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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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Using search as main functionality on centre

Does using search in the center makes sense? As users are used to using search from right corner.
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What are the best methods to test/validate a set of user interface design guidelines for a concept product that does not exist yet?

As part of my PhD, I designed a set of user interface design guidelines for an in-vehicle device. This device does not exist at the moment. What would be the best methods to test/validate these ...
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Paging Control vs UITabBar on iOS

This is the starting page of my App. Trips, Chats and Settings at the bottom are in UITabBar If user clicks on a trip/group, (s)he is leaded to the following Group Home. (This page is 'pushed' on '...
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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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Beginner-friendly sources for learning relevant UX [closed]

First off I'd like to say that I'm not completely sure if this violates any policies as I can't find any UX-specific "Ask question" practices. So if I do violate any rules, I'd happily delete this. I'...
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Is this mobile slide menu user-friendly?

I am creating a Learn Norwegian language app for both iOS and Android. The app consists of 4 chapters, each chapter has a sub category, for example, Pronunciation, Exercise, Grammar etc. My problem ...
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What is replacement for Android's Floating Button in iOS?

I wanted to build functionality in Android using a floating button, as all the tabs are fixed. What is the solution for replacing Floating Button in iOS?
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Fullscreen modal vs. conventional modal?

My site comes across many instances where I'd like to use a modal. Sign up, sign in, comments, and file uploading are a few examples. Now, I can go with a conventional modal design where the modal ...
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When should I use a menu bar icon on macOS?

When writing a desktop application for macOS, in which cases it is useful or advisable to add a menu bar icon? Are there any UI guidelines? And what should happen with the dock icon? Example Evernote:...
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Have clickable elements been a default cursor?

We often get a confusion whether to use hand cursor or default cursors for buttons and other clickable elements. If you consider iCloud and Onedrive both are having their native and web Interfaces, In ...
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Label for input type email in a form

Is there any UX consideration for the label for an email,some labels that i could think of are: Email ID Email Address Email
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Best design to show a post isn't free?

I've a Q&A (question and answer) website like SE. In my website, some of questions have a cost to see their answers, I mean they aren't free. Now I'm trying to make a different in the UI between ...
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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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Should the tap area be visible to users?

I am looking to find what the best practice is for tap areas, or tap targets. There is a lot of discussion as to what is the best size to have as a minimum tap area. There is also a some ...
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Which is better - recovery "error" message or undo user input?

I'm working on an application that allows users to drill down into the data in order to get visual chart representations. There is the assumption that there will be cases where users are exploring ...
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How can I show that a menu item in iOS has its own Settings?

When you tap on Menu 1, it will take you to a different screen. However, tapping on the cog icon will take you to another screen to manage its Settings. Initially, instead of the cog icon, it said "...
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UI/UX in emergency scenarios [closed]

can you recommend resources on good UI/UX design for applications in emergency and/or stressful scenarios? Something similar to this but a little bit more in-depth and with more general ...
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Use of uppercase in navigation.

Is it preferable to use uppercase in navigation on an online application for bankers and traders?
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When is usability over design more important?

Im creating a dashboard webpage for desktop and have a side bar as a navigation. The title is white and the dashboard names are white. When looking at it, the white color makes it seem as if the ...
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Notification banner with auto close need “close(x)” button?

The notifications banner that displayed on top of the screen will disappears automatically in time delay. But I have seen many notification banners with auto close and close(x) button. Is the close(x) ...
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How to represent a latency chart?

I develop a monitoring tool for applications, and one of the upcoming feature is a new "Latency Chart". This chart is made automatically as a jpg file, and it represents the latency of a given host ...
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How to follow ios guidelines when designing in points? How to be sure about sizes of UI elements?

Good day to everyone, Need help from very experienced UX designers, who can provide detailed answer here. I have a few questions regarding the design process of an iPhone mobile app (daily task ...
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Is it acceptable to create navigation and action bars with the same look and feel for the purpose of creating consistent UI? [duplicate]

I'm new to iOS development. I understand that Apple provides APIs to customize the navigation bar, but I'm using Xamarin to create a cross-platform app. On iOS and Android, the navigation and action ...
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Register, Login, Search- best order? [closed]

I have three elements to integrate into a webapplication: Register button Login button Search form (and button?) What is the best order for those elements (ath the top right corner)? Possibilities: ...
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User Interface design for HTML based mobile applications [closed]

I'm currently working on the User Interface design for a responsive mobile app that is being coded using html. This is the first mobile app development project for me as well as my Head of Engineering ...
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How can I improve this master detail/grouping UI?

In my application, I have to represent a Work Order entity that has N Work Order Sections and each section has M sub-items. Currently, I'm representing this like so: Each Work Order has a bunch of ...
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Best UI layout for the scenario?

We have items and settings for them. All the settings done will affect the selected item(checkbox). Now what is the best way to show them on UI Layout. Splitting screen horizontally or vertically is a ...
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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

Is there is any difference between alert, notification banner and toast message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario. In which component does the below image will suit?
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Reducing data entry density

Here's a common situation: you need to capture input from the user about some complex entity, so you have a data entry field for every possible attribute of the entity: And the tabs each have even ...
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Are multiple navigation menus really better?

I like the interface design a Lyric a lot. It's designed mobile/tablet first, and has a lot of big, clear buttons that make navigation easy. However, one thing that I've been wondering about is how ...
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Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a dropdown (...
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When to switch from best UX practices/guidelines to user testing?

The Nielsen Norman Group has UX Guidelines for how to present visited links. I was adhering to the guidelines by making visited links appear faded, but the client reasoned that the users of this ...
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Application Settings Window - QML TabView or QML StackView or QML SplitView

I have been working on some app, written in Qt framework with heavy use of QML for user interface and I've came to phase, which in I have to implement Application Settings Load/Save mechanism. The ...
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Universal Human-Interface Guidelines

Have there been academic attempts to produce a collection / framework / taxonomy of generally applicable HIGs (Human-Interface Guidelines)? Each major platform tends to have their own, and while they ...
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Resource recommendations for designing graphical + command line interfaces?

Perhaps one of the most prominent examples of a combined GUI + CLI is AutoCAD. AutoCAD has reached the point where (almost?) everything that can be done with the CLI can now be done with the GUI too, ...
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Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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What is the difference between user's perspective vs perception?

In concept of usability ,What is the difference between user's perspective vs perception?
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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iPhone layout to choose when having ads on bottom of the screen? Hamburger menu or bottom tab bar?

I am working on an iPhone app that needs to have ads at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure if I should use a hamburger (side) menu or a tab bar. In my opinion, the tab bar is the better option, ...
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Are there any internal human interface guidelines of successful products freely available?

Many human interface guidelines for the design of apps for iOS and OS X are available. But I'm searching for internal guidelines for something like Adobe Photoshop or Autodesk 3DS Max. I realise that ...
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Guidelines for object selection with a contextual menu

I've always thought that a contextual click (aka right-click) on an object should select the object if it's not already selected while bringing up a contextual menu. But lately I've noticed a ...
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Tooltips, where to place?

We have an internal, json editor web application. It is extremely form heavy, basically pages worth of one dimensional tree structured nested forms. Think something like this, but bigger and some ...
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Checkboxes or Radio buttons: Only one or zero choices

I'm building a quiz-type web application in which the user must answer a series of multiple-choice questions. I need to decide whether to use radio buttons or checkboxes. I'm familiar with the ...
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How to differentiate a Div from rest of the div on same row having same look and feel ? border/shade etc?

I'm working on a web application where I have 4 result types of a data and I'm showing all four on the page in same row with same look & feel of divs (can be seen in picture). The Box_D result is ...
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Background Grid lines in charts are good or bad?

I'm using different charts (Line & Bar charts) in my Web app. I want to know whether background grid lines are good to have in charts or not? Does these lines distracts user attentions from main ...
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Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards

I'm working on an internal business tool. It needs to be information dense, and our users are internal employees who undergo training, so if it comes down to it, we value efficiency over ...
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Extended command button order

As far as I can tell from looking at a large number of Windows forms and dialogues, Microsoft uses the following pattern to dictate the order that their buttons appear: [Val- / Prev] [Val+ / Next] [...
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First character of table column name in upper case

I have a table with the following column descriptions.: | Titel | bisheriges Ablaufdatum | neues Ablaufdatum | |:-----------|-----------------------:|:-----------------:| | First | 10....
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What's (or is there) a difference between a Modal Windows and Modal Window Overlay?

Wikipedia says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_window In user interface design, a modal window is a graphical control element subordinate to an application's main window which creates a mode ...
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Where is the best place to put a feedback button on mobile site? [closed]

We're placing a feedback button on our mobile site (currently it's in beta). The button should be easily noticeable, easily accessible, and yet not be too distracting or cover up too much of the ...
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