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Tagging is the process to add tags to content. In usability tagging helps other users to know the scope of the content

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Adding items to categories defined on the spot

I'm having issues wrapping my head around an interaction. I have 5 possible tags that can be combined as follows: Tag1,Tag2 Tag3 Tag4,Tag5 For these combined tags I can add items that get associated ...
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What's the best way to display multiple tags/labels in a table row?

We have screen in our application which displays all files uploaded. Each file is able to be assigned tags (as many as needed) which can help with filter and search. Tagging is assigned via the ...
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UX for picking tags and then quantities related to them

I'm making an app in which students can select topics/tags they're interested in, and get a randomly-generated quiz containing questions that have those tags/belong to those topics. For each selected ...
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I've heard of tagging insights, but what do you think of tagging questions?

My team is kicking off a new project and we're still in the discovery phase. We haven't talked to users yet, so we have a lot of questions. I work with learning scientists and research scientists as ...
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UX Design for user role attribute pickers

I am developing a user management dashboard for a client and part of the use cases will be to assign roles to newly uploaded users. For example user A could be a buyer on the platform and or seller. I ...
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Documents bulk upload with tagging system

I have a small UX challenge to tackling for an application project. I would be interested in hearing from users and experts. Sometimes there are such obvious ideas that arise that we haven't thought ...
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Trying to apply tags to multiple items when there is a tag limit and at least one of the items may be at that limit [closed]

I have a situation where we allow our users to select multiple items and apply tags to them as a group. But there is an 8 tag limit. The problem comes when I pick (e.g.) 3 items. Item A has 8 tags ...
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Suggestions for a tag assigning interface

I'm looking for some help with interfaces. So I have a canvas filled with items (could be 5, could be 50). Items can have tags and I can enter tag names (comma separated) in a search field to dim the ...
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Displaying multiple tags in user list item together with other components

I have a page where I need to display users in a list, like this: In every item I will need to display many tags, there can be one or two, or much more, like ten and even more. The current look and ...
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Assigning multiple users to multiple entities

Can't really find an example exactly like mine, so sorry if this is duplicative. The user needs to have the ability to assign 1 or many users to an account as an owner. The user needs the ability to ...
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How to combine categories into a title?

This question is about how categories are displayed, not how they are processed. Consider I have a category page that is broken down into blocks of sub categories. The titles of these sub-sections ...
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Common way to put delete "x" link for tag input

Does anybody know why it is a common way to put "x" link to delete a tag on the right side of the tag? I got an opinion which makes sense, that placing "x" on the left could help with quick removal ...
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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

What is the best possible way to integrate user post (text/media) without using hashtag (ex: Twitter) or tagging (ex: Quora/SE). I am building a social network site and I am confused with the ...
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Using tags on the products page

I have a question about the products page navigation. At this moment it is sorted in the tabs f.e. vendor, kit, performance etc. When you open the vendors tab there is categorization by the vendors ...
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Allowing users to effectively categorise / classify content

First post here, but long time reader. I've had a look around, but couldn't find anything that exactly answered my question, so I'll jump in... Here's my scenario: Our business has a web app, used ...
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Should tags be internationalized?

Concerning Tags, like on stackexchange, or like in a webapp for creating content, would it be useful to store their name in a localized way: name:{en:'something', de:'someth...', ..} instead of name:'...
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Interaction to show/hide tags using info icon

Product : Universal file holder for a large enterprise Situation : Navigation side bar with unnecessary file details The files are tagged so they can be filtered. However, we already have those ...
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How to prioritise site search for two different audiences

I'm designing a site for students and teachers, which is a set of learning materials on a particular topic. There are three types of content: Content only for students Content only for teachers ...
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Why aren't hyphens or dashes allowed in hashtags?

Why is underscore allowed in hashtags(e.g #hello_world) but not dash(e.g #hello-world)? And why don't Twitter and other applications allow digit-only hashtags e.g #123? [Edit: got the answer to this ...
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Alternative to dual list UI Pattern [duplicate]

So in my application, a user can select a Widget, and select tags that describe that widget (Fast, Slow, Expensive,i.e). As of now, the plan was to use a dual-list with a bag of "unchosen" ...
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What is best to use in a web page bookmarking tool: tags, a hierarchy or both?

I am creating a web page bookmarking tool. Traditional bookmarking has always given mechanisms to organize our bookmarks into a file/folder structure. New paradigm of flat tagging systems have now ...
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How to encourage/direct users to tag video content based on usability instead of getting traffic (trend spamming)?

I'm in the process of developing a video sharing site which would require users to tag each video they upload, however, users have a tendency to create tags to drive traffic rather than making their ...
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Should we use localized tags

I am creating a webpage in which I have a form to register new products. I have implemented tagging feature (metatags to allow searching my products in search engines). I am allowing users to ...
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Using Genres and Tags in a writing website

I am helping a friend of mine create a story website. He says he wants Genre as well as Tags for his site. Implementing Genres is easy and useful enough.- I can have a genre list like: - Romance - ...
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Should users be allowed to edit tags or just delete them?

I'm redesigning UI and features for tagging in a mobile app. The current implementation doesn't provide a way for users to directly edit or delete their existing tags. Currently, tags that are not ...
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How to explain keywords creation to a user who doesn't "get it" intuitively?

Short version: If somebody has to create a new pool of keywords from scratch, but doesn't understand how to do it, what is a good way to teach them how to pick good keywords? TL:DR version My ...
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What is the difference between Categories, Keywords, Labels and Tags?

Is there a standard way of using Categories, Keywords and Tags in the context of blogs, websites and web applications? I am not sure if it is a case of these being equivalent of synonyms in some cases,...
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strategies for applying properties to many items

I'm working on a web application where one of the workflows centers around the configuration of a large number of items. An important part of this configuration is applying one or more properties to ...
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Products in Tabs - Bad idea?

In a current project I'm trying to make an argument against a 'major feature' of the homepage of an e-commerce site. The so called feature would be the display of featured products with different tags ...
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Is it ok to show 'might interest you' on hover-cards?

I'm trying to decide regarding content of hover-cards. The conflict I'm trying to resolve is whether it's alright to direct to other pages on my site that can interest the viewer, or should I keep it ...
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Why is a tags first letter in lower case?

Too me, it would be more natural to have tags with an initial upper case letter than a lower case letter, but that isn’t the case (pun intended). I hear no reason to why that is, but colleagues keep ...
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Should I use categories or tags in a site were users can follow other users?

I'm creating a website were users can post tutorials. They can follow other people, so they can get their feed. Right now there are two fields: title and content. I'm not very sure whether to add a ...
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Best way for users to explore non-visual content

I'm working on a project that offers a library of content to choose from. The challenge is that the content is purely textual. My users will roughly know what they want, but they'll also want to ...
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What is the best photo tagging experience?

What is the best experience to use for a photo tagging feature? to view tagging when we hover on the photo? or having a separate button in the photo page that calls for tagging ?
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Tagging Projects on a Portfolio

I am wanting to organize my work on my portfolio with tags. I am wondering if I should have tags describe the type of work and systems used AND a description of what the project is. For example: A ...
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New design pattern for tagging documents?

Working on the design of platform for keeping annotations, I came up with a new way of tagging items, which I call 'Drag to tag': Drag the tag to the words that are typical for the webpage to add ...
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List autocomplete delete/edit behaviour

I am not sure what these widgets are called, but they are the ones used to assigned tags to questions on SE and appear in webmail apps such as GMail and Hotmail as well: If someone could chime in and ...
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Category and tagging organization

Background Looking to present tagged recipes (edit: that users have tagged themselves on their own recipes) in a way that makes them easy to find. All tags are automatically categorized; recipes may ...
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can user-generated tags help organise a site's IA?

I am working on a project for an ecommerce website where there are multiple personas. Each persona will have a different mental model of the system so the IA is proving especially hard. My original ...
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Using tags for access control

We are building a web-based application which contains a bunch of images and documents, and there is a requirement to be able to restrict what images/documents a particular user can see. (It's your ...
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How to manage photo tagging on a modal dialog?

I am developing a bookmarking service allowing users to save an image into a specific folder. Users can replace the original photo with a custom one from different sources (PC, Webcam, URL) Once the ...
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Are there any UI pattern sites with a bookmarklet / selective screen capture (think Skitch) tool?

For over a year now I've been trying to get into all of these UI pattern sites, but the fundamental flaw I've found across the board is the level of effort it takes to create/post styles you come ...
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What are good rules for naming tags?

Similar to What are good rules for naming menu items?, what are good tag naming conventions? For example, should one pluralize the topic (wavelets) or always use the singular (wavelet)? Is it better ...
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Tags! Massive amounts of tags and a sane interface to use them

I am working on a web application for music which uses multi-tier tagging. Artists, albums, and tracks have a separate set of tags from a pre-defined list that can be applied, plus each user may add ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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What are the differences between tagging and Navigation?

We have our site navigation done. When we create a content we tag it with certain tags like images, sales, etc and we also assign it to navigation as to which part of site it should appear. Sometimes ...
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Defining a Tagging Vocabulary

My organization is implementing a tagging system to assign meta-data to incoming emails. The goal is to extract a more diverse range of information which in turn allows us to analyze trends & ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your site?...
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Inspiration / examples of filtering several hundred (but not Ks) elements?

Our app supports decisions made on 500-1000 research proposals for our telescopes. The proposals have a lot of dimensions, so the users would like to be able to explore similar proposals. ("Proposals ...
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Does the average user understand the difference between "tagging" and "categories"?

Which is more user friendly for the "mass population" on the internet? Is it better to present the traditional "category" pattern when having them post something on your site, or is the "tagging" ...
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