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App revamp would mean all locally stored video and audio data will be wiped out

We're doing an app revamp for our media streaming app, but the new update would mean that all the local downloads will be corrupted as we are changing the media streaming technology. For context, some ...
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Best UX for blocking users from using a form twice

I'm designing an application experience and looking for the best UX practices. Here's the scenario: User submits the form and gets their results immediately on the next screen + emailed to them. ...
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Are mandatory notifications GDPR compliant?

I have designed a notification center for my app. I would like to make sure users can't turn - off some types of in-app notifications: comments and replies. Our app should be GDPR compliant. Is it ...
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Nice DB GUI for Lots of (ideally rich formatted) Text

I am designing a workflow processing system. I have many (hundreds) of workflows that in many cases are variants of each other and have related characteristics. In the beginning development stages I ...
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What is the relationship between screen size and application design? Is it a two-way street?

I read this recent article (link not provided since it felt a bit like an ad) on The Verge about the trend of looking beyond 16:9 aspect ratio screen displays, at least according to what is on show at ...
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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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What is a good role name for this application?

Sorry if I sound confusing, but for my application I need to come up with a name for a "role" that defines the following: If no user has this role, that means the application is accessible for ALL ...
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Application List View

I wanted help in designing the Applications List view. We have different applications that are grouped under categories. Eg: Social media - Skype, Slack etc. Box Grid In this view we have white ...
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Are there tools that emulate (mobile) 'screen glare'?

Simple question, is anyone aware of a tool that can emulate screen glare for websites / apps? Specifically for mobile screen glare.
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Applications: why are sometimes some characters underlined?

I just got to mind that some installers / wizards or application sometimes underline a single (or more) characters. Can someone brighten me up and explain why this is done? Example: I'm asking here ...
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Accessible tools for prototyping?

I'm a visually impaired beginner on UX Design. Are there accessible tools for prototyping? I'd love to learn more about UX Design and Voice UI as I'd love to create my own voice UI.
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User interface for distributed and open/public (e.g. blockchain-based) applications

I am currently involved in a number of projects involving blockchain-based applications, and for those of you that know a little bit about them, the platform or algorithms used are designed in a way ...
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What are some apps/software examples where users can create content, share content, and/or pull content from? [closed]

Looking for a few examples of the question above. One sample is Gmail where the user can create mail, share, and pull from (attachments).
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Should I use only one icon for a key in a keyboard?

I have the following Android custom keyboard: The top 4 buttons are tabs The middle 9 buttons are various keys that you can press for the keyboard to automatically generate a paragraph of text. The ...
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What to do when your application has an "unmanageable" number of settings?

I like how Google's Material Design approaches patterns for application settings: Settings should be well-organized, predictable, and contain a manageable number of options (emphasis added). The ...
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Google Fonts within enterprise applications? [closed]

I know that using Google Fonts for websites are no cost but what about embedding those fonts within an enterprise application that the user doesn't access through the web? I've yet to see anything ...
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what should go on the main home screen of a web application when user first logs in

After so many years of developing applications, I still cannot answer this with any confidence. You build a solid app, there are great features, it is solving some problem, that's fine. But what ...
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Does apply 'mystery meat navigation' to sidemenus on web applications?

Recently I noticed several popular web applications which go for sidebar navigation without labels. E.g. Evernote or Taiga Is it ok for sidebars? As most users will use those applications several ...
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Bulk actions on a left-navigation tree of folders/contents - Best way to handle this experience?

I have a situation where the current UI is set up in a left-hand navigation that contains a tree structure containing folders and their contents. The right-hand side of the application is where the ...
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Unified vs. Specialized Customer Service Applications

What are the UX pros and cons of using the same application or software for both internal users (e.g. customer service reps) and external users (i.e. customers) versus using specialized software for ...
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Should employees and customers use the same or specialized interfaces for completing the same tasks?

A company previously had one application that customers could use to access their account, pay their bill etc. Alternatively, customers could call, and an employee would answer the phone and do all of ...
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How to make a UX decision to bundle or separate applications

I'm contributing to an open source project and there's the question of features and scope. Right now I noticed in my daily work flow that we use a kanban board and hipchat. So the idea is to add ...
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iTunes 12 application menu design concept

In most applications the position, style and interaction with menu elements tend to follow a consistent pattern. In the latest version of iTunes the menu design (other than the standard File menu bar) ...
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Partial-Page Responsiveness, or Responsive Elements in a Non-Responsive App

I am working on a project that will add considerable new functionality to an existing application. We were previously limited by a framework that did not (realistically) facilitate responsiveness, so ...
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Branding applications

What are some helpful guidelines and/or best practices when branding multiple applications (could also apply to web sites) without just making them all look the same. Edit: The original question ...
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Source of user contacts for app

I'm making a mobile app similar in functionality with Whatsapp where the user will have to select and contact acquaintances (friends, family, co-workers ..you name it) so I'm just wondering if it's ...
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Recognizability of shorthand

Currently working on wireframes for a mobile app and am using w/ to say "with" when discussing a primary object which has customized items listed as small images. My question is: Do you happen to ...
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Staying current with many enterprise applications in the portfolio

Our organization has 6 applications that our end-users interact with on a daily basis. Each application is developed by a separate team and lives in their own solution files. We've made an effort in ...
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What are best tactics to get pre-subscribers to an app soon to be released for a local market? [closed]

The title says it all. Any and all tips / tactics you found that worked for you when getting an app out there are welcome.
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(When/How often/Where) should I show my admob insterstitial ads? [closed]

I am developing an Android app about jokes, this is a simple schema about it: I want to implement admob interstitial ads and I would like to know about the best way to do it. For example: Where are ...
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How to differentiate between "software" and "application" in the context of a company's products and services?

I am a bit confused about the way the terms software and application are being used these days. It seems that the additional context of web and mobile has added to the meaning when people use one term ...
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What would a "reset to factory settings" term be for a digital app?

I am developing an app in which I want to have a command to remove all user data and delete all preferences, bringing the state of the app back to the way it was the day it was downloaded. However, I'...
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Application Map - software and / or method suggestion

We are developing a very large application and we need to map it for executives to be able to understand and follow the process. I am not making a mind-map like network visual on prezi (sorry I can ...
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Chat bubbles on a web or desktop view

Mobile chat applications seem to all follow a similar pattern - chat bubbles on alternating sides with colour differentiation between you and the person you are talking to. Examples of this: google ...
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How should I align two separated items of unequal widths?

Recently, I've come across two cases where I have two items separated either by a vertical line | or a bullet *. Here is one of the cases with an arrow pointing at the bullet: So my question is, ...
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Designing an app that will be used as an iframe within 30 different applications

The context: A native app that went through a complete life-cycle. The Problem: Recently, on one of the calls with client, it was revealed that this native app will also be used as an iframe in 30 ...
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What is the best way to handle mobile notifications with desktop clients?

I don't have an application that I'm currently working on, but issues I have both heard from others and experienced myself got me thinking. Some messengers (I have Hangouts in mind) have "...
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Replacing number-limited tab-navigation in application

I've got a small desktop application which features a tab-view to show all plugins which the user can use. This is the desktop app right now: In the next version I will include a plugin API so the ...
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iPhone app - bottom menu vs hamburger menu

I'm working on a news and prices app, and I'm currently working on the menu. The team has 2 different approaches: a traditional bottom menu or a hamburger menu (like on Facebook app). Which approach ...
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How to choose the right orientation for a specific tablet app?

I'm going to work on a tablet application, for which I cannot decide if it should have vertical or horizontal interface. While I cannot reveal details of the project, I can tell that this app is going ...
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Why is the user experience of licence agreements always so terrible?

Why is it that the user experience of licence agreements always seems to be intentionally unpleasant and difficult? The font is nearly always too small. The text is dense and difficult to scan. ...
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Are new app designs deviating from conventional (better?) Interaction designs?

I am on the 3rd chapter of Joshua Clark's Tapworthy : Designing great iPhone apps And I was really taken aback by the first few pages. In these first few pages Joshua Discusses the "thumb hotspot" i....
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entering a list of data, best practices

I'm making a mobile app in which the user is asked to enter a list of data. There is a list of roads and the user has to specify how frequently he/she uses each of the roads in the list. The main ...
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Why take user all the way to App store to rate an app?

Recently being annoyed by apps asking to rate them in the App store this question came to my mind . Though I am willing to rate the app I don't want to navigate to the app store and then wait for ...
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My team has to build an app that requires a Facebook auth to enter a sweepstakes. At what stage should the authorization happen?

Would it be better to require this authorization when the user first lands, or let them play the app first and only prompt them once they try to enter the sweepstakes?
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Where to place advanced search option in a shopping app?

Should users be provided with options to adjust budget, color, category etc. while searching or on the catalog page ? I think providing advanced search options on the catalog page where relevant ...
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Best practices for application alerts

As a developer, I'm always confused about the three basic values of any application's alert: Title Message Dismiss button What should be placed in those 3 values? FAQ for myself: Should the title ...
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Is Tab Bar based iOS Design for feed driven apps a better UX?

Working on a feed driven iOS application and wondering peoples thoughts on Tab Bar driven iOS design for feed based apps. There is a large amount of evidence that supports the well integrated use of ...
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Should I provide the option to change the language in an app?

Smartphones settings allow you to choose a default language thereby ensuring your application displays in that language. Is it useful to provide an option to change this language within my application ...
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Correct ordering position for 'Yes', 'No' and 'Not now'?

What is the correct position for the 3 buttons: Yes - No - Not now (or Yes - No - Later) is it Yes - No - Not now or is it Yes - Not now - No This will be on a windows 7 windows application, on a ...
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