Technical terms linking vertical lists to Instructions

by v0lk   Last Updated May 18, 2020 15:16 PM - source

I once read a study where it described that displaying information vertically hints/implies to the user that it is instructions. I tried searching for proof of this concept again and couldn't find it this time.

Does anyone know any key terms/concepts relating to information being displayed vertically rather than horizontally means its implying that the information is instructions/guidelines to follow.

Heres an example of what I mean.

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Answers 1


I once read a study where it described that displaying information vertically hints/implies to the user that it is instructions.

This is an interesting idea. Was it referring to printed or online content? If online, was it some time ago?

In a work full of apps (and sites) where people spend a lot of time scrolling through posts, images, and videos, I wouldn't have thought it is still relevant.

I would still be interested in reading the article if you find it.

Steve O'Connor
Steve O'Connor
May 18, 2020 15:05 PM

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