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I have an application which have table of Item, now I'm wondering what is the best practice of showing Items details :

Option 1

  • Search an Item, then click on details button of that Item to open a new page which show all details

Option 2

  • Option 1 +
  • A quick show In the same page, which show only the important details.

My question is :

  • Is it a good idea to use the second option?
  • If yes, In which side I should to display this details?
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    Really depends on how much additional data there is to show. Same page is best, but not always feasible. – Scott Jan 13 '18 at 16:18
  • Maybe this question would be better fit for UX. – Joonas Jan 13 '18 at 16:30
  • @Joonas should we vote to migrate it, Or I should to delete it and create a new one there? – YCF_L Jan 13 '18 at 16:33
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    YCF_L, it again really is dependent upon the details themselves. If they are something like 20 numbers... you could do a simple table with show/hide jquery.. if it's 20 different paragraphs of information then a page or full page modal window may be more feasible. The determining fact would be how cumbersome seeing all the extra info is to the user. If it really requires time to ingest all the extra info, then you may want t displayed on its own. If it's brief, quick info, then same page may work. – Scott Jan 13 '18 at 17:25
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    I would probably be inclined to do the same page as well for that type of information. It's data the user may want to record or see briefly but won't "mull over" to any great degree.. – Scott Jan 13 '18 at 17:33
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Same page or different page is really dependent upon the details themselves.

  • If the details are something like 20 numbers... you could do a simple table with show/hide jquery on the same page.

  • If the details are 20 different paragraphs of information then a page may be more feasible.

The determining factor would be how cumbersome seeing all the extra data is to the user.

If ingesting the extra data requires time and a user may need to refer to it multiple times to "get" it all, then you may want to displayed on its own.

If the nature of the details are brief, quick info, such as contact information, then the same page may work best. Primarily because the details would be something a user may need to quickly refer to then dismiss. If there's no cause to spend a great deal of time looking at the extra information, then an easy way to see it, then hide it is often more user-friendly.

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