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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Website UI specification builder? [closed]

I would like to be able to "build" my specifications for the User Interface of a website. EDIT: I am not looking for Wireframe techniques/tools nor prototyping techniques. EDIT: I look for a tool to ...
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The best way to get users to trust a website as an operating system [closed]

I've developed the basic architecture for a browser based operating system that exists to get users to interact with network resources the same way they are able to interact with their native systems ...
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How to make complex settings simple and easy to understand?

I am trying to create a SSD dashboard for our software applications that show all the services listed and their current statuses similar to http://status.aws.amazon.com/ or ...
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Position Of Buttons

I am trying to decide where to place my main buttons on my app home screen. Considering most screens are getting larger on apps, i think it makes more sense to place all of the buttons at the ...
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Designing for multiple devices: What grid/grids should I use? [duplicate]

I'm having a big doubt here regarding grid systems. See, I have to design a medical dashboard application for a lot of devices: These are a 42 inch LCD screen, a regular computer screen (using 1200 ...
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Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?

Tufte & Nielsen believe that screen real estate is one of the most important asset for a (UX) designer. Utilize available screen space - Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox: May 9, 2011 & The Visual ...
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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Points of reference, please, for documents and/or discussions that supported the design rationale. I'll add one answer, I don't know whether it's ideal. Background A brief, two-screenshot ...
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Best way of making a credits transfer dialog

I am designing a dialog which would allow user to transfer credits from his account to "an object's account". Transfer is only in one direction -- after you confirm transfering credits to an object's ...
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How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group? [closed]

I am a web designer and often my clients ask me these kind of questions: What kind of site colors reflect my product? If my target group is of low income, what kind of colors/shapes does my website ...
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What is the best UX to configure a server application? XML (or text) file or GUI?

For a server-based application that is installed and maintained by IT admins, what is the best user experience for providing configuration values? The primary user of this application would be IT ...
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Ticket apps - looking for inspiration [closed]

Looking for apps used for buying tickets and similar where the user will activate the ticket and it will display as active and ready for use for a given time limit. Thanks.
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Intuitive Placement of Buttons In Flow Diagram

I have implemented an interactive, one-to-many flow diagram. The user should be able to build the structure of the flow diagram by adding child nodes to a parent node, as well as be able to change ...
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Comparing and merging user interface revisions from multiple people

How can I compare, merge, and prevent conflicts between UI changes made by different members of a multi-person UI development team? Context for this Question: Visual diff and merge tools like Meld ...
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Task list due date format

What is the most user-friendly way to display a due date (in the context of a task list). For example (time until due): Do the dishes - One hour until due Wash the car - 3 days until due Buy ...
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Using “fat” rows to show data

I am designing a component for a desktop application showing information from a list of entities. Each entry has several attributes and to show it in a compact and expressive manner I decided to show ...
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Choosing a Feedback Mechanism For Delayed Commands

On a typical application when a user submits a form, it's good practice to provide a success message that the information has been submitted and saved. This makes sense for an application that ...
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Criteria selection : use empty for ALL?

We have the following criteria screen. Based on these criteria data are fetched. Empty From/To Date field means that no date criteria will be used, but for the type criteria we have two options : ...
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Mixing AND and OR filters — how to make it more clear and less confusing? [duplicate]

I am working on the Hotel Search App (33hotels.com), where I let the user filter Hotels by facilities. Most filters are "AND-filters" but some have to be "OR". For instance, someone may want "wifi" ...
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How many screen resolutions are available for Windows 8 mobile app? [duplicate]

I am a UX/UI designer and I have designed many mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Now I have to design a mobile app for Windows 8 but I don't know how many screen resolutions are available. i.e. for ...
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Interface for selecting/defining multiple mutually exclusive ranges

I have a requirement to create "brackets" for permissions based off the amount of a transaction. For example, a user assigned to the $10-100 bracket should have permission to modify all transactions ...
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Best type of thumbnail?

Let's say I have an app that accepts images, and the user takes the above image. Now I want to upload it, and display a thumbnail of the image on my website. There are two ways I can have a ...
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Is the “X” button on this downdown menu going to be a problem?

The "X" button next to the dropdown arrow resets the field to the default selection. My concern is that a user may hit the "X" when they intended to hit the arrow, accidentally clearing their ...
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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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Mobile GUI to select many numbers

I need to be able to select among many numbers (56 non-necessarily consecutive numbers). I need to do this in a single screen. I thought a grid would be a good idea (like a calendar) 1 2 3 7 10 ...
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Are distraction-free text editors effective?

There are distraction-free text editors (for example, the ones cited here) that have full-screen editing area and minimum user interface. Is there any objective statistics showing whether these ...
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Is skeumorphism dead?

I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
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How to reduce complexity of nested form interface?

I have a complex design on my hand which is essentially a wizard. Following mockup should give you a fair idea: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
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Is “Chicken Box” an appropriate term for a Yes/No dialogue with a warning?

We have a mixin so named, and since my project requires more of these types of dialogue boxes, I created a lot of tickets for myself with the term "Chicken Box" in the titles. It's basically just ...
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Is it better to be slow and have feedback, or relatively fast but no feedback?

I'm modifying a legacy application that can export data to a file. Currently, this process is really slow, but indirectly gives a visual feedback of the progress (it updates the UI from inside a for ...
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What are some of the good ways to keep minimal (not cluttered) view and minimum number of clicks at the same time?

EDIT: The question is specifically for DESKTOP. No mobile/tablet. My client wants a design for a web app (chrome webstore). The wireframe is final. But the problem is he wants that the buttons/menu [ ...
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Graph number alignment

It's only a small thing but it has me stumped. I have a graph that displays the numbers from +10 to -60 along the left hand side & also replicated along the right hand side. So say for example ...
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UX/UI designer books and tutorials [duplicate]

I am venturing into UI/UX design and I would love to dig deeper into this technology, I am a front end engineer html/css/js and I want to learn and be an expert in UI/UX design. If someone could ...
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How to work with web designers pragmatically on my stateless browser app?

These days, lots of stuff is being done on the client. This includes full page rendering, data fetching, and much more. Right now, I am developing an API and also working on the client-side app which ...
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Do the concepts of typographic scale and vertical rhythm apply equally to print media and web apps?

I have been learning about these two fundamental concepts and I see how beneficial they are for print media (including 'digital print' like blogs and webzines.) do these concepts apply equally to ...
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Which are better: horizontal or vertical vehicle seatmaps?

I work for an online travel agency. We have designed interfaces that show vehicle seatmaps for users to select a seat on an airplane or a bus. Recently the debate has been on which is better: a ...
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What are the best layout practices so that secondary elements such as tools are not overlooked? [closed]

Users tend to focus on the center target of a page, such as text. As such they may not see important elements outside the center. Advertising deals with this with annoying movement, but I wonder what ...
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Clock face interface for time selection [closed]

I have been looking at new ideas for interface design, and came across this one for selecting time by mimicking a clock face. I believe that the interface can probably be tweaked to look a bit ...
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Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI

I have been trying to gather objective feedback/response on the design of the Fluent UI ('Ribbon') interface. Apart from one study by Forrester which was commissioned by Microsoft anyway, and various ...
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Difference in designing wireframes for apps in Nexus 5 like phones with virtual navigation bar and other phones with hardware navigation buttons

As you know phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto G come with virtual navigation navigation bar like in the stock Android with the back, home and multitask buttons and there are phones like the new Asus ...
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Ideas on dismissing a popover without a Close element

I have mocks from a designer showing an initial form for searching a location. There are fields for location (business) name and city (pre-filled) and a Next button (disabled at first). When the user ...
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What to call the specific pinch gesture

Pinch is used to refer to the thumb and index finger either coming together or moving apart. Therefore, just to refer to it as pinch isn't exactly accurate because I need to refer to the exact ...
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List versus table design

The inability for tables to deal with data that span multiple rows, especially in situations where the screen space is limited is one particular reason why list views have been used as an alternative ...
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Accessible Disabled State

Is there a best practice for disabled/inactive buttons or tabs that meet accessibility color contrast requirements? A greyed out treatment seems to be the most common, however grey on lighter grey ...
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How do you usually gain brainstorming idea on how to design Android mobile app page

My background is developer and I do not have any experience in real UI/UX design. Often, I'm pretty clear what kind of task I want to help users to achieve in my mobile app. I want users able to ...
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How can cable TV Guide UX be improved using the arrow/channel buttons on a remote?

I've searched around and read UX's help section, but I'm still not sure if this question is too subjective for UX. If it is, I can remove it. This question applies to cable set-top boxes that have an ...
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Why are developers ignored by UX? [closed]

I'm a hobbyist software developer who dutifully looks at UX to better design software with the user in mind. I appreciate the nitpicking that UX does for three main reasons: The user's benefit ...
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Building out UI for Org to kick off Remote Process, How to Display Feedback?

In Unix, the correct procedure is to be quiet when your process successfully works. In modern Graphical User Interfaces, the Unix standard does not apply. We're piloting and releasing updates ...
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How to launch an additional info popup from a set of cells in a grid

I have a grid with a large amount of rows and columns. Columns are logically grouped together in sets of 5 all related to one data item (the letters in the below example). Header | Property 1 (A) | ...
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Is it better to have links open in the same window, or a new window? [duplicate]

Are there best practices around when it's ok to open links into a new tab and when it's best not to?
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Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface

What is clearly thought out is clearly expressed and there is certainly a way to efficiently describe and classify the various user interface types that have spread. At the UI components level, ...