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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

Why not let the user decide? I'd simply have a toggle that enables/disables the auto repeat feature. I see two use cases: Someone is wanting a quick review of things that they have just learned (...
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YouTube Premiere countdown animation

This image is know as test card (or test pattern) and was originally used as a TV test signal. Before 24/7 TV, it was typically shown when the regular broadcast ended. In its beginning it used to be ...
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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

A 1 or 2 seconds video is really short; and looping it will make it look like it is stuttering. I suggest create a longer video showing the sign 2, 3 times; with different camera angles (if possible)....
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Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

If you're going to make the choice for the user, I'd suggest using "Resume" since it's much easier for the user to revert back to the start than it is for them to find their place in the video. An ...
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YouTube Premiere countdown animation

Like the floppy disk icon commonly used to represent the feature of saving for most of the digital products, the animation visual you mentioned was the opening screen for channels to set up ...
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Does a video lightbox need a close button?

Think of it the other way: Not every user has the same level of familiarity, and other sites don't conform to the same standards. Clicking outside the content, or using the esc key to dismiss a dialog ...
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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

From personal experience, I can comfortably watch a 2 second gif repeatedly, if and only if the transition from end to start is quite smooth. If you are working with computer generated models: ...
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Why does Twitter limit tweets to 140 characters? Why this number? What are pros and cons of this design?

Twitter's limit was based on the 160 character limit for SMS, with the other 20 characters reserved for addressing (source). The 160 char SMS limit was based on Friedhelm Hillebrand and his teams' ...
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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

Do not have the video on repeat by default; if a repeat option is offered to the user or if the sign is repeated within the video itself, make sure it's completely obvious when the sign starts and ...
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Titles With First Letters As Capitals vs Regular titles?

The writing style of the title is referred to as title case or headline case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_case The second example is not in the title case writing style.
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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

It's the inconsistency that bothers me. Click on video maximizes, then the behaviour changes so that click on video pauses/resumes. Forcing users to learn two different behaviours to achieve a similar ...
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What is the way to show sections (chapters, bookmarks...) in videoplayer for mobile?

IMHO, it depends on the origin (bookmarks by you, or comments by users?) and quantity of markers, as well as amount of text (within the markers) and length of video. Think about how these variables ...
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Is it better see a video on modal or in a new page?

You should avoid putting content like this within a modal. A modal should be reserved for communicating critical information to a user that requires the user to take action. Modals are completely ...
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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

Avoid having a jump cut from the end of the video to the start without anything to indicate that's what's happening. Starting with a freeze-frame and a caption, then letting the animation play, and ...
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Looking for guidance to resolve a difference of opinion - play button on image that is not clickable

Consider that users come to your site with expectations from all the other sites they visit. An extremely common interaction when a user clicks a 'Play' icon, is that a video will begin playing. It's ...
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Should I reverse the play button in Arabic?

According to Google Material Design standards, anything depicting the passage of time should be mirrored. Media controls, however, reflect the direction of a tape being played, not the passage of time....
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Commonly used copy for private and public sections

Your ideas are pretty clear and my hunch is that they would work well for most users. However, you might want to consider the context and the specific user actions related to your platform. It's also ...
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Why does YouTube hide media controls?

I can still remember when YouTube videos had transport controls visible all the time. As YouTube videos are usually embedded in other webpages the transport controls need to be included within the ...
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Where to put a live video feed in our app

Provided the user is able to zoom in / out, and move this map to be able to see what they want, I would suggest that you put the video feed on top of the map in the top corner. If you look at google ...
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Does a video lightbox need a close button?

There is a certain scenario for which a dedicated button is needed. For video, especially, it sounds like a bad idea to dismiss the Lightbox on clicking somewhere on the overlay background. Because ...
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Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

I think we cannot give you a valid answer because we don't know why the user has opened the video for second time? What brought him back to view it again? If you can understand that you will ...
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Vertical video on mobile devices

The problem with those arguments is that they ignore reality, human vision is binocular and has a wide field of view, so we derive another degree of information on landscape, mainly depth. On the ...
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Why does YouTube hide media controls?

Clearly hiding them is better than always overlaying them, so the question is then on the downsides of having them instead below the video. The first disadvantage with them being below the video is ...
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Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

Instinctively (I can't really provide any research to back this up) I'd say that when you close a modal the implication is that it's stopped existing, and when you open it again that's a new modal, ...
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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

Usability suffers, If by mistake you click on a facebook video, can you go back from full screen mode by clicking again ? No you can't, clicking again now works for Pausing/Restarting which is ...
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Is it better see a video on modal or in a new page?

Viewing a video on page would be better than viewing it in a modal. If you don't want the users to move to other page, you can use a hybrid approach. You can use inline modals - similar to google ...
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Is it better see a video on modal or in a new page?

I've often been inconvenienced by videos displaying in a modal dialog, for two related reasons: It's too easy to lose my place, because dialogs are often (as implemented and as expected) easily ...
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Answer via video UX

Understand that you are currently in the user research phase, just like to point out that the way users respond via audio only and video (with or without audio) are very different. And typically ...
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Acceptable length of video for mobile?

According to Wistia video analytics, the longer the video, the more likely user attention span will lower. I think anything between 0 to 1 minute is perfect. A little more would also be okay if you ...
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Vertical video on mobile devices

I think there's a really solid argument for producing vertical video for certain mobile platforms where it makes sense to do so. Ads in snapchat, etc... as mentioned in the article. However, it's ...
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