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a sequence of dialog options that guides a user through a process such as software installation in discrete steps.

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Where does the name “Setup Wizard” come from? [on hold]

A wizard is this step-by-step assistant for installations, but also WinZip archival. Where does the name wizard originate from?
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Does it make sense to have a Back button on Step 2 of this particular wizard?

Step 1 of this wizard must be a Sign Up form. In Step 2 and the rest of the steps, we list down some questions to ask the user. In Step 2, does it make sense to have a Back button? My thinking is ...
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Wizard/progressive stepper: Should states only be controlled by back button?

Suppose a stepper has 6 steps. Can the user directly jump to the 4th step or should he follow the same flow with a click on "save and next". Same flow for the reverse order as well. For example: ...
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Best practice for linear or non-linear stepper in multistep forms

I am hammering out the guidelines for use of Material design's steppers in a system. The admin using this system can configure a form to some extent. The admin can not decide in which step of a multi ...
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Does it make sense to put a back button on first page of a wizard?

I have implemented this four-step wizard. ┌───────────┬───────────┬───────────┬───────────┐ │         X │         X │         X │         X │ │ │ │ │ │ │   ...
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How to decide whether wizard stages should be split or united

I have a wizard where, conceptually, the first step is a URL input field. Once filled and activated, the system pulls some stuff from that address and the rest of the wizard steps deal with that stuff....
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Wizard with optional steps

I'm currently designing a wizard dialog for saving a search. There are three steps of which the first one is required (provide a name) and the subsequent two are optional. I would like the user to be ...
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How would you design steps that is partially completed in a wizard? [duplicate]

I have a 3-5 Steps wizard. It's a very basic wizard and I don't have much space on each page. So I decided to relocate some input fields to the "next" page, but the whole step isn't completed yet. For ...
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How to offer to users several workflows to complete a task

Suppose we are making a medical software to support doctors to perform medical examination on the patients and store results in the system. What is unusual in this case, is that doctors often have ...
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Interface for editing formula [duplicate]

How should I go about creating an interface for editing a formula with a syntax like this? %totalValueInUSD|round:1|add:100.5|formatAsPrice% This would read the value from totalValueInUSD and round ...
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Is it wrong to stuff a (radio) list with items, that bring no advantage over the other items?

I have this task to make a suggestion of professionals for our online service, amidst the wizard part of the ordering process. These professionals are not avatars nor anonymous; they're real. But to ...
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How many steps should a form wizard have?

Currently I'm designing a website that has a form wizard, the form wizard has 11-12 steps and I personally thought that are too many steps for a form wizard, is that still a good number for a form ...
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Should I put a back button on my form wizard?

Currently I'm designing a form wizard which will be use in the website. My reason for not putting the button on the form is because I want the user to never press back and so must finish the form. My ...
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Material Design Steppers Clarification

I am in the process of implementing a generic material design stepper according to the specification here. Unfortunately there are some points I do not completely understand, maybe there is someone ...
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Should clicking cancel midway through a wizard just cancel the changes on this page or the whole wizard?

Hope someone can help this is driving me crazy. I have a wizard for creating a new user on the system. Step 1: Basic information Step 2: User access rights Step 3: Files etc At step 1 I have a "...
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Progress Tracker with 2 levels

I'm currently designing a step-by-step wizard, where the interface tells the user which section of the wizard he/she is visiting, using Progress Trackers, like the image below. The user can navigate ...
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Navigation options in a wizard: next, previous, exit and save (finish later), exit without saving - too many?

I am designing a linear wizard for filling in a form (configuring an order). When filling in the form, the actions at each step are: move to the next step (saving entered data); move to the previous ...
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Wizard UI - empty steps

I am working on an enterprise application for a telecom domain. In this application, we have a catalog of templates for software to be deployed/installed. Deployment usually needs a lot of parameters ...
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What is the best practice for an interactive tutorial?

I am working on implementing an interactive tutorial that shows users how to use different products on a website. Many users of the site do not have advanced computer or internet skills, so the ...
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What's the right term for the “What do I do now?” problem. Greenfield problem?

The user signs up for a SAAS service and is then faced with a dashboard that enables them to initiate many different actions. But they have only a limited idea of what to do next. Q: What's the ...
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Partly hiding non active steps in a multi step wizard

Working on a mobile version of a multi-step navigation that has to go step by step in the form of a wizard. however the local translations for some of the steps are quite long. shortening the step ...
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How would you represent the progression of steps within steps?

I need to create a rather complex wizard which shows the progress of 3 main steps, and then between 4 and 10 sub-steps within each of the main steps. It would seem logical to have the sub-steps ...
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Should I disable or hide the Back button in last step of Wizard

I am preparing a wizard for the account setup for the first time users of the application. Since, it is account setup wizard, there are few actions that cannot be edited. However, the other actions ...
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Is the ability to finish a wizard early a good idea?

I am using a wizard dialog with 4-5 steps to let users input data of a business object. The data on the different steps of the wizard is not interdependent and the order of the steps feel natural when ...
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Ask user to check categories of an item and then display category-specific options

Problem In my Web application I have a form in which the user must fill some information about a generic item, let's say a car. Between all the standard information (name, description etc) I am ...
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Multi-page data entry on mobile device (Android and iOS)

Imagine a mobile app where the main screen shows a cartoon of a person. If you click on the cartoon shirt, it takes you to a screen with shirt options; you pick one, hit the back button, and find ...
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Material Design Steppers - Lists inside steps

I am a bit struggling regarding a multistep process to create an item where the user has to fill out different data inside a mobile android application. Basic Data (e.g. a Location, a Date) Select ...
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Is there any pattern to avoid a popup on page load?

I am working on a social media tool, and upon adding a new account it takes me to a new screen but before I can go and view the added account in the new screen I am supposed to set a few toggle? How ...
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Dynamic wizard with varying number of questions

I have a page that guides the user to the required information. It asks a question and based on the answer displays a second question. Based on that answer - the information is displayed. There can be ...
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Navigating out of wizard flow

I'm designing a 4-step wizard flow for a web application. My confusion is that while the user is in the wizard should the main application menu be accessible to him considering that the wizard has to ...
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Is it a good idea to make the forward button of the browser go to the next step?

I have a form / wizard on my website with multiple steps. Pressing the back button in the browser makes you go back, so is it a good idea to make the forward button go to the next step (...
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Adding/removing/editing an item within a wizard. What happens when I cancel item

I have one UX challenge. I have one layout, it isn't wizard, but it works like wizard. So we have flow. First you select one item, then you must click to edit this item, and then you can reorder/add/...
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Using a Wizard for initial input and later edit

My Windows application uses Wizards for creating business objects like persons or real estates. The Wizard is perfect, since it allows the input in the most logical order with the ability of ...
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Wizard pattern vs. Accordion pattern in a long form

Wizard pattern (multi-step) vs. Accordion pattern in a single long form? Q1. What is the best pattern to chose for the following scenario Scenario In an Admin console, Admin have to create an ...
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mobile view of a wizard

I've got a wizard as given in the following mockup. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups What would be an appropriate way to make this wizard mobile friendly. There ...
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Creating a profile using a wizard on mobile

I am making a 4-step wizard to create a model's profile. This is what I have right now: There is a header with 5 stars that fill up as the user fills up their profile, and a next button that ...
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Wizard - Enterprise Application - Number of Steps

We are Redesigning an Enterprise Application (Desktop Web App) where the User needs to Create Configuration (for Video Streams (Live), Storage, On-Demand Streams, etc.,). These configurations require ...
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Wizard - Optional steps now or later?

We are building a web site creator/editor with a wizard that has two parts. The first part is when the user begins making their site. Using the wizard, he or she would: Select a web template from a ...
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Sub-steps navigation and positioning in wizard

I have 7 step wizard. The first step contains 3 subsections that i organized in vertical tabs: Right now when you go to 1.1. you will have a "Next" button that will take you to 1.2. When you are at 1....
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Do we really need a review tab on a wizard pattern?

I saw some wizard flow patterns have a Review on the last part, is it really necessary?
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How to use a wizard to create step by step dynamic workflow?

I am working on a dynamic workflow. General expectations from the team is to create a wizard within these limitations: The application cannot know what the next stage/step will be (therefore I cannot ...
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Best “wizard-like” approach to mobile

For a mobile app, is it better to lead a user off with a brief tutorial in the hopes that they remember some of the key functionality or is it better to have a more wizard-like experience where tips ...
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Complex wizard - when to tell user they are obliterating progress

I'm designing for an app that helps companies generate complex legal documents. We generally use a wizard with progress noted at the top. The progress can branch quite dramatically. We're faced with ...
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What are patterns for having user check correctness of data?

In my app design, users need to check the correctness of a list of OCRed data (about 3-10 items depending on the context). Is there a pattern for this? I thought of toggle buttons: Toggles are ...
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Creation flow: I have a Wizard that creates campaign, but it has multiple sub wizards and steps

I have a problem don't know how to effectively solve it. My sketch below illustrates briefly the flow. Problem I have a wizard that creates (objects) so it has 5 steps with sub steps. Once all steps ...
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On 1-2-3 steps wizard, should I mark the current step?

I'm checking options for a 1-2-3 stepped wizard. One approach - 1 Add this 2 Now add this 3 Now finish with this Second approach 1 Add this 2 Now add this 3 Now finish with this (in the second ...
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In which scenarios it's better to use a multi-step wizard / workflow?

What are the guidelines to understand if a "flat" configuration screen should be used or a multi-step wizard/workflow? In my app I have 2 groups of multi-selection settings and a file that should be ...
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History, first use, of Wizards?

I was just now criticizing Wizards in a comment. In fact, what was the first Wizard, and when? Indeed, can one fairly and definitively state: "Microsoft invented Wizards" ...?
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Should Wizard be used for edit and modify? Why or why not?

Wizards can be great for creation of complex objects or completing complex workflows. Breaking things down into simpler guided steps is useful. But my question is this: Should or could the same ...
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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...