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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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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

Typing on mobile is a very arduous and unpleasant process, so we should try keeping it to a minimum. Sometimes your users will have made just a small error that can be fixed by replacing or adding a ...
86 votes

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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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Spell it out to the user. You don't want to leave them guessing so I would recommend you add a simple addition to your UI. Note the change of language in the search box. By saying choose location you ...
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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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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Just to think outside the box I've decided to paste a radical suggestion to this, as I have called it "map-tap" problem :) Imagine if a low opacity touch gesture image appeared over the map either for ...
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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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What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?

Approach 1:- Extreme low and high values can be discouraged by color doing the slider using gradient coloring, as shown below:- Green color in the center to indicate permissible and safe value, ends ...
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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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How to make horizontal scroll obvious?

I think that the idea of an item partially visible (sol 1) is nowadays something acquired (it comes from windows metro UI, back in 2010!). In my opinion to make it look less bugged you should try to ...
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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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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

From a usability point of view, definitely keep their entry. There is nothing more annoying to users, in our experience, than clearing their entry on failing validation. They need to be able to see ...
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Should I be more worried about creating a consistent UI among platforms or creating native experiences?

but I fell that users would like it better if the app had a consistent design across all platforms Do a lot of your users carry around iPhones, Androids and Windows phones and use them ...
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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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How to make a map obviously clickable?

You could de-emphasize the search field, e.g. by not showing it by default. Just say "Choose a location" in the head of the screen, and have a magnifying glass button that pops up the search field for ...
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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Have you considered moving the map, rather than moving the "pin"? Scrolling a map is a common action in most map applications, if you keep the reticule static and move the map underneath it, the user ...
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Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app

To expand on Tohsters answer, one hamburger menu is already detrimental enough so adding a second one is only going to confuse matters more. If the client cannot be persuaded to follow other avenues ...
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How to make horizontal scroll obvious?

I think Marco T's answer is an excellent solution for your first option. I'd like to offer a solution for your second suggestion Give a arrow pointing on the right and when user taps on it, 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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Placeholder text vs. disabled text

Generalising between platforms I would go with the following basic guidelines, they further emphasise a disabled field with a grey background. Normal (with a value) Black text, white background, ...
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Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app

This is a terrible idea You're right to be suspicious. One hamburger already sucks... Hamburger menus don't test very well to begin with. Here is Apple's UX lead on the subject, and more articles ...
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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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Best practices for picture password implementation

Sorry, but I find your idea a) not really user friendly [actually rather user un-friendly] and b) additionally I would also consider your approach risky – very risky – even if you managed to solve the ...
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