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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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Should non-system fonts be avoided for website/general copy?

I just came across a UX principle that raises very fair objections but I'm not sure on balance I agree with, but I'm here to be proven wrong, not have my opinion confirmed. For the sake of brevity I'...
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Inventory Information, how to design

I'm looking for a good solution for Inventory Information. I have a minimum, maximum and current stock information. This was my first idea. Any thoughts?
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When should avatars or profile pictures be used in a application?

Designing a new application and wondering when avatars or profile pictures should be used. e.g. Let's says there is an application which can be used to manage a list of user tasks. Each task is ...
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Listing products on rows with multiple pagination

I had have an idea to display products in multiple rows that each of them can have pagination to see more related products, and I will love to discuss about this solution. The results presented on ...
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Is there a specific name for these graphics?

I have been tumbling the internet for some time now. I cannot do web design even to save my life, and I was thinking to change that. I have seen a lot of these simply looking web graphics, that seems ...
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Making up user audience?

I understand that, for someone who’s just starting to put together a portfolio without any “real” projects under his belt, made up projects and scenarios are acceptable pieces of work to include. ...
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Read-only fields in Material Design

I am wondering how to style the fields in a form for users that have read-only access. As per the Material Design guidelines, read-only fields should have a help text stating they are read-only. ...
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Why IRCTC doesn't allow to check availability without login?

Why would webapp like irctc.co.in not allow to check train seat availability without login. As per my thinking it should atleast let people check seat availability without login and ask for ...
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In this design should title precede image or vice versa?

I created two designs in Balsamiq, in the first one the titles "International Flights/Domestic Flights" come on top of their corresponding images and in the other one it is the other way around. Both, ...
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How to deal with multiple address layouts [duplicate]

I am facing a small UX obstacle, that is related on how to handle address layouts for different countries. We are building basically a sign up process, that asks the user to enter their country of ...
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Is It Acceptable To Use Custom Focus Indications As Art Direction?

As part of a redesign of my personal site, I have a hero image with an animated flying blimp. When hovered, the blimp toggles to a different animation. I would like a keyboard user to be able to ...
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UI design for Task randomization (online survey tool)

Let's say that my tool enables you to create remote usability test (kind of). Users need a new feature - task randomization. When user design a project, he/she can add a survey but it isn't ...
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Should we create our own framework or go for open source like Material Design?

I work in a small company that is into software intelligence. I am struggling to convince them to bring consistency in their products by having their own front end framework. Some of the key leaders ...
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Speech Bubbles meaning

I am developing a toon story to illustrate my company's offerings. May be I'll use a landing page, or just create it on the home page. I have 3 actors in it, a cab driver, a bpo company owner and me....
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Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?

Designing an interface for a CMS (Content Management System), I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do it.. Context Before deleting an album, the user is asked ...
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What is the psychology behind laying out slabs at different angles for cyclists and pedestrians?

In the UK, we have many paths that are shared by pedestrians and cyclists, with a dividing line down the center to show who should be on which side of the path. I noticed that at the end of such ...
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How to make content disappear when scrolling underneath the “header” area? Is there an example of this?

So I have a UX problem to solve - Here's an example of the issue: As you can see, the message steps are nested underneath the folder. In order to view all of them, you would have to scroll from ...
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What open source and free wireframing tools are there? [duplicate]

I am writing a tutorial on how to do wireframing: https://github.com/dwyl/learn-wireframing/issues/1 and I would like to be able to recommend an online, free and open source wireframing tool to others....
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UX Registration unhappy path

Running through an issue with unhappy customers not completing registration needed for payment to be processed. We badge the nav bar for the user to notice that actions are needed to complete the ...
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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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Looking for a good analogy! [closed]

I've recently been finding analogies quite helpful when explaining something to clients. Something I'm explaining on a regular basis is that causing users to stop and pause to think about something ...
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Could someone recommend me methodologies to be a better UX designer? [closed]

I've been working as a UX designer for a couple of years. I've been improving my skills doing courses in websites like IDF (Interaction design foundation).Also , daily I research about better ...
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How best to display a rankable list with a heading and submit button?

I'm designing an app where users can vote on a list of choices by ranking them in order. The voting screen needs to have: The title of the vote The list of choices a button to submit the user's ...
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Affordance in Human-Human Interaction

"The word "affordance" was originally invented by the perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson (1977, 1979) to refer to the actionable properties between the world and an actor (a person or animal)." ...
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Conceptual Model of Contactless Cards

Contactless card is a card for limited value transactions that one doesn't need to add a PIN on a POS, just tap on it, that's why they are also known as "tap-and-go" cards. (More info) On my research,...
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Website progress tracker [duplicate]

I’m working on an application that has multiple tasks that need to be completed in sequence (e.g. think placing your order with amazon). We have a progress bar at the top of the web page which shows ...
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Floating Or Flat Mockup?

While Designing a mockup for an App or a concept, I find it difficult to choose between Flat Mockup and Floating Mockup. I'm interested to know why Floating Mockup gives a more 3-dimensional look and ...
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What is the best practice for integrating legacy design patterns when there is a conflict?

Based on a previous question that suggests many applications that are developed without necessarily a thorough analysis of the different design patterns and systems that might be in conflict, or have ...
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Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?

People describe different types of UX such as Agile UX and Lean UX. Looking at the Agile manifesto and Lean methodology, it would seem to me that a successful implementation of UX processes would ...
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Is the Agile Manifesto based on UX philosophies (or vice versa)?

Looking at the statements in the agile manifesto, it seems to reflect user-centered design principles quite well. With a few very minor wording changes, it would probably work for a UX manifesto. I ...
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Consecutive dropdown or Progress tracker?

Hi there StackExchange! I am working on designing an analytics portal for an online flyer company. We have multiple client companies, each client company has multiple flyer series, each series has ...
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How to present a list of sentences in a beautiful and useful way

This might not only be a user experience question but also a design one. I am designing a corporate website and my manager didn't really like the first idea I presented. I have to show a list of ...
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Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?

The image below shows the controllers of the three eighth-generation consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U). As you can see, both the PS4 and Wii U controllers have symmetrical analog sticks, which seems ...
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How can I make a navigation for an older demographic?

Is there any friendly way to ensure that an older demographic understands a modern toggle sidebar nytimes-esque type of navigation? We currently have a sidebar with endless links and the web ...
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Best alternative to on click menus in product design

Current situation I am currently working on a product where the users can modify text, image, logo and shape elements by clicking on them. On click, a small menu opens that allows the user to view ...
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Design language system

I hope this is relevant to UX as most articles about DLS`s are written by UX designers. I read many articles about it but couldn`t find any mentions about: Who is responsible with creating a DLS ( ...
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What does an folded corner (earmarked page) represent to a user?

I'm designing a user interface where the user will be editing letter templates. I'm wondering what a folder corner (earmarked page) represents in UX design. Thanks! Like so:
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How is design debt measured or calculated?

I think designers can probably relate to 'design debt' in the same way that developers relate to 'tech debt', and there are even examples of UX debt which is probably some combination of the cost ...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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Design graphical user interface

I'm about to design a GUI for creating/editing a filter. A filter can have one of the following types: Text Object name Object type Object attribute The following is a draft of a possible design: ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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How to adapt UX design approach/process for short timeframe projects (e.g. hackathons)

So I was picked today as a participant for a 24 hour hackathon, I tried to read couple of articles on how to get ready, some of them offered some quality insights but most of them were just about how ...
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What are the best practices for long heavy-content pages like articles and case studies?

Title pretty much says it all. I'm interested to know what are the best practices to make sure the user won't get lost in the gigantic volume of information. There are some basic ideas like a summary ...
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Why are clients afraid of empty space?

At first everybody agrees about the simplification need and the "less is more" theory. But when it comes to design, they are uncomfortable to see a minimalist page and want it to be filled with ...
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Developer with HCI background studying graphic design

I'm thinking about going to design school for a year, studying graphic design. I want to get work as a UX designer/researcher, with the possibility of day to day activities like user research, user ...
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What are components more important in a Login interface - System?

I made a system web for administration information and my customer solicit me a interface elegant and professional and like he is a people older and he doest not knows a lot about how to workings ...
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Is there anything better than Tree structure, in the case of thousands of nested data? [closed]

What will be the best interaction, instead of a tree structure? Suppose you have thousands of files and folders in a tree? For example, Folder 1 has 100 files in it, folder 2 has 500 files in it. ...
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Data layout for a contract

I have visualised a contract. And previously there were less data, so it was like this: It was pretty nice, but then we added some more data, and my boss said to regroup it logically (left and right),...
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Usage of sliders for non-commercial use

So I know that sliders are bad and there's a thing called banner blindness and read couple of studies saying that people don't interact with them at all. However I'm working on an "About Us" page ...
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User interface design comparison test

I need to elicit quantifiable responses to two designs. One is the live design, the other is a prototype, so I cannot evaluate directly via usability or ease of use. It has to be via Q and A. Anyone ...

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