Forms are generally used to retrieve user input such as text, selected radio button, selected checkboxes and actions like pushing a button

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Capturing numeric medical data via an electronic form: Values in Text Boxes versus Select Ranges using Radio Buttons

I'm involved in a project where medical data is intended to be captured via an online form. There is a bunch of essentially numeric variables like BP / Haemoglobin etc. that are to be captured. I'd ...
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Table with multiple submission links for flip switch input

We are working on a shopping app and have the following display as shown below. The main idea of the app is to help users organize their shopping lists, and note when to, and when not to buy items ...
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What's the best way to show form labels that are longer than the corresponding fields (which require a short input)?

I'm having trouble with labeling of short input fields. Some labels have standard 280px width approximately, but others are quite small in order to offer clues on the expected input (characters). ...
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Best way to design a compact form intended for value calculations and entering lots of data?

I'm working on a very large form, which is an adaptation of an excel file my client was using. I need to find a way to group elements, align the fields, and manage several input types, keeping the ...
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Why some websites ask for postal code even if it is not relevant?

Quite often I see websites have postal code field input field even when the website or its input form has nothing to do with postal services. Here is one example (After entering email it will expand ...
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Form validation ? When to trigger error validation?

Today in any form, we can have real-time validation like in example below download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The question is: When should I trigger the ...
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Mobile: Hiding other options

The registration page would only ask for simple things: name, e-mail address, password, and phone number, and "user type". For the user type, say the choices are: Buyer Seller Middleman Visitor 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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Form with service and lunch times

Consider a form with service time and lunch time information. And the user can customize the settings for day of the week. I have two alternatives: A form for each day of week A form with all ...
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Form Layout Efficiency if options to questions are all the same

Let me preface by saying that yes, I intend on doing usability testing with actual users. I am redesigning the UI for my company's product. On a particular form, the layout is currently: However, ...
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What is the best way to display nullable bool value as UI component?

There are common pattern for nullable (three state) bool checkbox But in real life, if user see only indeterminate (null) state and don't see checked (false) it often confusing that indeterminate is ...
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Widget to use for “diversity” forms

I've just filled in a form where I had to describe my race with one of three radio buttons "White" "Black" "prefer not to say" (sarcasm) Good thing I'm not Han Chinese then. (/sarcasm) The ...
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Is it a good practices if I give helpful information about operating the search box to user?

On my data tables view, I have a search box that search information from database and shows it on the data tables. There are any need to use button with the search box? I use key up event handler ( ...
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Heuristic checklist: Likert scale 5 or 7?

Which is the better “Likert scale” to be used in a heuristic checklist to be given to the evaluators to identify usability problems? Is it a 5 points or 7 points scale and why? The options extend ...
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Better way to show Priority Level in drop down

I just found below drop down for showing priority levels in JIRA: Does the above drop down - with icons and supporting message clearly demonstrates the priority levels? If not, then what will be ...
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Should I explicitly state that a form field only accepts a specific input format?

My site has a lot of fields that accept a certain format of input only. Do I need to show users that this is the case, or can I rely on them inferring it? For example, is it better to do this: ...
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Proper Term for “Phone Type”

We have several forms which enable users to enter a phone number. Corresponding to the number, we have a "Phone Type" field which allows them to select work, mobile, home etc. Phone Type lacks ...
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Is there a term for dynamic forms?

Google recently updated its login page, such that they now ask for the username and the password on separate pages. This makes things easier because then I just type in the username, hit enter, then ...
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Multiple Save Buttons after Editing Information

I keep going back and forth on this issue and wanted to get some other opinions. We have a series of pages within a settings control panel. There are multiple modules within the pages, and each ...
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Is modal form measure correctly by the eye - aka is pixel perfect [closed]

I am working on my first project as a Junior UX/UI Designer. I'm actually a seasoned software engineer but I wanted to expand my design skills so I took a position doing design work. I'd like to ...
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Why is form submit preferred over AJAX for login forms?

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Stack Overflow, among many others, use form submits with full page reloads instead of AJAX on their login forms. I saw this question (When should I use AJAX to ...
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Radio buttons or Dropdown for same list of options

I have a list of options where the maximum number that can appear is 9. I am wondering if it will be confusing to switch controls for these options depending on how many appear i.e. use radio buttons ...
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How to indicate active option

I'm working on a web that there is a requirement to create a field that the user must select one option from two given. For aesthetic reasons and consistency, we are using a couple of boxes that the ...
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Redirecting to product list after saving a product or staying on edit product page

I am currently working on a collaborative project and me and another developer are having trouble deciding on wether to keep the user on the edit product page after editing the product or redirecting ...
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Labeling personal name field

I'm working on a form that will be used by users from all over the world to register for an account on a B2B website which is entirely in English. In order to create this account you need to provide ...
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1) Hiding and showing a dropdown in a form 2) Advantages and disadvantages of using a three-column form layout

I have a drop-down that lists org names. After selecting, it disappears and shows the org name (and address), with a command link to change it back to a drop-down. Is this good usability, and if so, ...
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form length: is one click worth more if it helps to format a step by step mindset?

In my company we have a page with 8 call to actions! in detail: product detail page product detail pdf product request 100% online (this assures you some product feature missing in the next point) ...
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Is there a good way how to combine two contact forms in one?

So insurance company customers have an access to their services through log in. One of the services is ability to ask questions to doctors/nurses and receive support from them. Currently there are 2 ...
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Perform complicated actions in a huge data entry form

This question involves a huge form in a web application for bookings. This form in its initial state contains "read-only" fields and the user can select to perform several actions. For example, one ...
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Expected behaviour after file upload

What is the expected behavior of a file uploader, after the file is uploaded? Here is a use case where the expectation of the users depend on the current status. The user sees a large list of files ...
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On a smartphone, should a survey display questions one at a time or all at once?

I've come across a few loosely related questions on UX stack exchange, but nothing quite like my scenario. I'm building a mobile phone app that allows one segment of our users fill out surveys that ...
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What are the best practices for representing a boolean field in a form?

We have an interface for creating a group. These groups can be set to private, which is represented in the database with a boolean. Private: true/false. What are the best practices for representing ...
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Form saving automatically

I have a question about automatically saved forms. We are developing a complex system where user has to fill the form which includes multiple pages. After clicking the button "next page" the system ...
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Best practice for dynamic form where user can split amount

I have a form in a web application where users may input bank operations. In this form, they have to put an amount, and they can, if they want to, split this amount into different "budgets". A budget ...
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Do you need an exit or cancel button for a multi-step web-based form?

I have designed a 3-step form. The user will click a button that navigates to its own page without global elements to rely on getting back. If the user doesn't want to complete the form and wants to ...
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Ideal default content area width for a site with tons of forms

I'm doing work on a staffing related website that uses lots of forms. The forms are pretty integral to every aspect of the site--from entering work history to filling out job applications. This has ...
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Pretend a structure to write guides?

I am creating a website, where users are able to create guides for a video game. Since there is/could be a strict structure for the writing of the guide, I am not really sure if I actually should ...
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How to display Form/Survey results

I made an attempt to display form results in a readable and user friendly format. I think there are certainly better ways to do this but right now have no idea how to proceed. The form results are ...
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Is it safe to assume that everyone has an email address now?

I had a request from one of our staff to change the forms to not require the email address because a single person (out of probably 1000 applicants) cannot submit the form because, apparently, that ...
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Sorting many Text boxes in a form [closed]

I was wondering what to do regarding a form I have that's looking pretty messy and complicated. There quite a few elements in it and it just looks bad... I removed the labels: I feel one of the ...
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Variable highlighting in formulas

I have an application in which there is a filter bar. These filters are clickable labels. After clicking one, this label becomes a editable. Recently, we added functionality to use variable names in ...
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Optimal way to display long radio buttons on mobile

I'm working on designing a responsive form, and I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for dealing with "long" radio button options on mobile. For example, take the following image: I've browsed around ...
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IP address with port input

I'm working on a desktop application which requires to enter an IP V4 address plus a port to define an UDP socket (port is an integer value between 0 and 65535). This is a scientific operation, users ...
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Which date picker is better?

In my opinion this traditional dropdown menu date picker is easier to use: than this calendar-type, which is more prevalent these days: Reason is, if I want to enter a birth date or a date that ...
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Radio input appearance for mixed values

I'm looking for ideas on how to design radio buttons that have a second state that means "no change". So the user selects a few items, similar to how rectangular selection works in Windows Explorer ...
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Best approach to handling complicated forms with related items?

Developer here to pick the brains of the UX pros out there (so please excuse the general lack of UX knowledge on my part). I am developing a code generation engine that will, out of the box, create ...
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What is the “desktop” alternative for a material design full-screen dialog?

The material design spec for full-screen dialogs says the following about full-screen dialogs: Mobile only: Due to limited real estate on mobile devices, dialog content appearing in other form ...
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Multi Selection with Check-boxes and Radio Buttons

I have a long list of options. My users can select many of them, but they must also star one and only one of the options selected so. ... [ ] Option 1 ... [ ] Option 2 ... [ ] Option 3 ... ...
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how to indicate mandatory group in IOS -UPDATED

I have a form where fields are marked (*) to indicated they are required. But there is a strange use case where Level and Space have a dependency on each other such that either space or level or both ...
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undo action and submit form

I have a form where there is also the possibility to manage N files PDF. These files could be uploaded and, obviously, deleted. For upload, I have a ajax uploading (when you choose a file, the file ...