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In our program we showed an empty list with a message saying something like "Select your criteria and click Search."and users hated it. Apparently some were thinking that there were no employees in the list. We end up showing the first page (10 records) of the unfiltered list. I personally like the idea of showing the most recently "used" records. Meaning ...


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In terms of a users experience whatever is fastest will be best. If you can get all records on the page and search them in the memory of the browser faster than you can send a search request over the wire that will be the better way of doing it. Unless you can know why people would be searching the employee records in some way I don't think you can possibly ...


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Here's a different idea, what about a department list? Just brainstorming in terms of what people might be doing when it comes to looking at a list of employees. If I know the name of the person I'm looking for, I'll directly search for that. I'm guessing the 2nd most common case would probably be "I know the person is in XYZ department". Instead of ...


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The rule in ecommerce is to NEVER return an empty page after search. Show similar items or when the search query is to incoherent, show popular items or items on sale. But you're asking about default. If there's room you could show something. Recent searches would be a good one. Facebook displays those if you linger in the search box for a few seconds. I ...


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Unlike B2C shopping sites where you can display a list of popular items or new promotions, there is nothing useful that you can display when it comes to finding employees, so a simple search field would suffice. You might also want to consider including a department filter if it help the user to narrow down the search criteria (assuming your data model ...


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I don't think there is a particular name for it. It's still auto-suggestion or auto-completion except its relevance is localised to the immediate context (typically single words) rather than affecting the entire phrase. This type of feature might have additional smart behaviours for the specific context and be given a marketing name, like some kind of ...



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