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I would stop using the term filter as it means reduce. Or is going to add. Maybe refer to them as search terms (or search fields). In advanced you need to open it up to a lot more than introduce tokens. They may want to change the order of the terms. They may want to use terms twice. Many of the legal industry document products use this type of syntax. ...


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I'd put them at the right if you must choose. Unless you really need to filter your data to make sense of it, I'd tuck it out of the left-gutter view most people scan with. I've also has some really interesting usability sessions that suggest filters/search are confusing for non-techy people whom may rather just scroll. This all depends on the size of your ...


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If the table is the only element displayed on the page, filters should be in a right or left column. and for tablet/mobile, just above the page title.


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Do wish to implement is the ability for the user to click on a row/column and be presented with the option of either filtering out all such column values or to include only those column values? If I have understood correct, here is what I think could solve your problem. This is not the best practise we follow when we use filter criteria but considering your ...


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I would just say it. I don't think there is a need to try to use Venn diagrams or something like that to make users to understand what inclusive or exclusive means. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Then again, do you really need to use these kind of filters? Do you have data to back up the decision to use this ...


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It's difficult to say what will work best, because there are different aspects to consider. First of, users are creatures of habit. They have certain expectations and conventions will work best, interface elements they know. So checkboxes and select boxes will work best. I do have to mention I'm no fan of sliders, I think they're bad practice. It's often ...


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Some sites have "near miss" matches after their exact matches. If a user has exhausted everything precisely matching their criteria but is still looking, there's a clear line and an explanation that this is the end of the results, then "near misses" sorted by how close to matching they are. "Unspecified" would rank higher in this formula than "specified ...


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No. For the user to actively specify a color, then see colors which do not match their specification risks confusion and a lack of confidence in the accuracy of the tool. An alternative would be to add a sub-category of "Unspecified". If you want to do something really interesting, crowd-source the data in the Unspecified category and ask users to say what ...


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Prioritize results with most relevant first: You can mitigate the issue by: Displaying this category of cars at the bottom of your search results so cars that do meet the full search criteria are presented first (higher relevance), only caveat here is to clearly emphasise visually and via adequate labelling the results that do not match the colour ...


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Showing results is always better than showing no results. I think it boils down to how you are going to show “no results”: If the user wants to take off only in morning hours there are airlines that doesn't match that criteria because they only take off during night. The filters are codependent. In that case: 1) Should we reduce the ...


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In addition to the considerations mentioned by @tohster you should also take into account the number of options in the filters. An "airlines" filter usually has many dozens of options, which is a lot to take in. If you can make the list smaller, you will help the user. BTW you don't have to hide the unsuitable values, you can gray them out so that the user ...


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Good question. This is a common design situation. It can help to remember that 'no results' is a valid answer. In many applications (eg safety planning), knowing that there is no solution can be as important as seeing possible solutions, because it can help users simplify the problem domain. In this case, the tradeoff is whether to constrain the user ...


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I will suggest to grid the events with columns for technology and department, to sort/filter by.


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Your screenshot is not a proper UX for a user as filter screen should show only the filter result after applying the conditions(filters). Also if user has ability to add more condition to refine his result then you could provide a ""More filter" or "Add filter" option in your filter screen. In current screen "Add professor" indicate that user could add a new ...


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Thanks for clarifying the question Marimba, I'm revising the answer to better address the use case. New answer: The use case seems to be the following: As a user I want to search for classes taught by either Greg Anderson or Julia Brown. Now I want to easily modify my search to also view classes offered by House. So the system definitely needs to ...


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What about showing all of the options in a list that supports drag and drop? Also, I imagine this will allow you more flexibility on the back end since you're not obligating yourself with the verbiage "must have". Users just rank their amenity preferences overall. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If you really ...


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I think you could display both if the user typed the main category and dispaly sub-catgories if the user started with a subcategory: Winter > Display: Winter, Snow, Freezing Rain,Sleet,Slush Freezing Rain> Display: Sleet,Slush, Snow It is also helpful to visually indicate structure when user are selecting, perhaps using a variation of colour to indicate ...


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It actually doesn't matter where you put your search results faucet filters because, in the end, you still need to test your design with users. Generally speaking, if your data is presented in a table, it's a common design pattern to put filters in the first row of each column. This has the advantage of showing users clearly which column is being filtered. ...


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Check out Google Analytics and ExtJS. Both of them solve the multiple filters problem. See especially the size column here: http://dev.sencha.com/extjs/5.0.0/examples/kitchensink/#grid-filtering


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One thing to point out: "the minimum loan from any company IN THE DATABASE is $100k" I think there are two valid values for the minimum of the search: zero (intuitive) the lowest value of the current search The lowest value in the database has no meaning to the user; they will never know if it is the lowest value in the city, or in the country, or ...



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