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Written By:
Ceara Crawshaw
Benoît Meunier

5:00 As a user of a clinical enterprise ux, I’d like to acquire contextual references as I’m looking at things so that I may enhance my comprehension.

A clinical enterprise developer needs help with advanced filtering or queries because of a technical limitation. This feature should come in a pop-up, a dialogue box, or something that isn’t full-screen. We created a small query builder to solve the problem, allowing Benoît’s passion for query builders to shine through. We talked about whether or not to build the filter step-by-step, which has pros and cons compared to making it organically. The benefit is more real estate and focus, but the disadvantage is less discoverability around the cause and effect of what you’re doing with the data.

Using a query builder to solve this allows users to combine multiple pieces of logic and add more and more aspects of their query on top of each other. The interaction starts when the user clicks the filters button, which shows how many filters are being used. Then, users create their queries with logical operators that they can use to combine their query input fields. Examples of query operators include “AND”, “OR”, “NOT”, and many more.

When the table is collapsed, it will show a short description of the filters that are currently being used and the results. This allows users to undo the filters and optimize the table’s viewing.

This is the short video version summarizing the key UX gold of our full design session on YouTube.

The P&P crew swarms around UX problems from all around the world, and the narrative thread between them. They are all UX problems that happen in enterprise software. With minimal context, we work on the problem as a team, apply our advanced interaction expertise and come up with a solution (a hypothesis on solving the problem 😛). It’s like looking over the shoulder of someone at work, but better!