Questions about developing and implementing graphical elements of a user interface such as controls, aesthetics, icons and structure, that focus on the user interaction.

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Critique: What UI colors to use in an image-based design?

I'm working on an app who's UI is mainly driven by images. The only non-image UI element is the navigation bar at the top and I'm struggling to find a good color palette for this. As you can see in ...
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Photoshop CS6 tabs are too long

Every time I work in Photoshop I use multiple tabs, but It gets annoying if I have more than 3 tabs open in the same window because the tabs display the name of the file, the zoom % and the first line ...
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How do I place a crosshair inside the circular cursor?

I know that if you press CAPSLOCK it changes the cursor into a crosshair, but that way I can't see the size of my circle. Is there a way to have both things activated?
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Creating a Build-Your-Own Color Picker to go with Website?

I am trying to create a build-your-own type of color picker based upon the brochure image below: Basically I want to create a color changer that will allow a user to select each different ...
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How exactly was the golden ratio incorporated into the iOS 7 grid system?

I have seen the video in which Apple introduces iOS 7 and how their icons were designed with a grid system acting as a reference. I have also read about it and know that the grid system is based on ...
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Mobile Phone Design - Data Tables

Currently I am struggling a bit with how to show a lot of data properly and user friendly on a mobile device. On a website its easy to implement a table. You can show for example 7 columns. But ...
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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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Critique: how can make this 3-column dashboard design flatter?

Attached you see my current design of a 3 column dashboard. How can I improve this design in a more "flatter" way? Be warned that I am no designer, so if you have links to tutorials that would also ...
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Design a 'pressed' version of a button image?

I have designed an image which will be used as a button in an android app. Since it is a button, the state of the image has to be changed when the user clicks on the image to give it a "pressed" ...
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Critique: how do I improve the typography of this user interface?

I'm new to designing interfaces as my focus was mainly on icons. I would like to know how I could improve the typography experience on the design below. Mainly the heading and the paragraph.
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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Has anyone used Blender for prototyping animations of mobile apps?

After Effects and other Mac only tools are popular among designers for prototyping animations of mobile apps. I wanted to know if there's anyone here who uses Blender for prototyping. If you do use ...
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What is the difference between “flat style” and “material design”?

After Windows 8 came out all spoke about "Metro UI" and later about the "Flat design". Now, after Android Lollipop came out all speak about "Metro design". Can somebody explain the difference between ...
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Knob Rendering Methods

These are actually two linked questions: What methods you would use for creating knob like this (Output Gain knob): http://www.u-he.com/img/Presswerk2.png I know how to create one particular ...
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Designing “and”, “or” Icons

I am trying to come up with a good design for a pair of icons that will be placed above a list of tags which filter a list of items. Basically the tags that are ticked can search using "and" or using ...
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How to set up iPhone screen grid in CorelDraw

I use CorelDraw for creating wireframe layouts for iOS app UI. For this I need to set up a rectangle as following, to act as screen boundary: Size in pixels: 640 x 1136px Size when unit changed to ...
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Adobe Illustrator 'Align to Pixel Grid' Problems

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to produce the UI designs for a complex web app and I need pixel accuracy. However, Illustrator seems to be a bit of a pain when it comes to pixel accuracy as its not doing ...
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About Material design UI and use of colors

I read that the use of bold colors is appreciated in the new Material design but up to what extent? Here is some context with an example. I have a tabbed page with the background color of the tabs ...
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'This page is under construction' message or no page at all?

From a Design point-of-view, if a page is not ready yet, but the rest of the site is; would it be better to: Have a 'this page is under construction' message, or Not have the page at all, until it ...
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Critique: how to visually differentiate similar looking icons of “Test”, “Save”, “Load” & “Download”

I'm Currently working on a mail template builder project. We're using a lot of icons and now I need to make some for our menu bar. As you can see they must represent Test, Save, Load, & Download ...
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When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle? [closed]

I always find myself in a dilemma about whether to choose rounded corners or square corners, for both applications UI & web design. As I read in a couple of articles choose one style of corners ...
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Is there a symbol that means “purchase” across cultures?

Background: I am creating a graphical game which will be deployed on both mobile and desktop platforms, and across many cultures/languages. When the user sees a screen where there's an opportunity ...
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Please guide me for UI design Workflow

I have just started design for mobile apps. My question is: in the beginning of the design process I have so many ideas, but I am not able to decide which one visually looks great... Designing all ...
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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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How can I accurately describe text and image sizes for our iOS developers?

I'm having trouble being able to articulate the correct sizes for text and other visual elements to our iOS developers. I understand that when building an app they don't use PX as a unit of ...
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Disable Horizontal Scroll in Photoshop

I'm working with a tall, narrow document in Photoshop, and I'm using a trackpad. Is there any way I can lock horizontal scrolling so that when I use my trackpad to scroll, it only moves up/down?
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Learning GUI design: where do I start? [duplicate]

I want to learn how to create stylish Graphic User Interfaces for android applications beyond the common style of the google apps itself. if some one has some documents i can read to give applications ...
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Is dark UI pleasing to general app consumers?

I noticed there is not so many dark apps on the app store. With few exceptions such as Spotify, it makes me wonder. On the other hand, Android seems to embrace dark colors a bit more. Is there any ...
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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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Any recommended design ebook /source? [duplicate]

I have just started with designing websites. However, I feel like I'm missing a lot of knowledge. I've read the following books: don't make me think ordering disorder Rocket surgery made easy ...
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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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Am I working too slow?

I'm working as an UX designer for a startup studio that develop internet products and web services. So, i started 3 months ago, my boss's strategy is to develop some experiments and then collect ...
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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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Icon suggestion for “In use”?

I am trying to come up with an icon that would capture the concept of "in use". I have a list of files, some of which will be used by other objects in the system, and I need a visual cue to present to ...
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how to choose the colours for different states for android components(ie pressed.selected focused..etc)

i am working with android project i choosen flat design for app...i got struggle on choosing the colours for pressed state..as per my design background is white..normal button is red...now the problem ...
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What's the height of the UITabbar on iPad in iOS 7?

For both landscape and Portrait, if there's a difference.
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Are there some principles to follow on how to create a custom cursor?

I was confused how a cursor might look to not be considered ugly or standard. I do like how cursors in games look and I am fine with them but when I create a cursor for myself there is something that ...
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What is the difference between wireframes and mockups?

I would like to know the difference between Wireframes and Mockups. I'm hoping to gain a simple understanding of the difference or to definitively know that both are the same. I googled it but I ...
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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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Feelings icons that are not emoticons?

For a particular project, I've got to come up with a set of a ten small one-color icons meant to represent certain feelings. However, these icons must not be emoticons, or faces, of people for that ...
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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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Design Nuances: Can they add value to any design, or are they simply a personal taste decision?

Update Since asking this question, I've come to a better understanding of how question scope should be defined (more precisely than this question's original version), so I'll better define the scope ...
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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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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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What design principles are important for doing “more with less”? [duplicate]

What design principles can be used to achieve simplicity without diminishing the ability of the user to use an interface efficiently for complex tasks? Specifically, I'm wondering which key design ...
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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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Rounded corners adjacent to square corners

I've been sent a ui design which includes a header menu, wrapped in rounded corners, whereas the following content element is wrapped in square corners. Also every other primary content wrapper for ...
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Does this “ribbon” design fit with SE Community?

I love SE Community, and I love badges, it has something similar with Xbox achievements. I used to play a game called Gears of War 3, it has a cool system called Ribbons. Basically you played this ...
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Critique: Web color and typography

This is a task management web app. I'm looking for design critiques / feedback in terms of typography / colors and UX. You can see the site working here with comments to specific areas where I'm ...