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The act of transcribing some form of information into another medium, usually through input into a computer program

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Best way to reorganize large forms with niche user group?

I've hit a challenge with designing a web application that has a long form with many text field inputs (30+). Solutions go against best practices. Users are very technical and are engineers who need ...
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How to add a new contact inside a form using a contact dropdown?

I have a form using a contact dropdown and I would like to add a contact if the contact isn't present in the list. I need at least 2 fields for a contact (firstname and lastname). For example : I've ...
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Hiding the delete button behind 1, possibly 2 clicks

I have to anonymize this substantially, so forgive the abstraction, but here is the debate. There is an interface in which you can create an object. This object has several attributes, as well as sub-...
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Adding data to table on same page

so here is interesting question I have a data table, where person adds data at the end of the table, current design is following, input table is same width as data column Unfortunately it is not ...
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Using fullscreen to view elements without slowing navigation

First question on this stack exchange. I'm designing a web portal for managing computers in a company. Note: This is only made to be used on desktop at the moment. I am having a hard time finding a ...
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interview users best practices

I'm aware that I can't mention specific software brands or platforms, or even discuss software bugs, so I'm going to try to frame my question from a methodological perspective. I used a well-known ...
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What are some best practices on building large forms for data entry?

I am currently building a web application which has large forms (10 - 30 input fields). I am using DevExtreme's DxForm to do this. The users using this form will be on desktop computers 100% of the ...
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What's the best input/edit method to handle small high precision numbers?

I have an AG Grid with cells that contain very small highly precise numbers - eg 0.002957399184 I want to allow users to edit these numbers easily and accurately - basically want to avoid fiddling ...
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Complex forms that have no confirmation on exit are everywhere. Why?

I'm working on a SaaS product for 4 years and am going through a phase of re-evaluating my old decisions. One of them is the following rule: When the user is leaving a complex form, and at least one ...
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How do you show multiple error messages specific per row of an XML import?

Currently, I'm working on an import function to migrate users from one system to our system. I've checked the post input, and there is a possibility that there can be 39 error messages per person. In ...
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Prevent users from changing entity data fundamentally

Entities in a database represent things from the real world (for example products in an e-commerce system). A user should be able to add a new entity edit the entity to correct a mistake in the DB ...
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Adding new linked items in database

I am pretty new to creating UXes in general and I'm working on a database management tool. Among other things there are tables for Members and Institutions. Institutions have multiple members, members ...
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How do you do batch editing / creation?

How do you do batch editing / creation? (Desktop web) Batch editing is when you have multiple records to be edited at the same time but each has different values, even for the same field. For example ...
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Should action buttons within an entry page be identical or different?

I am designing an entry screen and there's a few action buttons at the bottom of the page. Should they be identical for consistency or different since they trigger different actions? Behaviour: This ...
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"Did you mean" search results

Problem: This UI allows the user to add names of people (with matching User IDs). The problem is that, there has been many instances where users accidentally add people that already exist, resulting ...
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Data entry template tricks user into thinking they are done entering all data

Background: Entity I'm working for uses a large number of data entry forms, somewhere along 800-900 range--partially due to regulation and partially self-inflected due to current process. The usage ...
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How to update address of multiple records

I am working on a token generating web application where resellers can buy tokens and sell them to customers. The business goal is: one order can have single or multiple tokens multiple tokens can ...
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Tab navigation: Conventional or optimised for common use case?

Our users work multiple hours a week entering address data in a form. All users are considered advanced users. There are two most common use cases a. Always the same and not all address fields are ...
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What is the best way to indicate to a user a required set of inputs associated to an optional question prompt?

I have a feeling this will be duplicated (sorry), however, I've not been able to find a topic specific to this. The scenario we are challenged with is trying to make it clear to a user that ...
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Okay to enter data directly into small table or better to go to new screen? [duplicate]

My organisation is working with developers to make a new health information system (For mainly desktop users). At moment of delivering the DFS, they are asking for more $$$$ as they say the complexity ...
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Field mapping ui for serialized data

I need to provide an interface for users to define field mapping for some associated uploaded data. This mapping will be used as a template to bulk import data. An example of the mapping is: [Field ...
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Is a vertical or horizontal form progression mental model the best?

Designing a customer facing offer claim web-form, and have arrived at two major directions for the design. In one the user progresses left to right with the form summary / progress bar displayed ...
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Need help with automated data visualization [closed]

I am designing an automated data visualization algorithm. A user uploads a collection of 100 points as x-y pairs. I want to create an algorithm to show the user a scatter plot that just plots the ...
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To show "treat entered string text" to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
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When to merge data in a form?

I’m wondering how to make UX better in such a case There is CRM, as a user of this CRM, I can create a customer with fields phone, email, name, address. Sometimes it’s possible when a customer with ...
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Correct sequence of steps for a multi-step workflow

I'm working on a project where a logged-in user(nurse) has to complete a multistep workflow in order to enroll patients into their doctor's records system. The workflow needs to capture: Patient Name/...
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Getting large amounts of information from users

Say I have an app that requires a lot of information or insights about our users to function, what is considered the best way of going about this? Thinking about forms, they would be too large and ...
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Handling gender in statistical test data

Context: imagine we're collecting data for a statistical analysis where biological sex is a factor (for example to determine optimal drugs dosage.) Problem: when operator (the one who will insert ...
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Should user entered data on conditional fields be cleared out when a new option is selected?

Let's say you have a radio set and depending on your selection, you will conditionally be presented with a text field to enter data. You enter data for one selection and then pick a new option, but ...
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How to convey interaction between two cells

I am working on a project that includes designing some behaviour for a web data grid. I run into a question described in the title. Below is a screenshot. The editable input cell is the one with ...
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Bulk data entry using two different forms, and what to call them?

I'm designing a database system for certifying training test results. There are a variety of ways data could be entered, which I've narrowed down to 2 different forms for ease of use. In most cases ...
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How do I display a large amount of user-entered data back to them in real time?

I'm working on a web application that handles in-house registration. While completing the request, a user is allowed to enter an email into a text field that, when saved, will allow that user with ...
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Design principles: Lean data vs. bloated data

I've been tasked with designing tables to store civil infrastructure asset data. Users have asked for a multitude of fields in the tables. For instance, they've asked for 50+ fields in a roads table. ...
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Interface to pair up dozens of users with resources

We have a web application which connects users with certain resources. The way it works currently is that we have a csv file like this: resource_id_x, user_id_1 resource_id_y, user_id_2 ...
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How do I use a do a data-entry dialog within a complex dialog

I have a question regarding UX design for an enterprise / content management system, about the best way to display nested functions without losing sight of the earlier levels. The context is this: ...
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Collecting initial data in one big view or in few steps?

On the user first login, I have to collect some data from the user to enable app to do it's stuff. I would like not to frighten user and discourage him/her from using the app.. Should I put data ...
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Best format and maximum length for manually typed authentication code

I need to send one-time codes with a relatively short expiration time (say 15 minutes). Potentially there may be hundreds of codes active at the same time. What are suggested formats for this? Any ...
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Is it good practice to have a disabled checkbox which is always selected, to give information during application entry?

I'm involved in a software development project for which an application entry page is required. I received a model for implementation of that page which includes checkboxes which are always disabled ...
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How could I deferential to a user that some region of a web page is for data entry and another for informative purposes?

I have a web page that has to distinct regions on it. There is the top region that is for a user to enter data (and re-enter data periododically) and a separate region of the page that shows all data ...
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What is the most user friendly way to ask a user to enter European banking data?

Both the BIC (Bank Identifier Code) and the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) are long numbers and thus easily mistyped. For shopping websites it's on the other hand important that it's easy ...
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Adjusting summary totals when inputing data

Our application currently shows the budget of a group of line items at the bottom of the page. When you make an edit to a line item, the budget changes. When you make the change the old budget remains ...
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Is the ability to finish a wizard early a good idea?

I am using a wizard dialog with 4-5 steps to let users input data of a business object. The data on the different steps of the wizard is not interdependent and the order of the steps feel natural when ...
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Efficient multi-field search pattern for finding matching records

We need to build a tool that allows data entry from people to find transactions from an external data source and match them to our transactions. The transactions don't always align by a particular ...
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Hardware best practices for data entry while doing field work

I have a client who sends medical professionals out into the field to perform checkups and other simple procedures in low income areas for free. They are currently doing their work in an entirely ...
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Should you autosave when app is minimized?

I'm developing an Android app that allows users to fill out different types of forms (input types = text, numbers, and sliders for certain numbers). The save button is in the top-right corner, in the ...
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Good UX patterns for data entry on a tablet

Users of my product are farmers and farmhands, and will be entering lots of different types of data about their cows via tablets (likely in portrait mode) whilst out in the field. How can I optimise ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Which method to create a data map?

What kind of workshop or method do you use when you need to collect all the information the user needs in its app ? I am working on a predictive tool for a big industrial client. Basically, he needs ...
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Proven UX practices for fast data input and further association

I am investigating the ways of solving the following UX task: There is a user (sales person). They have a tablet. They want just a multiline edit field where they can enter any text about their ...
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Sanitizing input of names

I'm working on the onboarding of my web app and I'm wondering how to sanitize user input for data fields such as the name or the business name. Initially I limited input to only letters and numbers ...
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