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I would regard "what are you telling the hardware to do" and "what is the hardware actually doing" as being, from a UI standpoint, independent aspects of state. Although there will usually be a strong correlation between them, a UI design that assumes a correlation is apt to have difficulty in with many corner cases where the correlation fails. By ...
Are you displaying more information on selection of one of the choices? If so, a dropdown with a preview would be the best solution: Otherwise, a drop-down menu with choices would be the best: Maybe provide a bit more context?
If you want to display all options to the user and not hide them in a drop-down, consider this: You're then displaying the option to "hide" in a place closer to the other options, making the ability to "hide" more obvious that in the wireframe posed with your question. You'd also be using the radio button design pattern as it's intended to be used - i.e. ...
I can't comment yet, so I have to make this an answer. I am confused with the use of the radio buttons - but mostly because I can't see the context in which this screen in used. Can you explain what this screen does or wants to achieve - something along those lines.
For selecting the cookies option, you typically would either use a picker or a table view. Apple provides guidance for which to use: In general, use a picker when users are familiar with the entire set of values. Because many of the values are hidden when the wheel is stationary, it’s best when users can predict what the values are. If you need to ...
"Hiding" the child may not be the best solution, as it may not be apparent to the user that the act of hiding is setting that option to "no child". They may interpret it as just hiding the option from view. Best option would be to include a third child option, which would be to set the option to "none".
Why not just use a dropdown with three values None (or select) which is the default value Child 1 Child 2 The dropdown gives an affordance that only one value can be selected and would not cause confusion. Right now your radio buttons dont look like a radio group and users might get confused about why they cant select both options.
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