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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UI For Selecting Column Width

I'm creating an application that builds a form using simple UI options (a la Cognito or Wufoo). My current issue is that I'm trying to think of a way to display an option to define the width of the ...
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Communicate “Need more time” via Image

We have an application that will be deployed all over Europe, and must be usable by anyone walking up to it, regardless of language. We have thus far been successful at communicating non-verbally to ...
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What are good ways to map out the sequence of user interactions on a page?

In other words, you know the typical sequence for a user based on previous interviews. You would want the next interaction to be easy to find and be a logical next step. So what are examples or ...
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Explain “behavioral variables” in interaction design

We're studying the About Face book. We're reading in chapter two about "behavioral variables" as a part of developing persona hypotheses. They give a very small example of behavioral variables: ...
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how to declutter interface and save functionality?

I have an open-source file uploading desktop app. At some point there is a step, where user needs to choose description fields for files he's about to upload. He needs to have three choices: Yes (I ...
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Is the cognitive load of using both vertical dot and horizontal dot menus worth hinting at how the menu will appear?

For overflow and more menus, Google Material Design seems to favour vertical dot menus (see http://i.stack.imgur.com/VEvdm.png). Apple seems to favour horizontal dot menus (see http://imgur.com/...
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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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Mobile app UI environment in an interaction model

Working on animation and interaction for an eCommerce app, what should I consider when using how variables like springiness, friction, elasticity. How will various combinations of these effect to ...
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What are 'affordances' in design? [duplicate]

And can you give examples of how to use the term 'affordance' when talking about design?
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How can I show that a menu item in iOS has its own Settings?

When you tap on Menu 1, it will take you to a different screen. However, tapping on the cog icon will take you to another screen to manage its Settings. Initially, instead of the cog icon, it said "...
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How to display deals in an elegant, card-based way?

I'm working on an application with deals , and I wanna know how I can display current deals in an elegant way. My current ideas are: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Unicode symbol for orthogonal tesselation [closed]

We are considering adding another symbol to our programming language. Our philosophy is to use mnemonic symbols instead of keywords. For example, ⍉ means"transpose", while ⊣ and⊢ mean "left-side" and "...
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Diving into the world of infotainment and looking for any research on credentialing user via the mobile device? [closed]

Part One: Credentialing users on their mobile device to initiate app usage on the infotainment display Side note: Can't wait for my reputation to increase so I can create tags!
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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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Edit button for a text area layout

I have an edit button next to a text area but there is something I am not sure about. Is the button position suitable? If not, where should it be ideally and how to position it there?
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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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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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Verbose Help Section

I am working on a government mapping application. My boss requests (requires) a help/directions documentation on the map and I came up with the following landing page: I find this verbose, ...
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When should one not use Material design

I'm designing an admin panel. material design has some concepts which affects both UI and UX. Right now I have dilemma whether I should follow material design guidelines or craft a design which does ...
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How does the UX design process revolve around the user personas you've established?

After describing personas at the beginning of the UX project, how do you design with all of them in mind?? What if two personas don't see eye to eye culturally or philosophically, how does design ...
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How to AB Test a particular component across the whole site?

I want to do a AB test for the navigation module across the whole site. I know AB/Multivariate tests are usually page specific. Is there any way to do AB Testing across a whole site? So, we can ...
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Preloader before jumping to your main Dashboard/stream

I noticed some sites, after signing up, provide a screen that tells you they're customizing content for you. What is the main purpose of this? Does this make this feel more personal instead of ...
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How long does it take to conduct UX Research? [duplicate]

If I'm preparing a project, what amount of time is reasonable to reserve for research? in terms of hours/days? Yes, it varies, but what are some examples/situations that you can think of where user ...
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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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Form for inputting operating hours of a business

I am designing an interface where restaurants need to input their operating hours. I am thinking of using a slider control for timings for a single day, and then let the user choose days of the week ...
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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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Radial slider for user input on mobile devices

I'm asked to implement a radial slider for user input on mobile devices. I looked through the Android and Apple specification and couldn't find such a radial slider. The user will input data through ...
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What tools for created a dynamic prototype for TV, with simulation remote control? [closed]

I would like to know, what did you use as software for created a dynamic prototyping for TV. I Know that possible with axure but it's more long and complicated. what did you use for that ? A ...
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
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What is the best way to show an item has been added to a list in iOS?

I have a list item in an iOS app that is ordered alphabetically. When adding a new item to this list, there is no way to easily tell that this item has been appended - especially if your list is ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Use of uppercase in navigation.

Is it preferable to use uppercase in navigation on an online application for bankers and traders?
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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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When is usability over design more important?

Im creating a dashboard webpage for desktop and have a side bar as a navigation. The title is white and the dashboard names are white. When looking at it, the white color makes it seem as if the ...
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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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Interaction to Delete an item by Swipe or Button click?

From list of items, user wants to delete an item. Conducted User interviews and they summarizes to: Users from Old Age group prefer to select an item. Click on 'Delete' button. Younger users want to ...
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How to solve Design/UX problems using more tangible/fun techniques?

I am trying to compile a list of interesting/more tangible methods of solving UX/Creative problems - whether it be as individual, in small groups, workshops, in user testing etc... I am already ...
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Keeping major navigation sticky

keeping important navigation sticky and table scrollable. what will be easier for user 1) To keep the important CTA sticky below the table, or 2) On the top of the table will be more visible.
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Best Practice of radiobutton alternatives

Ok I need to add a new filter option to my page. The first option to choose are steps (6 steps in total) and the second one is the desired status of the steps (Success, Warning, Info, Error). You ...
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Form Design: Mutually Exclusive Tabs vs. One Form

I am working on a form design that has two mutually exclusive forms accessible via tabs (Option 1). During usability testing my team observed users missing the tabs and only noticing them when we ...
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What is the best way to build visual boolean queries? [duplicate]

What are some good examples of building complex boolean queries? The requirements for the interface would be: The user is able to use AND, OR, and NOT statements The user is able to next queries in ...
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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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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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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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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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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/...