The way in which the elements of an interface are laid out.

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Where should “Doesn't Matter” choice be placed in the layout of survey choices

I am designing a survey form and this is one of my questions: How do you perceive the level of security for cloud services to be? The survey participants are to choose from the following choices ...
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How to solve a space/content conflict in a paper form

Imagine a form that tradespeople use to manage safety on worksites. The form helps the worker identify potential safety hazards and suggests techniques for minimising risk. It also guides the worker ...
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When is it appropriate to use a complex interface, and when we should keep things simple?

I have a general question about layouts incorporating toolbars, sidebars, and/or panels. Common design sense might stress simplicity, not to cram too many elements into the UI design. But we often ...
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Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control

Is it OK to put buttons (or a toolbar) in the "tab area" of a page control? In the example above, the number of tabs is fixed. The rationale behind this is to "save space". However. It "feels" ...
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Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?

Take a look at this square: To me it seems that the square is taller than that it's wide. Yet both axes measure 400 pixels. What is causing this optical illusion? UPDATE 10 March 2014: A lot of ...
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Layout of filters in HTML form

I'm struggling to figure out a decent way of laying out a filtering system in an otherwise simple HTML form. For context, the form is used to submit issues, like those you see on an ISP or web host's ...
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Preferential ordering of content when comparing two items side by side

When comparing two items side by side, is it better to show the given or known item first or show the unknown variable first? I have a tabbed interface to show the differences of common eye issues ...
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Should form fields flow top to bottom or left to right/right to left?

I'm currently designing a small form for a user create experience inside an app. I'm wondering if it makes sense to have the last name field shown to the right of the first name OR down below the ...
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Full width background images

I want to allow users to upload full-width background images that would take up the entire width of the page (with a set height of 500 pixels). However, the issue is, what should be the minimum ...
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How can I make a textarea larger and keep a clean UI?

I need a better way to of working with the textarea on the left without relying on the horizontal scroll for large amounts of text. Atm it's a horrible UX editing large amounts of text. This is an ...
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Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion

I'm a UX newbie and I'm trying to design a page of image thumbnails. I came up with this: The trouble is that this layout creates the Hermann Grid illusion. When looking at the grid, most people ...
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Should a book use icons to outline regions / semantics?

disclaimer: with "book" I'm mainly referring to texts that gravitate around a technical / scientific topic, like math books or programming books, not really romance or narrative. Considering the ...
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Best wording to use for “General” portal in navigation

I am designing a navigation bar at the top of a web page with several buttons used for navigation. On the right side of the bar, there are two buttons pertaining to user-specific functions (log in, ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Which spot has the best conversion in the grid layout?

We are going to show popup with 6 different offers, positioned by 3 in two rows. Of the these 6 offers, 2 are really beneficial for us (say, have high reward for click). Common sense says that we ...
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Best product page layout? [closed]

I'm redisigning my product page. It is for an apparel store. I did 2 different layout. I know that the best way is multi-testing but for now any advice or insights based on your experience would be ...
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Best placement for validation-summary in a form

I'm designing several forms for a web application. Non-validating fields are marked red, and we show the messages in a validation summary. We wonder: what would be the best placement for the ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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WP8 tutorial/wizard button layout

I'm trying to design a simple first-run tutorial for a Windows Phone app. It will be linear and informative only (no user input required beyond navigation). I feel the following actions are necessary ...
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Windows 8 store apps: visibility of item groupings/tabs

I am implementing sub groupings on a panel of items in a Windows 8 app. The panel is relatively thin containing a vertically scrolling list of items. The user can change the list of times by tapping ...
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I'm considering two different layouts for an index of articles. Which of these is more usable?

I'm redoing the layout for a website that contains technical articles. The demographics are mostly engineers. I'm trying to decide between two different layout styles for the actual article listings, ...
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Displaying checkboxes with large labels vertically or horizontaly

From a user experience perspective what would be the most intuitive layout for checkboxes and labels on this form? (Click here for full size image.) What would you guys think is the best way to ...
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Multiple choice with Yes/No but some are not mandatory

I am looking for UI patterns for scenarios where the answer to a question can be Yes or No but the user can also choose to not answer the question. The meaning is different in all the 3 scenarios. ...
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Differentiation between complex content items that have strong similarities

I will start by defining the problem I perceive. The site in question contains three types of content: users; articles; and events, with users being responsible for the creation of articles and ...
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Should a large company worry about Browser Zoom

After designing a large site with multiple forms (And launching last night) My QA team came to me with a very intriguing question. They showed me a "bug" where, when a user zooms out (not in) some ...
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User interface suggestion for 2 Buttons in Android

So I am making an android application in which in one of the activities I want the user to choose a photograph either from the "gallery" or by taking a picture from the "camera". Presently I have ...
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What's the difference between white words black background & black words white background in a book [duplicate]

In general the pages of a book are white and the words of the book are black Why is it not the other way around What are the possible reasons that books were designed this way , Why is the ...
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Active layers: automatic layer group on map layer component

I'm designing a three level map layer component and I found is a good idea to have an automated smart group that contains all the opened layers. This smart group allows to (see and) quickly close any ...
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Improving notification alerts UI / UX

We've got a notification system on a CRM type web app. There are many stages in the CRM, and each stage has many projects, each project can have many notifications. We have a dashboard showing the ...
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Is it ok to have multiple items with different alignments with an online form? or does this break flow?

We have an on-line form that gets over 40k in hits each month on our software, I am currently performing a content audit and making some initial design suggestions to improve the aesthetics of the ...
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Express buy button for a complex product (diffrent size,colors). Any experience or examples?

I want to launch a "Express Buy" button just under a product picture. The idea is to avoid one click, the one that goes to the product card. I want this to go straight in to my user's shopping cart. ...
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Same interface items, how to organize them better?

This is a website builder application and I'm having trouble reflecting an easy interface for the user. In my opinion, there are several shortcomings in terms of design here but I don't know to do any ...
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How to Improve the Layout of a Credits Table

I have this table which enables users to see different credit packs, and give the option to go ahead an purchase one. However I feel it is not as effective as it could be and I want to try to increase ...
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Where should the submit button be for these type of compact forms? (bootstrap 3 module)

So Im creating a compact forum module for bootstrap 3. The project is opensource on github. This type of forms are good in two ways: Its so 2014 and very user friendly on mobile devices. But Im ...
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Enforce or assume an orientation for the layout of a mobile web application

When designing a mobile layout in a web application, is it fine to assume a given orientation (horizontal or vertical) or to ask to the user to adopt a specific orientation? I have seen several ...
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How to improve calendar event containment?

I'm using FullCalendar on a project where users primarily have a single event that lasts multiple days or weeks, with multiple other events scattered throughout. I've had a handfull of users say that ...
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Should I have “read more” links in a responsive design?

I'm currently in the middle of a re-design for a mid-market newspaper's website, and for each article there's a "Continue reading story >>" link after the lede paragraph on topic pages and the home ...
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How to layout an icon, text and number within limited space?

If I have limited space, typically narrow enough that I cannot just spell things normally like "4 Strength" or "Strength 4", as this shrinks the font to nearly unreadable. How can I layout an icon, ...
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Fixed form button bars

Recently I've been designing complex multi-page forms for financial institutions and up until now they've been designed with a fixed navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, like so: The forms ...
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Suggestions for a page with a variable amount of large tables

I'm building a reporting application. Reports are configured dynamically, and can contain any number of tables that are placed spaced vertically, where tables can be very large both in width and ...
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What are the key elements to making a flat design? [closed]

As a beginner to UX, I would like to know the key elements to making a good, minimalist flat design that is easy on the eyes.
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Defaulting to show all until user searches?

I am designing an admin page that will be used to manage account information for hundreds to thousands of medical offices (practices). Users will be able to take a few actions on a practice or take ...
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Checkouts as a multi-step process or as a long form?

Our checkout system has 3 clear steps: Basic Information - Title, Name, Email, Phone Card Details - Payment Type, Card Details Billing/Delivery Address - Company Name, Address I would like to know ...
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Best layout for a settings page

I have a settings page with a fair number of options. See screenshot Each of the links will take the user directly to a form where they can change the details (ie Business Settings) or a ...
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Need better UI representation of comparing two data source

Looking for good UI representation of showing differences in each ROW between two different two data source. One data source is Source Data and another is transformed data (destination) which is more ...
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Where is the best position for company logo in services login page?

I'm designing the UX and UI of a suite of products which are SaaS services. These products work just like Microsoft online services, or very similar to Google Apps for businesses. I'm stuck with the ...
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N-level tree structure in android

I have a list of categories and subcategories and items under each category individually and also items under the subcategories. I would want to display this in a sliding layer , such that it only ...
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How to make a long text look interesting?

I'm currently designing and building a job board website. I've started designing the page which shows a full job description posting once the user clicks through from a list of search results. The ...
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What is the best way to condense this filter screen when you have a filter control on multiple fields?

I have a bunch of multi select list boxes vertically one after the other and listed as part of a filter web page. So when this are on top of each other it looks like this ( the below pic shows 3 of ...
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Will this layout work with other languages?

I'm working on a reminder application. Specifically, I'm now building the snooze functionality. I'd like to do a layout using buttons like this: Snooze for 15 minutes Clicking minutes allows you ...