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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

I would keep the message short and simple, "Unfortunately, iPhone devices do not support W3C standard HTML video" This still allows you to shift the blame "devices don't support our ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

If truly nothing can be done to make something work for iPhone users. Then be honest as possible in your notice saying the app is not supported, and succinctly provide the reason why, and how the user ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

People with Parkinson Disease (or PD as it's also known) need special considerations as you correctly figured. However, keep in mind that most of those considerations are covered by special ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

The iPhone 5/5s/se size. There are three key reasons: More people today still own the smaller 4-inch model than the larger models. That's also not likely to change thanks to the lifespan of the ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

My father has late-stage PD and after watching him use his Mac for the last 15 years here are some thoughts in no particular order: Assume the user can't use both hands or combinations of keys. My ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

If it makes sense in your case, you could use informal wording, like Trello does. Also, while average user won't know what W3C or standards are, they usually have heard of HTML5 and/or it's video. ...
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Using Segmented Controls vs Tab bar

I see the tab used as a primary navigation and placed at the bottom of the screen, whereas the segmented controller is more like a local switch inside a particular screen and is usually placed at the ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

In general, it's much easier to scale a design up from a smaller screen size to a larger screen size. So I always start with whichever is going to be the smallest device. When you're scaling up, ...
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What is this UI component called?

I'm assuming they're talking about something like this: From what you've described, they might be looking for something like classic iOS date spinner, or the Material UI "datetime-local" component ...
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Who designed the first Apple Iphone and which design principles were followed in that?

Jonathan Ive, Steve Jobs, and the Apple Design Team Jonathan Ive is influenced by the German designer, Dieter Rams:
 "Good design is innovative.  Good design must be useful. Good design is aesthetic ...
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iPhone Incoming Call UI

Apple? Inconsistent user experience? Blashpemy! /sarcasm There's three things I can see: The "slide to answer" gesture remains consistent with "slide to unlock", and other shorthand gestures like ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

There are certain things at play here, when looking at the variant which shows the number of items. One of them is that it's an (upcoming) convention. Most people that have come into contact with ...
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Where to place close button

At the bottom Take a look to the image below, and you'll see how placing the button on top will be more difficult than placing it on bottom, even requiring both hands in order to perform a simple ...
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Selecting between two options in smartphone app?

The above two screens are an example of 'Navigation' and they are not used for 'Selection' in general. Since you have mentioned it's an app that lets you choose food items, What If the user wants to ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

Do you NEED to? No. Would it be helpful to the user? Probably. Question to ask: For your app, would it be helpful for the user to know how many pending items that are to process? Under most ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

I think you should go a week or so using some of the peripherals that these patients would use. You probably know UX as you experience the web, but you should get to know the challenges that they face ...
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What's the name of this iphone control?

This is a segmented control, from the Human Interface Guidelines (Apple) For Android, you get a reference to Material Design. They have a toggle button .
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Ergonomic trackpad+button layout for Smart TV remote control

I agree with the comments mentioning the need to capture frequently used browser functionality but given the controls shown in your mock-up (7-8 items) I think a possible solution could focus on the ...
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How to display 5 plus horizontal tabs on mobile device

I'll just add one more example ;) This interaction is used in Rookie. I took the GIF from this great article about hamburger menus.
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Position of file delete button

This depends on the both the frequency of the action and your provided fallback options. If deleting a file is a common task, then go ahead and display it upfront, if it's a task that is quite ...
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Why to go with and when to use the "friend" or "follow" strategy?

Friend or Follow is a serious design choice where you need to look at your app objective to see what task the app is supposed to do. It is possible to use friend only, follow only or both. Which ...
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Navigating through app with follow-up screens

To give you some arguments: There is this thing that a users thumb is often only half the size of their phones screen. Depending on the way they hold it, it can be hard to reach the top navigation. ...
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What is the preferred iOS input for a year entry field?

In the process of developing a new app (releasing next week), we ran into this exact problem. We originally included a date picker, but went back to the drawing board because we realized we didn't ask ...
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User Experience for Comparing two Photos

If it's only a one to one comparison you may show those two images vertically, one on top and the other on bottom. To win some space, you could put text over those images. Moreover, you can propose ...
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Determining app compatibility and iPhones?

TL;DR It is ultimately the developer's choice of which older device to support, based on their time, effort, and the current adoption percentage of those devices. Explanation This actually boils down ...
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

Most modern default mobile browsers support tabs in such a way that would mirror the current workflow of your existing desktop users. I would take another look at developing a mobile site rather then ...
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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

Before you settle on a "Home" call to action review your task flows. If you are more than 2 levels deep and can't "cancel" or "back" out to the home screen you may have too deep a hierarchy. Try and ...
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Ergonomic trackpad+button layout for Smart TV remote control

Quick critique: Feature-richness vs ergonomic minimalism is a key tradeoff here. You want the remote to be fully featured, but to be simple enough to use that it's not intimidating. That is a ...
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Do users notice bottom bar tools on tablets?

According to Apple's official iOS Human Interface Guidelines, page 147, "A toolbar always appears at the bottom edge of a screen or view on an iPhone". Therefore, I would recommend following their ...
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Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered "complete?"

Art is never finished, only abandoned. -Leonardo da Vinci Most projects have business requirements that eventually trump further iterations of a specific interface. There may be new interfaces that ...
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