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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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Hand switching software aids for smartphones

Imagine using the keyboard with one hand/thumb by swiping keys. Is there some software which will teach a person to be ambidextrous by somehow (in some ways I cannot imagine), contribute to correcting ...
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When do you use linear layout for information representation and when do you use tabular one?

I have been wondering which is easier for users to process - linear layout for information representation or tabular one? An example: on a Contact Us page on a web site you have the following modules ...
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Select items vs checkboxes vs radiobutons

We were working in a system interface refactoring here on our web-based and its Android-based system when a question was raised: dealing with the following options in a report filter: "ALL USERS", "...
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Suggest ways to display diff data for code snippets on a timeline

The overall goal of what I am trying to do is, I am trying to allow the visitor to view the 'lifecycle' of how one snippet of code has evolved over time. They should be able to quickly see how the ...
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UX design of a dropdown menu trigger for responsive sub-apps

I am buiding a web app called Hero Panel (heropanel.com). It consists on a panel with different productivity tools. These tools work as separate apps, each have its on functionalities and they are ...
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Medical Device Interface Standards?

I tried to find some standards about medical x-ray device interfaces. I found some icon restrictions but that's all. Is there any good resource and standards for Medical Device Interfaces that you ...
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Is there a reason to make discrete selections not cyclic

Im talking mostly about menus in games, when using a controller. But also stuff like different desktops on an android device. Mostly those are coupled with transition animations, lasting between 1/4 ...
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Trying to call for an action. Vertical vs Horizontal

I am trying to follow the concept I found here: http://designmodo.com/cta-button/ I am not sure if I am biased or it is just really not calling my attention. I made 2 versions of it and here are 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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Ways of showing linear history

If you are a software developer you're probably familiar with images like this: This is a perfect example of a display for a linear history. I was wondering if anyone has seen other ways of ...
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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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What does “transaction flows” mean?

I just read a line that included the phrase: ...designing transaction flows for the web. In the context of UI design what does "transaction flows" mean? Does it literally mean a process of a ...
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What is the best way to build visual boolean queries? [duplicate]

What are some good examples of building complex boolean queries? The requirements for the interface would be: The user is able to use AND, OR, and NOT statements The user is able to next queries in a ...
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Consistency or best ui control?

I'm working on an app where there are multiple pages where there are a range 2-6 choices of a specific filter. Is it better to use the same control (dropdown) since for each page for consistency or ...
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Strategy for Launching All New Version of our LMS

We have our Learning Management System for more than 5 years since last update. We have a good visibility globally with reputed clients. The present version is very traditional, by which I mean it has ...
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Tools Vs Advanced Settings Icon [closed]

I am designing a paint app in which I am not sure about the two Icons I am using. One is called Tools and the other is advanced settings. When you tap on the tools: Brush, Eraser and advanced Settings ...
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Improving button state by only changing colours

Background In short, the above 'Object list' increases in content when the different buttons at the top (A, B, C, D & E) are selected. These buttons look like tabs, but since several can be ...
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Should I display UI asap and populate it later or show a preloader until I get my data?

I am working on a data-rich webapp using Meteor. I was previously considering that everything I can load should be loaded asap, and every part of my page depending on data should have its loader while ...
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Paper on the significance of terminology regarding users

Does anyone know of material regarding the significance of terminology in (participatory) design processes? I'm looking for theory regarding cases such as this: If some users are patients being ...
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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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Facebook bot : should all the experience be in Facebook Messenger or not?

Me and my friend are working on a Facebook bot. We have a question where we have opposite viewpoints, so we made the choice to ask this community. To me, if you provide a Facebook-bot user ...
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Interfaces designed deliberately to contain high density of content and actions [closed]

There has been a strong trend towards the simplification and shallow IA of modern websites and applications, yet I can't help but wonder if there is also some correction required for certain ...
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How to show linked entity inside another entity

I need to show some way to indicate that the green colour entity is linked and not owned by the parent (blue) entity you were currently in. Currently i'm using colour variation like here and wrapped ...
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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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Interface requirements for both left-to-right and right-to-left reading

Most interfaces, gestures and UI patterns are based on reading from left to right (sinistrodextral). Swiping to the right to go back is based on making the same motion with your finger if you want to ...
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Default screen size for web applications

I am designing the web application which will be used by network engineers. This application will help them to know the statistics of their network. I would like to know which is the minimum ...
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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ‘...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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How to make apply changes more noticeable?

I have this problem. I'm working with an application that has a live and nonlive mode. It's used in a live show (control lights), so people usually make modifications but they are not supposed to be ...
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Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? [closed]

I have noticed that many major applications, such as Firefox, use the literal text Match Case (in English) on UI buttons in order to allow the user to specify that the Find function should match the ...
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Name for vertically sliced interfaces?

I'm wondering if there's already a commonly used name for these types of interfaces. The idea is that the content is sliced in to several columns, with very little in the way of horizontal menus ...
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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Which of these two user interfaces would be more efficient in summarizing a support ticket?

I'm creating a user interface that will enable a support agent to send ticket information from their support system to another application where a group of users can help them solve a customer's ...
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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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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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Centered grid menu for two textual buttons

I'm trying to understand what is the pros and cons for the kind of menu (Centered grid menu with two textual buttons).This is my main menu: I have only two options, with a static font size of 17 ...
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How to group common (to a list and other input groups) input fields

Here's my scenario - I have the following three input fields: Type Remarks Uploads (Popup which allows users to drop files) Now, these three fields are associated to a person object. The user has ...
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What's the best method to show how many enquiries are made for each item per week?

Say, I've a website that sells 350 different types of pillows from all over the world. Each week, there would be X number of people enquiring about the different pillows, and I would log the ...
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [closed]

Basically, I need to show the total amt of sales made each week. For this case, let's put the figure at 200. Now, I need to further breakdown this figure and segment them according to salesperson. e....
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Double clicking action buttons as confirmation

I know it actually depends on the situation. But my colleague insists of using popup dialogues as confirmation and found it counter-productive(or am I wrong?) Users are to make checklist which ...
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Focusing users on specific option/fragment creating the opposite reaction

i've made a research about my app today, and i've found some unexpected results. The default/opening screen of my app(iOS) is : The user can create a live photo from video or a photo. The "Video | ...
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Giving positive/negative connotation to two textual options/buttons

I'm developing an "photo editor'ish" mobile application. After the user has finished processing their photo (such as choosing filters, shape, etc), the user should save the outcome to their camera ...
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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?

The main navigation of a website I'm working on uses hover menus and every main navigation item has children that reveal on hover/tap. Do I need to include a down arrow (chevron) that indicates to ...
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On a tablet, is it okay for both modal-style windows and full-screen programs to close with different methods?

Imagine you are faced with a tablet-sized screen that is almost-but-not-quite a tablet. It has a physical keyboard, and there is no on-screen keyboard. It has a touch screen, but also has a port ...
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How to display actions similar to one another for proper UX

The company I work for have a Search widget which will allow them to search for petrol station sites in the database. A User is able to have a "Saved Search" which will allow them to re-run a detailed ...
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Research and testing for chatbots in user interface design

Given the recent news about Microsoft's Tay chatbot being pulled off the internet after being exploited for its vulnerabilities, I was wondering if there is much research out there on the value of ...
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Add clipboard Cut menu item when you already have another menu item that really Cuts

I have a software whose main purpose is commanding a Cut machine. I already have an Option on the menus named "Cut" which causes the machine to do its function of Cutting parts. Now, I want to add ...
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Creating experience for seeing/finding/creating ER Relationship for large data (Big Data)

Brief- The above image is the wire frame that I have created for a big data application, which provides functionality to see ER relation for selected repository/data source/tables. User selects ...
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How to describe a redundant behaviour performed by the user

I am trying to find the right terminology or phrase to describe a type of behaviour that I often observe in the physical world, and would like to know if there is some equivalent behaviour in ...
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Show two types of items, one more important than the other in an application

I'm building a mobile application for an events-management company which mainly organize medical or orthodontics congresses. In the first screen they would like to show the events that they have ...