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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how to declutter interface and save functionality?

I have an open-source file uploading desktop app. At some point there is a step, where user needs to choose description fields for files he's about to upload. He needs to have three choices: Yes (I ...
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What are 'affordances' in design? [duplicate]

And can you give examples of how to use the term 'affordance' when talking about design?
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How can I show that a menu item in iOS has its own Settings?

When you tap on Menu 1, it will take you to a different screen. However, tapping on the cog icon will take you to another screen to manage its Settings. Initially, instead of the cog icon, it said "...
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How to display deals in an elegant, card-based way?

I'm working on an application with deals , and I wanna know how I can display current deals in an elegant way. My current ideas are: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Mobile app UI environment in an interaction model

Working on animation and interaction for an eCommerce app, what should I consider when using how variables like springiness, friction, elasticity. How will various combinations of these effect to ...
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Diving into the world of infotainment and looking for any research on moving from the phone to the infotainment stack? [on hold]

Part Two: Moving from the phone (starting point) to the vehicle (drivetime) and back again (upon arrival)
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Unicode symbol for orthogonal tesselation [on hold]

We are considering adding another symbol to our programming language. Our philosophy is to use mnemonic symbols instead of keywords. For example, ⍉ means"transpose", while ⊣ and⊢ mean "left-side" and "...
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Diving into the world of infotainment and looking for any research on credentialing user via the mobile device? [closed]

Part One: Credentialing users on their mobile device to initiate app usage on the infotainment display Side note: Can't wait for my reputation to increase so I can create tags!
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Edit button for a text area layout

I have an edit button next to a text area but there is something I am not sure about. Is the button position suitable? If not, where should it be ideally and how to position it there?
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When should one not use Material design

I'm designing an admin panel. material design has some concepts which affects both UI and UX. Right now I have dilemma whether I should follow material design guidelines or craft a design which does ...
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Verbose Help Section

I am working on a government mapping application. My boss requests (requires) a help/directions documentation on the map and I came up with the following landing page: I find this verbose, ...
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How to AB Test a particular component across the whole site?

I want to do a AB test for the navigation module across the whole site. I know AB/Multivariate tests are usually page specific. Is there any way to do AB Testing across a whole site? So, we can ...
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Preloader before jumping to your main Dashboard/stream

I noticed some sites, after signing up, provide a screen that tells you they're customizing content for you. What is the main purpose of this? Does this make this feel more personal instead of ...
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How long does it take to conduct UX Research? [duplicate]

If I'm preparing a project, what amount of time is reasonable to reserve for research? in terms of hours/days? Yes, it varies, but what are some examples/situations that you can think of where user ...
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How does the UX design process revolve around the user personas you've established?

After describing personas at the beginning of the UX project, how do you design with all of them in mind?? What if two personas don't see eye to eye culturally or philosophically, how does design ...
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Radial slider for user input on mobile devices

I'm asked to implement a radial slider for user input on mobile devices. I looked through the Android and Apple specification and couldn't find such a radial slider. The user will input data through ...
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What tools for created a dynamic prototype for TV, with simulation remote control? [closed]

I would like to know, what did you use as software for created a dynamic prototyping for TV. I Know that possible with axure but it's more long and complicated. what did you use for that ? A ...
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What is the best way to show an item has been added to a list in iOS?

I have a list item in an iOS app that is ordered alphabetically. When adding a new item to this list, there is no way to easily tell that this item has been appended - especially if your list is ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Interaction to Delete an item by Swipe or Button click?

From list of items, user wants to delete an item. Conducted User interviews and they summarizes to: Users from Old Age group prefer to select an item. Click on 'Delete' button. Younger users want to ...
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Keeping major navigation sticky

keeping important navigation sticky and table scrollable. what will be easier for user 1) To keep the important CTA sticky below the table, or 2) On the top of the table will be more visible.
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Use of uppercase in navigation.

Is it preferable to use uppercase in navigation on an online application for bankers and traders?
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Best Practice of radiobutton alternatives

Ok I need to add a new filter option to my page. The first option to choose are steps (6 steps in total) and the second one is the desired status of the steps (Success, Warning, Info, Error). You ...
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What is the best way to build visual boolean queries? [duplicate]

What are some good examples of building complex boolean queries? The requirements for the interface would be: The user is able to use AND, OR, and NOT statements The user is able to next queries in ...
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Is the cognitive load of using both vertical dot and horizontal dot menus worth hinting at how the menu will appear?

For overflow and more menus, Google Material Design seems to favour vertical dot menus (see http://i.stack.imgur.com/VEvdm.png). Apple seems to favour horizontal dot menus (see http://imgur.com/...
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When is usability over design more important?

Im creating a dashboard webpage for desktop and have a side bar as a navigation. The title is white and the dashboard names are white. When looking at it, the white color makes it seem as if the ...
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Displaying and/or searching across thousands of contacts?

The Need Our application has a chat feature that allows our users to chat with other users within their database. However, we're adding a feature that allows clients to share data between multiple ...
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Pagination error/validation approach

I have a table to display certain entries,that table includes pagination as shown below: I could think of two approaches to show the validation/error message: Highlight the box if the user enters ...
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Best way to present alternative locations without implying a choice to customer

I work for a company which offers trips to customers. Currently we present the hotels where a customer will stay in the following way: This works well, and the response is great because it's easy ...
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Showing progress for a determinate task that changes unexpectedly

The standard pattern for the use of progress bars/status is usually divided into two different types: Determinate progress where the amount of time/tasks is known, and the user interface reflects/...
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Can the color aware LED backlighting for HDTV give a better User Experience?

There are products that let you install LED lights behind your HDTVs so that it matches the colors on the shows that you watch and projects the light on the wall behind. e.g. www.ambiscreen.tv, www....
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What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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Name for object representing input and possible output

I'm developing a video application and am debating on the best way to label an object that represents an input and possible outputs. Suppose I have a camera. From the perspective of a video mixer, ...
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Bubbles UI inspiration [closed]

I am struggling to find inspiration for designing a Bubble UI - something like this http://codepen.io/sol0mka/full/yNOage/ It would be used in an app, each bubble would have text content and VERY ...
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Mark as Favorite interaction

My client is a large enterprise that designs its web pages on the basis of their Design library. Trying to create a Catalog for all their internal apps. After several discussions we came down to this ...
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Usability of autocomplete overwriting user input

We have a web application for professional users, who have to register with their organisation and department. And of course there are tons of ways to write out the name of the same department. But ...
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Should related posts show excerpts? [closed]

What is the benefit of showing excerpts in related posts vs showing just titles? Provided that excerpts are normally just 1-3 lines of text, does this really make it more compelling or does it add ...
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What are the variables needed for describing Friction, Elasticity, magnetism interactions in a UI

Preparing specs for developers of 'pull to refresh' and flick gestures. I'm trying to figure out how to spec these out. Compared to defining normal animations like movement with time and distance this ...
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Can Virtual Reality be a Substitute for Real Life Experiences? [closed]

Why should I use Virtual Reality in real life? A lot of businesses and individuals are using VR like a force fit usage in so many things in daily life where it may not be required. e.g. VR roller ...
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Advice/feedback for tab navigation for two views

I would love any feedback on a website I am designing. One of the most used pages of the whole website is this page - so I want to make sure I am making the correct decision. The page has two views: ...
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Why do editors (such as MS Office apps) have so much redundancy?

I'm thinking of making an editor and how it should differ against other editors. One of those points are promoting the work area over GUI buttons and information fields. Tool bars, menu bars, scroll ...
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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?

I have a website, that users send messages to the staff (similar to support tickets). I want the users to be able to add a title or subject to the message. Most of the users (90%), will not use it. ...
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Facebook bot : should all the experience be in Facebook Messenger or not?

Me and my friend are working on a Facebook bot. We have a question where we have opposite viewpoints, so we made the choice to ask this community. To me, if you provide a Facebook-bot user ...
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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ‘...
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Is the message “Data cannot be recovered.” when reformatting misleading to users?

Edit: Some of the language aspects of this question are now posted on English SE. My Android phone gives the following message when I try to format a volume (SD card or USB OTG.) Formatting SD ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

I am currently in the process of designing a UI for an app to be utilized by Parkinson's patients. I am struggling to make the interface as intuitive as possible, as of now I have minimized visual ...
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Icons in action buttons

I am designing a system of products, where the home page is presented a list of products with various filter options, and such filters selected through various buttons. I would like to emphasize and ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...