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an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area

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Swipe to refresh leaderboard

Our mobile game has a leaderboard widget with names and scores: This is a scrollable list with 50 to 100 elements in it, sorted by score. One entry is for the current user, others are for his ...
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What size of a button can a reasonably fat finger comfortably click?

Say my button is square shaped, in a website, and I don't want to cause inconvenience for users with big fingers (and also older people and those who forgot their glasses and aren't precise at hitting ...
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Refine usability and experience in repetitive mandatory task

We have a requirement for an app in which the user needs to visualize a document, sign it and visualize it again with the signature on it. The problem comes when the process generates multiple ...
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Moving through timeline

I need to show a series of controls for a timeline bar in touch-screen application. The User will select particular time-frames on a timeline by moving controls at the start and at the end of the time-...
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MOBILE VIEW: additional info in horizontal scroll vs. modal vs. accordion

I am working on the mobile view of a website with profiles on it. On those profiles there are a lot of categories/groups filled with tags and other information. In order to keep the page clean and the ...
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What's Apple's term for horizontal “swipeable bar”?

I'm looking for the term of the UI element Apple is using pretty often lately. On iPads you can see them on the top of windows to symbolize that the user can drag this. On the iPhone X it replaced the ...
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Visibility of touch buttons?

At my workplace, I have a monitor of reputed company with touch buttons with back-light which aren't visible unless the monitor is switched on. This includes the power button. Occasionally, I spend ...
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Has any auto manufacturer tried to justify touchscreens, or commented on their safety?

I read this review and realized it’s not just most UX designers who think touch screens in cars are a bad idea (they are skewered pretty bad here): https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/range-rover-...
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Deletion and Editing by Long Press

I am thinking of having the user long press any item on my iOS and Android apps in order to edit or delete it. Is that ok to do? Please see below. Will it work well? Thanks.
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What should be the duration of a simple tap event (not long press) in a mobile app?

We are building a mobile app that does not use any long press interactions in its UI. However, we observed some users tapping longer than expected when trying to open the menu. As they tapped too long ...
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Unfocused inputs in a touch screen interface

On a touch screen cash register, the user has an always visible onscreen touch pad to enter currency amounts. In some cases the register may show more than two fields, but here is a screen shot of ...
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Acceptable to use Google's material design forms on touch screens?

Google's material design champions the use of text fields that imitate ruled lines on a piece of paper. This is a pattern that seems acceptable to me when using a mouse because of the precision that ...
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How to prevent accidental button press?

We have an app that logs tasks of workers and they're able to indicate the start / stop of the task by clicking "Start" or "Stop" (like a in a stop timer). This "start / stop" time must be accurate (...
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How to best do contextual help in Web forms for Touch devices?

I've got a Web form that contains contextual help where necessary. There is a small 'help'-icon next to some fields and if an user hovers it with his cursor, a little tooltip fades in. These ...
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Virtual (touch area size) vs optical element size

I've been trying to improve form inputs in one of my clients app, and I ended with interesting conclusion. I'd like to ask you about opinion on this topic. Problem is: I have small input fields (...
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Long press action clue/indicator

On a desktop and touch devices, I'd like to know is there is a way to tell the user that some control could be clicked (one action) and long pressed (another action)? Real-world example: We have ...
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Is there any UX study that explains and (dis?)proves the benefits of the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pros?

I am a programmer, UX designer, and love the semi-structured approach the touch bar has offered to user interfaces, especially when contrasted to the "anything goes, your finger is a mouse" design ...
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Support of keyboard in application designed primarily for tablets

I design application for Windows tablet (touch interactions). The application can be also installed on a desktop or laptop. I need to decide if we should support keyboard as input. The flow in the ...
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What defines the acceptance of fingerprints/smudges on touch screens?

This may be a very subjective observation, but everytime I ask people, more question marks occur. Situation given: When using a mobile touch device or laptop with touch screen, some (observed) ...
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How to indicate the possibility to slide

I have a menu in which the user can slide between different items. Only one item is visible at a time (in green), and the user can slide left and right to display the next or previous item. Sometimes,...
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Different swipe gestures to dismiss iOS notifications in locked vs. unlocked phone— why?

In iOS 10, on the lock screen (or in the notification center), swiping up on a notification does nothing and to dismiss a notification you have to swipe left and tap "Clear". On the other hand, when ...
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Help with pagination design

In my application I have a form which shows a list of patients that need to be processed. Each patient is represented by a frame which includes their name, a picture and some other relevant ...
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Studies around default state of Crop Control on mobile/web

What is the best way to show the crop window? I have seen two popular approaches. A center aligned crop window which appears to be a random selection of the image. Or cropping handles are at the ...
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Should I hide action buttons or let the user press them and then show a message

I have this user interface where the user can batch edit/add/delete Test Types and their weights related to a subject/schooclass combination. Each test type belongs to a test. There are actions on ...
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Alternatives to a grid of draggable thumbnails for responsive use case

I'm improving the UX of my exercise prescription Web App which is used on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop. Therefore the implementation I seek is to be touch and viewport friendly. Background My web app ...
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Touch Eraser Tool to Remove Specific Paths/Lines

The user is drawing lines on a canvas using a set of different tools. All of these are entered by touch. There is a button to undo the last drawn path and another to clear the entire canvas. What ...
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How to select nested objects on touchscreen?

On touch surfaces because of the inaccuracy of touch it is hard to select nested strings. What I am thinking about is an object like where if the picture is small enough when the user touches "b" it ...
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How to know which model fits best among Fitt's, Walford's and Shannon Model for given data

How to identify on the basis of regression graph(R^2) that which model is better among Fitt's, Walford's and Shannon Model. We have given a task, which we executed using the tapping application and ...
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Affordance to encourage tablet user to touch textbox (to get onscreen keyboard) on touchscreen?

We have a web app for brain injured stroke survivors to teach them typing. We are able (with some effort :) make the onscreen keyboard appear. But sometimes it goes away when they touch the Enter ...
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How can I display tool tips on a touchscreen or is there a better way? [duplicate]

On a PC with a mouse one would use the hover state. On touchscreens what's the best way to provide this kind of information?
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How come your earlobe doesn't 'press buttons' on a smartphone screen during a phone call? [closed]

Do screens detect the difference between fingers and other bits of your body ?
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Optimal interaction with dial (knob) button taking discrete values for use on touch device

What would be an intuitive way for users to interact with a dial button of 2" of diameter on a touch device taking discrete values from 1.0 to 8.0? The dial is a representation of a real one featured ...
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Making links easier to click on mobile devices, mobile devices help

I designed my website several years ago. I quite like it but have noticed it is not optimal for mobile devices. http://isometricland.net/homeworld/homeworld.php I am thinking the text links in the ...
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What is the difference between “sliding” and “swiping”?

What, if any, is the difference between the motion of sliding and swiping? For example you may adjust the volume control by sliding the indicator, but to unlock your phone I think most people refer to ...
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How to show a screen can be scrolled down? [duplicate]

Back in the old days scroll bars were used to show if and how much a page can be scrolled down. I'm working on a smartphone app and the settings screen takes up more than one screen and needs to be ...
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What patterns could I use for a tree-type menu with up to six levels on mobile devices?

I'm working on the re-design of a web site that displays a large number of highly structured documents that are currently arranged according to a "classification plan" that goes at least six levels ...
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Are there any design patterns for positioning controls and other items on the round screen of smartwatch?

I am designing the smartwatch application for the round smartwatch screen and have problems in deciding, how to position elements on it. For the simple item-by-item list, the round shape forces huge ...
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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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What's that “chevrons” mouse-like “not a slider” interface?

Imagine an ordinary left-right slider (line with a grab) which runs from say -100 to 100. The position is the value ... it's a slider. However. I've sometimes seen rather: a horizontal area the ...
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Conventions for touchscreen directional controller input?

I want a simple joystick-like input widget for touch devices (phones and tablets) that is effectively 5 buttons: left, right, up, down, and stop. It's the main control of a game and it let's the ...
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Step UI when the list of steps is wider than screen width?

So I really like Semantic UI, and take a lot of direction from them when I can. I have a stepped-process checkout, and have taken after their "Ordered Step" UI. However, sadly, even their component ...
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How could I make a list appear 'clickable/touchable?'

So I've got a nice ol' list that, when you tap on the sections, brings up more information. However, just looking at the list doesn't make it very clear you can expand them. But I'm not sure how I can ...
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On a single section of multiple items in mobile device, whether to scroll horizontally or vertically?

I am designing some file sending app similar to email apps. Below is an example of layout. For the [files attached] section, which scrolling method is more preferable, horizontal scroll, or vertical?...
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Optimal mobile tap feedback animation duration

What is the optimal or a good duration for mobile tap feedback? Case: User taps a control/button and a comprehensive animation is used to tap show feedback. How long should it be? A similar question ...
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What is the maximum simultaneous users that interact with a multi touch overlay device?

I am developing a JavaScript multi-player game which I want to make multi touch compatible. When shopping for large multi touch overlays such as PQlabs G5 which espouses the capability of detecting ...
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How do we go about designing for Touch based desktops & normal desktops? [closed]

Imagine you are getting a new project in manufacturing domain. Requirement is an Enterprise application which needs to be designed for user groups who will use it in office/factory floor. User uses ...
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How do design a slider for a blind person

My question is related to this post IMHO the user sliding the finger off the screen can easily take the finger to a place where the slider is no longer available. So, they will move their finger back ...
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How to provide non-visual feedback on a touch screen?

How do you provide feedback for blind people or low-vision people for clicks on a touch screen? What technology is used? I heard iPhone provides this kind of feedback; what it is?
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Are “CSS Pixels” really the best measurement for touch screen devices?

In several sets of UX guidelines from device manufacturers, there is often a minimum size for UI elements, such as the 48 CSS pixels suggested by Google also offering a physical measurement of around ...
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How to have tool tips on touch devices?

I want to provide tooltips for the UI buttons, but obviously a "hoverable" tooltip will not display on a touch device. what is an alternative way to display the same information as a tooltip (in this ...