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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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Displaying General Results or Prompting for Specific Filters

Designing the UX for a medical services website and trying to determine whether it is best to have the user filter the results to their specialty or prompt the user for their specialty before ...
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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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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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Search Vs. Filter- what is the difference

From the view of the user (not from a technical view)- What are the main differences between searching and filtering data, in order to get specific results? i.e.- in both cases the user is looking ...
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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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Adding “Select…” as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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Top-down hamburger menu / is it a cool experience regarding my application?

I own an application managing some meetings (conceptual example). Of course, my website is responsive so that it's fully usable on mobile devices. Before showing some screenshots of my navigation ...
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How to improve the UX of this filter area?

Let's suppose an application that manage meetings between employees of various companies. A meetings list is shown to any logged employee, and this one may mark himself as a participant if he's ...
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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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Four states, one checkbox - any way for it to make sense?

I have a product. Product have property, simple yes / no one. Sadly, in reality this property have four states: Yes (graphic card is a discrete one) No (graphic card isn't discrete, must be ...
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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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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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Is there any reason Google does not provide any filter beyond bare search bar?

I have recently used the Russian Search Engine yandex.ru and was impressed by their filters assisting in easier search, see for instance, this page, here the screenshot: Any reason Google or Bing ...
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Mixing AND and OR filters — how to make it more clear and less confusing? [duplicate]

I am working on the Hotel Search App (33hotels.com), where I let the user filter Hotels by facilities. Most filters are "AND-filters" but some have to be "OR". For instance, someone may want "wifi" ...
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Action button needed to trigger Drop-down list selection?

I have a question about when (if at all?) to include an action button to trigger the selecting of an item in a drop-down list for these 3 scenarios: Scenario 1 - I have ONE drop-down list that is ...
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Tips for a complex sorting/filtering UI

I have a work in progress at http://yipgo.com, in short lets you define items with timestamps and then view them in a read-only agenda summary page. It's important to allow users to customise the way ...
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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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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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Is a timeline a form of sorting?

I am working on the design of a page that is supposed to provide call center employees with the means to view transaction history. There are 8-9 variables in play, I have tackled this by allowing ...
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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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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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When should I hide preview?

My application looks like this: The user may select an item from the list and a preview of this item will be displayed: The user can also use filtering to reduce the number of displayed items. ...
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How to make the distinction between the nature of those filters?

Let's imagine an application that allows users to create some meetings, waiting for participants and also allowing to search for other meetings (created by others) in order to participate in. My ...
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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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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 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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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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Where to place filter controls for a search

Should filter options go above the search or under? Why?
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How granular should search filters be?

The way I see it, filters on a results page are meant to refine, not to find. If users want to make 10 selections to narrow down to one result, that is what navigation is for. My question to you is: ...
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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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Real time filtering vs Apply filters button?

We are integrating a BI tool into our maintenance system and I am currently evaluating two viable products to put forward as a recommendation. One item where these tools differ is their filtering ...
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What do you think of One tab element on a tab menu

I am doing the UX design of a complex system that requires filtering in different pages. The filtering menu is in tabs: time, status, name, place, etc... are all different tabs on the left. I could ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Using drop down select lists as a filter long list of items. What are the best practices for this? Should I be using a drop down list at all?

Context: Building a webpage that has a moderate list of items. Several independent categories can be applied. I built a wireframe showing off 3 drop down selectors to act as simple filters. An ...
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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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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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separate or in-grid-column-header filtering for reports?

For filtering tabular data as part of a reporting feature in a B2B web application targeted at relatively low-tech users, what are the pros and cons of having filtering UI be part of the column ...
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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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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 convey set inclusion and exclusion?

We have an application where users perform an action on a large set of things. The user decides which things to perform the action on by selecting to either include or exclude things based on various ...
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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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Filter and highlight items in a complex workflow

The application for which I'm the UI designer includes a "workflow canvas" showing an overview of a process. This is a workflow of 3 tasks: Complex process can occur, where there are 20 tasks or ...