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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screen-less interfaces

this question is derived from a personal battle with technology; why don't commonplace wifi and bluetooth devices have interfaces that provide more feedback than just if the device is on or off? is ...
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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 to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users

We have two lists on our website. One on the left listing activities, one on the right listing resources. When clicking on an item on the left list, more information about the activity is displayed ...
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Hardware permissions in browsers

We're building an app that allows people to upload or record their voice or video using HTML5 (not flash). We've run into a problem where users can't seem to find the button to allow the app to use a ...
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Interface question: how to show tabular data in best possible ways

I've huge tabular data set to represent on the web, PFA as sample of personal data(blured). My question is what is the best possible way to align tables vertically stacked (sample1) or horizonatly ...
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Having multiple links or dropout groups on menu

I'm designing a menu and I have two ideas. The menu is a bootstrap stacked tabs style menu. The first idea is to have a category that you click on and it opens a secondary menu with the links ...
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Different actions in page menu

I'm creating a new menu for a web site which consists of several labeled icons which when clicked give a drop down sub menu. Due to the content, some of the main menu options do not necessitate a drop ...
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More User friendly browsers for new users

I was observing my dad (who is pretty new to internet) using the browser (chrome). He had two main problems - Not knowing that one had to put the cursor in the text field and click in order to write ...
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What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window?

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window? We tried listing the activity code as a link for each activity, but that has visual problems with ...
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Reply all replies to self? [closed]

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 to show remaining time?

I'm developing a Q&A product. Answering form works like this: Each question has 2 answer slots. If you're writing an answer, you can take your time, but after a few seconds of not writing, a ...
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ranking/score card based comparison design [closed]

I have a list of search results that are shown with 5 to 8 columns. The user will then select them and have a comparison list. Now I need to allow the users to select certain columns and set priority ...
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Can we Combine Repetitive Columns or how to manage data having more column on single page without scrolling to right and down?

Good Morning to all. i have to manage say more than 10 column on single page, for Ex= It is application say student want to give feedback for teacher and according to fields student have to answer. ...
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Should a web service assign users an auto generated email address or let them pick their own?

I’m building a web service, that assigns a private email address to users and lets them email their content to it. I want the email address to be easy to remember, so they can use it from any system. ...
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Split pane on mobile application, does bottom pane have to take up whole screen

I'm currently developing a UI for a tablet application (portrait view) The client asked us to split the application into two panes, where the left side is a preview pane, and the right side gives the ...
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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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Best way to overlay flat icon over a rich image in tablet applcation

What would you say is the best way of overlaying an flat icon over a image in a mobile application. I've tried fiddling around with the opacity on both images but they don't seem usable yet. Are there ...
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Best UI for setting multiple options

I've got a web app that uses canvas drawings. I'm now adding a feature that lets users choose their preferences for the drawings' style. This necessitates a separate UI. At this point, I've got to ...
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What's the deal with the “Shake to send feedback” on Google Maps for Android? [closed]

Google Maps for Android has a feature by which shaking the device opens a "send feedback" dialog. This baffles me. What could possibly be the rationale behind this? Why would one want to shake the ...
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Process wizard indicator on Windows phone

I'm designing a 4 step process on windows phone porting from iOS. The process has 4 steps in it, with multiple different micro-processes on each screen. Can anyone point me to an example pattern on ...
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When to ask a user to take an action multiple times vs. batching it?

Let's consider a "follow" type feature where a user can follow other users. The user lands on a page with a list of users they would potentially be interested in following. Like this: Users you may ...
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Communicating Details on Demand Interaction Pattern: Consumer World Examples?

I need to educate some development teams about "details on demand" - an interaction pattern where the user requests additional information about an object if necessary (as opposed to the system ...
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What's the best approach for header/footer in responsive web design?

I'm an IA doing a responsive site, as part of a much larger scale e-commerce site. Our pages are the only responsive parts of the overall site, so 90% of our site will not yet be responsive. Part of ...
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Simple text links turning into buttons

I'm working on a very intense application with many many options for clicking and selection and the like. My goal is when the user finds what they are looking for to be able to select that option ...
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Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
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Should a site have a built in 'tour' for new sign ups?

I am about to launch my site. I am not a professional programmer. I am a doctor who likes to code. The site will be aimed at fellow doctors in my speciality and takes the form of a social network ...
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Is accuracy of terminology important in localized situations

I am in a situation where we have been told our users do not understand the word 'filter' and we have to use the word 'search' instead. The functions, though, literally are filters by definition: ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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Cool/heat and sun/snowflake display on A/C and other machines

This question has been bugging me for years. I remembered it when I read this: Toilet flush buttons In A/C most of the times is easy. Generally there is a snowflake for cooling mode and a sun for ...
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Why do numbers on a keyboard increase bottom to top, but on a phone they increase top to bottom? [duplicate]

On a keyboard: 7 8 9 4 5 6 1 2 3 0 On a phone: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Why are they different?
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How to document multiple interactions

Is there a best practice on how to document complex or layered interactions like the ones used in the native Mail app of iOS8? How is it possible to document in a clear way complex interactions and ...
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Complex data input form on mobile device

I need to create an Input form that allows a user with a mobile device, to insert informations with this structure: output = { context: ‘Context Title’, products : [ { name : ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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Should I enable hover dropdowns?

I was reading this article about tips & tricks for Bootstrap 3 and it has a trick for a hover dropdown (so you don't have to click before a menu pops up). Should I enable this? Is it generally ...
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What is the point of list-style-type?

In CSS we have different list-style options. For example: ol.decimal {list-style-type: decimal;} ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;} ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;} ...
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Filtering results in a given radius

I have the following structure on the server : Parent -> child object. I have around 30-40 parents which each parent has 1-10 childs. A user can search children at a given point in a given a radius, ...
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Are there any established design patterns for complex product configuration?

Thanks for looking! Background I am a software engineer (not a UX designer) and am helping a very good manufacturing client redesign their online store. This particular manufacturer sells products ...
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Working groups, 2 different approaches

I am building a working group module for a CRM. The goal of the module is allowing user to share anything under a specific domain. With working group module users can create: A sales team A projet ...
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Creating a control panel allowing users to control logic used for automation of tasks?

I am working on a web application. To put it mildly it has issues. I have performed my stakeholder interviews and am towards the end of the contextual inquiry. I have two different user types. The ...
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Job application. Design without background information?!

I applied for a UX job, and I got a task to complete to show my skills... I got a task to redesign one screen of their app, and they didn't give me any user researches, personas, user ...
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How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?

My app can be compared to UML modeling tool - it has a workspace and a navbar full of new elements that can be drag&drop-ped to the workspace. How do I indicate the drag&drop workflow? Or is ...
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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. I believe that facebook is one of these types of websites, but it is probably the exception rather than the ...
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Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?

I'm working on a prototype for an innovative form interface, where different parts of the form are shown on different sides of a cube. The cube rotates, and the user can fill it out as the cube spins. ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their ...
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Table data in Mobile phones

I want to display a table with 4/5 columns and possibly 100 rows (as in desktop app right now) in smartphones. The table cells are also editable. Now we want to port this desktop app to smartphones ...
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Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past? [closed]

I was going through some blogs and sites and noticed a few people talking about how it's no longer practical to design in photoshop. They suggest things like designing in the browser. To me, ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of modern mobile UI/UX design patterns related to view navigation? [duplicate]

I'm an iOS developer and will be sitting in on some design meetings with the UI/UX team. I want to be able to have us speak common language in relation to how a user navigates a mobile app - how they ...
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Best practices for UI that introduces new users

I'm working on an onboarding UI to help new users get familiar our platform and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many interfaces ...
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What is the ideal grid size [duplicate]

I'm trying to get back into web design and have been doing research. But I can't seem to find a good resource that talks about grid size vs responsive. The last time I worked with ui design, everyone ...