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 improve the smartphone keyboard layout?

I have loads of problems with the small keys on my smartphone as my fingers cover them completely. I guess most people have the same problem. The Qwerty keyboard layout was designed for ten-finger ...
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Ask for geolocation at startup in a mobile app

I have a question about asking for location service's authorization. I'm working on app which allows to browse for restaurants in a certain place. I want to allow to users to search by specific ...
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Which is the best mobile pattern to use for a form's select box?

I need to design a responsive website with many widgets and forms. I want to provide the best UX to mobile users also when they interact with forms, which is often a nightmare on mobile. You can ...
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How to design a multi-step form for mobile

So I am having a problem designing a usable and clear multi-step form for mobile (iPhone for now). Here are the steps: Step 1: Search for a restaurant - This field will have fields like name, city, ...
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Selecting quite a lot of Size and Quantity

This UI is for a B2B web ecommerce page, where a buyer can enter quantities for multiple sizes of a product. They first click a size in the top row which reveals up/down arrows on the qty, which the ...
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Recommended value for connection timeout on mobile devices

How long would you prompt the user with an indicator before showing a connection error? On the one hand a mobile user doesn't like waiting forever until the indicator disappears. On the other hand a ...
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Responsive Nav: How to show user login status on mobile phone width?

I building a responsive navigation, and I'm trying to get a nice clean simple mobile portrait menu. In the enclosed illustration, we have a standard nav. The business requirements state that the ...
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Design pattern for handling network connection errors

In case you didn't know, people are increasingly using smartphones. One problem that comes with smartphones is a shaky and unreliable internet connection. For "static" websites that primarily serving ...
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mobile input feedback design pattern

I am creating email verification in IOS and want to assist the user with verifying they have entered the correct email address before sending confirmation. Some app use an instant input feedback with ...
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Asking feedback/rating for a mobile app?

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What factors are the most influential in the usability and UX of a mobile app, that utilizes crowd sourced information? [closed]

When creating a mobile application that uses crowd sourced information, what factors influence the usability and UX. So in my case the information has already been crowd sourced by users of the ...
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Should text be bigger on mobile?

Should text be bigger on mobile despite the fact that we're dealing with smaller screen real-estate? Pros: Easier to read while in motion Easier to read under difficult lighting Cons: Requires ...
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Good way to make loyalty card app

A friend asked me to make a loyalty card app for their store, so that the customer gets something for free for every n-th purchase. What is the best way to do this that can not be faked by the ...
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What are the best practices for tooltips on mobile websites?

What are the best practices for tooltips on mobile websites? I'm designing the mobile version of a website for customers' accounts (where they can see their latest bill and settings for their ...
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How do you deal with too many bullets in a slider?

I have an issue with a simple image slider on a mobile application. The slider uses bullets to indicate the pages of the slider. Now, it became quickly evident that the navigation bullets could easily ...
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Common responsive design practice for lightbox on web?

I am design a page which populates a lightbox on the page with medium size of information on the lightbox itself. I also have to design this page to be responsive on a mobile device particularly smart ...
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Entering receipt information for a contest

My town is running a contest. You get one entry for every time you shop local, and the main entry method is writing your contact info on the back of your receipt and dropping that off in a ballot box. ...
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Which type of url should I use for a mobile website?

Question 1 Should we give the access to mobile version to all users on desktop. by having a differetn url like http://m.yahoo.com/or it's good to keep mobile version and desktop version access only ...
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Best mockup software for presenting the UX of a mobile app [closed]

I'm looking for a mockup software that can very effectively communicate the overall design and UX of a mobile app. Ideally it has these attributes: drag and drop elements (text boxes, check boxes, ...
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Tablet/kiosk app - showing the keyboard by default

We have an iPad/Android Tablet input form with a single text input box on it. This is a kiosk app used by tourists and business men. We have two options Option 1) Form loads Input box ...
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User research on 100 people

Has anyone ever conducted user testing on a mobile app or service with a large amount of people? (around 100 people). We plan to give the users the application and have them use it for 1 week. It ...
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Mobile Augmented Reality App. What pattern for AR visualization and navigation?

I am designing a mobile app with an AR functionality that allows users to detect a product label and get a bunch of information about it. We want to display this content over the captured image. ...
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Is there a way to show a lot of categories without requiring a lot of scrolling on Android?

I'm thinking of designing an Android app, however I'm falling at the first hurdle, the layout. The app will display a large amount of categories for the user to choose from on the first screen. ...
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Numeric input - alternatives to slider / text field for mobile game?

For our game the player's occasionally required to enter numbers. Sometimes it's the number of units to buy and in that case typically a number between 1 and 10,000, other times it's goods to buy, in ...
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Menu tray + Back button on mobile: any reason why this shouldn't work?

I am trying to understand if there is any issue linked to the presence on the same interface of a menu-tray icon (top nav-bar) and a back button. This design will affect both iPad and iPhone. Is ...
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Should a password change/reset log you out remotely?

I have a app with multiple frontends. (Web/Android/iOS). If you do a password reset/change at one of the frontends, should it log you out of other places? I don't want to make things hard for users, ...
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Displaying links to Privacy Policy and terms of Use on App

I'm creating a mobile app (for iPhone) for a product which has a website right now. The website Log In/sign up page consists of links to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, FAQ, consent Policy, Contact ...
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Are Network online/offline indicators necessary for Mobile apps?

I'm beginning work on an app and one of the requirements is that there be some visual indicator for the user that displays their devices' connectivity status. I'm wondering if there is any research on ...
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Looking for “hard-to-accidently-press” button conventions

I'm working on a phone/tablet app (a musical instrument) whose play mode is full screen. I need a way to open a menu. I don't mind placing a button in one corner of the screen, but I think a normal ...
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On a mobile device, where in the navigation menu should “login” be placed?

Let's say that on mobile devices, a user selects a menu icon to reveal a dropdown menu of navigation items. Within these navigation items, there is the option for the user to login - With all other ...
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How to create a fun breakpoints while reading long texts in mobile

I'm doing a mobile app, where the user may be facing 10 pages of only text (no visuals at all). The user doesn't have to read all the pages for using the App but we want to encourage it. I want to ...
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Where can I find a list of names for mobile ui components?

Long ago when I was just a lad, I sat in my Votech computer programming class and learned Visual Basic. Visual Basic proved a wonderful primer for learning about UI components and their names. I ...
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'Scrolling divs' in mobile land. Yea or nay?

An interesting problem/challenge came up this week where some mobile designs requested a part of the screen be scrollable. This is quite common on desktop sites--typically a little scrolling box for ...
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Standardizing button naming in a website

I am trying to determine how to name buttons in a global element document: There are two types of scenarios where buttons are used: (1) User submits a request and (2) Approver approves or rejects ...
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Usability studies on navigation of mobile websites

I recently experienced serious usability with a website I have done using twitter bootstrap. When accessing the website on a phone, specially older users did not recognize the 3 horizontal lines ...
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Long select dropdowns

I'm working on a responsive landing page where users arrive after clicking on online ad. On the form, users need to select a location (105 possible) at which they would like their service. ...
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Design mobile app with slide menu button at top right of screen [duplicate]

I've met a very very odd situation when dealing with mobile app design suggestion for a Project Manager. It's about the Side-Menu (or Slide-out Navigation, Menu Drawer...). The pattern is not new at ...
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Minimum amount of friction to take mobile donation (or payments)?

I'm building a web app for a nonprofit, and one of the most important pieces will be the ability to take payments via mobile. I've never dealt with mobile-specific payments before, so I'd like to tap ...
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Mobile filtering data with different views

I'm trying to design an app with a map and user added photos. I want to be able to show data with different views and in the same time i want to be able to toggle all or only current user content. ...
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user flow using a feedback button

Suppose I have a mobile app which asks users for their feedback on the app. The feedback button is located on the main screen at the bottom of the list (the app is built with a list). After the user ...
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Disabling all text selection by default on mobile

From my perspective disabling all text selection by default on mobile is the correct approach. The most mobile web applications/frameworks and also native mobile applications, by default you will be ...
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How should the user be able to close information-only modal window? [duplicate]

In my app (web and especially mobile web) I have a modal window which pops up to give detailed information about a listing which the user clicked/touched on. All the user can do now is read the ...
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Menu drawer placement in mobile [duplicate]

I'm designing a navigation menu for a complex architecture on a mobile device and I am curious if there is a rule that the menu drawer icon (aka hamburger icon) should be placed on the left? I am ...
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What are some of the best wire framing pracitices/guidelines for mobile first approach for an ecommerce website?

I'm working on redesigning a 90's ecom website - the goal is to make it mobile phone/tablet friendly and we have decided to go the mobile first way because the website has more mobile visitors. My ...
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How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?

I have been trying to find examples on web for information architecture techniques specifically for mobile devices. I realize the steps in getting a IA for any tool mobile/desktop are card sorting, ...
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How should 'Quit', 'Save Draft', and 'Continue' be positioned on mobile web?

Note: Due to the constraints of this project, I can only touch the CSS. Basically, we're being hacky and styling this desktop site so that it's halfway usable on mobile. I'm working on a web app ...
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Merits of smaller less verbose keyboards for phones/mobile devices

Are there any merits to using a smaller and or possibly less verbose keyboard on mobile devices in certain scenarios? I was thinking possibly changing keyboards for logins or other areas where you ...
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Best way(s) to register a user, including a file upload on mobile [closed]

I'm creating a form for a site which requires, as part of the registration, the user to upload a file (a CV/ resume). I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to handle this, i.e what if they ...
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Is showing a loader inside a button on mobile a good practice?

On many apps the "loading" state is displayed inside a blank screen. I was considering having it directly inside the touched button but I wanted to know if it's something common. I don't have example ...
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Uppercase for a mobile app

I'm designing a mobile application (android) that should be very simple and easy to use because the users are in motion and quick maneuvers that require concentration and have to record some data on ...