Below is my add new bug screen, I have the following fields, with the below layout.

I want to add an another field called "project:" which will be a a drop down filled with all project name assigned to that user. I am little out of thought on where and how to position this field.

Need some inputs/suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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I’d add the select list in the heading, so that it reads

Add bug for [project]

It’s the first thing a user will read, and it’s usually the first/simplest thing a user has in mind when filing a new bug. Also it will prevent cases where a user fills in a title and description and only then notices that the project she had in mind is (for whatever reason) not available.

Another suggestion: As you also seem to have the category "Enhancement", maybe you should rename "Bug" to "Issue", as an ehancement suggestion is typically not considered a bug.

Add issue for [project]

Or make the category select list part of the title, too:

Add [category] for [project]

So users can start filing new issues by selecting the category (Bug, Enhancement, …) and the project, which creates headings like "Add enhancement for Cute Cats", "Add bug for Dogs need love, too"


A good website to refer to for filing bugs you might want to take a look at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

In this case, I will put the project dropdown list field just before the submit button.

  • Hi, thank you for your response, i checked bugzilla and found the project field to be just below the title, can u pls share some screenshot Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 5:12
  • Hi Yasser, both below the title or above the submit button would be a good approach. I don't think I will need to share some screenshot, it's pretty straightforward. Simon
    – SimonTeo
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 8:42

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