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 is the best way to orient or show the user off-screen required fields that need to be filled out?

What is the most effective way to direct the user to unfilled "required" form fields that are off screen after pressing submit or save on a form? I've seen methods that I'll list below, ...
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Admin gesture for full screen TV app

I am making an app for use on a TV and it will show some content in full screen. That means there will be no "admin" button or "gear" icon to use to get to an admin area where the ...
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How to add multiple entities to send a communication message?

I'm designing an input component for selecting multiple entities (E.g. User and User groups) to send a communication message from administration page. From my perspective UI-1 might create a visual ...
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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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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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Subsequent editing of inline “click to enter text” fields

I’m iterating on a SaaS platform where there is a notes functionality on certain elements which are shared between all users of the platform. Currently, it’s handled via the notes section starting ...
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Multiple screens vs single screen

I am designing an online assessment tool where candidates need to be authenticated before they start taking the assessment. The flow is like: Start assessment -> proctoring guidelines, system check,...
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Best practice for Styling links when used in tables and headings

Should links in data tables be styled like regular text links or only have some indication on hover? For example Shopify tables have default black text color and only change to blue on hover: I dont ...
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What is a good multipress timeout value for pressing a hardware button?

I am looking for a value to specify as a maximum time between presses for it to count as a multi-press when pressing an hardware button on e.g. a mobile phone. An example would be to execute an action ...
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Combining single- and multi- select drop-down in one form. How to dismiss the drop-down?

How to dismiss the drop-down in single-select and multi-select cases? For single-select, the obvious option is to dismiss the drop-down on selection. For multi-select, drop-down should stay open on ...
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“Click here if you are not redirected automatically”

After the users have filled in a form, they hit submit. There are a lot of things happening behind the scenes the users won't see, so we send them to a page that says: Click here if you are not ...
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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 project ...
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Two buttons for actions of equal significance on same (mobile) screen

Consider a simple app for making wish lists and sharing the list with a friend (or shopping assistant). On the main screen, the user is shown the list of items they have added to their wishlist. There ...
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Most appropriate icon for “Abort” button [closed]

I'm designing a button which when clicked aborts a certain process. I need an Icon on the button with the text "Abort". The icon will be place on the left and text will be placed right to ...
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Best use cases for “status light” and “labels”

I am trying to figure out if I should add status lights to my design system or if I could use the labels I already have instead. They are both defined in Adobe Spectrum but I don't quite understand in ...
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How might iOS prevent unintentional email deletion?

This isn't a problem I'm solving, it's more of a theoretical UX question. Twice this week, I've checked my email on iOS and accidentally deleted important conversations (which I've had to hunt for and ...
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Is it wrong to have a “loading” spinner wheel in bottom right corner?

I had reported a bug, where the user was able to click a delete action multiple times, i.e. Deleting something multiple times which would result in an error. I disabled the button upon action, and put ...
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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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How to take multiple addresses and validate

I am working on an application where addresses will be validated before submission. Steps are: take address validate if address is correct, proceed if address is incorrect, user will be prompted with ...
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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 communicate that an image is clickable without explicitly telling that it's clickable?

Say I have an image that is meant to contemplate, not to attract click. However, if someone is interested in it, they can click on it to explore more. I feel that having an explicit text saying it's ...
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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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Is it okay to navigate out from a wizard flow to direct user to a certain page to accomplish their task?

I’m currently designing a flow where users are to link an bank. The scenario is the user wants to add another account from a bank, but while on the wizard, he sees that the bank has already been link. ...
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How do I let users know the field can be edited without putting it in text?

I am designing something like a wallet where users can withdraw from it. I'd like to give users the option to withdraw any amount, however, I do not know how to let my users know in a really obvious ...
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What is the best way to handle external event registration within a web application?

My organization's platform has two types of events that can be created by admin users: internal and external. If the event is internal, the registration is completed within our web application and we ...
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Can I use semi-structured interviews for collecting insights for a prototype?

I have a low-fidelity prototype and I would like to use semi-structured interviews to ask users questions while having a walkthrough of the prototype. Do you think it's a good idea to choose semi-...
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Does designing an automatic interaction based on user intent a good thing?

We have this flow in our interface where user can unlink their accounts that are connected to the application. We have a button to unlink their bank, but we also have an option where user can manually ...
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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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Design Process and Techniques

I have come across this scenario and I am interested to learn from the UX professionals here about the proper technique and process: You are hired by a University to investigate issues with their ...
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Set an optional field to a fixed value

I've got a edit form in which the user can change a number of properties from an item. In certain conditions, there is an optional time field which the user can set. But it cannot be set to an actual ...
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Full screen cookie banner on mobile, is it a bad or good approach?

I am developing a cookie banner for a company. The designer presented all the mockups, but I am not convinced whether it should be full-screen on mobile. The advantage is that the user might be seeing ...
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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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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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No one is clicking my slide box popup - Can it be improved?

Earlier I asked when it the right time to prompt the visitor to opt in for web push notifications (they work on both PC and Android devices). I was just loading the default prompt and every day maybe ...
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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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search inside a dropdown or dropdown with a search for new set of option that user has to pick

what would be the better approach for an interaction which involves search inside a dropdown, where the items of the dropdown maybe new to the user and we need to show them upfront so the user can ...
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How would you visualize authorization deviation with 90+ rules?

Users can preselect an authorization set (1). And, later on, modify the set. As a user, I want to see how the original authorization set differs from the one I changed. So I can see which ...
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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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Is it Confusing if a Link from a Modal Goes to a Different Page?

I am reviewing a design suggestion where a modal window contains a link to another page, i.e. not the original background page. This seems to me to be a non-standard pattern and I believe it 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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Repeat password field necessary in a signup page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should we ask the password twice during registration? When designing a new and simplified signup page I got into an argument with a colleague about the necessity of the "...
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How to associate color with accuracy for segmented gauge?

I'm writing a personality test app and am thinking of a way to implement the UI for recording answers. The test requires the user to answer how accurately terms like "kind" or "cold" describe their ...
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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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Material Design guideline for Google Map's side pane?

Here is what happens when you click on an icon in an "old-style" Google map: You get an InfoWindow, and clicking "more info" opens a new tab with a google search of the icon's ...
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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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Nice DB GUI for Lots of (ideally rich formatted) Text

I am designing a workflow processing system. I have many (hundreds) of workflows that in many cases are variants of each other and have related characteristics. In the beginning development stages I ...
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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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Design and developer interaction [closed]

Q1. What's the best way to handover the prototype to the developers? Q2. What's the right stage to interact with developers? During requirements stage along with PM, or during Ideation stage or when ...

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