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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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78 views

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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46 views

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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1answer
45 views

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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5answers
118 views

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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2answers
64 views

Search Engine Autocomplete based on Relevance or Popularity?

Let's take the 3 big SE's and have a look at their Search Suggestions: Bing, Google and Yahoo!. When you begin typing in the search box on the homepage of each search engine, a suggestion list ...
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1answer
130 views

Filtering free text search with faceted search navigation

Once a user makes a free text search from the homepage, we aim to predict the branch and leaf with tree view. When the user selects the predicted tree view search query or types a unique search query ...
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2answers
222 views

Data table with no data rows - show, or hide and display alt content

In a web page I have a table with a header row that is visually distinct from the data rows in the table 'body'. In some application states there will be no rows to populate the table and the header ...
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87 views

Search Results Of Relationships

I'm working on an application that has many many-to-many relationships. In this applications there is a search feature. With this search you are able to search for a person. A person can belong to ...
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1answer
47 views

Would we show a user recent search results even if they've not been on the site before?

I'm looking to add recent search results when a user clicks in a free text search. I would like to populate recent search results with random data, or data based on the users local browsing habits. ...
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1answer
93 views

What are the best practices for the usage of search and advanced search?

I am working on a web app where authorized users log in and review a large list where they review the items and interact with them based on the information in the item. I am working on the options ...
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163 views

How many search results should there be on screen and how should I arrange them?

I am currently implementing a catalog for a light and sound rental service. All items are shown as a picture on the left with a descriptive text on the right. The last 2 lines in the description are ...
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249 views

How to provide a good UX even with poor results?

I'm facing a problem about a design of a platform which provides to users a list of restaurants. Currently, we have only 10 restaurants on it, and we're working to improve the number of the ...
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4answers
598 views

Which UI options are suitable for a mobile search result page?

In our information dense digital world, search is crucial. So is the search result where there are a lot of help for users. But on mobile devices, the screen is very limited, which makes the use of ...
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13answers
1k views

What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?

Almost all sites include a Search facility. The usual format seen is one of these two: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The Question is If the user keeps ...
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1answer
68 views

Post-Wiki area: How to navigate a repository?

Currently I'm building the housing for a repository of WordPress code. It will be an open source project where the foundation will be housed on GitHub and participation on building the "curated ...
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2answers
55 views

Related search terms at top or bottom search results?

I have a rich media video search with 24 results per page. Would you put related search terms at the top of the search results, in the sidebar, or at the bottom of the search results above the ...
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3answers
140 views

Flight comparison websites 'delaying' search results?

Is it true that price comparison websites, particularly flight comparison websites 'delay' the search results of price information so users feel that the search is comprehensive? Otherwise what is ...
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4answers
143 views

Need feedback on how to design a web-based search for books, authors or isbn

We have tens of thousands of authors in the database and there are sometimes over 100 books published by a single author. Each specific type of book is uniquely identified by ISBN. I want to create a ...
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3answers
220 views

wildcard * representations for non technical user (delimiter synonyms)

So what I am looking for is a way to represent a wildcard or * delimiter for non technical users that possibly may not need an explanation. i.e. If a user wants to search for EJ-205, EJ - 205, EJ ...
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1answer
213 views

Should an empty search box return an error message or all results?

I'm currently working on 2 different websites: an events and a news websites. On both sites, a search interface with filter options is provided. Initially, the search engine was build to return an ...
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1answer
82 views

Dealing with long text filters on search results page

The Challenge Including long text (up to 30 characters) topics in filter UI of search results to allow easy filtering. Existing Considerations Having filters and even faceted searches is nothing ...
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2answers
88 views

Ordering results with multiple levels of premium listings

I'm looking at different ways to display search results in a directory where there are three levels of premium member. The current way is to display the Gold, Silver, Bronze results first, in that ...
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7answers
530 views

On a news website, should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default?

I'm currently working on a news website and have a question regarding the search interface: should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default? I've checked out a couple of websites ...
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1answer
190 views

Best approach for maintaining/persisting search criteria/filters when user returns to a search page?

Say I have a basic "search" page on my site that allows user to enter filters and keywords. Then a list of results appears, and the user can click on a result to go to a "details" page about that one ...
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2answers
325 views

Search / Filter list all in one

One of interfaces im working in, has a interesting problem. On the same screen i have a list on the left, a map on the right and a search bar on top. On previous mobile interfaces, the search bar ...
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3answers
158 views

Display results from multiple sources

I'm working on a search which aggregates videos from multiple sources. Imagine that my search is searching through Metacoffe and Youtube. In my case Youtube have more relevant results but they need ...
3
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1answer
118 views

Search Methods, Behavior and No Results

I've recently been working on a project where toner cartridges are being sold. The current product listing only lists the manufacturer and the model number, but excludes the model name. For example, ...
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2answers
231 views

Searchresults on same page or on 'searchresults.php'

What is the best way for searching on a webpage. Should i show the searchresults on a new page or on the same page? (maybe with autocomplete). I personally like searchresults on the same page as my ...
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3answers
262 views

Emerging Patterns in Search and Search Results

I've noticed a few sites utilizing a full viewport search overlay in which when a search function is called, via a magnifying glass or link, the previous view is overlaid with a semi-transparent ...
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3answers
199 views

Search results redirect to page when only 1 result? [duplicate]

What drawbacks might there be if when someone enters a term in search where there is only 1 result, the page is simply presented (skipping a search results display) Currently, maytag.com will ...
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3answers
96 views

How to provide a visual indication that user needs to enter at least a few characters before an ajax search begins?

We have a large amount of users (e.g. a couple of millions) and we would like to start searching only after the user types in 2 characters or more. What visual indication can be provided to users in ...
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1answer
83 views

Is it ok to incorporate engine-calculation and user-improvements-votes into one relevancy grade?

Our product provides search functionality as well as profile viewing. Each profile is assigned with engine-calculated tags, with a relevancy score. Example: Profile JohnDoe is assigned the tag UX with ...
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3answers
381 views

Whats the best default for search result sorting?

I'm working on a news search, and I find that sorting by the number of keyword matches tends to produce stale results, but sorting by date tends to produce irrelevant results. How do I strike a ...
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1answer
109 views

How to display “Helpful” rate in the result page?

I am designing a website with many support articles. Each article can be rated in the following way: Was this article helpful to you? Yes | No Meaning, my information is for example: 21 out of 50 ...
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1answer
212 views

How to clean up this search bar

Any suggestions for how to clean up this search bar while retaining functionality would be of great help. What kind of questions should I be trying to answer in order to remove or change things ...
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2answers
362 views

Matching only the beginning of a word/phrase vs throughout the word/phrase

MongoDB doesn't have full text search (that is decently fast). Thus, I have to match strings by the beginning of a word. Thus, if a user types in over, overflow will match, but stackoverflow will not. ...
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3answers
116 views

How can I fairly order the list of products that users post on an online store?

I was wondering if someone can recommend a fair and simple way of deciding what order items should appear. How does a website like etsy.com decide which items should be listed on top of a search ...
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3answers
174 views

Is displaying search bar in Search Result/Error 404 page redundant (when it's already on sidebar/header)?

Is it redundant to display the search bar on Search Result or Error 404 page again when the website already has it on the sidebar/side navigation or on header? I've always felt it's kind of redundant ...
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5answers
411 views

Should pagination be capped in web app search results?

Search results can be a funky thing to design sometimes when it comes to the value of results for a user. IN this Web App I am helping build, the global search bar, when searched, can lists results ...
5
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2answers
130 views

The influence of ratings on search result ranking

Our product provides a search functionality. Search results are ordered by rank. We also provide the possibility to rate the different search results: a user can (optionally) give each result a ...
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3answers
315 views

Should site search results be numbered?

Should website search results be numbered, like this? 1. Result One Lorem ipsum 2. Result Two Lorem ipsum I notice that Google's results aren't numbered -- they are just paginated. To me it seems ...
11
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1answer
541 views

Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?

Lately, I've noticed that Facebook search presents it's autocomplete options as a nice categorized list: However, I'm uncertain what to call this pattern. It reminds me a bit of what Peter Morville ...
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6answers
1k views

Two search bars on the same page or combination?

The main use of my site is video browsing. There is a search bar in the nav to search for videos. My site also has a photo section. I need to add search functionality on the photo section. I'm torn ...
2
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2answers
254 views

Type ahead search and URL history entry

I am designing a user management system for an intranet. It takes after most traditional interfaces for managing and editing user details. The system is designed with fall back so that users without ...
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5answers
290 views

Automatic redirect on search terms that have a defined endpoint?

Gathering search terms from analytics is a great way to identify holes or gaps in your UX - in my particular case, there are some things that I have control over, and somethings I don't - for example, ...
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3answers
855 views

Whats the design rationale behind putting the pagination of the bottom end of the search results?

If you look at the search results provided by Google and Bing,they have their pagination right at the bottom (after all the search results in a page are displayed) I was just wondering about the ...
4
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1answer
99 views

Repeating elements of a page to ensure they're noticed?

Does anyone have any experience with the effects of repeating an element on a page to ensure it is noticed (and hopefully used!). In my case, it's the search function I want to bring to light - ...
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4answers
191 views

Finding within a displayed set: winnow or focus?

We have a list of things in which there are exactly 4 or so categories of items. This list is fairly static, but slowly growing as new items get added. Think: a list of projects, or a mailbox, or ...
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3answers
352 views

scoped search and search results

I have been asked to come up with an interface for a website that stores information about certifications and companies who hold those certifications. From the search logs I know users mostly search ...