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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Conveying relationship between form input fields

Context I'm working on an audience selection workflow where a user can specify certain attributes to select their audience. For example, the user may want to create an audience of entirely male ...
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How do you describe “animation effects” in your Interaction Design? And in which phase do you do this? [closed]

Question: How and when do you describe the animation effects (or rather gimmicks) in your interaction design? Description: With animation effects/gimmicks i mean stuff like, "When i hover my mouse ...
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How to make content disappear when scrolling underneath the “header” area? Is there an example of this?

So I have a UX problem to solve - Here's an example of the issue: As you can see, the message steps are nested underneath the folder. In order to view all of them, you would have to scroll from ...
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How to improve the user experience of an illustrated map?

Are there any recommended suggestions to improve the interaction cost for an illustrated map? More precisely, any time a user clicks on a "point of interest" and then goes back to the map, all items ...
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Are there guidelines on the timing and frequency of notifications?

I'm noticing an increase in the number of app notifications that seek a more continuous engagement threshold. Then, I get notifications about almost anything, at least once per hour. The extreme ...
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Ask users if data is True Positive or False Positive

I'm currently working on a system that manages big data and has a classification AI. However, the AI is not yet optimally trained, and I would like to gather some True Positive (TP) and False Positive ...
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How should double-click (to select text) on a space being handled?

When you have a text sentence, you likely know that you can double-click on any word to select it. That is very convenient and I personally use it a lot. Background To have a little bit of ...
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How to make license assigment easy to use when technology and resources are limited?

I am building a portal for company users or single license users to manage their account for a 3D CAD application. Due to low resources and lack of information on the project, the architecture was ...
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Is “UI Event logs” a thing?

working on a "Google/AWS Cloud management console" style web-app where I need to "make UI better". I recently noticed a pattern in zocdoc app where if you click the arrow on date selector 5 times, ...
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Pulsing to grab attention

I want to know what you guys think about a pulsing animation to grab attention to know about the advantages to login. The idea is having a circle pulsing and when the user makes hover it shows a ...
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Why don't chinese teacups have handles

I am mystified over the difference between an English tea cup and a Chinese tea cup. The difference is that a chinese teacup does not have a handle/"ear" while an English teacup does have a handle/"...
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Which is more important self consistency or apparent ease of use?

Which is more important: Self consistency. In other words that the system works the same way for similar actions. This allows users to reason about the system. Or simplifying of each part so that ...
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Sorting and pagination for tiles - Examples/ideas?

I'm working on an existing web app that presents information in tiles, like: There are no categories (Watchlist, Market Movers) and instead of stocks, each tile represents an event and has a time ...
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Difference between button and switch

Today I had an argument with somebody about the difference between a button and a switch. The button toggles between two states (sound on/off) and changes the icon accordingly. The switch does more or ...
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Studies on item selection behaviour? [closed]

I was wondering if there have been studies on the best practices for the behaviour of a card on selection. I'm in a disagreement with my frontend colleagues that on selection, a card should disappear ...
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Are there any established design patterns for complex product configuration?

Thanks for looking! Background I am a software engineer (not a UX designer) and am helping a very good manufacturing client redesign their online store. This particular manufacturer sells products ...
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An icon to tell users that a button opens a modal or popup

When a link on a page directs to an external link, we use an external link icon Ref: Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so? Is there a ...
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Interaction Tme

I am creating a mobile app for a Shopping mall. I have animated the tab bar icons that change from line-art style to filled icon when selected. A standard UX law states that the interaction should be ...
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Where can I find problems to challenge my UI design skills? [closed]

I'm still in the beginnings of my career as a programmer, and have always thought I was more interested in low-level back-end type stuff. However, having done a few projects lately on my own, I've ...
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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User Confirmation

Let me give a example: in this case is redundant ask for the user the confirmation? Is better just put: I think the second way I can say to for the user 'you can return for your activities, we will ...
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Rarely used translation function placement

I have just been looking at the analytics of one of the websites I work on, and one of the features is required - but rarely used. There is a Microsoft Translate button, with their "Powered by ...
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Best practice for selecting a recurring event?

I need to allow users to set the frequency with which they would like for a certain task to occur (example- every X days/week/month/year). So far, what I've come up with is an input box and a drop ...
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Real time filtering vs Apply filters button?

We are integrating a BI tool into our maintenance system and I am currently evaluating two viable products to put forward as a recommendation. One item where these tools differ is their filtering ...
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Affordance in Human-Human Interaction

"The word "affordance" was originally invented by the perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson (1977, 1979) to refer to the actionable properties between the world and an actor (a person or animal)." ...
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Is displaying the message of a new version available a good practice?

Today a developer mentioned that we should display a message to the users saying "A new version of the XX app is available, please refresh de browser". Like what Inbox did once. Is displaying this ...
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Who invented the “swipe to …” gestures

Swipe gestures are now quite common and allow access to one or multiple functionality by swiping a list item to the right or the left. Even if I know a few apps having such a feature, I wonder which ...
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Conceptual Model of Contactless Cards

Contactless card is a card for limited value transactions that one doesn't need to add a PIN on a POS, just tap on it, that's why they are also known as "tap-and-go" cards. (More info) On my research,...
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Nested Vertical Scroll vs Accordion

I have this problem. I need to display all of the the following elements (cannot do contextual for lack of resources) as this is an administrative platform for employees only.: Each user license ...
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How to represent an initial unpopulated value?

What is considered a feasible representation of a value that has yet to be loaded? Would something such as the -- placeholder be sufficient or is there something else that is better suited / widely ...
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For an unknown number, what text should I put to make it clear that data is missing?

I have a number that takes in the user inputed start time of a task, and the user inputed end time of a task, and uses that to calculate how long a task took. Say, a user schedules a task, but doesn'...
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How to represent a switch “tabbed” state in Material Design?

Trying to determine a way to represent a "tabbed" state on a switch that looks like this: Under the hood, it is just a checkbox that the user can tab-over and press enter to check/uncheck the box. ...
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Should a “Select all” checkbox become selected if all checkboxes are selected?

This is the scenario: "Select all" checkbox selects all checkboxes, and unselecting that checkbox unselects all checkboxes. If all checkboxes are selected individually, should the Select all become ...
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Weekly Report UI form: choice of multi select controls

I am working on a report feature that requires the ability to allow the user to set a frequency for reports to be sent. In this case I am working on the weekly frequency. Currently we are looking at ...
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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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Team availability - Interaction challenge

I have an interesting interaction problem to solve. I'm working on an app which has a functionality called team availability. The challenge is that the user needs to see the teams availability for the ...
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Visual consistency of in content headings and headings in/under tabs structure

I'm looking to define what makes more sense in a page visual hierarchy for both visual design / consistency & accessibility. We commonly have tabs under our h1 heading. Each tab content block ...
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range/single field switcher

Currently working on car listing app where users can browse cars contact sellers etc... One of the filters we have is the year, right now we're providing the user with 2 fields (Year From - Year To) ...
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What is the best way (or better ways) to handle multiple interactions with a single row of information on mobile?

I have a desktop site which has a table with multiple columns, a checkbox on each row, and actions related to that row. The checkbox is used to carry out a particular action (most used) for multiple ...
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Version Control UI

I want to make an efficient design for version control in a web app. Let’s say the app is an editor that allows users to build visual content. And let’s say that I want users to be able to access “...
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What is this UI element called? A horizontal scrolling menu?

I'm talking about a horizontal scrolling menu with "left" and "right" arrows to scroll. I have been seeing this thing everywhere since I started working on a design that uses them. What are they ...
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Using switch to update the choice

I am working on a mobile app which has an update settings page. For one of the settings, values can be entered either using UI1 or UI2 (2 different ways) By default, UI1 is displayed, as it is ...
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How does the UX design process revolve around the user personas you've established?

After describing personas at the beginning of the UX project, how do you design with all of them in mind?? What if two personas don't see eye to eye culturally or philosophically, how does design ...
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Resources for making non digital natives understand digital Interfaces

I often struggle to explain to my father how to use the computer, or when i try to explain to my grandmother how to accomplish certain things on her smartphone, because they don't seem to understand ...
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Which goes on the right, PLUS or MINUS in a counter feature?

I'm designing a feature where the user can increase or decrease a given number by tapping a PLUS or MINUS button on a mobile app. Both buttons are on the same horizontal orientation. I am unable to ...
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Search box with clickable keywords?

I'm working on a search box in which the user will be entering keywords that can be clicked/interacted with. For example, say, a user types in "Fender Guitar", the words "Fender" and "Guitar" will be ...
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Do people still use drag and drop?

Is drag and drop (for say photo uploads) a good idea? Aren't users frustrated by all the steps you have to take? Do most people even know how to do it? Open a window Browse to your files Ensure ...
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In a website, how to make two segments of users follow the desired path

I was asked to design a website for a company that has two different segments: B2C (business to customers) and B2B (business 2 business)... The company says both segments are equally important. How ...
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interaction design animations style guide

I'm trying to come up with a standard set of animations for each interaction of an e-commerce web site i'm working on. This is a project that's after on a style guide project(something similar to http:...
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What makes the elevator experience so awkward? [closed]

Elevators are some of the most awkward antisocial experiences that we face almost everyday and no one seem to be doing anything about, while it could be revolutionized. The question is: What makes ...