An action is a method or process by which something is achieved by a user. Actions are usually associated with controls, which allow the user to complete an action by operating the control. Examples of actions include interactions such as clicking, swiping or dragging, or more complex processes like ...

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How to handle color consistency when the color has both thematic and actionable reasons for the color?

Note: the example is from the Batman Arkham Knight videogame game, but it's something that can happen outside the world as well. In Batman: Arkham Knight, there are certain sidequests where you can ...
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Table with actions per row

One of the pages in our web app includes a table that typically has a few dozen rows for each user, and it takes most of the page's width (5-8 columns). For each row, users can perform 3 possible ...
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Which accordion Identifiers work best?

which accordion identifiers make more sense? Plus and Minus OR up & down arrow chevrons I'd be very interested to see if anyone has any analytics or proofs on these concepts. As always, ...
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Bulk actions on a left-navigation tree of folders/contents - Best way to handle this experience?

I have a situation where the current UI is set up in a left-hand navigation that contains a tree structure containing folders and their contents. The right-hand side of the application is where the ...
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Classic main-menu and ribbon at the same time?

I recently added 'Ribbons' to my application(for experts, as browser-app) which look and work the same way as you know from 'Windows-8' or MS-Word; eg. showing tabs, quick-launch buttons and a ...
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Material design - Data tables

I'm trying to design website using Google's material design guidelines. On desktop, my site is basically navigation drawer (on the left), header (app bar) and the content area. All what I want to ...
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Approve, Reject and Forward (iphone and Android)

I'm trying to figure out 2 situations. 1)- We need to add "approve/Reject/Forward" quick actions when the user swipes to the left in one of the requests. I would like to know if the actions are ...
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Is it a good idea to apply swipe-based list actions on an activity feed list?

I am designing UX for an activity feed on a mobile app. The height of each feed/activity item will vary, and should include actions like share, like, etc. The straight-forward approach for ...
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How to signify swiping to access a menu?

So I'm designing a notes app for iPhone and I've hit some trouble. I can't figure out how to signify swiping to access more actions. Similar to what Mailbox does (see image below) however there will ...
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Clear and Done action in Filter

I need to define where and how (icon or text) to locate the clear and done actions inside a filter. I have 2 options. One using icons and the other using text. Basically we are thinking a very ...
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Improve “today's orders” screen [closed]

I'm having problems on how to make one screen of my app user friendly; the purpose of the screen is to display today's orders. It also has an option to choose another day. So what I have now is a ...
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Horizontal swipe actions on mobile web applications

On iOS mobile Safari (and iOS Chrome), a horizontal edge swipe is reserved for switching between open tabs. As far as I know, there's no meta tag to turn this feature off for certain websites. I have ...
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What kind actions could be open to Bulk Editing in a Data Grid?

For a Data Table with Bulk Actions enabled, we will have 2 types of Data: Single Select Eg. Enable/Disable, etc., Multi-Select Eg. User access to multiple accounts. (refer image below) So, my ...
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best practice for Android ActionBar filtration

I have android listview whose content is changed depending on the filters specified I have two menu filters in addition to the search that can be applied on these filtered results. The search is ...
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where team members are out of scope of a step should they be excluded or listed with 'no action required' message?

Managers need to complete certain activities throughout the year for their team members. In some circumstances managers do not need to complete any activities for a member of their team (e.g. the ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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Label for a button to kick work back to previous user

We have a process in which a piece of work needs to be submitted by one user, approved by a second user and finalised by a third. Either of the last two users can send the work back to the first for ...
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How to differentiate between dismiss and delete

Our system creates some records and have a review screen that lets the user see what was created. We would like to allow two actions in that screen: Delete - remove the records completely, with no ...
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Using black for CTA

I've recently design a website for a client, and at some point he was talking about the Call to action color and he said "I really want to move away from colors. Can we use black please?". I've made ...
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Action button in home screen (mobile)

I have an app that provide the functionality to create two different concepts: "Rooms" and "Conversations". I need to place two buttons, one for each, in home page of the app. I think that is very ...
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Are buttons perceived as rectangles first?

Yesterday I ran into a discussion with my coworkers because after setting our app high fidelity prototype to a real user testing, we noticed that they barely saw the top nav action button which we ...
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Best design for 'undo' in rich web apps?

I'm wondering what is the best UI pattern to allow users to 'undo' an action in a rich web application? Background: Before you say 'just use the Back button', please read this article which does a ...
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Showing progress towards a two-step goal

I have a lightly interesting problem in that I need a system for awarding a t-shirt after two actions are taken. The two actions can happen anywhere within a 12 month span. It feels like overkill to ...
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Inline actions vs grouped actions

I have a page with a number of different lists on it. Each list has the option to add a new entry. Would it be better to have the actions in a separate 'action area' or position them close to the list ...
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Good wording to indicate Export and Download action?

I have run into this issue with a few web apps: There is a page that displays some data, and the user needs to have the ability to retrieve a file of the same data (typically as an Excel spreadsheet). ...
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Button text in table column - 'Open' or action name?

I need to decide which version will be more intuitive: Ver. 1 - action name in heading and open buttons: Ver. 2 - empty heading and action name on each button: Is it a big difference between ...
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Buttons for a process with multiple or optional parts/stages/segments

What is/are the best UI practices for a process that has 2+ stages or optional segments? And how does the amount of stages, and the popularity or likely use affect the layout? For example, if I want ...
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Animations on action buttons as a progress indicator

Are there examples of using animations on actions buttons to indicate that the action triggered by the user is in progress? Is it better to apply a modal or lightbox effect to block out other actions ...
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How to order call to actions (view, edit, delete) in a horizontal row?

I have a table with multiple rows of data. The last column of this data table contains a group of icons representing actions a user can perform on that row of data. Actions include: View, Print, Edit, ...
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Open page in Parent, Tab or Pop-Up

I'm working on an application with a lot of user functionality and navigation which stems from the ability to create, edit,update,delete (C.R.U.D) the majority of objects/entities. My question is, ...
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Actions and navigation buttons in the same toolbar?

In our application, each view has a title bar and a toolbar. The toolbar contains two types buttons: Actions: e.g. Create new project, action is performed in the same view Navigation links, e.g. Go ...
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What text should be used for an insertion button? “Create”, “New” or “Add”?

Whenever I have been designing interfaces, I always wonder if I should name the button Create, New or Add. I have never decided and stuck with one and would like to get an explanation on what use ...
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Why does Stack Exchange require you to click to be turned down? [duplicate]

On any Stack Exchange site you can't vote for your own question. So, Why does it give you the option, and then reject your vote? Would it not be better just not to have the option? This way they are ...
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Is it ok to have command links or buttons within a step on a wizard?

I have a scenario whereby the user needs to perform an action after entering some information within a step on a wizard. Can this action be initiated with a command on the step in order to reduce the ...
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Opposite actions combined in one split button

For the interface I'm working on, users can mark certain rows as "Verified", but they also have the option of marking them "Unverified". To do this, they select several rows by clicking on checkboxes ...
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Financial actions and two click confirmation - two buttons vs checkbox+button

I'm trying to decide how to display a confirmation for some super important actions. The two options I'm trying to pick from are: After clicking the first confirmation button, it'll be replaced by ...
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Color of destructive primary button

In our app we use green buttons to signify primary actions (located on the right, but that's a whole different discussion) and grey buttons to denote secondary actions ('Cancel'). For example: The ...
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Should clicking on a checkbox and a table row produce different actions?

I'm working on an implementation of a "checkbox grid" in ExtJS. It's just a table with a checkbox on each row, and the user can act on multiple items at once. There's a simple version of what it ...
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How to disambiguate 'delete' and 'disable' actions in a tabular interface

I have a table with a long list of rows. You can perform multiple actions on these rows, some might be Edit and Delete. I want to add a Disable action, but I'm concerned that users won't understand ...
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How to avoid repetitive actions in table rows?

We have a table with data and actions on each row like so: Name Email Description Actions James james@gmail.com Desc 1 Edit Export ...
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How do you show feedback if a user's action effects something in a different space?

If user's action effects something in a different space, what are some intuitive ways to illustrate this to the user without taking them out of their workflow? Right now when a user acts on the item, ...
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Why do almost all public Wi-Fi's force you to press a button on a website before you can use it?

Almost all public Wi-Fi's I have encountered require you to press a button on a webpage (or even make an account), before you can use it. But one time it was just "To use our Wi-Fi, just press the ...
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Always visible vs mouseOver action

I have a web application that displays a "house listing". This list can be customized and should contain a "edit / delete" action over each item. At this point I have two ideas to solve this. For ...
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Action menu placement for bulk actions in a grid

I have been playing with an idea of placing a bulk action drop down menu for a grid/table in the header of the column where the selections are done. This is to save some precious space above the table ...
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Should input be accepted after confimation (or other actions)

I often find myself in the following workflow: Enter user name Enter password Click "OK" (or enter key) Wait for response Discover the checkbox next to OK-button Think: "Bugger! It would be nice to ...
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Table Comments and Actions

I have a table where one column is a 'Comment' section with a textarea where users can add a comment and save it for that row. I'm trying to think of the best way to implement this. There are a ...
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Should I use something else instead of “Dismiss”?

We have a notification system for users at poeditor.com that looks like this: Once the user clicks "Dismiss", the notification is hidden and it doesn't bother the user again until the next ...
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Save, Favorite or Star?

I'm working on a job app and I would like to offer our user the possibility to save a job and let them find it quickly later. First I thought using a star icon to let them "star" a job like starring ...
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Is it wrong to have your primary actions in red?

We're using red as the colour for primary Actions. This can be in the form of a button. In terms of usability, what are the downsides. Are there any upsides at all? An example for using red coloured ...
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Providing multiple paths/flows for the same Action

We are developing a complex platform with heavy functionality, and I am having a dilemma, concerning whether or not to add a button for the same functionality one-step earlier in the User Flow. As ...