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Who made design in the Health Care area? [on hold]

I prepare the presentation about design in the Health Care area. If you work or worked on some medical project, and have a few minutes to answer the questions, please fill this Goggle Form in: ...
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Why do user's sent messages appear on the right?

I noticed that in many websites/apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, sending SMS on iPhones, Google Hangouts, etc. The user's sent messages appear on the right side. I'm wondering why not place it one ...
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Is Linking to a Contact Form a Web Accessible Solution for a Live Chat Button?

I have a website that has a "Contact Us" button that opens a live chat window. It looks like this: This particular live chat provider is not accessible to those with disabilities. We contacted them ...
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Hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat

I'm having some trouble hiding the keyboard in a mobile app with a chat hover the main UI (3). On iPhone, this action is usually done by clicking on the zone (3) or dragging down. But in my ...
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Build custom in-app Chat or make use of third-party Chat apps (Messenger, WhatsApp, etc…)

I'm interested about your opinions on the subject. PRE-NOTE I am not talking about using a chat SaaS (Sendbird, Pusher, etc...) BUT making use of existing, installed, chat apps. 1- IN-APP PROs ...
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Sending chat messages in real time

I am working on a chat application where I want to implement real-time delivery of the texts. As in, the texts get sent as the user is typing it in their textbox (just like Google sheets show real-...
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Chat waiting time feedback

We have a Live Chat services but the problem is we don't have enough number of agents to answer all the inquiries of all customers. So customers really need to wait especially during peak hours. Our ...
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Lack of Agent feedback - Live Chat waiting time

What is your recommended solution for our Customer Service mobile app? We have a live chat that caters all the concerns of our customers but the problem is, we just have a limited number of agents ...
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Listing large lists of data

I am trying to build a chatbot to help me automate some of my administrative tasks. In some cases I am trying to locate some data or I'm trying to see what data I configured in my system. Like "show ...
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How can I display chat widget on mobile without affecting other artifacts?

I want to know a best way to display user chat icons on mobile, as these widgets are overlapping with other artifacts of screen. In mobile due to lack of space, overlapping of icons is appearing. ...
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Why don't messenger carousel auto slide? [closed]

I had read some article that we shouldn't use auto slide carousel in website but I have question on Facebook messenger platform since many ppl use carousel to present menu to user. Should it auto ...
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Co-browsing support: initiated by customer or service rep?

We are currently putting together a co-browse feature for customers using web chat on our website, and the software that was purchased allows the customer to initiate a co-browse session (take control ...
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What is the logic behind delete other-end chat?

I am design a social network site. One of the most important feature of site is chatting. But I have no idea that should I give feature to delete messages including other end too. (Eg: If A send a ...
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How to properly handle editing/deleting chat messages?

I'm deciding how to handle deleting and editing messages in a web chat app. For now, I can think of a few things I need feedback on. Deleting/Editing should have a time limit - maybe like SE, 5 ...
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When allowing users to mute notifications in an app, what time duration options are most useful? [closed]

How does screenshot posted below make a difference by allowing to mute chats for 8 hours, 1 week, and 1 year and leaving some of the obvious usability cases like 1 month? What time-duration options ...
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Hierarchy in chat between sender & receiver [duplicate]

Why is it that many chat applications, the chat messages you send yourself are often highlighted with color, whereas the messages of the person you are talking to are often grey & seemingly lower ...
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Are there any good reasons for the fake 'X is typing…' delay of ChatBots?

Is this is something that will go away when the 'coolness' wears off or is there really a grounded reason; like people experience it as freaky when you get an instant answer; that it gives the user a ...
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Floating chat button best position

Where is the best position of the chat/help floating button in a content-heavy web page ? Is there any best practices to consider when it comes to eye tracking?
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What's the best place to put a live chat? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked couple of time already. But the situation is a bit different. Indeed we already have icon for feedback on our website (that I can easily move where I want), ...
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What would a solution in surfacing good chat messages from Video Live Chats look like?

Good messages create conversation, and good conversations are a source of knowledge for the whole community. Knowing that, why isn't any of the big social platforms allowing for live chat message ...
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Navigation - photo albums & chat

We are currently building a community site (hobby-project) and are having some issues with some ux-patterns. Our site has a header with some navigation, left sidebar used for filters or other stuff (...
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Why do Slack thread cards flow upwards instead of downwards?

Today someone replied to a thread in Slack, but I was not focused on that particular channel, so Slack attracted my attention to the "All Threads" page on the sidebar. To my surprise, when I opened ...
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Comments Box + Interuser Chat + Chat Support - altogether in the same site. How?

Here I go again with a major doubt. My IT team is building a marketplace website, and I've decided to add these 3 features: 1) a Comments/Discussion Forum on certain Resources/blog pages. I think ...
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In what order should chat messages be shown?

This is a deeper question than this question. When a chat message is sent in a decentralized system, there are multiple events happening in a row. If a message is sent through a routing server, such ...
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Why my chats are shown in right side? [duplicate]

Here you can see my today chat history: Yeah, the blue colored are mine. Why these are right aligned? Is it because of most people are right handed or earlier chat app implemented this way? I'm ...
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Minimising a chat screen in an app?

I wonder if you guys have any suggestions for minimising a screen (e.g. Chat screen) in an app. I think this is more desktop approach not mobile. Any insights or experience you can share would be ...
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Mobile chat app send button: on keyboard or interface?

You would think that having the button closer to where you're typing would be more ergonomic, but I've been tripped up by the keyboard location on snapchat before. Can the "on-interface" send button ...
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How to avoid unnecessary notifications in one to many chat app

I am working on an application where one person consult/answer queries of lot of people (let say 100 to 200). Current system is very similar to any chat application in market, main difference is, it ...
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How to quote images / source code / snippets

I am building a chat, but this question is not limited to this. In fact, any forum has to have encountered this problem as well. I wonder how to quote big content appropriately, considering the flow ...
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New Message Notifications and Unread Message Counts across Clients

This UX question is unusual in that it deals with the user experience across several devices and modalities, and not just within one screen. Suppose you have a chat app that can be accessed from ...
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How do I delete multiple chats in a hybrid chat Application

I am designing a Hybrid mobile chat application. I am trying to find ways to delete list of chats. Android: Long press to select multiple chats and delete. iOS: Tap edit, select multiple chats and ...
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How long the user can wait for help (chat)

I create a chat (support) for application. Are there any research about how long the user can wait for help? I want to ensure that after a specific time the user will be connected with the consultant....
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Live Chat - Where to Place Button on a Customer Service Portal

Short background is that we're working with a self service portal. The home page will feature a call-to-action of a search form for their queries e.g. "What is the flexi time policy" Below this ...
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How can we help users to allow webcam access? [duplicate]

Assume a web application requires access to webcam and microphone. Browser compatibility has been checked and the required hardware is definitely present. When the app enters "chat mode," the user ...
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Chat Arrangement for Desktop Chat App, List or Left-right?

I'm designing Desktop Chat app, but I see most of it using list arrangement eg. Facebook & Telegram than left-right arrangement eg. Skype. which one the best for readability? List Arrangement: ...
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group chat approaches for crowds

I'm planning to write a group chat platform to use in crowded situations, like events, parties or shows, for example. the simple approach would be to put everybody in the same room. but having a ...
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Should I ask for positive/negative feedback on a chat system?

I'm building a chat to use on my admin dashboard, where my clients interact with the company and ask for support. On this windows, I'm thinking about using a feedback button, to see how my clients are ...
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Survey structure for Live Chat Transfer between Agents

I'm developing a live chat application for my site and want to include a post-chat survey to gather feedback on my Agents. However, I have two types of Agents, for dealing with different queries, and ...
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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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Should new users in a message thread see previous messages?

I'm working on a messaging app where it is similar to Facebook messaging between friends, like Facebook any number of friends can be involved in the chat. Unlike Facebook (I believe?) users can add in ...
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Where did the 3 dot 'user is typing' feedback you see on messenger apps originate?

I've noticed a lot of messenger apps such as HipChat and Facebook Messenger have implemented a horizontal 3 dot icon which signifies a user is typing. I'm curious to know how this icon came about ...
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When to notify users via email vs onsite

We have a system where users will create groups where things will happen at a fast and slow pace. It is important that all users in the group know that updates have been made. Here are the use cases: ...
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Why do IRC (or other chat protocol) logs scroll up with time when forums usually scroll down with time?

Traditional forums -- or even modern social networks like Twitter -- typically have their latest posts at the top of the page, whereas chat protocols like IRC, Skype, or AIM have their latest messages ...
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What is the best way to collect payment information in a chat interface?

We are looking at using a chat-style interface for a sales flow on both desktop and mobile devices. The customer would be able to ask questions about the product, receive a recommendation and pay for ...
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Mobile Chat UI - Color of the bubbles

I'm wondering why in most mobile chats the message I write has a color background and white text (example: blue background and white text, like facebook) and the response is on grey background with ...
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Profile image position in chat

Has anyone done any research regarding the position of the profile image in chat? Is having it on top of the sent messages (like Slack does it) or underneath the messages as Facebook does it. Help ...
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Should I open a Live Chat as a popup or as a new tab?

I'm debating the pros/cons of opening a live chat window as a popup vs. a new tab. The context is that the user is in a shopping cart. A chat invitation slides up, with a button that says "start a ...
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Web chat button on every page or select pages?

While I would typically research this until blue in the face, Allas I cannot find any specific research dedicated to this topic: Our company (Gas and Electricity provider) is deliberating whether to ...
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Live chat unavailable

We're adding a live chat button to our site which will display within the help and support section. This is positioned in the bottom right, similar to Facebook. Should I display the live chat option ...
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Best practice on Web Chat “please wait” messaging

We are currently integrating a web chat functionality on a utilities website, where customers can query their bill, or changing plans etc. with their electricity bills. (this will be available to all ...