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Show/Hide Toggle for a Toggle

We have a toggle available in our main screen, to enable/disable an important functionality. Since, only 30% of our users use this functionality at least once per month, we are considering to (...
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What UI/UX best practices are applicable in the case of RWAs?

Recently, we have started work on a Rich Web Application (RWA) project. In the process of choosing a suitable UI framework, and web components. Is there a difference between choosing design patterns ...
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What level of compliance does a chart with patterns have in WCAG 2.1?

The following is an example of a chart using patterns. When a chart uses patterns (instead of plain colors) to separate sections, in which category of WCAG levels does it fall – A, AA or AAA?
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UI pattern for adding option to a tree select box

I'm wondering if anybody has seen or knows of a good UI pattern for creating options for a select box with a tree-like structure. This is the library I'm planning to use to display the actual ...
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Are collapsed filters an antipattern? or does it depend on the intended user?

So we are building a monitoring page intended for a specialized group of users who would like to keep an eye on their logs. We are implementing a filtering solution to help users find the type of ...
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Financial planning site — show a negative balance in italic type?

I have read the discussion from some years ago about whether to use a "minus sign" in front of a negative balance or to put it inside parenthesis. Our website is used primarily by people 45 ...
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Do users notice text changes on call to actions?

Brief product Description So I have been working on a digital project where the product is an online presentation software where the user(Teacher) has presentation slides to select and conducts ...
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What is the name of this element? For the elections

I know it goes with the family of Information Visualisation Charts, but do we call this specifically.
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Reusable / temporary instances of an object / item

Context I am working on a design where I have containers that hold different types of objects. These objects are used within each other / dependent. We are displaying them as a tree in a table format ...
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Forms in natural language

I would like to know the best UX pattern for implementing such forms. This will be used to setup the discount of a particular hotel. The existing swing UI is designed in narrative forms and I am ...
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Is it easier for the user to have all the options at a glance?

I am working on an internal webapp where we ask users about very different issues. Users have the option of not answering, but now we want to know if they really don't answer because they don't ...
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What is better: to have a modal open instantly and then load its contents, or to load its contents and then open it?

Let's say you have a button. When you click it a GET request is fired for some data (for this example assume that the data cannot be prefetched). Then a modal opens and displays that data in a pretty ...
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Best practices for “show password” functionality

In a mobile app context, when the user is presented with a dialog specifically asking for a password, what are the best practices for allowing the user to show the password while entering it into the ...
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Apply theme customization on a financial app [closed]

I am designing a UI design for a financial app, can a user apply different themes to change between colors of the UI, so what themes are best suited for this feature?
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How to represent nested If-Else blocks in documentation?

I want to document a process that has some nested If-Else decision steps. The documentation must be printable, so I don't have a lot of space for proper left indentation to represent the current level ...
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Google Forms with Interactive Passage Design?

I'm currently trying to design an editor for an application where quiz questions are linked to specific parts of a passage. This editor is essentially for people to create these type of special ...
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Display dates for a long period on the graph

I'm working on an app where I need to show a graphs for different period of time. The problem is that when I'm picking long periods like a 5 or 6 months, the labels for days are all squished together ...
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How to handle data addition in data grid when data is sorted

I have data grid in application which has pagination and the latest added record is added on top. If the data is already sorted on a column and another record is added to the table how should the ...
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Dropdown menus: Should the parent item be clickable?

TL;DR In my opinion, the parent element (that which when hovered spawns the dropdown menu) MUST be clickable. Other items in the global navigation bar that do not have have dropdown menus take you ...
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How do I best show the format that's allowed for an input?

I can restrict the input on the front-end to certain values or make it match a regex pattern, but the user might be confused about why they can't input certain values unless it's communicated to them ...
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Are there any similar progress bars with interactions like this?

I'm actually looking at circular progress bars that can fit in the 45px x 45px space, as such there's a limit to what can be displayed (so the typical long and narrow progress bar isn't going to work ...
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Standard style for text that opens hover tool tip?

Is there a standard style for text that opens a tool tip upon hover? E.g. "Learn more" text where the user hovers over it and it opens a tool tip. Someone on my team had mentioned displaying the "...
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I have 2 sets of button, how can I arrange them for best user experience?

I have 2 sets of buttons on a pop-up box of a website. Set 1 consists of multiple options the user can choose from, i.e. option 1, option 2, etc. Another one is "Back" "Next" "Start over". What will ...
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What's a better alternative to using tool tips on a modal box on mobile

I'm working on the mobile web adaptation of a desktop design. The desktop version uses a modal box, on that modal box there are tool tips that can be hovered on or clicked for more info. When ...
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Browse and select from a list at the same time

We're looking for a way to cut down on pogosticking - users popping back and forth between a summary view and various detail views. One pattern we're experimenting with is pager arrows, for when users ...
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Is there a best practice for redirecting users in a web application during an interaction?

To be more clear, my scenario is something like this: User interacts with a dynamic form that might or not create a new record on the system. When this record is created, I want to give the user the ...
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“Missile launch” button pattern name and implementation?

I am curious about a specific confirmation pattern. The best way I could describe it is the "missile launch" pattern, where the user has to "arm" the button by removing some sort of cover before ...
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If I have 24 categories with sub-categories in my shop page, where would be the best place for them?

The design is specifically to Desktop, on Mobile and Tablet I'm planning to have a drawer window with the list of categories and its sub-categories. The idea is to make the category visible in the eye ...
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Novel design patterns used to attract user attention but not a call-to-action

On the seek.com job website there is an interesting little character on the top of the navigation: When you hover over this character, there is a small interaction/animation Which basically extends ...
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Why are Google search results aligned to the left? [closed]

While doing some research on search results patterns I realised Google still to this day shows the results list on the left on desktop while the remaining 99% of websites are aligned to the center of ...
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Design Principles for Applying Configurations to Multiple Destinations

Do solid design principles exist for a scenario where one would have a dashboard for applying configurations to multiple different locations? As an example - let's say you have a dashboard to ...
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Usability of toggles as a filter or sorting mechanism

I looked up a website (page link here) and noticed this at the bottom of the page (one of the few times that I managed to scroll that far): It shows a toggle being used to sort the comments added at ...
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Name for flexible view-based layout like in Photoshop, Eclipse, Blender?

Is there an established name for the visualization and interaction based on movable views as in Photoshop, Eclipse, Blender, etc.? I refer to: a screen with some global controls onto which a set ...
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How many input fields in one row of a form?

I’m currently designing a template for forms on a governmental website. This kind of template can contain lots of input fields so I don’t want the user to scroll a lot. Also, the forms are in a slide-...
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Order of arrangement controls for Back/Front Backward/Forward

Backstory A discussion came up in my organization where we're looking at the conventions for ordering the Forward/Backward and Front/Back buttons for our desktop application, which runs on Mac, ...
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Is there a name for a layout containing a list and detailed view of currently selected list item?

Like in an attached screenshot - on the left there is a list of all orders and on the right detailed view of a invoice of a selected order. Is there a name for such a layout / UX workflow?
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Overdue tasks in a filtered task list

I am designing a screen where users can see their tasks that are due in a selected period of time. They might have tasks assigned in future as well and the UI lets them focus on a specific time period....
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How can we inform the columns of a table can be made wider?

After using Query SO couldn't stop but to notice how hard it is to understand we can change the width of columns. How can we inform the user that the columns can be made wider?
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How to show Telephone Number range

I need to show telephone numbers which can be the range of following fashion. 1: 123456710- 123456720(11 Numbers) 2: 234567835-234567842( 8 Numbers) and so on I need to represent this info in table ...
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UX Pattern for indicating information that might be wrong

I’m working for a startup that crawls data from news articles and displays it in a table. For example: “Bayern Munich won 2:0 against BVB. Both goals were scored by Lewandowski. Müller assisted both ...
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Is there a name for this auto-append design pattern?

This animation best describes the pattern, whereby a new row in the table is always preserved so that the user can insert a new row without clicking a + button or similar: Does it have a name? At my ...
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How to ask for user's birth date with OAuth?

I'm developing a site that requires a user's birthday (both to validate they are over 18 and for use by other users). Asking for a birthday with an email registration form is trivial. Simply just add ...
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Best practice to show helpful recommendation to users

We are building an insight section where user gets all his critical status of his activities. It includes a recommendation section. Recommendation is basically few action items where user can go and ...
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Are there existing patterns for forwarding an image to email from in app?

I am working on an app where one of the final steps in the signup process requires that users provide information displayed on screen to their employer; they can either go to their email and forward ...
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2 buttons that do the same thing

I have a client that wants me to put 2 buttons on a page that do, look, and say the same things. The button would say 'Apply'. The rationale of the client is that he doesn't want people to miss it, ...
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List item label problem

I'm facing a problem where I have a list item that has multiple values and one of them is a number that's ambiguous, therefore I want to label it. However a problem (in my opinion) that it creates is ...
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What is the design pattern name of onboarding popups jumping step by step (image)

we would like to implement functionality like below, but I cannot find out name of this ux pattern. Those screen is from GSuite admin but you can find it in many applications. It jumps step by step ...
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UI component or design pattern for juxtaposition of images for comparison

This was a design concept/pattern that I first saw in use for an interactive on a website to show the before and after images of a natural disaster event. Since then I have seen it pop up in a couple ...
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Can you advise a better way to display a popover of catalog items?

I have a catalog that I need to show full on one page. The catalog contains categories, subcategories, and items (5-12 items inside a subcategory). That's what it looks like (please, see the attached ...
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Mobile Form Design Pattern

I am trying to determine which of the following design patterns for user input is most effective and/or recommended when it comes to mobile experience. In our application we have examples of both but ...

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