Search & Edit

Search and edit

WHAT The search and edit pattern helps users find features that need to be updated or modified quickly. The typical use of search is to find an item and display its location and attribute values but users can also perform a search for an item so they can edit or even delete it. WHY Discoverability […]

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List & Details

List and details

WHAT The list and details pattern is related to the location list pattern. Both patterns share the same layout and use similar interaction patterns such as data brushing. The main difference is that with list and details, a user can select an item in the list to view and edit its attributes, or details. WHY […]

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Meet in the Middle

Meet in the middle

WHAT Find the route halfway point between two or more locations. WHY Find the perfect meeting place along a route. This task is difficult to perform by a human without exact knowledge of the local geography and amenities. A route halfway point is calculated differently to a midpoint between two locations. A midpoint is the […]

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Route Directions

Route directions

WHAT Provide instructions and guidance on how to get somewhere. WHEN Directions are common to travel applications and store locators, in short any application that needs to route somebody (from and) to a specific place. HOW The following types of directions exist: Map (visual route) List (turn by turn) Navigate segments Your application may use one […]

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Route Positioning

Route positioning

WHAT Provide methods for a user to define the start and end point of the route and sometimes even additional locations. WHY It is important to be aware and understand the differences of the different positioning methods in order to specify the start and end point of the route. WHEN Use when stops necessary to […]

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Partial Map

Partial map

WHAT In the partial map layout, panels for workflow or content are side by side with the map. Map and content are equally important, and the app is often workflow driven. WHY As outlined in the task-oriented pattern, having clear and well-defined workflows is important for aligning content and features with the goals of users. […]

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Task Oriented

Task oriented

WHAT Task-oriented apps provide task-oriented workflows that align with user goals. A task-oriented app is sometimes referred to as task focused or workflow driven. Regardless of terminology, a successful experience is built on useful tasks and guiding users to complete them efficiently. WHY Task completion and task success are the main metrics for measuring usability […]

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