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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How can a webapp show whether polling is on or off, without looking like it is stuck?

ACRA's web client polls a server every N seconds. Polling can be on or off. The UI is currently a clickable GIF image: when polling is on when polling is off Clicking the icon switches on/off (on ...
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What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs? [closed]

I am a user experience designer who is recently assigned to work on a Windows 10 desktop application. I am not sure with what tool I should use for prototyping and illustrating the interactions to ...
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Multi purpose form or separated entities?

I am developing an application where the user will have to acquire a lot of data records. Each such record will represent a person. The user can choose between 2 different types of persons to add and ...
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Should the 'back to top' button be used when infinite scrolling is implemented?

Infinite scrolling is becoming a popular design choice for many types of websites that focuses on the browsing rather than search behaviour. Does the use of back to the top actually support that ...
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Choosing which easing to use in interactions? Any Standard?

I've researched the web a lot for this and have come up with a very small list. Almost all iOS Apps and most current Web Apps use some form of easing or another. Interactions & Transitions are ...
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Should “expand” arrows point towards the expanding content or away from it?

When using the official Github for Mac GUI client, I've seen that there's an icon which is used to open a hidden menu. It uses arrows to indicate that it moves something, but those arrows are pointing ...
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how can I clean up these piano notes?

hopefully i can attach a screenshot here... I am buried under the complexity of displaying piano notes. (hmm, thanks editor guy for including the screenshot in the message. but it's not quite hires ...
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Multiple Account Administration

So, I have a site that I'm currently designing, and I'm struggling to find a good way for a user to Administer multiple accounts. Basically, the situation looks like this: User "John Doe" has a ...
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Best way to represent selection of scripts between steps

I have a process with multiple steps(concept,design,implementation,maintenance). This process needs to be automated. User will select different scripts from file system to move from one step to other. ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Progress Feedback

I have an application which processes data within a set of AutoCAD drawing files. Basically, there are a few parent drawings and a few child drawings. My objective is to create an informative progress ...
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Balancing between UX and Back Office Operations (The one click booking)

I am working on developing a simple home cleaning booking mobile application and I've been looking at what's out there: Most of them have a multi-step "wizard" that goes from asking the user for the ...
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Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?

Is there any logical reason behind digit alignment on a calculator? If yes, can we apply this for visual interfaces of numbers on the web?
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Why do web designers force users to enter credit card numbers without hyphens or spaces?

Credit card numbers on the cards themselves seem to follow a pattern--four clusters of digits separated by spaces. This seems to comport with "human factors engineering" that I think shows people have ...
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Suggestions for labels of different kind of doors/gates [closed]

I'm designing a mobile app for home automation. Shown at the end of this question is the remote page, which allows the user to control doors and gates. We have to provide the following three types ...
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Designing an Interface - A 'How Can I Direct You' style of interface

We're building an internal tool for helping folks utilize user experience in their projects. We're looking at it from two directions--one direction, easier, is "Hey, I need a wireframe, where can I ...
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Best way to show transition between states

I need to graphically represent transition between different states. The states list is dynamic. At one time only one state can be active. We have a product which gives the user ability to define ...
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What is the best way to indicate required fiels for deskop style web apps? [duplicate]

I am interested for best practices for indicating required fiels for deskop style web apps.
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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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Link-heavy web GUI patterns

There is an enterprise system where all entities are interconnected. Let's say we have following entities for a example: Customer, Order, Product, Contact, Employee. The preferred GUI style is ...
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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. ...