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iOS and Android app - data download or page navigation first

What is the best perceived UX for mobile applications which require data downloaded midway through the journey. I cannot find this information online in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (or I am ...
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How to link back to the original site the user came from after he jumped to a subdomain with a “different” product?

lets say you have a site called "example.com", which is the homepage of a company that provides a login for its customers and different functions like a personal backoffice, learning material and ...
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good ux design patterns to add/edit/remove entities in a mobile app?

I'm looking for Android apps which have good entity management (add/edit/remove) UX. The home page of my app displays a list of configured entity instances. Now I need to give the user the ability ...
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Should users know advanced and low priority features of the app?

Financial apps have lot of features, most of these features are nice-to-have features (e.g. changing PIN CODE, reports of income/outcome.. ) and advance features which few people may need (e.g. paying ...
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Sequential Menu (Drill down) or Accordion

I have 3 levels in my information architecture for my desktop dashboard. In the vertical navigation which measures H:500px W:200px I have; Top level: 8 items Second level: 9 items in total (one of my ...
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Home or back button as first item in navigation bar?

A bit of background: I'm in a project where we're building an android system service (meaning it will work regardless of which app is currently in the foreground) for an action bar that will overlay ...
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Show/Hide Select All Tree Checkboxes

We are using a 3-level nav tree (Sport-Country-Competition) with nodes being selected only on the third level. Upon running usability tests, we identified that the absence of a "select all" option ...
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Using cards as navigation to other cards

I am trying to become good at web design, but feel I am missing that 'visual eye' that so many of you have. The general flow of what I'm trying to make is a top-level subject (ex. Math), will bring ...
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Less clicks or less choice?

I'm currently working on a new IA for a webshop. I've drawn out two examples. OPT 1 (option 1) (more a flat(ter) hierarchy) This 'could' be our new IA (it's restructured). More choice (of categories)...
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Including a specific 'Home' link when a sites 'Home' is equivalent to another function

I am designing a blog site where the Home page is a list of blog posts. In this situation is there any research into the validity of using a Home navigation link which takes you to the list of blog ...
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Multiline text in navigation

Should points of a left-side navigation bar be single line with ellipsis or multiple lines? I have a strong opinion that single lines are preferable, because eyes are reading first words/characters ...
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When is a right-handed navigation sidebar appropriate?

When is a right-handed sidebar for navigation a good choice? If possible, I would like some examples where it has been used, such as this sidebar from Google's official blog.
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Button appears in two important locations and feels redundant

I'm building a log in page but ran into an issue with my nav bar. As you can see the "Log In" button appears in two locations. What's the best way to approach this? To me it looks odd to have it ...
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Why do most interfaces rely on sticky top bars instead of sidebars?

Most web interfaces have the classic sticky topbar + 2-3 columns layout (just like StackExchange). Some but few websites use a different approach and, instead, have a collapsable sidebar (i.e. ...
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Using a select for navigation instead of tabs?

Is a select box appropriate to control navigation on a page? For user profiles, I'm considering putting a select box in the header to change views, so a user can select from 'About', 'Calendar', '...
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Is there a rule of thumb for what goes in a footer rather than a navigation bar?

I've noticed a lot of sites from bigger companies put information (e.g. about page) in the footer and save the main navigation for core content. Is there some rule of thumb for when something should ...
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Inferences you can make about users leveraging footer navigation vs main nav?

I am using FullStory to study some user behavior on some client sites and have noticed a trend in a few client sites where users will opt to use the links in the footer navigation over the main menu. ...
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Is there a “nice” way to show navigation icons so they don't clutter the UI?

I've got a small desktop application that scans music folders and randomly chooses an album to play. The first version is WinForms and has "previous" and "next" buttons either side of the album art ...
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Where should my nav logo link back to? [duplicate]

Yes, In standard practice the company logo in the nav should always link back to the homepage right. However, let's say I am in a new subsection or micro-site and the user starts down a conversion ...
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Saving the user's position in the nav

We have a client for whom we assist in maintaining/designing their web based application. Their system is very robust, it's a matrix I can't even understand. Because of the multitude of entry points,...
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Is it recommended to open the details of a master-view in a new tab or in the same page?

We're developing a web application using React for the FrontEnd part of the various modules. One of the pages of the application is a master-detail view. On the master we're going to show a simple ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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How to solve the ambiguity of selected state in a segmented control with just two segments?

I'm working on a web application that has two similar data grids in a page. User should be able to switch between these two data grids within the same page. I have used segmented buttons to navigate ...
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Should we repeat menu items in the main navigation if they fall into two categories?

I am working on navigation for a retail site. I have a typical account menu (My Account, Sign In, Create Account etc) and I have a main hamburger menu with department pages etc. The site experience ...
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Breadcrumb and search behavior

How should the breadcrumb menu behave when entering the sub-page via search autosuggest? We have a global search and this kind of breadcrumb structure: Overview > Company > Group > Person. How should ...
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Best way to display categories tree in mobile apps

I'm developing a little hybrid mobile application, it is an e-commerce app, I've designed all from scratch. I am designing it in such a way that the admin at anytime can add categories and ...
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Page jumps and separate pages in primary navigation

We're working on a website and I was wondering what the best practice for this scenario is. We are designing a website for our company and we aren't too sure if it's good practice to link to separate ...
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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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How to tell the user to click to edit data

I'm developing a website which basically contains all the info about a series of projects (a few hundreds). Each project has its dedicated page with all info about it (dates, classifications, schedule,...
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Why does Tinder/Bumble put navigation at the top? [closed]

I noticed on the two most popular dating apps, Tinder and Bumble, they made the decision to put tab-like navigation at the top of the screen. Admittedly this is a stretch to reach, and I've always ...
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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
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Two columns content switcher

There is a docked panel with two columns. I need to give users possibility to choose what content will be visible in which column. There will be probably 7-8 different content types. My first thought ...
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Application navigation when there are multiple main navigation possibilities?

What's the best way to present main navigation for a site where you login and have access to two products, that have some different navigation. 3 navigations: 1) External page, about us, products ...
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Modular tabs or long page scroll

A content heavy real estate website is deciding whether to switch the navigation to using modular tabs, where content opens in the same pane. Currently, the site uses a long page scroll where all ...
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Dynamic home screen, looking for a better solution

I really didn't know how to name this question. The problem is that our app should show a different home/start screen depending on the state the user is (Searching for a job/ inside of a recruitment ...
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Redesign of megamenu

I've been asked to redesign a mega menu. The mega menu lists selected child items from a particular parent in the IA, but not all children. There must therefore be an option to 'view all' from a ...
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Navigation in web app with wide tables

What is the best approach for choosing main navigation for a web app, when: most of the views are very wide table/grid the number of menu items is around 10 or more (and might grow) 2nd level of ...
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What are the best examples of accessible highlighting online?

I'm seeking Accessible Highlighting online and not seeing much. I'm well versed in high-end accessibility, but I am having trouble finding ANY examples of accessible highlight, let alone best-of-...
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Toolbar position relative to active menu item

I'm working on a system where a user can manage content for a group he is a part of. The image below shows the structure of the menu. The top menu is the user menu. The second menu is the group menu. ...
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Website with different coloured navigation per product page

I have a client asking me to change the navigation colour scheme on a website design im doing to match the individual products. Personally I think its: a bad idea it wont work with their ...
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Hide sidebar or show small side bar for web app

I am looking for feedback on the navigation structure for a web application. In the application, we have: A sidebar on the left where all the projects are listed A list of views with all the tasks ...
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Is there a better approach for sidenav dashboard layout with subnavigation?

I have the following scenario in terms of navigation. It's a dashboard admin layout. Some pages have sub-navigation. The Events menu item in the left-hand menu will render the Event List Page on the ...
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Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items

We have a responsive menu that on mobile just shows the top-level menu items (x8), but on desktop also shows hover dropdowns with service areas within the parent menu item. The problem is we need the ...
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Form navigation mental model

If an user comes from Windows based software, where in forms you navigate through the inputs with enter key and save by ctrl+s, to browser based software where the default navigation is done with the ...
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Links within an iPhone app

Imagine an iPhone app with a tab bar (5 items) and a link to the user's profile in the header. Now let's say that you're somewhere in tab 5 and you'd like to make a link to a screen within the user's ...
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How long should I wait before animating the navigation bar in/out when the user scrolls?

I'm currently working on a new design for a site and I've encountered a problem I've never found before. I want to collapse the navigation bar up when the user scrolls down to increase available real ...
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What is the difference between a 9 dots menu icon and a 7 dots? [closed]

What does it possibly mean? Can it be used as 'go back to menu'? https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/social-media-vol-3/24/_dots-512.png
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Senior Usability and Navigation

Does anyone have any current resources for senior usability? I'm specifically researching navigation: tabs and accordions. The Jacob Nielsen site has a report that's over a decade old. I'm looking for ...
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Dropdowns & Chevrons for Right to Left languages

Assuming we have use a dropdown with a chevron to indicate that it is in fact a dropdown, does the position of the chevron change depending on the directionality of the language? I.E. does the chevron ...