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

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Using a Wizard for initial input and later edit

My Windows application uses Wizards for creating business objects like persons or real estates. The Wizard is perfect, since it allows the input in the most logical order with the ability of ...
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Displaying multiple validation messages

Let's say my password field has the following validations (not limited to) on my Sign Up form, Password length should be 6-12 characters. Password must contain at least 1 number. Password must ...
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Should clicking a checkbox in an indeterminate state check it or clear it? Why? [duplicate]

Below I have provided an example of a checkbox group including a parent checkbox in an indeterminate state. Some of the child nodes in the Tall Things tree are selected and some are not, therefore ...
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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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Editing related text groups

Consider an application which allows an administrator to enter information about cities which could be viewed by others. There are only three groups (continent, country, city) which they can (but not ...
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Designing date inputs that can also be null

I am developing an application in which administrators can report absence for people. Absence can be planned absence, like a week of conference or so, this would be entered with a period. Eg. two date ...
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passive detection of a mistake between two fields in a form

I'm creating a password generator that derive password from personals informations. I need to help users detect any mistake on one of the two fields username and password. For now, users have to ...
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Handing Maximum Limit of Object Creation in Nested Object Form

Assume a scenario where you can multiple projects under each course object. There is a nested object creation form like the one below Given the maximum limit of 5 Projects. Which is a better ...
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Google and Yahoo require you to enter your username first, then password. Why is this? [duplicate]

For a while now, logging onto your google account has required you to enter your username and hit next, before entering your password like this: Recently yahoo has implemented a similar system. ...
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Select option to unassign value

I have a form where I can assign a bundle to an user. In the select are all selectable bundles listed. But I need the possibility to unassign any bundle from an user. Where to place the "...
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Asking for a phone number + type of number

I'm working on the onboarding steps a user has to go through to access a service. I cannot say much about that service. Let's say that it gives them access to some kind of high-end customised services....
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Suggestion List via list-box

I want to provide a suggestion list via list-box, it is not a search-suggestion. User can choose an item from suggestion list which will then copied to a input textbox. How to make it clear to user ...
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Wizard pattern vs. Accordion pattern in a long form

Wizard pattern (multi-step) vs. Accordion pattern in a single long form? Q1. What is the best pattern to chose for the following scenario Scenario In an Admin console, Admin have to create an ...
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Which is better to disable, the confirm e-mail field or the sign up button?

Background I'm working on an application where users have to use a specific email domain to sign up (Either @a.com or @b.com. Anything else gets rejected). In order to prevent my users from going ...
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Inline visible vs. User prompted Popup for registration form

On the homepage of a site we want to show the registration form to sign up. My boss wants the form to be already visible facebook/twitter style. I prefer to have it open in a popup when the user ...
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How to illustrate a “saved, but incomplete” state

Right now I have a form that is broken into multiple sections. Beside the form, there is a sidebar with a list of every section's name. Each section will experience 5 states: unsaved edit(s) ...
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Is inline validation convenient on pre filled form fields?

I have a form which partly pre-fills after filling in an address field. Is it convenient to give green check marks on the fields they didn't fill in themself?
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Design Pattern for displaying read only form data

Description: I have two views(editable and read-only) of my form. User will initially see the read-only view. Then, to go to the editable view, he needs to click an "Edit" button at the bottom. This ...
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Form with locked and unlocked controls

I've just inherited an application where there is a form. It opens, in the unlocked state it is like If I click the padlock toggle button, the form will look like The arrows at Up Position and ...
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Adding multiple options to a list

In my web app there is a section for users to add packages to send products to us. Currently, there is a blank package when the user first arrives at the screen. After filling out the package ...
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How to design a form with lots of possible values

I am working on a technical application, used in the industry. I have been asked to redesign the GUI for it, but I am having trouble. The program is basically just a way to set the values for a large ...
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What is this input type or form setup called? [duplicate]

Couple of us arguing about this and none of us can remember what this is or would be called. Commonly seen on forms where you are moving an option from one box on the left to a box on the right and ...
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Sticky submit button at top and bottom of the form?

Typical mental model suggests that submit button is at the end of the form. Should I go with button at top as well as bottom. since in our application we put action items on a sticky bar at top at top....
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Do you keep your submit button in the same location across all forms, or base it off the individual form?

I'm at a crossroads determining if the primary action / secondary action should always remain in the same location across as many forms as possible. Or if the standard gets determined by the context ...
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When a text field should have Clear button?

I'm talking about little cross appearing inside text field after typing a text, espessially for search fields in desktop interfaces. But any considerations about general text fields on any platforms ...
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More effective for surveys: horizontal Likert scale or answer options listed vertically?

My survey has numerous questions with answers ranging from, for example, 'Not at all satisfied' to 'Extremely satisfied' and 'Not important' to 'Very important'. My instinct is to display these ...
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Best display for Date of Birth inputs

It looks like it's been over four years since this was addressed here. Old answers to this settled on a single input for the entire date (with a hint for formatting). But I see that Google uses a ...
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Design of multipurpose form

Im designing a multipurpose form. Im working on a Windows Application to manage team schedules. We got a a visual component to represent the events of each person in the team. Something like a ...
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Website Forms - struggling for space, what is the best option?

I am looking for some input on a dilemma. I need to implement a newsletter signup box and I am struggling to fit it in properly to the space I have. The restrictions are: The left hand column is ...
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Multiple preferences 3 layers deep

I'm trying to come up with a solution for the problem that is the ability to select multiple preferences with upto 3 layers deep. The primary layer would affect the options shown for layer2, and ...
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Building a web form with some items used alternatively [closed]

I'm currently building a form in HTML+CSS. As there are two forms in this I'll call "my form" for the one relevant to this question and "other form" for the form that has its own different solution ...
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capturing what kind of driver's license someone has

I have an application that needs to determine what kind of vehicle the user can operate. We decided that capturing their license type would be the best way to do this. However, every US state and ...
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Using asterisk (*) vs required [duplicate]

For a long time, the norm was to put a red asterisk "*" after the field label if the field was required. Now I am observing a shift into replacing the asterisk symbol with the word "(required)" after ...
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Auto advance to next question in a questionnaire on user response

We am creating a survey (9 questions), each of which has four options (more like user preference with no one correct answer). We intend to show him one question at a time and let him move to the next ...
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How to ask for full name and know which part is what? e.g. last name, middle names, first etc

Say you want the user to enter their full name into a form. Even if you request just this, you may not know which order they put their names down (for example in countries like China, surnames come ...
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Hitting enter to submit a form

Is it a good user experience to be able to hit enter at anytime when filling out a form to submit the form? I understand if it is on the last field on a login form and you hit enter it submits. ...
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What is the best approach to use after user has made a payment?

After a user has finished paying for an item, what is the best thing to show them right after they are finished? I was thinking of showing an order status page with a receipt that would show whether ...
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How best can I indicate conditionally required fields?

I often work on pages containing forms with complex requirements and subforms. The example below has these attributes: The default button -- that is, the button that will be "clicked" when the user ...
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While editing fields in a modal, does it really need to have the Save or Update button appear already?

I am not sure if i need to let user see it already eventhough he has not change in the fields. Why on some modal or forms, they already appear? whats the reason behind it? What to save when user has ...
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complex time-Input on mobile

I'm newish to developing and really new to ux / design. In a mobile app I'm building, I'd like the user to have the option to get an appointment using the app without having to call. Now my question ...
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Greyed out text field

I have a sign up form where the email address needs to be displayed, but cannot be edited (it is pre-determined, like an invite). Is it sufficient to grey the populated email field out to signify that ...
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Should I autofill information from what we have on file?

On my e-commerce site we have a subscription page where a user fills in their information (name, address, phone number, etc.) and hits subscribe to receive our catalog. If the user is already logged ...
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I have a form with 4 radio buttons that change a part of the form. What is the best way to handle it?

Is a site for a boosting service for a videogame. http://i.imgur.com/jivOBmf.png (Please ignore the spelling) Depending what option is selected (type of boost) the form will change a little. All the ...
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What's the best way to have an auto-complete textbox with a filter

So basically, what I'm trying to do here is create an auto-complete text field. However, from the list of options, there are a number of them we're trying to push for and because of this, we'd like ...
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How to inform the user a textfield has both a character and a line limit?

I have a dialog that puts a comment in a small textbox on a PDF export. The textbox has room for 10 lines of 100 characters (1000 characters maximum). The field currently looks like this: I have a ...
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Filtering possible choices based on prior choices?

In a form where a selection made from a dropdown menu at the top of the form can narrow down the list of possible choices in a dropdown menu further down the form, should the system automatically ...
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Asterisk required field [duplicate]

I want to ask you if it is ok to use an asterisk to mark a required field on a form. I need to find some pro and con reasons for using asterisks on required fields and witch are the alternatives for ...
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Best practice for displaying a huge amount of possibly optional data

Here's the story, I am to develop a form to display the complete content of a so called CoC dataset (an xml schema) for viewing (no editing involved). This dataset contains about 750 fields, about ...
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iOS pattern for editable vs read-only fields

I am working on an iOS app for hotels, allowing users to take reservations, check in/out, assign rooms, etc. Main Issue: In the included mock up, there is no indication for when a field is editable ...
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Designing a form with conditionally required text input

I have a very simple form, which can be used to get a preliminary delivery quote. It simply has 1 text field, and looks like so: This should be integrated in ads website, so pick - up location is ...