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You'll find fields with a little "clear" button in them all over the web. Like this:


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If you are reading through your list of tweets, then someone else publishes a new tweet, you don't want the page to automatically scroll so you lose your place. This might not be a huge problem for some people, but imagine if you were following hundreds of people who actively author many tweets. It could be hard to continue reading without it constantly ...


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Here is one approach favored by my End Users, have an underlined option stating 'Clear' when the field already has an icon within (calendar in my example). Having an X clear button within the edit field is good, but coloring it red might mean error after the User types in a text. The common theme across apps/web is to use a lighter grey/grey colored X ...


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This example tested well with all types of users It helps if you try it out yourself by clicking the above link but here are the two things that make the X more intuitive and discoverable as a clear button... Only show the X if there is something to clear Place the X inside the input instead of next to it


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Consider separating out the number entry from the units


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I have also observed that many UIs are confined to some controls to enter, edit, or select some input, plus Save. Is that bad? The General User Task I think the truth is that many user tasks involve changing a few object attributes, and that’s about it. Much of what we do with computers is basically “keeping records.” Most of our apps are literally or ...


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The style of UX you are describing is one embraced by companies like Google and Apple, and the objective is to hide complexity. Basically, the design objective is to present a calmer and clearer interface by hiding less common functions into dropdowns, so the user is presented with fewer choices. Personally I'm not a fan of this trend, especially when it ...


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https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/UIKitUICatalog/UIDatePicker.html http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/controls/pickers.html They are just called date pickers in iOS guidelines. Android generally terms them Pickers for both date and time. These are just customizations of already existing ...


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It's known as picker or spinner. First example looks like a custom designed one, but it can be done with this tutorial, your second example is the native iOS6 picker (now it has changed to a flat look)


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I would say it depends on the scope. For a single text field you could simply use an x such as the one provided by Font Awesome (here) If you are clearing all information from the form it'd be better to use a button that has a different color to the submission button. For instance if the submission button is the color green, a good differentiating color ...


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Gmail has a very nice hybrid solution for this, that adds some more powerful options: In Gmail, the checkbox itself is clickable and behaves like a normal checkbox header, and any click on the button outside the checkbox opens the dropdown menu. Even though the button isn't really aligned with the column, it still feels like its header. Probably ...


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Can I ask why you believe using tags for information storage conflicts with 'a more structured and minimalist view about information architecture'? I think there's a good discussion in that alone. Forcing a user to create tags for information storage means it will always be relevant to them and there won't be additional/excess ways of organising their data. ...



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