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What is your preferred prototyping software and why?

I'm relatively new to UX design and have so far enjoyed using Axure and Moqups. I'm interested to hear any benefits that others might have over these two. What are the features not provided by Axure ...
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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 ...
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Edit, design, sketch and mockup a live webpage

I need a tool which can edit, add or remove html elements, such as text, on a live webpage. A bit like Developer Tools in Chrome but without touching code. The tool should also be able to add non html ...
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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 ...
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Should I provide a button in case users don't think to press enter?

On my site I have a search bar like this: The user types something in and presses enter. There is nothing they can click on to submit the search. I could make the icon on the right clickable but it ...
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How to show errors when saving multiple things at once?

I have this situation. I have list of data and user can choose one button. After pressing that button dialog is shown to user , with yes and no button. On sucessfull operation element in list ...
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Are there any patterns for a Rules editor interface?

Background I'm tasked with creating an interface for a user to create a "Rule Editor" that can perform specific actions when certain conditions have been met. An "If This Then That" kind of thing. ...
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Interaction to Delete an item by Swipe or Button click?

From list of items, user wants to delete an item. Conducted User interviews and they summarizes to: Users from Old Age group prefer to select an item. Click on 'Delete' button. Younger users want to ...
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How do you handle a developer who is prematurely/overly concerned about performance, and willing to sacrifice UX?

tl;dr When you're confronted with a "performance over UX" discussion, what are some techniques you apply to help resolve the problem in favor of UX? Is it even fair to suggest that UX should trouble ...
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How to handle the initial state of combo boxes?

New user to ux exchange here, so sorry in advance if this question isn't proper in any way. I'm making a small program for fun to calculate the points in a cribbage hand. Here is the gui that I have ...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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What is the benefit of using the HTML5 <time> tag?

I have a web application I am writing the HTML for. In the app we will be displaying a lot of dates and I noticed that there is a HTML5 <time> tag. If I wrap all of my dates and times in the &...
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Pattern for adding/removing an item within a form

I've looked around and can't find any pre-existing examples/patterns of an easy way to inline add/remove an item within a form. The scenario is during a process for me to add a new customer to my ...
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What is the significance of the “Sign Up” button on Facebook's new login page?

So Facebook updated their login page. I couldn't help but wonder the reason behind having a Sign Up button in the header when there already is a Sign Up form in the body section. What aspect of UX ...
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What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?

I have written an installer for a piece of software. It requires another piece of software in order to run (the .NET Framework, which is already installed on the majority of Windows machines). If not ...
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What do the three bars in old installers mean?

Quite many old setups look kind of like this: I always wondered what the three bars in the bottom left-hand corner mean. I really have no clue.
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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...
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“You app is empty man!” / How to modify UI/UX to stop this kind of feedback?

I own an application aiming to make people meet each other around activities/outs. There are two ways of suggesting an activity/out to other members: Inviting anybody at once. All members would ...
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what's the point of a 404 page? [duplicate]

In my website, if a user accesses an invalid URL, they are shown a custom 404 page. But now I'm questioning the value of this? It would be very easy for me to (instead of showing a 404 page) redirect ...
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Ways to avoid online contest voting fraud … is SMS account verification too much to ask?

Mitigating Cheating & Voter Fraud in Online Contests… We run online contests of various sorts that involve users voting on entries (usually one vote per user per day). The prizes range from ...
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How do you log/discuss insights gained from session recording/tracking/etc (e.g. Fullstory)?

We’ve got all these great sessions to work with, but no system in place to keep track of the most common/interesting issues and behavior patterns so we can see the bigger picture, discuss and ...
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adding an item to filtered table

My project has a table with '+add' button and filtering. The add button opens a dialog to add item, and then to 'save' which closes it too Today I noticed the following flow: Filter table on ...
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What is the best UI for multi-selecting from a list?

We have a web form and one of the fields is a multi -elect list. Our options are: List of checkboxes Listview (select box but allowing multi select) Both seem to be a bit ugly and unweildy when ...
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Should I follow Mac or Windows UI guidelines?

In my product am using a modeless dialog box with “OK” and “Minimize” button. Where I can place these buttons on the Top Left or Top Right? If I place on the Top Left it shows am focused only on the ...
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configuration mode on canvas

I am creating a switch visualisation system for IT managers, one of the features I am adding is creating a new authorization relationship between one switch to another. so that one switch is the ...
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1answer
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Testing prototype/wireframe and KPi

I have an assessment from a local startup to: Find problems on my site ( what UX method you use to find the problems ) Make suggestions for improvement ( what method you use ) Create a prototype ...
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2 selected objects - what context menu to display?

I have a similar question to this one. I have 2 different types of objects. When you click on Object A you get a list of contextual menu items available. When you click on Object B you get another ...
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Indicate label can be tapped to expand (iOS)

I have a flat iOS design for a simple hangman-style game. At the top, there is a label telling how many games have been won in the current session. When clicked, it expands to a page showing ...
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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 ...
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
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How do you handle not knowing what it's like to be the person using the softwares you need to design

I have a general question so I'll provide an example: Let's say you were assigned to build a software which will be used on a daily basis as a professional tool, let's say a statistician's. Now, you ...
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What's the difference between the terms “affordances” and “signifiers”?

I do not understand the difference between the concepts affordances and signifiers. I am given the following definitions: Affordances: "Relationship between properties of an object and the ...
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What's the difference between UX and layout design?

This probably falls under the "If you have to ask, then you obviously don't understand" category, but I've always wondered what the difference was between UX and layout. Or even if there is one. I'm ...
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What should a UX designer know about CSS (for a job interview)? [on hold]

I've an interview on Friday for the role of a UX designer. The job description says 'require HTML & CSS skills'. While I know the basics of HTML& CSS, I have not done coding. What potential ...
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How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?

I have been thinking a lot about my favorite quote from Henry Ford: If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said 'Faster Horses'. -Henry Ford The trouble I have been having is that ...
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What's the difference between “research” and “discovery”?

Two pillars of user experience legwork -- research and discovery*. But what's the difference between them, really? In practice, I've heard the terms used nearly interchangeably, and sometimes it ...
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At what point in the development process should UX come into play in an Agile work environment?

What are some successful examples of UX and the Agile Development process playing nicely together? Traditional agile doesn't usually account for it.
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5answers
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How does it affect user experience if the navigation menu is a sidebar?

I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical ...
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How broad is the definition of affordance?

While discussing the need for affordances to be consistent, comments between me and JeroenEijkhof indicate we don't have a similar interpretation of the term 'affordance'. I claimed that something ...
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How can we improve bluetooth pairing experience?

If you have several devices to pair with, it becomes a painful exercise unpairing and repairing with different devices. For an example, my car's system remembers multiple bluetootb devices, but ...
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How to solve Design/UX problems using more tangible/fun techniques?

I am trying to compile a list of interesting/more tangible methods of solving UX/Creative problems - whether it be as individual, in small groups, workshops, in user testing etc... I am already ...
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3answers
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Better UX when comparing large copy on a mobile display

We are looking for a way to improve existing UX optimized for larger screens and not mobile. Use case: There are three offers. Each offer has a hefty copy outlining what's included and what is ...
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1answer
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Airbnb: gradual engagement on web app but not on mobile app - rationale ?

Airbnb lets you search for places on their web app until you want to contact or book it. Then you have to create an account and go through the sign up process. In the android app, you have to sign ...
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Ways of showing linear history

If you are a software developer you're probably familiar with images like this: This is a perfect example of a display for a linear history. I was wondering if anyone has seen other ways of ...
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Optimal image size for retina - beauty image

We are supporting hi-res displays on our website. We also have large header/beauty images on each page, so I made them 1400px wide - under 350KB - JPGs. I think it's a good balance between quality and ...
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Dealing with large amounts o settings

I have a use case where I need to display a large number of knobs. This is a desktop application. The settings are group-able into higher level categories, but this still leaves 10-20 settings per ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Website mockup in Photoshop, how to create reusable components with dynamic text?

I am making website mockups in Photoshop where I repeat a lot of components such as form buttons. I'd like to create a library of UI components such as a button with the default text "BUTTON" where ...
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What are the steps involved in creating prototypes for Mobile apps

Can someone explain clear step by step procedure to create a realistic prototype for Mobile application. Could you explain what are the softwares used for this purpose. How do you bring all the ...
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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 ...

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