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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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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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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How to make an editable map [on hold]

I would like to set up a web-based, editable map of a lab, so that lab members can e.g. add labels showing what is located in various cabinets, etc. It needs to be simple to edit so that I don't have ...
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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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Consistency or best ui control?

I'm working on an app where there are multiple pages where there are a range 2-6 choices of a specific filter. Is it better to use the same control (dropdown) since for each page for consistency or ...
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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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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ‘...
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How to make apply changes more noticeable?

I have this problem. I'm working with an application that has a live and nonlive mode. It's used in a live show (control lights), so people usually make modifications but they are not supposed to be ...
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Strategy for Launching All New Version of our LMS

We have our Learning Management System for more than 5 years since last update. We have a good visibility globally with reputed clients. The present version is very traditional, by which I mean it has ...
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Tools Vs Advanced Settings Icon [closed]

I am designing a paint app in which I am not sure about the two Icons I am using. One is called Tools and the other is advanced settings. When you tap on the tools: Brush, Eraser and advanced Settings ...
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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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Name for object representing input and possible output

I'm developing a video application and am debating on the best way to label an object that represents an input and possible outputs. Suppose I have a camera. From the perspective of a video mixer, ...
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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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Improving button state by only changing colours

Background In short, the above 'Object list' increases in content when the different buttons at the top (A, B, C, D & E) are selected. These buttons look like tabs, but since several can be ...
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How to group common (to a list and other input groups) input fields

Here's my scenario - I have the following three input fields: Type Remarks Uploads (Popup which allows users to drop files) Now, these three fields are associated to a person object. The user has ...
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Name for vertically sliced interfaces?

I'm wondering if there's already a commonly used name for these types of interfaces. The idea is that the content is sliced in to several columns, with very little in the way of horizontal menus ...
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Design concepts and patterns for a digital workspace in current web applications

I am looking for references to design concepts and patterns that is related to a digital workspace that is generic for working collating information from different sources and working with them. I ...
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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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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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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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Paper on the significance of terminology regarding users

Does anyone know of material regarding the significance of terminology in (participatory) design processes? I'm looking for theory regarding cases such as this: If some users are patients being ...
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Should I display UI asap and populate it later or show a preloader until I get my data?

I am working on a data-rich webapp using Meteor. I was previously considering that everything I can load should be loaded asap, and every part of my page depending on data should have its loader while ...
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Facebook bot : should all the experience be in Facebook Messenger or not?

Me and my friend are working on a Facebook bot. We have a question where we have opposite viewpoints, so we made the choice to ask this community. To me, if you provide a Facebook-bot user ...
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What is the correct way to reference GUI controls when writing content and copy

I'm writing documentation. It's technical documentation and my audience should be tech-savvy. However, I have reservations about referring to UI elements in an interface by the terminology that ...
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When to ask user to enable desktop notification?

I have an app that the user sends texts to experts, and after 5 minutes he get back a response. I want to show a notification to the user when he got a response. The question: When & How do you ...
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Interfaces designed deliberately to contain high density of content and actions [closed]

There has been a strong trend towards the simplification and shallow IA of modern websites and applications, yet I can't help but wonder if there is also some correction required for certain ...
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How to show linked entity inside another entity

I need to show some way to indicate that the green colour entity is linked and not owned by the parent (blue) entity you were currently in. Currently i'm using colour variation like here and wrapped ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button?

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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Interface requirements for both left-to-right and right-to-left reading

Most interfaces, gestures and UI patterns are based on reading from left to right (sinistrodextral). Swiping to the right to go back is based on making the same motion with your finger if you want to ...
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Default screen size for web applications

I am designing the web application which will be used by network engineers. This application will help them to know the statistics of their network. I would like to know which is the minimum ...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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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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Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? [closed]

I have noticed that many major applications, such as Firefox, use the literal text Match Case (in English) on UI buttons in order to allow the user to specify that the Find function should match the ...
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Why does Android use the 'Bell' icon (for notifications) as its primary sound option when using the volume rocker?

Currently on my android device there is a bell icon used to signify volume when I used the rocker on the side of the phone which seems odd to me. Whenever it appears I feel like I'm looking at my ...
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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Which of these two user interfaces would be more efficient in summarizing a support ticket?

I'm creating a user interface that will enable a support agent to send ticket information from their support system to another application where a group of users can help them solve a customer's ...
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Register, Login, Search- best order? [closed]

I have three elements to integrate into a webapplication: Register button Login button Search form (and button?) What is the best order for those elements (ath the top right corner)? ...
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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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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Centered grid menu for two textual buttons

I'm trying to understand what is the pros and cons for the kind of menu (Centered grid menu with two textual buttons).This is my main menu: I have only two options, with a static font size of 17 ...
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [closed]

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. e....
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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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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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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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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 ...