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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What is this area called in UI/UX?

My web designer has made a new design for the listing page. I'm going to ask him to do a few changes but I'm wondering what is the area in the red box called in UI/UX? What should I call it when ...
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Element that becomes sticky while scrolling on a Figma prototype [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible to have a fixed positioned element become sticky to the viewport when you scroll past it on a Figma prototype. I tried searching for it but I can't seem to find it. ...
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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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How to show better hierarchy for inter dependent fields in a table?

[Might be an existing question, couldn't find a better match] User scenario I have a list view that shows column headers ( fetched from a separate table ) User has the following ability to do. Can ...
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Visualize file relations

I'm desiging an interface where file relations are a bit complicated and I could really use some help on how to visualize them. Basically, it's a programme where you can change different kinds of ...
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How to understand the technical issues while designing?

For instance, I have two designs Design A like miller columns: Better experience, clear view, no training needed, can play however users want. Design B like stacked layer or tree view: Best ...
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Displaying issues with animation and getting feedback about it

The app I'm building has multiple numbers of animations showcased, but some of them may have issues on displaying or playing correctly, it might be compatible with playing on web but might not be able ...
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Why do nearly all the social media platforms have nearly the same layout for “user's post” and how can I implement similar layout in my design?

So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post. e.g. Facebook Instagram Twitter Now as ...
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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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Intuitive Boolean operations in filter for non tech users

Note, Don't suggest old post: There are number of questions I found which are the pretty decade old and the solution too. I have gone through all of them and never found any of the solutions that are ...
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Ways to Indicate Clickability AND also going to a new process/screen?

I'm currently trying to design this UI to indicate clickability. Currently, once the user unlocks a section, the lock icon changes and turns gold. Then, if the user clicks on either the symbol or text,...
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Save/cancel or automatically save on long settings page. Especially on email notifications settings.

Sometimes on long list one might miss the buttons after clicking edit or opening an accordion to see more details and then make changes. There's a dilemma what to do on long profile settings. The ...
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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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What's the best a way to upload multiple PDF files at once and rename it on the go?

I am working on contactless menu generator, where the user can upload pdf files (breakfast, lunch etc)so that the customer can see them when the QR code is scanned. issue: What is the best way to ...
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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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Usability testing of design system components and patterns

This is my first post here, and what I am searching for has not been found yet, so I must be very innovative (jokes aside). I have gotten a mission at my current company from the C-level to test ...
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Keeping comments positive

I've got a musician for a client. We're trying new stuff to increase interaction with the audience during and after the show. She would love to get more in touch with her audience after the shows and ...
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How to show multiple chips in an input field?

I have an input field where the user can select multiple items. Currently, I am using chips to capture user input. Design: Problem How to show N no of chips e.g 10 number of chips in this example? ...
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Standard style for text that opens hover tool tip?

Is there a standard style for text that opens a tool tip upon hover? E.g. "Learn more" text where the user hovers over it and it opens a tool tip. Someone on my team had mentioned displaying the "...
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Avoiding Repetitive Actions

I'm developing a UI for a product that will have "Install/Configure" option and "Documentation" on the search of the cards. However, the UI looks ugly because of the repetitive buttons. Is there any ...
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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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How to display “Select all” in multi select auto complete pattern?

Existing Design: Scenarios: In the default state, we don't show the entire list to the user. Once user starts typing, we show the predictive matches We don't use a checkbox pattern for the ...
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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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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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Novel design patterns used to attract user attention but not a call-to-action

On the seek.com job website there is an interesting little character on the top of the navigation: When you hover over this character, there is a small interaction/animation Which basically extends ...
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Best UX for Tree Input

I have made a UI for creating recursive groups that can be made up of many items or other groups. I have a UI that looks like the following: It is not more likely one way or the other that the tree ...
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Name for flexible view-based layout like in Photoshop, Eclipse, Blender?

Is there an established name for the visualization and interaction based on movable views as in Photoshop, Eclipse, Blender, etc.? I refer to: a screen with some global controls onto which a set ...
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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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