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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resizable left hand menu panels - do they work on mobile?

Consider the three pane layout characteristic of many PC based applications and websites, with a left hand panel. In many cases, the left hand panel has a handle on it and may be resized by the user. ...
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Gratuity (tips) interface for Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS)

here is our current design of Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) UI for the Gratuity (leaving tips if simple). MPOS is that device that you see mostly in supermarket when paying by card (small screen, card ...
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Buttons for a process with multiple or optional parts/stages/segments

What is/are the best UI practices for a process that has 2+ stages or optional segments? And how does the amount of stages, and the popularity or likely use affect the layout? For example, if I want ...
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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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Why use 'fixed width' or boxed layout rather than fluid?

I've noticed many sites (including stackexchange) use the 'fixed width' or 'boxed' layout where 50% of my screen is white space, kind of like watching a standard definition TV show on an HD screen. ...
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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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How can I show a clear hierarchy in a small space?

I'm making a thing that looks like this: It's a list of pages which have tags. These tags can have a hierarchy, like this: programming | \-> perl | \-> python | | | \-> python 2 | | ...
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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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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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What are Layout Filters? [closed]

Website: http://thegrid.io talks about something called "Layout Filters" which are more powerful than "templates" So what are they? I tried googling but nothing came up. And how are they more ...
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Display two column table on smartphone

I've been somewhat struggling on how to display a two column table on a smartphone (iOS app specifically). My said that they would like something other than a boring UITableView to display the data. ...
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Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers

I am trying to represent a variable that is set by a user that effects the cost of an item. The same variable would show on each applicable item block. Block may or may not be stacked as in the image ...
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How can I most effectively communicate design specs to my developer? [duplicate]

I am currently designing a complex app for a large energy corporation and I need to provide diagrams explaining the dimensions of my UI elements, layout constraints, typefaces, colours etc to my ...
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List of sub-items on tablets

At the moment I got this setup: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Is there a better way to handle this?
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Is it OK if asterisk is put after label that is above the field?

Look at wireframe: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Does it look OK that labels above fields have asterisks? Or should labels be placed left of the fields? ...
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Is it a bad practice to put the main web navigation on the upper right of the webpage?

My non UI savy client provides me with the webpage layout he wants via powerpoint. There's a header row on top. On the left is a logo image and then a line of text that is the company name. These are ...
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User interface of a simple single image detail view

I know this sounds generic, but I'm trying to find some clues and examples. What would be the best way to present a single image (about 1/4 of desktop screen size), along with some info (name and ...
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What is the name for this UI layout? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of the UI layout found on sites like Airbnb, Square, Paypal and others where pretty much the whole site is on one page and the user scrolls down to see all the content, with ...
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Best way to display support, contact, and preferences in Mac App

I'm trying to decide what the best way to display the following options to a user is: Contact / Social Connection Links (ex. find "company name" on Twitter / Facebook) Support options (ex. in-app ...
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Better way of displaying grouped periodic data

I am working on a report where I have to display hierarchical data in relation to some type. For cumulative data over some period I have a table as presented in image below 1: The task is to ...
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Would laying out a multitude of [text-only] topics/options (> 15) in a card layout increase interface clutter?

I am trying to figure out when a card layout is optimal and when alternatives are ideal. For example, Khan Academy's lists has > 50 items, and is arranged in a neat list. Observing the flat trends ...
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About fullscreen scrolling webpages

There are recently many websites using full screen scrolling pages since Apple launched their own with the iPhone 5C. (website not available anymore, but a reproduction can be found here) Some other ...
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Layout filterable grid and categories

Background A user goes to this page to view the levels their groups (>=1) have been placed in for certain categories, i.e., basketball, etc. Each category has an overview pdf document assigned to ...
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Designing gantt like schedule in grayscale

I had some problem deciding if this should go here or in Graphic Design site. I hope I got it right! So I'm redesigning a schedule application. It looks something like this: Each activity has a ...
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Making 4-column table responsive [duplicate]

I have a 4 column table for displaying event information about our event. I am facing issues with narrow screens when I have 4 columns of data in the view. What would be the most feasible solution ...
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The main user action on my page is importing files, does it matter that my import button isn't next to my select files button?

Please consider the admin screen below: One of the tasks on this screen is to import a file. However, the import button is located on the toolbar rather than next to the form. Would it be clearer to ...
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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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What is the best way to arrange chinese words on a menu [closed]

On a English menu , the food items can be arranged according to alphabetical order For a Chinese menu , there are no alphabet, only chinese characters , what would be alternative way best to ...
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How can I make the relationship between rows in two tables more obvious to the user?

I have a web page that at first showed a top level goal with a bunch of risks. here is an example mockup: I now realized that since I have a series of events, it would be good to break down and ...
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Truncated string usability

I am faced with a tricky situation in a data-driven application. I have really long names and a short field for them only available. My idea was to use css-ellipsis to cut the length to appropriate ...
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Alternatives to dragging items to add to data view

I have a design in which a list of items are in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each of these items can be added to one or more views on the right side of the page. Currently, this is done ...
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What are some reasons that not all websites have fluid layouts?

Recently, I was using Facebook and I resized it to 50% of my screen to look at something else. What I saw was that most of the page was cut off. What are some reasons for Facebook or any other major ...
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Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons? [closed]

Have you ever had trouble lining the arrows up with the correct button on ATM consoles and other similar interfaces? Height of user can affect perceived alignment, as well as poor installation or ...