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== Purpose ==
 
A ''search function'' allows to generate a subset out of a big number of items on ground of a user defined pattern.  The function is essential to find matching items in case of a extended list or if the position of target(s) is unknown, as well as when bulk operations should be executed.
 
 
 
== Guidelines ==
 
* Search operations must not take seconds.
 
* Make the search result persistent. Users must not need to research after selecting or referencing an item.
 
* Consider to allow iterative search on result lists.
 
* Provide paging/scrolling of results.
 
* Do not inherit artificial intelligence from users. Search operations have always be clear and comprehensible to users.
 
 
 
== Appearance ==
 
* ''To show or not to show':'
 
** Always show search input. Do not hide the availability from users.
 
** Show input control only when users start the search.
 
** Hide the control in case the search is not the primary function of the app, but show a small button which indicates clearly the availability of the function.
 
* ''How to present results'' (Depends on use case?)
 
** Highlight search results (KCM mode).
 
** Hide non-matching results (Kicker mode).
 
** Generate a new list that matches the search pattern  (KRunner mode).
 
== Best Practice ==
 
 
 
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