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

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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
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Arranging a tall narrow rectangle with a short wide one

One of the hardest UI things I tend to encounter is fitting a tall narrow rectangle with a short wide one. (In my current situation each rectangle is a sheet of controls.) It seems to be impossible to ...
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How to Display Occasional Announcements on a Website?

I’d like to add an announcement banner or an element with the same functionality (e.g. alert, button) to a website to notify users about an upcoming survey. It should contain a call for participation, ...
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Thinking about splitting out similar processes. Dilemma

I am working on a project that involves sending messages. Messages come in two flavours - a simple quick message and a full message (or campaign) which includes some additional information. I am ...
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Guiding the user through a multi-step form

We are building a kind of wizard driven by rules which will assist the user to complete a number of stages each consisting of a set of steps - I asked a question about this earlier on a different ...
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Switch from top nav to icon based left sidebar on dashboard views

I've been noticing an increasing number of new dashboard design that use an icon based left sidebar as oppose to top nav. Is there a UX reason for this change or is this strictly a design trend? e.g. ...
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What is the optimal width of a card? And responsive?

First, I know it depends on the content. And after reading through ux.se, blogs and observing websites; the results are quite less. What I've found so far: Text is readable at best ~100 characters ...
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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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Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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Spinner (UIPickerView) or separate buttons to select quantity?

I am creating an iOS application for a stock picking system. Customers will order in stock and use this system to go and find the item off the shop floor to pack. They submit through the system and ...
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Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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Saved Search vs Ad Hoc Filters

I'm looking for a way to allow the user to perform a search quickly & easily, most of the time using saved searches with relative dates. Frequently the user will want to perform ad-hoc searches ...
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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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Layout options for document review, form data entry on web application. Monitor(s) resolution not known

We have a need to allow the users to open a document from the web application and enter data from the document to web forms. We don't know the monitor setup for the users (dual vs single / monitor ...
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Usability of vertical text

I am playing with ideas for a menu that I want to add to some site designs and was wondering: How usable is vertical text in any portion of a site (specifically menus)? For example You can have ...
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Is a product feature list suitable to display in a table?

On an ecommerce site (say selling T-Shirts) each product has its own page, and the page will have information about the product. Aside from unique things like photos, descriptions and reviews etc ...
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Best placement for a “Go Back” button: top or bottom?

I know that it is bad practice to use a "Go Back" button (since the browser has such a function) but when it can't be avoided for some reason, is it better to put it on top (similar to how the back ...
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Average rating score vs number reviews

I am designing a list, and under the name of each product, there is a rating based in 5 stars. Next to it we want to display average rating in numbers (i.e., 4.3/5) and/or total number or reviews ...
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Is there a preferred manner of laying out a few radio buttons?

If I have a requirement to display three radio buttons, is there some UX standard that says they should be laid out vertically and not horizontally? i.e. is: o High Temperature: o ...
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How to organize a form with many fields?

Where I work, we have a system that has a screen with several fields. There are approximately 50 fields and all are important and should appear. //edited in gimp :D Any suggestions on how to ...
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converting a three column layout page into Material design

My current project involves converting the following design into Material design. I have been reading material design guidelines on Google website. However I feel quiet lost as to how I would convert ...
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Can I trigger a browser scroll without the user explicitly requesting it?

I have a panel in the lower part of my page. It has a dropdown in it that will contain lots of items (>20 for the sake of argument) as well as some other controls and fields all related (for sake of ...
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Is “above the fold” still relevant in 2014?

I'm currently researching about the validity of the "above the fold" concept in 2014. So far the generally agreed-upon facts I've detected about the "above the fold" are: Scrolling is now natural ...
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On a web page, what is the user's first point of focus?

Background I am designing a website for my software development business and I am struggling a bit with the layout. I offer three main services/products: Software Development Process Improvement ...
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What is a convention way of displaying a list of offers on a landing page

I've a landing page with a list of offers, currently shown in a table. I'm not happy with the way it looks and I want to change it to a different UX layout. The page is ...
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how can I clean up these piano notes?

hopefully i can attach a screenshot here... I am buried under the complexity of displaying piano notes. (hmm, thanks editor guy for including the screenshot in the message. but it's not quite hires ...
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How could I better layout a list of 200+ members?

I'm looking for suggestions on how I can lay out this long list of members. Just for some extra context, when you select a person's name an overlay will appear with their information along with a ...
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Best way to fit free-form data body below a table row

We're redesigning our a page of our web-based application after complaints that this particular page was too data-dense. The page currently has 6 filters at the top and a data table with 10 columns. ...
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Volume controls and mute order

I'm designing a remote control that only have Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute. But I can't decide where to put the mute button, in the middle or on the bottom. And what should I have for the Mute ...
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home-page navigation: categories with description text

This is about the home page of a website which has 9 categories. Each category is represented with a box which shows the category title with big bold fonts in the first line and then 3 lines of ...
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Good ways to make a dynamic GUI?

I have an application I am designing and it's in a pretty functional state at the moment. But the database I am using has 1000's of items and is constantly changing and growing. The application of ...
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Displaying a hierarchy in a dropdown

I have a dropdown in my application that allows users to select a location in a hierarchy. Currently, I am showing each level in the hierarchy as a tree-type layout, with the lower items intended and ...
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How to deal with mega-dropdown menus with inconsistent content?

Context: desktop site which shows data. The main menu has from two to four levels. Without the possibility to change the page content and the menu architecture, we have to optimize the menu view. The ...
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How to calculate the best width of a text element

I am developing a visual editor where the nodes in the editor can contain text. The size of the text can vary, and can contain any character. Since it is important for me to minimize the size of the ...
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Do users find it hard to differentiate latest information from historic information when both are displayed at the same time?

I have two panels - one contains current information for a subject, the other contains historic trend information for the subject in a graph. I can display them on the same page - one underneath the ...
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How can you show human element without showing pictures of people?

With a company that changes all the time, how can you show the personal touch of human interaction without showing pictures of humans? Essentially, blurring the line between technology and people, ...
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Which direction indicates newer/older?

So I'm reading some blogs and I get to the bottom of the page when I see a graphic similar to this: << Newer Posts Older Posts >> This makes sense to me. But then, quite often, ...
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Should I put a button below a growing list?

I'm trying to decide on a button location for an app I'm building. The app basically generates teams using lists of players for a given position. It feels most natural to me to have the button to ...
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Should certain functions be “hard to find” for powerusers to discover?

This is more of a fundamental question about access to the "poweruser" features for an application. One side thinks that power features should be more or less, "tough to find" and leaves the curious ...
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Displaying N levels of organisational hierarchy intuitively

I need to display top-down hierarchical data in a web browser that represents the geography of a large organisation. The data looks like this (except the actual list is enormous with 8000 staff across ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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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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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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How should I display notifications on the tab?

I'm developing a user-script for StackExchange sites, where I display inbox notifications as well as rep change notifications. Currently, it is displayed in the following way [inbox] if inbox only, ...
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Mobile grid views - which style is preferred by users - rounded corners with borders or rectangles? [closed]

Is there's a way in which users of mobile devices prefer to perceive grid view content? I'm a mobile developer and stare at mobile interfaces quite a lot. One of the things that was bothering me for ...
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How To Display Too Much Data

We're building a web-based platform where the main dashboard shows a table of data for users to view and analyze. As we're growing this tool, we seem to be adding more and more columns and are running ...
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Ask a Question, Get a Response Now or Later

I'm building a mobile app about asking questions and getting responses. The responses can be almost immediate (~10-15 seconds) but about half of the time it may take hours for a response to be sent. ...
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The goods of forcing the user to follow a path

Maybe this is not the best place to ask as this seems to me like a question regarding two fields: marketing and user experience. Hopefully some of my questions could be solved from the user ...
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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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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. ...