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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Is it better to label input fields, watermark them, or both?

When building forms, you need to effectively communicate with the user what information should be placed inside of the text boxes. I've seen a combination of watermarks in text boxes and labels for ...
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Reference for Spanish UI [duplicate]

Is there a good reference for UI terms in spanish? Terms like username, password, login/logout, etc... aren't direct translations. I'm looking for a guideline to translate these labels. Update ...
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What is the name of this dial/spinner-like interface element?

I've tried googling both spinner and dial, but they turn up results that are not this. I need to implement this in a website, and would like to know the pattern for it -- it's just so much easier ...
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Assigning to multiple groups

While there are plenty of "assign to blah" topics here, I'm not sure that I've seen this exact case. Apologies in advance if this is repeated. Building out a new website, with quite a lot of ...
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Make click, drag and drop and link between both tables more obvious to user

The two tables in the window below are intrinsically linked. Their purpose is to help the user to quickly allocate a pickup job to a driver. In order to do this, the user simply needs to click on ...
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Do people still use drag and drop?

Is drag and drop (for say photo uploads) a good idea? Aren't users frustrated by all the steps you have to take? Do most people even know how to do it? Open a window Browse to your files Ensure ...
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Designing for everyday interaction

Should it be way that the interaction is designed for password field in any web form or login page? Can it be the right way to showing total number of character of a password while user enters it? ...
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Integrate location navigation into site

In our classifieds site we search by a string (ie. iphone) and we see the search results, as seen on the screenshot. The initial search displays everything in the United States. To this search ...
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Breadcrumb dropdown navigation examples? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find websites that use some type of breadcrumb navigation with dropdowns. I was looking at this post from 3 years ago, but it seems that the sites mentioned here have changed their ...
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What widget should I use to filter table rows based on checkboxes?

Suppose my table has a column on the far left that consists of only checkboxes used for selecting rows. The default design is that the header of that column would have a checkbox, which would be used ...
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Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards

I'm working on an internal business tool. It needs to be information dense, and our users are internal employees who undergo training, so if it comes down to it, we value efficiency over ...
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Name, icon, and color of the button

I want to clear the text from the text box, what should be the button named as? what icon and color should the same button have? Thanks in advance.
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How to make a call-to-action element for mobile?

I am building a mobile website (lets say for for boutique hotels). There will be a form, where users will be able to enter the hotel name, email address, wanted dates etc... Since I will also have ...
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Return List to Original State

BACKGROUND (USERS: Internal business users.) I have a sortable task list which has the 4 columns (date, customer, items, cost). But now we want to expand the business logic to include: "IMPORTANT" ...
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Display related location points on a map

I'd like to display an array of various location points, that share the same group. I've been tasked with designing a visual UI that houses a Bing Maps screen and displays several (location based - ...
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Use up or down arrow to represent “sort ascending” at table header

To represent "sort ascending" (a -> b -> c -> ...) , my first sense told me that, I should use ↓ to represent it. This is because if I lay my data a b c It seems like thing is moving naturally ...
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Faceted search: Show more/show less filters vs Summary + Edit

Consider the case of hotel search, where you have a few filters that everyone uses but in total you may want people to have ~20 or so available. On the results screen, I don't want to show all 20, ...
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What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?

I cam across one of Bret Victor's interesting musing about inline spellchecker behaviour where he proposed a couple of alternatives to the popup box for spellcheck suggestions. I thought that the ...
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Drag and drop direction

I am designing a function where the user is able to drag items from one list and drop them in two others. I was wondering which direction is indicated for that action. In the first case, the list with ...
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Icon to depict quality? [closed]

I'm looking for an icon to represent "high quality." I'm thinking of using a diamond shape. Is there any reason to think that a diamond does not represent high quality?
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How to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users

We have two lists on our website. One on the left listing activities, one on the right listing resources. When clicking on an item on the left list, more information about the activity is displayed ...
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Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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Key features in modern designs [closed]

What key features/looks in an application represent a "modern" design? When you look at an application what gives you the sense of modern?
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How to make a “prices” UI?

I am building a website that offers 3 different pricing method. The only thing that differs between the 3 options is the period range. For example ( lets say car hire): under 1 week - 10$ per day 1 ...
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Designing a table with multiple “primary” rows

I'm trying to design an input table with more than 1 "primary" (so to say) row. What I'm trying to design is complex, so I'll describe it with a real world example. Let's say I want to create an UI ...
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is it bad form to mix url popovers with url modals?

I was just curious if there are any rules around mixing url popovers with url modals? For example, there may be a few urls in the footer. A "Terms and Conditions" url may be used to display a ...
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Is it a good practice to place primary content below the footer?

What are the principles, use cases, and/or motivational factors behind placing content that pertains to the main body of the site, to instead exist below the footer? I want to better understand the ...
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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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Using card UI where should a set of actions go? (Share, details, info)

I'm using card UI for a project and while some cards maybe we in a row or a column many make up a grid. The issue is some cards have one action like "share" while others have 2 or 3 actions. I want a ...
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How to let user know about different formats to enter a field in a form?

I'm designing an input field for IPv4 addresses and netmasks. My problem is that when you enter a IPv4 address with its netmask you can type "192.168.0.1/24" or you can type it like "192.168.0.1" and ...
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Long Input in an editable field

In my web app I have an input field that is editable by click and the author is unable to view the full title if it is too long. A good example is the Title field of "Ask Question" in this site. If ...
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Dealing with multiple items at once in a single window

I am working on a web app in which one of the features requires a taxi operator to respond to/make multiple customer haggle (barter) requests for a fare. This all needs to take place within a single ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping

What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping? Prototype should be interactive and Wire-frame Static? Am i right?
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What's a good mobile navigation strategy for hierarchies with few children?

Say your IA hierarchy is like this: Main section A Feature 1 Feature 2 Feature 3 Main Section B (List/tableview) Item Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3 Main Section C The traditional iOS-style ...
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Most appropriate UI for age range slider

We're creating a slider to allow users to select an 'age range'. The facility is to recruit users based on certain parameters. For example, I want users: Who live in the UK Is female Is aged ...
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Best way to express relationships in a Tree View?

I understand that a tree view is used to express a hierarchy and relations and for grouping but I'm struggling with what if two things in different groups on the same level have a relationship and how ...
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Redesigning workflow of bidding application to reduce cognitive load

I am currently working on a pet project to port and redesign a native Windows-based app onto the web. It acts as a booking aggregator, providing a platform for service operators to bid, share, and ...
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Providing grid summary

We have a grid listing some data and then there is summary, which is also a grid. What is the UX pattern/ideas/designs to display both? If there is an operation like clear (which should clear both ...
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What are some ways to manage more data on single page without scrolling?

Good Morning to all. i have to manage say more than 10 column on single page, for Ex= It is application say student want to give feedback for teacher and according to fields student have to answer. ...
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Usability problem with access lists for a network UI

I have a problem with an application I am working on. The idea is simple, in this application you build up a system of networks that are connected with each other. Example would be: You have Network ...
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Presenting a list of sequential actions in a Windows application

I'm programming a small PC app which is mainly used to perform a set of sequential, step-by-step actions, and I wonder what would be a "standard" way to design its UI, so it would follow conventions ...
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GUI for a add-and-combine workflow?

I have the following scenario: the user picks a set of entities from a palette (each palette entry can belong to a different class, and each class can belong to a different subclass). After ...
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The best way to show several related tables

I have three or four connected tables, and I really wonder what's the best way to lay them out in a page? One table is for Roles. Second table is for Users. Each role might have several users and ...
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What are the alternatives to dragging items to add to data view?

I have a list of items in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each item can be added to one or more views by dragging the item onto a view on the right of the page. This is proving to be ...
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Ideal control design for boolean flags?

So I've been tasked to find a way to "pretty up" an originally checkbox-based interface and in the process of doing so I've mocked up three designs (seen below). From top to bottom we've got a toggle, ...
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Relational query (few parameters selector) more user friendly

I am working on GUI of one website which is selecting data from database. User can enter one or two values if wants output above/equal/lessequal and less etc. or/and certain thresholds. Current idea ...
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How to make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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Displaying sub-filters in menus

I'm struggling with this issue: I'd like to know options on how to CLEARLY display a sub-filter option in a menu. To better explain: the problem is that I have a set of data that will be filtered ...