Imagine a web application that shows table data with sidebar filters, but it doesn't have a search box. Usually in search boxes users can exclude results (ex. Don't show X). How could a UI perform this same task of not showing results, but do it without having a search box — all clickable.
Here's how Google does it with a search box:
Here's 2 random ideas I had, have you ever seen a search pattern like this before?
1) Option A
Checkboxes can be clicked 3 times and can have 3 different states (Neural, Matching, and Don't Match)
I personally think this is weird, but also pretty cool.
2) Option B
Users can either click the green arrow to match OR the red checkbox to not match OR they can unselect both.
I personally think this is a better approach, but it takes up horizontal space in the UI.
Let me know your thoughts!