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Is adding multiple search buttons to the same filter a bad User Experience? [Resolved]

I am working on shopless e-commerce website. We have multiple filters on the left hand side and the search result appears on the right:

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So users can change the filter values on the left and then press on search button to update the result. Now the problem is when the filter becomes too long the user cannot see the search button at the bottom and have to scroll down to be able to click on the search button.

So we have change our design to appear like this:

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Now we have 2 search buttons on the side so users don't have to scroll.


We have not released this new design yet, I wanted to get some UI feedback on this design, and if this is actually a better approach then we would release it.


Question Credit: Hooman Bahreini
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Asked July 11, 2019
Posted Under: UI UX
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I would suggest having one save button at the end of all filter options. It would avoid unnecessary confusion for a user. Also, it demands extra space which makes the list much longer. If the lists are more than 2 scrolls, consider grouping few of them & make it expandable. Users feel a bit uncomfortable to scroll more than 3 times. Unless it's information-heavy websites like Wikipedia & Amazon.

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credit: Karthik BR
Answered July 11, 2019

Having multiple search buttons is confusing, my suggestion would be to have the search button always be at the bottom of the view and have the filter items scroll.

Example: The yelp iOS app search filter screen screenshot of the Yelp iOS app search result filter screen


credit: Barnyard
Answered July 11, 2019

I think it’s a bit confusing. People may think, “Are the search buttons only for those particular filter sections?” Not that it matters.

What if you broke out the true search pieces: location and looking for, and use the search icon, then have your filter section in a new “card” or area and use an “Apply” button?


credit: Casey Govero
Answered July 11, 2019

Definitely, don't go with two search buttons. Very confusing for the user. Which search should I press will be what they think? Use a single search button and make it fixed to the bottom of the screen. Also "Looking for" as a placeholder and title are confusing... Looking for what, jobs, pay rise, part-time work? If this is job titles the placeholder should be "Enter Job Title" and the title should be "Search Jobs" or something like that. Be specific, otherwise, it is ambiguous.


credit: David Saunders
Answered July 11, 2019

You can make a difference between the first and second button. It seems the real search button is the second category while the first one is apply or update settings.

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credit: Danielillo
Answered July 11, 2019
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