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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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Sidebar positioning on mobile - review form

I'm updating a review page where users are asked to leave feedback on their recent course purchase. Students who purchase courses on our site don't instantly get access to their course. Some users ...
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Recommendations on IA of Account Settings

I'm working on adding a page in our app that allows you to integrate with third-party services. So "connecting to third-party services" could mean a few different things here: 1) Logging in to third-...
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Improving UX for multi-selectable cards

I'm designing a screen where the user should be able to: 1. Select b/w multiple options (displayed in cards) 2. Search for other cards and be able to select those as well. Here's a picture for better ...
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How to download the same item in different file formats, and an optional additional item?

I'm building an internal app for a company. Ideally the user should be trained to use the app (eventually), but it would be better to make it understandable without the need of a specific training. ...
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Should non-existant files in a recently used files list be deleted without user prompt?

Say, you have this common thing of "recently used files" or "frequently used files" in your application. It may easily happen the user moves or deletes a file they had opened recently/frequently. So ...
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Button changing its text & action. Good or terrible?

After the user Registers for an event (he goes to cart and pays, etc.) the next time he visits the page, the event for which he registered now shows a less emphasized Unregister button, which does the ...
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Are unclickable tags/chips a good practice?

Title says it all basically. I have to show a trip that contains Title, description and a bunch of random additional info (the tags). The issue lays in those tags they should not be clickable and ...
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Making complex UI easier - User License [on hold]

I have an admin portal for a Staff / Tech Support to check USB Dongle license information and help customers solve problems The client interface is much simpler, but due to legacy data and how the ...
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Are real objects more intuitive than plain UI elements in VR?

I´m analysing various VR apps and I found Tvori, and I love how it handles the different actions that can be done, because instead of using interface elements such as icons or buttons, it uses real ...
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Label of CTA for starting an online interview

In order to start a Video Interview, the user needs to click an action button. What could be a clear and self-explanatory label for such a CTA? How about Start Answering? Wondering if it is intuitive ...
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Icons alignment issue

I'm trying to find out another way to show the big icon (dumbbell) or re-arrange the rows, because the first icon from the third row (the clock) looks a bit strange when it's next to that big dumbbell ...
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Is it more common, or best practice, to design several web pages to fill out user profile data or one page divided into sections? [on hold]

I notice that a site like LinkedIn feels overwhelming and clumsy to me when I'm trying to update my profile. I would guess that LinkedIn would hire some of the best developers in the world, yet it ...
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Show a user that no interaction is possible on a picture frame

I'm currently using a connected picture frame at my house. Since it has UPnP capability I'm able to tell it to search for a picturer in a DLNA share. On the other side, a script modifies the picture ...
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Best practices for showing selection states in dropdowns

I'm designing a CRM-style interface for medical assistants, and I'm wondering if putting a check next to the selected state in a dropdown is redundant if that state is already showing on main screen? (...
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Deletion: Require two clicks instead of confirmation?

I have an idea regarding deletion buttons... The usual idea is to either present confirmation modals or allow undoing. My idea to avoid accidental destructive actions is a little bit different: ...
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How to add other info to main page of mobile app?

This is what our app looks like: For each row I would like to add the amenities for the particular gas station (ie. "parking", "bathroom", etc). For example, "Rocket Fuel" has parking, bathroom, and ...
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The app has skip login page really important?

I am building an app for saloon which includes services of that saloon. if user book the order only after login is it really necessary that we should add the skip log in page in the app .
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Naming and metadata in a wizard flow

In a short wizard flow (4 steps), should the option for naming the wizard and other metadata (description, etc) come as the initial step or as a final step? I'm of the opinion that it should be a ...
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Best solution for deleting records

I'm working on a UI that contains thousands of records organized into folders. Users will have the ability to organize these folders - ie: Delete, Rename, Give Permissions to users, etc. I'm ...
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Conveying relationship between form input fields

Context I'm working on an audience selection workflow where a user can specify certain attributes to select their audience. For example, the user may want to create an audience of entirely male ...
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How to make content disappear when scrolling underneath the “header” area? Is there an example of this?

So I have a UX problem to solve - Here's an example of the issue: As you can see, the message steps are nested underneath the folder. In order to view all of them, you would have to scroll from ...
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Ask users if data is True Positive or False Positive

I'm currently working on a system that manages big data and has a classification AI. However, the AI is not yet optimally trained, and I would like to gather some True Positive (TP) and False Positive ...
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How should double-click (to select text) on a space being handled?

When you have a text sentence, you likely know that you can double-click on any word to select it. That is very convenient and I personally use it a lot. Background To have a little bit of ...
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what transition to have between two screens when there is where minor change in content?

I have a series of files that the user can look into. User can open any file and view the file and user can navigate using arrows to view the next file and problem I am facing is where there is very ...
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Are there guidelines on the timing and frequency of notifications?

I'm noticing an increase in the number of app notifications that seek a more continuous engagement threshold. Then, I get notifications about almost anything, at least once per hour. The extreme ...
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Why CRMs have two views - one for companies and one for contacts?

Why these the structure is separated? Why not one search only that when you click on a user it goes to profile page and when you click on the company you go to the company page? or one company ...
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Is “UI Event logs” a thing?

working on a "Google/AWS Cloud management console" style web-app where I need to "make UI better". I recently noticed a pattern in zocdoc app where if you click the arrow on date selector 5 times, ...
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Why is it often not possible to un-sort a table?

When data is presented in tables, it is often crucial to be able to sort the table rows by one column. Usually this is achieved by making the header of the columns clickable, and showing pointers like ...
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Pulsing to grab attention

I want to know what you guys think about a pulsing animation to grab attention to know about the advantages to login. The idea is having a circle pulsing and when the user makes hover it shows a ...
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How to make license assigment easy to use when technology and resources are limited?

I am building a portal for company users or single license users to manage their account for a 3D CAD application. Due to low resources and lack of information on the project, the architecture was ...
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Which is more important self consistency or apparent ease of use?

Which is more important: Self consistency. In other words that the system works the same way for similar actions. This allows users to reason about the system. Or simplifying of each part so that ...
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Studies on item selection behaviour? [closed]

I was wondering if there have been studies on the best practices for the behaviour of a card on selection. I'm in a disagreement with my frontend colleagues that on selection, a card should disappear ...
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Difference between button and switch

Today I had an argument with somebody about the difference between a button and a switch. The button toggles between two states (sound on/off) and changes the icon accordingly. The switch does more or ...
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Interaction Tme

I am creating a mobile app for a Shopping mall. I have animated the tab bar icons that change from line-art style to filled icon when selected. A standard UX law states that the interaction should be ...
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An icon to tell users that a button opens a modal or popup

When a link on a page directs to an external link, we use an external link icon Ref: Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so? Is there a ...
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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User Confirmation

Let me give a example: in this case is redundant ask for the user the confirmation? Is better just put: I think the second way I can say to for the user 'you can return for your activities, we will ...
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Best practice for selecting a recurring event?

I need to allow users to set the frequency with which they would like for a certain task to occur (example- every X days/week/month/year). So far, what I've come up with is an input box and a drop ...
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Is displaying the message of a new version available a good practice?

Today a developer mentioned that we should display a message to the users saying "A new version of the XX app is available, please refresh de browser". Like what Inbox did once. Is displaying this ...
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Nested Vertical Scroll vs Accordion

I have this problem. I need to display all of the the following elements (cannot do contextual for lack of resources) as this is an administrative platform for employees only.: Each user license ...
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How to represent an initial unpopulated value?

What is considered a feasible representation of a value that has yet to be loaded? Would something such as the -- placeholder be sufficient or is there something else that is better suited / widely ...
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For an unknown number, what text should I put to make it clear that data is missing?

I have a number that takes in the user inputed start time of a task, and the user inputed end time of a task, and uses that to calculate how long a task took. Say, a user schedules a task, but doesn'...
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Weekly Report UI form: choice of multi select controls

I am working on a report feature that requires the ability to allow the user to set a frequency for reports to be sent. In this case I am working on the weekly frequency. Currently we are looking at ...
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Conceptual Model of Contactless Cards

Contactless card is a card for limited value transactions that one doesn't need to add a PIN on a POS, just tap on it, that's why they are also known as "tap-and-go" cards. (More info) On my research,...
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How to handle multiple objects on the same day in my timeline?

I am making an app where a series of posts are shown side by side chronologically. Then on the same page, there is a timeline at the bottom where each post is represented by a colored tick. You can ...
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Data table entry: creation vs editing - how to design workflows for least friction and effort

I am designing a new feature and workflow in our business application, which allows administrators to create export configurations, which can later be selected by users, to quickly export projects ...
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The Terms of Service lie, how do we fix it?

This issue we all face it, some abuse it and some can't find a way to fix it. The terms of service contain so much formal text in order to be recognized legally, we are aware that the user does not ...
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UX design guidelines for audio/sound feedback and interaction of UI

I came across a brief guideline that talked about how to do UX design for sound, and there were some very sensible advice that covered a number of points including: How to decide what type of sound ...
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range/single field switcher

Currently working on car listing app where users can browse cars contact sellers etc... One of the filters we have is the year, right now we're providing the user with 2 fields (Year From - Year To) ...
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Using switch to update the choice

I am working on a mobile app which has an update settings page. For one of the settings, values can be entered either using UI1 or UI2 (2 different ways) By default, UI1 is displayed, as it is ...