Contentstack CMS Design System - Contextualized Search

In redesigning Contentstack CMS, a key focus was updating the search interactions and capabilities. Open search allows for users to begin typing without having to pre-select a defined area of the application, while the "Search Within" feature enables users to refine their search parameters directly in the dropdown as they type, and avoid having to go to a Search Results page for every search they conduct.

A lot of planning went into ensuring that whether a user had never searched in the CMS, or if they used search on a regular basis, that relevant results/suggestions would be surfaced.

Full-size shot attached, which shows the various interaction states.

Max Burnside
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