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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Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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Navigation drawer icon vs Back icon (Android & iOS)

I'll use Gogobot as an example. From the home page of the app, the user can click the "Trending" link, to navigate to the trending page. In this workflow, the icon in the top left becomes a back/up ...
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What is the best way to present map tools on a map in a mobile application?

I am in the process of designing a mobile application for both Android and iOs that displays certain elements on a map. On the map itself I show your current position relevant to other people. ...
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Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description Android’s Navigation Drawer pattern fits my needs pretty well for primary navigation. My app includes several child applications. Within child applications there are several tabs ...
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What's a common signifier for “pull down to see more”

I have a mobile UI element, and I'd like to design it such that users can pull down on it to see more info about that element. Is there a common signifier that says "hey, pull me down"?
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Modern mobile browsers hide the URL bar when scrolling up. If I have a fixed navigation bar, should I prevent this behavior?

I have seen both used frequently throughout the mobile web. Some examples are news sites with fixed nav bars: Time keeps the URL bar static, which keeps their nav buttons in the same place while ...
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Information Architecture and Navigation

The Main Screens of an application are listed in the main navigation. When a user goes to one of these screens they have the ability to open the navigation and get to another Main Screen. If a user ...
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Best way to show Feeds on mobile with 5 fields of data

I need to show 5 data fields on mobile, which is notification feed. Currently I am showing following 4 fields with distribution as 1. title - first line ( can extend to second if title is long ) 2. ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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Designing Gmail advanced search for mobile?

I'm trying to figure out a design for advanced search panel where a user can apply multiple search criteria. For example, they can search for a post by keyword shared with a specific user - ...
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How to show link affordance on text/passages on mobile?

I'm building a mobile app with clickable text passages from a book. How can I indicate that the text can be clicked? The app kind of looks like this image below (minus the blue text). In my app, ...
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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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What is a good UI/UX for asking people to pick from two lists?

I posted this on Stack Overflow, but was told that this would be a better place to post this. I have an Android app where I want to ask users to pick a tag but it has two levels to it. So essentially ...
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Documents List on Mobile

What is the best way to represent a list of documents on mobile? I am designing a mobile web application developed in SharePoint. What are some must-have features for a documents page? Details + ...
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Mobile Responsive Web - Should text & image size change based on orientation? [duplicate]

Based on legibility, is it a better practice to keep the copy the same size or increase it? My gut says leave it alone. Are there any best practices out there?
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revealing more information about an item: Slide-in on hover vs Flip on click

What should I take into consideration when making a decision about the right transition to use to reveal more info about an item? Do I use a slide-in on hover or flip item on click to reveal more ...
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What are the pro's and con's for adapting (or failing to adapt) a companies marketing/corporate website to be responsive?

Weighing up the pro's and con's, should a company invest the time, money and staff in adapting an existing site to be responsive (definition below)? I'm after a solid argument for (or against) ...
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Mobile: Text Field Hint best practices

On our desktop website we have a registration form. The registration for when entered provides the user with a field hint with further information on the field and any special requirements (password ...
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Is it bad practice to emulate native UI elements in a hybrid app?

I personally feel that borrowing from the native interface will improve the user's experience, especially in terms of navigation. It seems to me that since hybrid apps are distributed in the same way ...
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CTA buttons and usability on Mobile

I was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of usability tests on button sizes on mobile. My company is currently using a button that spans the entire length of the mobile screen, but I ...
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Force full screen for mobile websites?

Is it ok to force full screen for mobile websites to make them seem more like native mobile apps? jQuery: http://sindresorhus.com/screenfull.js/ iOS 7.1 minimal-ui: ...
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Scrolable Tabs or Navigation Drawer for navigation in Android app?

I am making Zodiac app, and I there are these categories of zodiac in my app: daily horoscope, weekly horoscope, monthly horoscope, daily love horoscope I am not sure what type of navigation I ...
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Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
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Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?

I've noticed some websites are frequently using a very specific semi-responsive technique but I'm not sure what to call it. Here are 2 examples: Example 1: http://www.firestonetire.com Example 2: ...
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New form fields with previous data displayed

I need to create a mobile form (clients target platform is iOS (iPad Mini)) that has fields to add information for the current process, however the form needs to display the previous values entered. ...
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How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?

From http://usabilitypost.com/2014/05/24/the-scroll-up-bar/: A design pattern that is currently growing more popular is the fixed position bar at the top of the page. Sometimes the bar stays the ...
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Designing for landscape mobile view

A lot of RWD websites cater for 3 major breakpoints (phone, tablet, desktop) and make the design fluid between that. However, the thing that's hardly ever included is the landscape view. Rotate your ...
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Conventions for expanding accordions

It seems like there is a lot of variations and confusions about the control element used to expand and collapse panels or sections of a page. I believe some refer to it as a 'twistie' and others call ...
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Search Navigation in Mobile Web

I am working on a search page design for an e-commerce website. I cam across these solutions while searching on the internet iPhone & Mobile Web: Pagination vs. Load more vs. Scrolling I am ...
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Should I have one unified design between mobile and desktop?

With a website I'm building, I'm wondering if I should combine the experiences between platforms together. For example, I'm wondering if I should keep this for both mobile and desktop. Here are some ...
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How often should you redesign the user interface of a mobile app (non-consumer)? [closed]

Is there a published best-practice or recommendation for how often the user interface of a mobile app (professional/enterprise not consumer) should be totally redesigned? If so, could someone please ...
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Complex structure results in scrolling and toggling mobile UI

I have a complex settings structure to manage machinery, where parts(functions) of the machine can have a combination of one or two settings. So basically the settings are set individually, but some ...
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Mobile. Long list to scroll, vs. collapsible trees

Regarding mobile.... The user uses 2 dropdown lists to select a date range for a filter. The results of the filter (date range), which are shown below the filter options, is where my manager and I ...
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Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app

Here is a screenshot of filters that may be applied to a list of orders. I am interested in sorting them by date, address, etc. However, the (A-Z) and (Z-A) labels are not suitable for data types such ...
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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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Strategy to ask app-users for review

I am a Front-end developer in a team and we are developing a travel app for Android and IOS. This mobile app offers users to search and book hotels. We want to build a mechanism to ask users for ...
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On mobile web app, where should primary & delete buttons go?

I'm looking at designing a web app for that allows users to view details info of an item and do one of 3 things Create another item by "copying" the current one (primary action) Edit specific ...
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Best practice/guidelines for performing action(s) on *all* list items in a mobile app?

What's a best practice for exposing a set of actions to perform on all items in a list view? For example, "Archive All" or "Delete All" in an email app that lists all emails ("bulk actions"). Do any ...
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mobile html5 input type=“x” vs custom mobile controls

There has been some back and forth with the developers and the design team over building controls that match the design vs using mobile html5 standard controls for datepickers and timepickers for a ...
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Usability of a mobile navigation consisting mostly of accordions?

I have a fairly simple site map with two levels of pages in several categories: Landing A - A1 - A2 - A3 Landing B - B1 - B2 - B3 etc. Would having a mobile navigation consisting mainly of ...
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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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Alternative UI to Spreadsheet

I'm working on a an app that has a large spreadsheet of data - individual and office sales stats to be specific. X number of rows and about 13-14 columns of data. User selects the office to view stats ...
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Margin in the mobile web site

I'm working on a survey web site, which I already have a responsive design. Survey questions are sometimes array type, that options are columns, and questions are rows. As you can see in the image ...
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Long select lists on mobile web app

I know long lists on mobile have been discussed on here before. But there are some differences in my problem - and I have yet to find a solution I am fully satisified with. This is for a responsive ...
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Input controls within the bounds of a tappable tile

I have tappable tiles that navigate off to a different page in an app. Within the bounds of these tiles I have input controls. Interacting with these input controls should have no effect on the ...
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Animations on action buttons as a progress indicator

Are there examples of using animations on actions buttons to indicate that the action triggered by the user is in progress? Is it better to apply a modal or lightbox effect to block out other actions ...
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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 incorporate a call-to-action on an icon (on mobile)

I'm designing an interface to ask for user evaluation on data submitted by other users and I'm stuck on designing simple and effective call-to-action on a counter icon. Context: The favorite is a ...
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Using condensed fonts in Mobile apps

Any body have any experience using condensed fonts for mobile designs? Pro/Cons? They seem like they might be harder to read on mobile devices.