Don't think of the skeleton component in a literal sense. The "skeleton" doesn't need to be exactly as big or as many as the actual content.
It is used as a placeholder to help the user anticipate where content is yet to load and how/what that content might look like.
Use the skeleton to fill up the empty spaces on the screen where the content would load. ...
Perception of time is a tricky one, as it really depends on the expectations of the user.
A loading screen / animation allows us to give an immediate response to a user action when the result of the action is going to take more than 200ms to display something on the screen. It reassures them that system registered their action.
Any user action that has an ...
Considering left-to-right mentality, I think, the difference is this:
If it’s to the left, the user will read it as “we’re working, and here’s why...” - they’ll “read” the indicator first and then, if confused or interested, the description for it that will clarify what’s happening.
If it’s to the right, the user will read it as “we’re doing this and this,...
If it is close to 10secs or above then yes an indication of what is being loaded and how much is the progress should be added (source)
Anything slower than 10 seconds needs a percent-done indicator as well as a clearly signposted way for the user to interrupt the operation.
Nowadays a spinning circle is a good enough indicator of loading.
However it might be a good idea to preload some data for the map, rather than leaving it an empty rectangle. This way people can also see what is loading.
How frustrating would it be to manipulate something that is still changing? I think the answer is "very."
There is something called "moment of interactivity" and it can be progressive on a page. If the navigation is ready, show that, if another element is ready, show that too. But if a component is not complete, don't show it until it is. Otherwise, you are ...
Since this only occurs once at startup and users are accustomed to programs loading, Option 1 makes more sense. Could you have this information load with the program and extend the splash screen loading time so that the program loads with the information ready?
To answer your title question, the user should not be allowed to manipulate a list before it is ...
I agree with Shreyas Tripathy's answer. I would personally pick #4 for your case and then use one of other activity indication on the next screen if needed. If your usual screen transition time is less than loading time of the image the delay won't be perceivable in most cases.
Just want to add that using a modal sheet is not an appropriate mechanism here ...
There are a couple of ways of dealing with this issue.
1. Use placeholders
Personally, I find this to be the best solution. On click of the user, move to the next screen with placeholders and lazy loading implemented. As soon as an asset gets downloaded, it would replace the placeholder. That eliminates the problem of loading animation altogether. User ...
Its compared and explained in this article. Seems skeleton screen is a bit better than classic animations.
One of the idea could be also that you use both. So skeleton tree that has animated bars somehow..
The trivial answer is "as quick as possible".
The user experience research group NNGroup has some relevant information regarding load times. Most relevant to your situation is probably the following.
The 3 response-time limits are the same today as when I wrote about them in 1993 (based on 40-year-old research by human factors pioneers):
I would add somewhere an async counter that shows the amount of downloaded data and total amount of them that's left e.g.
Gathered data from 23 providers of 150 total
Querying for data:
23 / 150
(search results may live update once data is downloaded)
The text content might be different, but wanted to illustrate the main idea.
Like exp mentioned in the other answer, both the approaches have different narratives that makes sense. Adding to that:
Visual designer can direct the flow of reading in a correct way. Though having an icon to the right may appear optically balanced, the reading flow will be broken because of the bold stroke, dark colored icon. Adding to it the animation ...
The intent of a skeleton page is to shorten perceived loading time. If your filtering requires a re-loading of the page data, then, sure, it could make sense to use it there.
That said, and this is just my opinion so take it for what it is: I'm not convinced skeleton pages have much staying power to them in terms of them accomplishing what they were ...
How to decide on a speed for the iteration of a loading spinner... ?
Experiment 1. Show users random pairs of spinner speeds. Have them choose their preferred speed of the two. Repeat.... Repeat... Repeat... Use the speed that appears to be most preferred.
Experiment 2. Randomize the speed of the spinner for different users. Monitor users to see if spinner ...