Design consistent directory filter UI pattern
As we are collecting meta data for groups, sites, and courses, the next logical step is to implement a richer discovery experience for our users. We want to explore building a consistent UI to filter content on directory pages (e.g. https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/).
In this process we might want to re-evaluate how we sort content and if the implemented sorting logic is clear to the user or needs to be further communicated.
#3 Updated by Sonja Leix 7 days ago
This is for everyone,
These are the current sorting options on each of these content types:
PEOPLE: Last Active, Newest Registered, Alphabetical
GROUPS: Last Active, Newly Created, Alphabetical
SITES: Last Active, Newest, Alphabetical
New possible filters:
Since we have added the meta data fields during the last release we filter Groups and Sites as well as Courses by the following:
GROUPS: Campus, Primary Purpose, Academic Term, Disciplinary Cluster
SITES: Campus, Primary Purpose, Academic Term, Disciplinary Cluster
COURSES: Campus, Primary Purpose, Academic Term, Disciplinary Cluster
Anything else we should include or anything you feel we shouldn't include?
#4 Updated by Boone Gorges 7 days ago
Sonja Leix wrote:
I have a few questions for you in order to work on a proposed design solution for this.
1. Are we planning on filtering or sorting results?
2. Can we build it in a way so the filtering/sorting happens without a page load?
1. Could do either or both. I think the main idea here is filtering, but we can also include sorts as you see fit. Some sorts may be easier than others. The following are fairly straightforward: alphabetical; by academic term; by created date.
2. Yes. https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/members/ is one such UI pattern. Not suggesting we use that specifically, but we can definitely do something along those lines.