Data Entry

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Literature on Data Entry

Here’s the entire UX literature on Data Entry by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:

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Giving Your Users Freedom with Editable Input Fields

Giving Your Users Freedom with Editable Input Fields

When you want to purchase something on the internet, no matter what it is, or which e-commerce service you use, you don’t want to encounter any restrictions. Just imagine what your user experience would be like if a web shop presented you with a limited set of options to choose from when asking for your contact details. And what would you say if...

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  • 4 months ago
Increase the User’s Sense of Control with the Refined Search Design Pattern

Increase the User’s Sense of Control with the Refined Search Design Pattern

Searching for a particular piece of content online can be just as challenging as going to a supermarket and looking for a specific type of food coloring for a rainbow cake you’re planning to bake for your nephew’s birthday. Imagine the time it would save when you could narrow the search actions down to a single category. In this example, it woul...

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  • 9 months ago
Support Users with Small Clues in the Input Hints Design Pattern

Support Users with Small Clues in the Input Hints Design Pattern

Online forms with input fields should not make you feel like you’re back in the fifth grade, taking a pop quiz and being totally unready for it. Rather than ‘grilling’ your users and leaving them feeling inadequate when they don’t know the correct answer, you will want to implement designs that whisper helpful hints softly in their ears. Perhaps...

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  • 9 months ago
Speed up the User’s Process by Adding an Event Calendar

Speed up the User’s Process by Adding an Event Calendar

Users are impatient creatures: anything that may seem like an inefficient course of action to achieve the goals they have they will regard as suboptimal and take a dim view of. Booking.com and other large companies offering flights or accommodations know the importance of getting this small section of a complex user interface just right. Stand o...

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  • 1 year ago
How to Implement a Forgiving Format to Accommodate Users’ Mistakes

How to Implement a Forgiving Format to Accommodate Users’ Mistakes

Users are only human, and, consequently, they make mistakes. For their errors not to lead to poor experiences, it’s your job as a designer to help them. Discover the two roads that lead to error-resistant user interfaces: correcting mistakes and providing multiple approaches to a problem. Together, these options form a highly useful design patte...

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  • 10 months ago