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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

No. Those are two fundamentally different jobs. Except in the scenario that the UX design is for a product the primary purpose of which is OOP development (e.g. an IDE). Otherwise, of course, ...
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In a large list, should the filter and search be combined or separated?

When users are filtering a data set (especially large sets), they expect the filter to do its job at all times: the promise of just showing me what fits a specific criteria that I've defined. Keep ...
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Is it a Good UX to keep both star and smiley rating system as filters?

I could be wrong but I think here the smiley faces are the only rating system. The stars are a filter for 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels, etc.... Which....yes. Isn't immediately obvious at all and is ...
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Should we ask users what they want?

I feel like this question can be answered in 2 ways, regarding asking users in general and your current specific problem/image. Asking users in general Asking the user for an opinion can, in some ...
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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

Perhaps not so much learning the principles, but understanding the principles of Object Oriented Programming or the equivalent does help with some aspects of UX design. The short answer would be NO (...
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Designing for users without meeting them

To be honest with you, this happens way more than UX designers would like to admit. Especially at the start of your career, without a more senior UXer, you won't always be able to persuade the ...
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Should i use left align or center align in webdesign?

In the article How to Use Centered Alignments: Tips and Examples the following recommendations are suggested : There’s nothing inherently bad about a centered alignment, you just have to know how ...
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In a large list, should the filter and search be combined or separated?

The problem of searching and filtering a (large) list touches on (exploratory) Information Visualization and Information Retrieval. See for example about filters and dynamic queries. From this point ...
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Parental gate questions

The most common paradigm I've seen is the "enter numbers that we've provided in text" form. These work well for apps target at preschoolers and young children (mine hasn't been able to get through one ...
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Why are left nav bars becoming more popular in darker colours?

It might be just a matter of trend. But using dark background for navigation elements, like the left or top sidebars, and light background for the content gives focus on the content. So the contrast ...
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Difference between low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes

"Low fidelity prototype" refers to a prototype i.e sketchy and incomplete. You basically collect data analyze & check the feasibility at the early stage. Whereas "high fidelity prototype" refers ...
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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

As someone who works as a designer and knows OOP languages, I think some of the philosophies of OO kinda help with understanding structure, particularly if you're getting into SCSS and modularizing ...
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Coming up with projects for UX practice for a beginner

While it's great to work on a project from scratch UX is also applicable to existing apps and websites. Honestly, wherever you find bad UX you can make a practice project from it. If you're looking ...
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Displaying Long Lists of Items on Web & Mobile

I suggest you forget about minimizing the amount of clicks, specially on mobile. Number of clicks don't really matter if user knows exactly what (s)he wants. You can simply divide the content on ...
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Ux/ui design for different countries in the world

Yes. You should design for different countries. This is known as Localization. UX Design is not different for different cultures of the world. "UX" is a process, not one thing that happens and then ...
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Can I build my UX portfolio without UX research data?

One simple way to add an element of user research to this project as part of your UX porfolio is to suggest in possible next steps how you might go about doing user research to help improve the ...
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How to best show users "unseen" stories

Make sure you have a clear hierarchy between your stories. There are three kinds of stories if I'm correct. Unseen stories Seen stories Read stories In the examples below I've created three ways of ...
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UX for handling delays in server response

If a task is being performed, then DO NOT give the user a feeling of completion. This can create problems. At any point of time, if the user feels like the task is done then they might close the page ...
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Difference between low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes

It's also helpful to consider what kind of fidelity you're referring to so that you don't get into the wrong kind of mixed fidelity. "High fidelity" often mistakenly refers to only the graphic ...
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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

I'm a web developer and darn good at what I do. I once applied to a mechanical engineering company to re-build their lousy web site which was originally created by a mechanical engineer part-time. To ...
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Adding a copy link in the email to copy the verification code

If you're sending via email, you can't use Javascript due to security reasons, so the copy code feature won't work. For SMS or app-based communication (like on mobile devices), phones often recognize ...
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Keyboard key access for Toggle Button?

Since toggle buttons are essentially just differently-styled checkboxes, it makes sense to use the same access key, which is normally Spacebar. (Here's an example of another toolkit's toggle button, ...
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Notification banner with auto close need “close(x)” button?

Yes, because you can't know how "fast" the user is in reading these. A user shouldn't be forced to see the messages until your timer has ran out, he should be given the option to close them as fast as ...
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Coming up with projects for UX practice for a beginner

I will point you to an article that Jared Spool wrote. https://articles.uie.com/ux_practicing/ In it, he says that doing side projects is not considered practice. You will be focused primarily on the ...
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Is there a difference between Experience Design(XD) and UX design

Sachin, correct me if I am wrong, I Google and sharing you the information below from Wikipedia, Quora, Youtube along with source link because the topic is very well explained in detail. User ...
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What ux method can I use to verify the success of Subscription Model of my app?

Try to find users that are likely to use your product/service and interview them to see their attitudes towards your idea. You can also survey your target users to gain additional information on ...
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Are outline icons problematic for visually impaired people?

Icons are all about symbolism. Line icons are good in providing visual references globally. They are adapted for high DPI screens as well. To make the iconography more accessible some standard ...
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Should i use left align or center align in webdesign?

Use center align for: Headings Bullet points (not always) Short messages with not more than 1 sentence. This way the users won't be looking where the next line text starts because there is only 1 ...
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Is it a Good UX to keep both star and smiley rating system as filters?

Avoid Duplication I'd strongly suggest avoiding duplication to reduce the cognitive and motor load. By using both, we are leaving the user in a confused state, rather than providing the solution ...
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Hardware Back button VS Navigation Back button VS Navigation Cross button

The hardware button returns you to a previous state. If you switched between apps, it will take you back to the app you came from. Say for instance, you follow a deeplink from app A and it takes you ...
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