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How to design a 'Massive Data' management UI for user?

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  • There is a page in our app for showing users' resources(files e.g.) and we use GridView to do this work. Now  we are facing a big trouble. Because the number of the resources are grouthing rapidly (nearly 100 pieces /day), users need to slide the GridView carefully for a long time to locate a resource.  We have provided some mechanisms for managing those 'Massive Data' such as creating folders but users don't like them. Our users want some components like Windows Resource Manager under Win32. I don't think it is a good idea under Metro.
    Anybody has some idea for us?

    Thank you !
    • Edited by WSFCR Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:06 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:04 AM

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  • This sounds like a great scenario for Semantic Zoom. This will let the user zoom out to a high level view of the data and then drill back down to the specific group they are looking for. See Guidelines for Semantic Zoom (Windows)

    If you still have too many items in each group for that then you'll want to add some sort of search and filter option to narrow down the options.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by WSFCR Monday, November 25, 2013 1:02 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:08 AM
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  • This sounds like a great scenario for Semantic Zoom. This will let the user zoom out to a high level view of the data and then drill back down to the specific group they are looking for. See Guidelines for Semantic Zoom (Windows)

    If you still have too many items in each group for that then you'll want to add some sort of search and filter option to narrow down the options.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by WSFCR Monday, November 25, 2013 1:02 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:08 AM
    Owner
  • Thank you, Rob.

    I think Semantic Zoom may be the best choice now. 

    Monday, November 25, 2013 1:01 AM