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

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How to differentiate between quick sorting and more / expanded sorting options?

How do I clearly demonstrate between quick sort (Image 1) and more sorting options (Image 2, when the user clicks on the sorting icon on the upper left) without having the user think why there are 2 ...
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How to sort order names with special characters on lists?

I'm working on a project that contains contacts (First name, Last name), and currently we're using ascending/descending to allow users to re-order the list, however, I'm facing a problem with treating ...
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How should sorting work when numeric is mixed with alpha-numeric

Say I am displaying data to a user in a grid, report, drop down box, etc. The data in question contains a field called Invoice Number. This field contains only numerics 2/3 of the time, but the other ...
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Why is search within document different than search among documents?

I've noticed a following asymmetry in search interfaces. While Google/Bing/Yahoo uses quite complicated rules for deciding if a document matches a query, sorting results the situation is ...
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User interface components or design patterns for multiple sort/filter orders

Has any one seen any good user interface components or design patterns for doing multiple sort orders on a data table or grid? I am wondering if this design pattern is becoming less common due to the ...
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Looking for better alternatives to 'sort by ascending/descending'

I'm currently updating the sorting options for a list of items. At the moment each option can be selected as descending or ascending which really doesn't mean anything in most cases (or is very ...
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Sortable & Filterable Table - Best place to return to once filter cleared?

I have table of records, of which three columns are sortable by ascending/descending state. This table is also filterable. The name column is clickable, which then loads the webapp's version of an ...
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Sort by a value not shown in the table

I am working on an application that will run on phones and tablets. The application can be used for attendance management and for viewing hours the user wrote previously. Here is the view for this ...
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How to translate a visual experience to screen reader users

I have a table with selectable rows. I can select only one row. Sighted users can click anywhere in a row to select it. In the context of a website that is as good for blind users and sighted users, ...
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How to clearly differentiate sort by creation vs sort by comments

Scenario I have a page that shows a list of items to which users can post comments. The user can choose to sort by the item's creation date the last time a comment was posted. Problem I'm ...
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What is an intuitive method of sorting partial dates?

I have a table of partial dates, with columns as follows: EXA: Exact date and time (e.g. 2016-02-14 12:21:23) XYY: Year XMM: Month XDD: Day EYY: Earliest Possible Year EMM: Earliest Possible Month ...
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In what order to place sort up/down buttons in a table?

This is a simple question: In what order should I place the move down and move up button in a sortable table? This may be "opinion based", but I hope it's not and there is a definite preference. Out ...
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Sorting and pagination of unknown data set

We are building a system that are dealing with a huge amount of information (mainly data presented in different tables). When fetching the data only 100 items is apparently fetched from the server, ...
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Sorting & Reverse Sorting: How to name options?

We are working on an app that contains a library. this is sortable by different criteria. The user can select the sorting via an action sheet. If a criterion is selected again, the sorting is reverted....
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Sorting by popularity ( weekly / monthly / yearly / all time)

I'm looking for examples of UGC sorting by popularity (by votes and also comments). Currently I have a dropdown with the following sorting options. Most voted (all time) Most commented (all time) 7 ...
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Should clicking a column 3 times remove the sort?

I have a table of results and if I click on any column it sorts descending. If I click again, it sorts ascending. If I click it again, what should happen? Here are the options I see, but not sure ...
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What's the best way to allow user to 'sort' a complex dropdown?

This is quite similar to this question, but not quite the same. I have a widget--to be called Widget 1--in a desktop application that is a combobox/dropdown, which is a field that allows you to type ...
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How to indicate order of a collection of sortable images?

I'm using the excellent sortable.js to let people sort image thumbnails by preference. Being a mobile-first, responsive site, the <ol> containing the images may change shape - and the list items ...
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Need a prominent way to show the sorted column

Formerly, grids showed which column was sorted, by using a glyph (▼) in the column heading. What I know In Windows 10's File Explorer, this glyph is visually less prominent and has moved to the ...
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sorting non-grid list

I have seen lot of discussion around best practices to allow user to do a sort of on a column in a table/grid. However what if we don't want to use the table but still like to keep the sort option? ...
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Should a change of sort order scroll you back to the top?

Say we have a sortable table with peoples information in it (First Name, Last Name, Phone, Email, etc.) Initially this table is sorted by Last Name in ascending order (A-Z). Assume in this case we don'...
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Huge horizontal sortable column lists issue

Sometimes pride doesn't let you but I decided to put that aside and ask for some extra opinions from minds like mine! Sorry for the long post, have to analyze my thoughts to explain my issue. I have ...
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How to indicate sortable elements

I have a list of todo items with 6 properties of which 4 are sortable. The type (icon), the tags, the stars and date are sortable by clicking on them. Name and description are not sortable (no added ...
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When using tables - is it better to show a sort indicator by default or only after sorting?

We have several tables in our software and for most of them there's the possibility to sort the entries. When opening a new view with a table there's also a default sorting for most cases, which means ...
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Handling errors for drag-n-drop reordering for a large list

i have some difficulty determining the best approach(in terms of UX) to this problem: I have a list of elements on a page. Each element has an id and an orderNumber, that are fetched from the server. ...
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Does case matter when reading and sorting a list of items?

I want to make it easier for a user to read and be able to insert an item into a list of sorted items that can start with a capital letter or a lowercase letter. Does the case matter in this case? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...