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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The side help bar is being missed by our users. How do I refuse a screen judder?

I'm designing a page which has a side help drawer for users. I.e. the users click on the 'help' text on the right hand side, and a drawer flies in from the right. The page is long so the 'help' drawer ...
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Interaction with remote validated form

I have a form with one or more fields which must be validated by hitting a remote (ajax) service. I can validate at several different points, each of which seems to present pros and cons: On keyup ...
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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 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 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 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 ...
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How to visually indicate a calculation as being preliminary/simulated?

Suppose, in a multistep flow, where citizens can apply for subsidies from the government, we have some financial calculations (e.g. a collection of what-if's) presented in a table. Each row is a post ...
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How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative goal?

I may have some terminology wrong but I think the idea is sound. There are a variety of ways to represent progress when you are increasing a number and trying to get to some set number. Usually ...
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user interaction: diffrent ways of visualizing data

I have a project which contains a piechart. Every group in the piechart has its key, value, percentage and a description. Of the ways shown below, which is the best to visualize the data? Is there a ...
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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Filtering information and tooltips - Best Practice

I am currently designing an information portal. An early iteration of the design, and details regarding functionality can be found here I am aware the design isn't the prettiest at the moment, for ...
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Purchasing item without registering as a user

I have this site where visitors can pay for certain digital goods, after which they'll be presented with a download link. These downloads links last for a week before they die and become useless I ...
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Choosing which easing to use in interactions? Any Standard?

I've researched the web a lot for this and have come up with a very small list. Almost all iOS Apps and most current Web Apps use some form of easing or another. Interactions & Transitions are ...
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Is it ok to change the (US) address input field order in favor of a pre-fill feature?

I am working on an international site that requires the user to enter his postal address. I am wondering if it makes sense to have a slightly different order of input fields in favor of a time saving ...
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How does one present the features and functionality of an app to a new user

Example: Financial applications require a lot of information before generating reports. What are some good ways to demonstrate the features to users when app hasn't yet been populated with data? I ...
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How to add UI elements that have a button which need a description and inform the user that steps will follow after clicking the button.

I have a button which requires a description. I currently have it as following But it looks unbalanced. Also this is not the final step of the procedure. I want the user to know that further steps ...
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How handle many sliders in the same page?

Context: a page where users, using sliders, can set different values to get personalized results. The page contains about 16 parameters that can be modified with the corresponding sliders. At the ...
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What are some best practices for UI design in virtual reality? [closed]

First person perspective games typically feature a four-corner HUD-based approach for displaying peripheral info to the player i.e. health bar, mana, radar, etc. This looks awful in VR. What the ...
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How prominent should the deactivate account function be?

Our app allows users to interact with multiple accounts. When any one account has outlived it's usefulness, it can be deactivated. Although users can still navigate to deactivated accounts, most ...
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Choice with a Radio button group

Context: In our application we implemented a responsive disclosure. Currently the choices the user can make are rendererd as a set of radio buttons. Currently there a two valid options, A and B. When ...
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Humanized messages placement

For humanized message placement what is considered to be the best placement? Upper right side of screen, or upper left side of screen? The person that I work for said that there was a study on ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic s "trees" and the content types are as ...
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Disabling text selection on mobile

From my perspective disabling text selection by default on mobile is a good approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be not able ...
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Table Checkbox side best practices

When is it a best practice to allow for checkboxes to appear on the left/right and side of a table? A wireframe came across my desk looking similar to the wireframe below. The justification the team ...
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Have high-profile international events had any long-term impact on UX best practices? [closed]

My question is largely inspired by the distressed user who encountered the "Je Suis Charlie edition" of Notepad++ recently. It is obvious that the developer's design decision had a negative impact / ...
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A better alternative to asking secret questions and answers when logging in to a banking site

It seems to be a common practice of credit card and banking web sites to ask answers to secret questions each time you log in from a new computer (for obvious reasons) There are many frustrating ...
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Simple text links turning into buttons

I'm working on a very intense application with many many options for clicking and selection and the like. My goal is when the user finds what they are looking for to be able to select that option ...
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Should dropdown list option be removed if the options cannot be repeatedly selected?

Let's say, I have a dropdown (html select) of questions from which a teacher can pick up questions to present to their students. The options available in the dropdown can only be picked once i.e. the ...
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How can an admin edit questions on questionnaire after it has been submitted?

I'm working on an app where each user has a profile with questions about themselves to fill out. The questions are things like "Tell us about yourself." and "If you could meet one person from history, ...
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How to design translation UI

I'm designing a translation app which will be used to translate other apps. The app will be initially desktop based, but later on I want to make a mobile version as well. The difficulty that I'm ...
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Which symbol is best interpreted as describing a social interaction?

I am working on a project of social media like website and I have to symbolize the interaction between two peers in a small space - equivalent to a standard FB profile picture for instance. The ...
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UI / UX Patterns or Examples for translation of user content

Are there any IU/UX patterns or examples for translation of user content. I'll elaborate: This is a mobile app in which the interface is localized (translated) but the user may submit content ...
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Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)

I'm working on an App that sells construction tools but also allows users to manage a stock they might have of the companies products. On the product page the user can take three main actions: Add ...
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CSV Column mapping on mobile devices

I'm designing an interface that allows users to import employees into our system using a CSV file. I'm having trouble finding a way to allow users to map their columns to the system columns on mobile ...
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Three carousels side by side on the home page, bad idea?

My client wants to build an e-commerce website where he wants to display his products(clothing items) on carousels.He is asking me to add three carousels side by side as shown in the drawing in the ...
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What ways are there to teach users the rules to a game?

I'm trying to find all the different ways I can teach a user the rules of a card game and considering which is the best way to do this. I am building an application that allows users to play a number ...
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Agile Scrum: Framework to minimise the level of details that go into the definition of done?

Users stories acceptance criteria are an integral part of the user story. If not done exhaustively, acceptance criteria can cause a whole chain of issues such as bad sequencing of development tasks or ...
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What is the best pattern to distribute items into several buckets

Let's consider the following: A company wants to ship 3 types of fruits (apples, watermelons, strawberries) between two cities. Company has got 3 cars that can be loaded with fruits. Each car has a ...
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How can you show human element without showing pictures of people?

With a company that changes all the time, how can you show the personal touch of human interaction without showing pictures of humans? Essentially, blurring the line between technology and people, ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Is it better to redirect to root site or something else?

Basically the query is there are just one or two exclusive registered user only features on my site. What I am curious about is, is it better to dedicate a separate page after the user logins, to ...
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Does logical program flow make a program more compatible with the human mind?

I recently began to wonder if a more logical program was more 'compatible' with the human mind, as in being more natural to use, and making the user feel more in control. Is this necessarily true? ...
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Are there any established design patterns for complex product configuration?

Thanks for looking! Background I am a software engineer (not a UX designer) and am helping a very good manufacturing client redesign their online store. This particular manufacturer sells products ...
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What makes users register?

First off - I want users to register on my site. It's a site for image sharing, sort of like imgur.com. But what makes a user on a website register? I have people coming back to my site but they ...
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Is the use of hamburger button in Google material design an example of a bad user experince?

I have constantly found numerous issues with hamburger button, like: People tend to show a lot of options with them. It takes atleast twice as many taps to change sections. Hamburger button is also ...
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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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Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
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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 ...