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Questions tagged [tags]

textual labels applied to content to denote a category, decided either by the creator of content or a user of an application. Common in content rich applications to aid searching.

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Singular vs. plural hashtags

I have a channel on Telegram, a messaging app. It's like a blog, where I post messages to my channel subscribers. Which is the best practice to tag a post: #short_story, for example, or #short_stories?...
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Question on tags

Please help me figure this scenario out. I have a paragraph with tags in it. I want my user to insert proper values in the tags, and not be able to type random stuff. Are there any patterns that ...
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Syncronize vertical list using tags and connections

My goal is to create a three vertical lists where user can filter them using tags and a search bar, move elements between them using drag and drop (similar to trello) and display explicit connections ...
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How to list many categories

What is the best way to list categories. When a user clicks on these categories, i want them to go to the search page with the category as the search term. to filter the categories, there is a search ...
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Why don't we add the exclude option in filtering?

I have come across the necessity of this option lately and feel like people can use this for improvising the UX of the filtering process. Example: Let's say I'm searching for a UX Internship and ...
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How to allow batch editing “m to n” relationships (tags on elements)

I have the same "problem" as WordPress, as in I need to allow batch changes of tags. The relationship is m to n; each element can have multiple tags. Now my main problem is that the elements might ...
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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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Is displaying tags and categories on recent posts unnecessary?

I am creating an online community platform where users can post blog-like items. I currently have made a design that displays recent posts, along with a sidebar where users can filter existing posts ...
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Making something not look clickable

I haven't tested this theory, but I have a feeling users of my website may believe that the 'Concept' tag is clickable, when it isn't. How can I make it clear that this is not a button?
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Correct way to associate user with tags, and ways to properly add them?

Context: An environment where users have a suite of various products at their hands, containing information about hospital patients. The people using these tags tend to be physicians or technicians ...
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add and remove tags on a list

I'm building a tag generator. I think users should not enter/select a tag that has already been selected and users should be able to create new tags by pressing enter. Here: https://harvesthq.github....
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Design suggestion for status on card view

Alternate design suggestion for showing different statuses on a card view.
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Is there any distinction between badges, labels and tags?

We are looking at a set of design patterns for helping classification of projects on a list – there seems to be some strong discussions around what the difference is between badges, labels and tags. ...
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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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What keyboard commands should be used to tag a search term in a multiple tag input field?

When entering multiple search terms in to a search input. Which keys should be used to make the search term a visible tag before final form submission? The industry standard is either separating each ...
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Consolidating Inputs/Tags

Is there an etiquette to consolidating inputs/tags in a platform. For example: 15 people say they work at Washington, Adams and Jefferson in their profile and another 15 people title their work as ...
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Should I implement a “Tags to exclude” field?

I'm making an android application, which procures text (from their Evernote notes) after specific field keywords set by the user. For instance, F: First Text to select S: Second text to select (The ...
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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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Category filter using checkbox, tag or most popular?

I'm in the process of creating a filter system for the category of restaurants. This category list can consist of dozens of items, while each restaurant can have only 3 categories. So if users selects ...
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Is a tag based system a better UX than traditional folder structure?

Background We are a manufacturing company that deal with mainly aerospace, automotive, and assembly type customers. Our users have been using a network folder structure for as long as I have been ...
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How to Address Unclickable Tags That Look like Buttons?

On a portfolio site, after a project's title & description of things done on the project, there is a "skills used" section at the very bottom. Each skill is styled as a tag. They are not clickable,...
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Filter by area - how to include items with no physical location?

I'm designing a filter component for a listings site. Within the filter component, users are able to filter by area by selecting/ unselecting checkboxes - pretty straightforward. The items to be ...
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When is an exception message too big?

I'm testing a web app that has a cumbersome exception message for attempting to add non-eligible invoices to a payment system, see the image below. The developer sees no issue with this but its ...
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
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Colored tags for quick identification without text

I am designing a mobile app that involves a large list of exercise names. Each exercise can be categorized by either primary muscle type or many muscle types–biceps, triceps, shoulders, lower back, ...
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With a single level hierarchy, are folders less complicated than tags?

I'm deciding between tags and folders and my intuition is that folders are easier to understand, but I can't find anything to back this up. From my research: Folders are better for browsing because ...
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filtering based on tag

Hi Smart People of UX Stackechange community! Recently, I had this debate with some of folks in my team and I thought I should also get your valuable comment. Assume we have following names with the ...
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Is there a proper term for lists of removable tags?

I call them "tag blocks" but I don't think that's correct. The pattern is a block of textual information with the X to remove it. It can be seen in some places after adding a file to let you remove ...
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How to show projects, with tags and filter option in a straightforward way?

Our challenge is to have a project list, where we list email templates for users, with the following information. name created date last modified date tags associated to the project (possible we ...
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What is the best way to implement tags? [closed]

I am developing a piece of software in java. In one of the inputs, the user should be able to add some tags, just like the ones of this page. I'd like to find out the best way to do this. Are there ...
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How to add tag search to the UI for a video site

I'm building a site which will hold short videos on a variety of topics - similar to TED.com. I'm seeking inspiration for the best way to engage users and encourage them to browse for videos. I've ...
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Should folksonomy tags be governed or not?

When we organize content it can be done in a hierarchy information model or a flat information model. The flat model is sometimes implemented by the use of metadata in the form of tags. Tags put ...
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Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources

Imagine a simple site, containing numerous News Items and numerous Galleries which both comprise of some text, some tags, and both of which contain one or more Photos. Each Photo can also be tagged. ...
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Listing multiple hierarchical data chunks of information in a table row

I need to show a list of hierarchically organized elements in a row set (it can be multiline, yet I need to compress it vertically as much as possible). There is some similarity to file paths - for ...
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Folders and Tagging pattern for a shared files?

I'm developing a user interface for an enterprise product that has programs that are created, run, and shared by members of an organization (i.e. a company). I want users to be able to easily find ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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How to show selected items list with the ability to remove them

I have the current design of items selection like this: A user can select multiple items from different tag types. The checkboxes allow multiple selections of items from the list. When Tag type 1 is ...
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What is the difference between Keywords, Tags and Controlled Vocab

I am designing a website that every article in it is related somehow with other articles ... I attend to do the relation by tagging the articles .. but some of the team suggested to do the relation ...
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Compact, Intuitive Ways of Displaying Tags of each Item in a Table?

I haven't an iota of user interface design background and I'd like some feedback for this page: http://pumpout.anyhowstep.com/Search.php?FilterLevel=on&MinLevel=13&MaxLevel=15&FilterMode=...
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Will Folksonomies mess up existing tags and Taxonomies?

I'm working with a museum client who wants to introduce the idea of social tagging (Folksonomies) which I'm kind of new to. My first concern is how introducing and giving users control over tags will ...
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Best way to setup search for large amounts of PDFs etc

My first post here and hoping to get some useful insight and feedback. I'm working on a redesign project (UX & IA) for a local gov't client with a large amount of PDF documents. One of the project ...
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Tagging symbols (eg. @, #) What are the others?

I am creating a tagging system like Facebook. But unlike Facebook, where it would show all kinds of objects (eg. people, page, groups) under the '@' symbol, I want to separate things better. For ...
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Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
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Should you change your prototype mid-test?

I am conducting usability tests internally and consistently a design choice keeps coming up as confusing. The tripping point is toggleable tags and whether they should look disabled when not toggled(...
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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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Adding categories to a tag field a good idea?

I'll try to simplify my question as much as possible. I've created a dialog where you can add "items" to "objects". For this, i added a simple tag field in the dialog. The user can add the items by ...
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“Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?

We've seen keys being replaced by key cards, new LCD TVs, WiFi and LAN in each room but the one thing that doesn't seem to have changed is the "Do Not Disturb" tag that can be hung on the doorknob ...
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Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?

I have a header that is larger (visually) but is less important than a smaller header. Should the larger header have a lower tag hierarchy since it's less important? For example: Below, is it ...
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UI terminology: Template tags vs object (categorization) tags

We are designing a business application that uses tags (like Stackexchange tags) for categorizing all manner of things. Nearly any object can be taggable and these tags are used for filtering, ...
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Tags and User Experience

I want to know if there's any research on the evolution of tags, specifically in a social media context. I know when I first started seeing tags and learned of them, they were strictly for searching ...