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I have two panels on the right side of the search page where I am splitting it by an accordion. Now, I am struggling with is that whether we should pursue infinite scrolling or pagination in this layout:

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As you can see that my accordion is fluid, so with the flick of a button/finger(mobile) it can go on top and at the bottom based on what you would like to see.

TOP RIGHT PANEL: Shows you the listings on what you have selected on the left search with infinite scrolling.

BOTTOM RIGHT PANEL: Shows you a broader search with infinite scrolling.

How should I approach this problem?

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A good approach is Lean UX.

Sketch both solutions and then run it by a few users. Let users guide your design.

Since you have some tasks outlined already, a cognitive walkthrough is probably going to be the best test to start. Listen/watch for comments relating to task completion, time on task, errors, efficiency, learnability, perceived severity of issues (more). Having these in mind will help keep your interviews focused and actionable.

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It's better to go with the pagination because the right side has 2 panels. The user has a clear idea on what action is being performed. In case of infinite scrolling, some times the second panel action might trigger scrolling.

As @ken suggested, I recommend Lean UX, it's the best way to approach this kind of issue.

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