User Interface _ the application interface designated for the end users

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Is there a name for the new “shake phone” interface convention?

Some mobile applications leverage the fact that smart phones have motion sensitivity to provide a "shake" feature. For example, I believe Urban Spoon has an app with which you can view a ...
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Design Pattern For UI Control and Provider to Call Control's Events [closed]

I have a UI control that uses a provider class to implement the actual logic of a complex task. So the control delegates to the provider to do some work. But the provider needs to work with the ...
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How long can it take for a screen to appear before it's considered a performance issue?

I am involved with the development of a Windows application that has various screens. One of them takes ten seconds to appear with no spinner or other indication that the screen is loading. I consider ...
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How do I find UI ideas for a reporting system

I am developing an OS reporting system for PHP, it's main emphasis is right now on the server side of things. I am trying to look for examples of good UIs for reporting systems. The problem: there are ...
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CQRS applicability when some commands need to block the UI

I am working on an app which I would dearly love to transition from a fairly traditional layered architecture to CQRS, for a number of reasons, not least fo which is that having a robust event log ...
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User interface design tool [closed]

Are there any applications that can help me design a user interface in conceptual way?
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Building a table (DataGridView) while keeping decoupled from Model

I'll try to keep this simple. Small C# app, dialog based, one has a DataGridView. I've got an UpdateTable function in the form that accepts a DataSet and passes it to the DataGridView.DataSource. ...
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Model-View-Presenter implementation thoughts

I'm trying to get a good grasp of how to implement good decoupling between a UI and the model, but I'm having trouble figuring out exactly where to divide the lines. I've been looking at ...
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How do you make your applications looking more sexy? [closed]

The other title of this question could also be: How to improve my creativeness? During the past years I noticed that a loot of my small applications that I write in my free time to ease my life could ...
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Multithreaded UI desktop application issues

I am involved into development a rich UI project: desktop windows application. Application uses asynchronous invocations and in its turn it should be ready to process external messages (events). The ...
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Automatically turning text into hyperlinks - good or bad UI?

I use Trac, a personal wiki tool. I use SVN Tortoise , the subversion tool I use Outlook, Word etc In all these pieces of software, each time I want to type an url or an email address the software ...
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How can programmers improve their UX skills?

As programmers we can solve very complex problems, but then, when we have to design a user interface we tend to fail on making them easy to use. In small companies they can’t afford having designers ...