The appropriateness of Wizards (not the magical kind)
18 Sep 2009 - 4:14pm
3 years ago
I'm developing a UI for a tool we have. I've built a wireframe version that
is kind of dynamic, where you drag and drop things into a central area where
you are configuring something. When you have your configuration built, you
send it off, you can even schedule it or save it for later.
This is part of an existing piece of software. Currently they do some other
things that are similar using wizards. They want to do this in a wizard as
well. While the processes are similar, they are not the same.
I feel like the dynamic version I have wireframed is more intuitive than a
procedural wizard. But I'm open to looking at both, I want to do what is
best for the user. So the big question is when is it appropriate to use a
wizard in an interface?
If anyone has any good resources on that, I'd appreciate it. I did find this
article which is good: