Focal Point

Focal Point
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Assist the user to find the needle in the haystack of data and communicate the center of interest or activity of a task. When to Use This Pattern Use to answer a particular question or focus the user on an area on the map that is relevant to the task. ...

Overview Map 1

Overview Map
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? The overview map serve as a “You are here” sign so that the user can tell at a glance where they are in the context of the whole data set by looking for the viewport on the overview. When to Use This Pattern Overview maps are useful when users navigate ...

Unified Search 3

Unified Search
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? User expect to receive the correct results regardless of what they type and search for. When to Use This Pattern As data (e.g. weather information, social feeds, deals, coupons, etc.) becomes more distributed across providers and services a user should be able to enter a keyword or phrase without having ...

GeoLocation 1

GeoLocation
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Identify and locate the real-world geographic location of the person using the application. When to Use This Pattern Provide an easy way to navigate the user to its current geographic location without the need of complicated data input. What’s the Solution? Provide a button that triggers a background process to ...

Location Finder 5

Location Finder
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? User wants to find the geographic location from other geographic data, such as street addresses, points of interest or postal codes. When to Use This Pattern Use the location finder to provide a means to zoom to a point or area of interest that matters to the user of the ...