I am working on an view that allows you to define a list of matching criteria and then allows you to view various reports.
This is what I have till now:
Now, you would probably want to ask... if you are using tabs, why on earth you are not preselecting one?
There are two reasons:
- Each report requires some other data input (which may vary depending on the report)
- All report are equally important and I need to make sure that one report does not get favoured to others (let's say the leftmost one).
One thing to consider is that there are going to be pre-saved views, where a set of criteria is matched with a report (so the report is going to be pre-selected with all the inputs needed), so there could be some learning here, but the user is still able to create one view on his own and not get confused.
So that's my specific context, I guess my main "broader" question is: In scenarios where one state works well with tabs, but another state requires you to not have any tab selected, are there better alternative to tabs?