Forms are of great interest these days in UX community, new techniques for data gathering are being suggested in line with auto-detection, predefined user data and ai. These all are really helpful options, especially on mobile. However, (Q1) I would like to know if a modal approach is a good option for "Select" input when longer lists are the only option? (Q2) What are other alternatives?
Not a fan of iPhone default select option as it is a very limiting in the number of items a user can see. Officially called "Picker" by Apple.
I am starting to have an affinity towards modals to list selectable options on mobile.
For following advantages they offer: -
- This is scalable
- Satisfies one action per page (Mobile)
- Predictive search can be used along with this option
- Check boxes can be used instead of radio when needed.
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