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How to make optional fields more subtle to reduce its usage?

How to make optional fields like email a bit more subtle? The intent is to have minimum prominence for the email field and reduce its usage. The reason why we can't remove it is that lead capture ...
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Form with C union-like structure

I need to create a form which resembles union. Basically I want to create a form, part of which depends on one particular field. For each value of that field there are other fields that become needed ...
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How to deal with optional form step & call-to-actions?

Situation is as follows: A user responds to another users request with some details of his offer. Some of these details are required (step 1) and some are optional, but help the requester even better ...
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How to deal with a “preferred user setting” and automatic fallback

Context I'm adding a new option in a configuration screen. It's basically a simple radio-button / combobox / checkbox that either uses the default Setting A or the new Setting B. Setting A is the ...
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Is there a more direct/efficient way for a skip button?

I am currently working on a information request flow. The information needed is subdivided into 2 parts: the contact information (required) and some more details which are not necessary but add value ...
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How can I encourage users to check a non-required option?

I'm creating a contact form. By EU law, I have a checkbox that the user must check to allow me to record his data (name and e-mail address) in order to send him further communication in the future. As ...
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Accessibility and required form fields

As the years have gone by, I've noticed that the usage of the "*" for required on form fields has steadily vanished. Are there rules in accessibility that require "require fields" to have an ...
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Asterisk * is used for required. Is there any symbol used for optional?

It is common the use of asterisk (*) to indicate required elements. I understand the use of explicit text is better than relying on symbols. So writing "required" or "optional" is more understandable ...
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Which is better to show “Label (optional)” vs “Label (not required)”?

I prefer to write optional aligned with Form Label. Does writing "not required"? sounds more clear to user
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How do I test optional form fields for removal?

I'm currently running a test on optional form input fields. I want to determine if these fields are used, or if some or all of them should be removed. What would be the optimal number, or percentage ...
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How to design for preferences when optional and mandatory options are both available?

I saw an unexpected sign up process with the Ghostbrowser beta invite when creating an account, and I wondered what the conventional strategy is when you have to mix mandatory and optional choices on ...