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Repurpose an autocorrect design There is a similar design pattern that every phone or handheld has: autocorrect. If you restrict the autocorrection dictionary to the names of pharmaceutical products, would that solve the design problem? I looked up drugs that start with "Amox…" and there were several. There must be thousands of drug names, so I can imagine ...


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I agree, that is annoying behavior, as Maciej Sawicki said, you should follow the google convention of searching, meaning clicking the suggestions starts the search but will still be focused on the input screen so you can continue typing. That way you can start evaluating if the search already has something usefull or just keep typing as you were. Also, try ...


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Why not try a hybrid approach where you provide a button, but it's size and position is secondary to the user interacting with the recommended results? Take a look at the search interaction on HomeDepot.com: I've worked on sites with similar interactions and have seen solid proof in the usage data that these types of search interfaces are effective. ...


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We have had a similar problem to resolve. The way we have done it is as suggested by @pierre move the search to the top. The problem is that if we have "Search In" options initially in the deselected state then semantically it is inconsistent because if the users initiate a search without any selection then it is going to be run across all the fields (much ...


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Users are already used to conventions created by Google search. Sticking to this conventions is always the right choice. See what Google does: Clicking autocomplete triggers the search after clicking suggestion... ...but doesn't empty the search input field afterwards, so that user can edit it, filter or click advanced search


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Give the user a chance to see examples. On iOS, there's a help button when Siri is listening. Tapping it gives you suggestions on things it can do:


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I think command based systems always come with a learning curve because ultimately you're giving a command. Affordances are not present for CLI or command based tools. The only option I can think of is context-sensitive tab-completion or context-aware suggestions. Related discussion on Hacker News. That being said, the example you've quoted reminds me of ...



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