Improve User Efficiency by Adding Critical Information to the User Interface (Part 2)
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One of Jakob Nielsen’s top ten rules for usability is:
Minimize the user's memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another.Sometimes adding an additional field or section into an application can greatly improve the efficiency of your end users. You can add fields or sections to an existing user interface through configuration by using the Application Designer.
Here’s a tutorial on adding a simple field into the user interface that was posted to this blog previously.
A more advanced case is to add a new table into an application to show related information. Here's a new document that describes how to add a new section to the Person application that shows the person groups that this person belongs to.
Both of these articles are documented in the Configuring the User Interface wiki.