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Glossary » minimalism


a principle of design that advocates eliminating all unnecessary decoration, distraction, and redundancy. In task design, eliminate unnecessary steps and alternatives in order to achieve efficiency, reduce decision time, and reduce errors caused by following incorrect paths. Write concise, factual text that is directly relevant to the user. Minimize imagery in layout that is not directly used in communicating a message or providing useful functionality. Avoid gimmicks, gee-whiz features, bells and whistles, and pointless animations.