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Where can I find a user research video? [on hold]

There was a website that hosted a short series of videos about UX and the UX process. One of the videos was talking about how you should conduct yourself during a usability study. In the video a woman ...
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User behaviour when user closes prompt and returns to video which is paused in the background?

Scenario: User is viewing a video. User can add annotation at desired time frame in the video. User can do this by tapping a button displayed on the video player. Tapping the button displayed user a ...
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Is it good design to cover part of the video display with control buttons?

Long time ago video control buttons were being placed just below the display area so nothing was overlaying the image, then some strange fashion was introduced - moving these controls on video image ...
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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or bad idea, and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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Is video onboarding a good idea?

Our target users don't have much experience with mobile apps and are familiar with Whatsapp or couple more apps at max. So, I've been thinking of showing 'how to use app' video(gif) during the splash ...
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Is there an alternative to a video thumbnail frame?

I am designing an app for a piece of software. In a section of this very complex app, users can add photo/video/audio/excel/word files. Once uploaded, they can view them in a large thumbnail grid. The ...
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Is there a reason to not allow fast forwarding on a video player?

My University's Calculus textbook has a companion eBook. The eBook has a couple of tutorial videos in each section. Some of the players prevent you from moving the scrubber forward to a point later ...
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Is video more effective than traditional text help?

Does anyone have experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording", as opposed to traditional textual help to complete their task or get more information? Additionally, ...
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Auto Follow Video Mode on a Video Mixer

Many live video mixers have a so called AFV mode. This means that the audio for a specific source follows its video, meaning it is turned up as soon as the source is live and turned down when it is ...
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What is the difference between 'live photos' and a video? [closed]

Apple made an interesting advertisement showcasing one of the latest features of iPhone 6 Plus called 'live photos', and from the ad it looks like an image which when you click on it play a 3-5 sec ...
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Present a brief animation inside a web page

Having a really hard time figuring out how to communicate features of my web application. The idea I had was for the user to be able to click on a "feature" and then an animation or video would do a ...
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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

Facebook has recently changed its video behavior. When you click on a playing video, the video is taken to fullscreen. On the fullscreen mode related videos are also shown so, I think the intention ...
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Is it acceptable to place video controls at the top of a video?

Is it okay to place video controls at the top of a video? Like so: Mainly considering a full screen video streaming platform like Netflix, I believe this format has some benefits: Subtitles would ...
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Is a two-up media display a good or bad idea?

A product of mine is essentially an educational video portal. On more than one occasion, customers have asked to have slides next to the video moving with it. From a technology standpoint, this is ...
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How can I add live stream to a playing video with minimal distraction?

I have a live stream of comments related to specific time slots in the video, I want to display them at their appropriate time during movie play without causing much distraction? Do you have ...
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Acceptable use of a homepage background video?

I am developing a website for a new dance club. I am trying to decide if my idea for using a background video homepage would be acceptable from a UX standpoint. I know that videos are not generally ...
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How to make watermarks on videos easy on the user but harder to get rid of? [closed]

I have friends that make small content for Youtube that they find ends up being stolen on other social media sites, uploaded on different usernames, and the watermarks removed secretly. Typically the ...
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Is it a good idea to play a [mute] video in the splash screen

I am developing a health and fitness app. I am currently showing a video of a lot different people gymming in the splash screen and personally like it there. I was quite surprised that most apps ...
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Background video on tablet/phone? Or still image?

As I understand videos won't auto play on tablets/phones to prevent user from using unwanted data. At the same time there's a trend on using videos full window backgrounds. I was wondering what's ...
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Female Lifestyle website

A SITUATION - I am making women's lifestyle website & there are several categories. For example, Beauty, Style, Health etc. Users can browse content related to that topic. Content will be of 3 ...
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“No video device” feedback examples

My app uses the webcam, some users may have a device not supported or even no device at all. Could you guys give an example of "negative" feedback to the user? I can't decide. "No device detected" ...
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Overriding click to pause with click to select, when selecting a video

I'm designing an interface where a user needs to select a video from a library of videos in a modal window. Once the selection is made, the modal closes and they end up back on the page they started. ...
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Video controls on full screen landing page video

I've noticed many website landing pages which contain a fullscreen video that begins playing automatically once the respective website is loaded. Usually a dark overlay appears over the top of the ...
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How to properly mitigate a user not being able to watch a video with the sound on?

"If a picture is worth 1000 words then a video must be worth at least a 1001 words"-myself Many phenominal user experiences and messages involve powerful videos. For example sonys this is how ...
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What should the default volume of an in-line video player be?

Given that the volume shown in an in-line video player (e.g. Flash or Silverlight) is relative to the system volume (i.e. 100% volume in the player is 100% of the current system volume level), what ...
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Video in Email - Triangular Play Button or “Play Video” Button?

Video links in email, or even videos that play directly in email, have been a hot topic lately, so I figured I'd ask this here. I've tended to use the triangular play button over thumbnails when a ...
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Why does every website seem to use max volume level for sound?

I don't know if the title is clear but whenever you visit a website which has a video or audio on the page, the player's sound level is always set to max. I never see it set to a conservative level by ...
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Are there any web presentation systems that does this? [closed]

I've created a framework that translates XML into visual graphics. I want to showcase the main features of my framework on the web and wonder what the simplest approach would be. I'd like to show XML ...
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Is it bad practice to remove fast forward and rewind transport controls on video player?

I have the opportunity to customize a video player for an iOS/Android mobile app and am considering omitting the '<<' (rewind/skip prev) and '>>' (fast forward/skip next) controls. My thought ...
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recording setup for field studies

Wondering if anyone here might have some advice: We're going to be undertaking onsite field usability studies for the first time over the next year, and I'm wondering about techniques / equipment / ...
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Acceptable length of video for mobile?

We have video content that will supplement written content on our responsive site. All of the videos will be less than a minute. Are there any guidelines for length/size of video content on mobile ...
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Best way to present a list of items in a video presentation

I need to present a list of 10 items in a video presentation (text & audio). First approach: Display items one by one following the audio that narrates. What you hear is what you see, with items ...
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How to let mobile users know that an embedded YouTube video is loading slowly

I have a video that's embedded in a landing page www.druckxthegame.eu On desktops, it works great because the video loads instantly. But on mobile, the video takes more time to load and during the ...
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What are the advantages of list view vs. grid view for video search results?

I'm designing a results page for video search for touch devices. on larger screens such as big tablets I'm considering using a grid views since it allows bigger thumbnails. I was wondering what the ...
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Best way to differentiate “downloading content” and “downloaded content”

I'm working on an iOS app that lets users download and watch video content. In the playlist section I'm trying to find a way to clearly show what titles are being downloaded, and which ones have been ...
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Video and audio autoplay - evidence that it's bad practice

Does anyone have any evidence or could point me in the direction of a web page that explains why video and audio autoplay is bad practice. I know it is but i'm struggling to find anything to back this ...
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video player mobile - a way to represent two different sources

I've implemented two protocols to provide video on demand in my app. The first one is optimised for slow connections and the other one for better video quality. How to provide a way to let users ...
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What do users expect to occur with a “Watch video” link?

I'm trying to come up with the best way to serve videos on a website. Currently there's an instance that says, "Watch video" with a little camera icon. It's in contrast to "Read report" with a little ...
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Optimal video resolution for lecture videos on a tablet-PC

We are developing an educational tablet-app for our customer. The app is required to show fullscreen videos of university style lectures In-App. After a short introductory phase, where the lecturer is ...
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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. I believe that facebook is one of these types of websites, but it is probably the exception rather than the ...
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Is this play video button placement confusing?

I'm creating a blog with videos in each posts. But, I'm not sure if triangular play icon inside of a circle at the right presents itself as the must-click part of the page or worse if it leaves the ...
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HTML/CSS Type Over Video Slider

I'm working on a project where the designer wants tailored and styled type (i.e. CSS) over a video that's in a slider. Along with a png logo. Each video slider will have a different layout treatment. ...
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Deleting, editing and sharing individual videos within a list

I have a list of video thumbnails that users need to be able to edit, delete and share. The issue is that only one video at a time can be edited or shared, but multiple videos can be deleted at a time ...
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Should UX professional be involved in a fundraiser video (and to what extent)?

I am currently working on a fundraiser for my site (about 2 years old now). I am going to create a video (with outside professional help), that will cover what the site is about (for new users), and ...
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Combining a grid view and list view on the same interface

I'm working on a UI which needs to include a series of video thumbnails and folders containing more video thumbnails. At current, the videos are being layed out in a 'list view'. A video thumbnail ...
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Volume control on the media player

Very often I have noticed that whenever a video or audio is played on the most common sites (like youtube, vimeo, facebook, soundcloud..) the volume is always at the maximum by default. Now, I am not ...
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Is there a standard order for `Stop`, `Play`, `Back`, and `Forward` buttons?

I have Stop, Play, Back, and Forward buttons with stereotypical DVD icons in an app I'm making. Is there a standard for ordering these?
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What font is best for full screen closed captions?

I'd like to upload some closed caption audiobooks to youtube where the video is simply the subtitles for the text being read. Here's an example. What design would best suit this purpose? I'm pretty ...
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Expanding video/photos preview

I'm working on different options to preview video and photos that are laid out on a grid without triggering a pop up or a new page. One option is the expanding preview. ...
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Demonstrating that Audio and Video can't play at the same time?

I will have a screen with a Video in the lower right corner that is playing. One the screen behind the video there will be an audio channel that can be played. Only one of these streams can play at ...