Questions tagged [selection]

All questions involving the selection objects to be acted upon, including contiguous selection (e.g. strings of text), multiple selection (e.g. checkboxes), and single selection (e.g. radio buttons).

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Configuring an item in a list of items

The Ask: Working on a problem where I have to be able to select/enable various levels for an individual item (box). Perhaps what I have is not that bad. Issue is there might be 10+ items (box) in ...
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Selecting items from table

With roughly the following layout it is intended users can search for items and select them. Except for some actions where deselection is natural (like Delete), actions preserve selection. Selection ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

A user profile form has a set of checkboxes that determine which departments the user belongs to. The data is stored in a comma-delimited list. We now have a new requirement: order the comma-...
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Name of action of “navigating” a list

Let's say you are navigating a list, grid or dropdown with the keyboard arrows. Pressing the arrows changes the temporarily "selected" item, and pressing enter selects it (a bit like the element on a ...
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Should I clear checkbox upon disable?

In this form, a user can ether select the checkboxes or the radio buttons, but not both. If the user selects a checkbox and afterwards selects a radio button, I then grey out the checkbox. Should I ...
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How to display a checkbox modal

I'm updating a legacy(12 y/o) system and one of the requirements is a cta that opens a model which lets the user make multiple selections, aswell as, typing an input that then gets added to a summary ...
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What is an effective UI for adding people to joint bank accounts?

Problem I work for a bank. We're designing an online application system that allows you to open new bank accounts online and then add one joint account owner to each of your new accounts. The people ...
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Nested Folders selection

I'm working on a selection in which I have a list of folders. This is the structure: Let's say I want to select a folder. The folder, its children, and future children will be selected. First ...
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Research behind select all/none

There are a variety of ways to implement selecting everything or nothing in a list. Is there any usability research comparing the different approaches?
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UI for predicting game results

I will ask users to predict the outcome of upcoming football games. Ideas on how to enter the data a) Two separate textbox inputs b) Two separate select tags with options: 0, 1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10 c) ...
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Checkbox list click behaviour

We're talking about a dialog in a Windows desktop application: The user types in one of the text fields, then grabs the mouse and clicks on an item in the checkbox list. What should happen? Should ...
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How to let user know that he cannot do an action because he selected too many items

in our internal business application we have a list of results. The user can do two different actions: open (and edit) a record view the history of a record Now both of these actions can be ...
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Disabling filled fields

In a webapp we have a form composed by a select box and some text inputs. When choosing item from the select box, some of the text inputs will became disabled because "not applicable" and will not be ...
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Selecting and deselecting items for 2 state interactions

I am designing a web application which will show rows and columns of data (a table), when the users select (on click) a row within the table, they will get some supplemental data appearing in a side ...
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What's the name of the pattern where you draw a rectangle to select items?

I'm implementing a UI where you can draw a box by clicking and dragging your mouse to select multiple items. Like selecting multiple files/folders: Does this pattern have a name?
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Need help with an incremental amount picker with a min/max amount

I am designing a point selector that only allows incremental selections, let's say by 10s, and has a min and max amount that can be selected. See the image below. UPDATE: This turned out to test ...
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Making large sets (250+) of choices more manageable

The app I'm designing allows people to describe organizations and individuals by selecting items from a list of predefined characteristics. A characteristic belongs to exactly one category. ...
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What is a good way to design a selector menu for different product lines?

How can I create user experience that lets user pick a product group? Currently I have something like this but it strikes me as cumbersome. download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Best way to combine filtering and selecting items in a list

I'm building a web page to display a list of items. The list has three purposes: Display some very basic details about each item Provide a way of getting to more details, to view or edit them Provide ...
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What component to use when selecting from 9 consecutive numbers?

I'm creating a mobile application, sticking to Material Design guidelines and components for the most part. In that application I want the user to select a group and then get some detailed info on ...
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Conditional checkbox [closed]

I have a checkbox with two possible things underneath it. If the box is not checked, there will be a dropdown with different default options. If the box is checked, the user will have to assign two ...
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Easier to add to or remove from default selection

When adding content to our product, users have a few options they can select. These options have two states (selected and not selected) and can always be changed. There is no difference in value ...
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Why is the command prompt text selection rectangular by default?

As a programmer who often finds himself in a command window, I've always wondered why many times the default text selection functionality is rectangular, and not line-by-line. Rectangular selection ...
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What language selection method can offer the highest cognitive ease, without typing?

Flags do not represent languages well (ref), but raw text (eng, spa, etc.) is not very effective in catching the eye. (source) It appears that there are currently no symbols for languages. Which ...
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Time selection on a very zoomed out plot

I have a plot made of many samples, usually the sampling rate is 8 samples per seconds but it may be more or less. Each and every sample has a timestamp of course. I have a UI in which I display the ...
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Hundreds of items in a dropdown

We're designing a dropdown with about 10-80 items in it. To make it easier for users to find the items, We categorize the items and enable users to search items in the dropdown. However, the number of ...
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Master/Detail view selection interaction

Im am working on a master/detail 2 pane view. Looking for some feedback on item selection When I first land on "Level 2" Im showing the items inside of level 2 on the left pane, and some meta ...
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Local multiplayer, game menu design (Up to 16 people)

Video Showcase: https://youtu.be/-oltrd0NZXo Legend: Local multiplayer - every one play in same room on same screen. Cheat-sheet for Joystick keys: http://guavaman.com/projects/rewired/docs/files/...
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Best way to prevent a user from selecting None/Others before reading all available options

I am making an insurance related form where only "none" is selected option in the list of occupation. What is the best way represent it so that user go through all options before selecting "None". I ...
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How to display additional data in an options list?

I have been tasked with adding a new component to our front end, and I'm struggling to think of a way to design this without totally confusing the user. Basically, we want to be able to have an ...
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Expectations for checkboxes in (multi-select) list views

I'm currently rewriting some parts of a Windows application and we have a list view (report style) where a user can use checkboxes to select/deselect items. The issue I'm having is when a user ...
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What are the benefits of using grouped or toggle buttons rather than radio buttons?

I'm dealing with lots of complex search forms. When should I use grouped (toggle) buttons in place of radio buttons? Other than the fact that I find grouped buttons cleaner and easier to click on, I'm ...
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Two dimensional selection widget

I am working on 2d selection widget that should be optimal for touch and mouse modality equally. The widget goal is to change two different properties of a primitive(can be any shape - a circle or ...
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Set priority iteration

I made these 2 versions where people must set the priority. However I personally think the first version works perfectly but my concern is that our main target are the generation Z people. Also the ...
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Form that contains select / multiselect field with possibility to add new element with its details to those fields

I have a problem with finding the best approach for forms that contain deeper relationships. For example I have a form for creating an invoice. While the user is filling particular fields he may ...
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Mobile first approach for tree structure

For a mobile application, I want to have a tree structure for user to navigate and select between folders. here the tree can be n-level in depth as well as height. Having a quick search is one way to ...
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Are there certain colors we should use when highlighting selected items in a GUI?

One part of my application allows users to select items in order to manipulate the items, and I want to put a border around the items with a color to show when it's selected. Normally the users ...
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Reset values of a select box, separate button or inside select?

I have a filter form with two select boxes to filter results. I've a red button to reset search and view all results, but I'm not sure if I should add "All" at the beginning of each select box? What ...
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What's the best UI to use to select between a before and after?

I am currently working on a web application that allows two or more people to collaborate on a legal document, where they can propose changes and either party will be given the option to choose ...
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Selecting from double value options

In a complex issue, I have a grid of items that user should select two values from a list of pair values. In above example, you can see that user for Item 1 selects [ 65 - 36 ] pair value set and ...
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Should a “Select all” checkbox become selected if all checkboxes are selected?

This is the scenario: "Select all" checkbox selects all checkboxes, and unselecting that checkbox unselects all checkboxes. If all checkboxes are selected individually, should the Select all become ...
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How do you indicate that an item is not selectable?

I have a table where a user needs to select a row before being able to proceed, however I also have a case where some values need to be displayed but are not selectable. How would you got about this? ...
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How to select nested objects on touchscreen?

On touch surfaces because of the inaccuracy of touch it is hard to select nested strings. What I am thinking about is an object like where if the picture is small enough when the user touches "b" it ...
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How to avoid user fatigue during a selection process?

I'm working on an interaction that allows business owners who manage multiple locations choose recipients for their marketing campaigns. The business owner must select 2< locations for their ...
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How to handle selection when filtering a list?

I've got a database with persons and selecting a person will show the detail of that person in a screen on the right. The list can be filtered, but i'm not really sure how to handle if the selected ...
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Better way for users to select a range in a table like structure

I am struggling to find the best UI for contiguous row selection. Each row comprises of a start time, text and an end time. Do you think click and SHIFT + click is still a valuable option for non IT ...
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iOS - multiple selection

I have 3 values - A, B and C. The values can be selected in the following ways: Select A only Select A and B Select A, B and C The values used for A, B and C are large enough to not fit on screen. ...
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Language selection screen - Should it be present Before or Within the Form?

We are building an application that allows a user/owner to create forms and get input from anonymous users (eg:- Customer satisfaction surveys) . And we recently introduced a feature that allows the ...
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Best way to indicate for user to make selections

I need to make it clear as day in as little space as possible that users should make selections then press 'Get a Quote'. Here's my design- Users open to this screen: They click the stars to mark ...
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Representing real-world spatial position allowing user selection

Problem I'm currently designing a UI of which will eventually control real world machinery. Due to this, a portion of the controls will eventually represent real world positions of the starting ...

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