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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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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1-10 survey questions and options on a mobile device

Many survey questions ask the respondent to choose one option from 10 (e.g. the Net Promoter Score). However Apple's HIG recommend that touch targets on mobile have a minimum of 44x44pts. So we have ...
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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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How should acronym explanations be displayed in a mobile app?

I have a lot of acronyms/abbreviations (mostly medical) that I can't really replace by their full name. Users will eventually learn them but I can't expect them to remember all of them. I may also use ...
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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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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 ...
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On mobile web app, where should primary & delete buttons go?

I'm looking at designing a web app for that allows users to view details info of an item and do one of 3 things Create another item by "copying" the current one (primary action) Edit specific ...
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Deliverables to development Team - Mobile project (iOs and Android)

Do yo know how many mockups and what kind and type of deliverable a Visual designer should deliver to development team? For example, let me know if this is correct. For each page we should deliver: ...
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How important is the portrait-only mode for long ipad form?

We are launching a long ipad form (quote-and-buy journey). it is designed primarily for landscape. How important is it to be optimised for portrait? Currently, the thinking is - launch landscape ...
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Mobile Form + Master/Detail list

I'm currently working on an automotive review app which I have to display all the information related to the review in only one context. The review structure is based on a form of 4 fields and a list ...
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Translating progress /navigation bar in questionnaire into good mobile ux experience

I have a series of questions, aimed at being an enjoyable experience, with a nice solution for the desktop already worked out, using a styled navigation bar, which doubles as a progress bar for the ...
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One page checkout on mobile devices

How should the checkout process look on mobile devices? Should I even use a single page checkout? I was thinking of having a single long page in which the user first adds name, email, address and ...
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Is there any difference between switcher and tabs when you have only two options?

I wonder if there is any difference between tabs and a switcher when you have only two options to choose from. Switcher is slightly different from tabs. I think that switcher is a better solution, ...
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Should I use multiple dropdown menus in mobile design?

I am developing a documentation website for a JavaScript framework I've developed. On Desktops The main navigation only has three links: When you navigate to "API Documentation", there is then a ...
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Mobile UX - expand collapse sections

I need to have collapse and expand section (vertical) within mobile view. Once users click to expand section - shall other sections become collapsed or opened? Pro for close - mobile - not much view ...
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How should I display sync information in mobile app?

The product we are building requires immediate contact book sync after sign up. Right now I have to decide how to display info that the contact book is syncing: A. Have a small box on app UI which ...
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What techniques can be used to make promo boxes afford tapping?

On a mobile website, without recourse to hover states. What design techniques can we use to make promo boxes afford tapping? I'm running into UX trouble when doing the mobile translation for a ...
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Mobile Deep Links from Emails

I'm looking to send an email to our users that directs them to our app. This uses a mobile deep link (custom URI scheme) that we have been successfully using for a while now. If the user presses the ...
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Mobile Phone Device Grouping [closed]

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...