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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to display Multiple menus

I need some opinion on how to display secondary menu on the website, As you can see I already have a sidebar menu which is the main menu, I have to create a new secondary menu for the details page of ...
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Eliminating confusion when differentiating between items by color

When choosing colors to display for a list of items (example: Map, Bar or line chart) I have run into the issue of too many colors (13) being used to differentiate between unique items. So my question ...
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The return of skeuomorphism and the importance of physical design in UX [closed]

I read all articles that talk about trends with interest, as my personal philosophy with UX design is not to go with the latest trends but pick the solution that best solves the problem. So it was ...
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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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People like to read their own names and not others? - UX Design - psychology [closed]

I read somewhere that people secretly hate to read the name(s) of other people/product over and over again. They only like to see their own names. And that is why most people draw tattoos of their ...
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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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High-Fidelity Mocks: How many per day/hour/average? [closed]

Fellow UI/UX Designers, Is this an impossible question to answer? How many high-fidelity mocks should your employer expect per hour/day/average etc.? No two mocks are the same, some small features ...
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What do employers except for Web designer job profile? [closed]

Not sure if I am asking this question in the right forum I am a web designer currently searching for a job. I have really good portfolio and work experience and when applying for a job, almost ...
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Setting up notifications with multiple parameters

What would be the best approach in allowing a user to be able to set up bulk notifications for themselves that can have various parameters. The problem is that because the person is setting up ...
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Library of IBM Design charts [closed]

Does anybody know which library IBM uses to create the charts in their design guidelines?
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Ad placement - In its own column or content wrapped around it?

I'm having to deal with placing ads on a website I'm working on for a client. Is it best practice to always have a dedicated column for the ads and potentially blank space below the ads as you ...
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Things to do everyday to get better at UX (Design Thinking)

I was at a meet up and I was blown away by how quickly the Designer was able to think on the spot. His advice was to practice design thinking every day. He recommended conceptualizing a problem ...