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Microsoft Access had a reasonable attempt at a simple database query UI by producing a visual version of "Query by Example" It has a more natural and boolean language from that IIRC download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
This one tested well with both the technical and non-technical users and can generate pretty much any possible database query... The benefits are that it's very clear and a user can drag and drop (or delete) any expression or group of expressions in the tree. The down side is how much space it consumes.
Here's an interface for composing boolean logic. A Few Thoughts The interface starts out simple If it gets complicated, it's because the user built it step by step No editing or drag/drop - just creating and deleting branches Conditions are a simple dropdown in this example, but could be more complicated or possibly negated Ambiguity As an aside, ...
Regarding the skeuomorphic versions of them used in mobile apps they seem to be referred to as spinners.
In aviation this is called a "trim tab" or a "trim wheel": In this context, it is used to adjust control surfaces (commonly the elevator), so that the "hands-off" pitch of the aircraft is maintained at the angle the pilot wants. Another, probably more universally familiar context, are classic hand-held transistor radios: On a hunch, I searched for ...
With angular there are lot of options. One of it is Ui Sortable Angular library https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-sortable demo @ http://codepen.io/thgreasi/pen/olDJi You could use this as the right side list
You could use a one-line textbox with suggestions, very similar to StackExchange's Tag editor: elements are separated by comma, starting to type will show a list of matches. I would add a "edit..." button that pops up a modal editor (using the majority of screen estate) for this field. This could basically be the two lists side by side, as in your ...
I understand that the user may have reasons for manually sorting a list. However, it seems that some use cases (including the one with hundreds of items) may benefit from auto-sorting options. Sort options could be on the left hand list, to use prior to choosing a subset of selected items on the right hand list, to use after choosing a subset This ...
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