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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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When should a search box be added to dropdown lists?

At what point does it make sense to add a search box to a dropdown list, and does the styling of the list affect that decision? For example: Is 15 elements is a good number when each element has a ...
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Conflicting filters in advanced search

I'm going to try to be straight on this one. So implying I have an advanced search in which i start filtering by ANY contents that have "Quantity Type" as abc, by setting: Quantity type IS ...
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Automatically applying filters

I'm looking for some guidance regarding automatically applying filters on behalf of the user. The project I'm working on is a simple graduate job search website. The search results page is very simple,...
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Is a scoped search the way to deal with different content types?

On my website, I have regular informational content and a shop. Both should be available to search, but I do not want to search everything with one bar and offer two separate lists of content after ...
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Should search pages show default results or not?

We're designing a page that allows users to search for and add customers and we're unsure about what to show to users initially. The user goals on this page would be finding an existing customer to ...
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Should Live Search show results that 'Contain' or that 'Start' with the entered letter(s)?

I am trying to implement live search in my site. Currently when the user enters a search letter (for example) the search results that appear are those that contain the letter regardless if it is found ...
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Best practice for comma separated input size for the search field

I am working with large number of entries in web UI such as IoT device list with IMEI. There is a need to make quick multiple selection by IMEI. Would it be good practice to provide search field with ...
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Why does front page of Google.com give no feedback when trying to search when nothing's entered?

Carry out the following experiment: Go to google.com, Leave the "search" field empty, Click "Google search" I was having a discussion with my friend about how applications should ...
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Combining a drop-down with autocomplete and search

Recently I was faced with the following dilemma. By trying to combine a drop-down that must contain items with a top search/type field (autocomplete and search) inside of the drop-down I realised that ...
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Showing search results than can be parameter names (like “size”) or values (like “big”)

Consider the following page: The user can use the search to find items or to filter the table. If the user wants to find a person whose "name" (parameter) "contains" (logical ...
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Designing a rather challenging search/filter/query for loads of possible parameters and values

I am designing a solution for product stock management, in which the users will be able to, for example, allocate a specific volume of a specific product (or type of product) to a specific store (...
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Should I align multiple search boxes horizontally or vertically?

Which UI/Ux is better? horizontally placed search boxes or vertically placed? I am trying to understand which pattern is good in terms of UX/UI and reducing the user's effort I am thinking in a way ...
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Most expected behavior for invisible typeahed in a list

I have a long list of functions (around 50) and I would like to build a typeahead feature for it. When you press D the selection should jump to the first entry that starts with an D (for Excel it is ...
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UX Reason why there aren't any “Search for project” feature in portfolios? [closed]

I'm curious what is the UX reason of not including a "search for project" feature in portfolio websites? I find most featured websites found in places like awwwards doesn't integrate a "...
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How to make is look like results have updated?

I have a site with a search bar. When a user enters a query in the input field and clicks the submit button, front-end JavaScript searches some JSON and returns results based on their search. In this ...
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No results for my search? Let user see no results or not allowing them to see the results that are not available?

I've been working in resolving an issue for the platform I work in but I'm a little stuck with solutions I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on how to approach this. So, I'm working ...
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What is the Best Predictive Search Results Bolding Pattern?

Trying to determine the "best" bolding pattern for predictive results in the search dropdown on an e-commerce site. Option 1: bolding the search query as the user types it in Option 2: ...
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How to visualize optional fields in a horizontal searchform

The user does not have to fill in the date/adults/childs/rooms, they are optional. The user can also search with only filling in the destination (left box). How would you visualize that?
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Displaying sections in the UI in Support Search as additional results

We have a large application where sections of its UI may be hard to find. In an attempt to ease the user's navigation path, we plan on offering "shortcuts" from the Search functionality ...
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Advanced search for different type of results

I am working on a business directory site where a user can search for either a deal, company or event in a city. What alternatives are there for retrieving relevant results for a user in terms of UX? ...
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Is search button not required anymore?

It seems that most sites have abandoned explicit search button, assuming that users are used to “hit Enter for search” interaction. Amazon still uses it: But e.g. Apple does not: Is there some ...
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What would be the best way to display 23+ filter categories?

Hope everyone is well and safe during recent times. I am currently working on the UX of a searchable web directory for tiny house communities in the US. When someone searches for a community to park ...
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Search autocomplete with static and remote data

I am implementing an Autocomplete search field on a website I am working on, this will be the only form field that is shown on the homepage (along with the title and some explainer text). It will also ...
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What's the best practice for clearing all or keeping the selected filters after changing the search query?

We are working on a search engine (non- Ecommerce). After changing or editing the search query, should the filters stay selected (assuming the user have the same criteria) or should it be cleared (...
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Form: How to make multiple search paths clear in the UI?

Background info: I am working on a healthcare application for acute care. In this application you can request personal data from the national government if you met the following criteria: 1) If you ...
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Global search in product detail page (mobile) necessary?

I'm currently redesigning a product page for a e-commerce mobile application. The application is pretty compact: it currently consists of having one "home" page with all products in it. Users can ...
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Search box: Updating page elemens directly VS creating page with results

I am asked to create a search function within a portal/dashboard. There are two options that I have in mind. Search box gives some options while searching but when clicking on search it gives a ...
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How can I communicate that at least one filter is required?

I have a form for a search filter. In this search filter, however, I have two inputs for the "main bulk" of the search, and afterwards I have other filters for fine-tuning the query. My problem comes ...
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is it good practice to keep search bar under tabs while design the webApp?

I've been designing a web app for the past four months. A case scenario comes out while designing the product page. In the product page, a couple of categories have on this product page in which are ...
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Two search bars, but only on the help page

I know multiple search bars is frowned upon, but what about on the help page? For example: Like Amazon, the main purpose of our site is to search for things. My thinking is, they're having trouble ...
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Do users need to filter search results?

I’m working on a ~100 page site for a financial services company, and was wondering if I need to include filtering on their search results page. I have prominent functionality to modify a search and ...
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Chips vs Checkboxes inside Dropdowns for Filtering Search?

There are hundreds of filter tags to choose from. Since these tags are an unexpected feature for the user, they must be easily seen. I plan on giving them a Search Bar. Additionally, for most popular ...
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Searching by name in multiple sources of information

A user enters a term and would like to search for all appearances of this name in the table/gallery view below. For example, Today entering the term "Security" a user might get results where such term ...
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On a mobile, why is the search bar position different in an web app and a mobile app?

What is the ideal position of the search bar on the mobile screen? Is it in the top-right corner or at the bottom? Here is an web-app. In this case, the search bar is placed at the top. In ...
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Instant search or auto suggest?

Given that Google, the most well known and used search experience trialed and killed instant search (Google instant) and relies on a 2 step search requiring users to type their query and then search ...
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Appbar Search Context

I have an PWA in development that is focused around the material design ideologies and style, although this question is likely still applicable to other design schemes as well. Essentially I have a ...
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iOS app. Looking for Weeks picker!

I'm working on iOS app for medical doctors that lets them find a job. Doctors work part time and could change several hospitals for a year. Hospitals hire them when they need a specific practitioner....
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How should I handle search when data keeps updating via websockets?

I have a real time news feed that keeps updating via websockets Lets say you went to the search bar and typed new york I will fetch all 'new york' related articles from the database But since I am ...
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Should you save the state in a page with infinite scrolling?

I have a page with infinite scrolling on it. I display news in descending order of time and new items keep coming in When people go to the bottom of the page, they load more items automatically and ...
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Search - multiple search terms

I'm working on a mobile app that allows users to search for events around the UK. The issue I'm having is that the system allows a user to search for events in multiple locations. On the search page, ...
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Inefficiency of search algorithms for intranet or corporate websites caused by poor design and/or implementation

I noticed recently that some of the search features on corporate websites and intranets seem to have implemented some of the search algorithms that are commonly associated with Facebook Graph Search ...
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Multiple actions on a single search bar

Can a search bar have multiple actions that the user can take on it? Context: I'm designing a system for a bike shop to manage the maintenance of all their bikes. Currently the mechanics fill out ...
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Event listing, filtering events with search

I'm working on UI for an event listing website. I have a dilemma. I want to include filters, without making the user think they have to use the search bar. I curently have something like this Event ...
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Search bar - Top Nav vs Left Nav? Which is better suited?

In the search bar which experience is better? That is having a left nav or navigation below/above the search bar. Cons for the top nav: Scalability wise left nav works the best. I've seen many ...
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Best way to convey that one search criterion depends on another (or doesn't)

I am creating a very basic screen in a desktop app that shows a customer service representative a customer's order history. As of now, there are 4 criteria by which you can search: By order No. By ...
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Two search bars or one?

We're designing search for a machine learning model, where users are shown a table of clusters with details. In this, users have a search for all the fields within the cluster. However, we want to ...
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Free text search - Indicate faster option

I have a free text box that provides the ability to search for other users. You can type anything you like into the box (part of the name, email address, job title...etc) and it will provide a list ...
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Search in Two level nested entities

I'm working on a search page in a website for two nested entities like class and student. the user can searches for specific students like students that has these two sets of properties: gender=male ...
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Search box layout problem

I have two similar kind of searches: Clients: can be searched by code, name, state (active or inactive) and zone. Companies: can be searched by code, name and zone. Client zone and companies zone ...
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Should expanded search tools collapse automatically after searching?

We have a page with a list of elements and a hidden advanced search panel that slides down after the user clicks a button. With the advanced search panel hidden, the user will see two rows of results (...

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