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How does one make a good GUI for a remote-controlled robot? [closed]

I am trying to create a robot dashboard for the fast-paced FIRST robotics competition (link to a match). The robot has drivers, who will have to use this dashboard in the high-pressure environment. ...
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iOS Sheet or Modal? Can You Help Me Identify Use Cases?

Okay, I've been struggling to find an answer for this in the Apple HIG guidelines, so I'll ask here. In the attached image, what is the difference between the three screen types? Full-screen modal ...
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iOS Action Sheets - Native or Custom?

What is best practice for styling Action Sheets in iOS? I see examples out there using the simple native iOS component, while others customize it to match their style and brand. Is there a best ...
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Should Reset Page be underlined if not what constitutes WCAG rules?

I have a reset page text where it returns back to it's last saved state. Should this be underlined? Below you can see an open/close section which I do not have underlined. I know links that navigate ...
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Filtering options best practices for a long list of keyword options

Currently our keyword filter options are ordered by the number of results for each particular keyword. It's a pretty long list and users may not know what options are there but have an idea of what ...
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Seeking Advice: Assigning Distinct Colors to Entities in an E-commerce Platform

I'm currently in the process of building an e-commerce platform, and I'm looking for some insights on a design aspect. Our platform encompasses various sections such as customers, company, billing, ...
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Text box max character limit best practice

What is the best way to handle max character limit on a text input? Say the text box has a limit of 100 characters, should the user be allowed to input more than 100 characters or should the limit be ...
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Global search results best practices on a brand asset site

When users use the global search (whether they're looking for how-to, brand and logo documentation or even a specific asset) they can use the global search. The image is how the results are presented (...
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Building a cart for users from social ad

Client Ask: When a user clicks on a social ad about a product or products, we want the user to land directly on their cart page with specific products related to the ad populated within the cart. My ...
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Padding best practices

I'm interested in hearing from other designers about how they go about padding/margins while prototyping. Particularly, when you are building semi-complex prototypes which have several tiers of nested ...
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Which is better for a tab component: hiding or disabling tabs?

I have a tabs component that is always shown to the user. During the loading phase a spinner appears to the right of the title of each tab. When loading is complete I don't know if it's better to hide ...
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Consistency VS usability

Hope to get references to articles/ideas to guide me in the following question The facts: I'm designing 2 different products under the same products family / suite. The products are complementary, ...
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What is the best way to show an overview of advanced filters

We have both quick and advanced filters in our application. The advanced filters allow users to create nested filters/conditions (up to 3): What is the best way to show an overview/summary for the ...
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What's the ideal hit slop to use for small devices on the sides and corners

In React Native and Apple HCI they recommend a 44px x 44px hit area at minimum. But I found that on the iPhone SE it seems a bit hard to hit on the sides and corners. Primarily because of the having ...
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Include or omit (in)definite articles in button labels?

Considering the following primary button in a web application: [Wait for deadline] or [Wait for the deadline] Are there any best practices regarding the inclusion or omission of definite and ...
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Is the standard notification badge color always red, or can it be something else?

First, I asked GPT what the standard notification badge color is. Is it always red, or can it be something else? GPT said that it can depend on the branding. If the brand's color is blue, then we can ...
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Best practice for users on pages in wrong conditions

Our webapp has different technical pages, that are used as parts of some flows, for example: “Your session has ended” page where the user gets redirected when their session ends with timeout; “You ...
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Do complex mobile apps need to have all the same functions as the desktop version?

This is more a philosophical question, and it's been hard phrasing it right to get an answer, so apologies if this has been asked before. We currently have a desktop app that's a textbook definition ...
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UX mode view panels like one drive but each card (block) has many fields as metadata of document. What is best pratice?

I'm trying create a mode view panels like one drive. As you can see from image I displayed three card, each has many fields as metadata of document. Metadata are: numerosentenza, codiceoggetto, ...
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Offering downloadable marketing content as the final steps in an analytics console

I'm a UX intern working for a startup and i'm building an analytics platform that offers analytics driven marketing. The current flow essentially moves the user through analytics from high level to ...
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Best practices for consecutive intrusive overlay (Modal)

qq for best practices... My product has to show the user some regulations about an specific product and ask them to agree with terms (Law terms and regulations), therefore it must be an intrusive ...
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LED blink pattern on Boot - Any best practices for UX?

I have an embedded device. During the boot process, the only feedback the user receives comes from a programmable RGB LED. That is, I am able to blink, fade, turn on/off etc. The whole boot process ...
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Concrete suggestions for dealing with a keyboard without direct Home, End, PageUp, PageDown keys (Fn activated)

First I apologize if this site is not the right place to ask this question. Please feel free to suggest an alternative stackexchange site that suits better the question. The situation is the following:...
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Navigation on the page using anchors, and links to other pages, combined?

I'm building a website where the index page acts like a "landing" page, with several sections of interest and call to actions throughout, the website also has 2 to 3 other pages. Now I'm ...
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loading states for individual items in a list

I'm a frontend developer and wondering from a UX perspective, whether it is a bad idea to fetch individual list items in a large list (with multiple columns). See an example here: This example is how ...
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What is the best practice for designing apps for 320px wide?

I'm worried about my content placement on narrow screens. Should I shrink my fontsize for iPhone SE, for example? Specially when iOS keyboard is so big on 320px small screens. My layout in Figma is ...
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Is there a best practice for what each Easing Functions should be used for?

How do I find the ideal easing function for specific scenarios like shape expanding and text appearing, etc.
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Form Unsaved Changes

Which of the modals shown below is more align with best practices for the following scenario? Scenario: A user is filling out a form. There are [Save] & [Cancel] buttons on the form. The user ...
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The Card Height Problem

You have a horizontal row of three cards on a page. There's an image, a header, descriptive text and a button. How do you ensure all of the cards stay the same height if the content in each card isn't ...
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UX best practices in applying persistency

I am looking for UX best practices in applying persistency. I'm referring to an application's ability to "remember" the user's previous actions and preferences to make it easier for them to ...
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Is there a best practice with nav links going to same page as link in dropdown?

I am doing an audit of a website and there are areas where the label in the navigation goes to the same page as a the link in it's dropdown like the "Banking" going to same page as "...
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Back button in web application

In a backoffice application should I implement and provide to the users a back button or I should let the user to use the browser back button? The application is not mobile, it's mainly a web ...
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For employee users in B2B platform hide premium features/content or show+lock them?

We are building a B2B platform for companies with relatively many employees. In the platform the regular employees can report their absence, and managers can handle their employees' absences. There ...
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Better UX for filters in a page

I'm here to hask you what is the best UX for filters in a page with a table. In this video you can see a page with a table and some data, a full-text searchbar and a button with text "Filtri"...
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Displaying two column data grid

In my recent application I have to design and implement a data grid which will be having only two columns. This actually use as matrix for reference purposes. User behavior is like Railcar operators ...
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How to display more than three buttons?

I'm developing a web application using Material UI as a design system. In a page of this application the user can create an article (for a blog). The article can have differents status and for ...
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How to display [missing text] in a form

After a form is saved and displayed, I want to show a placeholder if a field was left empty, so that the user reading it understands that it is not a UI issue. Example: Name: Jeff Surname: – Mail:...
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"Best Practices" vs. user research

I have been hearing and seeing "using best practices" as an alternative for not doing research and/or justifying tight deadlines imposed on UX practitioners. This excuse is used especially ...
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Tables: Entire Row as Link but with other Action buttons in the row as well

I'm trying to figure out what the best pattern or solution for this would be. Basically, I have a table that will display rows and rows of items. The idea is that each row represents a data-entry, ...
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Is it best practice to permanently keep historical activity in a web app?

I am learning how StackOverflow implements its "review queue" feature. Going to /review, you see an overview of the queues. Going to https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/...
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Users' Preferred Default Table Row Count

I'm designing a data table with results that may be in the thousands. I am wondering if there is a preferred amount of results that display on first page load (10, 20, etc.?). The user may change the ...
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Assumptions related to PainPoints?

I am starting a simple service that helps with rent paperwork management. In this first phase of understanding the users, I bring the pertinent questions I should ask myself but also for the user. I ...
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Does numbering survey questions affect survey completion?

Does displaying the number of the question in front of the question on a survey affect completion rates in any way? E.g., Lorem ipsum? Dolor sit amet? Consectetur adipiscing elit? vs. Lorem ipsum? ...
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Increasing UX maturity of an organization

I was asked by my boss to implement the UX practice in our organization and our UX maturity is like 2/10. It is a 70 years old financial organization with lot of departments and many of them got their ...
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What's the best way or practice to align the 3 lines at the bottom like the 3 ones at the top

I have too long text that I don't want to shorten or get rid of and it gets returned to the next line (Avis des tous les clients d'Abricibuis.www.Abricibuis.com) What's the best practice to align the ...
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Is it bad practice to have different menu actions in the same table?

I have a table which is a collection of several different types of item, Documents, Images, and Assets (domain specific). I originally had different columns for each item and this was messy so I added ...
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Creating a form with multiple posibilities

I'm relatively new here so please forgive me if this question is to open ended. I am working on a form for the user to enter an event. The catch however, is that there are 4 ways of entering the dates ...
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What are best practices for on/off toggle on sensitive/adult content (specifically when it comes to photos) example included?

For example, on a website that has a gallery of Breast Implant procedures before and after photos, if the photos are blurred by default with an eye icon and users have to click on any one of the ...
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Dropdown menu width best practice

Issue: When creating a dropdown menu for options, I came across a question from the developers about how it should respond. Should it have a fixed width, or expand with the content? We will have data ...
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Modal dialog with form workflow

I have a discussion with colleagues about what is the correct dialog workflow. My scenario is: Open dialog Enter and validate data (disable submit button if data is invalid). Submit the form to API. ...
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