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Questions tagged [ordering]

is the act of arranging elements that obeys a certain set of rules or specifications

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How to show the user has “grabbed” an element?

I'm working on a mobile drag and drop feature, where users can rearrange the order of list items by dragging and dropping them in a new place in the list. So far the flow is as follows: the user ...
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Organisation chart where one node has multiple parents

I'm trying to represent a structure where one object falls under 2 other objects in an organization chart. Minified, it looks like this: Which is constructed by the following JSON (and a lot of ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

A user profile form has a set of checkboxes that determine which departments the user belongs to. The data is stored in a comma-delimited list. We now have a new requirement: order the comma-...
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How should I handle multilingual content in Medium Publication?

So I'm writing at Medium, and I'm planning to create a publication, which is a kind of collection. But here comes the question, I write content in two languages, English and Chinese, and every story ...
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Order of radio button options and default option

I am currently putting a form together for subscribing to email notifications. One of the options called 'Frequency' allows the user to select how frequently they want to receive notifications. At the ...
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How to provide ordering and sorting functionality in a table for creating reports

My purpose is to create a report which shows the size of set/s. For this, I am taking in minimum size & maximum size for each set. Along with it, I am supposed to capture the order type and the ...
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Is displaying tags and categories on recent posts unnecessary?

I am creating an online community platform where users can post blog-like items. I currently have made a design that displays recent posts, along with a sidebar where users can filter existing posts ...
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Responsive design related to tiles

We have a screen which displays tiles and on each tile there is at least one field. Currently the tiles allow a maximum height of three rows of fields and an unlimited number of columns. The user is ...
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In what order should chat messages be shown?

This is a deeper question than this question. When a chat message is sent in a decentralized system, there are multiple events happening in a row. If a message is sent through a routing server, such ...
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Row-wise or column-wise ordering?

I noticed that the Messenger app in iOS and Android orders the emoji differently: column-wise vs row-wise, respectively. I tried searching their guidelines but could not find any reference to the ...
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What is the best way to signify parallelism and sequentialism in a vertical list?

Let's say we have a system that executes some tasks. You can model your processes by creating task lists. Tasks in a list can be executed either sequentially or in parallel (depending on a list type)...
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Re-ordering items on a list… Should we use drag & drop or a dropdown with a number list?

What is the most intuitive / easiest way to sort a list of items? Is it through drag and drop (drag and drop the rows in the order you want) or do something like put a dropdown list beside each row / ...
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Button text for 'Are you sure you want to cancel this order' alert? [duplicate]

I'm working on an eCommerce site where we're implementing a feature that allows the user to cancel an order (of physical goods) that's in transit. On the line item (parcel level) the user can '...
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Can I replace drag & drop reorder with “Click to reorder”

I'm building an app where I need the ability to reorder list items (most often in the range of 2-15 items). I despise drag and drop especially for lists long enough to go off-screen. I have an idea ...
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Why is this ordering of buttons chosen

When I double click any executable sh file in ubuntu, I see the pop-up showing multiple options like below The strange thing to note here is that "Cancel" button lies in middle, not at either extreme....
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Should ordering of elements in a bottom navigation change when the language is right to left?

I'm designing an application for android and it needs a bottom navigation bar. The application is for Iranian users and so the language is Persian which is right to left. The question is how should be ...
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How to sort order names with special characters on lists?

I'm working on a project that contains contacts (First name, Last name), and currently we're using ascending/descending to allow users to re-order the list, however, I'm facing a problem with treating ...
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Representing Chronological flow in a table

I have an application that tracks the housing history of program participants. The worker using this program will already have their current housing information inputted elsewhere. Normally, I would ...
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The visual order of list control and content, which should be shown above?

In many software, there is a list and a view panel. A user can select different items in a list to see different content in the view. For example, when you open Gmail, on the left you see a list of ...
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Should answers be organized by “positive first” or “positive last”?

I'm designing a survey prompt for phones. The proposed orders are A - Question Yes Maybe Later Never B - Question Never Maybe Later Yes I'm debating the order of the answers for it: Placing the ...
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Where to Order Virgin Islands in a Country List?

I believe there are two countries related to "Virgin Islands" - US (ISO 850) and British (ISO 92). In some lists I see them listed as Virgin Islands, British and Virgin Islands, US (this is the ...
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Call to action to take visitors to the payment page in the header

In the header it is common to display number of items in the cart, with a button that says something like "cart". This button is linked to the start of the payment process. But what call of action ...
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Showing selectable and non-selectable row in a grid

I have a grid where I need to show to differentiate 2 kind of rows, ones that can be selected and others that cannot. All the rows include a link and the user can select multiple rows. My question is ...
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Displaying an alphabetical list

I have to display a very long list of element in alphabetical order. I have thought of something like : http://csm-bcc8d3.webflow.io/alphabetique-index Do you think it's a good idea to put the ...
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Position of newest item in horizontal list of items (chronological order)

We have a problem with chronological order in a horizontal list. What would be the best practice in this case (please check attached sketch)? To give a context, we have a feed with containers (that ...
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Building a order inventory and submitting multiple orders

I am building an e-commerce site (office suppliers with 1000 products). Any organization can register with us and build an inventory. Say an XYZ.org has registered with us and 100 products (pen, ...
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What's the optimal order of choices within a combo box drop down?

I have a combox box showing the possible roles that a user can have in an organisation. There is a rank to these roles such that: Super User > Administrator > Manager > Cashier When creating a ...
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How to handle reordering lists in iOS?

I have an iOS application that looks something like this: Every row is tappable and as you can see, its pretty tall, only 4 can fit fully in the viewport. Also, every row has a left and right swipe ...
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For shopping cart, use a session or cookie?

My current site uses a session to store all the items in a customers shopping cart. Of course a session will only last so long, so if the visitors came back in perhaps a few hours, or even the next ...
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Re-ordering grid rows when dragging is not available

I have a grid where the user can reorder the rows. However, my installation target will not afford the ability to drag items to reorder them. What is the best design strategy to allow reordering? ...
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Ordered Multi-select control in HTML

I'm developing a highly customisable SaaS application. It has at several places a multi select, for some cases additionally to selecting the items, the user can define an order, for other cases it is ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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Digital goods conversion rate - instant download or manual review & approval?

I'm currently using the first tactic that is instant download upon receiving customer payment. The pros of this approach: Customer satisfaction is better as they immediately get what they paid for ...
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How to convey order of a list matters (and allow reordering)

We have a an application with a list of rules (probably no more than 10) that a user defines (plus some default one): download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Every rule ...
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Organizing UX bookmarks folder [closed]

I enjoy stumbling upon the web for finding great and inspirational UX resources which I bookmark for future reference. I think I have a well organized UI & Design bookmark folder tree that ...
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Order of the fields in a list of ingredients

I need to display a list of ingredients for a cooking recipe on my site. I was wondering if there is a right way to sort the different fields in each line: the name of the ingredient the unit ...
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In what order should navigation bars links be?

I was wondering, what would be the best way to sort website's navigation bar for the best user experience? Should the user read about me first, information or go directly to see the Services? Which ...
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Should you also order threads by their last edit?

In a discussion forum, you will often see threads sorted by the last reply to that thread (please disregard the sticky threads in the image below). What I'm beginning to wonder is what part editing a ...
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What UI Control should I use to allow users the select the order items are displayed in?

Our UI displays different list of attributes in tooltips (mouse over) and balloons (right click). Users can select the attributes that will be displayed in each case in an admin panel. I want to ...
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Preferential ordering of content when comparing two items side by side

When comparing two items side by side, is it better to show the given or known item first or show the unknown variable first? I have a tabbed interface to show the differences of common eye issues ...
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Sorting alphabetically - best intuitive way to signify alphabetical ordering

So I have a plain old button (two buttons to be exact). The button reads "SORT", when you click the button, an option comes up and lets you choose a sort type. I have two types of sorting: price and ...
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Fling cells in table view

I'm currently working on a concept that allows user to "fling" table view cells in the reordering process (you can watch my short demo here). I have broad experience with iOS apps but haven't seen ...
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Best practice for messaging system (microblog) using a “n-tier” model

I currently have a UX problem that I have seldom seen done well (or at all)... I am developing a messaging feature for a site (a messaging system for business, think Yammer), and I am in the ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

This question is not related to any specific scenario, platform or product, and it's more of an end-user UX rather than a design of UX. It applies to various use cases and platforms. One specific ...
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Conditional ordering of a thread list, cognitive load?

I'm working on a communication platform, that help teams (in healthcare) to work together. People most often post a message to the entire team (~25 people), but can also post a message to one person, ...
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Initial Setup Progress - should I show all required tasks or just next task suggestion?

I'm working on helping users through a non-obvious initial setup process for a product I work on, and so I'm displaying a setup progress indicator on the main screen. There are four separate setup ...
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Default sort order of a product list

Looking over a few ecommerce projects, I noticed that the default sorting order for any product list ends up being the order that the products were entered into the database. This seems rather random ...
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Why does the email subject appear before the body when composing an email?

Note: I am not talking about reading experience, I am focusing on the experience of composing email. I am very aware of this issue since it happens to me all the time, and I am pretty sure that it ...
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How should email threads be ordered?

I thought I had the answer to this question. If you view raw email, you can see that the most recent email is at the top, with the rest below in reverse chronological order. I think it's fair to say ...
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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

Looking for best practices on ordering dropdown options when using a logical sort vs an alphabetical sort. To keep this from being open ended, here are some specific cases: Chronological - i.e. ...