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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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Using “X” for both “close” and “remove”

I'm working on a shopping cart design. I'm currently using "X" to mean both "close" and "remove" in the interface. Are there any suggestions for alternatives to "X" as a symbol to remove? Will this ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?

I've been reading up a lot on UX lately. The terms computer graphics, HCI and User experience keep coming up together. Could someone explain to me how Graphics, HCI and UX are all linked?
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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience

INTRODUCTION: I am inexperienced software developer who had a task to implement informational system all on my own. Since the deadline was short, I was unable to design UI to provide convenient ...
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Modern rich text editor? [on hold]

I've been using CKEditor for my project up until now, however, it is extremely heavy and takes far too long to load. What are some modern rich text editor that are available, as I haven't been able ...
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Should I use a separate icon if the response will be slow?

I'm currently building the UI for a webapp where users can refresh various bits of content. The speed of this refresh depends on the type of content. In most places this is a very quick operation (max ...
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Client wants to remove footer on certain pages, should I?

I have a client who insists that we remove the footer from certain pages under the guise of 'the footer will distract people and they will leave the site/not finish the journey'. To me, this sounds ...
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Minimalistic UI Versus Too Many Choices, Modal Bootstrap

I am currently in the process of building a website for a larger company that allows someone to reach out to different servers at various buildings. Each building has one server and multiple PC's that ...
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help redesigning table options

I've been asked to look at the design of a table that has buttons at the end (highlighted) Obviously these options should be at the head of the table where they can be seen straight away by the ...
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Iconography for “Paid” and “Pay Later”? [migrated]

I have been trying to work with using iconography for the status of a booking, which allow my app users to pay now or pay later. After they have selected from these options, they are presented with a ...
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How do you reduce the number of emails users send you?

We have a website for an amateur sports club www.cugc.org.uk with a lot of content, we have put a lot of effort into providing all the relevant information to new members or those interested in ...
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Crash dialog - motivating user to explain what they were doing

In my application (a browser), there are two types of crashes which can occur: Python exceptions, i.e. I can handle the crash just when it happens and display a crash dialog immediately. Segfaults ...
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Presenting a list of sequential actions in a Windows application

I'm programming a small PC app which is mainly used to perform a set of sequential, step-by-step actions, and I wonder what would be a "standard" way to design its UI, so it would follow conventions ...
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User Interface for Role Management

I'm creating a role management screen and wondered if anyone had any good ideas. The basic idea is there are 4 possible roles a user can be assigned for a given category. There are approximately 12 ...
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Is my back button OK where it is? Could it be in a better position?

I am developing an app for tablets and was considering moving the back button to the top left, but I would have to make the change in a few places and was wondering how much of an effect it would ...
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Indicating list item is pressed

What would be the most conventional way in showing that an item has been pressed in the list below... that would fit into my current design?
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Include/Exclude interfaces

I am trying to design an interface where the user can choose to include certain items from a long list and also exclude certain items. The usual interfaces that I see are of this type This interface ...
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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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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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Interface for defining BNF and CNF formulas

I'm developing a web app and need to make a web page that should allow my users to make BNF or CNF formulas like the following: Some colleagues suggested that I make the page in this way: ...
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Designing gantt like schedule in grayscale

I had some problem deciding if this should go here or in Graphic Design site. I hope I got it right! So I'm redesigning a schedule application. It looks something like this: Each activity has a ...
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Return List to Original State

BACKGROUND (USERS: Internal business users.) I have a sortable task list which has the 4 columns (date, customer, items, cost). But now we want to expand the business logic to include: "IMPORTANT" ...
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Should I avoid changing a “clunky” UI?

This seems like a broad question, so I'll outline my specific example. I support an old Windows program. And I mean OLD. It originated as a 1997 rewrite of ever older software. It's a kind of ...
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Are there guidelines for Viewer-friendly interface design?

For clarification: Viewer-friendly interface Any computer interface that is designed to be seen on television, as opposed to actually be useful for the user. Movies and television often show ...
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Designing a prompt for saving changes [duplicate]

Background Imagine there's a UI that contains a list of "talks". Each talk has fields such as "title", "speaker", and "description". Users can edit talks but have to explicitly save their changes ...
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UI/UX in an Agile Development Environment

I'm working with a company on a medium-large scale web application. The application is to replace existing applications, manual, and electronic processes. This project is on a tight deadline, and is ...
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Best way to order sign on info when it's restricted to the same page?

Due to a programming issue, we're being forced to put the pre and post sign on pages on the same page. Here's the current mockup: It's a messy situation, but I'm not really sure how to make it ...
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Quantifying activity by the time of a day of the week

First post here, but I'm really having trouble getting an idea of how to visualize a certain piece of data for a project. Right now, we are trying to show a certain amount of activity on a given day ...
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I've got a UX dilemma related to the entry of a date/time in to a calendar for booking time off

I'm the product owner for www.staffsquared.com ,a HR app for small and medium sized businesses. People can book time off via a calendar UI in our app. They used to be able to select their from and to ...
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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
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What background colors would correctly describe level of importance of item on the list

I have a list of customers. They are( from least to to most important): Regular customer, VIP customer, Small company, Medium company, Large company. I list them in this manner: I would like to ...
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How to ask the user to choose between Save with or without revisions?

For my project BigPicture [textpad with infinite panning and zooming, useful to do some mind maps, etc. (1)], I would like the user to choose between 2 schemes when he wants to Save a project for the ...
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Selecting a multiline text from multiple predefined ones

I am trying to let the user choose from multiple multiline texts predefined by the admin. The user may also enter his own or alter a chosen predefined one to fit the situation better. Each text is ...
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A new way to display true / false values to user

The company I'm working for is looking to develop a new user control to convey true / false values to users. Currently we are using checkboxes but due to some constraints we are now forced to develop ...
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Separate administration pages vs. front-end integrated administration

I was wondering if there have been any studies on this topic. Which one do most users prefer? For example, Wordpress separates the front-end views from the site administration views. Different theme ...
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What is the point of list-style-type?

In CSS we have different list-style options. For example: ol.decimal {list-style-type: decimal;} ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;} ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;} ...
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Alternatives to dragging items to add to data view

I have a design in which a list of items are in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each of these items can be added to one or more views on the right side of the page. Currently, this is done ...
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Show items related to selected item in list

I have a list on my UI. One item in the list is selected. Out of the remaining items, few can be related to this selected item and other may be totally unrelated. For example, Item4 is selected. No ...
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How to display a flag on a sortable dynamic list

I have an application where I have a Document Type object, and I need to add key fields to that document. So we have a list of available key fields that the user can associate to a document type, and ...
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Which way do arrows point on a tabbed web page?

Which way are arrows supposed to point on a tabbed web page? Towards the selection or towards the body of the selection? An awkward scenario seems to arise when a user selects another item and the ...
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Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
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What is the origin of the eject symbol?

On the web, there is a lot of information about the Play, Pause, and other symbols, but I could find no information about the famous Eject symbol at all. The only source I could find was an article ...
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Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable

I have a tappable row (yellow with blue border in pic) which does action A. However inside this I could have input controls (checkbox, textbox, etc). I have wrapped this area in a non clickable view ...
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Action icons on context menu

I have an object and a menu on its toolbar. When user clicks this an menu icon from top toolbar, a context menu opens in drop down like shown below: There can be actully three kinds of objects so I ...
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Pattern for showing the dependency with dependent fields below a radio button or checkbox?

I have a form where there is a field with two options. Depending on which option is chosen, there are 1-4 additional fields that need to be filled out, as shown: I think there are two problems ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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How to tell a user that part of an import was unsuccessful [duplicate]

At the company I work for each week the back office needs to import a CSV file that contains about 50 rows of customer information (new customer, customer details, addresses and others). Sometimes ...
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Should the “home” button in my app stay there even when the user is on the home page?

I'm developing a web app to be used on mobile devices. I use a home button in our status bar to return to our "home" page. When on this page however, the button will have no function. My question ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle? [closed]

I always find myself in a dilemma about whether to choose rounded corners or square corners, for both applications UI & web design. As I read in a couple of articles choose one style of corners ...