Questions tagged [categorization]

the process by which information or options are sorted to aid finding items and understanding their relationships to other items.

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How can I simplify this highly nested data structure?

I have this data structure Category 1 Sub Category 1 Medium 1 Language 1 Language 2 Medium 2 Language 1 Language ...
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Assignment of one category for each object, What's the best practice to achieve?

I'm designing a new product where the user can import their current apps to the system. In the system, there are 4 categories that represent the stages for product development: test, dev, QA, ...
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Categories tree structure UI with brands and setting value with inheritance

We have a tree of categories as a first column and commission as a second column. Commission has inheritance abilities, e.g. if I set commission on Category 1 by default it will be applied to Category ...
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What is the most appropriate way to ask a user to select a few (10 for example) categories from a list of thousands to proceed with the app?

I am working on a mobile app which relies on the categories/themes of interest chosen by the user and show content accordingly. These categories are coming from another website and are similar to the ...
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In a grouped list, how to display items of an intersection of two groups

Provided I have a category which gives x non mutually exclusive options. I have a list of items which can be tagged with several of these mutually non exclusive options. Item 1 Group A Item 2 ...
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How do you pick the right function to be in the bottom menu?

Im currently designing a student portal mobile application. It got a lot of functions; 1. frequently used (academic, timetable, assignments) 2. seldom used (fees, library) and 3. others that are not ...
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If I have 24 categories with sub-categories in my shop page, where would be the best place for them?

The design is specifically to Desktop, on Mobile and Tablet I'm planning to have a drawer window with the list of categories and its sub-categories. The idea is to make the category visible in the eye ...
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Data leveling UI suggestions

I m here looking for suggestions and design idea if someone can help please, Basically i m working on a screen that should display a lot of data defined by levels. Lets say we have a City with its ...
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How to deal with transactions that can belong to multiple categories?

I'm working on an app where you can see transactions. Every transaction will be categorized (automatically). So far so good. The thing I run into now is how to deal with transactions that can (and ...
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Interface for users that need to fill in data for thousands of items

The problem I encounter is that I have thousands of items a day (e.g. transactions of toys that have been purchased in a store). My goal is to provide the users with an interface to fill in manually ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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Category assignment based on rules

I'm trying to design a solution to automatically assign categories to certain groups of foods, based on a huge set of available rules coming from parameters of these "foods". Potential issues: Food ...
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How to guide users create multi-level categories but create items only at deepest level?

looking for an easy and usable solution for the following scenario. Users must be able to create their own multi-level Country Groups to be used as checkbox-tree filters later on in an application. ...
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How do I create useful categories from meaningless labels?

I work for a company that manufactures electronic parts. Over the last 20 years, the company has developed more and more software. Now we have well over 50,000 pieces of software that customers cannot ...
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How to combine categories into a title?

This question is about how categories are displayed, not how they are processed. Consider I have a category page that is broken down into blocks of sub categories. The titles of these sub-sections ...
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How to list many categories

What is the best way to list categories. When a user clicks on these categories, i want them to go to the search page with the category as the search term. to filter the categories, there is a search ...
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User testing of multi dimensional information architecture

i'm working on a project where I have to test an information architecture. This kind of IA is multidimensional. So you can access to the same content through several path. Each content is tagged with ...
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Publicly edited categorization

I want users of my site to be able to classify their projects by categories. Both extremes: a fixed set of categories and a set of categories arbitrarily edited by users are not quite good for ...
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Looking to use a dropdown and checkbox in the same search field

I am attempting to create a search based off multiple categories. The user should be able to select all that apply. They do not need to select one from every category. One of the issues I am having ...
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What is best UX to avoid 6 buttons and how to make it more user friendly?

scenario 1 I am working on a Financial web application. In application, Sections are parent level and groups are child of those sections. When user at parent level user can see all groups. I want to ...
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Mixing breadcrumbs with a Back button

The following is a web app store wireframe. The app listing has used a card layout and the search is on the left top of the listing. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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How to convince a client that a homepage doesn't need all the content displayed simultaneously?

I am currently working on a homepage for a site listing many different types of products. The products sold are what they have currently acquired, meaning they never have the same things once it's ...
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What is the name of this UI menu?

What is the name of this kind of tree menu where descending levels of the tree are shown in panels from left to right. The tree is navigated by clicking elements.
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What is the best method to display mutual categories on profile page

I have a profile page where I'm showing the list of categories that user is part of. When a user visit other user's profile, he should be able to see mutual categories. Each category has its own ...
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Best way for user to create category tree

Our clients need to create a shop structure with many categories and subcategories, and our current system is not very easy for them. I thought the best way would be just a blank text area - ...
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Grouping items by category

I am in the process of designing and interface where a internal user creates a programme of items. Each item can be grouped with other items in a "category". If two or items in the same category are ...
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As per usability which view is better to show product hierarchy: Horizontal view or Vertical view?

I am facing problem to show complete hierarchy of consumer product for a company where products can be up to 500. And hierarchy can be up to 7 level. I am attaching 4 level horizontal & vertical ...
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“Starred” or “Favorited” items in an organizational app

I am designing an organizational app, and, per the specs, it has a "favorites" tag/shortcut/folder. This would exist alongside folders and tags. In your experience, is it a good idea to include "...
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Person-centric Assessment - Category list design

I'm developing an interface for an Assessment that needs to be person-centric. The assessment includes several questions grouped into categories. The goal is to keep the Assessors from just going down ...
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Photo contest form

I'm in some trouble trying to find out how to make a photo contest form where there are different categories and x numbers of files for each category, every file has a text input so they can give the ...
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Allowing users to effectively categorise / classify content

First post here, but long time reader. I've had a look around, but couldn't find anything that exactly answered my question, so I'll jump in... Here's my scenario: Our business has a web app, used ...
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Usable navigation for a shop with a long top-level category

I have a shop site in which the client wants to remove a left category navigation which currently is used on the desktop version of the site. This seems mostly to keep up with fashion, and it does ...
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Informative mobile scrolling by tag or category

A designer came to one of our iOS engineers to show us some inspirations she saw with some iOS apps where they allow users to scroll by tag or category Some examples include Snapchat where if you go ...
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Best practice for multiple select categories

I'm designing an e-commerce mobile app where the products can be filtered by multiple categories. The problem is, the categories can be up to three layers. The hierarchy example - Clothes (1993) ...
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Question about indentation on categorized list

wondered if I could get some help with this decision. I currently have a list that gets populated for the user automatically. Within the list, the items will be categorized two ways (again ...
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Sorting of same category listings

I am not really sure if this is the correct place to ask this question, but please feel free to move it around or close it if its off topic. Said that, my question is: On a website that has ...
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Categorise individual cells in data table

I'm working on a data product, and there is a requirement to categorise individual cells. This is currently achieved by changing the colour of the text within that cell, for example, black = real ...
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List selection, the default is all-selected

I have a list of brands to filter some products. Users will check some brands from that list to show products only from those chosen brands. The default (unfiltered) is that the website will show all ...
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How to design nested selectlists with multi-item select

I'm designing a selectlist that allows you to select multiple levels simultaneously. It works fine for up to 3 levels: This is just an example, in some instances this model would accommodate product ...
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Is search type really user-friendly?

I have seen many websites using category list in the search box. It's really useless for me to choose the category and then to search the keyword. Is this search type really user-friendly?
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Displaying active menu item when a page is categorized under more than one main level item

Restructuring a publishing sites navigation which uses broad level interests grouping as 2nd level navigation. For example, we can have the following: Top Stories Social design Tech African design ...
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Having Men's Tab, Women' s tab and M&W tab to separate fashion brands

So we have an app where we separate brands with Mens only tab or Womens only tab. In the Mens section when you click on a brand names you immediately view their products (which of course will have ...
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Is it correct to have categories as filters?

I am currently working on an internal search application where users will be able to search within the repository. We have categories and authors for segregating different documents. There can be ...
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Name of a card sorting technique that lets people sort only their favorite items?

I'm working on a software tool that one of my clients uses on their intranet. We are planning to run a card sort study. Let's say the top 2 levels of their existing IA look like this: Menu item 1 ...
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How to visualize progress in categorized data?

Background: I want to visualize my progress in bouldering in a nice graph. At my lokal climbing gym boulder problems come in different colors: white -> very easy; yellow -> easy; green -> not so ...
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Add a product to multiple categories

I would like a user to be able to add a same product to multiple categories and sub-categories. The purpose of this so the Navigation Menu Bar (categories) on the e-commerce website could be ...
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Most Intuitive way to organize images into albums?

I need to create a interface wherein a user can quickly categorize few of his photos into albums. Constraints 1 photo can be a part of multiple albums. Atmost there are 15-20 photos and 5-6 albums. ...
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Colored tags for quick identification without text

I am designing a mobile app that involves a large list of exercise names. Each exercise can be categorized by either primary muscle type or many muscle types–biceps, triceps, shoulders, lower back, ...
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User classification

Are there any "standard" frameworks for user classification/categorization in terms of behaviour, frequency of use, expertise, loyalty, attitude to product etc? Examples could be: early adopter, ...
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If there is only 1 item in the Primary Navigation, is it possibly to have no Primary Navigation at all?

I am currently working on a website that showcases articles. The majority of them are currently sitting in the homepage and a few more are sitting in another section. However other than that ...