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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Mobile Chat UI - Color of the bubbles

I'm wondering why in most mobile chats the message I write has a color background and white text (example: blue background and white text, like facebook) and the response is on grey background with ...
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Customization of UI for single hand use

Looking at some articles written about Apples's new patent on specialised detection circuitry to whether the user is using the phone with their left or right hand, it leads to potential applications ...
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What to consider when creating a style guideline for mobile apps? [on hold]

I'm looking for examples of style guideline (or brand book) prepared specifically for mobile app. There are plenty of web-centered ones, but I can't find a good example which would match the mobile ...
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How do I make sure that a user has entered everything they need prior to adding something new?

Bare with me here... I am the new lead product designer for a company, and they way an app i am working has no hierarchy... so this design i am working on is a mobile app for entering product items, ...
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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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How should I minify my menus?

I design a dashboard for a service. I have a main menu at the top of the browser. The menu has 5 points and take up much space. I also have a sidebar on the left to navigate to the selected page. I'm ...
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Infinite scrolling within a tabbed listview on Android

Is it a good experience to give an infinite scrolling view across tabs in Android if there are tabbed list views in the app? Basically if a user scrolls through a list in a tabbed view, the tab auto ...
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how to design mobile application interface [on hold]

Im a newbie here. and i hope Im asking in the right place. I am a newbie web designer and i like start designing mobile application for iOs and Android. how does it work? is there any programming ...
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What is the best way to show the long grid/table in mobile app?

I am working on the design of mobile app which will connect with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and show the data in the app. Now in the CRM there are many grids/table which I need to show in the mobile ...
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A mobile responsive website with an audio player and volume bar

I have a responsive site with an audio player function and a volume controller. On a desktop browser the volume controller make sense, because you can have multiple tabs on the browser and control ...
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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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alert users that clicking on the button takes the scroll?

i have a big problem for mobile users: i have a google maps that has a width 100% (or less some pixel), if i touch the screen on the map the scroll is inside the map and not scroll of window... So ...
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Save filter and show it on homepage

I'm working on enterprise app that would be an one stop place for a few departments to store their dashboards and reports( or maybe different file types ) The Homepage shows the files listed on their ...
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mobile and tablet responsivenes between landscape and portrait layouts

When designing Apps or websites for mobile or tablet we have to consider if the layout will change when the alignment of the device changes. I believe this is a kind of responsiveness. Noticed that ...
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Mobile menus does it matter which pattern you use

Ive been looking at different types of mobile menus systems/patterns and notice three main ones being used, Off canvas, drill-down or accordion. Is there a rule to which one you should use or is it a ...
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Where is the best place for banner AD?

When users quit the game, I show fullScreen AD. But I think it's not enough. Is it correct to add a banner AD at bottom of screen (between those little circle buttons)?
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
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1answer
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mixing multi select and single select in one list of ajax results

I'm designing a mobile app (android + ios) I'd like to have a page where you can type in a search bar, and get a list of (ajax) results you can choose from. the results are a name, with either - ...
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How to keep easy access to the first tab from other tabs (scrolling tabs), in a mobile app consisting of multiple tabs (5/6)?

My mobile app requires the use of multiple tabs ( 5/6) , but the 1st tab is the primary one and I want to keep easy access (one click access, rather than swiping all the way back again) to it from all ...
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How to show bunch of numeric values without any text labels as mobile app list item?

I have a case where I need to show bunch of numeric values like (2000000, 345.6, 2, 657, 567) as a mobile app tile without making it look cluttered and also allows user to easily scan the data. (among ...
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What is the way to show sections (chapters, bookmarks…) in videoplayer for mobile?

We have text descriptions of video content with corresponding links to the timeline. Is there a proper way to show such sections to the user, so one could see all the sections and navigate with them? ...
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Where to place an emergency stop functionality for remotely controlled vehicles on a mobile device?

Mobile devices with touchscreens (smartphones, tablets) are increasingly used to control remotely controlled toys, vehicles, drones, etc. or other devices. In several cases an emergency stop ...
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In what instances should a bottom navigation be hidden (mobile app)?

Many mobile apps have bottom navigation (think Instagram, Twitter, etc.). However, for some of the pages / processes, the bottom navigation disappears. E.g. On Instagram, once you do the process of ...
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Toggle button VS Explicit Option button?

We have a booking page in our Mobile application which shows all the bookings made by a user. Recent bookings are stored in the App itself hence no need to make any server call and can be shown ...
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Displaying information hierarchy and readability on mobile app

I am working on a personal project that is a training log fitness app. On the meal section I want to display what time the meal was had and all the food that they had as well. Each meal being ...
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“View Desktop Site” necessary?

On many websites when you access them via a mobile phone you find a link in footer that links you to the desktop version of the site, sometimes vice-versa (UX.SE does both). However, if your site is ...
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View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
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Is it enough to just enlarge font sizes for mobile without making the whole layout responsive?

I have a legacy e-commerce site heavily styled from the desktop era and have been making good money. They are based on a very sophisticated e-commerce software and it costs an arm and a leg to make ...
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Where did the 3 dot 'user is typing' feedback you see on messenger apps originate?

I've noticed a lot of messenger apps such as HipChat and Facebook Messenger have implemented a horizontal 3 dot icon which signifies a user is typing. I'm curious to know how this icon came about ...
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Mobile swipe view with multiple gestures, what would be the best approach

I have a bit of user experience issue for my mobile application. One of the view is similar to the mobile app Tinder. The user can swipe items to the left and to the right to go to the next item. But ...
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Mobile: Best practice for number of products in a listing?

Is there a best practice approach on the number of products listed per page on mobile? For example, when a user browses a category is it better to have fewer products listed than one might have on ...
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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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Proven UX practices for fast data input and further association

I am investigating the ways of solving the following UX task: There is a user (sales person). They have a tablet. They want just a multiline edit field where they can enter any text about their ...
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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?

By default, I'm showing a screen with a particular country selected. To change the country, when the user taps on the text I trigger an overpanel listing the available countries to choose, but it isn'...
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What is the best way to get users to make an account? - Mobile App

What is the most user friendly way to get users to make an account in a mobile app? Is the best way to not allow the user to use the app before they create an account, or do you allow them to use the ...
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Bubbles UI inspiration [closed]

I am struggling to find inspiration for designing a Bubble UI - something like this http://codepen.io/sol0mka/full/yNOage/ It would be used in an app, each bubble would have text content and VERY ...
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How to design UI for using barcode scanner for add/remove functions

I am using a Bar-code scanner on my mobile app (Android) to update items at a remote server. The user can either want to scan to increase the item's quantity by 1 or decrease by 1 each time they scan. ...
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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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How to display sub menus on mobile?

I have a nav menu in a mobile site I'm developing. I'm wondering what would be the best way to distinguish parents from the sub menus. The sub menus can go on forever, so I need to distinguish the ...
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Opening up external links on mobile web: same tab vs new tab

On desktop, the most commonly used practice is for external links to open in new tabs. On mobile, tabs are less accessible and I have serious doubts that the average user knows how to use or ...
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Best way to show that there are many viewable photos for mobile app?

I'm working on a design for an application that shows used cars. On the car details page, some cars may have many photos, and I'm not sure how I should show that there are more/many viewable photos. ...
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How to encourage users to report data issues?

Our product uses large amounts of third party data to sell products to our customers. Sometimes this data is really well structured, clean, and accurate. Other times, it's not so much. Images can be ...
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Is the 'Sell It' button annoying? [closed]

I am developing an android application that is about buying or selling second hand stuff around your area. The screenshot is from the list of the app and i wonder if this button will be annoying for ...
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What is the preferred image size for List items in a mobile application? [closed]

First of all we are talking about a Real Estate application where the user is presented with a List full of apartments. Each list item has a Photo, Title, Price and the classic favorite icon. ...
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Alternatives to opening in a new tab or window on mobile

I am wondering about UX on mobile for stuff which, in a desktop setting, would typically open in a new window or tab because the origin page/screen needs to stay as is. Example, when asking a new ...
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What file size is considered large over mobile network?

What file size is considered "large" when downloading over a mobile network. For example, if a user comes to check a bunch of PDF's uploaded by an admin, at what time should (s)he be warned about the ...
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Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization for a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) via a questionnaire. The questionnaire ...
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Is there a best practice for direct access to all steps of a multi step process on mobile

I'm working on a multi step process in an Android App and I wonder if there is good solution out there to enable the user to access all (3 maybe 4) steps without wasting too much screen estate. My ...
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What if table columns cannot fit on webpage?

If I've 12 - 14 columns in a table to show on a page but there's not enough space to show all columns (let's say, there's only enough space to show 7 columns of the table), what is the solution for ...