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Confusion with Empathy Maps

I am starting in UX and I am little bit confused (already) about "Empathy Maps". I read this kind of article that explains the concept. How come can you know what a customer or user - for ...
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Complex, multi-step filter vs "dumbed" down filter

This is my first post here. I was going to ask in meta if it's appropriate, but I need 5 posts before doing that. So I'll just ask and hope it's on-topic enough. I am designing a search form that has ...
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converting a result listing into a mappable result listing on mobile

I currently have a web app that works quite well (if I may say so) on both mobile and desktop via the use of media-queries and by keeping things simple. The UI looks like this ┌────────────────┐ ┌──...
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Stuck with my UI design

I am facing sort of a mental block while redesigning a new UI at my Job. The previous UI was not user friendly and we received a lot of feedback to make it better. Now, finally after 2 years our team ...
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Showing price on legend when seats are unavailable

I'm designing a cabin booking feature in a travel app. What would be the best option if all the Extra Legroom seats (the unfilled ones) have been already taken. To indicate as "unavailable "...
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How to handle map section navigation in mobile

Given a section which takes full height of the device's viewport and have the following controls at disposal of the user: Can pan through the map within a certain boundary (a country); Can select an ...
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Guidelines for GIS and map based interface design

Map based applications are becoming a part of our daily life, from using Google Maps to find locations to booking a Uber. However, there doesn't appear to be a set of standards and guidelines when it ...
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When creating an application, when should I use the map satellite view instead of the plain one?

From UX Perspective, If I create a map-based mobile application why should I not use the map satellite view instead of the vector one? Is it because it is crowded with data and the user will not be ...
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Recommendations about the size of an scrollable area in a mobile screen? (like a map)

There is always one time when we need to insert a map in a webpage or app while there is a vertical scrolling in the whole content. For example, imagine a web that has a map as the first element of ...
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How to display icons for Service Locations on Maps?

I'm working on displaying icons on maps, there are 3 types of icons: Pick up point(s): The location that the vehicle should be navigated to Point of Service: The location that the service will be ...
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Input for arbitrarly large radius in map

I'm developing a mobile app where the users need to select a point in a map, and then define a radius around this point. This will be used to define a Geofence and to perform an action when later the ...
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best way to display location an image is associated with on mobile

I've been asked to come up with an interaction for a list on a mobile. The list is a set of ten repeating items: image and paragraph. Each listing item has a location associated with it. My question:...
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Do people actually use the zoom buttons on a map?

Between touch screens and scroll wheels, are the + and - zoom buttons on a Leaflet map really necessary? I'd really like to remove them if there's no significant case for keeping them there. Not just ...
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Visualisation of the state of roads on a map

I am designing a website with different kind of roads for bikers. I am looking for a way to show on a Google maps overlay what the state of the roads is. What is the best practice of this? There are ...
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Locations Map: Show all location based on search OR go by the search area?

We are trying to create a locations search for the business so customers can locate it in maps on the company site. How it works is: The user types the name of the city in search they want to see ...
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How to design a multi-step form in a modal?

I have designed a widget for a Web mapping aplication that takes a .csv containing coordinates as input and has 2 output options : Business logic : Both output options require a .csv to be loaded ...
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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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How to show an approximate location along a route on a map?

A pin on a map is a very precise thing, that is the impression it gives. To show that a location is approximate, we can put a circle around it since the error range is in 2D, and that is easily ...
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Is there a recommended size for embedded maps or videos?

Basically what the title says. I know that anyone can do what they want, and I also know that the embedded content can be integrated in a responsive way, thus maintaining its original proportion. ...
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How to differentiate two types of map pins

I'm working on a requirement where within a map I need to differentiate between two pins. 1 - Normal fuel station 2 - Partnered fuel station I need to show these two on the map with differentiation ...
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Custom area borders/shading in Google Maps module [closed]

I have a utilities client looking to allow their customers a way to determine which service area they belong to. I want to allow the customer to search for their address and drop a pin in a Google ...
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Best way to visualize route frequency on a map?

I have a map that displays flight routes. Now I'd like to indicate that some routes are operated more frequently. Example (flights per week): SFO - NRT: 27 JFK - BER: 4 BER - DXB: 12 How to ...
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Maps - Advanced Search

So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places. ...
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Google maps mousewheel scrolling [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to advise on a debate my business partners and I are having... In the interest of fairness, I'm not going to say which side I am on, but I'd like to get some ...
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How to select a location using Google Maps

I'am developing an Android app where users can add clients specifying a name and a location. The name is required, the location is optional. Under the hood the location is composed of: Address as a ...
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Why does Google Maps translate/transliterate English street names to Hangul?

I've always wondered something, about how Maps (and a lot of other apps, like the native iOS weather app) convert city names and street names to Hangul (the Korean alphabet), as apposed to leaving ...
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Single point adding on maps?

I am developing an interactive web map that displays user-generated markers. In terms of adding a new marker, what would be the best way to start the process, especially on mobile? There are multiple ...
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Google Maps's route view: What's the correct term for this "string of beads" element?

What would you call this vertical sequence of stops?
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Why is the Google Maps Places Autocomplete API so uncommon in signup forms, but so common in search?

When looking at signup forms, the standard is always to break it down in address, house number, city, zip code, country; all in separate input fields for the user. But when you look at search on ...
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Should I use Circle or Balloon markers on a map?

I'm designing a product that has a serious audience and isn't supposed to look playful. I'm struggling with whether it's better to use circles as marking a point on a map or the more traditional ...
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How to deal when two or more markers in a map are super close?

I would appreciate if you can help me to find an elegant solution to the issue of having lots of markers in nearly the same position of a map. Clustering is not a good solution in this case given the ...
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Is there a standard way of doing map or drawing annotation

I have a question regarding putting/dragging and dropping annotations on a map or plan. Is there a standard way of doing this? The annotation has flexible dimensions and is placed on the map/drawing ...
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How to show direction traveled on a map?

I have a map with locations coming from a user. Sometimes these are sparse (1 location every 500 meters), and sometimes dense (many locations every 100 meters). I have them plotted on a map, similar ...
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How to let users select their location or a specific location on the map

I would like to let users fill in a form (which consists of a set of input boxes for username, password, birthdate, etc) and at the bottom of the page, the last input allows them to select their ...
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List of elements near a map: best way to explain not-zoomable element

In a web application I'm working on it, on left side of the map there is a list of elements, used as shortcut to zoom in every elements details. In the following screenshot, you can see an example (I ...
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What is the best way to display a websites visitors by location?

Though, the title is self-explanatory, I would like to ask you for your opinion on what is the best technique to use, to visualize geolocation data of the users, who visited your website. This ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

I'm creating an events app where users can host events at their place and invite people. I want the list of hosted events to be publicly viewable on a map, designated by some icon. BUT, public event ...
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Is it better to organize names of a map from north to south?

I am programming a map and should organize the names of regions in some order. I did alphabetical order, but maybe it is not best. The list is graphically event-driven, changing the colors of a pop-up ...
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Planning a UX road map for a re-design [closed]

I'm planning on re-designing my company's app and I want some help with the what and why. I need to create a road map document and to approximate the hours it will take me to research, create a style ...
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How do you display that a map grid square has a certain property?

I have a map that I've divided up into a grid. I want to be able to show whether a grid sector contains at least one point. Due to the volume of points, it's impossible to render each point on ...
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Should items of Interactive map of regions also be a navigation item?

I am working on a new (version) of a web app that's basically an interactive map of regions. And here's the thing. Should the (list of) regions be included in the main navigation or not (like on the ...
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Is adding number to metro map a good practice?

The metro map of my city recently added numbers indicating which line and what station is this in the metro map. Some argue that this adds visual complexity to the already crowded metro map. However ...
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What's the difference between these two pins? [closed]

See attached picture. The two types of pins all come from the keyword "pin" on google search. For me, the first one (without black line) is more related to existing shops on a map while another is ...
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Representing a vehicles speed and velocity as a map icon

I am writing a web application that displays vehicles on a map. Currently it's displayed like so, but I'm looking to see if anyone has any better ideas on how to improve it, it currently feels a ...
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How to represent approximate points on a map?

Let's say we can display exact and approximate points on a map. Approximate points have a constant distance from an exact point. Which means they lie on the circle described by this distance, where ...
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Main screen with left and top bars layout

I'm developing an windows desktop application (WPF) and we are using top and left bars to interact with a 3D Map. My first layout idea is: I was thinking of changing the Left Side bar to the right ...
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How to combine two panel FIlters and Search Results?

I'm trying to combine two panels on the same page (map) - Filters and Search Results. The most obvious way to use tabs but I'm not sure that it's a good idea. What do you think?
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How to improve the user experience of an illustrated map?

Are there any recommended suggestions to improve the interaction cost for an illustrated map? More precisely, any time a user clicks on a "point of interest" and then goes back to the map, all items ...
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How to represent a n-dimensional map of users?

I'm working on a service that handle users which have a position in the system. The service is flexible in that positions can be of any dimensions (understand, 2D or 3D or... well 4D even if that's ...
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Verbose Help Section

I am working on a government mapping application. My boss requests (requires) a help/directions documentation on the map and I came up with the following landing page: I find this verbose, futhermore,...
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