Our Gray Matter are wired to react to dynamic things like movement,shape change and colour change. Transitions smooth out the jarring world of the Web, making changes appear more natural. The main purpose for Transitions is to provide an engaging interface and reinforce communication.
Adding: The added elements should inform the users how to use, and the modified elements should be recognized.
Receding: The irrelevant page elements should be removed properly.
Normal: The elements without any change on the page can be safely ignored.
Maintain Context While Changing Views#
Slide In and Slide Out: Create an illusion of virtual space.
Carousel: Carousels are great for extending virtual space.
Accordion: Accordion helps maintain context while switching views.
Explain What Just Happened#
Adding an Object: Add an object in the table or chart.
Deleting an Object: Delete an object in the table or chart.
Status No.2: After the user click the save button, a yellow fill is displayed in the grid of Detail, which indicates the change of the object.
Status No.3: The fill fades in several seconds and returned to normal.
Modifying an Object: Modify an object in the table or chart.
Calling out an Object: Click the page element and call out a new object.
Improve Perceived Performance#
If actual performance can hardly improved, there is a difference between actual performance and perceived performance. Diverting the user's attention is a good way to improve the perceived time an operation takes.
Please refer to Ant Motion, a motion language.