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something used by send an important signal, often a warning, from a thing to any humans who might be using it or others who might need to know the state the thing is in

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Do we call all types of progress indicators a loader?

Do we call all types of progress indicators a loader.
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Why is showing battery percentage turned off by default?

The first thing I do on a new phone or new laptop is find the setting to turn on the display battery percentage. It's much easier to read 78% than to try to distinguish whether six or seven pixels are ...
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What is the best way to indicate new data related to a button in iOS?

I develop a shopping list app, which supports multiple lists, but only one list can be viewed at once. The "Lists" button (top-left) is used to open a screen showing all lists and, from here,...
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Drawing attention to rows below the fold on a list

I'm designing a feature that highlights certain users on a list. For this i'm considering using an (!) icon. However, the list is long and requires scrolling. there will be users below the fold that ...
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Draw attention to a changed default

I've got a medium-sized form with a radio buttons field with two options (hereinafter "radio-button field") as one of the first fields. Down the form, there's a numeric field (hereinafter &...
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Warning indicator in a select dropdown

I have a situation where an item that is selected from a dropdown needs a warning. The warning is to let the user know that the item is in a specific mode and that it won't behave as usual until the ...
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Should a popover include an arrow or not? [closed]

I'm trying to decide if popover panels should include an arrow pointing to the component that triggered it, or if this is an unnecessary element. Others' Approach Here are some of my research on this ...
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Visual cues for enhancing user behavior

I have been working on a digital project where the product is an online presentation software where the user(Teacher) has presentation slides to select and conducts presentations to the students. The ...
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Visual Indicators for editable content and non editable content

Brief Product Description: I have been working on a digital project where the product is an online presentation software where the user (Teacher) has presentation slides to select and conducts ...
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Do users notice text changes on call to actions?

Brief product Description So I have been working on a digital project where the product is an online presentation software where the user(Teacher) has presentation slides to select and conducts ...
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What's a better way to Indicate flights in operation when booking flights

I'm designing a flow that will reduce the likelihood of users getting zero results when they search for a flight. When looking at examples of how other airline apps do this, I came across the ...
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UX Pattern for indicating information that might be wrong

I’m working for a startup that crawls data from news articles and displays it in a table. For example: “Bayern Munich won 2:0 against BVB. Both goals were scored by Lewandowski. Müller assisted both ...
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Primary contact indicator in table

Let's suppose we have a table that shows a list of users and their basic contact information. First Last 1 | Phone 1 | Address 1 ---------------------------------- First Last 2 | Phone 2 | Address 2 -...
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions) [closed]

I'd like to have opinions to see things differently or to confirm that my view is better :) Situation: We are developing a complicated information system (legal stuff) - lots of information, lots of ...
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Progress indicator position in iOS [closed]

Having a little bit of struggle while designing a iOS app. What do you think is the right position for progress indicator - right or left side of text? Checking for updates... or Checking for ...
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How do I indicate that a column in a data table has been added or changed?

I have a data table where I let people toggle columns (Show/Hide) A few columns also change based on the value of a dropdown the users select inside a modal that controls table settings How do I ...
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Which indicator is more understandable?

Which indication of "high" level is more understandable? For example, when users sees an indicator (v2) on the humidifier that was launched for the first time is he going to think that sensor hasn't ...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

What should happen when a user clicks on a button that triggers an action that takes a short amount of time to complete, showing a busy spinner to indicate processing? [click]↖ ⇒ [click] ↖⚙ - Mouse ...
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How to show that an element has been previously modified

Note: I've been through the following questions and, while they do provide some useful insight, they are all really old (2010, 2012) and not really a duplicate of my use case → 1, 2, 3 I have a ...
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Progress indicator for two steps

Is it helpful to include a progress indicator when there's only two steps in a process? For example:
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Indicator for a context action menu on gantt bar

Current Situation: In our SaaS solution for portfolio management we have several actions that are context dependent, e.g. delete a project. Those actions can be found on the element itself, e.g. the ...
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Page section indicators for vertical scrolling

Can anyone let me know what the technical UX/UI name is for the indicators on the right-hand side.I've tried googling a bunch of variations but can't find a definitive answer. Thanks in advance
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Android App - How to indicate existence of unsynchronized data

I have an Android application where the users can create different kinds of content in different screens of the app. All content is synced to the server in a background thread. Normally this happens ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

Can I use the 💩 character as a legitimate status indication on, say, a web application, or in a desktop application? Or will it offend/embarrass people? NSFW = "Not safe/suitable for work", although ...
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The rationale of progress indicators for online articles

The display of a non-interactive progress bar that reflects the amount of content that the user has read/scrolled through seems to be reflecting the trend that users want distinct visual indicators as ...
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Best name for the option of adding item to multiple lists or a newly created list

I have a book that can be added to multiple reading lists or to a newly created one. The name of the option that does it is “Add to Reading List”. What would be the best name for such an option so it ...
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How to provide an indication for partial success?

I am working on a system where the user configures a complex structure which consist of several layers of composition. When the user completes the configuration he clicks the 'Apply' button and then ...
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Mark items far away from each other as grouped (connected)

I have a tree structure with items from different trees that I need to "group" (or really, mark as grouped). Like so: It is mandatory for the user to select a few of these items to carry on to the ...
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Is 'Credit and Debit Payment' a user-friendly term/word?

First question here, hopefully it's not too shabby. I'm analysing an app that has account balance system. I'll try to make a scenario, though this is fictional. An app acts as a bridge between ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, open ...
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How could I make a list appear 'clickable/touchable?'

So I've got a nice ol' list that, when you tap on the sections, brings up more information. However, just looking at the list doesn't make it very clear you can expand them. But I'm not sure how I can ...
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Indicate ”hoverable” text

I have a table with “hoverable” text, but how do I make it clear to the user that more information will show up if he hovers over it? I was thinking of an icon at first, but I don’t know if it is ...
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Indicating a folded state

I have an element on HTML that can be clicked, and its related content can be displayed/hidden right under it. It is common to indicate an element's folded state by ▸ (and expanded state by ▾), but I ...
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progress indicator internet usage

I have to define the best pattern for an usage internet indicator, where the service plan doesn´t have limits but clients who move over the mark above 150 GB, your speed connection will be dropping ...
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Progress Indicator for Slow Progress Process

I am designing a quick reference status indicator for a customer facing application. We would like to allow our users to check their status with our help desk, though that process only has three ...
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Indication for "overriden"

I will be creating a graphic to allow laboratory technicians to view the temperature (and humidity and one or two other parameters, however, I will just describe temperature) in their room. The room ...
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Smartphone indicator light colors - conventional meaning?

This is something I noticed on my Android device. When you have a notification, there's a slowly pulsing notification light when your phone is sleeping. e.g. This light comes in different colors, I'...
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Ideal visual weight of indicators such as dropdown triangle

I am working on a software where the UI is designed by a manager instead of UI experts. This has lead to many problems and inconsistencies in the visual design, user expectations and standards of the ...
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When using tables - is it better to show a sort indicator by default or only after sorting?

We have several tables in our software and for most of them there's the possibility to sort the entries. When opening a new view with a table there's also a default sorting for most cases, which means ...
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How to indicate insertion of a new record into table with pagination

I'm looking for a way to indicate successful addition of new record to table. I have two main elements on my page - a form used to add new records and, below, a table displaying all the existing ...
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How to communicate "we owe you" vs "you owe us"?

Usually when I log in to check my account at the utilities website, I see something like this: And I'm usually stumped as I have no idea whether "in debit" means whether I have still outstanding ...
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Visually distinguish between build environments (dev, qa and production)

During the development of our mobile applications, they go through a development phase, a QA phase and are finally released into production. We create separate builds of the applications for each ...
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Indicate to users that they can't review an item until they've purchased it?

We want to restrict users from reviewing items they haven't purchased. At the moment they can review anything, so we're wondering how to implement the UI so that the feature is clearly disabled until ...
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Color picker – indicator / selection marker

I have a color and brightness picker: It has been designed for touch interaction; you can scroll it horizontally. Now here's the thing: How do I design a good indicator for the currently selected ...
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form save progress indication

In our app, when you save/submit a form, two things happen submit button greys out(becomes disabled) there's a progress bar running at the top of the page(similar to medium.com), which is an ...
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Should a device charger provide a visual indication that it is charging?

I just bought my brother an iPad and noticed there isn’t any visual indication on the charger when it's in an active charging state. Why wouldn’t a designer provide some visual feedback? ...
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How to convey that an indicator is clickable

We made an app that analyzes your driving behavior and generates a score for it: One one of the screens you can see score circles in blue/orange/green/red (click to enlarge): When you click on one a ...
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Why show the reading time for an editorial article?

I noticed that while reading on medium.com every article has a suggested reading length. Reasons this might be good UX include: It adds relevance/timeliness (just as we list author/date of ...
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Indicating the stages of loading in an app rather than just the word "Loading..."

If a process takes a long time to execute in a tablet app and the ui is blocked during this load time, is there any benefit to informing the user what is actually being performed, e.g the stage that ...
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Is it not enough to change the pointer to indicate a clickable table row?

First, I am a programmer, not a designer hence my question. I am working on a project where almost every row in all of the tables are clickable. To demonstrate this, the cursor turns into a pointer, ...
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