Human Interface Guidelines (or short: HIG) refer to a written documentation that line out common elements for a user interface. These guidelines help develop a consistent interface and user experience across a team.

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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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iOS main menu having the same screens as a fake navigation bar

I've built this app for a client GP of NOLA. Where as you can see we have a main menu (first thing you see when opening the app) and when you enter any category you can move between the categories ...
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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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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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how to name the Headers of 2 steps process wizard?

If you have a wizard which divides a process into 2 steps and the following flow is being made. What should be the header? --->click on "create XYZ" which will take you to the step 1 of the wizard ...
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Growing Ui controls when put in to a bigger screen

I am working on an desktop application where i have some limited no of controls.I have a doubt that whether when I run my application in bigger screen shall i grow the controls or centered all the ...
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Right to left languages - list of language options

I am redesigning setting options for mobile application. One of them is "edition" which includes many languages and also Right to Left languages. Currently it is in a list where LtR languages are ...
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Can one display too much information?

Can one display too much information in an app? Does providing more than simply vital information divert the user or can one simply place the information judiciously. Take a messaging app for an ...
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Should “expand” arrows point towards the expanding content or away from it?

When using the official Github for Mac GUI client, I've seen that there's an icon which is used to open a hidden menu. It uses arrows to indicate that it moves something, but those arrows are pointing ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Use of Alpha Numeric Phonenumbers

On Apple's developer site, I read this, For up-and-running support, please contact AppleCare at 1-800-MY-APPLE. Will users understand how to use this format ?
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What VR like Oculus Rift formally brings?

Is there a list of operations that, when performed using an adapted VR environment (e.g. a custom interface designed for VR), have been proven to be (significantly) more efficient than when performed ...
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Are there any guidelines for desktop app design for a Windows Desktop Tablet?

I'm not talking of Metro or Windows Store app here. Those apps are pretty restricted in what they can access in Windows. What I mean is a regular desktop app that has no such restrictions--it can ...
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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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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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Bottom navigation ss Side navigation

I am working on a project which requires cross platform designs. I have always had this debate regarding the top vs side navigation. What is better? On iPhones, I feel both can be worked on, as there ...
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There is some research done about cognitive workload vs 3D movements?

I wasn't sure how to formulate the title for this question, but in general terms my idea, what I think it's an axiom, there are movements in a 3D space that are more expensive to perceive and process ...
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Distinguishing the verbiage between a user action and status indicators?

I am working on an internal web application. I am trying to find the best way to distinguish with verbiage a way to differentiate between actions the user can take and system status indicators. For ...
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Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
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What is the origin of the eject symbol?

On the web, there is a lot of information about the Play, Pause, and other symbols, but I could find no information about the famous Eject symbol at all. The only source I could find was an article ...
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What are the best layout practices so that secondary elements such as tools are not overlooked? [closed]

Users tend to focus on the center target of a page, such as text. As such they may not see important elements outside the center. Advertising deals with this with annoying movement, but I wonder what ...
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Card results or list results for mobile web app

I want to know which approach to show results is the better one. The web-app shows roughly 10-20 results, and I want to know if it is better when the user sees these results in a normal list-view ...
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When is the right moment to apply some UI improvements to an old product?

I work for a product where the interface is the same way for more than ten years. I studied some UX techniques like card sorting and I found it would be a good idea to apply it in this product. The ...
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Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
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Best way to show tabs in UI

I'm working on UI where I need to add tabs. Currently I have added tabs all of same size but size of text inside each tab may be differ. Selected tab is shown by different color as shown below: but ...
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Setting of Cancel, Back and Next Buttons in Apple UI

I'm working on UI that follows Apple's UI Guidelines. Currently I'm developing a setup wizard UI but I'm confused about arrangement of "Cancel", "Next" and "Back" buttons. My current implementation ...
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How do I persuade my team that less is more?

I'm designing the front end of a tool, and my team seems to want to use all of the built-in ui features. However, this will result in a lot of redundant and inelegant functionality, from my ...
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Alternate for radio button to show default selected file

User has a list of multiple files. When user logs in for the first time, I want to show current file selected by default. Currently I am doing it using Radio Button like shown below: But in UI it ...
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Select between page and object on it when both have same boundaries

ON the UI that I’m designing, I have a page and there could be multiple rectangles on the page like shown below: A page can be selected by clicking on its boundary. Similarly, a rectangle can be ...
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Why did Windows XP ship with the volume control icon missing from the sys tray

I remember, on virtually every installation of Windows XP, I had to go hunting for the config that showed the volume icon. This was quite frustrating to me, and although the issue is quite old, I ...
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How to arrange five blocks on UI

I have five blocks on UI: On the basis of rights of user, these blocks will be visible. For example, if an Admin signs in, all blocks will be visible. For Manager, I want to show block# 2,4 and ...
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Allow Multiple Instances of a Page

On my UI, I want to have any option/icon so that user can show that this page can be copied or not e.g: The sample that I have decided so far is that when user hovers over the page, "allow multiple ...
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Input “Infinite Value” option in spin control

In my UI if a user selects to allow multiple , he checks the check box next to “Multiple ”. When this check box is selected, “Maximum” option becomes enabled. Here user can define how many options can ...
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Maximum length of a UI element string [closed]

I generally keep it as a good rule of thumb that if a UI element contains text that is longer than 20 characters (and is not an input field), then the contained characters should be a tooltip rather ...
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Visually show start and end of a condition

I want to visually show starting and ending of an if block in my UI. Each if block starts with if and ends with end. The condition is written in red. I’ve figured out a few ways to show the start ...
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Warning message to the user if name he enterred already exists

I want to warn user if the file name he enters already exists and ask him if he want to try with another name. Following options I think will go good in such situation: "A file name with this name ...
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Better option to warn user about an existing name

If a user wants to rename a file, he double clicks on file name, and name becomes editable. If user types an already existing field name and presses “Enter” or click outside the edit box, there could ...
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Why do some people physically cover their macbook cameras [closed]

Obviously, if a malicious user could save camera snapshots or streams you have a bigger issue on your hands than improperly lighted selfies. Or do they simply not get this / this isn't as commonly ...
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Do you know any good source for human-robot interactions?

"In most cases, user experience design (UX or UXD or UED) fully encompasses traditional human-computer interaction (HCI) design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as ...
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Studies about negative readability

I've been requested to design a dark interface which spreads a little light as possible. I'm interested in academic studies / researches about white text on black background. Is it really tough to ...
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Filtering results in a given radius [closed]

I have the following structure on the server : Parent -> child object. I have around 30-40 parents which each parent has 1-10 childs. A user can search children at a given point in a given a radius, ...
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Current Web Applications with bad user interfaces

I am looking for some web applications with bad user interfaces. I need to find an application that can be redesigned using some standard user interface principles.
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Which label text is good for “Enter email address”?

I'm about to place one text field in the log in area where user can enter email address and password for logging in, but I'm confused which text should I use for label and placeholder text? Here are ...
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can selected/active items be clickable?

I am considering to design an icon based menu and to use the classic pattern: inactive, hover-state and selected. However, I would like the user to be able to click on a menu element even if the ...
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Several buttons in navbar on iOS

I'm currently working on a app that basically follows Apple's HIG with title, back button and an additional button in navbar on all pages, but it's where my questions start. It is a search/browse ...
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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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Responsive design for big resolutions

I would like to design a one-pager site which will be responsive and will be presented well in huge resolutions, such as 2560 width. One method of doing this is design the site with a maximum fixed ...
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For 2 related sets of info, should I divide layout into 2 separated fixed Panels or just use 1 Panel?

Let's say you are building a website and you want to display 2 related sets of information. The first set is often brief while the second set is the detail. Ex: table of content vs article, product ...
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Regards to Records in a Table: Long Scrolling versus 1 > 2 > 3

There are some questions that have been asked along this topic; however, I did not find this exact question. I am having a disagreement with the technical architect on my team in regards to how to ...
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Handedness in touch or tablet software UI design

I read a previous post on discussions about designing UI for left or right hand users, but I thought they left out an important discussion when it comes to touch and tablet devices. For example, I ...