25% OFF UX Courses: A Gift For You On BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal on UX Courses

This Black Friday weekend, Interaction Design Foundation is offering 25% off on your annual membership.

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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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Incremental Design

incremental design

“Designers are afraid of incremental design but to launch faster you need an incremental vision.”— Katie Dill

An incremental vision allows you to deliver the output, in our case design, in small increments to your customer.

In simple words, the incremental design is to split the design problem into small problems and work on these problems one by one, while making improvements in the solutions by getting feedback from the customer.

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