Questions tagged [product-design]

A more specific term commonly used to describe the application of human-centred design processes to a product (can be physical or digital) as opposed to a service, which can incorporate a range of user/customer touch points.

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Are Product Designers UX Designers who also do Product Management? If not, what's the diff between the 3?

I'm having to work with Product Managers for the 1st time and we seem to be in a push pull of who does what and who has the final say on this or that. Someone argued that it's bc I'm a UX Designer ...
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Best practices for technically executing AB testing on ecommerce site?

I am working on a site redesign for my company's ecommerce site. We sell access to upcoming and recorded webinars. As a part of this redesign, I have recommended a new product strategy in which ...
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How do UX demands arrive so they can work?

Here at the company, the demands come to the UXs in a very disorganized way. Sometimes they send it by e-mail, other times by chat, or sometimes they just send a look at the roadmap, which always only ...
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How do you know what to test at the right time on a product?

You have a hypothesis of a new feature that would improve x on your product and you don't have any data backing up your decision as this feature is new territory. How do you know this hypothesis is ...
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Negative user reaction to redesigned product

Hope you're all healthy and safe. A redesigned version of a product is recently launched and we've been hearing negative reviews. In order to redesign the product, we followed a thorough process; ...
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What to show to future employer as portfolio if my previous works are confidential? [closed]

I work on several enterprise level applications at my current job, but I don't have clearance to share any detail about it. Nobody has. Although the applications are available publicly behind pay-wall/...
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Adding key highlights to product image gallery in e commerce app

We're thinking of adding key highlights of the product on the top of an overlay of the product image, most probably on the second image of the carousel. I just wanted to understand whether it will be ...
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Why do few laptops have their Home/Page Up/Page Down/End keys in a column on the right?

I'm noticing that the vast majority of laptops today have their Page Up and Page Down keys near (or on) the arrow keys, and the Home/End keys at the top-right (if not also on the arrow keys). It ...
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Quantity boxes versions for ecommerce

So I'm making an eCommerce template and now I reach the point where I need to make a card product for sites that need quantity selection (not bulk or volume). I did 2 basic options, one with and one ...
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Category assignment based on rules

I'm trying to design a solution to automatically assign categories to certain groups of foods, based on a huge set of available rules coming from parameters of these "foods". Potential issues: Food ...
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UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?

I've notice that more and more people who used to call themselves UX Designers are now calling themselves Product Designers. I have a rough feel for the differences but I'm struggling to find any good ...
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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What is the 8.8 mm R Criterion Curved Design?

Can you exlplain me what is the 8.8 mm R Criterion Curved Design? Apparently it is a criteria used by the UMi Touch phone. Why it uses 8.8 mm curves (what does this even mean? Do they mean that the ...
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Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked? [closed]

This leads to a bottleneck of people going in/out because there's only a single point to enter or leave. Not to mention potential stampede situation in the event of a fire. Is this just something we ...
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Which is the best approach for Laying down the text on first scroll of the website?

The wireframes are for a product website, which is a suite of online products that can be used together or as individual modules. Option1 has a traditional HEADING-BODY COPY approach. The most common ...
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How do you deal with long product titles on mobile?

I have a product card that only allows three lines of text and if it’s longer it adds an ellipsis. If you want to see the full text you just hover over and the tooltip will appear with the full text, ...
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Why do folding stepladders have “not-a-step” steps?

Stepladders are typically labelled with a warning sticker that says: ⚠️ Danger: Do not stand on top step or, sometimes on the second-from-the-top step: ⚠️ Do not stand on or above this rung or ...
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What's wrong with USB sticks that you need 3 tries to plug them in correctly?

You've all probably experienced this at least once: trying multiple times to plug in a USB stick correctly, because somehow it isn't intuitive what side goes up. This is especially the case when the ...
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Modal or new Page for product description?

I have a question it's kind of research and I have researched a few before posting but I want direct pros and cons for my concerns thus I am posting this question here. I have a page which has a sort ...
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Where to start when I'm the solo product designer in the company? [closed]

to rephrase my question from earlier. In my current job, we don't have specific colors, font styles or grid to use yet and we didn't agree on a budget for rebranding yet as we will hire a design to do ...
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When to merge features into a “master” mobile app or create a dedicated mobile app

The general question is how do you decide that these features should be merged to an existing mobile app OR we should build a dedicated mobile app? Let's say for instance that you work for a bank. ...
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How to adapt UX design approach/process for short timeframe projects (e.g. hackathons)

So I was picked today as a participant for a 24 hour hackathon, I tried to read couple of articles on how to get ready, some of them offered some quality insights but most of them were just about how ...
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Design Sprint - Sample SIze

I'm a big fan of Design Sprints, especially of their value to efficiently align a team on the problem and proposed hypothesis/solution. There's one aspect with which I've always struggled: testing. ...
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How to effectively link isolated apps of the same product?

Our product has many categories of features (e.g. Create/Manage sports activities, Book a play field, Book a Coach, Entertainment related events etc). However, we plan to divide these features into ...
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Top area of a e commerce website. Popular way or Innovative way.? [closed]

Mostly we see one common way of presenting the top area of e-commerce websites as below. I have heard most technical people complain about this. They say their should be more exciting way or users ...
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Is the skill of icon design required for a good UI/UX designer? [closed]

I sincerely apologize if this question is way too amateurish but I really could use some opinions on this. I know there are places and ways to get icons online, but a) those options at times are ...
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How to map product functionality

At a start of a project, what is the best way to map out all the functionalities of a product? For example, an app? I've considered a Gantt chart, but I need something more "agile". What are the ...
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UX designers, what does your design handoff to dev process look like?

I'm a product designer, UX/UI (whatever else you wanna call it). I work closely with devs during the pre-deployment phases. Because of the speed at which we operate, and the complexity of the ...
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Bounce rates and very low conversion rates

My site seems to be producing very high bounce rates (60% plus) and because of this the conversion rate suffers massively. Here is a users journey: They search for '80s fancy dress' in Google and ...
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What to write on index page for “product name” [closed]

I'm developing a product and for that I've developed a website but I'm confused about how to present it's name on main page, I've different options in mind like "ABC's product" or "Product of ABC" etc ...
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How does providing users with the option to flag wrong content influence the perception of product quality?

We're providing various learning content on our webpage. Sometimes users send us emails complaining about specific content that we need to fix. Without further description it is often quite difficult ...
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Best way for user to create category tree

Our clients need to create a shop structure with many categories and subcategories, and our current system is not very easy for them. I thought the best way would be just a blank text area - ...
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As per usability which view is better to show product hierarchy: Horizontal view or Vertical view?

I am facing problem to show complete hierarchy of consumer product for a company where products can be up to 500. And hierarchy can be up to 7 level. I am attaching 4 level horizontal & vertical ...
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On the difference beween UX and Product design - does it matter?

I've been in the process of gathering up my clients, my portfolio, and my wits as I consider a move from consulting back to an agency type environment. As a result, for the first time in half a decade,...
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Is there a generic name for software that performs assessment, presentation of results and fix?

Consider a software tool that performs the following functions: Collection of user-defined constraints Assessment of the constraints against a data set [Optional] Automated execution of code to ...
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In an ideal world, which designer would work on which part of the product at which part of the process [closed]

This is probably the most debated topic regarding the different kinds of designers and their different roles. it's almost impossible to answer. in reality most designers wear many hats. lets look ...
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“Can you make it more prominent?” stakeholder phenomenon

I'm designing many features for a product, where many of these features are shared across the real estate of a screen. It's common for each stakeholder or product manager to feel that their feature is ...
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What's the best way to denote that a field in a form is a pro feature?

I need to tell the user that he/she can use the field in a form only if he/she is a pro user. I thought about something like this: But I'm not very sure if replacing the BROWSE button with PRO is ...
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Product variations

I am creating a flowershop and I have the following dilemma. Let's say somebody wants to buy a bouquet of roses. Roses comes with many colors, sizes and different quantity in a bouquet. Should I ...
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What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?

I am not sure if it happens in other countries, but some provinces in Canada uses milk bags for 4L instead of jugs, or other containers. Anyone knows if there is an advantage of this over the other ...
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Best practices for unifying a product suite

I am working on a suite of subscription based products under the same brand. Some are content driven, and some are data driven, but the users are mostly the same. Currently, the interface and ...
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What are the benefits to product teams when designs are done in user flows

Recently i've been designing UI for various features in sketch in terms of user flows. This means multiple artboards of each state and scenario will be in a layout of a flow. similar to how Jakub ...
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Product Developer vs Product Designer. What's the difference?

I've notice that more and more people who used to call themselves Product Designer or Product Developer. Most of the time maybe they work on the same things. I'm struggling to find any good articles ...
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Why are sinks always rounded?

I've noticed a trend recently that some sinks have a flat base, but they seem to be few and far between. Are there any reasons related to UX for why sinks have traditionally always been round?
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How important is it to know the “ideal state” you're designing towards?

How important is it for UX designers to first take a step back to figure out what that "ideal state" is, before carrying out the incremental improvements? The former will exhaust more time & ...
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What is the best way to document/describe a completely new product?

Describing a new feature, optimization, or new section of an existing app for engineering and the product team is fairly solvable. You can build on a specific existing point of reference and user ...
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For a startup, should product requirement understanding be considered a part of UX process.

I am a part of a small organization. Should our UX lead be the part of the requirement elicitation process? Is it a general practice in the industry? The process we are going through is finalizing ...
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What is the best way the user quickly identify a product [closed]

I am developing a game portal , where the main User 's task is to seek details of the products in a wide displayed list. First the image of the product is displayed , followed by its title , its price ...
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User research drives design or vice a versa for existing product?

Looking for feedback on this work process: The product team is coming up with design features for existing product & then validating it based on user research (self reported). As a user/UX ...
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Why have a confirmation page?

I am working on an inventory management software. At times, when users add a batch or products or transfer items around, they would have a confirmation page to confirm their action. For example, I ...