A visual design approach concerns the design and communication of a message and that the message reaches the target audience.

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How long for a visual design? [closed]

How long would it take you to do a visual design mockup of a dashboard (one-page) in say photoshop? This does not include any research related to it. Would you spend one day or more like a week? I ...
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What's the best way to visually convey rank?

I'm working on "infographic" style dashboard page where I want to convey the rank of something (and how big the whole group is). So "Rank #17 out of 2,312" could be conveyed like: I'm not loving ...
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Is it better to use a Likert scale or Semantic Differential for gathering attitudes towards pages?

For gathering users' emotional reactions to web pages via a survey, a researcher could use either a Likert scale (e.g., Agree Strongly - Agree Somewhat - Indifferent - Disagree Somewhat - Disagree ...
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Representing progress through a workflow that has parallel activities

I'm trying to create a visual representation of the state of a workflow process that is linear but has parallel branches in it, for example: A ----> B ----> C1 ----> D ----> E ...
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Button Styling to Indicate Severity of Action?

I am designing a multi-page form for creating course proposals at a university. Once the record for the proposal is created, the user has a variety of different options for what to do for the ...
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Graph overlay that doesn't obscure the data

I'm building an app that renders a line graph of the user's wellness over time. (For example:) It also needs to mark the days they took medication. Originally, I wanted to place a dot at the ...
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How to show one way is faster than the other?

There are three different ways to accomplish a task in my Java assignment. One is fastest one is slowest. However the actual time difference is in milliseconds(of course). The task at hand is to ...
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Professional Slides presentations. Light or dark background?

I must choose my company's default PowerPoint presentation template. Having in mind that this template should be versatile, and that people want to create presentations quickly, should I create a ...
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Color Scheme for an Older Demographic

I have a couple of questions: Is this color scheme too distracting for a senior demographic? Do you think the blue puts enough emphasis on the "buy now" button? Or does is not stand out enough from ...
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Is there data supporting the theory that women prefer rounded borders?

I've been told by people higher up than me that rounded corners are feminine and women like rounded corners. I'm female and I find this idea strange. But I don't want to debate based on bias and ...
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Venn Diagrams with lots of circles

We have an user interface that at some point displays data in Venn diagrams. So far its a chart with 3 entities (circles) in the diagram and it's really clear to show the relations between entities ...
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Visual design first, interaction later?

Has anyone had experience with visual design as the first step in the UX process? The idea being, interaction design happens after visual design, as more of a documentation phase. In effect, reverse ...
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How would you describe the way visual design contributes to the user experience?

When a website or product looks good, users enjoy using it more (assumption). They may even have more patience with the interface, regardless if there are usability issues, etc. How would you, ...
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Showing excess usage in a progress bar

I am working on a web app and would like to display the amount of transfer (bandwidth) that the user has used for that billing period. They are given a certain amount of bandwidth per billing period. ...
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process workflow visualization

I'm trying to visualize some steps in my application. Here is the scenario: User A creates task and assigns it to user B User B starts that task and adds some attachments to that task User A accepts ...
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Distinguish the concept of an album from a song visually

I am trying to conceive an application that has the concept of "album" or "song" (from an album or single) mixed in. I want to create some sort of visual cue to distinguish between those 3 concepts. ...
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Vertical Rhythm - How important is it

I'm working on vertical rhythm right now for my website. It's hard / impossible with images of unknown size. There's a javascript plugin that helps with keeping vertical rhythm by resizing the ...
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How can I check my UI mockups on my iphone without emailing myself the files? [closed]

How can I check my UI mockups on my iphone without emailing myself the files? I found a great app called "Live View" which is a remote screen viewing application, but it requires having a mac ...
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Difference between UI and Visual Design/Style Guide?

From looking at some of the style guide for web applications that are available, there is a distinction made between the visual (icons, colours, logos, etc) and UI (look and feel of user interface ...
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Will it be better for making call-for-action buttons in warm colors?

Are there any A/B test/ statistics results revealing whether using warm color buttons is generally better than cold color buttons in UI? (despite the concern for the theme color of the brand)
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Display data clearly in small space (Google Maps InfoWindow)

I'm having a trouble using space in Google Maps InfoWindow. I am required to display the building address, image, two (2) sentences about the building, and a couple of icons near the More button. ...
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Colours to use in a fashion website [closed]

I am working on a fashion website for my own portfolio. However it allows users to have their own account where they can save fashion related items. A sort of Pinterest for fashion items. Now, I know ...
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What is a good way to display a ranked list in a table cell?

I have a set of metrics to fill each row of a table. And each metric has some factors, usually, there are about 10-20 factors for one metric and they are ranked by their importance as well. Now I ...
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Has anyone come across the term 'infographic aesthetics' before? [closed]

I have been doing infographic design as part of providing content for websites and software applications (and print materials as well), and I know a lot of people talk about the concept data/ink ratio ...
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Guidelines on Pamphlet design to stop people from ignoring it

I have found that people tend to ignore reading a pamphlet which is distributed on a road side. How can one ensure in terms of design and strategy that people read and most importantly understand ...
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Developer with HCI background studying graphic design

I'm thinking about going to design school for a year, studying graphic design. I want to get work as a UX designer/researcher, with the possibility of day to day activities like user research, user ...
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How Many Screenshots Are Too Many

At what point am I offering too many screenshots? I am working a redesign of my company's help guides - these guides are mostly centered around our hosted mail services. How to set up Outlook, set up ...
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Does having WiFi spots and similar equipment visible improve user experience?

Suppose I'm planning an office or a restaurant or a city. I need to plan where I have wireless communication spots installed. Those may be WiFi spots or cell towers or DECT phone spots. I've planned ...
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Best way to display whether someone is the right age for a match on an online dating site?

When I visit another person's dating profile, I'd like to see a visual indicator that communicates something about a person's age so I can determine whether they might be a good match for me--without ...
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Symbols to represent dynamic items

This problem is not new to me. An user can have multiple interests, so he will check some items that is presented to him. For this example. Ten items of interest. So he will mark as interested in ...
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Can placing dark and light elements or blocks next to each other in a UI lead to problems in visual perception?

A designer on my project has proposed something that uses both light and dark backgrounds within the same context (basic mockups below). A short background for the app: It is a platform on which ...
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What metric should I use for A/B testing of a blog homepage?

We are launching a blog about web design. The goal of our blog is of an ordinary content site - to get visitors to read as many articles as possible (NOT to get ad impressions). Our designer has ...
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Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish

The human eye can differentiate about 10 million colors. A 24-bit display mode can produce about 16 million. Why, then, do operating systems have 32-bit and higher display modes if the apparent ...
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What impacts the user's visual flow on geometrically non-traditional web layouts?

I'm interested in making pages that don't conform to the traditional layout of a rectangular grid, for example: Using a grid of hexagons or triangles. Placing the title in the center of the page ...
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Simulate Eye-tracking by Photoshop filters?

I've read some articles about visual perception and that it mostly differs in High-frequency, Mid-frequency and Low-frequency recognition. Whereas Low-freq is fastest and seems to be responsible for ...
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Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...
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Does a highly polished design deter users?

I have a gut feeling that interfaces that are "too" polished deter non-designer users. It seems like that the most popular websites and apps, even the niche ones who are very successful in their ...
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How can I communicate linear progress through a series of states with color?

I'm trying to help visualize a portfolio of projects. They start off in the first state with some basic details, then they're reviewed, fully defined, and finally, work is begun. Right now, the ...
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Indicating relationships between multiple gauges or charts representing different views of the same data

The problem We have a need to show the status of a daily ingest of thousands of files coming from different senders. A quick mockup is this: The problem is that Ipsum and Dalore are just sub-views ...
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Are there any resources about connotations related to visual elements from a cultural perspective?

I've been wondering about this for some time, are there any libraries or resources online that show what connotations are attached to any given design element from a cultural perspective? I am aware ...
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Android - Visually impactful representation of small but important data

I am building an app where lets say I have four to five very important terms, clicking which take me to separate activities. I want these terms to be visually impactful in what they convey and how ...
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How can I demonstrate that the same wireframe can be used for varied visual designs?

I'm trying to demonstrate to someone that one wireframe or template can be used across multiple brand experiences (we want the UX to be similar, but the brand experience to be different). At some ...
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Graphic design critique parameters

I am working at a consulting company these days and I am having some issues with graphic designers I work with. Basically I have tested the graphic designers in various short projects for the ...
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SharePoint 2010 : UX design considerations? [closed]

We are designing a portal with Share Point 2010 platform. Content is more informational oriented with hardly transactional tasks within it. I understand there are many views on SP UX but can someone ...
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Why does ux.stackexchange.com use a darker colour to indicate visited links?

Why does this site use a darker colour for links that have been clicked on? When scan reading down the pages all I notice are links I've already visited, completely ignoring the pale blue links. To ...
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Visualize deceased user on social media?

Death is part of our life, but we tend not to think about it. When a user dies in real life, the digital user still exists. Sometimes relatives continue to update the deceased users’ social media ...
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How do we design elements that feature unpredictably sized images?

There are contexts where a design needs to represent several items, each with inconsistently sized images. One example might be a customer database, where the customer's logo is an identifying ...
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How to preview wireframes/design made with Keynote that are larger than my monitor resolution?

Many blog posts are recommending wire-framing with Keynote, since you don't have to spend in buying in another tool. So while trying out this with Keynote I hit a problem. If my page is longer like ...
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best image to indicate swipe left right

What is the most appropriate image to indicate to users to swipe left or right? i am using http://cubiq.org/swipeview but i feel like it needs a swipe indicator in the background somewhere. Edit: for ...
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Is it a bad idea to resize fonts with the browser?

For certain special pages I want to put content all on one page. Think of them as cheatsheets (or similar) the idea being is that users should benefit from seeing the whole page in one glance. However ...