- When you have a lot of information on screen in the canvas, it’s useful to be able to temporarily eliminate the information that’s not presently relevant in order to reduce cognitive load.
- It’s also a way of creating visual hierarchy.
- It could be used as part of the creative process. The creative process consists of two stages: generation (non-judgmental ideation), followed by evaluation (value harvesting). Fading could be a way to temporarily eliminate ideas that do not have immediate value but have potential future value.
There already is a contextual menu. There could be an option to fade/unfade the current element.
Note: If the element is connected with lines, the connecting lines should be faded as well.