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Is it true? No. Nor is it true that it's good UX. It's a visual design question that can only really be properly answered in context...and part of that would be how it works with the overall page design. In the particular context of the cited question... ...it is asking very specifically about Red on Pink That's a very specific combination and ...


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It hurts the eyes Certain colors and color relationships can be eye irritants, cause headaches, and wreak havoc with human vision. Yellow, pure bright lemon yellow is the most fatiguing color. Why? The answer comes from the physics of light and optics. More light is reflected by bright colors, resulting in excessive stimulation of the eyes. ...


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1) Learn how to anticipate the user flow by interviewing some of your target users and maybe running a card sort exercise with them. Set the key points of the journey down on individual cards and ask your target users to arrange them into an order that makes the most sense for them. 2) Start by duplicating the interface from something similar. Use any ...


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This answer is informed in part by your comment that these numbers are not increments of a thousand... And in part by Don't Make Me Think. My first thought is "are they good for UX?" probably not; truncated numbers may take up less space, and they can be integrated well into a layout, but there is an increased cognitive load associated with determining ...


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I think the first and foremost thing that we lack is awareness on this topic. As quickly we can take this from awareness to a discourse and have enough people understanding and appreciating it, there is a good chance this will become a framework which people look up to when they talk to there clients or anyone they talk to about design.


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I'm pretty sure that has to do with the side of the road you drive on. You didn't specify which Asian countries, but as a quick test I looked at Chinese car interiors (wheel on left) and Japanese ones (wheel on right), and that conforms to right/left side of the road. Red = Right on road, Blue = Left on road. Via wikipedia. The question then becomes: 'why ...


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This is a historical issue that goes back to horse-drawn coaches. In the UK, coaches would pass on the left so that the coachman (driver) could fend off any attack from the passing coach with their stronger right arm. (Why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right?) In the US (and other countries) The idea was that if coaches passed on ...


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History and origin In the late 1700s, however, teamsters in France and the United States began hauling farm products in big wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. These wagons had no driver’s seat; instead the driver sat on the left rear horse, so he could keep his right arm free to lash the team. Since he was sitting on the left, he ...


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It is simply that countries where you drive on the right side of the road the driver will be positioned on left side of the car. Countries where you drive on the left side of the road the driver will be on the right. In effect this means that in countries with right-hand traffic, the driver and the vehicle controls would normally be located on the ...


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The beauty of a single search field is that it works like Google... You just type in all the keywords you care about and Google takes care of the rest for you. However the devil is in the details. In order to make one field work, your backend search needs to search for each keyword (delimited by white space) across all columns of data (I'm assuming a SQL ...


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Pros: A single box is, well, simpler. It also eats far less space on your UI, and only seeing one box to search in is far less daunting. Imagine opening Google and finding instead of the search bar, individual fields for Page Title, Description, Site, Date, etc. Yikes. Cons: Ambiguity of search. If I want to search for Alan Smith, chances are a single ...


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The simplest solution would be to contact some network engineers and find out what screen sizes they are using. I imagine you'll get a wide range of answers but that a few of them will be more popular than others. Weed out the extremes and you should be able to use these results to find the (sensible) minimum screen size.


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1280 is widely preferred resolution but 1366 is recently topping the chart. More here: http://www.screenresolution.org/year-2016/ and here: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp


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And Apple uses white background for their videos on website. While using light background colors, make sure you apply shadows to the player so the visual content stands out. Take a loot at the Video Player UX on Pinterest Here are some aspects of dark color


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Don Norman (author of The Design of Everyday Things) has a great quote that seems to cover this: "When a device as simple as a door has to come with an instruction manual — even a one-word manual — then it is a failure, poorly designed." Use gestalt techniques to add a layer of meaning and context to your controls and on-boarding sequences that show ...


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There are ways in which you can manage user's learning curve. It should be noted that a learned user should not feel that the UI is cluttered with information which she no longer needs. Onboarding UI This is a very common recent trend. When user signs up or logs in for the first time, she is shown a help overlay which helps understanding the UI metaphor. ...


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In an ideal world we will design a solution that is so obvious that everybody will instinctively know how to use it. In the real world there are a number of factors that can influence whether additional information will be valuable or not: Frequency. Is this something people will use once or lots of time? Importance. Is there a chance the user will make ...


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For the first time visitors, it is a good practice to tell them what features lies where and how that feature can be used for a pleasant experience. However, it depends on the type of users of your application. If technologically sound people are the target audience, I don't see a need to show description; as they are experienced users and they know what ...


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Two reasons. First, Keeping the background dark allows you to focus on what's important--the video. Second, a bright background causes your eye to close down making other elements in view appear darker, thus making the video more difficult to watch and see the details; particularly in dark areas.


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A very good question and I would say that you are very keen about all the small details used in design. Here is the best example I think I can give, Take the Sky as background and Moon and stars as video, Moon is sometimes visible in day but stars are not. Even though the moon is visible, it's not so pleasant as much as it's in night. I would say a video ...


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I think the question itself is rather ambiguous. Looking at the definition of conceptual (Google define search): relating to or based on mental concepts. and then the definition of concept (Google define search): an abstract idea If you use the term conceptual with model in its definition (Google define search): a thing used as an example to ...


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As others asserted the terms can be ambiguous, depending on context. From my experience: Conceptual design A non-committing design, that often captures high-level ideas without the details. "For this specific problem with have sketched 5 conceptual designs." The name also stands for a phase during the creativity/problem solving process - once the ...


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In a sense, they could be considered two phrases for the same thing. The core difference is that a conceptual model is more nebulous than a conceptual design. Conceptual design implies visualization, which while it can still be very basic (doodles on a cocktail napkin), is still somewhat more "realized" than a conceptual model. A conceptual model can be ...


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Your colours are pretty irrelevant because you are using textual callout labels to re-enforce the meaning, e.g. 550 Winning, 228 Lose, 204 Tie. Because of this you can now offer a new feature to the user - personalize the colours. Of course, if you are using text to unambiguously communicate the results, you have to question the use of a circular graphic, ...


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Color manipulation in design is very important. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to professional background. Color knowledge is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build their careers on. Apart from me your color combination is okay ! ...


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Short answer I think ethical issues should largely be covered by the standard guidelines etc for each particular product or service. However, I do think it is possible to have some sort of overarching guideline (sort of like the Hippocratic Oath) that UX designers could use as a starting point. Long answer The topic/issue of ethics in UX is extremely ...


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Chairs aren't badly designed (for the most part) Of course there are chairs that put form before function and are uncomfortable, but chairs are essentially designed to allow us to maintain an upright position (so we can work/socialize) while taking the load off our legs (so we can rest). In this sense, the fundamental design of a chair is successful. If ...


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No and yes. Ethical issues as a broad stroke are the same; don't do bad stuff. Doesn't matter if you're a car salesman (sell cars with broken brakes), a contractor (leave out rebar to save money) or a designer or whatever. But yes, the interaction makes it a slightly different group of choices to make. Design (print, web, ux) is largely communication and, ...


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Your listing is proper but it will be better if you keep text instead of icons. Because when user see it, can't understand easily the meaning of it. And if you want to keep icons only then just changed the icon of "Pending" status because it seems like download. Generally we are showing clock symbol to denote pending status. And in your listing second name ...


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I suspect this is partly function of utilitarian materials choice, as well as customer choice. Customers have certainly pulled car colour choices down to a narrow range of gloss or metallic colours. Cars are painted metal surfaces that are required to withstand weathering, power-washing, minor abrasions and so on. However, they're not usually handled. The ...


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Perhaps because cars were primarily designed to sit within & not to look at from outside and at close quarters. If they dazzled another car user on the road, well that was collateral damage. (Even in cars the internal trim is unpainted & matte not glossy.A car with glossily painted interiors would be crazy distracting to travel in I expect) Devices ...


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I believe one reason might be that shiny surface will reflect the light, making it hard for the user to see the screen. while a dull finish like matte won't reflect the light so much. In terms of taste and trends, i think the mobile phone industry has gone past the 'shiny and new' trend towards a giving phones a sturdy feel.


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Practical origins defined our tastes When car finishes became shiny (because they weren't always) [1,2] due to the availability of the required technology and paint materials, it was mostly for practical purposes - cost effectiveness, weather resistance, rain run-off, aerodynamics, ease of cleaning. Consumers found the attention-grabbing gleam of a shiny ...


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I think that weekly total sales also be different from each other. In order to show overall performance, two different interconnected bar-chart can be a good solution for your problem.


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Pie charts are not good when you have to compare. Also, they have a limit of how many values to represent. I would recommend a horizontal bar chart. Comparisons are much more easy and you can have many values. Also, the names of the employees are much more easy to read. Keep the bar chart simple : Do not add grid-lines. X-axis values are not needed. Place ...


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Here I attach 2 options to display the information which you want. This is my idea and this is wire-frame only so don't consider it as design. I commented necessary information so please read it carefully. I hope you will have clear idea that what I am trying to explain. Images shown below are just for the example purpose. These are the screens :


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Welcome to UXSE. This is a good approch. But I have something different. Added one new feature hope you like it. Refer image:



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