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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Depth of application state persistance

Is it a good design pattern, in this case for Android, to persist the application state for wherever the user is, or should this be done just for the first level of depth?
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How to cope with items of vastly differing durations in a schedule control?

I have to create a schedule control for displaying items with duration as little as 1 seconds and potentially as large as couple of hours. First thing which seems clear is that I will need some kind ...
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Is my assumption right? Most convenient area for most frequently used functionalities [closed]

If I were the designer of Evernote, I would have allowed the user to make full use of the large blank area as showed in the picture below. For example, allow the user to customize this area, e.g. ...
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Why might right aligned field labels be better?

For the longest time, I've used left-aligned labels in my forms, like this: I did this because I thought having the labels left aligned made it easier for readers to scan the list of labels. ...
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What is the best way to display language changing option?

We have a website that is dedicated to English teachers (English as a Foreign Language). The home page is mostly aimed at school principals - to interest them in our platform (product). That's why ...
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Does A Slider Control UI Element Like This Exist — The Joystick Slider?

A standard slider, such as an html5 <input type ="range"/> or its many javascript-enhanced brethren, works by providing a handle that you slide between two endpoints, typically with your mouse ...
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Error message text/buttons?

I have an iOS app where users can save contacts. There is a minimum of first name and last name to save, so when they try to save without filled out all the required fields, an alerts pops up that ...
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Design Patterns for simplest, easiest to use website Feedback/Contact us form? [closed]

I'm looking for some canonical examples of Feedback forms. (Sort of Best Practice kind of thing). Goal is to make this as easy to use and gather only enough info to respond to the user. I've looked ...
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When to circle a symbol

I was wondering, if you have any basic rule whether to use a symbol, e.g. +, just plain or in a circle, e.g. (+). One example is the star (★) to favorite this very question (on the left hand side), it ...
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Setting of Cancel, Back and Next Buttons in Apple UI

I'm working on UI that follows Apple's UI Guidelines. Currently I'm developing a setup wizard UI but I'm confused about arrangement of "Cancel", "Next" and "Back" buttons. My current implementation ...
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Check box I think I should reverse this functionality

I work on a site with various homepage widgets. I have been asked to provide a check box for each widget with the label "Show in mobile view" that is pre-checked. Widgets have always been visible in ...
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What is the name of the two sections at the left and right of “classic” a web UI?

This question may sounds weird but I was wondering myslelf if the two sections at the left and the right of an UI had a special name (like header or footer for the top and the bottom parts). ...
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Selecting multiple folders

I'm in the process of improving folder selection process of a backup software my company has developed. The goal is to have the user select the folder(s) he/she wishes to backup. This page describes ...
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How to indicate a user the next action to do?

I'm on a C# Windows Form project, and most of my form is disabled at start, leaving only the connection fields enabled. When the user succesfully connected, a dropdown list gets enabled and the user ...
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Three different types of input from a textbox

I have three different forms of inputs, lets say that one is currency as in $dollars the other is an ip address and the third is a date The user will have to enter either one of these inputs in a ...
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Handling loss of visual relationship when selected item scrolls out of view?

I have a list of items. These are selectable, but only one at a time, and when one is selected a panel to the right of the list populates with further info on that selected item. The row is styled to ...
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Choices: showing new items vs a clickable “x new items” banner

We are creating a web application with a Twitter-style list of items, with a new item being added/shown once every few minutes. A subject for debate is whether we should show new items automatically ...
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Select between page and object on it when both have same boundaries

ON the UI that I’m designing, I have a page and there could be multiple rectangles on the page like shown below: A page can be selected by clicking on its boundary. Similarly, a rectangle can be ...
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Should UI be phrased positively or negatively? [duplicate]

I was discussing with a workmate whether user interfaces should be phrased in a positive or a negative manner. I've observed positive sentences are clearer than negative ones to the average user. ...
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Can we build UX into old, large legacy systems?

For huge corporate, legacy applications we dont tend to have the luxury of re-vamping the UI after assessing the UX of the process that those apps support. However, just because there has been a lack ...
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Design pattern for drag drop within a ListBox?

Need advice on how to build an intuitive UI: I have a ListBox of items, that can be re-ordered by drag drop. I get to this screen when I add a new item. Now this new item needs to be inserted into ...
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How to arrange five blocks on UI

I have five blocks on UI: On the basis of rights of user, these blocks will be visible. For example, if an Admin signs in, all blocks will be visible. For Manager, I want to show block# 2,4 and ...
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Dynamic Progress Indicator

I am currently working on a responsive web app and am having some issues designing a progress indicator that I am happy with. The app is a workflow based tool which works by displaying cards ...
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Alternatives for multiple popup dialogs that look the same and are frequently used

I am trying to improve the interface of a tool. Currently, we have 4 popup dialogs which all look the same and have the same functionality. They consist of a list and add/remove buttons and in each ...
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Why did Windows XP ship with the volume control icon missing from the sys tray

I remember, on virtually every installation of Windows XP, I had to go hunting for the config that showed the volume icon. This was quite frustrating to me, and although the issue is quite old, I ...
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Best way to represent gender

I am building a social app, but I'm stuck at one place. I have to show the gender of a user. I was thinking of a few things- Maybe i could show those gender icons like these,besides every user name. ...
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UI when having many-to-one table relations

Let's say I have a database employees-manager and that I have two tables: employees and salaries. Also, let's say that employees table have only 2 columns (emp_id and name_of_employee) and salaries ...
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Should the iOS slide out menu link to all features or should it avoid duplicates?

On my home screen, I'm linking to a few of my main features and putting the rest in my slide out menu. I'm wondering if I should list the features available in my home page on the menu as well. It's ...
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How should hamburger menu open in mobile apps?

I have seen many mobile apps which currently use hamburger menu as sidebar menu as it is very convenient and user friendly. Now, we have started to use it in our mobile apps design and it is very ...
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Numeric input, text fields, drop-downs : Is this too complex?

I'm redesigning an interface to control an exercise game. The interface is going to be something like this (and exists on a PC, not mobile). Right now, we've gathered that our users want to be able to ...
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Allow Multiple Instances of a Page

On my UI, I want to have any option/icon so that user can show that this page can be copied or not e.g: The sample that I have decided so far is that when user hovers over the page, "allow multiple ...
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Has anyone used a hamburger style left nav in a web application (not a website)?

Has anyone used a hamburger style left navigation in a web application (not a website)? We are looking to see how you handled? If it is even popular thing to do for an application (not mobile) but ...
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Should I present a menu option that shows capabilities for a mode the user is not in?

Preface: So, this is a sort of cross-disciplinary question that combines RPGs, game development, and User Experience. I have previously asked this question on the gamedev stack exchange and I ...
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UI for system model vs. user model, for developers

Background: Product I'm working with caters to developers, and I'm redoing the UI to improve usability. Currently, the UI behaves like the system model, which is fairly complicated because its a ...
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What's the purpose of the bottom bar in popups / modal windows?

There seems to be a common pattern where the bottom of a modal window contains an area that looks slightly separated from its content. I'm trying to find out where this habit comes from, and what ...
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Why does YouTube add a space at the end of title edits?

I've noticed this behaviour on YouTube when editing the titles of videos I've uploaded: In the screenshot above, YouTube has automatically added a space character after the title. If YouTube have ...
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How to present reply chains on a mobile/condensed interface? [duplicate]

Take a website such as reddit where users can reply to a post, and then users can reply to that reply, etc. I'm building a mobile application that deals with a similar situation with nested ...
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Useless IE context menu option

I was using my IE 10 when I right-clicked a link and its context menu showed up, I saw the first option was "Open Link". First thing that came to my mind was "What a useless option!". Since if I would ...
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How to convey set inclusion and exclusion?

We have an application where users perform an action on a large set of things. The user decides which things to perform the action on by selecting to either include or exclude things based on various ...
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XML generator through UI

I'm working on an application which helps user to create XML from UI and below is the UI screen shot. Problem statement: User can create field groups and fields attached to it, there will be 20+ ...
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Improving the “booking page” for a taxi booking mobile application

I'm currently working on a taxi booking application and have got to the stage where I need to design the "Book" page where the user can create a new advance taxi booking. The features are as follows: ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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How to offer multiple actions on table items, within the table?

I have a table that users need to scroll through and carry out specific actions. The actions are things like "Remove", "Flag", "Send to", but in the mockup below they're just Action 1, 2, etc. Right ...
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When a star-rating is right-aligned, should I fill the stars from right as well?

When building graphics for an app, I have right-aligned a rating from 1 to three stars. Being mainly a designer, my gut told me to fill the stars from right to left. So, i.e. empty empty filled for a ...
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How to display a lot of filters (cascading and/or not)?

I have a dashboard for an internal web application in my company. I have 4 charts and labeled combobox filters related to these charts. The user can select a specific value in the combobox or select ...
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What type of menu is this? And is it good to use?

Does anybody know what this type of menu is called? Something like on SitePoints website and maybe the one on Pure. The colorful menus is what I'm asking about. And are they good to use?
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Showing user's (name) initials but what if more than 1 user have the same initials?

I'm designing an app where users can assign tasks to other people. The space I have available to convey to whom the task is assigned to is about 23-25px. So right now we're just showing two initials, ...
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Should text-alignment of drop-down menus be left-aligned or right aligned?

I came across this right aligned text dropdown menu on eBay.com: While I'm sure I've seen this before, I've never contemplated the benefits. In this context, is this method more beneficial than the ...
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Preferential ordering of content when comparing two items side by side

When comparing two items side by side, is it better to show the given or known item first or show the unknown variable first? I have a tabbed interface to show the differences of common eye issues ...
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How can I replace a clickable list in a GUI without annoying the user?

I have a screen in a mobile app consisting of the title of a data object at the top, with a short list of actions underneath. (The layout of these on the screen is not set in stone, so if your answer ...