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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User can specify a directory for an auto-generated filename or specify an explicit filename

Software function Allow the administrator of a piece of hardware to download the server configuration and store it in a data file for backup / migration purposes. The interface is currently setup as ...
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How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks

I'm writing a desktop application that allows a user to create a project and add data sources to it. I need to allow the user to edit existing data sources so they can change advanced options not ...
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Advice On Alternative To Using Many Dozens Of Check Boxes In An Asp.Net User Interface [duplicate]

I have a table that has 51 bit values to hold the values of statutes. In production, this table would have over 10,000 records for the different LocationID's. The UI for this in its pure database ...
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Displaying percentage difference from zero

I need to display the difference in percentage from the old value with the new one. I got the formula and it's working except I don't know what I should display if one if the value is zero and the ...
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Where to place navigation menu - above or below featured image rotator?

I'm working on a car leasing website, and trying to place the navigation correctly. In my opinion, it seems better to follow the 'typical' website layout, where the navigation is either inline or ...
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How to make complex settings simple and easy to understand?

I am trying to create a SSD dashboard for our software applications that show all the services listed and their current statuses similar to http://status.aws.amazon.com/ or ...
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What are some of the good ways to keep minimal (not cluttered) view and minimum number of clicks at the same time?

EDIT: The question is specifically for DESKTOP. No mobile/tablet. My client wants a design for a web app (chrome webstore). The wireframe is final. But the problem is he wants that the buttons/menu [ ...
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GUI for copying (Ctrl+C) selected email addresses

In a app view I have a list of persons. Each person has an email address, among other information. In front of each person there is a checkbox. The users can check these checkboxes to perform ...
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Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface

What is clearly thought out is clearly expressed and there is certainly a way to efficiently describe and classify the various user interface types that have spread. At the UI components level, ...
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Should currency labels omit decimals for full dollars, i.e. $10 versus $10.00?

I need to show the User's balance in one of my iOS app , I am using inbuilt iOS API for currency representation, which gives me $10.00 for 10 balance, But my UI designer suggesting me it should be ...
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Ui guide lines for disabling controls?

In my application I am disabling some controls depending on some checkbox state .Basically the controls consists of textboxes and labels.Currently I am disabling only the textfield so I want to know ...
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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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Accessible Disabled State

Is there a best practice for disabled/inactive buttons or tabs that meet accessibility color contrast requirements? A greyed out treatment seems to be the most common, however grey on lighter grey ...
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Mouse wheel interaction with nested scrollbars

Nested scrollbars (a scrollable area within another scrollable area) present some unfortunate difficulties, mainly when scrolling trough them with the mouse wheel. Whether such scrollbars are a good ...
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How to indicate that specific sections of a page can be swiped

There are a lot of mobile UI design patterns that support swiping, and these are designed based on interaction and animation that indicate the behaviour. Examples include the 'swipe/pull down to ...
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Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?

If a person wants to schedule something all day on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, should they enter 12 AM to 12 AM, or click on an “all day” checkbox instead?
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Date picker whereas day doesn't matter

The main goal is to the user be select dates or a range of dates in a table. The day doesn't really matter much, while the year and the month does because it's the time between the analysis of the ...
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How to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users

We have two lists on our website. One on the left listing activities, one on the right listing resources. When clicking on an item on the left list, more information about the activity is displayed ...
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Can i ask a user to just enter his social media channel handlers?

A client of mine wants to add extra functionality to its app. He wants the user to be able to add his social media channels, but for this version, he wants the user to be able to just add his handles ...
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When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
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Usability of multi-directional sliders for touch interfaces

I have been trying to solve the issues of having to use two sliders that represent values of different orders of magnitude to give users a fine control over the value they want to input. I was ...
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Choosing a Feedback Mechanism For Delayed Commands

On a typical application when a user submits a form, it's good practice to provide a success message that the information has been submitted and saved. This makes sense for an application that ...
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Is a wizard appropriate when the previous steps may need to be changed/modified?

I'm trying to design a single-page, or wizard-type of UI to fit the following criteria and am running into some issues with clarity. The app: Takes a user's zip code Takes 2 pieces of information ...
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The best way to arrange buttons for a complex calculator UI?

I am creating a Physics calculator UI as part of a science project. It involves calculating a lot of values, from a given two or three values by the student. I have handled the coding part, and what ...
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What to call the specific pinch gesture

Pinch is used to refer to the thumb and index finger either coming together or moving apart. Therefore, just to refer to it as pinch isn't exactly accurate because I need to refer to the exact ...
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Multi-Select Selection Display: List vs. “Tag Cloud”

I wonder if one method "performs" better than the other and if there are any extreme advantages/disadvantages. In my scenario, users will be adding more than 3 countries and will edit that list using ...
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Should a save button save information that is not on screen?

My app is used to edit email templates. As you probably know, emails can have a text AND html version. Below is the UI I came up with. My initial thought was 'only save what you can see', so when you ...
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How can I make monochrome icons work?

My company has just implemented a monochrome icon theme in an attempt to transition to a more "modern" interface. Feedback from the first round of user testing has been mixed: Almost everybody ...
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Providing grid summary

We have a grid listing some data and then there is summary, which is also a grid. What is the UX pattern/ideas/designs to display both? If there is an operation like clear (which should clear both ...
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Can I make double-clicking on a table row to open a details view intuitive?

We have tables with data where double clicking a row switches the table with corresponding row details. Currently a user can select a row and click a button to view details as well. Is there a way to ...
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Working With Designers/Content Writers [closed]

I am a server side programmer who as of the last year has really had to get comfortable with front end design and UX. I feel that I am currently producing good experience for the user however I lack ...
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Master / Edit / Detail / Edit

I am implementing a (Windows/WPF) dialog, which displays a list (companies), the details of the selected item (company name) and some items for that selected item (employees). Since I only need a ...
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Are there studies on how well window glueing is received?

I'm curious if there are any studies or articles on this issue. What I'm thinking about is for example the Winamp implementation where there was a main window and all other windows could be glued to ...
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How should a control look for entering multiple translations?

In our application the user can add entries (like materials) and add names for multiple (between 2 and 20) languages. For example: Wire (en) Draht (de) Fil (fr) In our case english is always the ...
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Panels vs multiple windows

There are many programs for which the GUI contains several, discrete parts (all visible at the same time) for performing different actions, usually with one main part and other secondary parts. What ...
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When designing for desktop, is it still appropriate to design for standard pixel density?

With new, high resolution monitors and laptops popping up all over the place I'm starting to wonder whether I should be making the desktop only design elements of my websites suitable for high pixel ...
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How to mark field as edited by the user

I am writing a UI for configuring a big system. The typical workflow for a person using the product is to open a configuration form, which can contain hundreds of fields, make some small changes and ...
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Is it reasonable to expect users to know the F1 short-cut to access help

I am creating some in-line help documentation for my software and I was wondering whether it is reasonable to expect that the user knows that pressing the F1 key will allow them to access this help, ...
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Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
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How best to handle a long list of items to rate?

I have a site where one feature is where people list their skills and rate them in two ways. This often turns into a very long list, which makes the task of not only adding but rating each one ...
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How to mockup conflicting user preferences

I wanted some ideas for a mockup for a preferences page. Basic problem is how to deal with global preferences - e.g. I only want to get SMS not email conflicting with product preferences - e.g. some ...
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What are some ways to organize documentation links in a portal?

I really like the documentation pages for AngularJS and Bootstrap, but they have a left navigation with contents on the right splayed out. I don't have that luxury, and as it is currently, the two ...
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Icon for Appending a file after existing file

I am designing an editor. On my UI, there is an icon for importing a file. When user opens the editor and clicks on “Import” icon, that file is opened in editor. Now I want that if user clicks ...
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Differentiating abbreviations for minutes and months

I want to, instead of showing "X minutes ago", show "Xm". The problem is, how would I differentiate if it were "X months ago"? I can't do "Xm" because that's used for minutes. What should I do if I ...
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How can these UI layout/style can be labeled and differentiated from a stylistic standpoint?

It is often difficult for a non specialist to label or to describe some UI layouts.. Is there a glossary or a source that can help meeting the right language to talk about an interface general look ? ...
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Master-master / detail approach? (a.k.a, how to approach summarized data)

Great day to everyone. I'm trying to design an application that is basically a to-do list, which of course provides some level of master-detail: a list of tasks and the detail for each task. Now, ...
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Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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Mobile app menu at the bottom of the page easier to access?

I saw the new user interface changes made to the New Words with Friends app, and they have placed the 'hamburger' menu icon at the bottom of the page, and moved the controls for the different views of ...
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What are some benefits of having a single child folder?

Let me rephrase the question: What are some benefits of having a single actionable event on screen (e.g. single child folder, single button occupying the whole screen estate, etc.), immediately ...
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How often should you redesign the user interface of a mobile app (non-consumer)? [closed]

Is there a published best-practice or recommendation for how often the user interface of a mobile app (professional/enterprise not consumer) should be totally redesigned? If so, could someone please ...