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Good question, but the Wolfram reference is terribly incorrect. The use of the period . in user interfaces is almost universal nowadays, and I would advise against trying to overload the comma. The spread of the decimal point is a pretty interesting case on the effects of globalization and technology. In this case, the broad standardization of global ...


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Numeric Input Pattern, as suggested terminology from HTML5: http://html5pattern.com/ I see it as a Subset of a Numeric Input.


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I am trying to come up with some common terms and definitions that are suitable to use for specification or design documents I don’t think i can come-up with a better suggestion than the one you mentioned "formatted' numeric input field" Its the best possible outcome and I don't think you should worry too much because its long, though you can make ...


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The term used for these format-constrained inputs is masked inputs or mask input. Here is a demo which includes a broad range of masks (date, time, phone number, etc). If you Google 'masked input' you will find plenty more examples. http://igorescobar.github.io/jQuery-Mask-Plugin/ And a screenshot for posterity in case the link dies in the future. It ...


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Showing both options is going to increase friction and decrease entry If apple people are more likely to hit the orange login button then only show apple input and a tiny link at the bottom saying "I don't have apples what do I do?" which will take them to a separate login page for oranges. If orange people repeatedly try and enter the number of apples ...


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Is there any reason that this is not a two step process? Step one: Show a screen asking "What do you have?" Display two choices side-by-side with pictures and make them clearly click-able Upon clicking either apples or oranges, proceed to step two Step two: If apples then show a box with instruction "Please specify how many apples you have in the box ...


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Thought I might login some fruits as well :) Having clear and descriptive labels is always recommended. So to answer your question directly: Yes you should ask as an input field with a more generic label invites ambiguity. Placing a clear label (in this case questions) above each control helps establish clear relationship between what you are asking for and ...


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While the green text in your wireframe isn't strictly necessary, I think it is worth including for the sake of clarity. They provide clear calls-to-action and make it clear that there are two separate routes. To look at it another way, on balance, there are no significant costs to usability by including those headings but there are benefits. I also agree ...


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Why not do something like this, since it's and either or situation. I'm not too sure why you have the login bit for what appears to me to be the same action: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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You don't like the term type so how about structured or structured input. Formatted is not a good as a date has many formats. If I understand what you are asking why not just use what is called in HTML - type Why not just go by the actual input type name and call them types The tech name as in <input type="text" The type values/names are pretty ...


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Personally I would validate the form and not allow users to input any more seconds than 59. If the user does, a message should appear informing the user that they should use the minutes field if the value is higher than 59. This way, the user inputs the numbers in the correct format and there is no need to change the way it's formatted. Don't change the user ...


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I'll flip this question right back at you. Say you have those two choices above that you listed, and you like the one where the system doesn't format the input the most. That's fine, for 100 seconds. But what about a 1 minute and 100 seconds input? How should that be displayed when the user goes back to look at it? As 1 minute and 100 seconds, or perhaps ...


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Users have their own reasons of doing what they do When I input 70 seconds on my microwave and hit start it changes to 1 minute and 10 seconds. I hate it. My iPhone tries to help me by formatting phone numbers I type in. I hate that too. Even systems that autocorrect misspelled text for me drive me bonkers. Feel free to put a red squiggly underline ...


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These are units or formats you are talking about. For example a date is a numeric format that consists of three units: years months and days. It will depend on the context which term to use actually. Since the question got edited it is now clear that it is about inputs that guide users to a valid format. In that case guided/guiding inputs could be an ...


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I do agree with the pros & cons of Top-aligned labes, however, the last conclusion that Top-aligned labels are only ideal for Simple forms sounds strange to me. Should not the type of labeling be consistent across the whole application, i.e. for the whole Internet Banking application that has both simple and complex forms?



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