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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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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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Is there a proper term for lists of removable tags?

I call them "tag blocks" but I don't think that's correct. The pattern is a block of textual information with the X to remove it. It can be seen in some places after adding a file to let you remove ...
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What's the name of this type of navigation?

I want to know whats the name of the navigation of these sites bellow: http://www.visitsuffolk.com http://www.ehow.com.br http://www.blogdoplaneta.com I searched for 'responsive grid', but its ...
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Fee quotation form just below the first fold. Are we losing orders?

Our site has a fee quotation form below the fold and we are concerned that we may be losing potential customers. What evidence is there that the "fold" is still a concern?
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Should read-only text appear as plain text or in a read-only textbox?

Should I use labels for read-only information, or should I use read-only text boxes to maintain the look of the fields? It seems to me that if something is in a textbox it implies there is some way ...
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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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Have I missed anything from my list of web form best practices?

So I have been putting together a list of best practices to apply to forms recently and there is a lot of conflicting research out there. I have been combing everything from blogs through to HCI ...
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A higher order design language for UX [closed]

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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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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Best way to display date and time range in android listview

This is currently my screen. Is there a better way to display the date and time range within an android listview if you already have 3 lines on the left and only 2 lines on the right side.
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How can I simplify this task screen for mobiles [closed]

The Dropdown option are: All, Monthly, Weekly, Daily The second row shows the current date range. If you select weekly, it would show "7. Sep-13. Sep". You can swipe left or right to change the date ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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A Good “Invitation to Connect” Experience

We are building an "connect with your friends" part of our app and I am curious about a good way of doing this. My first thought is do like everyone else, so I looked at Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, ...
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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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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 simultaneously-...
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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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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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What is the best web design pattern for toggle-able options within a parent toggle-able menu

I'm working on a menu that can be toggled on or off, with sub-options within the menu that themselves can be toggled on or off. while logically I think it makes sense for both the parent menu and ...
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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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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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How to design a parent child relation Edit dialogue

Does anyone know a good way to design an administration dialogue to add and edit items that have a parent child relationship? The mockup below x bike categories and for each bike category y z ...
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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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Labels above the field or to the side of the field? What about prompt text and validation messages?

Which layout works best for your users?: Field labels on the side of fields Field labels above the data entry fields What about prompt text, format tips, examples and validation or error messages? ...
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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 to ...
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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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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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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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Are there any recommendations or statregy for showing reviews on content at product launch?

We have a bunch of content that want people to read and have added reviews to the content to help others understand what is more valuable than other content. We are about to launch this feature and ...
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Layout for adding one or more contacts to a record

The context: The user is creating a client record. Against each record their could be one or more contacts (people) provided. Often this will be adding 1 or 2 but could sometimes be up to 5-10. The ...
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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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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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Where can I find a comprehensive list of UI Components?

I think this is the site where I can ask this. Sometimes I have to build specials "slider" or "scrollbar" but when I try to look for information is difficult because I don't know the proper names. ...
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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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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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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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Drag and Drop: Better to avoid drag-n-drop to offscreen elements?

I have a particular web interface in which drag-and-drop may be useful, however, the problem that I see is that the list of items to be dragged could potentially be very long (below the fold). Is it ...