An interface to efficiently find items in a long list, typically by typing keywords into a text box.

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When should a system partly fill in a form for a user?

I have a part of a system used for searching for / viewing recent or past transactions. The system will be used in more than one store, and transactions could have happened in any of the stores. You ...
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Where should a user return after successfully completing phone call?

Consider this: You enter the Phone app on your Android device. You find the contact you want to call using search. You successfully call that contact from the search results. After a 15min call, you ...
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pros and cons of multi search box vs one search box

I have been asked to come up with a search mechanism for a database. The database stores details about electors. Is a multiple search field interface better than a single search field interface? The ...
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How should I present 2 search tools that cannot be used together?

I have a page displaying details regarding a specific piece of equipment. To view the details of an individual piece of equipment, a user has to filter down to only one piece of equipment. The plan ...
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Any idea about how show recent/older searches at search result page?

I need recommendation about this topic: I need show recent search queries of the user at search result page within a session. Bookin.com does the exact same thing that I want to do. Do you have ...
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Is Google Trends incremental search intuitive?

I am trying to create an incremental search in my website where each searched term is added to the previous searched terms. I found that using a single search input for that confuses users. They ...
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Show/Hide - Search Bar with Drop down

I am currently designing a software which has a search bar placed in the navigation menu. The search bar includes drop down list with types of entries(users, users number, reports), input field and ...
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Lazy loading with sort [closed]

I am working on an enterprise app that returns quite a few results from search. The users wanted to have lazy loading on the search results but also require sorting. My devs tell me the sort will not ...
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Should a required SELECT have a placeholder OPTION?

I have a small form for a search function. There is a "Search By" select in the form and, depending on the option selected in "Search By", a related "Search For" select is generated with respective ...
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Why is search within document different than search among documents?

I've noticed a following asymmetry in search interfaces. While Google/Bing/Yahoo uses quite complicated rules for deciding if a document matches a query, sorting results the situation is ...
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What are some good examples of search/group builders on mobile?

We are currently working on an interface on mobile that allows to search people, build a group and get actions on this group. Step-by-step, it'll look like this: - I search someone - I get actions ...
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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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Should diacritics be ignored in search? What about non-latin scripts?

I am build a webapp. Should I ignore the diacritics in the search function? I am non-native speaker myself and I prefer when search engines ignore/substitute for the diacritics of my language. ...
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Show filter based on original list or pre filter list?

I'm creating a filter system to filter products. It can be based on multiple areas, for example, I have a category 'Shoes' and can filter based on brand, size, type of shoes, etc.. My question is, ...
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Placing Filter/Search options across browsers

I'm developing a web app and i'm confused on where to place the filter across browsers. Should i try to keep it consistent in the same place, so users "know" how to navigate doesn't matter if it's on ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Natural language and autocompletion

I'm currently working on an m-commerce app project. I would like to implement a "natural search" like this one : I am totally new to this approach and I can't find a way to mix it with a ...
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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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Does this scenario make sense within truncated search results?

Currently our search results are truncated at 90 characters. We are discussing adding the option for users to "read more" with a drop down to the rest of the summary/search text. I've certainly seen ...
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Should I update the list of filtered items after a bulk item edit?

Scenario as follow: Step 1: Search for a list of items base on the search/filter type such as in the image below. Step 2: UI returns a list of items that have Status Idle and Priority Low ...
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New post input double as search box

I have a twitter style input that allows users to type in hashtags with their post. The user can then filter the news feed by these hashtags to see only posts that contain them. How can I communicate ...
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One Page Design for Save, Update, Delete, List Functionality

I have a design question: I want to make save, update, delete, show the list of a certain data (for example name). I have done a design that can be in 1 page. But I do not want it to be too ...
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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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Switch between two search sources(modes)

Android guidelines provide good information on search design https://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/search.html but I need something beyond that. User should have an ability to quickly switch ...
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Where to put a spinner on android next to a search box

I am trying to design a screen with a spinner dropdown to select a term of school, and then a search box to search in, but i cant seem to figure out how to get everything to look nice together. to me ...
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Sticky header: div utility stiky (put under the header) or covers the entire page?

Hello i'm workinking on menu for mobile and i'm sure that to have a sticky header is a good idea... In my header there are 3 icons (menu; search bar; utility) When i click on menu icon, appear a ...
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Is there a recommended size for search boxes?

Do users change their search patterns if the search is shorter? Do users search less if the search box is too large? The only article I'd found is a 2009 Smashing Magazine article: The [Nielsen] ...
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Should searching a table include hidden columns?

I have a table accompanied by a search component. The table is filtering items upon typing according to the following rule: If at least one of the item properties contains the text at the search box ...
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Type search vs Guided search

I'm building a webApp and I'm facing a discussion with my client about the searching function of the app, the main porpouse of the webApp is to find houses to buy/rent. Currently the search function ...
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Guidelines to design a No result search page

No result page for search are dead ends. Are there any existing guidelines or research results on effective no result search pages ? Here is what i have so far. Typography Use proper typography and ...
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Editable list items with search feature - How to handle search when there are unsaved changes?

Suppose a UI with a list of editable texts, and with a search feature (searching text contents) like this mockup: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Since ...
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Should I include a search box in the dropdown menu or just go with one in the nagivation bar?

So i'm designing the interface of an ecommerce website that acts as a platform for stores, and naturally, there's a search box in the navigation menu. For each of the elements in the navigation bar, ...
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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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Is it ok to change search behavior on different pages (mobile)

I have an app with a global search at the main page (users, tasks, content, etc.) Is it bad practice to change this for other pages... e.g. limit the search to users on the users page? Would the user ...
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How to prioritise site search for two different audiences

I'm designing a site for students and teachers, which is a set of learning materials on a particular topic. There are three types of content: Content only for students Content only for teachers ...
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Two search bar in weather website?

I have a problem... I am creating a site of Meteorology and I have the need to place as the main search bar (so top right), the bar through which a user can input the location and search for the ...
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Show Results Before Searching

We have a page where you can search through roughly 100 products. Since it's not that much products, I want to show all of them when the page load for the first time but a colleague argue that we ...
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How do I handle multiple user contexts in an app?

In our mobile app, I have 2 separate user contexts. The search context, the user wants to search and find, or create people on an adhoc basis. The WIP context, the user has to complete a unit of ...
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How to combine search and edit in one widget?

Suppose an application where you work with text snippets. You can search for and reuse existing snippets as well as create and edit new snippets. Thus, we basically have two modes: A search mode ...
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Solution for Batch / Mass Search and Match Functionality with Many Potential Results

I am in the process of building a new component for an existing application and I have a fairly specific scenario I need to design an interface for. The purpose of the tool is to allow a user to do a ...
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Do users make searches different depending on their role?

I work with a CMS solution for news sites and one of my customers is asking for a modification on the way search results for linking content is done. As the CMS I use is Open Source, I need to give ...
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Should I focus the cursor to the search field or leave that up to the user?

If I show the search field on a user click should I focus the cursor to the search field or leave that up to the user? I see benefits for both arguments so atm I'm leaving it up to the user. If there ...
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String contains operator character

I'm developing a search mechanism to which the search query is provided via a text field. The query is then parsed and the results are presented to the user. I've got the syntax definition covered ...
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Asking a user to make an iOS app full screen for functionality

When trying to search in Apple's Podcasts.app in split screen mode on the iPad or iPad Pro it displays this message: To browse or search for podcasts, make Podcasts full screen. Is there a ...
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What's the best way to implement a search bar in the mobile view of a responsive site?

I'm currently working on a site that is content heavy and want to add FAYT (find-as-you-type) search. In the desktop view I have a regular search field in the top right hand corner with a magnifying ...
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Text “search” in the search bar?

Sometimes I see the search bar inside already present text "Search ..." and that once clicked is replaced by what the user wants to write: Which is a better UX design? a) leave the search bar empty ...
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Minimum length of characters for an autocomplete search input

I'm in the process of creating an a search input for restaurants with autocomplete. I was wondering if it would be best for me to require a minimum amount of characters before returning suggested ...
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Substring search vs Starting letter search

In a website I have a large number of products. In the search page user can find the product by searching at the top of the page. I can search in two methods. When user starts typing I can return ...
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“Log in” and “sign up” to the right or left of the search bar? [closed]

I wonder if the "Log in" and "sign up" you should put on the right or left of the search bar ... I am realizing the utility but are not convinced of their position: The problem is purely aesthetic ...
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Two Search Boxes or One or Something Else

So I am developing a website which needs a search box in which you enter some activity like bowling, cycling etc. and to next of that there is another text box which has a location like New York City, ...