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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Users don't read (or even see) things. How can I deliver important clues?

I am building a website. Some pages contain instructions (a few simple sentences, nothing intimidating) and have fairly standard controls (drop-downs etc). There's not a lot on any one page. The ...
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Is a visually unnoticeable performance improvement a valid excuse to reduce graphics quality?

I'm doing a mobile app that intensively needs to use CPU and memory. For a week, I went on a microoptimizations rush that led to reducing the whole memory usage by 25% and CPU stopped peaking so ...
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How to handle change in data types and relevant data values against it

On my UI, user can change data type from drop down menu and enter a value against it. User can also change data type and data value at anytime. Now let’s say, user has selected String data type and ...
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Is there any justification for different behavior of different ways of triggering the same action?

Something that drives me crazy in certain user interfaces is when different methods of triggering the same action have different behavior. Examples: In Microsoft Word, one can introduce a bullet ...
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Designing a mobile interface for 3 or more sortable lists

We currently have a web app that has the following interface: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups List items can be reordered within a list and can also be ...
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What should be dimensions of a grid of images for review be?

I am creating a webtool for image moderation (approve / flag / delete). My starting image set to review is about 200,000 with 400 images added per hour. The end users of this tool will be outsource ...
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What a user friendly indoor navigation map should look like on mobile devices?

In 2014, Apple has undertaken an initiative to bring indoor navigation to iOS devices. It is expected that major venues, like airports,hospitals and museums will have indoor navigation at some point ...
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Is using rounded and cornered icons in the same menu a bad practice?

Title says it all. I don't know what to do. I am neither able to find the right icon pack, nor I am able to design them myself. I've been looking for icons since the morning. Is that a bad practice ...
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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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Multiple price point offerings

I'm looking for a way to intuitively display three price points for a single product - leaving the user to decide upon which they'd like to pay. Generally, successful eCommerce sites feature a ...
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How long does it take a user to find and click an object in a list?

I tried finding some data/research on how long it takes a typical user to find and click on an object located in a list but didn't stumble upon anything useful. The specific context I am dealing with ...
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screen-less interfaces

this question is derived from a personal battle with technology; why don't commonplace wifi and bluetooth devices have interfaces that provide more feedback than just if the device is on or off? is ...
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Should a document viewer app show the document name?

To save screen space, I decided to not display the document name in my document viewer screen. So only the standard action bar (with the app name) is shown above the document. Would it be better ...
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Open vs delimited writing areas

What's more comfortable to the user? Open, unobstructive writing areas: Or enclosed ones: Also, I wonder if the absence of delimiting borders makes users feel 'overwhelmed' (because there's too ...
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Are there guidelines for Viewer-friendly interface design?

For clarification: Viewer-friendly interface Any computer interface that is designed to be seen on television, as opposed to actually be useful for the user. Movies and television often show ...
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What's the most user friendly way to inform users that a feature is temporarily going away?

Guests to our site are able to favorite items and see a list of items they favorited on their account page. However, we are planning to temporarily hide this favorite page in their account page for ...
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Grab point textures best practice

I'm using jquery's draggable and droppable to enhance the usability of a wireframe stack in our application, and I've already adjusted the cursor to the CSS move glyph to indicate as much. I'd like ...