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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What are the most effective icons to use so that users don't need extensive walkthroughs/tooltips? [on hold]

I'm designing a user interface for a type of printer. My goal is to create a simple, easy to use screen for users who are not usually tech-savvy. Because of the limitations (either inherent or ...
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [on hold]

Basically, I need to show the total amt of sales made each week. For this case, let's put the figure at 200. Now, I need to further breakdown this figure and segment them according to salesperson. ...
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What's the best method to show how many enquiries are made for each pillow per week?

Say, I've a website that sells 350 different types of pillows from all over the world. Each week, there would be X number of people enquiring about the different pillows, and I would log the ...
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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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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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What UI design pattern for choice between 2 actions comes to your mind?

My goal: find optimal UX/UI pattern. Pattern's goal: give a user choice between two actions. Simple example: http://dribbble.com/shots/599154-Choose-Your-Option Here is UX/UI pattern I implemented ...
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Double clicking action buttons as confirmation

I know it actually depends on the situation. But my colleague insists of using popup dialogues as confirmation and found it counter-productive(or am I wrong?) Users are to make checklist which ...
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Material Design for Web apps?

I'm working on an admin portal (angular, jquery, bootstrap..) and I'm pretty comfortable with bootstrap and I think that the bootstrap designs are pretty cool. Now, my colleague insists on changing it ...
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Designing a UI personality from metaphors [on hold]

Few months ago I asked this question Expressing brand personality in the UI with animation Turns out IBM has some excellent examples ...
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If the search results are loaded into a cachable (can store data) Table, then will NextPage button better than Pagination?

I am developing a web 2.0 website, with a search page that contains a cachable table which can retain the searched data. How can my page manage if the results return a lot of data? There are 2 ...
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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?

The main navigation of a website I'm working on uses hover menus and every main navigation item has children that reveal on hover/tap. Do I need to include a down arrow (chevron) that indicates to ...
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Focusing users on specific option/fragment creating the opposite reaction

i've made a research about my app today, and i've found some unexpected results. The default/opening screen of my app(iOS) is : The user can create a live photo from video or a photo. The "Video | ...
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How to display actions similar to one another for proper UX

The company I work for have a Search widget which will allow them to search for petrol station sites in the database. A User is able to have a "Saved Search" which will allow them to re-run a detailed ...
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Giving positive/negative connotation to two textual options/buttons

I'm developing an "photo editor'ish" mobile application. After the user has finished processing their photo (such as choosing filters, shape, etc), the user should save the outcome to their camera ...
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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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On a tablet, is it okay for both modal-style windows and full-screen programs to close with different methods?

Imagine you are faced with a tablet-sized screen that is almost-but-not-quite a tablet. It has a physical keyboard, and there is no on-screen keyboard. It has a touch screen, but also has a port ...
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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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Where can I find best practices for user interface design and layout of smartphones and tablets? [closed]

Phones and tablets have an expected UI - when you power on the device, you see a background overlaid with icons for your apps. It's become ubiquitous for any smartphone and tablet. How can I find ...
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Research and testing for chatbots in user interface design

Given the recent news about Microsoft's Tay chatbot being pulled off the internet after being exploited for its vulnerabilities, I was wondering if there is much research out there on the value of ...
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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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Intuitive interface for Composing Boolean Logic?

I'm interested to know how people have, or would construct an interface which simplifies constructing logical boolean conditions? (Yes, it's a database query builder) In my mind a bad interface has ...
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Add clipboard Cut menu item when you already have another menu item that really Cuts

I have a software whose main purpose is commanding a Cut machine. I already have an Option on the menus named "Cut" which causes the machine to do its function of Cutting parts. Now, I want to add ...
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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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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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Creating experience for seeing/finding/creating ER Relationship for large data (Big Data)

Brief- The above image is the wire frame that I have created for a big data application, which provides functionality to see ER relation for selected repository/data source/tables. User selects ...
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How to describe a redundant behaviour performed by the user

I am trying to find the right terminology or phrase to describe a type of behaviour that I often observe in the physical world, and would like to know if there is some equivalent behaviour in ...
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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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Show two types of items, one more important than the other in an application

I'm building a mobile application for an events-management company which mainly organize medical or orthodontics congresses. In the first screen they would like to show the events that they have ...
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How can I improve this master detail/grouping UI?

In my application, I have to represent a Work Order entity that has N Work Order Sections and each section has M sub-items. Currently, I'm representing this like so: Each Work Order has a bunch of ...
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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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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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Better replacement for my 'tags'?

I have a modal in our system where a user can enter 'tags' into the validation list. The problem is our client has asked us to import these tags and there can be thousands of these tags so it becomes ...
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Better layout for a component on my site? [closed]

Hi I have a place in my system where a user can select which things they want turned on or off, the image below is how it looks at the moment. The problem is that it's very cluttered and not easy to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Deal making interface from a menu

I have an interface where a restaurant owner can create deals from their menu. The way deals are created is as follows: Restaurants can add any number of deal items. Each deal item can offer ...
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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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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 ...