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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What's the best way to allow/disable features for users in admin panel. For both individual users and groups [on hold]

For a feature to be allowed/disabled across many users, how should it be? Some users have a privilege and others don't. This is not necessarily a ban list. Ideally a search button should be there by ...
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Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a ...
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When to switch from best UX practices/guidelines to user testing?

The Nielsen Norman Group has UX Guidelines for how to present visited links. I was adhering to the guidelines by making visited links appear faded, but the client reasoned that the users of this ...
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Application Settings Window - QML TabView or QML StackView or QML SplitView

I have been working on some app, written in Qt framework with heavy use of QML for user interface and I've came to phase, which in I have to implement Application Settings Load/Save mechanism. The ...
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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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Resource recommendations for designing graphical + command line interfaces?

Perhaps one of the most prominent examples of a combined GUI + CLI is AutoCAD. AutoCAD has reached the point where (almost?) everything that can be done with the CLI can now be done with the GUI too, ...
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Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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What is the difference between user's perspective vs perception?

In concept of usability ,What is the difference between user's perspective vs perception?
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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Help regarding creating an interface for privacy settings

I have create a demo interface/solution so that users of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr can manage their privacy settings in all three of these networks easily. It could be something like Hootsuite. ...
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iPhone layout to choose when having ads on bottom of the screen? Hamburger menu or bottom tab bar?

I am working on an iPhone app that needs to have ads at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure if I should use a hamburger (side) menu or a tab bar. In my opinion, the tab bar is the better option, ...
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Are there any internal human interface guidelines of successful products freely available?

Many human interface guidelines for the design of apps for iOS and OS X are available. But I'm searching for internal guidelines for something like Adobe Photoshop or Autodesk 3DS Max. I realise that ...
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Guidelines for object selection with a contextual menu

I've always thought that a contextual click (aka right-click) on an object should select the object if it's not already selected while bringing up a contextual menu. But lately I've noticed a ...
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Tooltips, where to place?

We have an internal, json editor web application. It is extremely form heavy, basically pages worth of one dimensional tree structured nested forms. Think something like this, but bigger and some ...
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Checkboxes or Radio buttons: Only one or zero choices

I'm building a quiz-type web application in which the user must answer a series of multiple-choice questions. I need to decide whether to use radio buttons or checkboxes. I'm familiar with the ...
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How to differentiate a Div from rest of the div on same row having same look and feel ? border/shade etc?

I'm working on a web application where I have 4 result types of a data and I'm showing all four on the page in same row with same look & feel of divs (can be seen in picture). The Box_D result ...
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Background Grid lines in charts are good or bad?

I'm using different charts (Line & Bar charts) in my Web app. I want to know whether background grid lines are good to have in charts or not? Does these lines distracts user attentions from main ...
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Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards

I'm working on an internal business tool. It needs to be information dense, and our users are internal employees who undergo training, so if it comes down to it, we value efficiency over ...
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Extended command button order

As far as I can tell from looking at a large number of Windows forms and dialogues, Microsoft uses the following pattern to dictate the order that their buttons appear: [Val- / Prev] [Val+ / Next] ...
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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 | ...
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What's (or is there) a difference between a Modal Windows and Modal Window Overlay?

Wikipedia says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_window In user interface design, a modal window is a graphical control element subordinate to an application's main window which creates a mode ...
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Where is the best place to put a feedback button on mobile site? [closed]

We're placing a feedback button on our mobile site (currently it's in beta). The button should be easily noticeable, easily accessible, and yet not be too distracting or cover up too much of the ...
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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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What's the difference between cards, panels, and tiles?

It seems as if with some of the modern front-end development frameworks there is a blur between the different types of 'container' elements. Whether this is an attempt to abstract the design from ...
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Presenting both information and validation errors in the same form?

Can I show the 'info' and 'validation error messages' in the same page. Could you please give me your comments? Attached screen shot.
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How to change order of list Elements in a nice way?

I'm searching for an intuitive way to change the order of a list. I don't think that drag'n'drop would be a good solution, because it's a mobile browser based application and no user would try to long ...
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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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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 ...