A way for users to put information into a computer system.

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Advice / pointers / research on UX design for single pushwheel button

I'm in the unfortunate position of having to design an UX for a mineral analysis machine where the input/output hardware is limited to an 8" LCD (non-touch) and a single "pushwheel" button (a wheel ...
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Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I'm also working on a creation kit, or content management suite (CMS), to aid in the design of various aspects of the ...
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Editing three corresponding entities on one screen (webpage)

There are three different kinds of entities, to simplify: Conditions, Actions, Targets, which needs to be connected together into triads: condition-2345 - action-5 - target-4534 And there may be ...
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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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What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?

In my screen I have 3 sections, and on each section I have different elements to take input from the user. In one of the section I have a dropdown menu to select a predefined option. The options are ...
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Manual entry for missing items in datatable

Situation: There are items (physically delivered, only of value virtually) that are populated into a datatable after a specified time period (lets call it 7 days for concrete reference), however, the ...
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How to allow users to select “no dates” (zero value)?

I am working on a project where I report time on different project like this: I check the dates, and I select the project I want to report the time onto. It's all good, but what if I do not have ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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Should I use a modal prompt/dialog for user input?

For an application for a teacher, who has to enter marks obtained in the class test for 60 students; what is the best way to get input from them to ensure accuracy, speed and convenience? My ...
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Enabling desired date format for users

I don't want to force users to use only mm/dd/yyyy format on my website. My case: User will be able to choose which date format he prefers on the website ( calendars, tables and so on): 12.30.2016 ...
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Allowing the user to add input fields

I have a form where the user can input as many usernames as they'd like. I've decided to show the form with 3 inputs initially, to encourage the user to input more than one username. When the ...
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3D Touch / Force Touch usage adoption rates

Are there any reports or analysis of the adoption and use rates of 3D Touch? All the people around me are basically using their S series phones as if they don't have the feature, at all. But surely ...
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A variable number of inputs in a small bar

I've got a web app that involves users inputting a title of a Wikipedia page. It needs to work as an interface on both desktop and mobile. Right now, the interface looks like: It's got a single ...
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Is it better to use tabs instead of a dropdown menu in a contact form?

Is it better to use tabs instead of a dropdown menu in a contact form? Examples:
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How to tell a user a menu is a page or not [closed]

I'm developing a CMS, which its hierarchical menu/navigation is a combination between pages and tree menu, just like code below: <ul> <li><a ...
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Merging firstname/last name into one field

I am entertaining the notion of a single field for name entry on our scheduling web app. I think this is an excellent case for a "forgiving format" to make it easy to enter their names quickly. I ...
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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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What do you call this input element where a focus will automatically be transferred to next text field after being filled?

I have seen this input element often when inputting a serial number or similar code. Each text field accepts N characters, after which focus is automatically transferred to the next field. Pressing ...
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How can I tell whether to use input masking or magic inputs which accept any format?

Inputs which are designed to accept a user's phone number, a date, or a Social Security Number can use input masks. Input masks are inputs which will show the format required within the text box (for ...
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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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Accessibility of in-field labels and help text labels in input forms

Many newer UI interfaces have a preference for input field labels or help texts to be contained within the UI component itself instead of implementing them as separate labels. I was wondering if ...
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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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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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Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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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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Best way to make many boolean selections

I'm making a tool that crops images at various sizes. Currently, I use checkboxes to show the different sizes, but this will grow unwieldy when I add more crop sizes. What's the best way to show ...
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Are coloured select items / combo box items a good idea?

I have an application where the user can add a task and set a priority using a combo box. e.g. Low, Medium, High. When this task is created and displayed to the user they see the priority as a badge. ...
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Avoiding offensive language in publishing App

I am working on a mobile app that allows the users create long videos picking up small clips. Then the user selects a title for the video and it is published in different networks (Facebook, Youtube, ...
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Best design for a list with 8 fields for numeric input in a same row

I'm designing a web application where a user needs to add more then 15 football players in a list. For each player user needs to enter values in 8 different fields in each row. It is usually about 50% ...
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Material Design: Adding to table 2 different ways

I'm building a responsive web app based on the material design principles. I have a data table that has an ADD function. There is two ways to add to the table. You can either input the values you want ...
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How can I improve the UI of groups of nested inputs?

The user is assigning products to a location in a hierarchy in a website. There is potential for multiple locations in multiple hierarchies in multiple websites. User journey: Select website ...
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Proper control to select a fixed (text) value or numerical value

I want users to be able to choose to run a simulation that uses either the historical return on a stock or one where they select the numerical average return across the simulations. One way to do this ...
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Date picker - Restricting future dates = bad ux?

Restricting future dates? I'm developing a web form, as being reviewed, i was requested to limit the selection of future dates (e.g. not allowing picking dates after the computer's date) The date ...
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Dealing with dozen digit number inputs

I am building a game that involves money. Users have money. Interactions can be as large as a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) or as small as a few thousand. Basically, users set the price of land they ...
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Should commas be placed between characters when listing valid values for an input field

We have an input field, into which the user must type a value but only certain characters are allowed. The allowed characters are: A-Z (any case) the numbers 0-9 the $ character the minus character ...
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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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Minimum length of characters for an autocomplete search input

I'm in the process of creating an a search input for restaurants with autocomplete. I was wondering if it would be best for me to require a minimum amount of characters before returning suggested ...
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When should input fields be cleared in modals, if at all?

I have an invoice page with a button to make a payment. The payment button triggers a series of modals for collecting user payment info (credit card/check details, billing details, payment ...
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Is it acceptable practice to use checkboxes as radio buttons?

Can someone point me in the direction to articles regarding checkboxes and radio buttons? I'm in a discussion with an Art Director and he is convinced it makes more sense to use checkboxes because ...
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Help designing non-mandatory but crucial fields for user input regarding allergy

I have a field that takes user input about allergies to various food etc. This field can not be made mandatory since not everyone is allergic, and therefore should not be forced to fill this field. ...
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Layout for on-screen hexadecimal keyboard

I am to design a web-based, on-screen keyboard for a touch interface. Users will only need to input 0-9 and the letters A-F. In addition to this, they need a backspace, and possibly a "clear" button. ...
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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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What is the best way to label placeholder call-to-actions?

I'm creating a search input where the user can search for: restaurants, dishes, and cuisines. I was wondering when it comes to placeholder text what is the most proper way to label this ...
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What needs to dominate an input: call to action or the current value?

Context: Cinema ticket booking app. App displays movie screenings in a geographical location. Initial location is determined using user IP. User can change their location by entering an address. ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)

I am working on a web application which requires users to enter an IPv4 address (in dotted-quad decimal notation) for most of the primary tasks they need to perform. Our primary target "user" is a ...
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User inputs into tables

I'm working on a desktop-based app, where there is quite a large number of inputs the user needs to enter. I'm struggling to present the data to the user in such a way that looks good, whilst still ...
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Best way to ask the user how much something cost, approximately?

TL; DR; version: Users are given the possibility to write stories about certain activities they took part in. The price of these activities can vary, so it would be a good idea to give them the option ...
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Canadian Postal Code Input field

The Canadian postal codes is formed from 6 letters and 6 numbers, interposed. Example: M1K 3H7 The Canadian postal code is quite tricky for a user to enter into an input form field, especially on ...