Let's assume a page displaying a list of activities.
They are some "Sport", some "Cinema" etc...
To the Left of the list, there is a special column allowing user to filter displayed data.
I'm focusing on the filter: Activity Type.
So the basic workflow is:
- The page displays all activities (without any filters) with refreshed data (query database for instance).
- The user selects the filter "Sport", in order to hide other kind of activities.
My question is: Should the set of the filter "Sport" involve a refresh of data?
Or should it just extract the corresponding data from the existing data (like a simple DOM manipulation for instance), even possibly stale?
Assuming that each click on distinct filter involves the refresh of data displayed, what strategy should I choose if user wants to refresh the current data (meaning keeping the same current filter)?
Thus, if I display a button named "Refresh" near to the items list, I think that can confuse the user => They can think: "If they place a refresh button near the items list, it means that setting one filter doesn't refresh the data... (and of course that was not the case) "
Or maybe...dealing with websockets, refreshing automatically the data (or warning of new items)? Therefore allowing to drop this concept of refresh button.
Thanks a lot