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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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How to define a certain color code for an intranet? [closed]

I've been tasked with preparing a set of rules for the design standard of a collection of intranet modules. Most of these applications are already in production, and new ones are expected to be added ...
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Where should a user return after successfully completing phone call?

Consider this: You enter the Phone app on your Android device. You find the contact you want to call using search. You successfully call that contact from the search results. After a 15min call, you ...
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Should there be a preview screen after uploading excel?

If user is uploading an excel which is containing 100s of records, and each record may have 35-45 attributes we would like to show them a preview of data which they are uploading before they ...
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What are some alternative ways to record data instead of a long form? [closed]

How to deal with long forms (Not conventional ways like form wizard etc) and what could be some alternative ways to gather information instead of a form layout? I really liked how TypeForm looks at ...
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UX Name for different nav states in App

Just wondering if there is a particular term for the UX design of having Core Nav in the parent state, which gets hidden with the child nav or tools in the child state. The benefits being that the UI ...
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How to make apply changes more noticeable?

I have this problem. I'm working with an application that has a live and nonlive mode. It's used in a live show (control lights), so people usually make modifications but they are not supposed to be ...
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User interface components or design patterns for multiple sort/filter orders

Has any one seen any good user interface components or design patterns for doing multiple sort orders on a data table or grid? I am wondering if this design pattern is becoming less common due to the ...
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Backgrounds Color For Primary Menu and Secondry Menu [closed]

I am designing the statistics tools which will have it's Dashboard filled with multiple floating tiles showing accurate data as per user's need. Apart from that we have primary and secondary menu, ...
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Modal, Slide In or New Page?

I'm currently putting together a page that consists of a grid of offers (say 24). The data I want to display along with a pic means that each offer will take up approx 200-300px square - not ...
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Do the number of questions in FAQ affect perception of site?

In doing a new website, our client provided us with a quite long list of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). As usual in these cases, questions are made up (a totally different question, but a whole ...
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What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down navigation & Hierarchical multi-level navigation

What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down menu & Hierarchical multi-level menu? it seems there is a thin line between these two. Please help me with examples which navigation ...
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Is it legit to break some manufacturers guidelines in profit of a context or a need?

Everything is in the title, I'm currently having an eternal "confrontation" with developers. This question could be summed up like this : About mobile manufacturers guidelines, are they really made ...
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Background patterns - do or don't?

Is there any data or research on whether or not background patterns have an impact on the user experience of a website as opposed to using a basic (flat/solid) color like white or a light-grey?
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Smallest visualisation for a one-many relationship also depicting health of each of the 'many' objects [closed]

Needed someone to discuss this with since I am currently working alone. I have a 'subject' in my product which can be associated with a variable number of objects. Each object has two states.. viz. UP ...
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Mixing material design with magazine design [closed]

I'm trying to create a design that will satisfy both marketing and UI needs. Material design solves a lot of problems from an application perspective, consistent UI elements such as tables, buttons, ...
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What is enough to convey a Show / Hide link information?

Usage context: I have a voucher, which has conditions of use. I can see conditions of use in a collapsible panel. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Should I use ...
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Are there any patterns for a Rules editor interface?

Background I'm tasked with creating an interface for a user to create a "Rule Editor" that can perform specific actions when certain conditions have been met. An "If This Then That" kind of thing. ...
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Basic log in screen design pattern [closed]

This is the log in screen for our winforms app: I can't put my finger on it, but I don't like something about the aesthetics of this. Something about it just doesn't seem particularly stylish, or ...
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Best design for profile page? [closed]

I am building a website where students can register themselves build their profiles. These profiles could be viewed by registered institutions to see if they are a right fit for them and invite them ...
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Mobile Navigation Location

I've been toying around with an idea lately. It seems to me that access to a mobile navigation positioned at the top of the screen (at least on a mobile device) might be bad UX. With phone's ...
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Page navigation help for business application site

I'm making a UX/UI for email service provider software and I'm stuck on how best to do the navigation/controls for this page style: first, you view your email campaigns second, you check a box next ...
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Best practices for providing help in complex web applications [closed]

I would like to know if there is any consensus on the best way to provide help in complex web applications (online banking in my case). The web app contains dashboards, scrollers with table content, ...
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Should byline be above or below image?

A client of mine is a large newspaper and they are now doing some changes to their article template. One of the things they want to change is the byline so that it doesn't take up to much space. ...
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Design Pattern for displaying read only form data

Description: I have two views(editable and read-only) of my form. User will initially see the read-only view. Then, to go to the editable view, he needs to click an "Edit" button at the bottom. This ...
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Are websites and interactions designed to build or skip levels of trust?

I saw this article posted on the NN/g website talking about a hierarchy of trust, similar to Maslow's pyramid of needs, in that basic needs have to be satisfied before higher levels of needs become ...
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How to structure a navigation

I had found a while ago a study that offered some general guidance on what hierarchical patterns in website navigations worked best for users. For instance : Level 1 : a lot of items Level 2 : very ...
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Showing a chart with only one period of data

We have a new investment product which we introduced during Q1 2016. As such it has no historical data, so at the current we are not showing any kind of historical performance chart. The value of the ...
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Edit-Delete on index tables

I'm redesigning an admin portal. Right not we have A LOT of index tables with Edit-Delete buttons exposed on the table. Some of the team members want to change the pattern: remove the edit-delete ...
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What are the best, practical, resources for evidence based research? [closed]

I've done a little research on this and have found that places like the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) have some best practices, but ...
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The visual order of list control and content, which should be shown above?

In many software, there is a list and a view panel. A user can select different items in a list to see different content in the view. For example, when you open Gmail, on the left you see a list of ...
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Are multiple navigation menus really better?

I like the interface design a Lyric a lot. It's designed mobile/tablet first, and has a lot of big, clear buttons that make navigation easy. However, one thing that I've been wondering about is how ...
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Icon same color as Buttons

This is a simple website demo, with 2 buttons, a icon, and a main display with text information. I like the uniform look of this, color wise. But, I am concerned I am breaking a rule or causing ...
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How would I display a numeric component stacked with other components without looking likes its out of place?

We have multiple component types which stack on a form, the majority of components look OK (there is a lot of wasted space on most..). Currently its looks something like this: Once there are ...
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Research behind current design patterns? [closed]

Recently I have found that so many websites are starting to look the same (logo left, menu right, nav floats, big large cover image (blurred e.g.), flat light design. Outside of these just being ...
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How to convey the “primary vs. secondary” button for screen reader users

I have an application that needs to be accessible for screen readers. This application uses bold text on primary button to convey information about the "recommended choice" like in the example below ...
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Name That Pattern: side 'panel'

Please can someone name this pattern - where you edit something in a table and, instead of allowing you to edit the content in a modal dialog, you edit it in a docked side 'panel'? As per the ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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Using Javascript popups to create a workflow for legal experts writing and editing legislation

I suppose this is a ui-flow question. I'm currently working on a project where a couple of the stakeholders are suggesting the use of popup windows, i.e. browser tabs, to create a workflow to ...
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best practice: how to handle data entry / modification & storing changes thereof

I have a page (HTML) containing multiple tabs, all filled with various settings. Those settings are further divided into groups which are nothing more than separate REST calls to the server. Each ...
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Select duration using numeric input + menu of units, or a single slider?

I have a notification panel which is designed for users to receive notification once something wrong or changes happens in the system. So there are two tasks that are for regular checking. These two ...
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“Inclusive/Additive” vs. “Exclusive/Reductive” filtering - How to differentiate?

I'm working on an HR application where admins can define the scope of a user's role based on their location and organization. So as in the example below, a role may be limited to the "Los Angeles" ...
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What's the design pattern at the end of infinite scroll?

I have an app (iOS) that outputs a grid with all the applicable products. Is there a prevalent design pattern that indicates the end of infinite scroll?
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How to properly manage exchange between two lists of items/products in a desktop web app?

I'm working on a Web App UI mostly for desktop (but also working on tablets) where the user has to manage inventories in a modal window. He needs to select items from a stockpile (i. e. a large list)...
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How to display that the product has different sizes?

How can I display that the product has different sizes available in stock in the homescreen/catalog without redirecting the user to a product details screen or by opening a pop up on the desktop. Keep ...
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What are Material Elements in Material Design?

I got confused regarding Material Design. I was reading material design guidelines and i learnt that material is a 3D Environment with x,y,z axis and Lights, Motion.... When reading Material ...
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Where to redirect a user when he send a quote?

I have a web site where professionals can send quotes about their services to whoever need them. To send a quote is a simple form; my question is: what should happen after the user sends the form? ...
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Is there a better solution for picker control on iOS

I'm doing a form field on an app and need to included a drop down at the end of some of the text fields. For the android version I'll be using the material design standard as below. for iOS, they ...
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Scroll up and hold on desktop?

I am doing some research on a pattern that would allow to display more information when scrolling up, in a desktop app environment. Similar to the band's profile page on Spotify on mobile (album cover ...
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Best UI pattern to group multiple uncategorised items (i.e. questions)

Problem: User has an ability to add x number of questions (uncategorized questions). Normally, user adds 2 - 5 questions. However, the problem is when the user add more than 10. The tricky part that I ...
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What do you call a point-by-point (like Slack's) registration ui?

Slack has an effective registration that prompts the user for each data point on a different view. I've found the pattern is very nice in terms of reducing the user's cognitive load. I'm curious if ...