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 to properly manage exchange between two lists of items/products in a desktop web app?

I'm working on a Web App UI mostly for desktop (but also working on tablets) where the user has to manage inventories in a modal window. He needs to select items from a stockpile (i. e. a large list)...
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Best practice GUI for a report designer where there is a many to one relationship to the data

I'm having trouble finding any best practices for a report designer when you have some data elements which repeat multiple times within a single report. Every report design best practice seems to ...
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UX/UI Translation in many lanuages

I'm currently working on the back-office of an application, used mainly on desktop. Final users are not necessarily "tech friendly", the interface has to remain simple and clear. I try to design an ...
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Material Design guideline for Google Map's side pane?

Here is what happens when you click on an icon in an "old-style" Google map: You get an InfoWindow, and clicking "more info" opens a new tab with a google search of the icon's subject. Here is ...
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Is copying other app's UI okay?

I'm making an Android game with a UI similar to Facebook Messenger Android app. I didn't re-create all the UI elements, but users will surely know it looks like Messenger since the game is about ...
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Should I use multiple synchronized dropdowns in a big UI

User Story: The user can create a schoolclass 7a The user can create a pupil for a schoolclass 7a The user can change the shown pupils for the current selected schoolclass 7a Question: Should I ...
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What is the best way to indicated a column's data is affected by the date range selected?

Our dashboard has data that is static such as names and full budgets and also has columns which are affected by the date range which is selected. The user's attention always jumps to the same columns ...
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Show “Tips” for features of an application?

I have an app that has several features that users will (hopefully) like, but are likely to miss. I'd like to tell them about these features. How would that be achieved with minimal spamminess? I ...
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What are the types of user interface models used in mobile apps [closed]

I'm working on revamping the UI for our mobile app and preparing a presentation explaining the various kinds of UI models out there. As I'm a self taught designer so I'm not familiar with all the ...
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Website gamification what achievements? [closed]

I run a website with news and stories and I want to improve the user experience and pageviews per session with a gamification. What should I add to my current approach along the achievements? http://...
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End-user feedback interview for an early stage prototype

Are the following questions appropriate to garner feedback from an early stage prototype? If not, what questions would be more appropriate: For the individual: For the business:
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Design for Application consistency or follow OS convention?

When we design applications to be used in the new world of cross channeling, we need to take into account a lot of different factors. Not only do we need to address in which environment the app is ...
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a better interface for entering an age range with user-selected units

I am trying to create an age picker and this is the best i can come up with: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups the dropdown would have years, months, weeks ...
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Display hierarchy of mutually exclusive options

INTRODUCTION: I am a software developer with no experience with UX/UI. In original application I worked on, I had 4 mutually exclusive options from which user had to choose one. I used the below ...
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mixing multi select and single select in one list of ajax results

I'm designing a mobile app (android + ios) I'd like to have a page where you can type in a search bar, and get a list of (ajax) results you can choose from. the results are a name, with either - ...
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What are best practices for deciding when to use native iOS UI elements or when to build custom ones?

I know some interactions and content are far too complicated to apply to a default iOS UI element - but when it comes to ones that could go either way, what are the best practices in making a decision?...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks best?...
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What are some design paradigms to follow when I want to put icons over an image (instead of using header bar to show icons)

Here's what the top of an app I am working on looks like: As you can see, there is a white chevron. Before this, I was using a header but I kind of prefer this look so I get more screen real ...
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Maps with Multiple Heat Maps and Other Data

We're about to embark on a small project that requires us to plot various data on a map. Some examples that we need to put on the map: Population Income House Prices Crime Etc Examples 1-3 could ...
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How to provide two options for items in a list, with accessibility for blind users?

I'm developing an Audio book player app for mobile. This app is mostly focused on blind people, so the UI must be comfortable in accessibility mode. For an open book, it shows a list of it's chapters. ...
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Location of the site creator [closed]

I want to add "created by @my_name" or "by @my_name" but I don't want to put it in the footer or some other inconspicuous place. I decided to make this "fixed" on screen, but do not know where it is ...
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How to design UI for using barcode scanner for add/remove functions

I am using a Bar-code scanner on my mobile app (Android) to update items at a remote server. The user can either want to scan to increase the item's quantity by 1 or decrease by 1 each time they scan. ...
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Which is the best way to implement multiple list?

I want to build an android app. In this app user can pick a student from a school, for this user must pass through school > standards > division > student. How can I make a best picker for picking ...
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How to assess how embedded UX is in an organization or team?

What is a good way to assess a company / team / person's level of adoption or sophistication with UXD best practices?
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Designing complex applications

I have not found much in terms of writing or guidance on how to design complex applications, particularly studio-style applications such as 3dsmax, Photoshop, Ableton, IDEs, etc., and was hoping to ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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Allow numeric input or have user pick from dropdown?

I was just wanting to see what people thought about how I should allow users to specify a year. Currently they are able to select a year from a dropdownlist but I was wondering if users might prefer ...
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Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next? [closed]

For a while now I've been wondering what the next design style will be after Material design. Skeuomorphism was just overdoing it, which resulted in the countermovement Flat design. Flat design ...
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What should happen when changing Pagination's “Results Per Page”

If the user is on a specific page and then changes Results Per Page, what page should the user be taken to? This question came up while discussing the following scenario: "If the user was on the ...
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...
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Simplifying menu bars into single level to save screen real estate

The product I'm currently working on has multiple levels of navigation, breadcrumb and action bar content on the screen. This actually reduces the screen real estate of the screen. download ...
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Help with a UI?

Doing a UI for communications software. Attached is a currently displayed image. Asking for better ways to show this info? The attached "spider graph" takes a little explaining... that's a problem. ...
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How to have tool tips on touch devices?

I want to provide tooltips for the UI buttons, but obviously a "hoverable" tooltip will not display on a touch device. what is an alternative way to display the same information as a tooltip (in this ...
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Sorting by popularity ( weekly / monthly / yearly / all time)

I'm looking for examples of UGC sorting by popularity (by votes and also comments). Currently I have a dropdown with the following sorting options. Most voted (all time) Most commented (all time) 7 ...
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Cloning Problem

I have a system, where the user will creating new customers from existing old customer templates. It would also be better if the user can pick from a palette of available template. We have ...
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Should I reduce number of stages in this search activity for my app?

I am working on a "yellow-pages" app. The following search activity in my app will be used quite a few times by the user, as it forms a core part of the app. At the moment, it feels very cumbersome, ...
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Problematic with desktop HUD activation using hot key or hot corner

Lately, Gnome & Unity each has implemented a new way to activate the HUD (Menu, Overlay Bar..) Unity: uses two hot keys that trigger with single press, Super|Win brings Menu/Sidebar & Left ...
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Form with service and lunch times

Consider a form with service time and lunch time information. And the user can customize the settings for day of the week. I have two alternatives: A form for each day of week A form with all ...
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What's the best way to implement a search bar in the mobile view of a responsive site?

I'm currently working on a site that is content heavy and want to add FAYT (find-as-you-type) search. In the desktop view I have a regular search field in the top right hand corner with a magnifying ...
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Widget for combining combobox and textfield

At present, I have a UI for selecting a particular bible passage in an application like so: The user selects a passage by selecting the book from a combobox, and then writing the chapter-verse ...
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What is this particular piece of a GUI called?

What is the dividing line between the directory tree and the right-side view called? Specifically, what is the name of the "grab it and slide/resize" function? I'm trying to make this in wxPython ...
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Dead-simple way to let a user select multiple time ranges

I've been brainstorming about this problem for over a week now and cannot come up with a sensible way to do it. Basically, I am building a component the purpose which is to let a user select a series ...
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Resource recommendations for designing graphical + command line interfaces?

Perhaps one of the most prominent examples of a combined GUI + CLI is AutoCAD. AutoCAD has reached the point where (almost?) everything that can be done with the CLI can now be done with the GUI too, ...
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When is it appropriate to use effects in window headers?

If one had a function that accessed a specific window's header and changed it's color, At what times is it best to use such an effect to alert the user of events occurring? I was thinking window ...
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Best Practices for Service Catalogs? [closed]

I'm working on a website redesign for a company that has a lot of b2b products & services. Their current solution is very content heavy (overwhelmingly so) and involves a very linear approach to ...
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Using lines to separate list items - good or bad [duplicate]

The picture below is showing three different lists with separating lines. Should we better use alternating background colours?
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Tabs design pattern, solving for “N” tabs

I've seen many design patterns that help solve different content presentation issues by leveraging "tabs". Assuming I do want to display grouped content on a page (complex content or simple) and ...
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What is the best solution to solving nested, referenced documents?

This question was a little ambiguous and I apologize for that, so here's a little context: You have a list of updates displayed in a table. Each update has an ID associated with it. When you click ...
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Logo Usage: Rule Breaker or Acceptable Practice?

I'm working on an user interface to help users select a car. To help the user narrow down the list, cars are segmented into Japanese and Foreign. The user can then choose a company/make to see ...
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Viewing data from a web application in Excel - is this feature an “Import” or an “Export”?

I'm developing a web application that presents a large amount of data in a grid. One of the features we are adding to this application is the ability to view this data in Excel. My coworker and I ...