For my internship assignment I'm making a (iOS) reporting app for a client that will be used in-house. My client and I both have little experience in the design of iOS. I went to my client with paper prototypes to test the flow of the app, however he suggested an alternative way to navigate through the app.
My initial idea is shown below, in the top-right image. My clients idea was the top-left image. My mentor suggested to perhaps allow multiple ways of navigation, like swiping and a button.
The idea of my client makes it hard for me to get a consistent look, mainly because of the lack of space in the navigation bar, so I'm prone to advise him to not go with that.
Due to my lack of experience I find it hard to come up with proper advise and good arguments, other than "I've never seen that before". In my eyes either way has quite an impact on the eventual user experience.
- What is best practise when it comes to navigating through multiple follow-up screens?
- What way of navigation could be most benefitial?
Things like Segments/Tabs are not an option because there are too many screens.
I added some mockups below to clarify what I'm after.