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What topics can I ask about here?

User Experience Stack Exchange is for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. If you have a question about...

  • Specific UX design problems
  • UX issues that can be solved with expert advice or existing research
  • Questions about HCI and user research

… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

What makes a good question?

We prefer questions that elicit definitive answers or solutions rather than prolonged discussions. Remember, this a Q&A site, not a discussion board.

More context yields better answers. Fill your question with details such as:

  • Description of the users' experience levels and goals
  • Mockups, screenshots, or photos of existing designs
  • Software platform, if applicable (Is it an Android app? A web form? A kiosk with a 20"×20" touch screen?)

If you're familiar with other Stack Exchange sites, questions on UX tend to be a little more subjective than usual. That's okay, as long as the question follows the guidelines outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"

I'm having trouble coming up with a good icon for feature X. Should I ask here for ideas?

No. While the subject of icons is on topic, there's very little value in soliciting suggestions for a specific icon in a specific context. Instead, have a look a this question: How do you create or select an icon for a feature?

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

If your question is not specifically on-topic for User Experience Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area 51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.