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Is the message "Data cannot be recovered." when reformatting misleading to users?

"Recovered" is a poor choice of words here. All that app is trying to do is warn people that the action is not reversible and they can't simply hit cancel or undo and all their files will be returned. ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

The physical mute and volume buttons affect all other apps too. It's better to have a mute button in your app because as a user I may only want to mute the notifications from your app and not others. ...
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Is copying other app's UI okay?

It's ok, and it's good! Why? because it creates consistency and builds and reinforces UI patterns for users. Imagine if every other UI of each app was very different. Users would need to re-...
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Do Samsung's Marshmallow skin Quick toggles have enough contrast?

In short, NO, they do not have enough contrast. According to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) they mostly do not have enough contrast. Only 1 out of 8 tests gets a pass. But the dark blue ...
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Will users know a CardView is clickable?

Make the title of the workout the same as the active click colour, so that it prompts users to click on the title. Even if the whole card is active - it gives the user something to focus on.
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Is the message "Data cannot be recovered." when reformatting misleading to users?

I see no problem with the message that other suggestions completely solve. Formatting SD card will delete all data. Data cannot be recovered. Continue? Data cannot be recovered gives a very good ...
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Using two different fonts on a mobile application

Having two fonts, one for headers and one for body text, is generally accepted. Do not use more than two fonts. Three's a crowd. What's important for you is to create visual hierarchy. You can do ...
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How to make perfectly clear that a user can interact with an avatar image?

Your current design may be lacking in a few areas. Generally, using icons alone leave a lot up to user interpretation and personal experience, even if it is as globally recognizable as the photo icon, ...
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Android UX - When to use Bottom navigation and when to use Tabs

Keep navigation grouped together. Keep the navigation elements together to establish consistency across the application. So if you have navigation elements besides the tabs at the top, make the tabs ...
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Is it acceptable to use Google Material Design in web applications?

I don't think it's a problem. There are many applications for iOS that use Material Design. Think of all the Google applications (Youtube, GMail, etc) iOS users use on a daily basis. You might want ...
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Is the message "Data cannot be recovered." when reformatting misleading to users?

Really good question. I've thought about this inaccuracy (although in a security, not UX context) and had to explain to several colleagues that most "delete" options (yes, even formatting a drive) ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

TL;DR: An app forcing me to use the global mute would be uninstalled in the blink of an eye. So they better have a mute function if they want to use audio at all. EDIT: The previous was a bit too ...
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Is it acceptable to use Google Material Design in web applications?

Material Design is not "Android design", it's Google's all encompassing design "template" for both mobile and web apps. Many Google web products use Material Design like Angular (https://angular.io/) ...
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Is the use of username/password in a mobile app needed?

Some users won't want to give a second app access to their Facebook or Google information. Some apps only require Facebook login (for example) to ensure the identity of the user. This is because it ...
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Using two different fonts on a mobile application

You should avoid using two different fonts for the following reasons: You create unnecessary contrast, which creates clutter. The visual hierarchy is already established by the difference in font ...
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Will users know a CardView is clickable?

I recently did some testing with a similar design where the cards were not tappable, only the button like your "Start". The participants mostly expect cards and tiles to be tappable IF there is only ...
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Hamburger menu or back button on Android?

The burger menu should be displayed on all of your top level destinations - the same screens that are listed in your navigation drawer. When the user navigates to a deeper level, from one of these ...
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Which of these two form layouts is better (more "material")

I think your observations are correct! Do check some standard interaction patterns of select-box and text-field Based on your current layout, I will suggest you choose one of these: OR
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Is there a particular UX benefit of the Android Marshmallow boot screen preloader?

This type of loader may not be overkill, in it's context. If this was a loader for something within an application for completing a simple task, then I'd say there is definitely too much going on, but ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Just a small extra consideration but I'll make it an answer anyway. I tend to listen to the radio via an app whilst playing casual games so need to be able to choose which app's volume to control. If ...
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Back vs close icon in Material Design

There are official guidelines on this—here. From the guidelines: The “X” used in a full-screen dialog differs from an up arrow, which indicates the view’s state is constantly being saved. For ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Mobile OSes usually have broad scoped sound controls instead of app specific ones. Android (AOSP) sound volume has three separated controls: one for general effects and notifications, another one for ...
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Should Mobile UX Designers be knowledgeable about available UI controls?

I have a slightly different take on this than the other answers. Knowing about the specifically available UI elements is certainly useful, especially with regards to knowing about your limitations on ...
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Android UX - When to use Bottom navigation and when to use Tabs

Use tabs: If there are fewer than three destinations, consider using tabs instead. Use Navigation drawer: If your top-level navigation has more than six destinations, provide access to ...
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Bottom Navigation Bar With Floating Action Button

Yes, it's a good practice. While you can display a Floating Action Button in order to facilitate a primary action, this doesn't mean it must be showed in all sections. I mean, if you are on a Bottom ...
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Android: Why do I have to unlock my phone to turn off WiFi?

It's a safety measure to track your phone (using Android Device Manager) in case it gets lost or stolen. You can check more information here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6160491?hl=en ...
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Will users know a CardView is clickable?

There's nothing wrong with having clickable cards. An example of that is YouTube: when you're browsing a list of videos, each video is represented with a card. Notice that the card also has a "show ...
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Is copying other app's UI okay?

Even if it is a messenger implementation which is already in place from WhatsApp, Facebook to even LinkedIn, each of those bring about certain aspect which is unique in their implementation. The ...
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Is the message "Data cannot be recovered." when reformatting misleading to users?

I know the question is about the text, but in addition to others responses, consider that user don't always read what you have written and can click on a single button as a habit/reflex. Consider ...
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