I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display.
Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the information in a portrait card format 3 per row, If 13 to 29 we should show each card in a separate row showing all the information them, If more than 30 we should display all the information in a condensed version of the latest where the user could see all the information through a push down. Please refer to screenshot where I breakdown the solution visually.
This has nothing to do with allowing the user control over which is the favorite view, has the user will not have any control over them..
I've explained several times that a layout should not change without user control and that this will break user expectations, however I am not being able to pass the message.
As such, I have a few questions that relate to this:
Is this ever acceptable and why?
Where can I see this pattern being used?