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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Tri-state icon convention?

I have to design a report with validations about data introduced. In some fields I have a typical triple state. Let me give an example: Documents A good file added -> ✓ A bad file added ...
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Tips & resources for Mobile UX designer coming from Web UX

Mobile UX is a whole new world, specially apps. Over my past experience I got deeper & deeper into how browsers work & finally build an experience around it. I agree some fundamentals would ...
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Is this design exercise reasonable for a job interview? [on hold]

So after a phone interview, a company I'm interested in sends a design exercise that to me seems really excessive for the suggest 2 hour timeframe. Are they trying to throw me a curveball or do they ...
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Using accordion lists with radio buttons

I am designing a UI for a popup that would allow the user to share a post with one class at a time and select which class. They should also be able to drill into each class and select all or certain ...
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Whats a good way to let users manually switch between inbound and outbound travel content

Working on the ux for a inbound/outbound switch for a travel website that does tours in the asia region. They aim to 1st identify using IP address if the user is from the host country or heading to ...
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Do people use QR codes?

I want to let people install a mobile app after visiting a physical shop. My first go-to was a QR code, but I was wondering if people actually use them. Should I give a second option? What are your ...
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Asking users to sign in when already logged in

This is a rather confusing user interface element: The presence of my name indicates to me that I am logged in The presence of the "Sign in" link indicates to me that I am logged out eBay isn't the ...
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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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What is the type of graph called in the chrome network inspector?

First time asking a question in this SE. Hope my formatting is ok. feel free to point out any misuse of question asking. For a project, I have to come up with a dashboard-like UX. I'm currently ...
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Best practices for UI that introduces new users

I'm working on an onboarding UI to help new users get familiar with our platform and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many ...
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Recommended patterns for help cues/hints/documentation

I've been scouring the web, but haven't been finding much with regards to different options on how to present help text and/or documentation. Obviously, there's an established pattern of just having a ...
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Is scroll within a card good or bad? (In desktop)

I am designing a board view which has card design with huge data in it. So, I am using scroll in a card. Is that a good user experience or is there any better solution?
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Are there UX concerns with having two side-by-side buttons go to the same location?

In this case these buttons both go to a portal where the user must login. I feel like there's a bad "UX smell" (or anti-pattern) having two side-by-side buttons go to the same location, but I can also ...
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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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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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How long should animation delay be for a user interaction?

Simple question from a dev... I'm a non UX expert. When does a action, such as press a button or hover over a icon, how long should I delay the animation to show the interaction? I looked on Google ...
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Validation of a text file: how to best show the inline editor?

I'm making an app that validates a text file and then shows the errors associated with it. Currently all errors are listed as rows. I'd like to make it easy to correct the errors in the text file so ...
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When is a website too humanized/personal?

A popular technique to attract customers and instil trust in them is to “humanize” your website. You want to make it appear that there are actually people behind the users’ screens and that those ...
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Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?

Is this a legacy thing or does a tilted cursor serves a purpose? I can tell that, the angle provides a totally vertical left edge which helps when highlighting text but what else apart from that? ...
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Implementing different levels of drag/drop functionality?

I'm working on a tablet app for a motel. Initially, the app was going to be tested on one floor. Essentially, the app would be used to move guests from one room/bed to another room/bed. As you can ...
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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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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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Is it ok to allow Steppers or incremental buttons to remove items?

I read sometime ago that it is bad UX if the system allows the user to remove an item (for example, form their cart) if he uses numeric steppers down to 0. Should the system allow this or stop at 1 as ...
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How to consolidate multiple versions of a download page into one?

I currently am building a bulk download page for my application, and am running into some problems designing the predictability of the main workflow for an end user. From this screen below (which ...
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Screen size to design for Android and iOS React Native App?

I am designing a mobile app (UI/UX Design) for a client that will be developed using React Native. What screen size should I start with? Do I need to design 2 different apps for this? I have been ...
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Face recognition based actions

I’ve seen quite a few apps have a face detection smile to confirm or submit feature lately. This usually comes along with a button to do the action if you can’t or don’t want to smile or if the user ...
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Are there any suggested username conventions?

I am currently designing a form for a registration to a portal which contains very personal information. I am exploring the idea of having a suggested username(s) to be presented to the user to choose ...
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Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?

I'm working on a prototype for an innovative form interface, where different parts of the form are shown on different sides of a cube. The cube rotates, and the user can fill it out as the cube spins. ...
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Making complex user-interaction more intuitive

I've created a "poke" functionality for a social networking web app I maintain. I need help in presenting this feature to my users in the most intuitive way possible. How it works: A user can poke ...
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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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Close icon to left or right on mobile Material Design [closed]

I have observed that Material Design puts the close icon to the left in all the examples of Material Design. Do you know any case that it goes to the right?
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Requiring user to click 'Filter' button on Reports

My app is a SPA (single page application) which currently loads reports as soon as they are visited, and each time a filter is updated. Because of performance issues on the backend, I need to change ...
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Fibonacci pagination

Today I stumbled upon this pagination concept and I found it fascinating: Fibonacci-based Pagination Concept. It's actually an old shot but it made me think as I'll need to paginate some content in ...
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Help with an UI for credentials with restrict of 2 dependent fields

I am trying to change credentials UI where a user should insert username & password . The change will include another field called PEM which can be either an upload button or a dropzone. The ...
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Multiple options vs single option UI

On the dashboard we are building we got 2 sets of options users can pick: Multiple options (checkboxes) and single options (radio buttons behavior) while the look of the components is similar, ...
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customer selection: find or create

I'm working on a form to create offers for our customers. Sales is currently creating loads of duplicates because the search performance is poor and they are rather hitting the create button than look ...
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What are some best practices for UI design in virtual reality? [closed]

First person perspective games typically feature a four-corner HUD-based approach for displaying peripheral info to the player i.e. health bar, mana, radar, etc. This looks awful in VR. What the ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic is "trees" and the content types are as ...
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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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How do you document your interaction flows?

For many years I've been using an evolved version of Jesse James Garrett's Visvocab diagramming style for documenting information architecture and interaction design concepts. Today though we're ...
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What should the behavior of Disabled Link/Button be? [duplicate]

What is the best practice for designing disabled states? In general disabled states cannot be interacted with. Any opinions on presenting a tooltip/pop-up on hover or click when the user interacts ...
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Should the 'Reset' or “Reset to default” button be made disabled before any updates are made

Should "Reset settings" or "Reset to default" be disabled if the user has not made any updates/changes to default settings?
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Toilet flush buttons

This question has been bugging me ever since I've started learning usability. I am talking about the two buttons for the flush : Full and half container. On one hand, the button shape has to ...
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Is there a standard way of doing map or drawing annotation

I have a question regarding putting/dragging and dropping annotations on a map or plan. Is there a standard way of doing this? The annotation has flexible dimensions and is placed on the map/drawing ...
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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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Best way to display offset position in direct manipulation design software?

I'm thinking on how to solve for an application that uses real-time positioning to project images. It uses a beacon (same as motion capture) that is hidden and sewed into a person clothes When the ...
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Keep sections expanded?

need an opinion for a better user experience. Imagine you are on some web site.  Go to page X, there are few collapsable sections.  You expanded few of them at a random order one after another.  Then ...
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How to identify design system or design language used by app or website [closed]

Have few doubts. I'm new to UX, how to identify which design system is used by app / website, can we judge by looking into its UI. Can i design my own design system for my app and website - for this ...
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Data Download Messaging Guidelines

Researching the timeout question for data downloads. Given some are instantaneous and others can take minutes, looking for current perspective on How long will a user wait for a data download before ...