putting items into order, for example alphabetic.

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Are alphabet filters effective?

This is an alphabet filter: It assumes the user knows what the first letter of the item is. It is also an inherited method from the time of thumb indexes for books like dictionaries and address ...
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Dragging a menu item and indicating where it will be when dropped

I have a menu list which is tree-like(So menu items can have children etc.). I want the user to have the option to move around a menu item in that list. I want them to be able to put the dragged item ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app

Here is a screenshot of filters that may be applied to a list of orders. I am interested in sorting them by date, address, etc. However, the (A-Z) and (Z-A) labels are not suitable for data types such ...
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In what order should navigation bars links be?

I was wondering, what would be the best way to sort website's navigation bar for the best user experience? Should the user read about me first, information or go directly to see the Services? Which ...
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Editable Row in Table. Should You Disable the Sorting?

I have a table that is sortable via clicking on the column headers. The table rows are also editable (by clicking directly into a cell). A really frustrating side effect is that when you modify a ...
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Alternatives to “Oldest” for Sorting Order

I have a sort menu option labeled "Sort By Date." When that option is selected, two buttons appear for controlling the sort order. For the button text, can anyone suggest alternatives to Newest to ...
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How to indicate that certain columns are not sortable/filterable

I have a data table that can sort/filter columns, but there are certain columns that can't be sorted or filtered. I'm trying to find the best way to indicate to users which columns they are with the ...
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Indicating sort direction without increasing horizontal space

I have a table that is very tight horizontally. Each column in the table is sortable by clicking the title of the header. As you can see, on most columns there is just not enough room for the ...
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Should sorting be part of the search query?

I'm developing a CRM software for my company, and I'm currently working on the third major release. The CRM handles lot's of items(customer problems, long-running projects, daily/weekly tasks etc.), ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

This question is not related to any specific scenario, platform or product, and it's more of an end-user UX rather than a design of UX. It applies to various use cases and platforms. One specific ...
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To what extent is it sensible to use filter and sort options together?

Working on an e-commerce shopping site, I am observing that the users first sort and then refine their results. Will providing both the options confuse the user?
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Sort lists on mobile

What's the best way to sort lists on mobile interfaces? I'm not talking about filtering (I read another conversation about that). I am talking about sorting in ascending and descending order. My ...
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Ordering a short list of images with HTML input elements

I want to create a quick survey in Amazon Mechanical Turk for an image sorting task, say from brighter to darker images. I know that I can even create an external website and design a drag-and-drop ...
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Possible functions for a column in a grid, list or table

I'm working on a portfolio management system at an investment company, which will include a list of stocks held and their attributes such as name, issuer, market price, value etc. These will be listed ...
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Sorting from A-Z - plain stupid?

A common component of a product category page is the sort menu. User could usually sort the products by price, ratings or from A-Z. I guess that you would use the alphabetical sorting to find a ...
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Insert New Item - Before or After Selected?

For a list that allows the user to control the order of items, where should new items be inserted? Hamlet **Ophelia** Polonius After hitting "New Item", where should it go? Before the ...
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Why not default a user's view to the middle of a sorted list?

Is there a compelling reason (besides convention) why a user's typical default view of a long sorted list is always the beginning of the list and not the middle? Assuming a random distribution of ...
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How to lead users through a mandatory 3 step list select?

Developer here (I'd like to say designer but I get stuck with the code work either way). As part of a much larger system I have built a system to sign up for a course. A user can land on this ...
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List data segmentation

The interaction is like this: The user is trying to find an employee's name in a very long list sorted alphabetically. He/she only knows the employee's name starts with an "F". How to design the ...
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Sorting on a multipage list - should it send you to the first page?

I have a functionality which loads several records that are paginated and can be sorted. What would be the best way to approach the sorting once the user is located beyond page 1? I find myself ...
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Should exported data be sorted to match order shown on screen

On a site we are building, users have the ability to sort and page data. There is also an export function which returns data from all pages. Should the data be sorted in the same way that it is on ...
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Tags: preserve user order or alphabetically sort them

When the user enters some tags, should we sort them alphabetically the next time (s)he visits the page or should we preserve their original order? There is no domain context in which these tags are ...
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2 different sort forms next to each other

Right now, on my site tindie, I have 2 sort forms next to each other (one for sorting products by price & popularity, the other for sorting items that can be shipped to your country). This just ...
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Should table rows be numbered?

I've created a a form that generate a list of results in a table. I'd to know if it's interesting to number each row of table, the default number of row is 20. there is a pagination too. 20 results ...
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In a sortable table, should sorting by a column of identical values result in any change in ordering?

Lets say we have a sortable table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups It seems obvious that if I click on "Employee", that the table should reorder ...
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What the best way to allow a user to re order items in a large list

How would you present an interface, that allows a user to re order a list of around 150 products anyway they want. so they can say "I want to show this 5 first, then these 3 next, and so on...". I ...
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In a ComboBox containing years, should I sort them in ascending or descending order?

My guess is descending, but I want to have some theoretical background. I was using an application and my intuition told me to click the scroll bar down just to find previous years, and I felt ...
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Flow of Dynamic Grid

There's a recent trend in web design to use dynamic masonry grids, like Pinterest, for just about everything these days. If you haven't seen such a layout before, it presents content of variable ...
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Which comment sorting order makes more sense on blogs?

I realize this is a pretty minor thing but anyway. I'm adding comment support to my website/blog. I'm trying to decide if I want the comments to be sorted from oldest to newest or from newest to ...
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How do you A/B test a ranking algorithm?

Let me give a hypothetical situation on A/B testing a ranking algorithm. Say I'm in charge of the popularity ranking algorithm on Youtube. I need to surface the most interesting videos to top of the ...
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Do users need multiple ways to sort through good content?

Many websites allow users to find good content through a plethora of metrics. From my quick scan of some big websites, I found these metrics to be most common: Popular Trending Most discussed Most ...
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Alphabetical lists - horizontal or vertical?

When listing a large set of data alphabetically Is it better to list them horizontally or vertically? Craiglist lists states in columns vertically. Another site I've been using ...
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Differentiation between filter and sort on a single page

We are building a contest site in which we are displaying a number of videos with a filter by state and filter by store option and a sort by vote (low to high) and date uploaded (past to recent). ...
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What is a good icon for sorting reddit links? [closed]

In a Reddit client for iOS I'm writing, the user must be able to sort links by popularity, creation date, score and controversial. The user must tap a button to get to a sheet allowing him/her to ...
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Identifying multiple sort criteria

I have a table view with some data and I'm allowing users to sort on multiple columns. I wonder what are the options for indicating sorting precedence? The obvious is to display a number right ...
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Sorting images in images hosting and sharing website

We are building an image hosting and sharing website, there will be a page where user can see all photos uploaded by website users. In this page the user can sort the photos by votes, most comments, ...
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Specifying default sort

I want to add the ability to specify a default sort to this interface. Currently it allows users to specify the order of the columns display and the default size. I am revamping it into a table form ...
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Icon for ascending-descending sort [closed]

I'm trying to come up with two icons to represent ascending-descending sort order which would allow the user to sort the members ('bars') of a chart/visualization. The control will be a toggle ...
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How should I sort items in a drop down list?

I have a simple drop down list containing about 12 choices. The choices are not countries, states, or any other common set of items that users would be used to scanning alphabetically or by name. ...
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Web Usability: pagination and column sort

I have a table of books with this data: name, description, cost, year. I show 15 rows and pagination using AJAX. Each header of each column is clickable and let the user sort the data. The problem ...
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How best to order columns in a table?

What are the best practices for ordering columns in a table? I'm currently putting together a table with about twelve columns which are going to contain a range of data from dates, times, short ...
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Filtering vs. Sorting?

I'm creating a e-commerce site that will have different experiences for consumers and business owners. We're designing the business interface to allow them to quickly research existing and future ...
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Column sort-order specifier/indicator

EDIT: I should have mentioned the page I'm talking about. On a page that's just one humongous table, I have an img in each <th> that tells the user how the column is sorted; and he can click the ...
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once

On this not-yet-working page blindingly full of numbers, I would like to accommodate two kinds of sorts: immediate sort on one single column; and deferred or delayed stable sort on multiple ...
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what are ways to offer sorting on a list of items by a property?

I have a list of divs that contain various pieces of data (name, type, date, etc). I want to offer the user the ability to sort this list by a list of possible properties (the name, type, date, ...
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Most intuitive way to offer manual sorting? [duplicate]

all. I'm designing an online form builder (think Forms in Google Docs / Spreadsheets). The functionality is complete, but I'm not happy with the sorting capabilities. Everyone that I have done ...
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dynamic ascending/ descending toggle button

i have a drop down list which contains different sort criteria. next to it there is a toggle icon (asc/desc). should the sorting direction (asc/desc) apply to each sort key individually? so if a ...
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What ways can I present sorting options for individual drop downs in a web app?

Say I have a drop down with a full employee name and an ID, comma delimited... Some users may want to sort the values in this dropdown differently, in this example we'll say they may want to sort ...
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Comparing data with two sets of dates

Has anyone seen an interface that allows users to select two different sets of dates to compare data? And then the corresponding data in tables and/or graph form?