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You could show a reduced set of matches in relevant categories and add a method for the user to explore more if it's of interest. This way, you show the wide range on offer, and limit the display to only a few. The user has less information to filter themselves and so it's easier to decide what's relevant - i.e. what to explore or what not to explore and ...


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Assuming you want to avoid hierarchical categorization, you can use freeform category tags to apply multiple filters:


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Any list of items with text labels can at least be grouped by first letter. That said, I can't even imagine 1000+ root level categories for movies. Can these categories be curated down to just a few that make sense because how do I even know which category to search for?


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Don't do it There are several reasons: Pull-to-refresh is a very common mobile UX idiom. You are asking users to unlearn the idiom and learn some other behavior in its place, which is going to feel unintuitive at best and annoying at worst. You are asking the user to slide vertically to delete horizontally, which is going to feel very weird since there ...


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The mathematical symbol for "contains" is ⊃. For "starts with" and "ends with", the symbols ^ and $ are used in regular expressions. However, it is unlikely that your users are familiar with these symbols in this context. Use WILDCARDS instead. Most users recognize the use of asterisk * as a placeholder for unknown text during textual-search. This way, ...


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Put the search input somewhere up top There is an expectation that the most important content you want me to see will be up top. Sometimes I can't always show you only the most important content you are after. For example, every user of a dictionary will place a different value on each entry in the dictionary every time they use it. This is where search ...


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If I understand you correctly you have videos and you want people to be able to find them easily without them having been put into pre-set categories such as what Netflix does. You haven't given us much information about what kind of videos Hollywood type movies; YouTube cute puppies and guppies; instructional videos - how to use Photoshop, fix your ...


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Clear buttons are normally provided when the field is being used affect a default view and the user is likely to want to return to that default. For example, to filter the list of all products in a catalogue and then to return to the unfiltered list. It's easier and more intuitive to click an explicit 'clear' button than it is to highlight the contents, ...


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As a front-end developer, I'd make a custom control which shows just the symbol when collapsed and the symbol + text when expanded. This way both concerns (about space and symbol choice) turn less important, because when the dropdown is expanded, it's supposed that the intended action is just to make the selection so you don't care about it taking more or ...


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If it's a website that has a lot of products in many categories, showing the category is a good way to help the user find what they are looking for. Example: when a user is searching for: game of thr Game of thrones in books Game of thrones in DVDs Game of thrones in eBooks Game of thrones Game of throubles Game of three and so on..


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It's rarely a good idea to make up meaningful (non-decorative) UI elements just to balance out the screen. The point is usually to remove stuff, not to add stuff :). This is for all kinds of reasons - cognitive load, visual clutter, focusing the user on what matters etc. As to the problem at hand, you can tackle it in a number of ways. The important thing ...


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Roger has already covered the wide range problem, and I terribly agree with his proposed solution. The brain has limits What perhaps important to emphasise to the first half of the room is that the brain has limitations, and long list are not its friend. As a very rough figure, one research has shown that around 70 of similar items (search results) is ...


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GitHub does this quite well. When you're in a repo, the search field is set to search that repo with the option to change it to 'global'. When you're on a global page it defaults to global search, with the option to change it to 'users', 'help', etc.


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From a UX perspective most of those symbols are problematic with the exception of '='. I'd imagine your users are familiar with '>' or '<' for sure, but even that could be troublesome as some people might need more context. All those others indicating 'contains' etc are definitely not user friendly. If this is only ever going to be in a PC setting within ...


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From what I looked on both sites, here's my opinion: What are filters meant to reflect? most likely filters and search are usually the same, but it may vary. For me search is what you entered first on open search bar(like google, bing, or your favourite search engine) while filter means you're filtering from existing search result. Or I also call this ...


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With the surge in mobile/tablet access and the rapid advancements and usage of voice services I would say yes of course. It conveys a smoother user experience and you are always better designing with a forward thinking mind frame


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There are two common patterns for clearing: explicit clearing, through a button, such as the included button you provided in your captures, or through a stand-alone button for the whole form. This latter solution tends to be a bad practice as users may press it instead of the submit button, and there are few use cases which require a clear form button. ...


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I don't think deleting letter by letter is a good thing : User doesn't want to pull for 10s if he wrote a long word/sentence. Besides, the idea to coming back few step backward by deleting some characters in the search is nice, just do it according to the size or syllabe by syllabe. EDIT : Don't forget to add a simple visual content to make the gesture is ...



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