A menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer system

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End-user management of complex navigation

I'm working on a project for a client and they offer a range of IT services. Each of these services is split into one of approx. 15 categories, and within each category you can have anything from zero ...
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What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element

I remember reading some time ago that nested menu interfaces should not follow the mouse exactly because the user often moves diagonally when travelling into a child menu, so the pointer might pass ...
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what pros does the hidden menu have when it is used for DT users as well?

I knew that Square redesign had this kind of menu for desktop users as well and I found it odd and I still think that it is a strange solution. Now, I stumbled on this website that has the same kind ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have +30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A - Category 1 - Category 2 ... Group B - Category 11 - Category 12 ... Group B - Category 21 - ...
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Both swipe from left and swipe from right navigation in the same app; is it a good choice?

I'm designing the interaction and UI for a RWD e-commerce page. On tablet and mobile front page there has to be a hidden place for: list of categories shopping card login/register + open shop panel ...
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Why android not show icon in overflow menu?

After android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots on MENU-button-lacking device, or after pressing Menu ...
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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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Is it appropriate to use an ellipsis in website left-hand navigation?

I'm working on a site that primarily has a flat hierarchy. It's very wide and shallow (lots of sections hanging off the root of the site, but very few subsections). As a result of this the design has ...
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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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Checklist for off canvas menu

Im creating an off canvas menu for my website for visitors on small screens. So far I have a check list of UX details to consider: When the menu is expanded tapping on the main page content (that has ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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Login icon vs global icon on mobile

I'm working on a mobile website and have hit on an uncommon problem. The global site menu uses a hamburger menu (I know there's documentation we shouldn't be using this anymore - but that's another ...
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How should content of right slide menu be designed?

I have two options for displaying content in a right sided slide menu but am having a disagreement with my co-founder on which to use. Neither one of us is a designer but we're trying to figure this ...
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Why not have the hamburger menu at the bottom?

Considering this : http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1649 ... and considering that displays get bigger, I'm wondering why the hamburger menu isn't located at the bottom of the UI. Just like this ...
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Menu selection state for presets with custom dialog

Say I have a menu which controls a particular property. Four of the items are presets, the 5th can be achieved with a custom dialog. So initially the menu is: Item1 Item2 Item3 Item4 Custom... For ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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Where should the “preferences” item go in a desktop application?

I find that the "preferences" menu item is always in a different place, and often under an arbitrary name which always makes it a pain to locate unless you're already familiar with the software. I ...
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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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iPhone app - bottom menu vs hamburger menu

I'm working on a news and prices app, and I'm currently working on the menu. The team has 2 different approaches: a traditional bottom menu or a hamburger menu (like on Facebook app). Which approach ...
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Is the vertical left hand menu obsolete?

It seems that most of the major websites do not use vertical left hand menu anymore. Why is this? And should I avoid it for my own website?
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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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Nested menus on small screen

I have a small number of pages but one page had a few sub pages. In mobile I was happy to have the nav open like so. More sub pages have now been added to the sub pages so the mobile nav looks ...
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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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Hamburger Icon/Android Iconography Guidelines

I have the Hamburger/Menu icon in the top left corner of the app in the Action Bar. I know that the normal action bar items (which are on the right) have specific rules about size and opacity (like 60 ...
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Why do websites use a graphic instead of the HTML entity `≡` for the menu icon? [closed]

Every time I see a website with a menu or a navigation bar, i see the three dash menu button?. And they always use an icon, .gif, .png etc... But there is an HTML entity for that: ≡ -> ...
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iOS: Alternatives to UITabBarController

I do have an iPhone and iPad native application that mainly consists in a login screen after which comes a UITabBarController with 5 options/parts. My problem now is that I am about to include new ...
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Different actions in page menu

I'm creating a new menu for a web site which consists of several labeled icons which when clicked give a drop down sub menu. Due to the content, some of the main menu options do not necessitate a drop ...
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How to make a menu discoverable with the right icon on e-commerce mobile?

i'm designing an mobile site ecommerce. On a meeting i've seen the last wireframes developed (see image) of the topbar detail. The right icon show a lot of different actions (like cart, my account, ...
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Organizing application menu

I'm hesitating between these two ways of organizing the menu. I prefer option 2 because "Side menu 1" could grow quite a bit and it seems cleaner to me. On the other hand option 1 allows faster ...
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Pattern for desktop responsive menu and visibility of selection

For a horizontal navigation menu with submenus, what is a good pattern to display when the number of menu items in the primary navigation does not fit the current page. For the desktop view, don't ...
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Don't hide or disable menu items?

In 2008, Joel Spolsky wrote: A long time ago, it became fashionable, even recommended, to disable menu items when they could not be used. Don't do this. Users see the disabled menu item ...
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Is a menubar at the bottom of the screen not too much iOS6?

i need to design a mobile travel app and have quite a lot of functionalities to incorporate. I 'm thinking of hiding most of them in a top menu 'more' button. But i also like to leave the most used ...
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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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Has the ☰ (three horizontal bars) menu icon received much adoption outside of the western world?

A lot of web sites use to indicate a button that will trigger a navigation menu. It has, for example, been included in Twitter bootstrap (which is used at over a million sites). It is also used to ...
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Should sub menus / sub navigation naming be consistent with upper menu

I wonder whether sub menus and sub navigation in general should be consistent in naming convention with the upper menu or sub menus take the upper menu as assumed. To be more clear should one of the ...
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Guiding a user into specific pages

one of the unused features of the holiday package site I am working on is a country page. the structure of the site currently goes: URL > Country > Resort > Hotel Currently the menu ...
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Term for a top menu that appears when scrolling up?

I am experiencing more and more pages using this style of top menu. When you scroll the page downwards, all is fine, but as soon as you need to scroll up for some reason (such as to read the ...
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Vertical side menu for only two buttons?

Enterprise Software product – the console is web based. The product is built by two modules: - First module (Module A) has vertical menu (on the left side) with 6 buttons (Icon + text) - Second ...
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Menus within menus

I've stumbled upon a page on my uni's internal sites that has something where I'm not sure if its a usability issue or not. Here is a sketch of the page lay out. I better not show the actual thing. ...
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Do single items on the Windows Start Menu need a folder?

My team is creating an application that has a single entry point. There will be a single entry point, meaning only one item on the Windows 7 start menu/Windows 8 start screen. Other than "that's how ...
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Dragging a menu item and indicating where it will be when dropped

I have a menu list which is tree-like(So menu items can have children etc.). I want the user to have the option to move around a menu item in that list. I want them to be able to put the dragged item ...
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Are users more inclined to submit a review if the option is provided?

I'm designing for mobile and trying to determine if its really worth providing a link to reviewing it within the app store (e.g. the link would read, Review This App). Yes you can say that it helps ...
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Scrollable menu, login button vs login/password input

Which would be more engaging for the user a clikable button in a scrollable menu -( log in - expanding to a dropdown) or two input- fields: login and password and additionaly a login button?
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Adding “Select…” as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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How to cope with long texts in menus?

we have a standard horizontal menu bar with submenu items with long texts. These texts are really long and we can not make them short, every word is necessary. Like: download bmml source ...
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Where to put the context sensitive menu

We have a suite of web applications that use 3 levels of menus – that last being context sensitive. The context sensitive menu is currently inside a concertina menu control, but I want to find out if ...
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Show non-logged in users a members only button, but don't allow them to use it?

I have a 'follow' feature on my site and I am unsure of how to handle it for users that are not logged-in. I currently show the button for all users, and then if the user clicks the button but is not ...
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“Right arrow” meaning for blind users

I have a menu with right arrows next to the elements that have child pages under them. The child items are not displayed in the menu, the arrow only indicates to the user that after they navigate to ...