Reusable solutions for commonly occurring problems in user interface and user experience design.

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circles that indicate the current image index

I just need to know what this is called: Let's say we have 5 images, then we have these 5 small circles beside each other above the loaded image and if we're showing the second image, the second ...
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Intuitive Active / Idle / Off status button

I have a requirement to visually show the three status of Active / Idle / Off status for devices. I somehow convinced with switch design as you can see in the below illusion, not fully satisfied ...
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Showing a lot more content within a model box

I'm working on a single landing page where content had to be shown in a model box. also this content has more content under it. but it's too much to show all together in one modal box i've to work ...
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What do you call this ux pattern for search fields?

What do you call this feature where a search query gets converted to "tags" that has been popularised by Pinterest (but could also be seen in Google Drive, Facebook, Apple Mail etc) and what ...
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What is the best way to represent two scores for a square result?

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this question, so please let me know if it is not. I'm a graduate student working on figures for a research article. I have data that is being ...
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Copy/paste VS Clone

When managing lists or objects, what are the advantages of a "clone" action over "copy & paste", if any? What are the disadvantages? Or when should you use one pattern over another? I assume ...
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Is there a best practice for where to display toast notifications and snackbars?

What is the best practice for the location of toast-style notifications and snackbars? I have seen them predominantly in the lower right hand corner for toasts, and across the bottom of a browser for ...
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A higher order design language for UX

These days the digital design space doesn't just involve individual apps interacting with the user. A number of different technologies and trends has led to the prevalence of frameworks such as IFTTT ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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Radio button best parttern in mobile app

I have radio button selection in mobile app where on selection of it, the dropdown box gets activated. My question is that, is it best practice to place radio button and dropdown in stack manner (pic ...
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Drag and drop in long lists

I continue to hear drag and drop can be a bad user experience when dragging to reorder over long distances, such as within a list and when scrolling to the target location is required. Are there any ...
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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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Assigning modules from a library to a server where the amount of modules can change?

I need to create a design for an internal tool that we will try to utilize within our own team that works with software testing. We will try to build a tool that can help us automatically setup a test ...
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Where to place Logo, left or middle? [duplicate]

Most people say upper left is the best, due to recognizability issues. I saw a video on Treehouse and showed that CNN did the bold move, to put it in the middle. Then i checked CNN and the logo was ...
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Best way to lay out home page of mobile app

I'm redesigning a mobile trivia app, and on the homepage, there are radio buttons that let the user choose the difficulty, and then there are also 3 buttons that start the game. The current layout ...
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info presented to the user in a payments page

I am in the stage where I will start building the page of my app that displays the payment status of the user. Nonetheless I have no idea what this page will look like from a content point of view. ...
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The Name of a Full-size Device-independent Start View with tagline only content and downward pointing arrow to access the site?

I don’t know if this is a new trend or just the fact that I’ve not come across this pattern before and it’s actually old, but I’m unable to find anything on it. The story is that you access the root ...
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What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?

The earliest reference to "coach marks" (in the context of software UI) appears to be the following patent, filed in 1993: Method and apparatus for generating and displaying multiple ...
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Is it right to use desktop/laptop UX patterns for touch based devices?

I've noticed recently that we often use UI elements and UX patterns from desktop and laptop, which often stem from the primary input device being a mouse or physical keyboard. We then apply these to ...
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Should bulk-editing functions be hidden until a table row is selected, or is there a better solution?

As an example, MailChimp displays subscriber lists in a table/data grid. Notice that while the user can select one or more rows using the check box at the left of each row, he doesn’t know what ...
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Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the perennial problem that arises when presenting multiple options, where the user can select none, one, or several options. Using checkboxes, it's not clear whether a user ...
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File Picker vs. Drag and Drop for Tablets

Imagine that you're creating a presentation on an iPad. You want to create a presentation, add content to it, and rearrange it as needed. You have a catalog of content to choose from, sorted by ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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What is the name of this dial/spinner-like interface element?

I've tried googling both spinner and dial, but they turn up results that are not this. I need to implement this in a website, and would like to know the pattern for it -- it's just so much easier ...
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Name, icon, and color of the button

I want to clear the text from the text box, what should be the button named as? what icon and color should the same button have? Thanks in advance.
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What widget should I use to filter table rows based on checkboxes?

Suppose my table has a column on the far left that consists of only checkboxes used for selecting rows. The default design is that the header of that column would have a checkbox, which would be used ...
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Standardized design patterns for UI?

In 2004, Jakob Neilson wrote about two studies that looked at a database of websites and compiled a list of standard UI patterns based on usage. The studies looked at 100's of web pages and ...
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Need a pattern to capture multiple data sizes

Something I am struggling with: a UI for Network QoS Changes. The situation: There is a fixed maximum limit. The sum of the sub-values must not exceed this limit. Sub-values are captured as integers ...
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What is the best way to illustrate how discrete elements relate?

I have three pieces of information, say, that are being displayed: A score An abbreviated explanation for the score A call-to-action for a suggested activity based on the score Is there a best ...
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Anemic user interface

Recently, while discussing the design of a user interface for a web app, I noticed a phenomenon in which people only think of a few simple user interactions like "type text there", "select an item ...
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How to configure a graph widget? [closed]

I am working on a web app to help the user create configure a graph widget wherein the user: Names the widget Selects a graph type (one of many) Provides the details (5 to 6) that graph. I'm ...
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UI pattern: assign to list + details

assigning items to a list is well-known UI pattern and is already discussed at ux.se. Example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The case I've stumbled on ...
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Why does twitter not update live? [closed]

I'm wondering from a ux design perspective, why does twitter not show tweets live? Instead they add a bar which you can click to show new tweets. If tweets were rendered so that they are not so tall ...
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How to provide an “easy to understand” UI to display/hide checked items?

I have a tree where the user can check/uncheck each item. Since there's many items, I would like to provide a way to filter the tree to display: all items only selected items only unselected items ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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Should a user be able to control the timezone when scheduling something?

I have a product where users can schedule content to post to social networks. The users may have their account set to their local timezone, while running a campaign which requires them to schedule ...
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Better List Builder Pattern

In the list entry pattern here the user searches for a record using the form input, and the results are displayed below in a grid. Selecting a record from the grid adds the record to a list. The ...
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What is this type of interaction/component called?

When a user fills out some input fields and adds it as an entry to an existing list. Usually there's a way to edit/delete these entries as well.
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Assigning to multiple groups

While there are plenty of "assign to blah" topics here, I'm not sure that I've seen this exact case. Apologies in advance if this is repeated. Building out a new website, with quite a lot of ...
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What's the best way to present a nested drop down menu but avoid the drop down going off screen?

I'm currently working on a design that originally was using a nested drop down meny like so: But, when a user clicks on the "more" icon of the card furthest to the right, the drop down menu no ...
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Graphical Editor Patterns: Edit nodes a) inline b) with a dedicated edit view/dialog or c) a mixture of both

This question has been asked a few times but none that relate to a particular scenario: Graphical editors. I've noticed several different patterns, mainly Inline Edititng - Complex nodes have ...
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What is the best combination of shortcuts for sending text message and breaking line?

So far I have encountered web applications that use these shortcuts to send messages(posts, emails etc) without clicking the submit button: ctrlEnter or cmdEnter ShiftEnter Just Enter On the other ...
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Why should text be non-selectable?

I've seen some websites that make their text unselectable. And I believe that this can break up user experience, as "selectable text" is a well established ui pattern on web and computer in general. ...
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Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks [closed]

The Bootstrap family of design frameworks has been the main driving force behind a lot of front-end web development projects. The Google Materials Design concept has also been floating around for a ...
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Using a carousel pattern to display a set of questions

I'm considering using the carousel pattern to ask questions in a more dynamic and engaging way (this is my hypothesis). The carousel isn’t the only element on the site and will be displayed at the ...
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How to signal the user must add a minimum number of images to continue?

I'm making a utility where users rate images from favorite to least favorite. In the creation flow, the user must add at least two images, and is given the option to provide a title or description. ...
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Can I use a control NOT specified by Material Design?

Material Design has a comprehensive set of components, but no design framework can reasonably hope to cover all widgets. Many of the UX StackExchange questions on Material Design on this site relate ...
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iOS using tabs in modal view to show camera/multiple photo galleries

In our app there are many pages of forms, and each page can have (or requires) photos attached to them. Photos can come from the camera, photos previously taken, or a view of certain photos from the ...
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What are the conventions for keyboard shortcuts in Windows and OSX?

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows appear to follow some sort of convention based on the modifier key, but I can't figure out precisely what it is. Here is my current best guess: Ctrl often execute ...
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Should I make an effort to prevent trivia questions from being repeated too quickly?

I'm coding up a fairly simple trivia game. Right now, I have about 350 different pairs of questions and answers. Each question is chosen at random from the 350 before it is displayed. While it's ...