Should a dropdown be marked required in it has a default value?



  • I'm designing a form to create violations of employees from various departments. For quicker choosing the employee, I have a field for users to filter the department that the employee is from. Value of Department field are: All (default value) Department 1 Department 2 Department 3 My question is: Should the Department field marked as mandatory in this form? Thank you enter image description here



  • For transparency and consistency (if this field is required) I would mark it same as the others.

    IMO you should take a closer look on consistency in general. For the Date an Description the files are empty, for Department the value is pre-selected, and for Employee there you have placeholder.

    Also with only 3 possible departments maybe it would be possible to use chips selection instead of drop-down.

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