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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Interaction with remote validated form

I have a form with one or more fields which must be validated by hitting a remote (ajax) service. I can validate at several different points, each of which seems to present pros and cons: On keyup ...
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How can the design for elevator/lift door open/close buttons be improved?

The typical symbols for operating lift doors are: Door open: ◄ | ► Door close: ► | ◄ More examples here. They look confusingly similar, especially at times of emergency. Have you ever pressed ...
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How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?

Provided that print publications produced in-house and "physical" advertisements have to reference or "link" to online content, what is an accessible (in broader sense) and user-friendly way to do so? ...
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Why does the iOs Contacts app feature both a Quick search field and a alphabetical annotated scrollbar?

The Contacts view on iOS consists of a Quick search filter field, the contact list itself and an annotated scrolllbar that lets people jump directly to specific letters. To me the annotated ...
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Which label text is good for “Enter email address”?

I'm about to place one text field in the log in area where user can enter email address and password for logging in, but I'm confused which text should I use for label and placeholder text? Here are ...
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complicated inventory question with groups of fields based on quantity

I have an inventory system where items in the inventory have attributes. Think of an item as a photographer's photograph with multiple prints. Each item has: Name Date Quantity ...
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Sorting and pagination for tiles - Examples/ideas?

I'm working on an existing web app that presents information in tiles, like: There are no categories (Watchlist, Market Movers) and instead of stocks, each tile represents an event and has a time ...
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Informing user how to delete list item

So I'm designing an Android app - there's a ListView section adding and removing accounts. I came across a problem where there are several solutions, but was curious on how the community thought. ...
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Why don't chinese teacups have handles

I am mystified over the difference between an English tea cup and a Chinese tea cup. The difference is that a chinese teacup does not have a handle/"ear" while an English teacup does have a ...
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What is the goal of Soundcloud's comment feature from UX point of view?

The way Soundcloud is using the comment feature is brillant and interesting but well, I find it so hard to use. Comments are displayed all over the song, they are hard to hover and without it you ...
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Dealing with “Walls of text” and PDF documents

I'm working on a piece for a financial institution in the US - im just wondering if there is a better way to display walls of text. The app itself has maybe about 7 instances of T&Cs of all kinds, ...
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From a UX perspective what are the main limitations of stack exchange? [closed]

I'm trying to come to grips with exactly what UX is and how it relates to my interests. So please allow me to get a bit meta here (without getting shunted off onto the meta forum). I think ...
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How to design a pane with keywords?

We want to enhance the keywording in our program and for this we plan to add keyword sets organized in panels. Here is a screenshot from another program which depicts two variants for showing these ...
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Should list item specific actions be hidden on default and revealed on hover or always be displyed?

Every time I design lists (which are a beautiful thing in itself) I am wondering about how to treat list item specific actions which aren't bulk actions such as delete. Let me give you an example, I ...
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When displaying several lists in a mobile app is it better to use an accordion or tabs?

I'm designing a mobile app and need to choose the right strategy to display data that's is listed in several different categories on a mobile app. Specially if you have more than 3 categories of ...
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Buttons on a dialog window

I have a bootstrap dialog that exhibits an object's data to the user. Apart from displaying the object's data, the dialog must offer the user options to do general tasks on the object such as saving, ...
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Clearing Same Address Inputs on Uncheck

I have a simple form where the user is given the standard, what is your location and is this (shipping/worksite/billing) location the same as the one listed scenario. By default if the user check the ...
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How to combine “Find Company” and “New Company” in one text area?

I am designing a website where users can enter "assignments": Company details A project they have worked on with the company Their role within the project download bmml source – ...
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Improving the “request seat” page for taxi sharing application

A taxi sharing application that I'm working on as part of a university project has a "request seat" option. I've spent the afternoon working on the interface (arguably the most important UI element of ...
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Online database with lots of entries in a table

(Just a heads up, I wrote this on an iPhone so it might not look great, sorry about that) I'm building an online database creator (think Dabbledb, Zoho creator, etc) When you create a database like ...
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Thoughts on Customizing Javascript Confirm Dialog

A design was just introduced for a brand new application offering the user to delete something. The user experience is as follows, the user clicks delete on the object. Upon clicking delete, the ...
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What is the best way to show various options dependent on another user's account?

Say you are in Linkedin's Network page. (If you log onto Linkedin and click on "network") Let's hypothetically say that Linkedin contains both people already on the platform and people outside of the ...
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What's wrong with this picture?

Context I'm a developer (not a designer) working on a drawing app, and I'm a little clueless about ui / ux design. The functionality is there, but something is really wrong with the look of the menu ...
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Using audio vocals in iOS app tutorials in onboarding

I'm working on designing an onboarding tutorial for a audio based app. I've come up with a carousel with visuals and text to better describe what the app is, and give quick insight on top actionable ...
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The rule behind Android app structure

I'm trying to understand the rationale behind the app structure in Android's OS. Some native apps like People and Clock completely remove the top action bar and represent a page organization with ...
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How would you classify UI/UX issues as show stoppers for product release?

The question of which UI/UX issues should be considered as showstoppers when releasing a product to the market has always been of interest to me. I am curious to get some thoughts as to how would you ...
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Float Label Pattern for Select Boxes

I'm sure you've all come across this pattern, does anyone know whether there is any documentation that can provide information on how this pattern can be used with other form elements for example a ...
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What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?

Almost all sites include a Search facility. The usual format seen is one of these two: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The Question is If the user keeps ...
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Website Design/Functionality: What's the best workflow for new user registration?

I want to limit the number of fields I present to users (such as removing address/ZIP/phone) but we'll needs those fields for direct mail. Our sales team still needs to fix process for converting ...
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What is the best way to indicate that a user can perform a value lookup

What is the best way to indicate that a user can perform a value lookup? I have a section of an application screen where users have the option to use a NAICS code as part of their search criteria. ...
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Need help with create “Change History” interface

Looking for some help on an interface I am working. Just to give some background, the basic requirement of this page is that users need to be able to see any edits and changes that have been made by ...
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Displaying checkbox options *only* when the initial condition is met

I'm not sure how to best word the title for this question (apologies). I have a scenario where on default, my screen will show all data for a data comparison. The user can then apply filters to hone ...
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Information bubbles

I am talking about the little (i) icons next to phrases in forms, etc., that describe an item in detail. How to you trigger the display of such bubbles? Intuitively, when I see an (i) next to a ...
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Elements running from the viewport perimeter, is there a name for that functionality?

So you know how if you right click on your desktop, the menu will appear either at the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right depending on where your cursor is on the page? (<select> ...
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Ask for geolocation at startup in a mobile app

I have a question about asking for location service's authorization. I'm working on app which allows to browse for restaurants in a certain place. I want to allow to users to search by specific ...
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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons

Is it appropriate to have a single checkbox on its own? For example, if a user has the option to select an existing employee from a drop down or to create a new employee, I want to add a checkbox next ...
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Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions

The question is, if a user is performing an important interaction multiple times, is it good or bad to make them take an extra step in-between? And more broadly, what responsibility does a UX designer ...
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Need to display multi-select menu component with limited space

I am looking for a solution to display a multi-select option. Currently, we have a drop-down menu, but that is not very intuitive if user has to make multiple selections. Any suggestions on how to ...
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“Load More” and sort/filter

I have a list of items (currently < 20, but could expand drastically). For a mobile experience, it's our thought to load 5 list items (sorted by default to "Newest") and then request the next 5 ...
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What is the UX strategy for not allowing tweets to be edited? [closed]

I have read articles written about why we should be able to modify existing tweets, but I haven't been able to find anything substantial about why we can't. My initial thought was that edited tweets ...
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Responsive Webdesign: Best Practices for Maps Integration?

What is your advice on how to best present the user a list of search results which are location based in a responsive web design manner on a Google/Bing/OpenStreet Map? Since there are some metadata ...
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Expanding Panel placement

I'm designing a feature for a product, which is going to bring down a panel that contains a list of virtual machines. The user will use this panel frequently to - start, stop and deploy services into ...
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Origin of the 'Loading Circle'

Particularly prevalent since Windows Vista, as far as I can see, the 'loading circle' is now an oft-used representation of something being loaded, or some unspecified wait period. There are many ...
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Should an interaction designer know how to do visual design

So, we have the long discussion about if interaction designers should know how to code. But what about visual design or GUI design? A common team setup seems to pair a IxD guy with a graphic ...
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New window icon opens link in new window but regular link opens link in same window

An application development team has recently requested to overload the standard open in new window link with a dual purpose set. I.E the regular text link as mocked up below would open the link page ...
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Set color for status buttons inside grid

I have to update the buttons for a grid. Currently the ones used are the ones in the skin/light orange color and I am testing different ones. There are 4 buttons: Active Inactive Active long term ...
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How fast should a user-initiated horizontal scroll be?

I have a bunch of athletes that have their faces linking to their bios. On desktop computers where users don't have the ability to touch-swipe, arrows take over the job. Click here for a working ...
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Need better UI representation of comparing two data source

Looking for good UI representation of showing differences in each ROW between two different two data source. One data source is Source Data and another is transformed data (destination) which is more ...
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Dashboards: What's more important, upper right part of the screen or the lower left?

Sort of new to UI design. From intuition it seems that the top-left corner is the "most important" or easiest seen part of the screen and the lower-right is the "least important" or last seen part of ...
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Can I use drag'n'drop interaction in a mobile website?

I'm currently designing a mobile website. My intention was to use interaction patterns like drag'n'drop for some interactive features. E.g. I want to ask users to sort 5 items by personal relevance ...