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An 'app' or application typically a self-contained program.

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Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?

I have an app I am building where a user can browse through content similar to the Facebook timeline. One action the user can take is follow this person. All actions for each piece of content I ...
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Using two different fonts on a mobile application

In my mobile app, I use two fonts; MaaxRounded for h1-h6 and Roboto for paragraph and description text. My co-worker asked why I was using two fonts, and I at first didn't have an answer. After ...
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How to indicate that a card is expandable?

Currently I'm working on an app which uses a vertical 'list' of cards, somewhat like Google Now. These cards can contain static text, (small) images and some control elements (buttons etc.), or a ...
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Which is better, Side Menu or Fixed Bottom Menu?

Currently I'm designing an android app that has 4 main menus without extra sub-menus (just simple menus like Home, My Loans, History, Settings). This app is a financial product to help users acquire ...
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Can iOS apps be a bit more "adventurous"?

Seriously, designing app mockups for iOS is scary as hell. Everytime I try to do an iOS mockup, I keep thinking of those "rules" in the Apple Human Interface Guidelines that says you can't do this ...
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Achievement unlocked, in other words

For my sports project I'm introducing an achievement system to reward users with digital items when achieving a goal. The user can view his trophy cabinet and see a silhouet of the to be rewarded ...
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Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface

What is clearly thought out is clearly expressed and there is certainly a way to efficiently describe and classify the various user interface types that have spread. At the UI components level, ...
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Bottom Navigation Bar With Floating Action Button

is it a good practise to have both - a bottom navigation bar, and a floating action button above the navigation bar?
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Why does a personal identification number (PIN) code only contain 4 digits?

I'm in the process of designing an app that allows users to sign in via a personal identification number (PIN) code. I'm curious to know why a typical pin code usually contains four numbers, and why ...
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App design process - Prototype phase: Photoshop design every single screen?

I've just started designing apps and still learning my way through. I'm now doing a project that it is quite complex, so this was the rough process: Understanding of client's requirements and ...
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How to show a score without numbers?

Context : I'm working on a telematics app for an insurance company. Drivers have to drive correctly and the AI calculates their global score vs their trip score. The score can vary (increase or ...
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About Commanding in UWP apps. What commanding approach is best? office like?, UWP? or classic win32?

I'm writing an app with platform UWP-Windows 10-1903(Universal Windows), for making electric circuits, designs and simulations. User makes a design on screen with resistors, generators, etc, and run ...
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What if table columns cannot fit on webpage?

If I've 12 - 14 columns in a table to show on a page but there's not enough space to show all columns (let's say, there's only enough space to show 7 columns of the table), what is the solution for ...
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How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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Should I choose a short or lengthy title for my app on App Store?

By now I have read numerous articles about App Store optimisation. Some advise me to use a long title with a lot of keywords (bang for my bucks etc…) but others say the title should be short (25 ...
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Is there a standard for capitalization of Android app menuitems?

For menuitems in Android apps, is there a standard for capitalizing (or not capitalizing) each word within each menuitem? For example: Open View log Exit versus: Open View Log Exit
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Does term "page" apply to a mobile app?

I'm developing a mobile phone (iOS/Android) app and alongside that, an admin website where the app owner will update the content of the app (so basically a CMS for the app). The app has tabs at the ...
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Displaying information hierarchy and readability on mobile app

I am working on a personal project that is a training log fitness app. On the meal section I want to display what time the meal was had and all the food that they had as well. Each meal being ...
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How do you share app specific content?

I'm looking to find out how best to share app specific content. I'm creating a news app which includes polls at the bottom of the article. I'd like the ability to share the poll but I'm wondering ...
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Does dark theme implies security in an anti-malware app? [closed]

We are developing an anti-malware android application and some of the colleagues insist on using a dark theme for application UI because: Many other anti-malware applications like DU, Avast, Avg and ...
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Is it a good idea to involve the user in a demo?

There's a page on my company's website that demos/tours/guides the user through our app. Is it a good idea to involve the user in the demo/tour/guide? For example: "Click [button X] and we'll show ...
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App title or page title in the title bar of an app?

So I'm creating an app right now and I'd like to get some opinions on what to put in the title bar. My gut feeling is that it's more intuitive for users to see the page title in the title bar. Here ...
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Are there better/easier flows for users to install an app instead of linking it to the App Store/Google Play?

If I have a website that wants users to install an app, what are my options? I'm currently aware you can use the respective badges, https://play.google.com/intl/en_us/badges/ and https://developer....
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Drag and drop list alternatives for mid-age users

I wonder what kind of list ordering will be easier to use for 50+(age) users if there will be lists of 10-15 items. Also it is going to be used on touch devices too. The idea is to arrange the ...
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How important is it to stick to the platform guidelines in mobile app design?

I'm designing a mobile app. The developer is using a framework which uses native building blocks for iOS and Android. Customising means extra dev work. Developer says: "Why waste time when ...
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What happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched

I would like to know what happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched. Is it a default behavior in ios or Android like the notification will slide in from the top when the ...
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UX Name for different nav states in App

Just wondering if there is a particular term for the UX design of having Core Nav in the parent state, which gets hidden with the child nav or tools in the child state. The benefits being that the UI ...
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Designing mobile apps and handing them over to development in a way that's responsive to all screen sizes?

I design stuff in Figma, for an iPhone 8, based on pixels. But we need to find a way to implement it in Flutter in a way that the design fits all the other screen sizes. One way we figured out so far ...
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Having no content on product launch

My team and I are facing an issue regarding the release strategy of our application, that is said to impact the User Experience of our first users. We are building a content-driven app and our ...
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How would you implement a Momentary Rocker switch in a mobile app or web page?

Here's an example of a Monetary Rocker switch. It has 3 states and always returns to the middle position after being pressed. I want to use this in iOS and Android and web, is there any stock ...
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One app with more features vs. separate apps focused on one thing

What is considered modern and best for UX with question if to go with one bigger app with more features or separate apps? I can understand why Facebook split their main app and Messenger, or why ...
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Alternative to TAB layout to show three different pages connected

I have an app where from the home page the user enter in a page built like: List of all registered documents from which the user can choose one of them and send it to the server with a bottom app bar ...
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Advice: UI for app with column like input

I'm working on an app for a volunteer organisation (Scouting group) where users can indicate what he or she had to drink from the bar/fridge. This so an 'admin' can see how much each person had to ...
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Should a message show up confirming the user wants to leave when they press on a 'back' button within an app?

I'm having trouble deciding if an app should show a message when the user presses the back button while he/she is leaving. See image below showing how 9gag does this (note the "Press back again to ...
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Difference in designing wireframes for apps in Nexus 5 like phones with virtual navigation bar and other phones with hardware navigation buttons

As you know phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto G come with virtual navigation navigation bar like in the stock Android with the back, home and multitask buttons and there are phones like the new Asus ...
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UI Suggestion for switching apps

Scenario : Just like in google switching apps from the top right corner cube button, where the user can quickly navigate to gmail, gdrive etc. I have kept the switching of app on the left side with a ...
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Best way to show that there are many viewable photos for mobile app?

I'm working on a design for an application that shows used cars. On the car details page, some cars may have many photos, and I'm not sure how I should show that there are more/many viewable photos. ...
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Kairos Pattern for "Opportune" Disclosure in UI

Looking for a pattern or guideline that will present an option to a mobile app user with an affordance to get some user assistance if there is no activity detected after a short time. I've looked at ...
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Music app. How should you display free and paid purchases?

It's a free music app. The app has free and paid purchases. I wanted to give users the choice after buying to remove the purchased download but still stream the song. This means the states for a paid ...
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iPad app main navigation - UX

I am designing a CRM software for iPad native app. I need your suggestion for navigation part in UX aspect. Left pane (main navigation) will be shown by default (Image 1). When you go to another tab, ...
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Should 'critical' system push notifications be sent regardless of the user's settings?

Should an app push notification system send 'critical, system notifications' if a user has turned off push notifications (much like email systems do). Bearing in mind that contact via email will ...
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Navigation Bar with Text App

Answered: I settled with this design and Icons ("My List" is not 100% correct, but I used it for the "My" to let the user feel more comfortable with the app) Thank you for your help! Question: I ...
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What is this UI component called?

I'm currently doing an app interface, the client is asking me for an specific design but I can't understand what it is, here's the quote: "bike code lock" kind of structure for date time and table ...
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

Should mobile apps flip upside down? (I am referring to when you turn up phone upside down, and the screen flips.) Are there any studies on this? Apple says iPad apps should be able to flip upside ...
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Some advice needed on working as a UI designer in a app dev company

A week ago, I managed to get a job in a app dev company. They create apps based on clients' needs. Before that, I'm a general graphics designer who also does some app UI mockup but it's for in-house ...
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How to display a long list of FAQ on a mobile app?

I am designing the FAQ page for a complex mobile application. Faqs can be more than 20 and text might be very long. I have tried to list them with an accordion solution first but it seems to be heavy ...
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How to display choices from multiple options on mobile

Here's my scenario: Customer books a hotel room for 4 guests for a week. He/she can then add meals to their booking of which there are 4 mutually exclusive options (Let's say Full English Breakfast,...
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Badges for donations

I am trying to implement a donation system for a website/app that isn't going to generate any money. Once a person donates to the project, I was thinking I could give them a badge/icon that would be ...
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App login, why do users need to login?

I was browsing a nice restaurant finder app called Zomato recently. However the first page is a login screen which is bad in my opinion, it does have a skip login at top although not immediately ...
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Links for apps on desktop version websites

A client asked me to place the download links of the new application for Android and IOs from their online store on the general website. I explained that these links are usually buttons in modal ...
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