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The answer depends on whether its an incremental value or total value. For example, consider the StackExchange website. When you get reps, you see +10 as notification whereas there's no (+) in front of your total reputation because it's a total value. If the production of resources is changing with time, I would recommend using (+) provided you're showing ...


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I believe that this is well covered by the Forgiving Format pattern. In a nutshell, it says that various dividers and separators might make it easier for a user to read the number and to double-check that the number is indeed correct, but the input field must be smart enough to also accept it without dividers, or with different types of dividers - dots, ...


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Number fields should not always be right-aligned It often makes sense to right-align numbers when they are being compared to other number fields (e.g. in financial statements). This can help comparability and scannability. However, sometimes number fields are unrelated or are mixed with text fields in a form, so left-alignment may promote better visual ...


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To me a sunburst, hiveplot or a sankey diagram seem better options, depending on the context of the data. Hiveplot shows all data layers without the liability of pie-chart-like design that makes all four categories look like 25% each. Sunburst is great for displaying breakdowns of each part, and this can be priceless in displaying sub-flows. ...


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Whether numbers should be left aligned vs. right aligned (vs. decimal aligned) is based on the context they are being used in. Since that can change, there's no 'correct' default.


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I see two issues off the top of my head with right aligning text in an input type ="number" When the number selector is not visible it looks quite strange with the number awkwardly floating a bit off from the right. When there is a number already filled in, and you want to add more digits to it, you have to click in the small margin between the last ...


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As with a lot of UX questions, the answer is 'it depends'. Numbers are right aligned because it makes them easier to compare. In an input field however, you may be entering numbers where it makes sense to compare, or you may not. Because you can't say with confidence, it makes more sense to left-align numbers by default than to right align.


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I really want to make use of it, but there are other tempting options, for example in Android a simple EditText and the Spinner. Both seem more lightweight than the NumberPicker and the time taken to give the input seems pretty much equal in all options. Actually, the NumberPicker is the only one that might interfere with other swiping actions. track ...


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Number pickers like the one you have shown are only really useful when there is a small set of numbers to choose from, and ideally you wont have to move to many to get the correct input. The only thing that pops in my mind is to use it for time, such as a timer or alarm. While this particualar example is done with a spinner (iOS Alarm) it could easily and ...



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