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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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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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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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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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Fuzzy search page for an online travel agency

I'm building the search page for an OTA (online travel agency). The brief has a few quirks that make this task difficult, so I need some help to identify some feasible ideas. Most OTAs have a "...
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Direct voice interactions examples in use as an alternative to voice assistants

After reading an article explaining the difference between using your voice to controlling the UI (i.e. direct voice interaction) compared to dealing with a voice UI (e.g. chatbots or voice assistants)...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it easier for the user to have all the options at a glance?

I am working on an internal webapp where we ask users about very different issues. Users have the option of not answering, but now we want to know if they really don't answer because they don't ...
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Entering a Distance

I'm building a mobile form to capture a golf scorecard. There's inherently repetition there (either 9 or 18 holes). Currently the user enters the par via a segment button and the distance via an empty ...
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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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Is it OK to let the user use colored tags to associate data sets or keywords?

I am debating with my boss regarding whether 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 ...
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Is there a better pattern for 'nested' UI select controls [Users can use THEESE or THIS]

Is there a good UI pattern for this sort of specific select case? There is a search field for labels/tags. The user has 3 options they can select from to refine their search. These options are grouped ...
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What should be the main content behavior when side panel displayed?

I'm working a desktop app and I need to display a list of task to the user needs to complete. When clicking on a task (row), a side panel appears from the right to the left to display additional ...
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Letting user change displayed data in overview (table)

This part of my app will be for managers who need to approve the working hours of their employees. A manager will get a overview(1) with all the hours they need to approve, also hours from employees ...
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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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What's the name of the header shrinking animation in Samsung's One UI

I'm curious about the name of this behavior, I remember reading it in a design blog a few months ago but completely forgot about it, algo OnePlus implemented something similar in OxygenOS 11 and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to handle multiple objects on the same day in my timeline?

I am making an app where a series of posts are shown side by side chronologically. Then on the same page, there is a timeline at the bottom where each post is represented by a colored tick. You can ...
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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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Correct way to associate user with tags, and ways to properly add them?

Context: An environment where users have a suite of various products at their hands, containing information about hospital patients. The people using these tags tend to be physicians or technicians ...
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In Android quick settings menu why is Cellular data on/off option in a second screen?

In the quick settings menu that slides down from Android, all settings are activated or deactivated tapping the icon. With the exception of the sounds settings which needs to be choosen between 3 ...
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Carousel accessibility best practices

I am trying to design a new carousel component but struggling to figure out any accessibility best practices. These are some of the things I am trying to think about: Pagination indicators Should ...
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Should the drop down of a combo box in a form be above or below a sticky bar?

I'm designing an online form that includes selection of options from combo boxes. The submit button is on a sticky bar at the bottom of the screen. My question is: should the drop down of a combo box ...
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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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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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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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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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Invitation to the Saas platform with payment

I am looking for some examples of companies/ websites who are using the model below: The company A is using the Saas platform for the assesment (paying for it). The company A wants to invite other ...
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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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Placement of entities, global to the app

I am working on a web app with the current website header as shown below From the left, Product Selection: the app helps the user store data about multiple products. The user can switch between ...
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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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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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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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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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Cart icon vs shopping icon

I've come across this interesting problem with an app I'm designing. On the mobile dashboard, the user will have a footer menu with a "shopping" menu option. Right now I have it set to use the same "...
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