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 do you call embedded dotts/lines which indicate sliding in GUI?

I have attached an image which explains which element I am talking about. I am trying to find out it's proper name. Can anyone help me please?
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Coloring Rows in big spreads

Currently when I open my form, it has a big spread with like 20 or 30 rows that users sees. Like a big empty spreadsheet....well it looks "too white" to me, do you think is it a better UX design if I ...
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Address list following a postcode search, should a drop down list or radio buttons be used?

I'm working on a project at the moment using an OOTB solution. We have an address search facility where a user will neter there postcode, click 'search' and is then presented with a list of addresses. ...
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System status and availability best practice

What are is considered best practice (layout, age of information, level of detail, etc.) for UX guidelines when creating system status and availability page(s)? Below are links from major companies ...
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What existing materials does a UI designer need for a web design project

I hired a web UI designer for a project. I have professionally-done page wireframes with basic mark-ups ready, and I have clear documentation about the contents and functionalities of every component ...
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select a work week schedule

In my web application I want the user to select his work schedule. For example, someone could select [Sunday (8AM - 5PM), Monday (9AM-1PM , 2PM-6PM) ...etc. So the user has the freedom to select any ...
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Why put the controls in the bottom (or the top) of a music player UI?

Among alot of the music players around the player controls have usually been arrange to the top of the application window, or to the bottom. What is the rationale behind the positioning, the choice ...
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Alternative to checkboxes for signup form?

I am designing a simple signup form that asks the user for their email address and then allows them to self-identify as a certain type of user (optionally) before submitting. I.e. the user is signing ...
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Applying the golden ratio to a form layout

This is my main form: and I wanted to apply a golden ration grid to its layout..so I did that but still I am not sure what does that mean? so from what I see ( below) what should I understand ?! ...
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How could the Golden Ratio be used to improve form layouts?

I designed this but it looks ugly to me. What are your suggestions to make it look better? I also would like to do some golden ratio calculations for its width and height but couldn't figure how its ...
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How to use a user interface kit [closed]

I have come across a very stylish user interface kit at http://vladimirkudinov.com/1803/495550/main-page/pandora-user-interface-kit-for-ios-devices and i was wondering how i would actually use it.The ...
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Need some advice on UI design for a form with a ListBox

In one of the applications I'm working on, I have a ListBox that presents a set of files to the user. The purpose of the program is to do some kind of processing on these files. I need the user's ...
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Android app - Look and feel

I'm developing my first app for Android. It's a small productivity app for smartphones and tablets. (I'm using Flash CS5 and Adobe Air to build it.) Is it recommended to use/copy the native Android ...
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What are the “Big Three” Gestures in Mobile Development?

last week, our project manager mentioned that we needed to incorporate more of the "big 3" gestures in our mobile software. unfortunately, she's off on vacation now and none of us know what exactly ...
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With infinite scrolling, do scrollbars still make sense?

I noticed this today on Google Plus: Virtual Scrollbar in a Google+ Gallery This is a virtual scrollbar, as opposed to native scrollbars everyone on Windows or pre-Lion OS X does know. Now this ...
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How can I avoid reply fatigue?

I'm building an imageboard framework and have decided to allow posts to have replies similar to Reddit or Hacker News. A common problem I face is that I want to jump to the next parent reply when ...
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Should a confirmation of the style “Your message has been deleted” be green, yellow, red?

For success messages, I usually use green, for warnings yellow and for errors red. Now in the trash folder users can delete messages permanently and restore messages. I got confused which color would ...
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Can I become a mobile ui designer without any IT background?

I am being encouraged to be a mobile UI designer by my hubby. I have 20 yrs of elementary teaching experience. How can I achieve it?
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Intuitive way to present chained 1-N relationships

I have the following entity-relationship diagram (simplified, just the part for this question and there are extra attrributes in reality) A [Maintenance Ticket] has N assigned WorkOrders, each ...
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Disabled UI during loading procedures - trend in mobile design?

I have noticed an on-going prevalence of disabled controls upon component load (clicking on a button to load data, only to find all controls are then disabled). As a usability enthusiast, flow has ...
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Can I remove the login name?

I am currently working on an enterprise software program. Our user(client) will have only one account individually, so that they don't need to change their account in most of the cases. And they are ...
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“Save as” title for selecting location

i have an UI Element : download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I cant figure out the title/label I need to give this UI element. The element is used for choosing ...
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A good way to display tables with sub-headlines

We are developing a web tool to allow users to combine different HTML templates to project variants. Each template has specific settings that can be combined with the project variant. The table ...
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How do I make colour codes learnable?

In the question: Presenting options in tools where users can have two (or more) different roles Alex Ovi gives a great recommendation: integrate some consistent "dividers" for different users, ...
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“Modernizing” legacy applications and legacy users

I'm tasked with modernizing many older UNIX based applications to new, web-based applications. The UNIX applications are completely keyboard-based (ie. "04" to select the fourth application, "Enter" ...
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Alt key shortcuts anymore?

Do standard users use Alt key shortcuts for controls such as buttons anymore? eg. an OK button could have a shortcut of Alt-K which would be the same as pressing it. Any control on a form or window ...
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Presenting options in tools where users can have two (or more) different roles

Applications where clients & contractors actions (such as odesk and elance) are displayed in the same dashboard can get confusing. These sites sometimes overcome this by stating: Click here ...
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iPad specific button UX question (rating/feedback interaction system)

TL;DR : how would you design better buttons than my 5 buttons for "I disagree" / Neutral / "I agree" feedback ? I am doing an iPad application used by participants of an event during a presentation, ...
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UX design document for Web platform Grid control

Is there any User experience(UX) design guideline document available for Web platform grid control? I am developing ASP.NET grid control and wanted to know if there is anything already available. I ...
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Apple sharing icon the way to go? [closed]

Clearly the Apple share icon is coming a vert popular web standard for sharing. Do you think it can become an conventional usage? Should we adopt it and promote it more?
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What is a suitable interface for exploring big images?

With the infographics fever there are a lot of big resolution images around the web. Usually, the designers are constrained to create them using long vertical formats otherwise it would be too ...
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Graphically displaying a conversation between more than two people

I'm working on a project that involves displaying a text-only conversation between anywhere from two to ten or more people. The reader will be either zero or one of the participants. The main UI will ...
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Use of Modal Dialog Box for User Sign In

The site that I am working on has a signed-in and a signed-out state. We're in the process of implementing a soft signed-in state (e.g., remember me on this computer). Doing that requires users to ...
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Why does in-line Label Edit in Windows Explorer have a delay?

When you open Windows Explorer, then select some file or folder, then click its file name, an inline label-edit will be invoked. But there is an intentional delay before the textbox is displayed. Why? ...
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Badge and indicator styles changing? [closed]

I've noticed a change in badges and topic or product indicator design. It seems design is moving away from graphic images (such as a FourSquare type badge) to more generic looking visuals that still ...
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UI suggesstions for enterting info in a spreadsheet

A Win32 Application has a spread sheet. Spreadsheet has some columns. What columns and what type of data in each column? that's determined when we load the spreadsheet application, it reads the data ...
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Why isn't a keyboard in alphabetic order?

Mobile Phone Keyboard Redesign A normal keyboard way designed to be typed with both hands, ten fingers. A mobile phone Keyboard was just a copy. Using Fitts law, I think the mobile phone keyboard ...
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Unclosable last tab in firefox. Is this a real decision?

Is there any convincing reason behind the decision to make to last open tab un-closable in Firefox? This change has been introduced several versions ago, and I still can not understand why I'm not ...
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Canonical way to layout collections that have the same behaviour

I have what is essentially a dictionary of 24 things. My initial instinct is to arrange them in a grid: The user I get to interact with has said that they want to use the scroll wheel to change the ...
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Are the Metro UI icons poor for usability?

While looking at Metro UI styles I thought about one of the unique aspects of the icons. Their placement inside circles. E.g. I can imagine that this provides a target like effect, emphasising the ...
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What is the expected paging behavior of a tree?

I'm working with a tree data structure, which should be visualised (like in a file manager). The server can calculate the whole tree and the client will display it. The possible size of a tree can ...
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Where to place an “add new record” item for a listview?

I'm working on an app that has a listview, and I need a way to add rows to the listview. The code is not a problem, but I'm just wondering if there is a convention or consistent android UI design for ...
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Tree for database objects and other elements

I am working on a database management application and I store the database objects (Tables, views, triggers, etc...) in a tree and I need some extra insight in re-thinking the features of the tree ...
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Designating Unique Templates within a Wireframe Set

Is there a "threshold" that makes a template a Unique template within the wireframe set? I have defined my "unique" templates as when the layout can apply for any of those pages with simple/tedious ...
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What is the best way to represent audio visually?

I've only taken some basic signal analysis courses, so I might be missing some things. Purely theoretical question: What methods exist for representing audio? What methods could be made for ...
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Small real-estate for long list choices

Given the context that this is an institutional product, it is a web-app that enables educators to manage students. The way the UI has been designed, there is a pop-up that will allow a user to add ...
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Check the box to confirm your email address

Some projects/clients firmly ask to confirm the email when a user enters information in a particular field. When I don't have a choice, I'm proposing a checkbox that users need to manually select to ...
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Designing an app for iPad / iPhone retina display

I am working for a client to develop an iOS app both for iPhone and iPad including for retina displays. The client is going to get the UX designs himself. We use the Apple's iOS Human Interface ...
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What are the requirements from a multi-row tab control in order that users will be able to intuitively tell which tab is active?

In the implementation in Visual Studio 2010's "Tab Well" (a feature of the "Power Tools" extension), pinned tabs can be multi-row, non pinned tabs are in one scrolling row. In Firefox's "Tab Mix Pro" ...
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How can I design navigation that also represents timed progression through stages in a process?

I am designing a system with the following characteristics: Users view challenges that require them to submit a response The challenges are broken up into 4-5 stages (e.g. submission, voting, ...