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It seems a spreadsheet-like interface provides good experience for the task. Virtually infinite number of rows – no efforts on line adding, easy navigation, etc. You could mimic some spreadsheet behavior, including: new row auto-appending, as you need a lot of rows and pressing Add row constantly isn't user-friendly easy navigation between rows and ...


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Have you considered a graphical way to connect these elements? Check out how Quartz Composer does it: http://sintixerr.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/simplevizjpg-ready.jpg This is how you could set this up through a nodal UI: Using drag and drop, this makes it very easy for the user to create his setup in a super intuitive and fast way. Of course you ...


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You could try something like Object Manager: This panel allows to configure controls easilly with visual support. Also pay attention, there are source (emitters) elements and destination (receivers) elements in your system. So be smart enough to place only receivers into Channel Destination dropdown list. Consider also other restrictions and ...


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The keyboard shortcuts that your application uses should be the ones that your users expect to use. Keyboard shortcuts are easiest to remember and most useful when they are consistent. As you have identified, you have two different consistency concerns here. Prioritize consistency with the OS and its conventions over consistency in your application across ...


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It sounds like you’re primarily concerned with real estate (minimizing the space required) and user efficiency (reducing effort), with aesthetics being a secondary concern. As far as I can tell, your design is already pretty close to optimal on all these, and any improvement is mostly trimming and sanding. Real Estate Your design uses just about as little ...


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The last item could be a placeholder inputs to quickly add a field. I don't know if the example you gave is the final design but I'd suggest to make it easier to read and more accessible by making the inputs larger. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups



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