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Questions tagged [filtering]

showing some, but not all, of a set of items.

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How to present filtering items in a sidebar?

I have a site where I need to present filtering items in a sidebar. These items work as "filters" for the site's content on the right. The user can click these filters on or off (selected are ...
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How to redesign and improve this filter? [closed]

Can you please help me to improve this filtering solution? Please share any ideas you have! What would you change?
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Navigation from a filtered list to default view?

Suppose I am designing a web site to display a list of items. I'd like to add a category filter to display only the items of a given category. Now I'm wondering how user should move back from the ...
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How to implement list filter functionality for mobile use case

I have a list of vehicles in a mobile application. The user needs to be able to filter the list of vehicles with a few rules/requirements: User must be able to filter the list of vehicles i.e search ...
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Saving Filter State in an application

Our application has a case where you can filter a list of projects with a checkbox to show only your projects. A few members of our development team have requested that state of that filter remain ...
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In e-commerce, why is the number of items a filter returns needed?

For clarity, I'm referring to the faded numbers in parenthesis. My reasoning is that if a user wants to filter his selection, he will do it based on his/her need and not based on the number of ...
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Recommended pattern for Select / Ignore / Exclude functionality

We have a page of filtered results, and in the sidebar the user can choose which values to filter by. We usually use check boxes, so a user can tick an item to select to filter by a value or it or ...
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Multiselect confirmation - App Design

In our app we allow users to select multiple items to search for data on. We also allow users to search this list of items as it can be quite long. So for example the main purpose of a page is to ...
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Table quick filters

Looking for examples of buttons above a table that can show you the numbers of a specific type of item and when you click them filter the table. Any link or example will help a lot. I have looked ...
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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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Should a user know at all times his filtering preferences?

I'm currently developing an app which shows you ads near you. In order to make sure an user gets what he is looking for he can filter his ads. Should an user see those filter preferences at all time, ...
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Is it ok have to have two search bars on the same page? [duplicate]

I have two search boxes on the page. First one is the universal search in the main navigation bar and the other one to filter map pins based on location. What do you guys think? P.S I am unable to ...
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Filtering Best Practices

What are the best practices for filtering out a big list? Keep all filters wide open all the time OR Narrow filter values down as I add a Filters somewhere else? For example let's say I have a ...
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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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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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Filters to show books including genres & excluding genres

Scenario: A website has a list of ~10,000 books A user would like to discover a book they might enjoy via genre (there are 15 to choose from) He ticks a checkbox to show only books that include the ...
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Filtering/Searching of Search Result Sets

I am struggling improving our internal applications searching usability. It's a proven issue that is costing significant amounts of money in wasted time. The problem stems from an inconstancy in ...
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How to handle filtering on columns of a table?

I am currently working on a pretty complex (and convoluted, I'll admit) table in terms of filtering. One of the options for filtering allows the user to filter on an item that is displayed as a column ...
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Guests Filtering on villas listing page

I have noticed that big players (like luxuryretreats, airbnb..) of the global market follow a specific process when a user choose guests on the filter tab. Specifically, if the user chooses 5 guests, ...
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Table columns dependent on filtering

I am in a situation where table columns are dependent on some filtering due to the fact some metrics are only relevant to some categories of data. There are multiple filters in a separate bar and ...
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Multiple filters for different reports

I am building a user control where the user can set a bunch of filters and then display a report based on those filters. Example of reports: sum of sales grouped by customer, detailed list of ...
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Why don't we add the exclude option in filtering?

I have come across the necessity of this option lately and feel like people can use this for improvising the UX of the filtering process. Example: Let's say I'm searching for a UX Internship and ...
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Problem with a Product Specification/Data Point that is User Generated (Range may vary)

This might be a bit hard to explain but hope you can understand me. I have this current problem. Let's say I have website that is for a database of sports drinks/water with product information about ...
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Filters settings: how to resolve option “no setting” in the list of other options

There is one tricky issue I'm dealing with now. In the system working with data there are filters. One of them is shown in the form of list with "Select all"/ "Unselect all" buttons and user can ...
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Please help me figure out this included/excluded search filter interaction (4 options)?

I am working on a tool that allows users to analyze a report populated with a bunch of social media (primarily Twitter) posts relating to a topic they are interested in. Within this, I am building ...
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Which is better button input or form input?

I understand that technically they are the same thing, but from a visual UX point of view which performs better button input vs check box? Has there been any thorough research done around this? if so ...
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Requiring user to click 'Filter' button on Reports

My app is a SPA (single page application) which currently loads reports as soon as they are visited, and each time a filter is updated. Because of performance issues on the backend, I need to change ...
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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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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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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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Current/Previous member Filters

I am currently working on a platform designed for sport clubs to manage their organization. Part of that includes the handling of their members. In my country (Denmark) they have the possibility to ...
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Why isn't showing the filter bar on product detail pages common?

Typically on ecommerce or classifieds sites (I work with auto dealers specifically) the search results page (srp) contains the filters and any applied filter state searched. Ex: However clicking on ...
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Should filters collapse and expand with space or stay a fixed height?

I'm doing an interface where the user is allowed to filter down by attributes. The attributes are filled in by the users, so there could be 1 filter in the list or hundreds. Do I let the filter area ...
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Filter by type of content into specific content

I have some trouble to find a UX pattern that would fit for an mobile app improvement. I would like to display in the news feed a filter by type of content for example: News, Event, Project etc… + ...
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limiting filters with parameters

Let's imagine that I have a list of documents that each are associated with an employee. I want to be able to filter by employee, so that I only see the documents associated with that person. Each ...
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Filtering results: Checkboxes vs dropdowns

I'm designing a filter for a website with a job search abroad. Filter has to refine vacancies displayed on the right side. I saw a lot of similar websites with job search use dropdown menus. But on my ...
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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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What's the best way to filter by not-machting results without typing?

Imagine a web application that shows table data with sidebar filters, but it doesn't have a search box. Usually in search boxes users can exclude results (ex. Don't show X). How could a UI perform ...
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Am I Searching or Filtering in this design? [duplicate]

[Edit]:This question is asked to handle a specific design issue. Although it is mainly related to the post I am sharing below, it is not meant to generally differentiate between Filtering and ...
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Dashboard: how to navigate the sidebar through a lot of items

I'm working on an analytical dashboard to help an owner of a restaurant chain to analyse performances of his restaurants. Restaurants could be filtered in groups, depending on places (ie "Show me all ...
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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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Complex filtering

I have a data table that needs complex filtering. It is that kind of interrogation that needs "GROUP BY any-of-the-column" "WHERE any-of-the-column = value" "SORT BY any-of-the-column". I know ...
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Allow to Filter or Recommend?

Consider a large question-bank site. The questions are tagged with course and topics and have meta-ratings like difficulty, frequency in exams etc. A user can open the question and do it, and the site ...
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Would you look for a clear all filters button on each individual filter?

On this said page there are 4 filters, here is the current design of the drop-down filter. However if you were to select say 20 of the 40 would you be looking for a "Clear Filter" button? The cancel ...
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Mobile filters list with 80+ choices

Problem I am working on an education application and have set up a filtering system. For my last set of filters on mobile ( the first 2 are broken out and user tested well for importance ), I am ...
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Bad practice to use subtitles or dividers inside dropdowns?

So, in my case, I have a list of boroughs and connected cities. The way it works here in Montreal is we have boroughs and connected cities(like Westmount; geographically-speaking, it's still on the ...
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Best design for time range filter?

As part of a filter panel (mobile app only), users should be able to filter on a time range for when their will be food available for them to pick up. What is a better option for the time pickers: ...
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Search panel in condensed area or listed

I have a web form where I show filters and result pane. For the moment (1st picture), all filters are grouped into an area, like in 2 vertical columns. I use chosen for select lists. The suggestion (...
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Multiselecting a lot of data

I need to use a component for selecting a large amount of data. My problem is we have big datasets containing data about products, users, companies, sales info, etc. And the user has to select the ...
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UI assign item to multiple targets

I need something really simple to be able to assign plan to multiple employees. First I was thinking about a list and u could just select the employees you want, but this would get really clunky ...