Pattern #91: Forced Action

Pattern Author: Marcos Ciarrocchi - Product & Growth Manager @ Yummly

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Forced Action
  1. Avoid Habitual Dismiss Options Exposing Options

    This pattern suggests to minimize the visiblity of highly prominent dismiss options and replace them with more intentional ones. Users could be habitually used to clicking collapse, cancel or skip options just to get through a series of steps quicker - without much regard for what they might be missing out. To combat this, in this pattern a dismiss choice is replaced with a less visible and more intentional one.

  2. Show Loss Of Dismissing Loss Aversion

    The loss of skipping or cancelling is explained honesty without any over dramatization (ex: a dismiss will result in a lack of personalization). 

Median Effects



Ex: Any Action / Visit



Ex: Signups, Leads

(1 tests)



Ex: Transactions, Upsells






Ex: Return Visits



Ex: Social Shares


Test #214 Tested on by Marcos Ciarrocchi Marcos Dec 07, 2018

Find Out How It Performed

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In this experiment, the highly prominent "skip" button was replaced with a less prominent text link. The copy of the skip text link also clarified the consequence of the action - losing out on personalization benefits. More so, the habitual top-right cancel icon was also removed.

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For each pattern, we measure three key data points derived from related tests:

REPEATABILITY - this is a measure of how often a given pattern has generated a positive or negative effect. The higher this number, the more likely the pattern will continue to repeat.

SHALLOW MEDIAN - this is a median effect measured with low intent actions such as initiating the first step of a lengthier process

DEEP MEDIAN - this is derived from the highest intent metrics that we have for a given test such as fully completed signups or sales.