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How to transform a mobile-navigation design into a desktop one

Right now I have a mobile app where you can navigate like this: I need to transform it into a desktop app. The only thing that I cannot change is the fact that the circles that are clickable options ...
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How to hint to the user to click on the arrow for slide navigation

I've been doing user testing to make sure users would know how to navigate between elections on the following schema. The left side has voter information, always visible. The right panel has election ...
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Navigation between dashboard and landing page

I'm working on a printing and drop-shipping website which has been growing fast lately with users and features so it becomes difficult to manage IA. Here is the situation. It has a landing page, ...
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Making complex user-interaction more intuitive

I've created a "poke" functionality for a social networking web app I maintain. I need help in presenting this feature to my users in the most intuitive way possible. How it works: A user can poke ...
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Alternative to hamburger menu? UI example inside

I'm designing an app that has a lot of secondary functionality (it needs to be there), such as "Video guides", "About", "FAQ", "Connection Guide" etc. Previously, we had a tab bar with 3 tabs (Home, ...
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Top Navigation with Profile headache

We have introduced a beta version of our web app 2-3 weeks ago. Although we have not benchmarked it, i feel that something is very wrong here, in the way we present the top nav bar and the profile via ...
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Multi-Workspaced UI

So I'm developing a word processor app in that also includes drawing tools. Nothing really crazy, just some simple vector drawing capabilities like node editing and layering. The problem I'm running ...
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Recommendation system bad effect on user navigation

I'm working on a media streaming website (like Netflix) UX. The problem that has been raised is this: "Since we have added recommendation sliders at homepage, users don't navigate inside category ...
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Hiding header, navigation, footer when printing

When printing the informational content on a web page, I do not want to print the navigation, menu, header, or footer. I would want to include the URL of the page so that I can find it again (and ...
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Best way to switch between projects / teams in the same web app

I am currently working on the basic navigation for an online bug reporting tool. Users report bugs that are listed in tickets. It is possible to create multiple projects. For example, agencies use ...
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Overflowing tabs and sub tabs - [Desktop view]

How do we solve multi-level navigation? In the current design, I have added arrows on both sides and at both levels as well. But this design looks odd. Tab 1 to Tab 12 -- Primary tab Tab 1-1 to Tab ...
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Better word for contributing content

I'm working on website that heavily features user-contributed content. I currently have a link titled "Contribute" that leads to a page explaining how a user can help, in the form of adding new ...
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A better name for “Content” in Global Navigation

I'm working on a client's website and I want to categorize Articles, Videos, and Past Newsletters under a classification in the global navigation to save space. I'm between the words "content" and "...
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“One word” menu item between “multi word” items on nav bar?

Is there any research or thought that a one word menu items will get lost between multi word items? Example below... Will "Events" be less visible to the user? I'm thinking the opposite since it ...
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Search-Bar in Header OR Navigation?

I design a online shop for a client. The searchbar is for the target group and the stakeholder very important. So I did the search in the header, on top over the navigation bar (variant 1). My client ...
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Chevron or arrow for back button navigation on mobile?

Is there a preference for using a chevron or an arrow for back-button navigation on mobile devices? I understand that this might attract largely opinion-based answers, but in the interest of ...
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What's the difference between “Help Center” and “Knowledge Base” sections on a website, if there's any?

Which is better to use for a page with articles (explaining how to use the app)? Because I've seen different companies use either of the mentioned. I even saw some use "Help & Knowledgebase"? ...
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Pros and cons of “orphaned” pages?

I work for a publisher in the theater space in the UK. We publish news, reviews, video, and other assorted articles. We also feature a directory of theater listings in the UK. In it, members can ...
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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 ...
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IOS & Android - Should tap bars be persistent and always visible?

I'm working on an Android & IOS app and have a question regarding the tap bar. The information architecture will be 2-level deep. Both platforms will have a tap bar fixed at the bottom of the ...
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Back Button on Mobile Application

I am having a hard time figuring out the best practices on Back Button functionality within a mobile application because I have seen a lot of conflicting viewpoints. I have taken to the developer ...
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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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Grid: Generic filters Vs column level filters

I had a case where there is a view and on that user can apply any filter. Once filter is applied > it affects all the tabs present in that view. Is this approach right. Check this image Or should ...
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Should I use a home button in mobile PWA version next to the back arrow?

I'm working on a PWA website. I'm currently working on the mobile version. And as expected in PWA, I try to be as native as possible so I plan to use a back button on the top left of the screen ...
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Should I use entity names in page titles?

Should I put entity name in page title when editing? For example, when I edit an event, should the page title include event name (Edit Faculty Meeting), or should it be general (Edit event) for all ...
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Improve the UX of App's Back Navigation

I have a tabbed style iOS application. When they click, "Snap it" it directs them to a new screen from which they select a photo that the app takes and suggests possible species. At the same time, in ...
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What is an attribute-based breadcrumb?

What is an attribute-based breadcrumb? How is it different from location-based breadcrumb? Is it selecting two options at the same level?
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Is it a good idea to add a shortcut to a gallery from the modal I am in, instead of closing it to go back to the gallery?

In my app I can access a gallery (1) and, after selecting one of the items, I can perform an exercise ( 2- MODAL). It is a training app and in the modal I am going to choose what I think is the ...
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Is there a name for this drop-down anti-pattern?

Recently I have seen a small UI issue in mouse-over drop-downs. Here is an example of such a drop-down (although Bloomberg is not the only offender): https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-...
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Showing order with thumbnail links

I'm putting together a little tutorial website, where tutorials should be read one by one, in a particular order. The tutorials are shown as thumbnails that can be clicked on, like this: I want ...
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Can secondary navigation be dynamic based on the page you are on?

Consider this page "WHO WE ARE", it shows photos of the management team. Notice the secondary level navigation on the left. Now imagine, I click the photo of John and go down to a new page called "...
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Should the primary navigation link be duplicated in the secondary navigation?

Consider this basic homepage. If I click "About us", the page loads, I see content and also a secondary level navigation appears. My question is whether I should have a page called "About us" as ...
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What is better to use for controls that make an action and change the layout?

I have an app that remotely controls a device. The device has several modes. Switching the mode activates some actions. For example, air conditioner do different job in different modes. But my device ...
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View icon or full row clickable on a grid

In a grid, that could contains several columns and some of the column contents are links that redirects to another pages. Do you thing that would be better to have a "view" icon that redirects to the ...
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Plural or Singular Navigational Menu Options?

In our system we have what you would call a List Screen, where a user can view a list of objects. For example Phone Numbers. A user can add as many Phone Numbers as they want. Right now to get to ...
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Accordion menu, ok to have duplicate names under different category?

In an accordion menu, is it confusing to use the same name in two separate category? Especially in one where the menus will be expanded by default. Just to demonstrate I have a vertical navigation ...
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use of overlays for core user journeys. good or bad (ELI 5)

firstly, thanks for reading! I am involved with the design of a finanial web app that is primarily tablet/large screen based (however will have to work on mobile). I am not responsible for the actual ...
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Navigation to and from non-menu pages

Context I'm working on a group management application that's built on a three-level information architecture; User Group(s) Content A user can have multiple groups and every group has it's own ...
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How to show long navigation list horizontally?

We have a screen as below that has a long left navigation list that spans the whole height of the page and is scrollable (a lot of rows). We also have an info panel that is basically tabular data. ...
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Navigation flow across multiple websites

I'm working on an authentication flow for a product we're creating. When someone signs up for our service there are a few steps someone has to take; Go to our website Click 'sign up' Complete sign up ...
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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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If everything is clickable, nothing is clickable - how to improve text links?

I am working on an app that shows quite a bit of textual information. None of it can be safely removed without losing the meaning (icons that you see improve scanning of the page, but still require ...
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Back and Exit buttons on one page.. Is it user-friendly?

We have this app page where in a user needs to fill-out multi-page form. They need to be able to go back to the previous step (hence the back button). But at the same time, they can exit the entire ...
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Combine Menus in mobile App

I have an app with a bottom navigation bar that contains the 5 main features. Now I am increasing the number of features to 7. Is it okay to keep the 5 main features visible in the bottom bar, and to ...
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Navigation or Meta Navigation [duplicate]

I am redesigning the core navigation of a brand site. We are now including a "Community" section. This will be hosted in a subdomain like "community.brandname.com". It's an important section and ...
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Where should navigation buttons in panel be located?

Currently the action/navigation buttons of my UI project is in the panel-footer (see screenshot), and I'm wondering if that is an intuitive place or if they fit better in the header. Most panels are ...
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Designing a dynamic score card inside an mobile app

Challenge: How can I fit more text into the score slider and make the score feature more prominent without disrupting much? Breaking down the current screen: User action: uploads any photo/ clicks ...
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How to simultaneously open pages from different places in the hierarchy in the desktop app?

We have a desktop app where user has to enter information on different pages. All pages in the app are placed in a hierarchy. For example: Item 1 Item 1.1 Item 1.2 Item 2 Item 2.1 But you can ...
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Prev Next as substitution for dropdown navigation. Bad UX?

I'm wondering if this would be bad UX and if so what are good alternatives. Here's the layout: A Services link in the main navigation that takes you to a main "Services" page. That main services ...
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Dropdown, side bar or second nav bar for a submenu in a website? [closed]

What is the best form/ position for a submenu in a website, a dropdown for the menu item, a list in a sidebar or a second nav bar?