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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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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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 ...
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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 same problem - the learning curve is steeper than ...
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best way to display dates of a course

I want to display dates of a course. The times are all the same but dates may be any dates This is the way they are display at the moment in a list, not good as there is a lot of repeated information ...
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Samsung Android phone rendering chess unicode as Emoji? [on hold]

I'm developing a javascript implementation of Singularity Chess and I'm having a really weird issue with rendering on Samsung phones. Samsung phones render unicode chess characters as what appear to ...
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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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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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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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When is it recommended to give a Continue Anyway link

For the pages that are not mobile optimised (the operations that are done on the page should be only from a desktop. Imagine some kind of a development tool which would be used only from a desktop and ...
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Swipe-for-options UI component

What is the name of the UI component in mobile, which when scrolled or swiped to the side reveals options like delete, edit, move etc. ?
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I'm looking for articles, best practices, and research on user profile UX [closed]

I'm designing a user profile for an E-commerce mobile app and looking for best practices on user profiles. Header to content ratio, the importance of the header if any, and things like that. Any ...
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Scale to select time period - linear or exponential?

in my app, I need to allow customers to select a period of time between 15 minutes to up to 24 hours. Now, I'm a bit confused of which is the best way to create a scale, linear or exponential. The ...
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Best time of day to deliver daily notifications?

A while ago I wrote an app for myself that automatically checks if I've been near my gym every day. If I miss a day, I get a mean message the next day like "Missed the gym yesterday, you fat fuck". ...
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Wizard in Android app - use system or separate back button?

A mobile app wizard, when finished have an additional function (if used - screen isn't changed). Does it should have: 1. A separate "Back" (to main screen) button or 2. it's enough allowing the user ...
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Research CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) with mobile devices

I am looking for more researches on this particular use of technology. If anyone know similar cases or studies about, please, share with me! In the meantime, thank you so much for your attention and ...
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Where should mobile apps store user data and how to define when user has to sign up? [closed]

1) I am writing here regarding one very important issue. Just imagine that you've downloaded a daily task manager mobile App. There are tones of these apps. I am quite confused, because some of them ...
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Best practice for game navigation - portrait orientation for menus and landscape for actual game screen?

I've been working on a mobile game and I'd like to know your opinion on the usability. The game must be played in landscape mode but the other screens such as menus/home screens have a listview and ...
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How to evaluate alternative ways people find content in a social/mobile driven news environment

It will be quite straight froward to evaluate desktop users' behaviour by using card sorting session. Shall I stick with card sort?
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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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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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Does it matter that iOS capitalizes the first letter of form fields?

I am in the process of redesigning the UX of a website for the mobile and tablet users. Do users generally notice or not notice that when entering a username in a login prompt, an iphone capitalizes ...
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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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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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Can iOS apps be a bit more “adventurous”?

Seriously, designing app mockups for iOS is scary as hell. Everytime I try to do an iOS mockup, I keep thinking of those "rules" in the Apple Human Interface Guidelines that says you can't do this ...
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Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?

There is nothing worse than getting automatically redirected to a mobile version of a site, and not having (or not easily finding) a "view normal site" link. It's not just that the mobile site is a ...
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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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Using a carousel control in mobile app

Suppose say, in my mobile app, I want to display a list of related recommended products while the user is viewing the main product (e.g. like the way Amazon shows a list of recommended books based on ...
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Profile screen mockup : Is it better to put logout link under user name or at top-right corner?

See my mockup: 1) Is this good? Or is it better to put the Logout button at the top bar at upper-right corner? For the lower half of the screen, there's other data and stats I need to put. 2) ...
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3answers
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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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Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
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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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Why does Android use the 'Bell' icon (for notifications) as its primary sound option when using the volume rocker?

Currently on my android device there is a bell icon used to signify volume when I used the rocker on the side of the phone which seems odd to me. Whenever it appears I feel like I'm looking at my ...
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Some stats about social networks used by iOS/Android users?

Are there some info and statistics about the social networks used by iOS / Androis users? If my app will be present in App Store and Google Play, I'd like to distinguish the login methods, the social ...
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Why do most smartphones not have a physical keyboard?

The vast majority of smartphones sold today use a 'bar' or 'slate' form-factor, with a large screen which uses an on-screen keyboard. Blackberry are the one obvious manufacturer who still produce ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Is there a recommended UX reason for including a Mute button in a mobile app for in-app sounds? It seems redundant since the mobile device itself (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet) has a ...
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What's a good mobile navigation strategy for hierarchies with few children?

Say your IA hierarchy is like this: Main section A Feature 1 Feature 2 Feature 3 Main Section B (List/tableview) Item Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3 Main Section C The traditional iOS-style ...
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Which is the best button to use for “back” in a USSD menu system?

USSD is Unstructured Supplementary Service Data The options are 0, *, and # My requirement is when the user dials any USSD code like *123#, then on the user's mobile screen it will display Menu ...
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9answers
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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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8answers
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Should the hamburger menu close only on icon click or on click outside as well?

We are using a hamburger menu on the mobile view of our responsive website, http://edmdesigner.com There's a debate going on in the team: a) Should the hamburger menu close if you click/tap outside ...
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Why haven't more sites used the nav bar vs. the hamburger menu? [closed]

A lot has been said about the drawbacks of hamburger menus, and we've been seeing a lot of mobile apps moving away from this navigation model in favor of a nav bar (recent example). In general, I'm ...
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Show hours < 10 with or without a zero

Is there a "good" way to show time in an iOS app (and more in general in apps/website) ? Is 8:35:29 better than 08:35:29 ? Format in different languages Moreover, I noticed that if I set my iPhone ...
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Why don't mobile qwerty keyboards utilize keyboard shortcuts?

Desktop/laptop keyboards utilize shortcut via key combinations like Ctrl + V. What don't mobile keyboards, like on Android and iOS, do this? If we implement shortcut keys in mobile applications ...
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Combining 6 apps into one

I'm building an application that caters to a specific set of people for example construction workers [edit: removed "students, or coffee drinkers"]. So for instance, an app for construction workers ...