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I'm using a slider as an introduction screen for an onboarding flow in a mobile app. The slider represents content about the onboarding, while as the 'Next' button actually goes to an entire new screen in the onboarding flow. Is the use of a next button and a dot pagination potentially confusing for users?

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  • I recommend removing the dots entirely. Because in a flow like this, the convention is the dots are used as a signifier for which step they are in the process. If you're using the dots as "different screens within the step" this will confuse people because they will think they are on a different step than they currently are on. – Majo0od Nov 18 '19 at 15:09
  • Interesting thanks for the feedback. The slider represents updates in content basically. It's descriptive content about how the onboarding. Are you recommending just auto cycling through these slides without the dot pagination? – bntrns Nov 18 '19 at 15:13
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    Look at the convention. Use that as a guiding force. If anything: user test. Find people to use this prototype who don't know anything about your application. That way you'll get good feedback that will help you move in the right direction. – Majo0od Nov 18 '19 at 15:15
  • Im confused, are you cycling through content within a single step? Why have the application make this on-boarding process more convoluted than needed? Don't make users think. – Majo0od Nov 18 '19 at 15:17
  • Valuable insight and thoughts! Yes it is cycling through the content within a single step.. tapping next dives into the literal onboarding which involves a few more steps due to business requirements. The thought process of having the content swap out was to explain this onboarding (as it is an external business partnership) rather than having two new dedicated screens added to the onboarding flow. – bntrns Nov 18 '19 at 15:23

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