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 10:23:12 +0300

Definitely out of my hands, but my opinion was asked.
I am used to always seeing Back on the left and Next on the right. I think
that's kind of an almost universal truth.
However, when it comes to Confirm/Cancel the default choice is to click
Confirm, which is why it comes first, but then we have the confusing
situation that was mentioned.

Yehoshua


On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

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

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