Hello dialog box

Source: Internet
Author: User

"What's wrong?" Unless you are familiar with a certain kind of dialog box, or encounter, the first reaction is often like this? The experience is like when you are rushing to catch a driver and you are constantly being stopped by a flyer. There is no denying that it is an interruption, and sometimes even an interruption. As a designer, although the "interrupted" can not be stopped, but not to become "disturbing", but we should strive to do:

① interrupted many times = Disturb

Interrupt you in one hours, or you can tolerate it. If I break you several times in 1 minutes, do you think you're crazy? This is why Chrome has the option of "prevent this page from appearing again" after it has been judged that the page has been "interrupted" by a dialog box.

Hold on to the principle that you can avoid dialog boxes without using a dialog box. Except in the following two situations:

A. An operation is very risky, or irreversible.

Please use this principle to determine whether this dialog box appears reasonable:

Under the Win7 System, a dialog box will be created for each file deleted. Please confirm that you want to delete

(Hint: The general deletion really is not reversible?) Windows has a recycle Bin, and it costs a lot to get it back from the Recycle Bin?

B. Cannot be avoided beforehand, must be confirmed by the user.

Please use this principle to determine whether this dialog box appears reasonable:

The campaign is over, the "vote" is still in point, and the dialog box tells me it's over.

To sum up, before preparing to design a dialog box, please "three" thinking, interrupting is really necessary, it is worth it:

② The table is not clear = disturb

A. Ask "Yes/no" or "OK/Cancel"

Review the language first:

Then go back to our dialog box:

Scenario 1: The user clicks on the exit, in order to avoid the user is misoperation, you ask the user really want to quit, at this time is "yes/no" or "OK/Cancel" good?


Since it is the point of "exit", really want to exit the probability or far more than the wrong operation probability, then, this inside is a very strong "yes, I want to quit" premise.

If you follow the dialog box and ask, "Do you want to quit?" The user may be baffling, I have ordered "exit", you still ask me whether, I have not already chosen?

And with "Are you sure you want to quit?" Can give the user a signal, we know he chose to quit, here is only a reconfirm.

Scenario 2:chrome Browser has a feature that when you first open a foreign language site, he wants to make a dialog box asking if you want to translate the comments. Is this the time to ask or "OK"?


Since it is the first time to open, we can not determine whether the user is hoping to translate or do not want: Now the popularity of English, some users may be like to read authentic, and some want to see translation to understand the general meaning can be. Even the same person, at different times, sometimes want to look at the translated site, and sometimes want to see the original site.

When it is not possible to speculate on what the user is saying, it is obvious that the question is "whether". That's what Chrome is doing now:

B. Answer to the question

When you see this, you may have some questions about the example of chrome that you have previously asked, "Do you need a translator?" The answer is "translation/No" Ah, did not appear "yes" ah. Please look down ...

C. Whether that is not "yes/no" or "OK/Cancel"

Does it seem to be better than "OK" with a clear verb?

Not all, when you mention the point in the question very much want to get the user's attention, or the operation is not a few words can be said, need to be described in detail in the question. It would be more appropriate to use "OK" at this point.

That is, at some point (analyzed above):

"Yes/No" can also evolve into "a specific verb/no";

"OK/Cancel" can also evolve into a "specific verb/cancel" combination.

D. Do you want to use "whether" or "OK" to do the question?

Scenario: Users read serial novels, read continuously until a pay section, a dialog box, prompting you to spend 30Q to buy before you can read, you will use the following dialog box?

dialog box 2, "Buy this chapter" button also played a guiding role, and intuitive. There is no use of "OK" to buy the question, also no "OK" button, there will be a problem?

Usability, no problem.

So what's the difference between dialog box 1 and dialog 2?

Then again the wording of the word: just in the distinction between "Yes/No" and "confirmation/cancellation", has said in the question "OK" before, in fact, we already have a "yes" premise.

In this scenario, the user is not deciding the purchase intent, clicking "Buy" and then pops up a dialog box that tells them more about whether they really bought it or not.

Instead, the user is in probation, reading a chapter after chapter of the free chapter, he actually can not predict from which chapter will start charging.

So the appearance of this dialog box is without any "yes" premise, but also is not expected.

Present to the user a fact, more in favor of a kind of inform. And the "Buy this chapter" button is also a suggestion and guide role.

If you ask, "Are you sure ..." Just like you don't know whether a person has a house plan, or whether they like it or not, just call someone to pay. Would be a little abrupt.

The end of the wording. If you agree, be rigorous and let your users see the dialog box and say "Hello" instead of "hate".

Article Source: Tencent CDC

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