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Questions tagged [ux-designer]

Concerns and thoughts about being a UX Designer. This is an abstract tag. It may not directly be linked to a specific problem. It caters to being a UX designer and the career aspects of it.

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The coding monkey dilemma

This is a quotation from an interview with a practitioner with a technical background and role: Developers are all smart people; they don't enjoy their work if somebody tells them this is what you ...
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Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission or consent ethical?

There are a lot of UX designer being hired in the e-commerce space at the moment, and no doubt many will have experience competing or conflicting interests when it comes to business and sales-driven ...
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Has anyone out there found examples of solid UX career path definitions with roles?

As most of you probably know, job titles, roles, and responsibilities in the User Experience field are often ambiguous or suspect at best, and a total mess at worst. It doesn't help that most HR ...
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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

As a designer and sometimes coder myself, I have been exposed to the idea and principles behind Object Oriented Programming, and having a knowledge in this area definitely helps when it comes to ...
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What's a healthy relationship with your web developers? [closed]

This is always something that's interested me. I've sat at both sides of the table. I've been the developer who has had a first look at designs after they've been sold to the business, only to have ...
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Selecting age between 6 and 18

I've got a reasonably simple requirement but can't come up with any appealing ways of presenting it to the user. To meet the requirement, the user has to be able to choose 1 or more age groups, ...
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Is it a Good UX to keep both star and smiley rating system as filters?

I came across this rating problem, whether it is a good user experience to keep both stars and smileys? If any one of the rating system is better than the other, please tell why and when to use it?
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Toggle Switch position the right way?

Just having a debate about what is the good position for an activated toggle. Also looking for some answers why left? why right? To me it makes sense to have it on the right when activated as it's ...
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UX to Manage multiple sections and sub sections hierarchy

I have to manage Sections and sub-sections under each sections along with their individual Item lists. Hierarchy is like: Section 1: List of items for section 1 Sub sections 1 ...
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Whats is the difference between Pills, Chips and Tags/Tokens?

Since all the below components looks similar, what is the difference between Pills, Chips and Tags/Tokens. Since, am confused where/when to use these components.
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Should i use left align or center align in webdesign?

I know that center align text would not easy to read , because user should be find where the next line text start. But i find that more web use the center align in their design , and it look ...
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Parental gate questions

Parental gates are used in apps targeted towards kids to prevent them from engaging in commerce or following links out of an app to websites, social networks, or other apps without the knowledge of ...
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Should we ask users what they want? [closed]

We are taking users opinion as shown in the image. Is it fine asking users if they would like to use voice search or not?
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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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Why are the titlebar buttons on the left side in OS X?

When I moved from Windows to OS X the first thing that I noticed was that the titlebar buttons are on the left instead of right side. It took me some time to get used to it. Is there a reason why ...
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Coming up with projects for UX practice for a beginner

I am an absolute beginner to UX. I've been doing lots of reading and I'm taking a course for Human-centered Design on Coursera. I've even joined up with a meetup group of UX designers. I've got ...
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Designing for users without meeting them

So recently I started my internship and the first thing I was told is that I probably won't meet with users (HR managers) nor do I get their feedback at least in the early stages of the design. I am ...
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UX Design Processes - Differences between user stories / task Models / Use Cases etc

I'm getting really confused with the differences between some of these UX design processes. There seems to be so many methods that seem very similar (to me) and descriptions about each process all ...
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How to decide which color palette to associate with any app? [closed]

How to decide which color palette to associate with any app? How do you make color communicate tone of app? Deciding one color is easy, say Gray for serious enterprise theme but what about the rest of ...
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Should the UX designer lead or be led? [closed]

Considering that a UX designer is often required to carry out different roles within a UX team, does it also imply that a UX designer need to play multiple team roles. I find this rather conflicting ...
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A simplified version of UX designer competencies

I have been asked before about describing my role as a UX architect, and I was thinking about the background of people working in UX design as being either graphic/visual design, software engineering/...
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When to use cancel, done and back text buttons?

All the buttons mentioned in the title above have similar actions. They move the user back to the previous screen in mobile apps. What option is best to use consistently?
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Can I build my UX portfolio without UX research data?

I am an entry-level UX designer and I am about to apply for jobs. I designed a chatbot service at a Hackerthon a few weeks ago. The result was good and my team got a prize. I want to put this project ...
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Is there a common practice for cases of very delayed responses?

I'm wondering what the behavior should be for an interaction in which the user sends a query but the data reply takes several minutes (more time than in probable for the user to look at a loader or ...
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Hardware Back button VS Navigation Back button VS Navigation Cross button

What is the difference between the hardware back button on Android VS the Navigation Back button and also the Navigation "Cross" button. Attaching examples. This is purely from a UX point of view and ...
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What's the best practice for closing modal dialogs?

I have been looking around at different modal dialogs, and wondered about the best way to let the user close it. Clearly, the X has become a standard user expectation to close the window. Clearly the ...
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How can I manage a module creation screen with multiple lists of templates selections

Specification: The aim of the design below is to create one module by using 3 set of templates. Each template is having list of templates which are coming from different database tables. Template set ...
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UX for handling delays in server response

I have a website that takes between 1-20 seconds to respond to user actions due to problematic server, and the request sometimes fails to do the task and needs to be retried. While the server ...
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Pre-selection states and pre-requisite choices

I'm trying to create a selection which has a pre-requisite state that must be selected, before you can select additional checks within that check. So unless a user selects an 'Enhanced Check' they ...
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Notification banner with auto close need “close(x)” button?

The notifications banner that displayed on top of the screen will disappears automatically in time delay. But I have seen many notification banners with auto close and close(x) button. Is the close(...
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Kids mobile app UX

My company's main product is a mobile application (Android & iOS) that provides kids content (interactive stories, videos, coloring, games) for kids between 3 and 8 years old. We're still ...
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Experimenting with modal design

Hello UX'ers I work as a full time UI/UX designer in a smaller company. We are currently going through a major re-design phase and one of the biggest addition we are adding to our platform is "step ...
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Advice on primary call-to-action vs. inline call-to-action

I am designing an address search, where the results appear below the search box, there are two questions: Does the box expanding below the search button work or do you think it should end at the ...
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Choosing the hover color of a link, logically

The menu color of the apple website fades out when you hover it, which I believe is wrong because hovering an item is like activating it, hence a positive action. With that said, what's a logical ...
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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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Should I tell what the function is or not?

Sometimes, when I design the layout of an app, I always think about that should I put a short description to tell user what this function is or how to use it. But, at the same time, I also think about ...
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Tablets Apps have narrow popups . Is it a problem?

I noticed that a lot of tablet applications including Amazon, Overstock, Wayfair and many others are using too narrow popups that are sitting in a very inconvenient zone and hard to reach with thumbs. ...
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iOS/ Android - Can we implement a popup over an other popup?

When a user is prompted with a popup to select a option, Whether we can invoke a second popup over this first popup or closing/hiding the first popup to showcase the second one?? Or any other good ...
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UI to invite multiple users with specific roles and permissions [closed]

I have an application where I am sending invitations to multiple users at a time. The current UI is very simple, but now requirement has changed: invite users with various roles and permissions. I ...
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What happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched

I would like to know what happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched. Is it a default behavior in ios or Android like the notification will slide in from the top when the ...
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UX Name for different nav states in App

Just wondering if there is a particular term for the UX design of having Core Nav in the parent state, which gets hidden with the child nav or tools in the child state. The benefits being that the UI ...
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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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Where is UX in an organizational structure?

My context/problem: I've worked in few organizations as a freelance UX consultant (researcher, analyst, coach, designer)... and I had always huge problems to make others in the company feel empathy ...
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Prioritize SEO over Usability?

I'm working on a microsite which has only one level of navigation. The SEO guy wants a breadcrumb on each page, but it doesn't make any sense for me as there is no level of navigation. Also HOME ...
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People like to read their own names and not others? - UX Design - psychology [closed]

I read somewhere that people secretly hate to read the name(s) of other people/product over and over again. They only like to see their own names. And that is why most people draw tattoos of their ...
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The title in the app bar

What do you think about placing text labels (description) from a tab menu into an app bar? Does this comply with Google material design? And is it helpful from UX point of view?
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Why are left nav bars becoming more popular in darker colours?

Over the past 18 months i have noticed that a lot of twitter bootstrap admin and other themes with left nav bars are now using a black or dark blue colour. e.g. https://wrapbootstrap.com/themes/admin ...
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What ux method can I use to verify the success of Subscription Model of my app? [closed]

I'm currently have an application project but I cannot disclose more information about it. I would like to know what specific methods can I use to verify if the "Subscription Model" idea that I have ...
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How to create a feel of urgency while showing remaining time (in days) on a WebUI ?

I'm creating a site where I have different products for sale. For many products, the sale get closed after a certain amount of time(like after a week). I want to put some kind of indicator with '...
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What is the difference between point of view and user story?

POV - [User . . . (descriptive)] needs [Need . . . (verb)] because [Insight . . . (compelling)] User story - "As a , I want so that " and this sounds same to me. What's the difference?