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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Does dark theme implies security in an anti-malware app? [closed]

We are developing an anti-malware android application and some of the colleagues insist on using a dark theme for application UI because: Many other anti-malware applications like DU, Avast, Avg and ...
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Feeds UI Design

I am building a website which requires the feeds facility (like what you have in Facebook or Google Plus). Facebook uses single column feeds, Google uses multi column feeds which are card based. ...
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Include UI Play/Pause buttons even though remote contains same functionality?

I'm working on a tvOS application that plays videos. On the bottom of the screen are a set of buttons I've created; Previous, Next, Pause, Play. Coming from an iOS background I'm so used to creating ...
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How can I simplify this task screen for mobiles [closed]

The Dropdown option are: All, Monthly, Weekly, Daily The second row shows the current date range. If you select weekly, it would show "7. Sep-13. Sep". You can swipe left or right to change the date ...
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Are there any internal human interface guidelines of successful products freely available?

Many human interface guidelines for the design of apps for iOS and OS X are available. But I'm searching for internal guidelines for something like Adobe Photoshop or Autodesk 3DS Max. I realise that ...
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Dependent pick list and multilevel selection

I have to design a prototype where the user has to choose from a lot of selection, multi-selection and dropdown widgets. All choices are dependent on each others and there will be a lot of complex ...
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What's the best way to offer hour selection to users in this design?

I've been trying to define the best way to show hour selection on this design. We want to offer very time focused services to business travelers, so time must be relevant on the homepage. We design ...
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What is best UI/UX solution for displaying taxonomies hierarchy in simple grid list(table view)?

Overview What we have in this release of our eCommerce software (e shop), is a simple table view with filterable search and pagination in an admin panel for managing product taxonomies. Taxonomies ...
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Control that changes state automatically and needs to be a part of a form. Any ideas?

I need an example of a control that changes its state automatically once a condition has been satisfied. I need to use such a control to allow admins to set a flag at the user level that would ask ...
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How to create interfaces in a graphics editor for responsive grid systems considering that they aren't pixel-perfect? [closed]

Any responsive CSS grid system uses long decimal point percentage values for columns' width (e.g. "16.66666667%"). I don't understand how to lay out the grid in Photoshop, because elements of the ...
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“Create new” VS “Add to exisiting” what order

We are introducing a new feature for our customers. By clicking on the bokmarking symbol the user is able to save an item to a list. The user starts out with a "default list", but may create as many ...
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What's the best way to indicate that the pop up blocker may stop the user from performing a simple task?

I have an application where user have the option to open all selected items in a new windows. Unfortunately, if the user is running a fancy new-age browser that blocks pop-ups, he doesn’t realize his ...
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Truncation design solution for a search result with more than 1000 authors

Three things: In recent years, we have seen a steep increase in the number of papers with authors in excess of 50, and a particularly notable spike in reports whose author counts exceed 1,000 and ...
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How to accommodate more items in the same UI

I'm looking into a change request from a client which requires the following. Have a look at the visual below. The clients would like to be able to show more then 5 of the blue boxes (these show ...
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Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
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Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
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What could be used instead of checkboxes for filtering a list of items for desktop software

What could be a better way of showing a filter like this? Multiple checkboxes could be selected to show the filter options. Is there a better way to represent this filter for a desktop software ? ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Enormous and unwieldy Windows Form

I have this ugly interface in WinForms that is both character-limited and slow. The basic idea is that it needs to be a dynamically sizeable 2D array. Each position in the array can be set ...
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Will voice based interaction kill GUI? [duplicate]

Voice and audio based interaction together with natural language input have the potential to fast track user to get to their target goal directly. Much like how instead of browsing through sections ...
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Schedule time UX

What I am trying to solve from the above screen shot is scheduling update. With the new update "to" field is optional, and not required field and also the UI and wording is confusing as when Run ...
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General GUI Development: Acceptable tooltip string length?

I'm putting the finishing touches on a GUIDE (MATLAB) developed GUI. I wanted to add tooltip strings to help the user but I don't want to overwhelm the user. Here are some examples of tootip strings ...
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CMS: Best way to arrange a large number of fields? [closed]

I'm redesigning a CMS and I wanted to gather some opinions on what makes the best user experience for my particular dilemma. Here it is: The CMS controls a marketing-focused website for large ...
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What should happen after soft deleting a record?

Scenario as follows, example is an online survey (policy is to not hard delete anything): You open a survey from the survey list. On the survey, for admins only, there is a special Tools menu in the ...
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should a dropdown toggle icon be up or down?

I keep hitting this issue and wonder if there's a hard and fast anwser: On a dropdown widget, should the icon be up or down on either state? For example when down should the icon be pointing up to ...
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Best way to show registration date

What is a better approach when presenting customer registration date to a user of a crm, "active for...." or registered on mm/dd/yy? if the better approach is "active for...", i am having difficulty ...
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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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How to transform desktop UI to smartphone UI?

I have a live demo here, based on HTML, CSS, JS and Metronic. It's currently planned to be displayed on desktops, yet it's quite responsive (a little bit...) and I'd like to convert it to be displayed ...
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What's the point of a “Read full story” button?

I've noticed a lot of news websites, particularly on mobile, sometimes will cut off their story with a button you have to click to see the rest of it. I can understand why they'd do this if they ...
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Help with “haggle/barter” feature on mobile application

Overview I am working on a mobile app that has a feature which allows the buyer and seller of a good/service to debate the price and exact nature of a transaction. The process of this transaction ...
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Tooltips, where to place?

We have an internal, json editor web application. It is extremely form heavy, basically pages worth of one dimensional tree structured nested forms. Think something like this, but bigger and some ...
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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of “X” close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?

I've been getting into Material design lately, and I really liked one of the material concepts, and thats to think of the UI in X,Y,Z axis. But noticed a discrepancy with what might be extremely ...
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Graph values inside a set of values, best way to display?

this is my first question here! We are developing an application, and we have a problem with a part of the UI. We need to display the forecast for the next days, but the values of the forecast falls ...
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Highlighing to user the next possible actions available to them

Once a user has carried out a search on my mobile app they are presented with a list of offers. At this stage (3rd screen), the user can either: 1) accept ONE of the on-screen offers 2) carry ...
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Date/Time Picker for Small Ranges

I have an application where a user will need to pick a date and time within a very small range, with precision down to the minute. Generally what happens is that a biometric device is given to a ...
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Best way to combine two-step service request screen and minimise cognitive load

I am currently working on a service aggregator app as part of a university project. One of the main difficulties I am having at the moment is figuring out how to allow the user to carry out a search ...
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Best way to lay out home page of mobile app

I'm redesigning a mobile trivia app, and on the homepage, there are radio buttons that let the user choose the difficulty, and then there are also 3 buttons that start the game. The current layout ...
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Multi position switch (while avoiding dropdowns and skeuomorphism)

I have a very visual, map-like interface where most of the interaction takes place in navigation cards as opposite to direct manipulation. I need to add a "dimension selector" to each node that ...
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How to handle complicated monthly repeat options

This is related to this question I asked here earlier. I want to handle the full range of options for monthly reminders in my Android app. So I handle: Repeat on the day of the month (e.g. the 17th ...
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Navigating through configuration screens for multiple items

I have an Android app whose data model is built around a list of reminders. The user's primary interaction with the app is based around creating and modifying these reminders. Currently my app opens ...
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Show attendees on a page

I want to design a page where i need to show people who are currently logged in and are on that page similar to a chat room where everyone can see each other. I want to give that page a feel so that ...
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Best approach to toggle button & Placeholder for date?

What is the best approach (i.e to add some icon or text etc) to show user that this section/button/menu is toggleable or we have more option on left or right on the controls? Right now I'm using ...
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Can sign up/log in be unified in one button?

I'm working a form at the moment and was consider merging sign in and sign up but thought it might be confusing. Is there any precedent for this? Example download bmml source – ...
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Best design to display a school timetable

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to display a school/subject timetable. When designing a timeline it's sensible to use time as columns across which will indeed define activities across a ...
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How to show sleeping on a slider?

I'm developing an application for a client that asks lots of questions to determine compatibility between people. Unfortunately, the questions vary greatly, as they can pertain to sleep habits, ...
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Bold colors for mobile applications [closed]

I am aware that normal convention would have designers use more neutral colors for a mobile application. In terms of entertainment based mobile applications: Is it acceptable to follow a more bold ...
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Form image selection (upload / gallery / default)

There is an image (1 img) selection option within a form with 3 choices: 1- User uploads the image from computer. 2- User can select an image from pre uploaded images. 3- User selects a default image. ...
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Flat design worsens UX. Could/should the pendulum swing the other way? [closed]

I often argue with people that so-called 'flat' design leads to worse UX as it leads to a lack of clarity regarding actionable objects but also reduces the ability of the user to distinguish between ...
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Dividing items in variable number of groups

In my application, a user gets a list of items and needs to divide these in any number of groups, with some additional restrictions (between X and Y items in a group, etc.) Currently, the application ...