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How is the first 'page' of a tabbed layout represented on a sitemap?

I understand that tabbed navigation is a lateral pattern, but I'm unclear on how this is represented on a sitemap? Is the first tab visualized as a parent screen to the adjacent tabs because it is ...
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Chevron Usage in Menu Items

In a banking mobile app, all menu items have chevrons but some of them open bottom sheet instead of going to a new page. In the example below, Menu Item 1 can open a bottom sheet where as Menu Item 2 ...
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Why not embed payment pages in the same page?

In my experience, when purchasing something online, the checkout page of the vendor usually redirects to a payment gateway of the company handling the payments. I insert my credit card details on the ...
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Rethinking the header - its visual weight and its navigation purposes

Introduction: A web site's navigation menus usually get placed at: a) the top area of a web page - filling the header, that is; b) the top (the header), on demand - by means of a hamburger menu button;...
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Bad wizard navigation?

I'm working on an installation guide, or "wizard", for a web application. The installation guide will be quite complex, with many different steps, each taking up around a minute or two for ...
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What justifies a full page modal navigation?

What arguments support having a full page modal acting as a hub that takes you to different actions / pages that are linked together? For instance imagine an app where you manage recipes, you would ...
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Tap takes you to next screen VS Tap enables "Continue" button

I'm designing a flow that contains screens where the user has to select an option among the available ones. For now we will not allow to select more than one, but maybe in the future it will be ...
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Should an app remember its last state after re-opening from background by push notification?

Imagine this scenario: There's a mobile app. The user navigates between different app pages. The last page the user visits is the Edit profile form. Then the user goes to the iPhone home screen, which ...
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In B2B applications where are the T&C and Privacy policy placed usually?

I'm designing the legal modules for a B2B application that is accessed via a browser. This application mainly shows different kinds of performance reports. When logging in for the 1st time, users need ...
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New link to a new web page in navigation

I have been asked to add a link to the sites current navigation that links to a new page added to the site. As this is a small change to the nav, adding one link to a drop down menu, is there an ...
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Having the same form fields in two different places

I'm working on a project for an educational technology platform. Essentially, there's a set of 3 settings that are required to make an assignment a "common assessment": 1.) "Is this ...
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How to show a large amount of values in a vertical bar chart

Designing a dashboard that includes a section with 70-80 temperature readings sorted from high to low. given the limited space in the screen, i can only a show a limited amount of them. My question is,...
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Are there studies on how the back button is used? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is some research on how the back button is used in browsers and what their expectations are. Personally I've noticed that I don't use the back button that much. In some ...
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Should a 'Profile' menu ever contain navigation links specific to the user (e.g. 'My Reports')?

I’m new to the community and fairly new to UX design in general and would really appreciate some input… I’m designing a new navigation for an eLearning platform. It’s a comprehensive site, with all ...
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How to use back button or navigation in app?

How do you decide the navigation method to use, whether backwards or hierarchy navigation? For example, users are navigating on the app, and they received a push notification which leads them to open ...
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Deep tree navigation with possible actions at any point

I'm building a tree structure navigation that could go quite deep. Actions can be performed at child level but you can also select any point of the tree navigation and use an action that will switch ...
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How to distinguish between a selected and important menu item?

If you wanted a user to distinguish if a menu item is important and not selected. How will you represent the difference between the selected and the important menu item? The only idea I would come up ...
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Is it good practice to allow users to navigate simply by hovering on a menu item without clicking?

A pattern I have noticed recently on some (desktop) websites is that users can navigate simply by hovering on menu items. While this is more efficient (fewer clicks) it feels unexpected and therefore ...
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Full width nav bar vs fixed width

I see a lot of websites where the main content and main menu bar (logo, menu, login/signup) have a fixed max width, even when the user is on a wide monitor (>= 1920px). The logo lines up with the ...
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What should we call the mouse-over heading link pattern, and where is it best documented?

I want to be able to refer to the UI pattern where each heading / h-tag on the page is automatically turned into an appropriately named link, and hovering on the heading reveals an icon that can be ...
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Handling stacked item pages - Mobile

I've been currently redesigning a mobile app that handles online shopping. Stumbled onto a problem that might not be a problem, but it feels inefficient and I'm looking for maybe some different ...
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navigation bar as drag and drop component

For a plafform for build mobile apps, I'm working in a concept about how to propose a flexible personalization of navigation bars (bottom and top). The technical solution proposed by developpers is ...
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Dot navigation with TOC?

Reading this old question/answers, it's true that navigation dots is something not extremely necessary although it's established as a norm. I found a fairly technical web page where the content of ...
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Why is the keyboard navigation and selection different for a group of checkboxes vs radio?

We are working on a multi-step survey flow that involves both single select radio options and multi-select checkbox options. We want to make sure it is easy to use for Keyboard users and have been ...
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Navigate with tab key and use text editor with tab key

We have an application that includes a text editor. As you know, it is a good practice on the web to let the user also navigate with the tab key (WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2). My question is that if you need to ...
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How can I show users that an element is a 3d model that can be rotated?

I have an important element on my website that can be 3d rotated if the user clicks or touch and drag to the sides. When running a few tests with people, I noticed they skip it through it and never ...
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"Back to category" button for product belonging to multiple categories

I'm working on an e-commerce website and I'm faced with this issue: I need to place a "Back to category" button on my product pages but some of these products are linked to 2 or 3 different ...
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Asking users how did you hear about us - influenced my marketing

This is a step that has been influenced by marketing people. The step is now in the middle of the user's task, interrupting them from getting a service quote straight away. Now, because I'm trying to ...
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What was the inspiration and logic behind the Ipod click-wheel, and why did it die out

Maybe some of you have been lucky enough to use the early versions of the iPod, where we use a circular gesture with the click wheel to perform some functions, from navigating songs, to changing the ...
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Where do I place a side navigation panel for wide screen displays?

I'm building a UI with a side panel for navigation links. The content of the page would have a max-width while the sidebar stays fixed when scrolling the content. I'm not sure where to place the ...
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Vertical or horizontal menu? [duplicate]

I recently developed a trading site. But I was confused to choose between the site menu. which one is better? Horizontal or vertical menu? There are several separate sections on my site, and the app ...
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Menu Tree Structure - Online vs In Store products

I have a website that used to display a number of products which are available for purchase in-store. It was more like a product portfolio/catalog using WooCommerce. Given the pandemic, we had to ...
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What's the best practice for placement of settings menu in a webapp or website?

I was wondering is there any reason behind placing "settings" alongside other menu items and placing it inside profile or some other menu? Can anyone tell me what's the difference?
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Are global gateway splash screens still a UX best practice?

I was reading about Global Gateway ui/ux design and I've found out that there are two kinds: the "Global Gateway Splash Screen" and the "Permanent Global Gateway". A Global ...
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Is a good user experience to display actions on the top of the screen on the web?

Navigation on the top of the screen is common on the web. To add actions like "Edit", "See details", "Copy" in the navbar is more specific on the desktop. Fluent UI, ...
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What are the specs for a top bar in a web application (1440px) according to Material Design?

I'm new to UX design. As a fun project, I'm designing a calendar web application while referring to Material Design. I can't seem to find anything about the top bar specs for web apps on the Material ...
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In the main drop-down menu for a logged in user, is it actually useful to have a link to the user's own profile page?

The core question is: Is it useful for users to have easy access to their own profile page on a website or app? Do users view their own pages often enough to warrant spending navigation menu space on ...
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Should keyboard navigation be enabled for field option/helper buttons in a form?

Some fields in a form have additional options buttons. A common example is rich-text editors (like the one I'm using right now) have many buttons associated with them that control formatting (e.g. ...
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should you hide the main navigation on the account page ux

I am currently working on designing an account settings page and within the current design, I do not hide the main navigation. Another designer I am working with is suggesting removing the main ...
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What type of table of contents provides the best UX?

I am experimenting with different types of TOC and I would like some feedback on what works best from an UX perspective. I like the simple sidebar TOC (like here) And the floating side TOC for blog ...
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Correct breadcrumbs structure for the dropdown navigation

Situation - navigation menu that contains both single links and dropdown. I used colors as an example (in the real product these are not colors). I'm designing breadcrumbs, and the tricky part is, ...
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What title could differentiate an "Inventory" page (containing items on-hand) from an "Ingredients" page (containing a full list of existing items)?

I'm making a recipe app with an inventory. When making a recipe, the user can add ingredients from an included list of available ingredient. If the users cannot find an ingredient, he can add a custom ...
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Repetitive navigation style or parallel navigation

I have a vertical menu on the left side which is used to navigate between the main sections. In some of these main sections there are secondary sections that hold a lot of data in them so I agree with ...
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Navigation for app that is embedded into another app's user interface

I have an app that is going to be embedded in another app. The app we're embedding into has it's own navigation system (bottom navigation and may have a hamburger menu at the top). Attached below is ...
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Continuing setup on another page and/or modal a bad practice?

Background I'm working on a project involving configuring live video feeds (contrast, brightness, focus, etc). This is a very rough sketch of how the layout of the UI looks like: Each grey box ...
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What is the best way to handle external event registration within a web application?

My organization's platform has two types of events that can be created by admin users: internal and external. If the event is internal, the registration is completed within our web application and we ...
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How to showcase additional menu level items within the current menu UI without breaking it

We have an app that lets users modify their face as they are taking selfies. Under the Beauty option, users have the option to Smooth their skin, add Lipstick, edit Eyes, etc. The user can see in real ...
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Looking for advice on organizing an app which is basically just a collection of functions a user can trigger

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a mobile app, which pretty much acts as a launchpad for a variety of different payment functions. The app's current architecture relies on a bottom-...
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Would helping SEO hurt UX on this homepage redesign?

Our Learning Management System is undergoing a homepage redesign. Our target user is teachers, and the main goal is to drive registrations while signposting out to the learning resources available (...
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Are dynamic menus an anti-pattern?

I'm analyzing the menu of construction management software. I don't know if I don't have the same user mental models and what was the research behind those decisions, but I wonder based on HCI and ...
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