Questions tagged [navigation]

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Complex channel based navigation modal

The application I am re-designing has a channel management modal for managing its customers. The admin hierarchy is as follows: My Company Admins Channel Admins Resellers Admins Customer Admins End ...
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Tabbed navigation in search result templates: Can users appreciate it?

Google.com has tabbed navigation in their main search result template (although they don't style the tabs as such). However, my UX colleagues believe these tabs are not in much use, and they believe ...
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Creating an accessible, animated, and responsive navigation system

I've been struggling for the past couple weeks to design the perfect navigation (menu) system for my personal website which I am designing. First, I need a system that is completely accessible as I ...
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Multiple tabs vs multiple menu items

I am in the process of designing a new settings part for a section of our Saas. With my non-ux team, we are discussing wheter we should change the overall navigation of this section by removing the ...
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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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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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Is there a specific name for this type of navigation?

Currently, I'm working on a project that requires a lot of repeated navigational options. For example: System 1: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 2: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 3: ...
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Should there be arrows in a lightbox on mobile?

So I found that the PhotoSwipe lightbox disables the left right arrows on mobile devices (when it detects them as touch, which can be a hit and miss). But I wonder why. I know the native gallery apps ...
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Shortcut Key for OK Button on Dialog Box with Grid

In a desktop app, I have dialog boxes that contain one or more small grids, various other simple controls, as well as the usual OK/Cancel buttons. Grids pose a problem to the usual use of Enter as a ...
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How to balance user-led vs. user-centered design when it comes to navigation labels?

We just completed some research with card sorting and tree testing. Two of the categories were consistently labeled the same by a large percentage of participants. It seems to make sense to name the ...
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Browse and select from a list at the same time

We're looking for a way to cut down on pogosticking - users popping back and forth between a summary view and various detail views. One pattern we're experimenting with is pager arrows, for when users ...
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Layout for many independent navigation in a section of a webapp

There are many sub section in my project and I am not able to find right pattern for the layout the user navigates into the section from side navigation bar and then there are close to 25 sub sections....
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Is a feature landing page necessary when there's only one feature?

We have a web portal with a main menu and submenu. The items in the submenu link to an overview page of more articles. There are 6 submenu items. 5 link to an overview page which let the user choose ...
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Expandable/Collapsible menu

dear community members! I'm currently working on the solution and have a need to make a blue menu expandable and collapsible. Probably someone has good examples on this pattern? Here is how this is ...
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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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Links in content (ie box and cards) vs Navigation

I see a lot of discussion in UX circles about search VS browse. What I don't see a lot is any kind of testing or research on how soon people reach for the menu of a site, and whether different people ...
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Nested navigation approaches

I'm looking for a good way to have primary and secondary navigation. The idea is to have 2-3 big categories and 5-6 small categories for every big category. I don't want to use nested navigation. I'...
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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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Tips for my project navigation menu

I am a software developer developing an online rugby union manager game as a side project. I am not that good at design but I've been reading a lot recently on this subject and I'm trying to improve ...
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iOS inconsistencies (modal vs push)

The iOS settings app has some inconsistencies I want to bring up to discuss the reasoning for their choices. Settings > General > Language & Region > Region uses a modal with a filter ...
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Favoring consistency over elegance?

This is a bit of a difficult question to explain in the title but hopefully it will make more sense after reading the question. I'm in the process of designing a web app with a basic design ...
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Best navigation for a tool that switches contexts?

I'm working on a tool that can visualize a basic hierarchical relationship between items. The tool would allow users to put an object (one or more) in a search and return the hierarchy of other ...
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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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Indiciating within-page links (fragment identifiers)

There are three types of targets for for a link: Different page in a different application Different page within the same application Resource within the current document typically provided by a ...
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Navigation - photo albums & chat

We are currently building a community site (hobby-project) and are having some issues with some ux-patterns. Our site has a header with some navigation, left sidebar used for filters or other stuff (...
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How to show a consumer products in a eCommerce Site with only filters?

I have an eCommerce site that sells baby clothes. When i think of the different ways i can arrange/organize the main menu i get frustrated on trying to make sense. I start to think of how a physical ...
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Informative mobile scrolling by tag or category

A designer came to one of our iOS engineers to show us some inspirations she saw with some iOS apps where they allow users to scroll by tag or category Some examples include Snapchat where if you go ...
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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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Cross mobile platform interface navigation

I have to architect a mobile web responsive interface that will be the same for iOS and Android clients. The app has several areas which I would like to switch using bottom navigation/tabs with icons ...
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Book a demo conversion rate

My employer would like to delete navigation on book a demo and retarget landing pages. What do you think about this practice? He believes that the landing page should convert the user and he shouldn't ...
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Optimal placement of tree navigation on a web application

I'm designing an inventory control page for a web dashboard. Functionality: When the page loads the tree alone is displayed on the left hand side. (currently set at 3/12 grid columns) The user is ...
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Search - autocomplete - hover a result to features in dropdown

I am working on a project where a user has to navigate to any feature for any product. So I came up with a search box component. Here the user can search for a product and when a user hovers on a ...
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Cross-platform mobile pattern for navigating among, editing, and creating cards

I'm a backend dev (mostly), very new to UX. I'm building a mobile-friendly Progressive Web App that allows users to view and edit cards with a few attributes (discussions: title, image, description, ...
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What are real examples of content-driven navigation?

Reading Apple HIG Guideline I came across an explanation of the content-driven navigation. It says that games, books, and other immersive apps use this navigation type. But what other immersive apps? ...
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Making bottom navigation dynamic based on app features enabled?

Our mobile app is feature based, so a user may have 1-4 of the bottom navigation items enabled on their account. Is best practice to hide the menu options that are not enabled or to keep it static and ...
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How to handle side-nav with multiple items?

I have built a dashboard where the user can handle totals for all it's shops, in a side-navbar over the items like 'settings', 'exit' and refs to other pages there are all shops listed as tree view, ...
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Focus behavior in a modal navigation drawer?

How should focus ideally behave in a modal navigation drawer (much like the one from Material Design)? The modal would appear when I webpage is viewed on a small screen, be opened using a hamburger ...
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Suggestion in putting nav bar in centred website design

Can anyone suggest where I can add navigation bar in this kind of design. items I want on the nav bar logo (optional) call to action button one more link user/profile/login/signup Can anyone ...
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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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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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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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How to do information architecture of a UGC based website/app?

What's the best possible way to make a user-generated website classify its content into categories or topics or tags to make the content searchable and discoverable? How does one start redesigning ...
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How to present two business models within single app navigation?

i need your help here. we have two business models in single app, the first model is car classifieds and the second one is buying car online, and most of our users cannot tell the difference between ...
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Changing a navbar to show 'contact us' only on scroll

My navbar changes on scroll - hiding all links and just showing our contact details. Docked: On scroll: Is this a good idea? Bad idea? The objective is to drive phone calls and contact form ...
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Can some part of my app have their own tabbar in a iOS app?

I trying to design my iOS app, and I’m going to 2 bottom tab bar on different page. I would like if it’s good and a another better way exists. Here is why: When I log in my app, I would like user to ...
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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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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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Responsive UI Pattern for selecting from a list of exact values greater than 5?

I'm designing a page where users should be able to sort between exercise videos categorized by "phase." (see image). These phases start with "Pre-Op" then proceed linearly 1, 2, 3, etc. Since these ...
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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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Is it good practice to place tabs at the same level when search is the main feature? How to deal with spacing?

I'm building a dashboard I'm stuck at one level whether keeping the title on the same line as the search bar (as highlighted below)? For example, I select Option1 from the list of drop-down (check the ...