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Question about Grids and Layouts in UI Design

grids and layouts are something that i've struggled with since starting my design career two years back. I've read books like grid systems and watched several videos and courses but as a UI designer, ...
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Hover on a card with clickable links

I am working on card which has a clickable link/ clickable options but the card itself is not clickable. I want to add a shadow to the card when someone is hovering on/ clicking on the link. I have ...
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Are Collapsible horizontal navigation bars ever used?

There is an ask to have a collapsible horizontal navigation bar. This would be below the main horizontal navigation. This is not standard imo. And poor user experience because it is so uncommon. The ...
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Design pattern for collapse but not entirely

I have a bunch of cards in a 2 column layout in my grid. If there are more than 2 items to display I want to show only 2 of them and hide the remaining behind a "Show all" button. What is ...
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Product Purchase flow with Add-ons

I have a page where the user can purchase a digital product by itself, in a three pack, or in a five pack. The complicated part is that the user may also purchase add-ons for the products in the pack, ...
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How can I make this table in our sales proposals clearer?

The company I work for sends out sales proposals to potential customers. It is common for companies here to outsource Activity. If they do Activity in-house, they can save a lot of money. To do ...
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What would be the better option for Grid items in App, Circular buttons or Rounded Rectangular buttons?

Currently I'm designing a mobile application where I need to display various categories for the user to choose and for that I have created two variations. First Option is Item within circular shape ...
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Synonyms for Dark Design Patterns

There are many terms interrelated to dark patterns. I feel confused with the following terms: Dark design patterns Dark UX Asshole design Do all of the above mean dark patterns? If not, then what is ...
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Pattern for a one-time action

How to display an action that can only be enabled once? I originally considered a checkbox, but the user wouldn't be able to uncheck it once selected. Another option I think might work would be to ...
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What should be the vertical placement of primary button on a mobile screen? And why?

A user scans the screen from left to right and top to bottom. So, we use the primary action (or primary CTA) on the right side while designing for the web. If we consider top to bottom scan approach ...
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Continuing setup on another page and/or modal a bad practice?

Background I'm working on a project involving configuring live video feeds (contrast, brightness, focus, etc). This is a very rough sketch of how the layout of the UI looks like: Each grey box ...
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Can I design 2 steps wizard [duplicate]

I have a process of sharing video snippets. The users are trained and they need to trim a video (complex step that include using several UI components), choose a recipient and write a message. My ...
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Are dynamic menus an anti-pattern?

I'm analyzing the menu of construction management software. I don't know if I don't have the same user mental models and what was the research behind those decisions, but I wonder based on HCI and ...
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Best way to move items in a list when the list is paginated

I have a paginated list where the user drags and drops items to change the order. This list is paginated, so when the length of the list is longer than the page there is no clear way to move items ...
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Should the “open new window” icon ever be the only way to click a link?

I have a request from a user to remove the link from the text and ONLY have the "open new window" icon be what is clickable for that link. The reason is that the text is something he wants ...
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How to make checkbox selection less of an eyesore?

I'm working on a component (see image) that shows the results of a keyword search. Each result displays: the title/link to an article, a snippet from the article, a checkbox reading "This ...
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Non-specificity of voice recognition for voice assistance devices or features

I remember from quite some time ago when Siri was first launched that there was no specific way of getting the voice-triggered assistant to recognize specific voices. These days there are many ...
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Managing translations for both text and voice over: Logic dead-ends

The tool I am working on can translate some text in different languages. You can also generate a voice-over of individual paragraphs in different languages. So translations and voice-overs have two ...
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Edit button in top right corner of screen

I'm currently working on a "details" page for a specific item that is editable. The question is, when you have finished editing the details of the item, would it be more user friendly to put ...
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Recommended maximum amount of columns in a table?

When designing tables I am always wondering how many columns are too much. I commonly have tables that act an overview of all the items, which can then be opened to show all the details. On one hand I ...
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Best layout/design for profile CRUD actions suggestions

I am currently working on a university project on an android app, that communicates with a device via Bluetooth and uploads profiles to it. So in the app I have a UI that provides different CRUD ...
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How to solve the “Set a password”-step problem in a really user-friendly way?

I'm an advocate of lesser cognitive load process, moreover when this process includes lots of forms and steps. I think we all are at some point. The password step by itself if usually full of pain ...
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Multi-select box vs Dual list box

I'm currently working on a story where users can make a custom report. The list has around 40 items. At this moment, I'm working on a multi-select box where users can select all items at once or ...
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Pattern for a form state/content, after an update data fail

Usually when there is a form on a website, a user fills it in then saves it. If the saving operation fails, is it considered a good UX practice to retain the entered form data? (Since the user shouldn'...
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looking for a name for UX pattern for “decision tree”

I am struggling to google a UI framework that would simplify building UI/UX for interactions like this: (on the example of choosing a car): how many passengers you would expect to be driving: 1, 2, 4,...
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Infinite Scroll: remember state vs open links in new page

Generally speaking, is there a scenario(s) where it is preferable to have links open up in a new page rather than remember the user's position in search results when implementing infinite scroll? Are ...
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Disable field or button if user exceeds number of tries

I'm currently facing this design issue: When a user exceeds the number of attempts given to fill up a verification code field, he or she will not be able to try again until 20min later. If within this ...
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How do I make it harder to click this button by accident?

The dialog box shown below constantly has me clicking the wrong button—despite the fact that I designed it! The way it works is, the user types some text into the line edit box, and program output is ...
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CTA on mobile screen that prompts another CTA

I'm currently designing a mobile screen that has a floating CTA bar at the bottom of the screen (see picture below). The issue that I have run into is that the "Inspect" CTA at the bottom of ...
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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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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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