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

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Using a Google Spreadsheet to feed input to a web application

I am building a mathematical web application, that gets as input a large matrix of numbers, and does some mathematical calculations on it. The common ways to feed input into such an application are: ...
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Should there be any input restrictions on first/last name such as numbers?

I'm building a sign up form and I noticed that a lot of companies allow me to put in a number when I enter my first name, such as "alks82734" being a valid first or last name. How should I ...
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Hyphens vs. parentheses in form field labels

Link Color Link Color - Hover Header Items - Left Header Items - Right vs. Link Color Link Color (Hover) Header Items (Left) Header Items (Right) vs. Link Color Link Hover Color Header Left Items ...
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Is it an anti pattern to have two UI input element for the same value?

Does having two different UI elements for the same input value considered an anti pattern? Both inputs represent the same thing, changing the value of one will update the other. For example, I wanted ...
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Tap takes you to next screen VS Tap enables "Continue" button

I'm designing a flow that contains screens where the user has to select an option among the available ones. For now we will not allow to select more than one, but maybe in the future it will be ...
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What could be the best practice for a long list of options in a mobile based wizard with the possibility to select nothing?

I am trying to redesign a wizard step in a mobile application setup. The user should input the year and months of experience and there should be an option to select something like "I don't have ...
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Value can only be assigned to one item per category in a table (Radio button-like use case without using Radio buttons)

I have a table with a list of items & various columns. One of the columns is Type, of which the possible values are A, B, C etc... The user is able to assign a binary value Is X?=YES or NO via a ...
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Input field for huge number of strings

I am looking for references for a UI component that can allow selecting multiple values out of a huge set of optional values (even millions) each value is a string. The list of optional values will ...
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Hide already selected options in the dropdown

In the case of a multi-select field, I would like to know the best practice: Hide the choices that have already been selected (the list gets smaller as you go along) Leave the choices already ...
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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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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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