When creating a new (permission) role on our platform a comparison table is used (on the right side), with the intention of explaining our role types to our users. Within this table:
- The permissions are shown in the most left column.
- Three role types shown on top of the table (end user, content admin, project admin).
- Checkmarks are used to show the possible permissions for that role type
- When on the left a role type is selected, the checkmarks will turn blue
The problem is a lot of our users think the blue checkmarks mean that these permissions will be set to the role, but it’s intended to show the options when choosing this role type.
Since our users don’t read the texts, the simple solution to explain what the checkmarks mean will not work.
Therefor I made two concepts to make it clearer and I’m wondering which one you like best, or maybe the best solution isn’t not among them.
Option 1: use the text optional to explain it’s optional. (- it might be conceived a bit crowded)
Option 2: Use the letter ‘o’ to make it look less crowded. (- an explanation of the ‘o’ is needed, which might be overlooked)