Re: [ia-55] Allowing users to delete items from lists -- opinions? resources?

From: Ruth K.
Sent on: Thursday, February 23, 2012 2:37 PM
Exactly. Sometimes when searching for something you don't know exactly what you are looking for is but do know what you aren't looking for. I personally would love this feature. 




On Feb 23, 2012, at 2:21 PM, lynn wrote:

i would say "it depends" (of course!)

is the list of items one that she will be working from later, perhaps for additional evaluation, or for comparison?  then allow her to take items out of it.

an example:  i recently had to choose shoes for a bridesmaid outfit.  i would have LOVED the option to delete ugly ones from the retrieval set, and then just revisit the short list.

or is it a list of items that she will shortly chose one of and never ever again look at those that don't meet her criteria?  then don't bother.

my $.02, fwiw.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Jeremy <[address removed]> wrote:

As long as you are not adding too much cognitive load, I'm in favor of providing options that allow the user to interact in whatever style they choose.  

I would design a consistent way to select any number of items and provide separate actions that can be applied to selected items, e.g. "save" or "delete".    I would also include smallish action icons on each item if space allows, e.g. an X in a box to delete along with whatever you're using for save.  Depending on the use case, I might also include an icon action like +1 or "move to top" so that all the interesting list items can be easily consolidated at the top of the list.

=Jeremy=



On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Julia E.M. <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all,

Suppose a user performs a search and is returned a long list of items.  Suppose that many of the items in the list -- maybe even most -- are not going to be interesting to the user.  You have an option for the user to save an interesting item.  Do you also design an option for the user to grey out, shrink, remove, or otherwise de-emphasize an uninteresting item?





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