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

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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 ...
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What's the best way to display a hierarchical category list with a preview?

I am working on a site designed to display data organized into hierarchical categories. We are looking for the best way to display these categories so as to show the user a large amount of ...
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Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?

I'm rebuilding a site from scratch and would like to make better informed decisions about UX and IA. Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate catagory ...
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Is there a better solution than breadcrumbs to cascading categories on mobile?

I am working on a mobile application (Android ICS based) where I need to show a lot of products on screen. Now the products are categorized in several categories which are on X level, where X is ...
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How can I distinguish sub-categories with the same name?

My portal has the following categories structure: => Name of Magazine => Year => Month => Name of section (Study, Law, Opinion, etc.) Trouble is the 'Name of section' is identical for many ...
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Established classification and category for UX

Can anyone tell me if there is an established classification and category for UX? Example: You are in a bookstore and looking for books related to UX, under which section would you go look ...
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Organising vehicle categories screen?

Currently working on a taxi app and need to organise the vehicles into categories. The user will need to be able to quickly select their desired vehicle while showing passengers & luggage for each ...
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Solving category display issue

I'm working on a news aggregation system inspired by reddit.com Site can have multiple categories created by users. I would like to display as many categories on front page as I can, without ...
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How can I improve the intuitivity/UX of the depicted tree structure?

Background In our application we have a customer/user tree structure. Depending on the role signed in a level of the tree will be displayed, where a Super User (SYSTEM) sees all and a Customer (eg. ...
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How to categorize usability/ux problems?

Even though the definition of usability/ux problem can be elusive I would like to learn more about how to categorise usability problems. And by categories I mean various qualities of the user ...
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Hiding empty categories or displaying “nothing in this category”

In a shop-like website, we have a horizontal menu in the header where all categories of items in stock are listed (7-9). Depending on availability of items, some categories may be empty. Usually the ...
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Applying research on the ‘signposting’ of categories in a system with a large number of different items - to a physical world environment

Does any body know of either: 1 / Any research which looks at the best ways to categorise and signpost items in a system with a large number of items ? (This could be in a standard software ...
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What are your favourite examples of content with a rich taxonomy+metadata? [closed]

I'm designing for content where the taxonomy + metadata have never been put to good use in this subject matter. I'm seeking inspiration beyond wikipedia: where a curated taxonomy + metadata (not user ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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Discrete priority values instead of continuous ones in bug tracking tools

In bug tracking tools (and probably other similar applications), tickets are prioritized based on discrete categories rather than on continuous values. This can produce strange and counter-intuitive ...
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to have or to not have multiple categories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Including unique content under multiple navigation trees It's simple - how visitors respond to one product/item placed in multiple categories? Is it considered as ...
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iOS grouped or normal tableview for categories

So I have tableview where I got different categories for huge amount of items. Would it make more sense to put the categories in grouped tableview or in a normal, or does it matter at all?
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Tags interface for an desktop accounting application?

The ancient question of tags vs categories will probably never grow old. Of course, in its general form the answer is "it depends". So here's a specific case: The application is an established ...
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Does the average user understand the difference between “tagging” and “categories”?

Which is more user friendly for the "mass population" on the internet? Is it better to present the traditional "category" pattern when having them post something on your site, or is the "tagging" ...
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Categories or tags based navigation ?

I am not sure if tags based navigation would be easier for users. In our web we categorize software (like download.com) and categories maybe are hard to understand.
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tree-view for mobile devices

Is it a good idea to use tree-view UI structure in iPhone or other Mobile devices? (e.g. for file browsing etc.)
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Labeling/categorization of image corner options

In a CMS backend-context under image corner options, how to label/categorize the options? Suggestions for formats (imagine the bullet points are radio button-like options) including a few presets: ...