I am creating a flashcard app. Each flashcard has a single assigned difficulty:
Extreme. I want to give users the option of choosing a desired level of difficulty. My question relates to how difficulty selection should behave:
Option 1: If the user selects the difficulty
Medium then flashcards of difficulties up to, and including,
Medium are shown (i.e.
Medium flashcards). Difficulty would be selected using a dropdown menu.
Option 2: Allow the user to select multiple difficulty levels. E.g. if only
Hard difficulties are selected, then only
Hard flashcards are shown. Difficulty would be selected using toggle buttons/check boxes.
My problem with Option 1 is that users may only wish to study
Hard flashcards, without being bothered by the
Easy ones. My problem with Option 2 is that I can't see users wishing to study flashcards at opposite difficulty extremes (i.e.
Extreme). Which option is more intuitive?