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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Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
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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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How can I show popovers on a mobile browser layout?

What is the recommended way to share information pertinent to describing a button on a touch-based mobile browser layout? For desktop browsers the way to solve this is to use popovers that display a ...
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Where to place call to action on the iOS mobile form?

I've simple password change form. I'm wondering where to place call to action buttons. 1 option: big blue call to action is placed under the text fields focus on the first text field - we display ...
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Visual consistancy in mobile

I'm working in a mobile version of a webapp suite (30 modules). It's a enterprise context. So, i've tried to create a different approach of the web. And i got this doubt: The visual consistency ...
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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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Native vs. Browser Based Sign in for Mobile Apps

Our application currently allows users to sign in using an email/password combination, Facebook or Google. In the update we're working on, we will also add the ability to sign in with a Microsoft ...
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Who used the Hamburger Menu as a Mobile UI-Element for the first time?

It probably existed way before Smartphones (in another context) but I'm curious on who used it on Mobile Devices for the first time. Was it Apple? Was it someone else?
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Mobile scrolling report

I had a strange question from a client regarding mobile scrolling. They were concerned about the length of 'pages' and wanted to know whether any reports had been conducted on users fingers or thumb ...
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Creating an avatar that shows the accuracy/recency of the data to show map position where there are multiple user avatars

So the problem is a follows, I would like to show user's location overlaid on a map, but the geo data for each user is only pulled from the server every 5 minutes or so, thus there is a decrease in ...
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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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Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?

Mobile sites were originally conceived for very limited devices with extremely throttled download speeds. They are usually* hideous affairs with barely-functional drop-down lists, that leave out any ...
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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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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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Sharing User Flow - Use Separate or Combined Interaction?

I'm working on a sharing flow for an iOS Mobile App where the user will be gifting something to up to 10 different people. Those people could be contacts stored in Contacts, Facebook friends, Twitter, ...
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View cart location on a responsive e-commerce site 'on mobile'

Would it be better to have the view cart button or indicator showing in the header area? Or would you hide it away in a drop down or menu area? Has anyone got any good and bad points on this... or ...
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Combining Swipe menu and swipe screen

Is there a good way to combine a swipe menu with the ability to swipe multiple screen? Or is the idea generally bad? The idea is to create a swipe menu to select from multiple screens(let's say 6) and ...
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Opting In/Out Error Handling in Mobile

Designing a settings screen in an app, which involve user opting in or out of marketing from app and/or website and sync across devices. The issue I am having is handling an error if the user opts out ...
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Does a responsive design alter the screen to screen flow?

I am associated with a project and the design lead is attempting to take an existing desktop site and design the responsive breakpoints. The one issue I ran across is that it seems that the screen to ...
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Why do we waste so much Screen-Real-Estate? [closed]

Border around the screen this basically boils down to why dont make the whole front of device a screen and why have borders around everything on the screen too. Why not replace the material around ...
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Shouldn't a user have the option to dock the video or go back to the previous screen in YouTube Mobile? [closed]

YouTube Mobile has a great feature that allows a user to dock the video they are watching to the lower right hand corner of the screen. The issue I have with this experience is you are forced to ...
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Beyond a one-size-fits-many-Westerners approach: Which mobile apps take localization seriously? [closed]

If you adjust the UI of software to different cultures, user's experience can improve. I am referring to Reinecke & Berstein (2013): "Knowing what a user likes: A design science approach to ...
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How to combine tab bars and navigation controllers?

I'm working on an iPhone app for musicians. It allows you to import songs from several sources, select one and do different things with it, like display its lyrics, control playback and other things. ...
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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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How to deliver wireframes to off-shore dev teams

I am currently designing an iOS application. Before I move on, I know that the route we chose to go is not ideal at all. The app is social networking app. We have a team in India developing the app. ...
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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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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, ...
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Photoshop Layer for Demonstrating Gestures on iOS

I'm building demonstration screenshots of how to use an app and would love to be able to show tap, drag, pinch, and zoom events. This video shows some really good ones: http://vimeo.com/19347629 ...
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How can I direct people from a mobile app to specifically a desktop site?

My issue is that I want to be able to send people from our app to a feature that is only available on the desktop version of our website. It's not available on the mobile responsive site, so tapping a ...
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Mobile App: A Detailed View with a Fixed Top

I am working out the details on how a user can see a 'Detailed View' of something, and then navigate back to the 'List View'. This is usually simple, using the Navigation Bar in iOS or the Back ...
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Dropdown issue in Mobile/Tablet view of the site [duplicate]

I'm having a confusion over the dropdown link in main navigation for mobile/tablet view. In desktop view, there's no issue at all. When a user mouse over s the parent link which has its own separate ...
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Native apps | Mixing compiled UI-UX with unknown dynamic controls and interactions

The problem I am planning a mobile / tablet app that aims to combine ‘knowns’ - a largely static, pre-defined UI-UX as is the nature of compiled binaries - together with a potentially quite wide ...
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Food app UI decision - clean/realistic vs fun/game-like [closed]

I am in an early stage of designing a food-related mobile app with a social component. I have two main options: Clean, simplistic approach with focusing on the food images as the main attraction. ...
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Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple? [closed]

Around the time when the Windows 8 is out, the design is moving toward simplicity. In Android, in iOS, in everywhere. A rounded rectangle button with visual cues that it's a button, often changed into ...
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What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users?

What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users? Should PDFs be converted to responsive web pages whenever possible?
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Could putting a menu button on the bottom center work well in a mobile app? Sort of like a “Virtual home button.”

Instead of putting a hamburger style menu button on the top corners, could it work well always on the bottom center? It would be visible on almost every screen and free up the top corners for other ...
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What type of usability test to perform on android app?

What is the best app test type to perform on a native mobile application? Currently I'm developing a tourism Android application, and so far I've decided to perform A/B testing with questionnaires, ...
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Should some content be removed from the mobile version of a website?

Should I permanently remove some content from a mobile version of a site (meaning it can't be accessed in any way from the mobile version) or should the content be only hidden (it's not shown but ...
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Why are alert/confirm dialogs bad for mobile web?

I'm currently working on a mobile web app with external designers, but we (the developers) are allowed some input. They keep wanting to add alert and confirmation dialogs for things like form ...
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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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Are click-to-edit fields appropriate for mobile UX?

I have used click to edit fields for a html5 application which makes it slick to use on a desktop but I am not sure how the click-to-edit fields would be perceived by mobile users. Would it be ...
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Are there any examples of changing a tab bar's items within a mobile app?

In other words, when transitioning from one view to the next having the menu items on a tab bar change. I know this is common within the top navigation bar but how about on the bottom?
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What links should social share copy contain?

When users share my content on public share platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., what is the best experience for users on mobile devices? Click shared link --> mobile website that ...
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Recommended practice when having to use “from-to-date” in a mobile application

I'm working on this mobile application that should display a lightweight report. However, I've ended up in an interesting discussion with my colleauges, and thought I'd seek some advice. Our ...
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Improving the process flow and increasing the clarity of my mobile app

I've been redeveloping the notifications/ride sharing option in my taxi booking and sharing application. The Premise When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a ...
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How would I reflect the possible changes to the journey that could follow a decision?

I'm currently working on the UI wireframing for a taxi booking and sharing app. When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a notification. Prior to making a decision of ...
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How to avoid a too cluttered UI on mobile devices?

One of the features of my mobile application, is the facility to request a seat on a journey. The user can view details about the journey, and then selects the "x sharing" link to pop down ...
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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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Non-ordered workflows

My team is developing an application on a mobile device involving a lot of scanning of barcodes (industrial applications, yay). Mobile = limited real estate. In a particular case, we need the user to ...