Deciding whether to use a "Show n items per page" control
7 Dec 2009 - 8:05am
4 years ago
How do you decide whether to include a means to control how many list
items to display?
In an earlier thread (http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=46070),
someone pointed to 37Signals' "Getting Real," in which they
suggest that preferences like these are a cop-out, a little decision
that one shouldn't force on the user. Jut simplify and choose a
So, how do you decide whether to include it? Do you follow a general
principle (give the user more control/take away little decisions), or
do you decide based on the users' needs in a given project? And if
so, how do you define those needs?