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"What should happen when user clicks on some filter? Should it update results immediately or is it better to click on some button?" Give the User control with an "update" button. Allow the user to select several criteria before updating rather than being forced to wait seconds for each auto-update. Sergo's remark that browsing/researching should not be ...
It depends on the situation. In this example there is a chart that displays age brackets, deselecting one of the checkboxes will exclude people in that age bracket in the chart (as well as other charts in the dashboard). This seemed to me the best option. The tick in the checkbox symbolises it is included, therefore I start with all selected. In another ...
Although it's counter-intuitive as a developer, the standard convention for this is: Nothing selected = see all results One or more items selected = filter to only show results that match the filters Everything selected = see all results In the majority of cases this pattern gives the greatest usability since you're likely to only be choosing a small ...
Here what I have worked on one website. IT is given on right top corner and when clicked it slides down.both the pictures are added
While I am not aware of any specific research on text options for this functionality, two things come to mind: Imply meaning via context Are you able to adjust the overall layout? If so, I suggest moving the "Sort & Filter" box closer to the "175 Results" heading to imply via proximity that the sort/filter actions apply to the results. download ...
To be crisp Search is used to locate and display set of results. Shows data based on criteria that matched. Filters are used to hide results from the current displayed results. Removes data based on criteria that matched.
To filter is to limit options, not expand them. The expected behavior of a filter is to progressively narrow the list of options as tags are added. For the engineers, that means it's a boolean AND. Providing some control that allows the user to switch this behavior on demand would be pretty cool, but that would not be the default expectation.
As @codeinthehole mentioned, it strictly depends on boolean logic you use in a particular filtering system. I think that mostly useful is using conjunction (AND operator), which means that after selecting A and B from your example, displayed will be only items that has been assigned BOTH to A and B, which is Alice and Jack. Most of the search engines work ...
It depends how the term filters utilise boolean logic. AND; would include content that includes all selected terms OR; would include content that includes any of the selected terms
Some observations: It wont't have to be a big deal if the users can clearly see if the data is filtered/unfiltered and you are showing state clearly. There are several ways of doing this as your "active" badge. Then you should evaluate the defaults. If the most time users search for active users, you could put a checkbox (the slider is not really user ...
A usability study would definately give you a good answer as to what your users expect. General Assumption In most cases search should return all users regardless if they are active or not. I am assuming this because, you are searching for a profile which then you may want to modify / update / etc. One of your flows could be "find an activate a user". ...
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