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The usability implications of minimalist design patternsArticle written and project lead by:
Kim Torres (UI/UX Designer) and Jim Warwick (UX Engineer)Address form: Left: Material 1; Center: Material 2; Right: AureusSummary
With our Material Design form inputs, the minimalist affordances made interactions difficult and less intuitive. Although first glances make the sparse lines and larger areas of whitespace more attractive, the lack of structure and visual affordance lead to dead ends and missed cues.
In order to hit the ground running with a solid, well-documented and well-supported design pattern, we opted to move full steam ahead with the Material Design aesthetic. In a lot of cases, Material