Design Trends in Mobile
This is the 2nd part in a series of trends that I have witnessed in the design world. These trends and UX have now become best practice in mobile design and an essential skill-set for the experienced UI designer.
Progressive disclosure is an interaction design technique often used to help maintain the focus of a user’s attention by reducing clutter and confusion. This improves usability by presenting only the minimum data required for the task at hand. By disclosing information progressively, you reveal only the essentials and help the user manage the complexity of feature-rich sites.
From a designers perspective we should be using this technique when we feel the customer requires a level of hand-holding and is possibly unsure what they need to do.
For a full and extremely well documented explanation of the Progressive Disclosure see our friends at Wikipedia