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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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Is it better to auto open a dialog/sidepanel when redirecting from an email link?

We have a situation where our application sends an email with an activation link to the users. This link redirects to the activation page of our application where they need to enter some additional ...
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Legal wants terms and conditions on mobile to have agree and disagree checkboxes but without a default state. How do i go on designing it?

The last step in the registration process of our clients app requires users to agree to their terms and condition. There are two types one being mandatory and other being optional. The mandatory will ...
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Hiding or showing upcoming functionalities

We are developing a data-heavy site and I was wondering, how should we present (or hide) upcoming functionalities. Let's say in a form an option which will only be available later. Or a button that ...
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Handedness in touch or tablet software UI design

I read a previous post on discussions about designing UI for left or right hand users, but I thought they left out an important discussion when it comes to touch and tablet devices. For example, I ...
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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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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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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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How to properly expand/collapse the top level of a side navbar while using the second level nav bar?

so I am designing a device manager with a two-level side navbar, where the second level is constantly showing while the top level is hidden. I am having trouble deciding on how to design the expand/...
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Should toggle buttons be same size or dependent on text size?

I have multiple toggle buttons each with around 3-5 values. The problem lies in the text, where some buttons are much longer than others. Is it better practice to make all buttons the same size ...
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Can we place Information icon inside a Chip or Tag element? [duplicate]

I am working on a popup screen. In this situation, the user attempts to publish a job on a certain job board, for example, Linkedin. The popup will open, and in order to publish a job, we must input a ...
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A webpage with just an audio player

Suppose I have a small handheld device with just a micro-controller, a keypad and a speaker. There are some pre-programmed sentences stored in the micro-controller, which can be selected by typing a ...
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Adding a copy link in the email to copy the verification code

As part of sign up, I want the user to verify their email by copying the verification code from the email that has been sent to their personal email address, and then entering the code in the input ...
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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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Side-bar Navigation pattern

I recently discovered a new UI pattern for the hamburger menu, displayed in the centre of a sidebar, even for e-commerce sites, but I can't find any resources/inspirations or examples. I'm wondering ...
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What are the specific breakpoint sizes that Apple uses and references in their design guidelines? [duplicate]

Does someone know, What are the specific dimensions (primarily width) of the breakpoint sizes that Apple uses and references in their design guidelines, name as the XS, SM.... XXL? Reference: https://...
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Which heuristics criteria justifies redirecting the user to a 404 redirect page?

Assuming UX experts are familiar with the Bastien & Scarpin Heuristics Criteria, how does it classify the behavior of user clicking in a link and being redirect to a 404 page? I'm struggling to ...
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how to make card with more detail [closed]

How can I display all the information on this blood donation request card without cluttering the card's visibility on Stack UX? Additionally, I have a long text that describes the user's blood need, ...
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How to differentiate different states of input field

I have three states of the text field in my design. One is the normal input field, one is when they have input the no. and the next state is when the number is locked as in users cannot change the ...
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Minimum touch target for apps

It is stated in human interface guidelines and material design that the touch target should be 44x44 & 48x48 respectively. Many top apps don't follow; isn't this an accessibility issue?
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Can Toggles be used instead of Checkboxes?

I have seen multiple applications going for safe usage of checkboxes while there is a multi-select scenario of options shown in list or under one category. What is the rationale of having checkboxes ...
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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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How to design dependent dropdown menus

I am designing a profile creation screen which allows the user to add a birthday (optional). If they add a birthday, there is an additional dependent dropdown that allows them to set a reminder for ...
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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 should you use a snackbar element as opposed to put it on top of a form?

There's three ways of displaying error; inline (field), top of form (form), and as a snackbar When should you use a snackbar element to show an error as opposed to put it on top of a form modal or ...
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Can there be 3CTAs at one place with equal weightage?

On the checkout screen there are 3 CTAs, simple checkout Payment with debit card Buy now pay later All three with equal weightage of primary CTA. Is it the right way?
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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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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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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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Designig a website for academic scholar audiences

I am a Software Engineering student and I was designing a website for my university Mining Engineering department that gives information about rocks. This website is going to be maintained by them ...
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Where to add email/help button main screen of mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app, for iphone and android, where the user can search for an item, and a list will be displayed with the stores where this item is sold. The "Map" button displays ...
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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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How to make sure the user knows interactivity of this widget

I want to keep the interface as clean as possible, but I want the user to know, that they can edit the exercise (eg. the list tiles with the not-so-dark background), where I then display the exercise ...
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UI for multiclass classification taxonomies and search results

I am confused about how to present multiclass classification taxonomies to the end user on a consumer app. If an item or even an entire subcategory can be classified under different parent categories, ...
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Accordion vs collapsable section

Is there any difference in accordions vs collapsable sections? Can we say that accordions have data, and collapsable sections have a layout? But, how do we visually differentiate between them? The ...
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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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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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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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Visual hierarchy of typography in UI in practice

There are so many resources about this in theory, but I can't find any detailed guides or resources on how to apply the principles in an existing complex UI. The most obvious ones would be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I improve add entry tab?

I'm making a UX/UI for Telenor software that we are developing as summer project. How to do the navigation/controls for this Software style: I'm stuck on how best to do the Add Entry for this tab. ...
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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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What is this called in GUI? A "panel" that contains tabs

I have a feeling this answer will depend on everyone's opinions and which design spec they follow. However, maybe it will give me a broader perspective. I have a "panel" (as best as I can describe). ...
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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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