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The iPad is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced January 27, 2010, it's part of a device category between a smartphone and a laptop computer.

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How would you design for large volume of text for an iPad?

I'm designing a Quiz for an iPad for English teachers and the main problem is that teachers will input large chunks of texts from many of Shakespeare plays. I've attached pictures on how I dealt ...
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How to display a product's multiple price with a better UX?

We are re-designing a menu. In this menu, an item can have multiple prices. If there are more than 3 price options, it can be slide to the left or right. But sometimes the user cannot understand if ...
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Need suggestions to make the ipad application sections easier for the user

I have an iPad application, please see the attached image for the rough mockup of the screens. Basically, the landing page is a language sector which is designed as language labels with a check mark ...
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Best practice for multi-level menu in iOS / iPad

I'm designing navigation for standard landscape/split view in iPad and the idea is to make the left side menu a multilevel one, so the user could compare data values on the right side between ...
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At what percentage of platform usage should I design the specific experience for?

At what percentage of platform usage should I design the specific experience for? I have an app in the store now - 1% using from iPad 99% using from iPhone So at what percentage should I start ...
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iPad walkthrough screens have too much whitespace

I am designing a walkthrough right now for a iPad app, but I ran into the issue that the page has too much whitespace. The page will have a large header text, an icon/illustration and a button. There ...
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Popover Menu with Only One Item, but Potentially Two

My question is related to this one, but not exactly the same (I explain why in the Note below). One of the screens of my iPad app displays a PDF file, and in the top right there is an "Action" bar ...
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Affordance to encourage tablet user to touch textbox (to get onscreen keyboard) on touchscreen?

We have a web app for brain injured stroke survivors to teach them typing. We are able (with some effort :) make the onscreen keyboard appear. But sometimes it goes away when they touch the Enter ...
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How do I handle errors in a children's application?

I'm developing a children's learning app for preschoolers where the basic idea is that the parent hands the device to the child, and is free to then leave the room. I anticipate, of course, that the ...
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Does a consistent size matter for a collection of buttons

I'm a developer working on an app in which we have a collection of categories. Within each category theres a collection of text buttons which correspond to filters applied to a set of data. We're ...
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What would be an optimal control to use in order to collect an expiry date for a card (not credit) on iOS (iPad)

I need to ask a user to fill in the expiry date for a card. The default spinners on iOS for a date picker doesn't provide a simple month/year option and the pods I've found are terrible. I would ...
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Making the hamburger menu static is a good practice?

I'm working on an app that should be feasible with every version of iPad. Currently I have designed the screens for the iPhone. This app is for a reputed bank and this app will be used by their ...
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Should scrollable block elements be used with mobile devices?

I've got a user experience concern/issue. I've developed a mobile application (HTML5/CSS3) that's primary usage will be with tablet sized displays (iPads). Some of the "legal verbiage" (I'll call it ...
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How to layout iOS with little content?

I am new to iOS development and was wondering how to layout the UI when I don't have much content? Below are the two extreme sizes of iOS device, iPhone 4s and iPad Air. The 4s screen looks OK but ...
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Asking a user to make an iOS app full screen for functionality

When trying to search in Apple's Podcasts.app in split screen mode on the iPad or iPad Pro it displays this message: To browse or search for podcasts, make Podcasts full screen. Is there a ...
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Is it a good practice to use “inner content scroll” (on tablets)?

We fight everyday against (I don't know how the terme is coined) "inner content scroll" / "independent scroll" (I mean "overflow:scroll;") to prevent our users from getting this behaviors on their ...
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Multiple selection on iPad

Normally we use Ctrl-select to select multiple rows for doing a batch operation in a search result page. How can we perform the same in case of iPad or other touch devices? Putting in check boxes ...
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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

I'm working on a design for an iPhone app that drags & drops pictures from one place to the other, something similar to the screenshot below. I downloaded a few of the most popular picture apps (...
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What resolution of eye tracking could reasonably be expected, by using the in-built camera of a tablet device comparable to an iPad Air 2?

By "resolution" I (loosely) refer to some fraction of the device's screen. For example, at the coarsest level of resolution, could we expect to differentiate (using the front-facing FaceTime HD camera)...
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Select all cells in section of UITableView for iOS app

So, I need a button or some type of UI element that allows the user to select all the cells in a section but not the other sections. So currently the table looks somewhat like this: The blue ones ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button? [duplicate]

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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Best way of displaying table data on ipad - grid vs list

I am struggling with a option for displaying tabular data on an Ipad I've split the right hand side into the options: Top, normal table layout. Advantages: can fit lots of rows into view. Can spot ...
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Message and button labels in iOS Alert view

I am working on an iPad app that helps to improve physician's workflows. There's this form that the coach will fill out when he is working with the physician. Coach can save the form as a draft (In ...
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What is the best tablet case for use by patients in a medical environment?

I'm working on a tablet-based app (iPad) used by patients to quickly register upon arrival to a clinic or doctor's office. The tablets will be kept at the front desk, handed out for registration, then ...
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How to adapt an existing iPhone app to iPad?

Is it common to make user interface elements (text, edit boxes, buttons, etc.) larger in an iPad app than in the corresponding iPhone app? Would it violate any Apple UI guideline to do so? I'm ...
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Displaying a “waiting to download” message within an iPad app

I am designing an app that will require data to be pulled from our main servers, and upon the first use of the app, there is one screen that will take a few minutes for all data to load. I've been ...
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article? [duplicate]

I'm working on iPad and mobile app and want to add the option to swipe the article to get the next one. In order to get newer article what should be the direction of the swipe?
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Scrolling vs. Tapping on mobile

I'm designing a product detail page for tablet (mainly iPad). Given the limitation of screen size (although the new iPad is bigger now), there are content that's cutoff at the bottom. The requirement ...
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Are ipads used horizontally or vertically?

I found this old question: iPhone/iPad: Do people use landscape mode? But considering the now venerable age of the ipad I think conventions may be more established now. So, my question is, what ...
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What UX is appropriate for alternative voting on a PC and Mobile device?

I need to design a UX that allows for IRV or alternative voting (aka ranked vote) These illustrations were the first concepts I've encountered. . Has anyone come across a UX for IRV voting that ...
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iPad - How to emphasize the difference between a browser toolbar and a web app toolbar?

I'm looking for suggestions on how an iPad app that includes web browser controls can distinguish these controls from ones that may be provided by the web content. Here the chrome toolbar on top is ...
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iPad app main navigation - UX

I am designing a CRM software for iPad native app. I need your suggestion for navigation part in UX aspect. Left pane (main navigation) will be shown by default (Image 1). When you go to another tab, ...
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Menu with a lot of menu items for iPad

I'm working on the iPad app, and I need to show a menu with about 15 menu items. For the website I would simply create a menu with sub-menus, but for the mobile app it seems it is not the commonly ...
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How to Improve this design, make people understand Accuracy?

I have a rough design for a progress report, primarily to be shown on the iPad. This is supposed to show what the kid is good at, and what the kid is not good at. Feedback I've received: It's ...
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Make image clickable to change it or add dedicated button

I have a design question for iOS development. I am building this app where a user can set a profile picture and also "before/after"-pictures. From a design perspective, I wonder whether it is a good ...
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iPad horizontal swipe

We're having a debate on the direction a user ought to swipe to get to the next asset. Each screen is self-contained information. Should the user swipe to the right ----> to access the previous asset ...
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Best Way to Display/Navigate Hierarchical Data on iPad

On mobile phones there is a straightforward pattern how to display hierarchical data (for example coming from a relational database): How would I transform this pattern to a tablet and make use of ...
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Best examples of iphone and ipad app that differ? (Comparison of iphone & ipad apps)

I am studying the UX of iphone and their equivalent ipad apps. Does anyone have good examples of designs that differ because of the distinctive user experience that the two devices provide?
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How to compare two items side by side within limited space on iPad?

I'm building an inventory feature for my game and have ran into an issue where I need to modify my existing inventory layout or introduce way to allow side by side comparison of two items. Each item ...
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How can I provide more detail for a UI element when “mouse over” functionality is unavailable?

I have a game for the iPad and there's no "mouse entered" or "mouse hover" functionality on that platform. Within my game I have a hotbar or skill bar like below. Typically a game that uses such ...
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How do I present lots of options, few of which are required?

I have a flow in an iPad app that takes the user through the process of creating a fairly complex object. For the sake of simplicity, lets say they are scheduling a meeting. There are actually a lot ...
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What are the main contributions of Apple Inc. in the advancement of user interfaces in the last 10 years? [closed]

I often hear people saying "apple has pushed forward the development of usable interfaces", "apple products are examples for great usability" and so on. My question is: is this a proven fact? And if ...
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Tablet/kiosk app - showing the keyboard by default

We have an iPad/Android Tablet input form with a single text input box on it. This is a kiosk app used by tourists and business men. We have two options Option 1) Form loads Input box ...
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Is this a good way to have two UI between iPad and iPad mini?

Yes, the iPad and iPad mini finally come with same resolutions. And the difference between two device is physical size. But the question I have is...Should I make the iPad have more view than the iPad ...
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Facebook Navigation - iPhone vs iPad

Facebook recently updated their iphone's navigation, to tabs at the bottom. I am curious as to why they did not also do this with their iPad app? I guess you don't see the bottom tabs very often on ...
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Do I need to inform the user that a view on an iPad app is loading

I am designing and building an iPad app. Some pages on the app are blank when you first navigate to them prior to the page loading. Do I need to inform the user that the page is loading or do I just ...
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Using slide-out navigation for multi-level menus?

I have iOS language learning software where I use a UISplitViewController (Master/Detail) in landscape mode. At the top level, I have items such as (Study, Quiz, Dictionary, Hangman, etc.) Some ...
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Where can I find an official set of iOS (specifically iPad) icons and stencil sets? [closed]

Android have an official set of icons, fonts, colours and stencils, that can be downloaded from their website. However, I have come to design for iPad and I can't find an official download. Do I need ...
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Modal view for iPad in iOS 7

Does anyone know how modal views will be on the iPad once iOS 7 comes out? I have a button on the screen that triggers a login-type form. On the iPhone a normal modal or pull-up view works great but ...
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Is it a good idea to have your main actions as swipe gestures?

Would it be a good idea to have swipe gestures (such as swipe left to delete and swipe right to archive - mailbox app is a good example) responsible for your app's main tasks? A lot of not so techy ...