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used both for questions about designer's intuition (not always a reliable guide), and for questions about how readily users will understand how to use a UI.

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Ideas for distinguishing between navigate and edit click intents

I am trying a new approach in a content management systen interface to make everything that can be edited, editable inline without changing screen. For example, a list of blog post shows a title, an ...
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Which is better for a web-based CMS UI taking Miller's / Hick's Laws (cognitive load) into account?

I am working on a content management system. As the app is growing, more and more content types are being requested (Think of content types as "Widgets"). I would imagine future state may have 10-15 ...
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How long should a loading spinner take to do one rotation?

Whilst I'd always prefer an estimated time, I get that's not always possible, so we fall back to the tried and personally hated, loading spinner. I've always thought that having it do one iteration ...
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Which is better? Redirect from an offline page or provide notification when back online

I've created an offline page using Service Workers so that when a user attempts to navigate to a page that is not cached, they will be served the offline page instead. When on this page if the ...
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No matter how hard I try, I think this hotbar interface is going to suck

Here's a prototype with an animation of it being used on a scheduler app. https://codepen.io/TylerL-uxai/full/QvezdM/ Did some interviews and everyone said the hotbar would be "cool" or "sounds good....
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Common color associations and movie genres

For others: My Question got answered, but in a different way. The answer basically is that: it wouldn't make much of a difference and That "We have (...) standards like Red for love, passion,...
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How to quietly prompt user to use two finger swipe?

I was helping make an app for a class I am in and we stumbled across a small problem. We have a full page carousel: And for development reasons (the carousel's horizontal swipe would interfere with ...
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In an organization using SCRUM, who guides design?

I'm working in a company that has assembled a small team to develop a web product for this organization's clients and themselves. We are new to SCRUM and we're running into 1 issue around design - ...
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What are some UI patterns where an option in a multi-select acts like a radio button choice and clears other selections?

Problem Typically, a survey question will ask for someone to select one option or select many. Also, the system would like to clear any choices, if Don’t know is selected. Constraints Cannot ...
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Icon for adding/removing from favourites: indicating state vs. action

Lets say that we have a mobile app that allows users to search for favourite artist and follow add them to their favourites. While searching for new artists, probably some of them are already to the ...
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When should i use a mask behind a FAB button?

Right now at work we are making this amazing feature (for a webApp) but i don't know WHEN its correct to use a "mask" Behind the FAB after it gets TAP/CLICKED because in the guide they say nothing ...
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Multi or Single colored rating stars

I'm developing a web application which is basically using 2(3) colors: Magenta White Grey-scales The app is a register for local artists and therofre, the users can rate them. Currently I'm only ...
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Intuitive understanding of CMS-Rights [closed]

I am working on a CMS and users have problems to understand the Rights. Every user registers automatically and have no right unless someone put him into a Rightgroup. A Rightgroup have 15 rights ...
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Do users understand “Shake to say no” animations?

It seems to be more prevalent recently that a form or action that is deemed invalid will respond by shaking in horizontal "no" like animation. A simple example seen here: or: This can be seen in a ...
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How can I make my “translate” feature not stand out?

I am building an app whose main purpose is providing Text to Speech service for those who doesn't know English very well. It can read the words you type in, add/delete/edit playlists, and let the user ...
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Intuitive representation of “increase priority”

IGNORE THIS BLOCK We have a grid, each row represent a pending download. By default, downloads will proceed top-down, first row first, second row after that, etc. We want to put a column ...
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Associating additional content with another page without using a modal

I have a web page which relates to a specific record and has a fair amount of interactive content. I have additional interactive content which is only associated with the same above record/page but ...
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Hot & Cold Touch-Free Sink

I am currently trying to come up with an intuitive design for a touch free sink faucet that allows for both hot and cold temperature settings. Most touch free sinks involve one sensor to start the ...
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Should answers be organized by “positive first” or “positive last”?

I'm designing a survey prompt for phones. The proposed orders are A - Question Yes Maybe Later Never B - Question Never Maybe Later Yes I'm debating the order of the answers for it: Placing the ...
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Advice/resources asked for designing a sort of “tasks to complete” layout

I'm creating a site where a user has to perform several tasks on his own. The theme lies close to a market place site where a user puts something online for sale. Think about uploading images, ...
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Display multiple time series

I am trying to display the behaviour of an asset as compared to a benchmark across multiple volatility phases. The user should be able to look at these images and tell that the asset generally ...
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Indicate hover (or tap) will show more information with many elements

First off, this is not a duplicate of the many other similar titled questions out there (that I could find at least) due to one extra bit. So please read first. What I have is a paragraph of ...
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Dead-simple way to let a user select multiple time ranges

I've been brainstorming about this problem for over a week now and cannot come up with a sensible way to do it. Basically, I am building a component the purpose which is to let a user select a series ...
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Viewing data from a web application in Excel - is this feature an “Import” or an “Export”?

I'm developing a web application that presents a large amount of data in a grid. One of the features we are adding to this application is the ability to view this data in Excel. My coworker and I ...
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timeline for desktop and timeline for mobile

Building a feature for desktop,tablet and mobile which uses a timeline to show the latest update. the amount of updates on the timeline is unpredictable. For mobile we have already used a vertical ...
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Display a range of ratings

In a table in a web app, multiple objects of the same type are aggregated. Every object has a condition which is a number between one and five. At first, I thought about using a progress bar-like ...
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Is User Action Message and User Greeting Messages impactful if no data shown and to redirect to settings page?

Dashboard statistics with no data and showing 0 values because On the first login you will see all entries appearing as 0. There are steps to follow to deploy configure the software at first priority ...
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Best way to combine Spotlight-style search with multi-tag selection

I'm having a bit a "UI designer's block" with a personal extension I need to build. I'm currently using Better Bookmark, an incredibly simple Chrome extension that gives me a query-filtered Spotlight-...
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is horizontal swipe intuitive enough on mobile

Working on a mobile checkout page and would like to know if you'll think its intuitive enough that the user knows there are more products on the right side that could be reached by swiping using the 2 ...
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Is a grayscale bar a bad way of showing temperature?

In my office there is an air conditioning unit that has a knob that adjusts the temperature with a grayscale bar with the shades getting darker from left to right above it but no other indication (...
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what are the techniques that allow design to teach user to use an interface in a way that seems natural?

I was reading this article, that at the end states there are two conditions that make one design intuitive: Condition #1: Both the current knowledge point and the target knowledge point are identical....
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where team members are out of scope of a step should they be excluded or listed with 'no action required' message?

Managers need to complete certain activities throughout the year for their team members. In some circumstances managers do not need to complete any activities for a member of their team (e.g. the ...
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Placement of login/signup relative to website nav bar

When it comes to designing the header of a website, it is very common to have something like this: Here we have a: [LEFT] Logo [RIGHT] Main navigation menu [TOP RIGHT] Signup and Login links ...
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How do I show UI for unit Conversion appropriately?

I am design a software where you can import your 3d file for printing. Now problem is when you import, it will ask you if the model was designed in MM or INCHES. This UX is bad. When you toggle that ...
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Shouldn't the “Remember Me” option be before the inputs?

When I'm logging into a website, I ALWAYS forget to tick the "Remember Me" checkbox. While the system is logging me in, I always want to go back and tick that, but by the time I'm being redirected to ...
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Do arrows pointing right mean progression universally?

Sometimes I use arrows pointing right to mean progression, and arrows pointing left to mean regression. Looking at internet browsers' back/forward buttons, I assume this is universal, but I don't know ...
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Term for a smart, adaptive form?

For my application I need to build forms where value/state of one input would depend on the value/state of another input. For example, selecting a date from a date picker would change the selected ...
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Terminology for Permissions Operation

We're working on a user security manager. In the app, there is an operation to overwrite a user's permissions with the permissions of another user, essentially: Delete all permissions and group ...
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Allow Blocked Content - Informing the User

I'm trying to find the best experience to informing my users to enable blocked content. The problem is, on IE, when running an html page with scripts on a local network, it blocks it by default. The ...
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How to improve UI within a form, where a field can change type, based on data you want to enter

Goal: I want to have a input field that changes its name and value based on what the person wants to enter. Scenario: I have a form that currently goes like this: Some Data input field (irrelevant ...
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Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?

The caps lock key has a downwards arrow like this as its icon on most keyboards: Isn't that hugely counter intuitive and inconsistent with the way the Shift key is designed like? One would imagine ...
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Who established space as a pause button?

Title is pretty much self-explanatory, which application did establish space as a pause button in media players in general?
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Alternatives to Heavily Datagrid based data entry / editing

We've got a well established software base... thats getting on the dated side... and a lot of our UI relies on many datagrids on the same page/form etc. I've mentioned that I think this makes our ...
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Color picker in touch devices

I'd like to know about design templates for color pickers that would work well on touch devices, more precisely on tablets. It should be intuitive, it's for non-experienced people and specially for ...
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Email status request panel

I have been tasked to create a panel to display the status of an email server. I want to offer the client the information, status and next steps i.e. 'phone number' in the panel. How can I display ...
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Better alternative for readonly information in input box

I have this form where the topmost row (File #, Patient & Med.Aid) is readonly. Input boxes in this row are readonly and the cursor turns to "banned" icon on hovering those fields. I can't find a ...
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Room Bookings: What approach is best/intuitive/user friendly?

I currently have a side project going where I am learning AngularJS, the side project I am working on is a web based room bookings application. So imagine you are an employee of a company, and you ...
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How best can I indicate a table cell is clickable?

I have a table with lots of cells, containing products to buy. Certain cells will open a popup when clicked, which shows similar products. The rest will not (because no similar products exist). How ...
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“Copy from” vs “Import”

This question arose suddenly as I was implementing some new features in my app. Maybe I`m just overthinking this one, so I hope you can help me make things clearer =) The question When user takes ...
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Greying out or hiding information icons

I've seen a lot of posts here about greying out or hiding controls and menu items, but this question is about greying out or hiding informational icons in a selection list. I'm curious on your ...