Firstly I am a complete UX (UX Mastery) noob, and I tried searching the forum for a similar topic(s) but it was a bit overwhelming, so I hope you guys can point me in the right direction (of the relevant thread).
What you should also know is I am a Process Engineer by profession, I am just them most creative guy in my team, so I got the job of UI/UX design. So on to my question…
I am busy creating the front end for a large source cataloguing/registering system that also has a spatial (map view) component linked to it.
There is A LOT of metadata information linked to every source. Rough guess but 90% of the metadata should be searchable. Users also want to be able to click on a location on the map, and view ONLY the (filtered) sources based on if the source coverage intersects with that location.
So my question
I am currently VERY stuck with how I should approach the search function:
- Sidebar filters (static or not)
- Multiple Horizontal filters.
- How to display metadata on selected source - popup, within the sidebar, below the mapview etc…
I basically have too many options…
Lastly, as a new user I’m only allowed to upload 1 image so I apologize beforehand, but what you’ll see is:
Left side - current search filters and search result all done in static side bar. Screen split in 2
Right side - my future idea - screen divided in 3, static (but collapsible) filters far left.
Search results in middle
Once selected some info in middle pane
More info available inside map view.