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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Best color to display hot/cold but also on/off

I'm not really sure about some colours of one section of the application I am writing. Basically, I need to have a section that displays if something is ON/OFF, but also HOT/COLD. Now, usually, I ...
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Some advice needed on working as a UI designer in a app dev company

A week ago, I managed to get a job in a app dev company. They create apps based on clients' needs. Before that, I'm a general graphics designer who also does some app UI mockup but it's for in-house ...
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Volume control and Pause/Play toggles are inconsistent, why?

I'm facing a UX struggle that I've never noticed before, and even though the behaviour is what everyone expects, feels right, and is fine, in the end, it's just not consistent. Let me explain. You ...
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Are there any patterns for a Rules editor interface?

Background I'm tasked with creating an interface for a user to create a "Rule Editor" that can perform specific actions when certain conditions have been met. An "If This Then That" kind of thing. ...
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Loading time and page loader display (when to show)

I haven't been able to find answer to my question from the internet, so maybe someone knows how to help me. What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user? ...
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Is there a convention for validating start and end (time) in range?

I am working on an Android app (we also have an iOS and a web version) and I am currently adding validation to a view where the user can select a time range. I am wondering if there are any ...
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Editing related text groups

Consider an application which allows an administrator to enter information about cities which could be viewed by others. There are only three groups (continent, country, city) which they can (but not ...
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Editing multiple text sections

I have three text sections where the first is available to all, the second is available to a group, and the third is available to a subgroup. The back-end user needs to be able to edit each, and ...
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Form with locked and unlocked controls

I've just inherited an application where there is a form. It opens, in the unlocked state it is like If I click the padlock toggle button, the form will look like The arrows at Up Position and ...
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Interactive Table with graph drilldown

The following is a very rough, very disguised view of what I'm really working on, so hopefully it will suffice as a visual example for the following conundrum: I have an app with a large spreadsheet ...
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Support for conversational user interfaces

Reading some of the more recent articles on Medium about conversational user interfaces seems to suggest that this is already an emergent trend that will set the scene for future interface design. ...
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Do you keep your submit button in the same location across all forms, or base it off the individual form?

I'm at a crossroads determining if the primary action / secondary action should always remain in the same location across as many forms as possible. Or if the standard gets determined by the context ...
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common buttons across tabs

I am designing an Webapp in which there are four tabs. I also have 4 buttons which are common across and should be accessible from any of these tabs. The scenario is user may be in any tab and they ...
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How to suggest a button is for panning, not tapping?

There are a few icons for directional pads, but after conducting user testing, users kept wanting to tap on it instead of swipe/pan for movement. What have people done to suggest a component should ...
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How that technique named? (visual data binding? or smth.)

There was great article by Josh Puckett abut how modern design tools should allow user to bind data to design. Image from there: And I recently saw this famous lecture by Bret Victor and noticed that ...
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Drag/slide to confirm a good alternative to confirmation box?

While recently making a credit card payment the app asked me to drag the confirm button within a set draggable area to confirm the payment. This is presumably done to reduce the change of accidentally ...
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Changing what is section is visible on a page

I have an event with two sections, where after the first part, people will split to one section of the event or the other. I'm trying to put together a details page for each part of the event, and the ...
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Are multiple navigation menus really better?

I like the interface design a Lyric a lot. It's designed mobile/tablet first, and has a lot of big, clear buttons that make navigation easy. However, one thing that I've been wondering about is how ...
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What is the best layout for a hierarchical menu with multiple actions?

I am working on a project that uses a root/leaf node hierarchy menu to search, view, select and open content on a desktop platform. The user will need to have the option to do one, 2 or all of these ...
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Making users interact with a sigmoid shaped curve

I am having the following issue: I need to let users graphically interact with parameters of a curve in a 2-dimensional graph to do manual curve fitting. Some parameters are straightforward such as "...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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A permanent 'back' button in android. Does it really make sense? or should we get rid of it? [duplicate]

Today, I had a deep discussion with my team on whether we should give a back button on UI(android) when we already have a permanent back button. Although there was no conclusion but a general ...
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Why have cookies on websites? [closed]

What is the point of having cookies on websites? Is it to track you? because it is annoying sometimes when I go on websites and these cookies and options pop up.
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Best way to handle when typology used by tech is different than typology presented to users?

This question is a follow-up to this one on Meta.SE about the flag dialog used on SE sites. In the dialog, the first two ("spam" and "rude/abusive") are considered the same type of flag, and the ...
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UX/UI Translation in many lanuages

I'm currently working on the back-office of an application, used mainly on desktop. Final users are not necessarily "tech friendly", the interface has to remain simple and clear. I try to design an ...
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Is the following approach better for mobiles? Missing 'save' option in Google Keep

This is one of the example from Google's approach with almost all online products these days... In Keep, when you create/edit a note it is automatically saved(ofcourse) but you don't get any ...
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Achieve, and represent, selection behind in 3D object?

Consider this question on a programming site (the question relates to renderers, ignore that). Selecting an unseen "back" part on a 3D object has wide application. In fact, i) When the user ...
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Dealing with dozen digit number inputs

I am building a game that involves money. Users have money. Interactions can be as large as a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) or as small as a few thousand. Basically, users set the price of land they ...
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How can I create a link between resource in two different systems?

A user has an account for a booking website providing an availability calendar for their bike hire company. Each bike has it's own availability calendar and booking properties (rates, etc). The same ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
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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 practical....
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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 ...