This week’s Articulate challenge is to come up with creative ways to use buttons, toggles, and/or switches. I’ve had this one in the works so long that it finally morphed into a holiday challenge!
I wanted to use switches to make a customizable greeting card that gives you a good number of options to play with.
For the visual design I wanted to keep it flat and simple, so that was pretty easy.
For the functional design I went with 3-way switches since I wanted there to be two options for every category – in addition to being able to start with and choose a neutral position. Making it a 3-way toggle seemed too confusing from the user perspective, so I went for the clarity of a switch instead.
It’s All States: I built the entire interaction on one slide with no layers. Everything that moves, changes, or plays does so in response to a state change.
The Jolly Result
If you’d like to customize your card, be prepared for audio and give it a try right here! Happy holidays!