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I would say your solution of providing a second level of filters based upon the primary filter would work best as it allows the user to establish the primary hierarchy (which is the country name) and the relational mapping which is the region name allowing him to drill down from a higher level to a lower level as needed. How you would do that would depend ...


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As per this article I found,the amount of time spent in searching for information has grown by 13% since 2002. To quote the article A recent IHS Knowledge Collections Webinar provided an interesting statistic by Outsell: an engineer’s time spent searching for information has increased 13% since 2002. A new survey by SearchYourCloud revealed ...


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You should do some user research. I think (but this is an assumption), that the fields could be better organized then. Look at which fields are mostly used, but them on top, provide advanced search, and then group fields based on how often they are used together. But, like I said, do some user research.


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You could group many rarely-used search rules into a single drop-down. When one of these rules is selected, it then gives you the options for that rule and allows you to add it as a rule to the search. Another idea to consider is to use keywords in the search string. For example, if you type to:email@address, GMail will only search for emails to that ...


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Sounds like you've got a handle on this. Applying the suggestions you've made will result in a clearer UI. In answer to your question, I'd say that what's missing here is some user research. You say that you've "been given no research information". Does that mean that you can't get any of your own? One of the mantras of this site and industry is that you ...


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If it meets the requirements, you probably should consider an initial/normal search that shows the users far fewer fields and then provide an advanced search option that repaints the screen. Is the tree view on the left the filter or is it part of the search criteria (like selecting a folder in Windows Explorer and then searching in the right pane for items ...


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I'd say auto-updating the results is the most friendly result. The user has already confirmed by clicking on the suggestion that they would like to run that search. Making them click once more is unnecessary work for the user. It's not always true that the least number of click is the best. But for a simple process like this one, once the user tells you ...


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Depends a lot on the search and filtering options user has and needs to remember. The more is the thing for professionals and the less it is close to their main task (saving lives for example), the less of their daily brain capacity the UI should take. Very generally: A lot of filters, possible keywords in search, user does not use the terminology on daily ...


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Instead of the actual wizard coming out in a puff of smoke (reminds me of the Microsoft Clippy) we could try two button search field. Here are some examples from two well know companies: The first button could be your regular search and the second button could be your wizard/guided/advanced search.


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Searching adds results and filtering removes results. A good example of this is ebay. You enter your search terms and receive lots of results. After that you filter by categories, price, location, ... to remove unwanted results. http://www.ebay.com


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Here's a visual example. I built this as an advanced search and filtering wherein user just types any random keywords to search all of the data but can also add specific filters to narrow down the search. Hope that helps!


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One case is if you have a list of items. You know the name of the item, then you SEARCH with this name. Normally in a text field. Now you have 20 items with that name, so, you´ll FILTER this items that was created this month. Summary: SEARCH a string/value FILTER by some characteristic.


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It's quite common for previous searches to appear in a drop down list below the search boxes as soon as focus goes into the box - or even for a dedicated search page, simply to automatically show the saved or recent searches in a list without having to manually make that happen. This then allows the previous searches to be sensibly filtered or ordered as ...


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I don't like the icon. Usually the diskette is the symbol for saving something, not displaying a list. Since you have a lot of space why don't you use a button with label "Saved Searches ...", just below the "Search" button. See image below : EDIT by OP in other parts of the app is an icon that allows you to access the saved search list


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I have implemented a similar stuff using Solr and the approach is to drive the search by 'keywords' and add more filters based on user request. If your search engine supports faceted search your search query would be q=searchTerm&fq1=filter1&fq2=filter2 etc., Here is the pen - http://codepen.io/balajinatarajan/pen/ezyal


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Multi-field search boxes are not the end of the world and yes Google and other major search engines do have the horsepower to distinguish and muddle through what the user wants vs. what the user typed but this might not be the current case with this implementation. Your opinion: But I am of the opinion that the search engine's algorithm must be terrible ...


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This seems more like a development question than it is UX. The limitations of datatable you described are specific to that library, not UX. The "thought you had" is exactly what datatable offers on the demo on their website. If it has the limitation you described, you are probably looking for a different library, rather than trying to solve a UX problem. ...


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Don't change the word in the input field, because then there will be a cognitive disconnect. What you should do, however, is show the results below and list them in terms of relevance like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Or, what you could do is also have a smart search where it will suggest words. That way ...


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Generally, don't make assumptions on a user's intentions when performing a search (or anything else). If a user is looking for multiple 'cats' don't assume that a single 'cat' is good enough to quench the user's lust for feline shenanigans. There are also a great deal of plurals that would be very difficult for you to adjust to - 'goose' vs. 'geese', for ...


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With huge trees like the one you mentioned, no matter how you display it, it will be very difficult to find what you are looking for even in a filtered tree. I have encountered similar issues (10s of thousands of nodes and more than a million leaves) and in the end we decided that for large trees, filtering does not make sense from a UI perspective. ...


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Here is my implementation of a solution. (watch video) I'm not arguing as much as Evil Closet Monkey did and I will certainly tell again many things he already told, but it should probably look like this if it was an iOS app with modern/flat design. At beginning, only the search field is shown, no ambiguity. When the field is filled, the second shows ...



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