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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
23 views

Prototyping Tool for Drag & Drop interaction [on hold]

Is there any good prototyping tool for building up mockup with drag and drop interaction? Because it seems like most prototyping tools only allow linking to other pages/screens, while I would like ...
0
votes
3answers
43 views

Mobile equivalent of tabs?

I have the following example app for desktop: Here's the mobile equivalent: As you can see, on mobile I've converted the tabs here to a standard dropdown control. On the phone when you select it ...
0
votes
4answers
133 views

Where to place a “Add Car” button

I am really trying to make it simple and elegant but I can't decide where to place this button where a user can add there car to there profile. I attached a screenshot of my mobile app, any answer ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Push notification content in IOS 10 [migrated]

Does anyone know if the size of Push notifications will be expanded for IOS 10? From what I understand, they are currently at 235 characters. Will we be able to see a preview of certain imessage ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

How to display deals in an elegant, card-based way?

I'm working on an application with deals , and I wanna know how I can display current deals in an elegant way. My current ideas are: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

on my site I want the form to fill the screen on mobile phones [closed]

I tried setting max-width:95% on my form for screen with max-width:760px, but something is overriding it, maybe because it doesn't see my device as smaller than 760px? Or because the max-width:600px ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

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 - ...
1
vote
2answers
156 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
76 views

Good UX patterns for data entry on a tablet

Users of my product are farmers and farmhands, and will be entering lots of different types of data about their cows via tablets (likely in portrait mode) whilst out in the field. How can I optimise ...
1
vote
3answers
97 views

Mobile ux: How to indicate the presence of side panel/drawer/sidebar

The company I work for has had a desktop website for ages, but recently I had the task to make a small mobile version with limited functionality. It's been online for a while now and I've been ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Mobile: How to indicate presence of landscape mode and expandable elements?

Problem: My company has a desktop website to display reports, and now also a mobile website. The reports there have only 3 columns in portrait mode to keep it clean, but show extra columns when you ...
10
votes
8answers
591 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
108 views

How to display two sidebars on mobile?

I got stuck with dealing making two sidebars for mobile screens. How I can make responsive to display nice on mobile? Maybe it's some pattern? Thanks.
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Should I implement a “Tags to exclude” field?

I'm making an android application, which procures text (from their Evernote notes) after specific field keywords set by the user. For instance, F: First Text to select S: Second text to select (The ...
2
votes
4answers
208 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Mobile: Apply text field focus with keyboard or not?

I'm interested in the drawbacks when applying auto focus with keyboard on text fields. I'm redesigning an application where the user have to enter PIN etc. Normally the user have to enter maximum ...
1
vote
3answers
64 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
191 views

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 (...
1
vote
2answers
68 views

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'...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Alternatives to Sub Tabs / 2 sets of tabs (Android)

I'm trying to follow Material Design as best as possible, and I think on one page of the guidelines it says not to use nested tabs. But I'm finding it pretty difficult to find an alternative. In my ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

How can we get rid of scattered mobile apps positioning ?

I'm not sure if it exists, but an "Auto apps positioning" feature in mobile OS should be introduced. (I'm talking about iOS and Android and NOT Windows OS) I have seen users search for their most ...
5
votes
1answer
208 views

How to present a multi-facet 5-star rating system?

I want to design a multi-facet 5 star rating system on mobile devices, for the intent of attribute analytics. In layman's terms, I want to be able to present the user with a list of characteristics ...
-1
votes
0answers
25 views

Mobile Information Architecture - two different paths to get to information

I'm doing the functional design of a mobile app where users can view information for accounts through two different paths. They need to be able to see their own accounts, then be able to see accounts ...
4
votes
3answers
125 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
87 views

Radial slider for user input on mobile devices

I'm asked to implement a radial slider for user input on mobile devices. I looked through the Android and Apple specification and couldn't find such a radial slider. The user will input data through ...
3
votes
6answers
2k views

Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
0
votes
2answers
22 views

Exporting files in mobile

We have a responsive page that exports a list into .csv format. For mobile view, what is the optimal way of going about it? Show the user a notice that exporting is only supported in desktop? One ...
13
votes
5answers
14k views

How do you map the flow of a mobile application? Can you provide examples?

I'm currently working on the IA/UX for a mobile application and as I'm mapping it out it doesn't seem like a traditional site map makes sense nor does a flowchart. Can anyone point me to a good set of ...
5
votes
2answers
237 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
416 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
640 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
320 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
359 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
251 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
171 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
101 views

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)?
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
210 views

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? ...
1
vote
3answers
111 views

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 ...