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

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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 ...
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Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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Where should table filters and search be placed?

Any ideas on whether filters should be on the left or right of a table? What about search? They both narrow down the contents of what's in the table.
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If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown

For example, Say the site is for searching cars for sale, one of the filters is "only show black cars", if there's a car listed which doesn't have a color specified, should it be included in the ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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Innovative search filter design needed

Im looking for some innovative filter design, but it should not be usual as check box,drop downs, radio buttons as in e-commerce websites. Would be better, if it is in any info graphical or pictorial ...
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How to highlight best elements corresponding to a search without changing their order

In a web application used to search content inside documents, we have a view displaying the main parts of a documents: Chapters Diagrams Tables of data Users can search for specific words inside ...
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UI for classifying search criteria into must-have, nice-to-have and don't-care

I'm looking for a UI for classifying hotel resort facilities as must-have, nice-to-have, and don't-care. For example, these would be characteristics like pool, gym, restaurant, kids club, etc. The ...
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Best way to setup search for large amounts of PDFs etc

My first post here and hoping to get some useful insight and feedback. I'm working on a redesign project (UX & IA) for a local gov't client with a large amount of PDF documents. One of the project ...
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Alternative to accordion for large search filters?

In theory, using an accordion to minimize screen height of search filters is a good idea, but it seems that our target users completely overlook it. So, we end up with users that are unaware of the ...
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How to best display a single row search result in a table

The previous version of the application returned a single match by itself. Now the match will be seen in the context of the whole table. Anchoring to the row and highlighting it works when there are ...
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Any downsides of preferring wildcards *, ? over %, _?

In my database application I'm intending to give the users simple glob pattern search possibility besides standard search of text literal. (Let's not mention other search options to keep this question ...
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Searching in whole site or subsection

We have a search form in a sidebar that currently looks like this: Now, we'd like to add an option to this to let the user choose whether he wants to search the entire site, or only the section ...
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Design for search by date or year

I need to enable user to filter displayed data by date ( 11.2.2015 ) or by year. My current design is illustrated below: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
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How to encourage/direct users to tag video content based on usability instead of getting traffic (trend spamming)?

I'm in the process of developing a video sharing site which would require users to tag each video they upload, however, users have a tendency to create tags to drive traffic rather than making their ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic s "trees" and the content types are as ...
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What are the advantages of list view vs. grid view for video search results?

I'm designing a results page for video search for touch devices. on larger screens such as big tablets I'm considering using a grid views since it allows bigger thumbnails. I was wondering what the ...
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Search input placeholder text

The client is real estate agency which offers offices for companies. I have got search input on the homepage. What kind of text will you put as a placeholder? When you type the complete search answer, ...
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How to visualize two kinds of search results

We are doing a system which is handling a large amount of data and it's using a search/filtering function similar to behance.net. This means that the filter area (criteria in the comboboxes) also act ...
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What would be the best way to display two search windows in one page?

The design requires to have two search bars in one page, one for global search and one for that specific section the user currently is in. Visually, its not appealing to have two search bars but ...
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Search button always visible on products listing? (reference needed)

This is about the placement of a search option on a products listing on a smartphone. Between 4 scenarios, which is the best according to you? : Search button at the top of the scrollable content ...
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Is the 'magnifying glass search icon' right-handed because most people are right-handed? [closed]

Edit: one of the answers shows an set of icons, and 85% of them are right handed. Wiki data and other studies tend to agree with those numbers. But maybe this is only coincidence? Edit 2: Since ...
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Need help identifying this type of search functionality and looking for ways to improve it

We are designing some tables for an application at work that can be lengthy at times. I was looking at what google does with its search functionality in Chrome by adding some visual markers to the ...
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How is the best approach to display responsive combobox?

I would like to implement comobobox with a search filter for phones, larger screens and tablets. The examples below show how I think it should behave for phones and larger screens. I'm still fomenting ...
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For a classifieds website should we ask the user for his location first or ask after he has searched for something?

Location in this context means current city user is residing in. I am designing a classifieds home page and I would like to know what would be a good UX flow is it: If I ask the user his location ...
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One robust search tool versus multiple, use-case specific search tools

What are people's thoughts on creating a singular search tool, that could potentially answer lots of questions versus spinning off various smaller tools that address very specific use cases? Example ...
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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Location based Q&A I am developing a location-based Q&A app. The main screen of the app features a map with a search box above it. When the user chooses a location, the "ask" button at the ...
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Adjusting website content according to searched query from Google / external search engine

I heard that it's possible to customize a website content according to the search query the user has entered before accessing the site through external search results page. It seems like a very smart ...
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Google fake results count [closed]

I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found. If ...
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What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?

I am working on one requirement where we kind of screen flow (steps to complete). First step is to search the list of claims and select it and proceed to next steps. Similarly we have different steps ...
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Search results - bring data by custom query or all data ? (Performance issues)

We developing system which uses web console. Once the user login, he can choose date from dates slider and click “Get” button to retrieve relevant data which could be more than 5000 records (The data ...
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Google UX flaw? switching placement of Videos and Images

Google offers the possibility to search for several different types of media/information: Web, Images, Video, Maps, etc. Lately I noticed that these choices for other types of information is ...
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Is it appropriate or wise to merge two similar search inputs together?

I have an application team that is building a simple search component in which there are two fields. Both accept a number only value that represents primary keys in two different tables. Would it be ...
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Single search box for different types of searched criteria

I have a scenario where users can search for a particular hotel and add it to their private list. Up until now the search was performed on the hotel name, but now there is a request to also search ...
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Are users more likely to reach down to the later page results if infinite pagination is used as opposed to ordinary pagination

I was just wondering if there is any research which shows that with Infinite pagination, users are more likely to scan through more results and see the content that would normally occur on a second or ...
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Where is the threshold between loading custom and browser loading buttons?

A number of browsers now have an icon within tabs that show when a page is loading. At what point is it acceptable to prefer to use the icon in the tab to display loading information rather than a ...
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How can I show an additional replace option but not clutter the interface?

I have a search feature in an application and I want to add a replace feature, but I don't want to clutter the interface. Also, I only want to show the replace option after a user searches for ...