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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What's the common name for this Asset?

On google account you have the option to choose a little image that will show up every time you are logged in. This is quite common across many websites and apps etc. Would you call this Avatar-Image?...
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Does it make sense to have differently shaped buttons together?

Generally, buttons shown together are also visually similar. Are there situations where it might make sense to show together buttons of different shapes? E.g. a rounded rectangle button together ...
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Usability testing old and new design at the same time?

One of our designers has redesigned a page of ours using insights from another piece of research we did months ago. I want to test old design and new design at the same time to evaluate if the ...
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Why does Tinder/Bumble put navigation at the top? [closed]

I noticed on the two most popular dating apps, Tinder and Bumble, they made the decision to put tab-like navigation at the top of the screen. Admittedly this is a stretch to reach, and I've always ...
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Laying out radio buttons and text area in a dialog

I have a dialog where I need to lay out radio buttons and their corresponding text and icons, and a text area. This is my current dialog layout, where the colors denote the icons. Note that the last ...
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Recommended minimum dimensions for touch areas for use with winter gloves

Are there any guidelines, recommondations or research about using touch screens with winter gloves? I'm aware of the normal recommended defaults (44pt according to Apple's HIG, 48pt in Material Design)...
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Android UX/UI guidelines for smaller vs larger screen size and pixel densities

I'm an Android Developer that's not all that well versed in UI/UX design principles. In the projects I work on, I find that the biggest issue is accounting for the myriad of screen densities and sizes....
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Single Pole Double Throw U momentary switch UI control

I have a designer working on a 3 position momentary control: it's something like a typical boolean control, with a circle inside an oval to designate on/off states, but in this case the normal ...
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Inclusive notification scheme incorporated into design systems

It seems like the standard RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE colours are used in notification schemes/styles in the most popular development frameworks like Material.io and Bootstrap. Of course, colours ...
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How to display section in timeline without frames

I've an app, where the user can play an animation. The animation progress is indicated in the timeline (with blue color). The playable, but not active part of the timeline has gray color. The timeline ...
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Allowing users to select large items to export from a paginated list

On a website I'm designing, users have access to a search function that lists items with potentially much content inside (they're meant to be grammar exercises, and so multiple grammar problems can be ...
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Are there services out there that allow you to easily upgrade or downgrade?

I noticed that in many different types of products and services that offer a few different subscription plans, upgrading is easy. Downgrading, on the other hand, is a bit discreet. In most of them, ...
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Making a Tab control system smaller [closed]

Below is the desktop UI that I'm currently working on and I need to make it much smaller. It is 1266px wide and my task is to make something that is maximum 390 wide. I've been trying to look up UI ...
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Threaded discussion UI for my app

In the system I am developing, I need to create a UI for managing customer notes. A customer note is a textual note related to a customer that a customer service representative writes. For example, a ...
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Search box layout problem

I have two similar kind of searches: Clients: can be searched by code, name, state (active or inactive) and zone. Companies: can be searched by code, name and zone. Client zone and companies zone ...
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Where should I put the delete button?

I have a sidebar which shows all links that users saved. Since it's just a sidebar, I want to keep it as simple/clean as possible. Thus I use the cross icon next to the link for deletion. Option 1 ...
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What order do stars get filled out in RTL locales?

I am implementing a star rating system for an app, which should support several RTL locales. Right now, when the user hovers over a star, all stars to the left of it are filled in, like so: ★☆☆☆☆, ...
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Should I use wizards steps if the user won't finish all the steps at the same day?

I'm currently designing a system and there is this specific functionality that the user has to complete a series of steps, but the last step won't be completed at the same day (it has a specific day ...
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How can i show and save details of two inter-related editable tabs on same page?

I am working on this sales app, where the manager can assign a sales target to an individual salesperson. Now the " Target Amount" can be split into two ways: 1) By adding Items and setting the ...
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Name for design pattern used in complex or boolean search criteria

I am looking to see if there is a term that describes this type of design pattern or if there are well known examples of its implementation. This is an extension of the design pattern where a search ...
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Progressive disclosure on multi-selection interaction

I have a screen where the user can select between 3 options. These are multi-selectable. However, each option has specific settings (minimum 3, maximum 8) for it. How should this be displayed? I ...
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When to use Apples 'SF Rounded' font?

Apple uses in certain cases 'SF Rounded' for big titles and number values (e.g. Apple Pay Transaction Detail), in many other cases they still use the regular SF font (e.g. calculator, timer app). Is ...
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Is it ok to mix black with other bright colors in the UI?

I'm a UI developer at a small organization. I've been developing an application and I chose orange, black and white as the predominant colors in the palette. You can see the attached image to get an ...
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Web UI for categorizing a list of items

I have a web page that displays a list of 100+ items (where each item is a row containing an image plus some metadata) that I would like the user to categorize into "A" or "B" or neither but not both. ...
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Pick one date/time over multiple days

I have a website that lets the user select a specific time on a specific day, like "2PM on Wednesday July 2, 2019". I've tried a number of options, but they all seem clumsy. A multi-row single-item &...
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How to display a filter for a list of podcasts?

We're working on this huge site that includes a podcast section. The podcasts are done by many different people (no repetitions), and there are like 70-80 podcasts so far, adding one per week. Client ...
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Media Creation - What's an Alternative Terminology for X & Y Axis?

I'm creating an online media editor and am struggling to find alternate/correct terminology for aligning something (media) on the X-axis & Y-axis, or maybe these terms are understandable for users?...
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How do I use a block UI overlay without losing UI events?

Our application is a web app with a backend server. Each page in the web app has this structure. Header Body Footer The normal use case is User navigates to a page. User edits the fields in the ...
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Native date pickers VS Custom date pickers

What is the best practice use case for (calendar) date pickers? Native or custom? Native looks great on iOS and Android devices, however when we look at non-mobile calendar pickers the browsers vary ...
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Status Bar with several Stage

I would like to have some opinion on the design, I made to represent the product process QTY. At each stage, i should show to the user, how many of his requested product has been proceed. If there are ...
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Does hover state button text need to meet accessibility guidelines?

I've got a basic understanding of accessibility and how it applies to visual elements of your product and I'm keen to apply guidelines as best as I can. My question is does the hover state button ...
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What is the best location on a form for an information icon?

I am trying to create a form for my web app, which requires information elements to be added. In general I would refer to the documentation of the framework that I would be using (which in my case ...
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monthly payment and single payment in the same place

Good morning, I'm doing a payment area, where the user can buy a monthly product and a single purchase product, the project owner demands that the payment be the same for both forms, it can be on ...
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What is the best way to design a 'debt' screen

So I've been searching for this, but I think Google thinks I want to know about 'UX debt'. The thing is, I've been assigned to design a new screen for when our customer hasn't paid for the service. ...
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Is there a best practice for sidebar width on mobile?

What is the best practice when it comes to sidebars and user experience on mobile? Is it better to have one that is full-width or one that is 85% width with 15% backdrop? What are the benefits or ...
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Is adding multiple search buttons to the same filter a bad User Experience?

I am working on shopless e-commerce website. We have multiple filters on the left hand side and the search result appears on the right: So users can change the filter values on the left and then ...
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How can I represent something good for user and bad for the business in a graphical way?

I have this interface which is a stepper that asks user for several medical conditions. Based on the results, we have 2 final options: if result are bad, user will benefit from the business' service ...
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Prevent element jumping when error occurs

I'm working on a video editing application. It can have multiple layers and when a layer has an error, like corrupted frame, it displays an error message under the layer name. The problem is, when I ...
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Bulk Upload GUI Feedback

I am redoing the bulk upload programs that I initially created a few years ago. This is an example of the new design I have come up with. Note that this is a desktop app written in a framework that is ...
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Inventory - how to add range of items and reduce the probability of human error?

Problem: I have an inventory that fills one purpose -> insert the same type of item (dongles) which only varies it's serial number. Every month someone buys a box which comes with a perfect range of ...
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Bulk Upload Interface and Flow

I have a bunch of desktop applications that do bulk uploads (they allow users to upload data from a spreadsheet into a database). The bulk upload programs do data validation, as incorrect data being ...
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Specific UI preferences & user behaviours in Singapore

Background I am currently working on an ecommerce site for Singapore, in particular their product detail page. A design was already provided but I worked on a small task where I have changed the ...
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Too much content. Too little space

Images and text to be placed in a limited space are too many and unrelated. I can't tell what to do. What can I try as a UX designer when I can't determine the size of the space and what needs to be ...
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UI Pattern for interdependent settings?

I've been trying to build a configuration screen for a network appliance that needs to be configured by the user and has multiple parameters that each influence the max values of the others. The user ...
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Should I hide continue button until tasks are completed?

In a multi-step wizard, some of the steps present the user with a list of tasks that must be completed before continuing to the next step. Each task in the list opens a popup where the user completes ...
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Ux ideas for search bar with multiple entries

Im trying to create a search bar that is able to search multiple keys and values. An example of the use will be "type: car, model: toyota". The available keys will have autocomplete. My initial idea ...
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Any Alternative to Slide in Panels that does not compromise UX?

We are in the process of developing an Enterprise level Web Application where certain screens have cards housing some information on them and are clickable. Upon click instead of a Modal we have ...
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What usability issues occur with an application form only showing one question at a time?

My client is thinking about having an application form, with approximately 25 questions. The type of questions will be personal information such as name, date of birth, address, as well as financial ...
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Representing increase/decrease at glance on “opposite” labels?

I'm building the front-view of a marketing Ad fraud analysis tool that wants shows users how much ad fraud vs valid traffic they get. It already does this, and the purpose is to show at a glance in a ...
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Language switcher menu

I want to design Language selection menu and the requirement is, on the right side menu should appear (which shows the selected language) on selection, it should list all the languages available ...

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