My colleague is suggesting to add a detail disclosure icon to a section header in a mobile app. It seems rather cluttered to me given the density of info we already have on the screen. I'm wondering if there is an alternative. For instance, a one-time onboarding modal to highlight the section, and then info in a help section for subsequent viewing? Any thoughts?

  • Are there multiple sections in that particular view that you are referring to? What happens when clicking the header? – Mircea Anton Mar 13 '19 at 15:38

You can easily use iOS standard solution: arrow disclosure icon in table rows. It leads to a next screen with a Back button. enter image description here

Another options is (i) icon, which is used when it's mostly helpful info you are putting onto next screen, and not actions.

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As this solution is recommended by guideline https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/views/tables/, you can easily argue with your colleague.

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  • Daria, thank you so much for the link. In this case, we don't have a table view to anchor the disclosure button, but it's definitely helpful to see the sample above. Thank you. – user124299 Mar 14 '19 at 18:14

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