I'm working on a form which currently has three radio buttons. Originally, we chose radio buttons as we only wanted a user to be able to select one option.
o Option 1 (Default selection) o Option 2 (Has an accompanying textbox) o Option 3
We have now have been told that we need to make changes to this form. Whereas before a user was only able to select a single option, the business now wants to allow a user to to be able to select up to two options.
Option 1 and Option 2 will remain as radio buttons, but Option 3 will become a checkbox. Users will now have the choice to select either Option 1 or Option 2, and also have the choice to select Option 3. Or, a user can just select Option 3, without having to select either Option 1 or Option 2. No option will be set as a default.
o Option 1 o Option 2 (Has an accompanying textbox) ------------- [ ] Option 3
The issue I foresee with the updated design is that if a user accidentally selects Option 1 or Option 2 they will not be able to deselect it. This section is part of a larger form, so they can't just refresh the form.
I've spent all day trying to find an elegant solution that wont change this section radically, but to no avail.