Questions tagged [status]

Questions about how a system informs the user its state or status. How and what a system tells a user about the state of the system can have a meaningful impact on the system's usability.

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Grid line item status column - how to display broader explanation?

Grid contains transactions of a sort. Each transaction can be: Open, Closed, or Cancelled. There's a "Status" column, and each cell has one of the 3 words in it: Open, Closed, or Cancelled. Now, Open,...
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How to display status for On, Off, Faulty

I have a table which shows whether devices are ON or OFF. Currently, it looks like this Status Name Some other columns 🟢 DeviceA 🟢 DeviceB 🔴 DeviceC There is a new requirement, which is to ...
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Different Status types on same page

I have a page showing a datatable that lists two types of items, X and Y. X has 3 possible status; ONLINE, OFFLINE, DISABLED Y has 5 possible status; |, ||, |||, ||||, ||||| As an example, the table ...
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Color selection according to status

I'm designing a system where a list item can have one of 5 different status options: ACTIVE LIVE PENDING LEGACY INACTIVE I want to specify a different color for every status. For ACTIVE, PENDING and ...
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Colours for project status

Given that a project can be not yet started active active, but paused completed What are good colours to help me represent those states (as augmentation, only, to text) ?
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Advice on Displaying 24 Hour Opening

There's a similar question but it doesn't address the same issue so I have opened another. I need to display opening hours to website visitors in a clear, easy to understand way. The business opening ...
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Ways to set request status from open to closed

I'm working on requests functionality and there can be 2 statuses of a request: open and closed. Every request has certain steps a user has to complete and once they do, the request will close ...
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Status (Action required) and main actions in a big data table

Recently i started creating a big data table for a booking company. Usually I don't really have big problems with data tables but this specific one drives me nuts. It is a platform for restaurants. ...
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Proper display for Rejection of Request

I'm currently working on a project where user submit a media request, which then will be reviewed by another user (verifier). I have done the display of information, but I'm not sure how can I show ...
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Using call-to-action or primary buttons to show status of form completion instead of form UI element

I noticed this while using a form to submit some information that the nature place where you indicate the status of the transaction isn't being used but instead the call-to-action or primary button is ...
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Showing the status of an action on a button

I have an application that can synchronize content between a website and a social network. with a button you can turn on and off the synchronization. the user needs to see the status (sync on or off) ...
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Adding tick and cross inside a toggle button

Is it a good UX to add a Tick or cross inside a Toggle button? According to what I feel it is too overwhelming for the user to show extra information about the status through tick and cross. Can you ...
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Timesheet Entries UX

How to distinguish new time entries I have a timesheet that looks like this: Which works well. the customers can see all their time entries on one screen and works well reading the times across the ...
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The fragmentation of the page status introduced by multiple design patterns - best practice for page loading?

In one of the recent updates to Google Chrome, we have seen yet another method of dealing with page loading status with the introduction of the loading animation in the favicon area of the browser tab ...
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Overview of daily status for list of items

I'm trying to design an overview UI that helps people understand the daily status for a list of items. Each item is a "job" or automation that runs once on each day. A given day's instance can only ...
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Status Bar with several Stage

I would like to have some opinion on the design, I made to represent the product process QTY. At each stage, i should show to the user, how many of his requested product has been proceed. If there are ...
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How can I distinguish status cancel internal and cancel external? [closed]

I have three statuses to display on a table (delivered, cancelled internal and cancelled external) as the title says, how can I distinguish cancel internal and cancel external so the users see the ...
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When there are two buttons, how do i properly indicate that one is active whitout being ambiguous? [duplicate]

When you have a list with 3 or more buttons, its essencially easy to show the system status to the user, but for the first time i faced this two-button status feedback, and i don't know how to ...
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Best way to report process status in screen to user

I am very beginner in the development of system screens and I have a question about what would fit best from the progress information. To report whether the status of any process in a process list is ...
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Enable/Disable indicator

What do you think is the best general way for an icon to be shown disabled , that behaves well in all color circumstances ? e.g desaturating the icon is a good way, but does not behave well in an ...
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Displaying Opening Hours

I'm designing a website for a client that has some irregular trading hours. Some days they remain open until 2am, others they close at 10pm. They want these hours displayed on their landing page, so ...
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Wizard component - current state vs active state

The system is used for executing tests. Each test has to go through a number of stages that include user interaction with the system, meaning that each step also has a dedicated screen. We have in ...
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Differentiating between mass & individual status updates (mobile app)?

We are doing an app on delivering parcels to different areas and the status would get updated as the parcels reach certain points. As per the image below, all items (6 lines) are in the same group. In ...
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How to best show an activity state transition adhering to google's material design component framework?

I have an application which consist of three views for an activity. A list View, A chat view. Every activity has a status , which a a user can either mark completed, pending Example of list view: ...
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How to convey that the feature has complicated connectivity requirements in a mobile app?

I have a complicated iBeacon based mobile app. To get to the end of the “happy path” -app functional, the following has to be true: Internet reachable Bluetooth enabled Bluetooth permission granted ...
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Repeated verification showing last status

We have just about completed building a verification system for one of the systems we maintain. Their clients must complete verification of their account and we need to show to the administrators ...
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How do you show a current table row selection when there's multiple table pages?

How do you show that a table row (data choice within that row) has been selected in a multi-page table if you are viewing another page within the table that does not contain the selected row?
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Dual color iOS status bar / Alter width dimensions

What is the best approach for dealing with the status bar when an app screen has two columns. One column is dark whilst the other is light. Can the status bar show light over the dark content and ...
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If controls show different type of information, how much can they resemble each other?

I'm developing a UWP app to remotely access linux machines, and it includes a remote file explorer, and a simple editor. On both of those windows, I've got a status bar at the bottom, but they don't ...
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Multipart progress / status bar colours

I am working on an application that needs to show users their currents status / progress in performing a task on a number of items. There are three states that each item can have: New (blue) - ...
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Interpretation of job status

I am currently working on a landscape mode mobile app, and one of the screens needs to show the state [active, paused, pending, completed] of the jobs. In the following image I have added the icons ...
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Users confused about status indicators vs. action buttons

Recently we did some user testing on our current method of displaying data. We had a list of items in a table (yeah, I know. Our software currently uses tables heavily), with icons on one side that ...
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Do modern web applications need warning states?

I'm just curious about the system status in the modern web app design. In some old windows applications, they have warning(yellow colored), error(red colored) and success (green colored). In the ...
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What's a good 'empty state' for a Delayed Buses display? [closed]

I am designing a screen display wireframe that will show late buses on the screen. But I am wondering if the buses are still en-route, what would be good to show in the screen as there is no ...
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How to differentiate between two types of status changes?

We have several rows of data (in a CMS) that change in status. There are two types of status changes: type 1 requires action from Admin but type 2 doesn't. My issue is differentiating between the two ...
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Using "Void" as a status instead of "Void" as an action

I'm having trouble deciding what the status of a document should be once a user clicks the Void button. Using "Void" as an action seems to be common in the industry, but it feels wrong to use it as a ...
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How to visualize status where a lower number or a zero is better than a higher number?

I am in the process of designing the user interface of a ticket system. There will be a dashboard view which displays the most recent number of open ticket. One user need is to be aware of open ...
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Placement of a status area

I have read with great interest this discussion relative to web applications. Now I'm facing a very similar problem with respect to notification/status information inside Desktop applications. There ...
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Selecting new status vs. Triggering status change?

I'm designing the control panel of a booking app. Guests will be able to enter some reservations, that the host will have to confirm or reject. A reservation can be in one of these stages: Pending ...
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Best chart type for giving smallest value greater importance

I'm building a dashboard, and the client wants some charts to monitor severity of a number of issues. If urgent status requires immediate action, it needs to be instantly noticeable. If I am using a ...
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How can I visualize deviation from the standard as a badge?

I have an icon-button on my website. When clicking on it, the font size can be increased/decreased. I want to visualize that there is a deviation from the normal font size when the user clicks to ...
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How to indicate that an item in a data table is urgent / very important?

We have a system that receives certain requests / tasks from customers. There are 2 types of tasks: Urgent and Non-Urgent. What is the best way to display the task list so that it's easy to see which ...
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How to indicate that an item has been moved to another tab?

We have an app that have 3 tabs: Pending, In Progress, Closed. Now one "issue" will go through all these 3 stages. First it's Pending, then it's it's in Progress, then it's Closed. However, we find ...
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Design suggestion for status on card view

Alternate design suggestion for showing different statuses on a card view.
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Unavailable, inactive, blocked - how to distinguish the table row

On our system we have got those 3 statuses for user: unavailable, inactive, blocked. I wonder how we could distinguish them displaying users in a table. Strikethrough obviously recalls a removed item, ...
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Ok status (no action required) and needs-attention status without connotations of right & wrong

I have data that classifies users into two status categories: Needs attention No action required These users have taken tests and that data leads to this status. But the status is derived from the ...
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How to visualize CPU, memory and disk space?

How would you expect to see the status of a systems CPU, memory and disk space on a dashboard? The common way is to have gauges and pie charts, but is this really the best way? And what kind of ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, open ...
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Indicating that text was user-modified

My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation. Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the ...
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Application color theme and alert notification colors / status colors

I've been fighting this forever and it just occurred to me that it would be a good idea to post here and get some useful feedback. The main application of the company I work for was initially based ...