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From Matevž Bradač <mate...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Query Builder (Search / Custom Query)
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:41:51 GMT

On 25. Feb, 2013, at 19:33, Joachim Dreimann wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I've had some more time now to look at how we can go from the current
> advanced search to a more integrated search / customer query interface,
> which we've called the Query Builder so far I believe.
> 
> This is mainly achieved by making facets check boxes:
> https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/attachment/wiki/Proposals/BEP-0004/search.png
> 
> Roughly inspired by Amazons design:
> http://goo.gl/s1DbM
> 
> When a user makes some selections in the facets area an then moves the
> mouse out of the area for a given time, a countdown is shown until those
> sections in which a selection happened collapse into a more condensed view
> of the selection:
> https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/attachment/wiki/Proposals/BEP-0004/search%20countdown%20after%20selection.png

I'm a bit skeptical on how this would work with touch-based devices.
Would there be a different interface in that case?

> Altogether these changes allow users to execute simple boolean queries, of
> the type shown below:
> {text string from search box} AND type a AND status { a OR b OR c} AND
> component { all } AND milestone { !milestone6}
> 
> When in the table view users will be able to make batch changes too, this
> isn't shown in the mock ups yet.
> 
> What do you guys think, is this going in the right direction?

In general yes, enabling somewhat advanced queries in the UI itself is definitely
a plus, making it work on most/all devices however poses a challenge.

> Cheers,
> Joe
> 
> 
> -- 
> Joe Dreimann
> UX Designer | WANdisco <http://www.wandisco.com/>

--
matevz


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