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What is the clearest way to display “less than”?

I'm currently working a sliding filter in a UI that presents a "distance to" option. Which of the following would best in my situation? < 2.1 miles under 2.1 miles 2.1 miles or less Example:
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What should an error state for a number value be?

Let's say that there are different numbers presented to the user - money values ($1.50), percentage values (+25.53%), development values (+$3.50), etc. In case there is an error in retrieving one of ...
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UI design: Selecting pre-filled max value or a part of it

I have pre-filled available displayed in tables data such as: 1 [80.00] [Input design here: Select whole row (default) or part of part of 80.90] 2 [4.65] [Input design here: Select whole ...
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How to visualize “deviation”?

Problem I want to visualize a value that indicates the amount of deviation a certain resource's value is from its default value. In this specific case, a higher deviation is bad and a low one is good....
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How to abbreviate long numbers?

I am designing an interface which has some edge cases where a users balance could be incredibly large, such as 11 digits. As these are edge cases I don't want to change the UI to account for them. I ...
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Is there a good way to display (big) numbers in different bases?

Big numbers in base 10 are displayed with a dot every 3 digits*, like: 1.000.000.000.000.000 Base 2 numbers are different, probably is better to have no divisions: 0000001010001011111101 But what ...
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Feedback that maximum value is reached with keypad

I have a numerical edit page on a small touchscreen. There's a display field that displays the current value, a keypad, and increase and decrease buttons. Right now, if the user is using the keypad ...
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Better user experience when asked to input frequency of periodic event

So I am working on a form and one of the inputs have proved in user-testing to be somewhat problematic: We want to save the frequency of a periodic event, the event is how often a report is to be ...
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Icons vs numbers progress tracker

My mobile application includes a 4 step process to create and publish a project with each step start, the progress tracker increments(highlights next step) as shown in the image below currently am ...
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If showing an up/down arrow next to a number, should the number still include a sign?

I have this display: This is a kind of status update. The main number is shown large and in black, and underneath is an indication of whether or not this is more or less than yesterday. So this ...
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Will users understand this horizontal spin wheel below a number input field?

I have implemented a horizontal spin wheel as an additional method to input a number: You can slide or scroll the measurement left or right and this will change the number in the input field directly ...
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Tips on number formatting for better readability

I'm designing a dashboard. One of the components of the dashboard is a Tile Panel that should display values in different units. The problem is those numbers can be really huge and to make it more ...
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Table cells numbers

I'm designing a platform for the stock market where I have multiple tables and all the cells have numbers. I don´t have enough space because I have a lot of cells and the maximum number that can ...
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“1 other” or “one other”?

It's used multiple times in the UI, in different lists, like: users in the dialogue, users in your project. Example: Tom, Bob, Linda, and 1 other. Tom, Bob, Linda, and one other. For all the other ...
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What the best way to design an increase/decrease field? [duplicate]

I'm working on a simple settings panel for an ecommerce site for adjusting a product's inventory quantity in a trackable manner. My team is in disagreement in regards to the most efficient way to ...
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Why does LinkedIn switch to an unspecific number after 500+ connections?

LinkedIn displays the number of connections a user has very prominently on their profile, in the top card on the page. However, once a user has over 500 connections, it switches from a specific ...
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Should Spin box component display 'increment by amount' if greater than 1?

I need to create a touch component that acts like a spin box (or stepper) except it increments the value in the box more than one at a time, specifically 50 at a time. The range of values in the box ...
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Table of Content (TOC) with numbers

The Table of Content at Wikipedia use numbers for an ordered list. But the headline doens't start with this number. Why? It look wrongs for me, maybe because I'm used to the same result as in ...
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Are numeric “steppers” or “spinners” on text fields simply bad UX?

Call them "steppers" or "spinners" or "spin boxes," but we've all seen and used these things: Now, in a touchscreen environment this type of control might be useful, if the touch targets are large ...
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What are use cases for displaying fractions?

Someone was saying that fractions are still used in business (somewhere in the world) but I don't know for what. Does anyone actually display numeric values with fractions in a business context? For ...
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DD/MM/YY or DD/MM/YYYY?

There have been discussions about the order of DD, MM, YYYY, but never really any discussion about why designers choose to use YYYY over YY (for instance, 01/01/2017 rather than 01/01/17). Any idea ...
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UI for Inputting Numbers Efficiently

I am developing a web app that requires a lot of numeric adjustments to be done very quickly by a user. Here is an example: Possible Solution The only reasonable suggestion I could come up with is ...
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How should horizontal dashboard numbers react on a responsive page?

I have a set of dashboard values on a sticky horizontal panel on the top of the UI. These numbers are sales values so they are pretty important to the user. The layout looks something like this: But,...
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“Server unreachable” equivalent for Number fields

Context : Mobile application that syncs to a server to get some numbers. What is the equivalent of an error message saying that the the server didn't respond (no internet), applying to a number field ...
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Best way to display large stats lists in games

I'm trying to find the best way to display a large stats list in a game. My goal is to optimize their visualization. Players should be able to find quickly the stat they arer looking for and its ...
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Picking an optional maximum (Android)

I'm looking for a way for a user to set a maximum (optional) number for creating an object via a form. I was thinking of using a NumberPicker, but this requires that I set a top end right? I was ...
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How can I summarize the contents of a mathematical matrix in a single text field?

Here's a question that pertains to UI design, but for an application geared at a more technical audience. In my application, users can assign an object properties of several types. These types ...
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What is the effect of rounding counts of artefacts, like books or courses available?

I have been researching to find the right way to display the total number of artefacts, in this case, books available for sale in a website. Another example is the number of courses available in a ...
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How do I represent the minimum contribution percentage while allowing users to change the figures on the page and still default to the 50% OnPageLoad

Action: moving the slider adjusts the pricing on the page for an insurance package. Scenario: A user select a insurance benefit package for their employees. The minimum they can contribute is 50% of ...
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How to make a big random value more readable for humans?

I have a strong random value that looks something like 4?1V*8G?ۑL?? (it is actually even worse as some of the characters were changed to ? when pasting it here). I can convert it to a hexidecimal ...
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Dealing with dozen digit number inputs

I am building a game that involves money. Users have money. Interactions can be as large as a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) or as small as a few thousand. Basically, users set the price of land they ...
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I18n without translation

Having a locale-aware application starting up for a locale without translation, which behavior is best from the user experience point: Fall back to a supported locale (and give the user the option to ...
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What amount length to expect over all currencies?

I've looked around the questions and formatting prices with different currencies seems to be a recurring problem. I encountered a variation of this issue. I have figured a format to display the price ...
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How to allow user to choose a value multiplier

I've recently published an Android app that is intended for use as a board game currency (think Monopoly etc.). Because it is intended for multiple types of game, and because even within Monopoly the ...
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Why doesn't Excel start with row zero? [closed]

Excel's row numbering starts with 1. However, most spreadsheets I've seen start with a title row. So, if I want to know how many items are in a column I look at the row number and subtract 1. My guess ...
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Web based content outline - mixing roman and natural numerals

Content folks submitted a document for publishing containing outline sections having mixed roman and natural numbers. II Favorite Ice Cream Flavor 1. frozen yogurts 1.1 vanilla 1.2 chocolate 2 ...
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Should I display a “plus” in front of a production number?

I have a grid displaying stocks and production of resources (related to my previous question). Should I display a plus symbol (+) in front of the production number when it's positive? Or do you think ...
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Should number input fields also include dividers { . - }?

When we sign in to our online bank we often use our social security number which from the government has a dash in it. As in YYMMDD-XXXX (for Swedish). And when we want to transfer money from our ...
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Why aren't HTML5 typed number inputs right aligned, and should they be?

As you may know, with HTML5 when an input has type="number" the field is "customized". Two little arrows are added to the field (w3school example) but the numbers are still left aligned. I saw that ...
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When is it appropriate to use a NumberPicker view in a touchscreen device app

In what kind of scenario should I actually use a NumberPicker in my mobile phone app user interface? By NumberPicker I mean a view on which the user can swipe to change the number, and the numbers ...
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Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together

I'm at the start of a project which is all about visualising and comparing the balance sheet of large organisations, primarily defined by these four numbers: assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses. ...
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Ways to Show Relative Rank?

I am comparing 3 columns of data with multiple rows. For each row I want to show the highest, lowest and middle number. The middle number is not the mean. I've considered "1st, 2nd, 3rd" but I don't ...
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Rules of writing out numbers vs. What the User prefers to read

A simple and generic question that I can not find a straight answer for. The rule that I am debating is based on that I should write 2 if it is a measured value. In this situation the 2 is a rounded ...
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Ideal breaks for long numbers?

Is there any rules-of-thumb or actual research on how to make long numbers more legible? We are dealing with 14 digit numbers: 12345678912345 This can be hard to read back over the phone as it's ...
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Does adding a click count next to a hyperlink enhance the user experience?

What is the main purpose behind Discourse's link click count?
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Is a decimal comma used in data entry?

Historically, I know that in most parts of the world decimals have been represented with a comma. 3.14 (US and Canada mostly) 3,14 (most other places) In software development, normally a period (3....
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How should a sum of heterogeneous currencies be presented to the user?

We write analytics software. Recently our customers have asked us to take a look at expanding our services into the e-commerce arena, and this has raised some tricky questions in an internationalized ...
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Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?

Is there any logical reason behind digit alignment on a calculator? If yes, can we apply this for visual interfaces of numbers on the web?
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How to display negative numbers which are not currency?

I'm writing an application that will be showing negative numbers of units (as in shares of stock). When showing negative numbers in currency, it's typical to display the it in parentheses, e.g. ($...
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Make user aware that he cannot enter arbitrary values into textbox?

In my current web project I have a textbox where the user can enter a bid for an auction. However, to prevent bidding of arbitrary sums, only certain values that match predetermined intervals are ...