Guidelines for designing an amazing search experience.

If an app supports search, the experience should be consistent with Canva's native search experience. This page contains some guidelines to ensure this consistency.

Best practices

  • Let users know what they can search for.
  • Use placeholder text to educate your users on what they can search for.
  • Offers suggestions on how to maximize their search experience
  • Provide filters for searches or categorization for search results if it would narrow and improve a user's search results.
  • Show the query inside the search field. Use a close button to close or reset search.
  • Show the results directly below the search field
  • Use an inline or grid layout to show results for visual media like images, video.
  • Let the user know if no search results have been found.