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Yes, but since the audience is primarily English (and generally expected to be able to use English) the question itself should be in English, and it's most helpful that any non-English text in screenshots/etc is translated/explained unless it doesn't get in the way of answering questions. As for translating an interface, that's what the language, ...


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Yes, all of the above is on topic.


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I sometimes go back and forth on whether or not I think these questions are useful for the site. However, I fear that covering off such basics could lead the site to be thought of as quite simplistic - comparable to Yahoo Answers / Quora in just allowing all sorts of questions. Stack Exchange sites expect users to have done some research into their problem ...


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From my perspective, as long as the question is about an icon that would apply to a broader range of uses than whatever the op is working on, then it is fine. So a question on an icon for privacy is fine, but a question on an icon for mattress types is not.


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We're a bit deliberately vague about that, really it's easier to say what's off topic (graphic design, code implementation) than on topic. The blurb deliberately focuses on who's asking the question rather than what specifically it's about. I'm not personally sure that section can really be expanded without presenting an overly narrow view of what UX ...


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If your question is something like: I've built {this dialog box}, how can I improve it? Then no, that's not really on topic. That's really just a review of your interface, so there is no 'correct' answer to such a question. You're better off posting to somewhere like http://fivesecondtest.com/ instead. However, if your question is more like: I have ...


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That would be something more for the graphic design site than the UX site. You could also try using something like FontBook to narrow down the font characteristics and then browse through whichever fonts are left until you find the right one.


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I'm more interested in drawing people into awareness of UX than in building a towering edifice of deep and narrow questions. I know that's a minority view but I think a little contrarianism and some dialectic is healthy for any community. UX is a discipline that is (IMHO) incredibly powerful and can be life changing for people who become aware of it. So ...


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I agree to Jon’s answer here in almost every sentence. But even if the question at hand can look trivial to experts, imagine what kind of qualitative answer an expert could give. The one asking could have been searching for a User Experience term, and find various of good and bad answers and really need to verify what this term means, not only in an academic ...


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Generally, if the visual design aspect of the question is the core of it then it's off topic for here. However if visual design is just an aspect of the question then it may be suitable. Think about the people in your office that you'd go to if you had that question - would you go to a graphic-designer first, or would you ask the UX person? We care about ...


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It would help to make this guidance available (or more discoverable) in the mobile app. All of my interaction is via the iPhone and iPad apps and I expect that is the case for many users.


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They can be. If you have questions about usability (how users interact with your solution), then yes. If you have programming questions or errors in your code, you'd be best turning to the Programming page or Stack Overflow.


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Well, yeah - we could re-open that discussion. Or, rather than ask for "good ideas" around certain topics, perhaps it would be better to ask for the significance behind certain selected icons. Don't ask "How do you use an icon to represent 'click once' (not twice) [closed]", instead ask "What does this icon say to you?" and display a picture. The end ...


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We are a bit more flexible when it comes to hypothetical / subjective question in UX than in many of the other Stack Exchange sites, purely because of the nature of User Experience as a whole. Unless you're looking for some specific research on something it is rare that there is a definitive 'correct' answer to many questions here. However that doesn't mean ...


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