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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I am designing a mobile app that involves a large list of exercise names. Each exercise can be categorized by either primary muscle type or many muscle types–biceps, triceps, shoulders, lower back, ...
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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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Back icons near each other, bad idea? [closed]

I am working on a personal project for my portfolio which is a mobile app. I have the main header you typically expect from a mobile app where it tells the user where they are currently at and an icon ...
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use mobile UX for desktop access? (i.e. single UI for everything)

I develop a web app (meteor & ionic & cordova) that is used for fleet management (multiple trucks onroad using a phone to access the app & one manager at the office coordinating their ...
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Ads before lock screen are effective?

Recently I'm working on an android app which displays ads by advertisers and people who see those ads earn little money. Ads are in format of images, videos, audio, news or even quotes It works like ...
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Displaying detailed and large images on mobile

Here is situation: Images are displayed in div boxes optimized for mobile delivery and large images are being preloaded. When user click box large image is displayed. How to display single very ...
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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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Which is the best way to implement multiple list?

I want to build an android app. In this app user can pick a student from a school, for this user must pass through school > standards > division > student. How can I make a best picker for picking ...
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Good way to condense search results?

In my app, after a user performs a query, the server sends back an array of results. Each item in the result is actually information about a particular organization - their name, their address, their ...
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Advanced Filtering on Mobile device

Here's a scenario I am currently trying to solve for an E-commerce website. Let's say a user is shopping for clothes on their mobile device. The user performs a search for shirts and arrives at a ...
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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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Which is good user experience while deleting an item from list view

While developing a mobile app and working on listview I found two patterns to delete an item from listView which are mentioned below: Using a checkbox: Use a checkbox in each listview item and ...
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Is this design good for bill generation android app?

This would be a scroll view for bill generation and marking the bill is paid on server via paid button. Can this be improved ? Any suggestions ?
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Mobile UI for choosing without replacement a item from list b for every item in list and then choosing between two options

The platform is mobile, specifically in a portrait orientation. The title is the abstract concept; here's the concrete example: There is a list of binary (two possible answer) questions. The ...
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Universal blog icon? [closed]

How do I tell users I'm referring them to a blog? This is within a mobile app. I realize it could be a Wordpress/Tumblr icon, but that's subject to the company's logo change and I was just wondering ...
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How to provide two options for items in a list, with accessibility for blind users?

I'm developing an Audio book player app for mobile. This app is mostly focused on blind people, so the UI must be comfortable in accessibility mode. For an open book, it shows a list of it's chapters. ...
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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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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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Single word wrapping to new line in a paragraph on mobile device

Recently I've been approached by a non techincal member of my team with regards to how paragraphs are being displayed on various different mobile devices and desktops. They are particularly concerned ...
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How would you implement a Momentary Rocker switch in a mobile app or web page?

Here's an example of a Monetary Rocker switch. It has 3 states and always returns to the middle position after being pressed. I want to use this in iOS and Android and web, is there any stock ...
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Indicating the presence of content below the fold in a mobile UI?

In my mobile app, I have a "Profile" section that the user has to fill in. It looks like something like this PERSONAL INFO SECTION HEADER (label) FIRST NAME (textfield) LAST NAME (textfield) ...
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How to position page-level error message?

User fills out this page and hits Save. The page has multiple errors, some on Tab one, others on Tab two. What's the best way to present a page-level error message explaining that user should ...
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Multiple notifications for the same thing

I am not a UX expert but since I work in internet space I have some interest in it. I am slightly bothered by multiple notifications for the same thing I receive on my mobile phone (I use android). ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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In checkout process, how to proceed when having an external payment method?

depending on the payment method chosen by the user, sometimes I must open it in a new window. Which could be the best way to manage this action? The look and feel of the new webpage is completely ...
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Input Numbers on Mobile

Some context first. I'm working on a mobile application for law enforcement agencies to track suspects in a real-time manner. When launching a track session, users need to specify how often the ...
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Android ActionBar design question - Are text “actions” ok?

Are there any thoughts for or against putting text "actions" in the Android ActionBar? I can't find any examples of it being done, but I also can't find anywhere in the Android design docs that say ...
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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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Mobile: Hiding other options

The registration page would only ask for simple things: name, e-mail address, password, and phone number, and "user type". For the user type, say the choices are: Buyer Seller Middleman Visitor By ...
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Horizontal swiping for wide tables with too many columns in mobile

working on a size chart for a apparel e-commerce app. there are some extreme cases were some products seem to have so many sizes. the layout of the table isn't changeable. so i think the best solution ...
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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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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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Checkout: Step-by-step or modular? [duplicate]

I am currently designing a checkout solution. Before actually designing a solution, I have often wondered which of the following approaches works best in which case. Step-by-step Used by companies ...
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Table data in Mobile phones

I want to display a table with 4/5 columns and possibly 100 rows (as in desktop app right now) in smartphones. The table cells are also editable. Now we want to port this desktop app to smartphones ...
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Apdex - Mobile users [closed]

I'm using both New Relic and Ruxit. They are using Apdex as measurement on the users load time. The problem I'm having is that the majority of my users are mobile users and I believe that its nearly ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

My online banking channel has a weird problem: When a transaction cannot be completed. On backend side, I dont know, whether the problem is temporary or permanent and it's the user who is doing ...
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What's an alternative to the hamburger menu icon for a college newspaper's mobile website?

I am designing a weekly college newspaper's mobile website interface. The newspaper is comprised of a number of subsections: creative, commentary, on campus, etc. The design is based on a block ...
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Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization fir a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) done via questionnaire. The ...
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Single View Sign Up or Multi-View Sign Up?

Is there any research on whether users prefer a single sign up view over a multi-view sign up process? What is your take on this?
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Better to use mailto or email entry form?

I'm currently in the process of creating a responsive website for a local small business, but I'm stuck trying to figure out the best way to implement email for the contact page. At first I was going ...
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Edit mobile notifications on desktop client

Should there be a setting in the desktop client to let users edit mobile notifications? Is it ok to not allow this in the desktop client and just let them set mobile notification preferences from ...
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iOS equivalent of Android's stepper for multiple steps

In Android there are detailed guidelines about step by step navigation/input. For example something like this: In iOS there are guidelines (further down the page) for page controls, which are ...
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Selecting an account and server on the same screen

I have an app that allows the user to add and select multiple accounts and servers, and switch between them. Here's what I have currently: The account and server boxes are swipe-able pagers, and ...
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About text and navigation hierarchy on mobile

I'm making a mobile page that is heavy on content and I was wondering what people's thoughts are on hierarchy in regard to an "about" text and the main page navigation. A quick outline of the product ...
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Force users to select only one of X filters in list display

I'm currently working on a small App, the whole conception and dev are driven by planning and budget. I'm trying to create a this display, showing many insurance operation to users. Users can filter ...
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Pinch/Zoom: evidence for bad UX

My company is redesigning its corporate website. the CEO is not entirely sold on the business/UX case for going mobile (and the added bandwidth that entails). Part of his objection is that he believes ...
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How to allow two actions per list item?

I'm developing a mobile application which function is basically to let the user fill in forms. What forms and how many different forms varies per user. Obviously, the primary function of the app is ...
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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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How do you nudge users to download your native app?

I was reading an ACM research paper recently that considered users' revisitation patterns. The authors found that users tend to revisit native apps far more often than they revisit pages in browsers. ...
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How to deal with a wrong date and time on devices?

What would be the best approach to handle a wrong date and time on a device when dealing with data that is dependent, for example, on the current date? Let's say you have a next and previous object ...