Questions tagged [progressive-disclosure]

presenting a minimum amount of information or options to a user to maintain attention, allowing a user to complete more advanced or uncommon functions as they are more comfortable with an interface.

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Interaction for dependent sibling input fields?

I have two fields in a form - Country and Organisation. These hold the same hierarchy and are dependent on each other. Meaning, the user should be able to either select a country first and then select ...
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What do you think of Copper's name field solution?

I am have been searching across several CRMs and I have not come across anyone who does the single name field as Copper does. I think it is brilliant and it can solve a situation in a design I am ...
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Progressive disclosure widgets for very long pages [closed]

I'm facing this challenge with my personal portfolio: how to make a long case study more digestible to compensate for too much content that causes a lot of vertical scrolling. Current website ...
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Alternative quantity selection - cognitive load & space problem

I am working on a product where users are ordering rather large quantities. Or even better said: The amount that people buy varies wildly. Some order a lot, some a bit less. We are aiming at adding ...
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Is it wrong to style a button like an anchor?

I'm currently adding a notice to our application flow that is disclosed by user action. The idea is that this notice is specific to certain situations in our flow, and not applicable in any case (that'...
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Progressive disclosure login and security

More and more web sites are using the UX pattern "progressive disclosure" for login purposes. I understand that this is for better user experience and cleaner user interfaces. Since I use my browser (...
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Shorter phrase or idiom for “progressively disclose”?

This question might be better suited for English.SE, but since it seems so specific to UX, I figured I'd try it here first: Is there a (shorter, easier) word or phrase I could use to say that ...
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How to deal with a “large” number of choices on mobile?

I would like to ask a user about his interests. Suppose there are a total of 10-15 (or even more) topics from which the user can choose as many as desired. There might be another section with the same ...
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Is progressive disclosure helpful in the Listing page of kids-fashion-eCommerce? Read the case

Case: In the listing page of kids-fashion-eCommerce, most of the items have multiple sizes (6-12 M, 1-2 Y, 2-3 Y, 3-4 Y, 4-5 Y, 6-7 Y, and so on) and multiple colors. Journey of user: User comes to ...
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Mobile friendly master detail data entering

I am building a page that has to be mobile friendly. This page will have a lot of master detail data and I was wondering what the best practice is. I found a lot of articles on the web but they give, ...
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How to show more or less info based on user's experience in the field rather than on system?

While designing an app for Coupons and Promotions for a salesman (just info of various Coupons) I was thinking about giving a personalized experience to each salesman based on his years of experience ...
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I have a form with 4 radio buttons that change a part of the form. What is the best way to handle it?

Is a site for a boosting service for a videogame. http://i.imgur.com/jivOBmf.png (Please ignore the spelling) Depending what option is selected (type of boost) the form will change a little. All the ...
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How to hide additional rarely used checkboxes?

I'm building a form in which there is one input with checkboxes. The list comprises of 3 or 4 popular options, and about 10 rarely used ones: I think I've seen ways in which websites hide the rarely ...
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Recommended research articles or best practices for UI techniques for encouraging users to explore more functions of a complex application?

I can highly recommend the recent article by Cockburn et al. "Supporting Novice to Expert Transitions in User Interfaces" (ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 47, No. 2, Article 31, Publication date: November ...
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Is there value to “Show less”?

When is it appropriate to render a "Show less" action once the user clicks a "Show more" link after exposing a truncated description? I personally like something similar to the App Store experience (...
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Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards

I'm working on an internal business tool. It needs to be information dense, and our users are internal employees who undergo training, so if it comes down to it, we value efficiency over ...
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List or display which advanced options are set

I have an app where the user can set some stuff and there's an 'advanced options' button where the user can set secondary options that aren't required to complete the primary task. Some internal ...
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Progressive Disclosure on Credit Card Form

I'm toying with the idea of completely hiding the submit button on a credit card form until the user enters valid card info (checksummed number, expiration date, security code). As soon as invalid ...
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How to edit forms that have been completed in steps?

I have restructured one big form into 5 steps (progressive enclosure) like checkout process on eCommerce sites. At the last step we show preview of all the fields along with a submit button. This ...
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How to fix an overwhelming UI for reporting with too many options?

I'm having a difficult time organizing the excessive number of listboxes for a report I've been asked to write. They want tons of filter options with multiple select lists. Is there a better way to ...
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Radio button and Progressive disclosure good practice

i have a form which is to be displayed on selection of a radio button. Will placing this form in between the radio buttons confuse the user? If yes, what would be a good practice to follow?
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Progressive reduction + disclosure to improve user experience

There has been a lot of discussion about the practice of progressive disclosure in reducing complexity for users both in terms of content and interactions. On the other hand progressive reduction has ...
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UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...
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Is there any public research on effectiveness of activity indicators, progress bars, and progressive loading?

Activity indicators (spinning wheel) and progress bars are very common across many applications. A new approach I have noticed is when an application shows the containers of the page or content ...
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Why does Gmail hide email options under a '+' sign?

Why does Gmail website hide options like "links", "smileys" etc. under a '+' sign when there is clearly enough room along the footer? Am I missing something, or is google really pushing google+? ...
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Should expandable options lengthen the page or should space be left for them?

I'm working on a settings type page in a web portal. Most of the options are pretty simple, so the sections are pretty small (I'd post a pic if I had the reputation required), but I have advanced ...
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Options for progressively revealing conditional hierarchical complexity

The application I'm working on has a number of cases where the simple and most common use-case involves configuring a single object, but in some cases requires breaking the base object into sub-...
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Is there a proper name for the accordion-like stacked panels?

Essentially, it's a collection of panels, stacked towards the top. Each can be expanded or collapsed on its own. When a header is expanded, the headers below it "stick" to its bottom. This is in ...
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Showing/Hiding vs.Enable/Disabling form fields

I would like to know the benefits and drawbacks regarding to form design of "dependent fields". For example, in my form I have a Marital Status field, and depending on it's value, I need to know the ...
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Encouraging the user to enter a value in an optional field?

This is a follow-up question from the previous question Case-study for hiding the optional fields? I have taken all the responses from my previous question and I have come up with this mockup, here's ...
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UI: Hover/focus to reveal controls?

We have profiles for our Web application holding a fair amount of data which takes up a lot of screen space. Each segment has related edit/remove buttons which clutter the screen and distract from ...
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Design Patterns for Discoverability

What are some tried and true design patterns for discoverability in UI/UX, where information or a feature isn't necessarily overt at first glance, but is discoverable by using the interface through ...
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What are the UX strengths and weaknesses of Google+? [closed]

Google Plus is a new product from Google that seems to be a Facebook-like social application. It also seems to supercede Google Buzz. It is sort of integrated into GMail. It offers a number of UX ...
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Should new users be offered a different interface than existing customers?

I'm considering using progressive disclosure techniques to introduce new users to our product, presenting features and tasks in a timely manner until they have used the product a few times. Once the ...
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How to represent an ignore option for a control such as a ListBox

In this application there are several screens that guide a user through filling out criteria meant to complete specific queries. In order to facilitate the selection of multiple items we have created ...
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Progressive Validation and Disclosure

I am trying to find an example of progressive validation. We have a UI for a a visual editor where a user does things like indicate dimensions in pixels or percent. The editor properties are in sets ...
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Should disabled options ever be hidden?

Comments from this question prompted me with this other usability proposal. In my opinion, tt's a bad idea to hide disabled options. I like to see all the available options regardless whether some ...
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Hiding information when a user has expressed a reason for visiting a website

In the process of implementing an registration page that will be seen by two types of users (those registering to buy from the site, and those registering to sell on the site). The current ...
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Dynamic required field validation

Let say we have a form with 50 or so elements. It is a data entry form and is in the format the user is expecting based on standardized industry paperwork. My question is should required fields ...