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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Two objects which can be disconnected and then connected?

I'm creating a GUI for a program which maps keys from an external device to keyboard keys. The process is: [Waiting for keyboard key] (Shows a blank key) Press a keyboard key (Now blank key has ...
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Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages

I have a quoting form in which I want users to have the ability to add a discount. The discounts can be added as percentage or absolute values. My current design is a text field and a dropdown for ...
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Where to find sizes of Windows 8 UI elements?

In the Microsoft UX Guidelines the is a lot of information about best practice, interactions, and so on. But where to find information about space between controls, what width and height of the ...
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What's the difference between cards, panels, and tiles?

It seems as if with some of the modern front-end development frameworks there is a blur between the different types of 'container' elements. Whether this is an attempt to abstract the design from ...
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Color Emotion Naming Convention Standard?

So I'm using one of the UI frameworks for a project I'm working on and I notice that there's a general naming convention for use of specific colors that are represented as moods. e.g.; Assertive ...
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Presenting both information and validation errors in the same form?

Can I show the 'info' and 'validation error messages' in the same page. Could you please give me your comments? Attached screen shot.
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Thinking in Inheritance vs Editing Multiple Disimilar Values

When presented with multiple similar modules, all containing the same set of user definable parameters, what pattern is shown to best suit the widest range of user expectations? Inheritance: Using a ...
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Is it bad practice to remove fast forward and rewind transport controls on video player?

I have the opportunity to customize a video player for an iOS/Android mobile app and am considering omitting the '<<' (rewind/skip prev) and '>>' (fast forward/skip next) controls. My thought ...
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Material design for “insert image” editor action

I'm developing an online document editor using Google's Material Design. The editor has a toolbar with actions such as Bold, Italic and Insert Image. When tapping on Insert Image the user shall be ...
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Report/SQL Builder - Nested conditions

I'm working on a project which will let a user create reports by building up numerous rules, so they can see the data they're interested in. The UI needs to be powerful yet simple. The Balsamiq's ...
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Best UI for an school attendance mobile web app

I have never designed user interface before. And I have very little experience with front end technologies. This is my first opportunity where I have to make an interface for a mobie web app where the ...
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Three state button for a medical chart

I am working on UI design for a new web based medical charting system. The users are used to charting on paper where they circle a symptom if it is present, cross it out if it is absent, and don't ...
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Is there a visual glossary of (Windows) UI controls?

Some days it seems every member of my team calls each control by a different name. Is there a good resource, preferably with images, for what the official name of each control type is? I found a few ...
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Hyperlinks replacing buttons for desktop software UI's?

I am a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) manager for a complex geology and geophysics software application. Recently I heard my SQA team complaining about the heavy handedness of the UX teams. They ...
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Tabbed content vs Scrollable list

Let's say I have a web content builder and I am adding a tab element with multiple tabs. This can be also accordion element, or any kind of web element with multiple child elements. Is it a better ...
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How to visualize percentages on a table

Sorry if this is the wrong SE site, but I thought it made sense. I have these tables for my web-application and one of the entries is a score, 0 - 100. 0 through 50 are okay so I don't do anything for ...
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Are bright colors needed to entice users to a simple UI (e.g. productivity apps)?

This is a screenshot from a windows store productivity app called OneCloudDrive. As this is a productivity app, I have tried to keep the UI simple and pleasing to eyes. Is this really a correct ...
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Product UX vs Project UX [closed]

As we know there is a common false assumption that UX means just the interface But according to that article UX means totally different. Let's suppose if UX means interaction then how we will ...
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Keyboard shortcuts and navigation in complex widget

I have this widget which will be widely used. It takes quite a few click to perform a relatively small action. Thus, I've decided to implement keyboard navigation, but I'm having trouble laying it ...
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Website Hierarchical / Dropdown Menu Best Practices?

I'm trying to understand the best way to communicate to users via website navigation menus, and in particular multi-level menus. As the world is going more mobile, so goes the web. Websites are ...
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Should Sign up/ Register open a new page or just a popup window?

I am designing a simple web application. The only main function is displayed in homepage, together with other product feature promotion. On the top of the page, there are two buttons, for sign up and ...
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Standard margins in iOS for info display

I've read the iOS Human Interface Guidelines at least 2 times today, but I don't find what are the guidelines for spacing or margin between views. I come from an Android guidelines perspective where ...
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How can I show that data in a table is related to other data within the same table?

I have a table where every 6 entries of the data are loosely related. How can I show that these sections of data are related without adding a separate column explicitly saying so? I've tried to ...
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Is it a good idea to make file path edit box multi-line?

I think it might be useful to make file path edit box in my program multi line, because file paths can be quite long, and when they don't fit the user has to scroll text left and right with cursor ...
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Allowing users to directly edit column widths in a responsive environment

I'm building a CMS using Zurb Foundation with a direct edit philosophy, eg as much as possible users should be able to drag to resize or move elements etc. I prototyped it at desktop resolution, and ...
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Denoting multiple values for the same checkbox or radiobutton

I have a screen where the user can select multiple students and can click on edit. When he clicks on edit, the following happens - All users have the same value for a field, so that value is shown ...
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Focus state for Split Button?

What will be the action if the "Tab" key is focused on the split button? a. both the "A" & "B" gets focused. b. "A" gets focused first and "B" get focused on next "Tab". c. only the "A" get ...
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How do I make it obvious that a question must be selected in order to filter a components list

This is a data analysis tool. The user poses a question, and then adds data analysis snippets that helps answer that question. On the left of the page, there is the list of questions and a field ...
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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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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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UX Parameters for Interaction Design

In a web or screen-based GUI, when a user performs an interaction, or there is a state change triggered by another user or server processing, what are the parameters you can change given a specific UI ...
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Material Design for Web apps?

I'm working on an admin portal (angular, jquery, bootstrap..) and I'm pretty comfortable with bootstrap and I think that the bootstrap designs are pretty cool. Now, my colleague insists on changing it ...
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What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?

What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI? I don't want the data to be displayed in formal tables with rows and columns. Is there any way of grouping ...
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Suggestions and references for a modern-looking and clean UI? [closed]

I'm working on the UI of a single-page application that allows users to manage (add, edit and remove entries) information about their products. The interface must be capable of presenting hundreds of ...
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All Caps in International Design [closed]

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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Should I add more colors? [closed]

I'm developing an UI for my application and since we're in 2015 a lot of people really like flat/minimal UIs. Take a look at the screenshot of my UI and tell me if I should change it, I think there's ...
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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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How to represent duplicate data with unique data on the same screen

We are designing a UI where we need to combine 3 elements App name App system trigger (which is common across apps) Custom triggers(which is undue for ever app) Since an App system trigger can be ...
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Switching between live/ recorded playback modes

The mobile surveillance app I'm working with has two modes: Live mode and Recorded mode. Live mode streams 4 camera feeds and allows the user to control their PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) functions. ...
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Tree View Alternative for Form Input on Website

Currently I have a data structure in the form of a tree view. Eg. Right now I am using a collapsible accordion view to show each field to input data. Scenario - I have about up to about 1000 ...
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Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?

Before I say anything else, I should note that the use case is fairly specific: The site is security related, allowing the customer to manage remote connections, video libraries, and user access. The ...
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Mouse Cursor vs Icon

In an application I have inherited there is an image viewer. The viewer can undertake various different functionalities such as zoom or pan etc. At the moment it has a icon in the top right corner for ...
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Can the battery indicator(status area) of Android changed to something like this?

The previous versions of android had the battery indicator as a dynamic illustration along with a provision to view the battery in percentage in the status area of the phone. Also in lollipop, we ...
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Complex Data Input form with random amount of fields - how to lay out

I have a need to design complex research data web input form. The specification is such, that I have about 7-10 obligatory fields (inputs, dropdowns, etc), and unspecified optional fields. Let's say ...
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How to capture language of input?

I am making a Windows Phone application that scans barcodes of grocery items. If the barcode is not found I ask the user to fill in info such as name brand unit size I am mainly focusing on ...
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How to set an indicator for selection in drop down on UI

I have a drop down on which multiple selections can be made. Here is the demo. Now, if you see the example, I can select multiple options, but when I close the drop down, I don't know what have I ...
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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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Should :focus and :hover styles be the same or distinct?

I'm in the midst of redefining a cross-application style guide, and I want to make sure we're accounting for accessibility in the design, including contrast ratios, text sizes, and focus states. One ...
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What would be a good way to present a choice between a text form and file upload?

I need some text to be entered, either through a textarea form or by uploading a file - but obviously, not both. What would be the best way to present this? This is what I have at the moment, but I'm ...
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How should a multi-state toggle slider with more than two states be implemented?

The toggle slider is a very common pattern on mobile devices for iOS and certain web applications, however they work well for only a dual-state switching. When it comes to more than two states, the ...