Social interfaces are the way a system facilitates social behaviour between users.

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Display posts in modal or separate link

I have a question on postings that are used in twitter/facebook and want to get some feedback on this. When there is a post, do you think users prefer to see AJAX loading comments like on facebook ...
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Choosing the right 3rd Party Login Services for your app

I'm building a desktop/mobile app and in addition to the standard login I wanted to provide a way for users to be able to login to from services such as Google, Facebook, etc. The difficult part in ...
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My Profile or Your Profile [duplicate]

I am developing a web application and I came accross a question i.e. I have a button, where if user clicks will go to user profile. I am wandering that "What that button should be given title or ...
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What is the typical size for user avatars on mobile devices?

I'm currently designing a social oriented app that has a feed. To the left of every message would be the avatar of the user. I know that it depends from project to project but nonetheless what seems ...
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Dealing with Connected Social Accounts and Potential Orphans

Our application has the following signup paths: Twitter Connect Facebook Connect Email/Password Once you signup with one, you have the option to connect either both social account (in the case of an ...
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Members sharing custom content and tracking

I have a php based web app where users can register and access their multiple campaign pages. In each campaign I want to offer the user social sharing/posting tools. The content would be fixed as ...
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What is the fundamental difference between liking and upvoting? Please signify what to use in what contexts?

In particular: How do people perceive the difference between these actions? How do people perceive the difference between a like/don't like system and a upvote/downvote system? When should you use ...
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How does the YouTube 2014 voting system work? [closed]

As of this post, YouTube users on the site to upvote/downvote comments below videos. What confuses me is that the # of upvotes are visible while downvotes aren't ever visible. What advantage does it ...
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Food app UI decision - clean/realistic vs fun/game-like [closed]

I am in an early stage of designing a food-related mobile app with a social component. I have two main options: Clean, simplistic approach with focusing on the food images as the main attraction. ...
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Developing the fastest and most hassle-free login system [closed]

I'm building an opensourced social network that will be an alternative to Facebook and others. Where I'm now stuck at is building the fastest login system possible (including a fast registration too). ...
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Usernames vs. Real Names

I want to create a social network geared towards mainly geared towards user to user interactions (commenting, discussion boards). From observation I've found that users are more likely to engage in ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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Is 'usability' enough for a company portal?

I want to know if this argument is a common one that is made - as it's one I was intending to conclude a report with. I have been asked to advise on how to improve the usability of a company portal. ...
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Should I use social logins for the design of an insurance (home) quote and buy site with self-serve?

I'm designing an insurance site. When users create a quote + select to save, they are asked to create an account. When users buy a policy, they have to create an account so they can manage their ...
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1-column vs n-column timelines / news feeds

Facebook's news feed employs a 1-column layout, whereas Google+ employs multi-columns, depending on the width of the browser. (It appears it's between 1-3 columns). Pinterest have many. Are there ...
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How should one refer to their social network profiles in prints?

In case a person has many different social network profiles, what is the proper way of referring to those profiles in a work that is meant to be printed or may be viewed as an image? For example one ...
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What should we do with external links on a Reddit-like social news site?

Basically, we are working on a site that is similar to Reddit (but not exactly a clone). Users are able to post images, links and text posts (what Reddit calls "self posts") and we believe links will ...
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How to best indicate navigation menu on mobile

What's the best way to indicate the navigation menu on mobile devices? I see this three-bar icon being used a lot, but do users really understand what it means? Wouldn't a button simply saying ...
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Upon the launch of a new site - add big slide-down / lightbox explanation?

Upon the launch of say a new social media site - is it appropriate to do a big slide-down / lightbox to explain what the site is about - or to let users figure things out for themselves? Former: ...
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Are breadcrumbs still in?

Despite NNGroup's praise, I notice none of the big players (StackExchange, Facebook, Google, YouTube) use breadcrumbs. None of the big ecommerce players either. Why is this? Possible guesses: Users ...
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Is there an alternative to the standard comment stream below blog posts?

We have seen it a million times, the standard comment stream below the blog post / article. But there are alternative options out there. I'm thinking soundcloud ...
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Sort by recent / popular: Use tabs or buttons?

I need to sort my content by recent and most popular. I see Reddit uses tabs, but unfortunately tabs won't fit into my layout. Would I be breaking any UX principles by using buttons? This question ...
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Why use a 3-column layout like StackExchange, Facebook and YouTube?

Why do sites like StackExchange, Facebook and YouTube center their content and reduce its width? As opposed to sites like Reddit that go full width. Are they trying to spare the user from too much ...
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Showing facebook profile picture to show logged in user

Let's say you login on a web shop using a facebook connect button. Do you think it is good practice for the site to retrieve your profile pic and display it just by your login name? I wonder if it ...
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Advantages of integrating chat and messages

The web app I'm working on (a social network) allows users to chat and send each other messages. This is not the main focus of the app, but it will be used quite a lot (these conversation need to be ...
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How do people use Google+ circles?

What's the most frequent mental model? Do people use circles to: categorize people ("friends", "collegues", "family"? or to define interests ("bicycle", "cooking", "politics")? The question is ...
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How can we call the UI discussion pattern on Google+ or Facebook? Is it a chat?

Look at this screenshot of a typical interaction on Google+: How can we call it? Is it a chat? Is it a blogpost with comments? Is it a Q&A? What's the proper name?
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do I need to show the post inline after a person posts?

We have a site with a feed of activities people are doing and others can reply to those activities. The current design has a place for replying in the feed but we don't want to show other replies ...
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Advice on great examples of social networking design ( profiles / search / my profile )? [closed]

I'm looking for some good examples of social networking based websites that have great designs: What to make the homepage Browsing users Showing profiles Searching for users or information Search ...
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How to leverage team effects in HCI?

Humans and Computers can act as if they were a team. Clifford Nass shows in his experiments that even though we would deny it, we treat computers as little humans ("social actors"). In his chapter ...
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How to indicate the word “interesting” with an icon? [closed]

In the project I am currently working on everything is based around the essence of "interests". One of the most important and bold UI elements in this project, is a button that when pressed gives us ...
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Improving the UX of Clippy

Some 10 years ago, Microsoft tried to introduce a personal assistant for his Office suite, Clippy, in order to help their users discover new features. Even if there seem to be people that like it (MS ...