Questions tagged [hierarchy]

is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another

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What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy?

I've been pondering the best way to show a deep hierarchy for a desktop application I'm working on. Here are some alternative designs I'm considering... Mac OSX Finder: If you understand what you're ...
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In burger menus, should "Logout" always be at the bottom and why?

I noticed this while using websites that require login/logout - I get used to accessing the "Logout" button at the bottom of the menu. For example: On burger menu, the logout option will always be at ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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Taxonomy Hierarchy Management UI Pattern

Overview I have a custom lightweight web CMS I am developing. It has a feature that allows business users to define hierarchical taxonomies, add/edit/delete nodes, change their sort order relative ...
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How do you approach educating clients about "the fold" (and other UX 'myths')

I've always been of the belief that "the fold" is a bit of a misnomer, and indeed there's a whole bunch of research (including material posted on this very site) suggesting that users don't have a ...
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Modern Alternative to Tree View for Hierarchical Data

There are other similar questions to this, but none of the solutions really fit my problem space. Breadcrumbs and drill-down menus are not the solution. So without further ado: The design problem ...
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Has there been an implementation of a tag hierarchy with graph edge relations?

When organizing information it is common to use either a hierarchy or tags. An element in a hierarchy is ordered within a predefined category and relates to other elements as above, below or at the ...
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How to structure Android app navigation with many levels?

The app I'm working on is a little like a set of sub-apps within one app, so the structure is basically as follows. Note that the subsections are a mix of tools and content (i.e. this isn't an app ...
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For large hierarchies - checkbox tree or 'guided tree construction'

Context In my Web based application I have a hierarchy of musical genres. There are around 1.5k genres in the tree, and the depth of the tree is at most about four levels. My application allows you ...
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Tri-state checkbox: Which state should be selected after clicking?

There is a hierarchy of selectable items, let's say a parent and two children. All three items have checkboxes. When both children are checked, the parent's checkbox is also checked. When both ...
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Hierarchical comments usability issues

For blog, what are best practices to implement topic’s hierarchical comments? How to help users to find yet unread comments when they may appear anywhere in the tree? How to show what parent comment ...
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Designing modern Site Maps

In my opinion, the Site Map is possibly the most important deliverable for any IA or User Experience project. The structure of the website needs to be pinned down before anything else can be started. ...
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TreeTable as a flexible condition/filter editor

I face the task to create condition/filter editor every time I need to develop a data/request/event processing system. As usual, there is no universal one and only solution. Google shows a lot of ...
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If and how to break a long wizard into main steps and substeps?

I am given the task to design a lengthy web form that asks a user to enter a lot of information on a technical installation he planned/built. Given the nature of the required data (there are different ...
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What is the most user friendly way to allow users to insert data into a hierarchy?

I have created a hierarchical data set which I use to store a tree of regions. I want users to be able to add new nodes onto the tree, but I am having a hard time thinking of a very user friendly way ...
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Displaying a panda's family tree

I have a section on my website that displays information about all known captive pandas, (Nearly 700) in total. Each panda has a single page which display it's name, birth / death and where it has ...
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Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy; assigning people to groups in hierarchy

I'm looking for an Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy and assigning people to groups in the hierarchy. For example, the app's users will need to define a hierarchical ...
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How to make checkbox selection less of an eyesore?

I'm working on a component (see image) that shows the results of a keyword search. Each result displays: the title/link to an article, a snippet from the article, a checkbox reading "This ...
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Displaying multiple levels of hierarchy in a table

I’m working on a payroll app for construction contractors. I’m trying to show hierarchy in a table for one contractor (In this case, “Vandelay Industries”. I want the user to be able to see where ...
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What is the best replacement for Tree View control in Windows 8 app?

I was looking for the best replacement for Tree View control to show hierarchical data in Windows 8 app. Let's say you have a screen like Bug details in TFS. It has a field called "Iteration Path" ...
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What's the best way to display hierarchical tabular data (parent/child relationship) while allowing both pagination and search?

I've run into a brick wall while trying to come up with a suitable tabular user interface for showing hierarchical data in a table while at the same time including a search interface and pagination. ...
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Data display for hierarchical data

I have various collections of entities that can be associated at various levels, varying in depth as well. Would the best approach be to use a treeview? If I cannot use a treeview could I create the ...
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Alternatives for Tree structure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy? In a desktop application what are the innovative, alternate methods to a tree structure? Provide me some example links to ...
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Tree navigation in material design

I am looking for examples or guidelines how to design tree navigation in material design. The style guide covers data tables and lists but trees are not mentioned. The only reference are nested ...
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What is best UI/UX solution for displaying taxonomies hierarchy in simple grid list(table view)?

Overview What we have in this release of our eCommerce software (e shop), is a simple table view with filterable search and pagination in an admin panel for managing product taxonomies. Taxonomies ...
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How to solve overly deep hierarchy navigation on mobile device?

I’m reading Jakobs Nielsens new mobile usability book. There is an example of a mobile site that suffers from an overly deep hierarchy (5 levels in total) In the example users need to navigate through ...
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A Better alternative to display Hierarchical Data than using TreeView

I am a ASP.net Developer and am looking out for other alternatives to Treeview control. Reason behind is shipping too much of viewstate information for each request. Functionality of treeview would be ...
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What is the best way to visualize an org chart when people have multiple responsibilities?

I have asked the following question on stackoverflow around modeling an org chart. This focused on the DB modeling details, etc but I want to ask a related question here focusing purely on the user ...
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Showing the user the hierarchy of inputs in a form

I'm working on a form where the user can enter multiple "disciplines" using multiple text fields, the form starts out like this: then if they press the button (Add SUB), this happens: As you ...
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Listing multiple hierarchical data chunks of information in a table row

I need to show a list of hierarchically organized elements in a row set (it can be multiline, yet I need to compress it vertically as much as possible). There is some similarity to file paths - for ...
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Best way of representing Hierarchical data in android

I am trying to find out the best way of representing hierarchical data in android. There are no tree view controls and expandable list views dont work since i can have many levels of hierarchy. I ...
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Better way of merging two tree views into a single

I am working on a UI design which has two tree view components to show data hierarchy. Each tree shows same data but has two different functionalities. I felt showing them in such a way will confuse ...
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Any value to gathering qualitative data from card sorts?

One of the best tools I've found for card sort experiments seems to be websort, mainly because you can just send out a link for participants to go through the exercise at their own convenience. ...
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Best UI to create complex data structures; Node Tree, List Tree, Miller Columns, or something else?

I have a challenging task with redesigning a crucial part of my companies web app that is sold to external customers. The general idea behind the feature is that companies want a way to create complex ...
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How to fit tiered comments on a small mobile screen?

Websites such as Reddit have tiered comments. In tiered comments, a response is indented one step past its parent comment. How can tiered comments be adapted for the mobile screen? I forsee the ...
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Presenting a dynamic hierarchy with a great number of elements

This is my first post here. Hopefully the description will come across as clear. What I'd like to do in an application I'm working on is to present a form of hierarchy with a potentially great number ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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Tree View with Popular Sub-Items Preview

There is a geographical hierarchy: Country -> Region -> Subregion. We need to represent this in a dialogue like this: Country 1 Preview of top 5 popular regions or subregions of country 1... ...
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Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?

I am in the process of defining a style guide for a family of software applications, including the usage and visual design of a tree widget. Right now, we are having discussions whether to use lines ...
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What is the best means to show three level data with numeric scores at each level feeding the parent level

I have a data set with three levels of data and a numeric score at each level. These score values roll up to the parent each level. I need this display as part of a report that is "printer friendly". ...
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Which is the best way to display priority in a large list of items?

We have a list of approximately 50 items. The item at the top takes highest priority, and the item at the bottom takes the least. These items can be re-ordered by selecting the item and clicking the ...
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Usability of nested accordions

I have seen some interface designs that nest accordions that show/hide information at more than one level of hierarchy. The example show also uses both vertical and horizontal hierarchies to add ...
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Numbering Cards for Card Sorting Excercise

I am going to be conducting various card sorting exercises with a small group soon and I have a question about how to label some of the cards. I have about 6 that will contain words that I would like ...
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What is the best UI design for hierarchical data?

This is such a common issue and I'm running into it in many projects. Let's suppose you have a system that tracks conferences: Conferences Venues -> Buildings -> Rooms ...
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Is there a way to display a hierarchical file tree-view in a fixed horizontal space?

This is more of a musing, but in Windows Explorer, and IDEs like Eclipse, I often end up with a file tree that is expanded so many levels deep, I cannot see both the root and the files I'm working on ...
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UI paradigm for nested layout editor

I have an application that with a layout editor, somewhat similar to the WinForms editor in Visual Studio -- with drag-and-drop widget placement, a property panel, etc. I'm adding the option to have ...
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What is the best way to allow users to navigate through a large amount of information on a website that is categorised in numerous ways?

As a web developer, I'm often given designs that look good from the web designer, but don't necessarily function as well as they should. This is especially true for navigation elements, increasingly ...
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Auto-collapse subitems when using drag and drop for large hierarchical lists?

We're looking at a reusable interface that can allow user to view tabular data with hierarchical structure and reorganize/re-order items. Some use cases for this: Updating priority of work on a ...
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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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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the enitities, ...

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