Questions tagged [human-interface-guideline]

Human Interface Guidelines (or short: HIG) refer to a written documentation that line out common elements for a user interface. These guidelines help develop a consistent interface and user experience across a team.

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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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What are the guidelines for showing many columns in an ipad app? [duplicate]

I'm creating an app for an ipad where it should show a table with someinformation, more than 7 columns. I looked in to Human Interface Guidelines for tables but there is only information for tables ...
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What is this mobile bottom sheet UI element called?

I want to communicate the implementation of this kind of bottom sheet to developers, specifically how it's a tall bottom sheet, but you can still see the background minimized underneath. What is this ...
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When to use split button vs more options button?

When do you typically use split buttons vs a button with more options (ellipsis)? From how I understand it, split buttons are for grouping related options with one most common option surfaced?
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Standard Container Size For Mobile Canvas? [closed]

I am creating a mobile design in Figma and my selected frame size is 428 x 926 px (for I phone 13 pro max). I want a container to achieve a proper grid system, can you please tell me what should be ...
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Question about Grids and Layouts in UI Design

grids and layouts are something that i've struggled with since starting my design career two years back. I've read books like grid systems and watched several videos and courses but as a UI designer, ...
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Can we have two type of alerts in an application?

In my application, I have two types of information in the content 1.Critical Alerts 2. Alerts that require user attention - may be or may not be critical, totally depending on the need. I planned to ...
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Mic, Globe and Face icon in iOS UI Kit

In the iOS 14 UI Kit that Apple provides on its website, there are 3 icons but in the SF Symbols app, these 3 icons looks different (image below) Anybody know why?
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Three state check box (three real states, not indeterminate). A good idea?

I am making a budget tracking app that takes in your transaction history. In order to classify transactions, you can create Filters (eg Filter "fast food" = ContainsText("Mcdonalds"...
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How do I design a screen which works for multiple cross devices [duplicate]

nowadays there are too many devices with different height and different aspect ratio, should I make the design for a smaller device and top of that I add a percentage respectively? or there is any ...
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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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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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Why does Airbnb put the close button for a dialog on the top left corner?

It seems this pattern is quite common in mobile apps, but not so common on the web. (Assuming that most people use their right hand to control the mouse)
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Is it effective to test color palettes and changes on old monitors?

Does anyone here test color palettes or changes on older monitors? Someone in one of our design review meetings suggested doing this, and curious as to the thoughts of fellow UX designers. In making ...
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What are real examples of content-driven navigation?

Reading Apple HIG Guideline I came across an explanation of the content-driven navigation. It says that games, books, and other immersive apps use this navigation type. But what other immersive apps? ...
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Need help with restaurant menu customization ui and ux

for the app that I'm working on, a restaurant owner/manager has the option to customize their menu. The flow is that: The system suggests a list of items that can be served by a restaurant. This ...
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Is it OK to let the user use colored tags to associate data sets or keywords?

I am debating with my boss regarding whether tags should be coloured or not. I feel that colouring tags will just work as fun for the user. A user won't remember what colour he has assigned to a ...
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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Expand/Collapse button directions in tree table ie data grid versus non-table applications

I'm creating a tree table for use on our platform. We currently use chevrons for our expand/collapse buttons, and in doing a lot of research across UX forumns, I decided on the rule that the chevron ...
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Is there a name for circles that show progress through form?

Interfaces that guide users through several steps with one per screen per step often have little circles at the bottom of the page, with each circle representing a step/screen in the sequence. The ...
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Is there a Material 'Chips' UI component in the IOS HIG?

If so, is there a resource somewhere I can grab it or some documentation on it? Basically just want to have a list of tags that a user can delete. If the HIG has something i'd prefer to use that.
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Should long paragraphs be aligned justified or just left aligned? [duplicate]

For better readability which would be better for long paragraphs: align-justified or aligned-left? Reason for asking: Aligned justify gives a better visual appeal but many tutorial and learning sites ...
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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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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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What are the most recommended colors for the UI of a mobile app that is used under sunlight? [duplicate]

To use the app, users have to increase the brightness of the screen and this causes the battery to run out faster and still the best experience is not perceived. It is an app that users use daily for ...
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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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Avoid toggle switch on any page with save button?

I'm currently working on a tool which more or less requires a submit/save button on every page. This is due to avoid any immediate effect on the end user who consumes the content. Sometimes, it feels ...
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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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Which facebook design should you use for facebook login?

Recently facebook changed its products design and changed to a new logo. According to their brand resource center you should use their new logo and color. But their facebook for developers still uses ...
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Close icon to left or right on mobile Material Design [closed]

I have observed that Material Design puts the close icon to the left in all the examples of Material Design. Do you know any case that it goes to the right?
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Looking for options to make the UI more pleasant and understandable

We are making a bunch little strategic tools. Most of them are really simple and should be super easy to understand. One of them is made to execute a comparison of multiple items by pairs. It's ...
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Whitespace versus content

Given a larger amount of content (e.g. a table of data or a list of fields and options in a form) that absolutely need to be on a website, would it be better to space it out so that scrolling is ...
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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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For an unknown number, what text should I put to make it clear that data is missing?

I have a number that takes in the user inputed start time of a task, and the user inputed end time of a task, and uses that to calculate how long a task took. Say, a user schedules a task, but doesn'...
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Position of changed user in ordered grid

Here is a problem I'm facing now: User selects a row in the table. Let's say Abraham Lincoln. The table is sorted by Name (alphabetical order). Now we open a dialog (SPA application) and change the ...
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Modal close button style

I am looking at a redesign proposal for a close button on a modal window for a responsive web/mobile application. I have my own thoughts on this but would like the UI/UX community to weigh-in. ...
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Should the label for a switch component be tappable on iOS?

We are developing an app for both Android and iOS and try to use similar patterns between the two platforms. For Android we have decided that tapping the label that belongs to a Switch component ...
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Is there a recommended size for embedded maps or videos?

Basically what the title says. I know that anyone can do what they want, and I also know that the embedded content can be integrated in a responsive way, thus maintaining its original proportion. ...
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Use top-looking arrow when navigate between screens [closed]

When I was designing something in Adobe XD I thought about an icon which will display in search bar to go backwards in app. My activity uses slide up to open another activity with search bar. Let me ...
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Which ergonomic criteria would justify the behavior of redirecting the user to a 404 redirect page?

Assuming UX experts are familiar with the Bastien & Scarpin Ergonomics Criteria, How would you classify the behavior of user clicking in a link and being redirect to a 404 page? I'm struggling to ...
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User interface design comparison test

I need to elicit quantifiable responses to two designs. One is the live design, the other is a prototype, so I cannot evaluate directly via usability or ease of use. It has to be via Q and A. Anyone ...
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Design dilemma: how to show maximal amount of controls in a clean way

We are trying to improve and modernize the design of our desktop, dialog-based application: If I look at the examples of modern user interfaces they all look pretty, but contain just a fraction of ...
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How to effectively link isolated apps of the same product?

Our product has many categories of features (e.g. Create/Manage sports activities, Book a play field, Book a Coach, Entertainment related events etc). However, we plan to divide these features into ...
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Mobile view layout ordering

I'm confused about one of my eCommerce project product details page ! I couldn't understand am I keep right sidebar on top in mobile ? Now its after logo. Moreover I want to keep social media and ...
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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 is the proper name for "catastrophe style" blocks of content?

We're building a layout for a big newspaper with lots of customizable content blocks for different needs. One of the requests is what they call "Catastrophe Block": a special block that will show up ...
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Specs on Apple human interface design like http://material.io/ [closed]

I am coming from Android development to iOS development. Our design was dictated by the awesome detail provided at http://material.io/ - it gives us down to the pixel how many pixels to right/left ...
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Is it acceptable to place an action button on a tab bar?

Consider a two tabbed view, in this case tasks and participants, whereby in the task view you are able to view cards of the tasks. Within these Task cards you are able to edit the content and assign ...
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How can I validate website color scheme?

A friend of mine asked me to validate the color scheme of his revamped website. The color was chosen by (non-technical) top management and it doesn't follow a modern color scheme. Is there any way ...
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Should position of some component be same when you switch/toggle between views?

I have a doubt whether some component for ex: search bar should remain at the same position when you switch/toggle between views or it can vary as view changes? For reference I have added 2 images: ...

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