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How do designers choose shapes in a design?

Actually there may be a great deal of thought put into such usage, well beyond personal preference or some client directive. Style If you know you want a more friendly, loose "feel" then ...
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How to indicate dark mode / light mode options on a user interface?

You could simply be straight forward with it....
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The effectiveness of the hamburger menu in 2016

I think the hambuerger menu is recognizable by the vast majority of users nowadays, when in the right context. In your example, I do not think it is obvious. I usually expect to see the icon for ...
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Why large companies never use flat design?

Because they are not followers of trends. They are trend setters. Whole thing about Apple is "think different". You got 20 e-mails with "see what's IN in design in 201X" and it's something that Big ...
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Presentation - Brand Identity

I, personally, always brand presentations with the client branding. That way the client gets an overall sense of the proposed design. In fact, my company branding is reduced to monotone and minimal ...
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The effectiveness of the hamburger menu in 2016

Nowadays, it is a well established indicator as a button to reveal a menu. There is no reason to worry that people won't understand what it's for based on the icon alone. However where it's situated ...
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What is the name of this UI Element?

This is called a SlidingUpPanel - given that one has this sort of interaction behavior with the element in mind: https://pub.dev/packages/sliding_up_panel Searching for SlidingUpPanel as UI element ...
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How do native speakers of a right-to-left-language read an image?

Summary: They usually read it from right to left. Be careful on flipping. Consider creating a localized image. According to a Cognitive Science study [1], the reading order of an image depends on the ...
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How do designers choose shapes in a design?

This is probably going to get hammered shut but in brief; the basic shapes, circles, squares and rectangles are invaluable as the fundamental elements of design. Shapes and curves can provide feeling ...
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Presentation - Brand Identity

In my experience it can be quite confusing for the customer if a presentation uses the design company's own branding. There might be a clash of styles and it can seem little smug and out of place to ...
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Why large companies never use flat design?

Not sure what qualifies as a 'large company' and exactly what you expect to see in a 'flat design', but some of the latest Android interfaces do look pretty flat to me. Also, Facebook's app interface ...
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How to indicate dark mode / light mode options on a user interface?

You don't really need an icon for this. I would just use a toggle switch: place it in a distinct, fixed position in the design, then customize. You can play with the fills and strokes, or add wording ...
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How do designers choose shapes in a design?

This is very opinion based but: many times these 'shapes' are derived from the actual logo and/or are part of a branding system. eg. Vodafone's rhombus system other times they could be just trending ...
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How can I avoid icons with double meanings?

A rule of thumb with icons is to keep it as simple as possible. It's important that users get the idea by the first look, not by the second and third until the 'AHA' moment occurs. In general, you ...
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How do I differentiate between vegan/vegetarian, wheat/gluten or dairy/lactose icons?

As for Wheat / Gluten labels unless you specifically want to convey that the product contains these, you should cross them out to signify wheat-free or gluten-free products. Not sure what your full ...
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How to indicate dark mode / light mode options on a user interface?

Dark mode and light mode is not something that you'll switch every few minutes or every hour or even ever. Most people select one preferred mode and forget about it and some could switch regularly ...
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How can I ensure that my design works for colorblind people?

You can use some simulators. https://www.google.com/search?q=color+blind+simulator Make a snapshot of your website and upload it for example on this page: http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-...
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The effectiveness of the hamburger menu in 2016

Swing by UX.SE for lots of discussion on this topic. Feature discovery is good The hamburger icon itself isn't the problem, it's people's tendency to scan quickly and rely on the design to expose ...
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What can good artists do to become good designers (web & app)?

"Committee" clients are always a nightmare. I avoid them as much as financially possible. It's not you.. it's the fact that there are multiple people with multiple visions and multiple opinions all ...
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Design critique on my apps menu

Your design looks nice an clean which is an excellent start. However, you don't seem to have a cohesive grid structure and the horizontal menu doesn't work. You don't have a defined center or equal ...
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Save and Close Icon

Well I'm sure this is not as 'creative' as your management probably expects you to go into Einstein-mode and invent what nobody else did, but.. moving away from floppies and drives and all that ...
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Simple, editable design system for clients?

Something like Canva templates What if you consider... Canva? You can upload files, that can be the base file, probably the background, and then someone just log in and edit the file? It also has ...
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How can I avoid icons with double meanings?

If you can't find a single concept or item that doesn't already imply something else then you could use a group of accessories. Accessories are often unrelated to eachother so the group is unlikely ...
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Should target user segment (based on income) affect your designs?

Design should without a doubt consider the target audience. It should be one of the main factors in your whole process. I beileve that good design is universal To an extent, yes—but design needs ...
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How to make a UI element look clickable?

The chevron is in a really weird place right now. I'd put it under the icon in one state and above the icon in the other, or above and below if there are more than two states. First state: chevron is ...
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Subtle vs bright GUI design - Is there inherent value in design subtlety beyond user preference?

An important point to consider is the context of the design, is it for a one proposition app or website, or a complex online tool. Vibrant strong colours can look great, however by using bright ...
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Good UX for container alignment for main content

I wouldn't go for none of the above. I find it very annoying to have everything aligned to the left of the screen. I would add a wrap container and center that to the screen. Add a darker BG color ...
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What can one do with a collection of unused, quality digital art/graphics?

I have decades of art taking up GB of hard drive space and it all goes unused 97% of the time..... Sure I sell some. I give some away. I repurpose some. I've done "collections". If you are at all ...
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How can I make a heading more legible on a real estate background?

This post if full of random image examples from a Google Image Search. Images are copyrighted to their original creators. No license or permission should be attributed to any images in this posting. ...
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