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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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iOS7 tab switcher interaction - is there a name for this?

This is the original switcher, I think you've all seen how it works. I'd like to use (or implement) a widget with interaction similar to this app switcher (especially the scrolling), but in my app ...
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How to show row related information

I have a grid of selectable rows. Each time a user selects a row a new panel will come from the botton of the page to show its related "Events" and "Comments". This way they'll be able to access ...
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When hovering over a chart, which cursor:pointer style should be used?

What is best practice for cursor pointer choice when hovering over a chart that contains interactive elements? It currently seems to be the standard pointer which does not inform or educate the user. ...
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Intuitive All On/Off GUI?

Currently, I have a Server that has many different modules (Audi A1, Audi R8, etc.) with 4 different states (RESET, Monitor, Closing, and On). Each module also contains 6 data points that change over ...
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How to show entire webshop assortment in a “change item” button for a bundle?

I am trying to figure out a good interface for a ”complex” problem. I am working on an e-commerce solutions that sells what they call “Kits”. Each kit is in essence a bundle - or perhaps even closer a ...
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What do you call this “pushed in area” border effect?

It's common to use the terms drop shadows, inner shadows, glows, etc - these are all well known and understood An effect you see all the time is: a border around on the top and left, it's a darker ...
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Combine Search/Results or Keep Them Separate Pages

I'm designing a search interface for an insurance claims system. The system contains hundreds of thousands of records. Most users will know and search by a claim number, though claimants name can be ...
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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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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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UX best practice for role based access?

I am creating the information architecture for Enterprise software and currently putting in place Hierarchical Role based Access in order to personalise the user journey and allow my users to perform ...
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Displaying settings that change in time

I'm working on an ordering system for school lunches which is already in use. We offer an option called "automated ordering" where the user can choose the weekdays and a starting date and the system ...
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Adding restaurant menu item serving hour

Currently, I'm working on a location-based service app specialized for food. A restaurant owner can add the restaurant's opening hours in a convenient way. Also, the owner can add the restaurant's ...
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Approve/Reject workflow for User Reviews

User generated reviews must be reviewed and approved by an administrator before they can be published across our network. The interface may also serve to allow administators to search for specific ...
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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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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 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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User inputs into tables

I'm working on a desktop-based app, where there is quite a large number of inputs the user needs to enter. I'm struggling to present the data to the user in such a way that looks good, whilst still ...
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interaction design animations style guide

I'm trying to come up with a standard set of animations for each interaction of an e-commerce web site i'm working on. This is a project that's after on a style guide project(something similar to ...
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Steering Wheel: A Better Alternative? [closed]

In my opinion steering wheels for automobiles are a bad UX. They seem to be a control that are here for legacy reasons only and were not thought out in the context of new age technology. What would be ...
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Two possible list designs: How to depict per-item actions?

I am working on designing an inventory management system. I feel one design is closer to optimal but I need a sanity check on this. I won't say which is mine and which is not. The debate is whether ...
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Design problem: Tying together two related but different elements when one is potentially below the fold

Brief history of what's happening: the client wanted an interactive graph that the user can use to determine their needs from the client. The graph charts the user's business growth over time. When ...
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Intuitive Active / Idle / Off status button

I have a requirement to visually show the three status of Active / Idle / Off status for devices. I somehow convinced with switch design as you can see in the below illusion, not fully satisfied ...
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Using a registered trademark in an action button

Over the weekend I ate at a Red Robin with their new "Ziosk" electronic menu/payment system. The final payment screen asks you to select a tip amount and confirm. Shown below (in a larger, more ...
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What's the pros and cons of the arroba @ use to references profile on url

Many services as twitter references profiles as hostname/username. Medium (by twitter) references yours users as medium.com/@username. For me, medium's way is so good because not causes confusion. ...
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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Is Google Analytics the right tool to measure user engagement across web and mobile?

I got a request from the UX team to put in Google Analytics(GA) into our mobile suite of apps to track different user engagement metrics. The reasoning is that GA is already being used on the web side ...
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A higher order design language for UX [closed]

These days the digital design space doesn't just involve individual apps interacting with the user. A number of different technologies and trends has led to the prevalence of frameworks such as IFTTT ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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Drag and drop in long lists

I continue to hear drag and drop can be a bad user experience when dragging to reorder over long distances, such as within a list and when scrolling to the target location is required. Are there any ...