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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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What is better better for the main buttons: icons or text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links? I'm currently making a ticket system, but I don't know what would be better, icons for the main buttons or just text ...
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Navigation items with only icons, icons and words, or only words for a website? [duplicate]

Like on for example a header, would having only icons be confusing for the user, or would having words and icons take up too much space? I think that the icon only design is really clean, but don't ...
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In Web2.0 App, Is Icon better than Text in Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Ok, in Web2.0, i saw many sites using action icon instead of text menu. Ex: This is the menu bar using text menu [Product] [Search Article] [Place an Order] ..... This is the menu bar using icon [...
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Is it necessary to include icons on an iOS app menu? [duplicate]

I'm in the process of designing an iOS app menu, and the online version of this menu does not contain icons. After doing some R&D i've noticed that many iOS app menus do contain icons. From a UX ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it better to place text above or below icons?

This UX.SE question discusses the use of text above vs. below images & videos, and in general the answers say to put text below images. I'm thinking that it must be different with icons, since ...
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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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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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Icon-only navigation bar for a desktop application?

I am working on a groupware application running as a desktop application (not in the browser). I wanted to keep the interface really simple and minimalistic so my users will not get distracted by a ...
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exclusive select in a table: radio button, rowclick, text only, text and icon, or icon?

If you have a table where each row can be selected, and you are only allowed to select one row at a time, and selecting a row causes a drill-down table to appear to the side, how would you render ...
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How do I indicate that a subset of icons aren't clickable?

I have a row of icons with labels. The first three are clickable and are in fact nav elements for the content area. The last icon isn't clickable... how do I make the lack of clicking affordance clear?...
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Communicating a three stage grade of alert

In our web application there's a view where we display the stress on a hardware component. This will be displayed with a percentage value in different colour codes combined with an icon where 100% ...
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Combination of text and drag and drop search

I am designing a filter function for a software application (not a web site) which contains multiple input controllers. A text input is used in combination with a drop zone for files (for drag and ...
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How do I indicate that clicking a button will remove their search results?

This is about a complicated application that holds 50 years of archived data. Some things are illogical and we can't change it because it's stuck in 50 years of rusted customs. But slowly I'll try and ...
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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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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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Improve form design for more efficient editing/browsing through data

INTRODUCTION: I am asking for advice to properly redesign the GUI so user can have the best possible user experience. Although I am generally satisfied how things turned out for entering data into ...
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Feedback required on Iconography with labels for Payment Method

I am trying to understand the merits of having labels with my icons. Need your opinion on : Clarity of labels in addition to their way of presentation. Approach One Prepaid (Netbanking, Credit ...
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Vertical action-bar vs a horizontal action bar

I had a discussion today with a UX professional who is more experienced than me. The discussion was around the placement of a list of actions (Tools, Add To Gallery, Send Email, etc.) The person I was ...
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Icons, their Cognitive Effect and Scientific References

As part of may daily intake of UX vitamins, I was questioning myself the following. We use pretty much icons in our everday activities. We use them on computers or in cereal boxes, and we expect them ...
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How effective is a ribbon menu work on a social media monitoring dashboard?

I am currently wireframing the functionality of a graphs widget for a social monitoring tool and need more input about how effective might this solution be...
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What is the best way to display linked text?

I always was curious about the following question: What is the best UX way to present a text that act as information and also as a link (for example to more detailed information). I always ...
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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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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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How can I communicate the user, that the refresh button must be clicked to refresh the content?

In an web app the user can restrict the timeinterval of an chart via a min, and a max date. When the two desired dates are set, the user has to click on the refresh button. Observated users hastiated. ...
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How to reduce user confusion between my “Undo” button and Android's Back button?

My Android app has an Undo button in the action bar: Many users are confused between this Undo button and Android's hardware Back button (which exits the activity). Even I sometimes press the wrong ...
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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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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 ...