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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Designing complex applications

I have not found much in terms of writing or guidance on how to design complex applications, particularly studio-style applications such as 3dsmax, Photoshop, Ableton, IDEs, etc., and was hoping to ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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Allow numeric input or have user pick from dropdown?

I was just wanting to see what people thought about how I should allow users to specify a year. Currently they are able to select a year from a dropdownlist but I was wondering if users might prefer ...
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Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next? [closed]

For a while now I've been wondering what the next design style will be after Material design. Skeuomorphism was just overdoing it, which resulted in the countermovement Flat design. Flat design ...
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What should happen when changing Pagination's “Results Per Page”

If the user is on a specific page and then changes Results Per Page, what page should the user be taken to? This question came up while discussing the following scenario: "If the user was on the ...
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...
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Simplifying menu bars into single level to save screen real estate

The product I'm currently working on has multiple levels of navigation, breadcrumb and action bar content on the screen. This actually reduces the screen real estate of the screen. download ...
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Help with a UI?

Doing a UI for communications software. Attached is a currently displayed image. Asking for better ways to show this info? The attached "spider graph" takes a little explaining... that's a problem. ...
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How to have tool tips on touch devices?

I want to provide tooltips for the UI buttons, but obviously a "hoverable" tooltip will not display on a touch device. what is an alternative way to display the same information as a tooltip (in this ...
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Sorting by popularity ( weekly / monthly / yearly / all time)

I'm looking for examples of UGC sorting by popularity (by votes and also comments). Currently I have a dropdown with the following sorting options. Most voted (all time) Most commented (all time) 7 ...
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Cloning Problem

I have a system, where the user will creating new customers from existing old customer templates. It would also be better if the user can pick from a palette of available template. We have ...
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Should I reduce number of stages in this search activity for my app?

I am working on a "yellow-pages" app. The following search activity in my app will be used quite a few times by the user, as it forms a core part of the app. At the moment, it feels very cumbersome, ...
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Problematic with desktop HUD activation using hot key or hot corner

Linux & BSD based OS's are quiet new for steady user experience. I'm writing here as an end user, familiar with Windows 95-7 (skipping Vista) & Debian based distributions (Ubuntu) with ...
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Form with service and lunch times

Consider a form with service time and lunch time information. And the user can customize the settings for day of the week. I have two alternatives: A form for each day of week A form with all ...
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What's the best way to implement a search bar in the mobile view of a responsive site?

I'm currently working on a site that is content heavy and want to add FAYT (find-as-you-type) search. In the desktop view I have a regular search field in the top right hand corner with a magnifying ...
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Widget for combining combobox and textfield

At present, I have a UI for selecting a particular bible passage in an application like so: The user selects a passage by selecting the book from a combobox, and then writing the chapter-verse ...
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What is this particular piece of a GUI called?

What is the dividing line between the directory tree and the right-side view called? Specifically, what is the name of the "grab it and slide/resize" function? I'm trying to make this in wxPython ...
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Dead-simple way to let a user select multiple time ranges

I've been brainstorming about this problem for over a week now and cannot come up with a sensible way to do it. Basically, I am building a component the purpose which is to let a user select a series ...
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Resource recommendations for designing graphical + command line interfaces?

Perhaps one of the most prominent examples of a combined GUI + CLI is AutoCAD. AutoCAD has reached the point where (almost?) everything that can be done with the CLI can now be done with the GUI too, ...
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When is it appropriate to use effects in window headers?

If one had a function that accessed a specific window's header and changed it's color, At what times is it best to use such an effect to alert the user of events occurring? I was thinking window ...
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Best Practices for Service Catalogs? [closed]

I'm working on a website redesign for a company that has a lot of b2b products & services. Their current solution is very content heavy (overwhelmingly so) and involves a very linear approach to ...
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Using lines to separate list items - good or bad [duplicate]

The picture below is showing three different lists with separating lines. Should we better use alternating background colours?
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Tabs design pattern, solving for “N” tabs

I've seen many design patterns that help solve different content presentation issues by leveraging "tabs". Assuming I do want to display grouped content on a page (complex content or simple) and ...
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What is the best solution to solving nested, referenced documents?

This question was a little ambiguous and I apologize for that, so here's a little context: You have a list of updates displayed in a table. Each update has an ID associated with it. When you click ...
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Logo Usage: Rule Breaker or Acceptable Practice?

I'm working on an user interface to help users select a car. To help the user narrow down the list, cars are segmented into Japanese and Foreign. The user can then choose a company/make to see ...
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Viewing data from a web application in Excel - is this feature an “Import” or an “Export”?

I'm developing a web application that presents a large amount of data in a grid. One of the features we are adding to this application is the ability to view this data in Excel. My coworker and I ...
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How can I indicate that a certain action is either already done or waiting to be done?

In my app, each player performs a task called a Skill Set, levels 1 - 8. A team leader can view all the players on the team to see each task status, which can be: Incomplete Complete and has not yet ...
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Displaying Master/Detail Panes/Linked Lists

I'm trying to determine what the best approach is for displaying a master/detail list. I've taken the approach where the details are displayed in a pane that is adjacent (to the right) of the master ...
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Marquee or Ellipsis for song name in music player?

I have a music player where song that is being played is displayed on top side. Often there is a case where name of the song that is being played is long enough that it can't be shown completely due ...
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How can I make this menu have multiple depths?

This is for a bookmarking application that should be easy for anyone to use. Right now it is very simple and has only tags. But I want to be able to import bookmarks. And in most cases bookmarks can ...
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How to indicate active option

I'm working on a web that there is a requirement to create a field that the user must select one option from two given. For aesthetic reasons and consistency, we are using a couple of boxes that the ...
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Moving process designed for web interface to a mobile interface

I am currently moving a process designed for a web UI to a mobile UI and was wondering how the remaining steps (ie from step 2) could be translated to a mobile UI whilst reducing the number of user ...
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Is it a good idea to play a [mute] video in the splash screen

I am developing a health and fitness app. I am currently showing a video of a lot different people gymming in the splash screen and personally like it there. I was quite surprised that most apps ...
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Column Headers in a mobile App

We are designing a task-oriented mobile Inspection App to be used by inspectors on the field. Attached is the Dashboard with all inspection requests. Is it a a good Mobile UX/UI practice to show the ...
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How about freezing the first row and column?

User may be lost when faces the massive data in a large table, how about freezing the first row and column? so that the dimensions and metrics are always reachable. questions: It would narrow ...
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Display Table With Conditional Columns

I'm looking for insight on how to effectively display tabular data to a user where not all rows have data for specific fields/columns. Here's a simple example - I have a list of reports that I want ...
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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What are the best ways to show the statistics of Hours? [closed]

I found one of the good option which Google is using "Popular Times" in Google Maps for the store searched. Below is a GIF showing a quick demo: Any other idea or option can you suggest which has a ...
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Group rows in a table

It is very common to see tables on web applications nowadays but is not that simple to see tables with groups of rows. I have a table which can have multiple groups of rows. Each group can have from ...
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Help regarding creating an interface for privacy settings

I have create a demo interface/solution so that users of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr can manage their privacy settings in all three of these networks easily. It could be something like Hootsuite. ...
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How to show row related information

I have a grid of selectable rows. Each time a user selects a row a new panel will come from the botton of the page to show its related "Events" and "Comments". This way they'll be able to access ...
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How to display two different responses (together on the same screen) to a single request

I'm designing the interface for a software for digital signing (with legal value in Italy). The software has a function to verify if the sign is valid and I could have more than a single response. ...
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How should a single task in linear process be presented to a mobile user?

I have a multi-step process that a mobile user will repeat many times. They are familiar with the steps. As an example, imagine an app for a courier, where the tasks are: Use the app to accept an ...
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What would I call a user changeable field?

We have a system that allows a customer service representative(CSR) to create a note on a customer. Sometimes these notes are very similar in nature or wording. I am programming a few forms that ...
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Modal Windows on Large Screen: Align dead center or from the top of the screen?

We all know that we should use modal windows when there are steps the user needs to do before the task can be completed. Using a modal window instead of a full page allows users to maintain the ...
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Web chat button on every page or select pages?

While I would typically research this until blue in the face, Allas I cannot find any specific research dedicated to this topic: Our company (Gas and Electricity provider) is deliberating whether to ...
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What info to include on a summary page of a web app that manages user accounts?

We are currently making a website that allows the IT department to manage various user accounts, plus their permissions. There are 100+ internal users and a couple thousand external users. Each user ...
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Intuitive All On/Off GUI?

Currently, I have a Server that has many different modules (Audi A1, Audi R8, etc.) with 4 different states (RESET, Monitor, Closing, and On). Each module also contains 6 data points that change over ...
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How to show entire webshop assortment in a “change item” button for a bundle?

I am trying to figure out a good interface for a ”complex” problem. I am working on an e-commerce solutions that sells what they call “Kits”. Each kit is in essence a bundle - or perhaps even closer a ...
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Ideal color palette for 24 colors?

I'm making a simple collaborative whiteboard app just for fun and I originally had a color picker with all the colors but the few friends I showed it too said it was too much and they aren't artists ...