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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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Best way pack buttons horizontally

Take a look at the screenshot above. I found it here and it offers a handy pattern for what I need to do in my own app: show a lengthy list which should be easily filterable. The only issue is that I ...
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How to properly display two values (current/next) in an easy-to-understand way

The Problem I need to display in my app two values, one adjacent to the other. The two values at the moment are displayed like this: 20 / [16] What do they mean? Well, the first value is the ...
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Detailed progress indicator with different states

I am creating an application for mobile devices (tablet primarily, but in the future phone size). A user creates a new process, which has many 'cards'. A 'card' is essentially a collection of forms. ...
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Global functionality placement on Material Design

(Disclaimer - I'm not a UX/UI specialist, but rather a fullstack dev that also need to cover for the UX aspect of an application framework. So apologies in advance for any faux pas.) Preamble We are ...
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Select multiple items to ship: 'Ship all' still available?

I have a list of items. You can either ship all items or select the ones to ship. I want the disabled 'Ship Selected' to be visible because I want the users to know they have that option (another ...
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Browse to updaload image from modal dialog [duplicate]

I know modal over a modal is not good UX. But I have a modal window and I am going to place a file upload(browse) component to upload a image for user. I am not really sure, will that break any UX by ...
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Should I use Ubuntu fonts in Web App and Mobile Apps? [closed]

I am designing Secured Web App and mobile app and I'm really concerned about using the Ubuntu font family as most of the web apps are using Open Sans or PT Sans (or some sort of sans-serif) I really ...
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Using Tree Tab Structure

I have a situation where i have a tab structure and there are other options under each main tab so i have picked up tree tab structure where i show primary tab and secondary tab visually different. ...
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Changing the way how users interact with interface

I'm currently analyzing how I can improve the experience of a tablet application to control our robots. One of the actions is to select a program node from a node list and add them to a program tree ...
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Flat or Raised Button | Popup or New Page for Adding Account Page

I have a button that navigates to Account Adding Page, but Im not sure it should be raised or Fiat button. Also, Account Adding Page's 70% is empty. Should I go for popup instead?
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Should the 'delete' action be part of the 'edit' functionality?

I have a list of photos where the user is able to edit or delete each photo. Once you click edit (where they can change title/description), should I also allow users to delete the photo? If the ...
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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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Rules & Behavior for Start & Stop Buttons

I'm working UX on an app that includes user-initiated diagnostics. Some of the diagnostics complete after a moment or two, others often take several seconds to minutes. In the current version of the ...
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Best practices for unifying a product suite

I am working on a suite of subscription based products under the same brand. Some are content driven, and some are data driven, but the users are mostly the same. Currently, the interface and ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Currently, when registering on my site, users are presented with a first name field and a lastname field (plus an email and password field as usual). My reasoning behind this was to encourage users to ...
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UX Report Delivery

Situation: I'm doing a project for a company doing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). They've been around for a while and their product, while bleeding edge tech-wise, has horrendous usability issues. ...
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Changing scrolling behavior - good use cases?

Some websites modify scrolling behavior, e.g. by changing scrolling speed, "smooth scrolling", or even snapping to sections on scroll. Personally, I find it incredibly annoying to have my scrolling ...
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Improve selection (from 2 options) more Intuitive

NOTE : Feel free to edit the question title to something more accurate, if you feel it fits more. Hey all. I'm trying to solve pretty interesting scenario. I have an app, which creates output from (...
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Where should I put the Filter button on the top or bottom of mobile screen?

I'm currently designing a website that has 80% of mobile device users, so I'm trying to enhance the experience when opened on mobile. In products page I'm planning to put a button filter to help ...
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In a Q&A feature is it best to allow users to select the Best Answer or…?

I'm currently designing a Q&A feature at work and not feeling good about the general direction of how Best Answers are determined. I've always had the notion that in most Q&A platforms the '...
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Studies on interaction design for children 3-5 years old

Has there been much work or study done in the area of interactive design for children of pre-school age? There seems to be a number of apps used in childcare centres that are meant to facilitate ...
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Are commands different in terminals for other languages? [closed]

One of the arguments for why terminals / consoles are ubiquitous as a basic system interface for routers and operating systems is that it is easier to learn vs a graphical interface. I have to ask if ...
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Exploratory Interface across Mobile Devices

I'm working on a site were the features are shown as exploratory items (http://codepen.io/sevenearths/pen/rWzgba). This all works well on computers where users can hover over elements and additional ...
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One screen, three different operations

I hope this question is allowed here but I am now stuck with a UI issue I have no idea how I'm going to handle intuitively. The goal is to have a single screen which is displayed all day long on ...
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How to associate color with accuracy for segmented gauge?

I'm writing a personality test app and am thinking of a way to implement the UI for recording answers. The test requires the user to answer how accurately terms like "kind" or "cold" describe their ...
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What is good alternative to show modal dialog with very long forms?

I want to see the alternatives of modal dialogs containing long forms so that the design don't break.
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Automatically reordering/hiding (navigational) elements

I'm designing a self-service application for a tax office. The main screen looks like this: I'm considering automatically reordering/hiding tiles based on certain conditions. For example: when ...
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Complex forms with many variables

I'm really striggling to simplify this data set. I need all the information as chosen inputs so the system is able to read the input and spit out a rate at any request. I'm really not sure on how ...
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Identifying comment area as a place to comment, and only comment

I run a site where users can submit code to algorithmic programming problems, which is then evaluated for correctness. The site has a commenting system, and the comment area looks something like this: ...
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Comparison table

When creating a new (permission) role on our platform a comparison table is used (on the right side), with the intention of explaining our role types to our users. Within this table: The permissions ...
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Another word for “History/Comments”

We have an application that shows the routing history (for a workflow) of a document, as well as comments that a user might have made at any point of that documents workflow. For example, a workflow ...
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Alternatives to pop-up window when editing item details

I am now designing a browser based software where user selects products and adds them to his "basket" after the user selected all he needed he then proceeds to edit each item in the basket. Items look ...
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Can one show too many different colours in a computer game?

Unlike corporate applications, computer games need to be interesting and capture the user (player's) attention so using multiple colours are usually encouraged. However, that being said, could one ...
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Comments and Attachments UX

I'm trying to find examples of sites which have the ability to make a comment and add multiple attachments to said comment. So far, the only example I have found of this is teamgantt.com which is kind ...
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Best way to display a list of information for an object such as a recipe in an Android App?

Currently, I have this: However, it doesn't seem like a proper way to display it (I censored two lines to hide the main idea of my application). What would be a proper way to display it?
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Inventory system with multiple quantity values

I have built an inventory system and I am working on adding a feature to it that will allow groups of parts to be reserved. I need a way that I can display the quantity of the item, how many are ...
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(Color) scheme for quiz/trivia/test type app/game

here is the example: | Answers | User Input | Results | |:----------:|:-----------:|:----------:| | (OK) A | selected | correct | | (OK) B | | incorrect | | ( ) C ...
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One tablet app, one flow with two users (specialist and customer) - how to differentiate?

I am working on a project that involves creating User Interface of a tablet app. The app will be used in the following way: a customer is coming to the shop a specialist is starting the app and ...
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Why do some automated phone systems use a typing sound effect?

Sometimes when I call a company's customer service phone number, an automated phone system answers. These systems will ask me questions to identify the type of information I am seeking, the type of ...
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Handling access to data

I'm developing an application to store and manage files, passwords, things like that. Currently I'm thinking about how to handle access to this data (since it may be the case that you don't want ...
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Changing “examples” on a website

On my homepage, I have a very simple design (think Google, but for numbers) with an input box that has a placeholder giving example inputs one might think of entering. This suggested input changes ...
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Is there a name for a group of value-related sliders?

I need to illustrate a set of sliders. Each slider can be moved up and down by the user. Adjusting one slider will indirectly adjust the other sliders. Is there a name for this kind of UI component? ...
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How to display comparison of 2 products with similarities

I am in the following situation. Requirements: A web-based functional configuration-tool for 2 of our systems shall be created, whereas the financial advantage of System A over System B should ...
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When To Vertically or Horizontally Align Independent Checkboxes

Given a form and a series of sequential checkboxes whose values and context are independent of each other, how should they be aligned on the form; vertically or horizontally? download bmml source &...
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Why are there no arrow keys on most mobile on-screen keyboards?

When typing on smartphones or tablets it is very cumbersome to move the cursor to a different position. Why is it that the onscreen keyboards on these devices usually don't have left/right arrow ...
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Disable past dates or display error message?

I am working on a project where there is a datepicker field. Users are not allow to choose past dates(only current and future dates allow). Right now we have two options to design this, which is ...
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Two multi-select lists

I have two multi select lists for a user management screen that controls account permissions. The user can select any # of users and any # of organizations. Multi-Selects: a.) users multi-select ...
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Terminology: Long press or Touch & hold?

I've seen both versions used in Android. What do you think is the best term to use? I've also heard people to use "Long click", "Long touch" & "Long tap" but I personally don't like any of those. ...
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Is there any pattern to avoid a popup on page load?

I am working on a social media tool, and upon adding a new account it takes me to a new screen but before I can go and view the added account in the new screen I am supposed to set a few toggle? How ...
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Application of personality type to chat bot interface

One of the growing trends in UX design is the emergence of conversational UI (there's probably too many articles to provide a comprehensive list here, but please feel free to provide as a comment your ...