Newly launched functions need to attract users' attention, or want users to fill in certain information, and often require user-guided means to attract users' attention. But these guides, if used improperly, may cause interruptions and disgust users.
How to subtly implant these reminders, not to arouse the user's disgust, or even to help the user, has become a mission of an interaction designer.
In last week's article, I introduced the first two of the four methods of user guidance: bubble guidance and whole page guidance (available at b2b data the end of the article). This week's article continues to introduce the latter two forms: default value guidance and motion guidance.
Third, the default value guide
This guidance method is generally used in places that require users to supplement information, such as setting a cover image, filling in an introduction, and the like. There are two main design ideas:
Tell the user what is the benefit of supplementing the information;
Inspire users how to fill it out.
Look at the first idea first. The following example is the Facebook client, under the "More" tab, click "Personal Homepage" to enter the page. The dark cover photo area on the page says "Tell your friends what you care about", and then there's a "+ Cover Photo" button below it.
Such a prompt effectively tells the user what the "cover image" does, and motivates the user to upload the cover image.
The second way of thinking, that is, "inspiring users how to fill in", is generally used in places where text information needs to be entered, which imposes a heavy burden on users. For example, information such as personal profile is suddenly filled in by people. What should I fill in? This design of the Facebook web version provides users with various tips, reducing the burden on users, as shown below:
In the "Introduction" column, the prompt information in the above figure will appear alternately every few seconds, prompting the user of the type of information that can be filled in. I have to say that such specific tips are much more vivid and specific than simply giving an "introduction"!
In terms of prompting users, an example of Google Calendar is also very helpful: when a user creates an agenda, if a day is selected for the time, the copy prompt in the input box is "Example: there is dinner at XX place at 7:00 p.m.", select One week, it prompts "Example: Travel to New York". According to the different choices of users, the corresponding and most helpful prompts are made, such a thoughtful design is really eye-catching