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Usually non-interactive text on in UI used to guide the user as to what information is needed or presented.

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HELP: Using icon or text label? [duplicate]

I have the following issue regading UX/UI Design. A little introduction: Currently we are working on a new version of a document based application. This is for mostly municipalities/goverment kind of ...
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What to do if the primary action is actually to confirm a cancellation? [duplicate]

I'll ignore the fact that it isn't obvious what '20190927.6' is from the screenshot (it would be more obvious in the workflow context). Obviously someone is following the pattern that the primary ...
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Which label is better for a blog article - Last updated or last modified

In the context of a blog where you have the date of the Blog article Title, author and date. There can be another date used to show when the last update of the article is. Is there a consideration or ...
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Rule for aligning Table Status indicators

Should status indicators in a table be centre aligned to each other or left aligned? Option 1: Left aligned Option 2: Center aligned
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Does it matter if I capitalise my call to action?

I'm keen to know if there is any research/thoughts on the text formatting of the main call to action which affects the conversion rate optimisation! Thanks in advance. Alex
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In e-commerce, why is the number of items a filter returns needed?

For clarity, I'm referring to the faded numbers in parenthesis. My reasoning is that if a user wants to filter his selection, he will do it based on his/her need and not based on the number of ...
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Which is correct? Whether to use the icon after the label or the icon before the label? [duplicate]

To Use Icon after the label? Ex: (Or) To Use Icon before the label?
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Use of terms: Technical or Layman

Recently, I stumbled upon a situation where I need to create a form with fields that are somewhat unpopular. For example, I ask for users' post-nominal letters. Now this term is really not so ...
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Mark Link which blocks accesses from the EU because of the GDPR

I run a site for visitors from Germany who would like to visit the USA. Because of the GDPR more and more websites in the US block access from the EU like the LA Times, IHOP or Carrabbas. The access ...
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Should textbox labels be above or to the side of the textbox? [duplicate]

At a former employer, the interface guidelines strongly insisted that the labels for form elements are always above the element citing that It's more natural to follow It's easier to translate since ...
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Graph with overlapping labels

I have a web app that builds and displays a bar chart based on dollar amounts. A typical graph looks something like this: As you can see, the layers at the bottom of the graph have dollar amounts ...
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Material Design - label to the left of underline input field?

We use the Material Design underline text fields with floating labels in our application (see right on the picture). This works well on mobile, but for long forms on a desktop a label to the left of ...
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What are good terms for distinguishing non-shared from shared files?

Our users can store files that they don't want to share with others, and files that they do want to share with others. For the former, we're exploring using the labels "Private" or "Personal." Both ...
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using different tenses in different parts of the system

in one part of the system where the user creates forecast legend of the graph displays "forecast". In another section of the system where a user uses the forecasting graph (but essentially it's the ...
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How to best name enterprise tools or portals?

If you have worked within a large organisation you would have most probably operated in highly siloed environments with a lot of legacy systems and third party software. I have worked in a number of ...
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When to remove labels for data elements?

Removing labels seems to offer a trade off between clarity and concision. For editable forms, labels are necessary, but when can we forgo them when displaying that data back to an end user? For ...
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Less vs. Fewer for validation message?

Should an inputs validation message read as A or B for each of the following? A Nick Name must be 10 characters or less. B Nick Name must be 10 characters or fewer. A Number must be 10 digits or ...
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How do I create useful categories from meaningless labels?

I work for a company that manufactures electronic parts. Over the last 20 years, the company has developed more and more software. Now we have well over 50,000 pieces of software that customers cannot ...
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scrolling vs stepping for labelling a large number of things

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question but I'll try anyway. I have a webapp where the user has to label a large number of separate examples, say 200 of them. Each example is ...
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Is a label-tag inside a button-tag valid and / or has any UX- / ergonomic-reasons?

I am checking an application and I found this in HTML DOM: <button type="submit"> <label>Submit</label> </button> I have never seen this before and asking myself if this is ...
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Date or Time From/To

I have a filter that allows the user to specify a date/time from/to within one field. The field has a popup calendar that enables date selection and right below the calendar, still in the same pop up, ...
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German style guide for capitalization rules of UI elements

I want to improve the text consistency in our software, because over time some things got messed up and we have different styles for example in captalization of UI elements (controls). I find a lot of ...
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Representing different level of interface in an app

I have one app which populate interface based on the choice of user. User has exactly three options to choose level of features/complexity/difficulty. My question is what would be the best approach to ...
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Clarity of buttons labels while creating questionnaires

I am in a predicament and would appreciate any help in solving this puzzle. I am creating a questionnaire in a modal based interface, where there are three buttons. Next - saves, and bring in the ...
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Unit to display for 00:00 minute:second format [duplicate]

What would be a way of making clear the distinction between 00:00 min:sec format and 00:00 hour:min format? Due to spacing constraints (driven by specific client specs regarding font sizes; this is an ...
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Noun(adjective) or adjective noun with multiple nearly same labels

When desinging labels with items that are nearly the same and only differ in a detail, what's the best approach to name the labels (desktop, not mobile)? vs vs To take a more abstract approach: ...
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How would you call a navigation option that contains chats, call history and booked calls?

I am designing an app that allows users to connect with experts from any field via chat or video calls. On the navigation bar there will be an option that contains the chats between user and experts, ...
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How to reduce ambiguity between the use of 'Remove' and 'Delete'?

This question came up while I was reviewing some UI design concepts. I was thinking about what the difference is between the word 'Remove' and 'Delete' in an application that is used for creating and ...
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Label width in horizontal forms

In a horizontal form, each label and its corresponding form item are in one line. To make these labels aligned properly, they must be of equal width. Then what width should we choose? There're at ...
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Checkbox label: “Refresh automatically” vs “Automatically refresh”

I have a web page with a checkbox on it. The checkbox controls whether the list shown on the page is refreshed automatically: if checked, the list is refreshed every second; if unchecked, the list ...
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Radio button which includes a text field. Should I add a label?

I'm currently adding a new section to a form which consists of two radio buttons, however, I'm struggling to decide if I should include a label for the sake of clarity. Above both of the radio buttons ...
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Partially obfuscated account number. How to represent?

Please let me know your thoughts on which way of partially obfuscated account number you would use (in a payment application) and why. Masking all digits except the last four: Account Number: ********...
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How to label CTAs in a mobile form?

I am currently working on a mobile flow for sending money (bitcoins to be specific). I have found apps that label their CTA with the action on the upcoming screen, instead of referencing the current ...
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Is it okay to name submit button as “Select”

I am on creation form and want to add video to this form. I press + and the video gallery is opened in a popup. I need to select video and submit. Is it okay to name submit button as Select? Or are ...
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Label for street number+name vs. full address

My user gets to choose between using data they've already entered or using custom data on a one-off basis. When viewing the previously entered data, Address refers to the entire address of the ...
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Denoting web application as a “beta”

Remember the days when every Google product was in beta? What happened? This labeling has fallen out of favor. My hunch: users don't care if a product is in beta. When is it ok to display the software ...
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Where should “back to top” on long FAQ page link to?

My FAQ page consists of a table of contents (with links jumping to each FAQ entry) and all FAQ entries. The entries are grouped in sections. FAQ ToC (#toc) Section 1 (#toc-section-1) ...
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Is it ok to use some button labels with verbs from the user's perspective and some with verbs from the system perspective in the same project?

In some cases I have "See/view all" or "Go to comments", and then I have "Show details" or something like that. I feel like the first set (See, View, Go to) is the system telling the user what to do, ...
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Should a hostel room search return only the results exactly matching number of beds needed?

Let's say that I have a list of hostels, each of which has a certain number of beds in each room. The user specifies that there will be 5 guests: 3 adults and 2 children - what exactly should the ...
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Bar Chart Axis Labels

Working with a client that uses D3 graphing. They are running into an issue when using a bar chart the label for the data entry is becoming extremely long (30+ characters) and rotating the text to ...
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Wrapping labels in data entry

I have a style question in regards to wrapping labels. For a domain expert desktop application we are doing, we are using right aligned labels and left aligned fields. Every now and then we get a ...
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What is the UX effect of input labels (NOT placeholders!) inside vs outside input wrappers?

I was wondering if there is any research or literature you know which discusses the position of an input label in regards to the input wrapper? Take the following example: Both versions take the ...
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Can I change button label so it can serve two functions?

I need to design a game start screen, where there's a PLAY button waiting for the installation to complete. But the user has a possibility of stopping the installation which would result in a new ...
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Advise on labels vs no labels (form)

As the title says i am looking for advice on labels vs no labels for a form. I have a small "check availability" form on the home page, and wonder what approach i should take. Options: Mobile ...
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Should top-aligned labels be in bold text?

I've got a web form with top-aligned labels. Will bold text make it easier for user to fill in the form or will it be it more difficult for them? Do you know any studies about that? Thanks.
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Browser Tab Labeling Best Practices?

Are there any Best Practices for Browser Tab labeling? In our software, for a user to get to a screen they: Open a Menu then pick a Module, for example "Student". Under the Student Module there maybe ...
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What would be the best navigation label for a website section containing forms, documents and videos?

I'm having trouble coming up with labels for a navigation category and a page. Looking for input! The project i'm working on is a website redesign for a business's employee benefit plan. The site will ...
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Input field with icon and placeholder as label

I was prototyping some inputs for a product I plan to develop and was wondering about the bad practice issue envolving the use of placeholders as labels. My question is: with the use of an icon ...
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Labels for general personal information. Essential or not?

Is it necessary to provide labels mentioned in the picture. I mean for user these are quite self-explanatory. Any suggestions?
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Should labels in forms follow the same grammar rules as titles

http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/capitalization/rules-for-capitalization-in-titles.html At the company I work at, we follow certain rules for capitalization in titles. But currently, we're having a ...