Re: Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.

Subject: Re: Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:12:15 -0700

Then the UI isn't following a consistent design spec. It's out of your
hands. When Confirm means Next, and Cancel always means Home, then there's
a problem.

The only explanation would be if the first button was the default action.
But in that context, the Back/Next UI mechanism is also confusing.

-Tony

On Sunday, August 25, 2013, yehoshua paul wrote:

> 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<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '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?
>>>
>>
>

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Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.: From: yehoshua paul
Re: Confirm before Cancel, Back before Next.: From: Tony Chung
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