is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another

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(Android) Alternative to ExpandableListView that provides the same quick access to child items

Currently i have an Android app with 3 level data grouping being displayed on two panes. Left pane contains the high level data, right pane contains an expandable list view (aka an accordion) that ...
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Represent mandatory/recommended/optional relationships between items

I've got a tree structure where the relationship between the parent and the child can be marked as either mandatory, recommended, or optional. This structure can be up to 3 levels deep. For example: ...
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Content grouping based on time and theme

I have some articles which need to be arranged on a new website based on time and theme. For example on a blog site the content is usually arranged by date (descending latest first) - see first figure ...
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Do I have three levels of content, or can I reduce it to two?

I'm working on overhauling an interface that has two clearly defined levels of navigation, and then one murky level. Clicking on the first level will reveal sub-options which correspond to that ...
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How to fit tiered comments on a small mobile screen?

Websites such as Reddit have tiered comments. In tiered comments, a response is indented one step past its parent comment. How can tiered comments be adapted for the mobile screen? I forsee the ...
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What are some ways to visually communicate hierarchy between two different select elements?

The use case having two input elements, in which second select input depends on the first one; so when first one is updated, options on the second changes. Conceptually; both of these elements are ...
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Multiple actions for each node in a hierarchy

I am looking at improving an existing design, which has the following properties: The information is hierarchical; Every node in that hierarchy can do multiple things, such as expand to view ...
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Proper UI for Hierarchical Data Entry

I am developing a Windows Forms application to manage legal documents. Users will enter and modify information about these documents and much of this information is hierarchical. Documents have ...
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What is the best way to visualize an org chart when people have multiple responsibilities?

I have asked the following question on stackoverflow around modeling an org chart. This focused on the DB modeling details, etc but I want to ask a related question here focusing purely on the user ...
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TreeTable as a flexible condition/filter editor

I face the task to create condition/filter editor every time I need to develop a data/request/event processing system. As usual, there is no universal one and only solution. Google shows a lot of ...
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How to display the relevant data on the UI

I was going through a book, which said that the data should be organised in such a way that primary and secondary levels are accessed within 3-5 clicks and remaining data should be at ternary level ...
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Options for progressively revealing conditional hierarchical complexity

The application I'm working on has a number of cases where the simple and most common use-case involves configuring a single object, but in some cases requires breaking the base object into ...
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How to deal with recursive hierarchical tableviews?

There's a great function from the web that I want to reproduce in iOS and Android. I'm calling it a recursive tableview because I can't think of any other descriptive name. For example, in a shopping ...
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Navigation hierarchy: categories next to single items at the top-level

In our new product we have several pages grouped into several categories. One of those categories is more important than the rest. Moreover, we have relatively a small number of pages and categories ...
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Nested multiple selections

I am building a web application that allows users to search a gym chain's class timetables. This gym has multiple branches, in multiple states and cities. The inputs to the class timetable search are: ...
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hierarchical tables?

I have a shallow tree to display: action -> action item -> error There can be millions of actions, tens to thousands of items per action and (usually) 0 to 1 errors per item. There can be also errors ...
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Better way of merging two tree views into a single

I am working on a UI design which has two tree view components to show data hierarchy. Each tree shows same data but has two different functionalities. I felt showing them in such a way will confuse ...
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Taxonomy Hierarchy Management UI Pattern

Overview I have a custom lightweight web CMS I am developing. It has a feature that allows business users to define hierarchical taxonomies, add/edit/delete nodes, change their sort order relative ...
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What is the best replacement for Tree View control in Windows 8 app?

I was looking for the best replacement for Tree View control to show hierarchical data in Windows 8 app. Let's say you have a screen like Bug details in TFS. It has a field called "Iteration Path" ...
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Presenting Hierarchical Options

I'm wondering what is considered "best practice" for displaying hierarchical lists that allow selection in a web app. In this case, we're presenting users with the option to select n counties per ...
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How to solve overly deep hierarchy navigation on mobile device?

I’m reading Jakobs Nielsens new mobile usability book. There is an example of a mobile site that suffers from an overly deep hierarchy (5 levels in total) In the example users need to navigate through ...
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What's a good symbol set for buttons to expand and contract parts of a hierarchy?

The Mac Finder, in hierarchy view, uses a triangle, or arrow, facing right to indicate not-expanded, down to indicate expanded folder. It could be considered counterintuitive because it points to the ...
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Hierarchical/flat comment system

I'm trying to design comment system for my reddit-like site. I like hierarchical comments because you can sort them to quickly get the best comments for large threads. Unfortunately with ...
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What's the best way to display a hierarchical category list with a preview?

I am working on a site designed to display data organized into hierarchical categories. We are looking for the best way to display these categories so as to show the user a large amount of ...
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Root Node design for a hierarchy/treeview in the user interface

I want to display hierarchical data in the user interface in a treeview control. The question is should the user has the freedom to define its first root node itself. I do not care wether a tree has ...
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Explorative Interfaces for large hierarchical data?

After I posted my last question here, I read a bunch of articles about how treeviews are the devil and stuff. Almost everyone talks about better search engines, tagging and faceted search. But it ...
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If and how to break a long wizard into main steps and substeps?

I am given the task to design a lengthy web form that asks a user to enter a lot of information on a technical installation he planned/built. Given the nature of the required data (there are different ...
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Hierarchical structure design and usability

I created a website for learning languages with flashcard method. The website itself is http://www.vocableman.com The problem I have run into is that users are complaining that they have problems ...
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Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy; assigning people to groups in hierarchy

I'm looking for an Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy and assigning people to groups in the hierarchy. For example, the app's users will need to define a hierarchical ...
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How to handle multi-level same-type hierarchical structures and aggregations

This is not a pure development- or UI-question, rather a 'behavioral' question but I don't seem to find the correct StackExchange group to post it. So please don't down-vote me if this question is ...
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Has there been an implementation of a tag hierarchy with graph edge relations?

When organizing information it is common to use either a hierarchy or tags. An element in a hierarchy is ordered within a predefined category and relates to other elements as above, below or at the ...
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How can I show deep level hierarchical data with different types of data?

Is there a best practice or pattern that resolves this potential issue? I have a tree that could be pretty large but also ti could contain few children/leafs. One important aspect is that some ...
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What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?

Apple and Facebook recently implemented a darkening of their global search inputs until focused. Apple's default short input width - widening on focus is also interesting. My first assumption is ...
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Are Network Components good UX?

I was very interested in Rob's answer where he lists different options for displaying a hierarchical list of 'nodes' I was thinking that this component would be a good way for our users to manage ...
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How to structure Android app navigation with many levels?

The app I'm working on is a little like a set of sub-apps within one app, so the structure is basically as follows. Note that the subsections are a mix of tools and content (i.e. this isn't an app ...
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Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?

I am in the process of defining a style guide for a family of software applications, including the usage and visual design of a tree widget. Right now, we are having discussions whether to use lines ...
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Best way of representing Hierarchical data in android

I am trying to find out the best way of representing hierarchical data in android. There are no tree view controls and expandable list views dont work since i can have many levels of hierarchy. I ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Information in a Mobile App

trying to come up with a good way of presenting a hierarchy of information on a mobile device. Specifically, I wrote this Khan Academy app for Windows Phone: ...
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How would a perfect overview for 400 competitors look like?

I have to create an overview for a competition with about ±400 competitors. They are separate in the "best 100"-group and the others. A random number of competitors shown as thumbnails with (if so) ...
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What is the most user friendly way to allow users to insert data into a hierarchy?

I have created a hierarchical data set which I use to store a tree of regions. I want users to be able to add new nodes onto the tree, but I am having a hard time thinking of a very user friendly way ...
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How best to display top-down decomposition data (hierarchical) with in place-editing and child addition?

We have an HTML/CSS UI where there exists a top-most item (root) - you click that you get a text box to enter some content and save. It shows up as indented/styled child of the parent. Basically the ...
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Preview pane for various nested elements

I am working on a device which presents pieces of related content. The content has child/parent relationships and the user can click to expand the various trees. In the attached sample I mocked up, ...
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Numbering Cards for Card Sorting Excercise

I am going to be conducting various card sorting exercises with a small group soon and I have a question about how to label some of the cards. I have about 6 that will contain words that I would like ...
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Are there any useful tools / techniques for creating website content inventories? [closed]

This is probably wishful thinking but here goes... Now obviously I don't expect some magical app to crawl a website, summarise each page and detail all the assets within each page (if only!) however ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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Presenting a dynamic hierarchy with a great number of elements

This is my first post here. Hopefully the description will come across as clear. What I'd like to do in an application I'm working on is to present a form of hierarchy with a potentially great number ...
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Grouped list with a lot of singletons — how to present groups of size one?

We have a table with a large number of items (50-500+). Items are grouped -- basically, think of a list of folders each with at least one item in them. Actions need to be taken on each item, or ...
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Which is the best way to display priority in a large list of items?

We have a list of approximately 50 items. The item at the top takes highest priority, and the item at the bottom takes the least. These items can be re-ordered by selecting the item and clicking the ...
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Better way to implement a dynamic hierarchy

Just a bit of a background, I write business apps and have never been concerned with user experience. If the application works then that's what is shipped. I have been starting to change my thinking ...
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What is the best way to allow users to navigate through a large amount of information on a website that is categorised in numerous ways?

As a web developer, I'm often given designs that look good from the web designer, but don't necessarily function as well as they should. This is especially true for navigation elements, increasingly ...