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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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?

I cam across one of Bret Victor's interesting musing about inline spellchecker behaviour where he proposed a couple of alternatives to the popup box for spellcheck suggestions. I thought that the ...
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Is Google Analytics the right tool to measure user engagement across web and mobile?

I got a request from the UX team to put in Google Analytics(GA) into our mobile suite of apps to track different user engagement metrics. The reasoning is that GA is already being used on the web side ...
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A higher order design language for UX

These days the digital design space doesn't just involve individual apps interacting with the user. A number of different technologies and trends has led to the prevalence of frameworks such as IFTTT ...
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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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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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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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Pin to Browser: is it good to have? [closed]

How a Pin To browser option will help user to have a feel like staying in the same site. Is it good to have?
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What's the longest acceptable delay before an interaction starts to feel unnatural/requires an error message?

We have a scenario where we need to call an API so that the user can draw something on the screen. The following scenarios are possible: API call goes quickly and is successful: user draws a new ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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Is there any reason to send “no-reply” emails?

As a customer of one of service, I just got an invoice for services I ordered and paid. It always surprises me that at end of such mails containing invoice, you will find sentence like this: This ...
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What's the point of a “Read full story” button?

I've noticed a lot of news websites, particularly on mobile, sometimes will cut off their story with a button you have to click to see the rest of it. I can understand why they'd do this if they ...
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Drag and drop in long lists

I continue to hear drag and drop can be a bad user experience when dragging to reorder over long distances, such as within a list and when scrolling to the target location is required. Are there any ...
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Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
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Site for collaborative critiquing for web usability of websites? [closed]

I like conceptfeedback.com where users post their opinions about a webpage. However the critiques are mainly about a page's layout and visual design. Are there similar sites where critiques go beyond ...
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Multiple Timer display UI/UX problem

So, For our app, we have a 'matchlist' screen where all the people you've matched with are listed. We are now introducing timer/countdowns. You will have 24 hours to initiate a conversation to your ...
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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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Best Way to Switch Between Basic and Advanced App Settings

In my iOS app, I intend to have two types of settings - Basic and Advanced. The Basic settings essentially summarize the more granular 10-11 advanced settings into 3-4 different themes, so most users ...
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Conditioning users

Playing around with my heat in my new Volkswagen GTI, I noticed when you press the heated seats button once, it starts you off with maximum greatness (3 / 3) press it again it goes down ( 2 / 3) (1 / ...
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Do we really need to ask for password on iOS “login with email” screen?

I am designing a login screen for an iOS app where users login with their email. The standard approach Here is the approach that is used by most apps. Firstly, a common "login with email" screen ...
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What's the best method of placing objects on a canvas?

I'm currently designing a little "drawing" app where the user can place certain predefined icons/objects on a canvas. See this GUI example: I was looking at what would be the best method of placing ...
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What's the maximum number of individuals registered to one UK postcode?

We were designing a feature for a system, in which a postcode search would return not the addresses within one postcode, but a list of individuals registered at that postcode. In order for the UX ...
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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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Where to place Logo, left or middle? [duplicate]

Most people say upper left is the best, due to recognizability issues. I saw a video on Treehouse and showed that CNN did the bold move, to put it in the middle. Then i checked CNN and the logo was ...
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What is a real life example of “The Elastic User”

I'm reading The Inmates are Running the Asylum, 1998, by Alan Cooper. And I get a lot out of it. In chapter 9 there is a section, The Elastic User. It is about when developers/designers make design ...
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In Google Maps, why did Google use back arrow icon instead of “X” close for search results list when its clearly a layer on top of the main interface?

I've been getting into Material design lately, and I really liked one of the material concepts, and thats to think of the UI in X,Y,Z axis. But noticed a discrepancy with what might be extremely ...
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What are some ways to manage more data on single page without scrolling?

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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Responsive Grid View with Hover layer

I have a grid layout which has an hover state which reveals information that are crucial as below. The Content of each Grid Item Dish Name Dish Photo Rating Chef Name Chef Photo Chef Location ...
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How to display different levels of importance?

On one of my projects I am currently trying to solve a problem of levels of importance. Due to technical reasons we need five levels of importance, which would be shown to the user in some abbreviated ...
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When is a website too humanized/personal?

A popular technique to attract customers and instil trust in them is to “humanize” your website. You want to make it appear that there are actually people behind the users’ screens and that those ...
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Purpose of “Read” feature in instant messaging - Whatsapp, Hangouts, Messenger

Many instant messaging applications have this feature, you can see when people read your message. What is the purpose of this? What came into my mind is to achieve a more natural way of ...
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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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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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Could banners not have an 'X' to close?

I'm designing a community page where once a new user logs in, there will be a banner on top that says something along the lines of: "Welcome, click here to learn more about the community" with a CTA ...
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Indicate action only effects the current page

A user will be able to click a link in the th of a table (table holds list of products) to clear all inputs in table column. If there are more than a certain amount of products, the table will be ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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What is the best web design pattern for toggle-able options within a parent toggle-able menu

I'm working on a menu that can be toggled on or off, with sub-options within the menu that themselves can be toggled on or off. while logically I think it makes sense for both the parent menu and ...
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Navigating through configuration screens for multiple items

I have an Android app whose data model is built around a list of reminders. The user's primary interaction with the app is based around creating and modifying these reminders. Currently my app opens ...
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What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?

I don't exactly know the name for this mechanic, that tricks the user into thinking they were very close to winning big. The following screenshot is from the game Dirty Bomb: Imagine a deck of ...
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How to give user ability to clear selected state of control?

We are in the process of redoing our company's website. One element which is absolutely required is this (Text has been removed just in case): Each of the eight pieces around the edge, the inner ...
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Is using Page's section scrolling good for UX?

A designer is insisting on using this effect on a website like this http://alvarotrigo.com/fullPage/examples/normalScroll.html http://www.thepetedesign.com/demos/onepage_scroll_demo.html You must ...
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Radio buttons or Toggle switch for one out of two options?

I am a bit confused on what should be used when you have to select one option out of the two possible options. Working on a touch screen interface For ex 1- Selecting a Tax type in a retail store, ...
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How do users know to hover over elements?

I realized something today. I was looking at a new icon at Airbnb's site, and wanted to hover over it to see if there was anything hidden that would expose on hover: there was. My question: How do ...
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How do I deal with a large variance in loading times?

I am currently building a piece of software for the company I work for. It essentially manages their documents including policies, procedures, and occurrence reports. One UX related problem I am ...
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Stack or List having two actions (Details Vs. Drill Down). Is that recommended?

We have a list containing say a list of employees and their % achievement of their target. The users want to be able to view details of their KPI's saying what would they achieve best case, what % of ...
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Colors on digital platforms as per time/season

Is there any research/article on colors good for particular time of day or particular season? I am in need of something which can atleast guide me in the direction and if I don't find much work on ...
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How to show sleeping on a slider?

I'm developing an application for a client that asks lots of questions to determine compatibility between people. Unfortunately, the questions vary greatly, as they can pertain to sleep habits, ...
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Should minor links be styled with the same hover effects as primary links?

I have the following article which has a primary title link as well as breadcrumb and social links. Should I use the primary links' hover effect style for the breadcrumb and social links or ...