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Reduction of a set of data, based on certain criteria

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Search Vs. Filter- what is the difference

From the view of the user (not from a technical view)- What are the main differences between searching and filtering data, in order to get specific results? i.e.- in both cases the user is looking ...
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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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Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc)

I am looking for inspiration on this. We have a Dot.Net web application, where we are building pretty complicated criteria. It works, but I would like to change this, re-shape this, possibly from the ...
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Two search bars on the same page or combination?

The main use of my site is video browsing. There is a search bar in the nav to search for videos. My site also has a photo section. I need to add search functionality on the photo section. I'm torn ...
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Input field - Select multiple items from a very large list

That is a common scenario that filters for a specific grid may contain large lists of values. In most cases every item displayed in the filter list holds by itself different Metadata fields that can ...
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How to combine Suggestions with Filtering in a searchbox?

I got a textfield/combobox for typing a search string (or selecting a recent searchstring). The search results are presented in a list below the box. I also got a textfield for filtering the list. ...
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Filtering results with checkboxes

A colleague of mine and I have had a discussion about filtering with checkboxes on one of our sites. We use a number of checkboxes to allow the user to refine a search, by selecting their areas of ...
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Is there a name for this instant filter search pattern?

I've been trying to find a jQuery plugin which creates behavior similar to that of Stack Exchange user searches. The user search used on Stack Exchange sites is not an auto complete, but is more akin ...
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Combining breadcrumb and selected facets/filters into one

Given a site with faceted-search, etc. I want to display the facets a user has selected, not only as part of the faceted-navigation controls (left vertical) but also at the top of the page. Showing ...
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Which is better to design a Filter?

Which is better for filter, select a single value: Check box ( Use js to keep single selection ) Dropdown list Radio buttons Highlighted labels download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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How to indicate AND and OR in a search form

I am designing a search form where the user has to indicate if the field is required or optional, this will affect the way the query is built. For example if the user marks the field as required, in ...
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Price sliders vs. range links as a faceted search form element for filtering on price

When comparing a front-end jquery slider widget against a list of links that filter by price range, within the context of faceted searches that reduce the number of items in a catalogue, which of the ...
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Real time filtering vs Apply filters button?

We are integrating a BI tool into our maintenance system and I am currently evaluating two viable products to put forward as a recommendation. One item where these tools differ is their filtering ...
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Single search box for different types of searched criteria

I have a scenario where users can search for a particular hotel and add it to their private list. Up until now the search was performed on the hotel name, but now there is a request to also search ...
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What is the best way to select the apparel size?

I'm redesigning my filters and product page of an online apparel store. Do you think I should display all sizes and use radio button or using a drop down menu to select the size ?
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adding an item to filtered table

My project has a table with '+add' button and filtering. The add button opens a dialog to add item, and then to 'save' which closes it too Today I noticed the following flow: Filter table on subject ...
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Adding paging, sorting and filtering toolbars to a table

I have a bunch of report views, which essentially are tables. They should enable the user with sorting, paging and filtering capabilities. My idea is to add those features via menu-bars. Paging ...
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Adaptive UI vs. recognizable UI

I'm reading a thesis which discusses Task-focused user interfaces. They discuss an application which adapts/filters views based on relevant items determined by an interaction history. They prove their ...
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Is the "filter" icon widely recognised by users?

Note: I'm NOT asking for an icon suggestion. I'm designing an online menu for users to order their food at a restaurant. I'm also including a filter so that they can apply their dietary preferences. ...
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Adding "Select..." as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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Which is the correct way to implement faceted search filtering: links vs checkboxes?

Is there a difference between implementing filtering options using links (or radio buttons), ie. you can only check one, versus using checkboxes? For example: Youtube uses links, you can only select ...
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How can we visually improve the nested rule/predicate builder?

This has been discussed a bit here: Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc) - but we felt the examples left a lot to be desired. Apple (with their hidden nested rules/predicate builder) in ...
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Extensive filtering on search results page

I'm just working on a quite complex interface. There are/will be tons of items in it and there is a massive search feature. Search is filterable just like on Ebay or Amazon etc. Filters are very ...
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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?

We have a selection field on our website. And today we had a discussion at the office about our filter options when the user is facing the filter options for the first time. Option A No filters are ...
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"All" vs. "Any" for a choice which indicates lack of filtering

I have a table of items that can be filtered by many aspects, one of which, for example, is status. The filter is represented by a dropdown, where the default option is to not filter by any status. ...
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Are there Material Design best practices for Filtering/Sorting in a Tab Layout?

What I’m trying to do I’m trying to find out what the Material Design best practices are for adding independent filter and sort options to EACH tab in a tab layout. What I have proposed I’m proposing ...
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Filtering vs. Sorting?

I'm creating a e-commerce site that will have different experiences for consumers and business owners. We're designing the business interface to allow them to quickly research existing and future ...
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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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Searching for items that include/exclude an attribute

I have a list of items. These items have 1 or more colors (black, red, green or any combination of the three). The user wants to filter the item on color. For example, show only the items that: ...
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Search/Filter for automotive search

I'm creating a search form for an automotive website, and we want to use auto-suggest to recommend filter sets to refine the data. I've never designed search results that also incorporate search ...
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What is the best practice for data table filters?

For best user experience, what is the best practice for data table filters with 10+ columns? User's Goal: The user is trying to filter the list using of various filter types dates, number and ...
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Filter/Sorting best practice in Material Design?

I'm designing a web application using the Material Design spec. I need to allow users to filter the cards that appear on a tab. From what I understand of Material Design there are quite a few ...
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Multiple selection filter

I am working on a design, however, I have hit a bit of a roadblock on a multiple selection filter. The list of filter values will not be very long. I assume that users will not know all the available ...
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Simple implementation for search operators (Begins with, Contains, = etc.)

Wanted to get your input on different methods for implementing these sort of operators for search fields. I've seen it done mostly by adding an extra dropdown option before each field with these ...
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Search filtering (all vs. selected areas)

This is the part of our advanced search screen for searching the documents: It works like this: if the "Search in documents containing any language" is selected and users clicks on a check-box then ...
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How to display long lists of nested filters?

On the web interface I'm working on, the user has to pick an item from a long list. They may or may not know what they are looking for. In the database, this list is organised in a hierarchical way, ...
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Should checkbox label be styled like an anchor link?

I've struggled to find any sort of argument that supports either of my theories so i wanted to see what the UX community at large thinks about this. Scenario I have an online shop. When you view a ...
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Show filtered results in real time?

We are building a product category page with a couple of filter options to let the user remove uninteresting products. The filter options are for example color, size, specific product features etc. ...
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Should a hostel room search return only the results exactly matching number of beds needed?

Let's say that I have a list of hostels, each of which has a certain number of beds in each room. The user specifies that there will be 5 guests: 3 adults and 2 children - what exactly should the ...
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Multi-select filter other than check boxes?

I have 5 segments to choose from when browsing galleries. I want users to be able to browse more than one segment at a time. The obvious choice is to have a filter under the nav with 5 check boxes. ...
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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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Should filter options be open all the time or just open on request?

Let's think about a web application that shows some data that can be filtered. I know of two variants of this: Either the user presses a button, which expands/pops up the filter options or it's a ...
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Web-Based SQL Query Builder

I've built a simple web-based query builder using a series of dropdown lists such that the only typed input is the final value field. In the example above simply adding the filters consecutively ...
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Shortcut to go from a list of selected checkboxes in a filter to only one selected item

The problem The goal is to offer the user a filter control which by default includes all data But the user might typically want to only show data from a certain continent or a certain subset. ...
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What controls to fix this Filter?

https://www.scic.com/schedule I'm looking to replace the filters on the right side of the page and need to know some of the possiblities. For the date selector, I'm looking at using: http://www....
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Save or clear Sorting and Filtering settings when adding to a grid

The layout of the page is a grid on one side with a list of items, and on the other side displays a snapshot of something selected in the grid, or if you're adding an item, it displays the form. I'm ...
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When to use a filter that shows all by default when no filter is applied?

This has always been strange to me. On most ecommerce websites, they usually have a filter for something like colors. When the user sees the page for the first time, it shows all the colors. But none ...
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Which UI design can I use for filtering various data fields from one search box?

In a view with a table that displays a number of data fields for employees (including name, country, start date, and email), we are looking to allow users to filter results by both name and country. ...
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Effectiveness of numbers showing the amount of items related to each single filter

I am looking for some evidence concerning the effectiveness of numbers showing the amount of items related to each single filter. I mean the ones you can usually find on the right of each filter, ...
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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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