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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Rating system: star rating, heart, or both?

I want to know customer's opinion about salon and spa locations. Would you suggest using a multi-star rating for the review, a single heart to "like" a location, or both of these systems together?
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Plus/minus buttons around zoom slider or minimalist design?

My web app has zoomable interface with a minimalist slider to indicate the zoom level. http://wikibudgets.org/w/svk/bratislava/zahorska-bystrica/2016/ I was told recently that not having the ...
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Is there such thing as a boostrap theme that is like “turbo tax” (walk user through series of questions) [closed]

I am looking for a web design/template/kit that would look similar to what Turbo Tax is doing. By that I don't mean that I want the same design in shapes and colors, but I mean having a predefined ...
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List Builder: Application access with multiple feature selection pattern

In the list above, the user selects the "Application". Based on the selected application, a "Features and Feature Stage" list is being displayed. This feature list may vary per application. ...
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Having the register and login options on same page - Best practices

Sorry for the making this a lengthy question, but I needed to make all info available. So I'm trying to design the home page of a web application. The home page will have the following elements ...
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How can I simplify a selection UI?

I have a scenario, where there are class and section. The user will choose the "class" first and based on the selection, will then choose the "section". After this the user will search the result ...
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What is TLM (touch level model)

Surely anyone need to go on something to study from , I've been searching like crazy on topic TLM (touch level model) and couldn't find a single piece of useful paper for free on internet/books to ...
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What are the alternatives to Apple's spring back scrolling to show end of list?

Across Apple's operating systems, the list ending is shown by a spring like action at the end of the list. If you try to scroll beyond the list, it acts like a spring getting stretched. Apparently, ...
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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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List selection with read and write permission

We have a list selection control, which has a special function to set read only or read write permissions while moving to "selected list" the current design is like in the below image. To work ...
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How to design a form with lots of possible values

I am working on a technical application, used in the industry. I have been asked to redesign the GUI for it, but I am having trouble. The program is basically just a way to set the values for a large ...
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Creating an animation and interaction stylguide

extending to the animation aspect of a style guide that we have already built for our ecommerce website and app, What area's of the UI do you need to look at. These are currently what I could break ...
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Too many decision points?

I would love some advice on how to make this window as clean as possible. There are a lot of buttons and I'm trying to figure out how to display everything elegantly, keep it simple for the user, ...
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Why would a designer want to use a hamburger menu in a complex application? [closed]

If you compare the screenshots of gedit 2 and gedit 3, there's very clear that there are differences between the design paradigms. It seems to me that the designers of gedit 3 have placed aesthetics ...
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What is the idea behind the download dialog of Internet Explorer?

In Internet Explorer 11 the file download dialog appears at the bottom of the window. I know many people who don't know where to find the "save" and "open" buttons after having clicked on a download ...
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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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Process wizard indicator on Windows phone

I'm designing a 4 step process on windows phone porting from iOS. The process has 4 steps in it, with multiple different micro-processes on each screen. Can anyone point me to an example pattern on ...
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Enticing users to join a paid subscription

my client reached out to me with a dilemma...as part of their mobile app, their is a monthly subscription service that shows you customized tutorials on how to apply make up etc.... problem: how can ...
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In a form, is Switching between advanced to basic a good idea?

I have a web page/form which users have to fill in before clicking the 'proceed' button. Same old story I guess. It looks like this: report name: [...] report type: (*) PDF ( ) HTML ...
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Tag based access control

I'm currently designing a piece of application requiring a versatile access control management. I'm thinking about a tag-based system. This question from 2012 had a similar approach. A tag, let's ...
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Is it bad to create long list of text input for translation (200 items)?

I want to be able to let my users change the text of the web app they using, for translate and for customization.I have about 200 texts to edit. I'm not sure if I will add a description to each text ...
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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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How to make horizontal scroll obvious?

The current project I am currently working on has one screen we display a list of contents which you can scroll vertically and when user taps on the share button on content it loads a list of people ...
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Should I use a button for an often used value in combination with a text field?

I'm doing a redesign for an auctioning website where users have to fill in numerical values (their bid) in a text field manually. A commonly used option is to bid the next minimum bid. Is it a known ...
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Aligning UI animation and interaction to brand identity

When coming up with a brand identity, designers will come up with brand guidelines, colors, font style and sizes, usage guidelines, do's and don'ts some brands like intel, macdonalds and intel even ...
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Sorting and on/off - flaw in design? [duplicate]

(I'm not a UX designer , I'm only a user).I might be the only one , but I think that I'm the weird one , because I just can't see how UI component are being released without further thinking : ...
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Less contrast of text cursor over dark input box

We all know dark UI looks damn sexy. The problem is that, when the pointer hovers over a dark input box, the default black cursor has low contrast. Since this could confuse users, what might be the ...
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Modals on top of modals

Using bootstrap modals, I keep running into the issue of having an info modal with content inside of it, but there's a need to have a "confirm your decision" modal/popup on top of the initial modal. ...
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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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Simplifying menu bars into single level to save screen real estate

The product I'm currently working on has multiple levels of navigation, breadcrumb and action bar content on the screen. This actually reduces the screen real estate of the screen. download ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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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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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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Can users login and register via the same form?

In designing my project I've toyed with having the login and registration in the same form. The inputs for the details needed to login would be there initially, and if the user presses the register ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...