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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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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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Yes, limiting the number of results on the map will simplify the map, however... ...it creates a bias that could influence your user in either a positive or negative way. There are a lot of factors that go into this though and there are two tracks of people I can see when using this map (Explorers and Beeliners). Explorers are going to go around the map, ...


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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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Yes, Nielsen Norman Group have reported on the research. Here's a summary. Yes, provide a search button for the search box For a long time, these were the unchanging research-based published guidelines (available for purchase, not free): Have an easily identifiable search box in the upper right-hand corner of the page, with an open-text field ...


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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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It's usually referred to as 'Multi-select autocomplete' in my experience. I haven't seen any guidelines previously (or from searching now) but this demo and code link might help you in some way jQuery Tokeninput.


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No, don't do it While more information is needed, IN GENERAL the answer would be "NO, don't do it!". Think about this: when you create a landing page, you need to create a funnel to make users perform an action (usually registering or purchasing). The funnel image is not random, think on its shape and you'll realize you're going from general to particular, ...


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I am making the assumption that this is an iPhone app and by "full-width popup" you mean "Modal View Controller". Use the default "UISearchBar" - it has a cancel and a clear button. Users will use the keypad to confirm the search (if the search isn't live). And "Cancel" will close the modal. : )


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While I think the cancel/back button is helpful, I'm not sure that it's the most effective. Will the page change on cancel/back, or does it just hide the search interface? Is there any function that clears the search box? As far as the placement of the search button, I would definitely recommend adding it, unless you're certain that your typical user is ...


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I would argue that sometimes a business doesn't scale its products. K.I.S.S. is a thing. Representing a clear path to finding what you are offering is key. If search does not produce results that beneefit your users - you don't need it. It's a feature for consideration just like any other feature. Test your navigation, test your content, let users tell you ...


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Search Token/Tags could be a good general name. But Google came with another one in its Material Design Components: Chips


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I think they have been adopted from "Search Tokens" on OS X. A unit that functions as a special, adjustable search term. Tokens are great because they make searching less error-prone and easier to manipulate. The functionality is different as search tokens refine search to a specific field. However, it looks similar as far as UI is concerned. ...


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Yes, it looks strange It's strange because it's non-standard. You could move the Search box from your mega-menu to the standard location. Here's a list of interesting articles from the Nielsen Norman Group. It can help you decide where to put the Search box, and how to format it, for best user performance. In particular, here's a quote from this article ...


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The answer to your first question as to whether there should be a single tag search or multiple - you are 100% right, there should be a single search (there are some edge cases where you may need multiple, however in 98% of cases - you want single search). As nightning mentioned, website visitors most likely have no context of your website hierarchy and in ...


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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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The best practice I've used and observed elsewhere is to expose all available filters that are valid for the search, but collapse those that are rarely used. The LinkedIn search is an example of this tactic: I was surprised that BestBuy isn't doing anything in this area. If you provide a query with matches in many different categories, they fully expose ...


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Why not try a hybrid approach where you provide a button, but it's size and position is secondary to the user interacting with the recommended results? Take a look at the search interaction on HomeDepot.com: I've worked on sites with similar interactions and have seen solid proof in the usage data that these types of search interfaces are effective. ...


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We have had a similar problem to resolve. The way we have done it is as suggested by @pierre move the search to the top. The problem is that if we have "Search In" options initially in the deselected state then semantically it is inconsistent because if the users initiate a search without any selection then it is going to be run across all the fields (much ...



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