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There are 2 main ways for showing search results for different content types: Single search result listing Discrete result sections for each item type -- Single search result listing Used when users want to find something but don't know or are less concern about the item type. This approach better suits browsing of search results and is favoured by ...


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I see two situations here: If the search is for an exact term and all search results are equally value, I would show several lists -- one list per content type (similar to the OS X spotlight search that was mentioned by BDD) If, however, search is inexact and you can order your results from "best match" to "worst match", then it makes sense to show all ...


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Well, I guess it depends on how simple you want this search to be. Are users going to be able to filter? Is it going to be a drop down search or a something like Google, where if you search, the whole page becomes your results? Is the website going to be responsive and allow users to view the data on their phone or is it strictly a desktop website? I'm ...


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The convention on search result pages is to present the actual content looking almost the same. The reason behind it is that's it easier to scan content and find keywords representing the thing the user is searching for. Filtering search shouldn't be done in the actual result list but in a faceted navigation tool to the left of the search result listing. ...


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I would consider returning all the different types of results in a list. Each content type should have unique appearance and be easily identifiable. To assist users with this type of identification you could consider using labels (label with the appropriate content type). Another identification aid could be icons (if you can find/design meaningful icons ...



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