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What's the name of the concept of saving Single Page Application UI state to URL?

I believe that SPA should save it's UI state to the URL - be it page navigation, search input or setting of filters. So that when I copy the URL and share it with someone else that person will see ...
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Dropdown UI Element Names

I'm building a new dropdown, and I want to make the parts modular for ease of customization but having a hard time with names. A popover wraps everything. Inside that popover is a that is the trigger....
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What's questionnaire-based UI called?

Usually seen in self-service chat windows, the user selects the problem area, and it responds with more detailed categories to pin-point the problem, taking the user through a workflow of diagnostics ...
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Best nomenclature for "pinning" and "favoriting"?

I have a panel that users will use to sort through list items. I want it to include two functions and was wondering what to name these so they make the most sense. One function will be to "pin&...
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Singular vs plural forms for entities in CMS website

Let's say I have a (frontend) website where users can register and post, just like StackExchange, which makes use of a REST API to fetch the data. So the website is located at https://www.example.com ...
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Are AI-generated newscasters an example of skeuomorphism?

Channel1.ai generates authentic-looking "newscasters" to deliver stories. None of the newscasters are real people, but they look and act like real newscasters. This is not an embedded video, ...
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What is the term for an actual UI specialist?

The currently omnipresent term for someone involved in designing, prototyping, testing and refining the usability of online and desktop interfaces is "UX/UI designer". Alas, that term is ...
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Duplicate link names in the navigation

I have a sidebar navigation where I need to seperate orders into two types - maintenance orders and service orders. Each order type has 4 statuses by which it should be separated - it has different ...
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maximised vs full screen

Its a trivial question but I'm wondering which term is technically correct and which makes more sense to an end user. Full screen - "a window occupying all the available display surface of a ...
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Terminology regarding user settings

In behavioral decision research, a definition of preference is Relatively stable evaluative judgment (ie, like or dislike) regarding objects or stimuli. Impacts behavior towards approach or avoidance ...
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What do you call a UI menu that has controls whose state will not be stored or persist?

We have a UI that shows an audio equalizer and a control menu that pops up on clicking a gear icon. Changing the settings in the control menu will immediately update the equalizer but the settings don'...
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What is the name of this 'recommendation smorgasbord' UX pattern?

Here we see the main landing page of a food delivery app. The page is crammed full of recommendations; the user is presented with several different "channels" of recommendations as well as ...
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Solutions for long App names for both App Store/Play Store and using an icon name

What is the preferred method for working with long app names? When the app name is required and can not be changed when a company might have multiple apps with similar names. Do apps mainly keep the ...
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Is there a term to describe the presence of unnecessary complexity in UX development?

Here is the case. One client wants us to create a relatively simple website and app (it's just for online courses, nothing extraordinary). We have our dev team, but the client has its own, and they ...
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What's the name of this business model and what's the cognitive mechanism involved?

The business model I'm referring to is quite common nowadays: SAAS businesses offer free access to their product or service without any barriers, except for limits on usage. Once they have amassed a ...
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Terminology: Press and Hold -or- Hold?

"Press and hold" (or touch and hold) is clearly the full description. However, is "hold" alone clear enough for users? Instruction: Press and hold the button for 3 seconds. ...
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What's the best way to name a toggle switch label?

I'm creating a section in an app that includes a toggle switch. Initially, I used the same name as the section for the toggle label, but I started wondering if that might be too repetitive for the ...
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What is the term when individual parts of product design and development done well but released product has terrible UX?

It's more prevalent in large corporations, also called something like "teams not talking to each other". Like when product has great UI but bad integration with hardware that results in ...
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What is the design system of gumroad?

I am learning web development, and in the process of taking inspiration for UI online, I came across gumroad.com. Its design is bright, colorful, blocky, doodly, etc. I want to learn about this design,...
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What is this component called? It looks like a table but each row has different types of data

Looking for a way to distinguish this from a table component but not sure what to call it
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Term for: "ease of use of finding the page I needed to" (like discoverability)

What are all the correct UX terms for this situation: A user needs to use your site to do something (like ask a question) They load your webpage, follow links, and either find the information they ...
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Naming question: Note vs Comment

Working on a support ticket system and am unsure the best way to name a particular piece of functionality. Users are able to submit any number of text entries that are attached to a single ticket for ...
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Correct title for the maintenance announcement

I've been having doubts about this one announcement title that has been used in my company's software for a while now. I'm not an English native, so I can't be sure if my doubts are justified or if I ...
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From a user's point of view, is it important to distinguish between the terms extensions, plug-ins, add-ons and widgets?

With a lot of focus towards customisation of software functionality and interface components, there are some software platforms that choose to go down the path of creating APIs and exposing some of ...
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Naming items based on their position in coordinates

I am making the base of an animation that will be used by third parties. It's a kind of radial animation with items around an object. Each "ray" should have a name so that its function is ...
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What is the name for the "request trial" pattern?

This is a very common pattern with SAAS: instead of giving you a price, they ask you to request a trial or demo. Sometimes you will find the price hidden somewhere on the website, but most of the time ...
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Button without direct action

I am trying to understand what's the meaning, name and functionality of a button without any direct action beyond what I suppose is interactive decoration, something similar to this question/answer, ...
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What's the name of this 3x3 direction selection control?

I've noticed this control in a few places, but can't get google to tell me what it's called- what is it? Text justification in Altium Designer: Image anchor in Paint.NET: And in Photoshop:
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Help with naming a certain "tag" on screens

I'm currently working on a no-code platform that has screens with lots of information/data/boards etc. Some of these screens are visible entirely, and others are only visible through other screens, in ...
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Is "Assistance Order" acceptable terminology in the context of a furniture business app?

The software I work on is used in furniture designing, manufacturing and selling. It is used by designers, factories and stores. We are building a feature where i.e.: A store received a broken piece ...
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What is the repeated, blurred image background called?

I have a card component with a photo. I don't want any portion of photos to be cut off, but this means narrow/vertical photos will have empty space to the sides. I want to use that blur tiling often ...
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What's this button/ thumbnail layout called?

What's this button layout called? I've been looking for the appropriate name for this layout so I can learn more about its use case and where it's best to be used but I've been dumbfounded for a while ...
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Name of truncation pattern "+1 more"

Is there a proper name of the function "+1 more/other". It‘s some kind of truncation, but maybe it has a specific name?
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How can I categorize tangibility?

Our company is developing a new project dealing with tangible, intangible and combined media types. My problem is that we cannot find a suitable taxonomy or name for filtering and facet search. The ...
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Renaming duplicated 'Save' button

This is a form for student registration. Context: The form contains standard fields for student details (name, D.O.B, etc) and editable data grid for students' previous school's details. User can add ...
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Is There a Word Which Means "Not a Ten-Foot Display"?

I'm designing a web-based arrivals board which has: A "ten foot" version for display on a big TV (viewed at a distance) A "regular" version for laptop/phone What do folk say for #...
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Are Suspend and Pause synonyms?

I have a question. Is suspend and pause the same action? For example, user can choose one of these actions: Start debugging Suspend debugging Stop debugging Would you think I could swap suspend for ...
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What is the symbol to start printing called?

What is a common term used to describe the symbol that is used on printers, photocopier and fax machines to start printing? It is square standing on one of its corners with a vertical line inside ...
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What's the generic term for meaningless interactivity?

We talk about visual noise to refer to profuse, redundant or meaningless elements towards the purpose of the design. What's the name when it comes to "noise" in interactivity? The bottom ...
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What should we call the mouse-over heading link pattern, and where is it best documented?

I want to be able to refer to the UI pattern where each heading / h-tag on the page is automatically turned into an appropriately named link, and hovering on the heading reveals an icon that can be ...
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What is "neo-modern interactive" design?

I was going through a Google tutorial on building UI experiences with Jetpack Compose when I came across an odd aside: Tip: neo-modern interactive is probably a design trend After a web search, I'm ...
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Is 'duplicate' the correct term in this situation?

In our application users can set a complex amount of settings for an item that they might want to re-use for other items. Inside an item a button opens a dialog showing a list of other items you can ...
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What is this stepped design/component called?

I search for flow builder or sequence but can't seem to find references on google. This is the layout:
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Reporting Terminology - Run vs Create / Report vs Template

My long-held understanding of the terminology of reporting has always been as follows: I can Design (or Create) a report Template The Template defines the Layout and Criteria of a report I can then ...
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What are these two order workflow systems called?

The scenario: in the current state, users are funneled into three business-defined workflows. User research indicates that customers want the ability to define their own workflows and make them as ...
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Does the icon of arrows shaped as triangles pointing up and down have a name and what does it mean?

Does the icon of arrows shaped as triangles pointing up and down have a name and what does it mean? I'm not sure if I can use it.
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Specific name for a collapsible bottom drawer menu?

I am looking for examples of this, because I eventually want to use it in a long scrolling Jupyter notebook - however, when I use "collapsible bottom drawer menu" in search, I mostly get ...
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What is a good resource for objective data on what to label options in an application, e.g. should they be called settings, preferences, or options?

I'm looking for objective and publicly available quantitative research on the language that users prefer or industry best practices on what to call options in an application. When is it best to use ...
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For a completed status of task, "Completed" or "Succeeded, which one is more clear to the user?

Personally I prefer using "Succeeded" than "Completed" to indicate the task has been successfully completed without failures in the context below, I was suggested to use "...
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What term best describes focus on a low barrier to entry for an application?

I am building an application that I would like to describe as being accessible in the sense of having a very low barrier to entry. By this I mean it's an online tool that you can start using ...
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