Graphical User Interface design (GUI-design for short) refers to the visual aspect of designing computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications, and websites with the focus on the user's experience and interaction. Generally refers to digital rather than physical ...

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Know any good UI/UX textbooks? [duplicate]

I'm a graphic designer. I've already done UI design for some mobile apps and web apps as well, but I would like to learn more about UI/UX design in order to train myself. (UX design from a graphic ...
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How to show a readonly row in a GridControl

I want to show a readonly information in a row of a GridControl. At the moment I am defining a background lightgray and the image columns with opacity 0.5. But I wonder if there is a better way to ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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Critique windows application [on hold]

I have developed a windows application but the ui is a mess. I was hoping to get someone to review it and if possible suggest improvements or even come up with a design. Does anyone have any ...
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Thinking in Inheritance vs Editing Multiple Disimilar Values

When presented with multiple similar modules, all containing the same set of user definable parameters, what pattern is shown to best suit the widest range of user expectations? Inheritance: Using a ...
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Grammar for describing UI design

Does anyone know of a formal grammar approach to UI design? I currently have wireframes for 100+ pages and I'm now driving out the commonality / identifying reusable components. I'm interested in the ...
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How to present 2 sets of dimension inputs and not confuse users

I'd like to get some feedback on an UI I'm currently assembling - in a simple graphical editing app of mine users can edit properties of graphical objects like their position, angle and other ...
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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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Error messages / alert boxes on wide screens

I'm reworking a web app UI to take advantage of wider screens and I have a niggle I can't shake. There are many tables throughout the app for which a wider screen is advantageous. Above the tables I ...
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How to highlight best elements corresponding to a search without changing their order

In a web application used to search content inside documents, we have a view displaying the main parts of a documents: Chapters Diagrams Tables of data Users can search for specific words inside ...
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One interface for adding users to groups and groups to users

So I'm struggling with coming up with a way to do this. Basically, right now, there are two interfaces: One allows you to create and manage groups, and the other allows you to create and manage users. ...
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How to deal with elements in a list forming a distracting vertical pattern

I'm using a list to display information. Each row needs to display two thumbnails, and a string. I noticed with this implementation that the layout of icons seems to resemble two columns. which may ...
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How to implement a Web UI feature to insert default sentences in an textarea

We are talking about implementing a system that easily generates sales reports for our sales employees. We want to create a web application with one or maybe more text area's to gather the input data ...
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How to create a consistent user experience for a dynamic chart

I am creating a website that will display data using Highcharts. On any given chart, there are various different filters the user can apply to see different aspects of the underlying data (e.g. time ...
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A good placement for a “click to refresh” button when you have several tabs to refresh at once?

I'll post several links to illustrate the problem; because I believe the refresh button placement is not the only problem... The application is called grappa-debugger; its only feature, for now, is ...
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Color/Shading Guidelines for Button States

Are there any rules of thumb or formulas for the different color shades when creating non-default buttons? Default buttons have 4 states, Enabled, Focused, Pressed, and Disabled. These all tend to ...
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Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?

What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI? I don't want the data to be displayed in formal tables with rows and columns. Is there any way of grouping ...
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How can I design a 'non-linear' user permission table with two column relationships?

I'm exploring the idea of using a two column relationship to deal with granting user permissions. The left column has rows where the user can be granted a 'view' or 'edit' permission in each cell row. ...
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Is it bad practice to use “Lorem Ipsum” example text in a text-preferences screen?

I'm the developer of an application where text plays a major role in the user interface. Users can adjust the style of the text in a preference screen. I have added an example text to the preference ...
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Is it true that people expect tooltips in 'old looking' systems but not in 'new looking' systems?

My hypothesis is that if you have old plain HTML forms, users are more likely to hover over elements and read tooltip texts giving more details about them. But if you style the forms to look ...
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What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?

Getting clear user feedback is great. But what do you do with the feedback when different people, or groups of people, want different things? I have encountered this situation a few times recently. ...
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Creating a UI/UX that will let a customer and service operator debate and decide on the price of a transaction

I am trying to create a user interface that will let a customer and service operator debate and decide on the price of a transaction. Initially, the program sets a preset value. This is the average ...
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Best place on screen to put drag and drop

I'm having a set of items and a set of groups, The items can be dragged and dropped onto the groups to make a different combinations as user wants. Now my question is which is the best place on ...
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What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?

I teach a course with a piece of software that makes liberal use of this checkbox: I'd say around a quarter to a third of participants completely fail to use it without help. They all try to drag ...
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Should :focus and :hover styles be the same or distinct?

I'm in the midst of redefining a cross-application style guide, and I want to make sure we're accounting for accessibility in the design, including contrast ratios, text sizes, and focus states. One ...
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Previews in markup editors

I have seen different approaches to previews in non-WYSIWYG editors. One is to have a edit and preview screen side-by-side or like here on stackexchange the preview below the editor. And the other ...
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Saved Search vs Ad Hoc Filters

I'm looking for a way to allow the user to perform a search quickly & easily, most of the time using saved searches with relative dates. Frequently the user will want to perform ad-hoc searches ...
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Back button label

What should be the label written next to a back button? Should it be the current activity or the activity the button would take us to? Take facebook's mobile website for an example- The label says, ...
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How to display AND / OR groups and exclusions

I hope I'm able to describe this functionality effectively. We have a feature which allows a user to create "Authenticator Groups". The groups determines how a user can register. There are "Allowed" ...
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What is the least ambiguous way to select a date range?

We are building an internal tool to apply for and track leave. We have discovered that choosing what days to take off can be ambiguous. We've thought of two different ways to ask for a set number of ...
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Average rating score vs number reviews

I am designing a list, and under the name of each product, there is a rating based in 5 stars. Next to it we want to display average rating in numbers (i.e., 4.3/5) and/or total number or reviews ...
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Filtering information and tooltips - Best Practice

I am currently designing an information portal. An early iteration of the design, and details regarding functionality can be found here I am aware the design isn't the prettiest at the moment, for ...
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App selection/store with not many apps

I'm making an internal-facing web-based interface for our corporate management platform. Users land on a homescreen with different applications available for them to then click on to use. (eg I can ...
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Represent and edit object graphs with standard OS UI elements

In most cases the data that applications, forms and so on work with is relative flat. It means that the objects representing the data are actually nothing more than a collection of key-value pairs - ...
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Edit document name option in pop up

On my UI, when user clicks to create a new document, a pop up opens where a wizard is launched where user must select a folder in which he wants to create the new document. Pop up has a list of all ...
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Design for search by date or year

I need to enable user to filter displayed data by date ( 11.2.2015 ) or by year. My current design is illustrated below: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
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Do arrows pointing right mean progression universally?

Sometimes I use arrows pointing right to mean progression, and arrows pointing left to mean regression. Looking at internet browsers' back/forward buttons, I assume this is universal, but I don't know ...
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How to inform about fields in a big form?

I have to improve a very big form with at lot of fields. I'm thinking about making some type of marking to inform the user about: 1. Fields that should be filled 2. Mandatory fields 3. Content that do ...
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How to show why the button is disabled?

I need some ideas on how to show the user why the button is disabled. It is a very big system with a lot of rules and therefore it can be hard to fin out why. I would like to help the users but how? ...
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How can a webapp show whether polling is on or off, without looking like it is stuck?

ACRA's web client polls a server every N seconds. Polling can be on or off. The UI is currently a clickable GIF image: when polling is on when polling is off Clicking the icon switches on/off (on ...
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What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs? [closed]

I am a user experience designer who is recently assigned to work on a Windows 10 desktop application. I am not sure with what tool I should use for prototyping and illustrating the interactions to ...
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Multi purpose form or separated entities?

I am developing an application where the user will have to acquire a lot of data records. Each such record will represent a person. The user can choose between 2 different types of persons to add and ...
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Should the 'back to top' button be used when infinite scrolling is implemented?

Infinite scrolling is becoming a popular design choice for many types of websites that focuses on the browsing rather than search behaviour. Does the use of back to the top actually support that ...
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Choosing which easing to use in interactions? Any Standard?

I've researched the web a lot for this and have come up with a very small list. Almost all iOS Apps and most current Web Apps use some form of easing or another. Interactions & Transitions are ...
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Should “expand” arrows point towards the expanding content or away from it?

When using the official Github for Mac GUI client, I've seen that there's an icon which is used to open a hidden menu. It uses arrows to indicate that it moves something, but those arrows are pointing ...
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how can I clean up these piano notes?

hopefully i can attach a screenshot here... I am buried under the complexity of displaying piano notes. (hmm, thanks editor guy for including the screenshot in the message. but it's not quite hires ...
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Multiple Account Administration

So, I have a site that I'm currently designing, and I'm struggling to find a good way for a user to Administer multiple accounts. Basically, the situation looks like this: User "John Doe" has a ...
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Best way to represent selection of scripts between steps

I have a process with multiple steps(concept,design,implementation,maintenance). This process needs to be automated. User will select different scripts from file system to move from one step to other. ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Progress Feedback

I have an application which processes data within a set of AutoCAD drawing files. Basically, there are a few parent drawings and a few child drawings. My objective is to create an informative progress ...