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Complex Setup Wizard with many components

Background I am designing a mockup for a surveillance camera interface where users can set up various trigger profiles. The setup process can be complex and often requires many steps, along with ...
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Thoughts on multiple short repeating videos on screen

Are multiple videos playing at once bad practice? Starting to see this more on higher end brand sites. See Gucci.com services area on homepage for example. 3 Video tiles with description text. Each ...
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What disabilities may a large video that auto-plays impact?

If there is a large video on a homepage that autoplays: What types of disabilities may this impact, in terms of how it may distract people from a task? Additionally, how may the intensity of a video ...
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What guidelines would support not having large video content in close proximity to a form a user needs to fill out?

If a website has a large scale video that is playing automatically, in close proximity to a search form which a user needs to fill out (ie. directly behind and above the search form), my assumption is ...
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How should I round a countdown?

I have an overlay for a livestream on which I want to display a countdown until some specified time, but without precision. Because the time doesn't correlate exactly with what is being counted down ...
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Is it better to use a tooltip or take the user to a separate page to communicate to them what is doable or not?

I'm working on an app that will be integrated into a video conferencing client. In a nutshell, what this app does is allow participants in the call to share files. The app will have two sections for ...
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Commonly used copy for private and public sections

We're working on a video conferencing platform that allows users to upload private and public files. What copy is typically used for public and private sections? Below are some ideas: Viewable by ...
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Should I reverse the play button in Arabic?

Should the play button be presented in reverse in Arabic languages? To be clear I mean the tip of the triangle pointing left
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How to make it obvious that a setting is only applicable to you

I noticed that for many video conferencing app, there's a functionality to pin a participant, but it's always not obvious to me that the pinning only applies to you. The first time I saw it in the ...
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Landing page explianer video embedded vs modal

We are looking at putting an explainer video on our home/landing page above the fold next to our main CTA's to sign up or request a call. I've seen two main ways to do this: Embedded - the video is ...
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Recording video: is there an accessibility/usability/other reason for allowing video recording without audio?

Imagine a chat app where you can send a text message, audio message, and video message (no screen recording - primarily used to send selfie videos). When the recording flow begins, I'm wondering if ...
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Background video & accessibility of text overlays

I have a situation with an autoplaying video banner (you know the type, full screen html background element) where there is text overlayed on top of it -- common in marketing landing pages and their ...
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Should videos by default play in fullscreen in mobile apps?

There has been a related question in the past but it is from over a decade back when smartphones were only beginning to get popular and mobile UI/UX wasn't as well established and most devices were ...
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Looking for guidance to resolve a difference of opinion - play button on image that is not clickable

We have an image used as a cover photo for a module that contains videos. The cover photo is an image of a video with a play button in the middle. But it isn't a video and can't be clicked. You ...
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Best UX for displaying a continuously scrolling set of videos

I have a constantly updating (every few seconds) set of videos being uploaded by users and I need to display them continually updating. What is/are the best practices for showing a constantly ...
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Titles With First Letters As Capitals vs Regular titles?

I just saw a video with the title: Elon Musk Explains His Thoughts On Warren Buffet | Joe Rogan Podcast Highlights And i'm wondering, why did the author use a first letter of each word as capital? ...
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Answer via video UX

How do we design a UX element or workflow on a browser or an app that lets a user answer a fixed question via webcam video or audio instead of text? User can replay what she recorded and re-record if ...
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Is forcing users to signup after clicking a play button a dark pattern?

Im in a tricky situation. We are creating a page with a live video stream that in order for the user to view it they need to sign up for an account. I created a page where there is a clear action to ...
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YouTube Premiere countdown animation

YouTube has a feature called Premiere that allows creators to publish videos so that they are premiered live, at a particular time, to all viewers. At the beginning of each premiere is a 2 minute ...
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CSS effect to indicate link is a video?

I've got a page with thumnbails that link to videos. The thumbnails have a youtube style Play button. But I still only have 20% of folks clicking those. I want to make it clearer & more ...
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iOS Custom video trimmer UI

I'm trying to make a video editing app and for that I need to create a video timeline where I will put different views depending on the amount of videos that are being editing and their longitude. ...
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Video play button on overlay images

I recently came across a big play button on an overlay image for a video. Pressing the play button displays the player, but does not start (play) the video. The user needed to press play on the video ...
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What are the benefits of having a hero with video background?

I am a web developer and noticed the hero background video trending of the moment. As I try and build my websites with performance in mind I have been struggling with this new trend. I would like to ...
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How to determine if user watched / “completed” the video?

I'm building a course website. It's relatively simple and I need to track overall project progress only by tracking watched videos amount, e.g. Course 1 5/12 watched The question is how do you ...
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Is a good idea to mute a video on scroll/tab change?

Lately, I see a lot this behavior and I hate it with all my strength. Say I'm watching a video (e.g. on Twitter) but the only thing that interests me is the audio. I keep going with my twitter (or ...
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Vertical Videos vs Horizontal Videos

What's the different between using cases for both formats and is that makes one trending in one situation and flop in another. Are there any guide or case study that can help me understand in which ...
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Does a video lightbox need a close button?

I am building someone a portfolio website for their videos. When you click a thumbnail in a gallery of videos, a light-box no bigger than 65% of the viewport opens to show the video. You click the ...
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Video Triangle Play on Thumbnail Image - Dated UX?

I notice that the classic triangle video icon on video thumbnails isn’t being used as much. Now video thumbnails just have a timestamp, but no call to action. I think it is a cleaner UI but I am ...
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Video without a scrubber [closed]

In google's machine learning crash course they have embedded youtube videos without scrubbers if you need to seek through the video you have to use the buttons below the video. Why are they doing this?...
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Is it better see a video on modal or in a new page?

I'm having trouble trying to decide if it's better to click on a video and open it on a modal or in a new page? We want the user to focus on the video and see more videos, but do not leave the page ...
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How to integrate video content into static screens for user testing?

My team is in the middle of designing an online course comprised of educational videos. We're almost ready to put the designs in front of our users for usability testing, but we're not sure how to ...
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Where to put a live video feed in our app

I need to incorporate the live video feed from a camera into our app (which runs on Desktop but also tablets), which is basically a navigation tool with a map view, and some controls on the right side....
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Videos on hero / banner and usability concerns: should I place it or not?

Should I place videos in lieu of a hero image, within the box below the header and main menu? Please note: no autoplay videos for sure, just a big image taken from inside the video with the ...
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Should video be first thing on product websites?

We have car research product website. We have product page for each car model that has car photos, videos, price, features, specifications, alternatives, reviews and news. I read that product pages ...
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Users' attention to minimized video

We do know autoplaying videos is bad. When users arrive at a webpage, they don’t appreciate being surprised by video or audio content that begins playing without their consent. Video, and the ...
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How to properly design video player controls for iPhone X

With the addition of safe area that accounts for the new swipe control (which replaces the home button) and the top notch on iPhone X, I am curious as to what the proper design guidelines are for ...
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Which is better option when viewing video on mobile (lesson recording) - automatic vs manual video retry

When viewing video recordings in a mobile app, if the video stops playing due to different reasons like, internet failure, server issue, etc., what would be the best way to retry playing the video - ...
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Color Contrast WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.3 and Video / Motion Content

There is no reference to motion/video found in SC 1.4.3 — simple "images" and "background." Do the color contrast requirements of SC 1.4.3 apply to text that is in a video and overlayed on top of ...
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Best method of showcasing UI interaction / animations for case studies or portfolios?

I'm building a site full of case studies and I want the ability to show UI animations of how the user interacts with the interface. My app is a browser based app. Some simple things I'd like to show: ...
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Fast-forward and Rewind on Console video apps: what's the best way?

I've noticed that most apps on PS4 each seem to use a different method of fast-forwarding and rewinding. I assume this is the same on Xbox: YouTube Uses triggers. Very bad from a UX perspective. ...
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Should video auto-play on preview screen?

I have a mobile only application where user can record and upload a video within the app. There are 2 screens in the process: Camera screen to record video Preview screen to view video before ...
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Ideas for a better approach to a lazy load message

I have a mobile web-app with some Youtube videos embedded. All of them are loaded lazily, which means that if you don't tap on the image, the video doesn't load. Due a technical restriction on mobile ...
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Why does Twitter limit tweets to 140 characters? Why this number? What are pros and cons of this design?

I am developing an educational website in which students can share luthier learning tips with their classmates. It is important for me to make the posts as small as possible. However, I don't know how ...
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Placement of video chat UI on kids apps

I am curious as to the best placement for a video chat window UI when it comes to children's apps and interactive design. I keep asking to have the window UI placed at the upper middle right and the ...
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Which solution is better for sharing video : Pop up or tab?

I am talking Youtube style's Tab versus Vimeo style's pop up. What are the pro / con for each options. Also, for pop-up, is it a bad idea to pause a video during pop up ?
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Matching events on timelines of different scales for a video scrub bar

Objective To show a video timeline scrub with associated events, visually correlated to the time at which the events occur. It's my belief that this will allow the user to, with minimal effort, ...
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Have anyone done research on cinemagraphs?

I've been toying with the idea of using cinemagraphs in my web design for a while. On one hand I love the aesthetics of full-screen video backdrops and I think they can become key in giving my users a ...
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Vertical video on mobile devices [closed]

— "Vertical video on mobile will be a hit, because people hate to rotate their smartphones every time they want to watch a video at its full size." — "But, with few exceptions, serious videos are ...
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Testing variables for video autoplay

I'm trying to test to see if having an auto play video helps more interaction with the video. Right now, I have a video on my website with a playlist of videos underneath it. Currently, the video ...
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Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

There is a promo page that sells some app or game. It has a grid of thumbnails, click on which shows videos about an app. Something like this: After user clicks on thumbnail, modal (lightbox) appears ...
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