I'm trying to design a simple first-run tutorial for a Windows Phone app. It will be linear and informative only (no user input required beyond navigation). I feel the following actions are necessary in one form or another:
- move to previous screen
- move to next screen
- exit now
What is the most intuitive layout of these buttons that is consistent with the Windows Phone UI/UX?
Layout schemes I have tried:
- "next" button on the left; "skip" button on the right; no "previous." This conforms to the Microsoft standard of thing we think you want to do is on the left, cancel action is on the right. However, I expect "back" and "forward" buttons to be aligned left and right, respectively. Also, the lack of a "previous" button feels a bit trapping.
- "done" button on the left; swipe left and right between screens. Feels good though highly discouraged (the practical way to implement it, at least)
- "done" button on the left; "next" button on the right; no "previous." Again, this forward-only progression feels trapping. ("Honestly, I already forgot what I read two pages ago.")
- "previous" button on the left; "next" button on the right; "skip" link-button somewhere up top. This feels like the closest to a glanceable, predictable layout. But I feel like skip link-button is both non-standard in WP-land, and -- more importantly -- will get lost amongst the visual clutter of fuller pages.
Finally, this is a personal project with no hard requirements. I'm just seeking an intuitive, native look and feel.