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Why are aluminium soda cans typically round instead of square?

Why are beverage cans usually round? Considering the amount that are made, and the need to be transported - isn't a round design inefficient? (ie the lost space from not tightly fitting together). ...
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Is a head shape seen from the front or behind?

In our application, the user must select the position of a mobile phone relative to a head. Among the possible position, there is beside head left side. beside head right side. I can't upload it ...
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Are button wheels around cursors ineffective?

Because of Fitts' law, it seems that positioning commands at the immediate proximity of the cursor makes it possible to access them relatively fast: probably not as fast as elements in the corners of ...
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Multi shapes buttons damage User Experience / User Interface?

This is a question I have been thinking about in the past few days. I'm making a social app(Similar to Facebook or Instagram etc). As I started working on the design and I though of a question. The ...
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Why can we save images only as a square or a rectangle? [closed]

My question is quite simple. Why can't we save images as a circle or a triangle? What is the reason behind it?
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Why are the two buttons on the apple TV remote shaped differently (Menu & Play/Pause)

On the apple TV remote, I have realized that the two buttons have a different physical design. The menu button goes invward (convex) and the play/pause one is flatter/goes more outward. I tried to ...
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why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used?

Why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used? Is it purely convention or are there usability reasons behind this?
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rectangles Vs rounded corners of text fields on mobile

Do you think there is a difference in perceiving text fields which have round\rectangle corners ? My goal is to establish a convention that round corners are fields which the user can enter input and ...