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Does it make sense to use a platform-agnostic HIG for desktop applcations?

I'm developing a stand-alone, cross-platform desktop app for Windows, Mac, and GNU/Linux. I've read these ([1], [2]) questions and concluded that I'll have to cherry pick guidelines from all three ...
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Online portfolio or Offline portfolios?

I am a working individual who wants to switch over to UX design. I am trying to create a portfolio for my first project, but I am conflicted: I am not sure whether my portfolio should be a web page or ...
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What should be the vertical placement of primary button on a mobile screen? And why?

A user scans the screen from left to right and top to bottom. So, we use the primary action (or primary CTA) on the right side while designing for the web. If we consider top to bottom scan approach ...
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Font sizes for WCAG2.0 AAA

Anyone know what the WCAG2.0 definition of 'Normal' and 'Large' fonts are, as they relate to the AA and AAA levels? I've googled and read the WCAG site and docs but unless I'm being really stupid (...
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Do I need a new collection for each component with variables and tokens in Figma?

I understand there are primitives, which are raw data, and I have to reference them. But do I have to create a new collection every time for each component? And how do modes blend into it then?
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Expanding design principles and practices to inclusive design from accessibility

Accessibility as a design goal worked well in the past when specific design strategies and practices were implemented to cater for people with special access needs to the content or materials on ...
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Best way to design custom apps to plug in Microsoft dynamics 365

We are a small team of 2 customizing a Dynamics 365 for our ~100 people company. Using built-in customization tools from dynamics for basic forms and actions works (fairly) great. However, for more ...
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Is there an accepted or commonly applied UX practitioner's code of conduct/ethics guide?

Often in our line of work we are asked to do things that do not serve the user's benefit and are not in line with UX design best practices, but is there a specific line that we should not cross as UX ...
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Using ellipsis for commands in web applications

In history in desktop applications ellipsis are used to indicate the user that additional information are required, when he execute the command. I'm surprised that in many web applications no more ...
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Should we use 'Title Case' or 'Sentence case' for headlines and buttons?

I am wondering if we should use Title Case or Sentence case for buttons and headings in websites and web/mobile apps? Title Case: Manage my Account Delete my Account Sentence case: Manage my account ...
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Why don't browsers show a dialog when closing a tab?

Is there a specific reason why browsers don't inquire whether users want to close a tab or not? This feature is enabled in some browsers (possibly all, though not certain), but only for multiple tabs, ...
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Best practices for consecutive intrusive overlay (Modal)

qq for best practices... My product has to show the user some regulations about an specific product and ask them to agree with terms (Law terms and regulations), therefore it must be an intrusive ...
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How do you keep up to date of the latest UX trends? [closed]

I am new in UI/UX and I have been seeing design systems suggested by many articles and design trends to know about. I was wondering where people are getting all these ideas or news from? Is there some ...
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UX best practices in applying persistency

I am looking for UX best practices in applying persistency. I'm referring to an application's ability to "remember" the user's previous actions and preferences to make it easier for them to ...
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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 a "confrontation" with developers. This question could be summed up like this : About mobile manufacturers guidelines, are they really made ...
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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 generally mean that there is ...
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Using "people" vs "users" in online documentation and guidelines

There's a discussion at my office around changing the term "users" to "people" in our online documentation. Some things to know, our online documentation is used primarily by ...
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Custom Google and Apple Signup/in buttons

I want to modify the default sign up and sign in buttons of Google and Apple for an iOS project keeping the changes as per their guidelines. By default, these are like this: And I want to use it like ...
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Input mask on email field a good idea?

A colleague of mine is arguing that we should use an input mask for email fields. Personally I don't think it is necessary. For phone numbers I can understand since a phone number can be written in ...
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Is UI Chips for all single choice input a good idea?

I'm working on an iPhone/iPad app that uses a lot of forms and we are currently using several different components for input where the user have to do a single choice from a defined list of items. For ...
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guidelines for creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets?

Does anyone know any guidelines in creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets? I can find lots of material on why particular instances are good or bad, but the actual design ...
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What is the best approach for UI kit? [closed]

I have a dilemma at work and that is that we have many types of buttons: filled and lined black, light blue, dark blue in different shapes, round and rectangular with slightly rounded edges. We also ...
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Does Material guidelines say anything about text color in warning modals?

Does Material guidelines say anything about text color in warning modals? I was told by my project manager to put the text inside a warning modal in red, but I think it looks ugly. I tried to find ...
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Guidelines for GIS and map based interface design

Map based applications are becoming a part of our daily life, from using Google Maps to find locations to booking a Uber. However, there doesn't appear to be a set of standards and guidelines when it ...
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How do you handle spacing from text to other UI elements?

I do not know how to handle spacing between text and other elements of the UI. If I want to separate my text from another element with a spacing of 16px should I start to measure from the end of the ...
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Does Material Design 3 recommend an incorrect icon style?

I was looking at the Material Design 3 Icon design principles and they have an example that seems like bad UX to me. I'm sure I'm wrong but I'd like to know if (and how) the "Do" is better ...
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Where can I find research about UI Design Across Form-Factors/ Devices (e.g. TVs & entertainment systems)?

Has there been marketable research in new UI design ideas that could work across form-factors (from desktop down to smartphones on the one end and to widescreen HD TV for games on the other)? So that ...
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Why might right aligned field labels be better?

For the longest time, I've used left-aligned labels in my forms, like this: I did this because I thought having the labels left aligned made it easier for readers to scan the list of labels. However,...
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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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How do you localize the {verb} + {noun} pattern?

By example, if we take [Resend confirmation email], how would you localize that for Germany? [Bestätigungsmail erneut senden] (noun + verb)? Are there design guidelines available online?
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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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Dropdown selector with no options. Disabled or not?

I have a dropdown HTML select menu. Entries will appear once a calculation is performed, however until then, there is nothing available, and therefore the dropdown is empty. The dropdown should be ...
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User Experience - graph and table

Does anyone know if it's a good UI -UX practice to add multiple select options inside a table?
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How good is this 'UI Tour' in an app? [closed]

I am creating a UI Tour for a desktop app and I am drawing inspiration from this: ui tour.mp4 I am wondering how good UX is this UI Tour. It doesn't tell the user how to proceed or exit and the way to ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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What are best practices for blocking UI when application is busy

I'm writing a web app using Twitter Bootstrap with PHP on server side. My app makes regular ajax requests via jQuery and i want to disable certain parts of the UI until the server completes processing ...
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Can a form field have different radius from the button? [closed]

Can the email address field have a different radius from the button? We have pill-shaped buttons across the whole website. But I didn't want to make the email address field with the same shape seems ...
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Help! I need something better than MS word for my UX spec docs [closed]

My team and I have been using MS word to deliver UX specs to our developers. Our documents include a section for final visuals, content, wireframes, interaction notes, and business analysis flows. ...
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How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?

This question is a bit more subjective, but I'm hoping to get some new perspective. I'm so used to designing for certain screen size (typically 1024x768) that I find that size to not be a problem. ...
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Guidelines on the interaction and content design of visual displays inside elevators

I found the question What makes the elevator experience so awkward? rather interesting, but for practical purposes thought it was better to focus on one aspect of the experience that designers have ...
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Organizing UI elements differently based on user permission level UX guidelines

Does anyone know of any articles or write ups around this topic? I can't seem to find any resources around this. Think different users in the same organization that can see the same page of an ...
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Best practice for meaning of "return" in UI flow

For context in this question, I am recalling a programmable thermostat interface with four large buttons, two each on the left and right side of an LCD display. The display showed labels for the ...
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How to document or describe an ethically designed user interface or interaction pattern?

It is common for designers and consumers nowadays to talk about or refer to 'dark patterns', although it is probably the intention of the designer that makes the pattern 'dark' rather than the ...
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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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How to best place a "Filter" sheet in a webpage?

Consider the following page screen, that consists all conversations (left side) and the selected conversation display (middle of the screen; chat): Now I would like to be able to filter the list of ...
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Segmented control at the bottom of the screen in iOS

Is this a common pattern to put a segmented control at the bottom of the screen? I've seen this only in the native iOS 13 Photos app. This is a segmented control on the screenshot below, right? If ...
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WCAG 3.0 structure and assessment criteria benefits in current practice

Even though it is currently in draft form, the WCAG 3.0 document is looking to be more user-friendly and easier to assess compliance against. I think the change in the document structure and language ...
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Why does Apple use this guideline "A label is often unnecessary when placeholder text is present"

In which context does Apple use this guideline, and why did they do so? I can only see the logic in the context of having an input field where you search. It just seems a bit odd since it has so many ...
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How to decide which state is on and which is off in a checkbox

There's a program that draws various types of horizontal lines that anchor to other horizontal objects that are usually a little bit tilted. Some of the lines, by default, are completely horizontal, ...
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Do you know any research regarding so-called "scroll arrow" used for vertical scrolling?

Currently, I started to be concerned about the "scroll arrow" within the interface. The scroll arrow indicates that the first visible section it's not all and it's more content to scroll. I ...

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