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Questions tagged [gui-design]

Graphical User Interface design (GUI-design for short) refers to the visual aspect of designing computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications, and websites with the focus on the user's experience and interaction. Generally refers to digital rather than physical design.

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Is it even possible to prototype chrome extension products in Invision?

Without giving away too much IP I am starting work on prototyping a product that augments google chrome with notifications and menus through an extension. From what I can tell, there seems to be no ...
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How to collaborate with UX developers

Currently my team (a product team) designs mockups of UI impovements and enhancements using screenshots painfully stitched together. We then pass them off to the technology team who tries to replicate ...
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What is a good way to organize hundreds of sortable items in a list

I have many pages of items each page containing m x n items with the m and n dimension layouts being editable by the user. I want the order of the items on the page to be editable so I thought about ...
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How to indicate field is locked and contains auto-generated value?

How can I emphasize that the value in a field is auto generated and not editable? User must see the generated code. User must understand that the code is generated as per above fields completed ...
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Scrolling with more whitespace vs Everything on one page

Our end-users are used to an old B2B application which contains really small inputs and information that is so close together that it is difficult to distinguish. As a result, users complain a lot ...
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Button location: previous and continue

I am working on a multi stepped input form and have run into a point of concern. I do not have room on the user interface for a previous/next button. So I have placed it on the bottom right corner. ...
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Best way to insert a clear button in a datagrid cell

I have a datagrid (or, more general, a data structure) in which the user, with a proper button, can clear data by only one column. Since that requirements force me to implement different moments to ...
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How to use input fields that automatically get a value while filling in the form?

Imagine we have an inventory management system. It contains a form where the user can fill in a placed order. The order has some properties like: Date Supplier User who ordered it Total price VAT (...
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Course review form - include link to course details

I'm currently putting together a design for a review form for a course e-com site. However, I'm unsure whether or not I should include a link back to the course details page. My worry is that ...
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What would be the best way to show 3 actions on the bottom half of the page

We are confused as to which of these UI should we go with to as we have three actions relating to the content on the bottom third of the screen. Three buttons are: 1. Write to Device 2. Load from ...
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Animations and complex graphics required?

Hey guys I need some suggestions, I am developing a domain website on health care where specialists surgeons doctors who treats specific health problem. Is having animations,sliders, gradients makes ...
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Hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat

I'm having some trouble hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat hover the main UI (3). On iPhone, this action is usually done by clicking on the zone (3) or dragging down. But in my ...
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Is it correct to delete a button that opens a section, when the section is open?

In a particular scenario, I have a button in the main window of application that, when pressed, opens a specific "command" section. When this section is open, is it correct to delete the button that ...
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Should a cross platform desktop application use a uniform UI and design language across platforms? Or entirely native UI and design language?

I'm designing a cross-platform, desktop engineering app. I'm wondering whether I should make the apps follow native design practices (a la MS Office) or use the same ones for all platforms (a la ...
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Correct way to show that software is connected to an instrument?

Let me start by saying that I am a software developer, not a ui/ux designer at all, but in my company I need to cover this role too. I am developing a desktop software that manages some particular ...
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Do people actually use the zoom buttons on a map?

Between touch screens and scroll wheels, are the + and - zoom buttons on a Leaflet map really necessary? I'd really like to remove them if there's no significant case for keeping them there. Not just ...
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What are the correct steps to build a SaaS B2B company UX experience?

I'm currently working for a SaaS B2B project in a specific niche, and this is my first experience of a kind. On of my first toughts is to have a consistente user experience throughout the customer ...
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Combining two panes into a single one?

I am working on a UI design which has two left panes: the first shows the type of project that the user works on (i.e. custom web application, Shopify, Wordpress and so on)... the second needs to be a ...
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Jumping between different but similar record types

We have an application which shows the details about a customer. However, some of these customers are related to each other, for example, one might be the parent of the other, or they are all refered ...
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Fit Large Text in a Quizz Layout

I'm trying to make a Quizz section for my app in android the problem is that it may have large Texts in it and i want to make it easy to read and to answer i came out with this design but i think ...
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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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What is recommended spacing between controls for a fat finger friendly interface?

I have tried searching anything related to fat finger friendly sized controls and spacing between. I could only find that it is a common rule to make controls at least 44 pixels big (from what I ...
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Reusable named colors list to use across all mobile apps?

I'm trying to define a (map? / protocol?) for the mobile apps colors between the mobile developer (I represent) and the UI designer, to easily use it in our apps and to achieve consistency among all ...
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Is there some project dedicated to research the limits of visual user experience?

Some projects that research the limits of visual processing and visual perception applied to the user experience, in several of the following directions, in the sense of always going to the boundaries ...
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Multiple options vs single option UI

On the dashboard we are building we got 2 sets of options users can pick: Multiple options (checkboxes) and single options (radio buttons behavior) while the look of the components is similar, ...
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Nonmodal pop-up vs application-modal pop-up [closed]

I am not sure whether the "join our mailing list" pop-up shown when the page "https://www.lemonadela.com/" first appears is considered a Nonmodal pop-up or a application-modal pop-up. Could you ...
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Suggest Visualization for Control line & Waning line

I need to show 100's parameter & its current value with respect to Upper/Lower Control value and warning value. Each parameter has different Control/Warning line. If value is close to warning ...
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Mobile-first design for many-to-many relationships

I am trying to figure out the best mobile-first design for many-to-many relationships. For example, a list in which the elements contain drop-downs with multiple-selection, e.g. check-boxed items? Let'...
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Should I show database-generated IDs to the user?

I'm working with a UI where users can create records that represent people. The user enters multiple fields (Name, Age, Married status), but I'm wondering how I should display duplicate data. It ...
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Sidebar positioning on mobile - review form

I'm updating a review page where users are asked to leave feedback on their recent course purchase. Students who purchase courses on our site don't instantly get access to their course. Some users ...
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Primary contact indicator in table

Let's suppose we have a table that shows a list of users and their basic contact information. First Last 1 | Phone 1 | Address 1 ---------------------------------- First Last 2 | Phone 2 | Address 2 -...
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Can Alt key alone be used as a modifier in web apps? Eg: alt + >, alt + k, alt + a

I am working on a chat application and it is a web app. I tried mapping few keyboard shortcuts to Alt + modifier in Windows. To my knowledge, I didn't find any application using only Alt as a modifier....
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Making complex UI easier - User License [closed]

I have an admin portal for a Staff / Tech Support to check USB Dongle license information and help customers solve problems The client interface is much simpler, but due to legacy data and how the ...
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Help to design an UI for object placement in AR using Y axis?

I'm designing an AR furniture placement app, similar to IKEA Place, and I'm struggling to design an interface with good ux for the placement of a ceiling lamp in the Real World. As different ...
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Is it more common, or best practice, to design several web pages to fill out user profile data or one page divided into sections? [closed]

I notice that a site like LinkedIn feels overwhelming and clumsy to me when I'm trying to update my profile. I would guess that LinkedIn would hire some of the best developers in the world, yet it ...
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Is there a program that can select a set of 5 to 10 colors based on a few main colors?

Say I want a color scheme to be 'vintage' and I know that, at least to me, that means a lighter sea green and a faded orange color. I know the art students will understand color theory enough to do ...
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How to decide dashboard's general buttons when having multiple clients with different colors each?

I have this project, where I have to implement text, raised and ghost buttons depending on the different sections. It's kind of a wizard-style app, with a dashboard with steps to complete and submit. ...
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Deletion: Require two clicks instead of confirmation?

I have an idea regarding deletion buttons... The usual idea is to either present confirmation modals or allow undoing. My idea to avoid accidental destructive actions is a little bit different: ...
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Best UI for items with assigned percentage

I want to get my user to create a list of items. Then each item in that list needs to have a percentage assigned to it. The tricky part is that the percentages need to add up to 100%. So let's say ...
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How can I show a document preview alongside a form in a responsive way?

My registration form requires the user to input Information A and Information B , which are printed on documents only they have access to. Since I have to make the form responsive for all kinds of ...
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Twofactor fields, email code + authenticator code. One page or two pages for input?

I have a user action that requires both a mobile authenticator 2fa code, and also a copy-paste from an email (a code). I'm trying to determine whether it would be best to have a single dialog view ...
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A mix of single and bulk delete

I'm working on a UI that will allow users to save thousands of records. They also have the ability to organize these records into Projects. In the main records screen, we allow bulk delete - ie: you ...
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Prevent users from entering honorifics (Mr. / Mrs. / Ms.) in the First Name field

We have a high-throughput User Info intake form that get thousands of submissions everyday. The form, among other fields, has fields for First Name and Last Name. The form text is translated to the ...
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How to add other info to main page of mobile app?

This is what our app looks like: For each row I would like to add the amenities for the particular gas station (ie. "parking", "bathroom", etc). For example, "Rocket Fuel" has parking, bathroom, and ...
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track size on interactive map

Im designing shiptracks on an interactive map(openstreetmaps) (see example image). there is a distintion in size and color to indicate what type of track and what kind of size the track is. But now i'...
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What Problems are solved by having the Find option(s) nested under the “Edit” menu in web browser applications?

This really threw me for a loop when I was looking for the Find option in Safari on macOS. In Chrome, for instance, on both Windows and macOS, Find is located on the top level of the three dots/...
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Simplify an interface for flexibly applying rules to periods of time

We have a module in an application where users define time periods for different criteria that will be used later to filter some lists. By default each criterion applies any time. Its validity can be ...
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Preview of an widget setting in a modal

I got this problem with setting up the modal for a widget preview. Lets say I want to edit a widget and Im opening modal with the widget settings. The problem is, the preview makes the whole modal ...
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Why can't you copy and paste files in FTP software?

This is something always bothered me, and a simple search on Google shows millions of results on the subject, so it seems to be a real issue: why can't you do simple file operations such as copy+paste ...
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Log File Viewer Web App: Auto Scroll Options

I have a small web app to view log files on remote servers. One feature is to emulate the UNIX command "tail --follow", where the display updates each time the log file is appended. Initially, I had ...