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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Multi-Select Selection Display: List vs. “Tag Cloud”

I wonder if one method performs better than the other and if there are any advantages or disadvantages. In my scenario, users will be adding more than 3 countries and will edit that list using the ...
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Displaying and/or searching across thousands of contacts?

The Need Our application has a chat feature that allows our users to chat with other users within their database. However, we're adding a feature that allows clients to share data between multiple ...
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Data-Visualisation and the Users Expectations

I am currently working on an app to do with pensions. I have a graphical representation showing how much the user will have at their chosen retirement age; these are based on defined contributions and ...
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What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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Pagination error/validation approach

I have a table to display certain entries,that table includes pagination as shown below: I could think of two approaches to show the validation/error message: Highlight the box if the user enters ...
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
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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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On a tablet, is it okay for both modal-style windows and full-screen programs to close with different methods?

Imagine you are faced with a tablet-sized screen that is almost-but-not-quite a tablet. It has a physical keyboard, and there is no on-screen keyboard. It has a touch screen, but also has a port ...
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Best way to present alternative locations without implying a choice to customer

I work for a company which offers trips to customers. Currently we present the hotels where a customer will stay in the following way: This works well, and the response is great because it's easy ...
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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ‘...
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Showing progress for a determinate task that changes unexpectedly

The standard pattern for the use of progress bars/status is usually divided into two different types: Determinate progress where the amount of time/tasks is known, and the user interface reflects/...
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Can the color aware LED backlighting for HDTV give a better User Experience?

There are products that let you install LED lights behind your HDTVs so that it matches the colors on the shows that you watch and projects the light on the wall behind. e.g. www.ambiscreen.tv, www....
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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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Name for object representing input and possible output

I'm developing a video application and am debating on the best way to label an object that represents an input and possible outputs. Suppose I have a camera. From the perspective of a video mixer, ...
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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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Indicating direction of an object using a basic string

I am trying to indicate the direction (left or right) of an object relative to a fixed point, which is itself located relative to a standard center, using simple text. This direction information is ...
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Bubbles UI inspiration [closed]

I am struggling to find inspiration for designing a Bubble UI - something like this http://codepen.io/sol0mka/full/yNOage/ It would be used in an app, each bubble would have text content and VERY ...
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Usability of autocomplete overwriting user input

We have a web application for professional users, who have to register with their organisation and department. And of course there are tons of ways to write out the name of the same department. But ...
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Mark as Favorite interaction

My client is a large enterprise that designs its web pages on the basis of their Design library. Trying to create a Catalog for all their internal apps. After several discussions we came down to this ...
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How can I improve this master detail/grouping UI?

In my application, I have to represent a Work Order entity that has N Work Order Sections and each section has M sub-items. Currently, I'm representing this like so: Each Work Order has a bunch of ...
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What is the practical consideration and impact on user experience when the designer makes the logout link/button difficult to access?

It seems like many websites go to great lengths to make the logout link/button very difficult to find or click on. For returning users hiding the logout link/button doesn't make sense because they ...
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Is the message “Data cannot be recovered.” when reformatting misleading to users?

Edit: Some of the language aspects of this question are now posted on English SE. My Android phone gives the following message when I try to format a volume (SD card or USB OTG.) Formatting SD ...
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Why do editors (such as MS Office apps) have so much redundancy?

I'm thinking of making an editor and how it should differ against other editors. One of those points are promoting the work area over GUI buttons and information fields. Tool bars, menu bars, scroll ...
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Should related posts show excerpts? [closed]

What is the benefit of showing excerpts in related posts vs showing just titles? Provided that excerpts are normally just 1-3 lines of text, does this really make it more compelling or does it add ...
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Can Virtual Reality be a Substitute for Real Life Experiences? [closed]

Why should I use Virtual Reality in real life? A lot of businesses and individuals are using VR like a force fit usage in so many things in daily life where it may not be required. e.g. VR roller ...
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What are the variables needed for describing Friction, Elasticity, magnetism interactions in a UI

Preparing specs for developers of 'pull to refresh' and flick gestures. I'm trying to figure out how to spec these out. Compared to defining normal animations like movement with time and distance 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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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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Advice/feedback for tab navigation for two views

I would love any feedback on a website I am designing. One of the most used pages of the whole website is this page - so I want to make sure I am making the correct decision. The page has two views: ...
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What do you expect after a subscribing to a newsletter?

after user is subscribing to newsletter and so click the "register button" i can show a message where i alert the user that i have send an message to email... But i don't know how show this message: ...
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Facebook bot : should all the experience be in Facebook Messenger or not?

Me and my friend are working on a Facebook bot. We have a question where we have opposite viewpoints, so we made the choice to ask this community. To me, if you provide a Facebook-bot user ...
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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?

I have a website, that users send messages to the staff (similar to support tickets). I want the users to be able to add a title or subject to the message. Most of the users (90%), will not use it. ...
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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 handle/"...
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Click-to-edit and click-n-drag combined

I'm considering an option to combine two behaviours in a list: Click to edit an item (like in Asana) Click-n-drag an item (like in JIRA) As illustrated in the screenshots, the cursor in both ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

I am currently in the process of designing a UI for an app to be utilized by Parkinson's patients. I am struggling to make the interface as intuitive as possible, as of now I have minimized visual ...
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Icons in action buttons

I am designing a system of products, where the home page is presented a list of products with various filter options, and such filters selected through various buttons. I would like to emphasize and ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts and navigation in complex widget

I have this widget which will be widely used. It takes quite a few click to perform a relatively small action. Thus, I've decided to implement keyboard navigation, but I'm having trouble laying it ...
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Register, Login, Search- best order? [closed]

I have three elements to integrate into a webapplication: Register button Login button Search form (and button?) What is the best order for those elements (ath the top right corner)? ...
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How to add more columns to data grid keeping it more expressive

If i have a grid view like this and i have to add more columns one as link button and one for notes (text) .the table is full of data how to handle this problem:
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Verifing web app's forms with “SAVE / EXIT” before moving to next screen in between

Let's say the user is in edit scenario of a form, Now if he/she tries to visit another link by leaving the edits unsaved, is it important to show the error of "You have made an edit, do you want to ...
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How to handle time input for different time zones?

My application allows an admin to enter a time window when they would like certain features to be available to a user. I tested it in a dev environment, and everything works great. The problem is ...
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Reducing repetitive actions in cataloging software

I have inherited a piece of software that is used to catalogue objects using a series of 6 dropdown menus with around 3-15 options in each. Once all selections are made the user can click a button to ...
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Reminder/Alarm time picker - default time?

Given a simple time picker to be used on a mobile app where you set times for reminders and alarms what should you have the default time as when a user opens the time picker up. Take this as an ...
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Double clicking action buttons as confirmation

I know it actually depends on the situation. But my colleague insists of using popup dialogues as confirmation and found it counter-productive(or am I wrong?) Users are to make checklist which ...
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Centered grid menu for two textual buttons

I'm trying to understand what is the pros and cons for the kind of menu (Centered grid menu with two textual buttons).This is my main menu: I have only two options, with a static font size of 17 ...
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What sort of algorithm does Dribbble use for their popular shots page? [closed]

Does anyone have any insight as to the algorithm that Dribbble.com uses on their popular shots page?
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How to use a wizard to create step by step dynamic workflow?

I am working on a dynamic workflow. General expectations from the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot know what the next stage/step will be (therefore I ...
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When should a modal-dialog get its real-time data?

I have a page which displays some data stored in a database (furthermore defined as "dynamic data"). A modal-dialog also exists on the page which contains some other related dynamic data. The data is ...