We are working on application for smart parking. CEO got design (2) from UX designer. I said to him that the design 2. is not good for future and provided to him first 1. design. What do you think?

This design should be for owners of parking lots. Now for web, later for mobile devices.

What I dont like about 2. design is :

The back button on the right top - why would be there back button? User can use back button in browser. Typically in the most apps there is a profile with dropdown menu at right top.

Accordion - It doesn't make sense to have name of the city as accordion and then after click show the parking lots. What to do when there will be more cities? As I know the accordion is used to show particular information eg. FAQ...but there is particular information just name of the city.

There is no overall information about all lots together like in design 1.

There are no icons which help user to understand informations

The biggest thing I don't like is probably the accordion, I don't know why cities should has be as list and accordion. City should be separated view. Is it good use of accordion?



  • What is the destination device? Is this intended for smartphones (wrong screen size), for tablets (still, why in landscape) or for desktop (low resolution)? How and in which scenarios do users use this? A lot of your questions you should pose to the users, or at least think about from the point of the users.
    – Gerda
    Jan 27 at 14:22
  • @Gerda Thanks for reply. I'm trying to have a POV of the user. Users should be owners of parking lots. As Owner I want to have overall informations about whole city, then about particular lots. I want to filter lots which are occupied, which not. As owner I want to have city separated from others. It's separated view. I want to show my profile, change my password there for example. I think of 1 design that is more adaptable for scaling -> adding features. I can filter cards, move them by dragging
    – kopkaa
    Jan 27 at 14:56
  • Accordions are weird because they are used to hide secondary (or tertiary) information to save space. It seems like that information is incredibly relevant, meaning hiding it isn't such a good idea.
    – Majo0od
    Jan 27 at 15:06
  • What is that Traffic option? I don't see that part in your design. And Also, it seems Design 2 is more mobile centric however this is an overuse of accordion for city name.
    – Moksh
    Jan 27 at 17:57

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I would use accordions when the user is browsing for simple and similar content which is text-heavy. A perfect example is the Frequently asked questions page. The content should be full width, nothing on its right or left.

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