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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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force a user to fill out a check box so they don't skip the question

I have a form which asks: Are you, or is anyone in your household employed in the following areas? Healthcare Manufacturing Media etc. This would of course be check boxes, but my client is ...
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How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks

I'm writing a desktop application that allows a user to create a project and add data sources to it. I need to allow the user to edit existing data sources so they can change advanced options not ...
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How to retain users when payment is *not* the last part of the process?

I'm working on a project in government that requires users to fill in an online form and make payment for the service online, but that's not the end — users then have to do some stuff in the real ...
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Checkbox or Radio, specific use case

I have a very specific use case and it has led me to question the checkbox vs radio button convention... Radio buttons are used when there is a list of two or more options that are mutually ...
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Default radio button option always first?

Given a set of radio buttons, should the default option always be the first? (Leftmost if they're in a horizontal list or topmost if they're in a vertical list) Is there ever a case when this is ...
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Which pattern of filling a form is most usual?

Do users fill the left column of filelds first or do they use a Z pattern in filling the forms?
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Do input box highlights improve user experience?

Modern operating systems and web browsers lightly highlight text input fields on mouseover: The highlight is so minimal it's easy to overlook. Other form elements (such as dropdowns) highlight more ...
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Bulk Editing with Conditional Fields

I have a form that is used to bulk edit a set of records. The form shows fields where the user can enter data, and if they do, those new values are applied to the selected records. When editing a ...
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What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?

So I have this design where I have a large list of transactions, which I want to categorize. The transactions have the following information: **Date**: 2014-03-16 **Note**: 1231832 Belfast account ...
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What is the best placement of character counter relative to the text field?

I want to show a character count beside a multi-line text field. Looking for any research or usability test findings regarding the location of that character count relative to the field (pic shows ...
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selecting multiple items from a short list, and marking one of them as “leader”

Several forms in our B2B web app allows users to choose multiple items from a short list of items. Here's one example: Now I need to figure out a pattern to allow users to choose a "leader" item ...
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Forms: pattern to create/convey dependencies between fields?

I'm designing a feature where the user can create forms which then other will be able to fill out ( and either pass or fail). The user will be able to write questions and set which answers (yes or no) ...
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Best Practices on toggle switches and defaults in forms?

In many cases, when creating an A/B choice for a user, there is a clear option that should be the default; if not, the debates can rage... and if the choices are not clearly boolean (Yes or No), it ...
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When can we stop assuming that a 2 digit year starts with 19

If the user inputs only 2 digits, should I assume that they mean 19XX? I have inline validation that validates a given range (eg 1900 - 2014), but if they type in 13, does it mean 2013 or 1913. Some ...
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Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Optimizing form for bulk book orders with quantity?

I am creating a form where a user can quickly copy and paste multiple book ISBNS. My question is how should I allow the user to specify quantity for each book? My suggestion is space delimited after ...
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What do we call asking for the minimum information required to do the task?

We have all got kind of used to all kinds of things requiring information they have no reasonable need to. Eg a forum requiring your phone number, address and occupation. A raffle requiring more or ...
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Is there a best name for the “spinner” user input?

I like to go look at other peoples examples of interface layouts and design patterns. The other day I went to go look at design patterns for the standard "spinner" user input... ...but found that a ...
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Lots of end actions for a form, a lot of buttons

We have a form on our system, it basically allows a user to build a list of products they are selling, then send it out via email, once they have completed the forms there is a lot of actions they can ...
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Selection-dependent Inputs

How would you deal with selected-dependent inputs? for example, for geolocation, when the user needs to provide information about location, he needs to select first the country, then the area ...
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Should login fields be cleared if user is denied to change the profile while logging in?

I am working on a mail application. Currently, while logging in we are saving the user's credentials as a user profile and when the user logs out and in again with some other user ID we ask him if he ...
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What should be the default option of an optional dropdown list containing search criteria?

I have a form where users can search for legislators in the US. One of the search criteria is the Leadership Position, as a dropdown. It can look like this for example: <select ...
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Best interaction/layout for contact forms when users are ESL? [closed]

I'm helping design a website for a non-profit company and need some help. The company's audience are mostly uneducated mobile users. Many of them are English as a Second Language. I am wondering what ...
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How should a field in read-only be indicated from a usability perspective?

As the question states - How should a field in read-only mode be indicated? Should it be just a label, some very light grey background behind it, or something else? Is there any user research that ...
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Using a modal to display information

I am working on a dashboard to display menus. Throughout the site, we use modals to display important or separate information that prompts user action. Now, there is possible design for a modal to ...
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Tabbed “wizard”: next vs save?

I'm currently working on designing a setup flow where the user will create a study in 6 steps. I've decided to split the different steps into tabs based on what the user will have to do in them, i.e : ...
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Multi-Select Selection Display: List vs. “Tag Cloud”

I wonder if one method "performs" better than the other and if there are any extreme advantages/disadvantages. In my scenario, users will be adding more than 3 countries and will edit that list using ...
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Displaying to the user a radio button before it has been selected

I've always had this problem but never cared to much until now. Let's say, you want the user to say if the lights were on or off using a simple click. So it's on with the first click, a second click ...
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What is the best way to deal with very long form labels?

I have very long labels in some forms, including forms in modal windows. There are some cases we have labels with more than 80 chars, which is bad because: Users need to read/track all the labels to ...
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People with autism: Sliding divs or show/hide toggle?

I am working on a site where we are designing with an emphasis on accessibility. One of these groups we have in mind is people with autism. We have some forms with radio buttons. Some of the answers ...
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Mobile: Text Field Hint best practices

On our desktop website we have a registration form. The registration for when entered provides the user with a field hint with further information on the field and any special requirements (password ...
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Instruction to select none, one or many items?

I have a form for a meeting room booking app, similar to a calendar/scheduling app. The user needs to choose: One room None, one or many assets (projectors, whiteboards, etc) I am having some ...
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How to make maxlength attribute accessible?

I have a form in which there are a few input fields. For one of the input field I have a length validation, for which I used maxlength="20". The issue here is that the JAWS users don't come to know ...
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Multiple forms on a page with individual Save/Submit buttons

I have a number of forms on one page. As some brief background it is for a CMS, when a user can manage a slideshow. Each form represents one slide. They can edit each image, the title that is ...
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CTA buttons and usability on Mobile

I was curious if anyone had any experience or knowledge of usability tests on button sizes on mobile. My company is currently using a button that spans the entire length of the mobile screen, but I ...
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What is the best way to show the user that their changes have not been saved yet?

I have a form with the normal sets of controls (checkboxes, select dropdowns, text input, etc) and i also have a table inside of the form so it looks like this: to Add / Edit items in the table, ...
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How do you indicate that a second number for month and day are optional in a single statement?

For instance, these are all acceptable in a MM/DD/YYYY format: 06/02/2014 06/2/2014 6/02/2014 6/2/2014 Here is what I have at the moment. However, I feel that users might not catch on to what I ...
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Error message for “Invalid Username”

As per "UX guidelines" what should be the error message for a dimmpley Login for having 2 basic fields "Username" & Password. So if a User Enter a username with "Space or special ...
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Should quantity textboxes that have a default value of zero - show a “0” or be blank?

My quantity textboxes have default values of 0, it's up to the user to change these quantities if they wish, it is not mandatory i.e. they can leave them at 0 if they wish. Should the default view ...
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How should a control look for entering multiple translations?

In our application the user can add entries (like materials) and add names for multiple (between 2 and 20) languages. For example: Wire (en) Draht (de) Fil (fr) In our case english is always the ...
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How ask users to register for our database within another registration process?

The company I work at has decided to start building a database of users to extend a current service, but I'm not completely sure how to tackle it. I believe we should try to make the distinction ...
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Ajax file upload error handling and processing logic

Suppose I have a form with the following user flow: User selects value from select list File upload field appears User selects files to upload As soon as the selection is made, files start to ...
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Being explicit with ToolTip

If we are gonna take in data from users(say mail id), and also if we are accepting more than one entry from the user, how can the tooltip be shown? It can either be explicit or can be made visible on ...
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Best approach to serve long list of form input

I'm tackling one uxd problem on my company's website. We're basically capturing lots of user information through a web-based form with many input types. Now, we want to make the process as easy as ...
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Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button? [closed]

As a repository creator, I often find entries on my "news feed" indicating people have forked my Git. However, in being actively involved with all contributors, I also see that most time people fork ...
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How to mark field as edited by the user

I am writing a UI for configuring a big system. The typical workflow for a person using the product is to open a configuration form, which can contain hundreds of fields, make some small changes and ...
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New form fields with previous data displayed

I need to create a mobile form (clients target platform is iOS (iPad Mini)) that has fields to add information for the current process, however the form needs to display the previous values entered. ...
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Ideas on what to do with the white space available when hiding sections of a long form

I'm currently working on a new user registration page containing two sections - personal details and account details. The account details section must remain hidden until the personal details section ...
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Handling multiple inputs for multiple items

I am developing a web application for a concrete and construction contractor. Their web application consists of a form that allows them to insert projects into the system. In the example below, I ...