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I would suggest creating a short list of broad "top-level categories" that every other category can be grouped into (maybe around 20 of them). For example: Technology, Art, Leisure, etc. Then (painfully) link your thousands of categories to those top-level categories. That way, when the user signs up, they can pick which of those handful of top-...


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This is a frame challenge. What you ask for is impossible. If you require users to select ten categories of interest before you let them access the app, most users will not proceed beyond that step. No UX polishing can fix this. The few people who get past this will have chosen ten categories quickly, without much thought. They will have missed categories ...


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This sounds like a job for a type-ahead -- the user starts typing a category of interest, and the system returns valid responses that can then be selected. Bonus points if you account for fuzzy spelling or can link the user to synonyms.


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Browse by popular categories In addition to the other answers, I'd also recommend enabling the user to view which categories are the most popular, based on statistics of your user base. This will empower users to be able to quickly get value from your service—before they lose interest—by choosing from categories that are already successful in your app. You ...


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Do your users really need to select all 10 categories at the beginning? Maybe you can let them select 3-5 categories and gradually introduce them to select more. If you collect enough data, you can try to suggest something like: "Users who are interested in Category 1 also choose these Categories" Asking users to select too many options at once ...


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Would it not be useful for the user to have some sort of extra possibility to see more info about a product he or she is interested in? This really depends on what you are selling and what the user expects to know before going into the product details to purchase it. So for example, this would be useful to see available colors. Clothes/shoe sizes for ...


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This is really a business decision on how they want to operate. So for that reason alone I would suggest you make it a system configurable option. If we are talking about a generic default between the two options, the go with FIFO. Simply because, tables that have been waiting longer should get priority. This is basic customer satisfaction. You raise an ...


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I think @Davbog has already provided a fairly comprehensive answer here, and I think the emphasis is really on the exact details you want to show. Based on the example shown here, I don't think it is actually necessary to show the details as additional information when it can be included in a filter option, since details like size applies to all the items ...


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Depending if this is applicable to your subject matter you could take a hint from some music streaming applications: instead of asking if you like Pop, or R&B or Jazz or Classical, they ask some of your favorite artists and then deduce (or propose) some categories from that. I think Apple Music's setup starts like that. Again, it is hard to say if this ...


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