Abstract version Modals are typically used to get the user to focus on particularly information. But, if there are interactive parts of this information that will cause a slight change in context, what are some elegant ways to present this secondary context/action while not losing focus on the primary context.
Practical version I have an existing modal overlay that currently functions as an information look-up in list form. My challenge is to get the user to interact with one of the list items that requires user input.
Do I close out the modal and navigate them away? Do I update the modal and create a new screen within it? (constitutes of creating a 2-step flow with option to go back to the original list)
Inline expansion is not an option as is opening a pop-up window or hover fly-out.