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A set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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Whats the best naming convention for items inside a list/cell using Sketch symbols?

The symbols included in Sketch have this structure for cells (used in list/table): Insert > Symbols > iOS UI Design > Cells > Table Insert > Symbols > iOS UI Design > Overrides > Cells Using the ...
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What software is used for user flow? [closed]

Does anyone know what software is used to make this user flow? I got the pic from Google.
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How to collaborate with UX developers

Currently my team (a product team) designs mockups of UI impovements and enhancements using screenshots painfully stitched together. We then pass them off to the technology team who tries to replicate ...
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Should phone numbers be clickable within our software on (desktop)?

We are working on cleaning up our system and identifying phone numbers so they will be detected and show up as links for mobile users. The question I have is should we make them show up as links for ...
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In which phases of Software Development Life Cycle is UXD Involved [closed]

I have a presentation about this topic, i would like to hear out from you about which phases involve UX activities. It would be also appreciated if you could highlight what happens when we involve ...
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end selection best practice

I'm designing a piece of windows software that allows a user to select items on a "canvas" (ex. will be coming up in a jiffy), and after selection somehow confirm the selection. Context: This is a ...
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UX process to take over a internal application

I am currently in the process of taking responsibility for a larger application. It is an internal application that will have about 200 users when it goes live. It has been in development for two ...
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Is the flat design out of fashion? [closed]

We are planning on building a software and we had this discussion regarding the design. Someone mentioned that the flat design pattern is out of fashion, but when I asked them what replaced it, there ...
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Where should UX be in a B2B software development process?

Established process of software development in our company does not include UX. Business analytics gather functional and non-functional requirement, make UML diagrams, formulate development tasks, ...
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what's the rationale behind 2-step installers?

First of all, I'd also like if this process has a proper name, I just named it the way I call it. What I mean with 2-step installers is those installers that will make user download an (usually small)...
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How to measure complexity of a Business Software Builder?

With my company we successfully build and run business applications for more than 225 clients wordwide and more than 420'000 end users. It's mostly used to support complex business processes such as ...
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What are techniques to prevent users from creating tasks with highest possible priorities?

Given a processing service with a limited throughput and tasks submitted by users with assigned priorities, what can be used to avoid priorities fights between users willing their tasks to be finished ...
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What delay should be present on a soft power switch?

I'm in the middle of writing embedded software for a 19'' rack mount LED lighting driver. The product includes a momentary rocker switch used as a soft power button which allows the user to place the ...
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A lot of information on one page

I'm working on some software for a startup. We have a tool where you can see and analyse data. We are growing and our tool is getting bigger and bigger. The problem that i'm facing is that the pages ...
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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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What software do you use for drawing diagrams? [duplicate]

what type of software do you use for drawing diagrams (user flows) in a faster manner? I tried draw.io as an online tool because I wanted defined shapes in order to make the flow faster. I do not want ...
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What are some apps/software examples where users can create content, share content, and/or pull content from? [closed]

Looking for a few examples of the question above. One sample is Gmail where the user can create mail, share, and pull from (attachments).
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Translating Prototypes into Development

When designing for complex applications, what is the best practice in communicating to the development team the various states / conditions of every element within the application. For example, in ...
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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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What software would most commonly be used to create this UI animation from dribbble? [closed]

I wonder what software is commonly used to create this kind of UI animations. Click on the links below to see them in action (note that due to stackexchange.com, limitation I cannot show animated ...
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Wizard style navigation or alternatives

Is wizard style navigation best for large amount of data input? The existing software has very deep nested navigation and uses a wizard style progress method to input and edit information for almost ...
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Usage of mascot to increase user engagement and happiness

Is there a correlation between companies that have mascots (i.e. Mailchimp's Freddie) and a companies that don't? Are there studies to show that having a mascot increases engagement/happiness etc? ...
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Should all on screen buttons be included in the “File” menu? [duplicate]

If I have a "File" menu on my software (for example 3d modelling SW like 3Ds max), should all of the possible actions that has an on screen interface be in the "File" menu? For example: the viewcube ...
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What help systems (KB's) are mostly used in bigger companies? [closed]

I know the first answer would normally be NO help system at all. make your UI as intuitive as possible. second would probably be about studies showing no one reading help files and the better option ...
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Is the lack of interactive design in SLA a barrier to helping users to understand the information?

Since ages the Software Licence Agreement is one thing which 99% of users never read. The reason for this is because it's hundreds of lines and written in a vague manner. In case it can be provided ...
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Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...
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Drop down button or new dialog

I need to give the users the possibly to browse for a template in the program or on the computer. Which of the shown ways do you think is the best way?
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Usability testing for existing software

I would like to test the usability of an iPad app released a few months ago. This is an app that functions as a Point of Sale for retail businesses and cafes - there are at least two distinct user ...
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Meaning of message dialog icons - demand a prerequisite

In GUI, there are different icons which we can use in message dialogs such as (Warning, Exclamation, Error, Information ...). My general question is the application of each of them. But my specific ...
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What is the importance of an home page and its name?

Recently I was involved in a discussion where someone argued that home pages don't make sense and they shouldn't even be called home pages (the hyperlink to an homepage should be something else). I ...
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Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture?

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture? When you start a new project, usually the software architecture starts its development and UX designer begins ...
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Best Programs for Mapping Out Interaction [closed]

What are the best programs to quickly map out the potential interactions/workflows of a website or mobile application concept? I'm looking for something simple and quick to learn so that the whole ...
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What usability testing software do UX experts use?

Hold on a minute. Before you're too quick to close this question, this isn't a "Tell me which software is best" or "What software do you use" question. What I'm wondering is, is there any actual hard ...
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When does a prototype become alpha software?

After moving beyond the phase of paper prototypes, or prototypes built in something like Axure, we'll often build quick and dirty web prototypes in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. So far, we've taken the ...
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Dealing with street for a perfect CRM software [closed]

We are planning to build a CRM software for SMBs. CRM will be on cloud and intended to publish as SaaS. I am responsible from analyzing task. And I do not want to make a sedentary analyzing for our ...
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Should archived files (.zip, .gz, .7z, etc) have a subdirectory with the same name or not?

Whenever I unzip a compressed file (let's call it "file.zip"), my instinct is always to unzip it into a subdirectory called "file". However, this always often to me unzip it into "file\file" and ...
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Is it possible to apply a valid usability test to a huge CRM software as a single person?

I was wondering is it possible to apply a valid usability test, with a limited people (just me as a UX analyst, and people who i can find for fidelity tests etc.). The software is not open to the ...
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Generic concepts for warnings

I would like to formulate a basic concept for a warning before clicking on a dangerous button. The concept should include a short description on the button purpose, the results from clicking and ...
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Rearranging buttons on a vertical toolbar

I'm designing a windows software interface and I'm focusing now on a vertical toolbar with 20+ buttons. In a big screen, we have enough vertical space to fit all the buttons in a single column, but as ...
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How to differentiate between “software” and “application” in the context of a company's products and services?

I am a bit confused about the way the terms software and application are being used these days. It seems that the additional context of web and mobile has added to the meaning when people use one term ...
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I have been asked to redesign a report generation tool

the client has written a requirements document and has constructed use cases. There has been no user research. The interface needs to be reviewed by me and a new set of wireframes drawn up that ...