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

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When searching for a plural word, should single variants match?

I'm creating a simple search from image tags and corresponding text from a database. It has come up that a user has words like cathedral and cathedrals and when visitors search for cathedrals they ...
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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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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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One button for two actions

I have a comparison site. On the landing page there are two text boxes which are used for products to be compared, and a button to trigger "compare". If a visitor fills these two boxes, products are ...
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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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Search Results: Is this what you were looking for

I'm working on the search results for a large shopping site. Each day it gets thousands of queries and, as expected, often gets misspelled search terms. Each day reps go through the search results and ...
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“Find” or “Search” to display a list of results

Before displaying a table of results on a page I first require the user to select some options from some dropdowns. I have a button after the dropdowns which when clicked/tapped will work out which ...
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Tweaking search results page

I'm trying to build new UI for user search page, nothing too fancy - simple input, one drop-down and search button. I'm using bootstrap to speed thing up and after some time I've created something ...
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Can I interrupt search if user taps other navigation element?

We are making a mobile news app. It has a menu with a search field inside. When the user starts searching, we show an overlay with a loading wheel to show that something is going on. If the user taps ...
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What are the proper keys for navigating multi-column “search as you type” results?

Given a search box that has a menu which opens after the user begins to type listing results in two columns, plus a "view more results" button and a "close" button, what are the correct keys for ...
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Alternatives to handle quick searches on sorted values list (when no matches found)

(Implementing on PC environments, desktop and web applications) When showing ordered data lists with comparable values​​, which offers the feature of jump to a section of the list, and highlight it, ...
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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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Sort order when I have events and products

I'm working on a site and have a bit of a headache. The site sells products such as books and places on events, as part of the rebuild we want to combine these onto a single results listing page ...
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How to handle searching by multiple US states and radius with one input?

The application that I am designing has a pretty intense searching capability and one of the biggest search criteria is origin and destination. With the company being centered around shipping it is ...
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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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Is there a correct UI pattern for advanced search?

I'm working for a company redesigning the searching interaction for a business application. Currently the only way for users to search through a huge dataset is through a collection of about 15 ...
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Search functionality — to move or not to move?

We offer a SaaS to monitor performance of equipment used in natural gas compression. The most used feature (60% of users seek this out on arrival) of our service is to search for a particular unit to ...
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Search results: Auto-suggest or click to search?

My question revolves around search results and how they are initiated from the criteria selection. Two options I'm looking at: Auto-suggest results depending on criteria selection i.e the results ...
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Best practices for how search icon functionality should work

I’m trying to find out how exactly the search icon functionality should work when the icon is clicked. This is for a responsive website. I have three scenarios, please view them on a smaller ...
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Back and Forward navigation arrows in gmail search

I've been trying to figure out what these back and forward errors are meant for in gmail search view. They seem to always remain in a disabled state while the 'Done' button is always enabled. I ...
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How to handle advanced search, search, and in-doc search?

We have a very large internal website that has a landing page. The page has some content on it and some subpages but 80-90% of the focus is to let people search for internal documents. So we have a ...
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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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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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Correct Use of ComboBox

I'm trying to think about a better interface for a combobox and grid control that I have in WinForms application. The combobox is used a search box to find Tenants that we have in a database. A user ...
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Designing Gmail advanced search for mobile?

I'm trying to figure out a design for advanced search panel where a user can apply multiple search criteria. For example, they can search for a post by keyword shared with a specific user - ...
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Should search results link to a document or a section within the document?

We produce a fairly large medical reference site with a couple of thousand or so pages. Each page has a number of sub-headings (which can be nested down several levels). In addition to a full-text ...
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Saved search results. Relative to query time?

Lets say a user saves a search called „documents created yesterday“. The day goes by and next morning the user calls up her saved search. What would she expect? To see her documents she created ...
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Should I include a “search” button on a search as you type control?

For a web application, should I include a "search" button on a search as you type control, and if so for what reasons?
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when is it wrong to use incremental search?

Incremental search is more responsive and requires less interaction from the user, but are there cases where using it is the wrong choice? I'm specifically referring to web applications.
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Best UX for accessing a list of clients from a database

I'm rebuilding a web app in Laravel for managing client portfolios. One feature is to be able to pull up a client's account quickly, either by account name or id. Previously I just pulled a list of ...
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Best practice for search field and folders

for an enterprise solution I have a search field and some folders to find results in a large database. Folders can be ‘Recently created’ (e.g. within the last 10 days) or ‘Favorites’. All of them ...
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Search vs. Browse [closed]

I'm told that many sites are following in Facebook's foot-steps and moving towards Search-based navigation and minimizing or eliminating browse capabilities. Is this the best idea? Also, other than ...
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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 present a long list of autocomplete items beside a short list

We have the requirement to implement the autocomplete feature for the search textbox. That's when user enters a certain search term, the web should bring the suggestions that let her/him do these ...
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Autopopulating Search Fields

Are there best practices or guidelines on when to autopopulate fields? I am working on designing a multistep task, where aprox. halfway through the user goes through a search step. Everyone on my team ...
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Best practices for name search?

I have an app that will allow you to lookup the salaries of public officials. I have a few multiselect boxes to narrow the search by role and department. I am thinking about how to design the name ...
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Should searching by default be AND or OR?

On my website I have a search bar. It's powered by Lucene.net. I have a requirement to make search be a substring case insensitive search, with direct hits appearing before substrings. What I don't ...
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Search Suggestion Drop List Width

From a UX perspective, should I make the width of my search suggestion drop list dynamic (width changes depending on the longest suggested term/phrase) OR constant (width remains the same as the width ...
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UI pattern for an 'OR' search

Problem: I'm trying to display a search filter to the user that deals with groups of required fields. (as we are searching 8 different databases with 8 sets of different required fields). I want the ...
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How many search suggestion should I display?

On my e-commerce site, we are implementing search suggestion to help users find their products quicker. Most sites displays 10 suggestions but my teammate is suggesting 5. From the UX perspective, ...
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Search vs. Look Up

My client is arguing for the label on a search field to say 'Look Up', rather than 'Search', because he feels it is more accurate for the application users. I think a search is a search and should be ...
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How to present a huge list that support searching and scrolling in a fast way?

We are using jQuery UI Tabs to display 2 tabs with huge data; each tabs contain more than 8,000 drugs. The tab switching is currently extremely slow, it takes 4 to 5 seconds (on Chrome, IE) and 2-3 ...
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What is the best way to design an ecommerce search bar

I would like to design a search bar on my ecommerce website that would be the extension of the navigation. A user can navigate to a category and then search localy to it. Or search to to the entire ...
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Auto-suggestion difference between Google Search and Google Maps [closed]

I've noticed that the auto-suggest behavior in Google Search and Google Maps is different. If you search in Google Search and enter "exa", you'll get suggestions like "exa mple". If you do the same ...
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Displaying filters in the multiple query search engine

I'm designing search engine in which user could type in multiple queries. For example for real estate website, user could type all kinds of queries in one search box: name, quantity, date at the same ...
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Google places autocomplete with multiple(2) submit buttons

I'll try to make it short, as the problem is simple but long to explain: I'm using google autocomplete on a location search input. It's on the site's header so it should be quick and comfortable to ...
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Issues with 2 Column Search Results [closed]

Is there anything wrong with having a 2 column search result set? I have a list of Customers and Contacts. Each result has a lot of information: Name, ID, Status, Location, Last Modified, Display ...
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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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How to handle many data related to the user(profile)?

I want to create profiles for employees which hold all their personal data; general data, vacations, salary details, etc... All in all it's about 30 categories. I have tried to create a different tab ...