textual labels applied to content to denote a category, decided either by the creator of content or a user of an application. Common in content rich applications to aid searching.

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Should I implement a “Tags to exclude” field?

I'm making an android application, which procures text (from their Evernote notes) after specific field keywords set by the user. For instance, F: First Text to select S: Second text to select (The ...
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Interaction to show/hide tags using info icon

Product : Universal file holder for a large enterprise Situation : Navigation side bar with unnecessary file details The files are tagged so they can be filtered. However, we already have those ...
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Category filter using checkbox, tag or most popular?

I'm in the process of creating a filter system for the category of restaurants. This category list can consist of dozens of items, while each restaurant can have only 3 categories. So if users selects ...
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Is a tag based system a better UX than traditional folder structure?

Background We are a manufacturing company that deal with mainly aerospace, automotive, and assembly type customers. Our users have been using a network folder structure for as long as I have been ...
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How to Address Unclickable Tags That Look like Buttons?

On a portfolio site, after a project's title & description of things done on the project, there is a "skills used" section at the very bottom. Each skill is styled as a tag. They are not clickable,...
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Filter by area - how to include items with no physical location?

I'm designing a filter component for a listings site. Within the filter component, users are able to filter by area by selecting/ unselecting checkboxes - pretty straightforward. The items to be ...
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When is an exception message too big?

I'm testing a web app that has a cumbersome exception message for attempting to add non-eligible invoices to a payment system, see the image below. The developer sees no issue with this but its ...
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Tag based access control

I'm currently designing a piece of application requiring a versatile access control management. I'm thinking about a tag-based system. This question from 2012 had a similar approach. A tag, let's ...
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Do horizontal filters work without displaying filter tags?

Now-a-days horizontal filters are being used in e-commerce sites. But some of the sites are not displaying the corresponding filter tags which enable the user to close any one of the filter and keep ...
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
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Colored tags for quick identification without text

I am designing a mobile app that involves a large list of exercise names. Each exercise can be categorized by either primary muscle type or many muscle types–biceps, triceps, shoulders, lower back, ...
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With a single level hierarchy, are folders less complicated than tags?

I'm deciding between tags and folders and my intuition is that folders are easier to understand, but I can't find anything to back this up. From my research: Folders are better for browsing because ...
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filtering based on tag

Hi Smart People of UX Stackechange community! Recently, I had this debate with some of folks in my team and I thought I should also get your valuable comment. Assume we have following names with the ...
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Is there a proper term for lists of removable tags?

I call them "tag blocks" but I don't think that's correct. The pattern is a block of textual information with the X to remove it. It can be seen in some places after adding a file to let you remove ...
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How to show projects, with tags and filter option in a straightforward way?

Our challenge is to have a project list, where we list email templates for users, with the following information. name created date last modified date tags associated to the project (possible we ...
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What is the best way to implement tags? [closed]

I am developing a piece of software in java. In one of the inputs, the user should be able to add some tags, just like the ones of this page. I'd like to find out the best way to do this. Are there ...
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How to add tag search to the UI for a video site

I'm building a site which will hold short videos on a variety of topics - similar to TED.com. I'm seeking inspiration for the best way to engage users and encourage them to browse for videos. I've ...
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Should folksonomy tags be governed or not?

When we organize content it can be done in a hierarchy information model or a flat information model. The flat model is sometimes implemented by the use of metadata in the form of tags. Tags put ...
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Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources

Imagine a simple site, containing numerous News Items and numerous Galleries which both comprise of some text, some tags, and both of which contain one or more Photos. Each Photo can also be tagged. ...
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Listing multiple hierarchical data chunks of information in a table row

I need to show a list of hierarchically organized elements in a row set (it can be multiline, yet I need to compress it vertically as much as possible). There is some similarity to file paths - for ...
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Folders and Tagging pattern for a shared files?

I'm developing a user interface for an enterprise product that has programs that are created, run, and shared by members of an organization (i.e. a company). I want users to be able to easily find ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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How to show selected items list with the ability to remove them

I have the current design of items selection like this: A user can select multiple items from different tag types. The checkboxes allow multiple selections of items from the list. When Tag type 1 ...
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What is the difference between Keywords, Tags and Controlled Vocab

I am designing a website that every article in it is related somehow with other articles ... I attend to do the relation by tagging the articles .. but some of the team suggested to do the relation ...
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Compact, Intuitive Ways of Displaying Tags of each Item in a Table?

I haven't an iota of user interface design background and I'd like some feedback for this page: http://pumpout.anyhowstep.com/Search.php?FilterLevel=on&MinLevel=13&MaxLevel=15&FilterMode=...
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Will Folksonomies mess up existing tags and Taxonomies?

I'm working with a museum client who wants to introduce the idea of social tagging (Folksonomies) which I'm kind of new to. My first concern is how introducing and giving users control over tags will ...
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Best way to setup search for large amounts of PDFs etc

My first post here and hoping to get some useful insight and feedback. I'm working on a redesign project (UX & IA) for a local gov't client with a large amount of PDF documents. One of the project ...
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Tagging symbols (eg. @, #) What are the others?

I am creating a tagging system like Facebook. But unlike Facebook, where it would show all kinds of objects (eg. people, page, groups) under the '@' symbol, I want to separate things better. For ...
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Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
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Should you change your prototype mid-test?

I am conducting usability tests internally and consistently a design choice keeps coming up as confusing. The tripping point is toggleable tags and whether they should look disabled when not toggled(...
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Should we use localized tags

I am creating a webpage in which I have a form to register new products. I have implemented tagging feature (metatags to allow searching my products in search engines). I am allowing users to ...
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Adding categories to a tag field a good idea?

I'll try to simplify my question as much as possible. I've created a dialog where you can add "items" to "objects". For this, i added a simple tag field in the dialog. The user can add the items by ...
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“Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?

We've seen keys being replaced by key cards, new LCD TVs, WiFi and LAN in each room but the one thing that doesn't seem to have changed is the "Do Not Disturb" tag that can be hung on the doorknob ...
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Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?

I have a header that is larger (visually) but is less important than a smaller header. Should the larger header have a lower tag hierarchy since it's less important? For example: Below, is it ...
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UI terminology: Template tags vs object (categorization) tags

We are designing a business application that uses tags (like Stackexchange tags) for categorizing all manner of things. Nearly any object can be taggable and these tags are used for filtering, ...
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Good example of categorisation system? [closed]

Could you give some good examples of categorisation system that are used in web-applications?
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Tags and User Experience

I want to know if there's any research on the evolution of tags, specifically in a social media context. I know when I first started seeing tags and learned of them, they were strictly for searching ...
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What's the best way to present variables in a WYSIWYG editor?

I'm working on a WYSIWYG editor, similar to medium.com. We need to support variables inside the editor. For example, you might want to add text: Hi, *|FNAME|* which would be replaced with Hi, Gustavs ...
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Are actions within buttons easy to use?

There are examples on the web with actions within a clickable area. Does this create an issue with users mistakenly clicking a delete or close button vs the actual area? Examples:
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Text search and tags living in one single line

I have to redesign a map component, like the cards from Google Maps. In this case we have to select a sign from a repository ir order to set up to a Highway Gantry. As we have more than 120 different ...
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Help with information architecture vocabulary

So, I'm trying to expand my information architecture vocabulary in english and I'm struggeling with tags. Lets say I want to describe a product with a couple of keywords. I've desided that you could ...
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Browsing a collection of items via tag name

Take a collection of items. You split this collection up into 3 groups and then within your UI (in this example we'll assume we're designing an iOS app) you place a segment control with 3 segments so ...
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Adding a way to tag tags?

I have what I call a 2 dimensional tagging system. You provide a data element and tag it. In this case the data element is a ( url , title, favicon ). Here is the UI for it: However I want to ...
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“Tags” vs “Topics” as terminology for the masses?

StackExchange uses "Tags" which I feel might be more geared towards a tech-savvy audience. For the mainstream users, do you think "Tags" works or would they understand "Topics" better?
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Why hyphenate tags? [duplicate]

I'm making a site where items are tagged. Each tag has its own page. For instance: dog animal pet english-bull-terrier Why do sites like StackOverflow use hyphens instead of spaces in their tags? ...
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Should users be allowed to edit tags or just delete them?

I'm redesigning UI and features for tagging in a mobile app. The current implementation doesn't provide a way for users to directly edit or delete their existing tags. Currently, tags that are not ...
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How to simplify the UI to prompt user for tiers of information?

I'm building a website to track user comments on news around environmental issues. I went over all the use cases for the majority of my demographic, and decided I needed to collect some information ...
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Tag-like UI element

There is a UI element that I have seen in several places, but in trying to find an implementation for it, I realized I don't know how to correctly refer to it. The element that I am thinking of is a ...
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What is the most intuitive way to allow users to convert tags to grid columns?

In my desktop application the users can add tags to files. I would like to provide a way to display certain tags as columns in the grid: I have a few ideas how to let users convert tags to columns, ...
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In what cases is it usable to replace exhaustive blog categories with a few of the most popular tags?

Wall Street Journal doesn't have exhaustive navigation items on their Health Blog but just top topics, which are their top tags. In what cases does this make sense to do?