Given a site with faceted-search, etc. I want to display the facets a user has selected, not only as part of the faceted-navigation controls (left vertical) but also at the top of the page.
Showing selected facets at the top as well, is imho a good way to let the user know in 1 quick glance which selection (of in my case hotels) is shown (with option to delete the selected facets and thus broaden the result-set)
Along this reasoning, showing 'selected facets' (almost) becomes part of general navigation, i.e: it shows where you are on the site (which filters supplied, etc.)
From this standpoint, wouldn't it make sense to combine showing 'active facets' along with the 'breadcrumb' for a unified view of where a user is on a site?
I'm asking because it makes sense to me, but I haven't seen this done before (or I haven't looked good enough that's entirely possible as well)
- Search > Hotels > filters: 12 feb - 14 feb, 2 persons
- Explore > Activities > filters: Romantic
- Search > Hotels > Hotel detail: > filters: 12 feb - 14 feb
I attached a small image of what 1 of my designs looks like at the moment.
Does this work well, is the breadcrumb and the selected facets part of the same 'mental model' of where a user is on the site?