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Questions tagged [faceted-search]

a technique for accessing information organized according to a faceted classification system, allowing users to explore a collection of information by applying multiple filters

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What should the summary count on an “active filter” button be representing?

Often, in facetted filtering experiences, on mobile, the filters are tucked offscreen. To indicate that the current view is being filtered, often the filter button is presented with a number ...
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Hiding filters that no longer have available changes

I'm helping to design a website using Algolia Instant Search. There are several facets that the user can modify to return a set of data that they can browse through. The Instant Search behavior is ...
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Indicate highlighted terms in a modal that is triggered by an ellipsis icon

In my search engine, on search results page terms for different criteria can be highlighted. For instance, in text, in dates or in emails. However, some of those items (text, dates, emails) can be ...
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Search: Same Phrase. Many Alternative meanings [closed]

Is there a way/tool/ search engine that would allow me to search for multiple variations of the same phrase at the same time? For example, I want to search for "revealing his true belief". But I also ...
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Does faceted search fail accessibility?

Forms that use faceted search filtering present a series of categories to filter search results by. Selecting a filter option will typically auto-submit the form instantly and present the filtered ...
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Actions inside a dropdown

We need to allow a user to select a project as primary and quick action, he should also be able to add a new project, edit and delete projects (as secondary actions) this is all done in the faceted ...
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Search Facet Numbers

Note: This is a follow up to a previously posted question. I am working on re-implementing search functionality on a site for which search is quite important. There are tens of thousands of products, ...
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Facets in search page URL

Note: This is similar to this question, but I'm asking specifically about the use of facets. I am working on re-implementing search functionality on a site for which search is quite important. There ...
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Natural-language query guide

I am making a search which is really a thinly-veiled SQL query. For example: "Cities where population is less than 1000". Cities = type of object where = signals condition population = attribute is ...
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What's best UX practice for a OR/AND search box?

I am creating a search box that allows searching for 2 terms, separated by ; but I want to give the user the option to choose between searching only the profiles that have BOTH terms (if "all" is ...
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search autosuggest for complex nested hierarchy

I am not a professional UX designer, but it's up to me to come up with something for this use case I have 3 facets of search i.e. brands, demographics and locations each facet has a hierarchy list of ...
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Do users prefer many dropdowns or advanced filter for filtering tables

I am working with a team and we are working on a table filtering project and we have some ideas about page designs in terms of UX. Please excuse the drawings... One design has a search field on top ...
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Faceted Filtering interaction design

I am building a web application with a product list with a big amount of filters. For the filters, we use faceted filtering. This means that whenever the user clicks on a filter option, the rest of ...
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Placement of delete icon on applied filters

With regard to faceted search on the web, why do some sites implement the delete (i.e. 'x') icon of applied filters to the left of the text versus the right. For example, LinkedIn Job Search does it ...
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Should the 'show more/less' button in facets stay in position

It's good (and common) practice that when you have a show more/less button that it should stay in position. This lets the user see the extra options, examine the content or state and collapse them ...
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How should I deal with hierarchies on a filtered search?

I am trying to redesign this filter/search component. It allows the user to search for a filter and/or an attribute score(on here it is the Quality etc dropdown). They also specify if the score is ...
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How to combine two panel FIlters and Search Results?

I'm trying to combine two panels on the same page (map) - Filters and Search Results. The most obvious way to use tabs but I'm not sure that it's a good idea. What do you think?
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Examples of saving a built search and getting results that update?

I am trying to build a search that allows users to build and save their own specific search query which then auto populates with products that match this criteria (and keeps updating with new products ...
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How to select items within a faceted filtered search that also includes folders?

We are having a hard time figuring out how to allow users to drill down within these filters with only their keyboard (typing in the search query and pressing enter) when there are also folders. Any ...
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How to represent hierarchical choices

We have a hierarchical selections that currently is represented as a wizard to the user. There is tree which can have many branches and each branch can have many leaves. For now I'm using table ...
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How to offer multiple filter options when technically constrained to one?

The Scenario I have 2 filters - Filter 1 and Filter 2. In Filter 1 users can either select multiple tabs or enter something in textbox and click Search Tag button. Doing this will do ajax call and ...
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How to represent missing colors in a search result facet

In our online store we have a facet to filter the search results by color. The different values for this filter are displayed as a small tile according to the name of the value. The color of the tile ...
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developing a quality search - what is the best style? sidebar vs filter bar vs…?

I am working on a job board site at the moment. We have a sidebar filter system for our users to filter their results. We have only just implemented testing to track what our users are searching (...
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Best UX approach for grouping filter items for detailed search criteria?

We have a search based site that has a quick search by name, a detailed search with name, a group drop down selection, and address and/or zip code search. However, below this is 4 textboxes, 2 drop ...
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add filters and facets to an existing gallery [closed]

I am creating a CMS for an ecommerce website template, the site is can be used for selling almost anything, and I want to add an option to create a faceted navigation, in order to better refine search ...
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When to include minimum price in faceted search?

E-Commerce sites such as Amazon have faceted search, where the user can refine a set of products based on values or value ranges for certain criteria. While that is a fantastic feature, I find it odd ...
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How to visualize immediate and total search result counts

Background: I'm designing a search UI for power users and I'd like to visualize the selected criteria and result counts. The list of actual search results are shown below in the UI. The user can add ...
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Faceted search - multi-select dropdowns instead of checkboxes or links

I've created a faceted search UI using multi-select dropdowns for facets instead of links or checkboxes. I see a few advantages: It's clear at a glance what filters are applied It eliminates the ...
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What is the best multi-select filter for an article list?

I'm building wireframes for an intranet site. The user needs to be able to select states so they can see articles for that particular state. They need to be able to select multiples states because ...
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Faceted search: Show more/show less filters vs Summary + Edit

Consider the case of hotel search, where you have a few filters that everyone uses but in total you may want people to have ~20 or so available. On the results screen, I don't want to show all 20, ...
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Tablet filters - way to display them

I'm working on filters for a tablet game interface (in HTML 5). First, I considered displaying classic checkbox groups but that uses a lot of space (requiring the user to scroll) and it's not visual ...
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Codependent facets filters. Should one filter reduce its option based on the other filter selection?

I'm having a situation with codependent filters. Lets use as example KAYAK flight filters. We have a filter named TIMES that lets the user select time range for flight take-off. In other filter we ...
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Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
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How to visualize two kinds of search results

We are doing a system which is handling a large amount of data and it's using a search/filtering function similar to behance.net. This means that the filter area (criteria in the comboboxes) also act ...
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Notifications of sticky filters that have been applied

I am curious as to whether notification of sticky filters should be shown or not. On the attached screenshot you will see a "Translate search terms" function. If you setup the translation, then you ...
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UX for faceted filtering?

The Swedish website "Prisjakt" - a website used for price comparisons - has a very nice set of form elements that dynamically update to indicate matching elements based on applied filters. See link ...
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Button group behaviour - defaults and toggling

Consider the application of hotel faceted search. At first the user provides the city and dates, and after that they filter, such as "star ratings". By default, there is no filtering based on stars, ...
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What is this tag based search called?

I'm working on a project that focuses heavily on Search to discover materials. My thought was to incorporate a tag based search feature to allow for quick search and quick filtering, not based on a ...
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Client-side pre-filter feedback

I am seeking a good way to give users advanced feedback about how many search results they will be excluding if they enable each advanced filter option. I am using a Faceted search technique where ...
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What's the best option to reset a filter?

I'm currently working on a faceted search and I'm wondering what is the best way to reset a filter. Please see my sketches below for a better understanding: 1. Add a 'All' checkbox at the top of the ...
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Faceted search - Filters than can be applied to only one type of content

I'm currently working on the global search of a site. When the user submits a search, he can see 3 types of content: company, contact and news. Filter options are available on the left side. I have ...
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Faceted search - How to handle a sub-layer of filters

I'm currently working on a responsive faceted search. The user should be able to refine its search by region but also by country (within a region). I'm wondering what is the best way to handle this ...
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Faceted search - Remove or disable filters that would not return any result?

I'm working on the search page of a site. Filter options are available on the left-hand panel. When the user ticks a box, the filter options are updated. I'm wondering what is the best way to handle ...
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Alternatives to range sliders for small, finite input lists

For a real estate search, the user can specify bedroom count with valid values being 1,2,3,4,5+ or any continuous range in-between (e.g. 2-3) and I'm looking for a way to represent that other than a ...
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Best UX approach for filtering product categories?

Lets say you have a typical set of product search results, and a typical sidebar with various checkboxes for you to filter and limit your search results. Something like the example of the left of this ...
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Designing a knowledge base search

In the implementation of our companies new website, we have a help page which lists all of our knowledge base articles and allows users to search through them to allow them to help themselves before ...
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When searching for a course online, which start-date term has more meaning? Now or Continuous?

We're overhauling our Course Search service and the question has come up: Which has more meaning? Continuous or Now. Our UI allows choosing a course start-date from a selection menu of fixed dates. ...
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Should we explicitly or implicitly save filtered search criteria for re-use?

We are redesigning filters in our file search engine. Currently there are 3 options like file source, size and, date added. We observed that many users use the same combination of filters every time ...
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How to display a lot of filters (cascading and/or not)?

I have a dashboard for an internal web application in my company. I have 4 charts and labeled combobox filters related to these charts. The user can select a specific value in the combobox or select ...
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Negate Search Facets

As part of our product we have the ability to facet search queries - these lists may be thousands of items long. One of the things that has come up is the desire to be able to say show me results ...