We're having a bit of a debate here among teammates as to what would be a better UX solution, so I was hoping you guys could help me settle this.
We have a linear flow through a data-collection experience where we use a progress bar to indicate how far you've progressed (duh). We recently decided that we should add backwards and forwards navigation through this flow in case you need to change things. Our current UX framework is a fixed-width "workbench" on the left with the main interaction panel on the right. Resting above the main panel is the progress bar.
Two ideas have been proposed as to where this back-and-forth navigation should be located:
- At the top of the page, on either end of the progress bar
- At the bottom of the page, on either side of the workbench area.
Which of these makes the most sense to you? I won't say which way I believe as I don't want to unfairly sway opinion. Thanks.