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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #1

Minimalist Design

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 8/3/2012

A minimalist design is very important to a website’s usability. To follow a minimalist design is to put an emphasis on brevity; expressing much in a few words. The content should be brief, yet clear and concise (with an easy path to access more details). Some common mistakes include too much information on one page as well as long, wordy descriptions, both of which leave users struggling to find and understand the information.  A minimalist design improves the overall aesthetic with reduced clutter, while most importantly helping users find information quickly and easily, resulting in a better user experience.

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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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