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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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Toolbar + selection + options all on the same screen

Is this the best way to put all of these on the same page? EDIT: More info... this function is used to search recorded video. I have: Camera list A quick search or Date/Time search options for ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
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Combining local and cloud storage in browser app

I am redesigning the GUI of a browser app (HTML+CSS+JS), a graphical editor kinda. Currently it runs locally, i.e. files are never stored on or retrieved from a server or the cloud and there is no ...
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Why has Google decided to use custom scrolling on its new Inbox website? [on hold]

Does it add a better experience for the user or does it help Google to have more control over the information presented to the user? Or just something else? What is the logic behind this decision to ...
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Can not reorganize large number of controls on a form , in a visually appealing and efficient way

I am software developer that has a job to create database for storing contracts. Contracts have annexes and construction reports ( I don't know how to translate this better, English is not my native ...
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What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?

Earlier I withdrew some money from the cash machine and at one point the screen read: "Hold on, I'm contacting the server". The designers of the system had chosen to infer through the language ...
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Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and ...
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Should a user be prevented from making an invalid selection or denied with an error message after the fact?

In my UI, there is an icon for ‘Open File’. When user clicks this icon, a normal file browser window opens. The user selects a file by browsing through the computer. The user should only select ...
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Displaying information on minimalistic long panels

I had a question about displaying information on long panels. For example, the first is an empty panel and the second is what I'm doing right now: The main issue here is that putting text ...
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Is there any recommended control for triple options like YES / NO / NONE?

I'm designing a user opinion page where the user has three choices. For instance, if the question is "Is it suitable?" the three options could be "YES", "NO", or "NoIdea". In this case, what control ...
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Dealing with overlaps in dynamically changing positions

My question is similar to this one. I have a line graph made using c3js. When the user alters some parameters through sliders, the line will be replotted. I have also created a custom legend (per ...
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Switching between live/ recorded playback modes

The mobile surveillance app I'm working with has two modes: Live mode and Recorded mode. Live mode streams 4 camera feeds and allows the user to control their PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) functions. ...
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Display two column table on smartphone

I've been somewhat struggling on how to display a two column table on a smartphone (iOS app specifically). My said that they would like something other than a boring UITableView to display the data. ...
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Which user input validation approach is better: preventing or explaining? [duplicate]

Scenario: let's say we are talking about a simple form, which contains the following field types: All fields are mandatory. Number: only digits are allowed. Text: text must not exceed the maximum ...
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How to handle change in data types and relevant data values against it

On my UI, user can change data type from drop down menu and enter a value against it. User can also change data type and data value at anytime. Now let’s say, user has selected String data type and ...
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How to indicate a disabled core functionality?

How should a certain action be disabled, when the user has run out of necessary permissions to perform that action? Specifically, I am designing a search engine where each search may take up to an ...
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Displaying PC's Not Online to the User Via Website

I am nearly done building a web site that allows a user to pick a set of files that he/she wants from a list of computers.Right now I'm displaying a modal popup window with checkboxes representing ...
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User and Role management is a mess

At the local level, the system admin can add add/remove/modify users and user groups. At the same time, we have an internet based user management system. The device is registered to the cloud account, ...
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Design conflicts between different target groups

I am working on a design for a travel agency. Their main target is elderly people (60+). The site should also apply for the second target group. People (late 40’s – 50+). The client also want to ...
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Different animations (or ausent) on complementary actions

As an example, in the last Google Hangouts (desktop) version the show/collapse window animation when clicking the "„" button is different. When you open it, it doesn't have any animation, but when ...
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What are some alternatives to dropdowns and wizards for multi-level options?

I am trying to design user interface that allows a user to select out of multiple workflow options. The options list is fixed but has more than couple of options. It's important for the user to be ...
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Transfer Files Across Network to FTP Site

I've designed a website to transfer files from PC's to an FTP site. However, some of these files are large in nature and I try and display update messages to the user about what's going on in the ...
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google error handling page UI is old?

I was just fooling around modifying google's search url and tried the following: I found that typing:https://www.google.co.in/?q=hi inserted the text 'hi' in the text box then i did ...
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Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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Where to put the global and local navigation?

I'm not really sure where to put the local navigation. The YELLOW box is a list of devices that the user can connect to, and could have anything from 1 to 1000+ items in it. The RED box is ad/info ...
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Indicating user-independent updates

I have a system with many users, who can edit data and I distribute those updates on the fly to all logged on users of the system, so they don't have to explicitly load them. I do this to increase ...
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How to improve UI within a form, where a field can change type, based on data you want to enter

Goal: I want to have a input field that changes its name and value based on what the person wants to enter. Scenario: I have a form that currently goes like this: Some Data input field ...
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Change long “continue without saving” button to say “skip”?

I'm working on a project and I found what I think is an issue. The product is a kind of web editor. After making some changes, I go to change the page and get a confirmation dialog that says: "Page ...
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How best to create a link/relationship between multiple elements of a webpage?

My current UI looks something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups A 3 column layout with a list of tasks with titles/details in the middle. I need ...
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Ideas for mobile, tablet, desktop or web for app that in a first step consists of lots of data entry?

With a friend I am making an app that basically consists of one big calendar in which data can be entered. The app will be a sowing calendar which can be used to enter the months in which you are ...
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Android Design Principles? [closed]

Hi I am getting started with building Android apps and I think I am getting good at coding, but now I need help with the design. So can you please help me by suggesting any tools or books where I can ...
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Distinguish between Time and Duration selection

We have a mobile app, which on the same screen, has a means to select Time and a means to select Duration; like this: Time Left Home is a time of day Planned Work Duration is duration Both of ...
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Positioning the same confirm button for 3 different panel displaying situations

I have two panels that are hidden/showed depending on the value of the "State to assign" dropdown. I've been doubting about placing the Confirm button: In a fixed position, for example: the bottom ...
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Will using “X” for both “close” and “remove” cause confusion

I'm working on a shopping cart design. I'm currently using "X" to mean both "close" and "remove" in the interface. As shown in screenshot below. Will this cause unnecessary confusion? For quick ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?

I've been reading up a lot on UX lately. The terms computer graphics, HCI and User experience keep coming up together. Could someone explain to me how Graphics, HCI and UX are all linked?
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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience

INTRODUCTION: I am a junior software developer tasked to implement an informational system without assistance. Due to a tight deadline I was unable to design a UI that provides a great user ...
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Should I use a separate icon if the response will be slow?

I'm currently building the UI for a webapp where users can refresh various bits of content. The speed of this refresh depends on the type of content. In most places this is a very quick operation (max ...
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Client wants to remove footer on certain pages, should I?

I have a client who insists that we remove the footer from certain pages under the guise of 'the footer will distract people and they will leave the site/not finish the journey'. To me, this sounds ...
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Minimalistic UI Versus Too Many Choices, Modal Bootstrap

I am currently in the process of building a website for a larger company that allows someone to reach out to different servers at various buildings. Each building has one server and multiple PC's that ...
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help redesigning table options

I've been asked to look at the design of a table that has buttons at the end (highlighted) Obviously these options should be at the head of the table where they can be seen straight away by the ...
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How do you reduce the number of emails users send you?

We have a website for an amateur sports club www.cugc.org.uk with a lot of content, we have put a lot of effort into providing all the relevant information to new members or those interested in ...
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Crash dialog - motivating user to explain what they were doing

In my application (a browser), there are two types of crashes which can occur: Python exceptions, i.e. I can handle the crash just when it happens and display a crash dialog immediately. Segfaults ...
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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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User Interface for Role Management

I'm creating a role management screen and wondered if anyone had any good ideas. The basic idea is there are 4 possible roles a user can be assigned for a given category. There are approximately 12 ...
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Is my back button OK where it is? Could it be in a better position?

I am developing an app for tablets and was considering moving the back button to the top left, but I would have to make the change in a few places and was wondering how much of an effect it would ...
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Indicating list item is pressed

What would be the most conventional way in showing that an item has been pressed in the list below... that would fit into my current design?
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Include/Exclude interfaces

I am trying to design an interface where the user can choose to include certain items from a long list and also exclude certain items. The usual interfaces that I see are of this type This interface ...
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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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How do I indicate field name after multiple drag and drop on the same screen?

I have a screen where we can add 4 images and 2 text strings on the same screen.Images are drag and drop feature.Text have feature of "Click here to enter text" and entered text is shown there ...