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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Best Practices in Merging Email and Notifications in one Inbox

I am designing a classroom application for a school, and my client wants the students to be able to see system/class notifications and classmates/instructors emails in one inbox... Have you heard or ...
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Do I need to include a call to action if the title of an event is also linked?

I'm creating an events calendar for a client, in which I'm listing upcoming events. Event "cards" in the list include the following: title date time location short description call to action to ...
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Best Icon for Select All (all row items in a listview) in an Android App? [on hold]

I am creating an android app which has a requirement of long tapping a row item in listview and then the user has to click on an icon in action bar to select all the row items in the listview and then ...
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What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?

I cam across one of Bret Victor's interesting musing about inline spellchecker behaviour where he proposed a couple of alternatives to the popup box for spellcheck suggestions. I thought that the ...
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Incorporating fun into systems design [closed]

Is it possible to use the concept of 'fun' to make a system more effective? How can fun actually improve the functioning of a system? I am looking for clear, solid reasoning around how this might ...
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Why notify the user when a device is plugged into the audio jack?

Some Lenovo systems, like the Lenovo Y510P, send a system tray notification when a device is plugged/unplugged from the audio or microphone jack. To me, however, this notification seems redundant; ...
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A one pager, simple and clean website [closed]

Please have a look at: http://test.esnail.x10host.com/ In terms of UX I have the following questions: Does the flow of the website make sense Is the color palette selection solid, where there is a ...
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Modern example of picklist?

I am trying to find modern implementations of the picklist. The main benefits of this ui being the ability to see all selections at once in order to add/subtract them from a group. This kind of ...
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Help with chat feature

I'm building the chat feature for a web project. We have a couple of specifications: Support for general messages that will be broadcasted to all users subscribed to the room chat, and for that I ...
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Allowing Users to Create Unions, Intersections, and Subtractions of Group Contents

I have a design challenge for allowing users to create unions, intersections, and subtractions of groups. The end goal of this is to create a subset of the different group contents, which can be ...
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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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How do you make sure users know that there is a tooltip attached to something?

I've read Do people actually use tooltips?, and there are mixed answers there - I know a lot of people do use tooltips, but there are still a lot of people, in my opinion, that don't use tooltips. ...
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How can I design an “analog” reminder scheduling system for a mobile app?

I'm working with a mobile app and would like the user to easily and intuitively set up 3+ reminders in-app. Just about every example that i saw up to date uses HH:MM time picker, which seems too ...
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How to step outside one's own “perception bubble” when doing UX/Design?

I'm reading this article on how people tend to be caught in their own "homophilic [perception] bubble" when working at tech companies. People are focused on what they are designing, they work in ...
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Mobile - are there heatmaps that show where user looks at on a mobile device (like F Pattern) ?

Internet site navigation typically follows an "F pattern" - the user scans the left side for links and reads major headlines. This behavior can be expressed as a heatmap where red color shows where ...
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Why do showers have “hot” and “cold” knobs rather than “temperature” and “quantity” knobs?

I do not understand the advantage of the popular "hot" and "cold" controls in showers, as opposed to "temperature" and "quantity" controls. Is it simply because the latter option is harder to ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women? [migrated]

When you see toilets sign they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter in either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ...
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Is it useful to include a Facebook log in facility on an ecommerce website?

I'm in process of redesigning a website for my company, in cooperation with a digital agency. Our business is one of the leading companies in our country that sells consumer electronics (notebooks, ...
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Defining usability: Is there a clear terminology structure for different methods?

I am starting a small team project (as part of a placement) which involves the assessment of human machine interfaces through usability testing/assessment. We are currently producing a review of ...
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Pull to empty search field… any feedback?

I'm currently working on a project mostly based on a search mecanism. I'm trying to explore different ways to quickly come back to the homepage from the search results page. The homepage is actually ...
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iOS picker usability

I ran a usability test where I discovered that some users failed to initially notice the iOS picker. I’ve included a link below to a short clip where a tester didn’t notice the picker and instead ...
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Format for a design specification for an Interactive Product

Assuming you are following a design methodology such as the IxD iterative approach which covers requirements gathering, prototyping, evaluation etc This creates a lot of information (data) usability ...
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UX for exclude filtering (e.g. “don't show these categories”)

I have a search returning events of many categories. Rather than narrowing down what they "want", users are more likely to narrow by what they "do not want". For e.g., I have 100 events this week in ...
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UX/UI design - boot-camp or self teach [duplicate]

How to start UX design? Should I attend a boot-camp or self-teach? If self-teach, what are some good resources out there for me to use?
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Multi-selection dropdown list implementation best practice

Many any websites do not use multi-selection dropdown lists anymore, and the reason often cited by UX practitioners is that this UI element does not 'test well' with users. An example of what I am ...
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What is the name of the anti-pattern in which information is hidden behind interaction?

There is a UX anti-pattern in which important information is hidden behind some user initiated function. For example: You have a menu with only images on the items and only on mouseover do you see ...
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How to show multiple values (possibly many) without taking too much space? Readonly combobox?

I have a one-to-many relationship, say a Monkey can have lots of Bananas. The selection part is done by opening a popup and showing Bananas with a filter, add/remove buttons, etc. My issue is how to ...
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Mobile app form - Better Alternative to horizontal progress bar?

I am working on mobile app form. Form contains 5 steps, given below- This is for iphone 5 and will not be fit in as it is, because on portrait mode step 3 and 4 getting chopped. What is the better ...
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“Back to the top” call to actions, why do we need them?

I'm particularly interested in the concept of the "back to the top" functionality that a lot of sites still have. I'm confused by this, ux wise, especially when it comes into play with a sticky ...
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Acceptance and rejection message after user makes bartering decision

I want to display a message after the user makes a bartering decision: When the user accepts the quote, the following message comes up: Thanks for accepting the quote. A message has been sent ...
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Settings and Switch Account in Windows 8 Tablet Apps

I am designing a file browsing windows apps like one drive or dropbox. I tried Dropbox and Box on Windows 8 Surface. I didn't see how I can log out or switch account in this app. How those features ...
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How to represent progress through a formal chat support process?

I'm currently designing an online dialog where customers will communicate with an agent, and the agent will gather information to complete an application. The problem is if the conversation diverges ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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What is the best web design pattern for toggle-able options within a parent toggle-able menu

I'm working on a menu that can be toggled on or off, with sub-options within the menu that themselves can be toggled on or off. while logically I think it makes sense for both the parent menu and ...
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What is the most intuitive way for users to understand inclusive and exclusive filters?

We are not sure how to show a filter options in a chrome extension. The extension filters RSS contents, and we need to set the type of the filter: inclusive filter exclusive filter If we select ...
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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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Horizontal Scrolling for mobile and desktop - Is this a good idea?

I'm re-doing my portfolio site with some updates. As I was creating it I was thinking of various ways to present my work. It's a mixture of iphone and desktop design work, sometimes both together. ...
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Organize multi select options in a page

How to filter multi-select options. I have a scenerio where I have to ask user to search a department, technology and events. 1 department can have multiple technology and similarly 1 technology ...
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Innovative search filter design needed

Im looking for some innovative filter design, but it should not be usual as check box,drop downs, radio buttons as in e-commerce websites. Would be better, if it is in any info graphical or pictorial ...
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One interface for adding users to groups and groups to users

So I'm struggling with coming up with a way to do this. Basically, right now, there are two interfaces: One allows you to create and manage groups, and the other allows you to create and manage users. ...
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what is the best way to show required fields for different actions on the same page?

I have a page to create orders on which the users can take any one of two actions - send to design and send for invoicing. Different groups of users take these actions in different order. The fields ...
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Save/cancel or automatically save on long settings page. Especially on email notifications settings.

Sometimes on long list one might miss the buttons after clicking edit or opening an accordion to see more details and then make changes. There's a dilemma what to do on long profile settings. The ...
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Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?

Retractable pens typically have a rather noisy mechanism. Some users periodically start pressing the pen button frequently (while they're talking on the phone or while they're waiting for some result ...
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What does “chrome” mean in Microsoft design guidelines?

One of the most important principles in Microsoft Design Guidelines is: put content before chrome. What does chrome refer to? Just like action items?
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What is the best way to visually indicate correct plug alignment with socket (hardware)?

I currently have a problem where users are not correctly aligning a plug with a socket on an electrical device, leading to the plug being forced and the pins breaking. Users have suggested putting ...
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What is the best way to show conditional fields?

We are creating a desktop app where (business) users can enter contracts. The issue is that the contract form contains a very large number of fields, with some of them being conditional. An example ...
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What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?

Getting clear user feedback is great. But what do you do with the feedback when different people, or groups of people, want different things? I have encountered this situation a few times recently. ...
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Does material design form fields provide good UX? [closed]

We recently changed our website design to use Google's Material Design. Quite a good number of long time clients had problems with the new forms layout. Problems identified by us; Presented with a ...
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How to indicate that a card is expandable?

Currently I'm working on an app which uses a vertical 'list' of cards, somewhat like Google Now. These cards can contain static text, (small) images and some control elements (buttons etc.), or a ...