Questions tagged [interaction-design]

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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Do interactive prototypes have to have every single possible screen?

When prototyping an app do you have to prototype every single screen and screen state in the app so it seems like a coded product? Or is it just certain key flows? Wouldn't the prototype run into ...
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Tradeoffs in buy-in/uptake, retention, usability and engagement when splitting an app in two (or more)

I'm designing an app that, due to its nature, has 3-4 absolutely distinct but interacting role-types. However, importantly, a single person can be tagged with any combination of these roles. One ...
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Nested sidebar behavior

I have a nested sidebar that goes 3 levels deep. I would like the interaction to slide left/right: So in this example, if you click on "Jobs" in (1), (2) would then slide in. My question is,...
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Best UX online courses and certificates for a software developer [closed]

What are some of the good online courses that I can take, to expand my knowledge with UX/UI design? I know this is a broad subject, but suggestions on a good course to get me started would be great.
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Design with many filters

I'm designing a system where the user should be able to display data on a chart based on different filters and measures. They can filter by a country or multiple ones, by product/s and variant/s. They ...
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What are the alternative solutions for easy One Handed navigation?

The super-sized smartphones of this era make the user stretch their thumbs to reach touch targets on the top. The one-handed mode does not really solve one-handed reachability as it shrinks the screen ...
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Assignment of one category for each object, What's the best practice to achieve?

I'm designing a new product where the user can import their current apps to the system. In the system, there are 4 categories that represent the stages for product development: test, dev, QA, ...
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How do I express these instructions to a user in the most user-friendly way?

Here I have a screen which is intended for the user to search for and outline their yard with a set of tools in the toolbar (The pen and scissor tool is toggled when tapped). I need to explain the ...
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UX Best Practice: When to remove item from filtered list?

I have a list of items to be displayed to the user. The user is able to select an item and configure its properties. The user can also filter the list based on some of those properties. If the user ...
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What do I do when nobody answers my e-mails anymore, and nobody answers my questions online? [closed]

I have sent many e-mails to companies and asked numerous questions on here, which just go unanswered. No reply whatsoever. They are not rude, unreasonable, or in any way mal-intentioned. I've noticed ...
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How do you define functional continuity/unity regarding UX?

Lately, the issue of functional continuity keeps coming up at work. I'm interested in how other UX/UI designers think of continuity when they design. The way I've seen it, the user needs to ...
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Is there a specific name for not getting back to the same content?

So we're working on a new social media app, and when discussing with the team the analysis and insights for different social media sites, we came to this one you can see on several sites,most ...
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Why is UX design important for online multi-tenant B2B SaaS application?

I work as medior backend developer in a small company (~ 30 people), where we build an online multi-tenant B2B SaaS application for energy management. I would describe our app as having many cool ...
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Which of these Tags are better

I'm designing a flow that includes adding a special tag to a flight listing component for mobile. This special tag doesn't appear on all flights of the listing and there will be a mix of flights with ...
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How to design the following part without any user confusion?

I've a wireframe that looks like following. I've removed the non-essential parts for the sake of brevity. As per the above image, table has two columns Start and End date and other 3-4 columns. Since ...
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How to engage user if some API is taking time on website or app

What are the methods using which we can engage the user on website or mobile app page where some backend API take more time to provide the output.
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Is it easier for the user to have all the options at a glance?

I am working on an internal webapp where we ask users about very different issues. Users have the option of not answering, but now we want to know if they really don't answer because they don't ...
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What is better: to have a modal open instantly and then load its contents, or to load its contents and then open it?

Let's say you have a button. When you click it a GET request is fired for some data (for this example assume that the data cannot be prefetched). Then a modal opens and displays that data in a pretty ...
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How to decide which state is on and which is off in a checkbox

There's a program that draws various types of horizontal lines that anchor to other horizontal objects that are usually a little bit tilted. Some of the lines, by default, are completely horizontal, ...
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How to allow editing while still being disabled?

I'm currently working on settings for a tool that sits on top of client websites (something similar to Intercom chat). The settings are presented as a list of "cards" similar to the example ...
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What is the best way to clear text inside a text box?

Usually When using expandable text boxes there isn't a way to clear them unless having a reset button underneath which won't work very well when displaying information in a grid. What do you think is ...
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Invitation to the Saas platform with payment

I am looking for some examples of companies/ websites who are using the model below: The company A is using the Saas platform for the assesment (paying for it). The company A wants to invite other ...
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Entering a Distance

I'm building a mobile form to capture a golf scorecard. There's inherently repetition there (either 9 or 18 holes). Currently the user enters the par via a segment button and the distance via an empty ...
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How to make nested input groups more iniutive

I have found something similar to my UI design here: Intuitive interface for Composing Boolean Logic? The problem I am having is I want to have a lot of functionality inline. In this example, the ...
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Toggle states display

I am redesigning a set of toggles where some of them can be activated and deactivated by using a standard pattern. However, some of them are activated by default due to admin permissions but can't be ...
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How many times should an unverified user be allowed to post on a social site?

If you allowed user to post content on social media site prior to verifying email, in order to increase conversions, how many times should he be allowed to do so? What anti-spam measures you can put ...
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How (and when) do you describe “affordance” in your Interaction Design?

Take the following example of an animation in a webstore. Say you have to write an Interaction Design document about this. I would imagine it would look something like this (VERY simplified of course)...
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Good way to present wireframes to stakeholder for application concept?

For a lesson-making application, I have designed wireframes with multiple user flows to help illustrate the important features within the application (i.e user creates a lesson , user clicks and drags ...
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How can I conduct user research on a product that already exists?

I am working on a school project as my team's UX researcher. Our product has already been designed, prototyped, and launched, without having conducted any research. The team wants me to create ...
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Google Forms with Interactive Passage Design?

I'm currently trying to design an editor for an application where quiz questions are linked to specific parts of a passage. This editor is essentially for people to create these type of special ...
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Nested Accordion or Nested Tab to show information?

I'm currently trying to display information for a passage editor and am wondering which approach I currently have is better UI. On a high level, I have a Passage tab (at the top). Within each passage, ...
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Is the result of canceling a payment in checkout a success or error?

There is a discussion right now in the Magento community about whether canceling a PayPal checkout modal should be communicated to the user as a success or failure. This same question could also apply ...
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UX/UI Solution for Having an edit on one component be reflected on all components? (Google Forms Study)

I'm currently building a form editor and I've been looking at different editors (Typeform, Google Forms) as inspiration and competitive analysis. There is a specific pain point I'm looking to address. ...
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Integrate combobox/dropdown in smartphone app?

I'm working on a smartphone app for searching prices. This is what the menu looks like. In the app, I can switch between the results of "CHEAPEST" and "CLOSEST" without moving away ...
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what is the design problem with that copier?

I was studying ethnography and interaction design. That's when I got to watch this video. Ethnography and the PARC Copier While searching for the source of that video, I found that the video created ...
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Multiple Input in wizard to determine next page

So I have a Wizard in QT5, I have a table and need to pick a data source and type. Based on those 2 fields, transition to the next page. I have the components working properly, but I am looking for a ...
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How to handle delivery time slots that expire before purchase is complete?

I have an e-commerce web app where you can choose among multiple time slots for your delivery. There are some rules that depend on when the purchase is completed. For instance, if I purchase something ...
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Hidden actions - Hover effect in the list of items

I'm currently working on WEB app, which will be the main tool for the data analysts. We will have a navigation tree that displays a hierarchical data structure. Each item will need a list of actions (...
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Should I prevent a user from navigating away from a form while it is being processed?

I'm designing a CRM (Web-based. Optimized for desktop use. Clients are using Chrome on Windows) which has a lot of forms in order to edit everything. Currently, when you save a form, the Save button ...
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What is this area called in UI/UX?

My web designer has made a new design for the listing page. I'm going to ask him to do a few changes but I'm wondering what is the area in the red box called in UI/UX? What should I call it when ...
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Displaying issues with animation and getting feedback about it

The app I'm building has multiple numbers of animations showcased, but some of them may have issues on displaying or playing correctly, it might be compatible with playing on web but might not be able ...
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How to understand the technical issues while designing?

For instance, I have two designs Design A like miller columns: Better experience, clear view, no training needed, can play however users want. Design B like stacked layer or tree view: Best ...
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Why do nearly all the social media platforms have nearly the same layout for “user's post” and how can I implement similar layout in my design?

So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post. e.g. Facebook Instagram Twitter Now as ...
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Advanced search for different type of results

I am working on a business directory site where a user can search for either a deal, company or event in a city. What alternatives are there for retrieving relevant results for a user in terms of UX? ...
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Intuitive Boolean operations in filter for non tech users

Note, Don't suggest old post: There are number of questions I found which are the pretty decade old and the solution too. I have gone through all of them and never found any of the solutions that are ...
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What's the best a way to upload multiple PDF files at once and rename it on the go?

I am working on contactless menu generator, where the user can upload pdf files (breakfast, lunch etc)so that the customer can see them when the QR code is scanned. issue: What is the best way to ...
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Ways to Indicate Clickability AND also going to a new process/screen?

I'm currently trying to design this UI to indicate clickability. Currently, once the user unlocks a section, the lock icon changes and turns gold. Then, if the user clicks on either the symbol or text,...
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Validation without an explicit confirmation

I am currently working on an app. This app has some features that the user can unlock by entering a numeric code. I was considering putting an automatic validation as soon as the user types the last ...
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Are there some modern UI equivalents that can be used instead of a ComboBox?

ComboBoxes do a good job when on (e.g.) web forms. However, they just look dated in a modern UI with a touch screen. Is there a more modern alternative to them? Or is it just a case of stripping away ...
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Standard style for text that opens hover tool tip?

Is there a standard style for text that opens a tool tip upon hover? E.g. "Learn more" text where the user hovers over it and it opens a tool tip. Someone on my team had mentioned displaying the "...

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