applied to smartphones. I know that iOS for ...
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Is there a recommended height for text fields on high density mobile screens (retina, etc)?

I can't seem to find any information about whether text field sizes should be at least a certain height on a high density mobile view like retina or high density android devices. I try to make my text ...
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Asking a Yes/No/(N/A) Question

I seek a better solution for taking input for a three-state yes, no, or does not apply question for a survey I'm creating. My current solution looks like the following: One requirement is that the ...
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What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?

So I have this design where I have a large list of transactions, which I want to categorize. The transactions have the following information: **Date**: 2014-03-16 **Note**: 1231832 Belfast account ...
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What is the best way to present map tools on a map in a mobile application?

I am in the process of designing a mobile application for both Android and iOs that displays certain elements on a map. On the map itself I show your current position relevant to other people. ...
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Modern mobile browsers hide the URL bar when scrolling up. If I have a fixed navigation bar, should I prevent this behavior?

I have seen both used frequently throughout the mobile web. Some examples are news sites with fixed nav bars: Time keeps the URL bar static, which keeps their nav buttons in the same place while ...
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How to show link affordance on text/passages on mobile?

I'm building a mobile app with clickable text passages from a book. How can I indicate that the text can be clicked? The app kind of looks like this image below (minus the blue text). In my app, ...
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Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?

I've noticed some websites are frequently using a very specific semi-responsive technique but I'm not sure what to call it. Here are 2 examples: Example 1: http://www.firestonetire.com Example 2: ...
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New form fields with previous data displayed

I need to create a mobile form (clients target platform is iOS (iPad Mini)) that has fields to add information for the current process, however the form needs to display the previous values entered. ...
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Complex structure results in scrolling and toggling mobile UI

I have a complex settings structure to manage machinery, where parts(functions) of the machine can have a combination of one or two settings. So basically the settings are set individually, but some ...
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Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app

Here is a screenshot of filters that may be applied to a list of orders. I am interested in sorting them by date, address, etc. However, the (A-Z) and (Z-A) labels are not suitable for data types such ...