I'm working on some educational software (for adults).
Part of a lesson involves moving from one step to the next. So we have a next step button.
I want to show the user:
- How many steps there are
- Where they are now
The trick is that the button says "next step". And I'd really like to show the progress dots on the button (for screen real-estate-efficiency).
One thought I had was to show three colors of dots:
- Dark Gray - everything up to current step
- Gray - Next Step
- Light Gray (silver) - future steps.
Any other ideas?