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How to transfer information to the development team? [duplicate]

I am a UI team lead. I detected that the topic of "how do you want the graphics?" is a very hot topic in my company. And I find myself always giving the same explanation. I would like to give like ...
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GUI Based Workflow Tracking Solutions for Designers

I have been interested in finding a way to track my progress and tasks for client work with a visually engaging workflow program, that isn't like a git-hub style solution. I'm looking for a program ...
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How to achieve pixel perfect curves with Photoshop CS6?

Coming from a mobile development background, I have recently decided to learn how to design for mobile apps. I am not yet decided which tool I should use. I don't hold much knowledge in Illustrator ...
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Output knobs from Altium 3DS as “filmstrip” image array

I'm a project manager coordinating development of audio plugin software. Our GUI designer is using Altium 3DS to build a 3D photo-realistic GUI, and will then output images from there for the software ...
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Are zebra stripes on tables more effective than good spacing and visual contrast?

In old forms or webpages I often see a lot of zebra striping used on the tables because the way the table was designed it was difficult to see the rows and columns easily when you want to locate ...
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When should a Material Design ripple be dark, and when should it be light?

In the Buttons page of Google's Material Design online handbook, touch/click ripples are only mentioned in the "Buttons in motion" section, as an example video with no explanatory text. Here, the ...
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How in Apple's iMessage can a message with more letters fit in a bubble the same size as a message with less?

In the picture above, I sent two messages. One has 4 characters, the next has 6 characters. How and why is it that they are both able to fit in the same bubble size/container although one has more ...
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Suggestions for “Minimum delivery” icon

We haven't been able to come up with a suitable idea for the icon 'minimum delivery amount'. The icon needs to signify that the restaurant will accept orders only above a certain minimum amount. The ...
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Iconography for “Paid” and “Pay Later”?

I have been trying to work with using iconography for the status of a booking, which allow my app users to pay now or pay later. After they have selected from these options, they are presented with a ...
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Google Design Spec - Layout

According to the Google Design Spec under Layout Principles, The left and right actions in a toolbar are never split by another sheet of paper. However, a toolbar can constrain its width to less ...
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How to create a perspective view of a screen shot so that it appears as a photographed 3D object?

Ok so this is difficult to put in words but I want to know how designers present their Graphics Design work in screenshots something like this (source: Dribbble): Not about the iPhone but I'm ...
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UI Mockup and wireframing tool for Mac OS X app UI's [closed]

I'm looking to get some input from experienced designers, since my main job revolves around coding and not so much designing... What good tools are out there that one can use to mockup some os x ...
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Color combination for 3d mesh segmentation

I'm a programmer, with really bad aesthetic feeling. Please sorry if I use not specific terminology, I'm not a graphic designer. I'd like to automatically generate a variable size cool combination ...
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How to make this gradient drop shadow?

I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.
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Is there a conventional, widely used icon for decision support?

I did some research to figure out what icons exist for decision support, and which of those represents the decision support the best. I didn't find any suitable icons, because I think they don't ...
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What Icon Can Be Used to Represent “Attributes”?

I am looking for a comprehensible icon/a visual metaphor to express "arbitrary attributes", in the sense of additional information. In my particular case, each record represents a word, or a name, ...
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Design pattern for assigning items to two buckets/lists, where items can be in both, one or none

I'm sorry I could not name this question any better -- if anybody knows of a better term to refer to this by, please let me know. I'd be happy to edit my question. At any rate, I have a design ...
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Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?

Meet Pluralsight. We are a group of serious developers. We are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to ...
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How to make it obvious that an option is unavailable, and can be deleted?

Here is the question I have asked on StackOverflow that somehow did not get the response I hoped for. I am trying it now here, as I am looking for a visually appealing solution. Ideally using a ...
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Changing Opacity vs Changing Color

I have noticed in several professional documents (templates, guidelines, co-workers' projects, etc.) the designer has adjusted the opacity of certain elements to get the desired colour. Is this best ...
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Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?

I am using ScriptUI for the first time and would like to create a custom palette with several text boxes and buttons that can be conveniently docked into the Photoshop UI. Can this be accomplished ...
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Mobile UI Animation [duplicate]

can anybody tell how do they animate the mobile UI/design to showcase their work.I have used Photoshop but the GIF quality sucks, i wonder what would be the best way to get the desire result please ...
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Get the reduced opacity color of a layer in Photoshop

I have a layer which is completely filled with a color to which i am changing the opacity value to say some 80%. Is it possible to get the color code of the layer with the reduced opacity? To put it ...
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How can I be creative in web design

I am a front-end web developer and I like design a lot, as matter of fact - lately, I am focusing more on UX/UI design to create top-notch products for my clients. Coming from coding background, I ...
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What is the name of this GUI layout

Sorry for asking such a question, I've to confess I do not own a hand-held device, but I wish to discuss about layout options for desktop application I develop. Would you please tell me the name of ...
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Where to find interface designers on the internet?

Just to say, I'm not about to make a pitch on this site for work. I assume that is probably against the rules of the site and respect that. I just wondered if anyone has good ideas though on where to ...
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Icon to indicate a span of time

I have a mobile app interface with a list of dates and notes: Sep 5 - No longer contagious Sep 6 - Can return to school ... Sep 9 - Back to normal Right now I am using an ellipsis to indicate a ...
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Best List lots of Address BUT SIMPLE as well

I am trying to get a CLEAN yet NOT giving up on detail way to display quite abit of addresses. Here is the current method ( it is a Toggle ) BUT from a user looking at this THEY can't tell which ...
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How should the design of a business' in-house web app differ from the business' website?

I'm currently sorting out a proposal for an in-house web app build, and design is a factor that I'm thinking through. I expect there's minimal budget for design, but I want it to look good, so some ...
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Representing Workflow Decision Tree Nodes

I have a workflow tree end users can build to: Define conditions for execution Perform action on condition met Currently the UI looks like: with blue being 'condition' and green being 'action' ...
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Critique: Color/Depth for Compact Left Navigation

I have a compact left navigation menu that I've developed but I can't seem to get the coloring/depth just right with the different levels it has. At the basic level it looks like: When you expand ...
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Are there any good references for colors that go together nicely when creating user controls?

This may be more of a preference thing but, since I am not a very experienced UX designer I wanted to get some input to see if there was any science I can learn about the subject. I'd like to know if ...
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Visualizing a droppable field

I'm currently working on a pure drag and drop part of my applications UI. There are certain tools the user can drop the items into, to do certain things (Remove, rename, move) Are there any good ...
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What are some common mistakes that a designer can make when designing for web, and how can they be avoided?

What are some common mistakes to avoid while designing? I know color, text and images play a major part in designing, but there are so many other things that we need to take care of! I don't know ...
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Subtle vs bright GUI design - Is there inherent value in design subtlety beyond user preference?

I've heard it said that a designer should almost always use subtle, simplistic style in the design of a typical user interface. Is that really the case? For example, Windows 8 is very bright / ...
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Flat design vs skeuomorphism, which one is most preferable? [closed]

As per my knowledge nowadays there's a trend going with flat design. That's cool. These are the things people associate with flat design Simple Clean Colourful Modern Trendy Easy to use Perceived as ...
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How do I learn to be creative?

I've been a programmer my whole life, and now I've found that I really need to start designing my own stuff. I know how to use Photoshop in and out, but I just can't create anything nice. I often ...
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Do interfaces really need to “look good”?

I notice that sites and software with less superficial value (less style, inspiration, or simply "neat-ness") often succeed far above their fantastically, well-designed counterparts. Is the style, ...
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Visual guidelines across multiple products

Where can I find resources on how to create a visual guideline across multiple products, eg. apps. Example; If a company wants to do 20 apps, and they should have a visual guideline across all 20 ...
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How can an Icon symbolize “Search Relevance”?

What's a relatively simple image that could be used as an icon to symbolize "Relevance", such as Search Relevance? I really can't think of anything that would be instantly recognizable, or even that ...
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How can I snap or connect lines to circles in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I snap or connect lines to circles in Adobe Illustrator? I want to snap and or merge the lines to the circles in order for me to create a slash \ type design.
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Icon to represent product menu tree?

We're rebuilding an online platform for online commerce and are thus contemplating hiding the product menu (represented as a tree, usually with a depth of three or so) and only making it appear on ...
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What do users remember the most, position or color of elements?

I have a navigation menu with some buttons, that looks a bit like this (NOTE: Each button has a distinctive icon that differentiate it from the rest, I didn't add them to the mockup but they are ...
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How to graphically represent click data

I have a data which contains the number times users visits a page and the time of day the visit occurs. I would like to display this data visually but I don't know what is the best representation of ...
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Icons (or term) to show breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack(each)?

I have a page where the user selects breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. I have the words below each button. I cannot seem to figure out what icon I can use to differentiate each. So that the user says ...
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Icons and text (daycare) for “pee pee” and “poo poo” without being gross?

I have buttons where the daycare worker can select that a child went to the bathroom. They choose whether they "pee'd" or "pooped" (or however you say that in a politically correct way). I want to ...
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Are there examples of software that use a dark colour scheme?

A client told me they want something with more a design software feel rather than web 2.0 feel, particularly something with a dark colour scheme. So now I am looking for some examples to show to him. ...
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How to design this? [closed]

Image 1 is what i had first, obviously a b├Ęta version of the design as this bar with buttons still needs to be designed / given layout. Image 2 is my attempt at (re)designing it. Image 3 is to ...
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A good tool to visually design graphical user interfaces for iOS devices?

I'm developing an iOS apps and I need to find an easy design tool, something that would allow me to drag widgets into my GUI, and visually build it. I'm currently using Adobe Illustrator with this ...
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What are the best practices in defining layouts or shapes of pages in an educational web application? [closed]

I am working on choosing layouts and shapes of page components for a large educational web application containing more than 100 variety of web pages. I am currently trying with flat layouts and trying ...