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Does the icon of arrows shaped as triangles pointing up and down have a name and what does it mean?
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This icon seems to have different meaning in different systems: it's called "caret sort" or "chevron sort" in Carbon Design System; it's called "unfold more" in Material ...

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Text for email address validation!
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Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines: Provide direct, simple feedback that people can understand. For example, error messages should spell out exactly what situation caused the error (“There’s ...

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Displaying 2 lines row/result in a List view and UX
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You could use different implementations of Gestalt principle to solve this: Law of Common Region by visually grouping items in one result (pretty much what you did on your second mockup); Law of ...

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Using 24 hours format on an English-speaking website
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Language and Regional preferences are two different things: there are english-speaking countries that use 24-hour clock and there are non-english countries that use 12-hour clock, and some use both. ...

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How to remove lines while keeping individual rows visible on a tablet
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Expanding on @Sergey's suggestion: you could try rebuilding your layout to: align your list in multiple columns: think of other ways to visualise a set of links: maybe cards or tiles that could wrap ...

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Are Flat Buttons Unusable?
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We can look at Metro UI for WP7, or Win8 for great working example. All they have is "flat" buttons (ok, except those round control buttons, which, if you think about it, are flat too) and it works (...

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Is the "apple slider button" using the correct affordance?
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I'd use something like iTunes does for its song list options.

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What is the best practice for displaying a data grid on a mobile device?
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I think, this is a pretty good overview of your options: https://css-tricks.com/accessible-simple-responsive-tables/ It's talking about tables and CSS, but I think it can easily be applied to ...

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Dynamic Form Fields, add remove button UX
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Is it good design if in the below form, in which I require user input, the plus button gets disabled if there is no input yet? Disabling it is better than hiding it - this way the user knows the ...

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How to determine whether links have enough contrast?
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I like Lebedev's stance on this (sorry for translated article). Basically it's like this: Links have to be underlined; Nothing except links can be underlined; Nothing on the page can be of the same ...

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Is there a standard gesture for resetting scale on a pinch-zoom canvas?
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Double tap is the default for zooming back to normal in iOS. It works in photos, safari and a lot of other apps and is encouraged in the guidelines. Material guidelines talk about it too: A pinch, ...

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Difference between button and switch
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I like to think of a switch as a type of toggle button: it's a button that can be in two states, denoting "on" and "off". It behaves pretty much exactly like a regular button. Another way of looking ...

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Dual color iOS status bar / Alter width dimensions
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No, it cannot do that out of the box: it's either light, or dark; No, it's width cannot be altered normally; I guess, you could make yourself a custom status bar, that behaves how you want it to, ...

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Progress indicator position in iOS
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Considering left-to-right mentality, I think, the difference is this: If it’s to the left, the user will read it as “we’re working, and here’s why...” - they’ll “read” the indicator first and then, ...

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Offline logout of mobile application and receiving notifications
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There could be a couple of technical solutions, that you should probably validate on Stack Overflow. For example, on iOS 10 and younger there is a way for the notification to "modify it's content" ...

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Chart points are getting hidden by other points
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You could introduce some different style for point clusters when multiple points overlap, much like they do in maps, for example. And then, when user hovers (or tap, or click) on the cluster, you ...

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What's the rationale behind Paypal's amount input?
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One thing that comes to my mind (note, that this is pure speculation) is imagine this: There are people who are used to this "very common in any POS system" (as mentioned in one of your ...

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Error type chart with simultaneous errors
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So, if I understand correctly, you need to display two types of information on the same graph: total error ratio and grouping of those errors by type. The problem you have arises because you ...

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Should a user attempting to enter an expired 2FA Token be notified that it is expired or just say that it is invalid?
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The way I see this - there are two scales you can evaluate your solutions by: Usability wise, it is generally a good idea to let the user know more about what happened, because then there is more info ...

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Questions regarding Auto Save feature
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If the intervals are this long (a lot can happen in 30 seconds), you should definitely leave an option for the user to save their changes manually. Another thing - manual saving option is a good way ...

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Can Alt key alone be used as a modifier in web apps? Eg: alt + >, alt + k, alt + a
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It really differs for Mac and Windows platforms. On Windows you'd usually use Alt-combos with alphanumeric characters as "access keys" Access keys have the following characteristics: They ...

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Confusing button options for user
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I'd talk to your user like you would with a person. "Print with regular printer" "Save as image to print on Plastic Printer" If needed (to make sure it's even more fool proof), you could add the ...

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Page title with colon, hyphen or parentheses and the capital letters
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I think you should probably use English Capitalization Rules. As what you mention are titles, these rules should apply: 6. Capitalize Most Words in Titles The capitalization rules for titles ...

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Adding search to a tree
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My approach is usually changing the tree view into one dimension list when filtering it. So if we have unfiltered tree like this: Then filtered one would look something like this: This approach ...

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What would you call a font size between "small" and "regular"
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If you’re going with “mega” and “giga”, how about nano tiny small regular ... , which would require skewing the scale, though. There’s also the term “smedium” i’ve been hearing more often lately. I ...

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An icon to tell users that a button opens a modal or popup
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A popup is usually just an implementation of a larger pattern - "modal dialog", which can be implemented in a lot of different ways, not necessarily a "popup" as user understands ...

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What does an folded corner (earmarked page) represent to a user?
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That's mostly speculation, but, historically, when choosing an icon to represent a document, they wanted to go with a "blank piece of paper", which, essentially, is just a white rectangle, which is ...

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what is the small label marker element in material design called?
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My guess would be, it's what Material Design guidelines call "Chips", or something similar to that: https://material.io/guidelines/components/chips.html#chips-behavior

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How many tabs can i design for an upper menu on iphone?
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Apple's "iOS Human Interface Guidelines" (not really a rulebook, but a good reference for what's ok in iOS) suggest, you should consider 5 or less segments (that control you refer to is called "...

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Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field
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I'd go with 3, because of all the left-to-right-flow-thing and also the 'input preceding action' thing. And 3 instead of 4, because of all the emotion-matrix-thing .

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