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A visual design approach concerns the design and communication of a message and that the message reaches the target audience.

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Best practice to show helpful recommendation to users

We are building an insight section where user gets all his critical status of his activities. It includes a recommendation section. Recommendation is basically few action items where user can go and ...
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What are the overarching strategies or artefacts for improving UX of products

Not sure exactly how to phrase this question, but what would you consider overarching strategies or artefacts for improving UX of products in the long term. These would be maintained within team and ...
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Where's the risk on gradual enhancements vs redesigning the whole app?

I'm working on a legacy software built on Java 6, the design is old and the components look like they're from Windows 98. We're introducing a new big feature and one of the requirements is to design ...
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Open source projects UX designers can join? [closed]

I am willing to contribute my free time to open source projects but most projects on Github require software engineers. Who could point me to a couple of open source projects on Github where I can ...
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When to use the gestalt principle of common region?

The image below, which can be seen on this medium article uses lines to separate various graphics, but could also use different backgrounds, which is something pretty common when designing dashboards....
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How to visually encode something “real/actual” vs “ideal/expected”?

In a data visualization, I need to show two lines: one representing an actual, observed value (in the example below: red), and one representing a norm, or what this value should be in an ideal case (...
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States and behaviour for progress bars embedded in tables

These days it is not uncommon for data tables to contain more complex UI elements (i.e. not just data), with things like pills (or tags), call-to-action buttons, icons, and even graphs & charts (e....
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Building multiple embedded lists

Hope you can help. My team is developing an internal form building tool that simplifies the creation of complex HTML forms by providing pre-made sections and standard form fields that can be combined ...
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When is it appropriate to expand a button to fill its parent container a.k.a use a full-width button?

I always find it fairly straightforward for me to determine when to apply stretched button that can expand its width and fills its parent container. However, it is challenging to do the same for ...
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Is there a mathematical formula for the Gestalt Law of Proximity?

I would like to know if there are any mathematical formulas that define the Gestalt Law of Proximity. For example, in the picture above, at what distance of Y would the 4th square be perceived not a ...
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Conveying relationship between form input fields

Context I'm working on an audience selection workflow where a user can specify certain attributes to select their audience. For example, the user may want to create an audience of entirely male ...
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How to show both validation error and holiday indication in table date cell?

If a user inputs holiday date, he should see an indication for the same. Also, if date value is not passing the validation test - he should be seeing an indication. Ex . If 2019/02/09 Sat is holiday ...
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Best way to Indicate a item is shared or copied

I have a tree on my webpage that is used to display some folders and within these folders some items; These items can be copied from one node of the tree to another and also shared. When copied or ...
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How do you document and share motion/animation information with developers?

I have project right now. I'm building a website with a developer guy. I shared all the assets using Zeplin. But since this is the first time, I should also share how everything should behave. I have ...
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Whats the best way to graph percentage data?

Lets say I have the following data: Category positive neutral negative total 0 Category 1 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 2 1 Category 2 1.000000 0.000000 0.0 1 2 ...
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Does my dropdown design fit with the rest of the design? [closed]

Hi I need some professional visual design advice here. Pls see the following prototype and take note of the visual design of the dropdown elements + the filter button. https://www.figma.com/proto/...
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Accessibility in computer games, and designing for them

This is not a recent video (at least it was more than a year ago), but I was very fascinated to watch someone with vision impairment (as the result of cancer) playing a fighting game by listening to ...
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What is the Best way to show 4 types of buy button in app

This is educational app. Some products having 3 or 4 buttons, example ( Buy e- book, Rental e-book, Buy Chapters, Buy Combo) What is the Best way to show this button in app. IMAGE attached ( ...
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How should I represent a tree structure?

Context I have data from a source that has categories and sub categories and in some cases, even sub-sub categories. Requirements The actions that can be performed on the tree elements are - ...
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Designing a data editor and mapper

I've been trying to figure out the best way to design a data mapping and editing tool. The problem is as follows: I have data from multiple sources that don't follow the same naming convention. For ...
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How to represent a score that can be positive or negative?

I need a simple (aka not ugly) visual element to represent a score that can be positive or negative. My score matrix will probably be similar to this page: http://snapsort.com/cameras/Canon-PowerShot-...
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Google new Task application inconsistent UI

Visual design is part of user experience design, hence its safe to ask question related to visual inconsistency on this platform. Question If anyone of you has used the new google task application, ...
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mobile game - optimum visual assets sizes

Context/Intro I'm developing a mobile game that is played in portrait orientation. The player is at the top of the screen (unable to move vertically) and flying objects that either need to be picked ...
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Compact, at a glance indicator of checklist status

What are some good ways to show, at a glance, the status of items in a checklist? I have some checklists for various people in an organization. I need to show the various states of each person's ...
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Why is it better to differentiate table rows by background colors rather than borders?

I have seen some tables where it alternate rows has subtle different color, and it is been said that it increases the readability. I wonder why is it better to do such practive.
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Do you think it is a better option to put the site-menu in the header for user experience? [closed]

Hi i am trying to create a good experience for my clients. This is a demo of my site. My question is what is better regarding user experience when it comes to the site-menu? Should i rather put the ...
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Differentiating between role based actions

Context I have two types of users (Students and Administrator) who will be interacting with the preference view screen (Students select their desired preferences before while filling their admission ...
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One product customized for multiple brands- any good examples?

We are working on the design of a healthcare app. The company that I work for owns multiple brands that operate within the same industry and similar range of products. A few reasons why there are so ...
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How to merge designs?

We have three – more or less – competing designs of the same topic. All of the designs have something that works and doesn't work which are quite easy to spot. The designs have a bit different ...
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Visual consistency of in content headings and headings in/under tabs structure

I'm looking to define what makes more sense in a page visual hierarchy for both visual design / consistency & accessibility. We commonly have tabs under our h1 heading. Each tab content block ...
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Negative Visual for a positive action

I have a warning notification in my software . It asks the user whether they want to proceed or not by providing yes and no buttons in the notification itself. I am thinking of using red font color ...
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Graph type showing aggregate id⇒(before, after)?

What's the category of graphs for showing this? ID | before | after ------------------- 0 | 45.6 | 24.3 ------------------- 1 | 1.7 | 89.5 ------------------- ⋮ | ⋮ | ⋮ I was thinking ...
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Best way to display ranges where end range is inclusive

I have a table with one column displaying a range of values where the end range value is inclusive, but the start range value is exclusive. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to succinctly and ...
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What is the main difference in between a UI KIT and a Styleguide?

We are working on documenting visual design and I wanted to know: what is the main difference between a UI KIT and a styleguide? Is the difference between them that the styleguide includes design ...
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Graphs - Contrast b/w colors are eye soothing colors

I have recently had a chance to work on graphs and charts, and I'm facing a problem when there are a lot of bars in a chart or stacked bars in a graph. Should we consider going with eye soothing ...
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How to visualize many weighted scores contributing to a final score?

I have a couple of (only very slightly technical) users that require a way to visualize a "scorecard". They have different factors that are scored. Each factor has a weight associated with it and the ...
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Visual hierarchy of typography in UI in practice

There are so many resources about this in theory, but I can't find any detailed guides or resources on how to apply the principles in an existing complex UI. The most obvious ones would be ...
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UI design for list of time

I am developing mobile app for checking transport time for bus service. Basically there will be different 'routes' and they will have regular schedule of bus trips. When user selects any route, app ...
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what color besides black and white are, measurably, most easy to see?

a practical example is when deciding what colour to pick for 'section titles' of long bullet-point text (has sub-bullet points also) on onenote, g-docs, and most anywhere so im hoping for a software ...
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In a static data table, should rows be highlighted on hover?

My team is building a Material Design table component. The Material Design guidelines on data tables state: Row hover (Desktop) Display a background in a table row if a user hovers over any ...
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Visual designs for multiple screen sizes [duplicate]

We are designing a website for desktop and tablets, which needs to work for 1366x768, 1024x768, 1920x1080, 600x1024, 1600x900 - the most common resolutions as per Stat Counter Global stats in India. I ...
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How to best show a “replenish” meter?

Let's say I have a web app that offers widgets to be used by a user. A user can deplete widgets to zero, at which point, they would be shown that they need to buy more in one or more packs of 50. ...
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How to handle huge amount of user data?

We have a project where we have huge amount (>100k) of users in the system. With that amount of users it's pointless to start listing them all from UX and performance point of view. Typical use cases ...
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How to make an actionable item so clear that it's unmissable?

We have a CMS / web app that takes in repair issues sent by customer. We also have an app for the customer and an app for the technician. In a normal flow, the technician will directly receive the ...
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Mapping of column fields from CSV file with currently available fields

We have scenario where we want to:- upload CSV file -> then import data from it -> Map data with current fields I tried few designs:- 1) 2) But I am still not happy with my designs. As I dont feel ...
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How to improve scannability in a nested table?

I have a list of events inside a table. the table's rows have zebra stripes that distinguish them from one another. the problem is that the text looks like a big unscannable block, it looks something ...
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places on ecommerce website where we can inject brand personality

what are some screens on an commerce website where we can inject brand personality, using visuals and copy e.g. https://www.pinterest.com/angstrm/fun-404-page/ is a typical example some other places ...
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Good way to visualize complex AND/OR query/criteria?

I'm maintaining a webapp with a feature dubbed the "rule form". It's essentially a complex HTML form that users use to build a "rule" with criteria that can be grouped into AND/OR blocks. When all the ...
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Material Design List with a lot of information

Can anyone point to a good example of a material design list where each list item has a bunch of information? I am struggling to put together a block of information that is appealing. My specific ...
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UX and UI in different teams

I am looking to get some advice. My company are looking to split the UX designers and UI designers up. The UX designers would be sitting in their own team while the UI designers would be sitting in ...