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Is the task similar? If the data (or task) is similar in both tabs than always show the filter bar. Your users might expect it and otherwise go look for it. In the filter bar you can explain that there are currently no filters possible. Additionally, this will keep the screen consistent while switching tab, which is desirable behavior. Is the task different? ...


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The repeated labels for the controls are not very useful and only add visual clutter. Using labels only for active controls is just confusing. In my example below the status column has repeated values but it is functional. If you would only display "active" and leave the status for inactive items blank, it would look cleaner, but might also give ...


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Endless scrolling is not recommended for goal-oriented finding tasks Don't use infinite scroll if you can answer at least one of the following questions with a yes: Does the application have content below the table (a footer perhaps)? Do users find comfort in seeing the scroll bar to know how much content is on the page? Is there a need to share the page ...


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Infinite scrolling should be used when the content is discoverable and the user is not looking for something specific. "Above all else, infinite scroll is designed to boost user engagement and keep viewers on the page for as long as possible. If visitors have no particular goal in mind, infinite scrolling will continue to roll out relevant content in a ...


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Do both. Show the instruction and button above the table. But also show the tabel. This is why: Give an impression of what you have to offer and what they can expect. "No promises, you can see it is actually here but we need you to add some data first." Familiarize users with the (for them new) design. The empty table teaches users how data is ...


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