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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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What's the best way to avoid users changing a significant, and rarely changed setting?

I realise that the word "best" in my title is very subjective, but I couldn't think of a better word. I guess a combination of user friendly, easy to use and robust (ie minimises the chances ...
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Categorising alert messages

I'm currently working on digitalizing a dispute form, and throughout filling out this form, the user is most likely going to run into alert messages of some sort. While designing, we realized some of ...
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How can I make my website more "self explanatory"

I built the following website MyChessNotebook some months ago. The purpose is simple: it is a text editor where a user can insert some pictures of chessboards easily. I use it and find it super easy ...
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Handling tags that can be automatic, public, or private?

I'm building a webapp where I want content to be taggable in a few different ways: Public system-added tags. Non-removable tags added automatically when content is created based on how it was created ...
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What image best defines an upcoming event?

I'm building an app for football players. After each match, there is a match stats card where the results will available 24h after the match. I'm not sure if I should go simple or more illustrative. ...
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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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Variable length list input

I'm writing a wasm statistical calculator, so I need to allow an arbitrarily long number input on my website's front end. My current design looks like this: A number is entered where the line is. ...
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Two buttons for actions of equal significance on same (mobile) screen

Consider a simple app for making wish lists and sharing the list with a friend (or shopping assistant). On the main screen, the user is shown the list of items they have added to their wishlist. There ...
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How do I tell users that they can ask questions in Audio format?

My site is a legal consultation platform. I am offering an option for users to ask questions in an audio format as well. I know that the way I'm doing it now is wrong because only 1% of the users tap ...
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Do you know any research regarding so-called "scroll arrow" used for vertical scrolling?

Currently, I started to be concerned about the "scroll arrow" within the interface. The scroll arrow indicates that the first visible section it's not all and it's more content to scroll. I ...
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Teasing Dashboard reports. Use dummy data or empty reports?

I’m currently designing a dashboard that relies on having a connection to Google Analytics. For the users that aren’t connected to GA, what would be best to show for them? We want to have a strong CTA ...
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Gray-out conundrum

As we're approaching the release date for v2.5.0 of Rubberduck (an open-source VBIDE add-in), we're facing a bit of a dilemma regarding a specific type of tree nodes in one of our toolwindows: The ...
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Does having to introduce alternative behavior always indicate poor UX design?

Take the classical top-left go-back button on mobile apps. The main two issues with it are: Having to press a lot of times when you want to go far back Not being able to go forward in case you ...
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Best way to insert a clear button in a datagrid cell

I have a datagrid (or, more general, a data structure) in which the user, with a proper button, can clear data by only one column. Since that requirements force me to implement different moments to ...
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Dependent checkboxes behaviour

Context: In a form, there are 2 main sections - Boosters and Filter. If any Booster is checked, the Filter section cannot be checked and if filter is checked, no boosters can be checked. The ...
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Is it correct to delete a button that opens a section, when the section is open?

In a particular scenario, I have a button in the main window of application that, when pressed, opens a specific "command" section. When this section is open, is it correct to delete the button that ...
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Should I show database-generated IDs to the user?

I'm working with a UI where users can create records that represent people. The user enters multiple fields (Name, Age, Married status), but I'm wondering how I should display duplicate data. It ...
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What's wrong with USB sticks that you need 3 tries to plug them in correctly?

You've all probably experienced this at least once: trying multiple times to plug in a USB stick correctly, because somehow it isn't intuitive what side goes up. This is especially the case when the ...
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Top logo linking to different page on same domain, bad design?

I have a situation with a company's homepage at somecompany.com and a different web application at the subdomain tracking.somecompany.com which provides a specific function for users (tracking ...
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How could I make this sheet more intuitive?

I recently wrote an open-source application that lets you practice Chinese writing and the decisions I made about its inner workings were related to my theories of how human memory works. I'm not sure ...
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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 ...
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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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