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

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Windows 10 desktop-only ux guideline AND show case applications [on hold]

I was previously developing Android apps. There we have the very detailed specification of the Material Design AND there are apps like Google Mail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calender that ...
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Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”

I'm being told by an experienced BA (> 25 years) that "Numeric numbers are usually totaled therefore should be right justified." And that text should always be left justified. I have never heard ...
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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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UI label type prefix/suffixing consistency

We are having a small debate between QA and programmers on the best consistency for labels. On a form with about 40 data entry controls we have around 6 date fields. A small example of these fields ...
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Product design pattern library [closed]

I'm working internally with a large in-house team to establish an in-house pattern library for just UX designers at this stage. I'm compiling a list of best practice examples that I have shared below. ...
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Icon conventions for “Ignore” and “Ignore All” [closed]

Does anyone know if there are conventionally used (best practice) icons for "ignore" and "ignore all" (for example, like in spellcheck). Thank you.
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How to implement or adopt the Ethical Design Manifesto

Ind.ie has come out with another iteration of their Ethical Design Manifesto, and I have noticed a lack of discussion around topics of this nature. I thought the most practical question to ask on ...
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At which point are ethical guidelines and practices applied in a UX design process?

One area that definitely does not attract enough attention in the topics being discussed in UX design is where the line needs to be drawn when it comes to design practices that influence user ...
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How to design an IDE? [closed]

I am looking for professional advice including blogs and papers on how to design scalable Integrated Developement Environments (IDEs) and different approaches to it. By scalable I mean that the IDE ...
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Are there any laws (in the UK) which require accessibility guidelines to be followed on a website?

Hypothetically speaking, could a company be sued for not meeting accessibility guidelines? I often see sites online which clearly do not - how would this stand up in court? Are guidelines (like the ...
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How do rules of Ben Schiderman apply/violate? [closed]

I read about 8 Golden Rules of Ben Schiderman which are as follows: Strive for consistency Permit easy reversal of actions Offer informative feedback Enable shortcuts for frequent users Provide ...
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a formal way of creating a UI from a set of functions?

I am working on an application that has a number of functions and features with the intention of launching it first on Android and then on iOS. Coming from a development background with minimal ...
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Is it legit to break some manufacturers guidelines in profit of a context or a need?

Everything is in the title, I'm currently having an eternal "confrontation" with developers. This question could be summed up like this : About mobile manufacturers guidelines, are they really made ...
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Using the Office UI fabric [closed]

We are designing an Office Add in, and a question came up. Does the design needs to be in 100% correlation to the Office UI Fabric? In terms of Color, Icons and Typography ? Thanks,
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Design using data instead of design with data

According to the GOV.UK GDS design principle number 3: Design with data In most cases, we can learn from real world behaviour by looking at how existing services are used. Let data drive ...
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Is strike through text a good indicator for an item in a list for being deactivated

In a healthcare product how will we show deactivated list items. I have given two options below where the first one is strike through option, which is there already in the older product and a new ...
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Expanding design principles and practices to inclusive design from accessibility

Accessibility as a design goal worked well in the past when specific design strategies and practices were implemented to cater for people with special access needs to the content or materials on ...
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Universal Human-Interface Guidelines

Have there been academic attempts to produce a collection / framework / taxonomy of generally applicable HIGs (Human-Interface Guidelines)? Each major platform tends to have their own, and while they ...
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Menu options in a document-oriented Windows desktop app

I am preparing a prototype for some Windows desktop app that allows users to open a project (document) and work with it. The users have mostly Windows 7, with a chance to get Windows 10 sooner or ...
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What are the benefits of investing in Design Guidelines (Design Language)?

My company is questioning the need of establishing a common Design Language (guidelines, information architecture, visual design, etc). I have hard time conveying what is the value (business value) in ...
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Back button on iPhone

There is an opinion that in iPhone apps, there's no point in placing the Back button on screens that are directly accessible via the main navigation menu (at the bottom) - because the button just ...
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guidelines for creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets?

Does anyone know any guidelines in creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets? I can find lots of material on why particular instances are good or bad, but the actual design ...
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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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Desktop vs Web Vs Mobile - UX guidelines document [closed]

Am in the process of setting standard ux guidelines across the organization for various internal external applications. So just wondering, is there any common elements which I can consider ux best ...
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iOS Black keyboard

Is the black iOS keyboard used to indicate that the form is secure? There seems to be suggestions that it is the case but I can not find a clear answer within any guidelines and have seen the black ...
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How to group together blog posts/articles?

What should be the general criteria to group together blog posts/articles? I have just two ideas in my mind: One - To group by date of publishing. Two - To group by category. On what type ...
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Guidelines for Title in Dialog Box / Headings

Consider a scenario where I have multiple operations (Add, Edit, Delete) on a Object (My Foo Object). Each of these operations when triggered by click of a corresponding action button, opens a dialog ...
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Are there any standards to certify or verify that a digital product or service has been designed ethically?

I was thinking about how these days consumers are conscious about whether certain types of food products are certified to be compliant with ethical processes or practices such as the fair trade ...
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What are the rules of using ellipsis on buttons

I read about the rules of using ellipsis (three dots ...) in a menu command: Indicate a command that needs additional information (including a confirmation) by adding an ellipsis at the end of ...
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Is the implementation of a stability index for a UI component or design pattern in a 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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Is there a JavaFX “Style Guide” for applications?

I was hoping to find a style guide, for JavaFX applications. Something like you can find for: Android iOS Microsoft and even Motif Does such a thing exist?
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UX Guidelines for building a image's CRUD

I’m a usually a backend developer, but now im working in a private web project and i need some guideline for image’s CRUD. I’m building a website that the user can upload a few photos (max. 8) in the ...
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Optimal number of interactions or complexity on a card/tile element

The use of card/tile UI elements in responsive website design is becoming a very influential trend. However, the complexity of the products or services being provided is such that basic click and ...
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UX Designers - working with developers to resolve design or implementation disagreements [closed]

When working in a team environment where the UX designer is not the lead (i.e. Head of UX or a executive level role), or is a joint-lead working under a product manager or owner, is the business ...
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First character of table column name in upper case

I have a table with the following column descriptions.: | Titel | bisheriges Ablaufdatum | neues Ablaufdatum | |:-----------|-----------------------:|:-----------------:| | First | 10....
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What is the recommended minimum characters limit for auto-complete/filter?

We would like to provide our tables with generic search field that will filter entries where at least one of the columns contains the input text. We also think of providing auto-completion for this ...
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Where to find sizes of Windows 8 UI elements?

In the Microsoft UX Guidelines the is a lot of information about best practice, interactions, and so on. But where to find information about space between controls, what width and height of the ...
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Guidelines for text-free filter?

I'm wondering if there are guidelines on how to let my users enter a text-free filter where I want to let then use wildcards (besides 'simple' text). Assuming I have a report with columns and lines, ...
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Any best practices for displaying and setting complex user permissions for a web application? [closed]

What are some best practices or design recommendations for displaying and setting complex user permissions for a web application? The application has both page level and role level permissions.
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Help! I need something better than MS word for my UX spec docs [closed]

My team and I have been using MS word to deliver UX specs to our developers. Our documents include a section for: final visuals, content, wireframes, interaction notes, and business analysis flows. ...
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A Better alternative to display Hierarchical Data than using TreeView

I am a ASP.net Developer and am looking out for other alternatives to Treeview control. Reason behind is shipping too much of viewstate information for each request. Functionality of treeview would be ...
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Guidelines for autocomplete widgets

What guidelines exist when working with autocomplete widgets? I'm hoping for general guidelines that apply across different application types: web, desktop, and mobile. A response to a Search as you ...
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Can I use a control NOT specified by Material Design?

Material Design has a comprehensive set of components, but no design framework can reasonably hope to cover all widgets. Many of the UX StackExchange questions on Material Design on this site relate ...
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Is it mandatory create new Android apps in Material Design only?

Is there any difference between Google guidelines for Android app design and Google guidelines for Material Design? I think my app will not work best with Material Design. I know that Material Design ...
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Are design frameworks, design guidelines and design languages essential for UX design work? If not, what is used instead?

A development framework such as Bootstrap and Foundation provides the set of guidelines, tools and components for building interfaces that can be standardized, maintained and extended. In the same ...
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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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Should 'Change Selection' be an undo-able action?

In Microsoft's Windows Explorer, changing the file selection does not count as an undo able action but in Adobe Lightroom (on windows, at least), changing the photo selection does. It feels like ...
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Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why?

Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why? Currently, I'm working on an ios app, but would like to know when would it be a better idea to use left to ...
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Android design guidelines about left aligning action bar

I am trying to find out if it is an Android design guideline to left align the text in the action bar. My search has gotten me two things. Firstly a way to center it, by creating a custom view, which ...
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Is there a standard list of the most popular modern web usage terms/labeling?

I am working on style guidance for a enterprise app. The name of the UI components within the app is not consistent. Is there any standard list of web name, terms or labeling as a reference for making ...