Slider Design Rules of Thumb

Slider Design: Rules of Thumb
Slider Design: Rules of Thumb

Sliders are often the UI control of choice for letting users select a value or range from a fixed set of options. However, in practice, sliders are difficult to manipulate . Especially on touch interfaces, the level of control needed to meticulously operate a slider to an exact value is simply not realistic.

Definition: A slider is a control element that uses a knob or lever moved horizontally to control a variable, such as volume on a radio or brightness on a screen.

Imprecise Interactions

When designing a usable UI we must consider the context in which the interface will be used. For mobile design in particular, users often hold...


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