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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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How do I indicate field name after multiple drag and drop on the same screen?

I have a screen where we can add 4 images and 2 text strings on the same screen.Images are drag and drop feature.Text have feature of "Click here to enter text" and entered text is shown there ...
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Interface for defining BNF and CNF formulas

I'm developing a web app and need to make a web page that should allow my users to make BNF or CNF formulas like the following: Some colleagues suggested that I make the page in this way: ...
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Designing gantt like schedule in grayscale

I had some problem deciding if this should go here or in Graphic Design site. I hope I got it right! So I'm redesigning a schedule application. It looks something like this: Each activity has a ...
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Return List to Original State

BACKGROUND (USERS: Internal business users.) I have a sortable task list which has the 4 columns (date, customer, items, cost). But now we want to expand the business logic to include: "IMPORTANT" ...
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Should I avoid changing a “clunky” UI?

This seems like a broad question, so I'll outline my specific example. I support an old Windows program. And I mean OLD. It originated as a 1997 rewrite of ever older software. It's a kind of ...
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Are there guidelines for Viewer-friendly interface design?

For clarification: Viewer-friendly interface Any computer interface that is designed to be seen on television, as opposed to actually be useful for the user. Movies and television often show ...
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Designing a prompt for saving changes [duplicate]

Background Imagine there's a UI that contains a list of "talks". Each talk has fields such as "title", "speaker", and "description". Users can edit talks but have to explicitly save their changes ...
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UI/UX in an Agile Development Environment

I'm working with a company on a medium-large scale web application. The application is to replace existing applications, manual, and electronic processes. This project is on a tight deadline, and is ...
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Best way to order sign on info when it's restricted to the same page?

Due to a programming issue, we're being forced to put the pre and post sign on pages on the same page. Here's the current mockup: It's a messy situation, but I'm not really sure how to make it ...
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Quantifying activity by the time of a day of the week

First post here, but I'm really having trouble getting an idea of how to visualize a certain piece of data for a project. Right now, we are trying to show a certain amount of activity on a given day ...
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I've got a UX dilemma related to the entry of a date/time in to a calendar for booking time off

I'm the product owner for www.staffsquared.com ,a HR app for small and medium sized businesses. People can book time off via a calendar UI in our app. They used to be able to select their from and to ...
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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
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What background colors would correctly describe level of importance of item on the list

I have a list of customers. They are( from least to to most important): Regular customer, VIP customer, Small company, Medium company, Large company. I list them in this manner: I would like to ...
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How to ask the user to choose between Save with or without revisions?

For my project BigPicture [textpad with infinite panning and zooming, useful to do some mind maps, etc. (1)], I would like the user to choose between 2 schemes when he wants to Save a project for the ...
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Selecting a multiline text from multiple predefined ones

I am trying to let the user choose from multiple multiline texts predefined by the admin. The user may also enter his own or alter a chosen predefined one to fit the situation better. Each text is ...
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A new way to display true / false values to user

The company I'm working for is looking to develop a new user control to convey true / false values to users. Currently we are using checkboxes but due to some constraints we are now forced to develop ...
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Separate administration pages vs. front-end integrated administration

I was wondering if there have been any studies on this topic. Which one do most users prefer? For example, Wordpress separates the front-end views from the site administration views. Different theme ...
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What is the point of list-style-type?

In CSS we have different list-style options. For example: ol.decimal {list-style-type: decimal;} ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;} ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;} ...
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Alternatives to dragging items to add to data view

I have a design in which a list of items are in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each of these items can be added to one or more views on the right side of the page. Currently, this is done ...
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Show items related to selected item in list

I have a list on my UI. One item in the list is selected. Out of the remaining items, few can be related to this selected item and other may be totally unrelated. For example, Item4 is selected. No ...
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How to display a flag on a sortable dynamic list

I have an application where I have a Document Type object, and I need to add key fields to that document. So we have a list of available key fields that the user can associate to a document type, and ...
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Which way do arrows point on a tabbed web page?

Which way are arrows supposed to point on a tabbed web page? Towards the selection or towards the body of the selection? An awkward scenario seems to arise when a user selects another item and the ...
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Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
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What is the origin of the eject symbol?

On the web, there is a lot of information about the Play, Pause, and other symbols, but I could find no information about the famous Eject symbol at all. The only source I could find was an article ...
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Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable

I have a tappable row (yellow with blue border in pic) which does action A. However inside this I could have input controls (checkbox, textbox, etc). I have wrapped this area in a non clickable view ...
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Action icons on context menu

I have an object and a menu on its toolbar. When user clicks this an menu icon from top toolbar, a context menu opens in drop down like shown below: There can be actully three kinds of objects so I ...
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Pattern for showing the dependency with dependent fields below a radio button or checkbox?

I have a form where there is a field with two options. Depending on which option is chosen, there are 1-4 additional fields that need to be filled out, as shown: I think there are two problems ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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How to tell a user that part of an import was unsuccessful [duplicate]

At the company I work for each week the back office needs to import a CSV file that contains about 50 rows of customer information (new customer, customer details, addresses and others). Sometimes ...
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Should the “home” button in my app stay there even when the user is on the home page?

I'm developing a web app to be used on mobile devices. I use a home button in our status bar to return to our "home" page. When on this page however, the button will have no function. My question ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle? [closed]

I always find myself in a dilemma about whether to choose rounded corners or square corners, for both applications UI & web design. As I read in a couple of articles choose one style of corners ...
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Using slider component (TrackBar) as data navigation

I'm finishing an application and the UI of the approval was quite bad. Because the program is hitting production, I'm changing that UI. Ignore the foreign language, this is just a code+description ...
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Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past? [closed]

I was going through some blogs and sites and noticed a few people talking about how it's no longer practical to design in photoshop. They suggest things like designing in the browser. To me, ...
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What is the ideal grid size [duplicate]

I'm trying to get back into web design and have been doing research. But I can't seem to find a good resource that talks about grid size vs responsive. The last time I worked with ui design, everyone ...
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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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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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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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Interested in why the “Sign In” options are sometimes so trivially designed compared to the “Sign Up” option?

Over the past few months I've noticed a lot of big name websites that seem to trivialize the "Sign In" design in comparison to the "Sign Up" design, which is much more centrally located, and usually ...
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Is top-tab bar anti-single-hand operation?

Some Design such as Android Design suggests that we place the tabs in the top. It will be very cool to swipe to change a tab to another close one. But when it comes to more than Three tabs, it will ...
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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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How to design an interface for planning and booking itineraries

I'm building a webform application that allows visitors to plan and book an itinerary with multiple pickups and destinations in the same reservation. A user can add up to 4 'transportations' and will ...
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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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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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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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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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Usability of vertical split bar to resize splitted view

I have a program with an interface that is much like jsfiddle, specifically the vertically draggable inner "bar" that lets you resize between the size of the left panels and the right panels. I ...
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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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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 : ...