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

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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 ...
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What do you call the method for ranking a set of items using a series of questions comparing just 2 at each time

I have n-items (n being somewhere between 5 and 9) that I would like participants to sort in relative order of importance. Although I have used visual 'drag and drop' approaches before, I found that ...
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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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Filtering and Sorting Names and Location

First post here. I have read some relevant posts on filtering and sorting. I feel I need more help in figuring this out. So I have this table data where there are 4-5 columns of different data ...
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what are the different sorting types I should implement in category pages of a e-commerce website?

Going through category pages of multiple e-commerce websites, it seems that there is no standard in the parameters chosen to sort the list of products. Amazon gives the option to sort by relevance, ...
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Standards or examples of graphically combining hover and sorting, in a column header?

I want to combine two things in the list header in our product: Sort highlight like Spotify. We have a small sorting arrow indicator, but adding a highlight to the header of the sorted column makes ...
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Best default sorting for saved search queries

We run a social media search engine. We offer our users to save the advanced search queries & reports they build for future use. We have a dedicated "Saved Items" page that somewhat resembles the ...
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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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Advanced sorting

I have some questions about sorting on multiple columns in a desktop application. I have read this thread: How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once, but I guess we won't be able to ...
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Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively

The current interface for my application has two drop downs, the first has the columns that you can sort by, the second has the direction which can be either ascending or descending. While the user ...
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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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Is “magic” an appropriate label for a sorting option?

Heuristic-based analysis is pretty common in certain applications, and Apple has gone so far as to create their own user-language to describe the hard computery stuff: "Genius". I don't know anyone ...
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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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Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?

When I visit some pages, they have newest items first; page 1 has always the newest items. Some examples are imdb boards and icanhascheezburger. I think this is case of top posting, because messages ...
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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 do social communities sort users to display / encourage uploading profile pictures?

For a relatively new social networking community, not many users have uploaded their profile pictures yet. We think having an image will cultivate a sense of trust and encourage participation, so we ...
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What to do with non priced products when sorting by price?

On a page that lists products, we would like to give the user the option to sort the products by price. The problem is some products do not have their price displayed and are "request a price." What ...
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once (phase 2) [closed]

EDIT: I'm working on this page now and for the next couple of hours, so please don't bother looking at it. I had many outstanding suggesting when I first asked this question five weeks ago. The ...
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How to express in two or three letters how a column is to be sorted

On a just-now-coming-alive web page, I have two columns: change and change-percent. In the headers of the two columns, I want to give the user a small control so he can toggle between sorting the ...
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Inspiration / examples of filtering several hundred (but not Ks) elements?

Our app supports decisions made on 500-1000 research proposals for our telescopes. The proposals have a lot of dimensions, so the users would like to be able to explore similar proposals. ("Proposals ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sort columns in a table?

Clicking on column headers in a table to set the sort order (or toggle ascending/descending if already sorting by this column) is a standard UI technique. However, it is mouse-only. Is there a ...