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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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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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Search results on a treeview widget

Does anyone have experience in showing search results in a treeview (thus filtering the treeview)? I know it's not best UX practice, but I am designing a program in which I may have to implement this ...
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Preloader for search form

I have a tool (webapp) that allows people to search my database. They are able to choose filters and sort their results, etc. I wanted to add to the experience to let the user know that their search ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Efficient multi-field search pattern for finding matching records

We need to build a tool that allows data entry from people to find transactions from an external data source and match them to our transactions. The transactions don't always align by a particular ...
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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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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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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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Tabbed navigation in search result templates: Can users appreciate it?

Google.com has tabbed navigation in their main search result template (although they don't style the tabs as such). However, my UX colleagues believe these tabs are not in much use, and they believe ...
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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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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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Should I use “Search” or "Find” on my buttons?

Working on a travel website UI. When I referred to some websites they use “Find Flights” on buttons used to lookup flights. In general, would you recommend I use "Search Flights" or "Find Flights” ...
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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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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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What symbol can be used to denote “contains”

Our UI has a table of data, with the first row containing input fields in each column for searching based off the data in that column. We want to add a dropdown that determines how that search text is ...
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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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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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Drop-down list with advanced search

I am creating a control to allow users to select an item from a list. The number of items can vary greatly - anywhere from a handful up to millions. A drop-down with autocomplete functionality seemed ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a recommended size for search boxes?

Do users change their search patterns if the search is shorter? Do users search less if the search box is too large? The only article I'd found is a 2009 Smashing Magazine article: The [Nielsen] ...
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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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Alternatives to dropdown list when possible results are not known

For quite some time I've been looking around the web for alternatives to a dropdown list in assignment of data (i.e., during data capture that will be saved, NOT when searching for some data). One ...
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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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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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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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What is the threshold of trust for search?

Assuming that you have to find what you are looking for x % of the time in order to trust a search service and become a habitual user of said service: What number is x? Links to research papers ...
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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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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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