How to Design Faceted Search


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How to Design Faceted Search

The Complete Guide to Designing Faceted Search User Interface

About the Book

Designing Faceted Search can be a real pain in the neck.

I found it when I had to design one for my web application.

That is also when I learned a ton about how to design Faceted Search the right way.

In this book, I aim to teach everything that I have learned about Faceted Search.

And I hope you like it and enjoy reading the book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

About the Author

Abhijit Rawool
Abhijit Rawool

Abhijit Rawool is a Product Manager by profession and designs Enterprise Web Applications or ERP to be exact.

He is also the founder of Questioning Designs where he discusses about web application design.

If you have ever considered building a web application then you should definitely check out Questioning Designs.

Table of Contents

  • Setting Expectations Right
  • What is Faceted Search?
  • Placement of the Faceted Search Region
  • Default State of the Facets
  • Types of Fields in Facets
    • Check Boxes
    • Hyperlinks
    • Radio Buttons
    • Color Choosers
    • Range Sliders
    • Other Field Types
  • Displaying Values within Facets
    • Arranging Values
    • All Values or Subset of Values
    • Count of Results
  • Interactions between Facets
  • Refreshing Search Results
  • Clearing Selected Values
  • Faceted Search in Web Applications
  • One Feature is Fine But…..
  • Reviews Mean Everything
  • Thank You
  • About the Author

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