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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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Interface examples for handling “page notes” and highlighted text comments?

I'm working on a collections-based interface (think Pinterest or Dropbox), and we're implementing a feature that allows users to add Notes/Comments to various elements (folders/boards, files/pages, ...
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On a product list page, how far should the items be?

I have the product list page below defined and I'm having trouble figuring out what information should be associated with what. For example: Should the filtering group on the left be closer to the ...
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Comparison table for subelements

Can you please help me determine which comparison design is better for UX? I have documents with elements. Every element has 5 attributes. I need to compare those attributes across 3 to 5 documents. ...
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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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How to group the delivery slots in the checkout?

I'm working on the online grocery shop, flexible delivery option is one of its key strengths. This interaction happens as the step of the checkout process. I'm thinking of 2 options. A. The buttons ...
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Symbol for current, ongoing event [closed]

In my app I need to display an icon for an event which is currently ongoing. It's a forecast app for forecasters, where they can issue a forecast in certain time window (event). I'm currently using a ...
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Library of terms for interface (interactions and designs)

I'm studying interaction design (via a Swedish uni) so am having some difficulty finding English terms for different interactions and interface designs. Terms like lightbox popup and modal overlays. ...
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Is there any term for an interface in which an application runs another application?

Is there any term for an interface in which an application runs another application? For example, one website rendering UI from other website within its frame.
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What is the UX definition of a View?

The term "view" is used a lot in UX. In programming it often refers specifically to a user interface element associated with a model (e.g. in MVC or MV* frameworks). But I've heard it used in other ...
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Home or back button as first item in navigation bar?

A bit of background: I'm in a project where we're building an android system service (meaning it will work regardless of which app is currently in the foreground) for an action bar that will overlay ...
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Is it bad UX for a form to be presented in different formats (either in a modal or separate page), depending on context?

I'm designing an internal tool in which a user, at certain points, will need to fill out a fairly detailed form in order to add a piece of content to our user-facing platform. However, the challenge ...
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Does OS security equals “perceived” security for users?

While this question originated primarily in MacOS Catalina and its new security features, I want to know how security measures are leveled with UX options so poor in the user's vision. Catalina's ...
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Promo code applied UI

I'm currently working on the UX/UI for a flight app. The promo has to be applied before searching as only certain flights are on promotion. Once the Promo is applied I am having trouble displaying to ...
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Why can't you copy and paste files in FTP software?

This is something always bothered me, and a simple search on Google shows millions of results on the subject, so it seems to be a real issue: why can't you do simple file operations such as copy+paste ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For “Delay”

I'm currently building a web application which does task management. A very common function is to "delay" the current task, which means it will be postponed until some point in the future. There's ...
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When to use the gestalt principle of common region?

The image below, which can be seen on this medium article uses lines to separate various graphics, but could also use different backgrounds, which is something pretty common when designing dashboards....
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Why do most interfaces rely on sticky top bars instead of sidebars?

Most web interfaces have the classic sticky topbar + 2-3 columns layout (just like StackExchange). Some but few websites use a different approach and, instead, have a collapsable sidebar (i.e. ...
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How to design interface for backups that users can restore to

I am currently working on a system for our application where users can restore to backups done previously. The current setup is that the system backups everyday when automatic backups are on. Now our ...
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Show option is both required and previously used in dropdown list

I realize this is probably not the best way to handle the problem, but I need to shoehorn in a solution to a previously existing design - and a dropdown list was used. In this situation there are a ...
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Why often exists a divider line between between a sign up and a login form?

Why is it needed a divider line between these two forms? Isn't proximity enough to group each individual form elements and make each a group? Or is it needed because, since they are sharing the same ...
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Why most footers have a background color as a divider of section?

Why most footers have a background color as a division from the other content of the page? Wouldn't it be enough if they just used enough whitespace to separate? For example nielsen norman group: It ...
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How can I best display a three-way toggle (show, show all, and hide)?

I'm creating a filter for a search and I am wondering how to best approach this interface. I have a bunch of events in a database and my website displays certain events based on the user's criteria. ...
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How to take rules as inputs from user?

I am creating an automation tool which helps users in automating various tasks such as sending top-performing products, outlets, etc. I am stuck in the planning phase as what kind of user interface I ...
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What effect does interface change have on user behavior?

I drive past a gas station every day that displays its gas prices using cards. I don't know whether the attendant has to manually change the cards every time they change the price or whether they have ...
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How to make an inheritance relationship understandable?

In my educational game application, there are teams and the players on those teams. Historically, players could play any game they want (classic mode), but now I'm implementing a feature to limit the ...
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What do the three bars in old installers mean?

Quite many old setups look kind of like this: I always wondered what the three bars in the bottom left-hand corner mean. I really have no clue.
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Groups vs notebooks

I'm working on a note taking app. One of the feature is that you can group the notes in a folder like manner in which one can create. subgroups inside groups and more subgroups and put notes/notebooks ...
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Multilayered form with multiple options in smartphone

I want to ask about multilayered options from the view of UI and UX. I need to make a form in Android about coverage area in which contains states, city and districts. User can choose multiple states ...
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How can I promote a child website?

We have 2 websites - let's call them website A and B. Website A is about event management and website B is about sustainable events, so they are very similar, albeit with slightly different themes/...
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monthly payment and single payment in the same place

Good morning, I'm doing a payment area, where the user can buy a monthly product and a single purchase product, the project owner demands that the payment be the same for both forms, it can be on ...
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Interactive Table with graph drilldown

The following is a very rough, very disguised view of what I'm really working on, so hopefully it will suffice as a visual example for the following conundrum: I have an app with a large spreadsheet ...
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Best way to organize search form interface?

I have tab in my application where users can search Accounts. Account table has two different type of accounts, User and Staff type. User type is one that have username, password, etc. Staff only ...
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How to design navigation/interface for multiple input dashboard

I'm working on an update to an app with a dashboard. The dashboard has three "inputs", if you will: a location (defaults to the root location for the app) from a predefined set; a specific year of ...
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Differentiating pages/views which contain similar data

Consider profile information views for different user/item* groups. These profile information views all contain and display similar data and the aim is to keep a consistent layout between different ...
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Best way to let user select something underneath another an object

For an application I'm developing I've been thinking about an aspect of the UI. Imagine I have an application that lets me draw shapes. I can select drawn shapes by clicking inside of them. But there'...
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When to ask user to enable desktop notification?

I have an app that the user sends texts to experts, and after 5 minutes he get back a response. I want to show a notification to the user when he got a response. The question: When & How do you ...
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Best practice on Web Chat “please wait” 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 electricity bills. (this will be available to all ...
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What is the best user interface widget for ternary data?

In a form design, wizard people can define mark fields and then state how important there are. Some fields will always be in the form (for other purposes). However, for one such field a person can ...
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How can I represent something good for user and bad for the business in a graphical way?

I have this interface which is a stepper that asks user for several medical conditions. Based on the results, we have 2 final options: if result are bad, user will benefit from the business' service ...
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Suitable header for search quicklinks

I'm working on a design for a site that helps users calculate how much tax they will have to pay for a given salary. I've included some quick links underneath the salary input, but I'm struggling to ...
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Is it ok to allow Steppers or incremental buttons to remove items?

I read sometime ago that it is bad UX if the system allows the user to remove an item (for example, form their cart) if he uses numeric steppers down to 0. Should the system allow this or stop at 1 as ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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What are pros and cons of showing header in login/register pages?

As far as i remmeber, i have seen header(contains logo and site menu) in login page/register page. Sometimes i haven't seen them. On what facts it is done?
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Should I use SVG or PNG for Xamarin Forms for iOS and Android? [closed]

If we use PNG - for iOS we will use @x1 @x2 @x3 size per image (which is just a click a way in zeplin/sketch). Android - around 5 image sizes, meaning we have to maintain 8 PNG images per graphic ...
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customer selection: find or create

I'm working on a form to create offers for our customers. Sales is currently creating loads of duplicates because the search performance is poor and they are rather hitting the create button than look ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic is "trees" and the content types are as ...
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Best way to display offset position in direct manipulation design software?

I'm thinking on how to solve for an application that uses real-time positioning to project images. It uses a beacon (same as motion capture) that is hidden and sewed into a person clothes When the ...
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Best way to handle when typology used by tech is different than typology presented to users?

This question is a follow-up to this one on Meta.SE about the flag dialog used on SE sites. In the dialog, the first two ("spam" and "rude/abusive") are considered the same type of flag, and the ...
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Filters to show books including genres & excluding genres

Scenario: A website has a list of ~10,000 books A user would like to discover a book they might enjoy via genre (there are 15 to choose from) He ticks a checkbox to show only books that include the ...
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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 ...