Questions tagged [visual-design]

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

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Why are terminal consoles still used?

As we all know, terminal consoles come from a time where there wasn't any chance of graphical interfaces, so the need for them is more than obvious. With the appearance of graphical interfaces, many ...
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Icon to tell listener that answering the question would make a harmful sound [closed]

I have a speech impairment (when I pronounce most letters 'S' they cause harm to the listener). I need an icon to be able to hold up, to a listener, who presumably knows either me or the icon, that ...
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Typography in roadmarkings

what kind of letter shapes function best for horizontal signing ? I was wondering if anybody would know about the details in road mark typography? In terms of function of the design itself, I have ...
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How to maintain visual consistency across all the client's mobile apps?

Our client has a lot of mobile apps, some are only for internal employees, some are client-side. But they have lots of internal and external products in which we need to maintain a balance in between ...
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Country flag, for “entire world” [closed]

I was wondering if there was a "country flag", for the entire world. (Even if you couldn't user it, for "space wars"). Thanks.. NOTE: I was thinking, of a flag, with a single color: all black.
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How to Display Pass/Fail/Missing Data

I'm trying to create a better experience in a mobile application that tracks a users fitness activity. When looking at a calendar-view, the user will 1 of 3 options: A Colored Dot - Indicates the ...
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What to do about small ratios in graphs

I have a circular graph that plots energy usage as a ratio of the maximum. At 100% the graph forms a full circle. The problem with this is that most of the time, a user's energy is approximately ...
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Where to place the close button in Dialog?

In my project I have placed the close button in the Title part of the dialog. Almost my project in the final stage, now there is a design issue that in the absence of Title the empty space looks odd. ...
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Representing a skill level [duplicate]

Can anybody advise a good ux design for representing a skill level (novice, competent, proficient, expert) for a professional service (for example, doctor, lawyer, interpreter and etc.) in a ...
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Mobile Radiobutton Likert Scale design for comparing a variation

We want to know/measure if users prefer variation A over variation B. Therefor we run an paired comparison experiment that needs to be completed on a mobile phone. They will see/experience two ...
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Are outline icons problematic for visually impaired people?

A current trend is for many websites and mobile apps to use an outlined icon style. Do visually impaired people find it hard to recognize these icons? See for example this screenshot from iOS.
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Are checkboxes with crosses (instead of ticks) safe to use?

Would you consider checkboxes using crosses instead of the standard ticks OK to be used in UIs? There are several CONs (being easily confused with close or delete crosses and wrongly implying there ...
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Colours that represent beginner, intermediate and expert

Are there any guiding principles around what colours might represent beginner, intermediate and expert users in a forum site? At first I was thinking green (beginner), orange (intermediate) and red (...
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Going directly to page vs clicking on a button to go to that page

On my website i have a tab menu which has 3 tabs across. The third tab takes them to a table where they can view their subscriptions to a certain product. This is where I'm scratching my head should ...
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Design Suggestions on side bar navigation

This side bar navigation lets users click on a specific graph and it takes them by having the webpage scroll to that graph. Any Visual Design suggestions to make the side bar look better. The white is ...
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Visualize a percentile rank by filling a shape

I am making a visual to show a user what percentile ranking they are at. I want to use some fill concept to encourage the user to want to fill the object, and thus increase their ranking. Currently, ...
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Advice/feedback for tab navigation for two views

I would love any feedback on a website I am designing. One of the most used pages of the whole website is this page - so I want to make sure I am making the correct decision. The page has two views: ...
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How to display blocks with line items on a Ledger, where pricing per block may be computed differently?

I have a situation where we have a web-assisted ledger where sales people can add line items (products), and they can also add options of the product that are entered as sub-line-items. ...
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Specific term in UX for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages?

Is there an UX/design terminology for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages? As of now, I am referring to it as VD comparison or VD compliance check. Please help me to ...
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Basic log in screen design pattern [closed]

This is the log in screen for our winforms app: I can't put my finger on it, but I don't like something about the aesthetics of this. Something about it just doesn't seem particularly stylish, or ...
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Is beauty universal for user interfaces?

I am a sales person for a building automation company. Without getting into the weeds, we put small computers on heating and cooling equipment to allow them to run most efficiently. We also provide ...
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Side panel - Overlay or Shift Page

I am implementing a hidden panel that when triggered will slide in from the right side of the page and take up the whole screen vertically and roughly a third of the screen horizontally. Would it be ...
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More effective for surveys: horizontal Likert scale or answer options listed vertically?

My survey has numerous questions with answers ranging from, for example, 'Not at all satisfied' to 'Extremely satisfied' and 'Not important' to 'Very important'. My instinct is to display these ...
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I Need help with a UX term for the way we perceive visuals

I'm a software developer trying to make better interfaces. I'm looking for the name of the concept for how our brains process different layouts. I saw a really great presentation many years ago ...
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Is anti-aliasing still relevant in a high resolution display?

The idea of anti-aliasing is to make edges look smooth so it is nicer for human eye to see. But lately with the availability of high-resolution monitor, with high density per inch, which some called ...
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Should I provide empty fields in tooltip or not?

I have an extension tool for Microsoft Visual Studio. It provides meta data for code lines (which is retrieved from external source code) and helps developer to resolve bugs faster. I have doubts ...
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How to make a link more visually prominent to make it clear that there's a click target there?

Below is an error message with a link: The blue part of the image ( link ) contains complete information ( step by step ) about how the error occurred. Whereas the arrows at the end take you to the ...
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Shaded line graphs: Good or bad?

I've been staring at this design for way too long and I need an outside view. These are not stacked line graphs (a no-no in data vis) but two graphs occupying the same space. Does the shaded area ...
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Will employers hire someone who wants to code AND practice UX? [closed]

During my uni, whilst studying graphic design, I got more and more into programming as I enjoyed creating processes leading to a final design (from generative visual design to data visualization to ...
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What color smartphone provides the best viewing experience?

This question is not as subjective as it sounds. Some background... Smartphones are commonly sold in black, white, silver, gold, and occasionally other colors. This is slightely dated (2013), but I'...
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How to define a many to many (teacher - student) mapping visually?

Let's say we have a teacher student relation. On one side, we have a list of teachers and on the other, we have a list of students. What is the best way (visually appealing as well) to inform the ...
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How can I make the message of this hero image clearer?

You, like many others, may have some trouble understand what this hero shot means: You can also check out the actual landing page to see how the same image looks on a big screen. I intended to ...
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ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use

I'm on a plane and noticed the use of all caps on the flight crew phone: Generally I found the phone very well designed: it has rounded colors, decent contrast, is unobtrusive for passengers, and ...
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Do these button appearances give mixed messages about what will happen if you click the buttons?

There's a current discussion on meta StackExchange about extending a change being trialled on the Android Enthusiasts site to other StackExchange sites. This would bring changes to the voting buttons, ...
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Visually distinguish between build environments (dev, qa and production)

During the development of our mobile applications, they go through a development phase, a QA phase and are finally released into production. We create separate builds of the applications for each ...
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Does visual design really affect UX?

I am really concerned about the effects of visual design on user experience, but as this may seem too broad, let me clarify it a little. My statement is that, if the user can find the information he ...
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Why show the reading time for an editorial article?

I noticed that while reading on medium.com every article has a suggested reading length. Reasons this might be good UX include: It adds relevance/timeliness (just as we list author/date of ...
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What is the best way to indicated available features in a price comparison table?

I'm currently working on a pricing table for a product that has 3 separate tiers. Some of them lack certain features etc. We've been debating how to mark the table cells to indicate what is included ...
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What is the best chart type for present, “track of orders or order status”?

I'm developing an application for ticket ordering system, for each and every task there is a ticket for you,and those tickets are assign to relevant employee, and for that particular task there is a ...
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How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time

I have a table in my application that shows dates along its x-axis, and different statuses along its y-axis. The table keeps track of how much time an employee spent in a given work status (on duty, ...
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Account creation with other important part: 2 or 1 forms?

I believe the most important part of a whole app is the account creation process. This is what will convert your potential user to customer. My project, which is an email marketing service, asks for ...
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How to best visually represent a dev team's skillset versus project needs?

I need to visually represent a dev team's skill set (and proficiency) against a project portfolio's required skill set. I have two separate tables, one for team members, and one for projects. Here is ...
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How can employees be subtly reminded that when they talk loud in the cubicle farm corridor they disturb people in the cubicles? [closed]

We have a software shop with a cubicle farm where cubicles have non-transparent (painted drywall) walls about 1,5 meters high. There's a corridor running through the farm. Most of the time all the ...
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Should a dropdown have a value (or be visible) when the associated checkbox is unchecked?

We have users that can be assigned to different groups with an associated role on that group. For example, a user may be a "Contributor" on the "Human Resources" group, but an "Admin" on the "How To ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Improve Design for Master/Detail View

I'm trying to put together a design draft for a UI in a business application that will allow a user to view a list of documents that will be published to recipients in one or more departments in a ...
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How can railroad operator help passengers find power outlets below their seats?

There'a railway car with passenger seats looking roughly like this (please ignore the seatbelt): Seats are arranged in ICE fashion - two rows with a passage between them, two seats in each row, each ...
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How to show two brands of the same business in the navigation in one website?

I need to show two different brands in same website. Each has a different logo and navigation which should be visible by default, but they share a common sign-in/sign-up interface and currency change ...
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Visual presentation of hierarchical categories of content

I am on my way to transform my outdated, content-heavy website into a multifaceted, multimedia showcase of my research website through the process of analyzing and reshaping the web content. For ...
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Showing progress towards a two-step goal

I have a lightly interesting problem in that I need a system for awarding a t-shirt after two actions are taken. The two actions can happen anywhere within a 12 month span. It feels like overkill to ...