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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Usability testing for existing software

I would like to test the usability of an iPad app released a few months ago. This is an app that functions as a Point of Sale for retail businesses and cafes - there are at least two distinct user ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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Education for becoming a UI designer [duplicate]

I have been trying to research as much as possible into the field and there doesn't seem to be a solid User Interface program at any college close to me (Central Florida area) Currently I am a ...
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What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?

There are new HTML5 input types being defined for commonly used numeric input types such as date, time, telephone number, etc. These terms refer to a specific input format based on the type of numeric ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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Should employees and customers use the same or specialized interfaces for completing the same tasks?

A company previously had one application that customers could use to access their account, pay their bill etc. Alternatively, customers could call, and an employee would answer the phone and do all of ...
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How to present 2 sets of dimension inputs and not confuse users

I'd like to get some feedback on an UI I'm currently assembling - in a simple graphical editing app of mine users can edit properties of graphical objects like their position, angle and other ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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Any specific reason why they put link anchor obscurely on timestamp label?

As I need to share Facebook and Twitter post outside their network lately, I have learned that I can get the link to the post from the link on the timestamp text (see image below.) I wonder if there's ...
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Implementing a 'ViewCube' for 3d navigation

Autodesk has published a research paper (2008) on a ViewCube, a method for user navigation in 3 Dimensions. It is used in the software 3D Studio Max. When searching for viewcube, I found one ...
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Wizard pattern on IOS: Layout guidelines

I want to build an app for android and iOS that uses a five-step wizard to create an asset. Are there any established design patterns for tablets for a wizard pattern of this sort? I was thinking ...
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Using only keyboard shortcuts (without button/menu counterparts)

I'm working on a webapp right now and the way I am designing the actions mainly utilizes keyboard and mouse combinations. Example, join two elements by [shift + click]ing them in order. Is this an ...
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Are there any recommendations or statregy for showing reviews on content at product launch?

We have a bunch of content that want people to read and have added reviews to the content to help others understand what is more valuable than other content. We are about to launch this feature and ...
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Visualize many to multiple relationship (Interactive)

So, I am a student who has a many to many relationship In a database. a table of Codes a Table of rules to which a code is applicable Now, I am able to get the data using SQL. But my professor is ...
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Best practice for inputting a date on a mobile device

Of a few options, I'm wondering what the most user friendly way to have a "date of birth" selector on a website viewed on a mobile device. Nearly all users would be from about '85 on, but could ...
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Let user save data in dialog automatically or via explicit save click

My user have a daily and weekly date planner view. In the weekly view the data is displayed in a readonly datagrid. When double-clicking a datagrid cell the whole cell data is shown in a dialog to ...
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user interaction: diffrent ways of visualizing data

I have a project which contains a piechart. Every group in the piechart has its key, value, percentage and a description. Of the ways shown below, which is the best to visualize the data? Is there a ...
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Why are keyboards still the predominant input device? [closed]

While reading about the history of the computer keyboard I was a little surprised to hear that it is still the primary interface between humans and computers... Despite the development of ...
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Average rating score vs number reviews

I am designing a list, and under the name of each product, there is a rating based in 5 stars. Next to it we want to display average rating in numbers (i.e., 4.3/5) and/or total number or reviews ...
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A better name for “Non Archived” entries

My app shows a list of items that require the user's attention, and allows to "archive" some of them, and access the archived items later (like in Gmail) I can't figure out a name for the "Non ...
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Pop-up vs In-page Error messages

I am trying to determine what would be the most effective method of notifying a user that some of the fields they have filled out on the online form is invalid or required. The form itself is to ...
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How long of an initial load time are users willing to endure if it means faster access later?

I am creating a website where I output 10 posts when user comes to the website and then I fetch +10 more if they click the button to do so. I output each post in two parts - the main one and the ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic s "trees" and the content types are as ...
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“Standard” or “best” UI element for “turn offline” and “turn online”?

We have a series of buttons in our administrative interface, for turning systems online or offline (context-sensitive). Currently these buttons are simply either blue "Online" buttons to bring a ...
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Terminology for cloud service

I have a quick question regarding the most frequently used / understandable term: My company has an online, cloud based business that allows fitness companies such as gyms to manage their whole ...
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Recommendations for good books or other tutorials on menu interface design? [duplicate]

We're hiring a 3D designer who has limited experience with menu interface design, and we want to help get him up to speed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Which symbol is best interpreted as describing a social interaction?

I am working on a project of social media like website and I have to symbolize the interaction between two peers in a small space - equivalent to a standard FB profile picture for instance. The ...
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Improving a configurable list with a lot of comboboxes

I did some testing with the interface that looks a lot like the Apple Mail Rules dialog, and received the following feedback from users: Way too many click actions Unclear what a rule does Bad ...
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UI / UX Patterns or Examples for translation of user content

Are there any IU/UX patterns or examples for translation of user content. I'll elaborate: This is a mobile app in which the interface is localized (translated) but the user may submit content ...
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Purposefully obscure user interface design to encourage behaviours

Installing Windows 8 makes it seem that it is mandatory to create a Microsoft account, however the option to install without one is there, albeit wilfully buried. Logging out of the Windows Phone ...
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Modal windows vs. new list element for adding something

Assume an application that shows a number of lists, each containing zero or more items. An item consists of exactly 2 values. I wonder whether the application should provide a modal for adding an ...
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When to leverage spatial inconsistency?

I want to know when you should and shouldn't leverage spatial consistency/inconsistency in an interface. For example, the new Android update changed the location of the Clear All Notifications button ...
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What is the best number of navigation options to have on a website

Im looking at building a website WITHOUT the hamburger. However due to strict requirements we currently have 9 categories plus a large logo. There are 3 main categories, 3 of medium use and 3 with ...
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Is culture or language a stronger influence on UI design differences?

I read the article by Dan Grover on Chinese Mobile app UI trends and the differences compared to English or western mobile apps. The main list is provided below: Input is Hard Indeterminate Badges ...
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Term for a smart, adaptive form?

For my application I need to build forms where value/state of one input would depend on the value/state of another input. For example, selecting a date from a date picker would change the selected ...
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Are there any advantages of a 3D model over a 2D floorplan for security camera overview?

I'm working on an application where currently a user can upload an image of a floorplan and place camera-icons on the image which can be linked to a Security camera or Webcam. Clicking on the icon ...
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when do we need animation in UI

In the design workflow, when would be an appropriate time to think about ui animations? It seems to me many of the times animation is a nice to have feature. How do you make a decision that something ...
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Interface question: how to show tabular data in best possible ways

I've huge tabular data set to represent on the web, PFA as sample of personal data(blured). My question is what is the best possible way to align tables vertically stacked (sample1) or horizonatly ...
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Improve form design for more efficient editing/browsing through data

INTRODUCTION: I am asking for advice to properly redesign the GUI so user can have the best possible user experience. Although I am generally satisfied how things turned out for entering data into ...
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Has a “native” UI advantages over a browser UI?

I am currently writing an application for mathematical symbol recognition. The user writes a symbol (e.g. with the mouse or a touch interface) and gets the classification as LaTeX code. The browser ...
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UI customisation principles and guidelines

I am working on a project that requires catering for a large number of personas and scenarios. Key to meeting these needs is a UI that provides a customised experience. I was wondering if there is ...
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User's availability calendar - what is the most intuitive way to allow them to complete this?

I need to allow users to complete an availability calendar. Very basically, they'll either be available or unavailable on a given day. I don't need to go any deeper than days. However, I'd like them ...
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Best practice for switch with interchangeable on/off position?

We're making a hardware device with a reset button that needs to be activated when the device is unpowered. As such, the button can not be a momentary press but needs to change position before being ...
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Can not design window to be used both for inserting and reading data from database

I am working on a financial software which has a lot of data to be entered into database. I have managed to design user interface for entering data on my own, and my employers are satisfied. ...
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What is the best way to indicate the user that the edit can also lead to delete?

I'm sorry if my question may seems confusing, let me explain. I'm building an app (http://uncovr.it) and here's a page details : You can edit the name of your instance (here, Prestaddons) by ...
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Why does the space bar do page down in browsers

Why is the space bar doing a page down in some viewer apps, especially browsers and PDF readers? For me this seems to be a bit counter-intuitive, and also this behaviour affects games and other ...
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UI for AND, OR and NOT query combinations

I'm working on a project where users can choose multiple criteria and mix them with logical operators AND, OR and NOT. Currently we decided not to let users mix criteria because the UI is too complex ...
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Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI? [closed]

I dont know if its a valuable argument or not, but its something that I think about it sometimes. As a UI designer I always face a situaution when other people give their opinions about the UI, I ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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Extra wide tables best practices

I have a table with large (25+) amount of columns in it. Right now it looks very complex and has a horizontal scroll. I want to make it more useful for the users. One solution is to group columns ...