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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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 ...
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How to reverse engineer mockups of existing apps with multiple people effectively?

I have set-up a no-profit UX work-group with about 13 active members in Brisbane called AppsMockups. The idea is to collectively retro-engineer one popular application at a time like Tinder or ...
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When is it necessary to allow user to cancel a transaction

Working on a iOS app photo project that involves selection of your photo, editing, and a print checkout. Above just a photo process, when is it necessary to present "cancel" into the flow. My best ...
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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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The demise of PDAs and the increase in size of smartphone screens

I remember the brief period of time when PDAs were touted as the next big thing in the technosphere, and then as quickly as they arrived on the market they disappeared as smaller, slimmer and more ...
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Responsive images for 3 different types of screens : Is this a good design?

Above image is a wireframe layout of my portfolio website. The navbar is at the bottom while the 2 images fill the remaining screen. The left and right picture will be contained in their own DIV ...
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What to implement for fixed (or something like that) navigation without the header if I have 1 up to 3 links?

I have a following web app (important parts translated manually, it's in Russian originally): How can I decompose or remove the top bar navigation? The problem is in the following: Some of ...
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3answers
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What are some unique ways to say “no data available”?

What is a good message to put for "No data available"?, Currently I include something as below. Is it good? to be specific the posts are in timeline format. I Include Sad Face on top of the view: Is ...
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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory ...
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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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What's the Best Interface for Entering Canadian Postal Codes on a Smartphone Keyboard?

Typical smartphone keyboards are modal. There is usually a basic QWERTY/Basic punctuation keyboard by default that can be switched to numeric/extended punctuation mode. This works reasonably well ...
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2answers
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iOS7 tab switcher interaction - is there a name for this?

This is the original switcher, I think you've all seen how it works. I'd like to use (or implement) a widget with interaction similar to this app switcher (especially the scrolling), but in my app ...
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Should Mobile-optimized sites allow Zooming?

Zooming is common on mobile because sites aren't designed for it; you need to zoom, generally, you don't want to zoom around. Mobile sites are supposed to not need any form of zooming, and often ...
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1answer
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Pros and Cons for using Modals? [closed]

What sound the pros and cons for using Modal? Whereas the webapp is responsive and will be displayed on mobiles.
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How to display 5 plus horizontal tabs on mobile device

This is purely for a mobile website that must have horizontal tabs. The difficulty is that there could potentially be 5-7 tabs, with 5 being more likely. The text for each tab is long, which could ...
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1answer
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What are the pros and cons of Horizontal vs Vertical scroll for image view on mobile apps?

We have an image gallery and are stuck in choosing whether it should be vertical scroll like Instagram feed or horizontal scroll like viewing Facebook photos. What are the pros and cons of both ...
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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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Showing a login with four different ways to log in

I received an Android app design for a login form that accepts four different types of logins. Our system (unfortunately, IMO), accepts four ways to login in Username/Password - For protected ...
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What is the best UX pattern for large dropdowns in case of mobile web pages?

I need to create a mobile web page which will prompt the user to select a village name from a huge list of names (around 30000 villages). The desktop site renders properly, and is quick enough. The ...
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Does rating on both extremes indicate UX issue? [closed]

Our App has Ratings in both extremes equally, does this mean our app has a UX issue? Some users are die hard fans of our app and others are haters, based on the reviews. We are confused on how to fix ...
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2answers
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Optimal way to display long radio buttons on mobile

I'm working on designing a responsive form, and I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for dealing with "long" radio button options on mobile. For example, take the following image: I've browsed around ...
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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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1answer
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Substitute for tabs in mobile website

I have a set of tabs that appear in my website. When making it responsive i cannot use tabs as i have 5-6 tabs and the width will exceed the screen size. What is the best suitable substitute for a tab ...
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2answers
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Do we really need a page to indicate that introduction slides are about to begin?

I am designing a mobile app. To make users aware about the app concepts, I am adding few slides (pages with dot indicators at the bottom). These slides will appear when the user opens the app for ...
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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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Autofocus on mobile

The user is on a form only page. Does it makes sense to auto-focus the first field so that the keyboard automatically opens up. On the desktop it makes 100% sense, but I am not sure if I need to do ...
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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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Best way to display date and time range in android listview

This is currently my screen. Is there a better way to display the date and time range within an android listview if you already have 3 lines on the left and only 2 lines on the right side.
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5answers
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Best practices for direction control in 2d game on mobile

I've been working on a pacman clone in HTML5 for quite a while. (http://pacman.platzh1rsch.ch) One important thing for me was always to keep it responsive, so it would be playable on all different ...
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2answers
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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1answer
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How can I simplify this task screen for mobiles [closed]

The Dropdown option are: All, Monthly, Weekly, Daily The second row shows the current date range. If you select weekly, it would show "7. Sep-13. Sep". You can swipe left or right to change the date ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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2answers
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Too many buttons in a mobile Navigation Bar

I have an app where people can browse places. I have two screens: a list and a map. In the navigation bar, I have a back button, a search bar, and a button to switch between the "Map" view and the ...
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2answers
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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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Is there a better solution than breadcrumbs to cascading categories on mobile?

I am working on a mobile application (Android ICS based) where I need to show a lot of products on screen. Now the products are categorized in several categories which are on X level, where X is ...
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Best UI for horoscope/zodiac Android app

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I want to make horoscope Android applicaiton, and I'm not sure which navigation I should use. I'm thinking about these two ...
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How many mockups do you typically do for a responsive bootstrap design?

I am scoping a responsive project and thinking it will need views spanning from mobile to desktop. I am just wanting to confirm if it is necessary/helpful to do mockups for all 4 sizes (Extra small ...
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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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Web app UI to fit in to a mobile screen

There is a web app that has a UI like this. Let's call this the estimate builder. The user can add as many estimate items as he wants by clicking the blue button at top right with a plus sign. Also ...
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Hiding vs. disabling actions and show a message on mobile

EDIT To clarify, I meant hiding vs. disabling actions with a message (similar to a toast) showing why it's disabled. I'm curious as to whether it makes sense to hide or disable actions on mobile. ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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Using Navigation Drawer for displaying a list of events

So I'm working on a mobile app that deals with events and I'm looking into ways to display available events in an area. Right now it's just a map with icons representing different types of events, and ...
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2answers
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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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2answers
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Mobile First for Enterprise Applications?

I'm working on a fairly complex Enterprise Web-Application which will mostly be used with desktop computers. However, it also needs to work with mobiles and tablets, although this will be less common. ...
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i18n and L10n on mobile for rtl languages

I am working on a mobile application which need to support rtl languages as well. I got confused how I should render this menu I have in mobile application. It's a normal menu with Icon, Label and ...
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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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Which user flow is better for mobile pdf

we have a coupon that must be downloaded and filled out. In mobile which user flow is better experience: OPTION A: CTA says 'Get Coupon Here' upon click user goes directly to the pdf (in an html ...
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Alternative to dropdown with over 6000 values [duplicate]

On a login form where the user must select the name of the store location that they are logging into, there may be up to 6000 values. For a company that only has 5-10 locations the dropdown works ...