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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Automated/smart checkouts - should there be a limit?

I am currently redesigning the UX of an online checkout. I know there are possibilities to automate a fair bit of form filling for registered customers, but I get the feeling that this can be too much ...
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How would I display a numeric component stacked with other components without looking likes its out of place?

We have multiple component types which stack on a form, the majority of components look OK (there is a lot of wasted space on most..). Currently its looks something like this: Once there are ...
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Approval and Grouping Process [on hold]

I've been working on this feature, and I can't find a solution that will make me happy. I have 2 columns. The left Column has a table-like list of sales commission items (and corresponding info) ...
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Best design for a list with 8 fields for numeric input in a same row

I'm designing a web application where a user needs to add more then 15 football players in a list. For each player user needs to enter values in 8 different fields in each row. It is usually about 50% ...
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How to organize a grid with fixed width but variable height boxes to fill available space [migrated]

I'm looking at Pinterest as a design inspiration, where they have fixed width column, but each of the grid items fill all of the available space (and have variable heights). Here is an example: My ...
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Menu options in a document-oriented Windows desktop app

I am preparing a prototype for some Windows desktop app that allows users to open a project (document) and work with it. The users have mostly Windows 7, with a chance to get Windows 10 sooner or ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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Should I place link in Android title bar?

This is more of a design issue/question. In iOS version of application on main Login screen we have all fields for login functionality and we have "About" link in top right on title bar. That is ...
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“General” game GUI (not mobile)

Looking at the general layout of a lot(but not all) of computer games across the FPS/RPG/strategy genres the format usually follows a rough pattern; Menu = top left, Chat/log = lower left, Action ...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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What design pattern is best for highlighting a required user action?

I have a summary page which documents a customers details. The customer is able to edit/change these details on a new page. Upon returning back to the summary page they still need to submit the form ...
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Do I need an extra checkbox column in the table

I have a table of students with their subjects. On the first column I can set a checkbox to select a student OR all subjects on the same row. Then I can click "Remove Students" or "Clear Subjects" ...
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How to choose a suitable colour between dark/light areas?

I'm trying to design a user interface that indicates which tab is selected, using the material design style: Interestingly one of the few things I don't like (and that I'm struggling with my ...
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Effectively handling a service booking process

I am having 3 problems outlining the user interface flow of my mobile application's booking component, and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. These problems were spotted during 1-1 ...
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Best way to allow entry of shop open hours

I am looking for a control or a method such that I can allow the user to enter the working times of a shop for each weekday on a web page. For instance, the working time for Wednesday is: 06:00 AM ...
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Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?

I'm currently looking for freelancers to redesign an ecommerce website and I was wondering if it's better to have the same person design frontend and backend UI or if it's better to have a frontend ...
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Should I refresh the ui data under a modal dialog

I have a list view of students for a selected class 7a. When I open the "Manage classes"-dialog and Delete class 7a should I do an instant refresh in the background or would it be better to do the ...
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Should I combine two values for a single slider?

I'm designing a loan calculator, which based on the loan you request (separate input not shown on the images), allows you to explore your options of monthly paybacks, and the period during which you ...
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Improving “set appointment time” and “number of people attending” UI elements on booking form

I created the UI above to help facilitate the booking of various services. However after testing it on several users, a number complained about the form's "lack of guidance". They did not understand ...
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GUI elements in conflict Field Search, FAB button and Menu bar

I'm building a webApp with mobile support, and I'm facing a big issue when dealing with mobile screen and it's size limitations. It's important to note this webApp isn't about a single company. It's ...
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What is the advantage of a modal dialog vs a new page here

I have a list view showing a datagrid of students for a selected class. In order to manage the classes for those students I could show a dialog where the user can create/delete a class. A minor ...
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Should blogs have a 'new reader' button that changes the sorting order of the posts?

For people who have been subscribing to blogs and following their updates, the important bit is the information that is new, and to have some convenient way of locating older posts. However, I wonder ...
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How to layout ios ui with little content

I am new to ios development and was wondering how to layout the ui when I don't have much content? Below are the two extreme sizes of ios device, iPhone 4s and iPad Air. The 4s screen looks OK but ...
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Colors for grades A,B,C,D,F (A+,A- …) [duplicate]

In my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely? What do ...
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Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? ...
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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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Select duration using numeric input + menu of units, or a single slider?

I have a notification panel which is designed for users to receive notification once something wrong or changes happens in the system. So there are two tasks that are for regular checking. These two ...
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Should I include a search box in the dropdown menu or just go with one in the nagivation bar?

So i'm designing the interface of an ecommerce website that acts as a platform for stores, and naturally, there's a search box in the navigation menu. For each of the elements in the navigation bar, ...
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N dimensional compatibility matrix

I am new to UI development and need some guidance on the following problem. I have a long list of options (100+) for which exists multiple (in)compatibility rules. A (in)compatibility rules is a ...
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Difference between global buttons and context sensitive buttons related to a data table

I have a table of students with data. I would like to make it more obvious to the user that the last two buttons can only be used in the context of selected row(s). For that I would of course ...
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How to properly manage exchange between two lists of items/products in a desktop web app?

I'm working on a Web App UI mostly for desktop (but also working on tablets) where the user has to manage inventories in a modal window. He needs to select items from a stockpile (i. e. a large ...
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Best practice GUI for a report designer where there is a many to one relationship to the data

I'm having trouble finding any best practices for a report designer when you have some data elements which repeat multiple times within a single report. Every report design best practice seems to ...
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UX/UI Translation in many lanuages

I'm currently working on the back-office of an application, used mainly on desktop. Final users are not necessarily "tech friendly", the interface has to remain simple and clear. I try to design an ...
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Material Design guideline for Google Map's side pane?

Here is what happens when you click on an icon in an "old-style" Google map: You get an InfoWindow, and clicking "more info" opens a new tab with a google search of the icon's subject. Here is ...
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Is copying other app's UI okay?

I'm making an Android game with a UI similar to Facebook Messenger Android app. I didn't re-create all the UI elements, but users will surely know it looks like Messenger since the game is about ...
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Should I use multiple synchronized dropdowns in a big UI

User Story: The user can create a schoolclass 7a The user can create a pupil for a schoolclass 7a The user can change the shown pupils for the current selected schoolclass 7a Question: Should I ...
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What is the best way to indicated a column's data is affected by the date range selected?

Our dashboard has data that is static such as names and full budgets and also has columns which are affected by the date range which is selected. The user's attention always jumps to the same columns ...
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Show “Tips” for features of an application?

I have an app that has several features that users will (hopefully) like, but are likely to miss. I'd like to tell them about these features. How would that be achieved with minimal spamminess? I ...
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What are the types of user interface models used in mobile apps [closed]

I'm working on revamping the UI for our mobile app and preparing a presentation explaining the various kinds of UI models out there. As I'm a self taught designer so I'm not familiar with all the ...
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Website gamification what achievements? [closed]

I run a website with news and stories and I want to improve the user experience and pageviews per session with a gamification. What should I add to my current approach along the achievements? ...
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End-user feedback interview for an early stage prototype

Are the following questions appropriate to garner feedback from an early stage prototype? If not, what questions would be more appropriate: For the individual: For the business:
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Design for Application consistency or follow OS convention?

When we design applications to be used in the new world of cross channeling, we need to take into account a lot of different factors. Not only do we need to address in which environment the app is ...
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a better interface for entering an age range with user-selected units

I am trying to create an age picker and this is the best i can come up with: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups the dropdown would have years, months, weeks ...
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Display hierarchy of mutually exclusive options

INTRODUCTION: I am a software developer with no experience with UX/UI. In original application I worked on, I had 4 mutually exclusive options from which user had to choose one. I used the below ...
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mixing multi select and single select in one list of ajax results

I'm designing a mobile app (android + ios) I'd like to have a page where you can type in a search bar, and get a list of (ajax) results you can choose from. the results are a name, with either - ...
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What are best practices for deciding when to use native iOS UI elements or when to build custom ones?

I know some interactions and content are far too complicated to apply to a default iOS UI element - but when it comes to ones that could go either way, what are the best practices in making a ...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...
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What are some design paradigms to follow when I want to put icons over an image (instead of using header bar to show icons)

Here's what the top of an app I am working on looks like: As you can see, there is a white chevron. Before this, I was using a header but I kind of prefer this look so I get more screen real ...
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Maps with Multiple Heat Maps and Other Data

We're about to embark on a small project that requires us to plot various data on a map. Some examples that we need to put on the map: Population Income House Prices Crime Etc Examples 1-3 could ...
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How to provide two options for items in a list, with accessibility for blind users?

I'm developing an Audio book player app for mobile. This app is mostly focused on blind people, so the UI must be comfortable in accessibility mode. For an open book, it shows a list of it's chapters. ...