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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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Designing a data flow for an advanced product search

I am on a very tight deadline project and I have been asked to deliver a data flow for an advanced product search. What's the best format I can deliver it so it can be understood by the client and the ...
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Sort/Search/Filter - In each column or one for the whole table?

What are your thoughts on the use of sort/search/filter functionality within each table column vs. a single sort/search/filter that drives the entire table? When is one preferred over the other? What ...
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If a search result is a place that only people who live in a certain area can visit, what's the best way of explaining that?

For example there's a community doctor's surgery in a town, it's free for people who live in town 1 and town 2. As someone living in town 3 who has searched and found this community doctor's surgery ...
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What search results to shown in a tree?

In a hierarchical tree, when the user perform a search, when the parent matches the keyword, they had mentioned they incline to be able to access the children, but have them collapsed like below. In ...
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researching search behaviour

I'm going to be carrying out research into how to rebuild a search engine from scratch for a large University data base. Existing search is slow and cumbersome. I'll be researching user needs that ...
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Zero results search page - alternative content

I'm working on a redesign of zero results page and I was just wondering what content I should display, and in which order. The site I'm working on sells courses, both online and classroom-based, ...
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Guidelines for developing search engine

I've been asked to research the redevelopment of a university search engine. The existing search engine looks for students and how much funding they have through by way of a grant. The existing ...
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How does the 27 character wide search box recommended length apply to Asian languages and Russian?

I work for a multinational company. We have a global site, and individual country sites. I am trying to set a width for the search box that will accommodate all of our sites and languages. We've got ...
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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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auto complete search and search button

I am using search with auto complete that initiates search as soon as the user clicks a suggestion (list of existing movie titles). should i include a search icon next to the search box, basically to ...
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Improving UX for multi-selectable cards

I'm designing a screen where the user should be able to: 1. Select b/w multiple options (displayed in cards) 2. Search for other cards and be able to select those as well. Here's a picture for better ...
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City selector with free text

I'm creating a web component used to select the name of a Belgian city. Basically, it's a simple input and when some text is entered in it, it display the list. However, it must be possible to type ...
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Search for names and last names - dynamic search

We are developing an application where user can search for the info about their first and last name. We have two search fields, one for first name and one for last name. The reasoning is this: 1) ...
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What is the best default search order - on a within-site product search?

Sites tend to use 'most relevant' (however that's defined !) as the default search order. Is this the best default from a users' point of view - or would another option, like Price (Low>High) be ...
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Filtering with multiple choice depending on OR, AND previous selection

i'm working on a site where users need to filter candidates (Human resources site) on different ways... The thing is, they have for example 6 options displayed with checkboxes, if they select 3 ...
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Is it good to expose the score of a relevance search to the user

So, our main search tool will get a relevance search, which means that the output is somewhat sorted by how important an entry is. Before that the entries were sorted by date and if two entries had ...
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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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Do users use their arrow keys to cycle through auto complete search results?

I'm working on a webapp/site that allows users to sign up to training courses that is aimed at the construction industry. The main users of the website are self employed tradesman and office admins ...
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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 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 ...