any process of arranging items in some sequence and/or in different sets

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sorting a list that updates in realtime

I have a list of items (displayed as rectangular containers with text, numbers, buttons) that display realtime data. I want to be able to sort (and filter) these items, so that they adapt to the ...
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How can users specify the sort order of a table in ascending/descending order with multiple sort keys?

I'm making a music player app and I have their list of songs with various properties like the title, track number, artist name, album name, etc. I need to let the user sort their library by these ...
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Selecting items from a list of grouped items in a way that is obvious to a user if it qualifies for an action to be performed on the selection

I have a scenario where I need to show a user a list of items they own. This list may end up being quite long, but will typically be pretty short. The list needs to allow people to select one or more ...
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What is the best icon to show that something can be dragged and reordered?

I am using jquery UI sortable to allow rows in an html table to be sortable. I want to use an icon for a handle and I am trying to figure out what is the best image / icon that would best illustrate ...
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Editing multiple entries in a list - should you disable dynamic sorting?

Consider a list of text blocks that have an associated numerical "score", such as the list of answers here in ux.stackexchange.com. If the list is sorted by that score, and a user wishes to modify the ...
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Combining multiple pieces of data into single column

I am currently working on a program that will involve a grid like control on the main page. There are a few pieces of data that the user wants to see that are closely related (i.e. a unique ID for a ...
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When sorting by date, do dateless entries come first or last?

I have the data: "John Smith","2007-03-01" "Joe Richard","2002-01-21" "Harry Lee","" And the columns are "First/Last Name","Last Login". It's an administrative page that generally shows all users ...
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What is the sorting order for displaying tiles on a multi-column layout

The use of a tile or card design pattern to present information as a replacement for the conventional list and table view presents a rather interesting challenge for programmers when they have to ...
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Should the icon display current sort or the sort that will occur after press? [duplicate]

I have an Android ListView that is sorted Alphabetically, but if you press an Icon you can sort by Date and another press will revert the sort back. Should the Icon in the ActionBar be: A Calander ...
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Is the list view a more appropriate design pattern for sorting or ordering data items in a Windows 8 style design

I have often many designs where the implementation of a Windows 8 look and feel results in tiles / cards being used to present information that needs to be ordered or sorted in some way. I think it is ...
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Design pattern for sorting / ordering items in card view

In a table design pattern there is usually a 'primary' key value which all the other values can be sorted by, and it is easy to sort or order the rest of the attributes associated with the item. ...
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Card Sorting- Analyze

I am a web team of one at a community college. I've never done in-depth user research by myself before and did my first card-sorting activity today using the online tool Concept Codify. I have a ...
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Save or clear Sorting and Filtering settings when adding to a grid

The layout of the page is a grid on one side with a list of items, and on the other side displays a snapshot of something selected in the grid, or if you're adding an item, it displays the form. I'm ...
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Full Search vs Column Search

I'm working on building a new application for a company. This company works with a lot of data, and as a result, their application requires them to work with numerous tables/grids. In there current ...
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How to offer sorting on a color coded table?

Am using a table to display list of names/addr/etc along with colored backgrounds for 'verified','problem' and 'unclassified'. I've been asked to provide a means to sort by these three classes and am ...
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Tips for a complex sorting/filtering UI

I have a work in progress at http://yipgo.com, in short lets you define items with timestamps and then view them in a read-only agenda summary page. It's important to allow users to customise the way ...
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Should the “zebra striping” data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?

[For PC applications (desktop and web)] As a common rule, when showing data grids, and sorting data through one of its columns, a little arrow appears on that column (sometimes also, the header ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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Should I show first page when user sort the grid?

Consider this grid as an example. In grids, should I show the first page when user sort the grid by a column? I think logically I should. But I am not sure from UX point of view.
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Sort order when I have events and products

I'm working on a site and have a bit of a headache. The site sells products such as books and places on events, as part of the rebuild we want to combine these onto a single results listing page ...
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Designing a mobile interface for 3 or more sortable lists

We currently have a web app that has the following interface: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups List items can be reordered within a list and can also be ...
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Best placement for filtering and sorting options?

filtering & sorting options are generally placed top right corner of search results page. My understanding is that this frees vital page space need for results tagline ( describing what search ...
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Is a timeline a form of sorting?

I am working on the design of a page that is supposed to provide call center employees with the means to view transaction history. There are 8-9 variables in play, I have tackled this by allowing ...
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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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Should you also order threads by their last edit?

In a discussion forum, you will often see threads sorted by the last reply to that thread (please disregard the sticky threads in the image below). What I'm beginning to wonder is what part editing ...
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Use last modified time or time created for ordering by date?

When sorting a list of items by date, is it more logical to sort it by the time that each item was modified or the time that each item was created? I have seen both of these methods used and I'm ...
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Designing a drag and drop sortable that can sort its own contents and copy its children into another sortable

I have this problem that's bothering me for a while. I have an interface containing 2 or more sortables in a web app (sortables are controls where you can rearrange the child contents). Example: ...
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Creating an understandable sort for movies - some of which have incomplete data

I'm creating an app to help organize what movies you do and do not want to watch while also help facilitate movie discovery. Movies are pulled in through iTunes and Rottentomatoes. The first view of ...
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Sorting content on listing pages without displaying date

I have a client who considers their content to be evergreen, and is unwilling to make the publication date of each content item visible. This is fine on detail pages, but on listing pages, or topic ...
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What is the right UI for showing a grid that can be ranked

I have a grid of information (using jqgrid). One of the new fields is Rank. Its quite cumbersome to go in and edit each item and update the rank field and then have to update all of the other ...
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Where to put empty values in sorted list?

A list in form of a table can be sorted. One of the columns accepts empty values. If I sort the list by that column ascending, the empty values should be on top or at the bottom of the list? What if I ...
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What is the best way to implement tabs for filtering on a responsive dashboard?

I am developing a web application that tracks Machinery performance in a Factory environment. There is a hierarchical structure to the customer's setup in the form of.... Factory 1 - Production ...
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Implementing three column sorting styles

Given a set of rows displayed on a table, I want to offer my users three sorting posibilities. The first two are the common ascending and descending. My problem is with a third option: "manual ...
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What's an ideal method for sorting search facets?

(I'll be the first to slap myself for asking for an "ideal" method -- I'm really looking for thoughts on how to think about this to make sure I'm considering the options for my specific scenario.) ...
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Sorting tabular data using a dropdown menu?

I'm working with a table of data and am focusing on the sorting functionality. I'm considering using a dropdown menu as opposed to traditional table header sorting (where you click the heading to sort ...
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Notify users with deactivated JavaScript that “secondary” functionality is missing?

On http://xmpp.org/xmpp-protocols/xmpp-extensions/ there is a table listing items with different statuses (active, obsolete, final, …). When JavaScript is activated, there is a filter widget above ...
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Which phrase is better: “Sort chronologically” or “Sort by date”?

I'm adding on to an advanced search screen, the standard few sort orders: by date, by name, etc. I'm just wondering what the more commonly used/accepted way of phrasing it would be. "Chronologically" ...
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Log add to top or bottom

In my WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application I have a log that display important events in the application. I'm unsure where to add new events? Or in other words, how should I sort the ...
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Multiple-axis content access - Is three dimensions too many?

Referencing previous article: Are multiple entry points good or bad? Our Intranet design has IA and global navigation that is currently based on locating targets along three axes. Content is sparsely ...
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Filters on top or on side of the table

I have 2 options to show filters for a table. One option places filters on the top and the other on the side of the table. For both options we'll give users the ability to hide the filters (by ...
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Grid - Inline Editing and Sorting - How to handle the features together

The Dilemma: You have a grid/table with sorting (and/or multi-sort) and inline editing. The user modifies a value that should modify the sort order. What do you do? An Example: Lets take ...
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What should happen when I add a Row to a paginated, sorted list

A user wants to add an item on a sorted and paginated List. If we keep the list sorted, the item might be on another page than we're viewing and if we just add it to the top of the list it will break ...
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News Feed vs Message Log, Sort by Newest vs Sort by Oldest

I'm starting out on building an application that will be a hybrid of a messaging application, but with "news feed" like qualities. These qualities being rich media, advertisement, and conversations ...
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Highly rated content, how do users expect this to be sorted?

We are currently designing a community where users can upload content (User Genererated Content). This content is voted on by those who have used the uploaded content (usage is a criteria for voting) ...
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Sorting tables after multiple columns

I want to add a sorting functionality to a table. It should be able to be sorted after multiple columns. A standard approach is something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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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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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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Rearranging icons by most recently used

I am looking for some studies that examine how users perceive controls (e.g. navigational icons) that are rearranged based on most recently used. Also it would be interesting to see how rearranging ...
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What is the most user-friendly way to show position of a user on a long leaderboard?

I am designing a gamefication app and I need to show an overall leaderboard, displaying all users with points and positions... The problem is that the leaderboard requires pagination and the ...
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Sort by recent / popular: Use tabs or buttons?

I need to sort my content by recent and most popular. I see Reddit uses tabs, but unfortunately tabs won't fit into my layout. Would I be breaking any UX principles by using buttons? This question ...