An interface is the point of communication between user and system, allowing for input to the system and feedback to the user.

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Who invented RAIL

Since April 2015 I have been seeing a lot of references to the RAIL concept (Response Animation Idle Load) being made on blogs and in conferences as a way of evaluating the performance of user ...
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Help with a UI?

Doing a UI for communications software. Attached is a currently displayed image. Asking for better ways to show this info? The attached "spider graph" takes a little explaining... that's a problem. ...
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How to display my sidebar on mobile devices?

I'm currently building an app for an card game. You actually play a champion. For each game you can pick x cards out of a pool of available cards which you actually could draw within this game - a ...
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displaying ranges for acceptable values [closed]

I need to display information related to room environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, etc. For instance, fields for temperature are: The actual room temperature. The room ...
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multi-use physical buttons

The company I work for is beginning to incorporate LCD screens onto its devices, but not touch screens. These machines will be used in dirty, dangerous environments, so touch screens are not ...
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How should I ensure a preschooler knows to tap his/her own name?

I'm currently in the process of developing a counting application for preschool-age children. My client wants the child to log in by tapping his/her name on the screen. I have a great voice actor on ...
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How can I make this menu have multiple depths?

This is for a bookmarking application that should be easy for anyone to use. Right now it is very simple and has only tags. But I want to be able to import bookmarks. And in most cases bookmarks can ...
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Business web application: Changing column order of a grid during an application update

So we have a grid with something like 15-20 columns and we want to change the order of the columns in a future update to better reflect the business as they don't all fit on the screen at the same ...
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Would having a generic waveform be too confusing for users?

I'm currently working on a redesign of an online radio. It does not have a lot of content, so I decided to make the player the dominant element of the home page. I would like the design itself to be ...
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Group rows in a table

It is very common to see tables on web applications nowadays but is not that simple to see tables with groups of rows. I have a table which can have multiple groups of rows. Each group can have from ...
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What are the best practices for representing a boolean field in a form?

We have an interface for creating a group. These groups can be set to private, which is represented in the database with a boolean. Private: true/false. What are the best practices for representing ...
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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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How to show row related information

I have a grid of selectable rows. Each time a user selects a row a new panel will come from the botton of the page to show its related "Events" and "Comments". This way they'll be able to access ...
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Clocks - AM vs PM indicators

If you were to build a clock and had to choose between indicating AM or PM, such as with a single LED indicator, which would you choose and why? I have seen commercial clocks using both approaches, ...
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How to show entire webshop assortment in a “change item” button for a bundle?

I am trying to figure out a good interface for a ”complex” problem. I am working on an e-commerce solutions that sells what they call “Kits”. Each kit is in essence a bundle - or perhaps even closer a ...
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Which one should I use? Post, Send, Share, Okay, Apply

Many action verbs have been used for confirmation or to pass information from one place to another especially for a social or forum-like website or app that people have options to comment. So my ...
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Displaying settings that change in time

I'm working on an ordering system for school lunches which is already in use. We offer an option called "automated ordering" where the user can choose the weekdays and a starting date and the system ...
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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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Icons only vs list with icons

I'm wondering what's the UX point of view of using only icons or a list with text + icons. Only icons List with icons The only icons options provides a faster way to access to the action, as ...
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Is the purpose of a “UI” font like Roboto & Helvetica to be as invisible as possible?

In selecting UI fonts, it seems that fonts with the most readability, and the least "character" are always picked. Such a font allows the main content relating to the goals of the interface, be it ...
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On a fullwidth/mobile view master calendar, should a day with no events be removed or collapsed?

User Expectation on a Master Calendar I'm a web intern retrofitting the master calendar page of the University I work for. We're updating the site for responsiveness (yay!) after a long spell of not ...
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How to show pagination “go to page” text box?

I want my users to be able to type in a page number in the pagination control on the bottom of the page. If they want to go to page 200 in the below example without this control it would take forever ...
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should a dropdown toggle icon be up or down?

I keep hitting this issue and wonder if there's a hard and fast anwser: On a dropdown widget, should the icon be up or down on either state? For example when down should the icon be pointing up to ...
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Daily- weekly-hourly temperature planner [closed]

i'm working on a project where i need to assign different temperature settings for times of the day. There are 4 options that i can assign to an hour. they need to have different colors on the ...
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Responsive Design Checkout - Single Page AND Accordion?

I'm working with a team on implementing an improved checkout flow to a new multi-store web platform. All of our stores will be based around responsive design on migration to the new platform so we ...
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What are some clear and aesthetic ways to display information about speech signals?

I'm developing software for forensic linguistic research. One of the things that I'll need to do is show if a person is nervous or worried. Or if a sentence is a statement or a question (the ...
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How to design a UI for user to declare injuries?

I was discussing with a friend about a healthcare application he is working on and he tell me about a UI his team was working on. Users' task The application is used by independent/self-employed ...
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How to add the feeling (perception) of complexity to an interface?

We have developed an application that has some revolutionary features that are new in our industry. The UI is stripped to the bare necessities and really easy to use. The revolutionary stuff happens ...
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Group zebra striping in a dynamic table

My question is kind of related with this other one but with a big difference: the zebra striping of my table does not depend on the odd or even rows, but on the grouping of them. Now, the table ...
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Could banners not have an 'X' to close?

I'm designing a community page where once a new user logs in, there will be a banner on top that says something along the lines of: "Welcome, click here to learn more about the community" with a CTA ...
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Why is it that almost all anti-virus software has custom built skins?

I am yet to see an anti-virus software that's using the native Windows theme. Why do they prefer custom skins over native windows skins? Does it have anything to do with security and/or consistency? ...
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Does the average user understand what an Internet robot is?

It seems that most text labels for SPAM-filtering tests use phrases like “prove you’re not a robot” or “prove you’re a human”. But do non-technical users understand that non-humans can access the ...
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Seeking feedback for website design [closed]

I'm the co-founder of a startup called SparkPCB Technologies in India (website: www.sparkpcb.com). I'm not any expert on customer-centric design, but I tried my best in culminating all my previous ...
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Integrating “Browse” options and “Search” options

The e-commerce site I am working on currently only has a search bar in the header. We are adding a "Shop By" dropdown in the header where customers can select different categories to browse by. The ...
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Radio buttons or Toggle switch for one out of two options?

I am a bit confused on what should be used when you have to select one option out of the two possible options. Working on a touch screen interface For ex 1- Selecting a Tax type in a retail store, ...
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Stack or List having two actions (Details Vs. Drill Down). Is that recommended?

We have a list containing say a list of employees and their % achievement of their target. The users want to be able to view details of their KPI's saying what would they achieve best case, what % of ...
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Tracking what users are drawing on a piece of paper in real time

As part of our research in an HCI project, we need to track what users are drawing on pieces of paper in real time. Due to some requirements, we cannot replace the paper with anything digital. What we ...
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Best practice on Web Chat “please wait” messaging

We are currently integrating a web chat functionality on a utilities website, where customers can query their bill, or changing plans etc. with their electricity bills. (this will be available to all ...
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What happens when you force night mode?

I want the default to be night mode. There will be no light mode, only dark, I find it more convenient and so does my friends so we think that the next apps we build should have a dark background ...
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Alternative to power-hungry screen displays

For devices that run on a battery, the screen is the component that drains the the battery the most. So I began to wonder if there is an alternative. Has someone ever tried another type of interface ...
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Android: Guide user to pull to refresh

I am using SwipeRefreshLayout in an Android device. I would like a visual feedback so that the user can know there is a "pull to refresh" feature enabled. What would be the best method to do this?
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Redirect user to different pages, or Bring all together in 1 page?

I'm about to create a web platform. Users can just either sign-up or login and start using the web app right away. (client side is AngularJS) I've always wondered this. Does a web developer should ...
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What is a good user group size for going out into the field to test your interface with users, one to one? [duplicate]

If I want to take a paper or pdf version out to test with typical users, one to one, how many users should I find to test on to get the most helpful results?
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Help on placing controls

I need some help on placing usercontrols for a financial app I'm working on (It's WPF but it's not relevant) I've created this wireframe I thinks this approach is an old style... and I need some ...
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Is it wise to change the standard “Login / Sign In” text to something else?

I'm developing a mobile app for a client, and he keeps suggesting that instead of the conventional wording "Login" or "Sign In", we should use "Get Started" instead. I'm worried that the users might ...
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What is the name of this dial/spinner-like interface element?

I've tried googling both spinner and dial, but they turn up results that are not this. I need to implement this in a website, and would like to know the pattern for it -- it's just so much easier ...
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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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Icon for Request [closed]

I need to design icon for "Request a Feature" Anyone Please suggest any idea to design a icon for 'Request a Feature' context.
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Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?

As you might be aware, there is no context menu button (similar to right click action) in modern keyboards. In latest laptops such as HP, Lenovo, etc. and Lenovo slim keyboard are missing the Context ...
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Is the purpose of these buttons conflicting?

My users are to pick out a view of data for tables and graphs through a button panel, but I suspect this one button might be too confusing. Now, actually using the control panel feels very easy, ...