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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What UI design should I use for a smartphone app?

On desktop platforms, using the system's control styling, etc. is a very common practice and changing it ("theming") is usually looked down upon unless the application specifically calls for it (like ...
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Do you know of any mobile websites that allows a user to crop a photo for uploading?

I'm curious to see how designers have addressed this problem on a touch-screen device given the size and technical constraints of mobile.
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Mobile: How to indicate presence of landscape mode and expandable elements?

Problem: My company has a desktop website to display reports, and now also a mobile website. The reports there have only 3 columns in portrait mode to keep it clean, but show extra columns when you ...
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Scale to select time period - linear or exponential?

in my app, I need to allow customers to select a period of time between 15 minutes to up to 24 hours. Now, I'm a bit confused of which is the best way to create a scale, linear or exponential. The ...
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Html “click” effect on mobile browsers

This question touches on "clickability", but rather is about what should happen after the user touch-clicks a surface on a mobile device. Here's a jsfiddle with a clickable surface: https://jsfiddle....
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Mobile Wallet - Which problem is trying solve?

Currently I am working for project which is related with the Mobile Wallet. Could you please anyone help me to understand that which Problem the mobile wallet or phone payment are trying to solve?. ...
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Menu/burger menu bottom or top on mobile?

Is there any reason why websites don't place the burger menu at the bottom instead of the top? It's far easier to resch with your thumb if it's at the bottom, why isn't it done more?
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Calendar event with unspecified end time

I'm developing an iOS app that stores details on events. There are input fields for event date, start time and end time. None of which are required. There is an option to add these events to your ...
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How far should I go with the prototype in regards to design?

I am building my first mobile app with the ionic platform: http://ionicframework.com/ I am currently using the Ionic creator tool to create the visual of the mobile app. This is my first prototype, ...
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search list with `all` option

In my mobile app (android + ios) you can either choose ALL PLAYERS, or search and choose specific player from the search results (e.g LEBRON JAMES). Were should I put the ALL PLAYERS option? above ...
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Is scrolling up better?

In apps where you have a list of items sorted by recency (tweets in the Twitter app, threads in the gmail app), typically the most recent item is at the top. For a mobile app, is it better to violate ...
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Display numerical value associated with each calendar day in month view

What is a good way to show a numerical value associated with a date, and make sure the date and value aren't confusing? For example if a user wants to see how many meetings they have on each day of ...
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Why do mobile ads fail?

I want to know from a UX perspective putting aside the fact that the time at which the ad is displayed is never right. Lately I've been noticing various formats to try and engage a user (me in some ...
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How to make a call-to-action element for mobile?

I am building a mobile website (lets say for for boutique hotels). There will be a form, where users will be able to enter the hotel name, email address, wanted dates etc... Since I will also have ...
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Why does Android use the 'Bell' icon (for notifications) as its primary sound option when using the volume rocker?

Currently on my android device there is a bell icon used to signify volume when I used the rocker on the side of the phone which seems odd to me. Whenever it appears I feel like I'm looking at my ...
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How does Amazon's website adapt to mobile devices?

When you open Amazon's website with developer's tools and try to re-size its viewport size, the site seems to be static. But when you open it in a mobile device it perfectly fits to the screen. What ...
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Should form inputs expand to full width on smaller viewports?

When a viewport approaches smaller sizes, my first thought is to linearize and grow each form input, giving each input a full-width. This removes the UI hinting of the larger viewport, but arguably ...
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UI for displaying a QR code on a broken screen

Suppose a user wants to display a QR code on their screen, but either the screen is dirty, or cracked. I want to allow the user to have the option to split the QR code into sections so it can be ...
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Reading continuous vs interrupted text mobile on IM

after an argument with my wife where I missed to notice to buy the milk out of a short message she sent me, the following question came to mind. Reading an interrupted message (where each line of ...
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Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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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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Responsive form design

Is it better to break a responsive screen into 2 steps? Having a long form like this attached image, Is it bad for UX or is it better to break into 2 steps?
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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button (...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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How to design a “data usage calculator” for a brand new smartphone users

What are some ways wireless carriers can help smart phone buyers visualize how much data they will need so they pick a suitable data plan option? Various carriers provide data usage calculators: eg ...
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Which page should I redirect to after item edit/creation?

Let's suppose a mobile app aiming to show "all" items, "my" items, and create some items. The important thing is that an item I create should appear to both "All" and "My". When I click on "...
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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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Presentation of long form in iOS

We're designing a very long form in an iOS app. Our first conclusion is that the form must be split into multiple pages, since follow-up questions depend on previous answers (see here: Long pages vs ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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Designing for landscape mobile view

A lot of RWD websites cater for 3 major breakpoints (phone, tablet, desktop) and make the design fluid between that. However, the thing that's hardly ever included is the landscape view. Rotate your ...
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How often should you redesign the user interface of a mobile app (non-consumer)? [closed]

Is there a published best-practice or recommendation for how often the user interface of a mobile app (professional/enterprise not consumer) should be totally redesigned? If so, could someone please ...
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How would I reflect the possible changes to the journey that could follow a decision?

I'm currently working on the UI wireframing for a taxi booking and sharing app. When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a notification. Prior to making a decision of ...
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Non-ordered workflows

My team is developing an application on a mobile device involving a lot of scanning of barcodes (industrial applications, yay). Mobile = limited real estate. In a particular case, we need the user to ...
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Indicator for mobile hierarchial menu

I have a hierarchial menu that is two levels deep. It allows the user to pick from a large number of different categories, which in turn have subcategories. It is implemented as two screens with the ...
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Windows phone 8 design - logo in detailed pages

Is it good to have logo in detailed pages of an app? For example Page 1 contains list of posts, on clicking it we go to detailed view of each post → Page 2. On clicking comments on Page 2 you go to ...
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What is the convention for order of fields on a mobile payment page?

I'm currently redesigning a mobile checkout, and I've run into a problem when building the "payment details page." Every checkout in the world needs one of these, and they all basically need to have ...
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How to get started with UX design when hiring freelance experts?

I am a business operator who own number of blogs. I am looking to hire a freelance UX consultant to get started creating amazing design. I would like to understand the process behind this. Many say ...
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Multiselect treeview of checkboxes on a mobile device?

What is the best way of implementing something like this on a mobile device? Which is an example of a multiselect dropdown box with a hierachy implemented in JQuery UI: http://jsfiddle.net/3jr2v/2/...
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Should I put next and previous buttons on a touch device

I am updating some e-learning templates to be used on touch devices. Is it necessary to keep the next/previous buttons for smaller screens or will all user assume they can swipe to next and previous ...
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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: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/...
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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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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 ...