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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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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Showing how many users voted that a comment was helpful

I'm building a site with items that can be reviewed, and users can vote whether or not reviews are helpful to bubble the best to the top Amazon-style. Amazon, Yelp, and almost everything else I could ...
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Help on designing for e-ink displays [closed]

I would be grateful and I would like to ask for help - "Is there some kind of online course or materials that covers all about designing for e-ink displays? I do not need a tool cover. I need ...
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Working groups, 2 different approaches

I am building a working group module for a CRM. The goal of the module is allowing user to share anything under a specific domain. With working group module users can create: A sales team A projet ...
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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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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 there any reason to send “no-reply” emails?

As a customer of one of service, I just got an invoice for services I ordered and paid. It always surprises me that at end of such mails containing invoice, you will find sentence like this: This ...
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Should allow upload file in the same page or a new page?

I am building a web site where students have to do their homework online. I have a page that shows a list of cards , every card represent a homework. On every homework the students have to upload ...
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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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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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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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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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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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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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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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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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Should cycling through a list stop/pause at the end of the list?

Cycling through a list of items is a common user interface design pattern. For example: Browser address bar: hold Up or Down to scroll through the list of websites. On-screen keyboard: hold Left or ...
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Should fields be hidden if another field could appear in between?

I'm making a form which will have various yes/no answers. In response to the user's action, the form might display more fields. Some fields will always be displayed. For example (completely made up ...
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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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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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Is it OK to let the user use colored tags to associate data sets or keywords

I am debating with my boss regarding tags should be coloured or not. I feel that colouring tags will just work as fun for the user. A user won't remember what colour he has assigned to a particular ...
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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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Representing a network delay in fetching the status of a network object

Back story I am working on a monitoring view of a network management system. The system allows the user to deploy a network object in a client environment. Once done, this monitoring view shows the ...
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Connecting items in from webshop A to B

In the current project I'm working on we need to connect items in different webshops together. These items are the same but they have different article numbers and different descriptions so the ...
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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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Type to Add Value vs Purely Select to Add Value from a Drop-down

For a B2B web app we are designing, we have a select box with a dropdown to select values from which are essentially tags. A user can select from an existing list of tags but they can not create a ...
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Redirecting user at login page when he tap on a CTA that require it?

I’m designing a game’s mobile application. In this application there is the possibility to validate the game you played: in a store or in app. We have two type of users: Guests who are able to ...
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Interface for preventing certain items to be combinational with each other

Suppose that I have three lists with items [A1, ..., A10], [B1, ..., B10] and [C1, ..., C10] and I apply the cartesian product on those lists. Then I will get [[A1, B1, C1], [A2, B1, C1], ...] Now I ...
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Where is the best place to put notifications?

Our app currently has a Notification Center that can be accessed through an icon on the upper-right hand corner of the page. I'm in the process of designing a Dashboard, which it and of itself will ...
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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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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 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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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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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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Guidelines on the interaction and content design of visual displays inside elevators

I found the question What makes the elevator experience so awkward? rather interesting, but for practical purposes thought it was better to focus on one aspect of the experience that designers have ...
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Library of terms for interface (interactions and designs)

I'm studying interaction design (via a Swedish uni) so am having some difficulty finding English terms for different interactions and interface designs. Terms like lightbox popup and modal overlays. ...
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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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How to show remaining time?

I'm developing a Q&A product. Answering form works like this: Each question has 2 answer slots. If you're writing an answer, you can take your time, but after a few seconds of not writing, a ...
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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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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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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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conceptual, semantic, syntactic, and lexical levels

In relation to symbols or icons, the conceptual level is defined as the mental model of the viewer; semantic level is the meaning it conveys; syntactic level is attributed to its aesthetic quality or ...
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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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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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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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