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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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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2answers
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Integrate a QR code scanner in my Android app or call one via Intents?

For my current project I need to integratie QR code scanning in my app (which will be available for both Android and iOS). The QR code contains info that sets up the app for the rest of use case. For ...
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2answers
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Better way to display only one word (Twitter hashtag) in table row on iOS

I'm working on a small project for iOS. I have a page set up where the user can see the current trends from Twitter. Currently my UI looks like this: I think this looks rather dull but i cannot think ...
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4answers
364 views

All Caps in International Design [closed]

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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2answers
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What is the best way to collect payment information in a chat interface?

We are looking at using a chat-style interface for a sales flow on both desktop and mobile devices. The customer would be able to ask questions about the product, receive a recommendation and pay for ...
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2answers
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What are the best practices for the lead capture forms on mobile?

Those modal overlays/popups are being used a lot on mobile either timed after an article or triggered by certain actions. What are best practices for using them best for lead capture forms?
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3answers
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What is the standard on displaying wide tables on mobile devices?

We need to display wide tables (10+ columns) on our new mobile website. Is the standard to: Scroll Horizontally without any indication that the visitor can scroll to the right (like Google Docs) ...
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3answers
87 views

Where to place a “Add Car” button

I am really trying to make it simple and elegant but I can't decide where to place this button where a user can add there car to there profile. I attached a screenshot of my mobile app, any answer ...
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4answers
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What's the best way to present multiple images / content without having a long scrolling for mobile

Currently, I'm using a slider / carousel (owl carousel to be exact) as a way to serve a lot of pricelist tables (per category) and images of the team (employees). And there are a lot. Our users ...
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2answers
626 views

What a user friendly indoor navigation map should look like on mobile devices?

In 2014, Apple has undertaken an initiative to bring indoor navigation to iOS devices. It is expected that major venues, like airports,hospitals and museums will have indoor navigation at some point ...
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2answers
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Displaying chart with meaning and readability for users

I'm working on an app and one flow will be showing a chart for a users mood. Two things the chart will include is the time and feeling of the user from 1-5. I was wondering if you think the way this ...
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4answers
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Best way to ask the user which dictionary he wants to use

I'm making a javascript widget that will allow the user to see the translation of a specific word together with examples featuring that word, synonyms, etc. This how it works: On the desktop) The ...
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3answers
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Should mobile modal popups be movable?

As I see this answer from @JDB stating I hate it when a modal dialog appears asking me to confirm an action and the only way I can confirm that, yes, this is the record I want to delete, is to ...
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1answer
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Is Tap-n-Hold more intuitive way of asking confirmation in case of destructive action?

Related to this answer by @nuwa Tap and hold to perform certain actions. You might have noticed certain actions such as "Delete" are available once you tap and hold an item. This itself is a ...
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1answer
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What is best practice for prompting for app reviews?

What are some best practices for requesting users to rate an app? I have a friendly modal dialog prepared which I would like to target towards active, engaged users. How should I find out when is ...
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2answers
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Newsletter form on mobile

I'm having a mobile version of my (fashion shopping) site built. My team and I are arguing over whether, when and where the "sign up for our newsletter" prompt should appear. We're looking to ...
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3answers
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Why are email notifications editable in desktop clients but not in mobile apps (i.e. Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest)

If you open (on your desktop) Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you can edit your email notifications settings, but obviously not your mobile settings. If you open your mobile app, however, why are ...
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0answers
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Icons for things that cannot be illustrated or better use a list?

I'm working on a mobile app which will be used by parents and children (assisted by parents). Obviously, if something can be used by children, it can also be used by parents, so I'm trying to design ...
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1answer
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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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5answers
286 views

Colored tags for quick identification without text

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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
152 views

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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4answers
560 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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5answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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4answers
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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6answers
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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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1answer
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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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5answers
238 views

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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4answers
987 views

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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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, ...