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Personally I think you may be over-engineering this as based on your question it seems you are concerned about indicating a data-point is clickable and user not knowing the information they will receive when clicking on that data-point. Short answer for this question is style them as links (as essentially that's what they are). Based on the premise of the ...


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A table like this on a cellular phone that is not a phablet or tablet is difficult to read no matter how you choose to indicate a link; A clear message on top could do it but this would fail the guideline that if you need instructions its not an easy to use interface. You could also use any type of tutorial or message here and fall in the same case. If the ...


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This might be a good application of animations. What if on pageload a finger-cursor icon briefly appears and moves in a curve, diagonally over the cells. As the finger passes over each cell, that cell grows/shrinks, or a drop shadow fades in/out, or whatever other state you might use on mouseover to indicate clickablity on desktop. If the animation is ...


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I suppose this is a web page that can be seen even from the mobile. Normally a user is used in furniture that all you see is clickable. In a table like this that we are showing I believe that the addition of any icon would make the interface suffered heavy. But you have instead tried to tackle the problem differently? If you said explicitly it with a ...


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Couldn't you have another column in the table called 'Errors' and list any errors in that? Then you could just have the table ordered by the Errors Column when it loads with Errors so they were positioned at the top.


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Build a sub-interface for working through the errors In more advanced version, you could put together a slideshow modal that will represent each inadequate entry as a separate "card." The user could then gradually work through all the entries, solving the problematic lines one by one. This requires additional dev resources, of course, but it could really ...


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Maybe another option - and I have to admit I don't remember I had nerves to implement it ever (as it brings many technical difficulties), but anyway: if users want to quick edit data in a table, they usually compare your solution to MS Excel (or alike). So, you may consider omitting save & cancel action buttons and just leave them editing data. Saving ...


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You can either have:- An icon for indicating error/warning and mouse over tool-tip to show all. Or, have error/warning column in the table showing few errors/warning with provide more/less link/action to view all errors/warning and less to collapse.


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You're asking when it's OK to hide certain controls. I came across one useful answer to this question is in the book, Designing from both sides of the screen, by Ellen Isaacs and Alen Walendowski. This book talks about frequency and commonality as a way to assess whether a feature needs to be built, and also how prominent the feature should be in the user ...


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Bulk edit is a power tool. Affordance, although discoverability might be a more relevant term here, isn't a big issue because this is not the only way to delete or edit items. You can always drill down into a specific item to manage it. So while you do have to "learn" it the first time around. Once you have, it's not a big deal. Also remember an interface ...


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I think one reason for the "left filters" design is that the relation between the filters and the results is rather loose. Not every column can be used as a filter, and not every filter criterion is visible in the search results (it is when navigating to the details, but not on the result list). This is probably appropriate since ebay, amazon, etc. show ...


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And why not have the possibility to insert a line at any place the user wants ?. If the end of the list is really bad place with bad ux for the user when he has got a huge list if you fix the field add on the top of the table while the user scroll he can reads his table and scroll in to check an existing value for example. And when he doesn't see the value ...


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There's a very good article on UXMatters about filtering information in tables. Although old, it still makes a lot of sense. A few options have been considered, like data filters above a table: filters to the left of the data or tabular format in case the number of filters is low There's also a good discussion about consistent availability and ...


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I find the search box more intuitive for search. However, the text boxes provide a way of advanced filtering. So, the question is - do you want your users to search or filter? If you want both, you may consider the following intermediate solution, Amazon is using the same. Your search box searching all columns by default but the user has the option to ...


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Actually your 1st option is a Filter, while 2nd one is rather a Search. They are just different tools. And both tools are useful. But dealing with large and complex datasets, I'm for 1st option. Per field filters provide more clear mental model. Table explicitly presents the data in highly structured view, which affects user's mental model. They think on ...


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For me the only reason to avoid the single search (2nd option) would be to have several columns with similar content, thus leading to an inefficient search. If that's not the case I would totally go with the single search: There's only 1 entry point for search, thus less cognitive load. The users only have to think what to search, not where to search ...


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Neither seem consistent The first big difference I see appears when the user have a list of maybe 15 items and they enter the page to add another one, I don't think it's a good idea to make them scroll to reach the New Item button. In the other hand placing the New Item button in the top isn't very familiar, plus the input point would descend 1 place to ...


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The answer to the question is based on the fact that whats more important to your users, for them their old items in the wishlist might mean more to them and they would want them at the top (and add the new ones to the end of the list). The another approach, which I can say is more preferable in case of wishlist is, the newer the entry the more it is ...



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