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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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?

I have a grid of people where for each person the user needs to decide whether to include the person in a predefined group, exclude them from the group, or leave it undecided. The initial state is ...
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JavaScript driven apps that don't use hyperlinks for most actions. Isn't is super annoying? [closed]

I see a glaring issue in many popular implementations of the modern web app -- not using hyperlinks for all actions. Steam is definitely the worst offender I have experienced so far. If you have ever ...
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Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?

As you might be aware, there is no context menu button (similar to right click action) in modern keyboards. In latest laptops such as HP, Lenovo, etc. and Lenovo slim keyboard are missing the Context ...
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Key features in modern designs [closed]

What key features/looks in an application represent a "modern" design? When you look at an application what gives you the sense of modern?
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Do users respond better to email that looks like a webpage?

We use email to communicate with our customers in various ways and I'm looking for ways to improve the UX. I stumbled upon a site showing examples of really good email communication but wasn't able to ...
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Need a pattern to capture multiple data sizes

Something I am struggling with: a UI for Network QoS Changes. The situation: There is a fixed maximum limit. The sum of the sub-values must not exceed this limit. Sub-values are captured as integers ...
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Audio warning patterns

I am programming an embedded system and, as a safety feature, when a message (to which the user has to react) is displayed on the screen, a (monotone) beeper can be triggered. As we have 3 different ...
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How to configure a graph widget? [closed]

I am working on a web app to help the user create configure a graph widget wherein the user: Names the widget Selects a graph type (one of many) Provides the details (5 to 6) that graph. I'm ...
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How to best spec animations/transitions for engineering team handoff

I have an app prototype built using Pixate which demonstrates the entire flow of the app I am working on. There are transitions between views and animations for certain elements on the page. I have ...
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Ideal control design for boolean flags?

So I've been tasked to find a way to "pretty up" an originally checkbox-based interface and in the process of doing so I've mocked up three designs (seen below). From top to bottom we've got a toggle, ...
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What does a psychology research graduate need to develop to become ready for a career in UX/HCI? [closed]

If I have a research psychology master and I would like to get a job in UX design or Human Interaction computer how can I do it? Or where I could start?
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Why are there not more interactive design / style guides out there? Aren't they more user friendly?

It seems like only the larger companies working on development and design frameworks are producing interactive documents that provide information about the visual and interactive design ...
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How do you allow users to undo actions when the application supports autosave

Many web applications adopt the 'autosave' design pattern for a number of different reasons. One of them is so that changes are not lost when users have completed a number of tasks or actions and ...
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Optimal number of interactions or complexity on a card/tile element

The use of card/tile UI elements in responsive website design is becoming a very influential trend. However, the complexity of the products or services being provided is such that basic click and ...
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Switch User over Sign out

Do you think "switch user" option can be a great feature for a user having multiple account in sites like gmail rather than sign out option?
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Decluttering forms

I am required to add a date range selector to a report page and I've tried doing this below. My team finds this cluttered and taking too much away from the Search feature. I also suggested we could ...
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Is the “clear” button still necessary in a contact form?

I'm putting together a basic contact form for a standard business/company site. First name, last name, email, phone number and message. I was tempted to put a "clear" button to clear the form and I ...
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What is the best solution for a session timeout while in edit mode?

We have an enterprise web product that times-out after 15 minutes (for security reasons). We automatically log the user out if they don’t respond to the prompt to stay logged-in. What should we do if ...
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Interacting with big data tables [duplicate]

I have to give solution for a big data application, the problem I'm facing is to provide interaction for tables having number of columns that too with editable form fields. The difficulty is to design ...
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What makes a user want to engage heavily into the application? [closed]

I have recently been working on a desktop application, however I don't think "what" the application does is really important for this discussion. When I ask what makes the user want to engage in the ...
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Imported records - how to notify users?

I have the following question: we are developing an enterprise application. One of the main views which exists in the app is a typical table of records. Users can sort the table, filter the table, do ...
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Usage of outdated UI elements [closed]

I don't know for how long they have been having this, but today I realized amazons usage of a slider element on their home page (May 25, 2015). My general impression (mainly based on a few articles I ...
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Best practice for multi selection of card

I've a web page with a lot of elements represented by cards. The cards have some actions: add to, show detail, add to archive, delete. The card can be made up of only text, text and image or image ...
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What is the recommended minimum characters limit for auto-complete/filter?

We would like to provide our tables with generic search field that will filter entries where at least one of the columns contains the input text. We also think of providing auto-completion for this ...
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Disabled state that cannot be changed; Hide or Show?

I have a privacy setting during a Creation wizard that contains two options via ratio buttons: Public and Private. By selecting Private, the user can later to change this setting to Public in an Edit ...
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what are the techniques that allow design to teach user to use an interface in a way that seems natural?

I was reading this article, that at the end states there are two conditions that make one design intuitive: Condition #1: Both the current knowledge point and the target knowledge point are ...
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What interaction design (or UI) principles are adapted from bionics? [closed]

Bionics is "the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology." What principles do we use in interaction and ...
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Interactions for moving to the next step in a mobile “slideshow” onboarding / tutorial.

Quite often, mobile apps have a 3-6 step "slideshow" tutorial/onboarding in the beginning. The user can slides through it by swiping or just choose to skip it. Some initial user research that I have ...
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Clear and Done action in Filter

I need to define where and how (icon or text) to locate the clear and done actions inside a filter. I have 2 options. One using icons and the other using text. Basically we are thinking a very ...
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Why is Google using a (new) 2 step Gmail sign in process?

I am not asking about the two factor authentication process where the user needs to enter both a password and a one-time-password. Gmail recently (I don't know from when exactly) changed their login ...
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MarkDown Editor : Client side or Server Side or Both? [closed]

Planning to implement MarkDown Preview UI + Markdown Support for a chat application in development. Web framework is python-tornado MarkDown Lib i am looking is : remarkable (Faster than commonmark ...
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Which way should the indicator arrow be facing for this interaction?

I'm designing an interaction for email sign up for a client website, and I need to replace the red ? next to "Email Sign Up" with some kind of arrow to indicate that the site will slide down to ...
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Is there an updated Keystroke-level model for touch devices?

The Keystroke-level model was developed over the years to allow us to predict task times of a given set of interaction. Using this measurement is fantastic when brainstorming up potential UI ...
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Indicate action only effects the current page

A user will be able to click a link in the th of a table (table holds list of products) to clear all inputs in table column. If there are more than a certain amount of products, the table will be ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?

I have always wondered why web browsers always ask if they should be the default browser. Or, well, maybe not this behaviour as such, but why are web browsers the only applications that ask this? I ...
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Inline editing for a list of items

I have two pages. Page 1. A detail page which displays a record setting, but also allows inline editing. Page 2. An edit page which allows the user to modify the record using inputs, select menus, ...
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Keyboard shortcuts and navigation in complex widget

I have this widget which will be widely used. It takes quite a few click to perform a relatively small action. Thus, I've decided to implement keyboard navigation, but I'm having trouble laying it ...
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Token based vs URL based email verification [duplicate]

For email verification during user registration which method would be better if we are taking following (or more - which I am missing) points: From user point of view Authenticity - Fear of ...
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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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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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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 ...