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Why is Google using this anti-pattern sign in feature?

Google has a feature "Sign in with Google" that auto appears on any site that supports it. This seems to have harmful UX repocussions? If Apple, Facebook, and others follow the same pattern we'll ...
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How to do address autocomplete right?

I'm working on a webshop that wants to introduct automatic address completion using googles Place Automcomplete API. My main focus is usability and getting it right isn't exactly easy. My main ...
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Chips and Button Sizes in Google Material Design

If the minimum tap area is 48x48dp (reference: material design accessibility), then what is the logic behind chips being 32dp in height (specs here) and buttons being 36dp in height (specs here)?
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How to clarify ambiguity of the left arrow in google search autosuggestions?

Until recently I found the arrow next to each of the suggested keywords are tappable and will prepopulate the string to the search box for users to further refine the keyword before performing the ...
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Why is the Google Search Results page not responsive? [closed]

As every web developer/designer, I read many articles about why responsive web design is important. We are also often told, that you can learn a lot by observing the UI (and optionally the code itself)...
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Video without a scrubber [closed]

In google's machine learning crash course they have embedded youtube videos without scrubbers if you need to seek through the video you have to use the buttons below the video. Why are they doing this?...
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Why does Google Calendar use a RED 'Loading…' overlay

I've noticed that Google Calendar uses a red Loading... overlay in the top righthand corner on Ajax actions (e.g. opening a calendar item): I know that Google, being Google, have redefined the usual ...
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing. [2018 update: As of iOS 11, the iPhone's ...
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Why has Google increased radius of UI elements? [closed]

It has been like a month I have noticed Google is testing UI elements such as inputs and buttons that are curvier. As you see in the screenshot, theinput has much more radius than the previous one. ...
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Fullname vs username and how to ask for username after Social Login

I am building a mobile application where users can post/rate songs they like. I have three ways of registering: email+password, facebook login and google login. From my personal experience, some ...
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If the hamburger menu is bad UX why do Google still use it [closed]

A lot of Google's applications make use of the hamburger menu, including the FABs without descriptive text for the icons. Why do they still keep at it since most UX researches/analytics have proved ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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Calendar recurrences on the last day of the month

I noticed a difference in how Google Calendar and Outlook handle recurring appointments, specifically ones that are on the end of the month. If you try to schedule an appointment on the 31st of every ...
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Google new Task application inconsistent UI

Visual design is part of user experience design, hence its safe to ask question related to visual inconsistency on this platform. Question If anyone of you has used the new google task application, ...
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Purpose of Google Results Speed Indicator

What purpose does the speed indicator (the 0.44 seconds in the image below) serve the user when using Google search? Does this have a specific use to a specific user of Google or is it just Google ...
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What is this Google Apps popout menu called?

What is this menu called in UX/UI parlance? I want to implement this type of menu in my UI (ASP.NET MVC 5). My default styling is done with Bootstrap 3+.
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Why are different cursors used when hovering over buttons in Gmail?

In the Gmail interface they are not consistent in which cursor they use on button/link hover. They use the "hand" pointer for: Links in the sidebar(mail, contacts, inbox, starred etc..) The mails ...
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Why is the Google Maps Places Autocomplete API so uncommon in signup forms, but so common in search?

When looking at signup forms, the standard is always to break it down in address, house number, city, zip code, country; all in separate input fields for the user. But when you look at search on ...
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Lack of ability to delete goals in Google Analytics - is this poor UX?

If you set up goals in Google Analytics there is no method to delete them, although you can deactivate them (i.e. switch them off) instead. This is documented on various sites such as http://www....
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Why Google Search bar and logo is not vertically center in large screen? [closed]

Its comes to my mind when i do googling on a large screen Desktop. the logo and search bar area is Horizontally Center (Near about, not so measurable) but not Vertically Center in case of large ...
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Google travel distance vs. straight line distance

I have an mid-sized(ish) app that plots a user's home address on a map, along with a number of locations. Those other locations are also displayed in a list. Each location has the distance from home ...
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Is Apple's or Google's meaning of the three-horizontal-bar icon more popular?

Apple and Google are going head-to-head to define meaning of the three-horizontal-bars icon: In iOS this icon means "drag me to rearrange items in a list" while Google Chrome's version means "click ...
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Why google is not following material design on gmail? [closed]

Almost every app in gsuite including google drive, keep, classroom etc. are on material guidelines including the forum but why not Gmail? Is there a particular reason for this?
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Emphasize the word “Google” without using their logo [closed]

I've requested permission from Google to use the above presentation. I suspect they'll say no, since they generally don't allow use of the logo. It's a two-week wait, so in the meantime, what's an ...
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Font 'Roboto' mandatory in Google's material design?

Is using the font 'Roboto' mandatory in Google's material design – or can I use different fonts in a material design based website?
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Embedded Google Maps or static stylized map

Embedding Google Maps on your website doesn't always have the right effect on the design. With some effort you can stylize Google Maps, but I have bad experiences with that. To me, the only real ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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What is the rationale for google analytics removing icons next to bold numbers?

I am wondering if Google provided a rationale in their design guidelines for what seems to have been a change in their interface design for the Google Analytics mobile app. The difference (I could be ...
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Gmail vs Google Inbox. How bad would it be if Google kills Gmail now? [closed]

What's the difference between GMAIL and INBOX and why does google develop both of them? (even due they are both mail agents)
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Why does Google add o's to their name to signify result pages? [closed]

Why have the word Google spelled with ten o's? Why have it there at all? The red letter o signifies the page you are on in correlation to the page number below it, but why have that connection in the ...
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Google Chrome's setting/option icon a variation of the hamburger menu?

I noticed on a recent Google Chrome update that the setting/option icon changed from the wrench to three dots, which I thought was interesting as this seemed to related to the 'more' symbol but turned ...
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Why is Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” button still next to the search bar?

I'm sure that Google must put a lot of thought into the display of its homepage. With such a minimalistic design, every element matters. So what's up with the "I'm feeling lucky" button? Why is ...
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What does the google search homepage ( https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl ) lack in design? [closed]

Google has kept its homepage clean with minimum possible buttons, but what still this homepage lacks from design point of view? Or what else could be added to it or removed to make it a better design?
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Should I rely on Google Translate?

The majority of my users access my website with Google Chrome. Google Chrome has Google Translate built-in, which lets you translate webpages. Instead of manually creating separate website locales for ...
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Why does Google Drive use a dialog for renaming files? [closed]

In all modern file managers, when you rename a file, it allows you to rename the file on the label in the file manager like this: Windows, macOS, and Dropbox's web interface all have this behavior. ...
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Is not redesigning an entire website at once bad for UX?

I have a website that I recently updated. I redesigned most of the website, but there's still some pages and features that are "old." Will this be a bad experience for users when they navigate to a ...
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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of “X” close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?

I've been getting into Material design lately, and I really liked one of the material concepts, and thats to think of the UI in X,Y,Z axis. But noticed a discrepancy with what might be extremely ...
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Google Design Cards - Rich Media Giffs Acceptable?

Going by the specs for Google Design Cards, does anyone know if animated gifs are acceptable for the rich media?
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What to highlight in autosuggest options?

When using an autocomplete or autosuggest component, which of the following highlighting options are preferable, and why? Assume user types Mal. The suggestions are: Option 1 (probably the most ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content? [closed]

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Purposefully obscure user interface design to encourage behaviours

Installing Windows 8 makes it seem that it is mandatory to create a Microsoft account, however the option to install without one is there, albeit wilfully buried. Logging out of the Windows Phone ...
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Is Google Trends incremental search intuitive?

I am trying to create an incremental search in my website where each searched term is added to the previous searched terms. I found that using a single search input for that confuses users. They ...
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Why don't people use the “I'm feeling lucky” button more often?

Have you ever seen or heard of someone using it? Back in the days when Google didn't automatically redirected you to the results page as you typed, I think not a lot of people used the "I'm Feeling ...
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Chrome App install banner - Dismissed user install

In Chrome 43 Google added the feature to show an app installer popup out of Chrome and to get the feedback if the user added or dismissed the home install. https://developers.google.com/web/updates/...
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What are the advantages of websites (eg:Gmail) not using a cursor:pointer for interactive elements?

Taking the example of Gmail, when you hover over "Sign out" or "Add account" buttons the cursor is instead of Is there any particular reason behind that? There are clear drawbacks (less ...
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Is the following approach better for mobiles? Missing 'save' option in Google Keep

This is one of the example from Google's approach with almost all online products these days... In Keep, when you create/edit a note it is automatically saved(ofcourse) but you don't get any ...
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What you call this web site menu element?

The Google material design is new, I like to know how you call this menu element, or how will you name it: The page link:https://developers.google.com/ios/guides/cocoapods **The item we are talking ...
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Google Fonts within enterprise applications? [closed]

I know that using Google Fonts for websites are no cost but what about embedding those fonts within an enterprise application that the user doesn't access through the web? I've yet to see anything ...
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How did watsapp keep an image in the url? [closed]

See the globe picture? I could not find an answer in any website as to how they pulled this off. Any clue?
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Why does Google's main page have such a modest design? [closed]

A lot of modern-ish websites have slick effects: transitions, animations, filters, etc. But on Google, the main page doesn't have a single animated transition. No input, button, or link state change ...