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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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 projet ...
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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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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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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 show selected items in a paginated table?

A user selects 3 three items on page 1, then the first four on the second page, how do we show this? How is my previous selection tracked? Selecting all items is another challenge when you have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a specific design tool I should use if I’m just creating a part of a website?

I’m currently working at an NGO contributing digital design and communication materials for internal use. There already exists a page for our department. My current assignment is to design an internal ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Minimizing Content on Blog Homepage Feed

When I say blog homepage feed I mean the whole wordpress frontpage where the title and all or just part of the blog articles are displayed. My question is if having a little clickable minimize (or ...
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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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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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Multi-draggable dropzone

I am looking to create a pivot-query builder, where a user can drag a field into a "values" section. When the user has dragged the field and would like to drop it into the Values section, I would like ...
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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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Overdue tasks in a filtered task list

I am designing a screen where users can see their tasks that are due in a selected period of time. They might have tasks assigned in future as well and the UI lets them focus on a specific time period....
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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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Google pay part of user flow to add add card to wallet

I'm working on a mobile app feature that lets the user add their e credit card to google pay and apple wallet. I was already able to find someone with apple pay to understand the flow. I'm wondering ...
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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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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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Pattern for adding information to a request that was submitted?

I have a relatively complex problem I'm trying to solve. Requestors can submit requests which come in to an approver to approve. I'm designing a flow for the approver. They need to be able to see ...
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Number of data points on stock price chart

We're creating a graph where customers can see development of security price over time. We're going to use a line chart with which the user can interact by tap/hold gesture to see different data ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Face recognition based actions

I’ve seen quite a few apps have a face detection smile to confirm or submit feature lately. This usually comes along with a button to do the action if you can’t or don’t want to smile or if the user ...
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Keep sections expanded?

need an opinion for a better user experience. Imagine you are on some web site.  Go to page X, there are few collapsable sections.  You expanded few of them at a random order one after another.  Then ...
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Recommendations on IA of Account Settings

I'm working on adding a page in our app that allows you to integrate with third-party services. So "connecting to third-party services" could mean a few different things here: 1) Logging in to third-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Bulk editing in Progressive disclosure a good idea?

I'm working on a project where user can edit records individually and in bulk. To make the flow easy and quick I've broken down the flow and using progressive discloser pattern. Challenge : While ...
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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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Balancing UX and profitability with removal option

This question is inspired by some UX choices at Groupon which are by design, but seemed odd. The examples below are the first two items listed here, both right next to each other on the same page. ...