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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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Pie Chart VS Doughnut Chart: When to use each? [closed]

What is the UX rationale behind picking a doughnut chart vs a pie chart or viceversa? I'm asking because I'm intrigued as to why a designer would prefer to represent data with a pie instead of a ...
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Select item in hierarchical data set

I have a set of data that the user frequently needs to select items from. The data set is very large(about 10 000 items) and is sorted in 4 levels. What is the best way to design this for the user ...
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Design suggestion for status on card view

Alternate design suggestion for showing different statuses on a card view.
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Confused about the best way to map out bot flows

I'm part of a team that is building a messenger bot as another delivery method of data we're currently sending via email. The goal is to ship an MVP in a couple of weeks and validate the concept/...
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using short line (hr) as divider/seperator in ux

Lately ive been curious about how hr(short line) is used from user experience perspective. Many website used this as separator or divider in title. What is good and bad things about this?
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How to define to features after identifying problems

Hi I'm an engineer new to UX, me and my startup team have identified problems for a market to solve. We have a good designer (who can make high fidelity interface designs) and were all familiar with ...
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What is opposite of Human Centred Design

I am creating a training program for young children (aged between 12-15) to understand concept of human centred design. And when explaining “HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN”, it is easy to explain that it is the ...
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How should I organize a multipurpose website?

I would like an external advice about how to organize my website. I'm looking to make a design that look almost like this but the problem is that I'm not only photographer. I would like to make a ...
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What is the 8.8 mm R Criterion Curved Design?

Can you exlplain me what is the 8.8 mm R Criterion Curved Design? Apparently it is a criteria used by the UMi Touch phone. Why it uses 8.8 mm curves (what does this even mean? Do they mean that the ...
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In a data table, which shoud be in a column and which should be in a row?

I am a primary care pediatrician with thirty years in practice, and now I have realized, if the paramedicals are trained well, they can do many work of the physician. One is collecting data from ...
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Flat or Raised Button | Popup or New Page for Adding Account Page

I have a button that navigates to Account Adding Page, but Im not sure it should be raised or Fiat button. Also, Account Adding Page's 70% is empty. Should I go for popup instead?
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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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What are the benefits and drawbacks of using 2 or more CSS Framework? [closed]

I have experience in Bootstrap, Foundation, and Sematic UI. On my next application, I am planning to use Bootstrap for Grid Foundation for Menu & Side nav Semantic UI for Forms, icons, etc. ...
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Placement of video chat UI on kids apps

I am curious as to the best placement for a video chat window UI when it comes to children's apps and interactive design. I keep asking to have the window UI placed at the upper middle right and the ...
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Suggestions on picking up colors [closed]

I've designed a website and it looks as below. I'm a developer did this design work since the designer not available for couple of days. I need suggestions on the below. Note The orange background ...
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How to describe and document 'complexity' in UX design

There are various ways to analyze software complexity when it comes to the actual code behind the system, but I have often struggled to be able to discuss with people about software complexity when it ...
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How to manage large data sets that need to be displayed on a dashboard?

I have to create a new dashboard for a client. It needs to include a table, two pie charts, and combo column chart. There is A LOT of data that needs to be displayed, causing the page to be very tall ...
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How can we represent the word “Action” with an Icon [closed]

I personally think that "Action" itself represents all other actions. Since it's so vague, there can't be a representation. But this is needed, to be used in a tooling application UI. Please help ...
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Email design for sharing a website [closed]

I have a website which I'd like to send to a group of people via email. I don't want to write any details about the site into the email but i don't want to send only a link neither. Do you have any ...
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what is a more appealing way of doing this slide-out search bar

I currently have a slide-out search bar within the navbar of my website. It works pretty well, however the colors and general boxy layout don't really match that well. What is a better way of doing ...
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Choosing the right background color (Contrast issues)

I interesting issue over here. I'm designing a "photo editor" app. I have already choose my primary color. Issue: I'm trying to understand what is the best way to choose "smart" background color ...
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How can I design my form better? [closed]

I have a price calculation form which looks very basic. I want to make it look little better. Like the '+' and '-' button look like bootstrap button and having a shadow. I also want to have a subtle ...
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What's the point of a delayed popup on a webpage?

It seems more and more common, when you enter a page and start reading it shows a popup after ~10 seconds. Personally I just leave the page immediately and look for the content somewhere else. I can't ...
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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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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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How to design a website for both customers and business?

Situation We've designed a website for a client that caters to their own clients and to businesses. When you arrive on the website it's focussed on their clients but we have a quick link at the ...
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What is the difference between information design and usability? [closed]

I couldn't find a suitable answer to the question. I was hoping if you could point out the difference between information design and usability? Or is it the same?
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Why is the telescoping toilet paper roller preferred over a simpler solution?

I have almost always seen toilet paper rolls presented on a telescoping plastic piece when available for use. A few times I have seen them presented on a much simpler solution: a simple rod with an ...
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For the state of “legend” can increase filtering function?

As shown in figure, can click "Completed", the list will filter out green "Completed"? Similar to a dropdown. After clicking,"legend" should have what kind of visual feedback? Or add a chekbox in ...
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A list of the newly created item should be placed on the top or the bottom?(Allows multiple users to view and operation at the same time)

There are two kinds of schemes. According to the creation time sorting in reverse chronological order(the newly created item at the top).so this creator can easily find the newly created item, but ...
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Introducing navigation icons with labels, then removing them

In Meng To's Design+Code book, he says the following while referring to icons with labels in navigations: "Pro tip: If you don't want to always have text next to the icon, introduce it first and ...
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Website, there are two top float will be strange, is there any other examples?

On our website we have two header rows that float. Is this strange? Will it cause UX issues? Are there other examples of this? And,why is this kind of interaction is very common on the mobile phone?
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How to choose the right background for an app? [closed]

I'm building a suggestion engine web application, it will be very minimal . The users will need to fill a form to get the result, the form has around 7 to 8 inputs that must be filled . I already ...
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How to improve the UI for this calendar?

I'm making an MVC app and it's a calendar (kinda like Outlook's or Google's calendar). It doesn't look right to me and I'm here for ideas from people who are good with UI/UX to help me improve the ...
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Alternatives for Radio Button?

Both Radio button and Switch button does the same job - Selecting one option at a time. Is there any other way for choosing between the two given options other than Radio/switch buttons? In my case, ...
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What is the best position for clear filter button in a filter list

Here I have an example screen for filters in an overlay where clear filter button (which appears only when any of the filters is checked) is below the list of filters. Is it ok to place it here or ...
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Right-pointing carets in Android

I'm an android dev, trying to follow the awesome Android Design Guidelines. In one of them the doc tells me: Don't use right-pointing carets on line items A common pattern on other platforms ...
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Tips for “better” white space

I am currently working on the front end of a key server. The problem that I am having, is that i have got many pages, which do not hold much information and I do not know, how I can fill out the white ...
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Product Developer vs Product Designer. What's the difference?

I've notice that more and more people who used to call themselves Product Designer or Product Developer. Most of the time maybe they work on the same things. I'm struggling to find any good articles ...
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What is the difference between spatial analogy and perceptual analogy in Natural mapping

I am reading Norman's book, The design of everyday things where I came upto the natural mapping part. There, he defined 3 kinds of natural mapping. 1- Spatial 2- Cultural 3- Perceptual Now, In ...
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How to contain heavy content in card view?

How to design card which contains rich/heavy content that cannot be neglected. In card view image(logo/product) position should be on left or right?
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why feed section in social networking sites are similar?

Why is that every social networking sites have feeds page similar. Most of them use card structure for their feeds page. I just want to know the reason behind such use case. I thought every Social ...
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How can dot-voting for feature prioritisation take the user into consideration?

Dot voting is a very straight-forward activity: You get a bunch of relevant people together in a room You give them a[n un]limited number of votes You ask them to vote on a list of elements they ...
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Design consistency and style guide

My company has 3 different products, 2 of them are more similar in the interface (one is an advertising/publishing platform, the other is a platform to publish web and mobile applications), and the ...
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Why does a ceiling fan usually have 3 wings? [closed]

I have noticed it many times at several places that usually the ceiling fan has 3 wings.I have been wondering why is it so.
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Why do most of us wear wristwatches on the left hand?

Is it something related to tradition? Does wearing it on the left hand have benefits over wearing it on the right hand? I know that some people wear it on the right hand but not as many as people who ...
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color? [closed]

Not a curiosity. I have emailed several ink and pen&pencil production companies and until now I didn't get any kind of logical answer. The question is why most pens contain blue color rather than ...
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Typography in roadmarkings

what kind of letter shapes function best for horizontal signing ? I was wondering if anybody would know about the details in road mark typography? In terms of function of the design itself, I have ...
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Forms - best way to show comparison between 2 versions (current and previous)

I have a requirement to show the comparison between 2 versions (updated and previous) of a form. The form has too many form fields which are vital and cannot be further reduced or grouped. For ...
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Any rules regarding button order? [duplicate]

I am currently designing a GUI that contains a FileSystem in form of a TreeView. Everytime you rightclick a TreeItem you will get a menu that looks like this: My Buttons are position like this atm: ...