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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Best GUI tool for X, Y, or Both situation- radio buttons, or check boxes?

I have a medical reporting application, and three possible options for a query. I need the user to select one of three options, and I am trying to figure out if a radio button group is best or some ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Is good UI design something that reflects the underlying system/process or something that is used to solve the problem?

Inspired by this previous question on UX SE: Good reasons to use bad UI? I asked myself the question, "Are there bad reasons to use good UI?" And just to clarify, I am talking about UI design and not ...
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Should the main drop-down menu in an application always be titled “File”?

First my question, and then the details below: Should the main drop-down menu in a windows application always be titled "File" or should it be titled something more appropriate to the options it ...
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Improve Design for Master/Detail View

I'm trying to put together a design draft for a UI in a business application that will allow a user to view a list of documents that will be published to recipients in one or more departments in a ...
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The most efficient solution for breaking this form into multiple tabs

INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION I am software developer who must create application for managing contracts. I am very "clumsy" regarding UX, so I am not satisfied with what I have made so far. ...
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Improve design for master-detail interface

INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION I am programming application that writes data about contracts into database. It is similar to banking software. Contract is very complex data, so let me ...
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What is the best approach of presenting a tabular data with search options in android?

We've developed a POS system that is in use by multiple retail stores which we'd like to port to an Android version. I am wondering what the best approach for displaying tabular data with search ...
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Better options to show Open and Save option for each file in a list

A list of all input files is shown. User can click ‘Create Output Files’ to create output files for each input file. Now when all output files are created, ‘Create Output Files’ button becomes ...
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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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What's the best way to layout an application for building lists of objects?

I'm building an application to support a small scale manufacturing process. The process has a number of discrete steps. "Widgets" are consumed in each step and new types of widgets are produced to ...
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How to browse a long list of artists and songs

I have a mobile app that allows you to browse lists of songs: [a][b][c][d][e] Elvis - Song 1 Elvis - Song 2 Elvis - Song 3 Ernie Wood - Song 4 You can jump to the letter to filter based on the ...
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Terminology for Permissions Operation

We're working on a user security manager. In the app, there is an operation to overwrite a user's permissions with the permissions of another user, essentially: Delete all permissions and group ...
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Showing remaining time in a web app

We have developed the interface of a web application which lets the user manage some remote equipments for a limited amount of time. Basically, it is used in this way: User A reserves the hardware. ...
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App design process - Prototype phase: Photoshop design every single screen?

I've just started designing apps and still learning my way through. I'm now doing a project that it is quite complex, so this was the rough process: Understanding of client's requirements and ...
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Is it really better to “A/B test” everything in lieu of understanding usability research?

Have you worked with people who don’t believe in learning from UI research and instead going with their own beliefs? Were you able to convince them that bad ideas are bad ideas before time is wasted ...
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What kind of language is most acceptable for placeholder text?

I have a form that displays the user's current address and allows them to change it. I have a preferred format that I want so I want to provide hints to them as to what is acceptable and what goes ...
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Show time left, warn before automatic hangup

I'm working on a Windows desktop application where the user deals with incoming calls by emergency devices. Because the inbound capacity is limited, the connections should be kept short, a time-out ...
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What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction? Is this a cultural thing or is there something profoundly intuitive to it?
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Layout for a flowchart

I have a flowchart with 5 nodes. the connections are as follows: A-B A-C A-D B-C B-D D-C B-E A & E are my start and end points. What is the best way to lay out the flowchart to maximize clarity? ...
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Struggling to find uses for the mousestop event

I am building a gaming site that is javascript/jQuery heavy to enhance maximize UI/UX. To achieve the best UI/UX possible, I have made use of not only JS and jQuery, but also jQuery UI, the Dojo ...
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Improve form design for more efficient editing/browsing through data

INTRODUCTION: I am asking for advice to properly redesign the GUI so user can have the best possible user experience. Although I am generally satisfied how things turned out for entering data into ...
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How/should I display data that has different units in a chart?

I need to display some data for users to look at at track their progress, and at first I thought of using a line chart, which at a glance seems okay. But the problem is there are 2 different units ...
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Server side UI vs. Client side UI [closed]

I'm reading a job description which reads... You are an experienced front-end developer with expertise in Javascript,HTML,CSS & server side UI frameworks (PHP/Python/Node.js). I've always ...
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UI to convey competency or skill level?

Are there any guidelines out there as to what could be used to effectively convey competency at x, where x is a professional ability of some kind? At the moment I'm dividing skills up by core and ...
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Selected state of two icons--clarity

We are designing a site that has list and grid views. We are having a heated discussion about which design shows more clearly that the grid view is selected. So I turn to you: Which version shows ...
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Gui: Naming menu and commands

I look for guidelines for naming menu or button commands, should they convey the command operation or could be more conceptual and idiomatic (in the context and direction of the software usage) For ...
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Navigation - Using expanding divs

BACKGROUND: I'm redesigning an internal finance app that will be used by expert users. By expert I mean that the users will be using this app for hours every day. The problem stems from mission ...
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How would you differentiate this cluster icon from a marker?

I have a map application that shows locations. You can select what item you want to see data about as well, which edits the icons on the map. In the below picture, you see several locations, and the ...
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Can not design window to be used both for inserting and reading data from database

I am working on a financial software which has a lot of data to be entered into database. I have managed to design user interface for entering data on my own, and my employers are satisfied. ...
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Meaning of message dialog icons - demand a prerequisite

In GUI, there are different icons which we can use in message dialogs such as (Warning, Exclamation, Error, Information ...). My general question is the application of each of them. But my specific ...
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How would you test your ui/ux design decision in the fastest and cheapest way?

I was at this interview for ux designer position and my interviewer asked me that if your colleagues didn't agree on your design, how would you defend it? Then I said I would test the design in ...
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Click *Show More* to get one more option

Lately, several companies that I have seen have a show more button which simply shows just one option. An example of this can be found here: https://getadblock.com/pay/ Would it not be simpler to ...
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When to leverage spatial inconsistency?

I want to know when you should and shouldn't leverage spatial consistency/inconsistency in an interface. For example, the new Android update changed the location of the Clear All Notifications button ...
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How can I accentuate values in this form to aid fast visual identification?

My web app has a need to display multiple values. Right now I find it hard to visually discern quickly. Observe UI Observe minimized html: <table> <tr> <td>gpm</td> ...
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How to detect bad UI design [closed]

I am a software developer who also does UI design. My question is, is it for me possible to detect UI issues during development. The big problem I know from other developers, they don't see bad UI ...
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Graphical alternatives to mini-language to operate on large sets

I am currently collaborating to a draft proposal for a new system where the main goal is to plan and then manage "assets" to satisfy "needs". An example (intentionally vague) - let's suppose you want ...
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Reliable references for known user interface practices [closed]

I have this problem, that I cannot find the studies, where there are said the facts that we all know, for example: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/GUI_Design_Principles information in this page - are we ...
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Should 'Change Selection' be an undo-able action?

In Microsoft's Windows Explorer, changing the file selection does not count as an undo able action but in Adobe Lightroom (on windows, at least), changing the photo selection does. It feels like ...
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How to produce Mobile User Interface front-end page screenshot? [duplicate]

I need to realize some prototypes of (web/native) user interfaces (UI) layouts/screenshot, mainly for mobile phones/tablet (Android/iOS/Windows Phone) also for desktops/laptos (web). A solution ...
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Start an activity when a barcode is read

I am designing a Point of Pay, as in a Point of Sales, pretty much the same functionality. Someone comes with a payment slip containing a barcode and the cashier will scan it, and the system can ...
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Where to put Settings button in App with endless list scrolling

I am currently working on an App for both iOS and Android for phones. The main screen of the app has a header with the option to select different feeds. Below is a list that has endless scrolling to ...
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Action requires users leave and interact with another site, how to ensure they come back?

I have a scenario in which a user must copy code from a Site A, paste it into the source code of Site B, then return to Site A to confirm the action was successful. What's the best way to make ensure ...
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Display related location points on a map

I'd like to display an array of various location points, that share the same group. I've been tasked with designing a visual UI that houses a Bing Maps screen and displays several (location based - ...
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Multi-range Slider for Budget Allocation

I'm currently designing a slider that will be used to allocate a fixed budget to different channels. I posted some shots of the current design below. Right now, it's possible to simply drag the slider ...
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Best place for grid/list toggle button?

I'm working on an effort to introduce a grid/list toggle, and we can't decide on where to place it in the page. My vote was for the top-right, but the client wants to explore other placements. Is ...
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Chat Windows Within Web Application - PopUp or Floating Div?

I'm working on a web application. The application is already built and deployed to clients. It runs on a wide range of internet browsers. I am tasked to add chat functionality to the application. This ...
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Show or don't show the currently selected option in menu or dropdown

Let's say you have a dropdown where a user can choose a color. I'm currently comtemplating whether or not to use the following scheme. When a user selects a color, that color disappaers in the sorted ...
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Toolbar + selection + options all on the same screen

Is this the best way to put all of these on the same page? EDIT: More info... this function is used to search recorded video. I have: Camera list A quick search or Date/Time search options for ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...