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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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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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Search bar design implementation [closed]

Problem Statement: We are implementing a search bar which will have a tab structure. Wherein the user can filter out the result by switching tabs. I've come across various examples for search. I have ...
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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 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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Browse products - search results page

I'm having some trouble thinking of a way to present a browse products feature on the search results page. The main problem is how best to display a product which sits in two different categories. ...
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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 ...