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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Unambiguous way to display timezone information in a compact manner

When displaying a listing of events, each with their own date, time, and timezone, I'd like to present the timezone that the given event has been assigned. However, there is potentially a lot of ...
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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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Best UX for accessing a list of clients from a database

I'm rebuilding a web app in Laravel for managing client portfolios. One feature is to be able to pull up a client's account quickly, either by account name or id. Previously I just pulled a list of ...
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How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?

My web application contains a list of elements, which can be sorted by drag'n'drop. How should this feature be visually represented to users?
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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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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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Displaying a list of activities

In my website I have a list of activities. Previously this was just a list of links, clicking the links would result in a dropdown, like so: On hovering over the links that toggle the explanation ...
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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 ...
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Should the “zebra striping” data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?

[For PC applications (desktop and web)] As a common rule, when showing data grids, and sorting data through one of its columns, a little arrow appears on that column (sometimes also, the header ...
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Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?

Noticed Facebook changed its tooltip names rendering to vertical. That made me wonder if it was actually easier/faster to read a list of name inline in a sentence or in a vertical list? Is there an ...
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Alternatives to handle quick searches on sorted values list (when no matches found)

(Implementing on PC environments, desktop and web applications) When showing ordered data lists with comparable values​​, which offers the feature of jump to a section of the list, and highlight it, ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states within a list of items

Info: There is space and capacity for one single column of names. The names need space to have emails input. These names can be in one of three states- invite not sent, pending, and invited. Here ...
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What are good UI patterns for selecting exactly two items from a list?

In a piece of desktop software, I have a around 20 items. These items should be shown in a list, which fits on the screen. The user should be able to select exactly two items in the list, then, a ...
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When should I hide preview?

My application looks like this: The user may select an item from the list and a preview of this item will be displayed: The user can also use filtering to reduce the number of displayed items. ...