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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Colloquial writing style in UI messages

Nowaday I often see a colloquial or even flippant writing style in UI messages. For instance MS Excel 2016 writes "We finished $task", "Spelling finished. Let's go ahead!" (Translated from German "...
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Best way to show macro progress on meal tracker app?

I'm building an app to calculate/track meals based on one's own macros but I'm having some trouble finding the right way to design it. What I'm trying to create is something very minimalist and ...
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Should I fake like facebook “like” button?

Instantaly color changes when you hit Facebook like button.we all know it doesn't happen so fast. it is fake. But you tube like icon change color with little delay (depends in connection). I have ...
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When is usability over design more important?

Im creating a dashboard webpage for desktop and have a side bar as a navigation. The title is white and the dashboard names are white. When looking at it, the white color makes it seem as if the ...
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Guidelines for autocomplete widgets

What guidelines exist when working with autocomplete widgets? I'm hoping for general guidelines that apply across different application types: web, desktop, and mobile. A response to a Search as you ...
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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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end selection best practice

I'm designing a piece of windows software that allows a user to select items on a "canvas" (ex. will be coming up in a jiffy), and after selection somehow confirm the selection. Context: This is a ...
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Where to show session has expired

Our web app has idle time-out of 30 minutes. Ideally it won't happen, but if it occurs, how to inform the user? My thoughts are Prompt the user when attempting (clicking item/keyboard action) at the ...
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How much it is user friendly to make the bars clickable in bar-chart?

I'm designing a bar-chart where each bar has more content to be explored. After the click in the red bar, I'm thinking to show list of all employees (90, 55, 33, ....) who became late in the ...
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How to navigate between related files?

I am trying to design functionality that allows the user to easily navigate from one file to another within a "master file". There is currently a correlation between one another, such as the parent ...
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When should you let users toggle between an old and new version of a site or feature?

I've noticed a few sites that allow the user to toggle between a new and old version of a feature or site like Google used on their Forms redesign. We are currently trying to figure out how to let ...
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Guidelines/heuristics concerning “no action better than (possibly) wrong action”

During testing of a website, we found an unexpected behavior when the user misses a target and, due to a very slight mouse movement while clicking (i.e. accidentally dragging the mouse 1 pixel to the ...
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Indicating direction of an object using a basic string

I am trying to indicate the direction (left or right) of an object relative to a fixed point, which is itself located relative to a standard center, using simple text. This direction information is ...
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What is the best way to handle a live link in a text field?

We have a unique situation in this app that requires users to be able to edit and also click a live link. A common use case might be: Field asking for URL I enter URL Someone else sees this and ...
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Tabbed form - horizontally stacked sections

I have a product edit form that i've broken into tabs. General information about the screen: This is product edit screen; creation is handled in other place. When on this screen, all products will, ...
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How do I show a list of ~150 items when editing in a table? [closed]

I'm working on finding a solution for the table that allows inline editing. One of the fields allows the user to select from a list of items (up to ~150 items to choose from). I've thought of a few ...
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How to show dual list in responsive

I am showing a dual list on web application. It has desktop view and mobile responsive view. As we know that we can't show the dual list 2 columns side by side in mobile view due to less space. So ...
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Will hover will be extinct? Any research or case studies done on frequency of hover in desktop

I am typing this on my mobile so let me keep it short. I am talking about contents that is revealed on hover in desktop. So what we do in mobile UI is we make it visible at first sight. I want to know ...
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Why do some websites hijack “open in new tab”?

Just came across this annoyance reading an article at time.com. Unfortunately, this was not the first time I experience this, and I have a strong feeling it won't be the last. Leaving aside ...
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Enter your email below and we will contact you

My client wants a page in which the following text appears: "Enter your email below and We will contact you" It's then followed by a textfield (to write the email address) and a button to submit it....
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How to Display Multi-Option for large quantity of options

I am creating a web application that requires a user to select from 400+ options. This is absolutely mandatory as it is for B2B software. I want to break it up into categories. However, there may be ...
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How to build a budgeting interface (sum of items must equal 100)?

I'm trying to build a visual web interface where users can distribute a budget over some (varying) number of items. For example, if the budget is 100 points, I might allocate: 50 points to 'Apples' ...
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How to work with visual designers who treat wireframes as literal graphic suggestions?

Recently I started to face quite many cases on my client projects when a visual designer on the team produces design that looks like wireframes produced by me, only colored. Perhaps, the obvious ...
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Are Visual Programming Interfaces effective for non-tech users?

I am currently designing a solution about IVR's (Interactive Voice Solution) system that should enable user design their own flows according to their needs. In this solution, user should need to ...
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UX damaging augmented reality data presentation

I am currently working on augmented reality face recognition UX and I find it rather annoying that information is taking so much space if the number of matches is high when targets are close to each ...
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What is the best way to show conditional fields?

We are creating a desktop app where (business) users can enter contracts. The issue is that the contract form contains a very large number of fields, with some of them being conditional. An example ...
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How long should a toast message with 'undo' appear?

In our application, the user can make small changes, such as deleting a chart from a report. When they delete an item, a toast notification appears to say "Chart 2 was deleted successfully. Undo?" ...
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Are floating videos good UX?

I've seen some sites and apps where videos float on page scroll. Pretty recently, Facebook website rolled out this feature and received a bunch of complaints from its users. I don't know if this is ...
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Groups owner vs. member

Ok, Seems like a simple question, but I haven't found a great solution yet. The service has groups. Users can join a group and they can create a group. So there is a page/screen where you can see ...
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Multiple role playing under single login

I can start with simple example, User 'A' have to play multiple roles such as Manager, Team leader, and developer under the single sign in. By default, I am a manager when I am logging in, but I ...
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What kinds of personality archetypes are taken into account when designing an application?

If somebody were to look out on the landscape of applications available, the amount of options is staggering. However, it's pretty easy to see that two applications that have the same basic functions (...
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When is red the right color for a button?

After reading this question about Big Bad Red buttons, where it was generally agreed upon that red buttons draw the user to click, I was left thinking: then when are they good affordance and ...
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How can I nag only non-subscribers to subscribe to a newsletter?

My situation is this: I've got an existing website and email newsletter. I've been told that the newsletter signup on the site isn't prominent enough and to implement a modal popup that says something ...
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Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards actually named “Print Screen”?

Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards named "Print Screen" when it actually takes a screenshot and copies it to the clipboard? What is the reason behind it? Shouldn't it be called “Copy ...
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Is it a good experience to open a browser on browser

I recently came up with an idea of opening a browser on a browser. I had a use case where I show multiple news from different publishers on a page. But when clicked it opens in a new tab on a mobile ...
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Tabs with long labels in constrained space

One of the pages in our enterprise desktop application, (Refer Attached Image) is divided into two sections, the right one occupies 30% of the real estate. Users are overwhelmed with information on ...
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Making large sets (250+) of choices more manageable

The app I'm designing allows people to describe organizations and individuals by selecting items from a list of predefined characteristics. A characteristic belongs to exactly one category. ...
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How to present 'Save All' button on long configuration screen?

We have a large (long) screen with a lot of account configuration controls. Currently each change is automatically saved as soon as it is made, but Engineering wants to change this (for apparently ...
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Hovers only on call to action?

So I was in discussion with another front-end developer about a hover state on a block which is not a call to action. It is a regular teaser item without link to another page or any other interaction....
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Single point adding on maps?

I am developing an interactive web map that displays user-generated markers. In terms of adding a new marker, what would be the best way to start the process, especially on mobile? There are multiple ...
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Selecting and deselecting items for 2 state interactions

I am designing a web application which will show rows and columns of data (a table), when the users select (on click) a row within the table, they will get some supplemental data appearing in a side ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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Module Tab & Navigation tab Interaction

I am currently working on an enterprise website with loads of different views/content. I have chosen tabs as a navigation and each tab has a new view in it .On top of this, i have grouped all these ...
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Tasks State Colors with Icons

I am currently trying to implement a task system that can have 5 "states". I've been playing with icons to differentiate between each, but also speculated that colors would be beneficial to include. ...
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Hawaii missile mess [closed]

Are there any guide lines on how to implement security related interfaces? I guess this isn't the best interface possible, as it caused a mass panic of probably at least a million Hawaiians: https://...
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Do you need to state the number of comments to load?

I'm working on a button that loads old comments in a commenting system. There are instances when hundreds or even thousands of comments need to be loaded. Would be be better to just say, "Load ...
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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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Where should pasted objects in a drawing application be placed?

We are creating a drawing application where users can add shapes to a canvas. They can cut/copy/paste via keyboard shortcut or context menu. For the context menu, it's pretty clear that the pasted ...
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How do cards improve readability?

Most of the apps and websites are adapting to card design to display necessary information. What makes cards so intuitive and attractive for read/view?
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Is it ok to have two rows of bars?

In my standard desktop browser based app, there is a menu bar with a set of essentials buttons (Search, New Search, New Request, etc). Below that, I have added a bar that enables users to organize and ...