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I agree that you would want to make the most of available space on your UI. Let me tell you that you are not alone. I have seen applications using the practice you mentioned on Android. I am not sure of other platforms. It has always been annoying at first to operate that interface when the action button is missing on UI, but soon I got used to it. Should ...


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Evil Closet Monkey is right, but I would like to add that even if the GO button is visible, it still is easily overlooked. People expect the keyboard to appear when an input has focus and therefore is meant for that input only. This will not count for all users but there will be users that look up at the app when they are done typing, looking for a button ...


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That wouldn't be advisable. Take a simple interface... ... and now close the keyboard (something many keyboards can do, through a direct button press or other user action)... ... now what? It is not appropriate to allow the user to reach a state where they have to figure out what to do. In the above situation they have to tap back into the search ...


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I'd put them at the right if you must choose. Unless you really need to filter your data to make sense of it, I'd tuck it out of the left-gutter view most people scan with. I've also has some really interesting usability sessions that suggest filters/search are confusing for non-techy people whom may rather just scroll. This all depends on the size of your ...


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If the table is the only element displayed on the page, filters should be in a right or left column. and for tablet/mobile, just above the page title.


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Some sites have "near miss" matches after their exact matches. If a user has exhausted everything precisely matching their criteria but is still looking, there's a clear line and an explanation that this is the end of the results, then "near misses" sorted by how close to matching they are. "Unspecified" would rank higher in this formula than "specified ...


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Between is not clear - is that Greater than and Less than or Greater than or equals and Less than of equals With the time component people often prefer: Greater than or equals and Less than And users also might want an outside. Just let them enter P twice and on the second limit the operators to the other 3.


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No. For the user to actively specify a color, then see colors which do not match their specification risks confusion and a lack of confidence in the accuracy of the tool. An alternative would be to add a sub-category of "Unspecified". If you want to do something really interesting, crowd-source the data in the Unspecified category and ask users to say what ...


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Prioritize results with most relevant first: You can mitigate the issue by: Displaying this category of cars at the bottom of your search results so cars that do meet the full search criteria are presented first (higher relevance), only caveat here is to clearly emphasise visually and via adequate labelling the results that do not match the colour ...


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We have seen such a functionality and the approach we took involves a dynamic third column. First two columns being parameter and operator, the third is dynamically populated based on selection of the operator. I'd suggest you to think about various data types too. Having a third column dynamic one can create probably a date picker, amount input, two ...


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Here is how Google handles between in Analytics. Using only less than, greater than and AND, between is easy to achieve. With Include/Exclude you could also select the values not between two values. There is also "equals" selection in the operator dropdown also. So every operator visible in your picture should be available with the Google way. It only ...


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The solution I've seen is to not use a fixed grid, but a set of fields as required. Each condition has its own row, containing the necessary fields. Since every operator needs one value, one value field is always visible. When the user selects "between", a second field is added for this row only. I have no specific testing results supporting or ...


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Your solutions (both of them) are quite reasonable and can be used together. Showing the best matches at the top is best when almost always the desired result is in the top few. User research will tell you if you should show the top 1, 2, 3, 5, or whatever. You can add a link to the best matches that jumps the user down into the document-ordered search ...


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I think there are a few more things to ask about this. What sort of result will give best value to the user? How many results are you expecting from an average search? How much context is required to make the results useful? With most word or phrase based searches it's best to show the results in order of relevance: Searching for "cats washing" should show ...


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I identified two approaches: 1. Make a list of the 3 best matches at the top of the page, redirecting to the elements in context This technique you’re referring to is called “Best bets”, and can take many shapes and form. BBC used this on their search page before but have for some reason taken it away. But in your case, I think it’s a good idea. ...


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What about showing all of the options in a list that supports drag and drop? Also, I imagine this will allow you more flexibility on the back end since you're not obligating yourself with the verbiage "must have". Users just rank their amenity preferences overall. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If you really ...


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It's difficult to answer this question because the answer depends a lot on how much time/resources you have, and what kind of search you are looking for. For example, if you are indexing court documents where a search must retrieve every matching record, no matter how small or trivial, then you cannot really remove results a priori. On the other hand, if ...


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Sitesearch is an important navigation function of an online store. So, make the search box clear and prominent on the site-wide header. If your product catalog is very large, then allow users to choose the category before they perform the search. Don’t place any other boxes in the header other than the search box as that would confuse the shoppers. Use a ...


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I would use "Search offices..." The search icon() is fairly universal and gives a visual cue as to what the text area is without first having to scan to the end of the text area to see a button. The text content (Search offices) is a clear explanation of the action to be taken. The ellipsis (...) indicates that there is something more to do there which ...


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I would suggest to check the following question: Input field - Select multiple items from a very large list It does look like tree/tree table (2), Miller columns (5) and optionally single list solution with navigation based on bread-crumbs (6) might solve the problem you have.



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