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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Apple use a base grid for iOS elements?

I am currently working on creating an iOS and Android app for my company and was looking at the Sketch library that Apple provides for iOS. While inspecting a few elements it looks like some of 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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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 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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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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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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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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What's the difference between cards, panels, and tiles?

It seems as if with some of the modern front-end development frameworks there is a blur between the different types of 'container' elements. Whether this is an attempt to abstract the design from ...
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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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Which is better for a web-based CMS UI taking Miller's / Hick's Laws (cognitive load) into account?

I am working on a content management system. As the app is growing, more and more content types are being requested (Think of content types as "Widgets"). I would imagine future state may have 10-15 ...
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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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How should a global tooltips behavior be defined?

I defined a global tooltips behavior for the developers to use in all cases they will face as a guideline. I did a research about this issue but I didn't find anything really relevant. Finally, I ...
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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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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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How long should a loading spinner take to do one rotation?

Whilst I'd always prefer an estimated time, I get that's not always possible, so we fall back to the tried and personally hated, loading spinner. I've always thought that having it do one iteration ...
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How to know which model fits best among Fitts', Walford's and Shannon Model for given data

How to identify on the basis of regression graph(R^2) that which model is better among Fitts', Walford's and Shannon Model. We have given a task, which we executed using the tapping application and ...
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Two Click actions on mobile screen

I was working on a mobile project and I faced a problem. How do I show if there are two different actions on a single object in mobile? In this screen all options have sub-options that appear on a ...
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Defined used for the icon: three vertical dots

Is there a defined use(s) for the icon I have seen various uses for it, but I would like to know if there is a standard purpose for it - or if it can be used as a shortcut for any function needed ...
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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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