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So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places.

Most users will use a 'simple search' to find their place. this a single text box where they type place name.

The mockup below represents an "advanced search". Place name is self-explanatory.

Places within will do a search but only look for places that are inside a larger place (for example if I choose United States, the search results will bring back the 50 states as the results).

Place type filter results for a specific type (cemeteries, cities, providencesprovinces, etc)

Years are to specify a historic time period of a place

Location will return all the places within a specified radius of a point the user selects (latitude/ longitude)

This area has not user test well. Users either try to fill in all the fields (not realizing they are optional) or they just have a general difficulty grasping the model of how the system works. Any thoughts to help me with this I'd appreciate.

Mockup of Advanced Search

So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places.

Most users will use a 'simple search' to find their place. this a single text box where they type place name.

The mockup below represents an "advanced search". Place name is self-explanatory.

Places within will do a search but only look for places that are inside a larger place (for example if I choose United States, the search results will bring back the 50 states as the results).

Place type filter results for a specific type (cemeteries, cities, providences, etc)

Years are to specify a historic time period of a place

Location will return all the places within a specified radius of a point the user selects (latitude/ longitude)

This area has not user test well. Users either try to fill in all the fields (not realizing they are optional) or they just have a general difficulty grasping the model of how the system works. Any thoughts to help me with this I'd appreciate.

Mockup of Advanced Search

So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places.

Most users will use a 'simple search' to find their place. this a single text box where they type place name.

The mockup below represents an "advanced search". Place name is self-explanatory.

Places within will do a search but only look for places that are inside a larger place (for example if I choose United States, the search results will bring back the 50 states as the results).

Place type filter results for a specific type (cemeteries, cities, provinces, etc)

Years are to specify a historic time period of a place

Location will return all the places within a specified radius of a point the user selects (latitude/ longitude)

This area has not user test well. Users either try to fill in all the fields (not realizing they are optional) or they just have a general difficulty grasping the model of how the system works. Any thoughts to help me with this I'd appreciate.

Mockup of Advanced Search

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Maps - Advanced Search

So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places.

Most users will use a 'simple search' to find their place. this a single text box where they type place name.

The mockup below represents an "advanced search". Place name is self-explanatory.

Places within will do a search but only look for places that are inside a larger place (for example if I choose United States, the search results will bring back the 50 states as the results).

Place type filter results for a specific type (cemeteries, cities, providences, etc)

Years are to specify a historic time period of a place

Location will return all the places within a specified radius of a point the user selects (latitude/ longitude)

This area has not user test well. Users either try to fill in all the fields (not realizing they are optional) or they just have a general difficulty grasping the model of how the system works. Any thoughts to help me with this I'd appreciate.

Mockup of Advanced Search