Tag Info

New answers tagged

2

When you concluded that you need a 'Show More', you relinquished control of the display option to the user. To put it differently: You concluded you cannot decide yourself how much data to show, and you have to burden the user with the decision. Now don't withhold the controls they need to take control. Or, to put it differently: preferred user ...


0

Call to actions like "Show more / Read more / Learn more" are context relative. An itemized list would call for a "show more"; a news item/blog post would call for "read more"; a product description would need a "learn more". Respectively, the presence of a counter action (show less) should also be derived from the context. A news story or blog post might ...


0

In addition to the other answers… If you decide to use progressive disclosure, then check out the Microsoft guidelines for progressive-disclosure controls to ensure you correctly signal what has happened, by using the correct interaction and glyph. It's a long topic, so be sure to scroll to the Progressive disclosure controls section, half-way down the ...


0

This has hit the sweet spot of good questions for me. It's simple, has resonance, and sits at the back of your mind all day. So yesterday I was attuned to this sort of interaction and questioned it whenever it occurred and have an answer that I'm satisfied with at least. No. There is no value to Show less. The main problem is with language. You are ...


0

To not guess you always can run A/B test to see what works best . let's say with next possible experiences : 1)show more &show less are present ,part of text is hidden by default ; 2)just show more , part of text is hidden by default ; 3)all text is shown , just "show less" is present by default ; 4)while description is shown by default , no ability to ...


1

I have seen some applications that contain just the "Show More" link but lock you into it without giving you the option to "Show Less". IMO if it's too much text and it makes the screen cluttered, give the option to do both. At times I've encountered that the "Show more" link is meant for a quick glance or consumption and then the data meant to be hidden ...


4

A "show less" is an appropriate contextual action when a list of items may have a lot of text to be displayed. Overwhelming amount of text in listed items is not the best UX practice. Therefore, to toggle between seeing all and some of the text can be a good provision using "show less". ex: A pic with some basic info and detailed info. You can show the ...


1

What's the alternative to have an interface which you can interact with but only in one direction? In other words you are given a heirarchy of information but the only way to collapse back to the high-level view is to reload the information from scratch. Trees with plus/minus buttons to expand the information are good for this.


3

Let's work through this logically. Why would you want to "show less"? Because there's not enough space to display everything. Now that scrolling is the norm and a natural thing for users to do, we really have very little instances where you don't have enough space to display content. We just scroll down to view the rest. The only case I can think of is if ...



Top 50 recent answers are included