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Standard method for communication and documentation for business analysts, designers and developers

I have been working on a personal project to standardize the way that business analysts, designers and developers communicate in projects about the problems and solutions that they have to solve. Even ...
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Currency formatting and summarization?

Is anyone aware of any valid standards or ISO's for how to best display currency in multiple formats (ex: US dollars and Australia dollars)? I believe this is the only one I could find: iso_4217 Are ...
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Does the 980px screen width rule still stand?

I work with a graphic designer, she was asked to create a full width slider images, she asked me about the screen width, I said I don't know it varies, she wanted a number to use when designing I ...
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Which accessibility standard for mobile app?

The W3C has created accessibility guidelines for websites. A is the least accessible, and puts the least constraints on the design, AAA is the most accessible, and puts the biggest constraints on the ...
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How to document or describe an ethically designed user interface or interaction pattern?

An article written by a company involved in developing software used in research talks about the concept of "ethically designed algorithms" which can be administered by an organisation that is akin to ...
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Should Up Arrow increase the value or decrease it?

So we are a team of students and we are developing an app. We can't decided whether an UP ARROW should increase the value or decrease it. We are hoping there are some programming standards or guides ...
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How come there's no standard way to submit a web form with the keyboard?

I know that in general you can hit Enter while focused on a form field to submit a form. However certain elements like selects and textareas break this behavior. How come we don't have a web standard ...
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Should Checkboxes be Checked or Unchecked by default in forms

I have a quiz creation form, in which an admin is required to fill the quiz name, details, number of maximum attempts and similar admin level configuration items. The admin should configure if the ...
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Options on List Element Android vs. iOS

I am designing a mobile app. One of the screens contains a list. There are options for each list element such as view details, edit, delete, ... For Android there is the more options icon (three ...
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Moving from Product Manager Approach to Brand Manager Approach- how? [closed]

Working with a relatively immature cX company but they have aspirations and executive buy in. They know need to shift their product managers from thinking beyond just the product to the overall ...
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Is there a need to explain how to use standard web elements (i.e. this textarea is resizable)

We have an application where users can update a "description" portion of their personal page. For the description, we are using a plain textarea. The textarea we are using is unmodified except for CSS ...
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Is there a standard to wireframing?

In my current job I am never asked to make any wireframes and certainly nobody is interested in seeing wireframes. I often make them just to get my thought process straight but I would like to include ...
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How to improve layout and design when having different fill-out components?

There are different types of information requirements: drop down menus, text input, picture upload and radio buttons. Is there a standards or research supporting the idea to put certain requirements ...
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Definitions for standard terms

I am working on creating documentation for the tool we built at work and had two main thoughts : Is there like an industry standard glossary with regard to getting definitions to various terms? More ...
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Is there a standard for text alignment inside of username and password input boxes?

I am working on designing a login window, and began to wonder if there is a standard for aligning text in an input box. A particular note here is that the username and password fields and boxes are ...
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How to describe and document 'complexity' in UX design

There are various ways to analyze software complexity when it comes to the actual code behind the system, but I have often struggled to be able to discuss with people about software complexity when it ...
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How should I write keyboard chord within a sentance, in plain text

I would like to write out a keyboard shortcut in a sentence, in plain text. This could be in any font - monospaced, or not - but there is no text formatting (color, size, weight), dingbats, or ...
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Icon for viewing document that's easy to understand [closed]

The page contains a table and each row's last cell contains a hyperlink which redirects the user to a document. What icon would be best suited in replacing this link to a document? I was thinking ...
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Creating and uploading JSON by user is not a standard practice? or it is confusing to user?

Scenario : User will get an excel file and will enter data in the excel file. Once the user is done with filling data, the user will click on the button that will validate and create JSON file out of ...
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Standardization of emoji usage

Not being a big user of social media, I was nevertheless fascinated by the uptake of emoji and its various forms (same with emoticons when it first caught on). I am wondering whether there has been ...
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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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How to define a certain color code for an intranet? [closed]

I've been tasked with preparing a set of rules for the design standard of a collection of intranet modules. Most of these applications are already in production, and new ones are expected to be added ...
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The UX designer's responsibility to the public and ethical behaviour guidelines in companies

I read an excerpt from AIGA's publication on design's responsibility to the public: The designer’s responsibility to the public A professional designer shall avoid projects that will result ...
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Universal or standard pattern of keyboard layout design

One of the arguments for having different keyboard layout designs is that they are tailored for different devices and their usage. So for example, a physical keyboard layout is often similar on a ...
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Ethical issues in UX design: are they different to ethics in graphic design and design research?

I am still trying to track down references and resources regarding the topic of ethics in UX design. So far I have seen things like the Ethical Design Manifesto from Ind.ie that covers all aspects ...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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How to implement or adopt the Ethical Design Manifesto

Ind.ie has come out with another iteration of their Ethical Design Manifesto, and I have noticed a lack of discussion around topics of this nature. I thought the most practical question to ask on ...
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Design using data instead of design with data

According to the GOV.UK GDS design principle number 3: Design with data In most cases, we can learn from real world behaviour by looking at how existing services are used. Let data drive decision-...
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Expanding design principles and practices to inclusive design from accessibility

Accessibility as a design goal worked well in the past when specific design strategies and practices were implemented to cater for people with special access needs to the content or materials on ...
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Standard login fields in Singapore

I'm a UX Architect based in London working on a site for our office in Singapore that provides insurance products to customers. It has been suggested that we use a customer's NRIC as their username to ...
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Which level of management or UX hierarchy has the responsibility for setting the design code of ethics for the organisation? [closed]

I believe that in a graphics or visual design setting, the creative director or artistic director would be responsible for this. However, in many organisations the hierarchy or level of governance for ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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What is the purpose behind numerical ratings; e.g. 4/5 stars

Haven given a lot of thought as to which site would be the best fit for this question, I decided it was ultimately a user experience one. Feel free to suggest a better site if you think it would fit ...
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Braille standards for shops

Are there any braille standards for shops? For instance, if a blind person enters a supermarket, how do they find a guide that walks them to where the gloves are, how must the gloves be positioned ...
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HTML Entity ( Unicode ) Character UI Reference List

I find that I have trouble articulating this question, but it's something like this: I'm looking for a list of html entities from the standpoint of UI and UX. In other words, a list of all html ...
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Family Relationship List Conventions on Web Forms

I'm revising a web form which has a 'relationship' drop-down, e.g. mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle etc etc. There are currently around 20 relationship options, ordered seemingly at random....
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When to use ellipses with ToolStripMenuItem Navigation

I have been tasked with standardising the menu systems on our product. At the moment some of the menu items have ellipses some do not. When would it be appropriate to display ellipses at the end of ...
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Facebook at work- similarity has negatives?

Recently I've read a little bit about Facebook trying to break into the corporate sphere with "Facebook@Work". From what I can gather this seems to be pretty much the pre-existing facebook platform ...
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What is the difference between 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' design

I have seen these terms used in the context of discussions about the responsibilities and obligations of designers to their own ethical and moral standards. I wonder if these terms are commonly used ...
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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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Are there any standards to certify or verify that a digital product or service has been designed ethically?

I was thinking about how these days consumers are conscious about whether certain types of food products are certified to be compliant with ethical processes or practices such as the fair trade ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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What is the standard-practice for defining a monthly subscription service?

For my startup, I'm designing a recurring option that allows users to recur a payment method, one of which happens to be monthly (another is tri-monthly). Weekly should be fairly simple, since it's ...
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When do we establish an ongoing pattern/trend as a standard or convention?

I see a lot of questions here asking about established conventions or standards. This question has it roots in this discussion about an app drawer icon being a convention or not. I would like to know ...
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Standardized design patterns for UI?

In 2004, Jakob Neilson wrote about two studies that looked at a database of websites and compiled a list of standard UI patterns based on usage. The studies looked at 100's of web pages and ...
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Why are there not more interactive design / style guides out there? Aren't they more user friendly?

It seems like only the larger companies working on development and design frameworks are producing interactive documents that provide information about the visual and interactive design components/...
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Optimal number of interactions or complexity on a card/tile element

The use of card/tile UI elements in responsive website design is becoming a very influential trend. However, the complexity of the products or services being provided is such that basic click and ...
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How to raise concerns about ethical issues in UX design?

Just wondering if there are any examples of processes or standards in place within companies to raise ethical concerns related to UX design practices that anyone is aware of. I don't think there has ...
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CE Machinery Standards for UI/Hard Buttons

In Canada, working on a machine for the lumber industry. The machine needs to be CE certifiable. I'm working on icons right now, and I've searched the subject to death and read through what I think ...
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Color Emotion Naming Convention Standard?

So I'm using one of the UI frameworks for a project I'm working on and I notice that there's a general naming convention for use of specific colors that are represented as moods. e.g.; Assertive = ...