Defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Interaction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond.

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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. There have been other questions around whether this is a good UX practice, but I want to explore the ...
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Why are login walls before receiving main value a bad idea?

Specifically, I'm inquiring about music streaming websites. Sites such as Songza, 8tracks, etc. all allow a user to play music right away with no login restrictions. While I understand that the ...
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Interactive camera focusing tool

We are trying to define what would be the best user experience for a tool assisting the manual focusing of a camera. The user needs to focus a camera that has a calibration panel in front of it, with ...
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Intuitive Placement of Buttons In Flow Diagram

I have implemented an interactive, one-to-many flow diagram. The user should be able to build the structure of the flow diagram by adding child nodes to a parent node, as well as be able to change ...
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Asking users to sign in when already logged in

This is a rather confusing user interface element: The presence of my name indicates to me that I am logged in The presence of the "Sign in" link indicates to me that I am logged out eBay isn't ...
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UI for Map and Navigation with multiple destinations

i'm currently developing a map functionality using google maps, using it's wide array of services, that includes directions service. My question is about a good user interface to handle this ...
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Why has Amazon not significantly changed their design in years? [on hold]

When I use amazon, I find it inelegant, clunky and it seems to me there's all this distracting information dumped all over the place making it hard to find what I am looking for like a release date ...
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Any websites dedicated to interface examples [closed]

I am looking for websites where I can see example interfaces. I know codepen but its not just for interfaces, I am looking at something I could get an idea of developing details + image interface.
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Interface question: how to show tabular data in best possible ways

I've huge tabular data set to represent on the web, PFA as sample of personal data(blured). My question is what is the best possible way to align tables vertically stacked (sample1) or horizonatly ...
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Having multiple links or dropout groups on menu

I'm designing a menu and I have two ideas. The menu is a bootstrap stacked tabs style menu. The first idea is to have a category that you click on and it opens a secondary menu with the links ...
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Undoing a dynamic update

We have a checkout process which follows this sequence: choose between two possible products select a duration for the chosen product enter payment details your receipt We want to compress steps 1 ...
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Criteria selection : use empty for ALL?

We have the following criteria screen. Based on these criteria data are fetched. Empty From/To Date field means that no date criteria will be used, but for the type criteria we have two options : ...
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More User friendly browsers for new users

I was observing my dad (who is pretty new to internet) using the browser (chrome). He had two main problems - Not knowing that one had to put the cursor in the text field and click in order to write ...
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
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Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
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Navigation for hybrid Apps for Touch Devices + Mouse

I am looking for a way to let user navigate to a more detailed view of a entity. Since this is a hybird app e.g. used by touch and mouse devices. What would be the best way to add a navigation button ...
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To troll or not to troll?

Similar to this question but not a duplicate. On my current project, we've already had a few problems with trolls and kiddie-hackers trying to get at our backend. We've now asked some other companies ...
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Fibonacci pagination

Today I stumbled upon this pagination concept and I found it fascinating. It's actually an old shot but it made me think as I'll need to paginate some content in the near future. Pages will soon ...
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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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Are distraction-free text editors effective?

There are distraction-free text editors (for example, the ones cited here) that have full-screen editing area and minimum user interface. Is there any objective statistics showing whether these ...
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error prevention: link a Checkbox with its textfield

Right now I am developing a Fragment for an Android application in a university course and I am facing a usability problem, where I and my fellow students can't really find a good solution. The ...
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What is the name of this design pattern? [duplicate]

What's the name of this pattern? I have two lists side by side. The list on the left has all the possible options. The list on the right contains the selected options. There is a button like "add" or ...
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Simplifying repetitive form workflow

I am in the midst of creating a new application for some users in a manufacturing environment. They are not new to technology, but not power users by any means. I am concerned about my current idea ...
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What method(s) would be needed to implement a single sign on to multiple existing sites?

A co-worker asked me an interesting question. What would be necessary to introduce a single sign-on for multiple existing properties? Seem like a straight forward questions, but then I started ...
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Cool/heat and sun/snowflake display on A/C and other machines

This question has been bugging me for years. I remembered it when I read this: Toilet flush buttons In A/C most of the times is easy. Generally there is a snowflake for cooling mode and a sun for ...
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what is the critical mass for design research

For my project, the first step of designing a service is design research. how many people should I interview to reach the point of synthesizing the interview results? is there any to go place to find ...
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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 ...
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Inline actions vs grouped actions

I have a page with a number of different lists on it. Each list has the option to add a new entry. Would it be better to have the actions in a separate 'action area' or position them close to the list ...
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Account Impersonation: Correct Labels & Design

Scenario: Jonathan, a sales representative, gets a phone call from Americorp regarding a problem with their backend admin console. Jonathan signs into his account so he can find Americorp's ...
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How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
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Keeping comments positive

I've got a musician for a client. We're trying new stuff to increase interaction with the audience during and after the show. She would love to get more in touch with her audience after the shows and ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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Toilet flush buttons

This question has been bugging me ever since I've started learning usability. I am talking about the two buttons for the flush : Full and half container. On one hand, the button shape has to ...
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How to show a bar graph for an approximate percentage value in a given range?

Requirement: First Column should show a value for Total Space Second Column should show a graph for Percentage Used Example: Please find attached the example graph_question.png Question: How to ...
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ECommerce - Suggested Products

I'm working on a quoting system for a catering company. It's really just going to be a 3 course menu, where the items in each course will be suggested based on the event type selected. For each ...
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Sorting table according to a single column with multiple values

Have a design related question. The image shows a sample table sorted according to the column 'Position'. How would one sort the column according to 'Office', with the fields having multiple ...
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Multiple page forms

What is the effect of using a multiple page form; as compared with a single page form with a lengthy content? What is most important in making the right choice of form format for tech-savvy users ...
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Alternative website's UI/workflow design to avoid ShowModalDialog()

As per chrome update, google is going to remove ShowModalDialog() from its browser feature list. My doubt here is to know some alternative workflow/UI design in website to avoid the Modal dialog ...
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How to specify or differentiate between finger and thumb interactions?

I came across an interesting research paper on the topic about the thumb's contact size for single-handed mobile interaction. It got me thinking about the difference in how we should be specifying and ...
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What's the difference between Information Architecture and Interaction Design?

In Jessi James Garrett's book, Elements of User Experience there is this image that shows up that presents various facets of the User Centered Design process... On the structure line, he separates ...
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Principles for designing a “Inbox” like interface?

I'm designing an app that needs to display a lot of insurance information, the home page is pretty similar to email inbox (with even more information). The user will have a lot cases or projects he ...
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What do you call a layout of non-regular non-overlapping tiles?

Some interfaces present the user with a collection of non-overlapping tiles of different sizes. For example: Similar layouts include Pinterest and Windows 8 / Xbox, but looking at screenshots these ...
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Best practices to show or not to show navigation on home page

I have a weird dilemma, we recently re-designed our website and some of the changes have made a massive change in the way users behave on the site. Our site is www.simplycook.com Our site used to ...
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Is there a correct UI pattern for advanced search?

I'm working for a company redesigning the searching interaction for a business application. Currently the only way for users to search through a huge dataset is through a collection of about 15 ...
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Microsoft Word is dispalying weird symbols when pressing enter [closed]

I was writing a text for my thesis and everything was going good. Suddenly, as i was writing, i pressed something (don't know what it was) and i started getting weird symbols when i pressed neter or ...
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What is the strategy for determining how to request for review or feedback?

It seems like there are a number of different factors that need to be considered when requesting user input/interaction that has no immediate benefit to them, or if seen as interrupting their ...
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Error handling - what to do with large error list?

We are rewriting our desktop application and we are thinking of improving the error handling and error notifications. Currently, it is only based on modal dialogs. But some of the messages contain ...
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What is the best way to present map tools on a map in a mobile application?

I am in the process of designing a mobile application for both Android and iOs that displays certain elements on a map. On the map itself I show your current position relevant to other people. ...
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Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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Looking for a HCI term for when a system has several modes of operation

I'm looking for a term which I'm pretty convinced exists but I have forgotten. Roughly, it describes the fact that a system or tool has several modes of operation / states and behaves differently in ...