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is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another

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Header hierarchy in setting dialog

Should the “experimental function” use a smaller header since it's controled by the developer mode toggle switch?
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Sitemap vs Hierarchy chart

I'm new to UX and am confused and cannot differentiate between a site map and a Hierarchy chart. Logically I understand that a hierarchy chart is a general name and the site map is a specification ...
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Parent and children action inheritance

I have a parent / children relationship table where the children have an action but given the fact that there could be up to ten children we want to allow a way to set the action from the parent level ...
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How should sub-items behave with multi-select controls?

The scenario: A user can add individual items to an order, or use a template to get started, which preselects several items. If a template is used, the user can de-select items that they don't want to ...
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Show conditional elements?

Context: I am designing an application with different login options. In the settings of the application, you can turn on/off each of the logins options. 50% of the logins options require additional ...
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How to show tree structure indentation?

We can show hierarchical relationship either using simple spaces, or using dash lines: Spaces parent child Dashes parent --- child I have seen both of them. But now that I have to design ...
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Structured info with a stand-out element

Principal Element Our learning webpage / application will display various information organized in different structures. All of those information bits are displayed as cards. We are currently trying ...
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How to make checkbox selection less of an eyesore?

I'm working on a component (see image) that shows the results of a keyword search. Each result displays: the title/link to an article, a snippet from the article, a checkbox reading "This ...
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Mobile apps with large hierarchy/tree selection, with scrolling in two directions

We are currently developing an app with a content catalogue. The catalogue is large (about 5'000 nodes) and hierarchical, with the typical node having about 5-10 subnodes. We want to display this in a ...
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Building a list of mixed object types, some with multiple levels of hierarchy for targeting

the user has an operation where they must target a list of objects for that operation to affect. there are four major use cases: User knows exactly what they want; this is usually one to a handful ...
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Displaying a list with a mixed-hierarchy

Context A landlord has a list of tenants in a given building. They want to look at this list for the following reasons: To know which tenants are in their building To see other information at a ...
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Warehouse Management UX : Managing Warehouse Entities in Single Window Interface [closed]

Warehouse Management UX : Managing Warehouse Entities in Single Window Interface. I am designing UI/UX for a warehouse management system. As a warehouse consist of a hierarchy of containers as ...
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Assign people to organizations, or organizations to people?

We're designing a system that allows administrators to create an infinite number of users, and create an infinite number of organizations. Most users will only belong to one organization, but some ...
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Should custom month and year picker be inside a dialog box?

I'm working on an application that allows users to sort their photos. Please note that in the mean time, we hit a technical hurdle where an actual calendar is not possible to implement for an MVP. But ...
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Dropdown menus: Should the parent item be clickable?

TL;DR In my opinion, the parent element (that which when hovered spawns the dropdown menu) MUST be clickable. Other items in the global navigation bar that do not have have dropdown menus take you ...
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Display suggestions for hierarchical checkbox lists (trees)

I'm working on a web-app for a document management system where employees upload documents and associate them with metadata. In many cases, we are able to predict certain metadata properties and we ...
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How to create a clear and editable hierarchy table?

I was seeing some old threads for hierarchical tables (like this one), but nothing quite fit my project requirements, so I thought we could update the discussion! In my application's hierarchy ...
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How many input fields in one row of a form?

I’m currently designing a template for forms on a governmental website. This kind of template can contain lots of input fields so I don’t want the user to scroll a lot. Also, the forms are in a slide-...
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Favorites or Recents? Which should be more prior?

In an airlines app, when you're choosing Departure(From) and Arrival(To) destinations, ports are shown under different categories such as: Nearby (Only when choosing Departure[From]) Favorites ...
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What are good principles for organizing files?

My job is to organize department shared drives - which often contain hundreds of thousands of documents (mostly Word documents, but also spreadsheets and media). I'm quickly coming to the realization ...
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Best location for current file title

This is an enterprise web application. It has a workspace in which a file can have multiple tabs. The user opens the file, then creates as many tabs as they want (up to some reasonable limit) to ...
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Entering data fields in a table where rows have a hierarchy

Situation: A store is adding in how much money has been spent on products in their store that week. They can enter the figures either at the individual product level, or at the brand that product ...
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Hierarchical list for selecting an element

The user is trying to select an element which will be used in a form. So it could be like selecting interests in an app where you can pick the more general case (e.g. sports) or the more specific (e.g....
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Raising attention for primary button in competition to the header

I am searching for some help with our primary color. We are using blue as the primary color and placed it into the header to support the brand's identity. On the other hand, blue is also our primary ...
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Which is the best approach for Laying down the text on first scroll of the website?

The wireframes are for a product website, which is a suite of online products that can be used together or as individual modules. Option1 has a traditional HEADING-BODY COPY approach. The most common ...
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A checkbox that can interact / display 4 states with nested child elements

I have read discussion about tri-state checkboxes and even those are controversial - we have an even more complex problem with our software. We need 4 options and can't figure out best way to do this ...
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Mechanism to view and browse complex hierarchy

I'm trying to find the best way to display hierarchy information and to allow the user to explore structural information. At the moment there are the following levels but there could be more ...
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How to show important items at the top in an ordered data table

I am creating an application for a client, it's essentially a large data table with many rows that they use to monitor the status of systems (each row is a different system). Some of the columns track ...
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How to represent alternatives in a column view (like the Mac OS Finder)

Background In an expert system, configuration users may be able to define custom behavior by way of business rules or decision tables. For those to be meaningful, the system offers its domain-...
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Nested (hierarchical) list needs solution for multi-select functionality

Our app requires us to allow users to created their own hierarchical groups, then associate documents with those groups. In my opinion the biggest usability concern is that users also need to be able ...
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Is it odd to have search results displayed in a way that is inconsistent with the rest of an app?

I've spent a few days thinking about how to layout my mobile app's interface and I think I've found a way that makes sense to me. I just need some advice to check that I'm not veering too far from ...
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Improving dynamic list selection

I have the problem related in this link for a desktop app: Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically but instead of 3 list I have 7 and some lists have more than 20 ...
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Representing relationships/hierarchy within an otherwise flat table view

I have a standard table view which is used in a number of places in an online cloud portal. It's used to list servers, products, firewalls and more. As I begin to build views for the firewall listing ...
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Windows explorer vs Mac Finder, which is better for navigating folder hierarchy? [closed]

What are the guiding design principles behind the two different methods of navigating the folder?
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How to improve readability of highly-structured text

NOTE: This question explores methods for increasing readability for a target user group. Background: Readability is invaluable when dealing with large amounts of text. For some users, programmers, ...
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Multiple prices for multiple countries

I'm working on a multiple countries project. Until now, we only sold to one country, but we're working on letting users from its neighbour country (speaking the same language) buy our products. For ...
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Hierarchy in chat between sender & receiver [duplicate]

Why is it that many chat applications, the chat messages you send yourself are often highlighted with color, whereas the messages of the person you are talking to are often grey & seemingly lower ...
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Highlighting parent in the top-most navigation

I'm using an always-visible side navigation bar for a web app I'm helping design. This bar serves as the topmost navigation throughout the app, providing fast access to top-most categories even from ...
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Table of contents for an ebook

I am working on Ebook and want to display the table of contents of the eBook. It will have units, chapters in the unit, topics in each chapter. Any best practices to display the Table of contents for ...
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How to structure information when the top-level role may also be the lower-level role?

Let's say we have a list of subcontractors. Now subcontractors can either 1) hire workers to do the manual work or 2) do the manual work themselves (they're subcons who are also carpenters). Normally,...
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Modal Window with Tab Menu font sizes (Prominence)

[![enter image description here][1]][1] I'm currently developing a UI, and I'm just wondering if it is acceptable in terms of prominence or in general. If the font size of the modal title and its ...
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What should you consider when prioritizing information and features across screens on a product?

Based on solutions and ideas from "Can you make it more prominent?" stakeholder phenomenon I decided to list out and prioritize each of the features on each screen in the product. Turned ...
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Menus under Menus

how do people feel about menus within other menus? I have the top menu which distinguishes between Individual Students and Groups, then the group name. And THEN two sections which how the students in ...
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How to simultaneously open pages from different places in the hierarchy in the desktop app?

We have a desktop app where user has to enter information on different pages. All pages in the app are placed in a hierarchy. For example: Item 1 Item 1.1 Item 1.2 Item 2 Item 2.1 But you can ...
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How to select a parent checkbox either separately or with children?

In my web-based reporting case, users should be able to select one or more items from an organization hierarchy to show on a report. They should be able to select both whole branches with all subnodes ...
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Multilevel Page Title - Page and Instance order and hierarchy

I've got the following task. I have to redesign the title part of the pages. Silly but as simple as hard to get the ballance with the stakeholders. We have Page title and section titles. We need some ...
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As per usability which view is better to show product hierarchy: Horizontal view or Vertical view?

I am facing problem to show complete hierarchy of consumer product for a company where products can be up to 500. And hierarchy can be up to 7 level. I am attaching 4 level horizontal & vertical ...
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Hierarchy VS Usability in Mobile Design

Taking into consideration the ease of access areas on a mobile device: I am not sure how to determine/prioritize where to organize the main actions: Hierarchy: Most important actions at the top ...
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Is there a modern reimplementation of Elastic Windows?

Elastic Windows is a windowing approach where windows are organized in a hierarchical fashion on a space filling tiled layout, developed by Eser Kandogan and Ben Shneiderman between 1996 and 1998. ...
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Differentiate between selecting a tree node and expanding it

We're doing a tree view for navigating through a hierarchical data structure. Technically speaking it's a JSTree javascript based application. Clicking on the arrows expands/collapses the nodes and ...
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