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Hamburger menu or back button on Android?

Should I display hamburger menu icon (in the place of the navigation icon on the top App bar) on every screen that comes directly from the navigation drawer on Android or should it be the back button? ...
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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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Set of navigation actions in Material Design

I am an android developer. There is a screen of Completed level in my application. There are several options that user can choose: go to the next level or next chapter (if it was final level) repeat ...
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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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Breadcrumbs when there are multiple paths user can take to same page

I was tasked with improving the confusing breadcrumbs on a website I'm working on. They are evaluating if they want to keep or remove breadcrumbs. The problem: Users can navigate to certain pages ...
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How to design a flat design wizard?

We are migrating our modal based wizards to be "flat" and included in the main navigation system. They should be accessible via a navigation bar. How do we place the different buttons and explain 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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Menu sidebar height on small screen resolutions

I'm currently having a challenge on a SaaS I'm helping designing, regarding small screen sizes. That SaaS has a menu sidebar on the left as its main navigation, with 2 levels of navigation. The ...
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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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Only show a sidebar on some pages

In our application, we've got a dual sidebar design. On the far left is the main navigation sidebar, with all the top level pages. Next to this is a contextual sidebar, with links relevant to the page ...
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Segmented Control for big texts

Do you have an alternative for the segmented controls in iOS? We'll need 4 tabs, medium to big size words, no icons. You can see an example (not real words) in the image below. It's too tight we ...
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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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Inverse navigation on iOS

I am designing an iOS mobile app where I have parent-child data sets. Imagine that you have a list view of objects (where you can do regular operations like add, delete or edit). When you tap on an ...
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Use top-looking arrow when navigate between screens [closed]

When I was designing something in Adobe XD I thought about an icon which will display in search bar to go backwards in app. My activity uses slide up to open another activity with search bar. Let me ...
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Adding Items with Multiple Components

Are there any examples sites that add information to an item with several components and data? For example, a home property might have additional components and views to add: images, amenities, ...
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Too many menu items for a mobile tab bar

For my mobile app, ideally, I'd fit 6 top-level buttons into the navigation tab bar: Overview Tracking Jobs Notifications Search Menu ("hamburger") Profile Log out Settings App info etc. This is ...
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Displaying report based on data table selection

First, hello to everyone since this is my first post in ux.stackexchange.com. Now to my question: Right now I have really simplistic view containing a search input + button and a jQuery datatable ...
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WE, US, or something else in a navigation menu [closed]

I've seen a lot of "About Us" item in the nav section of almost every comercial site, but wonder what can be used instead. I realize that I can shorten a bit to get something like "US", but recently ...
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Sidebar buttons navigation [closed]

I'm building a new website for my own. I'm a student but in my spare time I try to earn a bit by being webdeveloper. However from now on I want to focus a lot more on user experience, maximum ...
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Multistep/page form navigation best practices?

I think that making a multipage form navigation is not so simple as it seems, especially for next/prev buttons. Generally, within a multipage form (for example a cart, but in my case I've got a HUGE ...
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URL paths: to change or not to change

I work for a website that allows users to browse and discover live theater. We offer one experience under the /shows/city path where users can browse the complete list of every show in a city. In ...
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Why are the j and k keys associated with forward/back, respectively and why not vice versa?

This is a multiple-part question: Why is it common to see the j and k keys implemented respectively as forward and backward navigation in web apps? I think it because of Bill Joy's work on vi and the ...
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How to Format Displaying Users “MyBids”

I am working on an Auction site and I am trying to show the users the items that they currently have bids on when they click "My Bids". The format I currently have it is to separate in two columns the ...
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Why would a mobile app have its home screen in the center of a navigation bar?

I've always seen icons in navigation bars display icons in order of importance from left to right (at least in the US), with the Home icon being aligned to the left. However, I was testing out an app ...
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Best Interface for an Auction Website MVC [closed]

I am designing an auction website using ASP.NET MVC. I am trying to get a home layout that is both appealing and functional for the users. Here is my basic site as I have it now: And here is what my ...
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Top and side navigation bars

Here is our website user interface for desktop and mobile devices. Basically, what we wanted to achieve on desktop, is to give visitors the ability to easily browse among all the purchase related ...
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Should Dashboard be included in breadcrumbs as homepage?

When users press on site logo, or when they login, they land on Dashboard, which is considered as homepage. They can go to other sections of the system from the sidebar menu - Messages, Events etc. ...
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SaaS admin navigation through lower tiers

I'm working on a Saas platform that will provide its user with an SDK for their apps. Users will either be able to create multiple apps (tier 1) in their account or only one (tier 2). Within each app, ...
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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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Better suggestion for name “Closed Loop Automation”

I am adding a new feature that enables closed-loop-automation. This involves creating an object that has a trigger and an action. Whenever the trigger happens, the associated action will be taken. ...
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What is the difference between Hamburger icon and Ellipsis icon? [duplicate]

I'm working on an enterprise application with a possible responsive design in future. What is the difference between the hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) and the Ellipsis (3 horizontal / vertical ...
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In-page Navigation Links on Navbar

I'm brainstorming for the best way to organize the navigation bar in my design and I found out that material design changed their design quite a bit recently. The navigation bar has an in-page ...
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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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When to use which navigation in android

I'm planning my app design with material design and they offer good description on navigation:They describe which option with how much content to use. In general: my choices are either the ...
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Can I use the same share icon for different functions?

So, in a nutshell, our platform gives people the chance to edit maps and data. These maps can be shared through a link with other people (or embedded) with the use of some templates we created. We ...
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How to best handle many breadcrumbs

I have a site that allows users to dig arbitrarily deep into a graph, and the user can always use breadcrumbs to navigate back to where s/he first began. Here's the ideal state: However this quickly ...
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Should I make more than one way to do something?

I'm designing a single page app built around productivity. It's a website to get a lot of things done as easily as possible, not to consume information. In software development, its considered a bad ...
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Is it a good practice to extract some menu items from the main navigation on medium sized screens?

A designer I work with often creates a navigation for websites that looks like this on different screen sizes (mobile, tablet, desktop): On small screen sizes (mobile): there's a burger menu holding ...
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When to use Tabs vs. Button Group?

https://react-native-training.github.io/react-native-elements/docs/button_group.html http://docs.nativebase.io/Components.html#segment-inside-header-headref My particular use case is a user will have ...
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The flow of a payment page where the status of payment can't be updated immediately after a payment — manual payment

The payments via some payment methods on a website are automatic -- you pay on a payment page via you bank card or PayPal and can see that a payment has been done and confirmed immediately. For some ...
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Different behaviour of links in site navigation

I'm working on a website for an IT firm. It is mostly a single page website with only two exceptions (Careers, Data Privacy). Is it considered bad practice to have a navigation bar where some of the ...
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Long form on tablet, show all questions open or use expand/collapse sections

Im designing a long form on tablet. The form is made up of 5 case studies and 8 questions per case study so 40 questions. The form is linear but users can choose to jump between sections (i.e. you ...
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Navigation with icon to open page and open popover top

This is my first participation here so apologies if I am not doing this right. My question is about about using icons for navigation. For example: All items are clickable 1) The first item (My ...
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What you guys think about bottom tab bar for mobile versions of websites? [duplicate]

I would like to hear what you think about bottom tab bar for mobile versions of websites. It is called bottom navigation bar too. Here an example: https://pitchfork.com/. I am trying to use it to ...
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How to prevent getting lost when updating an item from a filtered list?

I have a list of Widgets that can be filtered by their State (Active, Pending, and Deactivated). The default view when navigating to this list is the Active State (and page 1): Switching the State ...
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Developing a native app works like a shortcut - Is this a good approach? [closed]

My company is making a native app for smartphones, which is just using a web view directly linked to one of our web pages. I'm very skeptical about our approach and looking for better one if exists. ...
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Header that changes on scroll

Is there an official name for a header who's characteristics (e.g. background color, height, etc) or that of its content change as the user scrolls? An example can be found on engadget.com where the ...
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What's a good way to design a menu in which some menu items are dependent on others?

My company likes to design interfaces with side menus that look like this: The problem with this design is that it allows the user to click on links like "Profile" before they've selected which ...
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Can I display heading below its tabs?

Look at the navigation. In the upper mockup I have User's profile with a few tabs and there's no header, just the information about the user below (something like here on UX Stack Exchange). Also I ...
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Hovering Navigation Arrows

Is there any modern and accessible approach to implementing "hovering navigation arrows"? I was given a website layout to implement which features "hovering navigation arrows" to navigate to the ...

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