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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How can I make monochrome icons work?

My company has just implemented a monochrome icon theme in an attempt to transition to a more "modern" interface. Feedback from the first round of user testing has been mixed: Almost everybody ...
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Different label for “diff” (e.g., change history, etc.) via GitHub

I'm working on a tool that allows a user, with proper permissions, to view the "diff" between a staging and production release for a device configuration. I know GitHub has a "diff" concept that ...
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Single or multiple drop zones for file uploads?

What is the most usable method to upload single or multiple files which relate to specific categories or fields? A) One dropzone/browse button for multiple documents, list is created, specify which ...
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Layout for on-screen hexadecimal keyboard

I am to design a web-based, on-screen keyboard for a touch interface. Users will only need to input 0-9 and the letters A-F. In addition to this, they need a backspace, and possibly a "clear" button. ...
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Are there studies on how well window glueing is received?

I'm curious if there are any studies or articles on this issue. What I'm thinking about is for example the Winamp implementation where there was a main window and all other windows could be glued to ...
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CTA buttons and usability on Mobile

I was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of usability tests on button sizes on mobile. My company is currently using a button that spans the entire length of the mobile screen, but I ...
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What's the Friendliest 'Back' Button?

I am designing a social intranet and I'm in need of advice for a friendly, straight-forward 'back' button. Here's the context - user lands on a home page displaying priority content. There is a menu ...
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Connecting devices into sensory network

I know that this question is not about web design or something like that but still I think that it's about usability and UX... I am thinking about sensory network where I have probably one main ...
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Can someone suggest optimized ways of color coding? I have given an example too

Color coding is what I thought but there are 10 different status. Example: Color coding: Different color indicating different status from 1pm- 2pm, another color indicating another status from ...
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What type of map will be suitable for marking an accurate address

What I am doing: I am working on google maps and the application currently allows user to mark address on the map, then the application saves the coords to database. My question The map currently ...
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Who creates the animation in the UX design process? [closed]

In those apps like Path, Paper, animation can be a important part of interaction.Is animation design the interaction designer's job or the UI designer's? Sometimes both designers have ideas about ...
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How To Convince [duplicate]

In a current project I am working on the stakeholders seem to think that functionality is king. While I agree that functionality is important it is only one factor in the success of a software ...
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UI/UX/Front End Dev Team [closed]

Does anyone have experience working with a team of UI/UX designers? I'm working on my first "mid-size" software application, and was wondering if the UI is a job for a single person, or a team of 2 or ...
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Why are Google Maps not using direct manipulation? Should I?

I am building a map-like interface and there will be several actions user will be able to perform on objects. For clarity lets assume I want to click on point A and select an action to navigate to ...
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Usability + Sense of high dimensional plots

Imagine a point cloud with multiple dimensions. To plot this and provide an interactive way to "play around", there are the following common ways: parallel axis, star axis 2D scatter plot 3D scatter ...
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Display Complex List Details to the User

I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out a way to best display complex levels of details for a Tax Rate setting within our software, which is communicated to a point of sale. All this is being ...
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How does one perfect the art of client-facing UX

I am new to UX design, and one of the things I've noticed is that UX designers in agencies wil typically drive and facilitate client-facing interaction. That is, we have to present concepts and act as ...
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What are some ways to organize documentation links in a portal?

I really like the documentation pages for AngularJS and Bootstrap, but they have a left navigation with contents on the right splayed out. I don't have that luxury, and as it is currently, the two ...
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How do you scope a UI redesign project without missing anything important?

I need to scope a project without making anything inconsistent. Basically, I have a few weeks to make a large system as good as possible, providing UI sketches and a Photoshop styleguide at the end of ...
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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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Is there an analysis tool for Interaction Design? [closed]

What interaction designers do is to create user interface elements and map UI elements to functionalities under the hood, at the same time paying attention to appropriate metaphor and constraints like ...
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Mobile app menu at the bottom of the page easier to access?

I saw the new user interface changes made to the New Words with Friends app, and they have placed the 'hamburger' menu icon at the bottom of the page, and moved the controls for the different views of ...
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Is mobile UX creativity restricted by the ideas of SDK's providers? (Apple, Google, Microsoft)

Apple, Google and Microsoft in general control the roadmap of the operating systems used by over 95% of the users. I wonder if the creativity for UX in mobile applications is being controlled or ...
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Why can we save images only as a square or a rectangle? [closed]

My question is quite simple. Why can't we save images as a circle or a triangle? What is the reason behind it?
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When creating an object, ask for all informations upfront or only necessary informations and let him complete it afterwards?

Following scenario: I am asking the user to create a campaign and I am thinking about going for one of those two approaches: a) Ask for everything the campaign needs to be published right in the ...
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Album title before or after the photos?

On most web applications that involves albums (for example flickr or facebook), the album title is set before the photos. However, the photos are the main part of a album. So why aren't the photos ...
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An interaction to show an item is swappable

In videogames, we often see a little swirl used to show that items are swappable. Do you think this is easy for users to understand? Is there a better way to show that one item can be traded with ...
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How to indicate a Male choice / Female choice of identical content

I'm working on an app that will be used for therapeutic purposes. Some of the excercises include audio tracks, and those audio tracks have been recorded twice (one with a male's voice and one with a ...
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When to circle a symbol

I was wondering, if you have any basic rule whether to use a symbol, e.g. +, just plain or in a circle, e.g. (+). One example is the star (★) to favorite this very question (on the left hand side), it ...
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Touchscreen devices: why did the stylus fall out of favor?

It seems to me that devices (such as navigation systems) that use a stylus for touchscreen interaction have become out of of favor. Instead most new devices are intended (i. e. larger buttons etc.) to ...
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Why do car hazard warning lights flash at the same speed as left/right indicators?

For UK vehicles as in other countries, the hazard lights flash at the same speed as left/right indicators using the same bulbs. If a car or van is parked in front of another vehicle where only one ...
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Designing a knowledge base search

In the implementation of our companies new website, we have a help page which lists all of our knowledge base articles and allows users to search through them to allow them to help themselves before ...
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How to do a Accessiblity Evaluation for a software tool ? Need good sources to find out more

I have been assigned to do an Accessibility evaluation of a software tool based on section 508 ( Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act). Can anybody provide any good sources where I can find out more ...
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As documented their animations and interactions? [duplicate]

Has anyone documented their animations, effects, and interactions to make them understandable as possible to designers and programmers. My goal is to help designers and programmers create a final ...
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Facebook Like vs Google +1 [closed]

We are thinking of implementing the like feature in our mobile app. Do not confuse it to be a social like or such, but this like will be saved on our own database within the app. Thats it! In order ...
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Is research being done on interfaces that improve your health?

I've been searching around for interfaces that improve your health but I'm not having much luck. I'm a software developer who's fed up with destroying my body by sitting stagnant in bad posture, ...
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Does requiring the user to click or otherwise interact with a page increase engagement?

The endowment effect shows that if you have a sense of ownership over an item, you immediately attribute greater value to the item. In a digital experience, is scrolling or hovering over an item ...
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Three different types of input from a textbox

I have three different forms of inputs, lets say that one is currency as in $dollars the other is an ip address and the third is a date The user will have to enter either one of these inputs in a ...
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Question for UI/UX designers re: prototyping UI animation

I am a motion graphics designer (previously: motion graphics for TV, games, etc), but more recently, I worked on prototyping UI motion for an app - which I really enjoyed! I have mainly used After ...
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How to let user go back to the root view on iOS

We have an app with a single starting point (the root view). From this view, people can navigate deeper and deeper into the application (with a UINavigationController). It can eventually become very ...
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TriState treeview with checkboxes

Scenario I have a use case that asks for something like a tree view with checkboxes, but somehow it is one step more complex. I have a tree structure where for each node, the user can chose one of ...
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What are the benefits/disadvantages of splitting up checkout process

The purchase page (https://staging.volcanicpixels.com/ssl/buy) has quite a few fields on it and I'm considering splitting it up however I'm not sure whether that would actually improve the process at ...
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Rich interaction experience in forms

The guys say that by adding their animation plugin the experience is improved: https://medium.com/ui-ux-articles/3d1b0a9b810e Now, of course it is prettier, but what about the whole theory of ...
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Chat bubbles on a web or desktop view

Mobile chat applications seem to all follow a similar pattern - chat bubbles on alternating sides with colour differentiation between you and the person you are talking to. Examples of this: google ...
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Extra wide tables best practices

I have a table with large (25+) amount of columns in it. Right now it looks very complex and has a horizontal scroll. I want to make it more useful for the users. One solution is to group columns ...
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Dropdown menu or radio buttons to represent choice [duplicate]

Our team is deciding between Checkboxes or Dropdown menu to represent a single choice the user is able to make Dropdown menu Radio Button Both options allow us to have the user make a single ...
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Make it clear a capture was taken

We are developing a software application to control a medial device. It is used for capturing images, which are then then analyzed. The operator of the device has to manually align the device in three ...
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Has anyone used a hamburger style left nav in a web application (not a website)?

Has anyone used a hamburger style left navigation in a web application (not a website)? We are looking to see how you handled? If it is even popular thing to do for an application (not mobile) but ...
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How does something become “common knowledge”?

There was a time when there were no smartphones and computers. Now terms like "Tap", "Swipe" or "Double-click" are common for most people in the world. How do some interactions turn into common ...
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Best Practice for huge nav bar [closed]

Well I'am pretty new here. And hopes you guys out there can help me. I have got a work to recreate a website. In that i have a menu bar which contains 17-18 main menu items. The question here is to ...