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An interface to efficiently find items in a long list, typically by typing keywords into a text box.

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Making a form with excluding fields to search for flights (iOS app)

I am currently facing a UX situation which I'm not sure how to solve. I have a place on my app where I can search for flights inputting either the Airline, Departure and Destination airports, or the ...
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Locations Map: Show all location based on search OR go by the search area?

We are trying to create a locations search for the business so customers can locate it in maps on the company site. How it works is: The user types the name of the city in search they want to see ...
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What is the most correct way to implement a search mechanism that changes the UI content

I had an argument with my colleague about what is the most correct way of implementing a search funcion that allows to change the page content. Basically we had 2 options, one is in page search, ...
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Add 'My Location' button to search locations input

me and my team trying to figure out where is the optimal and most intuitive location to place 'My Location' button related to a search areas auto complete input. As part of our current design, the ...
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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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Why, on mobile, is the search box put at the top of the screen?

Most of the time when I open an application and want to search something, the search box will be put at the top of the screen. With today's screen sizes I find that often I have to move my hand, or ...
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Best way to design a search functionality so that it brings back a set of results with a focus on the items that can be booked through the website

I'm working on a website that uses a search bar to allow users to find training courses. There are mainly 3 types of courses in the database, and only one of these types can be booked online. At the ...
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Best way to organize a document search

Our company has hundreds of business-related PDF documents in a repository built and run by a 3rd party company. These documents are organized into a typical category/subcategory hierarchy so I can ...
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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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Partial name search in “ideographic” locale

I'm building a UI that includes search by person's name, for locales where majority of names are spelt with kanji or hànzì. Search in Latin script often features live partial search and sometimes ...
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Displaying Filters in search

I have business roles as a group of check boxes and based on selection of this group system will show Business activity. Is there any alternate way to show Business Activity on selection of Business ...
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Affordance for dismissing the search function

Goal I'm experimenting with the recent Material Design pattern - Backdrop. My goal is to include the search bar into the header of the front panel, but I'm not sure on how to create an affordance to ...
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How to show a search result that's 3 levels deep?

This is going a bit tricky to explain so I hope it's clear. On our website, we provide article types that users can download for use in software. You start on an overview page that displays series ...
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Is it odd to have search results displayed in a way that is inconsistent with the rest of an app?

I've spent a few days thinking about how to layout my mobile app's interface and I think I've found a way that makes sense to me. I just need some advice to check that I'm not veering too far from ...
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Amazon's Website Search Bar

Before After Did you notice the change in the results being shown in the drop-down? In the first image, only last words are highlighted in bold but in case of the second image the moment user keys ...
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Should previously selected rows of a table (via row checkboxes) be retained when the user uses a search box to search for a table entry?

Context: I have a table with checkboxes at the beginning of every row. The user can select the rows and click on the top right button "Actions" to say "Delete checked items" etc. I also have a search ...
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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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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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Relevancy search across multiple item types related to each other

Are there existing best practices on how to display search results across a different items that have multiple relationships (sometimes hierarchical). For example, the following has: asset groups (...
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Hide elements that aren't needed or used by 99% of users until they are applicable?

I'd like to hide some elements of a frequently used page to declutter the UI for over 99% of users: In an online product I'm working on, there is a feature that is used 0.003% (49 times out of 123,...
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Can I implement search box in a prominent app bar, trying to follow Material Design?

I am designing an app with a custom app bar, which in the main screen is a prominent one, meaning it's wider than the usual one. I already have some custom features there, for example city filter. I ...
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While sorting should we show the name of the sorted entry?

I am designing a web app where a list of devices (I will use devices as a generic term) will be shown to a user. Devices can belong to a master group or a user created group (only one strictly). There ...
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Why do most Android applications place the navigation bar icon (hamburger menu icon) inside the search bar?

Apps like Play store and several other do this. They seem deeply flawed in their design. Since the hamburger menu has nothing to do with search, why is it designed in such a way?
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Q: What's the name of this type of keyboard filter interaction?

I want to know a name for the type of keyboard filtering where a each time a user enters a character, the rest of the keyboard disables all characters which aren't relevant anymore because no word can ...
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Best practices or patterns for “Saved Search” and “Edit Saved Search”?

I have been tasked with redesigning our saved search function, as it has been deemed confusing (and I can't find another site that works like ours does currently). Are there any standard ways of ...
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How can I search in Miller Columns?

I have an interface using Miller columns like this: And I'm trying to implement the search feature to it. What are my options? The first method that I can think of is on blur search triggering with ...
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Natural language search with boolean inputs?

So I'm working on a project which allows a user to type in a query using natural language as follows: Some of the keywords turn into tags that can be clicked/interacted with to access an advanced ...
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How do I prevent CTRL+F from creating a negative user experience?

We have a number of internal facing web applications that rely on displaying data in a tabular layout, the tool we use is jQgrid. It has a powerful search feature that allows users to fence data and ...
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In search based application, how to optimise search field? [duplicate]

I am working on the project which is totally based on search. To trigger the search I have 8 fields and one of them is mandatory. I came up with one option to narrow down the search and also to reduce ...
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What does the term “Relevance” mean to the user in search results?

I am working on a project with search results, and questioning the use of the term "Relevance" to arrange the results. (In conjunction with price, a-z, etc). Generally, we just use this term as the ...
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Is wildcard search bad UX?

I have never heard of a wild card search until recently. I cannot find anything that says whether this is bad UX or good UX. My team just says it's outdated, unfortunately I need facts if we are not ...
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Ways to educate the site visitors on what you can search with the search bar?

The current search bar design has search type filter tabs that allow the visitors to search for various result types. We looked at the site analytics and learned that site visitors are not using the ...
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How to show 2 search possibilities on an Android app bar?

Here, need an advise on some layouts I’m working on: We have a mobile app (tablet only) used by doctors to access patients registered via a desktop app. Recently, we added biometric registration for ...
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The UX of keyword searches

I'm not interested in the UI of search boxes and results, but the behaviour of a keyword search. Features like stemming, synonyms, disambiguation, typo correction etc. What makes a great experience ...
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What's the appriopriate behavior for this “SEE ALL” button? Opening modal window or moving to another tab?

Hello. I'm designing b2b mobile app. My main tab, "Overview" consists of sections: recently bought items some recommended products customer's vouchers some statistics Those sections are in-a-...
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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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Is there a pattern to inform the user to enter the full search string before hitting the search button?

I would like my users to enter a full search value in a field like User ID, before clicking the Search button. This is because, a prefix, or a wildcard could bring in a whole lot of results, and in ...
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How to clarify ambiguity of the left arrow in google search autosuggestions?

Until recently I found the arrow next to each of the suggested keywords are tappable and will prepopulate the string to the search box for users to further refine the keyword before performing the ...
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Which option better communicates the default state for a search box as “everything.”

tl;dr The default setting for a search box is 'include everything'. Which of the following gifs presents a better option to convey this? Context: We're redesigning a reporting interface for a ...
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Search suggestions matching, what is the best way to bold matches?

I'm trying to understand the pros and cons of different methods to hit highlighting matching text within the search box drop down suggestions. I'm aware of the article by NN group https://www.nngroup....
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Nested search filters

I'm designing a new filter on my search page, however, I'm slightly concerned it's over-elaborate. Below is a screenshot of the filter. I've had to replace the real values with fake data. How the ...
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Search Behavior Best Practices for “type ahead” and "near matches'

I'm working on a user directory widget for a B2B app. The search function is the most important part of the widget. Currently we showing the type-ahead results after 2 characters (So The user types "...
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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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Best way to let user choose AND/OR logic in search?

App has a simple search interface that currently uses AND logic for multiple criteria (only shows results that match all). We need to add an option to toggle between searching AND or OR (where ...
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Is it a good practice to keep the search query after the user selected the result?

I'm designing a search flow for an app, and I have a doubt about what to do after the user select an item from the result list and then click the back button. For example: This is the search screen, ...
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Searching through .rtf files in table grids

question - this is a table, and the user is trying to search for keywords under the column 2. However, the column 2 has a list of .rtf files. Can they search for a keyword inside the .rtf? Any advice/...
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Search: Same Phrase. Many Alternative meanings [closed]

Is there a way/tool/ search engine that would allow me to search for multiple variations of the same phrase at the same time? For example, I want to search for "revealing his true belief". But I also ...
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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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It is a good idea to use a cta button on a search bar for an app?

In our company we’re creating an app about apply for jobs. Its main features and functionalities are: search all kind of jobs, list of results, and of course apply among other things. The home page ...
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In-line editing, display at the top or the bottom of a list?

I'm working with a nested list view. In order to add data to the list, the user initially sees an "add" button. Clicking this add button prompts a search bar where the user can then search for the ...