Recommended practices published by an OEM, government, or other organization (e.g. Apple Human Interface Guidelines)

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Speech Bubbles meaning

I am developing a toon story to illustrate my company's offerings. May be I'll use a landing page, or just create it on the home page. I have 3 actors in it, a cab driver, a bpo company owner and ...
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Energy Labeling Rule - how to make it user friendly?

Starting next, consumer electronic e-retailers will be required to display the applicable label or icon “clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the covered product’s price” so that ...
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Implementing Google Material Design on non-digital products

Reading through the Google Material Design principles and explanations, it seems like they have abstracted the design of products to a high level that is applicable to a range of traditional and ...
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Which are better: horizontal or vertical vehicle seatmaps?

I work for an online travel agency. We have designed interfaces that show vehicle seatmaps for users to select a seat on an airplane or a bus. Recently the debate has been on which is better: a ...
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Is the implementation of a stability index for a UX component or style guide useful/practical?

The concept of a stability index where the likelihood for the content, where it is code or a specification (e.g. in the documentation of the Node.js API) looks to be rather useful and can be adopted ...
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List versus table design

The inability for tables to deal with data that span multiple rows, especially in situations where the screen space is limited is one particular reason why list views have been used as an alternative ...
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Comparing and merging user interface revisions from multiple people

How can I compare, merge, and prevent conflicts between UI changes made by different members of a multi-person UI development team? Context for this Question: Visual diff and merge tools like Meld ...
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Is the ELMER form design guidelines still current? Any other good government guidelines out there?

I came across the ELMER form design guidelines published by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, which gives a pretty comprehensive and reasonably well documented set of guidelines for the ...
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Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”

I am trying to show to user if "Content cannot be mapped to the desired location" on my UI. Refer to the image attached above, user can drag and drop a file to the rectangular areas defined but not ...
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Is it better to have links open in the same window, or a new window? [duplicate]

Are there best practices around when it's ok to open links into a new tab and when it's best not to?
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How to study competitive/equivalent interfaces efficiently?

Before starting designing a new interface, I usually study equivalent/competitive UIs to come up with some ideas in terms of functionalities and layout. I would like to conduct this kind of study in ...
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Correct window dimensions

Update: Just to clarify that this question is not about imitating the OS but more about what the ideal dimensions should be, especially when they seem so random natively. I am building an application ...
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Who established space as a pause button?

Title is pretty much self-explanatory, which application did establish space as a pause button in media players in general?
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Paging and Bookmarking

Lets say I have blog and I keep on adding Posts. So on day 1 it will show 5 posts on page 1 and someone bookmarks it. Next day I add 10 more post and someone opens the bookmark. They see completely ...
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User options - selecting the right control based on the number of options available

I have a user interface that allows the user to select the view they want to see their data by. At first there were only 2 options so I used radio buttons. But the client has been adding options and ...
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Recommended books for enterprise application interface design [closed]

I've been reading a lot on UX lately with the intention of improving the user experience on the custom applications we develop. Most of the resources I used are targeting informational websites. I ...
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Ui guide lines for disabling controls?

In my application I am disabling some controls depending on some checkbox state .Basically the controls consists of textboxes and labels.Currently I am disabling only the textfield so I want to know ...
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What is the significance of the three dots “…” on menus and buttons and how to use them right?

Adding three dots after the title of items in a dropdown menu seems to be a common practice (as you can see on the picture of a drop down menu in Google Chrome). They generaly mean that there is ...
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Anatomy of a UI Elements?

Where can I find documentation on the anatomy of UI elements, such as: Button: label, hit space Scroll Bars: track, thumb, up / down arrows Progress Bars: track, progress Slider: track, thumb etc. ...
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Best practice for representing iOS system apps (Settings or Messages) in your app's UI

In the app we're currently developing, part of the work flow involves redirection to the Settings app and the Messages systems apps (don't get me started on the UX of that. I've tried...). Anyway, ...
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Icon for Appending a file after existing file

I am designing an editor. On my UI, there is an icon for importing a file. When user opens the editor and clicks on “Import” icon, that file is opened in editor. Now I want that if user clicks ...
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Why might right aligned field labels be better?

For the longest time, I've used left-aligned labels in my forms, like this: I did this because I thought having the labels left aligned made it easier for readers to scan the list of labels. ...
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Is there a UX practitioner's code of conduct/ethics guide?

Often in our line of work we are asked to do things that do not serve the user's benefit and are not in line with UX design best practices, but is there a specific line that we should not cross as UX ...
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Animating items as they come into view

What are the good usability and UX guidelines when considering animating elements when you scroll down the page and they come into view? For example, this template - ...
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Which keyboard shortcuts to chose on cross-platform software?

I've joined a team of devs working on an open source software project which is supposed to run accross multiple platfroms (Windows, Mac, Linux, ...). I'm assigned to a task which includes reviewing ...
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Should we use 'Title Case' or 'Sentence case' for headlines and buttons?

I am wondering if we should use Title Case or Sentence case for buttons and headings in websites and web/mobile apps? Title Case:     Sentence Case:     In Yahoo's UI ...
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User Interface Style Guides: Component Base vs Screen Based

We are in the process of updating some of our creative processes and outputs within our company and one of the items we have been experimenting with is the way we generate our UI Style Guide for the ...
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Opting In/Out Error Handling in Mobile

Designing a settings screen in an app, which involve user opting in or out of marketing from app and/or website and sync across devices. The issue I am having is handling an error if the user opts out ...
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When (if ever) should links be opened in a new window?

I have seen a lot of discussion on this topic but it all seems to be opinion based without any research backing up the assumptions. It seems that there are times that it is particularly relevant to ...
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Is there a webdesign guideline to add dates to web pages?

It seems like whenever I visit a website whether it's a tutorial, or article, etc, they rarely write the date, which makes you wonder if it's 1 year old or 10 year old, especially if it's software ...
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Where can I find style guide for metro UI for web applications?

I am interested in the Metro UI that microsoft has used for windows phone 7 for web. I see that their site microsoft.com has been done with metro UI recently. I am looking for a style guide and ...
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What is the touchable trigger distance for iOS7's back gesture?

One of the screens in my app has progress slider with draggable handle. Currently this conflicts with the iOS 7 back navigation swipe gesture from left edge of the screen. You can't select the handle ...
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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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Is there a set of underlying UX rules that guide your work? [closed]

As a programmer I find that a very useful set of rules for my daily work is the Zen of Python, a set of basic guidelines that helped me to develop a sense of taste and that became the foundation for ...
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Android pattern of left aligning in action bar

The design guideline for Android action bars is to left align the text or branding of the app, as opposed to center alignment in iOS. Other than the fact that it increases familiarity with other ...
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I have a link that lets the user add, delete, modify elements. What should I call this link?

I have this link that opens a modal popup where the user can add, modify and delete elements. This link was formerly called "Add/Modify/Delete element". This label is used repeatedly through my ...
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Understanding the visual effects of monitor change

Visual cues that appear very clearly defined on one monitor can appear so differently on a different monitor that they no longer work well. For instance, borders that are clear, or distinctions in ...
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Where to place a single setting?

I'm working on an Android app which, for the moment, only has a single setting. It fits all the android guidelines requirements for "make it a setting". Should I follow the guidelines and make an ...
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How to structure UI dependent on onscreen keyboards?

We are developing a Windows 8 tablet application but this should be applicable to every tablet OS. There are several textboxes which open up the onscreen keyboard when they get focus. In most cases ...
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Color Combination

I am trying to create a webpage and I don't know much about UX. I am quite confused about the colour combination of text. Like here(in the picture) I used two different colours for the Title and Tag ...
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Android - UX design conventions concerning “Cancel” and “Done” buttons

How should I display "Cancel" and "Done" buttons in an Android app, or should I even display a "Cancel" button in the first place since the hardware back button (or the action bar's up-navigation) ...
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Are there any examples of certain website (or mobile app) UX analysis?

Having business requirements from stakeholders, I want to present UX analysis for a website. The problem is that I haven`t seen guidelines and structure how to do this. Any way, example in PDF, PPT, ...
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Up navigation android app

I am now designing an android app, with tab navigation between three activities, where I need to decide how to handle up navigation between different views. Each of these three activities, can lead to ...
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Android mobile app design conventions [closed]

I'm currently designing UI/UX of a mobile app for android. I'm now stuck with not knowing where to start. Are there any layout, aligning style conventions for android design like in IOS? I have looked ...
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Should I use a dropdown with only one item if in future this control might have more options?

We have a drop down selection that will only have 1 option. In the future this drop down may expand for some and not for others. Would it be better to develop it now as a drop down knowing that this ...
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User interface for uploading, verifying, and importing data into database

A common task in many applications is when an end user, and not necessarily a power user, has to upload and import a spreadsheet of data (.csv or .xls) from an external source so that the external ...
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Does the file input type provide a reasonable call to action?

I have a use case where a user wants to convert a text file, from one format to another. This may however not always be the same user, effectively anyone could be left instructions telling them. ...
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How should I interview UI and IA job applicants?

I'm a programmer who knows enough about UI/IA to sound convincing and cares enough to want to hire someone who actually knows what they are doing. Interviewing programmers is easy - they go on and on ...
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How detailed can/should I go with the Android OS in terms of design? [closed]

I am working on designing my very first Android app for tablets and I wanted to know what all should I know before even opening PS or other programs to design? The current app that I'm redesigning ...
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Mock-ups for each device, or just one global one?

I'm new in user experience design. Now I started working on my first app idea, it is really interesting. I want to make this application for 3 main platforms right now. If it gets positive responses, ...