the process by which information or options are sorted to aid finding items and understanding their relationships to other items.

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UX for exclude filtering (e.g. “don't show these categories”)

I have a search returning events of many categories. Rather than narrowing down what they "want", users are more likely to narrow by what they "do not want". For e.g., I have 100 events this week in ...
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UI for classifying search criteria into must-have, nice-to-have and don't-care

I'm looking for a UI for classifying hotel resort facilities as must-have, nice-to-have, and don't-care. For example, these would be characteristics like pool, gym, restaurant, kids club, etc. The ...
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Selecting items from a list of grouped items in a way that is obvious to a user if it qualifies for an action to be performed on the selection

I have a scenario where I need to show a user a list of items they own. This list may end up being quite long, but will typically be pretty short. The list needs to allow people to select one or more ...
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What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
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UX research to build category navigation for video site

I have been asked to make categories for navigating on our viral video site. So far I'm thinking of doing the following ux research: Open card sorting Make our list of the most popular videos into ...
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home-page navigation: categories with description text

This is about the home page of a website which has 9 categories. Each category is represented with a box which shows the category title with big bold fonts in the first line and then 3 lines of ...
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My blog has lots of types of content. What's the best way to organize it for readers to discover its depth?

Right now I have it organized with 4 or 5 categories at the top (how-to, trends, etc.). But if someone comes to the site through a social media link or search keyword (which is typical) she may not ...
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How to represent user interest in more sectors of same category?

I want to represent the user interests for particular subcategory of some category, to be concrete - let's say we want to track user interest for clothes and I want to see how much they're interested ...
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Building an archive of insights into our users

As UX Designers & Researchers we collect all this knowledge along the way, most of which is tied to specific projects. The crux though is that the insights can be highly relevant to later projects ...
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Categories Description: Secondary Information for Categories

I want to add some secondary information in all products categories in an e-commerce website. The text is around 4-5 paragraphs (sometimes maybe more) and it's something like a description for the ...
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Adding categories to a tag field a good idea?

I'll try to simplify my question as much as possible. I've created a dialog where you can add "items" to "objects". For this, i added a simple tag field in the dialog. The user can add the items by ...
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How many items is too many for a card sort?

I'm looking to run a card sort to help gain understanding of how people would group & categorise courses. I currently have a list of 142 courses. I'm worried that the list is too long and ...
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Using Genres and Tags in a writing website

I am helping a friend of mine create a story website. He says he wants Genre as well as Tags for his site. Implementing Genres is easy and useful enough.- I can have a genre list like: - Romance - ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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Good example of categorisation system? [closed]

Could you give some good examples of categorisation system that are used in web-applications?
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How to represent medium difficulty? (fitness)

We have several video fitness programs with difficulties related to the intensity of the workouts. When categorizing them by difficulty "Easy" and "Hard" are clearly communicated by these terms but ...
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Android: Hint/Clue to distinguish (product) categories from (product) items?

I am currently designing an Android app that allows users to browser a product database. The database has a defined tree structures with inner nodes representing product categories and leaf nodes ...
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Does displaying images on level 2 menu enhance UX?

Here is the context: Type of website: Apparel e-commerce Thoughts: I am wondering if displaying any images related to a product category on a level 2 side menu will improve my UX ? Example: Any ...
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How to set up a page that allows a user to define/modify arbitrary groupings

I am interested in defining and maintaining the concept of groups in an html page. Example: The user define the group of english speaking language countries. Then assign to this groups all ...
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Help with information architecture vocabulary

So, I'm trying to expand my information architecture vocabulary in english and I'm struggeling with tags. Lets say I want to describe a product with a couple of keywords. I've desided that you could ...
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What is better to display the sub categories? Roll-over or click?

I'm wondering if in my header the best way to display the subcategories is to click on the categories or displaying the subcategories when roll-overing on it? Woman, Man and Kids are my categories. ...
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Group list by content or by language: is there a usability advantage to one or the other?

The page I'm designing is a list of publications. There are two ways it could be sorted. Does one have a known or documented usability (or other!) advantage over the other? Here is the first way: - ...
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Navigation: category pages (each describing briefly all the n. products of that category) are evil?. And how would you test without real users?

Suppose you have to design a website that shows 3 kinds of product and each category has up to 4 differente products. In the main menu you have the 3 dropdown menus each labeled with the relative ...
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How deep should categories be?

Whats the definition of a category? and how deep should categories be in order to be user friendly? We are talking about 500+ categories here. Examples: a1. categoires -> pets -> dogs -> labrador -> ...
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Choosing between buying and selling

What is the best approach to showing the difference between wanting to buy and having an item for sale? These options come to mind: A filter or sorting menu like list view and thumbnail view; Tabs ...
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UI pattern for organizing/categorization where items can become a category?

The picture below show pretty much where I am right now, category on the left & in my app I can drag items in categories & move it like that. The issue I have right now is that an Item can be ...
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How do you create a taxonomy for products?

I have the broader question, which is what is the definition of 'taxonomy'. What does it actually mean to create a taxonomy for something... Then I'd like to apply that to an example. Lets say the ...
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Need feedback on how to design a web-based search for books, authors or isbn

We have tens of thousands of authors in the database and there are sometimes over 100 books published by a single author. Each specific type of book is uniquely identified by ISBN. I want to create a ...
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Is there a way to show a lot of categories without requiring a lot of scrolling on Android?

I'm thinking of designing an Android app, however I'm falling at the first hurdle, the layout. The app will display a large amount of categories for the user to choose from on the first screen. ...
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How to add a number of items in to a “new category” or an “existent category”

I have a list where the user can choose multiple items, and than he can press a button that will "add the selected items to a category". But I want the user to be able to add the items to: a) A new ...
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Introducing menu to select categories in an already cramped mobile UI

The image below is from a language learning app in which users guess which image from a selection of four matches a recorded audio caption. All of the images and captions are crowd sourced. ...
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How to allow users to create their own category without ending up with several variations of the same category?

I would like to create an application that allows users to create their own categories. Then other users will be able to discover those categories if they happen to be looking for the same thing. How ...
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What to call the “Short News” section/module?

I have a classic section called "Latest News & Articles" which is in the bigger left column. But then I want to have a block with "short news" like here (screenshot from games.cz): In Czech ...
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What exactly belongs in a multimedia category?

I have a website with categories like "news", "articles" and also a category called "Multimedia" where I would like to put video (embedded from YouTube and Vimeo) and audio (podcasts, SoundCloud ...
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Hiearchichal Selection for Grouping (ie Teams)

Say I have a page where I want to be able to select what people are on what team. Each team can have up to 3 participants(so height shouldn't be an issue) but the same people can appear on multiple ...
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Alternative to a columns of checkboxes in a table

Here's the scenario: A Person has a bunch of Accounts. Accounts may (or may not) have Services attached to it depending on the type of Account. Currently there are two types of Service (indicated by ...
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What is the difference between Categories, Keywords, Labels and Tags?

Is there a standard way of using Categories, Keywords and Tags in the context of blogs, websites and web applications? I am not sure if it is a case of these being equivalent of synonyms in some ...
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What is the best alternate layout for horizontal and vertical tabs on one page?

The original design uses horizontal tabs for categories that are not related, and vertical tabs for pages that are sequentially related. In terms of usability and navigation I think it is not as ...
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Does an “Other” category on a Help page have any value?

When designing a Help page or FAQ that is broken down into categories, is a category titled "Other" useful, or does it indicate a poor information architecture? Sometimes there are truly items that ...
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How can I allow multiple and explicit filters

There are N categories, each displays its own stuff when enabled. The user initially sees stuff from all categories (they are all enabled). Category actions: Disable a category. This shows stuff ...
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On news apps, how does using a different colour for each category help the user?

On news websites and news apps, a specific colour is often used for the link to each category (background colour or underline colour), and I would like to understand how this is helpful for the user, ...
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Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?

Here at Stack Exchange we're currently wrestling with weaknesses in our tags system. As we open up new verticals – some of which include very non-technical users like cooking – we suspect that the ...
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Sorting from A-Z - plain stupid?

A common component of a product category page is the sort menu. User could usually sort the products by price, ratings or from A-Z. I guess that you would use the alphabetical sorting to find a ...
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Category Drop Down List with Descriptions

I need a simplified means of selecting a category from within a form that is contained in a modal. The problem is that each of these categories has a LONG description that needs to be shown before ...
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Better way of merging two tree views into a single

I am working on a UI design which has two tree view components to show data hierarchy. Each tree shows same data but has two different functionalities. I felt showing them in such a way will confuse ...
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Combine categories and tags in a blog-like website

This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking. It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of ...
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Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups

Problem: the user has a list of about 5-20 uncategorised items and needs to categorize them into 2-4 groups. The tricky part is that the same item can be placed into more than one group (this is an ...
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Should your Help section have questions or topics?

Which is more user friendly? Organizing your Help section with popular phrased questions or topics? Clear topics are easier to scan whereas with popular phrased questions you have a chance to match ...
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Should I use categories or tags in a site were users can follow other users?

I'm creating a website were users can post tutorials. They can follow other people, so they can get their feed. Right now there are two fields: title and content. I'm not very sure whether to add a ...
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Best way for users to explore non-visual content

I'm working on a project that offers a library of content to choose from. The challenge is that the content is purely textual. My users will roughly know what they want, but they'll also want to ...