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New users choose sign in over app try-out in first use screen

Imagine... ...walking up to a storefront. As you begin to open the door, an employee pulls the door closed from the inside. The employee begins shouting through the door. Though muffled, you can make ...
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Monthly budget screen - need to take into account whether it's early/late in the month

Present their current position in time and budgets together, as bar graphs. This will make it clear that they are either over or under budget for where they ought to be at this point in the month, or ...
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Where did the 3 dot 'user is typing' feedback you see on messenger apps originate?

The three dot symbol is called an 'ellipsis' and has been used in text since at least 1588 Originally it signified a pause or tailing off in speech but, in modern times, it also signifies and implied ...
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New users choose sign in over app try-out in first use screen

My guess is that your users don't understand the function of "Continue as a new user" button and click on Sign in thinking that they could probably register there. Would you consider renaming the ...
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Where did the 3 dot 'user is typing' feedback you see on messenger apps originate?

MSN Messenger Service How do you feel about the typing indicator—“David is typing”—that appears on your buddy’s screen while you’re composing a message in chat? Does it make you feel self-...
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New users choose sign in over app try-out in first use screen

Honestly speaking, just from personal experience I'd probably click the sign in button too (not purposely of course) It's just conditioning from all the garbage apps, sites, whatever, that have that ...
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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.
Roger Attrill's user avatar
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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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New users choose sign in over app try-out in first use screen

Are the users trying to "Sign in" using their Google account? Users may want to use their Google account for apps on their phone and "Sign in" is closer to that action than "Continue as new user", ...
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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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Monthly budget screen - need to take into account whether it's early/late in the month

Use a prorated amount to determine whether spending is under or over budget. For example, a $1,000 grocery budget works out to around $33 per day. Multiply that by the current day of the month, and ...
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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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Showing price on legend when seats are unavailable

Showing the absence (unavailability) of a widespread and expected feature is clearer to the users, as extra legroom is a standard among airlines. It's also clearer that the app is working as expected. ...
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Why does a personal identification number (PIN) code only contain 4 digits?

Quite an user experience question, where technology development had to adapt to real life experience, in this case the inventor's wife experience The standard, ISO 9564-1, allows for PINs from four ...
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New users choose sign in over app try-out in first use screen

Demonstration or trial accounts are traditionally cut-down or limited versions of the full service/product. You users are probably perceiving this difference even though it's not there. I would ...
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What is a good reason to tell clients who want their logo to be always included in every screen that it shouldn't be done for a mobile app?

If the client says the logo must appear on all the company screens, even those of the mobile application is absolutely correct and of course, they are in their right to say that. But, this is where ...
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

What creates confusion i.m.o. is the back and the close button being on the same level in the visual hierarchy where as they act on different levels. Wouldn't it be more clear when the close button is ...
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Can it hurt our brand to use our logo as a (floating action) button?

Your users care more about accomplishing their tasks than your brand (or your logo). Focus all your efforts on moving them forward towards improving their lives. They will come back if you are ...
Mike M's user avatar
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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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Displaying bar graph with large data point names on mobile screen

A couple of things you might want to be aware of, that if you stick to as a rule of thumb, generally guide mobile information flow in the right direction: Try to keep font sizes around 14pt for ...
Richard Das's user avatar
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Users not clicking on quantity

The UI isn't using colors well. The red button at the top is connected with the red button at the bottom. Most users will have to do discovery to figure out that there are black buttons, blue buttons, ...
moot's user avatar
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I would encourage you to consider whether a cancel button is truly necessary in this situation. What is the likelihood that the user will wish to cancel their entire submission? Is it more likely ...
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8 votes
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Why do full-screen mobile game ads switch the position of the close button?

Are the advertisers trying to "trick" users into clicking on the ads? Likely this.
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Mobile Button - When tapping (before releasing), should it grow or shrink?

TL;DR: Both methods can work. Shrinking is more logical but has less visibility because of the user's finger. Growing is not corresponding to expectations of real life but the interaction is better ...
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Best way to scroll long content on mobile screen?

The user should have access to the "CLOSE" option anytime during the session. However, the CLOSE button should not deter from doing the primary task in the screen (browsing history or purchases) by ...
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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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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I find the second version confusing. I think that the same button should be placed at the same place in the different screens. But I have to say that I find the first option confusing as well. To me,...
Dimitra Miha's user avatar
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"Your app is empty man!" / How to modify UI/UX to stop this kind of feedback?

This can be clearly solved with a small foot note: Note you are only seeing outs that you have been invited to. As to where you could put it. You put it where you expect users would want to see it ...
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