Radio buttons galore
The TASA Career Center has a rich database of job openings and needed a lot of filters to allow people to find what they wanted. The problem with the old version of the career finder was that there were so many options that page ended up looking like an overwhelming, endless wall of radio buttons. We couldn’t remove options so we needed to organize them instead. We took the filters and divided them into tabbed section in order to be less overwhelming to the end-user.
Able to grow
Of of the key parts of building the frontend is that the backend data could change or grow at any point. The interface needed to flexible enough to handle an unspecified number of additional options. With the tabbed interface and the active filters, we were able to allow the filters to grow limitlessly. But incorporating the active filters allowed the user to still have a grasp of what filters were currently in use.