Questions tagged [taxonomy]

Taxonomy refers to a particular classification arranged in a hierarchical structure or classification scheme.

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'Infrastructure' and 'Business-Facing Application' are types of …?

In my web ui design, I need to have options for selecting various types of IT resources. I have options like... 'Operational Scope' - cloud vs on-premise. 'Development Style' - agile vs waterfall. ...
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Better suggestion for name “Closed Loop Automation”

I am adding a new feature that enables closed-loop-automation. This involves creating an object that has a trigger and an action. Whenever the trigger happens, the associated action will be taken. ...
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What is the max number of usable categories in a taxonomy UI that has no search?

At what point in size does it become unusable to select from a taxonomy list for an end user. I have a UI, used by the persona of John Q Web User, a user with no particular tech savvy who expects the ...
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Naming “Long running tasks” for a web application

We have a large & complex web application where users currently can perform certain tasks, but they have to sit on the page and wait for them to complete. Some of these take a really long time, ...
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Which taxonomy or grouping name to use?

Working on an IoT interface, we have a section where users will edit projects. The current editing page is very long and has a lot of information, most of it clearly does not belong to the same ...
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Recommendations for organizing Solutions & Products

I'm trying to find the best way to re-organize solutions and products information for users. This is a very common organization focused classification system but as such can be confusing to many users ...
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?

The larger the organisation (for example a company or educational institution), the more likely that there will be two people with the same name. Typically, email addresses are formatted firstname....
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What is best UI/UX solution for displaying taxonomies hierarchy in simple grid list(table view)?

Overview What we have in this release of our eCommerce software (e shop), is a simple table view with filterable search and pagination in an admin panel for managing product taxonomies. Taxonomies ...
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Why use the word History when its Recent

Most browsers use the word History to describe the most recent url we have been to and as a result I'm trying to define why its not called Recent. I've noticed most apps use "Open Recent" which is the ...
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Alternate name for “Resources” section of a website [closed]

Simple question regarding labeling, I have a "Resources" section on a website that contains instruction manuals, technical specification documents and such. It also contains a couple of forms to ...
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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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Will using “X” for both “close” and “remove” cause confusion

I'm working on a shopping cart design. I'm currently using "X" to mean both "close" and "remove" in the interface. As shown in screenshot below. Will this cause unnecessary confusion? For quick ...
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How granular should search filters be?

The way I see it, filters on a results page are meant to refine, not to find. If users want to make 10 selections to narrow down to one result, that is what navigation is for. My question to you is: ...
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“Useful links” - really useful?

A great many sites I've seen have pages titled "Useful links" or similar. I tend to regard this as bad practice: why have a link on a site if it's not useful? Essentially it feels like a category that ...
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Displaying checkboxes with large labels vertically or horizontaly

From a user experience perspective what would be the most intuitive layout for checkboxes and labels on this form? (Click here for full size image.) What would you guys think is the best way to ...
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How to define content popularity and trend

I am trying to understand what is defined as "popular" and "trending" in websites that provide content. Some seem to list content that has more comments as being popular within a timeframe, but some ...
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Codependent (Filterable) Categories - Beyond the Dropdown

This is my first question here, I hope this makes sense. On a website, I am trying to represent Businesses and allow them to be filtered (AJAX) by 2 or more Taxonomies: Activity Type, and Community. ...
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How do you create a taxonomy for products?

I have the broader question, which is what is the definition of 'taxonomy'. What does it actually mean to create a taxonomy for something... Then I'd like to apply that to an example. Lets say the ...
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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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Should I use something else instead of “Dismiss”?

We have a notification system for users at poeditor.com that looks like this: Once the user clicks "Dismiss", the notification is hidden and it doesn't bother the user again until the next ...
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Does leaving a field blank - mean “everyone”

I'm beating myself up over this one, since we had just that discussion today. We were arguing why a customer was eager to pay a week of work for something that could be trained. And to me it’s pretty ...
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What do I call a Lightbox feature for multimedia?

I'm designing a feature that is similar to a Lightbox, not the preview feature, but rather the photo-house variety. You can save pictures, video and text to a folder to be downloaded later. Because ...
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What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?

It can be found for example in the YouTube and Facebook app.
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Combine categories and tags in a blog-like website

This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking. It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of navigation....
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Taxonomy Hierarchy Management UI Pattern

Overview I have a custom lightweight web CMS I am developing. It has a feature that allows business users to define hierarchical taxonomies, add/edit/delete nodes, change their sort order relative ...
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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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Established classification and category for UX

Can anyone tell me if there is an established classification and category for UX? Example: You are in a bookstore and looking for books related to UX, under which section would you go look for ...
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Do we have a taxonomy of UX requirements for software products?

I am a researcher on UX. My research aim is to help software engineering practitioners in early stages, i.e. requirements engineering, to deal with UX requirements even if their knowledge on UX and ID ...
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Managing the size of occupations/professions list

I am working on a web application that will use occupation as an interesting way to present users with demographic information. In the spirit of minimalism and ease of use, I'd like to allow users ...
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Task-based vs topic-based navigation on travel destination-site

I've got a concept of a destination-site (about Paris) covering topics like: Hotels, Restaurants, activities, tripplans, and all other usual suspects. This topic-based navigation is the de facto ...
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Example of taxonomies in interface design and its benefits and drawbacks? [closed]

What is an example(s) of taxonomies in interface design? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?
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What are your favourite examples of content with a rich taxonomy+metadata? [closed]

I'm designing for content where the taxonomy + metadata have never been put to good use in this subject matter. I'm seeking inspiration beyond wikipedia: where a curated taxonomy + metadata (not user ...
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Are there any useful tools / techniques for creating website content inventories? [closed]

This is probably wishful thinking but here goes... Now obviously I don't expect some magical app to crawl a website, summarise each page and detail all the assets within each page (if only!) however ...
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Tags interface for an desktop accounting application?

The ancient question of tags vs categories will probably never grow old. Of course, in its general form the answer is "it depends". So here's a specific case: The application is an established ...