I think I have an issue with the hierarchy of information in trying to convey progress to a user. On the dashboard of a non-profit dashboard I have the following option:
The organisation deal with sponsorship of children, and as you can see from the image three children are pending approval. A staff member in a native country of the child sponsorship program such as Uganda, adds a child to the sponsorship list. Now an administrator from the international office has to approve the listing.
All is good so far. But when it comes to the review section I have issues. For each child there is two stages for the approval:
- Stage 1 - administrator reviews all the basic input information about the child and confirms
- Stage 2 - administator reviews the biography of the child
The issue occurs when trying to show progress of this, there are 3 children pending, 2 screens for each child means a total of 6 tasks. The screenshot here shows Stage 2 of the first child:
As you can see the user is on Child 1 of 3, but has completed 16.5% as they are now on Stage 2 of the first child. I think this is all a bit confusing. The user may think they have just completed 16.5% of Child 1.
So, how can I convey the progress of the listing approvals in a more informative way that will clearly show the progress bar, without causing confusion to the user?
Effectively, I'm asking how do I show the progress of 3 items each with 2 tasks.
Please note that I would prefer not to have a global progress bar and an item progress bar. With just two tasks for each item I think an item progress bar would be over-doing it, and create too much clutter to a relatively simple task.