A colleague of mine recently showed a single entity, in a grid. In this form, we have three sections:
- A section which shows the main entity (say a school)
- A section which shows a vote form (each student can vote for a school)
- A section which shows the votes of other people for that single entity (for that single school)
Now, my colleague shows that single entity (school in this example) in a grid. I rejected this design, as I think grid semantically means a mesh, a tabular representation of data. But I have no solid reasoning to support that "showing one item in a grid is bad design and results in bad user experience".
What reasons can we bring forward?