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

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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 ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...