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 do you define interactions in a mockup?

I'm both a programmer and a UX/UI designer. When I design things, I generally make static images of what the interface will look like. The problem is, most UI's aren't static; they change and resize ...
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What are examples of complex digital interfaces? [closed]

This is a call for inspiration, as I don't seem to find any beautiful web-based UI that deals with complex actions and visualizations out there on the web. I'm designing a (web-based) digital ...
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Dropdown Button and disjunct options

At the top of the application we have a function bar that (almost) contains all functions that can be done on entries in a table below, quite similar to Office Fluent UI. We try to minimize the amount ...
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How to describe integer and floating point entry fields?

I'm going to be presenting university students with an entry field, into which they will have to enter a value. The value might be an integer, or it might be a floating point value. I'm trying to work ...
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Showing how many users voted that a comment was helpful

I'm building a site with items that can be reviewed, and users can vote whether or not reviews are helpful to bubble the best to the top Amazon-style. Amazon, Yelp, and almost everything else I could ...
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Back to search results

When a page has been reached from a search, rather than having a fixed location, is there any benefit to presenting a button to take the user back to the specific search they were in (and their ...
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Toggle button for actions

In our web application, we have a list of items for which multiple actions can be scheduled. If an action is available but not selected, it is displayed as a gray button. When the user clicks on it, ...
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How can I find UI designers for iPhone apps

I am a software developer who likes to develop iPhone apps in his free time. I have found that being not very skilled (or maybe talented) in graphic design, it takes a lot of time to create the ...
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Facing the Challenges of Working Beyond Job Titles/Descriptions [closed]

As preached by The Elements of UX, Nine Pillars of Successful Web Teams, and Matt; UX Design is needed in all phases of product and service delivery. Job titles and descriptions formally define what ...
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Tools to develop user interface of a web application/ website ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which prototyping tools? What are the good tools to develop user interface of a web application/ website ? I know to use Illustrator but I doubt that is the best & ...
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Why do programs ask the user to configure auto-update when first run?

Yesterday, I was installing F.lux on my Mac (cool-looking program by the way), and when I ran it, it asked me if I wanted the program to automatically update. How am I (or any average user) supposed ...
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How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?

I come to you with a dilemma that I think is most closely identified with 'user experience.' I'm wireframing a web application, yet this "free form" user area has posed a few interesting challenges. ...
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Selecting pictures in a kiosk application

I am designing a kiosk application that is intended to be used by people with very little computer knowledge or skills. I want to allow the user to select a group of pictures to copy. Most of the ...
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Multiple instances of a Property Editor

I am designing an application in which several kind of user objects have properties. When clicking an object, the properties of the object would be shown in a pane similar to the Properties pane in ...
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Multiple command inputs - negative sides?

Multiple command inputs - e.g. button, hotkey, mousegesture and pie-menu-item all for one feature (e.g. making a text bold). I can't really see any downsides. More a great benefit; different users ...
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Top list of the most down-voted items. How to avoid user confusion?

Context: web application. I have a list of items, each one with up and down arrows (a la reddit) but my list doesn't shows the most up-voted items, but the most down-voted (technically it's ordered ...
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UI metaphors for a collection of books

The web application that I'm working on presents a collection of books which the user may read or annotate. These books tend to be legal documents or tenders, not novels. At the moment, the user may ...
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Grouping Items into a set of Multiple Categories

I have a list of items which we need to have users place into one of three pre-defined groupings. Looking for an efficient way of doing this. There could be anywhere from 2 to ~100 items but the ...
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Most Logical Sudoku Interface?

I'm working on the front end for a sudoku program I wrote for fun. I'm debating which interface is most logical: an interface entirely click-based, or a standard keyboard entry method. Click Based: ...
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Animations and business apps

While studying WPF as new tool for applications with a device-independent resolution, I read that you can make animations rendered with DirectX graphics engine. So I was wondering if it's worth ...
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What systematic methods there are for designing user interfaces?

I'm writing my Masters thesis about one method for designing user interfaces (GUIDe+GDD from Sari Laakso) and I would like to know what other systematic methods there are for UI design/interaction ...
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Comparing data with two sets of dates

Has anyone seen an interface that allows users to select two different sets of dates to compare data? And then the corresponding data in tables and/or graph form?
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How to represent a one time action

I am doing serious games and simulations and I sometimes have the need to represent actions to the user that they can only do once. Basically the user issues a command that only needs to be done once. ...
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What is an intuitive method of providing the user with a means of viewing an enlarged version of an image via a lightbox?

I've been working on this plug-in to be included in an iFrame on a real estate investor website. However, I am torn in the decision of how to provide the user with the action of viewing the full size ...
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Designing modern Site Maps

In my opinion, the Site Map is possibly the most important deliverable for any IA or User Experience project. The structure of the website needs to be pinned down before anything else can be started. ...