Rating an Object Pattern

By YUI TeamFebruary 13, 2006

Problem Summary

A user wants to quickly leave their opinion on an object, with minimal interruption to any other task flow they are involved in.

Rating a restaurant on Yahoo! Local

One excellent design principle to follow is to allow the user to leave a light footprint. This means encouraging light-weight actions for engagement by providing invitations. Instead of the user having to go through several steps to rate a movie or a news article, invite them to simply click to rate. The Rating an Object pattern is an excellent example of this principle.

The pattern can be found at: Rating an Object.