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

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What is a good visual cue for drag and drop? (for reordering a list of items)

I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on what is the best visual cue to indicate to the user that list items can be reordered via drag and drop? Here are a few options I've been playing around ...
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Is it ok to use arrows to indicate money movement in & out of an account?

I have seen numerous examples of banking applications that use arrows to indicate money in and out of an account. However the direction of the arrow is a bit problematic, specifically in which ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

This question is not related to any specific scenario, platform or product, and it's more of an end-user UX rather than a design of UX. It applies to various use cases and platforms. One specific ...
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Search / Filter list all in one

One of interfaces im working in, has a interesting problem. On the same screen i have a list on the left, a map on the right and a search bar on top. On previous mobile interfaces, the search bar ...
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How to indicate that an element is “new” in a list

I was wondering if you had any clever idea of how to show that an element in a list is new. In my case I'm displaying a list of documents and I want the user to see which ones are new since their ...
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Multiple actions for checkbox list [closed]

I have a list of multiple items with having a checkbox for each row (like gmail list of emails). User selects checkboxes and then press an action button to perform some action on selected items ( ...
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Edit controls for list same page or new page?

Could anyone offer feedback on the following design. Basically the user selects an item in the list from the left and they can edit the details on that item with the controls on the right. I am ...
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Building a Jobs page, should I go with a list display or slider?

I'm wondering which would be the better route from a usability perspective to take as I've had some disagreement with a colleague of mine. We are trying to build a Jobs page which will list all of ...
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List of checkboxes or multi-value select box

Currently in our application we have multiple lists of checkboxes. These lists comprise of random attributes related to a company. Each company will only perform a couple of these attributes and it is ...
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What would be the best way to show a long changelog?

My software has frequent updates. The changelog ontains adequate amount of information about each change (often complete sentences). It's currently more than 100,000 characters long (16,000 words over ...
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Is it necessary to differentiate “adding to cart” and “configuring then adding to cart”?

I'm designing a UI for an app that allows users to order food from a restaurant. The restaurant offers two types of menu items: Simple items that can be simply added to the cart. Complex items like ...
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How do you sort a list of languages?

A website is available in 100 languages. There is a form to select a language, and it includes these 8 English Русский 日本語 עברית العربية বিষ্ণুপ্রিযা় মণিপুরী მარგალური አማርኛ Normally, I would ...
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How to insert a long list of sorted data within a form

I'm working on a ticketing interface. In a word users will be able to open a request (a ticket), describe the problem they are experiencing and then they'll submit their request. It's a very simple ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Choose Your Country: Best Usability approach

I'm looking at potentially designing a site which will have 'mirrors' in multiple sites around the world. I am experimenting with the best method to help users change both their country and language ...
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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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How to design a long list page in Android?

I am designing an Android application for people who haven't used Android before. This application contains a long form that these users should fill out. What of the following methods is the best way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suggestions for a clean interface for two related,linked lists

I'm making a restaurant menu editor. There are menu "items" and they have "options". For example Turkey Sandwich or Hamburger would be items and lettuce, tomatoes, onions etc would be options. ...
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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 ...