Action: moving the slider adjusts the pricing on the page for an insurance package.

Scenario: A user select a insurance benefit package for their employees. The minimum they can contribute is 50% of the total premium cost. The employer pays half and the employee pays half. By increasing the the contribution amount the employer is contributing more toward the employees monthly cost.

Problem: The slider controller is set at the minimum 50% (left) where users are conditioned to think this placement mean 0 (zero). If I place the slider in the middle the user will think they can contribute less then 50%. enter image description here

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How about this? grey out the part of the slider you can't use.


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  • Midas having the controller start in the middle is confusing as to why your starting at 50% and can't drop below it. Mar 15, 2016 at 20:31
  • Isn't that exactly what the scenario you've described is?
    – Midas
    Mar 15, 2016 at 22:12

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