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How does the default value play into your ordering? What if different features default a different way? (e.g., dropdown has enable, disable for status) [...] How important do you think it is to the user that the logical order you use is the same between dropdown's of different values? (i.e., enable, disable & off, on) It's good to keep a default ...


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Here are some options to reduce cognitive load and make the task easier: Shorten your descriptions. 200 symbols * 19 options = 3800 symbols, which is roughly A4 sheet, full of text. Looks crazy. Substitute long description with short labels. For repetitive users this is OK, for the new ones provide some help/guide. E.g. "Home", "Professional", ...


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Considering your design layout, I really think the best option is to use either checkboxes or radio buttons (depending on whether the user can select more than one option or not). Below is a quick mockup of what I mean: However, if you have a large number of options, this could prove to be problematic. In that case, I would consider having your Section C ...


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In most (if not all) modern browsers and Operating Systems the menu of a dropdown is a separate (but not independent) object from the trigger. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups This means that the text on the trigger can be safely truncated while the contents of the menu remain full length - Effectively showing the ...


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Use Auto-complete instead - best of both worlds! That way, you don't have two UI elements, only one - and you can still standardise people's data entry.



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