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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Which color scheme to choose for applications that require long work hours?

I'm working on a ERP / Accounting (lots of tables and data) web app and was wondering what color scheme would be appropriate for this type of application? Users will be sitting in front of their ...
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Is it recommended to play a sound for warning and error messages?

When you quit an application and it shows you a dialog box asking if you want to save or when you open a file and an error is encountered, some applications play a sound. By sounds I mean short, but ...
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HUD UI design - what drives the line and transparency theme

I notice one thing common in HUD software, and that's the line-ish (thin line bordering, line pointing), semi-transparent UI they have. Even some icons are outlines of the actual thing. Haven't tried ...
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Are dark themes more effective than light themes for artistic software? [duplicate]

Before there were more apps using light themes, but for a while more and more apps come with dark themes. I personally really like working in dark themes. They are very easy on my eyes. Of course ...
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Which UI is more user-friendly and effective: Tabs or Collapsible Panels?

Not sure if the collapsible panels have a different name but I have seen them referred to as rollouts. I have used many applications that use one or the other or both, but I am wondering if there are ...
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How should you show that an accordion is expanded?

When you have an accordion, you need some way of showing the current state is expanded. There are a number of different ways of handling this, and each is used by a number of respected websites and ...
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Are sliders inefficient controls for desktop applications?

I always thought sliders weren't as optimal for numerical parameters. You not only have to look where the parameter is, but also where the slider is and ensure you are clicking exactly there to make ...
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Is my user interface color contrast good and is there a better way to place the information [closed]

As stated in the question, can I get some comments on the way my UI is placed and the color contrast. Appreciate any feedbacks. Thank you.
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Comments at the heart of a document

Context I just read the amazing question Emerging UI trend: comments in the margin - pros and cons?. I noticed this trend of putting the comments on the side of the documents (Google Docs is maybe ...
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Where can I find some inspiration for mobile game user interfaces?

I'm trying to develop a game on a mobile platform and I'm having a lot of trouble developing a diablo-like equipment screen. I'm having trouble fitting all useful information on one dialog. ...
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Food app UI decision - clean/realistic vs fun/game-like [closed]

I am in an early stage of designing a food-related mobile app with a social component. I have two main options: Clean, simplistic approach with focusing on the food images as the main attraction. ...
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How to present a todo list / checklist to a user

I'm working on a website where each user have to fill some forms to add some data which must be validated by some administrators. I won't enter into details in order to find a general solution which ...
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How can I design an effective GUI for labels and values for an Android Tablet?

I'm trying to create a simple GUI for an android application that will primarily be used on tablets. I have portrait and landscape screenshots of my current GUI. Note that this is literally the only ...
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Is this a good approach to add same background image for login page and other page

I am confused, because I want to create an app with real designs suggested by Google, for that I am using Google + design / Google 4.4 kitkat design . I am designing an Android app, in which I have ...
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What is the best way to show various options dependent on another user's account?

Say you are in Linkedin's Network page. (If you log onto Linkedin and click on "network") Let's hypothetically say that Linkedin contains both people already on the platform and people outside of the ...
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Is there a clear separation of function from visual design in the Microsoft 'Metro' UI?

There have been many design projects that are using the Microsoft UI design style/pattern to build web applications and mobile apps. Many current software development teams are using Agile ...
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How to make textual messages in an internal company web app casual and interesting?

I'm planning to develop a web application for our company's internal use. So I need to design the UI of the application in a casual way. My intent is to make the system interesting. An example of ...
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What UX guidelines should one keep in mind when designing the GUI for a automobile center stack/console?

Desgining the UI for a center stack (100% touchscreen), still in the wireframe stages. However, when mocking up the home screen, it dawned on me I don't know much about UX (I do mostly backend work, ...
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Current Web Applications with bad user interfaces

I am looking for some web applications with bad user interfaces. I need to find an application that can be redesigned using some standard user interface principles.
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Interaction patterns for consecutive/linked multiple selects

I have a web app and need to add a page where the user must select 1+ sets of 2 groups of items: Animals and Colors. In other words, they should be able to select 1+ Animals, and 1+ Colors. But, the ...
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Desktop UX vs. Web UX [closed]

As a C#/WPF developer and a beginner to UX I find it hard to apply some ideas to my desktop applications because most of UX books are focused on web development. What are the main differences between ...
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Link Styling - Active, Hover, etc

I've noticed many sites throughout the web from SBNation to smaller sites not having an 'active' (selected) style for their links. Sites like USAToday do have active states highlighted. My assumption ...
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What do dark and light dashboards communicate to users?

There are a couple of closely related answers about this on here, but none that gets to the question I'm asking. Outside of a what a user brings to a design (preconceptions, mental models, etc.) ...
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UX question for pricing packages pages

On pricing package pages if we are giving the customer an option to customize the price for the package what's the best way it should be handled to give the best user experience for the user? I ...
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How to avoid a too cluttered UI on mobile devices?

One of the features of my mobile application, is the facility to request a seat on a journey. The user can view details about the journey, and then selects the "x sharing" link to pop down ...
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How would I reflect the possible changes to the journey that could follow a decision?

I'm currently working on the UI wireframing for a taxi booking and sharing app. When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a notification. Prior to making a decision of ...
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Is this notification page for my taxi-booking/sharing app clear enough?

I've recently redone the UI wireframing for my taxi booking/sharing app's notification screen. On the notifications screen, the user receives updates on any taxi share requests or messages they ...
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How do you deal with notifications that cause changes to a situation or require a response

I have a bit of a dilemma. The above screenshot shows the UI wireframing I'm doing for a taxi-booking and sharing mobile app. Now when a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, a couple of ...
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Simple filter to allow for either AND or OR

People need to be able to search for their saved recipes on my site. They can give their recipes tags such as: Desserts Breads Thanksgiving In some cases they want to do an OR search: Show me ...
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How to indicate hierarchy from left sidebar list -> horizontal top tabs

I have a desktop (i.e. not mobile) app with an overall two level hierarchy: Items -> Dimensions Typical number of items/dimensions: Items: 2-40 Dimensions: 3-4 Item 2 -> Dimension A is of the ...
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Transition to new Design, offer a 'Classic Mode' or not?

I redesigning a GUI of a programm, that is in use by customers for several years. Now the icons should be replaced with more simplified versions (like Metro style) and also the design regarding the ...
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Should tabbing focus on datagridview

Should pressing the tab button within a windows form take the focus through a datagridview? What is the typical expectation of windows forms users from other applications? The purpose of the form is ...
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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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GUI pattern for an unkown number of parameters

I am designing a form which requires the user to set a long list of parameters and a value. Each entry in the form can have any number of parameters, though some do have typical values. In the past I ...
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How relevant is for a user the amount or batch of results shown?

In a scenario with for a specific search, a preliminary design has been paginated in large batches of around 300 results and, besides showing the number of results obtained, it also showed the range ...
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Selecting many elements from a long list

I have a scenario where my 'create user' dialog has a very long list of options, of which the user needs to select many. The project manager has suggested a 'dual list' approach: a long (scrolled) ...
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Is the following phrase appropriate for my notifications screen?

I'm working on a mobile app which allows users to book and share taxi journeys. One of the features in the app is a notifications screen which alerts the user each time they get a request for a seat ...
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Is this rebook/more button in my UI in the right place?

I'm worried that it is taking up too much real-estate at the moment - and the massive gap besides the button that can be used for something else or perhaps be made less apparent. What do you think? ...
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What should be taken into account when designing easily identifiable symbols?

I am currently designing a website with multiple filters. The first set will be Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport and Economy. Each of these will have five sub-sections and then there will be a long ...
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Should I design the UI for other people's taste or my own?

While implementing an interface, should I consider what I like myself or what people might prefer? I believe, generally speaking, people don't have good taste and what I design might not seem good to ...
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User interface suggestion for 2 Buttons in Android

So I am making an android application in which in one of the activities I want the user to choose a photograph either from the "gallery" or by taking a picture from the "camera". Presently I have ...
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How would you restructure the following taxi booking menu screen to make it more effective?

How would you restructure the taxi booking menu screen below? It seems a bit painful expecting the user to bounce forward/back each time they need to enter or change something? How can I improve ...
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Standardising the back/forward/cancel/book buttons at different stages on a wizard-style form

I'm having a bit of dilemma here. As the user moves through the different screens in my booking wizard below, I'm a bit worried about the buttons at the bottom of the screen, how can I standardise or ...
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Papers about UX of POS (Points of sale) and Cash management system [closed]

For my graduate thesis I have to study the UX of POS and typical cash management system used by restaurants. Do you know if are there any resources available online (or not) about these topics?I don't ...
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Online database with lots of entries in a table

(Just a heads up, I wrote this on an iPhone so it might not look great, sorry about that) I'm building an online database creator (think Dabbledb, Zoho creator, etc) When you create a database like ...
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Many questions, pick as many as you'd like to answer

My current UX challenge: List of < 10 questions that can be answered Only one question answered at a time Once answered, answer is displayed (and potentially editable) No requirement as to which ...
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What is the best way to let the user change the language in a windows forms application

Situaltion: I have a windows forms application which is currently only available in german for the end user There is an existing userbase which gets auto updates The application is already ...
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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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Android Multi-Step Wizard Examples

I am designing a multi-step wizard to display at the startup of my Android App. Looking for examples which serves as both tutorial and tour of the major benefits of the app. So far I haven't found ...
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How to determine UI graphic style? [closed]

I'm trying to determine what graphics styles and design features are being used on some recent websites. I am not a UI developer but work with many front ends and I'm not sure how to describe certain ...