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I think the answer depends on your users' level of understanding what they see and how comfortably they can interpret dashboard data. If flexible filtering which combines global and local filters may produce visual mess, misunderstanding or, most important, even misleading then you should avoid combining filters. So, activating global filter should disable ...


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Instead of a global filter you could provide a «apply for all» function. The meaning is. Your global filter will not reflect the filtersettings but set the filter in each widget. So if you filter globally by release, it is only an action that sets the release filter in each widget to the specific release. If a widget does not have a release filter this ...


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What do the users assume? I would be quite confused if I select "vegetables" (if that is a category" and still see the different meats. But I am only one and a designer, to boot. Please test this with new potential users. Design a prototype where the second column adapts to the selcetion of the first and again test this with new potential ...


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A dropdown with checkboxes makes sense when the user wants to select multiple items. This is a pattern you see all the time with filters for example. A dropdown with a radio does not make any sense to me. Radio buttons should be used when the user can only select one item which is the default behavior of a dropdown. So adding the radio buttons to the ...


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I have no research, but good reasons: If you show radio buttons and checkboxes the users immediately see how the selection works inside that dropdown. If you offer a checkbox outside this is a bit more complicated and users have to know how to select multiples, change the selection, etc. To users who are familiar with conventional dropdowns the radio buttons ...


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