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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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What additional processes and skills are involved in “Human Experience Design”?

It seems that the nature progression of the scope that is being covered by the HCI/UX design discipline has extended to "Human Experience Design", which appears to be encompassing not just experiences ...
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Is there an argument for using smaller container widths as apposed to the standard 1170px?

From my experience in building websites, it's common practice for developers and designers to build websites with a fixed container width of 1170px. I believe this is because the standard screen size ...
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Apply filters immediately or after confirming with a button? [duplicate]

What is the proper way to filter data in an application? The example displays a case where the filter shows the population for the selected city. Automatically filter data when selection ...
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Can a fresher look at Design Thinking program? [closed]

My son completed his engineering graduation. I am exploring a career around design or UX. Can I suggest him Design Thinking program for him or UX ? I need guidance?
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Designing a data editor and mapper

I've been trying to figure out the best way to design a data mapping and editing tool. The problem is as follows: I have data from multiple sources that don't follow the same naming convention. For ...
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Document space between components for designers

How are spacial relations between components documented by the big design systems? They only seem to explain how the components look and behave in isolation, not in relation to each other. For ...
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What does a good brief look like for a designer using a design thinking approach?

The design thinking double diamond starts with "Rip the brief" and then goes onto researching the customer problem followed by defining the design challenge. This implies that there is a brief but ...
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Allowing users to select all items except few

I have a list of country names (eg below) I want the user to be able to either select a few countries or, select all countries except a few. Now, this can be done using a select all button by ...
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Any alternative for dual listbox control? [closed]

Is there any alternatives or other approaches - from UI perspective - for dual listbox element? In general I'm used to apply the Dual Listbox (as described in the example). The Dual Listbox should ...
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Notification Priority Levels

I want to notify users and am wondering which option to choose. The first option shows an icon with a flag indicating that there are notifications. For example: The second one shows popups like in ...
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Visualizing large tabular data

I'm trying to find the best way to visualise the following tabular data. Problem: There are several channels and each channel has two platforms. The value of the channel's platform could range ...
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How should I represent a tree structure?

Context I have data from a source that has categories and sub categories and in some cases, even sub-sub categories. Requirements The actions that can be performed on the tree elements are - ...
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Should unavailable buttons in a wizard be disabled or hidden?

On a wizard form I have the navigation, save, and cancel buttons. Currently I disable the buttons according to the context. The save button is enabled when the user actually can save (ie, last page). ...
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Why does MediaWiki put little padlocks on HTTPS links?

Does anyone know why MediaWiki puts little padlock icons next to HTTPS links? For example, if I put this link in a wiki article: https://twitter.com/harry_wood it would get a little yellow padlock by ...
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Displaying acronyms

I'm working on a website for a student society. The society has been established for a good number of years now, and in its humble beginnings it was known by an acronym. For the purpose of this ...
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Colloquial writing style in UI messages

Nowaday I often see a colloquial or even flippant writing style in UI messages. For instance MS Excel 2016 writes "We finished $task", "Spelling finished. Let's go ahead!" (Translated from German "...
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Why does the cursor have a tail?

Look at your cursor. What's the purpose of its tail—the small rectangular portion at the bottom-right? To me, it follows that it would be equally useful without a tail. I can certainly see why its ...
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User Journey Flow: Whole Process or Singular Process

So I'm working on this product at work, I'm designing a user journey however I am a little stuck between choosing to design the whole process from signup till the end and following a specific scenario....
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Designing for IOS and Android

I am not sure if this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question. The company that I work for gives us only IOS designs (buildt totally using IOS components. No material design whatsoever). ...
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Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?

Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty? Isn't this a waste of screen space? One nice example of this is the Stack Exchange Network sites: As you can see, there is a ton of whitespace ...
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How to represent a non-mandatory option on a login screen

Does the below login form convey that users can log into a default product or that they can specify it manually? Username and password field have placeholders and no default values. However, the ...
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Should checkbox groups or radio button groups have explicit Save buttons?

If there is a settings section with just one setting option via a checkbox or radio button group, should the action taken be saved via an explicit Save button? My assumption was that a checkbox and a ...
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What is the optimal position for groupings of odd numbered buttons on a form?

I have 3 buttons on a form: submit, cancel, and exit. I used a larger size and topmost position for the submit and put the cancel and exit as smaller buttons below on the left and right respectively. ...
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Why do few laptops have their Home/Page Up/Page Down/End keys in a column on the right?

I'm noticing that the vast majority of laptops today have their Page Up and Page Down keys near (or on) the arrow keys, and the Home/End keys at the top-right (if not also on the arrow keys). It ...
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What is the best way to handle a live link in a text field?

We have a unique situation in this app that requires users to be able to edit and also click a live link. A common use case might be: Field asking for URL I enter URL Someone else sees this and ...
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Design was made to look perfect at full and fixed width, how to deal with it on wider screens?

A website design has been provided to me which I should turn into a HTML page. But here is the catch: It was made to only look good when taking full width (it has a slideshow, and also a horizontal ...
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where to use secondary color in web design while applying 60-30-10 rule [closed]

I have searched a lot but not getting the idea of using secondary color as per 60-30-10 rule in web design... Where to use secondary color in website???
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How does user interface design fit in a development process?

In a software development process where does the user interface design fit? If we take an agile approach for a small team (2 juniors, 2 seniors, a Team Leader and a web designer) what normally should ...
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What default font to choose for desktop applications?

Finding the right font for an application seems to be an art. There seem to be many standards. Arial seems to be used in most applications I have seen, Segoe UI is the standard for Microsoft Windows ...
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Environmental factors in mobile device design

Are there any existing research on what types of environmental factors impact on mobile device design that gives some strategies or information on how to make design decisions based on mobile device ...
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Displaying post and file likes

Consider a social-interface like Facebook and Twitter. Users can share posts/notes that are displayed in feed. In a note/post, you can add text as well as images & files. Now if a user likes that ...
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When to ignore the iOS/Material design UI guidelines?

I am currently helping out my company with the UI/UX design of apps, and having no experience and prior knowledge, I find myself stuck between whether to follow the guidelines or not. We're beginning ...
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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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Do user experience practitioners ever have to worry about code?

To me this is a simple question – of course not. But on several questions and answers lately I need to fight for this opinion. I might be wrong, so I need to know. Do user experience practitioners ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

I'm a UX designer in a small software development start up. Until now, I've always worked with developers since the beginning of interface creation, because I don't want to lose time working on many ...
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How do I represent the direction (ascending or descending) for setting a range?

I have a range (numbers) to be set. In most cases a lower value is better, however in some cases a higher value is better. How do I represent the same in my UI? To set up the range I just have two ...
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How long should a toast message with 'undo' appear?

In our application, the user can make small changes, such as deleting a chart from a report. When they delete an item, a toast notification appears to say "Chart 2 was deleted successfully. Undo?" ...
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Image size high-fidelity prototype

What is the resolution and image size to use for high-fidelity UX prototypes? I am supply images to someone doing a UX design for smartphones-iphone and android, tablets and desktop--I am wondering if ...
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One product customized for multiple brands- any good examples?

We are working on the design of a healthcare app. The company that I work for owns multiple brands that operate within the same industry and similar range of products. A few reasons why there are so ...
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Best Data Visualization Technique for real time data obtained in tabular form?

I need some guidance with the following problem- I have a table of huge data which looks somewhat like the diagram below: There are 6 servers. Each server contains 3 folders. (The number of servers ...
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What do you think about phone number input field’s width in web design? Is it important whether the number is long or not?

I'm designing a new form field for sign up page and something disturbs me. I have to show phone number field but I don't want to make it wider than phone number's length. I realize most web sites don'...
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Hovers only on call to action?

So I was in discussion with another front-end developer about a hover state on a block which is not a call to action. It is a regular teaser item without link to another page or any other interaction....
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Surface Pro 4 Screen Resolution

Does anyone have any experience designing an app for the surface pro 4? The screen resolution is 2736 x 1824 which is pretty vast in comparison to some of the other resolutions I have designed for. I ...
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How to encourage the use of actual content (instead of lorem ipsum) in design?

Without getting into the debate about whether lorem ipsum is useful for not in design, this question is about how to discourage people from using irrelevant text in design because when actual and ...
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What is “elegant” design?

I'm sure you've either heard, read, or used "elegant" to refer to a good design, but does it have a specific meaning other than "great?" Is there a rubric you'd use to judge an interaction or design ...
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc. tend to have a dull finish to them. What’s the logic/psychology behind this?
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Implementation of Step Progress Bar with loop

I have a indicator that tells user in which step they are: Suppose, we are registering televisions we have at home. For the most of the cases, they have just one. However, for some people -let say 1/...
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Dropping the UX title in a fully mature organisation [closed]

I have not worked in a fully mature organisation (feel free to rate yours using any type of UX maturity model), but I want to know whether the designers and developers are simply called designers and ...
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Use of mobile Actions icon on Desktop?

Looking for help in designing a navigation method (visual affordance) for space constrained Desktop app. Below, I have a tree grid which is the primary navigation for the detail pane below the grid....
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What's concretely the designer's mental model?

In the book "The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience", the authors mention in chapter 8.2 designer's mental model (also called conceptual model). They first define ...

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