a list is collection of elements (or items) that may or may not be ordered in a particular way.

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How to deal with elements in a list forming a distracting vertical pattern

I'm using a list to display information. Each row needs to display two thumbnails, and a string. I noticed with this implementation that the layout of icons seems to resemble two columns. which may ...
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Best way to show comparable lengths of time?

Given a table of information (or other list) where the length of time something took is important, what is the best way to show a length of time that can easily range from a few seconds to many hours? ...
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How can users specify the sort order of a table in ascending/descending order with multiple sort keys?

I'm making a music player app and I have their list of songs with various properties like the title, track number, artist name, album name, etc. I need to let the user sort their library by these ...
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Best practice for scrolling and orientation within non-touch displays: line-wise vs. page-wise scrolling?

I've been searching the web for quite some time now, but either I am always using the wrong keywords or there is no literature out there on this topic... What is the best way for a user to orientate ...
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Best way to display a list of links to articles?

I have a page that links to other pages on my Wordpress website. At the moment, I am displaying them in an unordered list. However, in my opinion, it looks a bit cluttered. Plus, I'm afraid that the ...
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Selecting items from a list of grouped items in a way that is obvious to a user if it qualifies for an action to be performed on the selection

I have a scenario where I need to show a user a list of items they own. This list may end up being quite long, but will typically be pretty short. The list needs to allow people to select one or more ...
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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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Do nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users?

I'm wondering whether there's any evidence that nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users. I may be wrong, but I think the complexity or difficulty of finding a file in an organized or ...
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Limiting the number of edits user can make to a list

So I am working on this little chrome extension that tracks the amount of time the user spends on certain websites and helps them reduce the time they waste online. On Installation the ext. asks user ...
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Make a table full of (text)data more appealing, both graphically as UX-wise

For a project I need to list a lot of data, and I mean a lot :) Technically the database spawns a 3 column table containing text data (unicoded characters, words). Due to the endless possibilities and ...
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What are the advantages of list view vs. grid view for video search results?

I'm designing a results page for video search for touch devices. on larger screens such as big tablets I'm considering using a grid views since it allows bigger thumbnails. I was wondering what the ...
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How can I determine the optimal number of items to show in the visible window of a list box?

Is there a way of deciding how large to make a listbox, based on the items that it contains? Take this example, listing a load of philosophers. Here there could be up to 300 items in the list. That ...
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Editing multiple entries in a list - should you disable dynamic sorting?

Consider a list of text blocks that have an associated numerical "score", such as the list of answers here in ux.stackexchange.com. If the list is sorted by that score, and a user wishes to modify the ...
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Interface for selecting multiple items out of thousands, w/ categories

I'm trying to build an interface for filtering lots of data for the sake of searching. I need to present a VERY large collection of names, make it easy for the user to select all the names they need ...
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After deleting an item in a list, should focus go to the previous or next item?

Imagine you have a todo list, and you're currently editing the item marked ** Task 1 Task 2 ** Task 3 The interface provides a command to immediately delete the current item (not just clearing the ...
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Should I ever delay handling a click event in anticipation of a double-click event?

I've got an application which presents a list of items (songs) to the end user. Each song is able to be selected and the selected state is represented with a checked checkbox. It looks like this: ...
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When sorting by date, do dateless entries come first or last?

I have the data: "John Smith","2007-03-01" "Joe Richard","2002-01-21" "Harry Lee","" And the columns are "First/Last Name","Last Login". It's an administrative page that generally shows all users ...
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Alternative to picking from number picker when there are many alternatives

I am developing an app in which you have to choose 2 things. First you pick an item from a list of 7 items: I feel like this works very well with the "number picker" style. One reason is because ...
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Page scrolling vs. Non-scrolling web app

Here's my problem. I have one view on our web app that needs just a list to scroll, not the entire page. The rest of the views need the entire page to scroll. I have no idea what to do. The old ...
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Where to place the add and remove buttons for a list box?

In a Windows Form, where should the Add / Remove buttons go when you have a header record with single attribute children, as below? Should the "Child Items" label be above the list box? Update: ...
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How to show a workflow on a sequence?

I need to display a potentially complex list of tasks. Users are software operators (workers, not common internet users). They try to check the correct execution of tasks. The problem is that the ...
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How should I implement a 'recently used' list in a dropdown function?

I'm building a complex web app that has a number of places where the user will need to select things from dropdowns. The dropdown lists can be quite long. We are already using the Select2 library to ...
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What is the best way to differentiate read/unread elements in a list?

I am examining a few possible ways to differentiate between unread/unvisited and read/visited elements in a list of items. Google typically uses color to do that (e.g. Gmail), while Apple would ...
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What are some alternatives to dropdowns and wizards for multi-level options?

I am trying to design user interface that allows a user to select out of multiple workflow options. The options list is fixed but has more than couple of options. It's important for the user to be ...
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On mobile, how should I present a post that has both comments and a main media component requiring a large thumbnail?

Take a site like Reddit for example, where users can post images or media in general and have people comment on it. I want the content and the media to be both easily accessible. My initial plan is ...
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Best way to add the same information to more items on a list

Imagine we have a list of people. They are to do a task. I have the option of giving them extra time. I could give Peter an extra 5 minutes for example. What is a good way to give all people an ...
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How do I make a list NOT look scrollable?

On a site there's a preview of the chat log for each "room" on the site which a visitor can see without entering the room. The list is continuously populated with new messages. Thing is though, the ...
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UI for Checklist with optional items

I'm working on a checklist for new transfer students to guide them through the onboarding process at their new University. They have certain tasks they need to complete, and others that are optional. ...
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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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How do adverts in a list view affect user behaviour?

I have a list view of articles on a mobile website and I'd like to position an advert between 2 of the articles in the list. This is something I've seen on forums, where an advert is placed between ...
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Is this a cascading list? And what would be an alternate or better pattern to use?

I am referring to the list of documents and then clicking on one and editing/viewing it on the right. Is there a better way to do this? This list probably won't be as long as it is in my example. I ...
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Ordering a set of cards/data by two properties

I have a set of cards, in this case people. Imagine a dating site where the user wants to find people who are both near to them geographically and have a high match rating. I'm not sure what the most ...
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Best way to select multiple items on a list using groupings

First post here, so bare with me if I do something wrong. Here is my issue: Imagine that you have a list of students in a class. You want to be able to select all of them but you also want to be ...
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How to organize a collection of URLs on an intranet?

As in most big organizations there is a lot information to be found on the intranet but unfortunately most users have difficulty quickly finding what they are looking for. We do have a full text ...
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How to convey order of a list matters (and allow reordering)

We have a an application with a list of rules (probably no more than 10) that a user defines (plus some default one): download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
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What is the point of list-style-type?

In CSS we have different list-style options. For example: ol.decimal {list-style-type: decimal;} ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;} ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;} ...
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help designing task screen

My colleague and I have been asked to design a task screen which lists tasks with certain attributes: Tasks are listed along with how important they are, who is assigned to them, what kind they are ...
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Show items related to selected item in list

I have a list on my UI. One item in the list is selected. Out of the remaining items, few can be related to this selected item and other may be totally unrelated. For example, Item4 is selected. No ...
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How to display a flag on a sortable dynamic list

I have an application where I have a Document Type object, and I need to add key fields to that document. So we have a list of available key fields that the user can associate to a document type, and ...
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Multiple icons/indicators on a table row

I am creating a table that lists all of the people in a group (75-125 people). I need to flag certain people with key roles in this group so they can be identified at a glance. There could be up to 10 ...
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How to allow users to position newly created items in a sortable item list

Background I have a list of items that a user can create, move around, edit and delete. Each item can be a different type such as a textbox field or a header. To create a new item or edit an ...
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Screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app?

What is the recommended (optimal) screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app? The two options I came up with are: (Shopping Cart Style) Start with a blank form for adding or finding a ...
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user experience for a dynamically updating list of items

I have a requirement as below: On my page, I have a button, which when clicked will open a popup, kind of modal window ( as shown in the image below). This popup will have information in it related ...
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How to display a long list of FAQ on a mobile app?

I am designing the FAQ page for a complex mobile application. Faqs can be more than 20 and text might be very long. I have tried to list them with an accordion solution first but it seems to be heavy ...
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Are alphabet filters effective?

This is an alphabet filter: It assumes the user knows what the first letter of the item is. It is also an inherited method from the time of thumb indexes for books like dictionaries and address ...
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How to display a potentially huge set of options in a scrollable list?

Background I am designing a report building tool within a larger application because the users require the ability to create a large variety of customized reports. Solution To enable this I have ...
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Add button for grid list

My team is developing a widget that uses a grid layout to display a list of webpage links, and we would like to have an inline add button so that our users will be able to add more pages to the list. ...
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How to indicate that a list view can be swiped to reveal controls?

I would like some advice on any approach which is conventionally used for indicating that swiping sideways will reveal buttons. I need to answer this design issue both for iOS and Android although ...
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How can list sorting/grouping be made intuitive?

My user is shown a list of devices as a table, say: Name, OS "Amazon Fire Phone", "Android 4.2.2" "Nexus 7", "Android 4.3 1" "asus_015d41d46d53f411", "Android 4.3" "HTC_HT14NT214173", "Android 2.3.5" ...
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Assign every item in a list to a category on a smartphone

I'm currently trying to implement an OPML-Import in my rss-reader. However, opml-files don't give any information about the "category" every item should be assigned to. Therefore I got the problem ...