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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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Universal or standard pattern of keyboard layout design

One of the arguments for having different keyboard layout designs is that they are tailored for different devices and their usage. So for example, a physical keyboard layout is often similar on a ...
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How to define a certain color code for an intranet? [closed]

I've been tasked with preparing a set of rules for the design standard of a collection of intranet modules. Most of these applications are already in production, and new ones are expected to be added ...
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The UX designer's responsibility to the public and ethical behaviour guidelines in companies

I read an excerpt from AIGA's publication on design's responsibility to the public: The designer’s responsibility to the public A professional designer shall avoid projects that will result ...
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How to implement or adopt the Ethical Design Manifesto

Ind.ie has come out with another iteration of their Ethical Design Manifesto, and I have noticed a lack of discussion around topics of this nature. I thought the most practical question to ask on ...
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Is there an optimal font size?

For most website projects I've been involved with, the font size for the bulk text is usually 12px - 13px, but I'm wondering if this is a good size. I remember reading an article saying that font ...
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Ethical issues in UX design: are they different to ethics in graphic design and design research?

I am still trying to track down references and resources regarding the topic of ethics in UX design. So far I have seen things like the Ethical Design Manifesto from Ind.ie that covers all aspects ...
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Which level of management or UX hierarchy has the responsibility for setting the design code of ethics for the organisation? [closed]

I believe that in a graphics or visual design setting, the creative director or artistic director would be responsible for this. However, in many organisations the hierarchy or level of governance for ...
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What would you call an activity to a layman?

Have hard time explaining an activity or a fragment for that matter, or any layout screen that appears replacing the old one (Be it through swiping, or clicking on any menu) For websites we call it a ...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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Design using data instead of design with data

According to the GOV.UK GDS design principle number 3: Design with data In most cases, we can learn from real world behaviour by looking at how existing services are used. Let data drive ...
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Expanding design principles and practices to inclusive design from accessibility

Accessibility as a design goal worked well in the past when specific design strategies and practices were implemented to cater for people with special access needs to the content or materials on ...
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Standard login fields in Singapore

I'm a UX Architect based in London working on a site for our office in Singapore that provides insurance products to customers. It has been suggested that we use a customer's NRIC as their username to ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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What is the purpose behind numerical ratings; e.g. 4/5 stars

Haven given a lot of thought as to which site would be the best fit for this question, I decided it was ultimately a user experience one. Feel free to suggest a better site if you think it would fit ...
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Best position for collapse indicator on collapsible content

What is the convention/standard/best-practice for the placement of a collapse/expand button/indicator on collapsible content? I've seen many examples of the placement on the left (left of title in ...
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Braille standards for shops

Are there any braille standards for shops? For instance, if a blind person enters a supermarket, how do they find a guide that walks them to where the gloves are, how must the gloves be positioned ...
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Files size units: “KiB” vs “KB” vs “kB”

I'm working on a web app that will show the size of certain files, and I'm wondering if there's any consensus about how to report the units of bytes. Technically the IEC has weighed in with an ...
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HTML Entity ( Unicode ) Character UI Reference List

I find that I have trouble articulating this question, but it's something like this: I'm looking for a list of html entities from the standpoint of UI and UX. In other words, a list of all html ...
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Family Relationship List Conventions on Web Forms

I'm revising a web form which has a 'relationship' drop-down, e.g. mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle etc etc. There are currently around 20 relationship options, ordered seemingly at random....
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When to use ellipses with ToolStripMenuItem Navigation

I have been tasked with standardising the menu systems on our product. At the moment some of the menu items have ellipses some do not. When would it be appropriate to display ellipses at the end of ...
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Facebook at work- similarity has negatives?

Recently I've read a little bit about Facebook trying to break into the corporate sphere with "Facebook@Work". From what I can gather this seems to be pretty much the pre-existing facebook platform ...
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What is the difference between 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' design

I have seen these terms used in the context of discussions about the responsibilities and obligations of designers to their own ethical and moral standards. I wonder if these terms are commonly used ...
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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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Are there any standards to certify or verify that a digital product or service has been designed ethically?

I was thinking about how these days consumers are conscious about whether certain types of food products are certified to be compliant with ethical processes or practices such as the fair trade ...
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Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?

I was browsing dribbble.com today and came across a new post by one of the designers that I follow. He had posted a new modal form which was using rounded check boxes. I have never seen these before. ...
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What is the standard-practice for defining a monthly subscription service?

For my startup, I'm designing a recurring option that allows users to recur a payment method, one of which happens to be monthly (another is tri-monthly). Weekly should be fairly simple, since it's ...
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When do we establish an ongoing pattern/trend as a standard or convention?

I see a lot of questions here asking about established conventions or standards. This question has it roots in this discussion about an app drawer icon being a convention or not. I would like to know ...
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Difference between Notice and Info messages?

I designed a program that is used to send data through the socket. In each program action, I display a message about process state. I'm confused by when to display a Notice message or Info message. ...
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CE Machinery Standards for UI/Hard Buttons

In Canada, working on a machine for the lumber industry. The machine needs to be CE certifiable. I'm working on icons right now, and I've searched the subject to death and read through what I think ...
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Is the implementation of a stability index for a UI component or design pattern in a style guide useful/practical?

The concept of a stability index where the likelihood for the content, where it is code or a specification (e.g. in the documentation of the Node.js API) looks to be rather useful and can be adopted ...
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Standardized design patterns for UI?

In 2004, Jakob Neilson wrote about two studies that looked at a database of websites and compiled a list of standard UI patterns based on usage. The studies looked at 100's of web pages and ...
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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Why are there not more interactive design / style guides out there? Aren't they more user friendly?

It seems like only the larger companies working on development and design frameworks are producing interactive documents that provide information about the visual and interactive design components/...
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Optimal number of interactions or complexity on a card/tile element

The use of card/tile UI elements in responsive website design is becoming a very influential trend. However, the complexity of the products or services being provided is such that basic click and ...
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UX Designers - working with developers to resolve design or implementation disagreements [closed]

When working in a team environment where the UX designer is not the lead (i.e. Head of UX or a executive level role), or is a joint-lead working under a product manager or owner, is the business ...
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How to raise concerns about ethical issues in UX design?

Just wondering if there are any examples of processes or standards in place within companies to raise ethical concerns related to UX design practices that anyone is aware of. I don't think there has ...
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Color Emotion Naming Convention Standard?

So I'm using one of the UI frameworks for a project I'm working on and I notice that there's a general naming convention for use of specific colors that are represented as moods. e.g.; Assertive =...
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Is there an accepted standard for passwords?

It's frustrating how some websites require symbols while some don't allow them, some require a capital or number while others don't, some don't allow the same consecutive characters, etc. Every once ...
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Are design frameworks, design guidelines and design languages essential for UX design work? If not, what is used instead?

A development framework such as Bootstrap and Foundation provides the set of guidelines, tools and components for building interfaces that can be standardized, maintained and extended. In the same ...
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White-Labeling PDF template issue

A white-label product or service is a product or service produced by one company (the producer) that other companies (the marketers) rebrand to make it appear as if they had made it. -wikipedia I'...
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Standard representation of states for objects in software application

I am trying to come up with a standard to be included in a style guide for a software application. One of the difficulties with the guide is around documenting states/status that seem to have a ...
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Is there a standard hotkey list somewhere

There are numerous key combinations that can be considered as being part of an unofficial (as far as I know) standard. But is there a list of such combinations somewhere? Some examples: F1 - Help F3 -...
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Deciding on minimum performance

I work at a remote site for a multinational company. I am doing a software implementation that is having some major user experience issues due to very poor network performance. Our load times are so ...
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Implementing Google Material Design on non-digital products

Reading through the Google Material Design principles and explanations, it seems like they have abstracted the design of products to a high level that is applicable to a range of traditional and ...
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Energy Labeling Rule - how to make it user friendly?

Starting next, consumer electronic e-retailers will be required to display the applicable label or icon “clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the covered product’s price” so that ...
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Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?

On the Android, is the expected action of the back button to navigate backward through menus, or does it just go "back" to the previous screen you came from? I don't have an Android device to sample ...
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A standard / benchmark test for user familiarity or proficiency with computer technology in usability testing

When conducting usability testing, a variable that comes up is the competence or familiarity of different users with Internet or software application technology. It seems strange to compare different ...
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Is the ELMER form design guidelines still current? Any other good government guidelines out there?

I came across the ELMER form design guidelines published by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, which gives a pretty comprehensive and reasonably well documented set of guidelines for the ...