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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

There is very little current research, possibly because the use cases for interactive documents has been taken over by the web, and in parallel, the increase in availability of devices and ...
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UX: Graphics Design vs. Coding

What you did for your developer friend goes by a few names: Visual Design Front-end Design UI Design Interface Design There is definitely a market for this. Many companies will list this as UI / UX ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

Why not use a heat map? Instead of differently sized bubbles that overlap, the quantities can be represented by color intensity. Heat maps are also an x/y-axis chart. You can play with the above ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

Is there a better way to represent quantity in this graph without resorting to circle size? Yes - a data table, while less sexy, would put across the information in a far more accessible way. I ...
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Why do designers draw graphic layouts without device resolution constraints?

What is the way of resolving this misunderstanding? Speak. As a dev, sit down with the designers and explain your concerns. If they wish for their designs to be translated on the screen pixel by ...
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How to merge designs?

I have some experience both proposing several design options, and also moving from one visual language to another. Personally I'd recommend to: Create some kind of interface inventory, to better ...
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Page layout - authoritative research into natural flow of text, tables and images

There's no single way people look at a page. What you're asking is kind of like "what is the best car". It depends. If you're looking for a specific case, try finding some eye tracking heatmaps ...
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Page layout - authoritative research into natural flow of text, tables and images

The reason you have been unsuccessful is probably because the research that is out there indicates that there is no universal flow. People's eyes jump all over the page. It all depends upon what ...
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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

Don Norman attempted to do a multimedia version for three of his books a while ago. From what I know, the experiment wasn't a success, you can probably find more about it online. He also talks about ...
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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

I would narrow down the problem definition - documents are supposed to convey information. And to quote from Bret Victor (http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/#p155): Information software [...] mimics ...
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How far should UX venture in graphic design territory?

If you think about it with some imagination, the graphic designer is also driven by a "user-centered mindset" (please notice the quotation marks). In this regard, you are both the same. A good ...
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Is there any guidance or evidence about the use of contrasting colours for title vs body text of a webpage

Solid understanding of typography may help you because there is more than one way to improve readability and make it easier to scan the page. The following article has some examples which illustrate ...
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Country flag, for "entire world"

See Flag of Earth and Flag of the United Nations. The most widely recognized flags associated with Earth are the Earth Day flag and the United Nations flag.
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Country flag, for "entire world"

I imagine that an image of a globe (like these emojis - 🌐 🌎) would be recognizable as a world flag.
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Country flag, for "entire world"

There are several contenders - Wikipedia seems to have most of them
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Where should you place a "background sound play button" on an illustration site

NEVER. AUTOPLAY. ANYTHING. Use the loading time to inform the user about the audio/other permissions that they might need to provide If your website is interactive and has background audio that ...
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What is the Best way to show 4 types of buy button in app

Four types of buy button? I think we've found the problem. :) Think about having just one Buy button, and providing buy options: EBook, Rent, Buy Chapters, and Buy Combo. The analog would be buying ...
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Where should you place a "background sound play button" on an illustration site

As the site deals with illustrations and both actions are about listening, you can use some illustrated icons to group the two possibilities in a button at the bottom corner of the screen:
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Better graph in mobile device?

Know Your Audience, Know Your Data and Choose Wisely - The Who, The What, and The How Before finalizing a graph, you should always analyse your users and data and then choose the best way of ...
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UX: Graphics Design vs. Coding

Yes there are jobs for this, if you are in a large enough company/team/project. Building a product has a bunch of steps, including; -figuring out what people want to do -what functions the product ...
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Why do designers draw graphic layouts without device resolution constraints?

Agree with @Kolios but here is an idea that will help tremendously. Send them examples of past designs that you have been given that are ideal. As a graphic designer, I have worked with developers for ...
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How to hide a collapsible toolbar on a drawing mobile application?

It may be that the user needs to return to that toolbar often. If the toolbar is for something like Color, I can see an argument for leaving it open. I don't think it is clear that the toolbar should ...
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How to hide a collapsible toolbar on a drawing mobile application?

Consider the value of an adaptive toolbar. Keep a counter of the number of times the user re-opens the toolbar. If that number exceeds X (3?) within a window of time T (15 seconds?) then keep the ...
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How to hide a collapsible toolbar on a drawing mobile application?

1) I believe it should. Any interaction that is repetitive and has no significant advantages could be removed. Is there any reason you wouldn't have it auto-collapse? It will reduce the user input and ...
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Icon to tell listener that answering the question would make a harmful sound

Would a "hush" icon make sense? Something like https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/hush-emoticon-15882081.jpg
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Can one show too many different colours in a computer game?

In the end, it all depends on the color pallet of your game. As far as specific color designs, you might ask the Graphic Design Stack Exchange. From a UX perspective, you want to make sure your ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

Do you need to show all of this information at once? If so, a table would probably be simplest – you could combine this with the heat map to quickly show which the highest/lowest values are or see any ...
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How to represent quantity in an X / Y axis grid without taking too much space?

You can use the visualization below: This graphic is pretty descriptive and is in similar domain to yours. Hope you like the idea. P.S. Image taken from dailymail.co.uk
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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

The initial premise or assumption of your question that having some research that you can reference address these issues My hope is that if any research does exist, some or most of these issues ...
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How to deal with graphic designers who thinks UX is boring

Since I am a Graphic Designer transitioning towards UX Design, I think I have some interesting insights with regard to this matter. First of all, I've seen some answers talking about explaining them ...
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