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

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help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...
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Is a search bar needed for small e-commerce sites?

I'm developing an e-comm site for a small retailer that sells specific products related to one type of activity. The whole product list is less then 50 items with three main categories. Are there any ...
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What do you call this ux pattern for search fields?

What do you call this feature where a search query gets converted to "tags" that has been popularised by Pinterest (but could also be seen in Google Drive, Facebook, Apple Mail etc) and what ...
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Tree-view: Search

I'm projecting a New tree-view for a system, but my doubt is about the Search. Would I put a button that the user select if he wants to search also subfolders, or the system would to search ...
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Search box on a landing page?

From my understanding, landing pages are to have one single focussed objective towards a conversion goal. I'm currently designing a landing page with the goal of getting users to sign up. The site's ...
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Displaying data on a map

I have been asked to review a map based application. The map displays planning applications for a location and the user can filter results. Results are paginated to 10 per page. The developer said ...
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Do I still need to keep my “Submit” or “Search” button? [duplicate]

Many sites now provide a search bar without the buttons, and everyone (?) understands that you press enter afterwards anyway. Is it beneficial to keep the Search button for this case? Do I gain or ...
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Search field with or without a button?

I can see two broad patterns as far as the design of the search field is concerned. One like we see on Google has a button that the user can hit to initiate Search. (They could also hit enter to do ...
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UX using a search bar than returns results across 2 models. How should this be presented?

I have a simple "advice" question. In my Rails App I am using Sunspot to perform searches across 2 models in my application - users and questions. Naturally when you think about this, there are ...
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Should the search be triggered once the user selects a value from the suggestions?

Our search box starts suggesting popular search queries to users as they start typing in their query. We also have the ability for the user to specify some options to search within some fields. At the ...
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Search box on a mega-menu: Strange? Scope understood? [closed]

I have a mega-menu with links to different pages, a search field and a dropdown menu related to the search. However, the search is not for the items in the mega-menu, but for the items throughout all ...
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Upper Limit of Items for a Browse Experience

I am working on an application for browsing academic programs at a large university. The primary goal is to aid in discovery of majors/degrees that a student would otherwise not know existed, as well ...
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What's the maximum number of individuals registered to one UK postcode?

We were designing a feature for a system, in which a postcode search would return not the addresses within one postcode, but a list of individuals registered at that postcode. In order for the UX ...
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Searching for words containing punctuation

There's a case where if I'm searching for a phrase containing punctuation e.g file.png Can I have the following rules: If there's content matching the exact phrase file.png then just show that ...
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Integrating “Browse” options and “Search” options

The e-commerce site I am working on currently only has a search bar in the header. We are adding a "Shop By" dropdown in the header where customers can select different categories to browse by. The ...
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Is it good to put search box above the keyboard?

Here's the case, I'm designing for a text editor on iphone, user wants to search keyword in the article the just wrote. We don't have the suggest results (things pop out when you're searching in ...
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How to add tag search to the UI for a video site

I'm building a site which will hold short videos on a variety of topics - similar to TED.com. I'm seeking inspiration for the best way to engage users and encourage them to browse for videos. I've ...
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Is it odd to display search results for fields that are not visible in a table?

We have a web product that displays "widgets" in a table. Each row has the name of the widget along with other attributes such as color and size. In order to keep a manageable number of columns, we ...
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Looking for established survey question to rate search function

Does someone has a link or ressource for a established/ tested/ understandable question asking for the "search function" of a ecommerce website? I prefer a german version, but english is fine as ...
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Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources

Imagine a simple site, containing numerous News Items and numerous Galleries which both comprise of some text, some tags, and both of which contain one or more Photos. Each Photo can also be tagged. ...
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Use the same search box to search different types of data

I'm trying to figure out an elegant solution to this problem, but haven't had any great ideas. (This question is similar but doesn't really answer my issue) We allow our users to search different ...
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'Top Searches' or 'Top Queries' naming in an application for marketing people

I was wondering what everyones thoughts were on the naming for a search engine analytics application where it's technically correct to use the term 'querying' rather than the term 'searching'? ...
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looking for the search criteria that would end up displaying most relevant search results

I'm new BA and I got my first requirement to analyze. Issue: There are two search fields in my XYZ application; Item and Item Code. You can use either of these 2 fields to get the list of the items ...
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Repeatative search flow

For my mobile application, I am planing to change current flow as I don't think it has good UX. In this app there are more than 10 categories each has some specific meaning and specific database ...
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Navigation pattern between search/filter results on Single Page App

I have a Single Page App that runs in full screen without back/home/forward buttons and no URL bar. All navigation is done in a left column that updates a content area on the right. On one part of the ...
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Side-by-side Search Results display example [closed]

Can anyone point me to an example of a site that displays two different sets of search results in a side-by-side format? For example, a search results page that displays results for "Pants" in the ...
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Should an advanced search page have a search “summary”?

This is a pretty basic question I guess, but I have an advanced seach page split into around 7 catagories with 36 different fields. Each field has a modifier attached to it allowing the fields results ...
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Displaying complex diagram search results

I am asked to put together a mockup for search results of business diagram. The typical business diagram looks like this: The entire diagram is in svg, the results must be highlighted to the ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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filter values in dropdown [duplicate]

I have a dropdown list with a lot of values and I want to give the users the option to filter these values with a search input field, something like this: So if the user types chicken in the search ...
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Allowing users to filter and expand a default set of search results

I'm trying to figure out the best UI for: 1.) Presenting users with a default set of search results (let's say 'toys') 2.) Allowing the user to filter those search results per standard checkboxes ...
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What is the recommended minimum characters limit for auto-complete/filter?

We would like to provide our tables with generic search field that will filter entries where at least one of the columns contains the input text. We also think of providing auto-completion for this ...
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Document Library Displaying Related Documents

I'm working on a document library which will display up to 20,000 archived documents in the form of PDFs. Some of these PDFs will also live within content pages which they refer to. There are about 6 ...
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Search results - adding “hide” capability alongside “favorite”/heart

If you were to add a "hide this result" capability to a site like Airbnb, how/where would you do it? i.e. you search and get dozens or hundreds of results and start to drill down into them. While ...
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How to encourage users to manipulate search criteria to get results

Context I have a large pool of telephone agents using a custom built piece of software to track the calls. Due to the high pressure of having a caller on the line agents often rely on old methods for ...
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How to accomodate and/or with brackets in field filtering system

I am building a filtering system for a report and am trying to find a way to incorporate and/or logic when both are to be mixed. In essence, a very simple filter might be: Select field 1 from table ...
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Will Folksonomies mess up existing tags and Taxonomies?

I'm working with a museum client who wants to introduce the idea of social tagging (Folksonomies) which I'm kind of new to. My first concern is how introducing and giving users control over tags will ...
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Unequal spacing issue with pre-existing UI elements

I'm using a style guide to redesign my company's home page but the search bar is too large to fit in the original place I envisioned. To fix this issue, I moved the search bar upward, but that ...
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Suggestive search limit

So I'm currently having a debate with people I work with around a suggestive search box. The debate is around what's the best UX for displaying large amounts of content. As an example: If a user ...
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Can a website have two different search paths, one dedicated and one global?

I am building a moderation portal - basically users can report dubious behaviour, which gets flagged. The moderator needs to audit each flagged item on the moderation portal. My question comes ...
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What is the best way to sort through 1000+ categories?

What is the optimal way for users to sort through 1000+ categories? I want to avoid hierarchical categorization. It's for the desktop version of a clip streaming site with 30,000+ clips that are ...
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Should some search options be removed when you land on the results page?

I am designing a search page and wondering how some advanced search options affect filters. Here are two examples to help set the context: 1 Reed On the home page you have the option to show more ...
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Should the voice button become a permanent addition for search fields?

E.g. This search box on Guardian.com's website shows the voice button. While this is a desktop example, on Mobile the voice button is way below (out of focus) near the space bar of the keyboard. ...
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Is a “Clear input” button only for search fields?

I noticed that the "Clear button" are usually found in search fields: Why is it so uncommon for this button to appear in other input fields. For example this small configuration form:
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What symbol can be used to denote “contains”

Our UI has a table of data, with the first row containing input fields in each column for searching based off the data in that column. We want to add a dropdown that determines how that search text is ...
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Where to put search box

I have the following layout and I want to add Searchbox(with AutoComplete Feature) and Button. I am not able to figure out where to put this?
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Faceted search: Show more/show less filters vs Summary + Edit

Consider the case of hotel search, where you have a few filters that everyone uses but in total you may want people to have ~20 or so available. On the results screen, I don't want to show all 20, ...
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Pull to empty search field… any feedback?

I'm currently working on a project mostly based on a search mecanism. I'm trying to explore different ways to quickly come back to the homepage from the search results page. The homepage is actually ...
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Best practice for quick file searching

So I want to start my question with an example: In pretty well known extension for Visual Studio called Visual Assist there's a functionality for quick file searching. Which basically just creates ...
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Is there a name for this notation? ex. “1-3,6” or “2,3-5,7”

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but since my examples come from a UX element that seems common in our world. When a user opens the "Print" dialog of most programs, where you're asked ...