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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Color picker for temperature/intensity adjustable light

I'm doing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp. I try to create a 2d color picker for adjusting on the vertical axis the intensity and on the horizontal axis the color ...
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How can I keep up-to-date with the latest thinking about designing complex, rich applications?

I am designing a very complex eco-system of apps. I like to make sure I am up-to-date with the latest thinking, research and trends in app and UI/UX design. I find that there are many great articles, ...
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Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. ...
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Features that have ramifications beyond the direct experience with the software

This isn't so much a "how do I do this" question as it is a "real world ramifications of a design decision" question. I noticed today that, when using Google Wallet for a payment, when one goes to ...
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Application Settings Window - QML TabView or QML StackView or QML SplitView

I have been working on some app, written in Qt framework with heavy use of QML for user interface and I've came to phase, which in I have to implement Application Settings Load/Save mechanism. The ...
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Editing a list that can be filtered while editing. Save edits that are not visible?

We have a long list with accounts for which users can set permissions through checkboxes in this list. But users can also filter the list (say with a search query). But what if a user sets ...
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Is it usable to start application with asking the user to turn Location services?

I am designing an app for online grocery, the app asks the user to choose the city and the region these data will be used to filter the markets and for the delivery address. In the case the delivery ...
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Quick interactive mockups for early usability testing [closed]

I've completely fleshed out my idea for a mobile web app. I've created the mockups in Sketch 3, and have documentation of all the models and controller actions I need to make this app work. I want to ...
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How to assess how embedded UX is in an organization or team?

What is a good way to assess a company / team / person's level of adoption or sophistication with UXD best practices?
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When it is good to reduce the user steps?

I have a screen contains information about the order details as follows: order date and time delivery date and time delivery person and mobile number address to deliver to the order items There ...
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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of “X” close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?

I've been getting into Material design lately, and I really liked one of the material concepts, and thats to think of the UI in X,Y,Z axis. But noticed a discrepancy with what might be extremely ...
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Indicative tooltip + info tooltip over the same element

I have a table that contains some items texts the user can click to filter by those values. For example, if they click on the username, only rows containing that username will be shown on the table. ...
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Is the use of hamburger button in Google material design an example of a bad user experience?

I have constantly found numerous issues with hamburger button, like: People tend to show a lot of options with them. It takes at least twice as many taps to change sections. Hamburger button is also ...
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How can I relate UX design to automation design?

I'm reading "The UX Book" by Rex Hartson and Pardha S. Pyla. They describe a general UX design lifecycle consisting of analysis, design, prototyping and evaluation. I'm especially interested in the ...
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How can we visually improve the nested rule/predicate builder?

This has been discussed a bit here: Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc) - but we felt the examples left a lot to be desired. Apple (with their hidden nested rules/predicate builder) in ...
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which is more intuitive time picker?

I need to know which is more user-freindly. Option 1 Option 2 One gif shows changes in minutes affecting hour and in another gif, that does not happen. Please help me to figure out this.
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How to combine search and edit in one widget?

Suppose an application where you work with text snippets. You can search for and reuse existing snippets as well as create and edit new snippets. Thus, we basically have two modes: A search mode ...
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Two Color Progress Indicator

I'm interested in any examples of a two color progress indicator. The user will be looking at a web page consisting of a list of reports that are a combination of approved reports and reports pending ...
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Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs

I've been recently curious about FUI's seen in sci-fi games or movies, it seems the conclusion on these UI's is that they are flashy and very unpractical. But one concept that I seen have seen used ...
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How to list event details in a calendar card display and filter events

I am re-designing a recruiting events calendar that will display each event in a card format. Here's a bit of background - recruiting happens in a two month time span, so a full month calendar display ...
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Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
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Which way should arrows point for a dropdown button?

In the following images I've animated a button dropdown where the arrow animates to the downward position when displaying the dropdown menu. Wondering if there is any usability studies on this or if ...
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How to display my sidebar on mobile devices?

I'm currently building an app for an card game. You actually play a champion. For each game you can pick x cards out of a pool of available cards which you actually could draw within this game - a ...
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guidelines for creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets?

Does anyone know any guidelines in creating interactive visualisations for the exploration of datasets? I can find lots of material on why particular instances are good or bad, but the actual design ...
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How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) 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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How to avoid “cockpit” -interfaces and clutter when everything is needed?

I am not a UI/UX designer but a 3d Artist/Technical Artist. I would like to ask about some input on one of my creations: a tool for working with UV's in Autodesk Maya. My general problem is that I ...
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Tabs design pattern, solving for “N” tabs

I've seen many design patterns that help solve different content presentation issues by leveraging "tabs". Assuming I do want to display grouped content on a page (complex content or simple) and ...
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How to differentiate actions that navigate away from a webpage vs interact with the page

A long time ago links and actions on web pages only served to navigate you to another webpage or process something on the server. Nowadays, many links and buttons are used to interact with the ...
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multi-use physical buttons

The company I work for is beginning to incorporate LCD screens onto its devices, but not touch screens. These machines will be used in dirty, dangerous environments, so touch screens are not ...
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What's the point of a “Read full story” button?

I've noticed a lot of news websites, particularly on mobile, sometimes will cut off their story with a button you have to click to see the rest of it. I can understand why they'd do this if they ...
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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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Table data in Mobile phones

I want to display a table with 4/5 columns and possibly 100 rows (as in desktop app right now) in smartphones. The table cells are also editable. Now we want to port this desktop app to smartphones ...
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Job title for someone who design and integrate physical products and ux research

What would be the job title for someone who design prototypes of the physical products, and also be able to modify/integrate existing hardware and software (ex. experimenting with arduino?) to make it ...
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How to indicate 3d/force touch?

Force touch is an interesting interaction, but when I bought my iPhone 6S to play with it I ended up force touching all applications and UI elements to check if they support force touch. ...
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Best Practices for Service Catalogs? [closed]

I'm working on a website redesign for a company that has a lot of b2b products & services. Their current solution is very content heavy (overwhelmingly so) and involves a very linear approach to ...
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What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window?

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window? We tried listing the activity code as a link for each activity, but that has visual problems with ...
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What are the benefits of using modals on desktop?

I see a lot of sites use modals for actions such as posting content (often on social sites). For example, Twitter and Tumblr both use modals, but Facebook does not. What is the benefit of using a ...
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Can we use CAPITAL LETTERS to indicate actions?

While designing for the web or the mobile applications, a natural free flowing text can be used for the general content, but when it comes to actions... can we use CAPITAL LETTERS.
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Displaying Master/Detail Panes/Linked Lists

I'm trying to determine what the best approach is for displaying a master/detail list. I've taken the approach where the details are displayed in a pane that is adjacent (to the right) of the master ...
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Is carousel display out of fashion? [duplicate]

Carousel in web design is used to display a series of (interactive) banners. Is it phasing out-of-fashion, these days? Microsoft.com and Apple.com still do use it with and without arrows. Is there a ...
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How to indicate active option

I'm working on a web that there is a requirement to create a field that the user must select one option from two given. For aesthetic reasons and consistency, we are using a couple of boxes that the ...
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What is the best UX for collecting a user's height in metric rather than imperial?

In Imperial, we normally collect feet and inches in separate fields, often via dropdown. In metric, what's the standard?
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Interactive illustrated map experiencing UX issues

An illustrated interactive map has been designed for a real estate brokerage company trying to emphasize the focus on a particular subset of a neighborhood. The users are having difficulty figuring ...
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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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Searching opinions: better register flow?

Scenario: There is 300 users that buy our product on a Kickstarter campaign two months ago. We need to create these users account on our database and notify them. We have thought two ways to ...
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Single Select Mechanism [closed]

Are there any mechanisms for single select besides radio buttons and dropdown menus (combo boxes)? Here's an image of the layout I'm designing: Users can only single select a product, and the ...
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One page checkout with add to cart at the top to enhance conversation rate?

We are building an E-commerce website for a client that only sells one product (with different size). The customer can buy multiple quantity and different size every time. Now, we're having a ...
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Are there good resources for creating a compelling motion graphics / interaction design for a website? [closed]

There are several resources on how to simplify websites… that means know the purpose of the website and go straight to the point in a clear manner. Here are some examples (typically for web ...
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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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Expected behaviour after file upload

What is the expected behavior of a file uploader, after the file is uploaded? Here is a use case where the expectation of the users depend on the current status. The user sees a large list of files ...