Tap takes you to next screen VS Tap enables "Continue" button



  • I'm designing a flow that contains screens where the user has to select an option among the available ones. For now we will not allow to select more than one, but maybe in the future it will be possible only in some of the flow screens.

    I'm not sure if, when user taps on the option we should:

    A) Take them to the next screen automatically

    A

    B) Include a "Continue" button that user must tap to advance in the flow

    B

    What do you think? Is there any good literature on this (couldn't find any) Thanks in advance



  • I just ran into the same dilema 2 weeks ago while designing a rating feature.

    The main issue with approach A is that if users make a mistake, can they go back to the previous answer? If the not, then it's a big margin for error.

    Allowing users to review their answers before moving forward is always a good idea. Also, it's not intuitive that by tapping an option that the screen will change to the next answer. A 'Continue' CTA, on the other hand, matches users' expectations and in general it's a good UX.

    I would recommend approach B.




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