is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another

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What are some ways to visually communicate hierarchy between two different select elements?

The use case having two input elements, in which second select input depends on the first one; so when first one is updated, options on the second changes. Conceptually; both of these elements are ...
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Grouped list with a lot of singletons — how to present groups of size one?

We have a table with a large number of items (50-500+). Items are grouped -- basically, think of a list of folders each with at least one item in them. Actions need to be taken on each item, or ...
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Use of bread crumbs for hierarchical data?

I have an application which edits Heirarchial data. Consider Level 1 items of Projects, Users, etc. Now lets just consider Project for the sake of simplicity, and Projects are really driving this ...
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Represent mandatory/recommended/optional relationships between items

I've got a tree structure where the relationship between the parent and the child can be marked as either mandatory, recommended, or optional. This structure can be up to 3 levels deep. For example: ...
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Presenting Hierarchical Options

I'm wondering what is considered "best practice" for displaying hierarchical lists that allow selection in a web app. In this case, we're presenting users with the option to select n counties per ...
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Explorative Interfaces for large hierarchical data?

After I posted my last question here, I read a bunch of articles about how treeviews are the devil and stuff. Almost everyone talks about better search engines, tagging and faceted search. But it ...
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Search results - representing/showing parent/child records

I have a couple of questions which relates to how to best show parent/child records on search results. An example first: If you have digitised 300 individual pages of an illuminated manuscript, then ...
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Hierarchical/flat comment system

I'm trying to design comment system for my reddit-like site. I like hierarchical comments because you can sort them to quickly get the best comments for large threads. Unfortunately with ...
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UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data

Building a web desktop site in which users have to be able to navigate through a hierarchical structure. There are two types of nodes, call them A and B. A can have children of type A or B. B are ...
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Options for progressively revealing conditional hierarchical complexity

The application I'm working on has a number of cases where the simple and most common use-case involves configuring a single object, but in some cases requires breaking the base object into ...
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How would a perfect overview for 400 competitors look like?

I have to create an overview for a competition with about ±400 competitors. They are separate in the "best 100"-group and the others. A random number of competitors shown as thumbnails with (if so) ...
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Multiple select from a 2-levels category - how?

Assumed I need to provide a way to select items from a 2-level hierarchy. The simplest way is to have a long list of sets of checkboxes (each with a name) - that's great for discovery of the variety ...
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Displaying N levels of organisational hierarchy intuitively

I need to display top-down hierarchical data in a web browser that represents the geography of a large organisation. The data looks like this (except the actual list is enormous with 8000 staff across ...
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How to manage/edit 3 level hierarchy with similar properties

Requirements I'm working on a feature for a b2b application with a the following requirements: A given hierarchy of 3 levels. Each level has the same properties. Each child level inherits from ...
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What would be UI solutions for exploring mid-size hierarchies (100-3000 nodes)?

What would be user interface solutions/best practices for exploring mid-size hierarchies (100-3000 nodes)? By exploring, I mean ability to read labels of individual nodes, see hierarchical ...
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How to indicate hierarchy from left sidebar list -> horizontal top tabs

I have a desktop (i.e. not mobile) app with an overall two level hierarchy: Items -> Dimensions Typical number of items/dimensions: Items: 2-40 Dimensions: 3-4 Item 2 -> Dimension A is of the ...
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Better way to implement a dynamic hierarchy

Just a bit of a background, I write business apps and have never been concerned with user experience. If the application works then that's what is shipped. I have been starting to change my thinking ...
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How to display the hierarchical data [closed]

Some real ui javascript library wanted! I have to display some hierarchical data on the web page. It should not be a classical tree view with the text items. I am looking for a graphical ...
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How to use topic maps

Some time ago I found a very interested technology: Topic Maps. It solves to find information and to share knowledge. One of examples of this technology is presented on this site. See "tags", ...
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How to handle multi-level same-type hierarchical structures and aggregations

This is not a pure development- or UI-question, rather a 'behavioral' question but I don't seem to find the correct StackExchange group to post it. So please don't down-vote me if this question is ...
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What is the best approach for showing a button hierarchy when there are multiple buttons?

I am working on the UX/UI for a large web application. My question is regarding the button hierarchy. I have done a bunch of research but can't find any good UI examples that deal with this issue. ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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Navigation hierarchy: categories next to single items at the top-level

In our new product we have several pages grouped into several categories. One of those categories is more important than the rest. Moreover, we have relatively a small number of pages and categories ...
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What is best to use in a web page bookmarking tool: tags, a hierarchy or both?

I am creating a web page bookmarking tool. Traditional bookmarking has always given mechanisms to organize our bookmarks into a file/folder structure. New paradigm of flat tagging systems have now ...
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Best Way to Display/Navigate Hierarchical Data on iPad

On mobile phones there is a straightforward pattern how to display hierarchical data (for example coming from a relational database): How would I transform this pattern to a tablet and make use of ...
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Preview pane for various nested elements

I am working on a device which presents pieces of related content. The content has child/parent relationships and the user can click to expand the various trees. In the attached sample I mocked up, ...
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How best can I lay out a selection of options in a hierarchy - and let people select at any level?

I have a large three level hierarchy of industry types and would like to allow users to select from the lowest level, or any of the three levels above. Commercial Retail Licensed Premise ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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N-level tree structure in android

I have a list of categories and subcategories and items under each category individually and also items under the subcategories. I would want to display this in a sliding layer , such that it only ...
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Nested multiple selections

I am building a web application that allows users to search a gym chain's class timetables. This gym has multiple branches, in multiple states and cities. The inputs to the class timetable search are: ...
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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Tell administration environment apart from the operational one

The product of our company is an engineering workflow platform for enterprises. In order to configure new projects in this platform, a great deal of configuration and modeling (product hierarchy etc.) ...
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Are Network Components good UX?

I was very interested in Rob's answer where he lists different options for displaying a hierarchical list of 'nodes' I was thinking that this component would be a good way for our users to manage ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Progress Feedback

I have an application which processes data within a set of AutoCAD drawing files. Basically, there are a few parent drawings and a few child drawings. My objective is to create an informative progress ...
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Root Node design for a hierarchy/treeview in the user interface

I want to display hierarchical data in the user interface in a treeview control. The question is should the user has the freedom to define its first root node itself. I do not care wether a tree has ...
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How to render multiple levels of labels in a table to improve readability?

I'm having trouble searching for patterns like the following. I need your help and opinions on the most clear, readable option to show three levels of labeling pertaining to a same table column: ...
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What's a good symbol set for buttons to expand and contract parts of a hierarchy?

The Mac Finder, in hierarchy view, uses a triangle, or arrow, facing right to indicate not-expanded, down to indicate expanded folder. It could be considered counterintuitive because it points to the ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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What's the best way to display hierarchical tabular data (parent/child relationship) while allowing both pagination and search?

I've run into a brick wall while trying to come up with a suitable tabular user interface for showing hierarchical data in a table while at the same time including a search interface and pagination. ...
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How to show an item's context in a hierarchy

I'm trying to figure out a way to allow contextual navigation to nearby items in a large hierarchy. For example, say my hierarchy is countries, states, counties and citites. When viewing a county, ...
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How to deal with recursive hierarchical tableviews?

There's a great function from the web that I want to reproduce in iOS and Android. I'm calling it a recursive tableview because I can't think of any other descriptive name. For example, in a shopping ...
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Are there any useful tools / techniques for creating website content inventories? [closed]

This is probably wishful thinking but here goes... Now obviously I don't expect some magical app to crawl a website, summarise each page and detail all the assets within each page (if only!) however ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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(Android) Alternative to ExpandableListView that provides the same quick access to child items

Currently i have an Android app with 3 level data grouping being displayed on two panes. Left pane contains the high level data, right pane contains an expandable list view (aka an accordion) that ...
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Do I have three levels of content, or can I reduce it to two?

I'm working on overhauling an interface that has two clearly defined levels of navigation, and then one murky level. Clicking on the first level will reveal sub-options which correspond to that ...
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How can I show deep level hierarchical data with different types of data?

Is there a best practice or pattern that resolves this potential issue? I have a tree that could be pretty large but also ti could contain few children/leafs. One important aspect is that some ...
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Multiple, hierarchical selections for web application

We are currently making improvements to the user interface of our real estate management web-app. One big problem we have is multiple, hierarchical selections for big amounts of data in input masks. ...
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Pattern or strategy for showing hierarchical response content?

I'm expanding my app's capabilities from this: ...to displaying all the rules that were applied, results for each rule, rule description, and link to more info. I'd really appreciate pointers to ...
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In-content tabs and nesting

My intention is to present installation instructions for a software to the user. The document has 3 versions, the second of which has 5 sub-versions: Binary installation (default for windows and ...
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Matrix representation for hierarchic data

I have to create an UI that help user to define a relation level between 2 objects (from the same hierarchic level). 2 visions must be provided : Manager (3 levels) Technical (3 levels + 2 levels) ...