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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What sort of progress indicator would you use for this task?

I have checked online as well as on the forum here that touches on my specific scenario and have not had any luck. Context: User downloads a third party app from our platform but they are missing ...
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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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Pattern for adding information to a request that was submitted

I'm designing a flow for an approver. It is a relatively complex problem. Requestors can submit requests which go to an approver to approve. The approver needs to be able to see the details of the ...
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How to work with visual designers who treat wireframes as literal graphic suggestions?

Recently I started to face quite many cases on my client projects when a visual designer on the team produces design that looks like wireframes produced by me, only colored. Perhaps, the obvious ...
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How to design a Win 7-like dialog for choosing One of N options without a confirm button?

The Copy file dialog of Win 7 constitutes an approach to presenting One of N options choices to users. This dialog, however, has been accused of being too hard to scan, and lacking click affordance. ...
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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. The user can open any file and view the file, and the user can navigate using arrows to view the next file. The problem I am facing is where there ...
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Extra wide tables best practices

I have a table with large (25+) amount of columns in it. Right now it looks very complex and has a horizontal scroll. I want to make it more useful for the users. One solution is to group columns by ...
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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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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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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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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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What's wrong with this picture?

Context I'm a developer (not a designer) working on a drawing app, and I'm a little clueless about ui / ux design. The functionality is there, but something is really wrong with the look of the menu ...
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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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UX design case studies [closed]

I am looking for well-written and in-depth case study articles of real life UX designs. I'd like to read how other designers tackle design challenges, and how their designs solve those challenges. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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user interaction: different ways of visualizing data

I have a project which contains a piechart. Every group in the piechart has its key, value, percentage and a description. Of the ways shown below, which is the best to visualize the data? Is there a ...
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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 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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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 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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What is a button supposed to look like?

Buttons used to be easily identifiable. Not anymore. Some buttons today are not immediately identifiable as buttons. And with some it's unclear whether they are enabled or not. But the old buttons ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. I believe that facebook is one of these types of websites, but it is probably the exception rather than the ...
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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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Color picker for temperature/intensity adjustable light

I'm designing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp, where the user can adjust the intensity on the vertical axis and the color temperature on the horizontal axis. Is this a ...
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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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Displaying additional information for a button

I've got a scenario where I have a set of buttons. These buttons are actually links to pages with different functionality. Furthuremore the buttons should tell the users what the redirected page ...
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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 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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Need help with restaurant menu customization ui and ux

for the app that I'm working on, a restaurant owner/manager has the option to customize their menu. The flow is that: The system suggests a list of items that can be served by a restaurant. This ...
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Click here if you are not redirected automatically

After the users have filled up a form, they hit submit. There are a lot of things happening behind the scene the users won't see, so we hang them in a page that says: Click here if you are not ...
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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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How to design interactions for guiding users to install an application during sign up process

Application objective We have a mobile application where a sales employee will be able to login to see his sales stats for the month. The data available to the employee is restricted to only his own ...
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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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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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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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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 which ...
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Making complex UI easier - User License [closed]

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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