We are developing a screen that is a Heads Up Display for a piece of hardware that has different LED configurations depending on device type. We mimic the physical layout of the LEDs. The user can tap an LED button to see what it means when it is lit up.
We need ideas on how to show this information, as the screen is already pretty data dense.
- We considered tooltips, but it obstructs other things on the page and it may contain a lot of information.
We are currently considering an expandable listview, but it pushes all the other fields on the page down, and is just generally ugly.
Dialog boxes are evil and we want to stay away from them.
This is the direction we are currently leaning. The selected LED changes to indicate it was the one pressed. We show a new scrollable field of text in-between the "rows" of data. And get rid of the title because it was taking up too much room.