Re: Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.

Subject: Re: Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.
From: yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:48:59 +0300

The Confirm context is a bit different here. In our system after performing
a series of choices, the user click Confirm to approve those choices, which
then brings them to the next page. Clicking Cancel returns the user to the
home page.

Yehoshua


On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 8:52 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> I think rather than think of Confirm as the equivalent of Next, think more
> in terms of the context of Confirm and Next.
>
> When a user presses Confirm, the user expects the settings are saved and
> the page/dialog returns to the place where the user was. In this case,
> Confirm is the desired action, and Cancel is the "oops, I didn't want to be
> here".
>
> When a user presses Next, the user expects the settings are saved for this
> screen, and the user will advance to the next screen for more
> settings. In this case, Back is always on the Left (unless you are in a RTL
> reading locale).
>
> If this isn't how the interface is designed, then you have more problems
> than just an interface problem.
>
> -Tony
>
>
> On Sunday, August 25, 2013, yehoshua paul wrote:
>
>>
>> But now that the discussion is over, and a decision has been made, I would
>> like to appeal to the pedants of the group, and ask for a good
>> explanation.
>> If Confirm means to proceed with the action then why is it on the left
>> instead of the right? It should be like Next which is preceded by Back. Or
>> vice-versa, Next should be like Confirm and come before back.
>>
>> How would people explain the decision?
>>
>>
>
> --
> Email: tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca
> Phone: +1-604-710-5164
> Web: http://tonychung.ca
>
>


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