I'm developing an iOS app, and I'm conflicted on which is the better UX choice to make. The main screen displays a nicely arranged carousel of objects, with just a few core details. The user can edit these details, but to do that the 'pretty' arrangement of fields needs to be adjusted. The use of an image should help here:
So the display mode should switch to the edit mode (and back again after editing).
My question: Is it better UX to 'shift' the elements around (using smooth animations) and turn them into editable fields, or just present a modal view controller that contains the fields to edit?
Perusing the Apple Human Interface Guidelines doesn't give much insight into this specific design choice, and I appreciate that both styles could work fine if implemented properly, but I'd love to know if there's a guideline on which one works better in a UX context!