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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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1answer
183 views

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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3answers
94 views

searching within form

I am working on a tablet app that has a database of appointments. The client wants the following to happen when the user is creating a new appointment: User types a last name into Customer Last Name ...
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2answers
254 views

Autocomplete: How to display minimum characters

I've joined you especially for this question :-) Our web-based system has a search for person names that is heavily used - so heavily that we have run into performance issues. The search uses jQuery ...
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0answers
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Are submit buttons on search forms used in real life? [duplicate]

Some sites have submit buttons next to the search field. Do people use this? (I don't) Because you have to type something in the text field, and it's easier to press [enter] than use mouse to click ...
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7answers
991 views

Should a search button go on the left or the right of the search box

When considering eye-tracking and the cognitive processes of identifying what an interface element is for, is it better for the button that activates the (often unlabelled) search operation to be on ...
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3answers
124 views

best user flow for opening a ticket in self service

I'm mocking an app, on mobile, which goal is for the user to open a ticket (can be about anything). For example, the user lost his contacts in his outlook. The stakeholders defined me that they want ...
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2answers
208 views

Are there any design patterns for 'saving' or 'collecting' rows in datatables?

I'm trying to research a way to support this, and the requirement is that there should be a 'quick reference' area for users to save/store particular rows from a search results page. It's almost ...
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2answers
218 views

Why does the advanced twitter search options not using a radio button

https://twitter.com/search-advanced has the following options Any of the words All of the words Exact Phrase But the user could make a mistake and enter values for all of them, why didn't they use ...
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1answer
86 views

Sending a Search Form on mobile - keypad and / or call to action button

say you have a modal view with a simple form and a cancel-option. as soon as the user selects a field the keypad shows up and usually provides a "Send" or "Search" Button to send the form. is it ok ...
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1answer
294 views

Filtering Results: Parallel Selection: Checkboxes vs Links

I'm trying to resolve a discussion with a colleague and gain some insight into a common practice for search refinement behavior. I've read Best Practices for Designing Faceted Search Filters and seen ...
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3answers
205 views

A complex form within constrained space

We have a modal in our app where people can search for products within various user flows (in this instance it's for connect products in your inventory to your Amazon listings, so you can keep orders ...
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3answers
150 views

selecting 2 levels of information in one screen using search

I have to levels of information, for familiarity, let's name them hospitals and doctors. The user first searches for hospitals and somehow selects a list of them, and then for each hospital she ...
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2answers
240 views

How to decide if auto-focus on search makes sense for the site?

I have code reference site ( QueryPosts.com ) that is largely search-centric and has prominent search form in sticky top bar. It has been suggested (and I considered it myself before) that search ...
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4answers
211 views

What's used more to submit a search, enter or submit button?

There must be data out there about this. Do more people just hit enter after their search term or do they hit the "Search/Submit" button?
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3answers
389 views

What's the best way to arrange a large number of filters?

I'm building a page that allows users to select "Accounts" in an enterprise software system (Salesforce.com). At first there were only three filters and positioning them all horizontally worked ...
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1answer
349 views

Unifying Search and Browse

I am working on a part of a website right now. Let's just call it a Map for now. Every user has a map, which displays his or her interests as images in a grid. Quite obviously, the user can add or ...
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3answers
341 views

Caption inside vs. before the Searchbox

What are the pros and cons of having a label like "Search:" before vs. inside the searchbox? Here are examples of the messages/labels being inside the box: ...
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5answers
468 views

Search based on multiple fields - usability

We have a search scenario where the user should be able to do a search based on four inputs, three being 'optional' text inputs and the fourth one being a select box We came with below three ...
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2answers
890 views

What is the optimal layout for a mobile search form with a large number of fields?

I'm working on the layout for a search form that has approximately 8-10 fields. At this point, the search form fills nearly the entire viewport. My research has turned up general strategies for large ...
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7answers
1k views

Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?

I'm working on a mobile site of a rather large site. There are quite a few iA and navigation hurdles already, so I'm pushing to use a search icon instead of a traditional search input box. My ...
3
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1answer
128 views

Name for specific search form type for automobile sites

I'm doing a research on web search usability and interface design for search. I already have a website to exemplify, which is a sort of search engine for cars. The search form is important in the ...
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4answers
1k views

Form Design with fifty search criteria

I am working on a search screen which has 50 fields having the following types of controls. Also one more problem is user can choose any one of the search criteria that can still fetch the results. ...
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3answers
824 views

Is The HTML5 Search Form Useful In Terms of Usability

HTML5 (the new version of html) has a number of new features, and one of those features is that there is a new type of input that is basically the same as the normal input field (like the one you use ...
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4answers
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Usability of hiding the submit button (and using the enter key to submit)

More and more commonly, I find that websites elect to hide or remove the submit button from forms. One obvious example is this site (along with other StackExchange sites), whose search field lacks a ...
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5answers
2k views

Multiple input boxes on a search form - And/Or Functionality

I am looking at redesigning a search form, which has multiple cases of ‘And/Or’ in between 6 different input boxes. So a user must enter at least 1 piece of search criteria, but may enter up to 7 if ...
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5answers
177 views

Toggle FIND button to OK in Find dialog when search result shown

We have a search dialog that has a criteria pane at the top, and a result pane at the bottom. We have placed the FIND button between the two panes in the dialog, but in practice people are expecting ...
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5answers
669 views

What's a clean way to implement two checkboxes that can be “ANDed” or “ORed”?

I have a pretty standard search form on a web site that will return records based on various criteria. Let's assume each record corresponds with a person. A person can have a dog, a car, neither, or ...
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2answers
264 views

Best way to handle disappearing search facets?

As part of a faceted search system I'm putting together, I have a series of checkboxes for different neighbourhoods in a city, like so: [ ] Neighbourhood 1 (50) [x] Neighbourhood 2 (40) [ ] ...
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16answers
7k views

Do you need a search button with a search box?

On websites with a search box, should you add a button they can click on, or will users understand a search box like on this site? The target group is not very technical, such as women aged 40-60.