Secret ingredients to quality software


Do you give an option to widen a search?

Created on 08 Sep 2015 | Last updated by Christopher Briggs on 01 Dec 2015 05:51 AM (over 5 years ago)

You must be careful when combining search and filtering functionality as this can lead to unexpected search results, which can easily confuse if not infuriate your users. Therefore you should always, give the option to widen the search when a filter is applied.

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Bad: Search is not reminding the user about the fact that a built-in filter is applied to the search result

SearchOption Good

Good: Search reminds the user that the search criteria can be widen to show more result

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