Design Tip #3

design tip placeholder text in input controls

Don’t use placeholder text as it disappears as soon as user starts typing the input. Recalling the instructions while entering the text is annoying for the user. The only way to restore it is to remove the entered text.

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24 Popular Medium Design Articles of 2019

Medium popular design articles of 2019

1. Introducing Mercury OS

by Jason Yuan

“Nine months ago, I set out to invent a new way of interfacing with our devices, armed with only a single metaphor: Mercury. I wanted to create something that users could move through without friction or boundaries. I wanted to bring people closer to their North Stars with speed and elegance.”

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10 Rules of Dashboard Design

10 rules of dashboard design

Why does Dashboard Design matter?

A dashboard is a visual representation of information. Its purpose is to present complex information in an easy to understand format for its users.

A usable dashboard should be:

Clear: A good dashboard clearly displays the required information. When a user looks at the dashboard, he should be able to get the purpose of the dashboard within the first 5 seconds. He does not need to stay there for a few minutes just to understand the purpose of the dashboard.

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Simplicity in Design

Simple Design

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A good design contains everything that is required to satisfy its users. What is meant by “everything”? Does “everything” mean that you should provide each feature asked by the user? No, it doesn’t mean that. But if you are not fulfilling your user’s demands, then how can he remain happy with you?

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