Which version gives a clear affordance on what happens when clicked?



  • I'm designing a drill-down chart that allows users to analyze meter readings at various locations in a factory. They are able to isolate a single location and see trends of the readings over time. The screens below show hover and clicked states where users can focus on one location by clicking on it. the reset to default button below will reset both charts to their previous state, showing all the locations.

    my question is what is the most appropriate word on the hover state? currently its "click to view drill down", other options i'm considering are "click to analyze" or "click to inspect"

    I believe based on that the reset below button would need to be aligned as well.

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  • The answer could be determined from talking to the users but also the purpose.

    As per word definitions :

    Inspect - To examine critically or carefully; especially, to search out problems or determine condition

    Analyze - examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it

    Drill-down - access successively deeper levels of a hierarchically organized database, set of files, etc.

    So... it depends on what the reason is for users to access the further data.

    Other than that you can use Analyze instead of Click here to analyze Inspect instead of Click here to inspect




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