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What is the best pattern on selecting options to display look book prices

This is an online app for our product salespeople. This app allows our product managers to create a custom pdf look book that can be emailed or printed out for specific customer. The selection ...
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How to present six or more options in a card / modal on mobile screen (to abort an order)

I am working on an app which is used by workers to complete an order within a fixed/ closed process. Since the process is closed until the order is finished, workers need the option to abort in case ...
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Position/order for "Low", "Medium", "High" options

Is there any convention about positions/order to display options buttons/radio- buttons/checkboxes for values as: "Very low","Low", "Medium", "High", "Very ...
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Filter without an "Apply" button behavior

I have a filter that will automatically display the results without having to click on an "Apply" button. This isn't going to be an issue with our system since we're able to display results ...
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Why is Amazon using Text Fields instead of Radio Buttons for mutually exclusive options?

I have been trying to return an item on Amazon, and this window popped up asking me to fill in the bank details. Although they have used Radio Buttons in the first line for Yes/No question, Account ...
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Download a single invoice vs multiple behavior

I have a table which display all of the user's outstanding invoices. Currently, the user is allowed to select one or multiple invoices that they can either download (PDF format) or pay all at once. I ...
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What is a good resource for objective data on what to label options in an application, e.g. should they be called settings, preferences, or options?

I'm looking for objective and publicly available quantitative research on the language that users prefer or industry best practices on what to call options in an application. When is it best to use ...
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How to display an 'either or' option in a setup page?

Hye guys, we are currently designing a setup process for a web app. At this stage, user has to select a type for the system where user needs to switch on either 'Type A' or 'Type B'. It is compulsory ...
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Best way to pick a calendar week + year

I have sub-navigation underneath my main website navigationbar. I want to display a set with calendar weeks (1-52/53) and the years (2019 - 2021) where use can pick. Because 52 week options are a lot ...
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Unavailable item in multiselect after one is chosen

I have to display several options in a multiselect dropdown, and some of them are related, like: year (two digit) and year (four digit). These are related options, and after one is picked, the other ...
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Show/Hide Toggle for a Toggle

We have a toggle available in our main screen, to enable/disable an important functionality. Since, only 30% of our users use this functionality at least once per month, we are considering to (...
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What would be a descriptive name for this UI element?

I'm looking for a descriptive and relatively intuitive name for this UI element you very often find in game's settings screens. It's a list of options (labels) that you can horizontally run through ...
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Should we communicate the shipping *progress* here, or will it be redundant?

We're a small e-commerce business. A few weeks after we've shipped an order, we'll be checking in with customers to see if everything's okay. The e-mail will have three clickable options for them to ...
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How to present a lot of choices and options, where each case is important?

Can't show app interface but here is the concept. 1st image situation and a short description of the person. The Second image is Cases and options for how to help. (First, you choose case then option)....
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Display a list where only some options have sub options

I'm trying to come up with a way to display a list of options to the user, where they have to pick one option. However, some of the options have compulsory sub options which also need to be selected. ...
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Pre-define bulk upload settings or prompt the user to choose their settings each time they upload

The scenario is a user has organised a bunch of folders and files which will be stitched together to form a book online. The idea is users will be able to drag & drop / click to upload all of ...
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Best way to display list of options

There's a page that has a list of options like below 002-12345 002-16516 003-21565 008-15168 001-86841 Currently, we display it inside a box and user has to scroll up or down to select whichever ...
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Best practices about options and toggles

I'm a developer building a data visualization page and I need a bit of advice on UX design, hope someone can help me! The product is a visualization SaaS that shows our users data in a novel way. ...
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How to facilitate multiple options whilst emphasizing 1 option in particular?

In this screen we have six options which can be toggled to suit the users preferences. All of these preference options are necessary to the product. However, in 90% of use cases the users will only ...
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Two options, and a third, which renders the first two redundant

I am in a predicament, so I would appreciate any help that you experts can provide. I have two options, A and B, which say either is required and a third option, C which says either A or B is needed....
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Maximum number of options when selected via next and previous buttons?

I'm designing a product that has customizable features. The user can customize a light color by pushing a forward (>) or back (<) button. This action will toggle through a set color palette that ...
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How do users perceives the difference between horizontal and vertical ellipsis specifically in data tables?

I am creating a data table where the last actions has multiple actions needed, I stumble to the concept of using either vertical and horizontal ellipses, but what is mainly the differences in terms of ...
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How to handle when user is only allowed to check e.g. 3/6 check boxes?

Let's say we have six options, six check boxes. The user must select three options to proceed, no more and no less. What happens when the user tries to select a fourth option? Should it even be ...
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Two forms to choose from, choose only one

I've got one screen with two API options available (web tool). Both forms include a title and two input fields. The user can only choose one API at the time. Now, I've tried checkboxes, a dropdown ...
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How to display choices from multiple options on mobile

Here's my scenario: Customer books a hotel room for 4 guests for a week. He/she can then add meals to their booking of which there are 4 mutually exclusive options (Let's say Full English Breakfast,...
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What is the best way to display properties on an editor?

A little bit of context to make my self more clear. I am working on software tool that is meant for designing UIs. My next step is to create a properties area, where you edit the width/height, x/y, ...
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I've got lots of buttons (choices) in my modal, and all are needed. How do I reorganize it better?

I'm making an interface that is part of a garment return merchandise system (customer didn't like the product and sends it back). Part of this interface allows customers to choose one or more reasons ...
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Is it possible to make a "good" options dialog?

One thing I'm struggling with, and have yet to see an example I'm happy with, is an options dialog (in a desktop app, if that makes any difference.) I'm having difficulties with my own, but they all ...
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Research and guidelines for settings, menus and control panels

I'm currently redesigning a System Settings page, which is a mix of preferences/configuration, functions, control panel and settings menus. So far I've taken layout inspiration from various control ...
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Tap, Tap, Tap or Keyboard Entry

We are doing an internal makeover to our existing Timesheet Mac app. In that I ran into a situation where I have to decide either of the below options. Option A : Tap, Tap, Tap Like the smartphone ...
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How to Handle Selecting options?

is their any alternative to tab? I'am currently handling a design that requires too many options per tab in a page. so lets say for example:
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How to design configurable scripts for non-programmers [closed]

I have a python script that allows users to parse addresses when batch-editing a table. The script allows the user to choose whether to return the house number or the street name to the field (by ...
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Multiple options and open search in the same field

for a webapp I would like a 'speed' search field in which users could search by concrete speeds in kilometers per hour km/h, and at the same time they should have the possibility to make a less ...
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Best name for the option of adding item to multiple lists or a newly created list

I have a book that can be added to multiple reading lists or to a newly created one. The name of the option that does it is “Add to Reading List”. What would be the best name for such an option so it ...
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Improve selection (from 2 options) more Intuitive

NOTE : Feel free to edit the question title to something more accurate, if you feel it fits more. Hey all. I'm trying to solve pretty interesting scenario. I have an app, which creates output from (...
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Why the magic number 5 in dropdown list?

According to this article, it states Placing options in a selector drop-down requires two clicks, and hides the options. Use an input selector if there are over 5 options. Why the magic number 5?...
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Two options for data table filtering

I wanted to get everyones ux opinion on filtering a data table two ways. Do you think it's confusing to the user to be able to filter the data table with the filter bar and also have the same ...
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Elegant and simple nested tabs UI?

I have case in which user can choose location of service clicking on tabs. In second, step if user choose to use option on right, he can choose managed type of VPS service or unmanaged VPS service. ...
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Change language dropdown on a login page

Where do you believe is the best place to add a change language dropdown menu on a LOGIN page? Is it below the form? Or is it on the right? Are there any conducted studies you know of? Thanks in ...
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Sorting & Reverse Sorting: How to name options?

We are working on an app that contains a library. this is sortable by different criteria. The user can select the sorting via an action sheet. If a criterion is selected again, the sorting is reverted....
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Showing single file download and multiple file download options?

Background We are creating wireframes for a website that acts as a repository for where users can download various files. Users should be allowed to download one file at a time and also multiple files ...
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Names for filters that show 1) all non-blank values vs. 2) blank values specifically vs. 3) all values including blanks

I have a basic reporting system when you can choose filters from a collection of SELECT fields. An example of this might be to filter the report by Country. The SELECT field would obviously include ...
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Mailto: links, default and webmail options

Having a real hard time with my team over how to present options of how to send an email using the mailto function. We are going to offer ways to send it: via your default mail app as specified by in ...
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What are the best practices for representing a boolean field in a form?

We have an interface for creating a group. These groups can be set to private, which is represented in the database with a boolean. Private: true/false. What are the best practices for representing ...
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How to provide navigation on Responsive sites

I have a UX designed for "responsive" web application with most of its content arranged under 5 tabs. So the site navigation is very clear to the user where ever they are even on mobile. But now I ...
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How to represent 5 different options for user while doing signup?

I am developing a website for mobile and desktop. Users can register through signup form, where they have to select one out of 5 user types. Each type will have a help text for explanation. After ...
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How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
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How to present users with multiple service options?

We currently have a marketplace that allows users to create a project, enter specs and service providers fulfill the service. We want to show a new option on our website which is to provide a ...
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Grouping a 2x2 set of options

I'm am not sure what kind of grouping to use to present the following four options: Block something permanently Allow something permanently Block something once Allow something once Initially I had ...
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Selecting from 2 options where it can be either or both

I have a selection criteria where something is A, or B, or both A and B. It can't be neither. I'm trying to find a simple way to construct this. For a contrived example my options might be 'starter'...
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