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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What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction? Is this a cultural thing or is there something profoundly intuitive to it?
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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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Managing properties in web app

I have an MFC Windows application and I'm doing some research to see whether the software can be ported to a web app. Currently the MFC app uses quite a few CPropertySheet / CPropertyPage (also known ...
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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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Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?

Is there any logical reason behind digit alignment on a calculator? If yes, can we apply this for visual interfaces of numbers on the web?
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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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Minimalistic UI Versus Too Many Choices, Modal Bootstrap [on hold]

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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Why use arrows pointing the opposite direction?

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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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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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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Table Checkbox side best practices

When is it a best practice to allow for checkboxes to appear on the left/right and side of a table? A wireframe came across my desk looking similar to the wireframe below. The justification the team ...
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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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How do you prototype desktop app designs? [closed]

Just like we use html and javascript to prototype web and mobile designs, how do you create interactive prototypes of desktop app designs? Thanks!
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Balancing between UX and Back Office Operations (The one click booking)

I am working on developing a simple home cleaning booking mobile application and I've been looking at what's out there: Most of them have a multi-step "wizard" that goes from asking the user for the ...
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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 ...
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What are some reference works for capitalization in UI text?

I'm currently in the process of updating the language files for a large web portal. Over time, a lot of inconsistencies have crept in, and so in different places you might see contrasting: Titles > ...
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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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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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How can you best filter table data: sliders, text input, or a combination of both?

I am designing a data web page (where most people viewing that page is looking up the data) for a game fansite and one part of it looks like this download bmml source – Wireframes created ...
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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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Why show the global menus only on mouseover in Ubuntu Unity?

The new Unity interface in Ubuntu since version 11.04 has a global menu bar. This menu bar shows a behaviour that I find very surprising, it hides the menu entries as long as the cursor is not above ...
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When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
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Warning message when user navigates away from a page [migrated]

In my software, If user edits some content of a document and clicks close icon without saving the changes he made (i.e. without clicking the save icon first), the text of message that I display to the ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Difference between UI , GUI and HMI

I wanted to get these three terms viz UI, GUI and HMI clearly identified from each other. My current understanding : UI : Any general interface by which a human being or machine interacts with a ...
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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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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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Why do web designers force users to enter credit card numbers without hyphens or spaces?

Credit card numbers on the cards themselves seem to follow a pattern--four clusters of digits separated by spaces. This seems to comport with "human factors engineering" that I think shows people have ...
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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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Suggestions for labels of different kind of doors/gates [closed]

I'm designing a mobile app for home automation. Shown at the end of this question is the remote page, which allows the user to control doors and gates. We have to provide the following three types ...
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Chat Windows Within Web Application - PopUp or Floating Div?

I'm working on a web application. The application is already built and deployed to clients. It runs on a wide range of internet browsers. I am tasked to add chat functionality to the application. This ...
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Good ways to make a dynamic GUI?

I have an application I am designing and it's in a pretty functional state at the moment. But the database I am using has 1000's of items and is constantly changing and growing. The application of ...
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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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Designing an Interface - A 'How Can I Direct You' style of interface

We're building an internal tool for helping folks utilize user experience in their projects. We're looking at it from two directions--one direction, easier, is "Hey, I need a wireframe, where can I ...
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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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Best way to show transition between states

I need to graphically represent transition between different states. The states list is dynamic. At one time only one state can be active. We have a product which gives the user ability to define ...
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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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What is the best way to indicate required fiels for deskop style web apps? [duplicate]

I am interested for best practices for indicating required fiels for deskop style web apps.
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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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When to leverage spatial inconsistency?

I want to know when you should and shouldn't leverage spatial consistency/inconsistency in an interface. For example, the new Android update changed the location of the Clear All Notifications button ...
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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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Link-heavy web GUI patterns

There is an enterprise system where all entities are interconnected. Let's say we have following entities for a example: Customer, Order, Product, Contact, Employee. The preferred GUI style is ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Best GUI tool for X, Y, or Both situation- radio buttons, or check boxes?

I have a medical reporting application, and three possible options for a query. I need the user to select one of three options, and I am trying to figure out if a radio button group is best or some ...
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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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Better UI for exchanging blocks up and down

I have developed a UI as shown below: Now I want to add a functionality to this UI that if user wants to exchange positions of if and else if blocks, he must be able to do that. One option could ...