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Questions tagged [consistency]

Keeping a consistent look and feel within an application. For questions about whether to break consistency and when or how to foster a sense of consistency.

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Can I customize app bars on each destinations in a bottom navigation bar?

I am designing an Android app with 5 destinations in the bottom navigation bar. The main screen is one of them. It's a list of events and the app bar there is pretty custom - prominent with the logo, ...
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Is it a bad practice to display both editable and non-editable fields together in a CRM-style interface?

Hi! I'm designing a CRM-style experience to help nurses manage their daily tasks, and I'm running into a bit of a dilemma. I want nurses to be able to quickly edit the "Due Date" and "Task Status" of ...
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On a card UI with less than usual text, should I leave the card size as is, or make the card smaller?

I'm making a timeline with multiple card UI elements, and I'm curious as to what I should do with the card size (in particular height) when the subheader text is only a single line long as opposed to ...
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Animation of files moving from one folder to the other is what? [closed]

Consider the animation that appears when you drag and drop a bunch of files from one folder to another and you can see the files moving from the first folder to the second. Is that an example of any ...
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How to represent a list with one item?

I have an application which generates a table of information. One of the columns may contain more than one business name but often only contains one business name. Semantically, the column contains a ...
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Can I display heading below its tabs?

Look at the navigation. In the upper mockup I have User's profile with a few tabs and there's no header, just the information about the user below (something like here on UX Stack Exchange). Also I ...
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Update notifications content after they're sent

Let's say that I have a notification system embedded in a forum. Whenever someone creates a thread, we'll send notifications about this new thread to some users. But, if it happens to the thread owner ...
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Is it ok not to place headers on pages?

Do I need a header on the top of every page I have or is a prominent indication of category in the sidebar enough? I keep jumping back and forth and cannot come up with a permanent solution. It also ...
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Is it ok to use some button labels with verbs from the user's perspective and some with verbs from the system perspective in the same project?

In some cases I have "See/view all" or "Go to comments", and then I have "Show details" or something like that. I feel like the first set (See, View, Go to) is the system telling the user what to do, ...
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How to solve navigation in this case?

I am working on a game-related web app which has a global navigation in a sidebar. There are going to be a few categories, with currently "My profile" and "The games" on the mockup below. Those ...
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Food menu legend consistency

Should a food menu legend have "Gluten Free" and "Contains Nuts" or would it be better to be consistent with "Gluten Free" and "Nut Free" or even "Contains Gluten" and "Contains Nuts." Each of the ...
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Breadcrumbs - what should they display?

I'm sorry for the mysterious question, I'll do my best to explain here. I do get the idea of breadcrumbs in general. But what should I do, if there a few ways for the user to get to one location? For ...
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Is there an intermediary between developing a custom UI-library and committing to someone else's library? [closed]

At my company we are a small team (not startup), our flagship product is desktop and hardware-based but we also have our own online platforms (store, user portal, and other new things to come) plus a ...
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Hamburger menu on desktop and “bottom navigation” on mobile

I was once told that i should avoid making the user relearn the UI/GUI, but i think that to my next project, it'll be better if i use a hamburger menu on the desktop/large screen version and a bottom ...
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Internationally friendly decimal quantities

I was recently in a discussion about decimal / comma ambiguity (it came about as a result of a vendor product not working for me due to regional settings, but that's neither here nor there), but we ...
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Concept of research debt in UX design

It seems like the concept of tech debt is very familiar among developers and programmers but when it comes to research we are still struggling to understand how to avoid a similar problem that arises ...
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Is it a bad idea to have multiple date formats on the same page, or if they have different use cases can they be formatted differently?

I am working on a new page in my companies application where it will be showing a table of staff requests for a manager to action. The table will include a column with the date that the request was ...
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Should different apps in a product have a consistent layout?

We have a cloud product which has many different apps within that. The apps can be accessed using the app launcher in the UI (Think of it like Google Apps or Office 365). Each app has unique features ...
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Use bad UI till overall redesign or add good UI in small steps?

I started working as a UI/UX Designer for a large company with a big website. Since the developers are busy with developing backend functions, the resources are limited right now. Should I start ...
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Thoughts on having different behaviours for the same component

We have a dropdown with 2000+ items (should it even be a dropdown?) with the ability to search. And it's a tree select dropdown. The problem arises when one wants to edit i.e. a value was already ...
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Is it more important for images to be in a consistent location or display aspect ratios properly?

I have an app where users swipe through images, kind of a like a Tinder ui. The problem is that the images I use vary wildly in resolutions and aspect ratios. Is it better to have a set box that will ...
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When is it ok to change an entire control on a user?

Changing the location or function of a control on a user is normally something that is frowned upon, and with good reason. But take this situation as an example: Users need to specify a number items ...
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Why don't <button> HTML elements have a CSS cursor pointer by default?

A friend was asking me why <button> HTML elements don't have a CSS cursor pointer by default? It is the default behavior for links, and can be achieved on a button with button { cursor:pointer;...
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Best practices for unifying a product suite

I am working on a suite of subscription based products under the same brand. Some are content driven, and some are data driven, but the users are mostly the same. Currently, the interface and ...
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How to place 3 textbox in 1140px width of card? There are 2 tabs in card. width is fixed due to content in other tab

The width is 1140px width. The content in tab 1 is more and takes width 1140px. so to maintain consistency can't change or make smaller width Suggest any other layout or better solution Find attached ...
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Design consistency and style guide

My company has 3 different products, 2 of them are more similar in the interface (one is an advertising/publishing platform, the other is a platform to publish web and mobile applications), and the ...
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How to maintain visual consistency across all the client's mobile apps?

Our client has a lot of mobile apps, some are only for internal employees, some are client-side. But they have lots of internal and external products in which we need to maintain a balance in between ...
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What title should the page with tabs have?

There is the Events page, which has two tabs - My events and Shared events. The My events tab is opened by default. The question is, what title should be displayed on the page? Page title should be ...
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Should page titles be consistent?

I'm facing a consistency problem on my current project. The name of the same page differs from place to place. For example, a page with the calendar events has title My events, a sidebar menu link ...
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Follow company consistency or OS convention?

We're a huge company and develope a lot of apps and other services. So our target is to create a consistency over all the different applications to ensure a consistent brand-expirience. So we created ...
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If controls show different type of information, how much can they resemble each other?

I'm developing a UWP app to remotely access linux machines, and it includes a remote file explorer, and a simple editor. On both of those windows, I've got a status bar at the bottom, but they don't ...
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Consistency vs Better Ux? Redesign Actions in a datatable

I am redesign a business oriented site with many data tables. In the first column of each data-table, I have the Actions. However as you can see in the image, where I have 3 different data-tables (the ...
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Filter vs Page Tabs?

Any UX issues, mainly on consistency, on mixing “filter based tabs” and “page based tabs” in a reporting system? Filter Tabs: In the below example, the content columns will remain the same however it ...
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Consistency or best ui control?

I'm working on an app where there are multiple pages where there are a range 2-6 choices of a specific filter. Is it better to use the same control (dropdown) since for each page for consistency or ...
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How important is consistently formatted sample data

We provide customizable sample data for users of our application. It is basically a text file that takes the form: ObjectName - human readable name All our system cares about is the object name, ...
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How does the choice of transaction models ACID or BASE affect UX design?

How does the choice of database transaction models: ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Duratbility) or BASE (Basic Availability, Soft State and Eventual Consistency) affect UX design? Can ...
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Consistent nav items between pages?

I'm making a portfolio site with a few pages on a standard nav bar: Home, Contact, Portfolio, About, Career As this site is to showcase my skills it is leaning heavily toward "design" as opposed to ...
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Contextual sidebar and consistency

I am designing a website service for coin collectors and have a question regarding navigation. The control flow is as follows: User selects country (from map or an alphabetized list). User selects a ...
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Gaceful alternate to consistency in date entry

I am using a html5 native datepicker which does almost everything what I need, which includes Assisted keyboard operability (it jumps from month to date to year without having user enter the ...
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How to avoid datepicker to ensure keyboard flow and still maintaining consistency across the app?

There are some features in my app which have high frequency of usage and the task involving those features are expected to be completed very fast. These features involve kind of serial data entry ...
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Can you have too many product images on a product page?

We have an ability to make original high quality product images for most of our products. We're selling handheld radios which are used often so it's important to show people the design of a product. ...
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Should I be more worried about creating a consistent UI among platforms or creating native experiences? [duplicate]

I am starting to develop for all three major mobile platforms (Android, iOS, and Windows UWP), and have run into a UX issue a few times. Each platform has it's own design guide. Android has Material, ...
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Should I focus on consistency or flexibility for user experience design?

I am building a complex system to manage a bunch of data. I am struggling in whether to focus on consistency or flexibility. Or maybe its just the best practice in how these systems are suppose to be ...
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How to display last page in pagination if one more than shown pages?

I'm working on a pagination plugin that lets users choose how many pages they want to show at a time out of the total, like in this example the user set it to show 4 pages out of the 100 available ...
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Why is sugar not in a shaker?

At most restaurants that I've seen, the middle of the table is set up with: One salt shaker One pepper shaker A small dish of a few sugar packets Why isn't sugar put in a shaker like salt and pepper ...
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Should different field types have instructions that are formatted differently?

The development team (which includes me) and the QA team were having a conversation about the formatting of tips for user creation on the enrollment page of our application. Some members of the team ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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Should button positions ever rearrange depending on available functionality?

In this example I have 4 product types. (Left hand tabs). There are some option buttons within those products (colour, fabric, Fingers and 'on sale') which, on selection will trigger additional option ...
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Consistency on tables with readonly / disabled fields (including inputs, dropdowns and buttons)

In a table (datatable) I have editable rows as you can see in the mockup. Under some conditions rows' input, dropdown and button must be readonly or disabled (unchangeable). The important note here ...
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Expected behavior of the Back button in a non sequential process?

I'm working on an app that lets the user combine different options to build a product. The process is as follows: Screen 1. A first screen where the user decides what to build. Screen 2. Second ...