All questions involving the selection objects to be acted upon, including contiguous selection (e.g. strings of text), multiple selection (e.g. checkboxes), and single selection (e.g. radio buttons).

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Numeric input, text fields, drop-downs : Is this too complex?

I'm redesigning an interface to control an exercise game. The interface is going to be something like this (and exists on a PC, not mobile). Right now, we've gathered that our users want to be able to ...
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Best approach to presenting collapsible/expandable panels with radio button headers

The user will be presented with multiple options (as radio buttons), and he/she must select one option before proceeding to the next step. The individual sections will be expandable/collapsible for ...
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What is the best way to show complexity or difficulty rate?

We have a list of missions on one page. We want to highlight difficulty level so the user can choose depend on his skills or how much time do they have. Right now we have stars there. But it is more ...
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How to convey set inclusion and exclusion?

We have an application where users perform an action on a large set of things. The user decides which things to perform the action on by selecting to either include or exclude things based on various ...
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How to present a usable checklist with 100+ items plus descriptions to a user?

My school has a form students complete before attending where they can check off what clubs they may be interested in. (There are over 100 possible clubs so it is a rather large form). The current set ...
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Centre-based radial selection

I have heard of a selection tool [probably] known as "radial selection". The user clicks somewhere ("the centre") and the selection area will be a circle whose radius is the distance between the ...
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What is an alternative for a horizontal accordion?

I currently have a vertical accordion in my design that is working for me. I have a potentially large number of top level items that I can load on-demand, and each accordion section has probably 10 ...
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How to present 3 options: not selected, selected, locked

I'm working on consistent way to show 3 types of tests user can choose from. One type of test is always active (user is doing this test). Options are: Flashcard Test (not selected) Guessing Test ...
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What character should be used as a marker in a CSV file

I have a CSV file that is used for marking users against columns which is imported into an application. The administrators will mark cells with a specified character to denote a selection. What is the ...
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How to clear selection which may fully cover the control's area?

Background: A picture is worth a thousand words: Well, but now that thousand words... What you can see on the above image is the time line control I'm working on. There is a line graph with some ...
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How to select a tab first to reveal the details?

Scenario: A customer calls in to a store and places three separate orders using a single account/number. Now he wants to cancel two of them and calls in the store. The store owner picks up and to ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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Selecting item with additional settings from list

This is for a web interface. I have a list where users can select items that displays data onto a page. Some items are already preconfigured so that when you select them, no additional settings are ...
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What's the most efficient way to allow users to add items to a set?

The context for this question is a web application. Let's say we've got 400-500 widgets. Users can create an unlimited number of sets to group related widgets in ways that make sense to them. Each set ...
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Selecting flashcard/quiz question difficulty

I am creating a flashcard app. Each flashcard has a single assigned difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. I want to give users the option of choosing a desired level of difficulty. My question ...
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iOS Pattern for a List with a Sub-setting on Some Items

I have an iPad app interface that feels a little weird to me and I'm wondering if anybody has seen a good solution to this situation. (I've changed the content so that I can post it here---my app is ...
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How should I indicate that a status bar item is tappable?

My app adds an icon to the iOS status menu that shows the status of the task that my app carries out. The item goes green when the progress is running, orange when paused, and red to indicate ...
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File Selection / Folder Selection supporting Drag'n'Drop [closed]

First of all, I personally really dislike the folder browse dialog where you cannot copy/paste the folder name which you might already have in the clipboard. In many cases for my own applications I ...
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Select menu, dynamic values and default value

I have a dynamic form depending on the value selected in a select menu which is the first form input. The content of this first select menu is dynamic: it can contain zero, one or more values. The ...
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Helping users understand that two, and only two options must be selected

I have a drop down checkbox where there are 8 items to check. Two are selected by default. I am trying to think of an intuitive way to let the user know they have to deselect the existing ones ...
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Menu with multiple checkable items

I'm a developer and that means that I cannot do UX. I would like some feedback on something I am trying to do, look at this: Now, this is a menu item with sub-items. I would like to be able to do 2 ...
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Which is the best mobile pattern to use for a form's select box?

I need to design a responsive website with many widgets and forms. I want to provide the best UX to mobile users also when they interact with forms, which is often a nightmare on mobile. You can ...
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Ideas for folder / file selector input

It works similarly to the file HTML input, but browses files or folders stored on the server, and it's mainly used to browse image gallery folders. I need some ideas on how to design the UI for it, ...
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How to indicate a meta-option in a select list?

I have a list of options from which the user might select one option. This list might be long. An example would be to select a screen saver. You could select a screen saver or you could select to ...
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Is Shift+Click for item selection a historical mistake?

I recently encountered a proof of concept demonstration which used the mouse to "drag and select" multiple items in a list. The current, widely accepted solution for multiple item selection is to ...
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How to highlight the selected option when there are only 2 elements

Let's say there are two button's with icons, for example a typical "Grid View" and "List View" buttons, and I don't want to use bevels to create a "pushed" effect. Let's say I'm doing it in a simple ...
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Responsive design Pattern for secondary navigation - is there a way not to swamp the user?

I am having trouble to find a good way to present the user some kind of secondary navigation on smaller screens. On Large screens, it looks something like this: (This one is taken from ...
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Eliminating repetitive chart titles when you want to switch contexts

We run an analytics monitoring service. We have a chart control that we use to show data to users who want to explore their different analytics providers. Here's a rough mockup: Here, the user is ...
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What would be the best format for adding a 'Difficulty Level' selection to the following settings page?

I have a settings page (see screenshot). I want to add a selection of 'Difficulty Level' to it. A drop down or check box(which allows for only one to be selected) or radio button would be fine. The ...
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Keyboard shortcut for selection field

In our (desktop) application, we have two different families of selection fields. Some can open a dropdown dialog (combo boxes, date fields which open a calendar in the drop down), and the others can ...
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Should clicking on a checkbox and a table row produce different actions?

I'm working on an implementation of a "checkbox grid" in ExtJS. It's just a table with a checkbox on each row, and the user can act on multiple items at once. There's a simple version of what it ...
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What is the best control to use to select from a list of thousands of possible options?

I have a field which needs to be populated from a large list of items (many thousands). These items have unique numbers as identifiers, and there can be many thousands of them. (Similar to the way ...
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Best way to ask for dependent data

In my web application, I need to request some data using a form These data are selected in three levels, for example: Project-> Order-> Product I'm considering showing an element that would let the ...
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how should the “select all” select when paginating elements

Suppose I have a list of 100+ pieces of data that I'm displaying in a table that's paginating 40 elements per page. Each row has 'select' checkbox that enables the user to select/unselect an ...
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Best way to present a modal with two ways of searching?

I have a modal used to add a responsibility profile to an element. The responsibility profile is one item from a potentially huge hierarchical list with possibly thousands of items not listed ...
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Multilanguage selection [duplicate]

Working on an awesome web-based product, I saw how multi language selection was implemented within the application. Some key specs were: Users must be able to set a temporary language (set in ...
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Best format for year/month/custom date selection (web application)

I have a web application where users select two custom dates using datepickers, to generate a report. For convenience, 'year' and 'month' have shortcuts. The user presses an update button to refresh ...
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Default text for optional dropdown menu

My app has a dropdown for a "Reason." Most users will/should select a reason but they do not have to. We could have the default choice be Select a reason... to increase odds of people picking one. ...
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When to use a group of radio buttons and when to use a select drop down

I have a step in a wizard scenario. The user has a choice of 3 options before they can tap 'Next'. For those 3 options do I use a select drop down list or a group of 3 radio buttons?
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How make language option easy to find for people speaking another language than the one shown?

As suggested in another question I decided to show the language names in native language itself in the language selector on my page, instead of using country flags. The dropdown box shows the current ...
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Looking up for an item in a list and different table styles in iOS

I have a settings view with a grouped table. One of the cells of such table is intended to show a very long list of items from where I want the user to select one. Due to the length of the list, I ...
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Mouse-click modifier keys for selection in unordered collections

I'm looking for guidelines for mouse click selection behavior, especially for discontiguous objects. (That is, for a view of objects in arbitrary, unordered locations.) For ordered collections of ...
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Best way to represent multiple foreign language selections

This question is different from the one asked here: Language of language names in the language selector?. I'm designing a map that enables a potential employer to find a candidate based on the ...
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Best ux design for year selection in music chart radio/video app

I have this website called billboard.fm where people can listen to the top 100 songs from each year and recently launched a responsive design at http://beta.billboard.fm that uses YouTube instead. I ...
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What's the best way to view details if touch gesture is used for something else?

I'm designing an Android app for a client. Since it's confidential, I made up a similar scenario. Background: Say I'm designing a system to order pizza. One of the steps in this multi-step process ...
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Is 'single click to select' list item wrong if its only used to show position?

For a PC messenger like application, in the 'Inbox' view, messages are arranged in a list. I have a mouse hover state and a selected state. the selected state is invoked by clicking once on the item, ...
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Android UX question regarding state of a selection screen

In an Android app I have a screen where the user can select some parameters for a search. Among those parameters is a location. The pre-selection is Berlin. The user can click on a button (select ...
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Alternatives for Radio Button List for 'large' select areas/touch?

I'm looking for some examples for ways to deal with having a user select an item from a list when that list: may have large amounts of text (perhaps a term + a definition so a paragraph or two) is ...
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Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users?

Does anyone have examples of favourite colour pickers (as UI elements, not dedicated color-picking apps or sites) for common, 'everyday' colours - not for RGB or HSL values? I find traditional colour ...
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How to indicate selected item in table?

I have a table of related items. Let's call them orders. Users can select an item from the table and full details will be displayed in a separate section below the table. I move the currently selected ...