I have a search based website where the user can search two different sections in the same manner. Let’s say one section is named Jawn and the other is Moo. The user begins the section in Moo preforms a search and is then taken to the Moo page search results. The user then clicks the Jawn button in the toggle and then clicks the back button.

Moo state

Jawn state

Should the user expect to land on Jawn or Moo?

  • Does clicking the Jawn button keep the Moo page search results intact? How does the interface change when Jawn is clicked?
    – Andy
    Jan 14, 2016 at 15:36
  • The results returned from the server will be different but the query remains the same. I posted some images above. Thanks for your questions Andy.
    – fauverism
    Jan 14, 2016 at 15:40

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Since Jawn represents a significant change in both color and content, I would expect to go back to Moo.

This opinion is also based on past experience with other search interfaces like Google. Within Google, if I perform a search under the default "All" category, then toggle from "All" to "Images", then click the back button, I am taken back to "All".

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