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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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Helpful Tools and Tips For A Streamlined Dynamic Database Search System? [closed]

Recently I've been tasked with developing a search system integrated into an existing website which searches through a database with a parameter (ID Number) and returns data such as name, etc. The ...
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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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How much time should we wait before searching something? [duplicate]

I'm using a search bar that searches as the user types. How much time should we wait after the user has finished typing to show the result?
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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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Global filter - is there a better solution?

I'm currently working on the design of a new version of our current SaaS and I am having an issue with a functionality specific to the SuperAdmin. Our SuperAdmin, when setting up the environment for ...
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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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Name for design pattern used in complex or boolean search criteria

I am looking to see if there is a term that describes this type of design pattern or if there are well known examples of its implementation. This is an extension of the design pattern where a search ...
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Conversion comparison between users who navigate from autocomplete vs. submitting from the search form

Recently I came across the way Instagram does their search. Basically they give you results in the autocomplete but disable the ability to actually submit the form and be navigated to your traditional ...
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Is adding multiple search buttons to the same filter a bad User Experience?

I am working on shopless e-commerce website. We have multiple filters on the left hand side and the search result appears on the right: So users can change the filter values on the left and then ...
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Good patterns for employee search

I've been tasked with redesigning a search interface to find a lawyer. The interface has a keyword field and a few scopes to narrow the search. The use cases appear to be: Find a specific lawyer "...
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Displaying multiple levels of tab and search fields

On selecting an option from the main menu, a main tabs section appears. Clicking on each of the main tabs takes you to another set of tabs under the main tabs. Under this second level tab the ...
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Ux ideas for search bar with multiple entries

Im trying to create a search bar that is able to search multiple keys and values. An example of the use will be "type: car, model: toyota". The available keys will have autocomplete. My initial idea ...
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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 useful to expose the score of a relevance search to the user as a feature or function?

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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