I’m reasonably sure we all have that love/hate relationships with grids or tables when it comes to nested data.
Over the years I have grown intolerant of anything below one level down, and work diligently to keep it simple. Early on I found going any deeper just made data hard to display, and often difficult for the user to understand. I work diligently to maintain my ‘rule of one level down’ by coming at the problem whatever way I can; changing navigation, breaking the data into smaller chunks, and sometimes even working to change expectations in the product owner.
- How does everyone here feel about nested data in grids or tables?
- Do you have a rule of thumb that keeps things manageable?
Any and all input would be great – I’m curious what you think.