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Intuitive AND/OR condition for query builder

Use case: User wants to find employees from a list based on some criteria. To simplify things let's say it is spoken language attribute only. Case 1: user wants to find person speaking multilingual - ...
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Best UX for filtering

I have a text files which looks like this: 1 0.9 0.2 0.9 1 0.5 0.2 0.5 1 0.1 0.2 0.5 1 0.5 0.2 0.5 1 0.2 0.2 0.0 1 0.5 0.9 0.5 1 0.1 0.2 0.9 1 0.5 0.4 0.5 2 0.3 0.6 1.0 2 0.8 0.6 1.0 Where first ...
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How do I tell the user a filter is active

I have a button in my interface that when clicked show a listbox so the user can apply a filter by those items she has selected. It looks like this: My question is: How do I tell the user there is ...
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Sidebar dealing with a lot of data

I've been struggling to come up with a filtering and navigation solution. Below is a screenshot of what I've sketched out so far. A quick background on my situation: This part of the application ...
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Refine on search results

I want to make my website refine panel on the search result more user-friendly. Im dealing in realestate portal and have already implemented one but not sure if that is the best way to do it. So need ...
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Alternatives to pagination for dynamic tables with many entries

I'm aware of the advantages and disadvantages of paginating table results, but I'm not sure what would be best in this particular case: I have a table that can have between 0 and 1000 rows (sometimes ...
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Are alphabet filters effective?

This is an alphabet filter: It assumes the user knows what the first letter of the item is. It is also an inherited method from the time of thumb indexes for books like dictionaries and address ...
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Massive select options for filtering

I need some advice on how to allow a user to select options from a multiple select box that has over 25k options. Currently, I have 3 select boxes that filter the MAIN select box. If no options ...
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Web-Based SQL Query Builder

I've built a simple web-based query builder using a series of dropdown lists such that the only typed input is the final value field. In the example above simply adding the filters consecutively ...
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Design of tag based filtering using interesting and ignored tags

Take the general case of entries classified based on tags - a QA forum such as SO, a traditional forum that's to be designed without categories, a list of articles or blog entries, or other entity ...
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What is the best design for buttons filtering a list?

My web app shows a list of tasks. I can filter them (for instance by done/todo, etc.) along 3 or 4 criteria. What kind of UI is the best to control the criteria ? All criteria are "closed", i.e. ...
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Filtering stats: What are some good patterns to follow for filtering a time/date range?

Im looking for some good patterns of how to filter date/time in a graph. It doesnt need to be specific dates, more like day, week, month.
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Most products or alphabetical in filter

i was wondering if you have any best practices or theories about the sequence of features within the filter. And if it is more intuitive to show the amount of products that are within that specific ...
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Best practice to show transaction history?

I am working on the redesign of a transaction history page. Existing design uses expandable data table to show the history of each item. the data set comprises over 8 attributes including the status ...
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What is the best way to add filters over a grid or a chart?

I had to create the same thing twice in two different companies. A web page that is displaying some data (tabular or chart) and it needs to be filtered. The filters are an important part of the page ...
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Browsing a collection of items via tag name

Take a collection of items. You split this collection up into 3 groups and then within your UI (in this example we'll assume we're designing an iOS app) you place a segment control with 3 segments so ...
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Do multiple attribute navigations meet information seekers needs

I have been given a proposal that we are considering for the navigation of a content heavy health based site, it has been suggested: one filter for disease type (type 1 diabetes, MS, prostate ...
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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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Should Time-Limited Posts Disappear or Archive?

In balancing the simplicity of only showing time-relevant posts vs. the completeness of showing all posts, which do you think is closest to user expectations? Some background … on our websites, ...
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report authoring workflow for non-technical users

I'm overhauling the reporting features of a B2B web app whose users are usually smart but not-very-technical managers in blue-collar workplaces. Report generator apps like Microsoft Reporting ...
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Alternative to a popup table

I need some advice please. I currently have a screen and the plan is to completely redesign it. But first, to tell what is does. It is a screen for managing orders, much lick a standard order form, ...
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Better way to show the calendars

I'm working on a single report page for a web app. I need to show how to filter the displayed data it be per day (diary) or between two dates (weekly). When the user select diary (Diario), it shows a ...
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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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What's a standard way to handle a custom date filter?

In our Java app, we let users see a full list of all events. Users need to filter the event list so that they see only the events they care about. Most users are happy to use canned date ranges ...
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Does it make sense to have an “All” option in a filter?

I'm working on an effort to create a set of filters for search results. One of the UX issues I'm currently working out is whether or not to place an "All" option as an item in the filters. For ...
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Web User Experience: Surrounding the content area with filter-buttons on all four sides

We are debating the next wave of design for our application. We are a company that works in the world of institutional finance and our product is around presenting research. One idea that has come ...
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How to design linked filters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for no search results I always get angry when I refine my search applying filters in any website and I get the 'no results' page. Why do they show me an ...
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At what option count should I add a search filter to a drop down element?

I have a booking tool that offers a list of services to choose from. The option list is variable per client. Some clients offer one service, some have twenty or more. One client requested a search ...
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How should I design a “filter” screen where you can filter on many fields

I have a webpage that has a filter screen where you can select filters on one or many fields and these filters are applied on other pages when it grabs data from my DB. Some of the fields have ...
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Best placement for filtering and sorting options?

filtering & sorting options are generally placed top right corner of search results page. My understanding is that this frees vital page space need for results tagline ( describing what search ...
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Should an applied filter involve a data refresh?

Let's assume a page displaying a list of activities. They are some "Sport", some "Cinema" etc... To the Left of the list, there is a special column allowing user to filter displayed data. I'm ...
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How to indicate that certain columns are not sortable/filterable

I have a data table that can sort/filter columns, but there are certain columns that can't be sorted or filtered. I'm trying to find the best way to indicate to users which columns they are with the ...
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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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Possible functions for a column in a grid, list or table

I'm working on a portfolio management system at an investment company, which will include a list of stocks held and their attributes such as name, issuer, market price, value etc. These will be listed ...
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Date-and-time control for time-series filter

Users of our (non-mobile i.e. mouse UI) web-app do a lot of queries on various lists of time-series values. Part of each query is "from" and "to" timestamps, limiting the range of values for a query ...
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Best UX for creating or saving a “pre-set filter” or “favorite view” in a huge listing with filtering options (checkboxes)

Background A user is presented a panel with a big listing. There is a default view, but the user can also filter the listing to refresh the "panel". There are two sequential and almost dependent ...
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Filtered sub-folders counts

How would you show "unread" count on sub-folders after filtering an entity? Do you know any commonly used examples of such? Think of it as a mailbox that has 100 unread email. Then we have 4 ...
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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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How to fix an overwhelming UI for reporting with too many options?

I'm having a difficult time organizing the excessive number of listboxes for a report I've been asked to write. They want tons of filter options with multiple select lists. Is there a better way to ...
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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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condition expression editor

I have very amount of complex interdependent data, such as products, documents, orders. I need to make expression-builder for selecting and filtering(!) data. I have some ways to do this 1) I can ...
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Filters search - right column or horizontal menu? Or something else?

I am designing a filter/faceted search for an automotive website. Products are few but fitlers are many... I need to keep em, but I'd like to find out a smart solution in order to avoid a long right ...
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Time Filter (selector) UI?

What is the best UI for time filter? imagine if you wanted to see a list of sessions available between 11-12 pm on a certain day, what tool could be most helpful to you? A time Slider? a pick list ...
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How to make it obvious when filtering by time

I have a simple app which is quite specific to my work, but generally speaking it allows users to query data for a certain 'ticket' by setting a few parameters using combo boxes/text fields, and then ...
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Save or clear Sorting and Filtering settings when adding to a grid

The layout of the page is a grid on one side with a list of items, and on the other side displays a snapshot of something selected in the grid, or if you're adding an item, it displays the form. I'm ...
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Is accuracy of terminology important in localized situations

I am in a situation where we have been told our users do not understand the word 'filter' and we have to use the word 'search' instead. The functions, though, literally are filters by definition: ...
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Live filters vs Q and A

I'm designing a "recommendation" experience and was wondering if anyone has data or results on the use of live filters (where the user sees results as they choose parameters) versus Q and A (where the ...
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What type of card sorting exercise can I use?

Let's say that I'm trying to determine how many levels deep I should make my filtering tool in my search screen for a set of data. I've got meta for my data set that goes 10-15 layers deep. I just ...
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Hinting for disabled field

I am working on a web application and the advanced search goes through a number of records and returns them for the user. There are fields and filters that are specific to the item type. Currently ...
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How to display selected filters after closing the filtering panel?

Context: a touchscreen monitor in which the user can choose which business lines or activities can be displayed in a State. After selecting some of the filters in the box on the left, the user ...