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I'm trying to design a way to assign 15 to 20 people to a scheduled event choosing from a pool of around 500 available persons.

Currently, I use one screen that should show number of available slots, persons already assigned to event with remove option & list of all availble persons to choose from among other things. Also, filters and/or search for quickfind functionality. By the length of said list it looks like I will have to use some kind of pagination, too. I'm trying to keep clicks and pages to minimum but I might have to expand.

I'm guessing this is already a very complex task for a mobile screen UI-wise, but I'd appreciate any feedback like possible page breakdown or suggestions for enormous list display options.

  • Can you show us what you have so far? It's very light on details so we don't have anywhere to start from. More description would help too. – JonW Dec 5 '14 at 9:29
  • I'm afraid I've got nothing solid at the moment. I'll post again when I'm close to something. – Elias Dec 5 '14 at 9:34
  • I've put the question on hold for the time being until you're able to provide more detail. Once you've done so we can reopen this question for you. – JonW Dec 5 '14 at 9:36
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Enormous lists work best with a powerful search. As well as searching by name, allow filtering by other parameters if appropriate. On mobile, almost everything is faster than typing.

For example, searching with a string of two characters and tapping a filter option is much faster than searching for a longer string (>5 characters). However, the list of filters must be immediately accessible.

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  • Yeah, this would probably be the better way and I would add that it would be nice to keep the filter in place and have a link or button to the right that would "add to pool" and maybe a count up top that would show a running total of people moved over. Then the row that's been added could be styled some way too. Just my .02 cents. :) – Charles Mar 10 '15 at 20:41

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