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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So I made a post where I made a bunch of terms up and I was wondering if there are official terms for these concepts? [on hold]

I'm mostly asking in the rare chance that I can turn these ideas into something more tangible but ux is a hell of a thing to self-study especially with zero background on software development. ...
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exploring international Ph.D students' awareness and needs in academic research writing [on hold]

am wondering if i can transform data from quantitative to qualitative?? is there such a way to do that? my study is exploring awareness and needs of international Ph.D. students in academic ...
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Approval and Grouping Process

I've been working on this feature, and I can't find a solution that will make me happy. I have 2 columns. The left Column has a table-like list of sales commission items (and corresponding info) ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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What's the best way to allow/disable features for users in admin panel. For both individual users and groups [on hold]

For a feature to be allowed/disabled across many users, how should it be? Some users have a privilege and others don't. This is not necessarily a ban list. Ideally a search button should be there by ...
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What is the best layout for a hierarchical menu with multiple actions?

I am working on a project that uses a root/leaf node hierarchy menu to search, view, select and open content on a desktop platform. The user will need to have the option to do one, 2 or all of these ...
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Making users interact with a sigmoid shaped curve

I am having the following issue: I need to let users graphically interact with parameters of a curve in a 2-dimensional graph to do manual curve fitting. Some parameters are straightforward such as ...
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What's the purpose of 'read more' dividers on non-paywalled pages? [duplicate]

Some non-paywalled news websites started recently adding 'see more' dividers to their articles on mobile versions of their sites. This made sense on sites likes the Wall Street Journal, where you ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?

On our homepage, we have these irregularly shaped elements that are clickable above the fold (actual images are not cats, just for demo): http://codepen.io/aguerrero/pen/pgvJoa And this is how it's ...
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Is it good UX practice to expand the tab on demand?

For example, There are 3 tabs. Once I select any one of the tabs, is it okay to expand the width of the tab and show the options in selected tab along with other unopenedtabs. ...
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Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?

I'm currently looking for freelancers to redesign an ecommerce website and I was wondering if it's better to have the same person design frontend and backend UI or if it's better to have a frontend ...
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How to inspire users to share the app?

There could be some app platforms where multiple user participation is essential. For instance, a multiplayer game, in which user could pick another user to play the game from the list of his phone ...
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Who invented the “swipe to …” gestures

Swipe gestures are now quite common and allow access to one or multiple functionality by swiping a list item to the right or the left. Even if I know a few apps having such a feature, I wonder ...
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Should I combine two values for a single slider?

I'm designing a loan calculator, which based on the loan you request (separate input not shown on the images), allows you to explore your options of monthly paybacks, and the period during which you ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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Better approach to design sub-menu for item management menu

This is a question for item management. (By item, I mean any item such as a user, product, etc.) Which approach is better? an item management menu containing options to create, delete, search/view, ...
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Do you know any mobile alternative to sliders?

I'm looking for alternative solutions to a slider. What I need is something that allows users to easily compare a price based on the variation of a given variable. For example: I set numbers of ...
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Sex or gender on web and system apps?

I'm a little bit hesitant to use the word Sex in the design of my website, my other choice is to use Gender but based on this discussion it states that grammar-wise I need to use Sex for it refers ...
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
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Balancing UX and profitability with removal option

This question is inspired by some UX choices at Groupon which are by design, but seemed odd. The examples below are the first two items listed here, both right next to each other on the same page. ...
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Are you sure you want to answer this question?

We've all seen these types of warnings: "Are you sure you want to shut down Windows?" I hear a lot of people frustratingly reply: "Yes, of course, otherwise I wouldn't have clicked it!" These ...
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“Inclusive/Additive” vs. “Exclusive/Reductive” filtering - How to differentiate?

I'm working on an HR application where admins can define the scope of a user's role based on their location and organization. So as in the example below, a role may be limited to the "Los Angeles" ...
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usability testing and target group

I intend to conduct a usability study on a website (say an elementary school) to find out about ease of use, learnability etc., the first group of prospective users I would approach are parents for ...
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Indicating direction of an object using a basic string

I am trying to indicate the direction (left or right) of an object relative to a fixed point, which is itself located relative to a standard center, using simple text. This direction information is ...
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Activate item for visibility in menu

My application has quite a long menu. It's divided in 7 big sections with +5 items inside each one. Some of this sections have items that may never be used by the user (p.e. there is a Rubric ...
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Material Design guideline for Google Map's side pane?

Here is what happens when you click on an icon in an "old-style" Google map: You get an InfoWindow, and clicking "more info" opens a new tab with a google search of the icon's subject. Here is ...
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Expressing brand personality in the UI with animation

Working on giving some character to the APP UI by coming up with some animation presets. These could be used on various elements of the app and will be included in a style guide. Hope to follow a ...
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How does the Tech inspired Design Process looks like?

There are many books talking about user centered design process. But sometimes, we first hava a new Technology and want to design a product to use that Technolgy. How does the Design Process in this ...
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Usability of selecting a range of data in stock-type charts

A stock chart is a common tool for displaying financial data or other time-series related data where the data can be streaming by the minute or even by the second, and you also may have historical ...
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How to use a wizard to create step by step dynamic workflow?

I am working on a dynamic workflow. General expectations of the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot assume what the next stage/step will be (That's why I ...
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How to make perfectly clear that a user can interact with an avatar image?

I'am developing an Android Application for tablet sized devices. The goal of the application is to create an infographic resume. Therefore the user has to deal with some form-like views to achieve a ...
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Is the following approach better for mobiles? Missing 'save' option in Google Keep

This is one of the example from Google's approach with almost all online products these days... In Keep, when you create/edit a note it is automatically saved(ofcourse) but you don't get any ...
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what is the replacement to multi-step form in mobile apps?

Is there any easy to use pattern for mobile apps and better than multi-step forms in the case I have a mobile app to choose, the country, city, store, delivery days, delivery times, review and submit ...
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Color picker for temperature/intensity adjustable light

I'm doing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp. I try to create a 2d color picker for adjusting on the vertical axis the intensity and on the horizontal axis the color ...
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Design for Application consistency or follow OS convention?

When we design applications to be used in the new world of cross channeling, we need to take into account a lot of different factors. Not only do we need to address in which environment the app is ...
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Application Settings Window - QML TabView or QML StackView or QML SplitView

I have been working on some app, written in Qt framework with heavy use of QML for user interface and I've came to phase, which in I have to implement Application Settings Load/Save mechanism. The ...
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Quick interactive mockups for early usability testing [closed]

I've completely fleshed out my idea for a mobile web app. I've created the mockups in Sketch 3, and have documentation of all the models and controller actions I need to make this app work. I want to ...
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Is it usable to start application with asking the user to turn Location services?

I am designing an app for online grocery, the app asks the user to choose the city and the region these data will be used to filter the markets and for the delivery address. In the case the delivery ...
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When it is good to reduce the user steps?

I have a screen contains information about the order details as follows: order date and time delivery date and time delivery person and mobile number address to deliver to the order items There ...
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How to elegantly create new parent when midway creating new child and realize you need a new parent?

I have a child record called customers. So when I create a new Customer, it's a form with a few text fields and one dropdown tree structure that lists all possible Companies that a new Customer might ...
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Indicative tooltip + info tooltip over the same element

I have a table that contains some items texts the user can click to filter by those values. For example, if they click on the username, only rows containing that username will be shown on the table. ...
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How to assess how embedded UX is in an organization or team?

What is a good way to assess a company / team / person's level of adoption or sophistication with UXD best practices?
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How to combine search and edit in one widget?

Suppose an application where you work with text snippets. You can search for and reuse existing snippets as well as create and edit new snippets. Thus, we basically have two modes: A search mode ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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How to list event details in a calendar card display and filter events

I am re-designing a recruiting events calendar that will display each event in a card format. Here's a bit of background - recruiting happens in a two month time span, so a full month calendar display ...
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Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
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Are “CSS Pixels” really the best measurement for touch screen devices?

In several sets of UX guidelines from device manufacturers, there is often a minimum size for UI elements, such as the 48 CSS pixels suggested by Google also offering a physical measurement of around ...
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which is more intuitive time picker?

I need to know which is more user-freindly. Option 1 Option 2 One gif shows changes in minutes affecting hour and in another gif, that does not happen. Please help me to figure out this.
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...