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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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While sorting should we show the name of the sorted entry?

I am designing a web app where a list of devices (I will use devices as a generic term) will be shown to a user. Devices can belong to a master group or a user created group (only one strictly). There ...
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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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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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Improving a confusing search for Software License ERP admin

I'm building a system for 3D CAD niche software with Dongle Licenses. Both the customer portal and internal portal for tech support and sales. It's very similar to AutoDesk and Adobe but we don't have ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Document Library Displaying Related Documents

I'm working on a document library which will display up to 20,000 archived documents in the form of PDFs. Some of these PDFs will also live within content pages which they refer to. There are about 6 ...
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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 ...