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One of the factors to be considered in this is performance. If it takes the system a few extra seconds to bring up the complete result set than I would steer away from it. And even if the time it takes to bring up both screens is the same, I would go with Option 1 because the blank table acts as a type of prompt for the user to enter in some sort of search ...
In your situation, I like option 2 better. I think what you are really building is a 'Practices View'. Text based search is just one feature of this 'Practices View'. It looks like you have filtering, sorting and a few other features as well. As you mention in your question, option 2 also removes the need for the user to enter a search term before they ...
I've built an admin interface recently, but I didn't ask for input. Frankly I should have, but I think it's fair to consider the use of administration interface the same as standard user interface. It's just got more navigation paths and configuration options. Having said that, following is a list of things that I'd consider mandatory if I were launching ...
I'd second your opinions on option #2. I see several advantages There's information to act upon right away. User gets a complete sense of this overall screen area. Various UI elements are in harmony. Action components are relevant to "available information". It saves an action...and that's a lot!
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