Linked Questions

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How to phrase button labels?

How should I phrase the following button labels: "Import image" or "Import an image"? "Create app" or "Create an app"? "Add description" or "Add a description"? If you could also supply the grammar ...
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0answers
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HELP: Using icon or text label? [duplicate]

I have the following issue regading UX/UI Design. A little introduction: Currently we are working on a new version of a document based application. This is for mostly municipalities/goverment kind of ...
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2answers
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Which is clearer - cog/spanner/wrench icon for desktop website settings, or a text label?

Building a web-based tool which will really only be viewed on a desktop web browser (due to a restricted corporate environment). Trying to keep it as minimal as possible with no superfluous features. ...
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7answers
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Are grayscale buttons with icons usable and effective?

The image here is old gmail new gmail, when no mail is selected new gmail, when mail is selected new delicious To me, the buttons are unlabeled and tough to discover. I don't believe the icons do a ...
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1answer
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Is it right to place a icon and text together? [duplicate]

I'm working on an admin dashboard design, for some shipping transports. I've designed couple of dashboard before. Everytime i was asked this question. Normally in dashboard design we will place icon ...
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4answers
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Increment or Add/Remove Buttons

I'm designing a software and the first version was designed by my client. During a presentation of the progress, he asked me why I removed the "Increment Buttons" (not sure if that is the right name) [...
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4answers
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Navigation Bar with Text App

Answered: I settled with this design and Icons ("My List" is not 100% correct, but I used it for the "My" to let the user feel more comfortable with the app) Thank you for your help! Question: I ...
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3answers
545 views

Close icon + text button on modal? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to give exit/close icon to top along with close button text after the content ends on a modal If answer is not a good idea, please explain
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4answers
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Is a hover tip with a slide out drawer that reveals labels enough to consider the cognitive load hit acceptable?

I'm exploring using icon only navigation for tasks/sub-nav on an education app. The interaction would provide a hover tip and also an arrow at the bottom would expand the menu to show the icon text. ...
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3answers
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Icons in table head - good practices

When to use icons instead of texts? Are there good practices related to the subject? Ex:
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3answers
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Icon for “submit and close” [closed]

I have a mobile app with a series of task that users accomplish through several screens. User performs an action, taps on the bottom-right icon ">" and goes on with subsequent tasks. On the last ...
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3answers
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Affordance discovery on clickable elements: icons vs buttons [duplicate]

The proposed duplicate is symbol plus label. This is button versus symbol which is similar. I was hoping for advice on how to get users to realize the symbols are clickable. Putting a label next to ...
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4answers
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Redundant behaviors in context menu

In the menu hierarchy tree of file managers such as Windows Explorer, why are redundant behaviors of "expand" "collapse" folders given in context menu when the user can anyways click the + or - icon ...
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2answers
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Why does Android not show an icon in the 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 (ellipsis) on a MENU-button-lacking device, or after ...
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5answers
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Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?

As the web continues to evolve and more complex applications emerge, there is a need to let the user quickly navigate between applications. This action is different from the navigation menu we see ...

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