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Archiving. What are the best practices?

We are having a debate about a new feature we want to implement. Our system has a long list of items with five statuses (Public, staged, scheduled, draft, disabled). One of the users' main problems is ...
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Search filtering in B2B product

I'm working on a webapp that contains 1000+ "recipes". A user gets a list of all recipes by default and search options to narrow down the results. Within the team we did a sketching session ...
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Should user selections that have since been filtered out be included?

Situation: we have a list of checkboxes, and the list itself can be filtered based on a few different dropdown menus. If a user checks something, then changes the filters so that item is no longer ...
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Do non tech folks know the difference between search and keyword filter?

I have an app (direct to consumer) with search and advanced filters. But in some parts, it loads a list and has the filter by keyword functionality, so the user doesn't need to scroll. I wonder if I ...
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How to hide inactive items on a table by default

I'm working on a table where each item has several attributes, one of which is "Status". Status can be: Pending, active, expired, deleted, canceled, etc. I wish that the default state of the ...
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Filtering and Sorting a Table that has more than 1 row per user

Imagine if... you had 6 users. They all drove cars. The table shows which cars they drive and how many miles they have driven each car. It also shows a flag which is just a way to tag a user that is ...
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Filtering and Sorting a Table that has multiple rows per User row

Here's a good challenge for you all. Challenge: Filter by 2 colors, then Sort by 'Amount' and not replicate the user's name throughout the Name column? User Goal: To be able to see which is the lowest ...
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Should a dropdown be marked required in it has a default value?

I'm designing a form to create violations of employees from various departments. For quicker choosing the employee, I have a field for users to filter the department that the employee is from. Value ...
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Complex, multi-step filter vs "dumbed" down filter

This is my first post here. I was going to ask in meta if it's appropriate, but I need 5 posts before doing that. So I'll just ask and hope it's on-topic enough. I am designing a search form that has ...
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UX/UI for a store/asset library combo.. how to make it easy and useable?

I am working on a product that has a built in asset library. The goal is to access tons of objects in one place in a way our competitors haven’t done well. The tricky part is, there are a) about 2000 ...
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How can I categorize tangibility?

Our company is developing a new project dealing with tangible, intangible and combined media types. My problem is that we cannot find a suitable taxonomy or name for filtering and facet search. The ...
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EDIT / RENAME VIEW - what's best approach - keep it together under edit or separate options?

Currently, I design edit flow for saved view (filters that allow being saved under "saved view"). The filter bar consists of 4 dropdowns (multiple and single choice), and radio buttons. The ...
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Filters in a horizontal scroll or in a dropdown; what is better? (i made an example image)

I had some discussion with a coworker over what is better. in total 3 or 4 filter items Would love the know what you think about this.
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Filtering: Input-fields or buttons?

I'm currently working on new tables for our web platform. I came to a point when I need to design some filtering options as part of the design. One of our developers told me to use a text field that ...
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How to present two filters when one depend on the other?

I have two filters in a filter bar that are like supplier and product number. Each supplier has a list of products. Some products might have the same product number. Right now I have a typeahead for ...
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Best Practice for Product Filtering Menus

I have implemented a horizontal Filtering bar based on articles posted by Baymard. Link Here I revised my original concept to be a more standard dropdown however the Client has come back and requested ...
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How to display recorded webinars AND future webinars in search results

Similar to this issue but slightly different. Sort order when I have events and products I have a page that shows webinars available for purchase in a card-like format. Users can filter and see ...
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Examples of good UI for complex keyword filtering

Our app has a requirement for list filtering that the user can create keyword filters (with arbitrary terms) with include/exclude and "all of" vs "any of" features. For example, ...
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Filters in dashboard

We have a dashboard with widgets across multiple entities. Each widget has its own filter, including filtering by release, sprint, milestone. We are working on adding a global filter, which would ...
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Should one filter filter the selections of another filter? If so, how should it work?

First time asker, forgive me if I get anything wrong. I'm working on a big-data enterprise product that has many filters to allow the user to find what they want in a table with thousands of rows and ...
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Dropdown menu or Select vs Dropdown menu with radios inside

Im wondering if anyone has any research or experience on how dropdown menus or selects perform compared to dropdown menus with radios controls inside. I'm considering using them for a filter bar as I ...
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Table filtering UX - Autofilter vs. Click to confirm? [duplicate]

I'm currently designing table filtering controls and wanted to know what the thoughts are on autofiltering (filters apply as you select) vs. having a user click an apply button to show the results (or ...
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Multiple selection with filter

In the old days, we might have used a multiselect picklist to move items from a collection of "all items" to a collection of "selected items". Nowadays, the more contemporary ...
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Filter without an "Apply" button behavior

I have a filter that will automatically display the results without having to click on an "Apply" button. This isn't going to be an issue with our system since we're able to display results ...
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Filtering within facets

I am working on a faceted filter placed vertically on the lefthand side. To accelerate searching for specific parameters within the facets, i implemented a search bar which hides all non-matching ...
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If all filters update the results dynamically, do you still need a 'Show Results' button?

If you have a table of results with an associated filter panel and all the data is able to be filtered dynamically 'live' when the user selects anything, do you still need a 'Show Results' button? ...
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Users are confused and think search filter are input boxes. How best to indicate that they are for filtering search results?

Users are confused and don't understand the boxes on top of the summary page are for further filtering the results. Some think the boxes are to enter new values. What is the best way to indicate these ...
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Fuzzy search page for an online travel agency

I'm building the search page for an OTA (online travel agency). The brief has a few quirks that make this task difficult, so I need some help to identify some feasible ideas. Most OTAs have a "...
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Folder Structure vs Filter Parameters for Accessing Historical Documents

Do we need folders or a paginated list with filter parameters (Time-range, file type, etc.) to easily access the historical data such as invoices in a cloud repository application?  With a folder ...
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How to simplify the filter

I´m working on the UI of the filter page that would allow the user to filter the Projects/Assets/Sub-assets to visualize the data. We are implementing a new "sub-asset" feature which will ...
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How should filtering toggles behave?

I have a page that display multiple notes that are assigned to each department. At the top right corner of the page, there is a filtering section to allow the user to display notes that are only ...
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Designing a multi-parameter search

I have a pretty complex issue to share with you. I'm working on a financial system, which will provide its customers the option to make a search by more than one parameter. I'm trying to keep the ...
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How to create a hierarchy within filters in filter bar

Currently, I create a survey builder where the user is able to preview all pre-defined questions within the database and based on this user chooses what type of survey would like to create. Based on ...
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Tree-structured filter and related table columns

I'm struggling with the logic of a filtering option. In that filter I have multiple roots and nodes (see example below): The user can interact with the filter and select either an entire root and all ...
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Filter name to indicate the messages the user is CCed on: I'm CCed on? CCed me?

We are developing an email system where the user can filter and sort all email messages they receive. When it comes to naming filters, I need your suggestions for those that include the user as a ...
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Filters applied overview - how to distinguish filters with the same name

I'm trying to find the best way, how to display filters applied overview. The problem is, that some filtering options, may have the same name across different filter categories (also because they are ...
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Accordion link best practices

I'm working on improving my company's outdated filterable accordions on our intranet. I've been putting together some best practices, but have run into a bit of a roadblock. I can't seem to find ...
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How to best place a "Filter" sheet in a webpage?

Consider the following page screen, that consists all conversations (left side) and the selected conversation display (middle of the screen; chat): Now I would like to be able to filter the list of ...
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Placement of delete filters button - inside or next to dropdown?

So I have a pretty simple "problem": I have a filter option, which is this dropdown as you can see in the pictures. The question is: what do you think is the better placement for the delete ...
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Existence of filter bar, if data is not filterable

There is a page, displaying various information referring to one product. Information is divided into tabs - and within the tabs, user can filter data - but not always. Some tabs contain information ...
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Best practices/rationale for unified vs separate keyboard/mouse navigation of lists?

Context I'm in the process of designing/implementing a filterable object creation palette with categorized results for a visual content creation application. I'm trying to decide how to handle ...
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Filterable table column with dynamic unit

I develop a dashboard for telecommunications service monitoring. In a couple of tables there is an Outage column, which shows the outage in days. In most cases the outage is longer than 1 day, but ...
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Filters: How to make sure users understand that they need to confirm their filter selection?

Due to performance constraints, our e-commerce site's filter results page cannot have a filter that auto-updates when any filter values are updated. Therefore, we have 2 'Apply Filter' options- one ...
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Conflicting filters in advanced search

I'm going to try to be straight on this one. So implying I have an advanced search in which i start filtering by ANY contents that have "Quantity Type" as abc, by setting: Quantity type IS ...
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Automatically applying filters

I'm looking for some guidance regarding automatically applying filters on behalf of the user. The project I'm working on is a simple graduate job search website. The search results page is very simple,...
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Side Drawer Filter

I have a right side drawer on a web application, but there are filters for each section. The filters include: 'Is equal to', 'Is not equal to', 'Array Contains', and 'Array does not contain'. Then the ...
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How to manage custom filters setup

I need to redesign an app in which User can customize the visibility of filters and sources. At the moment, you select sources in one panel and select their corresponding filters in another. Based on ...
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Design with many filters

I'm designing a system where the user should be able to display data on a chart based on different filters and measures. They can filter by a country or multiple ones, by product/s and variant/s. They ...
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Reseting Filter Options (calendar or range) - best way?

I'm currently working on our filter panel, and one of the issues we have is reseting. We have a reset bar that allows users to reset all the filters, but we've heard from users that they would like to ...
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UX Best Practice: When to remove item from filtered list?

I have a list of items to be displayed to the user. The user is able to select an item and configure its properties. The user can also filter the list based on some of those properties. If the user ...
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