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Suggestions for UI for Delicate Question w/ Several Options?

Occam's Razor to the rescue: Don't ask it. First of all, your question is really loaded. It will upset many users and, as you noticed, it introduces complexity and friction without any positive aspect ...
Devin's user avatar
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"Did you mean" search results

Separate the User Lookup Task from the Add Task In other words: Remove the "Did You Mean?" section. In the provided example, it's easy for a user to get distracted and wander off from the ...
Izquierdo's user avatar
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How to implement this print button?

The flow should be something like this. The user clicks on 'print list'. After that, he selects his options, just like a regular print setup. The user confirms and prints. Now, based on the comments ...
Nick Groeneveld's user avatar
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Suggestions for UI for Delicate Question w/ Several Options?

It seems to me like this should address your problem. Or am I missing something?
Vitaly Mijiritsky's user avatar
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How should I deal with hierarchies on a filtered search?

I suggest you use natural language in this scenario: Example: as used here
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Is autoscroll to search results an acceptable pattern?

First thing first: I don't know the details, but I think you should try something in which the results are not below the fold. As you can see, it only brings trouble. As for auto-scrolling, you'd be ...
Devin's user avatar
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"Did you mean" search results

I think it's a design problem. You are putting an unnecessary graphic limit at the card bottom: the black button. By changing the location of this button, the number of "new users" can be 5 ...
Danielillo's user avatar
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If all filters update the results dynamically, do you still need a 'Show Results' button?

I don't think the button is necessary, but at the same time I think the selection mode of each filter should show a more advanced methodology of how the type of search is carried out, so that it's ...
Danielillo's user avatar
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Are there any established patterns for a grid populating based on an input?

There are lot of apps using this pattern, for example shopping lists. In your solution I would change the position of [+] button to the left, because in your case eye has to wander from left to right ...
mintpandapl's user avatar
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Where should a user return after successfully completing phone call?

It's good to bring people back to where they were before they started a task. This means the homescreen (task = make phone call), and the search screen (task = call a specific person) are good end ...
PixelSnader's user avatar
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Back function in (mobile) native apps vs. web apps

This answer is focused on Android, it might or not be applicable to iOS. Google Material Guidelines has a very complete section on Navigation which describes how a user interacts with the navigation ...
Alvaro's user avatar
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What is the best practice to handle a scenario where the search takes long to show the results?

I can give you a tip about animation. I know that may not help you with your specific problem, but maybe can give you an insight. I've recently passed by a similar circumstance, not in a search but ...
Grigorini's user avatar
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Multiple search values and filters

From your examples, I see a few things: Users need feedback on when searches are active Users need feedback on which searches are active Users need to combine their searches with their filters, ...
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Suggestions for UI for Delicate Question w/ Several Options?

Only provide 2 options for explicit search You expect most people to be "not disclosed" - this will severely limit the benefit of any excluding filters, since the majority of your hits will ...
Falco's user avatar
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What element should have the focus after a search?

My piece of advice considering screen readers would be to set their focus on the information / H2 that tells the user how many results the search resulted in. The reason for this is that the user ...
Ilias Bennani's user avatar
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Is autoscroll to search results an acceptable pattern?

I don't understand why you don't have a separate page for search results. After you display the items of the search, scrolling as your prime method of exploring the results can be an efficient way to ...
Madalina Taina's user avatar
3 votes

Thin left sidebar instead of hamburger menu for mobile

Mobile screen real estate is precious. There just isn't very much of it. The popularity of the "hamburger" menu is because it preserves as much of that real estate as possible for your content; all ...
Daniel Beck's user avatar
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How to model the probability of an item being selected from search results

Is there a way to model the probability of each item being selected? To begin with we may associate your suppliers list to a search result page. There are many studies about this topic, older and ...
Adriano Repetti's user avatar
3 votes

Updating Search Results between sessions

Don't change the results as users may not be expecting changes like that (they might be conciously working from results top-to-bottom, so will lose their place if the results jumble up all the time. ...
JonW's user avatar
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Why isn't showing the filter bar on product detail pages common?

A filter applies to the rest of the content on a screen. Seeing that users won't be filtering product details, a filter should not be present on this screen. In this specific case, the client is ...
Marné's user avatar
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My client wants a "show all" option for search results. What to do?

As far as I can see, you already answered your own question. "Show all" is not a feature when it comes to search results. Search results are only useful if they are relevant, and (if your search is ...
Wendy Wojenka's user avatar
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How to display results from a search that searches across two entities

How about something like this. It has two tabs with the search results. Artist and Song are the tabs labels.
NPN's user avatar
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Should a retail web-site always return the same items for identical searches made by different users?

I think the idea of custom search results awesome. But you hardly avoid if the user can't back to your site and make the same search and have the same result. You need to think about how your user we ...
Rafael Perozin's user avatar
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Should default search behaviour be `this AND that`, or `this OR that`?

AND. As a user, the more I type in, the more specific I'm expecting the results to get, and this is what happens with AND. With OR, your results would explode! If my search for popular Google ...
SNag's user avatar
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What would be the best way to display 23+ filter categories?

What about creating an aggregator (or parent category) where you can split those 23 categories in some "groups". Let's say you have 6 groups and divide those 23 categories on them. Those 6 groups ...
LinoBordin's user avatar
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Combining instant filtering with an 'Apply Filters' button

It seems that combining live and not-live filters together breaks the consistency and standards heuristic. It might also break the "show system status" heuristic - since users are getting ...
Izquierdo's user avatar
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Results count per page drop down location: Top or bottom

First - I do not have data on this. We had a test scenario running for the pagination - wether it should be placed both top and bottom or only on top - so this is not entirely the same, yet maybe some ...
Jan's user avatar
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Why is search within document different than search among documents?

There's a bit of difference in the problems they're there to solve. Find As another responder has already said, search-within-document (ctrl-F) is typically referred to as "find". This is usually ...
Adrian Long's user avatar
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Why is search within document different than search among documents?

Search is different in these contexts, because in an editor, the user has created the content, knows it well, and finds it easiest to locate a piece by viewing results in the order they occur. You ...
Paul S's user avatar
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Show filter based on original list or pre filter list?

I think you should make your filtering as clear as possible and always show filters that are applied to the search results. Let's see 3 possible use cases for the situation that would be the least ...
elushnikova's user avatar

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