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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'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 ...
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What is a good way to design a selector menu for different product lines?

How can I create user experience that lets user pick a product group? Currently I have something like this but it strikes me as cumbersome. download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Better layout for showing 3 tables on a page

There is a dashboard page which is managed by admin for monitoring countries, industries and notifications going to end user. I want to show these 3 tables on single page. I have designed those using ...
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Conditional webform: Yes no, if yes extra data

How would you design this? Last tetanus vaccination: [YES][Then they fill in the year] - [NO] Or more something like this: Do you have an example how to design this? Thank you! Demian
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Intentionally distorted/misaligned graphics? [closed]

Recently, I saw this circulating on social media: I think the image speaks for itself. If it doesn't, the Google image is askewed, and the caret seems to be intentionally off-centered (aligned a bit ...
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How can I visualize that data for a cell is not applicable?

Let's say I have a data table of students: Name | Birthdate | Exit of school | Average Grade ---------------------------------------------------- Alice | 01.02.2010 | 23.10.2017 | 1....
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Are primary red buttons a good option?

It's known that red buttons are mostly used for dangerous actions. This makes sense and it's all great. But then some big companies come and start using them as primary buttons.. And not just any ...
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Is the flat design out of fashion? [closed]

We are planning on building a software and we had this discussion regarding the design. Someone mentioned that the flat design pattern is out of fashion, but when I asked them what replaced it, there ...
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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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What type of pattern is this called?

Recently I've across some website and they were using this pattern. What is this pattern called? PFA image.
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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 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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On water fountains, why the blue tap is supposed to be colder than the white one?

Water fountains often propose two taps, one with cold water and one with water at ambient temperature. In my experience the cold one is labeled with a blue color while the ambient one with white color....
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Why kids and ladies apparels placed mostly nearer in the shopping mall?

Just try to remember the last time when you visited shopping mall, these two kinds of apparel were put close. Do you know why?
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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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Is it right to place a icon and text together? [duplicate]

I'm working on an admin dashboard design, for some shipping transports. I've designed couple of dashboard before. Everytime i was asked this question. Normally in dashboard design we will place icon ...
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Monitoring Dashboard

I did system monitoring dashboard for on winforms and website. I stucked on 2 points ; 1-) All the controls in the dashboard page are real time data. However In first look, Users doesn't understand ...
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View time range selection on datagrid with limited space

I have a datagrid that shows realtime data. How ever, Users should select to see if they want 'Last 5 minutes' data or 'Real time' Data. I did this using radio buttons, however it doesn't fit and is ...
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Why aren't all headphone connectors on the left?

Most every pair of wired headphones has the cable attached to the left earcup, probably for reasons similar to why most of the microphones are placed on the left. One would expect then that devices ...
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Design for ultra search

I would like to give my users another search option. Paid search. The budget is for X searches paid from advance during the registration to the service. That type of search is called VIP search or ...
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Lighter color for a secondary same action button?

I have a add button (with a green color) in the main level of my web app. This button also appears in other levels of my app. My CEO asked me if it would be a good idea to change the color to a ...
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what color besides black and white are, measurably, most easy to see?

a practical example is when deciding what colour to pick for 'section titles' of long bullet-point text (has sub-bullet points also) on onenote, g-docs, and most anywhere so im hoping for a software ...
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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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Use bad UI till overall redesign or add good UI in small steps?

I started working as a UI/UX Designer for a large company with a big website. Since the developers are busy with developing backend functions, the resources are limited right now. Should I start ...
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Optimizing Directory Path Bar

I'm working on a complex project in insert language here, which involves creating a simple directory viewer, similar to Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, but much more simple. I'm not sure where and ...
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How do I design the mobile interface for submitting a new "Conversation title", which is similar to submitting a Reddit post? [closed]

So, each conversation is basically like a Reddit thread, where people can discuss chat in real time. Right now I just have a basic design with a text box and a button right on the bottom of the ...
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Minimizing Content on Blog Homepage Feed [closed]

When I say blog homepage feed I mean the whole wordpress frontpage where the title and all or just part of the blog articles are displayed. My question is if having a little clickable minimize (or ...
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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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Need help with button layout on small device

I have the following button layout on my web app and it looks fine on larger screens.. On portrait iPad or smaller it looks like this.. I'm not sure what the best way to display, hide/show these ...
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Where do I place the interface to change default form values, where such interface is restricted to certain users?

I'm designing an interface that will be used to update the default values for Cost/Day for a Quote. That interface to update costs will be used by admins/managers and is secured - aka visible to those ...
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Can a Warning message consist of multiple messages within it?

Background: I am currently evaluating a medical enterprise application. This application enables certain tasks through the hardware ( medical device) for the patients. As I redesign the User ...
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Design Thinking: Simple, but interesting challenges [closed]

I am planning to hold a Design Thinking Workshop in my Company (IT-Consulting). Given time Frame is 4-6 hours. I want the participants to go through the whole process by themselves, so they have the ...
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How many people should i interview for my project realization?

For my school project I'm realizing some sort of digital touchscreen that can show the full stock of warehouses. For the usability of the screen and the software that's currently running on it i did ...
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How to fit tabular report with > 30 columns fit onto a single print page

Please excuse my English and nay grammatical errors you observe. I am trying to create a report in SSRS, the data-set contains more than 30 columns. The issue is that all columns don't fit onto a ...
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Conversational interface more prominent due to improvement in AI or sub-optimal touch/gesture design on mobile devices?

I have been thinking about whether conversational interfaces are becoming more common due to the fact that we haven't really solved the problem of the small viewing area on mobile devices conflicting ...
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How to educate new UX designers about design ethics

I saw the latest in a number of books written about the impact of bad design and how it can have tragic consequences in what seems to be a catchy title of "Tragic Design" The book is intended to: ...
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Different checkboxes - OK or NOK?

I am working on one project in the role of UX Designer. Its a web app focused on sales and the most important part are forms. Quite long forms - to be exact. Every form is divided in several steps, ...
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Will a banner with CTA (Call to Action) drive more users click than banner without CTA (Call to Action)?

I'm just curious that a banner with CTA (Call to Action) will drive more users to click than banner without CTA (Call to Action). The banners will be placed on homepage as a slider.
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Science behind spacing

I'm aware that this question will be very vague, but I'll put it out there at the chance that someone will know what I'm talking about. I recently read an article about the science behind spacing and ...
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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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Arranging menu or buttons in Mobile apps

if we can figure out by which hand user is using his phone so that we could arrange the menu items or buttons to the convenient side. I think if a user is using his phone by right hand then the ...
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What is such a presentation of music cover art images called?

Can someone guide me what is the design pattern used in the below image? What is it called?
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Actual colour codes VS changing Alpha value for fonts

Is there any advantage in using one against the other. Material design guidelines have used Alpha values to signify contrast for fonts. I could not really find a reason for doing so(as compared to ...
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Best error color on blue color?

I have the color: #4285f4 and I'm looking for a easy to read error color code. I'm using Google's default error color: #dd2c00. However this doesn't read very well on the page...

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