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Questions tagged [filter]

Reduction of a set of data, based on certain criteria

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Searching with mandatory filters

I'm having trouble designing a search box with two mandatory filters/categories before the user hit the "go" button. So far, the best solution I could come up with was this one: I've presented the ...
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How should the filter feature manifest itself in google material design tables

I've checked the material design documentation but there is no clear indicator that I can see to tell me what happens if I click on the . Here's the icon in situ. I want to know what the interface ...
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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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Should searching a table include hidden columns?

I have a table accompanied by a search component. The table is filtering items upon typing according to the following rule: If at least one of the item properties contains the text at the search box -...
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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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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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Apply filters immediately or after confirming with a button? [duplicate]

What is the proper way to filter data in an application? The example displays a case where the filter shows the population for the selected city. Automatically filter data when selection ...
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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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What is the best position for clear filter button in a filter list

Here I have an example screen for filters in an overlay where clear filter button (which appears only when any of the filters is checked) is below the list of filters. Is it ok to place it here or ...
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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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Adding multiple filters in a table

Is it recommended that the filter is hidden at all times displaying its elements on request or have them upfront ? Image 1 : All filters displayed Image 2 : Add filters on request
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Simple filter to allow for either AND or OR

People need to be able to search for their saved recipes on my site. They can give their recipes tags such as: Desserts Breads Thanksgiving In some cases they want to do an OR search: Show me ...
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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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Multiple selection filter

I am working on a design, however I have hit a bit of a roadblock on a multiple selection filter. There are set filter options to chose from, so the list will not be very long. I have created a basic ...
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Put a search/filter above or below a list?

I'm giving users a dialog box to search for and select one font and provide a way to filter the list of fonts. What I don't know is whether to put the search box above or below the list. Above: Pro:...
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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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Which dropdown is better for alot of options

Im currently working on displaying a chip/filter with a dropdown that could contain a small or a large amount of brands to select through checkboxes. The amount could vary between users (some might ...
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Better UX practice for data filter

I'm actually working with a redesign of a desktop application. And one of my challenges are to design a filter system from a table based screen. This is the actually design proposal from the designer ...
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UI to best convey whether results of selections in a filtering interface return intersections or unions (and/or)

The problem I'm working on an interface that allows students to find study spaces on campus, including filtering (faceting?) those spaces based on different categories. Current feedback from both ...
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How to display included/excluded applied filters?

I am building something that allows users to search (for things like words, hashtags, etc) and apply this search to a report that they have built off of twitter posts. So for example, a user that ...
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Representing a change in data collection

I am working on a product that outputs data visualizations based of the responses people give on a survey. Users are then able to filter this output in many different ways (ie: date) This data can ...
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Token input in small columns

in our business application we heavily rely on editing data in tables. To filter results, we have a "filter-field" on top of every column. Whenever you type something in there, the result gets ...
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Allow filtering/searching on content that is hidden

I have been asked by our operations team to add a filter (for country) for a function that displays a table of data (list of payment information), but this display-table doesn't show this type of data....
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How to deal with inconsistent time and date filter across tables?

Context Users should be able to filter tables with device information such as number of issues and number of products by time period. The filter allows users to enter a date and time manually (on ...
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Pre-selected vs. Un-selected Customization Tool

I am working on a team messaging tool. Users have been asking to send to just part of the team. (ie. If a team had 40 members and I wanted to just send something to 18 of them) The proposed solution ...
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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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Admin UI to manage advanced search filter

I am working on an admin interface that manages a dropdown filter located on an advanced search screen that is available for all users. The admins can exclude options in the Manufacture filter. [See ...
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Advanced Filtering in Data Table

The Problem I have a data table, that's on slide-over, fixed to its bottom. I need do advanced filtering of data. For example: 1. I want only the drug with exact name "Aspirin" 2. I want drugs, ...
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Singe table where items can be filtered and reordered

My goal is to design UX where users can reorder very long list of data (800+). User has to have an ability to filter the list. Users should have an easy way to quickly move many items to the top and ...
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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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UI for filtering a search of around a hundred and fifty keywords

What UI design provides the best user experience when searching using many filters? As for the maximum number of filters, I can have 150 filters (all optional) that users can filter their results. ...
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filter bar vs filter on the left

I'm working on a website where I have a list of products. These products have the option to be filtered, on this process there are a few options, such as filter by typing, select checkbox, a filter as ...
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Simplify multiple filters

I'm working on a UI that requires the filtering of multiple metrics, with each metric requiring the ability to sort and apply min/max values. Here's the solution I came up with. I've been told it ...
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Site-wide filter (module), best practises?

I'm making a redesign for a website that sells bespoke versions of 12 insurance products to 12 different types of businesses, supplemented with information also specific to the type of business. The ...
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Expected Behavior for Page with Two Forms, One With Error State

Our application embraces a bit of a dark pattern: two forms on one page. Filter and Search are independent forms. When the Search form fails validation - currently our only validation is "search term ...
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How to remove a single filter option from a long list of available filter options?

What would be the best way to remove a single filter option from a lengthy list of available filter options instead of having to select all the other filters to remove that single filter from the ...
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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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How to fit a MREC (Medium Rectangle ad) into a sidebar?

I've seen some great sidebar designs (like filters for listing pages) and the list or grid to the right of it. My problem is that these seem to only be quite thin and fitting a 300px by 250px MREC ...
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Do users understand when a title is a button

I have a filter and sort feature on a particular website, and the current layout is as follows: Of course, I want to reduce elements to as few as possible, so my question is should a layout like this ...
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How to indicate that user needs to tab out of a field for search to trigger

I have added couple of text boxes to filter columns based on values and we trigger a search once the user enters a value and tabs out of the field. Sometimes the user presses the enter action to ...
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How to handle time consuming search requests

We're developing a search functionality for our product (web). We are having some controversies how to handle search requests that can take up to one minute. Current version: After clicking enter or ...
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Where should I put the Filter button on the top or bottom of mobile screen?

I'm currently designing a website that has 80% of mobile device users, so I'm trying to enhance the experience when opened on mobile. In products page I'm planning to put a button filter to help ...
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Chart date/time range selector

I have a chart tool (desktop application) where I need to put a date/time range option, but I'm not sure the best way to fit it inside my current design (using google material design). Here is a ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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Should a website's filters be saved across visits?

Do you expect a website to remember your filtering settings between different visits? There are a couple of scenarios: Only for current session: When you come back a couple of days later, filter has ...
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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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Search Filter Text fields vs Sliders

I am doing an eCommerce site for selling clothing and it is going to be responsive as well. I want to know what the best approach is for setting budgets. Will a text field with a budget range will ...
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Multiple search values and filters

I have a table full of content, and there are multiple values users can search the content, example: User ID, Bill ID, Name.. And there are also filters, example: date, status, type, value... I think ...
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Multiple horizontal checkbox (radio button analog)?

I'm trying to build a vertical filter bar (think airbnb or any review site) where user will add multiple filters. One can select multiple property types e.g. Although in many cases with lesser ...
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Select items vs checkboxes vs radiobutons

We were working in a system interface refactoring here on our web-based and its Android-based system when a question was raised: dealing with the following options in a report filter: "ALL USERS", "...