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

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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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Should capitalization of names be normalized for printing?

There are a couple of existing questions on this, such as, When collecting first and last name from users, should the name be formatted if it will be shown to the user again? However, my situation ...
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Should checkbox label be styled like an anchor link?

I've struggled to find any sort of argument that supports either of my theories so i wanted to see what the UX community at large thinks about this. Scenario I have an online shop. When you view a ...
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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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What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?

There are new HTML5 input types being defined for commonly used numeric input types such as date, time, telephone number, etc. These terms refer to a specific input format based on the type of numeric ...
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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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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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Looking for an Android Keyboard Gallery?

I'm documenting some patterns for a mobile project, and I need a page that shows all the different keyboard layouts on mobile for Android specifically (Like number pad, phone number keyboard, etc.) I'...
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Responsive table with many text inputs

I have a table of this type: So I need to make it responsive, look good on mobile devices. Several notices about table: 1) Yeah, there definitely should be some tips for every text field, it's ...
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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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Form for inputting operating hours of a business

I am designing an interface where restaurants need to input their operating hours. I am thinking of using a slider control for timings for a single day, and then let the user choose days of the week ...
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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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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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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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How to display a register within another register?

I have the following problem: there is a register (A) that has several imputs, and within this register I need to insert a sub-register (B), because for the register (A) to be completed, the user ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Entering any two of four inter-dependent values

While designing a garden landscape, I want users to be able to define a slope of the terrain. There are four values users can enter: Run - the horizontal distance along the depth of the slope Rise - ...
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Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?

I'm working on a prototype for an innovative form interface, where different parts of the form are shown on different sides of a cube. The cube rotates, and the user can fill it out as the cube spins. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to combine sign in and sign up in the same form?

I want both forms to be extremely simple - sign in much like facebook in the header with 3 inputs side by side - email, password then "sign in" (or is "log in" better?). I also want to USE THE SAME ...
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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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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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Credit Card input format

Somewhere, in one of the Usability books I read ( probably Donald Norman ), there was a suggestion that the normal format for entering credit cards was wrong. The usual format is 16 characters in a ...
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Select numerical value with +/- buttons or manually entering?

The design I'm working on has the user assigning a value to each item, then if the value is more than 1, a second dependent attribute appears (as shown). I want the numbers to be large and not default ...
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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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When one of two inputs must be updated to satisfy a consistency criteria, which should you update (if at all)?

Let's say we have three text boxes for positive numbers (say A,B, and C) that must satisfy the condition that their product is 1. For example, A=0.5, B=10, C=0.2, would be a valid input. Once the ...
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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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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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