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For the "All Data" query, you can do lazy loading. That is, load some of the queried records and then continue populating the records. You should always show a loading status though. Moreover, you can give both the options to your users. Power users will really appreciate it. In your case, this performance issue is more of an engineering problem. Five ...


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That is a long wait. Isn't this contextual? Did you ask your users what they prefer? Are they happy to wait or will they prefer more control over the data? I am sure dev will tell more about ways of getting data but you may do something in the view. If you can at least make them filter with already downloaded data and still show that there is more in ...


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Based on the discussion we've had in the comments, I think for the expanded version ALL authors section, you should maybe handle it like a terminal window and do columns spanning the width of the window, cut it off after a certain point with a directive to the user to "see more authors" which could show the next set of authors (or go straight to a paginated ...


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Wow, >1000 authors? This is just a guess, but how about listing the first four authors and adding "et. al."? "Meteors and Mudslides: An Examination of Some Words that Begin with M." Heatherton, Joyce, James Fitzgilroy, Jackson Hsu, et. al.


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On the subject of moving through large datasets, these two tools may help you build a more efficient UX: https://github.com/cmpolis/smart-table-scroll http://nexts.github.io/Clusterize.js/ Both written by Chris Polis.


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What you are trying to do is show the magnitude of flow or the transfer of flow within a system. In your case, search results Between A to Z, where the sub systems can be A to D, E to G, H to Q, Q to Z; and by using a funnel you can show with hierarchy how you got the 100% for A to Z from the sub systems. I'd argue you that this type of a visualization ...


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Why not use the Venn diagram. Easyish to grasp, a bit harder to ignore if big. Scalable if you include the result counts and if there isn't that many search terms. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Or if the search terms return results that have been already filtered out. download bmml source BONUS Using ...


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If you are dealing with users who are in this application regularly, using this feature every day, you might consider an advanced query builder. Imagine one text input field where you can type not only the filter terms, but the filter categories. So, if I type sub + tab + Jan 2, the filter Submission Date: January 2, 2015 is automatically applied. ...


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Before making users filter/facet down the results you could let them filter down the search itself, like this (screenshot taken at LinkedIn):


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We faced a similar problem and took a hint from "Spotlight" design. You can see how the search results have been categorized based on Metadata. I think you can show it in a similar way using Sunspot. We achieved a similar result using Sphinx. We had a usability testing done with this kind of categorized search UI as against returning results in the ...


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Personally, I think your main issue is to use a table, which complicates things and provides an affordance that collides with what you want to achieve. Think about this: I see your categories list, and see there are 10 per page. Great. Now, I expand your category... and now I see subcategories but some of the categories I was seeing disappeared! This is a ...


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The UX question is about interface design. Knowing what your minimum, maximum and average results are is essential to create the right design. The reason I'm asking is that it's a question that comes up again and again in my system design so maybe others will have had the same. I think the real answer to your question has nothing to do with post codes ...


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You are right that a good option would be to eliminate the overall parent/child relationship from the results table. Users don't 'search' for a category, they browse it; meaning a user would select Computer Hardware from some sort of category listing and then browse its children for further refinement. Both Amazon and PCPartpicker handle their content in ...


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If you're referring to the UK postcode areas, then according to https://www.mjt.me.uk/posts/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-addresses/ Warwick University has a single postcode of CV4 7AL which refers to 6,000 students. It also gives a French postcode of 75015, referring to 230,000 people. Forces' BFPO numbers are a single postcode, so a single aircraft ...


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The postal code in the USA with the largest number of people in it is the one for El Paso, which has a little over 114,000 residents in a single code. There may be more in some other countries as postal codes vary from a single code for an entire city (e.g. South Africa) to a single post code for one or two streets (e.g. the Netherlands). Relying on a ...


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Can you specify the geographic region your application based for. Otherwise the answer for your question would be varied. I can give an example for Singapore, where postcode are actually tagged to a building, but for bigger countries it would be much bigger. Also you can explore designs that can vary based on pre- assumed numbers, like with smaller number ...


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Assuming that every city has a single post code and that in the extreme case every individual has its own address, we need to look at how large cities are in terms of population. The biggest city in the world is Shanghai with an estimated population of roughly 25.000.000 people. Mind that not all births may be registered correctly and take into account that ...


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I think an easier way to look at the problem is by thinking about the rows as "denormalized" by including the category as part of the name or another column for each "child row". And when the user searches for something then include both the name and the category in the search. So if the search string matches a category then it would match all items ...


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I dont think one big list is the way to go. Show all the parent categories as big tappable boxes. Let user drill down. It will be easier to find what they are looking for that way vs having to scroll through a big list. For search, show all entries that match. In each entry you can show a clickable hierarchy of its parents.


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Here's an example from the requirements team: 'The biggest number of addresses under one postcode that I've ever seen is 2000' Another example from one of our SMEs: 'Many members of the armed forces will give their barracks as their address. So one barrack, with one postcode, will have hundreds of individuals associated with it'


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It's either one or the other. Search functionality should be consistent foremost. So you actually have 2 possibilities: searching for "file.png" will show exact matches only: file.png searching for "file.png" will show anything close enough: file.png anything containing "png" anything containing "file" The exact rules in the 2nd option can vary. ...


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What I normally do for my search functions is do ALL of them, just put the more relevant and specific results first, for example. User search: CAR: Results: Car Car Parts Car Tires Tire Care .. Carrots Or if you want to signify to the user the point where you took a bit of abstraction you could just seperate the list like so: Results: Car Car ...



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