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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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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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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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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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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Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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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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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 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 show correspondence between two lists referring to the same data?

I am currently working on a desktop application handling photos. One of the screens we have is a view where you can see a list of albums sorted by date to the left, and when clicking on an album, a ...
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Several questions regarding my mockups (pictures attached) [on hold]

I'm working on a project and being very new to UI design, I need some feedback (fresh eyes always win!). Attached are my mockups for an iPhone app. These mockups are designed for iPhone 3/3GS + iOS6. ...
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Display related location points on a map

I'd like to display an array of various location points, that share the same group. I've been tasked with designing a visual UI that houses a Bing Maps screen and displays several (location based - ...
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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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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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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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How do I show margin and padding values?

I'm writing an application to create road signs (it won't be obvious to most people), and a certain interaction involves the user clicking an object on the workspace (in this case the text ...
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Can anyone highlight potential problems with the attached homepage? [closed]

We have been noticing that people come to this page but users don't click any button or links that are provided. Google Analytics is showing a 99% dropoff rate. Can anybody see any UX issues in this ...
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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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Menu selection state for presets with custom dialog

Say I have a menu which controls a particular property. Four of the items are presets, the 5th can be achieved with a custom dialog. So initially the menu is: Item1 Item2 Item3 Item4 Custom... For ...
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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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Toolbar + selection + options all on the same screen

Is this the best way to put all of these on the same page? EDIT: More info... this function is used to search recorded video. I have: Camera list A quick search or Date/Time search options for ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
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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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Date and Time Picking Interface [closed]

So I am developing a android app and below is attached one of the screens where user has to select a date(day, month, year) and a time(hour, minute) range like start date and time and end date and ...
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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 ...
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What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'? [closed]

I have read multiple articles on-line that say that the era of Skeuomorphic design on the web is over, and that a new era of so-called 'flat design' is now the new thing for developers, but do users ...
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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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What's the best way to layout an application for building lists of objects?

I'm building an application to support a small scale manufacturing process. The process has a number of discrete steps. "Widgets" are consumed in each step and new types of widgets are produced to ...
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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 to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users

We have two lists on our website. One on the left listing activities, one on the right listing resources. When clicking on an item on the left list, more information about the activity is displayed ...
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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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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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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
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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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Switching between live/ recorded playback modes

The mobile surveillance app I'm working with has two modes: Live mode and Recorded mode. Live mode streams 4 camera feeds and allows the user to control their PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) functions. ...
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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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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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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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Providing grid summary

We have a grid listing some data and then there is summary, which is also a grid. What is the UX pattern/ideas/designs to display both? If there is an operation like clear (which should clear both ...
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Can we Combine Repetitive Columns or how to manage data having more column on single page without scrolling to right and down?

Good Morning to all. i have to manage say more than 10 column on single page, for Ex= It is application say student want to give feedback for teacher and according to fields student have to answer. ...
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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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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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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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Are carousels effective?

Go to just about any eCommerce site and the homepage is nearly guaranteed to feature a carousel - an auto-rotating panel, usually with some sort of small navigation, usually highlighting new product ...
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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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Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?

Before I say anything else, I should note that the use case is fairly specific: The site is security related, allowing the customer to manage remote connections, video libraries, and user access. The ...
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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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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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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?