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 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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How should I capitalize and format references to UI field entries?

Several sources recommend capitalizing and formatting references to UI element labels just as they appear in the UI. My question is how should I capitalize categorical references to the information I ...
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Grid design for complex data design

The purpose of making the design grid / cards alike is to display the information directly to the users, so we avoid things like accordion, drop-down that could have hidden information. The ...
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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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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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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 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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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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What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?

I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in the user interfaces of many famous applications, they're moving away from the glossy complex to a more dull and bare minimum design. Why the sudden change? ...
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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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Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”

I am trying to show to user if "Content cannot be mapped to the desired location" on my UI. Refer to the image attached above, user can drag and drop a file to the rectangular areas defined but not ...
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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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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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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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Visual comprehension of inclined line [migrated]

Here is a straight line, which visually looks like a straight line: Line below, at first look (lets say minimum 2-3 sec.) looks like straight line but after some time you can see that it is ...
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All Caps in International Design

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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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, ...
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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability

I recently read Joel Spolsky's article Designing for People Who Have Better Things To Do With Their Lives, Part Two, and was intrigued by this: ... You may have noticed that almost every edit box ...
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An icon that best represents a user's karma points or a particular score? [closed]

Instead of displaying a numerical amount in the header of a user menu, is there an icon that best represents karma points? Similar to StackExchange but something that further elaborates the concept ...
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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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Layout options for Fast Item Entry

I'm redesigning a parts order entry system that is intended to make order entry simple and fast. Users often add 40-50 parts per order. For various reasons (client resistance, deadline, complex ...
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User can specify a directory for an auto-generated filename or specify an explicit filename

Software function Allow the administrator of a piece of hardware to download the server configuration and store it in a data file for backup / migration purposes. The interface is currently setup as ...
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How can I make monochrome icons work?

My company has just implemented a monochrome icon theme in an attempt to transition to a more "modern" interface. Feedback from the first round of user testing has been mixed: Almost everybody ...
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How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks

I'm writing a desktop application that allows a user to create a project and add data sources to it. I need to allow the user to edit existing data sources so they can change advanced options not ...
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Advice On Alternative To Using Many Dozens Of Check Boxes In An Asp.Net User Interface [duplicate]

I have a table that has 51 bit values to hold the values of statutes. In production, this table would have over 10,000 records for the different LocationID's. The UI for this in its pure database ...
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Displaying percentage difference from zero

I need to display the difference in percentage from the old value with the new one. I got the formula and it's working except I don't know what I should display if one if the value is zero and the ...
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Where to place navigation menu - above or below featured image rotator?

I'm working on a car leasing website, and trying to place the navigation correctly. In my opinion, it seems better to follow the 'typical' website layout, where the navigation is either inline or ...
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GUI for copying (Ctrl+C) selected email addresses

In a app view I have a list of persons. Each person has an email address, among other information. In front of each person there is a checkbox. The users can check these checkboxes to perform ...
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Should currency labels omit decimals for full dollars, i.e. $10 versus $10.00?

I need to show the User's balance in one of my iOS app , I am using inbuilt iOS API for currency representation, which gives me $10.00 for 10 balance, But my UI designer suggesting me it should be ...
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Ui guide lines for disabling controls?

In my application I am disabling some controls depending on some checkbox state .Basically the controls consists of textboxes and labels.Currently I am disabling only the textfield so I want to know ...
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Mouse wheel interaction with nested scrollbars

Nested scrollbars (a scrollable area within another scrollable area) present some unfortunate difficulties, mainly when scrolling trough them with the mouse wheel. Whether such scrollbars are a good ...
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How to indicate that specific sections of a page can be swiped

There are a lot of mobile UI design patterns that support swiping, and these are designed based on interaction and animation that indicate the behaviour. Examples include the 'swipe/pull down to ...
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Better option to warn user about an existing name

I’m designing a UI and user can drag and drop fields from “Available Fields” area to “Selected Fields” area as shown in image below: Now, if a user wants to rename a field, he double clicks on field ...
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The best way to arrange buttons for a complex calculator UI?

I am creating a Physics calculator UI as part of a science project. It involves calculating a lot of values, from a given two or three values by the student. I have handled the coding part, and what ...
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Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?

If a person wants to schedule something all day on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, should they enter 12 AM to 12 AM, or click on an “all day” checkbox instead?
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TriState treeview with checkboxes

Scenario I have a use case that asks for something like a tree view with checkboxes, but somehow it is one step more complex. I have a tree structure where for each node, the user can chose one of ...
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What is the significance of the three dots “…” on menus and buttons and how to use them right?

Adding three dots after the title of items in a dropdown menu seems to be a common practice (as you can see on the picture of a drop down menu in Google Chrome). They generaly mean that there is ...
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Date picker whereas day doesn't matter

The main goal is to the user be select dates or a range of dates in a table. The day doesn't really matter much, while the year and the month does because it's the time between the analysis of the ...
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Can i ask a user to just enter his social media channel handlers?

A client of mine wants to add extra functionality to its app. He wants the user to be able to add his social media channels, but for this version, he wants the user to be able to just add his handles ...
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Are there studies on how well window glueing is received?

I'm curious if there are any studies or articles on this issue. What I'm thinking about is for example the Winamp implementation where there was a main window and all other windows could be glued to ...
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Usability of multi-directional sliders for touch interfaces

I have been trying to solve the issues of having to use two sliders that represent values of different orders of magnitude to give users a fine control over the value they want to input. I was ...
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Real example of inline edit [closed]

I am looking for an example of use of inline edit pattern (one of the Yahoo! Patterns library) for my work in the University. I founded examples of Table Edit (like spreadsheet) but this patterns ...
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Should a save button save information that is not on screen?

My app is used to edit email templates. As you probably know, emails can have a text AND html version. Below is the UI I came up with. My initial thought was 'only save what you can see', so when you ...
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Is a wizard appropriate when the previous steps may need to be changed/modified?

I'm trying to design a single-page, or wizard-type of UI to fit the following criteria and am running into some issues with clarity. The app: Takes a user's zip code Takes 2 pieces of information ...
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Can I make double-clicking on a table row to open a details view intuitive?

We have tables with data where double clicking a row switches the table with corresponding row details. Currently a user can select a row and click a button to view details as well. Is there a way to ...
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Multi-Select Selection Display: List vs. “Tag Cloud”

I wonder if one method "performs" better than the other and if there are any extreme advantages/disadvantages. In my scenario, users will be adding more than 3 countries and will edit that list using ...
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How to indicate an item can be double clicked?

What is an effective way to indicate to a user that an item can be double clicked? The product I am working on allows users to drag icons with single click and open these items with a double click. ...