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What are some unusual job titles for UX designers [closed]

Since many of us don't work exclusively in a specific team, and that many startups like to be creative with titles, I was wondering if anyone has heard of any creative titles or descriptions for the ...
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What UI Should I Use?

Here's the feature: The user is a construction sub-contractor. Each user specializes in something like welding or plumbing or windows, etc... Now, these things they specialize in are formally defined ...
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Best iPhone app design process

What is the best way to design an iPhone app? What do I do first. Is it best to do the following?... Do a paper wireframe? Do a digital wireframe (Adobe Illustrator)? Design the real thing (Adobe ...
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Persona has to be a person? Difference between Brand ambassador, mascot and persona? Validating persona

Actually, these are three inter related sub questions. Q1. Does Persona have to be a person because ultimately whatever we will create (product/service) that will be used by human being only, and ...
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How many UX designers does it take to NOT spoil a design?

Is there a rule of thumb for how many UX designers should be working together on a project? Factoring in things like the size of the project (e.g. number of functions/screens), timeline of the project,...
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Which is better option Create/Save for Activity and Circle? [closed]

I want to create an Activity as well as Circle for networking. Which button will be suitable 'Create' or 'Save'.
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Which is better option 'School', 'College' or any other?

I have used the school field name for both school and college on my website, but I think 'School' and 'College' have different meanings. Can anyone suggest a more appropriate option?
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UX: Aesthetic-Functional Heuristic or Empirically Based Research? [closed]

What's best to make people buy in, sponsor and support UX within businesses without it? The other day I was reading an article that mentioned that Samsung was losing to apple a battle for consumer ...
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Avoiding designing by committee

How can one avoid making a design that satisfies everyone, but pleases no one? As a UI designer, you often find yourself a part of a development team, with numerous stakeholders. Now, when it comes ...
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Brief and effective way to present usability study results

I am looking for a great template to create usability study results document without putting anyone to sleep. I have created plenty of them before but would like to see if there is something better ...
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Where is the most effective place to put search button

I am designing a page with search/filter section. I would like to know where is the most effective place to put the search button? In the picture the gray box, created dynamically so it maybe 15 ...
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Whats the UX strategy behind Twitter's Retweet dialog?

Mouse Hovering over a particular tweet on the feed will show these links - / Reply , Retweet , Fav , More / - These links are prominent enough and clean. I dont understand the reason for (re)...
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How to break into the field of HCI? [closed]

Before you make a remark of this has been asked over and again, let me point out that I have done my research - Do I have the skills for UX? As a programmer, how do I move into UX? Getting into ...
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Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?

When creating a web application prototype, I find it's pretty easy for me to put together a fast prototype. What are the advantages to using a paper prototype instead (or before that)? This video ...
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Is there any issues with approaching a website re-design from a mobile first perspective?

I've read the book Mobile First and agree with many of the points made. However, I still do not approach a project creating a set of mobile wireframes and then desktop. I still design the other way ...
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How do you handle not being allowed to do stakeholder interviews?

I was recently hired for one of my first new projects and have been interviewing stakeholders. I got through the interviews with other people who work for the client, with no problems. However, the ...
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What makes a great user experience portfolio?

I'm in the middle of a job search. I came up from a development (both front and backend) background and have done quite a bit of UX work. The biggest problem I'm facing in putting my portfolio ...
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Is it odd to display search results in a modal window?

We're trying to avoid adding another page in the hierarchy. (basically a results page with a Back button). A few things.... displaying the results on the same page as the search input field isn't an ...
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How should we format numbers on a mobile device for a POS app?

We are working on an point of sale app, and need to figure out how to format the numbers on the screen for when a client is entering a credit card number. The two options are: 1) The way a phone ...
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UX responsibilities

Is there a number of responsibilities that fall under UX (for example, graphic design, usability etc), or is UX a sub responsibility of design?
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How to showcase UX work?

Presenting your UX design on the portfolio is more than just showing off some screenshots of the wireframe or finished graphics. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the ideal way to display ...
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What skills (if any) differentiate UX from Design?

I recently came across a poster on UX careers, where the bottom of the poster lists some specific skills and their prevalence in UX jobs. I found it somewhat disturbing that usability testing was ...
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What is the relationship between customer experience and user experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should “Customer Service” be considered a function of user experience? Recently I've seen the term Customer Experience (CX?) popping up in a lot of places. This is a term that ...
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Would doing freelance usability testing help me learn more about UX?

I am looking into joining the following services: UserFeel - (http://www.userfeel.com/) Analysia - (http://www.analysia.com/Index.asp) I want to make some income on the side while looking for more ...
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Is user experience design (UXD) equal to user centered design (UCD)?

Can user experience design (UXD) and user centered design (UCD) be considered the same? If not, how do they relate to each other and how do they differ?
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How to archive paper prototypes and physical objects from design process?

I have looked around UXSE for questions on this and haven't found anything yet. I am looking for solutions to managing paper prototypes and sketches and other physical objects created during a design ...
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How do we validate our persona?

When we pursue our goal of ease of use for our users we sometimes use personas to test or guide our designs. And that’s all good – because it gives us a feeling of how a user would interpret the ...
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How to use paper prototyping on an existing product

Paper prototyping is a very powerful tool early on in a new product build as it helps you to iron out ux and rapidly iterate. However if you're working on an existing product and want to test small ...
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How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages

I am working on a complete rewrite of a complex, multi-step and enterprise-/internal-facing web application. The existing application's UI was literally based upon Excel spreadsheets that had been ...
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Is there such thing as UX evolution, and how to adapt?

I was watching this video on how would facebook be if it were invented in the '90s. And made me think about how User Experience evolves through time given technology availability at the moment. ...
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Differentiate user centered design and user experience design [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is user experience design (UXD) equal to user centered design (UCD)? I am struggling to understand the UX roles with UCD. Can someone explain?
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Where and how can i study UX Design [closed]

What are the different options to study UX DESIGN? Specific degree or formation? can we do a home study?
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How to handle language preference

I have a website where I authorize user to change the language of the website thanks to a drop-down list that he can find in the top right on every page. By default, the language is set accordingly ...
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What are the first steps for growing UX operations in an agency?

I'm the first UX hire at an aggressively growing digital agency. I've been doing UX for corporations for a few years and before that was mainly doing dev and some minor design work. I'm working on ...
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How can I get a job in the UX field without any professional experience? [closed]

How do I get an entry level job doing UX if I have no direct professional experience? I am asking is there something I can do on my own to build up a UX portfolio?
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Should a website UI designer know Javascript/JQuery as well as HTML & CSS?

My problem is this, that few people mention that a UI designer should not have knowledge of JavaScript they should only know html and css. But I believe that a UI designer should also have knowledge ...
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Hiring a User Experience Prototyper

Wanted to ask the community what they would look for in a Prototyper that is specialized in prototyping for User Experience. Here's a couple specific things I am trying to gauge (but feel free to ...
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When best to perform a heuristic evaluation?

I am currently introducing industry standard usability practices & processes into our software development cycle. The following prototype phase has been introduced which consists of the following ...
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Is taking the CUA (certified Usability analyst) certification worth it? [closed]

I see a lot of people taking this certification nowadays and I wonder if its actually worth it and how is it received by the industry and does it really help in bringing you up to speed with UX and ...
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What do you need to know and do when your migrate from a UX practitioner to a UX manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are various Senior UX Expert job roles and path forward? What skill sets, discipline, workflow or/and tools you absolutely required at the beginning of your UX manager ...
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Is implementing dark patterns unethical?

A recent question and discussion got me thinking - some UX practices are considered "dark patterns", and they're held up as bad UX from the user's perspective, though they can actually be good for the ...
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Use of Modal Dialog Box for User Sign In

The site that I am working on has a signed-in and a signed-out state. We're in the process of implementing a soft signed-in state (e.g., remember me on this computer). Doing that requires users to re-...
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The term "User Experience" in sales

This might be redundant, but I'm curious about the end user's experience when they read the phrase "User Experience". I've seen a number of websites say that they design the best user experience, but ...
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Teaching UX theory to beginners [closed]

What are the top UX theories to teach to beginners in the field? What are the basics no designer could go without knowing? For example: fitts law, hicks law, principles of gestalt, concept of ...
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For tables, should unit type be in the column header, or with the column data or both?

In this case, we want to show if the value is in Miles or Kilometers: https://skitch.com/darrenbockman/en9r9/template-online-style-guide-v2.gtemplate
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Established classification and category for UX

Can anyone tell me if there is an established classification and category for UX? Example: You are in a bookstore and looking for books related to UX, under which section would you go look for user ...
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What does it take to be a UX Champion? [closed]

In my User Interface position, we are facing the challenge of transitioning design emphasis from functional(level of effort, technical capability) to User Experience. So far it is a slow transition. ...
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Do I include customers who have recently purchased in an email campaign for upcoming sale?

If I am about to send out an email campaign, "25% off storewide for 7 days!", is this creating a bad user experience for customers who have just made a purchase within the last few days? Are there ...
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Do UX guy needs to be good at making designs using Photoshop and converting them into HTML, CSS? [closed]

Do UX guy needs to be good at making designs using Photoshop and converting them into HTML, CSS? Or these are job of Graphic/web designer and front-end guy?
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Best way to explain UX Design to someone that isn't tech-savvy

I'm trying to explain what UX Design is to my not-too-tech-savvy parents. All the descriptions I've come across thus far are lengthy and "deep" and very task-oriented. I've yet to find a ...
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