Dialog Pages

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Dialog pages appear as an overlay on top of content on other pages. They provide mainly two functions:

1. Preventing users from continuing until some required action is performed. For example, a user has to fill in sales forecast data before being able to continue to forecast analysis. The main content is disabled until the interaction is done.

2. Navigating along the “z-axis” i.e. diving deeper into the data. In this use case, a user clicks on a job in a Gantt Chart to view a dialog page with more information on that job.

Especially in the first use case, the dialog page disrupts the user’s workflow and might cause them to lose track. Dialog pages should therefore be used for essential information only.