Questions tagged [search]

An interface to efficiently find items in a long list, typically by typing keywords into a text box.

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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic is "trees" and the content types are as ...
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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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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Location based Q&A I am developing a location-based Q&A app. The main screen of the app features a map with a search box above it. When the user chooses a location, the "ask" button at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is using a sentence as a search filter better to engage the user compared to showing featured items?

In a marketplace, what do you think will be better: Making a sentence that the user completes by picking from several options that lead to results base on his request, or just showing featured items (...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Search Vs. Filter- what is the difference

From the view of the user (not from a technical view)- What are the main differences between searching and filtering data, in order to get specific results? i.e.- in both cases the user is looking ...
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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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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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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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How to show 2 search possibilities on an Android app bar?

Here, need an advise on some layouts I’m working on: We have a mobile app (tablet only) used by doctors to access patients registered via a desktop app. Recently, we added biometric registration for ...
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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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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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What's the appriopriate behavior for this “SEE ALL” button? Opening modal window or moving to another tab?

Hello. I'm designing b2b mobile app. My main tab, "Overview" consists of sections: recently bought items some recommended products customer's vouchers some statistics Those sections are in-a-...
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Is there a pattern to inform the user to enter the full search string before hitting the search button?

I would like my users to enter a full search value in a field like User ID, before clicking the Search button. This is because, a prefix, or a wildcard could bring in a whole lot of results, and in ...
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Search Behavior Best Practices for “type ahead” and "near matches'

I'm working on a user directory widget for a B2B app. The search function is the most important part of the widget. Currently we showing the type-ahead results after 2 characters (So The user types "...
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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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What's the best way to filter by not-machting results without typing?

Imagine a web application that shows table data with sidebar filters, but it doesn't have a search box. Usually in search boxes users can exclude results (ex. Don't show X). How could a UI perform ...