Progressive Disclosure

n.

Pronunciation

/prəˈgrɛsɪv dɪˈskloʊʒər/

Definition

A way of presenting information which aims to decrease cognitive overload by presenting a smaller amount of curated information first.

Too much information presented all at once can cause confusion and clutter a web page. To combat this, Progressive Disclosure provides only the detail absolutely needed for the current or decision. More data is revealed as a user asks more questions or follows more links. An example of the big picture concept is the game Twenty Questions.

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Web Design

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