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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Is the user attention required or not?

We are developing 'Work Experience' module. You can see the screen as wireframe attached here. Scenario: The User entered information in 1st block. After that, he clicked on '[+ Add Work Experience]'...
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Usability testing of design system components and patterns

This is my first post here, and what I am searching for have not been found yet, I must be very innovate, joke aside. I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test through ...
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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Web UI for categorizing a list of items

I have a web page that displays a list of 100+ items (where each item is a row containing an image plus some metadata) that I would like the user to categorize into "A" or "B" or neither but not both. ...
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Prompt to fill out a form [on hold]

What sites or new startups do you think are doing the best job in prompting signups?
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How do users know to hover over elements?

I realized something today. I was looking at a new icon at Airbnb's site, and wanted to hover over it to see if there was anything hidden that would expose on hover: there was. My question: How do ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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Stack or use multiple notification toasts

I’ve seen it many times before where you’re on a website and you get a notification which comes in the form of a toast, if you perform the same action another toast will appear and it will push the ...
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Is it recommended to have tab index navigation for complex web application?

I am doing requirement gathering for a complex in house web application. My customer is adamant to have keyboard tab index interaction for the application along with regular mouse interaction. My ...
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User interaction for interdependent fields

Context: I'm working on a screen where a table will be rendered based on the user's choice of "Country" and "Organization". Both these fields are interdependent and the user needs to have the ...
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Expected User Interaction behaviour for selectable tabs laid vertically

Context I'm working on a user preferences settings page where a user can choose between products and features for themselves. The "Product Settings" section below is where the user can select a ...
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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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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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What are the advantages of selfies for security?

A former client of us hired us again after 3 years. In that period, they had many changes, one of them the use of selfies for security reasons. I have found this type of security from time to time, ...
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Multiple steps each with a tasks vs one step with multiple tasks (for the user)

I am sketching the user flow for a new feature of a fitness/medical recovery application that is using hardware sensors to monitor the way the user is performing certain fitness exercises. In order ...
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Long form in dialog for iOS iphone?

My current project is to translate an existing Android gingerbread style app design to an iOS7 iPhone design. The Android app utilizes various dialogs (such as the one here) with embedded forms. ...
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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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Contact Us thank you message [closed]

we currently have a contact us page that allows visitors to send an email to us through it, would it be a good idea to also send an email to the visitor thanking him for the message to let him know it ...
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Select numerical value with +/- buttons or manually entering?

The design I'm working on has the user assigning a value to each item, then if the value is more than 1, a second dependent attribute appears (as shown). I want the numbers to be large and not default ...
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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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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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Display customer reviews on mobile, technique?

I'm displaying several items on the same mobile page. each of them has its own reviews (about 30). What is a good technique to display the reviews? for example, have a link/button on each item box ...
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Interaction for dependent sibling input fields?

I have two fields in a form - Country and Organisation. These hold the same hierarchy and are dependent on each other. Meaning, the user should be able to either select a country first and then select ...
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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 to add more columns to data grid keeping it more expressive

If I have a grid view like this and I want to add more columns. One column will display buttons and the other one - notes.
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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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Progressive disclosure on multi-selection interaction

I have a screen where the user can select between 3 options. These are multi-selectable. However, each option has specific settings (minimum 3, maximum 8) for it. How should this be displayed? I ...
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Good way to break monotony on “never-ending” apps

As a good example/case-study of this, let us consider running type of video games (e.g. temple run) or swipe left/right type of dating apps, or image browsing apps, etc. In general, these apps "just ...
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Prepare a user to perform an action before proceeding to the next step

I am designing an application that allows the users to train at home. I have a step (let's call it step 1) in which the user must be in a position in order to "sync" (step 2) with the app for the ...
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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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How do I use a block UI overlay without losing UI events?

Our application is a web app with a backend server. Each page in the web app has this structure. Header Body Footer The normal use case is User navigates to a page. User edits the fields in the ...
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Confirmation Pattern deleting a comment in Google Suite

Context I would like information about the current pattern to delete a comment from an app of the Google Suite. Where and How to find it Remove a comment made in Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. ...
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What is a good tutorial for web app UI/UX design? [closed]

I'm building a web app, but I'm not a designer, so I rely on a lightweight CSS framework to provide the basic styling and structure of different UI elements. However, I usually struggle with how to ...
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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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Best way to let user select something underneath another an object

For an application I'm developing I've been thinking about an aspect of the UI. Imagine I have an application that lets me draw shapes. I can select drawn shapes by clicking inside of them. But there'...
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Tri-state icon convention?

I have to design a report with validated information about the data entered. In some fields I have a typical triple state. Imagine a file. That file belongs to a report model file. When uploading it, ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...