Suggestive Search Pattern for reducing categorical options
15 Apr 2010 - 9:59am
5 years ago
Let's say you have a browsable hierarchical taxonomy of categories. These categories can be up to like 7 deep, and number in the hundreds. A user can expand and contract the various trees of categories. Clicking on one of the categories will take you to a page detailing the category.
From my standpoint this almost becomes unmanageable or usable because of the sheer quantity of options. I was thinking that a better option would be to have a search field at the top of the tree that as you search, the options that match your string input become more visable and expand, and other options that do not match the string would be removed.