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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What is the best way to visually indicate correct plug alignment with socket (hardware)?

I currently have a problem where users are not correctly aligning a plug with a socket on an electrical device, leading to the plug being forced and the pins breaking. Users have suggested putting a ...
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What is the best way to show conditional fields?

We are creating a desktop app where (business) users can enter contracts. The issue is that the contract form contains a very large number of fields, with some of them being conditional. An example ...
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What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?

Getting clear user feedback is great. But what do you do with the feedback when different people, or groups of people, want different things? I have encountered this situation a few times recently. ...
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Does material design form fields provide good UX? [closed]

We recently changed our website design to use Google's Material Design. Quite a good number of long time clients had problems with the new forms layout. Problems identified by us; Presented with a ...
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How to indicate that a card is expandable?

Currently I'm working on an app which uses a vertical 'list' of cards, somewhat like Google Now. These cards can contain static text, (small) images and some control elements (buttons etc.), or a ...
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user interaction: diffrent ways of visualizing data

I have a project which contains a piechart. Every group in the piechart has its key, value, percentage and a description. Of the ways shown below, which is the best to visualize the data? Is there a ...
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How do you visually represent “progress” on a negative (lower is better) goal?

I may have some terminology wrong but I think the idea is sound. There are a variety of ways to represent progress when you are increasing a number and trying to get to some set number. Usually you'...
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Filtering information and tooltips - Best Practice

I am currently designing an information portal. An early iteration of the design, and details regarding functionality can be found here I am aware the design isn't the prettiest at the moment, for ...
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Three select-able lists vs drop down list + 2 lists

I have a scenario where I can complete following 2 ways as below, 1st way 2nd way
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Assign User within range of selection

There is a horizontal timeline, divided by seven and for each divided again by - whereas the main division is for days, the second one is for AM/PM. Now you can select range of days - defining an ...
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Purchasing item without registering as a user

I have this site where visitors can pay for certain digital goods, after which they'll be presented with a download link. These downloads links last for a week before they die and become useless I ...
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Progressive Profile Capture

Can someone please point me in the right direction of research on progressive info collection? Seen in apps like Match and LinkedIn where they ask a few questions, then later prompt for more. ...
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How does one present the features and functionality of an app to a new user

Example: Financial applications require a lot of information before generating reports. What are some good ways to demonstrate the features to users when app hasn't yet been populated with data? I ...
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How to add UI elements that have a button which need a description and inform the user that steps will follow after clicking the button.

I have a button which requires a description. I currently have it as following But it looks unbalanced. Also this is not the final step of the procedure. I want the user to know that further steps ...
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What are some best practices for UI design in virtual reality? [closed]

First person perspective games typically feature a four-corner HUD-based approach for displaying peripheral info to the player i.e. health bar, mana, radar, etc. This looks awful in VR. What the ...
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How handle many sliders in the same page?

Context: a page where users, using sliders, can set different values to get personalized results. The page contains about 16 parameters that can be modified with the corresponding sliders. At the ...
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Choosing which easing to use in interactions? Any Standard?

I've researched the web a lot for this and have come up with a very small list. Almost all iOS Apps and most current Web Apps use some form of easing or another. Interactions & Transitions are ...
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How prominent should the deactivate account function be?

Our app allows users to interact with multiple accounts. When any one account has outlived it's usefulness, it can be deactivated. Although users can still navigate to deactivated accounts, most ...
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Choice with a Radio button group

Context: In our application we implemented a responsive disclosure. Currently the choices the user can make are rendererd as a set of radio buttons. Currently there a two valid options, A and B. When ...
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Humanized messages placement

For humanized message placement what is considered to be the best placement? Upper right side of screen, or upper left side of screen? The person that I work for said that there was a study on ...
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A better alternative to asking secret questions and answers when logging in to a banking site

It seems to be a common practice of credit card and banking web sites to ask answers to secret questions each time you log in from a new computer (for obvious reasons) There are many frustrating ...
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Have high-profile international events had any long-term impact on UX best practices? [closed]

My question is largely inspired by the distressed user who encountered the "Je Suis Charlie edition" of Notepad++ recently. It is obvious that the developer's design decision had a negative impact / ...
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Should dropdown list option be removed if the options cannot be repeatedly selected?

Let's say, I have a dropdown (html select) of questions from which a teacher can pick up questions to present to their students. The options available in the dropdown can only be picked once i.e. the ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic is "trees" and the content types are as ...
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How can an admin edit questions on questionnaire after it has been submitted?

I'm working on an app where each user has a profile with questions about themselves to fill out. The questions are things like "Tell us about yourself." and "If you could meet one person from history, ...
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How to design translation UI

I'm designing a translation app which will be used to translate other apps. The app will be initially desktop based, but later on I want to make a mobile version as well. The difficulty that I'm ...
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Which symbol is best interpreted as describing a social interaction?

I am working on a project of social media like website and I have to symbolize the interaction between two peers in a small space - equivalent to a standard FB profile picture for instance. The ...
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UI / UX Patterns or Examples for translation of user content

Are there any IU/UX patterns or examples for translation of user content. I'll elaborate: This is a mobile app in which the interface is localized (translated) but the user may submit content (...
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Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)

I'm working on an App that sells construction tools but also allows users to manage a stock they might have of the companies products. On the product page the user can take three main actions: Add ...
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What ways are there to teach users the rules to a game?

I'm trying to find all the different ways I can teach a user the rules of a card game and considering which is the best way to do this. I am building an application that allows users to play a number ...
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Three carousels side by side on the home page, bad idea?

My client wants to build an e-commerce website where he wants to display his products(clothing items) on carousels.He is asking me to add three carousels side by side as shown in the drawing in the ...
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Is it better to redirect to root site or something else?

Basically the query is there are just one or two exclusive registered user only features on my site. What I am curious about is, is it better to dedicate a separate page after the user logins, to ...
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Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
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Does logical program flow make a program more compatible with the human mind?

I recently began to wonder if a more logical program was more 'compatible' with the human mind, as in being more natural to use, and making the user feel more in control. Is this necessarily true? ...
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Agile Scrum: Framework to minimise the level of details that go into the definition of done?

Users stories acceptance criteria are an integral part of the user story. If not done exhaustively, acceptance criteria can cause a whole chain of issues such as bad sequencing of development tasks or ...
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Is there a more effective way to convince users to sign up with their social media accounts?

The current design for a sign-up page of mine is split into 2 sections - Sign up using your social media account on the left and a sign-up form with 5 inputs on the right. We ran a quick user test and ...
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How to visually indicate a calculation as being preliminary/simulated?

Suppose, in a multistep flow, where citizens can apply for subsidies from the government, we have some financial calculations (e.g. a collection of what-if's) presented in a table. Each row is a post ...
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Sorting Button for E-commerce Listing Page

I'm working on a responsive project for e-commerce platform. For the XS view we will provide at the top of the list the tools to arrange and sort the list. I designed 3 drop-downs Categories, ...
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Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
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Any guidelines / ideas for UX requiring LOTS of user input (applications)?

I'm working on designing an app that's essentially a lengthy application process that requires a user to provide and verify a lot of information about themselves. A lot is already imported through ...
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What is the difference between login throttling and temporary account lockout? what impact on the end user?

I am currently working on the redesign of a login page. I have initially suggested that login be throttled whereby pauses (incremental - in number of seconds) are introduced between each failed login ...
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Graphical alternatives to mini-language to operate on large sets

I am currently collaborating to a draft proposal for a new system where the main goal is to plan and then manage "assets" to satisfy "needs". An example (intentionally vague) - let's suppose you want ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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CSV Column mapping on mobile devices

I'm designing an interface that allows users to import employees into our system using a CSV file. I'm having trouble finding a way to allow users to map their columns to the system columns on mobile ...
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Action requires users leave and interact with another site, how to ensure they come back?

I have a scenario in which a user must copy code from a Site A, paste it into the source code of Site B, then return to Site A to confirm the action was successful. What's the best way to make ensure ...
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What is the best way to ask users for multiple passwords?

I am creating an app which includes payments and by following banking regulations I need to ask the users for a four-digit password as well as an OTP (one-time PIN sent to the user's phone) every time ...
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Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks [closed]

As you may know, there is no way for a newbie user to find out how they can do a very simple task in Mac OS X, I mean, rename a file/folder. There is no sign for it, there is no option when you right ...
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What are some solid practices for product walkthroughs?

I'm on the starting side of a six month UX engagement and it's a contractor's dream - a complete tear down of the old messaging, including the public facing website. One of the big things that we have ...
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Challenge: I want to assign a task to a user with dependencies

Been wrecking my brain on this for several weeks now. Suppose I am a project manager. I have a task in a series of tasks that I need people to complete. A task can't start until one or more tasks are ...
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Enquiry sent without connection

In a mobile app, I have a section which contains a short form to let people contact me. They are able to write their name, email, company, and the reason they want to contact me. I happen to ...