I have a case where i have tabs and each tabs has a set of information. and in two tabs the top level data is same , So when user switches between them it looks like no change happened it will go unnoticed. what would be a better way to solve this. Can any type of interaction between them help or any animation.

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I would suggest combining the two similar tabs into one 'Competitors' tab and including a switch for the different data sets next data that will change when focus is switched.


Fading your content pane out and back in seems to be sufficient. Google Analytics goes further and shows a loading bar to let the user know something is happening.

Google Analytics Loading Screen If there is any noticeable loading time, it will have the benefit of distracting your user too.

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