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A simulation of a product created prior to development for the purpose of testing or gathering feedback.

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Padding best practices

I'm interested in hearing from other designers about how they go about padding/margins while prototyping. Particularly, when you are building semi-complex prototypes which have several tiers of nested ...
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How to Test Complex Search and Filters on a Platform with a Specific Industry Focus Without Coding

Current problem: Our free-text search results aren't working sufficiently; for instance, a search for "living room lamp" displays a product that contains "Living" as a brand-line ...
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Best Prototype Resolution for Public Sector [duplicate]

I'm frequently designing web application prototypes with Axure RP 10 for the public sector. Usually, I use the resolution of 1920x1080 px with the smallest font in 24 px(next bigger header is ...
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How do you show populated values in forms?

I’m trying to improve the consistency in form designs (for tickets) while informing all members of the team (design/dev/product) of the type of answer that would make a specific input field ‘completed’...
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How mockups differ from a real mobile app?

I have searched online about this topic and I'm confused. If I have been asked to build mockups for an app, is it something to be built using for example Android Studio? or Is it paper/drawing based? ...
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How to validate removing of 'back' button from a form while usability testing?

I tried to validate the removal of the back button from a mobile and a web screen within forms. I used Useberry for usability testing and wasn't sure how to validate this. I already have a back button ...
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Testing with different types of prototypes

I am designing a product that is going to have many functionalities. I don't have the time to make a complete interactive prototype of all the sections, but I want to start making specific A/B tests ...
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When in the process to create a clickable protoype?

I have a particular view of when to create the first clickable prototype for a flow or feature. But from working with designers and from reading, it seems like most people may not agree with me - or ...
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Prototyping - User Testing & Limited Functionality

Newbie UX designer here. I'm currently preparing a prototype for some user testing. How do you decide the acceptable limitations to the functionality of your prototypes? Obviously we want to get as ...
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Recording the areas the participant clicks in user testing

When user testing a prototype, how would you note the areas the participant clicks when interacting with the prototype and present these to stakeholders? I have not got a heat map of the interactions ...
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How many prototypes for user testing? [duplicate]

I was wondering what is the best approach to structuring my prototype? Is it better to have one individual prototype for each scenario/task you are asking the user to complete in testing, so for each ...
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What is the best approach in structuring user testing for a task list design?

When using my new task list design, the user will need to complete 5 individual nest steps to complete their account. I want to evaluate in my user testing how successful the user will complete these ...
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What is the easiest way to automatically collect user data in a prototype app?

I would like to test the design for an app. Therefore, I would like to let my test subjects use an app prototype on their smartphones for a few days in a row. I would like the test persons to use the ...
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Are remote preference tests (A vs. B) always flawed because of learning effect?

Currently doing UX testing on low budget. We have prototypes in Figma and user tests in Maze. Now one of the main goals is to compare two versions of a feature. The problem? All the remote testing ...
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Previewing breakpoints in Adobe XD [closed]

I am building a responsive prototype in Adobe XD but feel like I’m missing a trick. I have different artboards for different resolutions but how do I preview them in a single preview when I resize the ...
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How to get started with designing a user interface: build components or pages?

It seems a UI designer starts by making a bunch of components a developer can put together like a jigsaw to create pages. Once the components have all been designed, the UI designer can move on to a ...
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Should prototypes have the actual descriptions and help text?

I'm prototyping a couple of fairly complex web screens. Each field in these screens has its own label, description, and a question mark (?) icon next to it —The question mark icon displays additional ...
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Does a Wireframe have to match the Prototype?

I feel like this is a UI question so apologies if I'm in the wrong place... Does the wireframe have to match the prototype in terms of structure and layout, or can it differ to show progression/ ...
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Element that becomes sticky while scrolling on a Figma prototype [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible to have a fixed positioned element become sticky to the viewport when you scroll past it on a Figma prototype. I tried searching for it but I can't seem to find it. ...
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clickable prototypes> map every possible pathway?

I am building a clickable prototype of a mobile game in balsamic for a client. Do I have to map every single branch option? If so, the home screen, for example, would have many different states and ...
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What is best practice for images in mid fidelity designs?

Can a mid-fi design have photos or do they absolutely have to be image place holders? Can black and white photos be used? Any resources about convention for mid-fi images is helpful. Thanks!
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High fidelity prototypes, how complex and detailed they should be?

We are at the stage to test some of our high-end prototypes. Our client types are very different, from fashion to furniture retailers. So each client uses the tool in their way and also the list of ...
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How to express multi condition rules with flow diagram or truth table

I have a below mentioned multiple variable which match with the other variables and gives output like FALSE, HOLD or TRUE. I have tried to represent it here in table format. Variable ...
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Voice Interface prototyping without the need to "click" or "hold" a microphone button [closed]

I want to do prototype a voice interface. Adobe XD would be the perfect fit because you can use specific phrases to trigger elements and also play speech really easy. Unfortunately you need to hold ...
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Should I share high-fidelity or low-fidelity mockups with the team for improving current product experience?

I am at a startup, and we are all about 'budling the right thing fast rather than the wrong thing right.' I am evaluating and improving our current mobile/tablet version of the dashboard. Would it ...
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Best way to create a responsive prototype? [closed]

Are there any platforms or tools to create a responsive prototype?
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How to prototype with real text input? [closed]

I need to test a series of forms, and the classic invision click-and-fill-in method is really biasing my testing results. The user really needs to experience the act of typing in information, to get a ...
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How to integrate video content into static screens for user testing?

My team is in the middle of designing an online course comprised of educational videos. We're almost ready to put the designs in front of our users for usability testing, but we're not sure how to ...
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How do test/compare an existing function with prototypes

I want to compare an existing function in an existing solution (search filters not being seen and/or used on our corporate intranet) with one or two prototypes. What's the best way to this? How do I ...
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Running a "Wizard of Oz" UX session without disclosure of the "magic"?

There's a lot of power in using the Wizard of OZ prototyping technique to shape the intents and personality of a conversational UI interaction, especially as it is "natural", voice-driven interaction. ...
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How do you prototype systems that are normally connected to Active Directory or other complex external systems?

I am working on a product that has a quite typical setup when it comes to enterprise software: it is usually connected to the Active Directory of the origanization and authenticates its users against ...
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Alternatives to Justinmind for mac [closed]

For a long time, I have been using Justinmind on my Windows laptop to define complex cases in prototypes using conditions and events. Is there any similar tool for Mac that supports handling of ...
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When does it make sense to create throwaway HTML prototypes for web apps?

I understand how you would go from low (sketches) to high fidelity (clickable interactive) wireframes as prototypes, testing along the way. But if your high fidelity prototypes were actual HTML/CSS in ...
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Exporting a Sketch Prototype

Is it possible to export a Sketch prototype as a working file? I have made a prototype and tested it but now I need to export it to show a stakeholder and give to my boss so he can use it in a ...
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prototyping tool that support hover [closed]

I'm, new to UX and I want to ask you as experts to help me. I need to create interactive prototype and I found many great options but not many support hover effects, and I believe it is important to ...
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Testing static screens vs. interactive prototype – Which is the most effective method via UserTesting.com?

I am in the process of revamping a form page which the users were finding it difficult to attempt. Consequently, I have developed a prototype with some click-through interactions which is consist of ...
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Design Thinking: User testing approaches

I am in the process of starting to facilitate design thinking workshop sessions and from past experience I feel fairly comfortable with each step except for the user testing phase. I realize this ...
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Difference between low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes

What are the unique qualities that distinguish one type from the other? How and when should I use each to use them properly?
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When prototyping responsive web design, I have to consider how frontend dev. will do it: CSS Grid/Flexbox/Bootstrap?

My question context: I have to design a responsive website, that is now poorly responsive on bootstrap. I would like to start drawing IA of interface elements and how they act on several screen widths ...
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How to test and evaluate wireframes? [closed]

I'm working on a web project, I did some wireframes (paper prototypes for now). I'm thinking about some way to make user testing of my wirefrimes, is it possible to have some users feedbacks by user ...
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How to prototype an app with outside triggers?

recently I've been designing an app for a call center. It is meant for experienced consultants. I've been wondering how to test it, since an important part of it is talking to a real client with real ...
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The best way to test edge cases?

I am currently trying to improve an existing design of an Android app that has been already published. The current design's information architecture and design is highly influenced by web service ...
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Prototype tools for Virtual Reality

I appreciate it if anyone can share your real experience about this topic. I already made paper prototypes and video concepts for this kind of project, but maybe someone already knows a particular ...
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When testing a prototype, do you inform your users that everything is not functional?

There is a bit of a split on this topic within my team. We use usertesting.com and when testing our prototypes we have opted to not notify the users that they are testing a high-fidelity (flexible, ...
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What tools exist for effectively prototyping with complex functional element states? [closed]

I have an order process prototype that has 5 pages and dozens of radio button options. In the past I have used invision for prototyping, but the level of complexity necessary for an accurate prototype ...
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How much functional a prototype should be for User Testing? [closed]

I am a Front-end developer. I am thinking to make prototype for User Testing of time tracking application.The software has many cases(if/else) like when user import/don't import, skip forms/not,..........
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What is the best UI for dashboard?

I am currently working on a project which requires a user dashboard. I'm toying between two options. My main concern with a minimalistic layout is that it is a waste of clicks. I'm a huge fan of ...
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Writing a Concept Test

So I have a series of concepts for a redesign of part of the product I work on. 4 concepts total. I want to test each one to decide on an overall direction for the redesign so that it's based on user ...
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Why does the prototyping day of the Design Sprint suck for the team?

OK, we just ran our first (Google Ventures) Design Sprint according to Jake Knapp's et. al. "Sprint" book. It was a very productive and overall pleasant event. Putting on my meta UX hat, I handed out ...
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What tools for created a dynamic prototype for TV, with simulation remote control? [closed]

I would like to know, what did you use as software for created a dynamic prototyping for TV. I Know that possible with axure but it's more long and complicated. what did you use for that ? A ...
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