Which style do you prefer? Your help is needed


#1

Hello my friends,

I’m working on a project right now and I have to make a design decision to move forward with one of the proposed options. I was wondering if you guys can take this super quick test and let me have some great feedback :slight_smile:
Here is a link to the test: https://usabilityhub.com/do/e8a6f72d5fc9/99a2

Thank you very much :slight_smile:


#2

Cool, all done


#3

Thanks @leighrubin, would you also tell me which one did you choose and why? :slight_smile:


#4

I took the test. I chose the more familiar check box over the toggle.

But I wonder if preference is important here. Is it more valuable to see people actually using it and make your choice based on what people notice/use easier. Your test tells us where to look and make a choice between two options where the consequences don’t really matter to us.

My gut says that a quick mock up of a prototype and test with people around you would be a lot more useful to you here.


#5

I preferred the one with the checkbox. In form, I like to preserve the tab index. But most of the switch control support tab index. but there is a chance of user get to pause and think. In the case of checkbox they know the control from long back and simple, productive and serves the purpose.


#6

@damian, thanks for your feedback. :slight_smile:
I’ve already done that test with some people around, but sometimes I prefer to do some follow up tests in different forms to validate my results in the first test. From the usability test like you said I get some great insights about why and how they are working with an option easier, and from this one I would get the impression and comparison results, and overall they will tell me how would that create an experience around adding that blue box for us in that tool.


#8

Great, sounds like a good process :slight_smile:


#9

Though I liked the slider option better for its increased visibility, I chose the more traditional checkbox for only one reason: it wasn’t pre-selected. These type of models should always be opt-in, rather than opt-out.


#10

@dougcollins, that’s a very good point, I’m also surprised that I didn’t noticed that, our designer picked a wrong screen shot, that switch supposed to be turned off by default. That forces me to create another test then :smiley:


#11

Glad I could be helpful, but I’m sorry that you have to do another test.


#12

Check boxes are easier


#13

I chose the toggle. It was more obvious at a glance that there was action required.