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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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
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Combobox-clutter… how to solve?

I'm involved in the fixing of an Online Dating Service. They have a registration form (all fields required), and 11 fields out of 16 are comboboxes. The fields are (in order, with comboboxes in ...
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How best to represent the addition to / presence of pairs?

I'm currently designing a dashboard that allows a user to manage ANDSF policies. The Policy model allows for a number of start time/end time pairs to be added to it. Currently, policies are created ...
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Inline editing vs Edit view

I've seen this question asked a few times, but none that relate to my particular scenario. I'm working on a large, complex UI that involves many user types. For this screen, there are 4 types of ...
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Conditional forms and disabling input fields?

I'm working on some forms that I see as complex. Step 1: 3 radio buttons (a, b, c) Step 2: 2 radio buttons (yes, no) Step 3: input fields, amount varies based on the combination of step 1 & step ...
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What's used more to submit a search, enter or submit button?

There must be data out there about this. Do more people just hit enter after their search term or do they hit the "Search/Submit" button?
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What is best practice for data protection on a registration form?

This is in part a UX and a legal (UK) question. Is there a best practice in terms of opt in statements for data protection for registration. I have had our CRM team suggest that we should include ...
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Form with scores and question weights

I have been tasked of designing a form which has X amount of set questions the customer can pick in a back end software. Each question has a point against it (which can be defined) and to complete the ...
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What's the best way to arrange a large number of filters?

I'm building a page that allows users to select "Accounts" in an enterprise software system (Salesforce.com). At first there were only three filters and positioning them all horizontally worked ...
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What fields to drop from the registration form?

Our current registration form is too long and some fields should be omitted. All of these look important except 'Tell us something about yourself.' Currently used fields are: User Password Company ...
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Best UI element type and location for password retrieval on login form

I have currently the login form shown below and I'd like to add a UI element that the user can click in order to retrieve their fogotten password. However I'm not sure what element to use and where ...
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Role management with Parameters

I am currently developing a User management Form. Each User can be assigned to multiple Roles. I would create this as 2 Listboxes with one showing all selected Roles and the other all unselected ...
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Combining text entry and drop down functionality

In a complex data entry app I am trying to minimise the amount of stuff on screen. So I considered combining text entry and drop down into a single element. So the user can either select from the ...
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Data to reinforce the 'large login form fields' style?

We're working on a site that requires the user to login to use. We designed a sparse login page with a large login form. Akin to Gmail: This seems to be the trend as of late. And it makes sense for ...
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Download Options from a Lightbox

I have a web application that has a faceted search feature, that will filter results in realtime based on search criteria. In order to allow the user to easily view each item in the results without ...
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Unifying Search and Browse

I am working on a part of a website right now. Let's just call it a Map for now. Every user has a map, which displays his or her interests as images in a grid. Quite obviously, the user can add or ...
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Should confirm email links autologin if the user is not logged in?

I am working on a system where the administrator can configure the following behaviour for email addresses: Allow users to attach multiple email addresses to their account (just like Facebook and ...
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Checkbox vs. menu

I am building a calculator where the user must choose if has has a hybrid car or not. I was wondering which is better a checkbox - where you check if you have one. or a menu with yes/no ...
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Should I use two steps or one when users change password?

I currently have a page dedicated to changing passwords. There are 2 options: A 2 step option: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups download bmml ...
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What direction do people read in when reading lists of checkboxes/radio buttons?

I have a list (quite a long one) of checkboxes. Some will be checked by default, and I'd like to put those first. So I'm wondering which direction is more frequent when reading / completing them, to ...
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What is best practice for designing form error messages?

I've seen quite a lot of research on form design, but so far, I haven't come across any studies on error message design best practices. The only piece of advice seems to be that each error should ...
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show password user experience

I have an email and password field on the sign up form. A password rule text and a show password checkbox appear below the password field. The rules for showing the div containing password hint text ...
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Positioning a secondary button within a form group with fields of varying widths

I have a simple form like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The SMTP settings have a bunch of fields, so the field group is quite long. Some fields have ...
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Managing CRUD operations in a tree

I'm using a tree view in my web application to present the administrator a way of managing entities in the system. So far I had to deal with simple entities that require only a name that is way i ...
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How can I design a matrix that allows users to rate items in two or more categories?

Does anyone know a good way to show a double matrix question? For example where you need to rate stuff in 2 categorie!s (or more). Ive attached an example of what we came up with so far. The problem ...
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Why do sites with a single sign-on system redirect to a login screen?

Why do sites such as Google / Youtube have a redirect to a login screen for their Single Sign-On systems. Is this an industry practice?
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Floating submit/cancel buttons

I have a form in the system I am currently working on which loads in a dialogue window within the system. The form is about 3 times the length of the window it shows in, which obviously scrolls. I ...
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Should “Like us on Facebook” be a required field on a form?

I came across a Facebook app/tab for a brand that required that the person Like the brand before being able to submit the form. I'm used to normal "like-gates" in which a splash screen is shown saying ...
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How can I deal with diverse gender identities in user profiles?

I'm trying to work out the wording for (preferably) a gender dropdown in a user profile of a site I'm working on. I want to be inclusive of people who don't gender orient to either male or female ( ...
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Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?

I am re-designing a multi-page web form that currently contains 'back' and 'continue' buttons. I am wondering -- is the 'back' button necessary? If the user wants to go back, they will know to use ...
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Large Screen - save button position - multiple forms

I have an application built for 1920 width screen. Stacked side by side there are forms that can be edited independently of editing the others, or user can edit all of them at once. Should I have ...
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Drag and Drop vs Double Click behavior

I'm working on a web application for a client which is essentially an inventory management system for a shipping/warehousing entity. One vital part of the system is the ability to add products to a ...
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How to balance formality against ease and friendliness for electronic signatures?

We have some legal forms we would like entrants to sign before and/or after participating in contests and sweepstakes conducted on our websites. (We authenticate before any of this, so we'll know ...
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Presenting conditional form elements in a complex scenario

I am currently building an interface for creating user accounts within a system. This interface is to be used by system administrators. I am currently unsure as to what's the best way to present the ...
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How to handle a complicated registration process

Ok so it is a bit complicated ... bear with me In my web application, I have something called "Office" and it has many "Employees". An "Employee" can not exist without an "Office". So in my current ...
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Nested Creation Forms

This question is about how to create objects in a relational database without a ton of popups. I'm working on a web app that has forms within forms. That is, you can create linked objects within the ...
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2 different sort forms next to each other

Right now, on my site tindie, I have 2 sort forms next to each other (one for sorting products by price & popularity, the other for sorting items that can be shipped to your country). This just ...
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Alternative to checkboxes for signup form?

I am designing a simple signup form that asks the user for their email address and then allows them to self-identify as a certain type of user (optionally) before submitting. I.e. the user is signing ...
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Designing a “create” UI for a complex “object” in a system

I am currently working on designing an interface for creating accounts in a web application. Note that this interface is to be used by the administator to create accounts and will not be used for ...
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Should the “reset” option be a button or a link in crm?

I'm having to make the page as it was in the initial state, and this includes having a form reset link or button. Should the reset be a button or a link?
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Windows Forms Best Practices [closed]

What are the best practices for enhancing the user-experience on forms on Windows, including usability, efficiency, design and effectiveness, and would you suggest that the operating environment of a ...
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Inventory management screen

Here IMAGE is the settings screen for my application.(desktop). This screen is for categories and product management for a pos system for cafe/bar. I am not a designer not a ux specialist. The gray ...
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Long web forms - for Data Entry power users

I'm currently looking at a designing a VERY large webform which users will spend a lot of their day inputting data into. A few notes: This is basically data entry. These are power users, so ...
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Sign up button disabled by default - Best practice?

I would like to know what the best practices in the web are for Sign up button on HTML Forms. Currently the site I'm working on has a design in which Sign up is disabled by default and is enabled when ...
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Required and Optional Fields [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to highlight a Required field on a web form before submission? What do we need to mark fields as optional or required in a form? Are there any ...
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Choosing from a list of options and preserving order

We have a listing of topics and would like users to be able to choose three topics from the list and would also like to preserve the order in which the topics are chosen. Using three <select>s ...
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ZIP input or ZIP+4

I see that some site forms use the ZIP+4 method of an input, while others just use ZIP. How often do people actually know their ZIP+4? Also, what companies really benefit from this or require it? Just ...
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Should users be allowed to enter a date outside an age restriction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I allow users to select a valid but disqualifying option? If you have an age restriction to use your web service should the users be able to input birthday ...
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Are verbs necessary on field labels for a survey?

This is slightly different than this question regarding a small form. I have a multi-page survey that can take up to 10 minutes to complete. Right now, all of our prompts start with verbs, but I feel ...