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Recommended practices published by an OEM, government, or other organization (e.g. Apple Human Interface Guidelines)

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Design principles? Or will Tone of voice be enough?

I currently have a situation where my team are building a design system. Within them would be a set of design principles which extend from the brand guidelines. However there is a response from ...
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Recent books for English-language grammar constructions in UX design

My question is basically whether there are recent books/guides or other works that go into the basics of recommended English-language grammar constructions on user interfaces. I work for a company ...
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What is the Best way to show 4 types of buy button in app

This is educational app. Some products having 3 or 4 buttons, example ( Buy e- book, Rental e-book, Buy Chapters, Buy Combo) What is the Best way to show this button in app. IMAGE attached ( ...
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Should Up Arrow increase the value or decrease it?

So we are a team of students and we are developing an app. We can't decided whether an UP ARROW should increase the value or decrease it. We are hoping there are some programming standards or guides ...
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What is the difference among link styles?

There are three types of link styling: line underline, dashed underline and dotted underline. What is the difference among them and in what cases each of them should be used? Often I see dashed links ...
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Ask Permissions on a button or icon with tool tip [closed]

I looking a link for icon and text for request access. Please share how i can make this UI better. Should i use just a simple button with text "Ask Permissions" or simply a lock icon with tooltip "Ask ...
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What do you call tooltips that stay on hover?

I am trying to create a style guide and have two types of tooltips and am having a hard time finding a semantic naming for them. Type 1 - Stays if you hover over the tooltip, so that you can include ...
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Why web apps do not consider high resolution screens in their designs? [duplicate]

Have a look at the image below, this is how Youtube will look when someone opens on high resolution screen.There are empty space on both sides and I have checked this with many popular web apps, same ...
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Expandability in Mobile app Burger menus

Is it correct to use expandable items (Nested Menus) in burger menus in mobile apps? Something like this
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What expand/collapse representation is correct?

I often come across different ways of representing the expand/collapse behavior. Which one is more correct? Option 1 (arrow left - arrow down) Option 2 (arrow down - arrow up)
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How to show dual list in responsive

I am showing a dual list on web application. It has desktop view and mobile responsive view. As we know that we can't show the dual list 2 columns side by side in mobile view due to less space. So ...
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What is the best way to display Item-Details like data

I've seen this type of dialog-subdialog design a lot and I still find it very easy to use and program. For example, we have a list of items in a ListView and double-clicking an item opens a dialog ...
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Card with horizontal ScrollView [closed]

I'd like to ask how I should design this vertical RecyclerView while the ChildViews are cards now I'd like to make a Card with the RecyclerView in it but since Cards inside a Card equals Cardception I'...
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Expanding and minimizing panels on a Dashboard

I'm looking for guidelines when it comes to web app dashboards. Specifically I'm designing a dashboard which has 3 main panels, these panels are expandable so the users can view each panel in more ...
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Is there any limit as to “how repeatedly an interaction model/behaviour can be used”?

is there any study or anything which points out whether its ok or not "to use a particular interaction model/gesture" over and again/ repeatedly for a single long task..for eg..using drop down ...
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Using required sign for inputs with default value

Should we use a required sign (*) for the inputs which cannot be left empty since they always contain some default value?
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IOS User Interface Guidelines [closed]

I wonder where can I find valuable information about iOS user interface guidelines. I can't find any information similar to the Android guidelines.
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When to ignore the iOS/Material design UI guidelines?

I am currently helping out my company with the UI/UX design of apps, and having no experience and prior knowledge, I find myself stuck between whether to follow the guidelines or not. We're beginning ...
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UX portfolio guidelines [closed]

I have a simple question for you... I would like to create an UX portfolio, but I don not have any idea where to start. I already have a Front-End/Web Designer portfolio, but I would like to include ...
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Is there any research on usability of established design guidelines vs. custom UI?

I've been having a hard time finding any reputable research or studies discussing whether established design guidelines (i.e. Material Design, iOS guidelines) are easier for people to use than custom ...
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Laying out Dynamic Objects: Guidelines?

I'm working on an application that uses VR target recognition to display information on screen. The design is to point out areas of the recognized object and make these objects interactible as well ...
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Best way to display a key-value list with material design?

For a "Material design" project, I need to display a key-value list with multiple items, something like that (example with an animal and 4 criteria): Name: Cat Category: Mammal Color: Black Size: ...
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Enable/Disable indicator

What do you think is the best general way for an icon to be shown disabled , that behaves well in all color circumstances ? e.g desaturating the icon is a good way, but does not behave well in an ...
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Design guidelines for a multi-screen or multi-device ecosystem

Since the article that was published by Precious about Multiscreen Patterns or patterns for multiscreen strategies back in 2011, there has been an increase in the amount of IoT devices and other ...
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How to create Mobile design guide lines for Developers?

I can use grids for desktop measurements. But, for mobile, I can't figure out how to show the measurements (padding, alignment) for developers.
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How to add “Contains text” inside a filter?

We are building a web application, where there is a data table and the user can filter it in order to find the elements that they are looking for. After getting some feedback from my users in my first ...
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Warning message on a successful action

In the web application that we are building, there is a process where the user uploads a file. This file will be uploaded even if there are warnings because the warnings are solved by the application ...
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Why is a scrollable bottom tab bar discouraged?

Why is horizontal scrolling in a bottom tab bar commonly discouraged? Both iOS and Android guidelines discourage it. And for some reason scrolling navigation is sometimes okay at the top? (Android ...
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Are there any guidelines concerning the use of Alt, Ctrl and Shift keys?

I'm designing a complex product to be used in a professional setting, and I'd like to create keyboard shortcuts to the various functions. Are there any guidelines to help me decide when should I use ...
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Do top, or left aligned field labels perform better at form completion?

I have designed these two forms and would like to know which would be more effective at conversion i.e form filling up. Here's the first one which I feel is more effective reason being the separate ...
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Is it possible to use a Card component also for edit

On our UI, we are presenting the user his saved credit cards as a list of Card components, each saved card represented as a card. The user can save up to 5 cards which will be presented in two rows, ...
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Best practice for truncating similar titles in data grid?

I have the following table, where the names are truncated up to 14 characters, because there's no enough room for the table itself (in real world there are some more columns). download bmml source &...
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Keeping “No” option in the drop down list is a good practice when I want to display all other options also?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I'm building a web application. I want to ask a user that do you know any of the following subjects (Here the options might be 20-...
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In an organization using SCRUM, who guides design?

I'm working in a company that has assembled a small team to develop a web product for this organization's clients and themselves. We are new to SCRUM and we're running into 1 issue around design - ...
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Studies on interaction design for children 3-5 years old

Has there been much work or study done in the area of interactive design for children of pre-school age? There seems to be a number of apps used in childcare centres that are meant to facilitate ...
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Why does this design look so bad? [closed]

I am attempting to create a UI for my android app, my only real experience with UI in the past is web based. Everything i try, seems to just look terrible as an app UI. Can anybody point me towards ...
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Were we mistaken about rounded corners being better UX?

I am learning HTML and CSS, discovering that browsers implemented rounded corners and shadows using CSS... just about the time that UI went to "flat / sharp corners" without shadows, etc. It seems sad ...
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Expand All / Collapse All

In what cases would you justify adding the ability to Expand All/Collapse all to pages where there are individually collapsed sections?
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Design consistency and style guide

My company has 3 different products, 2 of them are more similar in the interface (one is an advertising/publishing platform, the other is a platform to publish web and mobile applications), and the ...
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Are there any guiding principles for using the Gutter space in web products (websites, mobile sites, mobile apps)?

What % of page can be taken up by the gutter space? Can the gutter space vary when the website/mobile-site are seen in different resolutions? Is it okay to have gutter space in an App?
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What are the best methods to test/validate a set of user interface design guidelines for a concept product that does not exist yet?

As part of my PhD, I designed a set of user interface design guidelines for an in-vehicle device. This device does not exist at the moment. What would be the best methods to test/validate these ...
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How to address a user in an email?

We would like to send users of our service an email after they have availed our service. We get the bookings through online website or through offline medium. We have the users name ( just first name ...
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Beginner-friendly sources for learning relevant UX [closed]

First off I'd like to say that I'm not completely sure if this violates any policies as I can't find any UX-specific "Ask question" practices. So if I do violate any rules, I'd happily delete this. I'...
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Should page titles be consistent?

I'm facing a consistency problem on my current project. The name of the same page differs from place to place. For example, a page with the calendar events has title My events, a sidebar menu link ...
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How important is it to stick to the platform guidelines in mobile app design?

I'm designing a mobile app. The developer is using a framework which uses native building blocks for iOS and Android. Customising means extra dev work. Developer says: "Why waste time when ...
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Is a cancel button required in an iPhone app?

I have a form-like page in an iPhone page. Are we really required to put a Cancel button along with Submit button? P.S: The user can go back by using the regular Back button in the left top corner.
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Follow company consistency or OS convention?

We're a huge company and develope a lot of apps and other services. So our target is to create a consistency over all the different applications to ensure a consistent brand-expirience. So we created ...
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Radial slider for user input on mobile devices

I'm asked to implement a radial slider for user input on mobile devices. I looked through the Android and Apple specification and couldn't find such a radial slider. The user will input data through ...
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Windows 10 desktop-only ux guideline AND show case applications [closed]

I was previously developing Android apps. There we have the very detailed specification of the Material Design AND there are apps like Google Mail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calender that ...
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UI label type prefix/suffixing consistency

We are having a small debate between QA and programmers on the best consistency for labels. On a form with about 40 data entry controls we have around 6 date fields. A small example of these fields ...