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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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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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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3answers
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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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187 views

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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2answers
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...