Usually non-interactive text on in UI used to guide the user as to what information is needed or presented.

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Deciding about labels (Taxonomy in User Interface)

I work for a delivery company and we are creating a new section for our mobile app, which has the following features: Pending reviews of restaurants Order Status Order History Favorite restaurants ...
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Best way to display start time and duration (since the start time)?

Some context: I'm trying to display the start time, and the duration since that time, in a single label. These timestamps are for urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately. I'm leaving ...
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UI label type prefix/suffixing consistency

We are having a small debate between QA and programmers on the best consistency for labels. On a form with about 40 data entry controls we have around 6 date fields. A small example of these fields ...
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Best Practice: even tab width or dynamic tab width

So this tab width is dynamic, the benefit is being able to say that perhaps all tabs will have 20px padding on either side of the label. Avoids wide tabs with small labels ( if that is a terrible ...
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Names for filters that show 1) all non-blank values vs. 2) blank values specifically vs. 3) all values including blanks

I have a basic reporting system when you can choose filters from a collection of SELECT fields. An example of this might be to filter the report by Country. The SELECT field would obviously include ...
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Two similar values in two pickers with no labels

I have two date fields next to each other on a form in my app. I am not using labels for any of the fields. Rather I have put a help text inside each of them. When the user taps on a field, native ...
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How should text blocks be labelled?

Given the three below text blocks, how should I label the first one "Continent", the second "Country", and the third "City"? The three text blocks are meant to be read as one continuous narrative in ...
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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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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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Should axis label change depending on time on line graphs?

I have a line graph showing number of items in queue from right now and 24 hours back in time. I have a range of different options to chose from. First, there are two different ways of showing the ...
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Form Label - disabled or enabled?

What is the best practice when it comes to a form having disabled fields? Should we show the associated labels disabled as well? 1) If labels are also disabled then it'll give a stronger clue to the ...
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Accessibility of in-field labels and help text labels in input forms

Many newer UI interfaces have a preference for input field labels or help texts to be contained within the UI component itself instead of implementing them as separate labels. I was wondering if ...
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how to indicate mandatory group in IOS -UPDATED

I have a form where fields are marked (*) to indicated they are required. But there is a strange use case where Level and Space have a dependency on each other such that either space or level or both ...
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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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Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

I and my colleague have a difference of opinion. We are creating a chart of, lets say, fruits. Like this one: But what if the value of oranges is 0%? Do we show the legend anyway? Like this: ...
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Why do USB flash drives never provide for labels?

Floppy disks had stick-on labels. Optical discs can be written on with a Sharpie, or printed with special ink-jet printers, or round stick-on labels applied. USB sticks have zero affordances for ...
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Should I label a date as UTC or GMT

I have a site that will be used by people in various time zones. On this site, there is a table of information, with one column containing a date and time. To circumvent time zone confusion, I'm going ...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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Best position and labels for buttons on an order creation page

I have a "create order" interface which already includes several buttons. Please have a look at the screenshot below: ![enter image description here][1] My Question: I need to add a new button ("...
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What is enough to convey a Show / Hide link information?

Usage context: I have a voucher, which has conditions of use. I can see conditions of use in a collapsible panel. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Should ...
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How to clearly differentiate sort by creation vs sort by comments

Scenario I have a page that shows a list of items to which users can post comments. The user can choose to sort by the item's creation date the last time a comment was posted. Problem I'm ...
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Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts

I have an application that accepts a dollar amount in $USD. Unfortunately, some people are foreign/visitors to the US and type in amounts with commas instead of periods: they format the number as XXX....
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When is it appropriate to use masking on an input field?

I am having some difficulty convincing myself that users will like masking applied to input fields (Web form). I personally hate it when forms manipulate my input while I'm typing it. I'd rather have ...
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Should I inform the user a slider actually has a margin?

I have a configuration dialog that contains a percentage slider: The user can set a range of 10% to 90% on this slider (don't ask why). In reality, the user is actually configuring a range with a 5%...
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Auto Follow Video Mode on a Video Mixer

Many live video mixers have a so called AFV mode. This means that the audio for a specific source follows its video, meaning it is turned up as soon as the source is live and turned down when it is ...
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Is it preferable to have a plain “Save” button vs. “Save ___” (noun) button?

I know that it is preferable to have buttons labeled with verbs, but I'm wondering if there is a benefit of also having a noun following the verb. The specific case I'm looking for is a Save button. ...
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Is it necessary to have headers?

Can we go even without headers by including simple placeholders inside the input box? any other suggestions?
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Better labels than “Date 1” and “Date 2”

I'm working on a web application which has a feature to compare the price of products at different dates to see if they went up or down. Basically the user select two dates and click search. At the ...
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Should one put labels on Previous / Next buttons?

We have several pages of case studies (about 10) and we want to put "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom to go to the next / previous case studies. What is the best practice... should we just ...
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Copy for a checkbox - Positive or negative? [duplicate]

I have a checkbox that is intended to allow the user to send email notifications or not. We'd prefer the email notifications to be sent, so email notifications are sent by default, giving the user an ...
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Should a delete button actually delete?

I asked this question about file deletion on Security.SE and got a lot of bamboozle about how technically, blah blah blah. One person said that this is really a UX issue, so I decided to ask here: ...
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How do I display an 'all' option to users in a multi-select box?

I have a combo box that lets user choose airlines. Below is the (draft) snapshot. I want to keep an icon infront of it (right now I have a tick mark which has to be replaced with an appropriate ...
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Good design for grouping labels on a form?

I have the following area on a form: I don't like the repeated words "Open" and "Date". To me repeated words just add clutter. I would like to have a way to group these together in some way. ...
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Files size units: “KiB” vs “KB” vs “kB”

I'm working on a web app that will show the size of certain files, and I'm wondering if there's any consensus about how to report the units of bytes. Technically the IEC has weighed in with an ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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Appropriate label for a button that takes a user to an item?

I have a simple setup for this scenario... A page that lists all "playing seasons". Each season in the list has two buttons on the far right, an "Open" and a "Delete" button The "Open" button takes ...
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What's the best way to show form labels that are longer than the corresponding fields (which require a short input)?

I'm having trouble with labeling of short input fields. Some labels have standard 280px width approximately, but others are quite small in order to offer clues on the expected input (characters). I'...
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Million Abbreviation

What would the correct abbreviation be for million when abbreviating 2,000,000. I've heard M and MM. 2M or 2MM ?
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How to categorize users based on day-to-day using

I want to ask for the right terminology for user categories based on their day-to-day use? for example app: User use the app everyday to get the job done User use the app day after day to get ...
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“New” vs. “Create”

For buttons that initiate some content creation interaction, which label is better: "New X" or "Create X"? Are there specific uses that in which one is better than the other?
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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
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How to indicate that one of a group of fields is required

I have a form where there are multiple fields. Some fields are required, and I have an asterisk next to them in red color. There are some fields where one of them is required. For those fields, I have ...
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Terse or chatty field labels?

Field labels generally fall into one of 2 camps, either terse or chatty, such as 'Name' versus 'What is your name?'. Typically there is a broad correlation between the expertise or focus of the user: ...
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Variable highlighting in formulas

I have an application in which there is a filter bar. These filters are clickable labels. After clicking one, this label becomes a editable. Recently, we added functionality to use variable names in ...
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Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?

Want to get a sense of any best practices of using the "$" dollar sign in the context of an image in order to depict a universal idea of money. UPDATE: My task was to create an icon/graphic used in ...
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Should I put the label before or after the input element?

For visually impaired users using a screen reader does it matter if the label for an input control be placed before or after the input? For example, is there a difference (as far as the screen reader ...
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Facets Categories: singular or plurals?

In labeling facets should the categories be plural or singular? Examples: years, authors, model, etc.?
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Media layout best practices

I have a website which I maintain for my brother in law who is a pianist. I made the website a long time ago when I was a lot less experienced in web design and development, and recently he requested ...
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Improving “Please Note: Names In Red Are Junior Staff”

I'm replicating some old reports and making various improvements, including to general layout. One thing that grinds my gears a bit with them is long, wordy info labels above the body of the report ...
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“Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?

On devices with small screens floating labels can improve readability, since the size of the placeholder's text tends to be considerably bigger than the one in the small labels and the latter just ...