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Is it correct to have categories as filters?

I am currently working on an internal search application where user will be able to search with in the repository. We have categories and authors for segregating different documents. There can be ...
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Is history-dependent navigation after save/cancel actions good practice?

I'm working on the content editor for a CMS. The user starts from a list of articles: From here they can navigate to two different screens - the pencil button takes them to the actual content ...
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Best approach to dividing content into sections when many tabs are needed?

I am working on a web project where users can write content and share it – this content is mixed (text/image/video), massive and a bit complicated – so obviously it should be divided into sections (...
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Alternative for dashboard without sidebar?

I'm trying to build an app with dashboard. The app would contain tables, but I don't really know a pretty nice way to display 'em. I'm using MeteorJS, and for the meantime I'm having a problem with ...
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How to structure the contents of this view so that it is intuitive? [on hold]

I have a circle tab implemented which looks like this. By default, it lists the circles that I'm a member of. When I search, it lists all public/private circles matching the search pattern. ...
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Is it a good idea o use the link on the logo to display a sup-header with navigation options?

My website has two different section, one where we do real-time comparison of international money transfer costs, the other where we review different money transfer operators and banks. We have "two ...
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Second navigation level with pills

Not sure why I'm struggling so much with this :). We're using horizontal pills navigation on a site I'm working on (like this: http://getbootstrap.com/components/#nav-pills ) I need to add a second ...
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Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
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What is best to maximize usability: a fixed aside nav or a top fixed nav? [duplicate]

Many websites have fixed menus on the top of the screen so the user doesn't feel lost in long pages that require lots of scrolling. But usually this kind of menu is just a rectangle with text. What if ...
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Hamburger Menus [duplicate]

I was developing a personal website i wanna know this or simply Hamburger is better
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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How is Navigation Drawer different from Tabs, for “back” navigation?

The app is similar to the one described here - one Activity, several sections accessible from Nav menu toggled by always-visible hamburger or by sliding from left edge. The sections are very different ...
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IA Structures Similar to Salesforce?

Scenario: I'm working on the information architecture a new product that in many respects has the same design considerations as Salesforce; a platform that has it's own core functionality, but the ...
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A tab bar with a “more/others” tab

Our iOS app has four main screens + 3-4 less important ones. My current idea for navigation is to use a tab bar with five tabs: four for the main screens and one tab called "more/others" which ...
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Can a global search be positioned in the bottom navigation (Android) tab bar (iOS)?

iOS main navigation is the tab bar at the bottom and Android recently launched the bottom navigation. Normally the search is contextual to the screen you are on, and the entry point is positioned on ...
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Communicating to user that content is associated with a specific record?

Lets say a main page provides navigation to two sections: Doing X and Doing Y. Doing X is associated with a single record, however, Doing Y is associated with zero to many records. Upon clicking Do ...
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Best practice for translating context menu options to touch devices?

I'm building a photo site that must allow users to manage thousands of photos via paged thumbnails on a big desktop. I also want to offer a touch interface that is both usable and delightful on the ...
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What are the best practices regarding the usage of both horizontal and vertical navigation that duplicate the same menu items?

The reason I ask this is I am in the process of doing a competitive analysis of four websites and two of the sites duplicate the same menu items on both their top navigation (drop downs) and left-hand ...
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Navigation drawer and hardware back button: when on root level, exit app or go back?

I have an Android app with several different categories that the user can navigate between using navigation drawer. These categories have drill down views that replace the hamburger icon with a ...
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Do redundant links help with hidden navigation on mobile?

Our designs tend to use the standard hamburger navigation for mobile sites (although I'm going to push to move into some alternatives in the future). I'm aware that hidden navigation results in worse ...
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Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
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Is the user experience of a long, multi-page article improved by having a fixed table of contents?

Let's say you have a gigantic article (up to 30 pages) with lots of chapters and you want to display on your website and let's say you have created a page just for this particular article. Should ...
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Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
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When I should hide a toolbar in an Android App?

I'm designing an app navigation flow. It has a login screen from which we can go to a "Forgot password" screen. Once we logged in we go to the "Main screen" there I've a toolbar with a gear item that ...
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In what instances should a bottom navigation be hidden (mobile app)?

Many mobile apps have bottom navigation (think Instagram, Twitter, etc.). However, for some of the pages / processes, the bottom navigation disappears. E.g. On Instagram, once you do the process of ...
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Filtering list of items by folders

We're introducing folders into our app and I'm having a hard time figuring out the layout. Here's what I know: The items will be draggable onto the folders. One item can be added into multiple ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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An enchanced bottom menu for mobile

Since the hamburger menu is slowly starting to bleed out I was wondering about including the bottom menu in my website projects. Now the bottom menus usually do justice for 6 or less elements, but I ...
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pros and cons for favorite in big menu navigation

We are a large company and our suite of application can have at its maximum 300 links for the various pages across it. its very rare for a customer to purchase the entire suite of application. Lest ...
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Caret symbol for collapsed and expanded vertical left menu

What is the UX behind the caret symbol used when a left menu is collapsed? Some applications use the left caret and some use the right. What's the ideal approach?
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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory (...
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How to structure Android app navigation with many levels?

The app I'm working on is a little like a set of sub-apps within one app, so the structure is basically as follows. Note that the subsections are a mix of tools and content (i.e. this isn't an app ...
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Having multiple links or dropout groups on menu

I'm designing a menu and I have two ideas. The menu is a bootstrap stacked tabs style menu. The first idea is to have a category that you click on and it opens a secondary menu with the links ...
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Swipe views using Tabs in Android app

I am working on an Android app, which has two major flows: One where user looks at a feed of items, and chooses to click on any of them Or when user wants to enter/edit their personal information. ...
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Position of the Cancel and Save Buttons on a iPhone

I'm skeptical where to put the Cancel and the Save Buttons in an iOS-app: Cancel on the left side and Save on right side or vice versa? I think the iOS Human Interface GuidelinesBeta of Apple ...
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Horizontal Nab w/ Vertical Sub Navigation

I have an application for institutions to buy and sell loans within an exchange that also combines a multiple set of features. So our user base are customers from financial institutions who have not ...
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Why do apps rarely indicate the selected icon on their navigation bars

i'm looking for a suitable way to indicate that the user is on the cart page on an ecommmerce app by differentiating the cart icon from the rest of the icons on the navigation bar. there's obviously ...
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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Android UX - When to use navigation drawer

A friend and I were discussing the use of navigation drawers in an app and had a disagreement about when there should be one. Basically, my point was that if there is a back arrow in the toolbar, ...
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Is it okay to have several lines of summary information inside a tab label?

I'm designing a complex form interface for building custom reports. The user can specify a lot of different kinds of information -- far more than will comfortably fit on screen. We will have ...
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How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items is very large. For some pages, the number of navigation items is small. See below for the ones with a ...
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Contextual sidebar and consistency

I am designing a website service for coin collectors and have a question regarding navigation. The control flow is as follows: User selects country (from map or an alphabetized list). User selects a ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Trying to call for an action. Vertical vs Horizontal

I am trying to follow the concept I found here: http://designmodo.com/cta-button/ I am not sure if I am biased or it is just really not calling my attention. I made 2 versions of it and here are the ...
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Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
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Is there a best practice for direct access to all steps of a multi step process on mobile

I'm working on a multi step process in an Android App and I wonder if there is good solution out there to enable the user to access all (3 maybe 4) steps without wasting too much screen estate. My ...
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side hand nav - to be or not to be

For e-commerces sites we often see side navigation, comprising of many other categories, in the hope the the visitor will see them, and go to these other categories and buy more items. In reality this ...
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Manage long tab list menu in responsive

I'm actually working on an interface with a long tabs list menu (seven tabs. It's not so long in english, but in German version it begans to be complicated. It works perfectly in HD desktop but in ...
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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...