Recommendations on UI for filtering content / switching user-roles.
23 Jan 2009 - 5:25am
4 years ago
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Does anyone have any recommendations of sites using a technique for a
registered user to switch their view of a website from job-specific to
So if a user chooses to view the site as their registered job role of
'Travel Writer', whilst they will be able to access all the content on
the site, role-specific articles will be promoted more heavily within
the site pages. If the user chooses to 'View all' then the content
emphasis changes to a more level approach.
Would you suggest a simple dropdown box in the header of the site be
sufficient? If so this would only have options of
- Your role (Travel Writer)
- View all
Is this adding in an unnecessary option of 'your role' as a user
wouldn't be able to switch to it as it is their current state. Though we
could highlight it to show it is the current active state.
We would also have a visual indicator above the drop-down indicating
their current view.
I'm thinking a simple text link would not really be strong enough to
illustrate how you can change the content emphasis.
Interested to hear the groups thoughts on this. Also if it is a dropdown
list, what's the consensus on Go buttons?
The audience would be parents and medical professionals.