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Design is a plan for making an object. Anything that will ever be built usually has a design up front before production of the object. A design can be a wire frame, a prototype, a schema, an image or a drawing.

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Is making something “printer-friendly” skeuomorphic design?

Is there a significant need for printer-friendly design? Creating a digital report that looks like a paper report and can print out in that format, isnt that skeuomorphic design thinking?
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Appropriate use of and child-proof alternatives to screwed-down battery covers

On lots of electronic devices with replaceable batteries, the battery cover is secured by a screw. I understand that it may be necessary to protect against child access to the battery bay, but using ...
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Design System rules

I would like to get your input and experiences with styleguides. Some of the designers I work with insist that the design system should have rules to be followed to the T. Some sample rules are: A ...
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What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons in a non-alphabetical order?

When Nintendo brought out its first game system, the NES, it had a controller with four buttons: Select Start A B However, somewhere, a designer, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the A and B ...
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Is there a UX reasoning for low-placed TVs?

When browsing furniture catalog, I can't but notice how low most TVs are placed in living room solutions, e.g. in IKEA's catalog 1 2 (photos at the end). I wonder, it there a UX reason for this? I ...
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User interface of car's entertainment systems / GPS

Being a muscle car fan, I have almost always driven older cars; I have never really paid attention to the entertainment systems when sitting in the newer ones, etc. Recently, I'm driving a new rental ...
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Is it right to use horizontal scroll to show information related to the same content in details page

I have a Mobile app for recipes, the user can click on recipe to see its details, in details page we have image, title, tags, ingredients, and steps for preparation. So my question is, is it right to ...
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UI Approach to Question/Reply Table

I got Project of One table which needs to be designed as per latest Design Standards, Old Table has a data of Question, Question's date & time, Reply and Reply Date & Time, UX perspective this ...
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Completely rounded vs Rounded rectangle buttons

I was curious to know why at some places completely rounded buttons are used and other places of the same application there are rounded rectangle buttons? As far as I could understand, small Rounded-...
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Feedback about stepper design

Quick disclaimer: I'm not a trained or an experienced UX developer and am still quite new to a lot of the concepts. However on the current web project, I am working pretty much designated on UX and UI ...
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Is it OK to let the user use colored tags to associate data sets or keywords

I am debating with my boss regarding tags should be coloured or not. I feel that colouring tags will just work as fun for the user. A user won't remember what colour he has assigned to a particular ...
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Best way to present and document long screens

Currently I am using tools like Word, Powerpoint and Keynote to present concepts and specs to stakeholders. What is the best – or optimal – way to present and document long screens for stakeholders? ...
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Dashboard with variable size section

I'm designing a dashboard, with various graphs and data tables, that has a section showing the relevant users. My initial design was to have a card design for each user and it looks fine if there are ...
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Is there any limitations on the no.of colors to be used in the page?

Is there any limitation on color usage in the case of a dashboard? Is there any standard pattern followed by any SaaS/B2B companies?
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What is the name for component of menu board in front of home slider app

What's the name / the called for the component of menus board in front of home slider app. Usually it's contains of several feature services/action of the app. I mark with red frame on this image ...
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Material - List item with main and secondary expand action

I am having some trouble deciding on where to place two actions in one list item. This is how the list item looks like. So this design is V2, and in previous version the item only had one function ...
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Multilingual sign boards for public and private structures in USA

As there are many languages spoken in the USA, do you recommend to have multilingual sign boards created for parks, zoos, museums, restaurants, stores, libraries, offices etc? Multilingual sign boards ...
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Is it right to use a float numbers instead of text in design

We have a design that indicate the user about the measurement of food ingredients For example: 1.5 cup 0.5 cup Is it right to use it as above or replace it with 1 cup and half A half of cup
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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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Which screen resolution (Largest or smallest) is best for developer hand-offs?

I am currently designing a web app to cater for the following screen resolutions: 1920 x 1080 1600 x 864 1366 x 768 I'm wondering: Which is the default/primary resolution I should design in for ...
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Graph to Represent How Influences Impact Fixed Related Factors in a Measure

What is the best way to represent the following formula as a graph? Overall Score = 70% × [ 50% × Sub-factor A + 20% × Sub-factor B + 5% × Sub-factor C + ...
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How to deal with many subpages in an Android app?

I'm currently developing an Android app which has already plenty of pages in its navigation, so I don't want to add much more to it. Now I have a page, let's call it marketplace. The marketplace had ...
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Dependencies of Design System on the framework used, to build/create a web app

Are there any dependencies of Design System on the framework used, to build/create a web app? If so please name give highlights of them.
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Action Sheets then Alert Box Delete Confirmation Issue (iOS)

This is regarding the user experience issue in iOS, iPhone. User comes to the first screen, which is the action sheet with a more button on a previous page. There is only one option which is delete ...
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Are design frameworks, design guidelines and design languages essential for UX design work? If not, what is used instead?

A development framework such as Bootstrap and Foundation provides the set of guidelines, tools and components for building interfaces that can be standardized, maintained and extended. In the same ...
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conceptual, semantic, syntactic, and lexical levels

In relation to symbols or icons, the conceptual level is defined as the mental model of the viewer; semantic level is the meaning it conveys; syntactic level is attributed to its aesthetic quality or ...
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Alternatives to MDI layout?

As WPF has no built-in MDI support I was looking around for alternatives for a rather large graphical work oriented application. The application will have a lot of different widgets, and for a lot of ...
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Ways to improve readability of recipe ingredients?

I am building a recipe website and I'm trying to improve the readability and scannability of the ingredient lists. I've tried a bunch of different options but I'm not sure what is best. Here are some ...
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What is this area called in UI/UX?

My web designer has made a new design for the listing page. I'm going to ask him to do a few changes but I'm wondering what is the area in the red box called in UI/UX? What should I call it when ...
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Best way to mark a filter as active

I'm struggling to find the best way to mark a filter as active in a multi-filter customize option panel. Here is a screenshot of the current UI. Filters are the most right column. I'm already using ...
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Is it always bad to force users to click to show them your products?

Let me explain. Suppose you have a a lot of products (they might be physical goodies or not - like courses). Here you have some options to display your products: You can create a very long list in ...
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How to handle long text that should be also searchable

I have this row, where the content highlighted in red is searchable. I expect it always to be visible, but we have some corner cases where this content can be quite long and hidden behind ellipsis (...
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Ways to Indicate Clickability AND also going to a new process/screen?

I'm currently trying to design this UI to indicate clickability. Currently, once the user unlocks a section, the lock icon changes and turns gold. Then, if the user clicks on either the symbol or text,...
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What is system-centered design?

I can't understand the idea or concept of system-centered design. I have researched the topic but it mostly directs me to user-centered design. What is system-centered design?
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Usability testing of design system components and patterns

This is my first post here, and what I am searching for has not been found yet, so I must be very innovative (jokes aside). I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test ...
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How can I improve the UI/UX of this form?

I have the following form on a website I'm building. I've tried a few different approaches/designs but I can't seem to find anything clean that fits. This is a pretty high res screenshot - in reality ...
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Showing edit mode for messages

I'm working on a desktop UI that has a notes section which allows the user to submit notes and edit them afterwards. When I go into edit mode, the "save" button shows up, and I worry that it competes ...
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I have 2 sets of button, how can I arrange them for best user experience?

I have 2 sets of buttons on a pop-up box of a website. Set 1 consists of multiple options the user can choose from, i.e. option 1, option 2, etc. Another one is "Back" "Next" "Start over". What will ...
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Rationale behind off-center trackpads?

Many laptops come with an off-center trackpad as seen below: What's the rationale behind this design? Has any research been done into what end-users prefer? As my personal and very subjective opinion,...
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How do I make a large table from desktop/web look good on mobile?

I am interested in what the best practice is to pack a table from web (desktop size) to mobile. I got the table done on desktop, but need to pack it on mobile. I understand that something should be ...
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Best way to indicate more items in the list

I have a list of "labels" of certain categories. Currently, only top 3 labels are displayed in the category (see picture attached). Each of the purple circles is a category that it displayed in its ...
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Dark Nav Background on Homepage and Invert on Subpages?

from a design or UI/UX perspective: I have a homepage, the header is dark and so is the navigation bar. Background of the nav is a dark color; logo and text is white. On sub pages, the Nav is ...
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How should I work in order to land a good internship or a good job in the big companies? [closed]

I want tips from experts and people working in this field already. I wish to continue my career in UI/UX and would like to know what steps to take in order to land an internship or even a job in a ...
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Are there guidelines or best practices for notifications or prompts for how to use your app?

I have even seen this in high-end professional 3d applications, where they will always show you messages, notifications, or prompts for how to perform the most basic tasks such as selecting things, ...
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How can toilet trash bins be designed such that users don't throw toilet paper into those bin?

There's an office building with regular water flush toilets. There's a trash bin next to each toilet seat so that if users have any garbage they would not flush it into the toilet because the toilet ...
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Own design feels awesome, dull over time

I was working on a mobile app design, at the beginning when designing app it looks awesome, but over time it became dull without changing anything significant (same colors, same fonts, same dimensions)...
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What do we call this element?

What should I call this element? Popup? Dialog? Modal?
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Is a higher priority a smaller number?

If I tell you drinking coffee is "priority one" for me; I am reasonably sure you will assume that is it very important for me to drink coffee. But is it logical to think of a low number as a high ...
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Create a 'detective board' for a web application

I would like to create a map of the web application that we are building at the company that I work at. I'd like to stress that it HAS to be physical, so not created digitally. I feel that paper, ...
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Requesting break down data for an amount or number

I am developing a page that allows managers to select teams and individuals needed for a project. When selecting a team, each employee within that team is shown with their known skills. Once an ...

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