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A way for users to put information into a computer system.

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Creating user friendly autocomplete inputs for mobile devices

Note: Initially I posted this question for code review, but realized this is really a question about user interface. I am working on an e-commerce website, I have 2 types of autocomplete inputs: ...
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Is there a name for a text input that lets a user input multiple values?

There is a type of text input that allows the user to enter an array of items, sometimes with autocomplete, usually adding a new "item" to the list either whenever the user presses space and/...
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Phone number input with country code

I'm really struggling with a phone input field for a form similar to an emergency contact form. International numbers are unlikely but possible inputs. Due to timelines and system limitations, we can'...
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Success feedback for debounce updates

When creating a form that updates automatically after a short debounce time (thus without a save button), is it best to provide a visual feedback if the update was saved successfully and in case of an ...
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UX Pattern to make it easier for the user to fill many different select boxes

We have a web form and the user is required to fill in atleast 5 (maybe more) select boxes. Our current UI layout (see below image) looks like alot of work to the user. Are there different UX Patterns ...
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What percent of internet users use mouse back/forward versus the browser back/forward buttons?

I personally almost never use the browser buttons and I imagine it's the same for most tech savvy users but I want to know what the usage patterns are like for the rest of the population. From my own ...
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Variable length list input

I'm writing a wasm statistical calculator, so I need to allow an arbitrarily long number input on my website's front end. My current design looks like this: A number is entered where the line is. ...
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How do I let users know the field can be edited without putting it in text?

I am designing something like a wallet where users can withdraw from it. I'd like to give users the option to withdraw any amount, however, I do not know how to let my users know in a really obvious ...
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How to state valid characters are alphanumeric and 'all keyboard symbols'?

*Note: I'm using an inline validating message, where if a user enters a char that is not allowed a message is displayed (i.e. "Please only use...") I've seen this post about stating valid ...
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Checkbox alternative?

I have a problem to design a form. I know that : Radio buttons are used when there is a list of two or more options that are mutually exclusive and the user must select exactly one choice. In other ...
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Android: built-in text input tools shortcomings, poor UX

I am wondering about some shortcomings in text input tools on Android. IIUC, it is a system on-screen keyboard that pops-up in all (or most?) applications so I believe it can be considered an OS-level ...
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Convey the ability to use an input many times

My site is a legal consultation platform. I am offering an option for visitors to clap answers they like, and they can clap up to 10 times. Example of the page here: How can I convey to the users ...
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Delete input with value in (confirmation?)

I just got across this thread: Allowing the user to add input fields As I am in similar situation I would like to ask from UX perspective, what happens when the user clicks 4 times to add field and ...
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How do I best show the format that's allowed for an input?

I can restrict the input on the front-end to certain values or make it match a regex pattern, but the user might be confused about why they can't input certain values unless it's communicated to them ...
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What is the best way to change proportions?

I would like to find the best widget(s) to change proportions. Let's say I have 2 to 12 parts that sum up to 100%. I would like to create a widget where the user could those parts as they want. For ...
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Form validation when the field is optional

I am working on a form where the phone number is optional. What is the best practice regarding a validation mechanism that checks if it's a correct phone number (over 10 digits): No form of ...
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How would you input sequential data?

Let's say I want a user to enter a sequence, such as boxing combos (e.g., jab-cross-hook) or even skateboarding tricks, along with individual moves/tricks, how would you go about designing the UX for ...
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Best input method for 5 or 9 digit ZIP codes

I am designing a form where the client wants to required a 5 digit zip code, with 9 digits being optional. I can think of a couple ways to deal with this. 1) Just plain old regex accepting 5 digit ...
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Do users actually use the arrows in <input type="number">?

Does the average user actually use these really tiny arrows?
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Is using button styles for a text input bad practice?

I was recently presented with an interface that was using Bootstrap button classes for styling a text input, like so: https://jsfiddle.net/k7g2Lv43/ I personally really don't like it, and I feel like ...
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Providing alternate way to input information

I am designing a complex application about animals which requires a lot of user input. I'm wondering how best to approach a particular scenario where a user can input a name however sometimes (and ...
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Save search in modal popup

I have a modal popup for save search. to save it I am using popover with name of search and a dropdown under which category I want to save it. https://element.eleme.io/#/en-US/component/popover It ...
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Mandatory Combined InputField

I've got a combined input field "Geo Hierarchy". This field itself isn't mandatory. It contains 4 inputs: "Region", "SubRegion", "Area", "SubArea". Then the user starts filling this input only the ...
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Telephone input (+ country code)

I am asked to improve the sign-up process of a double authentication system. At one step there, we ask users to input their telephone number. Right now users have to click on the flag and choose ...
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Is limiting About Section text input more beneficial or annoying?

Background: According to the study below (Found on NN), users read less than 1/4th of all text on a given webpage. So, theoretically, organizations would benefit from having much shorter about ...
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What's the best way to indicate a field is required when finalizing but not when saving?

I'm currently stuck in a bit of a UX conundrum. I need to be a bit vague about the specifics, but I hope it is clear enough. Background info: In our system we have certain items that need to be ...
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Is there any research about input mask corrections?

I've found some researches about input masks in general but they all say just how to let user type text correctly. But I find it very frustrating when I need to correct an input (press backspace) and ...
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How should I allow a user to input a number where not all numbers are valid?

I have an application where users need to configure certain machine settings. One of these settings is an integer percentage value, from 1-100. Unfortunately, for historical reasons, we're not ...
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Adding Users to a list

I'm trying to create a smooth way of adding users into a list on a page. The user has to add email and full name for a user. And at least 1 user should be added before being allowed to proceed. Step ...
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Input mask on email field a good idea?

A colleague of mine is arguing that we should use an input mask for email fields. Personally I don't think it is necessary. For phone numbers I can understand since a phone number can be written in ...
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Right align form labels position [closed]

Hi All, I would like to get inputs on form label aligment. I am keeping the input field width to 40PX and and Detail input field to 75PX. I wanted to understand should I keep right aligned labels ...
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What are alternate UI/UX for Knobs?

I'm working on UI/UX which has mainly On knobs. I'm thinking to keep alternative for knobs. What are suitable alternative for knobs (Other than sliders). For example The figure below shows Two knobs ...
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validating input widgets

[This may be a well-worn old question -- apologies if so, but I have no idea how to search for it.] First, the background. (This is not the question yet.) Suppose I've got a GUI with an input ...
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Should a preview be added to an address form?

Task The user wants to correct an address. The wrong address is displayed on the left and the user can enter or correct the address on the right in the address form. Edit: Context The addresses ...
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Placeholders in Form Fields are Harmful

I usually take NNGroup information as sacred but I watched this video where they say that an input should not contain a placeholder on the inside box and while the explanation itself is correct they ...
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Timesheet Entries UX

How to distinguish new time entries I have a timesheet that looks like this: Which works well. the customers can see all their time entries on one screen and works well reading the times across the ...
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Help text for 4 digit year

I am designing an input field for a year, that needs to be 4 digits. YYYY as help text does not seem very clear when it is not combined with MM/DD. What is best practice here?
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Address box in a form [closed]

My users will need to fill the address line and be very precise since the address represents their client's location (including apartment number, floor, etc.). However, I would like to use only 1 ...
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Text input with links without using markdown-like conventions?

How to make a usable and understandable solution to provide (non-webmaster) user with the way to input text with one or more hyperlinks in it? Markdown-like solutions, which require the user to follow ...
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Responsive table with many text inputs

I have a table designed like this: I need to make it responsive so it looks good on mobile devices. Some requirements for the table: There should be tips/hints for each text field. "Tips" -...
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How to take rules as inputs from user?

I am creating an automation tool which helps users in automating various tasks such as sending top-performing products, outlets, etc. I am stuck in the planning phase as what kind of user interface I ...
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Option to select a range and fixed values

Im currently designing the UI for a event tool. When the user is creating an event he has the option to select the amount of people needed for this event. He should be able to define a range (e.g. "...
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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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What is a user-friendly approach to exiting a preview screen?

I have a mobile Android application that allows users to specify through a form the layout of elements displayed to the screen. The user can also preview the customized layout in full-screen. However, ...
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Input data in data tables

I have to design a data table which is going to be 288 rows and 15 in size. I want to make it easy for users to input data efficiently. The data covers an entire day, in 5 minutes intervals, i.e. (...
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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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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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What layout to choose for input fields with units?

I'm currently in the wireframing stage of a project with a medical background. Nurses, Doctors and so on use the interface to enter captured patient data, mostly measured values in different units. My ...
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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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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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