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Questions tagged [design-patterns]

Reusable solutions for commonly occurring problems in user interface and user experience design.

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Reasons for the difference in design patterns for mobile to desktop vs. desktop to mobile

I want to follow up on a recent question that related to the WeChat Web experience but expand the scope of the question a little bit further: Is WeChat Web bad for UX? In recent times companies that ...
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What is youtube's auto-pause from an UX standpoint? [on hold]

When I'm listening to music on YouTube after some time, it stops by itself and I was wondering why is that happening ? I considered two possibilities but maybe i'm wrong: Dark pattern to make you ...
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Type of screen/UI pattern?

What is the common name for this type of marketplace browsing landing page? I'm looking for inspiration for the UI (and interactions patterns) for this type of screen - a marketplace landing page ...
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Does this multi-line form interface pattern have a name?

I've got a form where the user needs to enter a number of records (varies for each screen), and the UI approach I'm considering is to have multiple rows, with the ability to add and remove rows, ...
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How to make license assigment easy to use when technology and resources are limited?

I am building a portal for company users or single license users to manage their account for a 3D CAD application. Due to low resources and lack of information on the project, the architecture was ...
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HELP tackling huge WCAG 2.0 compliance project! Need advice, please

I need advice on how to tackle a really big project. The project consists of getting the production and future support website WCAG 2.0 complaint - for both mobile and web: Production website: is ...
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Is there a design pattern that accounts for phone protector/cases

So, I'm wondering if there is a design pattern that counts for the usage of a phone protector/case. Recently I noticed a new employee use an application we just launched, he was using a protector/...
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How to display a user’s score overview when values often tend towards the maximum?

At the end of the day, my users get a score ranging from 0 to 100 depending on how healthy their meals were. 100 being the perfect score, most users following a healthy diet get more than 80 every day....
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Nav Bar or No Nav Bar

I am creating a mobile app that has a flat hierarchical structure. Users will primarily navigate using a slide-out menu (nav drawer). The screens at the top hierarchical level of the app have toogle ...
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Is there a name for this connecting the dot selection pattern?

Is there a name for the pattern of matching two things by using a line to connect them together? This is often used on school tests that try to match a word with its proper definition. Here is an ...
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Signup as first step after app was installed

What are the arguments to ask users to signup before they can use your app? For example in a secret luxury accommodation booking app, once you downloaded the app, you are forced to create an account....
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Rarely used translation function placement

I have just been looking at the analytics of one of the websites I work on, and one of the features is required - but rarely used. There is a Microsoft Translate button, with their "Powered by ...
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Are checkboxes with crosses (instead of ticks) safe to use?

Would you consider checkboxes using crosses instead of the standard ticks OK to be used in UIs? There are several CONs (being easily confused with close or delete crosses and wrongly implying there ...
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Best practice for selecting a recurring event?

I need to allow users to set the frequency with which they would like for a certain task to occur (example- every X days/week/month/year). So far, what I've come up with is an input box and a drop ...
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What is the significance of the three dots “…” on menus and buttons and how to use them right?

Adding three dots after the title of items in a dropdown menu seems to be a common practice (as you can see on the picture of a drop down menu in Google Chrome). They generaly mean that there is "...
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Perceived security of magic link/passwordless login

As far as I've read, passwordless login like Slack uses (user inputs their email and then clicks on the login link in their email) is becoming more common and is just as secure as logins that require ...
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Best practice to create landing page for a product that has a lot of features(tools)

My web projects has 16 different features(tools). I divided these features into 2 different group, starters, enterprise. As all we would agree, we must show UVP, main benefit of the product to the ...
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How can I improve add entry tab?

I'm making a UX/UI for Telenor software that we are developing as summer project. How to do the navigation/controls for this Software style: I'm stuck on how best to do the Add Entry for this tab. ...
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What's the best way to illustrate calls and responses on a timeline?

Problem: I have a platform that sends and receives notifications from mobile users. Here's how the process works. Platform user pokes a mobile user. Sometime later the mobile user will respond with ...
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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Timer settings, when to use a combobox or spinbox?

I was creating a mockup for an login settings window, and when i came to the option for "auto logout", i was wondering if it should be a spinbox, allowing the user to set any value (in minutes), or a ...
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Design patterns to indicate status on infinite scroll pages

There are several questions regarding design patterns that apply to infinite scroll such as What's the design pattern at the end of infinite scroll? and also What are best mobile navigation ...
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Good examples of UI patterns for data assembling

I'm particularly interested in Node based UIs and I have a few questions: 1. What are good and elegant services in your opinion that use these pattern to create complex outputs? (I really like how ...
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Assigning modules from a library to a server where the amount of modules can change?

I need to create a design for an internal tool that we will try to utilize within our own team that works with software testing. We will try to build a tool that can help us automatically setup a test ...
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SaaS admin navigation through lower tiers

I'm working on a Saas platform that will provide its user with an SDK for their apps. Users will either be able to create multiple apps (tier 1) in their account or only one (tier 2). Within each app, ...
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Type of control for a non-interactive widget

I have a set of inputs whose type can be changed, and one of the input types is read-only. What's the best way to represent this in a cross-platform manner? Right now I went with a disabled button ...
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Single Page Application - In-app New Tabs

I have a table of items and when I click on an item, the details open in the same view. So, to view another item, I need to go back and click on another one. To avoid the back and forth, I want to ...
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How to add one or more items to the table row?

Context I'm working on very complex enterprise solution. We have this table that shows list of let's call them contracts. Every contract (row) can contain one or more customers (and one or more ...
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Is there a better way to organize control/data control panels?

A client I am working with has about 15 screens of control panels, with varying lengths of data columns/rows (some with scrolling columns). All must provide some sort of editing feature pertaining to ...
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How do I call this type of UI widget?

I designed this but what would be a proper name? Data-table, info bar, list? When you click on each item of the list, it displays information on the right side. Programming wise it was not done as a ...
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Better 2D UI control for Yaw, Pitch Roll in 3d objects (transform)

I'm working with a 2D representation of 3D objects such as a PTZ camera or avatars and cubes. I understand that the best way to rotate things in a 3D space is with direct manipulation using a widget ...
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iOS using tabs in modal view to show camera/multiple photo galleries

In our app there are many pages of forms, and each page can have (or requires) photos attached to them. Photos can come from the camera, photos previously taken, or a view of certain photos from the ...
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Is there a pattern name for allowing users to add fields?

When a user is allowed to add/remove additional fields (or field groups) within a form, what is this interface paradigm called? EDIT: in the example screenshots, each "row" of field(s) can be added/...
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How to choose when we need to use “Monthly view” and “Weekly view”

I'm doing a to-do-list app. I was wondering why some app using different view like monthly , weekly view
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Responsive UI Pattern for selecting from a list of exact values greater than 5?

I'm designing a page where users should be able to sort between exercise videos categorized by "phase." (see image). These phases start with "Pre-Op" then proceed linearly 1, 2, 3, etc. Since these ...
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How to display a checkbox modal

I'm updating a legacy(12 y/o) system and one of the requirements is a cta that opens a model which lets the user make multiple selections, aswell as, typing an input that then gets added to a summary ...
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Nested Vertical Scroll vs Accordion

I have this problem. I need to display all of the the following elements (cannot do contextual for lack of resources) as this is an administrative platform for employees only.: Each user license ...
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Select multiple items in table and move them with the option of another multiple select

The users should be able to select multiple items from a table and then have the option to move them to another place which they again must choose from a searchable table. Also the users should have ...
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Progressive disclosure widgets for very long pages [closed]

I'm facing this challenge with my personal portfolio: how to make a long case study more digestible to compensate for too much content that causes a lot of vertical scrolling. Current website ...
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Weekly Report UI form: choice of multi select controls

I am working on a report feature that requires the ability to allow the user to set a frequency for reports to be sent. In this case I am working on the weekly frequency. Currently we are looking at ...
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Affordability for clicking

I'm making a screen for a charging station for a IOT device. The screen displays charging status, and that will be a functionality initially. Moving forward it will have more functionalities such as ...
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What is the name of the pattern where you set state data before async calls finish?

So the aforementioned pattern would be something like this: User submits form Page immediately updates to show new entered data, with no page loader or wait time If there is a problem with the async ...
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What is the best practice for integrating legacy design patterns when there is a conflict?

Based on a previous question that suggests many applications that are developed without necessarily a thorough analysis of the different design patterns and systems that might be in conflict, or have ...
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Design Options for Weighted Directed Graphs

My question in brief: what are some reasonable design options for displaying data in weighted, directed, cyclical graphs? The longer version: I have some data that details shipments of goods from one ...
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What is the name for the technique used on Yammer, LinkedIn etc profile pages?

The technique I mean is where the profile page will say "You have completed 60% of your profile, fill in your x, y and z to get to 100%". I think this is a very powerful technique but I can't remember ...
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What is the term for the design pattern/micro-interaction where you speed up an action by holding a button?

I think most of us are familiar with the interaction of holding onto a button and watching a particular value increment or cycle through at a constant speed. However, I think it is common practice ...
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Design patterns for navigation of menus on mobile devices/views

I have noticed that many web applications displayed in mobile devices or views seem to be simply moving or displaying the same content in a different viewport rather than trying to tailoring content ...
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ERP system for staff admins - managing complex information tree

I'm re-creating an internal ERP tool to manage user license, sales and customer information for a desktop 3D cad software. So something similar as an admin portal for Autodesk employees to manage user ...
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Design patterns for desktop context switching

I'm working on a project which has, mobile / tablet / desktop designs which progressively reveal more content. In our app we have two key 'modes'. It's similar to an online ide so you could call ...
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How to create better user account creation experience for customers who do not want to create an account

Trust and personal information security are very important issues these days when it comes to online accounts, so it is not unusual for people not wanting to create an account (i.e. provide personal ...