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Graphic design is the creative process of delivering information with visual elements.

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Looking for a GIF editor [closed]

I've been buying Corel PaintShop to edit GIFs because it can do two things: Count the number of colours in a GIF Reduce the size of the colour palette So, for example, lets say I count the number of ...
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Nomenclature of icons e.g. Kebab, Meatball, Hamburger

Is there any logic behind naming icons in UX ? e.g. Breadcrumbs, meatball, kebab, hamburger, doner. Possible logic of the name "breadcrumbs": It helps the user find a "page's location" similar to how ...
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Where should you place a "background sound play button" on an illustration site

I have a site which has many illustrations. I would like for there to be sound but the browser doesn't allow you to autoplay sounds. So at some point the user has to click. I also have a second sound,...
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What is the Best way to show 4 types of buy button in app

This is educational app. Some products having 3 or 4 buttons, example ( Buy e- book, Rental e-book, Buy Chapters, Buy Combo) What is the Best way to show this button in app. IMAGE attached ( ...
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Better graph in mobile device?

I'm building an app with graphs in it, using angularjs, d3 and bootstrap: http://krispo.github.io/angular-nvd3/#/ The result: Since there are many types of graphs with each different ...
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How to merge designs?

We have three – more or less – competing designs of the same topic. All of the designs have something that works and doesn't work which are quite easy to spot. The designs have a bit different ...
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UX: Graphics Design vs. Coding

To start, I'm a graphic designer. A friend of mine works as a programmer and does a lot of UI/UX design, but absolutely hates that part of his job-- he's more of an engineer and doesn't really have an ...
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Why do designers draw graphic layouts without device resolution constraints? [closed]

I am front-end web developer based in Europe. I just begun working remotely with team from USA. I am not a graphics designer. So far when I was cutting and embedding graphical layout into HTML and CSS ...
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How to hide a collapsible toolbar on a drawing mobile application?

While in fullscreen mode when the user taps a button on one corner of the screen, a small toolbar with a row of buttons appears. The buttons are not related to how the drawing should work, like for ...
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Icon to tell listener that answering the question would make a harmful sound [closed]

I have a speech impairment (when I pronounce most letters 'S' they cause harm to the listener). I need an icon to be able to hold up, to a listener, who presumably knows either me or the icon, that ...
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Country flag, for "entire world" [closed]

I was wondering if there was a "country flag", for the entire world. (Even if you couldn't user it, for "space wars"). Thanks.. NOTE: I was thinking, of a flag, with a single color: all black.
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Can one show too many different colours in a computer game?

Unlike corporate applications, computer games need to be interesting and capture the user (player's) attention so using multiple colours are usually encouraged. However, that being said, could one ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

We have a graph that displays the symptoms (y axis) and the ages of people who have them (x axis). The bigger the circle, means more people of the same age range share the same symptoms. Example of ...
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Is there any guidance or evidence about the use of contrasting colours for title vs body text of a webpage

Is there any guidance or evidence suggesting whether it is better* within the body of a webpage to have titles (and subtitles) in a contrasting colour to the body text? Does this improve readability ...
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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

I am aware that there is a lot of research into page layout methodologies and the flow of design elements (text, diagrams, etc) such as the Gutenberg Diagram, Z-Pattern, F-Pattern, and so on. I'm also ...
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Page layout - authoritative research into natural flow of text, tables and images

I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to find any research into the best way to layout pages in a way that suits a typical reader's flow. That is, how they naturally look at a page, where their eyes ...
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How to go about placing contrasting colors in a listview?

I'm trying to put black and white in a listview, or in other words black and white cells. It doesn't look right, or easy on the eyes.
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How can I make this graph not so misleading?

This is a graph from my app that is very misleading: Students take a test, then they learn the material, then they take the test again. We want to show the improvements in the students who have pre- ...
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Choosing a country's color for its slice of a pie chart? [closed]

I'm writing some software that involves a breakdown of data by country. For it, I plan on using a pie chart where each slice corresponds to the activity in a certain country. I'm wondering - is there ...
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Math 2D graphs: best way of graphically (black and white or using colors) representing overlapping curves

what's the best way to represent multiple 2D Cartesian-style graphs drawn in the same Caryesian plane and having zero or more possibly intersecting parts of intersection length 0 to open or closed k ...
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In order to become a UX professional,should you also know how to design?

This may be a stupid question since I don't really know a lot about this field. I am currently involved in product development but I find UX to be a lot more interesting. However I don't know how to ...
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Is using a wireframe instead of a screenshot acceptable in technical work?

When putting screenshots of an application in technical work (such as a manual for end users), most screenshots will require editing to be usable. Extraneous UI elements may need removed, spacing may ...
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Why are most Automation displays so UX outdated? [closed]

When working on the Automation industry sector, it's very common to see equipments with a huge lack of advance in their UX/UI display design over time. Most of them still uses the old fashioned "X"-...
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Is it mandatory create new Android apps in Material Design only?

Is there any difference between Google guidelines for Android app design and Google guidelines for Material Design? I think my app will not work best with Material Design. I know that Material Design ...
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Naming of button for adding to caller and close

I have a system which has a dialogue that opens when the user wants to add a particular type of record (which is a list of clients). This dialogue window enables them to search for particular clients ...
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What do companies like Apple do to make their software feel natural, cohesive, and refined?

From a UX standpoint, is there anything governing how a program/mobile app subconsciously makes the user feel? How do users end up getting the feeling that products are solid, secure, and integrated? ...
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How far should UX venture in graphic design territory?

As a UX designer I have encountered situations where UX recommendations were followed in terms of layout, functionality and interaction design. However when it comes to the details of the design ...
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Color differences, android vs laptop and iphone

I developed a logo for an app I'm going to create. The problem is that on my phone the color is WAY off...like NEON. I checked it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 and the same thing. On my son's ...
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Designing gantt like schedule in grayscale

I had some problem deciding if this should go here or in Graphic Design site. I hope I got it right! So I'm redesigning a schedule application. It looks something like this: Each activity has a ...
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My client is asking for more "wow factor." [closed]

I have heard since the beginning of this project that the product I am redesigning lacks the "wow factor." I assume that in this context, the wow factor ("properties belonging to an object that ...
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Is skeumorphism dead?

I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
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Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?

Take a look at this square: To me it seems that the square is taller than that it's wide. Yet both axes measure 400 pixels. What is causing this optical illusion? UPDATE 10 March 2014: A lot of ...
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If text is editable, how important is to show it (appearance wise) inside a text box?

A new approach we adopted for one of our applications is that all our editable text such as name, a description that was once filled out to be border-less. To edit the text the users simply click on ...
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Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion

I'm a UX newbie and I'm trying to design a page of image thumbnails. I came up with this: The trouble is that this layout creates the Hermann Grid illusion. When looking at the grid, most people see ...
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How to determine UI graphic style? [closed]

I'm trying to determine what graphics styles and design features are being used on some recent websites. I am not a UI developer but work with many front ends and I'm not sure how to describe certain ...
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How to show activity in a UI

I have an application that creates a log file of user activity such as connections, disconnections, queries, submissions, locks, etc. The log file records when each activity begins and ends. Multiple ...
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Placing icons next to numbers - to the right or left?

In our system, we have many places where we show number values, and next to them we show an icon indicating whether the value is good/mediocre/bad. Before I joined the team, there was no guidelines, ...
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Dynamic Banners on Websites [closed]

Often on webpages, you see scrolling banners with messages. I would like to know how these are created. To make my question more clear, consider this webpage: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk. On the top, ...
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Trying to create a decent semi-flat design. Failing [closed]

We hit a snag in our project: We've only got a few weeks till launch and the designer who was to make a skin for our product has not delivered the (very) goods. I took a stab at creating a skin for ...
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Do we have name for these images [closed]

I need to search these kind of images on google. But I don't know with what name shall I search for these images. Do we have name for these kind of images **not to confuse with gif images*
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What's an in between for a big red X and a big green check mark? [closed]

I'm trying to find ideas for a good, iconic, or not so iconic but still works, in between of a big red X and a green check mark. The context is in a feedback popup to a short 3 - 5 question quiz that ...
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Am I too late to become a user experience designer [duplicate]

I am a 26 years old graphic designer. My way into design industry was a kind of detour. I only did a half-year course for a certificate IV in graphic design after I finished my Bachelor degree in ...
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High fidelity / graphic prototypes delivery? [closed]

Disclaimer I am a ruby on rails developer that never actually dealt with graphical design. Situation We are currently about to release a product. And the application looks alright but not ...
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Denoting a Premium User

I'm working on a website where we have users' avatars pulled from their Facebook profile picture and sized down to a thumbnail. Now that users can upgrade to premium memberships to unlock advanced ...
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Is there any user experience benefit of having a patterned background in iPhone apps?

In your experience, do users of iPhone apps enjoy using an app with a "cool special background", like the one below, or do patterned backgrounds distract from the overall point of the app? I've seen ...
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Language switch graphical state current-language/available-languages

I'm building a website in two languages English/French. Most of the pages of the website are available in both languages. There is a switch (two flags) on top of the header of the website that ...
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How to deal with graphic designers who thinks UX is boring

Working as a interaction designer together with graphic designers (or marketing people in general) I sometimes get the strong feeling that we sound too boring when we try to implement usability best ...
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Do we need good-looking design for a program internal only to our company?

Do we need to make the user-interface look good (adding images, animations, etc.) for a program internal only to the company? Making the user-interface look good might slow the performance of the ...
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What is the best way to graphically display item's position in a ranking?

My app has a table containing a list of financial securities. One of the columns is the security's position in a list of all available securities ranked by performance. For example: security XYZ is ...
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How to work with visual designers who treat wireframes as literal graphic suggestions?

Recently I started to face quite many cases on my client projects when a visual designer on the team produces design that looks like wireframes produced by me, only colored. Perhaps, the obvious ...
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