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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Should my app close quickly when [x] is pushed or prompt for behaviour before close?

I have developed an Android app which plays an audio stream. There are three ways for the user to make the app go away: Push the back button on their mobile device. Push the close [x] on the top ...
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Decision tree / flow diagram for mobile email / password confirmation

This UI design pattern keeps coming up and I'm wondering whether there are any best practices out there that can improve the quality of my solution. The pattern is: type your email (or password), re-...
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What is the best layout to get an image from multiple sources? [closed]

I have a mobile application and would like a better image getting layout. Image sources: URL, Local file, Camera, Facebook It's a simple mobile picture application and I would like to develop a ...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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RWD - Drag to background

I have the following setup for a responsive website. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The problem I'm running into is that on mobile devices, when the ...
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Best way to create responsive sidebar content [closed]

I'm working on a project that I would like to be responsive so it can be used on mobile devices. A major part of this project is a content-design area that has a lot of "tool" options and parts that ...
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UX strategies and its implementation aimed at preventing RSI in mobile apps?

I have seen many desktop software for office workers like Workrave, Guardian-EOS and RSI Guard (Remedy Interactive is apparently same company behind Guardian-EOS) out there to prevent repetitive ...
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How could I make a list appear 'clickable/touchable?'

So I've got a nice ol' list that, when you tap on the sections, brings up more information. However, just looking at the list doesn't make it very clear you can expand them. But I'm not sure how I can ...
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Is top navigation an accepted pattern for mobile devices?

I have always found the bottom nav bar to be one of the worst UI conventions in common practice, as it is a violation of information hierarchy. Of course, the hamburger menu is also universally hated, ...
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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What is the best experience for long mobile questionnaires?

I am designing an app where the user is allowed to select multiple services which lead to a questionnaire around each service. If the user selects all the services this potentially could be a very ...
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How to expand on a simple UI with no menu? [closed]

The home page is a list and has a "+" button on the top right to enable users to add to the list and nothing else. I want to add a page (the "your friends" page) that is a bit more complex (with on/...
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screen video capturing (usability test) on mobile

I'm trying to figure out how to conduct a usability test upon a handset device (smartphone). it seems there aren't many methods for screen video capturing of a user making use of an app. Do you know ...
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Recording Mobile Device for Usability Testing Sessions [duplicate]

Hi everyone i have a question regarding recording mobile device usability testing sessions. do you suggest any external device i can attache to the camera to record the test? if you familiar with ...
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A list of buttons seem to appear as a group on mobile device

I was providing some feedback on a peers design. And what kept jumping out at me was the fact that these buttons seem to blend together and appear sort of as a block of text to me. This is a native ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

This question drives me crazy, as well as my dev colleagues. For which iPhone screen resolution I should begin designing so during development it easier adapts on other devices? Usually, I start ...
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Where to put login field in a mobile app?

I normally put a login/register/avatar button at the very right of the navigation bar for webapps (desktop). However I use this space for actions like edit or add for my mobile apps. Where should I ...
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1answer
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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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Where can I find iterative UIs of popular mobile apps?

I want to study the evolution of applications (native mobile apps). For websites the Wayback Machine does offer this facility, but for mobile apps the archive is not so easy to find. Where can I ...
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Making it easier for users to fill out form on mobile apps

I am working on a mobile app and we are experiencing significant dropoff when asking users to add their bank account details. The form is quite long but unfortunately these fields are mandatory. It ...
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How to present a wide chart on mobile devices?

I have a big chart which, by its nature, needs quite a lot of horizontal space. This is an example: I'm having troubles finding a way to present it on mobile devices. While I could find a way to ...
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Best practices for navigating from mobile app to a web browser and back?

I am designing a mobile app that can be used offline but offers time sensitive data to users that can only be found from third party web sources. The type of data the user needs to access is traffic ...
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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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Mobile Navigation Location

I've been toying around with an idea lately. It seems to me that access to a mobile navigation positioned at the top of the screen (at least on a mobile device) might be bad UX. With phone's ...
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Showing Bootstrap Buttons on mobile device [closed]

I am interested in learning about designing for mobile websites. Right now, I have a webpage with a bunch of bootstrap buttons ---------- Header --------- --------...
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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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Right place to add a new comment on lazy loading screen

Consider a mobile app screen with many comments, which are ordered by created date (oldest first). Comments are lazily loaded, page size = 10. Now please consider the following use case: The user ...
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Are expanding divs a bad idea for a mobile portfolio?

Brief overview: making a portfolio for game design, have three seperate categories with 4-5 individual projects under each. Home page has general links and links that segues the user into one of these ...
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Alternative to Check Boxes on Mobile

What other options are there for a more usable intuitive multi-select on mobile?
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Pavination Vs. Infinite Scroll in Datagrids

Pavination Vs. Infinite Scroll in Datagrids Are there any research findings or papers or usability testing findings on Pagination Vs. Infinite scroll in a datagrid. I am trying to define UX patterns ...
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Alternate UX / UI for accordion in Mobile Development

I am not a big fan of accordion in mobile development, because I believe that this behaviour is a web style user experience. However, I don't have any resource to find an alternative solution for this ...
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Hint for the hover state in both web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I am designing a portfolio page which is showcasing the list photographs. Below are the blue print and doubts. Doubts: How the user will know the portfolio items have a description on the hover ...
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Google Map filters on mobile

So I have this map, I want user to be able to search the map and as they swipe looing through the map, pins with bubbles with load with text in them. Of course, at one point there will be too many. I ...
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1answer
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

When a transaction cannot be completed in my banking software, we display an error message to the user. In the back-end, we do not know whether the problem is temporary or permanent. We also do not ...
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What is the best experience for exporting a spreadsheet on a mobile device?

I'm currently tasked with creating an Export feature for a logged in experience. Users have access to a list of people, that can reach an upper limit of ~120 individuals. And our users want to be ...
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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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How to communicate that an app never sends information to a server?

If you have an app that never sends any information to any server, what would be the best way to communicate this via the UI? Background: I produce an app that stores data chosen by the user, ...
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On Mobile Web, what's the best way to present Date of Birth form fields?

I am building a form for Mobile Web that requires users to enter in their DOB. What is the best way to present the date input field(s)? Some of the following options were identified in this question ...
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Mobile proof input control for long list of options with a lot of text

I'm letting users choose one option from a set of choices. My data set is much like a list of countries: many options (about 50 - 200) the user will know what options are there because of the ...
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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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Process wizard indicator on Windows phone

I'm designing a 4 step process on windows phone porting from iOS. The process has 4 steps in it, with multiple different micro-processes on each screen. Can anyone point me to an example pattern on ...
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When to use different Android toast durations?

I'm making an Android app and I'm having difficulty determining what duration of 'Toast' I should use. I'm currently popping up a 'Toast' for an error message which is rather short. I also know I ...
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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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2answers
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iOS pattern for editable vs read-only fields

I am working on an iOS app for hotels, allowing users to take reservations, check in/out, assign rooms, etc. Main Issue: In the included mock up, there is no indication for when a field is editable ...
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CAPTCHA on mobile: what are the alternatives?

From a UX perspective, CAPTCHA's are bad, bad, bad. But let's say we have this as a requirement. And it's for a hybrid app (compiled app, but built upon an HTML5 platform). I'm trying to find out: ...
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Using “prompts” on iOS Navigation Bars

SOME CONTEXT In iOS, there is a standard text "prompt" element that can be added to a top NavigationBar like this: I have released an app which has a list of car models that the user can select. ...
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What do you think is the best option for Previous/Next icon buttons alongside product carousel in mobile?

I have the following ideas of how to solve this problem: What do you think is the best option to present a product image carousel alongside previous/next buttons for nearby category products?
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Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?

I have recently noticed some "high-profile" apps like facebook and twitter randomly displaying pop-up windows to get me to rate their app. Seems to be a fairly new trend...good idea?
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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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On a single section of multiple items in mobile device, whether to scroll horizontally or vertically?

I am designing some file sending app similar to email apps. Below is an example of layout. For the [files attached] section, which scrolling method is more preferable, horizontal scroll, or vertical?...