In this video, learn how to progressively disclose information in order to lead people through a process.
- We could all do with less complexity in our lives,…and there are all sorts of people out there…who will offer to help you declutter, get rid of the junk,…and put the rest of the clutter into neatly labeled…boxes of similar items in a cupboard…so they're easy to access when you need them,…but out of the way the rest of the time.…Well, I'm here to tell you that you can do that…with your interface, too.…After you've got rid of the obviously useless…parts of the interaction,…you can put a lot of the clutter…into neatly labeled groupings of similar items…and place each group in an area of the screen…that's out of the way most of the time,…but then opens up when you need access to it.…
That technique is called progressive disclosure.…Progressive disclosure takes many forms.…It can be as simple as a learn more…or related articles link,…the plus symbol in a tree view,…accordion interfaces through to suboptions…and long forms and multipage wizard interfaces.…It can be used to show every item…with some in a collapsed state…
- Designing around human limitations
- Telling stories
- How we group the things we see
- Making standard and consistent interfaces
- Smart defaults
- Reducing system latency and communicating during delays
- Making error messages into useful dialogs
- Designing for delight
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Brains Work
2. How We See Things: Perception Principles
3. Real-World Metaphors: Physical Concepts
4. Telling a Story: Workflow Concepts
5. Communicating through the UI
6. Designing for Delight
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