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File Picker vs. Drag and Drop for Tablets

Imagine that you're creating a presentation on an iPad. You want to create a presentation, add content to it, and rearrange it as needed. You have a catalog of content to choose from, sorted by ...
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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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The best pattern/solution for a detail page

I have a system where we have a hierarchical structure of items (x nr of child items) where data from the parent is displayed as a "header" and the child items (and data associated with them) are ...
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Usability of a mobile navigation consisting mostly of accordions?

I have a fairly simple site map with two levels of pages in several categories: Landing A - A1 - A2 - A3 Landing B - B1 - B2 - B3 etc. Would having a mobile navigation consisting mainly of ...
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What are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
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Complex wizard - when to tell user they are obliterating progress

I'm designing for an app that helps companies generate complex legal documents. We generally use a wizard with progress noted at the top. The progress can branch quite dramatically. We're faced with ...
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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 ...
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Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a ...
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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
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How to visually show aging account receivables?

Is anyone aware of an interesting way to visually show aging accounts receivables - Amounts of money owed which are broken up into time periods, such as (a) less than 30 days past due, (b) 30-60 days, ...
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How does one go about implementing a “guest view” for a navigation drawer in Material Design?

Could not find this in Google's guidelines. If one were to develop an app that allows guests to browse (say a simple RSS Feed), would you use the same navigation drawer as if the user were logged in ...
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What's a good mobile navigation strategy for hierarchies with few children?

Say your IA hierarchy is like this: Main section A Feature 1 Feature 2 Feature 3 Main Section B (List/tableview) Item Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3 Main Section C The traditional iOS-style ...
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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 are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
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Persisting tab selection for pallets

I have a web page that has multiple providers configured (Lets assume Google, FaceBook and Yahoo!). When you select each of these providers, a pallet opens up which has 2 or more tabs (could be common ...
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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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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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What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
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What is better : Disabling sub-categories or auto resetting the filters

I am working enhancing UX for filters on our eCommerce (desktop site). The navigation structure is broken into Categories and further sub categories. Filters can be applied at each level (categories ...
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What is a navigation link called that has a placeholder in href?

What is it called when a navigation link (<a href="#">) has a hash as placeholder without a landing page?
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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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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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Should you remove back and nav when filling up form in mobile?

I am building an app that requires a user to fill up a form at some point. The app would of course have a back button and hamburger. Should the universal back and hamburger disappear when the user ...
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What to implement for fixed (or something like that) navigation without the header if I have 1 up to 3 links?

I have a following web app (important parts translated manually, it's in Russian originally): How can I decompose or remove the top bar navigation? The problem is in the following: Some of ...
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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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Linking a parent section link straight to child section

I have a parent section titled "Campaigns" with two children sections titled "Rules" and "Results". When the parent section is clicked in the drop down on the right (please forgive the rough ...
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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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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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Breadcrumbs and Page Titles

Keep in mind that there is a GLOBAL navigation that sits above the top of this page. The screenshot you see is the top left of the page. Below it is where the page's content sits. The question is— ...
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Back links to subsidary sites

This morning, I got a question from a coworker saying "how come our site for our Main Company has a link to our Sister Company, but in our sister company there is no link to get back to our main ...
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Having a different navigation for user accounts

If a user is a paying member they will see additional content on top of the free content. Has anyone seen/created a navigation that integrates the additional content successfully?
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Is there a mutually UX-Friendly solution to allow both the OS and the Application to swipe from the edge of the screen for navigation?

I watched Apple's iPhone 6S Expo on YouTube with my iPhone61, and noticed the new functionality to navigate between apps by swiping from the side of the screen, and as I tried this, I noticed ...
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Panel navigation back/expand/collapse

I'm having a hard time to find the most intuitive panel navigation. Here is what I'm working on: To expand/collapse the panels, the user has to click the white triangle on the top right. The panel ...
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Adding new service (with navigation) to existing layout

I have two navigations in layout (img1): 1. Top navigation with main categories 2. Sidebar navigation for categories subpages - sidebar navigation has max 2 indents I need to put new "service" in ...
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web design function / navigation / action

I joined a project in which a web application product (SaaS) is maintained. It manages repeat payments to payees. Now there are a set of actions: request an off-cycle payment, show payment history, ...
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mixing and matching on-page and separate-page nav links

My personal website has a navigation bar where the first three links take the user to different sections of the front page, while the next three links take them to various other pages. I don't make ...
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Filtering information and tooltips - Best Practice

I am currently designing an information portal. An early iteration of the design, and details regarding functionality can be found here I am aware the design isn't the prettiest at the moment, for ...
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Navigation - Using expanding divs

BACKGROUND: I'm redesigning an internal finance app that will be used by expert users. By expert I mean that the users will be using this app for hours every day. The problem stems from mission ...
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Bottom navigation ss Side navigation

I am working on a project which requires cross platform designs. I have always had this debate regarding the top vs side navigation. What is better? On iPhones, I feel both can be worked on, as there ...
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Group (page) navigation: Buttons together or apart

In one part of my application the user can select different groups through a combobox. In addition to that I have two buttons to move to the previous or next group. I have placed these to the left ...