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the process of entering text on a mobile device, such as might utilise an on screen keyboard or facilitate text messaging

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single input or seperate inputs for a solution containing units

We are trying to create a web application to teach units to students of 4-6'th grade, the question would be like what is average velocity of the car that moved 60km in 3 hrs? The answer would be ...
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How did Twitter choose their character limit? [duplicate]

Twitter posts are limited to 140 "characters", which turns out to mean code points in UTF8 (not the only or even most intuitive measure). Was this determined by a (likely outdated) technical ...
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Is there any situation when text should be center aligned (horizontally) in an input?

I recently tried to use some animations in my design and I checked some nice examples as inspiration, like this: "Inspiration for Text Input Effects". Some of them had the text centered. I know it ...
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Proven UX practices for fast data input and further association

I am investigating the ways of solving the following UX task: There is a user (sales person). They have a tablet. They want just a multiline edit field where they can enter any text about their ...
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Shift placeholder on focus in text field

I have seen some websites where the placeholder in a text box shifts up and lets the user continue typing in the input box, what is this behavior called ? -------------- Email-Id -------------- -----...
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Mixing floating text field with normal text field in one app. Bad design?

In the app that I am designing, the user has to enter a verification code. Here I use a simple text field with a hint and no floating labels because there is no way to lose context of what you are ...
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Flexible natural language input field design

I want to design a mobile form similar to Facebook input field to post a status update, where you can add suggested information like location and then continue with your post. I'll use a suggestion ...
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Design for rapid time entry on web and mobile

What is the most efficient way for users to enter a hh:mm time in a web interface and a mobile interface? In this case users would be entering time more than 40 x per hour. Context: This is for ...
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What are the universally understood symbols for “remote computer” or “server” or “the internet”? [closed]

I've recently came across an idea that mobile device icons are growing into a pictographic language of their own. For example the floppy drive can be considered a universally understood symbol for "...
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Why no typographic apostrophe in auto-correct?

Probably the first kind of automatic alteration or correction of characters entered by the user by means of a keyboard, were “smart quotes”, i.e. the replacement of ' and " by proper typographic, ...
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Making typing API keys easier for mobile users

I have a mobile application which uses data from a REST API, and needs an API key for that particular user to access what it needs. The problem is that the API keys are anything but short. ...
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Recommended Design for UX with multiple text inputs? [closed]

We (My friends and I) have created an Android Application to calculate for a snow day based on multiple text (numerical) inputs that the user interacts with. We released the app before the real storm ...
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Are click-to-edit fields appropriate for mobile UX?

I have used click to edit fields for a html5 application which makes it slick to use on a desktop but I am not sure how the click-to-edit fields would be perceived by mobile users. Would it be ...
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Standard margins for full-screen text editor

I would like to present a full-screen text editor. Are there any standard rules for calculating the side and top and bottom margins based on the screen size and possibly font size? I'm particularly ...
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Numeric input - alternatives to slider / text field for mobile game?

For our game the player's occasionally required to enter numbers. Sometimes it's the number of units to buy and in that case typically a number between 1 and 10,000, other times it's goods to buy, in ...
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Is there a mobile friendly text entry markup (akin to Markdown)?

Is there a mobile-first markup language? In my Android phone, typing .h2 hydrogen peroxide H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is is easier than ## hydrogen peroxide H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is In the ...
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Speed and accuracy of text entry methods on smart phones?

Are there any comparisons between the different text entry methods within the restricted interface size afforded by a smart phone. Specifically between T9 predictive text, on-screen keyboard with ...