a method of direct manipulation where a user moves an item via a pointing device to "grab and drag" an item to a desired location, then "dropping" the item to specify an action to perform.

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Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?

This answer gives pretty good evidence that in a table with multiple columns, zebra stripes are the most effective way to make it easy to see which rows are which in the table. Sometimes in tables, we ...
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Adding, Removing and Re-ordering of a large list of items for MOBILE

I am having trouble finding the best solution for the best possible user experience for Mobile. I have done a solution for desktop, but really struggling for a solution for mobile I have a large list ...
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Should a limited number of votes be represented with buttons or tokens?

I'm working on a website on which each character of a cartoon has a score, and the user can choose a given fixed number of characters to "hurt" and to "heal" (a user can only hurt so many characters ...
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Click and drag affordance

We have a Silverlight application which has two main areas: a vertical list of fields on the left, and a work area on the right. There are two possible operations that the user can perform on the ...
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How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?

I have a problem with a column in a table in which the cells may receive data in multiple ways: You may write a number, say 1.0. If you write you can only write numbers. Place an object in the cell, ...
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What is the best way you have seen to represent something is draggable? [duplicate]

I've seen many different ways to represent an object on a page as being draggable, but I was the most effective way in your experience of doing so?
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Why does scrolling when dragging an element scroll faster on mouse wiggle? [closed]

I don't know about other operating systems, but this is very prolific in Windows. Let's say you have a scrollable container that items can be dragged onto. You want to drag an item onto the part of ...
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What is the fastest way a user can bulk update a set of dates?

I have a little web app that basically shows a roadmap of projects. Think your typical timeline view like this: Each project has a date. Right now if you want to change the date of a project you ...
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How to handle map borders in 2D-map with drag and zoom out?

Case description: The user sees a 2D-map that has limited size. He can drag this map. He can also zoom in/zoom out, like in Google Maps (the mouse pointer remains on the same coordinate, both in ...
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Draggable and Edditable - How to solve?

I have elements on a web app im designing. Its sort of a WYSIWYG thing for a CMS. The elements are boxes. There are different types of boxes, or "micro templates" as I call them. One is a heading ...
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Designing a drag and drop sortable that can sort its own contents and copy its children into another sortable

I have this problem that's bothering me for a while. I have an interface containing 2 or more sortables in a web app (sortables are controls where you can rearrange the child contents). Example: ...
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intuitive multiple directory (like file input) selection design (pic)

Anyway, I'm a developer by trade, but do most of my own design work. The program I'm currently developing requires that the user "configure" several directories in which several 3rd party executable ...
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What is a small screen alternative for drag and drop?

I have a drag and drop question that looks good on full-screen but I can't shrink it down for phone screens so well. The page is navigating from top to bottom and has various knowledge checks as you ...
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Is it okay to use a “place” and “replace”button if an image has already been uploaded using the drag and drop or upload an image function?

I am trying to use this Drag and Drop / Upload image feature and put it inside a field. By adding or uploading a "logo", it will will be replaced by the image uploaded and buttons like Delete and ...
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Pan when dragging near edge of container

I am implementing a container view for a native mobile app that has draggable objects and also allows panning. To drag an object, the user presses and holds until it activates (by highlighting and ...
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Reorder in grouped list

List of items, each has: Order, Category. List can be sorted: by order, by category (actually two sort descriptors here: first by category, second by order). And grouped: none, by category. When ...
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What are the alternatives to dragging items to add to data view?

I have a list of items in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each item can be added to one or more views by dragging the item onto a view on the right of the page. This is proving to be ...
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Designing a mobile interface for 3 or more sortable lists

We currently have a web app that has the following interface: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups List items can be reordered within a list and can also be ...
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custom drag able boxes, when to utilize them?

If anyone has used igoogle they would know that they can customize various boxes according to their choice. I was developing an web app and am really confused whether to give such an customization ...
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Handling errors for drag-n-drop reordering for a large list

i have some difficulty determining the best approach(in terms of UX) to this problem: I have a list of elements on a page. Each element has an id and an orderNumber, that are fetched from the server. ...
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graphics and indicators for drag-n-drop

I'm looking for a good indicators to tell a user something is draggable, and to some extent, to tell the user (once they are dragging), that they can drop something "here". What have you used as ...
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What is the best icon to show that something can be dragged and reordered?

I am using jquery UI sortable to allow rows in an html table to be sortable. I want to use an icon for a handle and I am trying to figure out what is the best image / icon that would best illustrate ...
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Grab point textures best practice

I'm using jquery's draggable and droppable to enhance the usability of a wireframe stack in our application, and I've already adjusted the cursor to the CSS move glyph to indicate as much. I'd like ...
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UI pattern for organizing/categorization where items can become a category?

The picture below show pretty much where I am right now, category on the left & in my app I can drag items in categories & move it like that. The issue I have right now is that an Item can be ...
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Scrolling on Mobile Screen with Draggable Items

I have a responsive web app with lists of draggable items that are longer than the height of the screen. Users will need to be able to scroll down to see more items, but when they do, they run the ...
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Dragging a menu item and indicating where it will be when dropped

I have a menu list which is tree-like(So menu items can have children etc.). I want the user to have the option to move around a menu item in that list. I want them to be able to put the dragged item ...
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Add drag and drop items to multiple places in a tree

I'm struggling with a problem relating to a drag and drop system. I’m designing a complex system that allows the user to configure a decision tree to get to a price value. This system simplified is ...
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iOS drag 'n drop design

I am developing an iOS app (I am a programma with very little design knowledge). This app contains a system where a user can create items in the (expandable) interface and these items can be very ...
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Interface for selecting multiple items out of thousands, w/ categories

I'm trying to build an interface for filtering lots of data for the sake of searching. I need to present a VERY large collection of names, make it easy for the user to select all the names they need ...
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How do I indicate field name after multiple drag and drop on the same screen?

I have a screen where we can add 4 images and 2 text strings on the same screen.Images are drag and drop feature.Text have feature of "Click here to enter text" and entered text is shown there ...
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How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?

My app can be compared to UML modeling tool - it has a workspace and a navbar full of new elements that can be drag&drop-ped to the workspace. How do I indicate the drag&drop workflow? Or is ...
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UI for splitting/consolidating orders

I'm working on UI for managing orders in an Ecommerce system. Entities at my disposal include: orders, order items and shipments. I need to implement a clear system to allow my users (vendors) to: ...
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Need of selecting multiple data with various types at once. Drop-down lists, comboboxes or drag'n'drop list?

When an user needs to define a custom region, for example, which is composed of one or many cities/states/boroughs/countries/macro-regions (within countries)/micro-regions (within states)/etc., he/she ...