a technique for accessing information organized according to a faceted classification system, allowing users to explore a collection of information by applying multiple filters

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How to offer multiple filter options when technically constrained to one?

The Scenario I have 2 filters - Filter 1 and Filter 2. In Filter 1 users can either select multiple tabs or enter something in textbox and click Search Tag button. Doing this will do ajax call and ...
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How to represent missing colors in a search result facet

In our online store we have a facet to filter the search results by color. The different values for this filter are displayed as a small tile according to the name of the value. The color of the tile ...
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Negate Search Facets

As part of our product we have the ability to facet search queries - these lists may be thousands of items long. One of the things that has come up is the desire to be able to say show me results ...
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UX Process of creating a user friendly interface to database?

I would like to create a Controlled Natural Language vocabulary & Syntax to provide a user-friendly way to query a relational database ( Employee Records). The example below, though not directly ...
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developing a quality search - what is the best style? sidebar vs filter bar vs…?

I am working on a job board site at the moment. We have a sidebar filter system for our users to filter their results. We have only just implemented testing to track what our users are searching ...
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Best UX approach for grouping filter items for detailed search criteria?

We have a search based site that has a quick search by name, a detailed search with name, a group drop down selection, and address and/or zip code search. However, below this is 4 textboxes, 2 drop ...
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add filters and facets to an existing gallery [closed]

I am creating a CMS for an ecommerce website template, the site is can be used for selling almost anything, and I want to add an option to create a faceted navigation, in order to better refine search ...
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Faceted search - auto vs manual update of results

Question about faceted search. What should happen when user clicks on some filter ? should it update results immediately or is it better to click on some button ? Examples: Lets say about Amazon. I ...
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When to include minimum price in faceted search?

E-Commerce sites such as Amazon have faceted search, where the user can refine a set of products based on values or value ranges for certain criteria. While that is a fantastic feature, I find it odd ...
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Faceted search - multi-select dropdowns instead of checkboxes or links

I've created a faceted search UI using multi-select dropdowns for facets instead of links or checkboxes. I see a few advantages: It's clear at a glance what filters are applied It eliminates the ...
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Faceted search: Show more/show less filters vs Summary + Edit

Consider the case of hotel search, where you have a few filters that everyone uses but in total you may want people to have ~20 or so available. On the results screen, I don't want to show all 20, ...
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How to visualize immediate and total search result counts

Background: I'm designing a search UI for power users and I'd like to visualize the selected criteria and result counts. The list of actual search results are shown below in the UI. The user can add ...
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Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
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Changing filters/sort order after editing the query of a search

In many websites, like this one or YouTube for example, after you've done a search (ex. http://ux.stackexchange.com/search?q=something) you can click an option to sort the results by a different ...
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What is the best multi-select filter for an article list?

I'm building wireframes for an intranet site. The user needs to be able to select states so they can see articles for that particular state. They need to be able to select multiples states because ...
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Designing for a knowledge base that keeps evolving?

I work for a university system, whose faculty/staff splits time between hand-coding websites, and using a Drupal CMS. I have been tasked to help them learn the CMS, since it's not native to about 80% ...
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Tablet filters - way to display them

I'm working on filters for a tablet game interface (in HTML 5). First, I considered displaying classic checkbox groups but that uses a lot of space (requiring the user to scroll) and it's not visual ...
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Should an empty search box return an error message or all results?

I'm currently working on 2 different websites: an events and a news websites. On both sites, a search interface with filter options is provided. Initially, the search engine was build to return an ...
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Codependent facets filters. Should one filter reduce its option based on the other filter selection?

I'm having a situation with codependent filters. Lets use as example KAYAK flight filters. We have a filter named TIMES that lets the user select time range for flight take-off. In other filter we ...
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How to visualize two kinds of search results

We are doing a system which is handling a large amount of data and it's using a search/filtering function similar to behance.net. This means that the filter area (criteria in the comboboxes) also act ...
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Notifications of sticky filters that have been applied

I am curious as to whether notification of sticky filters should be shown or not. On the attached screenshot you will see a "Translate search terms" function. If you setup the translation, then you ...
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Button group behaviour - defaults and toggling

Consider the application of hotel faceted search. At first the user provides the city and dates, and after that they filter, such as "star ratings". By default, there is no filtering based on stars, ...
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Are ''updating results ,please wait' modals really needed to indicate a change on a search-results page?

Consider a search page (say kayak.com for a good example) , with lots of options/filters. Filtering updates the results through Ajax, so without a page refresh. On most of those sites, after ...
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UX for faceted filtering?

The Swedish website "Prisjakt" - a website used for price comparisons - has a very nice set of form elements that dynamically update to indicate matching elements based on applied filters. See link ...
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Filtering free text search with faceted search navigation

Once a user makes a free text search from the homepage, we aim to predict the branch and leaf with tree view. When the user selects the predicted tree view search query or types a unique search query ...
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Faceted search - How to handle a sub-layer of filters

I'm currently working on a responsive faceted search. The user should be able to refine its search by region but also by country (within a region). I'm wondering what is the best way to handle this ...
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What is this tag based search called?

I'm working on a project that focuses heavily on Search to discover materials. My thought was to incorporate a tag based search feature to allow for quick search and quick filtering, not based on a ...
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Client-side pre-filter feedback

I am seeking a good way to give users advanced feedback about how many search results they will be excluding if they enable each advanced filter option. I am using a Faceted search technique where ...
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What's the best option to reset a filter?

I'm currently working on a faceted search and I'm wondering what is the best way to reset a filter. Please see my sketches below for a better understanding: 1. Add a 'All' checkbox at the top of the ...
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Faceted search: dealing with poor data quality / incomplete classification

I'm working on a new interface for an existing set of data. The goal is to allow users to find & explore "activities". There are currently about 1500 of these activities in the system and they all ...
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Faceted search - Filters than can be applied to only one type of content

I'm currently working on the global search of a site. When the user submits a search, he can see 3 types of content: company, contact and news. Filter options are available on the left side. I have ...
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Faceted search - Remove or disable filters that would not return any result?

I'm working on the search page of a site. Filter options are available on the left-hand panel. When the user ticks a box, the filter options are updated. I'm wondering what is the best way to ...
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Alternatives to range sliders for small, finite input lists

For a real estate search, the user can specify bedroom count with valid values being 1,2,3,4,5+ or any continuous range in-between (e.g. 2-3) and I'm looking for a way to represent that other than a ...
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Best UX approach for filtering product categories?

Lets say you have a typical set of product search results, and a typical sidebar with various checkboxes for you to filter and limit your search results. Something like the example of the left of this ...
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Designing a knowledge base search

In the implementation of our companies new website, we have a help page which lists all of our knowledge base articles and allows users to search through them to allow them to help themselves before ...
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When searching for a course online, which start-date term has more meaning? Now or Continuous?

We're overhauling our Course Search service and the question has come up: Which has more meaning? Continuous or Now. Our UI allows choosing a course start-date from a selection menu of fixed dates. ...
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Should we explicitly or implicitly save filtered search criteria for re-use?

We are redesigning filters in our file search engine. Currently there are 3 options like file source, size and, date added. We observed that many users use the same combination of filters every time ...
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How to display a lot of filters (cascading and/or not)?

I have a dashboard for an internal web application in my company. I have 4 charts and labeled combobox filters related to these charts. The user can select a specific value in the combobox or select ...
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Suggestions of mobile alternatives to a horizontal multiple dropdown filter system

I am currently working on mobile/responsive facelift to an old static website. The original site uses a number of drop down menus arranged in a horizontal bar to allow the selection of multiple ...
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Price sliders vs. range links as a faceted search form element for filtering on price

When comparing a front-end jquery slider widget against a list of links that filter by price range, within the context of faceted searches that reduce the number of items in a catalogue, which of the ...
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What is the best way to select the apparel size?

I'm redesigning my filters and product page of an online apparel store. Do you think I should display all sizes and use radio button or using a drop down menu to select the size ?
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Is there a best practice for allowing a user to define defaults for faceted navigation?

I'm working on an application with faceted navigation. The application will be visited often by the same group of users. A certain combination of checkboxed facets are selected by default. I would ...
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Making Creative Commons licenses easy to understand

I have been tasked in making some licenses on a search portal more understandable to our users. These licenses are listed as facets, so that the user can filter out which licenses they are interested ...
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How can I create a sense of discovery or serendipity at finding a product?

I have a large catalogue of products which users can filter using a combination of attributes to find products that meet their needs. It's as efficient as you'd expect from any ecommerce store, so ...
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Feedback on filter chosen

I'm working on a design of iOS app. It allows to search some restaurant typing the street or city. If one wants to refine this search, there are some filters (like kitchen, medium price, ticket ...
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Optional 'free text' search in a primarily category based search

Our search UI allows users to search across multiple categories: Day, Type, Area, etc. Each selected criteria is ANDed. We also allow a free-text search option, however we expect this to be a rarer ...
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Simple implementation for search operators (Begins with, Contains, = etc.)

Wanted to get your input on different methods for implementing these sort of operators for search fields. I've seen it done mostly by adding an extra dropdown option before each field with these ...
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How the page should behave after applying filters?

I'm working on the e-commerce website with facet filters, when user applies the filters, results appear (no need to click additional "show results button") but I'm not sure how the page should behave: ...
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let users know results don't match filters

We have a page where the users can select filters and then click search to see results. In the time between the user changing the filters and clicking search, should I indicate the the result don't ...
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What's an ideal method for sorting search facets?

(I'll be the first to slap myself for asking for an "ideal" method -- I'm really looking for thoughts on how to think about this to make sure I'm considering the options for my specific scenario.) ...