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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UI for selecting multiple records with multiple cases

The title may not suffice to describe the nature of my problem here. But to describe, i'll give my data model and the current UI used to implement it. The tables and relation : 1) I only have two ...
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Should you autofill a textbox if there's only one possibility? What about a minimum?

We have a UI to allocate resource: In the UI, users must check a box to enable the textbox. They can then enter any integer between 1 and the amount remaining. If the box is checked, the user must ...
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What action should be triggered when clicking on an album in a media player?

I'm creating a media player with an album view like iTunes : Now I'm wondering, when I double click on an album, should it be more user friendly to play directly the album or to show the tracklist ...
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Manual / Auto Refresh and users' selection

We are developing an enterprise web based application where users can select / mark individual records in tables / lists (to perform some bulk actions on them). Much like in Gmail where you can select ...
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How can I design a 'non-linear' user permission table with two column relationships?

I'm exploring the idea of using a two column relationship to deal with granting user permissions. The left column has rows where the user can be granted a 'view' or 'edit' permission in each cell row. ...
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Is the use of checkboxes discouraged in mobile UI?

See Google Material Design (http://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/selection.html) where it is mentioned that "Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit ...
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Selecting items from a list of grouped items in a way that is obvious to a user if it qualifies for an action to be performed on the selection

I have a scenario where I need to show a user a list of items they own. This list may end up being quite long, but will typically be pretty short. The list needs to allow people to select one or more ...
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How can I prevent the user from deselecting all the checkboxes?

I need to have solution for selection/unselection of 3 items. By default all 3 are selected. The user may unselect up to two options, but cannot deselect all three ('none'). I used 3 checkboxes and ...
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What is the best way to choose a text from a list?

I am developing an iOS app at the moment and I need to allow the user to choose one text from a list of given texts. The texts are around 30-60 words long. What is the best way to present the ...
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Selecting Multiple USA States from List

I'm trying to figure out the best way to display a list of USA States where multiple items, or all, can be selected. Select Element The obvious UI element that exists for this sort of thing is the ...
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When to use a tool based UX and when to use a button based UX for a spreadsheet app?

To explain what I mean by the terms: Tool based UX: select a tool from a tool bar, and use the tool on some part of the resource. Examples: Photoshop, Minecraft. Button based UX: select a resource, ...
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Should a dropdown have a value (or be visible) when the associated checkbox is unchecked?

We have users that can be assigned to different groups with an associated role on that group. For example, a user may be a "Contributor" on the "Human Resources" group, but an "Admin" on the "How To ...
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What is the best way to let the user select a distance for a layer?

So I am creating a layer list using d3 and I have a question about how best let the user select distances. To give some background, the user will be selecting a geographic layer and will then be ...
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Dropdown/Radio button as an action selection in a grid row?

I need to display an action selection in every row of a grid. The action could be Do nothing, Confirm, Reject (mutually exclusive). And once all the selections were made, users are expected to hit a ...
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How should user unselect a date from a calender?

I am using jQueryUI's datapicker modified with the ability to select the time (http://trentrichardson.com/examples/timepicker/#basic_examples). Instead of having an input for the date, I wish make it ...
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What is an anti-pattern?

"Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit anti-pattern for mobile." What does Google mean by anti-pattern? Source: ...
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Selecting categorized items from a long list, while knowing a list of preferred/recently used items

I have a long list of items a user should select from, and need a good ui for that selection. Here is some info: The list contains currently 300 items, but may grow to 1000 items or more. The items ...
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Sollution for user's location input?

So I have a form with two inputs. The first one is for a product search and another for choosing its location - city. As I'm predicting, 80 percents of the time, the location will be user's current ...
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Touch, select, or tap for screentouch devices?

What is the best equivalent of "select" or "click" on mouse-computer systems for screentouch devices out of touch, select, or tap?
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User is allowed to select only one type of product - where to check?

In my web app the user is shown a list of products which can be marked and in a later step be combined. Only products of the same type can be combined. The question is, should the user be allowed to ...
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Alternative to tags input?

It's only for selecting multiple existing documents in a web app by autosuggest. Titles are long and have many icons depicting state so it makes sense to stack vertically. The autosuggest offers rich ...
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Order of user operations when creating a graphical chart

I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take ...
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What are good UI patterns for selecting exactly two items from a list?

In a piece of desktop software, I have a around 20 items. These items should be shown in a list, which fits on the screen. The user should be able to select exactly two items in the list, then, 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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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?

We have a selection field on our website. And today we had a discussion at the office about our filter options when the user is facing the filter options for the first time. Option A No filters are ...
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What's the best way to select multiple objects in a multi-touch workspace?

In iOS apps such as Keynote or GarageBand, the user selects multiple objects from the workspace by holding on the first item and then tapping others to toggle their selection state. What are some ...
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IOS user experience for allowing user to change map type

I am learning Google Map SDK and I would like to allow the customer to change the map's type. I thought that making a drop down list is helpful, but I see that Apple doesn't make a drop down list but ...
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Android: Select 1 out of 2 options

I'm currently designing a mobile app for Android and iOS and I don't quite know which pattern I should use. The user is setting up his profile and he has to select the gender. In iOS I use tabs and ...
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Best option for showing an unbalanced tree

I am modifying a web application that manages services (residence and others) for elderly people. At a couple of times, the place of birth / place of residence must be selected, and the previous user ...
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Why hover colors are often inverted

Recently I see more and more websites using color invertion as a hover visualization. For me it's really annoying as I usually start to read the first few words and than hover over the line to have a ...
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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 ...