Feature #5884

Match Move search bar styling to other application search bars, and include search bar help text

Added by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:10/28/2013
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:Dan Gillean% Done:

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Category:Search / Browse
Target version:Release 2.1.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:2.0.0, 2.0.1
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:

Description

Currently the search bar found on the "Move archival description" page does not match other search bars found throughout the application, and does not include any help text or icons (e.g., the traditional looking glass, etc) to clarify that it is a search bar. Recent user/client testing has reported that this is ambiguous and confusing. For greater application consistency, this search bar should match those found in places such as Browse > Authority records, for example.

See attached screenshot.

move-searchBar.png (10.7 KB) Dan Gillean, 10/28/2013 02:34 PM

Screenshot from 2014-07-28 16_13_01.png (13.8 KB) Evelyn McLellan, 07/28/2014 04:17 PM

History

#1 Updated by Evelyn McLellan almost 8 years ago

I am bumping this up to high because the lack of a search button makes this feature hard to figure out - it took me about 15 minutes to realize there's an invisible button (where the cursor is in the attached screenshot) that you have to click in order to search for a description. Even if there's no time to match the styling to other search bars and add help text, making the button visible would help a lot.

#2 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to Dan Gillean

#3 Updated by Dan Gillean over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Dan Gillean to Jesús García Crespo
  • Tested version 2.0.0, 2.0.1 added

The "X" button on the search box, after a query is entered, will not remove the current query text (i.e. clear the field) as it does with other similar search bars.

In the future, it would be nice if the search had the option to just search within the current results - i.e. if you have already navigated to a series, you should be searching the children (e.g. files, items) of that series - right now, a search at any time will search all records, meaning the user can easily lose their spot in the hierarchy.

For now, I guess we should just make sure that the X on the search box works as expected

#4 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to Dan Gillean

#5 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 7 years ago

Small usability tweaks in 72a44fd0:
- Updated search input label to: Search identifier or title
- Update search query string call to target identifier, referenceCode and i18n.[current_culture].title fields
- Display identifier in the table of results

#6 Updated by Dan Gillean over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified

Looks great! Vastly improves the usability of the move functionality. Will update the 2.1 docs with this information. Issue with the X button on the search bar is resolved now as well.

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