One sentence summary: You just inadvertently appear, and this is the hidden meaning.
In this information explosion of the society, the message overload has become the norm, in order to enhance the efficiency of users, processing interface information level is an important lesson for every designer to face. The topic that this essay wants to focus on is "hiding" in the interface. In the interface design, hiding is not for the user to hide and seek, but to allow users to better focus on the important content, reduce the interface signal-to-noise ratio, improve the efficiency of information transmission.
I used to play the d&d, very much like the Rogue (Rogue) role, sneak in the dark, waiting for a fatal blow. A good hidden design, can also be the same as the thief's back Thorn to force it? Let's look at the hidden skills Launch conditions first.
In fact, the field of this skill is wide, and it can be performed in fixed and specific situations. First look at the use of fixed conditions. The fixing includes two kinds: it is not often changed and directed to external targets.
First, the variable settings:
Fixed position or function, when relatively unimportant, operating frequency is not high or one-time settings, reasonable organization of information can be hidden.
such as ebay or Apple's account information, personal tasks can be attributed to the fixed module, "My EBay":
Amazon's rich class navigation from A to Z is hidden beneath the left logo. It's all in the old place waiting for the show:
The fixed position of the whole station can always find it, hiding not only to maintain cognitive consistency, but also save space:
Second, point to external objectives
This kind of concealment takes into account the number of external sharing platform, often changes and decreases, all show, interface design more complex; the variable setting is absolutely fixed, pointing to the external target is relatively fixed.
Sina Weibo and watercress radio spots, are hidden in a variety of external sharing channels:
The sharing of watercress radio:
So far, the hidden information mentioned above is hidden. Is that what Rogue is capable of? Take it easy, then. In particular cases, "hide" will change the green leaf character to show advanced skills. Like a senior rogue, only in the appearance of the show, beautiful shot back or even hit a blow, will hide the technology to play a pole.
In a specific reading scene, timely prompts the chrome plugin of the hidden choice of words translation:
Apple official website Registration ID, verbatim paragraph fill in, the input box will be timely pop-up tips to prompt users, the Apple ID meets the requirements include these three content:
According to the specific situation in the input process, the problem points, to be completed or special requirements, are targeted tips, according to the status of the target shot, is a successful rogue necessary quality. Timely hints of hidden information, greatly enhance the efficiency of form filling:
For advanced Skills Rogue also has a set of precision back needling skills: do a complete hiding timely prompt, in fact, it is also easy: to light quantitative clues or hints, to seek advanced technology please look over:
A small place------elegant and just hint
Since the hidden, if the hint too strong, large or obvious, it is against the hidden original intention, appears to be clumsy, light point does not disturb the user's task process, so the hint should be subtle, appropriate.
The small triangle on the bottom right of the well known PS toolbar gracefully invites users to explore more features as needed in their use:
Second, the gradual reminder
With the task operation process, the user gradually uncover the hidden veil, is the effective hint.
Pinterest in the upper right corner of the message frame input, a very light visual tip: to after the input characters; with the input action, there appears the next step to choose which channel to send the hint:
Prior to apple.com registration of real-time check prompts, is also an effective application of progressive hints.
Iii. tips for scanning/reading
Inadvertently user scan quickly, with a small force can pry attention. Rogue is not the best of the meat shield, skillful force is the most suitable.
Compared to digital bubbles, small red dots are enough to cause users to scan the focus, such as Giles Colborne proposed "where to put the label than the label to do much more important":