The act of transcribing some form of information into another medium, usually through input into a computer program

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Which method to create a data map?

What kind of workshop or method do you use when you need to collect all the information the user needs in its app ? I am working on a predictive tool for a big industrial client. Basically, he needs ...
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Displaying System Generated Placeholder

In the process of converting some legacy desktop applications to the web. The majority of the screens are simply managing data associated to a key field. For example, a contact id and then the ...
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Proven UX practices for fast data input and further association

I am investigating the ways of solving the following UX task: There is a user (sales person). They have a tablet. They want just a multiline edit field where they can enter any text about their ...
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Sanitizing input of names

I'm working on the onboarding of my web app and I'm wondering how to sanitize user input for data fields such as the name or the business name. Initially I limited input to only letters and numbers ...
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What is the best way to add remarks to changes

Assume a scenario that user need to do some modification to a big data form, while the requirement is that if they have changed some records, they need to add remarks that what have changed,etc. One ...
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Reducing repetitive actions in cataloging software

I have inherited a piece of software that is used to catalogue objects using a series of 6 dropdown menus with around 3-15 options in each. Once all selections are made the user can click a button to ...
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Making it easier for users to fill out form on mobile apps

I am working on a mobile app and we are experiencing significant dropoff when asking users to add their bank account details. The form is quite long but unfortunately these fields are mandatory. It ...
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Reducing data entry density

Here's a common situation: you need to capture input from the user about some complex entity, so you have a data entry field for every possible attribute of the entity: And the tabs each have even ...
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best practice: how to handle data entry / modification & storing changes thereof

I have a page (HTML) containing multiple tabs, all filled with various settings. Those settings are further divided into groups which are nothing more than separate REST calls to the server. Each ...
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Inline Editing for Select Lists?

Our application is very heavy on data entry and must display pertinent data quickly and in an easy to peruse format. We have been moving towards an inline edit functionality wherein forms are by ...
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UI pattern for a user to enter in someone else's birthdate

I've read many articles about the best UI practice for a user to their own birthdate, but what would you consider the best practice for a user, such as a nurse, to enter in a patient's birthdate? ...
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Optimizing website text input for tablet device by pre-selecting text on edit

Say I have a search form and a booking form: is it good usability to automatically select all text in the input if the user taps them (to edit)?
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Is speech recognition faster than keyboard for data entry

Are there any serious studies looking at why we still use/need a keyboard if speech recognition technology makers (like Nuance's Better Day and Dragon) claim they do more words per minute?
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How to lay out the entry of a date offset

I'm developing a system where users can set up a reminder to send to their contacts. They can have a number of custom defined date fields for the contacts. They need to enter an Operator (On/Before/...
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Is there a UX pattern for “drop-down preferred but free text allowed”?

Trying to design a user interface screen for a part of the system where users will be able to select companies from a drop-down. The drop-down list is potentially very long. However, if the company is ...
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A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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Easy and intuitive way to prompt the user for data entry throughout the day? (iOS app)

What are some easy, seamless ways to prompt an iOS/mobile user to input data throughout the day (e.g. for a food diary), from both the notification and the data entry perspective? So far the best ...
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What is the name for those tag wrappers for text found in Gmail compose, Facebook invite friends, and of course StackExchange tags?

I see this sort of UX element in a lot of places, and pardon my ignorance, but I just don't know what they are called (if they are called anything at all. It consists of wrapping a text specification ...
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Combining select field with freeform entry

I have a "university/college" field in a web form. In the interests of data normalisation I want users to select their university from a dropdown. However, if their uni is not there they should enter ...
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Creating relationships in a family tree

I'm writing a web application to manage a family tree. Each new user is required to input their name and select their parent from among all the parents in the database. If the parent does not exist, ...
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Flexible natural language input field design

I want to design a mobile form similar to Facebook input field to post a status update, where you can add suggested information like location and then continue with your post. I'll use a suggestion ...
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How do you deal with complex data entry, creating related records within a record within a record?

The database I am dealing with consists of objects that are related to each other in multiple (non-hierarchical) ways (documents, persons, places, events,...). To create a new record the user has to ...
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Merging company data

I have a client whos software contains lists of companies. A company can have users, locations and other attributes associated with it. Users have complained that they cannot merge two companies ...
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Is a decimal comma used in data entry?

Historically, I know that in most parts of the world decimals have been represented with a comma. 3.14 (US and Canada mostly) 3,14 (most other places) In software development, normally a period (3....
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Should form inputs expand to full width on smaller viewports?

When a viewport approaches smaller sizes, my first thought is to linearize and grow each form input, giving each input a full-width. This removes the UI hinting of the larger viewport, but arguably ...
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Are there any references for 10-key data entry (enter vs. tab) to move to the next form field?

A client has requested a data entry form in which the users enter data with a 10-key number pad. When we developed the screen we used the tab button to transition from field to field as is common in ...
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Form design for editing 3 co-dependent values

I have 3 values that depend on each other. For example: pace, distance, time, and pace = time/distance (note: pace is speed inverted). The user can edit any of them and one of the values should be ...
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Form design for CRUD actions

Should CRUD actions such as Add a new item, Update an existing item and View item details be on the same form? what's the preferred approach to let the user know "where is he \ what is he currently ...
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Using a Mixture of Record-Editing UI Strategies

I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the ...
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Being able to view multiple departments, but enter only as one

I am writing an app that works for organisations that have multiple departments. All data entered will belong to a particular department. So, it is mandatory to select a one and only one department ...
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Edit and Add sections on the same page [closed]

I am trying up to come up with a good solution to add items and options on the same page. This will be done via Ajax and jQuery. This development is for the Admin back-end system. The reason I am ...
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Pop-up vs In-page Error messages

I am trying to determine what would be the most effective method of notifying a user that some of the fields they have filled out on the online form is invalid or required. The form itself is to ...
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Slider control when there is no maximum value

I'm trying to design a control where the user can enter a figure that has no maximum value. For example, how many miles that person wants to travel that year. There's a text field there for direct ...
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Alternative to Tab View in Dashboard

I'm working on designing a prototype for an internal dashboard, and the customer is very adamant about having a horizontal tabbed view for the information displayed. Each tab will allow the customer ...
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Layout options for Fast Item Entry

I'm redesigning a parts order entry system that is intended to make order entry simple and fast. Users often add 40-50 parts per order. For various reasons (client resistance, deadline, complex ...
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How to make entering of these data in a ternary relationship more user friendly?

We have a very complex form describing a genetically modified lab animal. One animal can have multiple mutations. A genetically engineered mutation occurs when a researcher inserts a foreign gene ...
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How to optimise our data entry page for tablets

SetUp: In our Inventory Control application, we have updated our Stock Count page so that restaurants can count by counting area which then adds up to a total for each item. The old way just allowed 1 ...
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Dropdown list or Look Up Form

I am creating an application (specifically in FileMaker) that would store information about Vehicles, Drivers and the Trips done by Drivers using a Vehicle. In my Vehicle Details, I have Manufacturer, ...
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What are the UI/UX guidelines for data heavy modern style Windows apps?

I'm working on an application that uses the Windows "modern" design language (née Metro). The app involves a lot of data entry and manipulation. Think of something like you might do with MS Access - ...
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Email address entry field on public kiosk system

Interesting discussion internally at this end re a sign-up/login mechanic that will be running within a public kiosk/display application. The question we have is related to whether or not we should ...
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Can an input field be too wide?

Topic of discussion. Is it a usability problem to have an input field be too wide? For example: I am creating an internal management system where users come to view orders in the system. When ...
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Has anyone had any experience with inputs similar to apple's calendar “create quick event”?

For the past few years apple's calendar app has used this concept of "create quick event" where the user types a sentence in a format that allows the application to separate the data, and create the ...
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Creating related records at the same time as parent record

I'm currently implementing a system where one can add certain entities to a repository with the added feature that at creation time of that asset, all other related assets have to be created too. ...
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What is the most appropriate classification for email accounts in a CRM?

Most everyone has an email account for use at work, and the email account we use as private individuals. In a customer relationship management tool, how would you manage those to make the distinction ...
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Complex Forms and Data Consistency

I have a complex data input view that you can see in this mockup: As you can see I have n Parameters (~20) by n Catgories (~3-5), and each parameter has a pretty complex set of inputs. Example ...
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Visually showing that a textbox contains text longer than its width?

I am evaluating ideas for displaying that there is hidden overflow text in a fixed-size single-line input box. I this data entry application, we need to keep a particular textbox's width as narrow as ...
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What is a good way to allow a user to enter in many rows of data?

I am working on a request system for overtime. The first 4 fields are required, the Dept, Project and Job field are normally optional, but are there to allow the person to enter values as needed, ...
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When is horizontal-scrolling ok? [duplicate]

Here's a picture of my site: Now, ignoring the "erased" stuff, is there any way I can make this interface be reasonable? It will never fit on the screen no matter what I do, even if I go to 2 lines ...
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Walk the user through initial data entry after the first login

Are there any guidelines or set of best practices on how to implement the initial data entry after the user has logged in for the first time? For example, I'm thinking of a web application for ...
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Styling Labels for a Line-of-Business Web Application

I'm looking for some guidance on how labels should be styled for a data entry web application. My client feels that the labels detract from the user interface where I feel they provide necessary ...