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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Should I enable hover dropdowns?

I was reading this article about tips & tricks for Bootstrap 3 and it has a trick for a hover dropdown (so you don't have to click before a menu pops up). Should I enable this? Is it generally ...
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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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Working groups, 2 different approaches

I am building a working group module for a CRM. The goal of the module is allowing user to share anything under a specific domain. With working group module users can create: A sales team A projet ...
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Creating a control panel allowing users to control logic used for automation of tasks?

I am working on a web application. To put it mildly it has issues. I have performed my stakeholder interviews and am towards the end of the contextual inquiry. I have two different user types. The ...
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Job application. Design without background information?!

I applied for a UX job, and I got a task to complete to show my skills... I got a task to redesign one screen of their app, and they didn't give me any user researches, personas, user ...
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How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?

My app can be compared to UML modeling tool - it has a workspace and a navbar full of new elements that can be drag&drop-ped to the workspace. How do I indicate the drag&drop workflow? Or is ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their ...
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Complex data input form on mobile device

I need to create an Input form that allows a user with a mobile device, to insert informations with this structure: output = { context: ‘Context Title’, products : [ { name : ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of modern mobile UI/UX design patterns related to view navigation? [duplicate]

I'm an iOS developer and will be sitting in on some design meetings with the UI/UX team. I want to be able to have us speak common language in relation to how a user navigates a mobile app - how they ...
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Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past? [closed]

I was going through some blogs and sites and noticed a few people talking about how it's no longer practical to design in photoshop. They suggest things like designing in the browser. To me, ...
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What is the ideal grid size [duplicate]

I'm trying to get back into web design and have been doing research. But I can't seem to find a good resource that talks about grid size vs responsive. The last time I worked with ui design, everyone ...
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What are some good UX practice if your app is unable to obtain GPS lock

I don't know if it actually makes sense or not but I am thinking about some nice, user friendly, non-annoying practices to follow that helps us peacefully convey the message that "I am trying, but ...
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When to ask a user to take an action multiple times vs. batching it?

Let's consider a "follow" type feature where a user can follow other users. The user lands on a page with a list of users they would potentially be interested in following. Like this: Users you may ...
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Airport transfer booking form wireframe smartphones [closed]

Can someone please tell me if what I'm projecting will be understood, in terms of usability, by users? This is how it will look like on a mobile device, my website is about booking airports transfers ...
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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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Is accuracy of terminology important in localized situations

I am in a situation where we have been told our users do not understand the word 'filter' and we have to use the word 'search' instead. The functions, though, literally are filters by definition: ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. I believe that facebook is one of these types of websites, but it is probably the exception rather than the ...
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Why are login walls before receiving main value a bad idea?

Specifically, I'm inquiring about music streaming websites. Sites such as Songza, 8tracks, etc. all allow a user to play music right away with no login restrictions. While I understand that the ...
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Interactive camera focusing tool

We are trying to define what would be the best user experience for a tool assisting the manual focusing of a camera. The user needs to focus a camera that has a calibration panel in front of it, with ...
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Intuitive Placement of Buttons In Flow Diagram

I have implemented an interactive, one-to-many flow diagram. The user should be able to build the structure of the flow diagram by adding child nodes to a parent node, as well as be able to change ...
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Asking users to sign in when already logged in

This is a rather confusing user interface element: The presence of my name indicates to me that I am logged in The presence of the "Sign in" link indicates to me that I am logged out eBay isn't ...
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UI for Map and Navigation with multiple destinations

I'm currently developing map functionality using Google maps, using it's wide array of services, that includes directions service. My question is can anyone recommend UX practices to create a good UI ...
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Why has Amazon not significantly changed their design in years? [closed]

When I use amazon, I find it inelegant, clunky and it seems to me there's all this distracting information dumped all over the place making it hard to find what I am looking for like a release date ...
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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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Having multiple links or dropout groups on menu

I'm designing a menu and I have two ideas. The menu is a bootstrap stacked tabs style menu. The first idea is to have a category that you click on and it opens a secondary menu with the links ...
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Undoing a dynamic update

We have a checkout process which follows this sequence: choose between two possible products select a duration for the chosen product enter payment details your receipt We want to compress steps 1 ...
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Criteria selection : use empty for ALL?

We have the following criteria screen. Based on these criteria data are fetched. Empty From/To Date field means that no date criteria will be used, but for the type criteria we have two options : ...
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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 ...
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
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Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
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Navigation for hybrid Apps for Touch Devices + Mouse

I am looking for a way to let user navigate to a more detailed view of a entity. Since this is a hybird app e.g. used by touch and mouse devices. What would be the best way to add a navigation button ...
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To troll or not to troll?

Similar to this question but not a duplicate. On my current project, we've already had a few problems with trolls and kiddie-hackers trying to get at our backend. We've now asked some other companies ...
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Fibonacci pagination

Today I stumbled upon this pagination concept and I found it fascinating. It's actually an old shot but it made me think as I'll need to paginate some content in the near future. Pages will soon ...
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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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Are distraction-free text editors effective?

There are distraction-free text editors (for example, the ones cited here) that have full-screen editing area and minimum user interface. Is there any objective statistics showing whether these ...
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error prevention: link a Checkbox with its textfield

Right now I am developing a Fragment for an Android application in a university course and I am facing a usability problem, where I and my fellow students can't really find a good solution. The ...
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What is the name of this design pattern? [duplicate]

What's the name of this pattern? I have two lists side by side. The list on the left has all the possible options. The list on the right contains the selected options. There is a button like "add" or ...
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Simplifying repetitive form workflow

I am in the midst of creating a new application for some users in a manufacturing environment. They are not new to technology, but not power users by any means. I am concerned about my current idea ...
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What method(s) would be needed to implement a single sign on to multiple existing sites?

A co-worker asked me an interesting question. What would be necessary to introduce a single sign-on for multiple existing properties? Seem like a straight forward questions, but then I started ...
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Cool/heat and sun/snowflake display on A/C and other machines

This question has been bugging me for years. I remembered it when I read this: Toilet flush buttons In A/C most of the times is easy. Generally there is a snowflake for cooling mode and a sun for ...
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what is the critical mass for design research

For my project, the first step of designing a service is design research. how many people should I interview to reach the point of synthesizing the interview results? is there any to go place to find ...
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Showing progress towards a two-step goal

I have a lightly interesting problem in that I need a system for awarding a t-shirt after two actions are taken. The two actions can happen anywhere within a 12 month span. It feels like overkill to ...
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Inline actions vs grouped actions

I have a page with a number of different lists on it. Each list has the option to add a new entry. Would it be better to have the actions in a separate 'action area' or position them close to the list ...
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Account Impersonation: Correct Labels & Design

Scenario: Jonathan, a sales representative, gets a phone call from Americorp regarding a problem with their backend admin console. Jonathan signs into his account so he can find Americorp's ...
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How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
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Keeping comments positive

I've got a musician for a client. We're trying new stuff to increase interaction with the audience during and after the show. She would love to get more in touch with her audience after the shows and ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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Toilet flush buttons

This question has been bugging me ever since I've started learning usability. I am talking about the two buttons for the flush : Full and half container. On one hand, the button shape has to ...