Mini pattern

Problem summary

Create intentional gaps that users can't help but try to fill

Example

pinterest.com

Pinterest.com shows an outline of where your first board will appear once you have created it.

Usage

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Solution

Leave deliberate gaps that users will want to fill. We are motivated to complete the incomplete. The closer to completion users perceive a task to be, the more motivated they are to finish it.


More examples of the Intentional gaps pattern See all 3 example screenshots

User Interface Design Patterns