Faceted browsing is a method of accessing organized information. Users receive an initial set of results, with a number of different facets and they can choose which ones are relevant to them. Results update immediately without having to do new search. In other words, multiple filters can be applied to access and organize information. Sometimes referred to as guided navigation, faceted search and navigation uses certain product metadata as visible criteria visitors can use to refine their search queries and category listings. The example below shows an interface that utilizes faceted browsing.
Contributed by Jason Thong, Xiao Zhang, and Deedee Jiang