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Do interfaces really need to “look good”?

I notice that sites and software with less superficial value (less style, inspiration, or simply "neat-ness") often succeed far above their fantastically, well-designed counterparts. Is the style, ...
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Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?

I love the appearance of traditional url's, because the www in front of them eases and speeds up my understanding that there's definitely a certain web adress. But is there any established guideline ...
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1answer
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What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?

I'm in the process of doing layout for a trifold aimed at the elderly population in my town, and I'm looking for some recommendations from folks who have experience laying similar materials out for a ...
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7answers
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Is there a good way to establish a Green-Yellow-Red colour scheme?

Basic colour theory tells us that a colour palette of Green, Yellow and Red is a laughably ugly, they are colours that clash. If we take Green as the prominent colour, the analogous colours that go ...
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0answers
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Universal Icon for Religion [duplicate]

Is there a culturally-universal symbol to represent religion or a place of worship? I would like to avoid having an icon containing multiple religious symbols because that opens up a whole mess of ...
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5answers
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Do we perceive images in text reading direction?

I received a graphic in a presentation with equally weighted items in it. Their order did not match my expectation, so I started to wonder why that would be. Finally I figured out that I was reading ...
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2answers
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Desktop/iPad/iPhone PSD frames for screenshots workflow?

In the past, I've googled iPhone user interface elements and downloaded the PSD. 2. I deleted all layers except the frame 3. I took screenshots of my various web projects 4. Change dimensions and ...
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1answer
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How to distinguish between links and headings without colour variation?

Yes, I know that I shouldn't make links and text the same colour. But I am restricted by corporate guidelines. On the whole site, I am only allowed to use the company's shade of blue with a few ...
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2answers
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Is dark UI pleasing to general app consumers?

I noticed there is not so many dark apps on the app store. With few exceptions such as Spotify, it makes me wonder. On the other hand, Android seems to embrace dark colors a bit more. Is there any ...
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6answers
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What design principles are important for doing “more with less”? [duplicate]

What design principles can be used to achieve simplicity without diminishing the ability of the user to use an interface efficiently for complex tasks? Specifically, I'm wondering which key design ...
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6answers
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Critique: how to visually differentiate similar looking icons of “Test”, “Save”, “Load” & “Download”

I'm Currently working on a mail template builder project. We're using a lot of icons and now I need to make some for our menu bar. As you can see they must represent Test, Save, Load, & Download ...
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2answers
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Subtle vs bright GUI design - Is there inherent value in design subtlety beyond user preference?

I've heard it said that a designer should almost always use subtle, simplistic style in the design of a typical user interface. Is that really the case? For example, Windows 8 is very bright / loud,...
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3answers
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The effectiveness of the hamburger menu in 2016

How effective would other professionals rate a hamburger menu on its own. Is it necessary to have a menu which is 100% visible and doesn't need a click to be shown. I intend on using the answers here ...
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4answers
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Design Nuances: Can they add value to any design, or are they simply a personal taste decision?

Update Since asking this question, I've come to a better understanding of how question scope should be defined (more precisely than this question's original version), so I'll better define the scope ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to represent show and hide in icons?

I have a web page that has a list of columns of information. All columns have names and then some of the columns have items in them. I want to have an icon to represent Hide all empty columns ...
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6answers
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Two logos on a website header

So I have a client right now which is asking me to include a second logo on the website's header. I am no graphic designer but I feel this is so wrong. The second logo is for one of the projects the ...
2
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1answer
377 views

Mobile Phone Design - Data Tables

Currently I am struggling a bit with how to show a lot of data properly and user friendly on a mobile device. On a website its easy to implement a table. You can show for example 7 columns. But ...
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1answer
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Need help determining pricing for designing a very ambitious app [closed]

I know its alot but please read all of it so you can fairly assess the situation! The Important Backstory I am a 17 year old self taught user-experience designer that is pretty far ahead in the ...
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1answer
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Are softwares like maya, autocad, 3d max, nuke, etc. helpful in anyway to a ui/ux designer

Are the above softwares actually helpful in any practical way while applying for a job in big companies as a ui/ux designer?
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2answers
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Where do user flow diagrams fit in to the UX/UI designer's stages of development?

I'm a web administrator by trade and am curious about UX/UI design. After doing some research I've decided to resurrect an old idea and build a website. This website will serve as a tool that members ...
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2answers
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Is there a conventional, widely used icon for decision support?

I did some research to figure out what icons exist for decision support, and which of those represents the decision support the best. I didn't find any suitable icons, because I think they don't ...
2
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1answer
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Where to start when styling widgets for an app?

I'd like to improve the visual appearance of these widgets. What tools are available to help me? I am in need of advice on how to make widgets I create look and feel professional. I am no artist ...
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3answers
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Mirror HUD GUI design resources

I am developing software, in which the user will be reading information from a heads up display style mirror and interacting with the HUD GUI via voice commands. I am not a graphic designer, however ...
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Making coloured text links stand out and obvious that they can be clicked on

This is a redesign of my website: As you can see, its largely a work in progress; I'm trying to do a flat user interface design. I can tell you now that I am in no way a designer or UI/UX expert. ...
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What is a good generalized “navigate to” or “open” or “more” or “choose” or “select” icon?

Imagine a table with many rows in a web application. The first column contains only an icon, no text. When single-clicking the icon, it must represent selecting that row and takes you to a new page. ...
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1answer
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Critiques on portfolio site

Can I get some feedback on my Portfolio site? I'm getting a little disheartened with my job search and I'm wondering if my portfolio site isn't communicating clearly. I have other, more professional ...
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2answers
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Testing visual lay-out and concept of interfaces on users before really starting development?

This is essentially about lay-out and visual structure, and using a couple of more or less random people to help thinking ("Random" people can mean someone passing your office, your neighbour, cousin, ...
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2answers
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How can I make these links more obvious to click on?

Currently working on a redesign for a dental laboratory. While testing the home page with a user, they never clicked on the links in the subnavigation. They clicked on the larger buttons in the links ...
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1answer
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Should target user segment (based on income) affect your designs?

I am at an impass with a client and I also don't have the answer so I would really appreciate your thoughts and if possible, proof like research papers etc. My client targets user segments B and C. ...
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1answer
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Is there a standard design for adding(editing)/removing/reloading a file? [closed]

I am building application that stores pictures of my friends in a database. Each friend has exactly one picture of himself in the database, so there will not be multiple pictures of the same person. ...
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3answers
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Distinct palette for translucent markers over greyscale image?

I'm trying to choose a discrete set of 10+ "cold" to "hot" colors to be used by translucent markers/icons displayed over a continuous tone grey scale image where each step is clearly different it's ...
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3answers
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Icon for reordering a horizontal nav on an iOS app?

So, I know that the icon with the three lines is the most common method of letting the user know that a vertical list is able to be moved around. Example here: I'm wondering how the same kind of ...
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The strange case of Japanese Websites

Japanese Websites are strange entities that live a digital world far away from the one we are used to. They probably have their standards, that are still obscure to me - and it's not a matter of ...
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iPhone prototype app which overlays mocks with developed screens?

Anyone know the name of an app where you can overlay the design mocks on the developed testing screens? I downloaded an iphone app like this before, but forgot what it was. It’s hard to for the ...
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4answers
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Critique : Feedback for portfolio website design

I'm in the early years of an aspiring web/graphic designer. The two main intentions behind creating this website were: To get some practice Use it as an online portfolio while hunting for jobs (...
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5answers
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icon indicating “Nothing happened” or “No Data”

I have a website showing a matrix of Scheduled Operations the matrix has server names on the y-axis and dates on the x-axis I need an icon that represents "No Schedule". My first thought was ,but ...
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3answers
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Icon to best convey “Make a new post”?

What icon would best convey "Make a new post"? Can't think of any, considering just spelling out "Make a new post" instead.
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2answers
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Best List lots of Address BUT SIMPLE as well

I am trying to get a clean look yet not give up detail when displaying quite a bit of addresses. Here is the current method using toggling: But from a user looking at this, they can't tell which ...
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3answers
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How to make a UI element look clickable?

I have created a button that has multiple options and when a user toggles between these options, the video on that screen changes - See image and animated gif below. In some instances there is ...
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2answers
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Too much buttons in one line

I have my result screen from some kind of quiz. It has image with heart and text at the center. (I think this is the only place) The question is how to place these pink action buttons. Firstly ...
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1answer
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How can I make my design blog's information more useful / accessible? [closed]

I have a blog which contains information about design/ research methods. I want to improve the UX and make the information more useful and importantly actionable. What steps can I take to achieve this?...
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1answer
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UX Wireframe User Flow Scale

Thought I'd throw this out there. At which scale does everyone produce their wireframes/user flows? For mobile, I usually design at 1:1 scale using iPhone 5 dimensions (320x568), but I've found that ...
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1answer
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how to choose the colours for different states for android components(ie pressed.selected focused..etc)

i am working with android project i choosen flat design for app...i got struggle on choosing the colours for pressed state..as per my design background is white..normal button is red...now the problem ...
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1answer
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How to display available dates?

I have an end user who is the admin for a website and they insist on showing the available dates to the customer. They are showing the showings literally like this: 2-Mar, 9-Mar, 16-Mar, 23-Mar, ...
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Photoshop Overlay Blur Effect Can be used to blur any image [duplicate]

I am trying to create Blurred Overlay that can make any image blur if any image is behind of it. For your reference i have attached few examples and want to achieve same thing..I can create blurred ...
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1answer
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Image choice specificity

I'm working on designing a personal website for myself (a CS student for reference), and I'd like to include a "book" on the home page. Fahrenheit 451 is a book that really impacted me, and I also ...
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2answers
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Photoshop - save for web and devices, how to save using default options each time?

I wonder if there is a way to ask photoshop to save for web and devices using the default options, and save two or tree mouse clicks each time.
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What's a good icon for symbolising “rent”?

"rent" as in renting of books etc. I need to design a rent icon that symbolizes renting of books in a mobile app.