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An interface is the point of communication between user and system, allowing for input to the system and feedback to the user.

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UX for picking tags and then quantities related to them

I'm making an app in which students can select topics/tags they're interested in, and get a randomly-generated quiz containing questions that have those tags/belong to those topics. For each selected ...
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Why is Figma/Adobe XD needed?

A bit about myself - I'm an 18 year old amateur graphic designer who works primarily in Photoshop and Illustrator. I've also been trying to learn coding for the last couple of years. I have developed ...
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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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Multiple levels of conditional text

For a report builder, my non-technical users need to be able to visually specify conditional text that is potentially multiple levels deep. Example: Mr X and Mrs Y, each possibly replaced by Mr Z if ...
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Many buttons in a mobile app

Imagine an app that can be native, hybrid or responsive and I have to put in the UI three actions: approve, deny and waiting for correction. Whats the best way to display these options?
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Alternative UI design to provide access to multiple users

Problem: Part of the application has access to only specific users. Eg View only, Add item, and edit. Only admin can give access. I have already tried toggle buttons and check boxes. Wondering if ...
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A good UX for optionally overriding settings

I have an application where the user is able to configure different settings when holding a key down, as opposed to when clicking on that key. My current UI is as follows: As you can see, the ...
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Should buttons' position/placement be standardised across the whole platform?

I know that there have been threads about button placement, however what I'm asking is not a specific case. Rather, I would like to know regardless of contexts, should button placements be ...
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How to distinguish between a selected and important menu item?

If you wanted a user to distinguish if a menu item is important and not selected. How will you represent the difference between the selected and the important menu item? The only idea I would come up ...
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How should I design this, not sure if it's a container or card

I'm currently in charge of the design system and we have this component which I'm not sure if I can consider it a card, or should I just use the general term 'container'. I tried googling and results ...
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User-needs approach

Do you think that an approach that consists of asking the user directly what their profile or sector of activity is and then refining the value proposition or directing them to a landing page that ...
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User Interface for Deduplicating Records

I am looking for UX interface patterns that can be used to dedupe records. Suppose, for example, one has a database of customers. Perhaps Ronald T. Wiggins and Ronald Wiggins are both in the database ...
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Is it OK to break consistency in my page margins?

I am a beginner and designing my first UI wireframes for a large website with 80+ screens. My question is we set a margin width for the pages of 100px on each side of the page (the screen sizes are ...
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Outdoor Interface Lighting [duplicate]

Sorry to anticipate if it is not the right place. I have 2 questions regarding the same topic: What type of screen would you use for outdoor use? Matte backlit LCD? What background and text colors ...
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Does the icon of arrows shaped as triangles pointing up and down have a name and what does it mean?

Does the icon of arrows shaped as triangles pointing up and down have a name and what does it mean? I'm not sure if I can use it.
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Graphical indication of a 2-dimensional sensor reading inside a range

Showing a single dimensional value inside of a valid range is not unusual, whether using a bar or using a virtual gauge. My problem is slightly different - I have a two-dimensional value. Temperature ...
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I need to make a button that will turn activated when pressed, but that cannot be pressed again

Our smart home interface has customizable buttons that activate moods like, morning, night, or away. As of now, if the user presses a mood button it changes color to signal that this mood is now ...
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What percent of internet users use mouse back/forward versus the browser back/forward buttons?

I personally almost never use the browser buttons and I imagine it's the same for most tech savvy users but I want to know what the usage patterns are like for the rest of the population. From my own ...
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Best practice for Styling links when used in tables and headings

Should links in data tables be styled like regular text links or only have some indication on hover? For example Shopify tables have default black text color and only change to blue on hover: I dont ...
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Advice on Displaying 24 Hour Opening

There's a similar question but it doesn't address the same issue so I have opened another. I need to display opening hours to website visitors in a clear, easy to understand way. The business opening ...
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How to best place a "Filter" sheet in a webpage?

Consider the following page screen, that consists all conversations (left side) and the selected conversation display (middle of the screen; chat): Now I would like to be able to filter the list of ...
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Indicate a Input Value is the Primary Unit

I'm currently putting together a UI content block that would allow a user to select a unit, unit size, position and input the needed crew values. The end user should be able to determine whether or ...
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Best practice on Web Chat “not working right now” messaging

We are currently integrating a web chat functionality on a utilities website, where customers can query their bill, or changing plans etc. with their cellular bills. The web chat will sit top right on ...
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How to display 2 yes/no options, when one combination isn't possible?

Context I am designing a setting panel for users to create gauge charts. A gauge can either have a handle (left), a progress bar (middle), or both* (right)… but obviously need at least one of them. ...
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Table which contains checkboxes and radio buttons - labels issue

Table, which enables users to configure items within. User can select "active" items (checkboxes) and among them he/she needs to select just one "best one" item (radio button). I ...
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Is it a good decision to include monospace fonts in UI?

I'm working on a blogging platform which have a community of writers. In the first iteration, I paired a monospace font with a serif font for the entire platform because those two fonts are most ...
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Designing an interface for document slicing/splitting

I am given a PDF that consists of a series of scans, all concatenated together in a single file. I'd now like to allow the user to split said document into multiple documents for easy retriveal. It ...
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CTA label for mobile reporting page

I'm putting together a simple website that allows users to view football-related reports. Users are able to select from 4 report types (player, team, league, country). Depending on which report type ...
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What is the name of this control that looks like a floating toolbar called?

Google Forms uses a nice context control that looks like a toolbar, but floats towards the selected element (question): It behaves similarly to a context menu (activated when clicking on a certain ...
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How can I improve a Bulk Upload interface?

I need to do some sort of form for bulk uploading information, which will then be converted to a data table for individual editing. The thing is I have some setbacks because of the way it was built. I ...
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Compact text indication of lost radio connection

I am working on a UI for a robotics application that uses radio communication. There is a text field for each robot that normally displays battery voltage in the format 3.72 V. Sometimes the radio ...
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Are mobile apps dropping UX in favor of super-clean interfaces? If so, why?

Today's mobile apps, compared to 5-6 years ago are way cleaner visually. Nowadays you can find several popular apps with a way that is really so clean that there is no value proposition on the login ...
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How can I make an essential navigational treeview sidebar work on mobile?

I'm currently working on a web application that will have significant user-created content. I would like to organize this content hierarchically, with a side-bar on the left to navigate, some buttons ...
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Different Homepage Interfaces for New Users versus Return Users

There is enthusiasm in my organization for non-retail webpages to have one interface when users visit the site for the first time, and a different interface for return visits. The interface would ...
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In a Desktop application, should the recent file list placed directly in the file menu

A desktop tool mostly offers recent files. I am used to press Alt+F and then 1 to open the first recent files. It seems that I learned it from Notepad++. I thought it was a "platform convention&...
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Users aren't sending us feedback rating

we just launched a beta version of a website, where we included a feedback rating system. A question, five stars and a comment box. However, in three weeks, we had 0 feedback. Analytics show people ...
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User experience between disparate systems

I have two “My Account” sections of the same website. Our’s is a library website, and has an integrated search tool. The search tool is a vended solution, and has the ability for the user to log in ...
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How can I improve hierarchy of information?

Any insights / ideas as to how I would be able to improve the information hierarchy on the screenshot below? The headliner's data and questions data (Development / Company's benchmark / Comments) are ...
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What icon intuitively represents making comparisons? [closed]

I want to make an app which involves repeatedly giving users two options and having them select the one they like better. Is there any icon or symbol which would intuitively represent this concept, ...
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Apply theme customization on a financial app [closed]

I am designing a UI design for a financial app, can a user apply different themes to change between colors of the UI, so what themes are best suited for this feature?
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Best way to illustrate comments hyperlink on dropdown dashboard component?

I'm designing a dashboard with dropdown components. Every component is a "driver" group. The dropdown consists of questions within the survey that belongs to this driver. Every driver ...
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Why do nearly all the social media platforms have nearly the same layout for "user's post" and how can I implement similar layout in my design?

So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post. e.g. Facebook Instagram Twitter Now as ...
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Advanced search for different type of results

I am working on a business directory site where a user can search for either a deal, company or event in a city. What alternatives are there for retrieving relevant results for a user in terms of UX? ...
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Ways to Indicate Clickability AND also going to a new process/screen?

I'm currently trying to design this UI to indicate clickability. Currently, once the user unlocks a section, the lock icon changes and turns gold. Then, if the user clicks on either the symbol or text,...
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Legacy system content import tool [closed]

We have an old system, which is a course platform, and we are developing a new version of it, with other technology and some new features. I am designing the feature that will allow users to migrate ...
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Developing good UX for handling configurations of multiple objects

I am developing a dashboarding system that lets users drag and drop charts of interest. Some of our users may want to have 4-7 charts on a given page. For each chart, there are certain parameters that ...
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What do we call this element?

What should I call this element? Popup? Dialog? Modal?
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What's the best control to toggle between three states?

Background I have a list of statements that make up a definition. In this case it's for healthcare so its attributes about a person. Currently, we have a checkbox to allow someone with the knowledge ...
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Order of arrangement controls for Back/Front Backward/Forward

Backstory A discussion came up in my organization where we're looking at the conventions for ordering the Forward/Backward and Front/Back buttons for our desktop application, which runs on Mac, ...
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Should I extend view/navigation controls of an entire interface at different locations?

We have a Dashboard, that summarizes the earnings of an App, by month. The entire view rendering is based on the current selected month, but some sections of its body contains an overview through the ...
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