Questions tagged [forms]

Forms are generally used to retrieve different types of qualitative and quantitative data from user input through controls such as text fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, sliders, buttons, or any type of custom control used to collect data input. Form- and field-level validation, error and status messaging, and issues around contextual help within forms may also fall into this category

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Are required indicators necessary for radio buttons?

Simple question, is an required field indicator (ex. *) necessary when presenting a set of a radio buttons in a form? Caveat, one radio button will be already pre-selected. Technically the field ...
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Search box layout problem

I have two similar kind of searches: Clients: can be searched by code, name, state (active or inactive) and zone. Companies: can be searched by code, name and zone. Client zone and companies zone ...
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How to handle the data that are entered in the filed that are triggered by toggle

Here is a hypothetical test case Test Case User is asked if they want to provide an address Answer options: Yes or NO User answer yes and fields to provide an address appears User entres the ...
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Should I use wizards steps if the user won't finish all the steps at the same day?

I'm currently designing a system and there is this specific functionality that the user has to complete a series of steps, but the last step won't be completed at the same day (it has a specific day ...
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Disabling a modal dialog while waiting for the server

We're making a react web-app for business users We use a modal dialog for editing data. When the user clicks "save", the data get sent to the server. Usually, the server answers pretty fast (< 200 ...
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How to organise a multi-select list that allows for selection of both users and groups, where users can have multiple groups?

So at present, the system I'm developing has a multi-select list that categorises users by their group. For example, the select list options looked like this: Administrators John Smith Jane Smith ...
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What's the best way to show a user that a field is tappable?

I have an Android application that displays information row by row. Like below Field                   &...
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What's a better way to design this form?

This is by Doodle, a neat little service for coordination of meetings (no affiliation etc.). Once an invitation is sent out to participants, they get this form. What, um, ticks me about it is the ...
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How to clarify a field contains a smart default/suggestion that's still editable?

I'm designing a flow for businesses to add new credit card users. Since we want to make the flow as short as possible, we came up with the idea to show smart defaults for the embossing name (the name ...
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Pick one date/time over multiple days

I have a website that lets the user select a specific time on a specific day, like "2PM on Wednesday July 2, 2019". I've tried a number of options, but they all seem clumsy. A multi-row single-item &...
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Is a double modal pop up a concern?

What I mean is that say you select something on a webpage. It serves you a modal pop-up form to complete. On this form is a date-picker which would serve another full screen (on mobile) modal pop up. ...
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Interface for preventing certain items to be combinational with each other

Suppose that I have three lists with items [A1, ..., A10], [B1, ..., B10] and [C1, ..., C10] and I apply the cartesian product on those lists. Then I will get [[A1, B1, C1], [A2, B1, C1], ...] Now I ...
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What is the best location on a form for an information icon?

I am trying to create a form for my web app, which requires information elements to be added. In general I would refer to the documentation of the framework that I would be using (which in my case ...
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Site / tool to contact multiple study participants with their IDs after pseudonymization

For this multiple-weeks research study with an early access app, a pseudonymization process is used to disconnect the participant's emails from their data with a random ID. I need to contact those ...
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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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Should disabled buttons give feedback when clicked?

I was wondering if you could help me with a UX issue I am facing with “disabled buttons in Mobile” We have a few different input fields as part of a mobile onboarding process. These forms have quite ...
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Essential information for multiple forms

Let's use configuring a router as an example. To have the basic setup, the user needs to fill some info from multiple sections/ forms. What option provides the best UX, to display an additional form ...
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Static button placement vs dynamic placement?

I have a form flow I'm working on where there is one question per step. Is it better to have the "next" button always positioned in the same spot at the bottom of the mobile screen, or to move it ...
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When should the error state on an input field disappear?

I've seen two types of behaviour circulating; one where the error state disappears as soon as you start typing a new input (so when the input field is in focus), and one where it stays until the input ...
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Avoid toggle switch on any page with save button?

I'm currently working on a tool which more or less requires a submit/save button on every page. This is due to avoid any immediate effect on the end user who consumes the content. Sometimes, it feels ...
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How to inform user that value of form field was removed?

We have some background processing on form and in the result, some of the form fields can become null. So how should information message about this action look like? The best option we have "The value ...
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Asking if phone number uses TTY Device?

Is it necessary on a contact form to ask if a user's phone number is using a TTY device? I've tried doing some internet searching but am unable to find anything.
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Should a submit button be disabled by default for an inline form with only one input field? [closed]

For example: YouTube disables the comment button by default, and only enables it once text has been entered: Before: After: The general consensus on ux.stackexchange.com is to not disable submit ...
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Should I hide continue button until tasks are completed?

In a multi-step wizard, some of the steps present the user with a list of tasks that must be completed before continuing to the next step. Each task in the list opens a popup where the user completes ...
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What is the best layout for a survey screen in a website?

I'm designing an onboarding survey for a sale education portal where the learner after signing up takes up a small survey based on which a program is recommended to the learner. This survey is ...
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Can we open keynum or keyboard on the bottom sheet or pop up for mobile application?

I am working on a mobile application. It is like ordering app for grocery but in wholesale and not in retailer. So user can order 100kg to 1,00,000kg for selling purpose. Order range is huge and ...
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What usability issues occur with an application form only showing one question at a time?

My client is thinking about having an application form, with approximately 25 questions. The type of questions will be personal information such as name, date of birth, address, as well as financial ...
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How to deal with an excess of white-space in a CRM UI?

I'm designing a CRM-style interface for nurses to help them manage their workflow, and I'm running into a UI issue where, in most use cases, there's kind of an awkward excess of white-space in the "...
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Should the form used for “editing” a record always echo the fields which were in the form used for “adding” the same record?

I am designing a form for editing some employee records of an attendance marking system. In the system, when a manager is adding an employee, he has to assign the employee to a workgroup. Later when ...
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Value input for several dependent ranges

My system measures events for event sets. The activity level for each event set is based on the amount of events in that set. The numbers in the image below illustrate the amount of events needed for ...
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Are there any suggested username conventions?

I am currently designing a form for a registration to a portal which contains very personal information. I am exploring the idea of having a suggested username(s) to be presented to the user to choose ...
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Should I use a guided questionnaire or forms for new member sign-up process?

I've been tasked with designing a membership join process for a nonprofit. Is there a best practice/process for developing a sign-up process that has multiple steps and also needs to validate the ...
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How can I allow the user to select an amount of product by either volume or quantity?

I am working on a mobile application. It is like ordering app for grocery but in wholesale and not in retailer. So the order is not in 1 quantity, It is in 10000 kgs. Scenario - I am logged in as a ...
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Setting a time interval for an automatic message

I have a form where a user needs to set how often and at what time a certain report is send from the system. The report is created and sent automatically. In the current system the form looks like ...
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What can be the best UX for too many forms

The web platform belongs to hotel industry and this page has too many form while adding guests at a time. Adding one by one form steps is also adding too many clicks so can anyone suggest the best UX ...
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Modern approach to radio buttons

I am working on updating the UI/UX of a 20-year-old application and I seem to be stuck at this particular use case. On clicking on the New button, the system asks the user to choose one of two ...
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Why there is no “Forgot Email”?

I noticed, if you forget your password, you need to click "Forgot Password". But if no other way while that multiple email address inputs still doesn't work. They don't provide us an access to Account ...
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2 selection buttons 1 preferred but with different input types

I have 2 login forms in the same page: login with username&password, login with emailaddress&password. I separated forms with tabs but 1 of the login forms is always selected as default ...
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Modal page and button click [closed]

I have a modal page with login button. Clicking on the button verifies the username or password. And if incorrect, error messages will be shown while still being inside the modal. But I can not find a ...
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Name for a control with a dropdown, text boxes, and a list

I'm creating a control with a dropdown, text boxes, and a list; it's going to look somewhat like this: The text boxes are fixed (no matter what is selected, it would always be the same text boxes). ...
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Designing a mandatory input field with options

Are there any guidelines on how to present a mandatory input field which can either take in user input or be generated for the user? (Example - A mandatory promo code field which can both take in ...
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How to use input fields that automatically get a value while filling in the form?

Imagine we have an inventory management system. It contains a form where the user can fill in a placed order. The order has some properties like: Date Supplier User who ordered it Total price VAT (...
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Building multiple embedded lists

Hope you can help. My team is developing an internal form building tool that simplifies the creation of complex HTML forms by providing pre-made sections and standard form fields that can be combined ...
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Too large space for input fields

I'm struggling with a form (in Bootstrap 4) which takes the whole (fixed) container width, there is nothing else displayed on the screen. It looks okay-ish on smaller screens, but on large ones it's ...
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What should happen when the user edits the expiration date for a credit card?

The UX for entering the month and year of a credit card expiration date can be tricky. I tried a few services (Netflix, Lyft, Uber) and found they were all buggy. Amazon avoids this by using drop-down ...
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Is having a “Contact us” form in the footer of every page on a website considered good ux?

Inside a footer which appears to be constant everywhere on the website, is it best practice to give this option on every single page or should it be ignored on some?
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Why do some sites block paste on forms?

I've noticed (as I'm sure we all have) several sites which block copy and paste. Many questions and answers on ux.SE seem to focus on a client wanting to protect their content, but I'm specifically ...
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User friendly error message for invisible reCAPTCHA

Lately we've been using invisible reCAPTCHA, and more recently reCAPTCHA v3. Both are hidden and don't require the user to enter a code or tick a box to confirm they are human. So when there is an ...
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Users cannot find the way to key in information during registration

Many users cannot find the way to key in information during registration. With a tracking script, we can see that users just click other places of page rather than the labels or fields of the form to ...
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Studies on Password Double Entry per registration

Are there any recent usability / UX and conversion studies how double entry of passwords while registration a user account in ecommerce shops slows down conversion rate? We try to ged rid of entering ...