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Questions relating to mobile computing devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and e-readers. Includes consideration for both small screen size as well as the mobile and "always on" nature of the devices.

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(ui / mobile) Designing communication tool without “instant messaging” feel

I am working on the app within medical industry. The purpose of the app is to connect patients and Healthcare Professionals and allow for the communication, downloading special packages with extra ...
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Segmented Control for big texts

Do you have an alternative for the segmented controls in iOS? We'll need 4 tabs, medium to big size words, no icons. You can see an example (not real words) in the image below. It's too tight we ...
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The Material Design way to implement a quiz app

I'm making a quiz app, following the Material Design principles. It's a web app, but it needs to work on mobile as well. The app currently has 3 pages: Creating the quiz; in which the user chooses ...
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What's the appriopriate behavior for this “SEE ALL” button? Opening modal window or moving to another tab?

Hello. I'm designing b2b mobile app. My main tab, "Overview" consists of sections: recently bought items some recommended products customer's vouchers some statistics Those sections are in-a-...
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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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Use top-looking arrow when navigate between screens [closed]

When I was designing something in Adobe XD I thought about an icon which will display in search bar to go backwards in app. My activity uses slide up to open another activity with search bar. Let me ...
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Scrolling up on mobile, but getting stuck on a scrollable list

Simple task: a user needs to scroll to the bottom of a form, before the bottom there's a scrollable list that is as wide as the form itself. When the user arrives at this list, it stops scrolling ...
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What's the best way to add item and childItem to ExpandingRecyclerView?

I have element of the library ExpandingRecyclerView (RecyclerView with one nesting) placed on the NavigationDrawer. I need to find the most elegant and visually good way to add item and childItem. I ...
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Ego struggles when creating an app? [closed]

I'm curious about what sort of ego issues you've encountered when creating an app. Obviously we're all proud of our idea, but sometimes it can cloud our judgment and make us lose sight of what the ...
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when do I hide mobile onboarding hotspots

We placed a few hotspots in our mobile app, when clicked they show onboarding explanations about a component. If the user clicks on them, they will disappear, but what if he does't? is there a best ...
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Too many menu items for a mobile tab bar

For my mobile app, ideally, I'd fit 6 top-level buttons into the navigation tab bar: Overview Tracking Jobs Notifications Search Menu ("hamburger") Profile Log out Settings App info etc. This is ...
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Show/Hide Bottom bar icons for Mobile app

I'm working on a mobile application with subscription that has two flows - Pre login state : where an unregistered user can go around the app and view part of the content. The user can login and get ...
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Carousel speed in mobile

Folks, What is the optimum speed for carousels in a mobile website? For you to answer better - optimized copy (say 6-10 words for mobile) as against 12-20 words in desktop Maximum of 4 banners in ...
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Why do some companies ask the users to “Text for a link” to download the app?

I've noticed several websites that ask for a phone number to link to either the Apple Store or Google Play to download their native app. (Example below) and I've also seen a few sites display links to ...
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Material design: Can you use bottom and top app bar at the same time? What's the relation between them?

I'm currently designing a B2B app that will have plenty of buttons (on top app bar) that just can't be hidden. Is it possible to transfer some of the buttons from top app bar to bottom app bar, just ...
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Design for skip vs next when next requires waiting

I have an app that serves users content which requires them to say whats on the screen. They can move on to the next piece of content only after some period of time depending on the length of the ...
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Best communication channel to tell user that they get banned/suspended/terminate [closed]

Which product communication do you think is the best to convey: User get temporary suspension, and therefore they couldn't login User get suspension and need to appeal User get unsuspend, the appeal ...
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UI pattern to hint at important content outside of viewport

Does anyone know the name of the pattern where you add indicators that there is important content outside of the viewport? I am trying to find some inspiration but for the love of God I can't find ...
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In what situation people type mobile number to send app download link?

Instead of just showing app download button, why to ask for mobile no. here is screenshot
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What size of a button can a reasonably fat finger comfortably click?

Say my button is square shaped, in a website, and I don't want to cause inconvenience for users with big fingers (and also older people and those who forgot their glasses and aren't precise at hitting ...
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Saving Video on Mobile - Hide or Show Video while saving it?

Quick and short question. I'm building iOS Video Editor app. Within the Video Edit Screen I'm placing a "Save button" so the user can press Save quickly. Do you think: 1) I should place the "...
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Mobile log-in: how to divide two types of user logins and two methods of logging in?

So I'm designing a modile/table log in page. There are two types of users who can log in because the functionalities of the application depend on what type of user they are. Employees and managers. ...
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How to show pre-filtered list on a search results area

I am working an iOS app that manage employees requests, I have a screen that shows requests, and a search field above it, I can search within my requests. but, I can also send a push notification with ...
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Appropriate padding percentage between buttons

I'm laying out 5 buttons programmatically on the screen. So for example, the screen is 1000px wide. I'm dividing 1000 by 5 and get 200px for a single button. Since this is for mobile devices, it can ...
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Material - List item with main and secondary expand action

I am having some trouble deciding on where to place two actions in one list item. This is how the list item looks like. So this design is V2, and in previous version the item only had one function ...
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Mobile SSO when you don't know the Identity Provider

I have a mobile app that I'm going to allow users to SSO into. However, due to the nature of the business, the identity providers they'd use won't be common ones like GitHub, Google, or Facebook. It ...
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Why would a mobile app have its home screen in the center of a navigation bar?

I've always seen icons in navigation bars display icons in order of importance from left to right (at least in the US), with the Home icon being aligned to the left. However, I was testing out an app ...
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Filter icon on Android

Sorry for bugging you with such a simple question, but I'm wondering what your insights and experiences are in the usage of Android's defined filter icon. Based on my personal experience, there's no ...
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Transit app - button or toggle?

I'm designing a prototype for a mobile app that allows you ask for help inside a public transportation (bus or streetcar). The goal is to alert all passengers that someone needs help inside the same ...
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How do I know when to use back or close button (or both) on mobile apps

I want to know when and why should I use the X or back button on top of the page. And additionally, related to that, how should I judge the transitions, when should a page just slide from the right, ...
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Mobile video selection for editing - with or without preview?

We are creating a mobile video editing app for iOS. When user opens the app he (obviously) needs to select the video he wants to edit. We couldn't agree on what experience will work better - with ...
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Mobile - how to reconcile view title and action button title?

I have a view in a mobile app responsible for stitching photos into a video. I’m looking for advise on how to make the title of this screen match the text of a single action button on the same screen. ...
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Playing around with a mobile app's IA

I have an app which contains several features and among them payment. A user selects the amount to pay, selects a payment method and then the payment occurs. After the payment occurs, we show the ...
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How to present an optional binary choice without a preset value?

How would you go about approaching a form where the user should pick one of the binary choices (yes/no) in the UI, but it should also not be enforced to block advancement within the flow. So ...
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When to use Tabs vs. Button Group?

https://react-native-training.github.io/react-native-elements/docs/button_group.html http://docs.nativebase.io/Components.html#segment-inside-header-headref My particular use case is a user will have ...
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How to label CTAs in a mobile form?

I am currently working on a mobile flow for sending money (bitcoins to be specific). I have found apps that label their CTA with the action on the upcoming screen, instead of referencing the current ...
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Double tap zone on mobile websites

Can someone explain how this website avoids the double tap issue on the bottom navigation, but this one does not? Is it to do with the proximity to the bottom of the screen? The double tap issue ...
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Nestled Selection on Mobile

I'm designing an e-commerce product page where the user can select to pay today or pay monthly. The option to pay monthly has several sub-options (18 months, 24 months, etc). What is the best way to ...
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Can 3D maps be as usable as 2D on mobile?

I'm trying to experiment with 3D interfaces on mobile using 3Ds elements and 3d maps. The reason I would like to do 3D is to make it contextual. So you can zoom inside a public bus or train and ...
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From the User experience point of view what is the best way to notify app users when OS updates affects the app functionality

I am a mobile application tester who works in the R&D area of the premium German car company. I am tasked with finding a solution to the below issue for our Users. How would you deal with the ...
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Mobile design and images sizes problem [closed]

We are developing a mobile App for a website, we have a problem in scaling images for 2x and 3x mobile screens. The website allows users to upload images, and all images that were uploaded in the ...
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Threaded/nested mobile comment section

I'm building a mobile application that is supposed to encourage conversation, and one feature is being able to comment on posts, as well as comment on comments.. essentially a threaded comment system. ...
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How to make a pie chart more intuitive

I'm working on a mobile application, and there we've a pie chart, where each slice is a group. So, when the user taps on one group, it pops up a modal with the group's items. What is the best UX ...
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Developing a native app works like a shortcut - Is this a good approach? [closed]

My company is making a native app for smartphones, which is just using a web view directly linked to one of our web pages. I'm very skeptical about our approach and looking for better one if exists. ...
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Best practice for private key backup flow on mobile

The mobile app I'm working on is using end-to-end encryption algorithm. User creates a private key to read data that is saved on the server. The key is being stored on a device and can be exported to ...
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Help me out with this double sticky bar in Mobile

I've run into a UX problem in a site I'm designing. I feel like there's an obvious solution but I'm having trouble finding it. I have a site that has a global sticky bar. In the middle of the site, ...
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Filter by type of content into specific content

I have some trouble to find a UX pattern that would fit for an mobile app improvement. I would like to display in the news feed a filter by type of content for example: News, Event, Project etc… + ...
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Icons - Differentiating between viewing the current 'item' vs selecting an 'item'

On a mobile app what would be the best way to differentiate between viewing a current 'item' vs selecting an 'item' using icons. In my specific case, its for a religious app where the person counts ...
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Will hover will be extinct? Any research or case studies done on frequency of hover in desktop

I am typing this on my mobile so let me keep it short. I am talking about contents that is revealed on hover in desktop. So what we do in mobile UI is we make it visible at first sight. I want to know ...
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Are desktop applications called “apps” yet?

Now that we're in a mobile-dominated world, is it acceptable to call computer programs that run on desktop computers Apps? Take this example from the OSS Podlove subscribe button. When activated on a ...