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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Localization of Password Input

What is current practice when it comes to localization of passwords? I know many systems, even where Latin/romanised text is not used, do not recognize/accept two-bit/unicode passwords. My instinct is ...
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Alternatives for a “speed dial” to recall recent/historical data?

Any solid conventions/alternatives for a "speed dial" to recall recent/historical data? Some context: the primary task of this web app revolves around running a search using a combination of ...
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What's the most beautiful navigation experience you've seen in an app in the last year? [closed]

I've noticed that all apps are becoming the same. Top and bottom navigation bars, and everything where you expect it to be. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but has anyone seen anything thing ...
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Is a double-keypress interaction a suitable method for selecting whole words / sentences?

I am currently developing new text-interaction-techniques for my Master Thesis and I wonder if using double-keypress-events for certain actions such as word- or sentence-selection is suitable. Vim ...
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Which one you think is better approach for viewing notification - facebook or quora/forrst?

Which one you think is better approach for viewing notification - facebook or quora/forrst (where you need to hitting the clear notification button) and why? For reading notification in fb, you just ...
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Points to be kept in mind while writing a document to redesign a web application?

I want to redesign a website and write a document explaining my design approach and thought process. I have recreated the layout and explained my suggested changes. I have the content for the document ...
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How familiar are users with context menus on Android phones?

We are designing a commercial app for Android. Part of the solution has a list of items that has a number of context actions. Initially there were only 3 actions that were put on the action bar. But a ...
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Conditioning users

Playing around with my heat in my new vw gti ;), I noticed when you press the heated seats button once, it's starts you off with maximum greatness (3 / 3) press it again it goes down ( 2 / 3) (1 / 3) ...
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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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What alternatives to calendars exist for inputing dates on websites?

Inputing dates is going through changes on the internet, and in web/user interface design as well. Currently, I'm implementing <input type="date">, as this provides excellent usability on mobile ...
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Where to redirect after successful login?

What is best practice to handle what happens to the user after the successfully login on a dedicated login page. Our current website has 2 possibilities. If the user was directed to the login page ...
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What are the job titles of people who design how software should look and feel?

In the construction industry, there's an architect: An architect is a person trained to plan and design buildings, and oversee their construction and an interior designer: Interior design ...
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How would you design a two stage bar chart drill down?

A common design pattern I've used is using a horizontal bar chart to visualize numeric data about a series, and a click through drilldown that discloses a pane with more detailed information about the ...
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Reinventing a habitual process: When can it be justified?

A process that a user has become accustomed to, can sometimes receive reinvention for a number of reasons: The process can be simplified The process can become a experience unique to a certain ...
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Metro Box Style Navigation

Train and Subway Information Design Metro style refers to boxing information so that it's easy to digest. Windows 8 uses this, although they failed to make it usable. Metro Style on the Web I ...
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Product design materials [closed]

Do industrial designers have a rule for the number of materials used in a product? What if I want to use moss for a board game? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Animation and motion on the web = bad [closed]

I read in Designing Visual Interfaces by Kevin Mullet that 3D buttons afford the possibility of being clicked or pressed by the user. After being mindful of this for some time, I noticed that I feel ...
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What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?

I'm trying to figure out what the name of this type of element is. If the user couldn't do anything else on the screen without dealing with the element, it would be a "modal". Some might call this a ...
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Expert consultation request: Best solution for multiple choice and pricing of large number of products / services

I am looking for a solution for multiple choice and pricing of a large number of products or services. Available studies are related, in my opinion, to small amount of items, hence I am asking for ...
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How to best enter long digits on a small touch device without using keyboard input

my current task is to create an user interface for a mobile strategy game. stuff can be transported from point a to point b. the user can select an amount of stuff between 1 and 1.000.000. it is ...
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What is a good way to auto-generate an attribute value?

We are building an application that includes a lot of automation. Part of the initialization of this task is to specify the rules for generating specific attribute values. But it is difficult to find ...
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Are “beginner/advanced/expert grades user interface” within the same app common for modern iPhone/iPad apps?

One of my favorite PC games of all time is Birthright: The Gorgons alliance. It is a very deep and complicated game that had much more than many single player games at that time. For example, the ...
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What are some good patterns for displaying large lists on the web?

I'm creating a web application which will contain a large list of ingredients. You can see my current approach below: However as the list grows it starts to take too much of the screen estate. Here ...
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How best to represent the addition to / presence of pairs?

I'm currently designing a dashboard that allows a user to manage ANDSF policies. The Policy model allows for a number of start time/end time pairs to be added to it. Currently, policies are created ...
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What are some great resources for improving UI/UX sketching and designing skills? [closed]

I was hoping to see if anyone could help me out by sharing suggestions for great places to check out for tutorials, worksheets, tips and even books to improve ui design skill. This would perhaps be ...
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How to simplify an interface for assignment of objects?

We're trying to solve a UX problem of assigning one set of objects to another (very large) set of objects in a quick, clean, and lightweight manner. We have up to 12 different items that need to be ...
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Placing buttons on section headers is correct or not?

Is placing buttons on headers to the middle or extreme right side is correct or not? Could you please suggest me the appropriate place? Example:
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What is the idea behind the download dialog of Internet Explorer?

In the latest editions of the Internet Explorer the file download dialog is arranged at the bottom of the window. I know many people not knowing where to find the corresponding "save" and "open" ...
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Alternative actions: nested submenu or interactive question?

I have a user interface that provides two alternatives for one action. The alternatives describe how the chosen action should be performed by the computer (different goal functions or heuristics of an ...
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How can I best display these options?

We have a converter that enables you to state what amount you want in a currency or the amount you have in a currency. The problem I find is that we have these radio buttons that need to be selected ...
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How to represent asynchronous states?

I am working on an interface where there is a list of things (tests) that can be running, drafts or running and pending tests. In the latter options the same object represents two states (A - the ...
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Button Action: Left Click vs. Right Click

Has anyone ever seen the following design pattern in use, and if so, is there ever a good time to use it? (Button) labeled "Do Something" [User] left-clicks on (Button) [System] action A (Add) is ...
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Reply all replies to self?

The mail client Microsoft Outlook have the option to use “Reply All” in a mail conversation. When you hit the “Reply All”-button, your name sometimes turn up in the to-box, meaning you’ll also receive ...
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How can you show human element without showing pictures of people?

With a company that changes all the time, how can you show the personal touch of human interaction without showing pictures of humans? Essentially, blurring the line between technology and people, ...
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Single 'Edit' link or two 'Edit' & 'Add' links for insert/update/delete operations

I have a dropdownlist and the user has the ability to delete and edit the selected option, or add a new option by clicking a hyperlink which brings up a popup with a form. Would an 'Edit' link be ...
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Does that make me a bad designer if I don't care about the business model of the client? [closed]

Does that make me a bad designer if I don't care about the business model of the client? I am talking about something like interaction design.
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What information should be gathered through interviews? [closed]

This is my first project in Interaction design. I'm planning to design a portal for on-line florist. If I'm planning for a face to face interview with florists, What kind of information should I ...
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What's the terminology for bad practice around emulating browser functionality in your website?

Background We've just updated one of our 10-year old web applications and in doing so have removed a "back" and "forward" button on the main menu. Our reasoning behind this change is that the web ...
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How long can a user remember what they were working on?

A web application lets the user browse its screens for future or past months. The time period the user is currently viewing follows the user through every screen of the system. But users can be ...
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Are in-app tabs bad practice?

I have certain advanced use cases of a web-app that can be handled by allowing users to open details of items in new tabs (i.e. a single page app with an unlimited row of in-app tabs which imitate the ...
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What are acceptable results in a click test?

I've run a few online click tests to find out where people click on my design screenshot to figure out what type of button for a specific task works best. Turned out about half of the people clicked ...
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Pattern to display Many to Many Relationships in two grids

Following is the data that needs to be displayed, to which the user can make changes or add new entries. For capturing a contract, there is a set of documents that is maintained and for each document ...
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When best to perform a heuristic evaluation?

I am currently introducing industry standard usability practices & processes into our software development cycle. The following prototype phase has been introduced which consists of the following ...
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Are circular menu / button interfaces intuitive?

I have been seeing a few of these 'Circular menu' UI concepts around. Recently a similar UI was proposed as a central element for a large project I know of. For example, one of the options would be ...
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How can I describe what checkboxes do in a long list of items?

In my web app, I have a long list of items on one side of the screen and a shopping basket list on the other. Here is an example: The app works by checking the boxes next to items and then clicking ...
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Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc)

I am looking for inspiration on this. We have a Dot.Net web application, where we are building pretty complicated criteria. It works, but I would like to change this, re-shape this, possibly from the ...
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What are the “Big Three” Gestures in Mobile Development?

last week, our project manager mentioned that we needed to incorporate more of the "big 3" gestures in our mobile software. unfortunately, she's off on vacation now and none of us know what exactly ...
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List Selection mechanisms - OK to mix?

I have a window with multiple tabpages. On one tab, I have a set of controls designed to allow the user to "include" or "exclude" any of a set of pre-defined items from some consideration. You've seen ...
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why we need multi-column page layout? Why we do need sidebars? [closed]

Some websites only have one column. Some websites have multi-columns. So why we need sidebar, or why we need multi-column page layout in web /print media ? Is there any UX principles?
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Button for making submissions per month

I'm working on an interface for allowing users to submit data via a button and wanted some advice on the best approach. The data for one or more whole months has to be submitted at precisely the last ...